The Sons of Moray 1140-1149 AD

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Galloway Event
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1140 Wimund, illegitimate son of Uilleim fitz Donncadha, Lord of Moray, is appointed Bishop of the Isles and attends the Cathedral of Snizort on Skye.
1140 Archbishop Thurstan dies and a struggle ensues between David of Scotland and Stephen of England to put their own candidate into the position of Archbishop of York. Stephen wins.
1140 Somhairle mac Gillebricht, King of Kintyre, marries Raghnailt, daughter of Olaf of Mann.
1141 May 24 Mael Coluim mac Henry, “The Maiden”, eldest son of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, is born.
1141 Stephen of England is captured following the Battle of Lincoln, causing the collapse of authority over much of England. By coincidence, his rival Robert is captured soon after at the Rout of Winchester and the two sides agree to exchange prisoners. The war continues and spreads to Normandy.
1142 Fergus of Galloway founds Dundrennan Abbey close to his home at Kirkcudbright.
1147 Uilleim mac Donncadha (William fitz Duncan), Lord of Moray dies. His southern lands would pass to his son William of Egremont, but King David I intervenes and retains Moray for himself.
1147 Wimund, Bishop of the Isles, resents that this bishopric has been severed from the Isles by Fergus. Wimund attacks Gille Aldan, Bishop of Witherne, hoping to be able to extort money from him.
1147 Wimund also tries to gain his ancestral lands in Moray, and after years of harassing the territory.
1148? Viride Stagnum (Green Loch) monastic community, also known as Sauleset, is founded in western Galloway by Mael Maedoc Ua Morgair (Malachy) of Ireland.
1148? Uchtred of Galloway is married to Gunnilda of Allerdale, daughter of Waltheof of Allerdale, younger brother of Mormaer Gospatrick of Dunbar. With this he gains lands across the Solway in Torpenhow, Cumbria.
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The Sons of Moray 1140-1149 AD

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