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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACLEOD of Harris"

The MacLeod chiefs claim descent from Leod, nephew of Magnus the 13th-century last of the Norse kings of the Isle of Man; and from Leod's two sons Tormod and Torquill come respectively the Harris and Lewis branches. The bulk of the clan however remains of native Celtic stock. Tormod's grandson Malcolm was awarded a charter of Gleneig territory by David II, and by marriage acquired the clan's large foothold in Skye, with its famed fortress of Dunvegan as the Chief's seat. Harris was held by MacLeods as vassals to Clan Donald until the Lords of the Isles were forfeited. Thereafter clear of that entanglement, they aided the MacLeans against MacDonalds. At Worchester in 1651, the clan lost so many men for Charles II that the other clans agreed to exonerate them from further conflicts.

Septs: BEATON, BETHUNE, BETON, GRIMMOND, HAROLD, HARROLD, MACANDIE, MACCAIG, MACCLURE, MACCRIMMON, MACCUAIG, MACHAROLD, MACLURE, MACRAILD, MACWILLIAM, NORMAN, MORMAND, WILLIAMSON

"MACLEOD of Harris." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.73. Print.

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# 29 - MacLeod of Harris - 12/06/2013 - 14:27 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACLEOD of Lewis"

The clan of Torquil (see above) early became so powerful as to dispute the superiority of the Harris branch chiefship, attaining at least an independent status. Important branches were the MacGillechallum or MacLeods of Raasay, and those of Assynt. The MacNicols (Nicolson ect.) were originally an independent clan of the Assynt district (Map E 2): they moved to the Portee corner of Skye after a 14th-century Lewis MacLeod had married their Chief's heiress.

Septs: ASKEY, AULAY, CALLAM, CALLUM, CASKEY, CASKIE, LEWIS, MACALLUM, MACASKIE, MACASKILL, MACABE, MACAULAY, MACCALLUM, MACCASKIE, MACCASKILL, MACCORKILL, MACCORKINDALE, MACCORKLE, MACCORQUODALE, MACGILLECHALLUM, MACKASKILL, MACLEWIS, MACNICHOL, MACNICOL, MACNICOLL, MALCOLMSON, NICHOLL, NICHOLSON, NICOL, NICOLL, NICOLSON, NORIE, NORRIE, TOLMIE

"MACLEOD of Lewis." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.73,74. Print.

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# 28 - MacLeod of Lewis see also Nichols and MacAulay - 12/06/2013 - 13:33 - - - Scotland
:oops::-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACMILLAN"

Believed to be of descent from Methlan, son of a 13th-century Buchanan chief, MacMillans became known about then around Loch Arkaig, with a branch by Loch Tay. From here in the 16th century their chief possession became Knapdale through marriage with a MacNeill heiress; and in Galloway also a branch developed who were later to achieve note as Covenanters.
At first dependent on the Lords of the Isles, the MacMillans afterwards lost their clan lands to bigger neighbours, the Lochabar group becoming fighting followers of the Camerons, whilst some from Knapdale avoided Campbell 'protection' by migrating to Arran. The Baxter sept claim descent from a Chief's son who once eluded pursuit by assuming the guise of a busy baker.

Septs: BAXTER, BELL, BLUE, BROUN, BROWN, MACBAXTER, MACNAMELL

"MACMILLAN." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.74. Print.

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# 27 - see Baxter and Buchanan - 12/06/2013 - 12:27 - - - Scotland

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