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:oops::-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACNEIL"

Niall, Nigel, or Neil the clan's founder in Bruce's reign had lands in Knapdale and Kintyre, and was probalbly of Clan Donald stock. MacNeills in Galloway at least as early as Bruce may be of the ancient Irish O Neills. The MacNeil clan at first followed the Lords of the Isles, then after 1493 the two separated branches of Barra and Gigha took opposite sides with the MacLeans and Islay MacDonalds respectively. Neil's great-grandson was in 1427 granted Barra, the Hebridean isle with its forbidding islet-castle Kisimul, and South Uist. Torquil MacNeill about the same time founded the branch-clan of Gigha, also of Taynish and Colonsay.
The clan's maritime tradition appears in 'The Highland Fair,' Mitchell's ballad-opera of 1731, when the Bardess omits Noah from one long genealogy: "The MacNeil had a boat of his own!" And one of the clan was chief designer of the Cunarders 'Queen Mary' and 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Septs: MACGOUGAN, MACGRAIL, MACGUGAN, MACGUIGAN, MACNEAL, MACNEALE, MACNEILAGE, MACNEILL, MACNEILLY, MACNIEL, NEAL, NEALE, NEIL, NEILL, NEILSON, NELSON, NIEL, NIELSON

"MACNEIL." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.75. Print.

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# 26 - MacNeil - 12/06/2013 - 11:21 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACPHERSON OF CLUNY"

The name means 'son of the Parson': one Murriach or Murdoch who in 1153 succeeded to the Chiefship of Clan Chattan (see thereunder) and obtained special dispensation to marry. His third son evinced a skill that established one source of the numerous Smith families. Previously of Lochabar, the MacPhersons were settled in Badenoch by Robert Bruce on land they had wrested from his Comyn rivals. A great quarrel with the Davidsons was settled by winning that 1396 combat of the North Inch of Perth, with the aid of Hal Gow o' the Wynd--also doubtless by playing the clan's Fairy Chanter.
After Culloden, Cluny MacPherson shared his Benalder 'Cage' for weeks with Prince Charlie and remained himself in hiding for nine years. Despite large rewards offered, the loyal clansmen betrayed neither. James MacPherson (1738-96), with his version of Ossian's epic that first directed world attention to Celtic legends, instigated a new era of 'Romantic' taste.

Septs: ARCHIBALD, CATTANACH, CLARK, CLARKE, CLARKSON, CLERK, CLUNIE, CLUNY, CURRIE, ELLIS, ELLISON, FERSEN, GILLESPIE, GILLIE, GILLIES, GOUDIE, GOW, GOWAN, GOWANS, LEARY, LEES, MACCHLERY, MACCLAIR, MACCLEARY, MACCLAIR, MACCLEARY, MACCLEISH, MACCURRACH, MACCURRIE, MACGILLIES, MACGOUN, MACGOW, MACGOWAN, MACKEITH, MACLEAR, MACLEARY, MACLEES, MACLEISH, MACLERIE, MACLISE, MACLISH, MACMURDO, MACMURDOCH, MACMURRICH, MACVURICH, MACVURRICH, MURDOCH, MURDOSON, PEARSON, SMITH

"MACPHERSON." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.75,76. Print.

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# 25 - MacPherson also see Clark | Clergy - 12/06/2013 - 00:50 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MOFFAT"

The Clan Moffat are an ancient family from the Scottish Borders who were powerful and influential as far back as the time of William Wallace. It is likely that the ancestor of the Moffats gave their name to the town of Moffat in Dumfriesshire. The name Moffat may be of Norse origin.
William de Movat Alto, progenitor of the Movats, married the youngest daughter of Andlaw, who came from Norway to Scotland in the tenth century. Over the years the name became Montealt, then Movat, then Movest then eventually Moffat in its modern form. By the twelfth century the family were recorded as "de Moffet" which showed that they were considered to be principal lairds or land owners.
Nicholas de Moffat was Bishop of Glasgow in 1286 and the armorial bearings of each branch of the clan indicates a connection with the church.
In 1300 the Moffats were granted four charters of land in the barony of Westerkirk from Robert the Bruce who was then Lord of Annandale. One of these charters was granted to Adam Moffat of Knock. He and his brother both fought at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, along with many of the Moffat clansmen during the Wars of Scottish Independence. In 1336 the king of England granted safe conduct to William de Moffete and others, described as coming as ambassadors to David de Brus (David II of Scotland). Walter de Moffat who was Archdeacon of Lothian was appointed ambassador to France in 1337.
Although there were Moffats in Moffat before 1300, their names are not known. In 1342 they were granted the feu of Granton and Reddings by Sir John Douglas, Lord of Annandale. These lands remained the principal holdings of the clan until they were passed over to the Johnstones because of overwhelming debt in 1628.

Septs: Maffat, Maffatt, Maffet, Maffett, Maffit, Maffitt, Moffat, Moffatt, Moffet, Moffett, Moffit, Moffitt, Morfit, Morfitt, Morphat, Morphatt, Morphet, Morphett, Morphit, Morphitt, Muffat, Muffatt, Muffet, Muffett, Muffit, Muffitt

"Clan Moffat". Wikipedia. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Moffat]. November 2013. web.

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# 24 - Clan Moffat - 12/06/2013 - 00:21 - - - Scotland

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