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Copy of the 'Genealogical Account of the Mac Raes', 10 August 1868

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/9

Scope and Contents

Copy of the 'Genealogical Account of the Mac Raes' 'As written originally by the Rev John Mac Rae sometime minister of Dingwall...1704..Transcribed by Farquhar MacRae of Inverinate...1786. Copied by Capt[ain] John MacRae...from this transcript in the possession of his son Dr John 1816.' The copy contains insertions by Carmichael, each of which he has intialled. The account describes their origins in Ireland, the origin of their name 'Mac Rath, the fortunate son' and subsequent variations of the name. Their connections to royalty and to other clans and references to them from the 13th to 17th centuries are also recorded. Although extensive, the copy is incomplete and folios 70r to 77r have been left blank, presumably with an intention of completing the copy. A copy of this account is available in the National Library of Scotland (see Related Material below)


  • Creation: 10 August 1868

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 48v, line 1 to folio 70r, line 24

Related Materials

GB233 MS.3569 - Clan Histories: Histories of the Grants, Macraes and Chisholms


Macrae, Rev. Alexander, History of the Clan Macrae (Dingwall, 1899) pp. 12-13.

Repository Details

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