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Clanranald connection to the MacGillivray's of Antigonish County

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Clanranald connection to the MacGillivray's of Antigonish County

Posted: 25 Jul 2012 8:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
For those of you whe descend from Andra Ban MacGillivray, or Andrew Ban MacGillivray, pioneer of Dunmaglass in the Arisaig district of Antigonish County, I was asked to find what connection existed between the descendants of this MacGillivray branch and the MacDonald clan. In doing so, I found a descrepancy in the book History of Antigonish, Volume 1, page 55.

Sagart Arisaig (SA) informed that Andra Ban MacGillivray was married to Janet MacDonald of the Kinlochmoidart cadet of Clanranald. He continued on page 55 to inform that "The Macdonalds of Kinlochmoidart were the descendants of John, fourth son of Allan, fourth chief of Clanranald."

According to a book by Rev. Charles McDonald's "Moidart, Among the Clanranalds", which SA later refered to, it is on page 245 of this book that the above mentioned Allan was listed as the IX (nineth) chief of Clanranald, not IV (fourth). This is also confirmed on page 298 of the book "The Clan Donald, Volume 3", written 1896. However on page 457 in the book "History of the MacDonalds, and Lords of the Isles", written in 1881, it informed Allan was the VIII (eighth) chief. Either way, Allan wasn't the fourth.

Here is the Clanranald/Kinlochmoidart family line:

Somhairle, King of Argyll (b. 1100, d. 1164)
Ranald of Islay, Kintyre, and Arran (b. 1147, d. 1207)
Donald of the Isles (b. 1190, d. 1269)
Angus Mor MacDonald of the Isles (b. 1249, d. 1300)
Angus Og MacDonald of the Isles (b. 1272, d. 1329)
John MacDonald, Lord of the Isles (b. 1324, d. 1387)
Ranald 1st MacDonald of Clanranald (d. 1389)
Allan 2nd MacDonald of Clanranald (d. 1430)
Roderick 3rd MacDonald of Clanranald (d. 1481)
Allan 4th MacDonald of Clanranald (d. 1505)
Alexander 7th MacDonald of Clanranald (d. 1529)
John 8th MacDonald of Clanranald (d. 1584)
Allan 9th MacDonald of Clanranald (d. 1593)
John 1st MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart (d. 1644)
Alexander 2nd MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart (d. 1689)
Ranald 3rd MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart (d. 1725)
Married to Margaret Cameron (had 23 children), daughter of John Cameron of Lochiel, son of Sir Ewan Cameron.
Ronald MacDonald (a younger son)
Married Marcella MacDonald, daughter of Angus MacDonald of Dalelea, Moidart, Scotland, son of Alexander MacDonald.
Janet MacDonald
Married Andra Ban MacGillivray, emmigrated in 1791 to Antigonish County and were pioneers of Dunmaglass in the Arisaig district of Antigonish County.

Steve Farrell
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