History of the Western highlands and isles of Scotland, 1493 to 1625

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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
Remarkable treaty between Edward IV and the Earl
47
Angus of the Isles invades Ross and gains a victory over the Mackenzies and others at Lagebread
52
Excesses of the Mackenzies after their victory
58
The Clan Allaster of Kintyre
68
He is deputed to present the Report to the King 334 Measures taken by the Privy Council in consequence of this report
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
Preparations for suppressing this rebellion 98
98
The King endeavours to promote a knowledge of the law of Scotland in the Isles
104
Popularity of James IV with the Highlanders
112
The Earl of Argyle sent against the insurgents
115
Offers of Argyle of the Macleans of Dowart and Lochbuy
122
Dowart exposes his wife on a rock
128
Change of the policy of government regarding the Isles
129
Influence of Mary of Guise the Queenmother 181 Who endeavours to reintroduce the policy of James V
133
Nine of the principal Islanders treat with the King
135
Argyle recalled and committed to prison
142
Some of whom are liberated on giving hostages for their
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
Embarrassments and cupidity of that Monarch
242
These murders the result of one plot
251
Further inquiry stifled by undue influence
253
Gallant behaviour of Maclean of Dowart as one of Argyles
259
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 Macdonald of Kintyre and Isla rise in arms
312
Instructions issued for his trial
318
Instructions to these Commissioners
319
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
Death of Angus Macdonald of Isla
347
Isla granted in lease to Sir Ranald MacSorley Buy 347 He endeavours to introduce some Irish customs into Isla
348
Reasons for supposing that Angus Oig and his followers
354
The Earl of Dunfermline Chancellor intrigues for relief of the Bishops hostages
359
The investigation is smothered
367
Numbers ofhis adherents at this time
373
He proceeds thence to Isla and recovers the Castle
375
He sends the fiery cross through that district and is joined by many of the inhabitants
379
Instructions to Calder regarding this service
398
The insurrection is suppressed and Lord Lorn reports his proceedings to the Privy Council
411
Conclusion
427

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Page 90 - In the following year, after extensive preparations for another expedition to the Isles, the King assembled an army at Glasgow ;J and, on the 18th of May, we find him at the Castle of Mingarryin Ardnamurchan, being the second time, within two years, that he had held his court in this remote castle. John Huchonson, or
Page 39 - t office of Justiciar of Scotland, north of the Forth ;f an office which he probably obtained from Archibald, Earl of Douglas and Duke of Touraine, Lieutenant-General of the kingdom. In what manner Ross exercised this office is uncertain; but it was, perhaps, under colour of it that he wreaked * Bower a Hearne, IV. p.
Page 45 - influence in the Highlands and Isles, by forcing him frequently to reside at a distance from the seat of his power; * It would seem that the Castle of Rothsay was also besieged. Acts of Parliament, II. 109. t Tytler's Scotland, IV. pp. 86-127. Auchinleck Chronicle, pp. 44, 51, 55. Acts of Parliament, II. 190.
Page 232 - far addictit to thair awin tyrannicall opinions that, in all respects, they exceid in creweltie the maist barbarous people that ever hes bene sen the begynning of the warld."—Historic of King James the /Sext, p. 217. The author of the work in which the above severe reflections on the character and disposition of the Islanders occur, seems, from a passage in Sir
Page 147 - sailed to the coast of Sutherland, for the purpose of seizing Donald Mackay of Strathnaver, which was effected without difficulty. Thence, the fleet proceeded to the Isle of Lewis, where Ruari Macleod, with his principal kinsmen, met the King, and were made to accompany him in his further progress. The west coast of the Isle of Sky was next visited; and Alexander
Page 147 - of Dunvegan, lord of that part of the island, was constrained to embark in the royal fleet. Coasting round by the north of Sky, the King then came to the district of Trouterness, so lately desolated by the chief of Sleat. Here various chieftains, claiming their descent from the ancient Lords of the Isles, came to meet their Sovereign—particularly John
Page 19 - which, as I conceive, is an error for Angus MacSorlie—the latter being the way in which MacSomerled (spelt MacSomhairle) is pronounced in Gaelic. That there was, about this time, a matrimonial alliance between the house of Stewart and that of Isla, is probable from a dispensation in 1342, for the
Page 135 - Campbell of Glenurchy, Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck, Archibald Campbell of Skipnish, and Duncan Campbell of Ilangerig,who were to be confined in Edinburgh Castle.* Colin, Earl of Argyle, dying in this year, was succeeded by his son, Archibald, fourth Earl, who immediately took the oath of allegiance to the King, and was appointed to all the offices held by
Page 321 - promising to be their friend, and to deal with the King in their favour." Having taken very strict order with Angus Macdonald for his future obedience, he suffered that chief to depart home. But not finding the others so ready to accede to all his proposals, the Lieutenant, by the advice of his chief counsellor, the Bishop of the
Page 65 - by his marriage with Marjory Bisset, heiress of the district of the Glens in the county of Antrim.f The footing where else seen any notice of this expedition, which seems to have been one of considerable importance. * President Forbes

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