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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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# 7 - MacFarlane - 12/08/2013 - 17:34 - - - 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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# 6 - Macintosh, see also Clark | Clergy - 12/08/2013 - 05:19 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "ROSS"

The Norman family de Ros were established in North Ayrshire in the 12th century, and from the same quarter installed a fresh branch over two centuries ago by purchasing the Balnagowan seat of the unrelated Clan Ross chiefs. Hence many Rosses in the South, in the Moray to Aberdeen sector, and some in Ross-shire itself are really of the same ancestry as Clan Rose, pronounced also Ross.
The Ross clan, otherwise Anrias from a 13th-century chief MacGilleAndreas, 'son of a devotee of St. Andrew,' took name from the province of which their earliest chiefs were Earls. They served with Bruce at Bannockburn and came to possess a large section of Ross-shire, but lost much power after Harlaw 1411 and the 1476 forfeiture of the earldom to the crown. In more recent times Rosses have earned front rank in such spheres as Polar Exploration, and Tropical Medicine.

Septs: ANDERSON, ANDISON, ANDREW, ANDREWS, CORBET, CORBETT, CROW, CROWE, CROY, DENOON, DENUNE, DINGWALL, DUTHIE, FAIR, GAIR, GEAR, GILLANDERS, HAGART, HAGGART, MACANDREW, MACCULLIE, MACCULLOCH, MACLULLICH, MACTAGGART, MACTEAR, MACTIER, MACTIRE, TAGGART, TULLO, TULLOCH, TYRE, VASS, WASS

"ROSS." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.80. Print.

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# 5 - Ross see St.Andrew - 12/05/2013 - 15:59 - - - Scotland
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