Mormaer (Earl) Crinan Of Dunkeld /Atholl "the Thane"
- Born: 978, Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
- Marriage (1): Berthoc Heiress Of Scone
- Marriage (2): Unknown
- Died: 1045, Dunkeld at age 67
Another name for Crinan was Crínán of Dunkeld.
Noted events in his life were:
• History. Crínán of Dunkeld (died 1045) was the lay abbot of the diocese of Dunkeld, and perhaps the Mormaer of Atholl. Crínán was progenitor of the House of Dunkeld, the dynasty who would rule Scotland until the later 13th century.
Crinán was married to Bethoc, daughter of King Malcolm II of Scotland (reigned 1005-1034). As Malcolm II had no son, the strongest hereditary claim to the Scottish throne descended through Bethóc, and Crinán's eldest son Donnchad I (reigned 1034-1040), became King of Scots. Some sources indicate that Malcolm II designated Duncan as his successor under the rules of tanistry because there were other possible claimants to the throne.
Crinán's second son, Maldred of Allerdale, held the title of Lord of Cumbria. It is said that from him, the Earls of Dunbar, for example Patrick Dunbar, 9th Earl of Dunbar, descend in unbroken male line.
Crinán was killed in battle in 1045 at Dunkeld.
• Death. Crinán was killed in battle in 1045 at Dunkeld.
Crinan married Berthoc Heiress Of Scone, daughter of High King Malcom II "The Destroyer" Of Alba Of Scotland and ? of Leinster. (Berthoc Heiress Of Scone was born in 984 in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland.)
Crinan next married.