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:-[]:-P 3 Celts & Company • "CAMPBELL"

Like their name itself, frequently interpreted as Cam-beul, 'wry-mouth,' this forthrightly ambitious clan claims origin both Celtic and Norman, though the accounts vary. One relates how Malcolm of the clan anciently named O Duibhne or MacDiarmid, went as a widower to Norman France, where he married an heiress of the Beauchamp family and adopted that name. A son Archibald accompanied the Conqueror in 1066, and became founder to several English lines, these ringing changes on the name, as Beauchamp to Beecham, Compobello, Kemble. Hugo de Morville, David I's High Constable and assistant feudaliser, married Beatrix de Campobello and introduced Campbells as vassals on his Ayrshire lands.
The family of Colin Campbell went on to become firm supporters of King Robert the Bruce and benefited from his successes with grants of lands, titles and good marriages. They fought for the Bruce against the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 during the Wars of Scottish Independence. During the 14th century the Clan Campbell rapidly expanded its lands and power. This is partly explained by the loyalty of Sir Neil Campbell (Niall mac Caile), (d.1315), to the cause of Robert I of Scotland (the Bruce) – a loyalty which was rewarded with marriage to Bruce's sister Mary.
The family was closely associated with the Bruces and Stewarts in the time of Cailean Mór and his son Sir Neil Campbell was a staunch ally of King Robert Bruce. Sir Neil was rewarded with extensive lands that had been taken from the forfeited MacDougall, Lords of Lorne and other enemies of the Bruce in Argyll.
Of their main stem, rising to its dukedom of Argyll, we hear of them in possession at Lochow (Loch Awe) after Alexander II's conquest of Argyll. This need not contradict the other tradition of Lochow as O Duibhne territory from long earlier. It would clinch with the Campbell aptitude for backing the winning authority, and with their later royal commission to surpress the refractory MacDonalds of 1614-17 and oust them from Kintyre. The troublesome MacGregors of Perthshire had just previously been treated to a similar policing. And Highland memories run deep. Among many Campbell branches, that of Breadalbane illustrates their other aptitude for successful marriage, being begun by a 14th-century match with the Glenorchy heiress. For other septs, see Campbell of Cawdor, also MacArthur.
In 1725, six Independent Black Watch companies were formed: three from Clan Campbell, one from Clan Fraser, one from Clan Munro and one from Clan Grant. These companies were known by the name Reicudan Dhu, or Black Watch. Taking advantage of the partisan nature and warrior instincts of the highlanders, these men were authorised to wear the kilt and to bear arms, thus it was not difficult to find recruits. The Regiment of the Line was formed officially in 1739 as the 43rd Highland Regiment of Foot under John Lindsay, 20th Earl of Crawford, and first mustered in 1740, at Aberfeldy.

Septs: BALLANTYNE, BANNATYNE, BURNES, BURNESS, BURNS, CONNACHIE, CONOCHIE, DENOON, DENUNE, DONACHIE, DONAGHY, FISHER, HAWES, HAWS, HAWSON, ISAAC, ISAACS, IVERSON, KELLAR, KELLER, KISSACK, KISSOCK, LORNE, LOUDEN, LOWDON, LOWDEN, LOUDON, MACCOLM, MACCOMBE, MACCONACHIE, MACCONCHIE, MACCONNECHY, MACCURE, MACDERMID, MACDERMONT, MACDIARMID, MACDONACHIE, MACELLAR, MACELVIE, MACEUR, MACEVER, MACGIBBON, MACGLASRICH, MACGUBBIN, MACISAAC, MACIVER, MACIVOR, MACKELLAR, MACKELVIE, MACKERLICH, MACKERLIE, MACKESSACK, MACKESSOCK, MACKISSOCK, MACKIVER, MACLAWS, MACLEHOSE, MACLIVER, MACNICHOL, MACNICOL, MACNIVEN, MACNOCAIRD, MACONACHIE, MACORAN, MACPHEDRAN, MACQUACKER, MACTAVISH, MACTHOMAS, MACURE, MACVICAR, OCHILTREE, ORR, PATERSON, PINKERTON, TAWESON, TAWSE, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THOMSON, URE

"CAMPBELL." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.51,52. Print.

"Clan Campbell." Wikipedia. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Campbell]. 24 December 2013. web.

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# 6 - Campbell also Black Watch and MacArthur - 12/28/2013 - 09:30 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACARTHUR"

This early branch of the Campbell clan long claimed its chiefship. The Argyllshire MacArthurs of Bruce's time took their part against the MacDougalls of Lorn, and were richly rewarded out of the latter's territory, including the custodianship of Dunstaffnage Castle. Their own too-ambitious power was broken in 1427 when John MacArthur their chief forfeited to King James I all clan territory, and his own head to the block. The clan afterwards acquired footings at Strachur in Cowal and around Glendochart, whist a sept of them were hereditary pipers to the MacDonads of the Isles.

Septs: ARTHUR, ARTHURSON, CAMPBELL, DEWAR, MACCAIRTHER, MACCARTER, MACINDEOR

"MACARTHUR." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.61. Print.

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# 5 - MacArthur see also Clan Donald and Old Campbell - 12/09/2013 - 10:17 - - - Scotland
:oops::-P:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACDONALD (of the Isles)"

Greatest and most widespread of all, Clan Donald has its main roots in the old Gaelic and Pictish times, with additions from the Norsemen just when the curtain of history begins lifting on personalities. There is a legendary ancestor Conn of the Battles, but the first clear one is Somerled, the thane of Argyll to become wellnigh an independent king of the 'South Isles' (from Ardnamurchan round to Bute), swaying his naval alliance between the rival powers of Scotland and Norway. In 1135 he availed David I to expel the Norse from Arran and Bute, and eventually fell at Renfew in 1164 when himself invading against Malcolm IV. Of his three sons by a daughter of Olaf, Norse king of the Isle of Man, the eldest founded the MacDougall clan of Lorn, and the next son Raginald or Ranald was ancestor to all the clans that derive name from his eldest son Donald.
[...]MacDonald allegiance to the Scottish crown was now unquestionable--so far as it could be induced or enforced. Bruce at Bannockburn granted the clan their jealously upheld honour of position on right of the Scottish battle-array: and in the following reign Angus Mor's grandson John of Islay reunited the North and South Isles by marrying the MacRorie heiress, and first assumed the Lordship of the Isles[...]After 1493[...]Chiefship shifted to the Sleat branch in Skye, called MacDonalds of the Isles, to distiguish them from the branch-clans.
The numerous sept names have various origins[...] Small clans or families sought or fell under the MacDonald protection, or like the MacBeths took high service with the chiefs.

• "MACDONALD of Clanranald"

Strictly, all the MacDonald clans are of Clan Ranald and were frequently so termed, from Donald's father Reginald or Ranald. Thus some confusion arises when a particular branch-clan adopts that general name,[...] (Specifically of Clanranald) They derive from another Ranald, doubly descended from the first, being a younger son of John, first Lord of the Isles[...]

MacDonald (of the Isles) Septs: ALASTAIR, ALLISTER, ANDERSON, BALLACH, BALLOCH, BEATH, BEATON, BETHUNE, BOWIE, BRODIE, BUDGE, BUIE, BULLOCH, CAMBRIDGE, CATHAL, CATHIL, COCHRANE, COLL, COLSON, CONN, CONNAL, CONNELL, COOK, COOKE, COULL, COULSON, CRIRIE, CROMB, CROMBIE, CROOM, CRUM, DANIEL, DANIELS, DARRACH, DARROCH, DONALD, DONALDSON, DONNELL, DRAIN, DUNNEL, FORREST, FORRESTER, GALBRAITH, GALBREATH, GALL GALT, GAULD, GAUL, GAULT, GILBRIDE, GILL, GORRIE, GORRY GOWAN, GOWANS, HAWTHORN, HERON, HEWISON, HOUSTOUN, HOWAT, HOWE, HOWIE, HOWISON, HUDSON, HUTCHEON, HUTCHESON, HUTCHIN, HUTCHINSON, HUTCHON, HUTSON, ISLES, JEFFERY, KEEGAN, KEIGHREN, KELLY, KINNEL, LAING, LANG, LEITCH, MACARTHUR, MACBEATH, MACBETH, MACBHEATH, MACBRAYNE, MACBRIDE, MACBRYDE, MACCAA, MACCAIRN, MACCAMBRIDGE, MACCARRON, MACCAW, MACCAY, MACCLUSKIE, MACCODRUM, MACCOLL, MACCONNAL, MACCONNELL, MACCOONISH, MACCOOK, MACCOSHAM, MACCRAIN, MACCRAN, MACCRIRIE, MACCRORIE, MACCRUM, MACCUAIG, MACCUISH, MACCUITHEIN, MACCUTCHEN, MACCUTCHEON, MACDANIELL, MACDRAIN, MACEACHERN, MACEACHRAN, MACELFRISH, MACELHERAN, MACGAA, MACGAW, MACGEACHY, MACGECHIE, MACGEE, MACGHEE, MACGHIE, MACGILL, MACGORRIE, MACGORRY, MACGOUN, MACGOW, MACGOWAN, MACGOWN, MACGRAIN, MACHUGH, MACHUTCHEN, MACHUTCHEON, MACILLRICK, MACILREACH, MACILWRAITH, MACILWRICK, MACKAY, MACKEACHIE, MACKEE, MACKELLAIG, MACKELLOCH, MACKERRON, MACKEY, MACKIE, MACKIGGAN, MACKINNELL, MACLAIRISH, MACLARDY, MACLARTY, MACLAVERTY, MACLEVERTY, MACMURCHIE, MACMURCHY, MACMURDO, MACMURDOCH, MACO'SHANNAIG, MACQUIKAN, MACQUISTAN, MACQUISTEN, MACRAITH, MACREARIE, MACRORIE, MACRORY, MACRUER, MACRURY, MACRYRIE, MACSORLEY, MACSPORRAN, MACSWAN, MACSWEEN, MACWHAN, MACWHANNELL, MARK, MARQUIS, MARTIN, MAY, MURCHIE, MURCHISON, MURDOCH, MURDOSON, MURPHY, O'MAY, PATON, PATTEN, PEDEN, PURCELL, REOCH, REVIE, RIACH, RODERICK, RORIE, RORISON, RYRIE, SHANNON, SHENNAN, SORLEY, SORLIE, SPORRAN, TRAIN, WHANNEL, WHEELAN, WHELLAN, WILKIE, WILKINSON

of Ardnamurchan Septs: JOHNSON, JOHNSTONE, KEAN, KEENE, MACIAN, MACKAIN, MACKANE, MACKEAN, MACKEAND

of Clanranald Septs: ALCOCK, ALISON, ALLAN, ALLANSON, ALLEN, CALLAN, CALLEN, CURRIE, ISAAC, ISAACS, KETCHEN, KECTHIN, MACACHIN, MACAICHAN, MACALLAN, MACBURIE, MACCRINDLE, MACCURRACH, MACCURRIE, MACDONLAD, MACEACHAN, MACKEACHEN, MACEACHIN, MACGACHAN, MACGEACHAN, MACISAAC, MACKEACHAN, MACKECHNIE, MACKEOCHAN, MACKESSACK, MACKESSICK, MACKICHAN, MACKISSOCK, MACMURRAY, MACMURRICH, MACVARISH, MACVURICH, MACVURIE, MACVURRICH, PARK

of Glencoe Septs: HENDERSON, HENDRIE, HENDRY, HENRY, JOHNSON, KEAN, KEENE, MACDONALD, MACGILP, MACHENDRIE, MACHENDRY, MACHENRY, MACIAN, MACKEAN, MACKILLOP, MACPHILIP, PHILIP, PHILP

of Glengarry Septs: ALASTAIR, ALEXANDER, ALLISTER, COWAN, MACCOWAN, MACDONELL, MACOWAN, SANDER, SANDERS, SANDERSON, SAUNDERS

of Keppoch Septs: MACDONELL, MACGILLIVANTIC, MACGILP, MACGLASRICH, MACKILLOP, MACMICHIE, MACPHILIP, MACRONALD, MECHIE, MEEKISON, MEKIE, MICHAEL, MICHIE, MICHIESON, PHILIP, PHILIPSON, PHILLIP, PHILLIPS, PHILP, RAINNIE, RONALD, RONALDSON

"MACDONALD (of the Isles)." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.62-66. Print.

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# 4 - Clan Donald - 12/09/2013 - 07:11 - - - Scotland

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