Crínán Carlyle "the Thane," Lay Abbot of Dunkeld
- Born: 978, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland 197
- Marriage: Bethoc mac Máel Princess of Scotland about 1000 in Scotland 160,882
- Died: 1045, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland at age 67 160
Another name for Crínán was Crínán ab Duine Caillenn.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. 34:20 - as father of Maldred, Lord of Carlisle and Allerdale, 170:19 - as husband of Bethoc, and parents of Ducan I, King of the Scots who was murdered by McBeth 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Death. 174
Crínán was killed in 1045 in a battle among the Scots, probably related to the battle five years earlier which had resulted in the death of Crínán's son Duncan I, king of Scotland, at the hands of Macbeth
• Background Information. 882
Crinan the Thane, hereditary lay-abbot of Dunkel, and senschal of the Islea, who held with other land the territory called "Abthania de Dull," in Athol. Crinan was salin in battle at Dunkeld in 1045.
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Kings of Scotland.
Crinán "the Thane," Steward of the Western Isles. Mormaer of Atholl. He was killed fighting King Macbeth. The Annals of Ulster record that "Crónán abbot of Dún Caillen" was killed in 1045 in "a battle between the Scots themselves" [Annals of Ulster, 1045.6, p. 484]. The Annals of Tigernach record that "Crínan abbot of Dunkeld" was killed in 1045 in "a battle between the men of Scotland on one road" [Annals of Tigernach II, p. 277].
Crinán married Bethoc, daughter of Malcolm II King of Scotland. The "Genealogy of King William the Lyon" dated 1175 names "Betoch filii Malcolmi" as parent of "Malcolmi filii Dunecani" [Skene (1867), XXI, Genealogy of King William the Lyon, p. 144]. The Chronicle of the Scots and Picts dated 1177 names "Cran Abbatis de Dunkelden et Bethok filia Malcolm mac Kynnet" as parents of King Duncan [Skene (1867), XXIII, Chronicle of the Scots and Picts 1177, p. 152].
Crínán married Bethoc mac Máel Princess of Scotland, daughter of Máel Coluim mac Cináeda rí Alban and Unknown, about 1000 in Scotland 160.,882 (Bethoc mac Máel Princess of Scotland was born about 984 in Angus, Scotland.)