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Notes on the illegitimacy of MacDonalds, 14 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/100

Scope and Contents

Notes on the illegitimacy of MacDonalds probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist stating that Donull Gruamach [Domhnall Gruamach] was the first of the MacDonalds to have inherited through marriage law as all previous incumbents had been illegitimate. Donl Gorm [Domhnall Gorm] and Murdoch were brothers while Goraidh was said to have been castrated and so had no children. Sìol Ghoraidh's response to that was that Sìol Mhurchaidh who were descended from seann Aonas Maconail Kintire [Seann Aonghas MacDhomhnaill, Cinn Tire/Kintyre], whose children has been 'ginte under the craicean bra'ain & so were illeg[itimate]'.


  • 14 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm