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:-[] 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.

• "MORRISON GREEN" a.k.a Morrison Society

After the "MORRISON" red tartan was adopted this green and blue became known as the Society Morrison but is also called Green or Hunting. The Morrison website adds to the story: 'The green sett was developed by the Clan Society in 1909. Due to the loss of the Morrison original tartan around the 1700's, the Society selected a MacKay sett and added a red stripe.


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.

"Tartan Details - Morrison Society." Scottish Register of Tartans. [http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanDetails.aspx?ref=3021]. January 2014. web.

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# 33 - MacKay - 12/07/2013 - 04:31 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACKENZIE"

Perhaps like the MacKays and MacLeans, one of the old transplanted tribes from Moray, though firmly rooted in Ross-shire ever since, this clan took their name MacKenny or MacKenzie after a 13th-century chief Kenneth, descended from Colin of the Aird who was ancestor also to the Celtic earls of Ross. When that earldom fell by marriage to the Lords of the Isles, the clan followed the MacDonald lead until these lords were suppressed. Independence attained, the MacKenzies became by the 17th century the most powerful clan of the West after the Campbells, and their chief, MacKenzie of Kintail, was raised to Lord Seaforth by James VI. This earldom was forfeited through the clans sharing the Jacobite ventures, but restored in 1778 when the Seaforth Highlanders regiment was founded.

Septs: CHARLES, CHARLESON, CLUNESS, CLUNIES, CROMARTY, IVERACH, IVERSON, IVORY, KENNETH, KENNETHSON, KYNOCH, MACAWEENEY, MACBEOLAIN, MACCONNACH, MACIVER, MACIVOR, MACKENNA, MACKENNEY, MACKERLICH, MACKINNEY, MACMURCHIE, MACMURCHY, MACQUEENIE, MACVANISH, MACVINISH, MACVINNIE, MACWEENY, MACWHINNIE, MURCHIE, MURCHISON, SMART

"MACKENZIE." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.71. Print.

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# 32 - MacKenzie - 12/06/2013 - 18:34 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACLAREN"

The older form MacLaurin is nearer to the Gaelic pronunciation. Whether originally called after the martyred St. Lawrence [ of 'Holy Grail' legend ], or from Loarn, son of the Erc who founded Scottish Dalriada about 503, and namer of the district of Lorn, the clan does claim descent from three brothers from the area now Argyllshire who served with Kenneth MacAlpin in his successful campaign of 843-50 to unite the Northern Picts into Scotland. A branch remained in their first home-country and were for long in possession of Tiree, but those three brothers' awards in Balquhidder and Strathearn became the clan's main territory. Here they enter records surviving from the 13th century, and at Balquhidder lies Rob Roy MacGregor in the MacLaurin burial-ground: not the only old encroachment between these two clans. In their long record of loyalty the MacLaurins frequently followed the Appin Stewarts, with whom they had blood ties, and it was a MacLaurin who escaped Cumberland's troops by flinging himself over the Moffat 'Beef-tub.'

Septs: FAED, LARNACH, LAURENCE, LAURENSON, LAW, LAWRENCE, LAWSON, LOW, LOWE, LOWSON, MACFADE, MACCLARENCE, MACCRORIE, MACFAIT, MACFATER, MACFEAD, MACFEAT, MACGRORY, MACLAURIN, MACPATRICK, MACPETRIE, MACPHAIT, MACPHATER, MACRORIE, MACRORY, PATERSON, PATRICK, PATTERSON, PETERKIN, PETERS, PETERSON, RORIE, RORISON

"MACLAREN." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.72. Print.

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# 31 - MacLaren - 12/06/2013 - 17:06 - - - Scotland

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