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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACLEOD of Lewis"

The clan of Torquil (see above) early became so powerful as to dispute the superiority of the Harris branch chiefship, attaining at least an independent status. Important branches were the MacGillechallum or MacLeods of Raasay, and those of Assynt. The MacNicols (Nicolson ect.) were originally an independent clan of the Assynt district (Map E 2): they moved to the Portee corner of Skye after a 14th-century Lewis MacLeod had married their Chief's heiress.

Septs: ASKEY, AULAY, CALLAM, CALLUM, CASKEY, CASKIE, LEWIS, MACALLUM, MACASKIE, MACASKILL, MACABE, MACAULAY, MACCALLUM, MACCASKIE, MACCASKILL, MACCORKILL, MACCORKINDALE, MACCORKLE, MACCORQUODALE, MACGILLECHALLUM, MACKASKILL, MACLEWIS, MACNICHOL, MACNICOL, MACNICOLL, MALCOLMSON, NICHOLL, NICHOLSON, NICOL, NICOLL, NICOLSON, NORIE, NORRIE, TOLMIE

"MACLEOD of Lewis." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.73,74. Print.

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# 28 - MacLeod of Lewis see also Nichols and MacAulay - 12/06/2013 - 07:33 - - - Scotland
:oops::-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACMILLAN"

Believed to be of descent from Methlan, son of a 13th-century Buchanan chief, MacMillans became known about then around Loch Arkaig, with a branch by Loch Tay. From here in the 16th century their chief possession became Knapdale through marriage with a MacNeill heiress; and in Galloway also a branch developed who were later to achieve note as Covenanters.
At first dependent on the Lords of the Isles, the MacMillans afterwards lost their clan lands to bigger neighbours, the Lochabar group becoming fighting followers of the Camerons, whilst some from Knapdale avoided Campbell 'protection' by migrating to Arran. The Baxter sept claim descent from a Chief's son who once eluded pursuit by assuming the guise of a busy baker.

Septs: BAXTER, BELL, BLUE, BROUN, BROWN, MACBAXTER, MACNAMELL

"MACMILLAN." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.74. Print.

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# 27 - see Buchanan - 12/06/2013 - 06:27 - - - Scotland
: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 - 05:21 - - - Scotland

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