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:oops::-[] 3 Celts & Company • "BUCHANAN"

Clan Siol Ui'Cain: the race of O Kyan ( the Cathan/Chattan ).

Maormorship of Moray:: clans Chattan, Cameron, Nachtan/MacNachton/Nacton, Gillean/MacLean/MacLaine, Siol O'Cain:: Munro/Clann an Rothaich/Roich & Gillemheol/MacMillan.

Legend derives the clan's original name MacAusian from Irish prince Anselan O Kyan, granted a settlement in Lennox by Malcolm II. The Auselan first actually recorded was Steward to a 13th-century Earl of Lennox, from whom he obtained the Loch-Lomondside district of Buchanan, which includes Ben Lomond. His son Gilbert was the first user of the Buchanan surname, as well as founder of the branches that took his own name. From Gilbert's brothers Colman and Methlan, grandson Maurice and great-granson Walter there derive other sept names, and the separated clan MacMillan.
George Buchanan, a fore-runner (though in Latin) of Burns and Byron, the tutor of Montaigne, Mary Queen of Scots and James VI, historian and Reformationist, ranks as the clan's chief personality, though a U.S. President could be among others cited.

Septs: COLMAN, CORMACK, COUSLAND, DEWAR, DOVE, DOW, GIBB, GIBBON, GIBSON, GILBERT, GILBERTSON, HARPER, HARPERSON, LEAVY, LENNIE, LENNY, MACALDONICH, MACALMAN, MACASLAN, MANASLIN, MACAUSELAN, MACAUSLAN, MACAUSLAND, MACAUSLANE, MACALMAN, MACCALMONT, MACCAMMOND, MACCASLAND, MACCHRUITER, MACCOLMAN, MACCORMACK, MACCUBBIN, MACCUBING, MACCUBIN, MACGEORGE, MACGIBBON, MACGRREWSICH, MACGUBBIN, MACINALLY, MACINDEOR, MACINDOE, MACKINLAY, MACKINLEY, MACMASTER, MACMAURICE, MACMURCHIE, MACMURCHY, MACNEUR, MACNUIR, MACNUYER, MACQUATTIE, MACWATTIE, MACWHIRTER, MASTERS, MASTERSON, MORRICE, MORRIS, MORRISON, MURCHIE, MURCHISON, RICHARDSON, RISK, RUSK, RUSKIN, SPITTAL, SPITTEL, WALTER, WALTERS, WASON, WATERS, WATSON, WATT, WATTERS, WEIR, YUILL, YOOL, YULE, ZUILL

"MACMILLAN" The term 'ancient' normally describes a change in colour that can be applied to any tartan. In the case of MacMillan the 'ancient' form involves a more radical change, justifying the traditional use of the adjective in the name of the tartan. James Logan, co-author of 'The Clans of the Scottish Highlands' (1847), states that this version is identical with Buchanan. The thread count was deduced by J. Cant from the illustration by R.R. MacIan in the same work.

"BUKANSIDA" an Old Norse place name. "-an" Scot masculine suffix used to form nouns often for male given names. The Earldom of Mar and Buchan formed one of the seven original Scottish earldoms (Kingdom of Ce). Alba's stone circles are most densely concentrated near Aberdeen, in old Buchan.

"Odin's Stone" Promise of Odin, a promise of marriage or particular sort of contract, accounted very sacred by some of the inhabitants of Orkney. [...] the Stone at Stenhouse with the round hole in it, [...] was customary, when promises were made, for the contracting parties to join hands through this hole; and the promises so made were called the promises of Odin.

"PROMISE of ODIN." An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: Volume 2. Edinburgh, SCOT: University Press, c.1808. chap.O. Print.

"BUKANSIDA". Grímur Jónsson Thorkelin. Fragments of English and Irish history in the ninth and tenth century. London, UK. 2 Nov 1788. map. Print.

"BUCHANAN." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.50. Print.

"Ancient North Scotland." The Highland Monthly - Volume 2. Edinburgh: JOHN MENZIES & CO. c.1890-91. p.546. Print.

"MACMILLAN ANCIENT" National Records of Scotland, H.M. General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY. [https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/tartanDetails?ref=2657]. 2019. web.

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# 6 - Clan Buchanan, see also MacMillan - 12/31/2013 - 05:03 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACAULAY"

The Dunbartonshire MacAulays claim descent from MacGregor and hence MacAlpin stock. Seated at Ardincaple (now Helensburgh) since at least the 13th century, they were under protection of and closely connected with the old earls of Lennox [see clan Home | 'HUME' p.58,59]. It is from a brother Aulay of the earl in Alexander II's time that the clan name is believed to derive. A branch that removed to Loch Fyne took the name MacPhedran, which became Paterson.
Lord MacAulay (1800-59), writer and statesman but famed chiefly for his 'History of England,' was descended of a different small clan that was settled at Uig, on the west side of the Isle of Lewis. Of Norse origin, the name here deriving from 'Olaf,' these Northern MacAulays were often at feud with the neighbouring Morrisons and usurping MacKenzies.

of the Lennox clan Septs: MACALL, MACCALL, MACKAIL, MACKELL, MACPHEDRAN, MACPHEDRON, MACPHEIDRAN, PATERSON, PATTERSON

of either clan Septs: AULAY, MACALLEY, MACAULLY, MACAULEY

"MACAULAY." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.61,62. Print.

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# 5 - MacAulay - 12/09/2013 - 09:38 - - - Scotland
:-[] 3 Celts & Company • "MACKAY"

Maormorship Caithness:: clan Morgan/MacKay.

Like their MacKenzie neighbours, the MacKays of the Cape Wrath district, sometimes termed Clan Morgan after a 14th-century chief, may have been one of the tribes of Moray expelled from there for revolts in the 12th century. This powerful clan came often into dispute with others, not excluding the great Lords of the Isles. A strong section of the clan became established under these lords in Argyllshire and Galloway, and the name MacKay derives from Morgan's grandson Aodh, whose mother was a MacNeil of Gigha. MacKays or MacAys of Clan Chatten, from Inverness-shire eastward, are really of Clan MacDhai, i.e., Davidsons.
Clan MacKay devoted much zeal to the Protestant Reformation. Two thousand of them crossed the North Sea to serve that cause in the Thirty-Years' War and Charles I raised their Chief to Lord Dreay, yet their grandsons' religious mistrust of the Stewarts made them one of the anti-Jacobite clans.

• "MORRISON GREEN" a.k.a Morrison 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: ALLAN, BAIN, BAYNE, KAY, KEY, MACALLAN, MACBAIN, MACCAA, MACCAW, MACCAY, MACGAA, MACGAW, MACGEE, MACGHEE, MACGHIE, MACKEE, MACKIE, MACPHAIL, MACQUE, MACQUEY, MACQUOID, MACVAIL, MACVAIN, MACVANE, MORGAN, NEILSON, NELSON, PAUL, POLE, POLESON, POLSON, REAY, SCOBIE, WILLIAMSON

"MACKAY." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.70. 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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# 4 - MacKay - 12/07/2013 - 04:31 - - - Scotland

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