The Macdonalds of Clanranald

The Macdonalds of Clanranald

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...to the throne of his ancestors." When the Earl of Antrim, in October, 1646, proposed a new levy by the Royalist leaders for the rescue of the king, Clanranald pledged himself to raise 1300 men, of the proposed army of 30,000. On the 15th of August, 1645, Clanranald entered into a bond of fidelity with Allan MacAlastair, Laird of Morar, who bound and obliged himself, his heirs and successors, to be bondsman and true servant to Clanranald, " fiar of Moydart," and to obey any of his heirs and successors, while Clanranald and his son, on the other hand, bound and obliged themselves and their heirs and successors " to stand be him in any where he will cause do, as their chief should do." Shortly after the landing of Charles II. at Garmouth, in Moray, on the 23rd of June, 1650, John went and paid his respects to him, after which he retired to his Island possessions in Uist, where he continued to reside for the remainder of his life. He married Moir, or Marion, daughter of Sir Roderick Macleod of Macleod, known as " Ruari Mor," and by this alliance terminated a feud which arose out of a previous marriage, and long existed between the two families. By her he had issue--1. Donald, his heir. 2. Moir, or Marion, who married Lauchlan Maclean, eighth of Coll. 3. Catharine, who married Macneill of Barra. 4. Anne, who married Ranald Macdonald, second of Benbecula, whose son Donald, afterwards, on the failure of John's male issue, succeeded as head of the house of Clanranald. He died in 1670, at a very advanced age, in the Island of Eriska, South Uist, and was buried at Tomar, when he was succeeded by his only son, Macdonclls of Antrim, p. 274. XVIII. DONALD MACDONALD, Eleventh of Clanranald, with whom the reader is already acquainted, he having taken, during...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 186 x 242 x 4mm | 58.97g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236664205
  • 9781236664204