McKean Historical Notes: Being Quotations from Historical and Other Records, Relating Chiefly to MacIain-MacDonalds, Many Calling Themselves McCain, McEan, MacIan, McIan, McKean, MacKane, McKeeham, McKeen, McKeon, Etc

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Press of Gibson Bros., 1906 - 250 pages
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Page 110 - I have not, nor shall have, in my possession any gun, pistol or arm whatsoever, and never use tartan plaid, or any part of the Highland garb, and if I do so may I be cursed in my undertakings, family and property; may I never see my wife and children, father, mother...
Page 110 - AB do swear and as I shall answer to God at the great day of judgment...
Page 126 - Your troops will destroy entirely the country of Lochaber, Lochiel's lands, Keppoch's, Glengarry's and Glencoe's. Your power shall be large enough. I hope the soldiers will not trouble the government with prisoners.''!
Page 127 - ... and then it is added, if Mackean of Glenco, and that tribe, can be well separated from the rest, it will be a proper vindication of the public justice to extirpate that sect of thieves...
Page 145 - Glenco men has been the original cause of this unhappy business, and hath given occasion in a great measure to so extraordinary an execution, by the warm directions he gives about doing it by way of surprise, and considering the high station and trust he is in, and that he is absent, we do therefore beg that your majesty will give such orders about him, for vindication of your government, as you in your royal wisdom shall think fit.
Page 185 - As beautiful Kitty one morning was tripping With a pitcher of milk from the fair of Coleraine, When she saw me she stumbled, the pitcher it tumbled, And all the sweet buttermilk watered the plain.
Page 152 - Glenco men, they declared that, if that was the case, they must return home. If they were considered so dishonourable as to take revenge on an innocent man, they were not fit to remain with honourable men, nor to support an honourable cause ; and it was not without much explanation, and great persuasion, that they were prevented from marching away the following morning.
Page 40 - Lowland knights was unavailing against the broadswords and battle-axes of the islesmen. The Earl of Caithness, with sixteen of his personal retinue, and many other barons and knights, were left dead on the field ; while Mar, with great difficulty, succeeded in rescuing the remains of the royal army.
Page 23 - The Danes thought it cowardly to attack an enemy by night, but on one occasion deviated from their rule. On they crept, barefooted, noiselessly, and unobserved, when one of the men set his foot on a thistle, which made him cry out.
Page 221 - Malcolmo et Heredibus suis de nobis et Heredibus nostris in Feodo et Hereditate per...

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