King of Dl Riata Eochaidh II mac Domangairt Crook-nose
(Abt 660-697)
King of Argyll Eochaidh III Macechdach Of Argyll
King of Argyll Aedh Of Argyll Find


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King of Argyll Aedh Of Argyll Find

  • Born: 778
  • Marriage: Unknown

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Royal. ed Find (ed the White) or ed mac Echdach (before 736778) was king of Dl Riata (modern western Scotland). ed was the son of Eochaid mac Echdach, a descendant of Domnall Brecc in the main line of Cenl nGabrin kings.

According to later genealogies, ed was the great-grandfather of Cined mac Ailpn who is traditionally counted as the first king of Scots. This descent ran through ed's son Eochaid mac eda Find and Eochaid's son Alpn mac Echdach. The evidence for the existence of Eochaid and Alpn is late and uncompelling, and shows signs of fabrication in the High Middle Ages.

The Annals of Ulster in 768 report "Bellum i Fortrinn iter Aedh & Cinaedh": a battle in Fortriu between ed and Cined. This is usually read as meaning ed Find and the Pictish king Ciniod, who is called "Cinadhon" in the notice of his death in 775. The Annals of the Four Masters, a less reliable source, give a different version, placing this battle in Leinster and naming the victor as Cined mac Flainn of the U Failgi and his defeated enemy as one ed.

ed's death in 778 is noted by the Annals of Ulster. He appears to have been followed as king by his brother Fergus mac Echdach.

The "Laws of ed Eochaid's son" are mentioned by the Chronicle of the Kings of Alba in the reign of ed's supposed great-grandson Domnall mac Ailpn: "In his time the Gaels with their king made the rights and laws of the kingdom [that are called the laws] of ed Eochaid's son, in Forteviot." What these laws concerned is not known.


Aedh married.

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