A Scottish Clansman

Clan Tartans


MacNab
MACNAB
This clan originates from the Hereditary Celtic Abbot of Glendochart in the reign of David I. Early lands were on the shores of Loch Tay, in Strathfillan and Glendochart. The family emigrated to Canada in 1823 and settled in MacNab, near Ottawa. Some of them later returned and the Chief settled a Killin. The MacNabs had burial grounds by the Falls of Dochart in Perthshire.

MacNaughton
MACNAUGHTON
In the 13th century this clan was found in Lochawe,Glenaray, Glenshire and Loch Fyne. Dundarava became the clan bhold. The last MacNaughton of Dundarava was married under alcoholic influence to the wrong daughter of Sir James Campbell of Ardkinglas in 1700. On discovering the mistake the following morning, he fled with the second daughter. Consequently, Campbell of Ardkinglas aquired MacNaughtons lands.

MacNeil
MACNEIL
The MacNeils claim descent directly from Niall of the Nine Hostages, High King of Ireland, who came to Barra in 1049. Gilleonan Roderick Murchaid Mac Neil received a charter for the island from Alexander, Lord of the Isles, in 1427. A branch of the clan acquired Colonsay and Oronsay from the Campbells. Barra was sold in 1838. The estate, however, was bought back and Kisimul Castle, the clan bhold, restored by Robert Lister MacNeil, whose family had moved to America.

Macpherson
MACPHERSON
The clan Macpherson derives its name from Duncan, Parson of Kingussie in the 15th century, himself a descendant of Muriach, Chief of Clan Chattan in 1173. Three brothers, Kenneth, John and Gillies. who lived in the mid 14th century, are believed to be the ancestors of the Macphersons of Cluny, Pitmain and Invershie. In the rising of 1745, Cluny Macpherson transferred his loyalties to the Jacobites, and for nine years following the disaster at Culloden Moor dodged the Government troops who sought him.

MacQuarrie
MACQUARRIE
A branch of Clan Alpin who had territory on the islands of Mull and Ulva. Followers of the Lords of the Isles, most of the family papers were burned in a fire in 1688. Ulva was sold for financial reasons in 1777. It is known that the island of Staffa was once a part of the MacQuarrie estate and Gruline House, Salen, on the Isle of Mull, was the home of Major-General Lachlan MacQuarrie (1761-1824), first Governor of New South Wales.

Macqueen
MACQUEEN
Descended from 'Conn of the Hundred Battles', as are the MacDonalds, the Macqueens of Garafad held lands on the island of Skye for many centuries. The clan always maintained a close relationship with Clan Donald, although they eventually became associated with Clan Chattan through the Marriage of Mora MacDonald of Moidart to the 10th Chief Mackintosh.


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