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:-[]: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"

Maormorship Caithness:: clan Morgan/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

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