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  Clan MacKenzie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Clan MacKenzie fought so hardly and pressed the enemy so, that in the end Gillespick MacDonald was overthrown and chased, the most part of his men being slain or drowned in the river of Conon.
With the Munro Clan the MacKenzies were often at feud, and Andrew Munro of Milntown defended, for three years, the Castle Canonry of Ross, which he had received from the Regent Moray who died in 1569, against the clan MacKenzie, at the expense of many lives on both sides.
The Clan MacKenzie led by their Chief Kenneth who for a time held the title Earl of Seaforth but later died in exile are believed to have supported King James at the siege of Londonderry and at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
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 Clan Donald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clan Donald or MacDonald was one of the largest Scottish clans, unique in that it had several branches in multiple territories.
A feud between Lord Kintail MacKenzie and the MacDonald's Laird of Glengarry led to the MacDonalds being attacked by the MacKenzies.
The Clan Donald fought on the side of the Jacobites during the 1745-1746 uprisings, with several of the MacDonald branches fighting at the Battle of Culloden.
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 Clan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A clan is a group of people united by kinship and descent, which is defined by perceived descent from a common ancestor.
Still other clans are bilateral, consisting of all the descendants of the apical ancestor through both the male and female lines; the clans of Scotland are one example.
Often, the distinguishing factor is that a clan is a smaller part of a larger society such as a tribe, a chiefdom, or a state.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Clan Mackenzie
Clan map of Scotland Scottish clans give a sense of identity and shared descent to people in Scotland and to their relations throughout the world, with a formal structure of Clan Chiefs officially registered with the court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms which controls the heraldry and Coat...
The Clan MacKenzie fought so hardly and pressed the enemy so, that in the end the outnumberd Gillespick MacDonald was overthrown and chased, the most part of his men being slain or drowned in the river of Conon.
In 1544 the Clan Macdonald of Moidart fought against the Clan Fraser at the Battle of the Shirts on the shores of Loch Lochy.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Clan-Mackenzie   (379 words)

 History of the Clan Macrae - Mackenzie Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tradition relates that the Macraes came originally from Ireland, and were of common ancestry with the Mackenzies and the Macleans, and it is said that a company of them fought at the battle of Largs in 1263, under the leadership of Colin Fitzgerald, the reputed progenitor of the Mackenzies of Kintail.
Mackenzie's proposals were accepted, and Macrae settled in Kintail, where he married one Macbeolan or Gillanders, a kinswoman of the Earls of Ross, by whom Kintail was held before it came into the possession of the Mackenzies.
As the Macraes and Mackenzies were said to be of common ancestry, the Baron of Kintail expected loyal and faithful support from his newly arrived kinsman, and he was not disappointed.
mcraefamily.com /ClanHistory/People/MackenzieFamily.htm   (748 words)

The ancestor of the clan Kenzie was Gilleonog, or Colin the younger, a son of Gilleon nahair'de, that is, Colin of Aird, progenitor of the Earls of Ross, and from the MS of 1450 their Gaelic descent may be considered established.
Alexander Mackenzie, author of the latest history of the clan, quotes unquestioned Acts of Parliament and charters to show that the lands of Kintail, with the Castle of Eileandonan, were possessed by the Earls of Ross for a hundred years after the battle of Largs.
Septs of Clan MacKenzie: Kenneth, Kennethson, MacBeolain, MacConnach, MacIver, MacIvor, MacKerlich, MacMurchie, MacVinish, MacVanish, Murchison, Murchie.
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 The Clan MacKenzie
Kintail’s brother Sir Roderick MacKenzie, the "Tutor of Kintail," was progenitor of the present Chief of the clan, the Earl of Cromartie.
A second Crest associated with the Clan is that of the Mackenzie of Seaforth.
Whichever, the chief of the clan is known in Gaelic as "Caberfeigh" or deer's antlers.
www.ucalgary.ca /~kjmckenz/ClanMacKenzie.htm   (650 words)

 Mackenzie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mackenzie River in the South Island of New Zealand
Mackenzie Battleground, Armstrong County, Texas (latitude: 34.8808886/34.5251N longitude: -101.6085118/101.3630W elevation: 271)
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 Clan MacKenzie
Alexander Mackenzie of Kintail was one of the chiefs who attended the Parliament of 1427; but, as he was very young at the time, James I sent him not to prison but to school at Perth, which was then one of the centers of the Court.
A last revolt by younger members of the MacDonald family, under Alexander of Lochalsh, was finally crushed, the leader captured by the Mackenzies, and the Lordship of the Isles itself was forfeit in 1493.
This enabled the Mackenzies to obtain new land without antagonizing powerful neighbors and, what was perhaps more important, to acquire clear legal titles from their own superior, the Crown.
www.highlandtraveller.com /clans/mackenzie.html   (647 words)

 History of the Clan Mackenzie, Clan Mackenzie Society of Scotland and the UK Web Site
The fate of the Clan Mackenzie was famously foretold by the Brahan Seer (Brahan, near Dingwall, was where the castle stood until it was demolished in 1951).
In a charter granted by King David II in 1362 confirming the lands of Kintail to the Mackenzies, the Clan Mackenzie Chief Murdo is described as a descendant of Gilleoin of the Aird.
The Mackenzie Clan lands of Kintail, a magnificent 14 000 acres of Highland scenery which include the towering mountains known as the Five Sisters of Kintail, and are now in good hands.
www.clan-mackenzie.org.uk /clan/history.html   (1375 words)

 The Clan MacKenzie :: Gathering of the Clans - Devoted To All Things Scottish :: Gathering of the Clans - Devoted To ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In Scottish clans, the younger sons and grandsons of the Chief often founded what were known as cadet or landed families of their own.
The Mackenzies therefore wavered during Montrose's campaigns of 1644 and 1645 and it was not until just before the tragedy of the death of Charles I that Seaforth, fully realizing that he must choose between the Covenant and the King, took up the Stewart cause which was ultimately to ruin his family.
In 1991, under the leadership of Caberfeidh, the Clan Mackenzie announced plans to restore the original portion of Castle Leod, built at the end of the 15th Century.
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 MacKenzie Clan
Clan Kenneth, or MacKenzie, is one of the most influential highland clans in the history of Scotland, once possessing immense tracts of land in the beautiful north of Scotland.
The Clan is said to have descended from Colin, progenitor of the Earls of Ross, who, after his death in 1278 was succeeded by his son, Kenneth, from which the Clan took the name MacKenny or MacKenzie, meaning in Gaelic "son of the fair".
The Clan has fought in many of Scotland's battles throughout the ages, from their support for James IV at the Battle of Flodden in 1513, and again at the Battle of Pinkie in 1571, to the support of a number of MacKenzie Clansmen for the cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 uprising.
www.scottish-heirloom.com /mackenzie_clan/scottish_clans_history.html   (469 words)

 MyClan.com : Clan MacKenzie : Clan History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Mackenzies were one of the clans who held lands in Ross between Aird on the east coast and Kintail on the west.
The Mackenzie chief was too young for this fate, but he quickly learned to whom he should pay allegiance, a lesson which succeeding Stewart monarchs were to hammer home to the other Highland chiefs, and he obtained royal charters to his lands of Kintail in 1463.
In 1609 the chief was raised to the peerage as Lord Mackenzie of Kintail.
www.myclan.com /clans/MacKenzie_81/default.php   (962 words)

 Mackenzie Clan Tartan
From the Gaelic "Maccoinneach" meaning "fair, bright one", the MacKenzies are thought to descend from the ancient royal house of Lorn.
The clan held lands in Ross-shire, stretching from the Outer Hebrides in the west, to the Black Isle in the east.
The western stronghold of the clan MacKenzie was at Eilean Donan Castle at the mouth of Loch Duich.
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 Tartan TV
The ancestor of the clan Kenzie was Gilleonog, or Colin the younger, a son of Gilleon nahair'de (Colin of Aird) progenitor of the Earls of Ross.
The Mackenzie chiefs were originally vassals of the Earls of Ross, but after their forfeiture, they became independent of any superior but the crown.
The clan Kenzie from small beginnings had increased in territory and influence till they became, next to the Campbells, the greatest clan in the West Highlands.
www.tartan.tv /Web/Site/NewSite/Directory/Genealogy/21-40-mckenzie.asp   (620 words)

 Scottish Clans - Clan MacKenzie
It is believed that the Mackenzies hailed from Ireland, descended from the house of Geraldine.
It is said that a large number of the clan moved to Scotland and helped Alexander III repel a Norwegian invasion and accordingly the Chief was granted the lands of Kintail.
The Mackenzies are said to have risen on the ruins of Clan Donald, whose vassals they were.
www.clanshop.co.uk /clannames/mackenzie.htm   (310 words)

 Quebec Thistle Council Inc. - Members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Clan Grant is one of Scotland’s oldest clans and its territories are in Strathspey, Glenmoristion and Glenurquhart.
The Clan MacKenzie Society in the Americas was organized on July 15, 1974, at Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, with the purpose “to foster a greater interest among MacKenzie descendants and its septs in the Clan MacKenzie and in Scottish traditions”.
The history of the clan from the 15th century through to the early 19th century is both interesting and important, and it is worthy to note that the Seaforth Highlanders and the 78th Regiment proudly wear the MacKenzie tartan.
www.thistlecouncil.ca /members7.htm   (919 words)

 Scottish Clans - Clan MacRae
The Macrae Clan is recorded as having settled at Clunes, near Beauly, in the 12th and 13th centuries, prior to moving to Kintail, in Wester Ross some time in the 14th century.
Duncan Macrae was constable of the Mackenzie stronghold of Eilean Donan Castle and acquired for himself the lands of Inverinate.
During the turbulent years of the civil wars in the early 17th century, the Macraes played a full part in the conflict and in 1715 were conspicuous for their bravery at Sherrifmuir, fighting for the Jacobite cause.
www.clanshop.co.uk /clannames/macrae.htm   (381 words)

 Eilean Donan Castle - The Internet Guide to Scotland
To compromise the debate of these two clans, whom the Laird MacKenzie found Irreconcilable, fearing they should kill one another, the laird of Faiburn advised Sir Kenneth who was the eleventh laird of Kintail to appoint John MacMhurchaidh duibh as Castellan of Island Donan Castle, he being a stranger in the country.
The Clan MacRae had a special gathering in August 2000 and events included a re-enactment of the bombardment of the castle by the Royal Navy in 1719.
Mackenzies may be interested in the web site by the Clan Mackenzie Society of Scotland and the UK and also in the Clan Mackenzie video which is for sale online.
www.castles.org /Chatelaine/EDC/edc-history.htm   (3863 words)

 WORLDWIDE MACKENZIES ARE URGED TO BUY ESTATE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Now, Cornelia Bush, a Clan Mackenzie society member and professional genealogist who lives in Washington DC, is urging clan members to buy an important piece of their history.
Alexander I of Ballone (1608-1645) was the 4th son of Sir Roderick MacKenzie, Tutor of Kintail (Progenitor of the Earls of Cromartie and the Families of Scatwell, Tarvie and Ballone) and his wife was Margaret MacLeod of Lewis, Coigeach and Assynt.
Anyone from the Clan Mackenzie interested in buying any or all of the estate, or in combining somehow in a group to acquire any or all of it, is asked to e-mail Ms Bush at corneliabush@corneliabush.com.
www.clanmackenzie.com /_disc1/0000000c.htm   (574 words)

 ScotClans - Clan MacKenzie - Clan History
During the seventeenth century, the MacKenzies installed the clan MacRae as hereditary constables of the castle, and the MacRaes were to remain fiercely loyal to the family for many centuries.
For a clan who were of no particular consequence in ancient days, the MacKenzie clan achieved an exceptional degree of political eminence between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.
This loyalty is symbolised in the clan motto "Cuidiche an righ" or "the king's tribute" and also in the appearance of a stag's head (a feudal gift to a king) in the chief's coat of arms.
www.scotclans.com /clans/MacKenzie/history.html   (445 words)

 Scottish Blog - Clan MacAulay
The origins of both Clans of MacAulay are shrouded in uncertainty, although there are commonly believed versions of their history which are widely accepted by historians and Clansmen alike.
Clan MacAulay of Ardincaple, is believed to stem from the family Lennox.
The Lewis Clan MacAulay branch is said to have been the vassals to Clan Mackenzie.
www.scottish-heirloom.com /scottish-blog/index.php/2006/02/27/clan_macaulay   (544 words)

 Clan mackenzie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/clan_mackenzie   (135 words)

 Clan Mackenzie Society of Scotland and the UK - History, Castles, Genealogy and Events
This is because in 1605 the chief of the clan, then the Earl of Seaforth, adopted the crest of his wife, heiress to Macleod of the Lewes, being a mountain in flames.
Clan Mackenzie of Seaforth badge incorporating the crest of a Rock in Flames with the motto: "Luceo non Uro" meaning "I shine not burn".
Thus when the chiefship of the Clan Mackenzie came into the hands of the Earls of Cromartie the crest of the new chief became the new Clan Mackenzie Badge.
www.clan-mackenzie.org.uk /clan/mackenzie.html   (891 words)

 SpiritualHumanism.org :: View topic - The Brahan Seer - Prophecy or Curse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although the Clan Mackenzie would never condone occult activities, the Legend of the Brahan Seer is held out of interest and is a part of the history of our Clan.
Although the Brahan Seer has never formally been renounced by the Clan Mackenzie since his execution, it is interesting to speculate that if the Earls of Seaforth had repented and begged God's forgiveness (perhaps they did!) that matters may not have unfolded as they did.
I'm of a real clan, too, but I don't think it matters one whit whether other people think I and the rest of my clan should forgive or condemn my ancient aunt for riding off with a horse thief, abandoning her children, and living a rip-roaring scandalous life 'til she bit the dust.
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 Scottish Clans - Clan MacKenzie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Mackenzies are said to descend from Gilleon Na H'airde the progenitor of the O'Beolan Earls of Ross.
The Mackenzies can be said to have risen on the ruins of Clan Donald, whose vassals they were.
Their present Chief, The Earl of Cromartie, descended from Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, lives at Castle Leod in Strathconan, granted to the Mackenzie Chief in 1477.
www.webscot.co.uk /clans/mackenzie.htm   (185 words)

 Clan MacAulay Home Page
Their saga is closely entwined with Clan MacKenzie of Kintail whose stronghold Eilean Donan Castle was commanded and defended by Duncan MacAulay against the attacks of William, Earl of Ross.
In May, 1591, Sir Aulay MacAulay entered into a formal bond of friendship (alliance) with MacGreggor of Glenstrae recognizing that Clan MacAulay was a cadet clan of Clan Greggor.
Clan MacAulay's dress tartan is very similar to that of Clan Greggor.
www.macaulay.org   (415 words)

 Family Tree genealogy and Scottish clan history from AncestralScotland - Search Results
The clan Kenneth or Mackenzie holds the traditional belief in its descent from the Norman family of Fitzgerald settled in Ireland.
The Mackenzies were one of the clans that held lands in Ross between Aird on the east coast and Kintail on the west.
By the beginning of the 17th century the Mackenzie territory extended from the Black Isles to the Outer Hebrides.
www.ancestralscotland.com /clandetails.html?clan=mackenzie.html   (358 words)

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