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:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "GUNN"

Though largely a Pictish tribe, the name probably equivalent to the Welsh 'Gwynn,' the clan Gunn chiefs claimed Norse descent from one Guinni, son of a 12th-century Orcadian Olaf, acquiring Caithness lands from his mother's side, the earls of Ross. A turbulent clan much in feud with the Keiths and MacKays, they found it advisable in the 15th century to move from Caithness to the Kildonan district of Sutherland. The sept names derive mostly from chief's sons: as Johnson, MacIan, MacKean, Kean, Keene, all from 'son of John.' James (or Hamish), John, Henry (Eanrick), Rob and Will were all sons of the same 14th-century George Gunn, the 'Crowner' (royal legal deputy); William, of a later chief.

• "GUNN ANCIENT" a.k.a Morrison Clan 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: ENRICK, GALDIE, GALLIE, GANSON, GAULDIE, GAUNSON, GEORGESON, HENDERSON, INRIG, JAMESON, JAMIESON, JOHNSON, KEAN, KEENE, MACCOMAS, MACCORKILL, MACCORKLIE, MACCULLIE, MACIAN, MACKAMES, MACKEAMISH, MACKEAN, MACMAINS, MACMANUS, MACOMISH, MACROB, MACWILLIAM, MAGNUS, MAIN, MANN, MANSON, MANUS, NEILSON, NELSON, ROBINSON, ROBISON, ROBSON, SANDISON, SWAN, SWANN, SWANNEY, SWANSON, WILL, WILLIAMSON, WILLS, WILSON, WYLIE, WYLLIE

"GUNN." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.58. 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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# 6 - Clan Gunn - 12/14/2013 - 11:32 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • BLACK WATCH "Independent Highland Companies"

The first Independent Companies (then known as the 'Kings Guard') are generally regarded to have been formed after the Union of the Crowns in 1603 when James VI of Scotland became James I of England. Following events of 1688, King James II of England (VII of Scotland) made a decision to secure peace throughout both the Scottish Highlands and Scottish Lowlands. The main chiefs were asked to supply a certain number of men each. By 1738 the Independent Highland Companies were known officially as 'Am Freiceadan Dubh' or Black Watch. The Independent Highland Companies took a very active part in the Jacobite rising of 1745. One of their first actions was when 600 men of the Grant, two Sutherland, Munro and Mackay companies fought in the Siege of Fort Augustus (December 1745). The fort was liberated from the Clan Fraser of Lovat, largely Jacobites.
During the Seven Years’ War a number of unidentified Independent Highland Companies were raised but were almost immediately sent south to the Scottish Lowlands or to England as new recruits and could scarcely be regarded as true Independent Companies but were more like a recruitment agency for the British Army. There were no more Independent Highland Companies formed after 1763 but from those that had been before emerged the world-famous Highland regiments during the remainder of the 18th century.

Clans: MURRAY, MENZIES, STUART, CAMPBELL, ROBERTSON, MACFARLANE, GRAHAM, GORDON, MONRO, SUTHERLAND (under GUNN), GRANT, MACKAY, MACLEOD, MACINTOSH (town of INVERNESS), MACKENZIE, MACDONALD of SLEAT, ROSS

"Independent Highland Companies." Wikipedia. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Highland_Companies]. 3 November 2013. web.

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# 5 - Black Watch - 12/13/2013 - 00:45 - - - Scotland
:-P:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "SINCLAIR"

The St Clairs first arrived in England with William the Conqueror, then in the Scotland of David I a branch became settled at Roslin, near Edinburgh. From 1379 these gave name to Scotland's most northerly clan and acquired the chiefship by a marriage to the heiress of the earldom of Caithness. Apart from local feuds with the Gunns and others, Sinclairs have frequently distinguished themselves in Scottish history. One Sir William fell in Spain, 1330, with the Douglas who was bearing Bruce's heart to the Holy Land. Then to Sinclair's green is counted unlucky, since so many of them wearing it fell with their Chief at Flodden, 1513. Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, painted by Raeburn as Commander of the Fencible regiment he raised in 1794, was a most practical idealist, forerunner of social surveys and planned agriculture, and first originated the word 'Statistics.'

Septs: BUDGE, CLYNE, GROAT, LYALL, WARES

"SINCLAIR." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.81. Print.

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# 4 - Clan Sinclair - 12/05/2013 - 15:05 - - - Scotland

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