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GENEALOGY COLLECTION



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THE CLA]^ DOI^ALD.



THE CLAN DONALD



BY THE

Rev. a. MACDONALD,



MINISTER OF KILLEARNAN,
AND THE

Rev. a. MACDONALD,

MINISTER OF KILTARLITY.



l/d.



VOL. II.



" The sovereignty of the Gael to the Clan Cholla,
It is right to proclaim it."



Enbci'utss :

THE NORTHERN COUNTIES PUBLISHING COMPANY, Ltd.
1900.



14708.i0



TO
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

WILLIAM RANDAL, 9th EARL OF ANTRIM,

THE HEAD OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS BRANCH OF THE HOUSE OF SOMBRLED,

9th in descent FROM SORl-EY BUY MACDONALD, LORD OF THE GLENS

AND THE ROUTE, AND 15th IN DESCENT FROM JOHN MACDONALD OF

ISLA, LORD OF THE ISLES, AND THE PRINCESS MARGARET

OF SCOTLAND,

THIS VOLUME OF THE

HISTORY OF THE CLAN DONALD

IS

DEDICATED

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S CLANSMEN,
THE AUTHORS,

IN TOKEN OF THEIR APPRECIATION OF HIS HIGH CHARACTER, HIS KINDLY

INTEREST IN THEM AND IN THEIR WORK, AND AS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT

OF WHAT 18 DUE TO THE REPRESENTATIVE OF A CHIVALROUS AND

RENOWNED FAMILY OF THEIR NAME.



PEEFACE.



With the publication ot this volume of the Clan
Donald, our first duty is to tender an apology to
our Subscribers for the delay that has occurred in
its appearance. This, however, has been owing
much less, if at all, to lack of efiort, than to the
large mass of material connected with the various
branches of the Clan which had to be sifted and
arranged, and the consequent fact that this volume
has assumed much ofreater dimensions than its
predecessor, running up as it does to some 800
pages. Seeing that the volume is thus much larger
than was originally expected or intended, and that
a proportionate amount of time and labour had to
be expended upon its publication, we trust that our
Subscribers will excuse its belated appearance, and
that the general result will not be unsatisfactory.
Notwithstanding the bulk of the volume, it has
been found impossible, without still more unduly
increasing its size, to conclude the historical portion
of the work within its limits. We have therefore
decided to postpone the historical treatment of the
family of Sleat until Volume III. is reached, for the
reason that it was the last of the great branches to
emerge from the parent stem. The remainder of
Volume III. will be devoted to the genealogy of the



vm. PREFACE.

Clan, and as the material tor this part of the work
is already well in hand, we do not anticipate great
delay in its completion.

We desire to record our gratitude for the help
and sympathy which we have received from several
clansmen, and others, who have interested them-
selves in our work. Among these may be men-
tioned the Earl of Antrim, Colonel John M^'Donnell
of Kilmore, Glenariff; Hercules H. G. McDonnell,
Esq., Roby Place, Dublin ; the Hon. William
Macdonald, Vancouver ; J. R. M. Macdonald, Esq.
of Largie ; Alexander Macdonald, Esq. of Balran-
ald ; Admiral Robertson Macdonald of Kinloch-
moidart ; Professor Arthur M^'Donell of Lochgarry,
Oxford ; Colonel Martin Martin, R.E., Ostaig,
Skye ; the late Rev. Ptod. Macdonald, minister of
South Uist ; and Mr Farquhar Beaton, South Uist.
Our grateful thanks are due to Lord and Lady
Macdonald of the Isles for a continuation of their
kindness in giving us access to the valuable papers
of the Sleat family. To Macleod of Macleod, who
maintains the best traditions of his ancient house,
we owe a similar debt of gratitude for access to
his family papers at Dunvegan Castle, readily and
generously given us. To the kindness of another
Highland Chief, MacLaine of Lochbuie, we are
indebted for permission to reproduce a charter of
the Bailiary of South Tyree to his ancestor,
granted by John, Lord of the Isles, and Sir
Alexander Macdonald of Lochalsh, in 1492.



PREFACE. IX.

Special acknowledgment is due to Allan Mac-
donald, Esq., LL.D., Glenarm, a worthy scion of
the House of Keppoch, for much valuable assist-
ance during the preparation of this volume, given
with a readiness and kindness which will always
remain a pleasant memory. Above all, we desire
to record with sincerest gratitude our obligations
to a highly-cultured clanswoman. Miss Josephine
M. MacDonell of Keppoch, for much time and
labour spent in collecting material for this volume.
It owes much to her accurate knowledge of the
history of the Clan, of which she is so bright an
ornament, and to the enthusiasm and devotion
with which she entered with us on our work.
We desire to acknowledge the kindness and
courtesy extended to us in the course of our
researches by Mr Clark, of the Advocates' Library ;
Mr Maitland Thomson, of the Historical Depart-
ment, H.M. Register House ; and Mr Donaldson,
of the Inverness Public Library.

In expressing our obligations to those who have
helped us in the preparation of this volume, we
desire to record our profound sorrow at the
irreparable loss we sustained in the death of Mr
Robert Livingston, Manager of the Northern
CJu'onicle, whose courtesy and urbanity, as well
as business capacity, were an unfailing help, and
whose warm and genial friendship we shall never
cease to cherish. We are much indebted to Mr
R. M. Grant, the new Manager, for the assiduity



X. PREFACE.

and intelligence with which he has co-operated
with us during the latter stage of this volume.

Since the chapter on the House of Clanranald
was completed, the Chief of that illustrious family
has passed away. We regretfully record our pro-
found respect for the memory of this distinguished
Clansman, and our grateful appreciation of the
valuable aid which he was always so ready to
extend.

April, 1900.



CONTENTS.



CHAPTER 1.



THE MACRUAEIES OF GARMORAN AND THE NORTH ISLES.

Pagk.
The Fall of the House of Isla and its Consequences. — The Clan
Rory. — Roderick of Bute. — Extensive Possessions of the Family.
— Roderick's Invasion of the Isle of Man, and Mission to
Norway. — Haco's Expedition. — The Legend of the " Bluidy
Stair." — Death of Roderick of Bute. — ^Allan and Dougal, sons
of Roderick, styled Kings in the Norse Sagas. — Allan succeeds
his Father in the Lands of Garnioran, and receives in addition
the Lands of Uist and others. — Death of Allan. — The Mac-
Ruaries and the Scottish War of Independence. — Christina
MacRuarie and Bruce. — Part of the MacRuarie Lands resigned
by Christina in favour of her brother Roderick. — Ranald Mac-
Ruarie and David Bruce. — Grant of Lands to Ranald. — Murder
of Ranald. — Allan MacRuarie, brother of Allan, succeeded. —
Amie MacRuarie. — The MacRurys of Uist .... 1



CHAPTER 11.

THE CLAN ALLISTER.

Obscurities and Mistakes. — The Descent. — " Alastair Mor." —
Attitude towards Bruce. — Ranald MacAllister in Ireland. —
Lowland Branches. — Donald's Descendants in Stirlingshire and
Forfarshire. — Godfrey's Descendants in Ayrshire. — Duncan's
Descendauts. — Hector's Irish Descendants. — Charles Mac-
Allister Stewart of Kintyre and liis Descendants. — Battle of
Ardnary. — Death of John MacAllister at Knockfergus. — Family
of Tarbert.— Archibald MacAllister and the Campbells.— Tutor
of Loup Slain. — Raids on Buteshire. — Clan Allister and Dunny-
veg. — Gorrie MacAllister and his Feuds. — Quarrel with Ardin-
caple. — MacAllister of Balnakill. — Meagre Records in 17th
Century. — At the Revolution. — In the 18th Century .



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xii. CONTENTS.

CHAPTER III.

THE EAELS OF STIRLING.

Page
Descent of the Family.-Loss of Gaelic Character.-Vassals of
^r„yll._Changes of Tenure— Menstry made a Barony ot
Ar^ylL-Tutor of Menstry .-Birthplace of William Alexander,
Poet and Statesman. -His Education. -Entrance into Public
Life.— Becomes a Courtier— Receives Knighthood.— Elegy on
Prince Henry— Master of Request s.-Colonizing Scheme.-
Buys Tillicoiiltry.-Knights of Nova Scotia.-Young Sir
William made Deputy-Lieutenant.— Keeper of the Signet. -
Charter for making Largs a Barony and Free Port.-Gets Land
i„ Ulster .-Charter for Menstry and Tullibo.y— Crisis m the
Colony— New Honours.— Lord Alexander and the Comage.-
His pcalter.— Visits Tarbert.— Matriculates Arms.— New House
of Menstry.-His Death— Character.-His Sons.-2nd Earl.-
Rrd Earl.-4th Earl.-5th and Last Earl— Failure of Heirs .



CHAPTER TV.

THE DESCENDANTS OF ALASTAIR OG.

THE CLAN DONALD OF ULSTER.

Alastair Og and his Sous— Their Place in Irish History— O'Neill's
Galloglachs.-Cnoc 'na Cluith.-Somerled.-Turlough Mor.-
Meagre but Sanguinary Annals of the Fifteenth Century.-
Wars of O'Neill and O'Donnell.-Gillespic MacDonald O Neill s
" Nuncio."-Agreement with Lord Deputy .-O'Neill's continued
Disloyalty .-Rupture with Macdonald .-Submission to Govern-
nient.-Reconciliation with O'Neill— Disappearance from
History



CHAPTER V

ALASTAIR OG'S DESCENDANTS— THE CLAN DONALD OF

CONNATJGHT AND LEINSTER.

Descent of Connaught Branch.-O'Connor's Galloglachs. -Marcus
MacDonald.-His Death in 1397— Descendants of Marcus.-
Mistakes of Genealogists.— Settlement in Leinster— Family of
Tynekill— Charles, son of Marcus.-John Carragh and Des-
cendants. -Death of Turlough— Genealogical Links— Colla
M'Donald of Tynekill. -Hugh Boy and his Rebellions.-
Fergus of Tynekill.— James MacDonald and the Great Rcbel-
lion.-Forfeiture of Tyneknll. -Charles Fergus— Settlement
at Coolavin.-The Peacockstown Family.-Modern Family of ^^^
Tynekill ...•■••••••



CONTENTS. Xlll.

CHAPTER VI.

THE MACDONALDS OF AEDNAMTJRCHAN.

Page.
The Early History of Ardiiamurcliaii. — John Sprangach, sou of
Angus Mor, Lord of the Isles, progenitor of the Macdonalds of
Ardnamurchan. — Charter by David II. to Angus Macdonald of
Ardnamurchan. — Alexander of Ardnamurchan at Harlaw. —
John of Ardnamurchan and the Erasers of Lovat. — John at
Inverlochy. — For his services receives a gift of lands from
Alexander, Lord of the Isles. — Charter of lands in Islay to John
Brayach. — His support of the Royal authority. — Maclain and
the Macdonalds of Dunnyveg. — Maclain and Sir Alexander
Macdonald of Lochalsh. — Quarrel over lands of Sunart with
Clanranald. — Quarrel witli the Macleans. — Maclain at Flodden.
— Quarrel with Alexander of Isla. — Invasion of Ardnamurchan.
and death of Maclain and his sons. — The Maclains and the
Campbells. — James Macdonald of Dunnyveg receives a crown
charter of Ardnamurchan. — Maclain at Blarleine. — Maclain
and the second Rebellion of Donald Dubli. — Quarrel with the
Macleans. — The marriage of Maclain to the Dowager Lady of
Dowart and its consequences. — Maclain and the Rebellion of
Tyrone. — Maclain murdered at Sunart by his uncle, Donald. —
Macleans defeated by the Camerons and Maclains at Morven.
— The Maclains and the Campbells. — Mr Donald Campbell
obtains a lease of Ardnamurchan from Argyle. — His cruel
conduct. — Invasion of Ardnamurchan by Young Clanranald. —
The Clan Iain rebel, break loose, and take to piracy. — The
Maclains of Ruthven 14'4



CHAPTER VII.

THE MACDONALDS OF GLENCOE.

Obscurities of early history. — Lands of Glencoe, how held. — John
Fraoch. — John Abrach. — Glencoe men liberate Donald Dubh. —
Bond of John Og Maclain Abraich with Campbell of Glenorchy.
— Commission of Justiciary against Glencoe. — Bond of man-
rent, Freuchie and Lochiel against Glencoe. — Raid upon the
Ogilvies at Argyll's instigation in 1591. — Complaint against
Clanian same year. — Outbreak in 1592. — Raids into Druni-
charrie, Ardincaple, and Lennox in 1599. — Slaughter of the
Stewarts. — Commission against John Abrach, 1617. — Raid of
Fendraught. — Apprehension of Alastair Maclain Abraich. —
Battle of Stronachlachain. — Clanian in Campaign of Montrose.
— Ranald of the Shield. — Clanian at the Revolution. — For-
feiture of Glencoe. — Breadalbane's mission of conciliation. —



CONTENTS.

Page.
Government Proclamation. — Glencoe procrastinates. — Takes
the Oath. — Suppression of Certificate. — Dalrymple's murderoiis
scheme. — King William's action. — Quartering of Government
troops in Glencoe. — Treachery under friendship's mask. — The
murder. — Commission of Enquiry. — Privations of the Clanian
and Petition to Estates. — Help from Heisker. — Clanian in 1745.
—The last of the Glencoes 189



CHAPTER VIII.

THE MACDONALDS OF CLANRANALD.

Origin of the Family of Clanranald. — Reginald surrenders the
Lordship of the Isles to Donald. — Godfrey takes possession of
the MacRuarie lands. — John MacArthur's claim to a share of
the MacRuarie territory. — Allan succeeds Reginald as second
Chief of Clanranald. — Roderick of Clanranald siipports the
Lord of the Isles. — The patrimony of the Clanranald encroached
upon by John, Lord of the Isles. — Allan MacRory, a famous
Chief, supports Angus Og and Alexander of Lochalsh. — The
Raid of Cromarty. — The fall of the Lordship of the Isles. —
Allan MacRory renders homage to the King. — Ranald Bane
receives Charters from the King. — Ranald Bane helps to quell
the Rebellion of Donald Dubli. — He receives Crown grants of
lands in Skye and ITist. — The character of Allan MacRory. —
Tradition of Allan MacRory.— Dugal MacRanald's Chiefship.
— His bond to Huntly. — Accused of appropriating the cargo of
a Spanish ship in Uist. — His bond to Calder. — Dugal and his
family excluded from the Chiefship. — Death of Dugal. —
Alexander Mac Allan succeeds to the Chiefship. — John
Moideartach, son of Alexander, assumes the Chiefship. — In
rebellion against the Government at the outset of his career. —
John receives a Royal Charter. — A shoal of Charters. — ^Voyage
of James V. to the Isles. — Takes John Moideartach prisoner. —
Ranald Gallda and Blarleine. — Huntly sent to punish John of
Moidart. — John of Moidart and the Rebellion of Donald Dubli.
— Rorie MacAlister, Dean of Morven, acting as Island Pleni-
potentiary. — Attempt to punish John of Moidart. — John
supports James Macdonald of Dunivaig. — Argyle sent against
John. — His bond to Huntly. — Huntly sent against John by
land and Argyle by sea. — Athole sent against him. — He is kept
in ward at Perth. — His escape. — Refuses to meet the Queen at
Inverness. — Continues to resist the Government. — His relations
to the neighbouring Clans. — Character of the Chief .



CONTENTS. XV.

CHAPTER IX.

THE MACDONALDS OF CLANRANALD.

Page.
Allan Maclain succeeds. — Feud with Dunvegan. — His marriages. —
Massacre in cave of Eigg. — Allan's sons. — Murder of Allan Og.
— Death and character of Allan Maclain. — Angus MacAllan
succeeds. — Battle of Amhuiun Roag and death of Angus. —
Donald MacAllan succeeds. — Feud with Duart. — Captivity and
release. — Invasion of Kintail. — Defeat of MacNeill of Barra. —
Submission to Fiivj Council. — Act of Supersedere. — Takes out
titles. — Descendants of Ranald Gallda become troublesome. —
Piracy by MacNeills of Barra. — Harbours Macleods of Lewis. —
Action of the Ranald Gallda family ceases- — Stringent action
by Privy Council. — Bond with Glengarry. — Bond with Macleod,
Mackinnon, and Maclean of Coll. — Death and character. — John
Moydartach succeeds. — Dispute with Sleat. — John's tenure. —
Bond with Glengarry. — Fishings of Seall. — The " Susannah "
episode. — Spulzie of Minister of S. Uist. — Clanranald joins
Montrose with 800 men. — Invasion of Argyll and flight of grim
Archibald. — Battles of Inverlochy and Kilsyth. — ^Young Clan-
ranald in Ireland. — His return. — Death of John Moydartach
and Donald's succession. — Burgess of Londonderry. — Death
and character. — Allan succeeds. — Killiecrankie. — Career in
France. — Marriage, return, and life in Uist. — Battle of Sheriff-
muir and death of Allan. — Ranald succeeds to Chiefship. —
Retires to France. — Forfeiture and restoration of estates. —
Donald of Benbecula succeeds. — History of Beubecula family. —
Death of Donald. — Succession of Ranald. — Tack to Boisdale. —
Period of 1745. — Young Ranald. — Flora Macdouald. — For-
feiture and restoration of estates. — Death of Captain Donald of
Clanranald at Quebec. — Death of old Clanranald. — Succession of
Ranald the younger. — Quiet annals. — Death of Ranald the
younger. — Succession of John Moydartach. — Modern family of
ClanranaJd 289



CHAPTER X.

THE MACDONALDS OF GLENGARRY.

Early history of Glengarry. — The Macdonalds of Glengarry held
their lands of the Lords of the Isles. — Final forfeiture of the
Lord of the Isles and Alexander of Glengarry. — The policy of
James IV. — Resistance of Alexander of Glengarry. — Alexander
joins the rebellion of Sir Donald of Lochalsh. — Bond between
Glengarry and Lochiel. — Glengan-y's claim to the lands of Loch-
alsh allowed. — Involved in Alexander of Dunnyveg's rebellion. —
Crown Charter to Glengarry. — He joins the rebellion of Donald
Gormc of Sleat. — He is taken a prisoner to Edinburgh by James



I. CONTENTS.

Paoe.
V. — Alexander joins the rebellion of Donald Dubli. — He
supports John of Moidart and fights at Leine. — Fend between
Glengarry and the Chief of Grant. — ^Visit of the Regent Arran
to Inverness. — Feud with the Grants renewed. — Marriage con-
tract between Glengarry, on behalf of his son Donald, and
Freuchie for his daughter, Helen Grant. — Charter by James VI.
to Glengarry. — Royal Commission to Angus of Glengarry to
hold courts within the bounds of his lands. — Threatened
invasion of Glengarry by the Earl of Argyle. — Quarrel between
Glengarry and Kintail over the Lochalsh family lands in
Wester Ross. — Glengarry enters into a bond of manrent with
Huntly. — Glengarry in rebellion against the King's aiithority.
— Differences with Freuchie finally settled. — The quarrel with
Mackenzie renewed with great fiiry. — Death of Angus Mac-
donald, younger of Glengarry. — Royal Commission to Glengarry
to deal with broken men. — Raid of Kilchrist. — Lord Ochiltree
makes the Island Chiefs prisoners at Arcs.— Raid of Strathdee
by the men of Glengarry. — Letter by James VI. to Donald
MacAngus anent the manufacture of iron and glass near Glen-
garry. — Raid by the men of Knoydart. — Alasdair Dearg,
younger of Glengarry, joined the rebellion of Sir James Mac-
donald of Dunnyveg. — Bond of friendship between Glengarry
and Clanranald. — Glengarry employed in Government service.
— He claims to be heir to the Lordship of the Isles. — Glengarry
and the " Broken Men." — Angus, younger of Glengarry, and
MacRanald of Lundie. — Raid of Glengarry by Argyle. —
"Angus Macdonald Oy to the Laird of Glengarry," committed
to ward in Edinburgh Castle. — Angus joins Montrose. — Battle
of Inverlochy. — Angiis of Glengarry at Dundee, Auldearn,
Alford, and Kilsyth. — Glengarry in Ii^eland. — He is detained a
prisoner at Kilkenny. — At Worcester. — He bestirs himself for a
rising among the Clans. — ^Letter and commission from Charles
II. to Glengarry. — Glengarry joins Glencairn. — Middleton
assumes command of the Royalist forces, and Glengarry re-
ceives a commission of Major-General. — Defeat of the King's
forces at Lochgarry 366



CHAPTER XI.

THE MACDONALDS OF GLENGARRY— (Continued).

The Restoration. — Glengarry raised to Peerage. — Claim against
Argyll. — Bond with Macmartin. — Feud with Inverness. — Inter-
position for Macmartin. — Difficulties iii Muck. — Exhibits Kep-
poch. — Contract with Cluny. — Co-operation with Lawers. —
Action of Government against Papists. — Glengarry sides with
Duart. — Macdonald of Scotus succeeds to Estates. — Alastair
Dubh. — The Revolution. — Dundee and the Highlanders. —
Killiecrankie. — Forfeiture. — Submission. — Succeeds to Chief-
ship. — Complaint re Invergarry Castle. — Address of Chiefs to



CONTENTS. XVll,

Paoe.
George I. — Slieriffmuir. — Submission to Governinent. — James
VIII. 's Peerage. — Rising of 1719. — Death of Alastair Dubli. —
John succeeds. — Alastair Ruadh in the Highlands. — His return
to France with Address from Chiefs. — His imprisonment. —
Prince Charles. — Angus of (ilcngarry. — Battle of Preston. —
Angus recruiting in the North. — Attitude of the Grants. — The
Glengarry men at Clifton. — Siege of Stirling. — Battle of Fal-
kirk. — Death of Angus. — James takes command. — Expedition
to Dornoch. — Culloden. — Old Glengarry's imprisonment. —
Suspected Treachery of Barrisdale. — Release of Alastair Ruadh.
— His difficulties. — Death of the Glengarry Chief. — Alastair
Ruadh's succession. — His will. — His death. — His calumniator.
— Duncan, son of Angus, succeeds. — Sale of North Morar. —
Emigration from Glengarry. — Death of Duncan. — Succession of
Alexander Ranaldson. — His characteristics. — His Celtic pro-
clivities. — His death. — The Modern Chiefs of Glengarry . . 440



CHAPTER XII.

THE MACDONALDS OF DUNNYVEG AND THE GLENS.

Origin of the Family. — Alliance with England. — Marriage of John
Mor. — Acquisition of the Glens in Antrim. — Richard IT. in
Islay. — Argyle raided by Irish merchants. — John Mor and the
Gaelic Charter of 1408. — Battle of Harlaw. — Alleged quarrel
between John Mor and his brother Donald. — Tragic death of
John Mor. — King James and the Clan Donald. — Imprisonment
of the Lord of the Isles. — Donald Balloch defeats the Royal
forces at Inverlochy. — He finds refuge in the Antrim Glens. —
He leads the Clan during the minority of his Chief, John, Earl
of Ross. — He heads the rebellion in the North. — He invades
Arran, the Cumbraes, and Lismore. — The Clan Iain Mhoir and
the Treaty of Ardthornish. — Donald Balloch again in rebellion
in the North. — Death of Donald Balloch. — John of Dunnyveg
resides in Antrim. — He receives the honour of Knighthood. —
Revolt of the Clan Iain Mhoir. — Execution of Sir John and his
son, John Cathanach. — Struggle between Alastair Maclain
Chathanaich and Maclan of Ardnamurchan. — Alexander of
Dunnyveg joins the Lochalsh insurrection. — ^Lands of the family
restored to Alexander. — Alliance between Alexander and
Campbell of Cawdor. — Campaign against the Campbells. —
Alexander in rebellion against the Government. — He is
received into favour. — He defends himself against Argyle. —
Several offices and gifts conferred upon him. — Alexander fights
for the King of Scots in Ulster— He has troubles in Antrim. —
Alexander's death at Stirling. — James, his son, brought up and
educated at the Scottish Conrt.— Held answerable for his Clan.
— He receives a Crown Charter of the Barony of Bar. — James
is proclaimed Lord pf the Isles. — Dispute with Argyle.— He



XVlll. CONTENTS.

Paoe.
receives from Argyle a grant of Ai-diiamurchan. — Troubles in
Ireland. — James receives a grant of lands in Argyle from Queen
Mary. — He establishes his authority over the Boute. — Agree-
ments between him and the Earl of Arran. — Struggle in
Ireland continued. — Invasion of Kintyrc by Sussex. — English
efforts to expel the Macdonalds from Ulster. — James receives
further favours from Queen Mary. — Gift of ward and marriage
of Mary Macleod of Dunvegan bestowed upon him. — Fend with
Maclean of Duart. — Indenture between James and Queen
Elizabeth. — Agreement between him and Farquhar McAlister
of Skirhough— War with Shane O'Neill.— Death of James . 490



CHAPTER XIII.

THE MACDONALDS OF DUNNYVEG AND THE GLENS.
(Continued).

Archibald succeeds. — Attempts to relieve his uncle. — Sorley Buy
and bond with Argyll. — Early death of Archibald. — Angus
succeeds. — Early prosperity. — Feud with Duart. — Enters into
bond of manrent. — Position in Ireland. — Grant of Bisset lands
to Donald Gorme. — Donald Gorme's death. — Indenture by
English Government with Angus for Bisset lands. — English
policy towards Dunnyveg. — Renewal of feiid with Duart by
treachery of Maclean. — Eevenge of Clann Iain Mlioir at
Mullintrae. — Eoyal intervention. — Maclean gives hostages and
frees Angus's. — Royal letter to Huntly. — Angus visits Ireland.
— Revenge by Duart. — Angus invades Mull. — Interposition of
friends. — Pretended remissions by Privy Council. — Angus visits
Tyrone. — Sale of Gigha. — Angus entrapped into ward. — Gives



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