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 General History of the Highlands
Mackay, Queen Mary, Maormorate of Moray, Roman Catholic party, Earl of Caithness and Alexander Gordon encounters, house of Sutherland, but principally the encounters between earl of Caithnes and the earl of Sutherland and some information on Clan Chattan.
Troubles of clan Gunn, Earl of Sutherland and Earl of Caithness, a violent feud arose in the western isles between Angus Macdonald of Kintyre, and Sir Lauchlan Maclean of Duart, in Mull, which ended in the almost total destruction of the clan Donald and clan Lean.
John Mackay and his disputes with the Earl of Sutherland, Torran-Dubh, clans Keith and Gun disputes, extensive details on excursions between Mackay and Sutherland.
www.electricscotland.com /history/genhist

  
 Open Directory - Society: Organizations: Lineage: Cultural: Clans: Scottish
The Clan Sutherland Society of North America, Inc. - Society devoted to promoting the appreciation of the Scottish heritage of the Sutherlands and of associated families including Cheyne, Clyne, Duffus, Federith, Gray, Keith, Mowat, Murray and Oliphant.
Duffus - Sept of clan Sutherland, whose name derives from the lands of Duffus in Morayshire, Scotland.
Clan Sutherland - History of Clan Sutherland, Skelbo Castle and Proncy Castle, also includes Sutherland genealogy.
www.dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Society_and_Culture/Clans_and_Tartans

  
 Clan MACKENZIE
Septs of Clan MacKenzie: Kenneth, Kennethson, MacBeolain, MacConnach, MacIver, MacIvor, MacKerlich, MacMurchie, MacVinish, MacVanish, Murchison, Murchie.
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.
Colonel Mackenzie's father was Alexander Mackenzie of Ardlock, and his mother the daughter of Robert Sutherland, Esq of Langwell Caithness, twelfth in descent from William de Sutherland, fifth Earl of Sutherland, and the Princess Margaret Bruce, sister and heiress of David II.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/m/mackenz2.html   (7891 words)

  
 Clan MacKay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Strathnaver 1407; The Clan Chief of Clan Sutherland and Earl of Sutherland was a leader of the Scots invading into the west of England in 1388.
The Clan Mackay is an ancient and once powerful Scottish clan from the country's far north in the Scottish Highlands, but with roots in the old province of Moray.
Mackay is also said by some to be descended from Siol Mhoirgunn, Clan Morgan — a claim in some doubt — so Morgan and Gunn are often included in the list of allied names.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clan_MacKay   (3166 words)

  
 Clan MacLeod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Strathnaver 1407; The Clan Chief of Clan Sutherland and Earl of Sutherland was a leader of the Scots invading into the west of England in 1388.
Battle of the Spoiling Dyke 1578; The Clan Macdonald of Uist barred the doors of Trumpan Church, or Kilconan Church as it was once known, east of the shores of Ardmore Bay.
During his long chief-ship, there was a temporary alliance with the Clan MacKay against the Clan McLeod who had invaded Strathnaver in 1407 on rumors that MacKay was mistreating his wife, a MacLeod heiress.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clan_MacLeod   (1167 words)

  
 CLAN GUNN H
The crowner was one of the greatest men in the country at that time, and his death was avenged about a century later by his grandson, who killed Keith of Ackergill, his son and twelve followers at Drummoy in Sutherland.
"The Westford Knight was a Clan Gunn Knight"
The Clans were cousins, the Gunns being descended from Olaf the Black, King of Orkney's and Leod of Leod of the Isles of Skye, Lewis, and Territory on the western mainland of Scotland.
hometown.aol.com /Heather130/gunn.html   (3831 words)

  
 Scottish clan tartans (Gordon - MacDonell))
True to their name, which means "battle", the clan was noted for its warlike and ferocious character and continued to entend its possessions until the 15th ct. but continual feuds with other clans led to its settling, chiefly in Sutherland.
This ancient clan, whose name means "ugly head", is found associated with the southwest of Scotland from the 12th ct., and the history of the Carrick district in Ayrshire is substantially the early history of the Kennedys.
The Ardincaples were a branch of the great Clan Alpine, and in 1591 the chief of the MacAulays entered into a bond of manrent of the MacGregors and agreeing to pay the so-called "calp" which is a tax due to the chief.
www.clothing.mysterious-scotland.com /tartan/tartan1.html   (3831 words)

  
 Clan Mackay
The clan once owned lands from Kylescue to Drumholisten after beig dispersed to Sutherland.
In 1427 there were a recorded 4000 MacKay men, explaining how the clan managed to hold such a strong position in the land they held.
The Gaelic translation of this name is pronounced 'Macaodh' and means 'son of Hugh'.The Hugh to which the name is referring is thought to be the abbot of Dunkeld and this therefore links the clan to the royal house of Moray.
www.clanshop.co.uk /clannames/mackay.htm   (130 words)

  
 Sutherland
3rd Duke of Sutherland, born 1828, married to Anne Countess of Cromartie in the heritage of Clan MacKenzie.
Countess Elisabeth is Chief of the Clan Sutherland and married to Charles Janson
24th Countess of Sutherland, born 1921, daughter of Lord Alistair Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (died 1921) and Elisabeth, daughter of Warren Demarest of New York.
www.fortunecity.com /bally/leitrim/147/sutherland.html   (1196 words)

  
 MyClan.com : Clan Sutherland : Clan History
Sutherland was the ‘Sudrland’, or ‘Southland’, of the Norsemen who had by the tenth century conquered all of the islands of Scotland and much of the mainland as far south as Inverness.
John, the sixteenth Earl, resumed the ancient surname of Sutherland, and in 1715, was Lord Lieutenant for the north of Scotland, including the islands.
Kenneth, fourth Earl of Sutherland, was killed with the regent of Scotland and three other earls while fighting against the English in 1333 at the Battle of Halidon Hill.
www.myclan.com /clans/Sutherland_132/default.php   (891 words)

  
 History of the Clan Macrae - Caithness
He married, as priests in the Highlands often did in those days, and had a daughter Margaret, who was lady-in-waiting to the Countess of Sutherland, and who appears to have married John Gordon of Grummoy, son of Adam Gordon, Dean of Caithness, son of Alexander, 1st Earl of Huntley.
From this marriage descended the Gordons of Embo, and for that reason we are told that "there was of old great friendship and correspondence betwixt the Gordons of Sutherland, come of this family, and the Macraes of Kintail."
mcraeclan.com /clanhistory/Places/Caithness.htm   (891 words)

  
 MyClan.com : Clan Matheson : Clan History
The Mathesons were baillies to the Earls of Sutherland in the late fifteenth century, and they settled on the north side of Loch Shin.
He married his kinswoman, Margaret, daughter of a branch of the family which had settled in Sutherland.
Donald Matheson of Shiness fought against the Jacobites during the rising of 1715.
www.myclan.com /clans/Matheson_102   (832 words)

  
 MacsPage - pafn07 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
#5 - The present Chief of the Clan Matheson Society (1999), Sir Fergus John Matheson of Matheson, traces his ancestry to both the Mathesons of Lochalsh and the Mathesons of Shiness (Sutherland).
of Land Rents Records almost certainly points to the fact that Hugh was a younger son of John Matheson, Chief of the Shiness Mathesons, and a brother of Donald Matheson who became the Chief of Clan, and greatgrandfather of Captain Donald Matheson.
His great-grandmother, Margaret, daughter of Captain Donald Matheson of Shiness and sister of Sir James, who made is fortune as a partner in the trading firm of Jardine, Matheson & Co. of Hong Kong, married her cousin, John of Localsh, thus linking the two lines together.
members.aol.com /maccmath/macspage/pafn07.htm   (359 words)

  
 ScotClans - Clan Matheson - Clan History
The Matheson clansmen fought for Donald, Lord of the Isles at the Battle of Harlaw.
It is probably from these Sutherland evictions that Sir James Matheson left Scotland, and eventually founded his commercial empire, the well-known trading house of Jardine Matheson in the Far East.
As the power of the Lords of the Isles waned, the Matheson clan found themselves squeezed between their powerful neighbours, the MacLeods of Lewis to the west, and the MacKenzies of the mainland to their east.
www.scotclans.com /clans/Matheson/history.html   (419 words)

  
 Other notes on the family
The Gordon Earls of Sutherland encountered the same inter-clan enmities as their predecessors, and John, the 11th earl, and his countess were poisoned by Isobel Sinclair at the instigation of the Earl of Caithness.
2nd Earl - William of Duffus acquired the title of Lord Sutherland in 1235, often regarded as the progenitor of the clan and sometimes as the 1st Earl.
1211 and his son became Earl of Sutherland about 1235.
www.geocities.com /tucuchee/sutherland/notes.html   (1477 words)

  
 Clan SUTHERLAND
William, second Earl of Sutherland, was the hero who overthrew a large force of invading Danes at the battle of Embo in 1259, himself slaying their leader with the leg of a horse, a circumstance commemorated in the name of Dornoch—a horse’s hoof, and by the Earl’s Cross which still stands on the spot.
Sutherland, it is said, was further persuaded by a witch’s prophecy that his head should be the highest that ever was of the Sutherlands.
Sutherland himself was immediately executed, and his head on a spear placed on the top of the great tower at Dunrobin, thus dramatically fulfilling the witch’s prophecy.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/stoz/sutherl2.html   (6775 words)

  
 ScotClans - Clan MacKay - Clan History
During the nineteenth century, the clan MacKay suffered greatly as a result of the Highland clearances, and by 1875 the direct line of the clan had died out, with the entire MacKay country being in the hands of the Lords of Sutherland.
The warlike reputation of the clan is echoed in the family motto, "with a strong hand".
The MacKay clan were both numerous and powerful and theirs is a history of continual strife with their neighbours.
www.scotclans.com /clans/MacKay/history.html   (418 words)

  
 Scottish clan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the civil wars of the Three Kingdoms broke out in the early 17th century the Covenanters were supported by the territorially ambitious Argyll Campbells and House of Sutherland as well as some clans of the central Highlands opposed to the Royalist House of Huntly.
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 of arms.
The clans emerged from the turmoil of the 12th century and 13th century when the Scottish crown pacified northern rebellions and re-conquered areas taken by the Norse, and after the fall of Macbeth the crown became increasingly Anglo-Norman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_clan   (3416 words)

  
 Clan SUTHERLAND
Septs of the Clan Sutherland: Cheyne, Federith, Gray, Keith, Mowat, Oliphant.
With their neighbours, the Mackays, the clan Sutherland were often at feud, and in all their contests with them they generally came off victorious.
William, second Earl of Sutherland, was the hero who overthrew a large force of invading Danes at the battle of Embo in 1259, himself slaying their leader with the leg of a horse, a circumstance commemorated in the name of Dornoch—a horse’s hoof, and by the Earl’s Cross which still stands on the spot.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/stoz/sutherl2.html   (6775 words)

  
 Scottish clan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the civil wars of the Three Kingdoms broke out in the early 17th century the Covenanters were supported by the territorially ambitious Argyll Campbells and House of Sutherland as well as some clans of the central Highlands opposed to the Royalist House of Huntly.
Clans identify with geographical areas originally controlled by the Chiefs, usually with an ancestral castle, or manor and clan gatherings form a regular part of the social scene.
The clans emerged from the turmoil of the 12th century and 13th century when the Scottish crown pacified northern rebellions and re-conquered areas taken by the Norse, and after the fall of Macbeth the crown became increasingly Anglo-Norman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_clan   (3273 words)

  
 Clan MACKAY
On the east the territory of the MacKays marched with that of the Sinclairs and the Gunns, while on the south it marched with that of the MacLeods and the Murrays of Sutherland, and naturally much of the story is of feud and friendship with these neighbouring clans.
The MacQuoids are a recognized sept of the MacKay clan.
The Bains or Baynes are descendants of the son of Neil, brother of Angus Dubh, Chief of the Clan Mackay in the early 15th century.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/m/mackay2.html   (6711 words)

  
 Clan Gunn
The territory of the clan lay on the border between the country of the Earls of Sutherland and the Earls of Caithness, while to the west of it lay Strathnaver, the territory of the Mackays, otherwise Lord Reay’s country.
His death was later avenged by his grandson who killed Keith of Ackergill, his son and twelve followers at Drummoy.
William Gunn, the eighth MacKeamish, an office in the army, was killed in India, without leaving issue, when the chiefship devloved on Hector, great-grandson of George, second son of Alexander, the fifth MacKeamish, to whom he was served nearest male heir, on the 31st May 1803, and George Gunn Esq.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/dtog/gunn2.html   (2609 words)

  
 Clan Sutherland History
William Sutherland, the 18th Earl, failed to raise and arm the clan quickly enough to take effective action against the Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie, when he was in the highlands.
This day became known as "The Great Slaughter" and gave the Sutherlands the upper hand in dominating their local clan rivals.
John Gordon, the 11th Earl of Sutherland and his wife were assassinated by his aunt Isabelle Sinclair, the widow of a Sutherland cadet, at Helmsdale Castle in 1567 in an attempt to gain the Earldom and estates for her own son who was second heir.
www.clansutherland.org /FrHistory.htm   (5180 words)

  
 McKee Beginnings-Clan MacKay
The earliest member of the Mackay house of note was undoubtedly Angus Dhu or Dow, son or grandson of Iye, the presumed founder of the clan name.
The remnant of the clan, after a great fight with Mackintoshes in which they were nearly exterminated, partly sought refuge in France, where they intermarried the Huguenots and it is said that, after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, they were nearly all murdered by the Catholics.
Condensed from Clans of the Highlands of Scotland-Thomas Smibert, 1850, which Compiled by Alan McNie (this publication available from Cascade Publishing Company, Jedburgh, Scotland)The powerful and numerous clan of the Mackays has long been established in the far north of Scotland, or in that portion of it directly looking towards the Hyperborean Seas.
www.angelfire.com /on/mckee/mackay.html   (922 words)

  
 Clan Gunn Two
After the death of George, the Crowner, and his sons at Ackergill, the Clan split into three distinct families - James or Seumas, the Crowner's eldest son who survived the battle, moved with his family to Kildonan in Sutherland, subsequently known as Gleann na Guineach or Gunn's Glen.
The Clan Gunn Society which was formed in 1960 to promote a spirit of kinship among, members of the clan throughout the world acquired the Old Parish Church at Latheron as a Clan Heritage Center.
The head of the Clan, in the absence of a recognised chief is Iain Gunn of Banniskirk, who has been appointed Commander of the Clan by the Lord Lyon King of Arms at the request of the landed and armigerous members of the Clan.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /vicswanpage/page28.html   (424 words)

  
 A SHORT HISTORY OF CLAN SUTHERLAND,
Much of the history, especially of the early period is lost, but from surviving written sources the genealogy of the Clan is traced from Moray in the 12th century to a new pattern of settlement and expansion, first in Sutherland and Caithness, later in Scotland and elsewhere.
These sources hold much interest for students of the history of Clan Sutherland.
Alexander, probably he who had part of Strabrock in 1475, died before 1479 as grandson of 'Ald Alexander of Sutherland' and left a daughter Christina who is named in 1494 as daughter of Alexander Sutherland of Strabrock and succeeded to Duffus and lands in Caithness.
www.duffus.com /ashort.htm   (424 words)

  
 Articles - Sutherland (disambiguation)
Elizabeth Sutherland - Scotish Countess of Sutherland, Current Cheiftain of the Sutherland Clan
Canada :Sutherland the former town in Saskatchewan which was annexed by Saskatoon in 1956
South Africa :Sutherland, the town in the Northern Cape Province
www.kamero.net /articles/Sutherland_(disambiguation)   (424 words)

  
 Sutherland (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elizabeth Sutherland - Scottish Countess of Sutherland, Current Cheiftain of the Sutherland Clan
Canada : Sutherland the former town in Saskatchewan which was annexed by Saskatoon in 1956
George Sutherland - U.S. Supreme Court jurist and politician
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sutherland_(disambiguation)   (424 words)

  
 Clan Macpherson Video by Albavision: Scottish history and heritage, music and scenery
Clans: Cameron -- Gunn -- MacKenzie -- MacNicol -- Munro -- Sutherland -- Urquhart
This 43-minute video is devoted entirely to Clan Macpherson and in it you will meet your clan chief, Sir William Macpherson of Cluny and Blairgowrie, learn about of the history of the clan, attend the local Highland Games, and visit special 'Macpherson' homes.
In the Clan Macpherson Museum in Newtonmore, the first museum of its kind, established in 1946, you can see for yourself some of the splendid collection of clan memorabilia.
www.scotland-info.co.uk /macpherson.htm   (289 words)

  
 History of the Mackay Family
Malcolm Macaodh was married to the sister of Somerled of the Isles and became Earl of Ross in the 12th century and the clan became established in Strathnaver in Caithness.
The Mackays had to defend their territory against their powerful neighbours the Earls of Sutherland but eventually had to sell out the last of their property in 1829 through debt.
The Maccrie, Macghee, Macghie, Mackee, Macvail, Scobie, and Bain families are regarded as septs (sub-branch) of the Mackay clan.
www.rampantscotland.com /clans/blclanmackay.htm   (375 words)

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