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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACINTOSH"

This leading division of the old Clan Chattan (see thereunder) claims the Macintoshes descended from Seach or Shaw, son of a Macduff thane of Fife. Assisting Malcolm IV about 1160 to quell a rebel rising in Moray, he was awarded lands near Inverness and the constableship of that castle. The name means Son of the Toisich or Toshach, i.e. of the leader or general. The clan occupied an important central position, but in clashes with neighbours like the ambitious Gordons managed well to maintain itself, through astute compromise between the two types of Scottish feudalism. Though in many ways adhering to the old Celtic clan system, their actual power was based on royal charities, and a female inheritance. In the last of their successive rallies for the Stewarts, the clan was raised for Prince Charlie by Lady Macintosh, dispite the neutrality of her husband the Chief. Placed under command of a MacGillivray, they were the first to charge at Culloden.
The clan chief, Mackintosh of Mackintosh, retains a superfluous English 'k' in the name. The MacThomas or MacTavisih septs, settled in Glenshee or West Angus, derive from a son of a 14th-century Macintosh chief; whist the Farquharson and Shaw branches are regarded as having become separate clans.

Septs: ADAMSON, AYSON, CASH, CLARK, CLARKE, CLARKSON, CLERK, COMBE, COMBIE, CREARER, CRERAR, DALLAS, DOLES, EASON, EASSON, EGGIE, EGGO, ELDER, ESSON, GLENNIE, GLENNY, HARDIE, HARDY, HEGGIE, HIGGISON, HOSCK, HOSSACK, LEARY, MACANDREW, MACARTNEY, MACKAY, MACCAISH, MACCARDNEY, MACCARTNEY, MACCASH, MACCAUSE, MACCHLERY,MACCLAIR, MACCLEARY, MACCOLM, MACCOMAS, MACCOMBE, MACCOMBICH, MACCOMBIE, MACCOMIE, MACCONCHIE, MACFAIL, MACFALL, MACFAULD, MACGLASHAN, MACGLASHEN, MACHARDIE, MACHARDY, MACKEGGIE, MACKIESON, MACKILLICAN, MACKINTOSH, MACLEAR, MACLEARY, MACLEHOSE, MACLERIE, MACNEVIN, MACNIVEN, MACOMIE, MACOMISH, MACPHAIL, MACRITCHIE, MACTAUSE, MACTAVISH, MACTHOMAS, MACVAIL, NAIRN, NAIRNE, NEVISON, NIVEN, NOBLE, PAUL, RIPLEY, RITCHIE, SIVEWRIGHT, TARRELL, TAWESON, TAWSE, THOM, THOMAS, TOSH, TOSHACH

"MACINTOSH." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.69,70. Print.

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# 35 - Macintosh, see also Clark | Clergy - 12/08/2013 - 05:19 - - - Scotland
:-[]:oops: 3 Celts & Company • "MACINTYRE"

By tradition a branch from the Skye MacDonalds, the clan achieved most note from their bards and musicians. The name means, son of the wright or carpenter. For centuries until 1810 inhabiting Glen Noe off Loch Etive, the MacIntyres were too small to stand alone, and first followed the banner of the Appin Stewarts, then latterly of the Campbell superiors of their land, though one branch became hereditary pipers to the Menzies chiefs.

Septs: MACCOSHAM, MACINTIRE, MACKINTYRE, MACTEAR, MACTIER, MACTIRE, TYRE, WRIGHT

"MACINTYRE." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.70. Print.

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# 34 - MacIntyre - 12/07/2013 - 04:44 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACKAY"

Like their MacKenzie neighbours, the MacKays of the Cape Wrath district, sometimes termed Clan Morgan after a 14th-century chief, may have been one of the tribes of Moray expelled from there for revolts in the 12th century. This powerful clan came often into dispute with others, not excluding the great Lords of the Isles. A strong section of the clan became established under these lords in Argyllshire and Galloway, and the name MacKay derives from Morgan's grandson Aodh, whose mother was a MacNeil of Gigha. MacKays or MacAys of Clan Chatten, from Inverness-shire eastward, are really of Clan MacDhai, i.e., Davidsons.
Clan MacKay devoted much zeal to the Protestant Reformation. Two thousand of them crossed the North Sea to serve that cause in the Thirty-Years' War and Charles I raised their Chief to Lord Dreay, yet their grandsons' religious mistrust of the Stewarts made them one of the anti-Jacobite clans.

Septs: ALLAN, BAIN, BAYNE, KAY, KEY, MACALLAN, MACBAIN, MACCAA, MACCAW, MACCAY, MACGAA, MACGAW, MACGEE, MACGHEE, MACGHIE, MACKEE, MACKIE, MACPHAIL, MACQUE, MACQUEY, MACQUOID, MACVAIL, MACVAIN, MACVANE, MORGAN, NEILSON, NELSON, PAUL, POLE, POLESON, POLSON, REAY, SCOBIE, WILLIAMSON

"MACKAY." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.70. Print.

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# 33 - MacKay - 12/07/2013 - 04:31 - - - Scotland

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