Galloway Divided 1160-1170 AD

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PREVIOUS: Discord in the Isles and Galloway 1150-1159 AD
1160 Revolt of the Earls: When the king returns from fighting in Toulouse with Henry II, he goes to Perth and is faced with a rebellion of six mormaers who are angry that he went to Toulouse. They are led by Ferchar, Mormaer of Strathearn. Donnchad, Mormaer of Fife was not one of the Mormaers in question. This revolt seems to have ended peacefully, however, and was probably not much more than a protest.
1160 King Mael Coluim mac Eanric (Malcolm IV) ‘invaded Galloway three times’, defeating Fergus and his federate armies. forced Fergus into retirement at the Abbey of Holyrood and gifted them with the vill of Dunrod. Mael Coluim claimed overlordship of Galloway.
c.1160 Revolts in Moray are put down.
1161 Godred becomes embroiled in the dynastic struggles of Norway, and his rumoured betrayal leads to the death of king Inge Haraldsson.
1161 The lands of Galloway are divided between the two sons of Fergus. Gille Brigte, the older and perhaps illegitimate son, gets the lands west of the Chrich River, while Uchtred, the younger, gets the lands to the east, including Castle Fergus. Royal bailiffs and wardens are sent to Galloway to supervise on behalf of King Mael Coluim. Both sons of Fergus will be at peace for the next decade, and each attends Mael Coluim’s court from time to time.
1161 King Mael Coluim issues a brieve to Uchtred and Gillebricht of Galloway, and to Radulf and Domnaill of Strathnith (Nithsdale), extending the King’s Peace to Galloway. He warns that monks of Holyrood travelling to and from Dunrod are under his protection.
1161? Gille Brigte of Galloway marries the sister or daughter of Mormaer Donnchad II of Fife.
1162 Hugh de Morville dies, Richard de Morville succeeds him.
1163? Uchtred is given control of the lands called Desnes Ioan between the rivers Urr and Nith. For these, he owes due to the King, though he does not for the lands he inherited from Fergus. Desnes Ioan also falls under the See of Glasgow, while the rest of Galloway is still in the See of York.
1164 Somhairle lands a force made up of people from Argyle, Kintyre, and Dublin in Scotland at Renfrew. Herbert, Bishop of Glasgow, leads and hastily assembled army against Somhairle. Somhairle was wounded by a thrown spear, then cut down by a sword. A priest then severed his head and delivered it to Herbert.
1164 Upon the death of Somhairle, Ragnvald, younger brother of Godred, attacks and claims Man. . He is defeated less than a week later by Godred himself upon his return. Godred claims Man, the Northern Hebrides, and Skye.
1165 Radulf of Nithsdale dies and King Mael Coluim absorbs his lands.
1165 The lands of Desnes Ioan are granted to Uchtred of Galloway in feu.
1165 December 9 Mael Coluim IV dies at Jedburgh, said to be brought on by excessive fasting. He is 24 and without children. He is succeeded by his younger brother William.
1165 December 24 William the Lion (also known as William the Rough) becomes King. He is 22 years old.
1167 University of Oxford founded.
1168 The Mage’s Covenant of Ken Muir is founded
1169-1170 Diarmait mac Murchada, ex King of Leinster dispossessed by the High King of Ireland, flees to Britain and then to Normandy. He seeks out Henry II to ask for permission to use Henry’s vassals, which Henry grants in exchange for an oath of fealty. Mac Murchada then recruits Maurice fitz Gerald, Robert fitz Stephen, and most importantly, Richard de Clare ‘Strongbow’, Earl of Pembroke, Wales. They landed at Wexford with Welsh and Flemish forces and conquered Leinster, then Waterford, then Dublin. De Clare then married mac Murchada’s daughter, Aoife.
1170 “The tomb of our pious father, sir Waltheof, the second abbot of Melrose, was opened by Enguerrand, of good memory, the bishop of Glasgow, and by four abbots called in for this purpose; and his body was found entire, and his vestments intact, in the twelfth year from his death, on the eleventh day before the Kalends of June (22 May). And after the holy celebration of mass, the same bishop, and the abbots whose number we have mentioned above, placed over the remains of his most holy body a new stone of polished marble. And there was great gladness; those who were present exclaiming together, and saying that truly this was a man of God.” Melrose Chronicle concerning the promotion of Waltheof to sainthood.
1170 December 29 Thomas a Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 men, including Hugh de Morville, brother of Richard de Morville, constable of Scotland and lord of Cunningham and Lauderdale.
1171 March 25 The Chronicle of Ken Muir Begins

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Galloway Divided 1160-1170 AD

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