Kenneth III (MacAlpin) of Scotland

Kenneth (MacAlpin) of Scotland (0962 - 1005)

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Kenneth (Kenneth III) "King of Scotland" of Scotland formerly MacAlpin
Born in Argyll, Bute, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Perth and Kinross, Perthshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 May 2012 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2018
16:46: Michael Thomas edited the Biography for Kenneth III (MacAlpin) of Scotland. [Thank Michael for this]
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Categories: House of Alpin | Legendary Scottish Stewart Ancestry.

Preceded by
Constantine III
King of Alba
997 - 25 March 1005
Succeeded by
Malcolm II
House of Alpin tartan.
Kenneth III (MacAlpin) of Scotland is a member of House of Alpin.
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Cináed mac Duib (Modern Gaelic: Coinneach mac Dhuibh) anglicised as Kenneth III, and nicknamed An Donn, "the Chief" or "the Brown", (before 967–25 March 1005) was King of Scots from 997 to 1005. He was the son of Dub (Dub mac Maíl Coluim).


Kenneth III of SCOTLAND[1]
b. ABT 962 Scotland
d. ABT 25 MAR 1005/6 Monzievaird, Perthshire, Scotland or BET. 997 - 1005

Research Notes

Place in the Legendary Scottish Stewart Ancestry

An account by the Stewart Society in 1901, [2] provided in greater detail at Space: Legendary Scottish Stewart Ancestry ties the many disparate threads of the Scottish Stewart legend together. In this account, Banquo, Thane of Lochaber, was the son of Ferquhard, Thane of Lochaber, who, again, was the son of Kenneth III, King of Scots. [2]

  • Banquo, a fictional person, was said to have flourished in the reign of King Duncan, and along with his sovereign was murdered by Macbeth in 1043, leaving an only son, Fleance, who also was a fictional person. [2]
  • Both Banquo and Fleance figure prominently in Shakespeare's play, MacBeth.
  • Refor for more detail to Space: Legendary Scottish Stewart Ancestry


  1. Wikipedia:Kenneth III of Scotland
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Stewart Society. The Story of the Stewarts. Edinburgh: George Stewart & Co, 1901. Cited by Stewart DNA Conversations. Stewart Ancestry Re: Stewart-DNA R1B1 & I, I2B1 Haplotypes. Accessed Jan 12, 2018 jhd
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Kenneth (MacAlpin) of Scotland
Kenneth (MacAlpin) of Scotland

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