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: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
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACPHERSON OF CLUNY"

The name means 'son of the Parson': one Murriach or Murdoch who in 1153 succeeded to the Chiefship of Clan Chattan (see thereunder) and obtained special dispensation to marry. His third son evinced a skill that established one source of the numerous Smith families. Previously of Lochabar, the MacPhersons were settled in Badenoch by Robert Bruce on land they had wrested from his Comyn rivals. A great quarrel with the Davidsons was settled by winning that 1396 combat of the North Inch of Perth, with the aid of Hal Gow o' the Wynd--also doubtless by playing the clan's Fairy Chanter.
After Culloden, Cluny MacPherson shared his Benalder 'Cage' for weeks with Prince Charlie and remained himself in hiding for nine years. Despite large rewards offered, the loyal clansmen betrayed neither. James MacPherson (1738-96), with his version of Ossian's epic that first directed world attention to Celtic legends, instigated a new era of 'Romantic' taste.

Septs: ARCHIBALD, CATTANACH, CLARK, CLARKE, CLARKSON, CLERK, CLUNIE, CLUNY, CURRIE, ELLIS, ELLISON, FERSEN, GILLESPIE, GILLIE, GILLIES, GOUDIE, GOW, GOWAN, GOWANS, LEARY, LEES, MACCHLERY, MACCLAIR, MACCLEARY, MACCLAIR, MACCLEARY, MACCLEISH, MACCURRACH, MACCURRIE, MACGILLIES, MACGOUN, MACGOW, MACGOWAN, MACKEITH, MACLEAR, MACLEARY, MACLEES, MACLEISH, MACLERIE, MACLISE, MACLISH, MACMURDO, MACMURDOCH, MACMURRICH, MACVURICH, MACVURRICH, MURDOCH, MURDOSON, PEARSON, SMITH

"MACPHERSON." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.75,76. Print.

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# 25 - MacPherson also see Clark | Clergy - 12/05/2013 - 18:50 - - - Scotland

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