History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland, from A.D. 1493 to A.D. 1625: With a Brief Introductory Sketch, from A.D. 80 to A.D. 1493 (Google eBook)

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W. Tait, 1836 - Highlands (Scotland) - 453 pages
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Contents

Origin of the Clan Ian Vor of Isla and Kintyre and of the Macdonalds of Keppoch
32
Where the Lord of the Isles and many other chiefs
35
John fourth and last Lord of the Isles and third Earl
41
The Earl of Douglas returns from Rome and is assassinated by the King
43
The Earl of Ross rebels and assumes regal powers 48 His forces are placed under the command of his bastard son Angus and of Donald Balloch
49
Angus of the Isles invades Ross and gains a victory over
52
Excesses of the Mackenzies after their victory
58
The house of Keppoch or Clan Ranald of Lochabcr
64
The Clan Gillean or Macleans
68
A proclamation interfering with the trade of the Isles is annulled
73
The Clan Chameron 74 to
77
The Mackenzies of Kintaill
83
He again visits the Isles and garrisons the castle of Tarbert 88
88
He receives the homage of some of the Islanders
94
The Islanders invade and ravage Badenoch
98
The King endeavours to promote a knowledge of the law Scotland in the Isles of
104
Popularity of James IV with the Highlanders
112
Confusion in Scotland after the death of James IV 114 Insurrection of Sir Donald of Lochalsh
114
Offers of Argyle of the Macleans of Dowart and Lochbuy
122
Comparative tranquillity of the Isles
128
jf tff Disturbances in the South Isles
132
Influence of Mary of Guise the Queenmother 181 Who endeavours to reintroduce the policy of James V
133
Keppoch and his second son escape to Spain and join
148
State of parties in Scotland after the death of James V 151152
151
James Macdonald of Isla alone of the Islanders supports
157
Huntly again invades Lochaber and wastes the lands of the rebels
163
Battle of Ancrum Muir
168
The absence of the Earl of Lennox causes the postpone
174
Most of the other western chiefs submit to the Regent
180
The Regent by her advice holds courts at Aberdeen
182
The Queen Regent to weaken Argyle intrigues with James Macdonald of Isla
188
Proceedings of the Privy Council in this feud 191
191
Failing in the main object of his expedition the capture of DunbartonCastle he returns to England
199
These murders the result of one plot
251
Further inquiry stifled by undue influence
253
The King proceeds in person against the rebel Earls
260
Effects of this proclamation on the Islanders
264
Feud between the Macleans of Dowart and Coll
270
Undue severity and real object of this Act
276
Act of Parliament for erecting three new royal burghs in the Highlands and Isles
277
Preparations for this expedition
283
This failure the result of the intrigues of Argyle
289
These commissions produce no effect
295
The eldest son of Glengarry is drowned in the Kyles
301
His preparations for that event cause him to neglect
303
His proceedings in that district
309
The Macdonalds of Kintyre and Isla rise in arms
313
Instructions to these Commissioners
319
He entraps and carries off most of these chiefs with him 324 They are confined in Dunbarton Blackness and Stirling
325
But owing to the intrigues of Mackenzie of Kintaill are unsuccessful
335
The Siol Torquil and the Mackenzies
341
Isla granted in lease to Sir Ranald MacSorley Buy 347 He endeavours to introduce some Irish customs into Isla
346
Death of Angus Macdonald of Isla
347
And a commission given to the Bishop against him in case he should refuse
352
Preparations for suppressing the rebels of Isla
358
The Earl of Dunfermline Chancellor intrigues for relief of the Bishops hostages
359
The investigation is smothered
366
Sir James Macdonald arrives in the Isle of Colonsay
372
Numbers of his adherents at this time
373
Sir James Macdonald proceeds to Kintyre
379
Who receives a conditional pardon from Argyle
387
Conditions imposed upon them by their own consent 393 to
396
Argyles second son James made Lord Kintyre
399
Insurrection of the Clan Ian of Ardnamurchan
405
The insurrection is suppressed and Lord Lorn reports his proceedings to the Privy Council
411
Conclusion
427

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Page 171 - Henry notice of their arrival, as being " three thousand of them, very tall men, clothed, for the most part, in habergeons of mail, armed with long swords and long bows, but with few guns ; the other thousand, tall maryners that rowed in the galleys...
Page 332 - The fifth statute proceeded upon the narrative, that one of the chief causes of the great poverty of the Isles, and of the cruelty and inhuman barbarity practised in their feuds, was their inordinate love of strong wines and aquavitae, which they purchased, partly from dealers among themselves, partly from merchants belonging to the mainland.
Page 164 - He next directed his course to Dumbarton castle, a fortress, of which, as the key of the West of Scotland, Henry had long, but in vain, sought the possession. It was the property of Lennox, and being commanded by...
Page 122 - King's service, as soon as he should perceive that the government was serious in " destroying the wicked blood of the Isles ; for, as long as that blood reigns, the King shall never have the Isles in peace...
Page 394 - policie and planting" about their houses; and to take mains, or home-farms, into their own hands, which they were to cultivate, " to the effect they might be thereby exercised and eschew idleness.
Page 171 - In all the documents illustrative of these proceedings, we find that Lennox was acknowledged by the Islesmen as the true Eegent and second person of the realm of Scotland ; and while, at his command, they gave their allegiance to the English King, they, at the same time, bound themselves in particular to forward Henry's views in regard to the marriage of the Princess of Scotland, and, in all other affairs, to act under the directions of Lennox, The name of James Macdonald of Isla, whose lands of...
Page 278 - This much is certain, that the Isles of Lewis and Harris, and the lands of Dunvegan and Glenelg, were declared to be at the King's disposal.
Page 73 - Isla from 1 344, and soon came to rival the Harris branch of the Macleods in power and extent of territory, and even to dispute the chiefship with them. Their armorial bearings, however, were different, the family of Harris having a castle, while that of Lewis had a burning mount. The possessions of the Siol Torquil were very extensive, comprehending the isles of Lews and Rasay, the district of Waterness in Skye, and those of Assynt, Cogeach, and Gairloch, on the mainland.
Page 23 - Writing of the descendants of Somerled about this period, Gregory says that of these " there were, in 1285, three great noblemen, all holding extensive possessions in the Isles as well as on the mainland, who attended in that Scottish Parliament, by which the crown was settled on the Maiden of Norway. Their names were Alexander de Ergadia of Lorn (Son of Ewin of Lorn), Angus, the son of Donald, and Allan, the son of Ruari.
Page 94 - Argyll, and others for letting on lease, for the term of three years, the entire Lordship of the Isles as possessed by the last lord, both in the Isles and on the mainland, excepting only the Island of Isla and the lands of North and South Kintyre. Argyll received also a commission of Lieutenandry, with the fullest powers, over the Lordship of the Isles...

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