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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACFARLANE"

Clan MacFarlane claims descent from the original Earls of Lennox, though the ultimate origin of these earls is murky and has been debated. The original Earls of Lennox descended from an Anglo-Saxon – Arkil, son of Egfrith. This Arkil, a Northumbrian chief, was said to have fled to Scotland from the devastation caused by the Harrying of the North by William the Conqueror, and later received control of the Lennox district from Malcolm III of Scotland, though alternative theories state that the original Earls of Lennox may have been of Gaelic descent. These two views are not mutually exclusive, as what is now southern Scotland had been a flux of Gaelic, Brittonic, Scandinavian and Germanic ethnicities.

The original line of the Earls of Lennox, through Gille Chriosd, brother of Maol Domhnaich, Earl of Lennox. Gille Chriosd's son, Donnchadh, appears in the Ragman Rolls as "Dunkan Makilcrift de Leuenaghes" (Duncan son of Gilchrist of Lennox). Donnchadh's grandson was Parlan (or Bartholomew), from whom the clan takes its name. It should be noted that there is no contemporary evidence of this Parlan or his elided father, only centuries-retrospective assertions that private documentation existed at the time of the Macfarlane attempt to claim the defunct earldom of Lennox. Maolchaluim Mac Pharlain, the son of Parlan, was confirmed the lands of Arrochar and others, and "hence Maolchaluim may be considered as the real founder of the clan". Maolchaluim, in turn, was succeeded by his son, Donnchadh, who obtained by charter the lands of Arrochar, dated in 1395 at Inchmurrin. Donnchadh seems to have married Christian, daughter of Sir Colin Campbell of Loch Awe, as stated in a charter of confirmation by Donnchadh, Earl of Lennox, also dated in 1395.

Not long after, the ancient line of the Earls of Lennox died with the execution of Donnchadh, Earl of Lennox, by James I of Scotland in 1425. After the earl's death it seems that the MacFarlanes claimed the earldom as heirs male. This claim, though, proved disastrous and the family of the chief were murdered, with the clan's fortunes reduced severely. The destruction of the MacFarlanes would have been inevitable but for an Anndra MacFarlane, who married Barbara, daughter of John Stewart, Lord Darnley, who had been created Earl of Lennox in 1488. From this period on the clan appears to have loyally supported the Stewart Earls of Lennox, and for several generations there is little history attributed to the clan.

Septs: Condey, Condie, Condy, Gruamach, MacCondey, MacCondie, MacCondy, MacIock, MacJock, MacInally, MacNide, MacNite, MacNoyer, MacNuyer, MacWalter, Monach, Monnock, Parlane, Parlin, Weaver, Webster, Weir.

Shared / Associated Septs: Allan, Allen, Allanach, Allanson, Allison, Arrell, Arroll, Barclay, Bart, Bartholomew, Bartie, Barty, Bartson, Brice, Bryce, Caa, Caw, Callar, Callendear, Cunnison, Kennison, Galbraith, Galloway, Grassick, Griesk, Greusaich, Knox, Leaper, Liper, Lenox, Lennox, MacAllan, MacAllen, MacAndrew, MacAndro, MacCaa, MacCaw, MacCause, MacEoch, MacEach, MacEachern, MacEoin, MacErrachar, MacFarquhar, MacGaw, MacGreusich, MacGreusick, MacInstalker, MacJames, MacKinlay, MacKinley, MacKindley, MacNair, MacNayer, MacRob, MacRobb, MacWilliam, Michie, Millar, Miller, Rob, Robb, Spruell (and assoc. spellings), Stalker, Williamson, Wilson, Wylie, Wyllie.

"Clan MacFarlane." Wikipedia. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_MacFarlane]. 18 December 2018. web.

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# 37 - MacFarlane - 12/08/2013 - 17:34 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACGREGOR"

Recorded in Glen Orchy from about the 12th century, and spreading to Glenstrae and several Perthshire glens, the MacGregors take their motto (Is Rioghal mo dhream), 'My race is Royal,' from a traditional ancestor Gregor or Girig of the ancient Clan Alpin dynasty. They held doggedly to the old Celtic clan rule of defending possession by the sword, in defience of 'sheepskin' feudal charters obtained through marriage or more dubious means by powerful neighbours having a closer approach to the government's ear--notably the Campbells, Grahams and Colquhouns. After a defeat of these last at Glen Fruin in 1603, there came a long succession of vindictive edicts, formenting and taking full excuse from the MacGregors' spirit of untamed resentment. The clan was outlawed, and a ban on using their surname not lifted until 1784: except in the time of the Stewart Restoration, in recognition of their loyal services with Montrose. From these prescriptions arose the many 'septs' names then adopted by scattered groups of MacGregors--also the remarkable career of Rob Roy, and Scott's stirring song 'The MacGregors' Gathering.'

Septs: ARROWSMITH, BLACK, BOWER, BOWMAKER, CAIRD, COMRIE, DENNISON, DENSON, DOCHART, DOCHERTY, DOWIE, FLETCHER, GAIR, GREGOR, GREGORSON, GREGORY, GREIG, GREWAR, GREYSON, GRIER, GRIERSON, GRIGOR, GRUER, KING, LAIKIE, LECKIE, LECKY, MACADAM, MACAINSH, MACALDOWIE, MACALESTER, MACANGUS, MACANISH, MACARA, MACAREE, MACCAINSH, MACCANCE, MACCANSH, MACCONACHIE, MACCONDACH, MACCONDOCHIE, MACCROUTHER, MACGREWAR, MACGRIGOR, MACGROUTHER, MACGREWAR, MACGRIGOR, MACGROUTHER, MACGREWAR, MACGRIGOR, MACGROUTHER, MACGRUDER, MACGRUTHER, MACGRUER, MACGRUTHER, MACILDOWIE, MACILDUFF, MACILDUY, MACINNES, MACINSTALKER, MACLEISTER, MACLIVER, MACNAY, MACNEA, MACNEE, MACNEICE, MACNEISH, MACNESS, MACNEY, MACNIE, MACNIESH, MACNISH, MACNOCAIRD, MACNUCATOR, MACONACHIE, MACPETER, MACPETRIE, MALLOCH, NEISH, NICE, NISH, NUCATOR, ORR, PATTULLO, PEAT, PETER, PETERS, PETERSON, PETRIE, SKINNER, STALKER, STRINGER, WALKER, WHITE, WHYTE

"MACGREGOR." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.68,69. Print.

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# 36 - MacGregor - 12/08/2013 - 06:49 - - - Scotland
:-[] 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

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