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201 'Tomalin of the Boothes' BOUTH, Sir Thomas (I23808)
202 'virus' ATKINSON, Ruth Lamont (I36758)
203 (May be the Richard Vance, age 16, living with James Logan DeSpain family 368 in the 1850 LaRue County census) VANCE, Richard Alexander Taylor (I9536)
204 (Past President of the Belleville Model Railroad Club) - at the Belleville General Hospital on Sunday September 6th, 2009. Kenneth Vance, of Belleville, in his 81st year. Son of the late Earle and Peggy Vance. Beloved husband of Marilyn Vance (nee Cloutier). Dear father of Earle (Shirley), Carole-Ann (Dennis), Kenneth (Judy), Joyce and dear stepfather to Danny (Margaret), Dale (Carol), and David (Monia). Loved by his grandchildren Shane, Vance, Sarah-Jean, Jasmine, Justin, Curtis, Christopher, Brendan, Nia and great grandchildren Tyler and Kaitlyn. VANCE, Kenneth Eldridge (I30793)
205 **THIS IS MY GRANDFATHER** VANCE, Angus Nicholson (I31511)
206 **THIS IS MY GRANDMOTHER** FORD, Carrie Pearl (I31565)
207 *DNA TESTING FOR MALE VANCE ...done by Grandson of Marvin Dewitt Vance, his father being M.D. Vance Jr. (born 4-13, 1926 m Jan 17, 1948 Treva Bernice Pegram b 9-5-1928) and grandfather Marvin Dewitt Vance, Sr. as noted above VANCE, NN (I40053)
209 *Killed As Direct Result Of Feud: Murdered, Warm Hollow, Matewan, Mingo Co., WV
Killed in the feud. Ellison and Harriet were not married, Ellison Mounts was the illegitimate son of Ellison Hatfield. - CV G. Martin gedcom lists birth year as 1843, as does G Martin gedcom #2.
\par Stabbed to death by Tolbert, Pharmer and Bud McCoy.
Joel Hager's Southern West Virginia Research Aug 2009 
HATFIELD, Ellison (I13877)
210 +/- 5 yrs! de MUSCEGROS, Hawise Lady of Charlton (I11347)
211 , , , Ireland VANCE, Thomas (I30429)
212 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. VANCE, Robert J. (I27422)
213 - 1930 U.S. Census OR: Multnomah; Portland E.D. 297 Sheet 16BLine 56 Father born in Ireland, Mother born in PA
1900 - Portland, OR, single with sisters Mattie (b PA), Susie, Bessie, brother John (all b OR), ps b Scot
- Newspaper Clipping:
Obituary - "Robert J. Vance - Funeral servces will be held at 1p.m. Friday at Edward Holman & Son's for Robert J. Vance,lifetime resident of Portland who died Tuesday.
Vance was born August 6, 1881 in Portland. For many years he wasin the cleaning and pressing business. In 1920 he went to workfor a plumbing concern. He started his own plumbing business in1929 and was active in that work until shortly before his death.
Survivors include a son, Robert Jr. and two daughters, Mrs. W.M. Sills and Mrs. Raymond Prange, both of Portland.
Interment will be in Multnomah Cemetery"
Handwritten "Buried Aug 19 - '55"
- OR Death Index, 1903-98
Name: Vance, Robert J
Co.: Multnomah
Death Date: 16 Aug 1955
Certificate: 9735
Spouse: Fannie
- Helen Silvey genealogy notes:
! Correspondence on Prodigy with ID # WHCW66B Charles Cook, 141No.
State St., #12, Lake Oswego, Or. 97034-3927, by mail Jan., 1993--
" . . . Much of the data came from a paper by Golda Hall . . .the Smith
Family historian. . ."
gedcom source: Louis L. Stark 
VANCE, Robert J. (I27419)
214 - 1930 U.S. Census OR: Multnomah; Portland E.D. 297 Sheet 16BLine 57
- The Morning Oregonian: 16 May 1935 p.14:
Died - "VANCE - Late of 4245 S.E. Yamhill st., May 13, Fannie Y.Vance, aged 41 years, beloved wife of Robert J., mother ofRobert J. Jr., Laura June and Audry Jewel Vance, sister ofLindsey, Carl and Marshall Smith, Mrs. L. Stark and Mrs. SeattaSteele, all of Portland. Remains are at the Parlors of Miller &Tracey. BR 2691"
- OR Death Index, 1903-98
Name: Vance, Fannie
Co.: Portland
Death Date: 13 May 1935
Certificate: 1588
Spouse: Robert
- Helen Silvey genealogy notes:
! Correspondence on Prodigy with ID # WHCW66B Charles Cook, 141No.
State St., #12, Lake Oswego, Or. 97034-3927, by mail Jan., 1993--
" . . . Much of the data came from a paper by Golda Hall . . .the Smith
Family historian. . ."

- Case# Pct 13ex pg 004 Vol
Name Smith, Fannie
Date 1895
Record Type Census
Co. Multnomah
Source Genealogical

gedcom source: Louis L. Stark 
SMITH, Frances “Fannie” Young (I27418)
215 ---------------------------------
1870 CENSUS: # 478, Kings Valley, Benton Co, OR:
HAMER, James 48, farmer, IN;
Sarah IN;
David 21, IN;
Jane 18, IN;
Evert 17, IN;
Jas Cook 15 IA;
Susan 13, KS;
Charles KS
--> HAMER, John 24, IN (next door)
1880 Census Place: Summit, Benton, Oregon
Source: FHL Film 1255080 National Archives Film T9-1080 Page 92B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John HAMER Self M M W 35 IN Occ: Farmer Fa: IN Mo: IN
Martha HAMER Wife F M W 24 IA Occ: Keeping House Fa: IN Mo: IN
James HAMER Son M S W 7 KS Fa: IN Mo: IA
George E. HAMER Son M S W 6 KS Fa: IN Mo: IA
Sarah Ann HAMER Dau F S W 4 OR Fa: IN Mo: IA
John Henry HAMER Son M S W 3 OR Fa: IN Mo: IA
Lorenzo HAMER Son M S W 1 OR Fa: IN Mo: IA
Patentee: JOHN P HAMAR Acres: 160 Issue Date: 1/23/1897 Land Office: Oregon City Authority: May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392) Document Nr.: 4767 Accession/Serial Nr.: OROCAA 026258 BLM Serial Nr.: OROCAA 026258
SE 8/ 10-S 8-W No Willamette OR Lincoln
HAMAR, John Points (I29418)
216 ----------------------------------
Husband: Plessaris RHOADES
Born: at:
Married: at:
Died: at:
Other Spouses:
Wife: Martha Ellen VANCE
Born: 19 SEP 1854 at: Panora,Guthrie,IA
Died: 14 JAN 1923 at: Hillsboro,Washington,OR
Father:Amos VANCE
Mother:Mary Elizabeth COX
Other Spouses: John Points HAMAR
Name: Leroy Everett RHOADES
Born: 7 APR 1869 at: Havensville,Pottawatomie,KS
Married: 1 OCT 1889 at: Logan,Cache,UT
Died: 6 APR 1952 at: Blackfoot,Bingham,ID
Spouses: Christie Anner SHELTON
VANCE, Martha Ellen (I29432)
217 --------------------------------------
1870 United States Federal Census > Kansas > Pottawatomie > Vienna
115/115 DAVIS, Malinda 40 IN
Sarah F. 18 IN
Julia 16 IN
John E. 14 IA
Mary E. 12 KS
Eldora 6 KS
James O. 3 KS
VANCE, Malinda, d 23 Apr 1889, Age 59 Y, 8 M, 1 D
Mays Strout Cem.
Several member of the HAMAR family, which settled near Nashville, about two miles west, in the
early sixties found a resting place here. The father of this clan was James HAMAR, 1822-1907. His
tombstone tells us he was a pioneer of 1862. Oliver HAMAR, a brother of James, is buried at Summit
Cemetery. Living members of the clan are scattered through the Willamette Valley. They have an
organization and hold regular reunions.
Other graves in this plot are
Malinda VANCE, 1828-1889
Samuel DAVIS, 1842-1923
Robert MORRIS, 1844-1935
HAMAR or DAVIS, Malinda Ann (I29430)
218 --Other Fields
Education: Place: At Caledonia 
BURNS, Elizabeth J. "Libby" (I6563)
219 --Other Fields
EVEN: AKA (Facts Pg) Place: Abigail Sims 
SYMES, Abigail (I6537)
220 --Other Fields
Naturalize: Place: farmer
EVEN: AKA (Facts Pg) Place: D. Elmorce Vance 
VANCE, David Elmore (I294)
221 --Other Fields
Naturalize: Place: Lawyer 
STINE, David Lowe (I6574)
222 --Other Fields
Residence: Date: 1913 Place: LaCrosse, WI 
ABRAMSON, Alfred C. (I6582)
223 --Other Fields
SLGC: Place: 390-18-9818 
DYER, June Elizabeth "Gaga" (I6587)
224 --Other Fields
SLGC: Place: 395-10-2653 
SIME, Alfred Melvin "Papa" (I6593)
225 --Other Fields
SLGC: Place: 399-09-8392 
RAYMOND, Jessamine Clare "Bummy" (I6586)
226 --Other Fields
Soc. Sec Num: Place: 199-24-1559 
?, Trudy (I6609)
227 --Other Fields
Soc. Sec Num: Place: 394-14-1759 
?, Mary (I6589)
228 --Other Fields
Soc. Sec Num: Place: 477-26-0521 
DYER, Dana L. (I6575)
229 --Other Fields
_MIL: Place: WWII Vet 
DYER, Darrel L. (I6577)
230 de MUNCHENSY, Hubert Lord of Edwardstone. (I16508)
231 . Margaret unk bef coming to KY VANCE, James (I6878)
232 /1 item 11

The celebrated abbey of Soulseat, or Saulseat, was founded here [in Inch] in the 12th century, by Fergus, lord of Galloway, for Præmonstratensian monks. Though its history is, for the most part, involved in obscurity, Chalmers is of opinion that it was the first institution of the order in Scotland; that its abbots were the superiors of the Præmonstratensian monks throughout the kingdom; and that the establishment was the mother of the more opulent priory of Whithorn, as well as of the abbey of Holywood. In an act of parliament of 1487, it is spoken of as not being subject to the authority or appointment of the Pope. In 1532, it appears that David [Vaus], abbot of Soulseat, was invested with a commission from the king, to visit and reform all the houses in Scotland of his own order; and in 1658, the abbot is named in a document as uniting with others in defence of the queen. This abbey, situated on a peninsula that stretched out into a lake, to which it gave its name, and surrounded by a burial-ground, was called Sedes Animarum, and Monasterium Viridis stagni, the latter term in allusion to the green appearance, at certain times, of the surface of the lake. 
VAUS, David (I1767)
233 /3 item 492, 495, 497, 498, 499 show he passed Barnbarroch to John by 1648/9; or that he let John act for him as Barnbarroch; see item 504 “out of the kingdom”. Or was swindled out of it all
He was in Holland in 1643 so perhaps unable to take possession of Barnbarroch 
VANS, Sir Patrick of Barnbarroch (I300)
234 017059-77 (Middlesex Co) VANCE, Miron Ellsworth, m, b. July 28, 1877, father – William Alfred Vance, carpenter; mother – Mary Elizabeth PIPER, inf – Wm A. Vance, Parkhill

1911-14 - Lansdown Rd., Liscard, Birkenheadm man dir of Mead Cycle Co 
VANCE, Myron Ellsworth (I26475)
235 042715-83 (Toronto) VANCE, Hattie Louie, f, b. 26 Jun.1883, father – John VANCE, carriage maker; mother – Henrietta STATHAM, infm – Henrietta Vance (signed), 40 Avenue Lane ( VANCE, Hattie Louie (I11409)
236 0m 0d VANCE, Thelma Irene (I22048)
237 1 NAME Dianah /Vance/
2 GIVN Dianah
2 SURN Vance

1850 Menard County Illinois Census:

G.B. Vance 48 Ohio Basket maker
Abigail Vance 45 Pen
John Vance 18 Ohio
Samuel Vance 10 Indiana
Basil Vance 5 Illinois

Two older Daughters (Mary Vance Riggs and Diana Vance Ridinger) weremarried at this time. There may have been several other children in thefamily when they were in Indiana.


DIANNA VANCE b. 1829 Clark Co OHIO
listed in the 1830 Ohio Census as one of two daughtersof George B. Vance
m. JAMES F. RIDINGER 28 June 1848 in Macon CountyIllinois. The marriage record has her name spelled ìDianahî All otherrecords spell it Dianna

Diannaís story was difficult to research because the family in McDonoughCounty Illinois just lost contact with her. Like the other Vance familiesDianna named two of the children the obligatory John and Mary. Diannaalso named one Charity likely because of a cousin Charity Humble whowas 10 years her junior.

Dianna and James were found in the 1850 Illinois Federal Census inRandolph County South East of Saint Louis.

Two of her children Sarah J and Nicholas M were born in Missouri in 1856.

Diannaís family was in Illinois two years later for the birth of herdaughter Charity. Charity Ridinger died very young and is buried with herGrandfather George B. Vance on the grounds of Marden Chapel 7 milessouth of Mt. Sterling in Brown County Illinois.

For the 1860 Census Dianna with extended family was is in SchuylerCounty, Il. Camden Township:

4 130 132 RIDINGER JAMES 36 M OH
6 130 132 RIDINGER ELLA A 11 F ILL

Nearby was her sister Mary Vance Riggs and family

19 132 134 RIGGS ANDREW J 35 M OH
20 132 134 RIGGS MARY 35 F OH
21 132 134 RIGGS ALVIRA R 11 F ILL
22 132 134 RIGGS SARAH A 8 F ILL
23 132 134 RIGGS ARABELL R 7 F ILL
24 132 134 RIGGS WILLIAM M 5 M ILL
25 132 134 RIGGS ISAAC H 3 M ILL
26 132 134 RIGGS GEORGE A 3/12 M ILL

Also living near Mary Vance Riggsí is her future son in law, SamuelWesley Lewis and his sister Mary Lewis Parkins. This is the same MaryParkins that was widowed by the civil war, moved to McDonough County andbecame wealthy while raising a family. (Some Accomplishment for thattime) Mary Parkins has a massive grave marker in the Baley Cemetery onemile South West of Macomb, Illinois.

14 138 140 PARKINS JOHN W 27 M OH
15 138 140 PARKINS MARY E 20 F ILL
16 138 140 LEWIS SAMUEL W 14 M ILL
17 138 140 PARKINS SARAH E 3 F ILL
18 138 140 PARKINS HENRY C 1 M ILL

Living nearby is a family which appears to be headed by James Ridingeríssister Sarah J Ridinger Riggs.
Sarah Jís husband (perhaps deceased) was most likely a brother of AndrewJackson Riggs who married Mary Vance Riggs who, of course, Was our DiannaVance Ridingerís older sister.

35 129 131 RIGGS SARAH J 29 F IND
36 129 131 RIGGS ISAAC A 12 M ILL
37 129 131 RIGGS SARAH A 10 F ILL
38 129 131 RIGGS REBECCA E 8 F MO
39 129 131 RIGGS ANDREW J 6 M ILL
40 129 131 RIGGS MARTHA J 3 F ILL

Dianna was back in Brown county to settle her fatherís estate onSeptember 27 1866 when she sold her share of land to her brother BasilVance. The documents spell their names ìRadingerì and ìBazilì.

James and Dianna Vance Ridinger were listed in the 1880 Kansas, NessCounty Census. (This location is between Hays and Dodge City) James islisted in the Kansas Civil War Pension index. From the census index(1880) it appears that their son George Ridinger was a 19 year old farmhand in Grant County, Southwestern Kansas .

In 1921 A man by the name of George Ridinger drove a new model ìTî fordwith a Missouri license to Uncle George A. Vanceës farm. They had a nicevisit and photographs were taken. The two Men appear to be in their 50swhich fits with the census records estimate of age 53 for George Vanceand 59 for George Ridinger. The photograph identifying them as ìcousinsîis the only evidence that I can locate of contact between members of thisfamily and the McDonough County Vance or Riggs Families. A search of theMissouri license bureau drew a blank on the 1921 number plate displayedon the car.

A Tintype photograph filed in the slot marked Vances in the Riggs familyalbum is almost certainly a picture of Mary and Dianna Vance.

In all of my conversations with living family members, none reportedknowing a single thing about Dianna and Jim Ridinger.

A James F Ridinger born in 1823 was living in Livingston County Missouriin 1900. ca age 77, but sadly there was no Dianna with him.

Historical comparisons: The invasion of Rome by barbarians took severalcenturies. Whereas, the relocation of the Vance, Riggs, Parkins, andLewis, families from Brown and Schuyler Counties to McDonough County tookabout 10 years. So by comparison. it was an invasion. In Genealogy oneshould never deal with ìwhat ifî. But it is tempting to wonder what thecontribution of the James F. and Dianna Vance Ridinger family would havemade to McDonough County. It would have made my research easier. JKV 
VANCE, Dianna (I2701)
238 1 - In 1463 the lands of Kintail were held by Alexander Mackenzie, " when the Mackenzies obtained the first authentic charter on record as direct vassals from the Crown."
During the whole of the previous two hundred years - there is no trace of Colin Fitzgerald or any of his descendants as superiors of the lands of Kintail in terms of Alexander III.'s reputed charter of 1266, the Mackenzies holding all that time from and as direct vassals of their relatives, the Earls of Ross, who really held the position of Crown vassals which, according to the upholders of the Fitzgerald theory, had that theory been true, would have been held by Colin and his posterity. But neither he nor any of his reputed descendants appear once on record in that capacity during the whole of these two centuries. On the contrary, it has now been proved from unquestionable authentic sources that Kintail was in possession of the Earls of Ross in, and for at least two generations before, 1296; that King Robert the Bruce confirmed him in these lands in 1306, and again in 1329; that in 1342 Earl William granted the ten davochs or pennylands of Kintail - which is its whole extent - to Reginald of the Isles; that this grant was afterwards confirmed by David II.; and that between the years 1362 and 1372 the Earl of Ross exchanged the lands of Kintail, including the Castle of Ellandonnan, with his brother Hugh for lands in Buchan.
Although the Earls of Ross were superiors of the lands of Kintail, the Mackenzies occupied the lands and the castle, not as immediate vassals; of the King, but of their own near relatives, the O'Beolan Earls of Ross and their successors, for at least two hundred years before the Mackenzies received a grant of it for themselves direct from the Crown. This is proved beyond dispute by genuine historical
documents. Until within a few years of the final forfeiture of the Lords of the Isles in 1476, the Mackenzies undoubtedly held their lands, first from the O'Beolan Earls and subsequently from the Island Lords as Earls of Ross; for the first direct Crown
charter to any chief of Kintail of which we have authentic record, is one dated the 7th of January, 1463, in favour of Alexander "Ionraic," the sixth Baron.
[History Of The Mackenzies by Alexander Mackenzie, NEW, REVISED, AND EXTENDED EDITION pub 1894] 
MACKENZIE, Alexander 'upright' 7th of Kintail (I39121)
239 1 - 1542 - The Tulloch estate was granted to Duncan Bayn, he became the first Bayn Laird. Duncan married a daughter of Hector Roy MacKenzie, 1st of Gairloch, they had 5 children .
1553 - The lands of Davochcarte were obtained from the Munros, and added to the Tulloch estate. A crown charter was granted by Queen Mary for these lands.
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2 - Bayne – the name comes from the Gaelic words "ban" meaning 'light coloured" i.e. fair-complexioned for fair-headed. The Baynes are first recorded as being in Dingwall in the late 15th century. The origins go back to Donald Bane of Malcolm Canmore's reign, and a James Bayne, Bishop of St. Andrews, crowned King David II at Scone.
The first Bayne of Tulloch was Duncan who received a charter from King James V in 1541 giving him the lands of Tuich or Oulch . In 1553 he acquired from the Clan Munro the lands of Davochcarte which adjoined Tulloch Hill lands.
Another report, giving the Baynes an earlier claim, states that the Baynes lived in Tulloch Castle for two hundred and fifty years, from 1513 to 1752. They made many matrimonial alliances with leading northern Highland families, thus becoming very prominent in the public and social life of the area and in Dingwall's municipal affairs.
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3 - Bayne of Tulloch ."For 200 years Bayne was a considerable name in the County of Ross. In 1507, King James IV. had ward of mark's worth of land of old extent of the Tulloch in his hands in consequence of the death of Farquhar Cure's son. Whether this Farquharwas of the Bayne family is not known, but in 1542 King James V. granted the lands to one Duncan Bayne,and in the hands of the Bayne familyTulloch remained until towards the end of the last century, when, on the death of Sir Donald Bayne,the estate was heavily embarrassed,and his cousin, Kenneth Bayne,who succeded him, sold Tulloch on the 13thJanuary,1762, for ;£ 10,500 Scots,to Mr Robert Gardner for a client, the client being Harry Davidson, who, being a relative of the family of Bayne, Highland ideas made him stretch a point to buy this estate, and heavily has he paid and dealt generously by the old possessor."
W. Hay Wilson, The Parsonage,Dingwall.

771. Thanks to R. C. W. for his notes anent the old Tullochs. I understand a branch of the family settled about two hundred years ago in Strathnairn, in which descendants are yet to be found. Can R. C. W., or other correspondent give any information regarding this offshoot, where they took up their abode, and if as proprietors or tenants?
BAYNE, Duncan of Tulloch (I39118)
240 1 - 1595, Jan 19
A great tulyie or street-combat this day took place in Edinburgh. The Earl of Montrose, head of the house of Graham, was of grave years-towards fifty: this astute noble was so entirely under the sway of the feelings of the age, as to deem it necessary and proper that he should revenge the death of John Graham upon its author, under circumstances similar to those which attended that slaughter. On its being known that the earl was coming with his son and retinue to Edinburgh, Sandilands the murderer of that John Graham was strongly recommended by some of his friends to withdraw from the town, 'because the earl was then over great a party against him. instead he sent for friends, and convokit them to Edinburgh, upon plain purpose rather first to invade the said earl than to be invadit by him, and took the opportunity baith of time and place within Edinburgh, and made a furious onset on the earl [at the Salt Tron in the High Street], with guns and swords in great number. The earl, with his eldest son, defendit manfully, till at last Sir James was dung [driven down] on his back, shot and hurt in divers parts of his body and head, [and] straitly invadit to have been slain out of hand, gif he had not been fortunately succoured by the prowess of a gentleman callit Captain Lockhart. The magistrates of the town, with fencible weapons, separatit the parties for that time; and the greatest skaith Sir James gat on his party, for he himself was left for dead, and a cousin-german of his, callit Crawford of Kerse, was slain, and mony hurt:

2 - IV. David, the eldest son, succeeded him in Kerse. He had a charter in 1583, confirming to him some lands near Sanquhar. He was one of the wardens of the marches, in the minority of James VI. He married Jean, a daughter of Lord Fleming, by whom he had four daughters, married respectively to Gordon of Craiglaw— Boswell of Auchinleck— Wauchope of Edmeston, and Maxwell of Newark. He had no male issue. 
CRAWFURD [CRAWFORD], David 5th of Kerse [Carse] 5th of Kerse [Carse] (I39015)
241 1 - A fragment of a ballad in Scott's "Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border" tells of the death at Flodden of John Muirhead of Lachope a grandson of Sir William, in the direct line of descent.
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2 - James Grosset Muirhead [1706-1776] is credited with the recovery of the ballad of the "Laird of Muirhead" which recounts the story of the defeat of the Scottish army by the English at the Battle of Flodden, in 1513. The Muirhead clan had the signal honour of serving as King James IV of Scotland's royal bodyguards during the battle. King James, and his son, Alexander, were both slain, along with the flower of Scottish chivalry, including the Laird of Muirhead, John Muirhead [ca. 1443-1513], and over two hundred of his clansmen also perished in the battle.
It appears, from the Appendicx to Nisbet's Heraldry, p. 264, that Muirhead of Lachop and Bullis, the person here called Laird of Muirhead, was a man of rank, being rentaller, or perhaps feuar, of many crown-lands in Galloway; and was, in truth, slain in "Campo Belli de Northumberland suv vexillo Regis," i.e. in the Field of Flodden.
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MUIRHEAD, John 3rd of Lauchope (I39048)
242 1 - Dunvegan Castle, Skye
The Castle is situated on the Isle of Skye and has been the family home of the chiefs of MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris since 1270. There was substantial re-modelling of Dunvegan, which took place in the 1840s, when ornamental turrets and modern battlements were added and the whole building altered to satisfy demands for the fashionable 'Baronial' style in Scotland.

2 - Tormod appears to have received Harris from his father; marr. Finguala, dau. of McCROTON, an Irish Chiefton, and d.v.p., leaving Tormod succeeded his grandfather.
[Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 107th edn., pub.2003, MacLeod of MacLeod, Chief of MacLeod, vol.2, p.2528.] 
MACLEOD, Tormod (Norman) 1st of Dunvegan 1st of Dunvegan (I39132)
243 1 - calls him 3rd of Kintail.

2 - Kenneth Mackenzie, III. of Kintail, the issue of this marriage, was sixth in descent from John Baliol of the Royal line of Scotland and sixth from King John of England.
The Norwegian blood of the Kings of Man was brought into the family by the marriage of this Kenneth to Finguala, daughter of Torquil Macleod, I. of Lewis, who was the grandson of Olave the Black, Norwegian King of Man, who died about 1237, by his wife Christina, daughter of Ferquhard "Mac an t'Sagairt," first O'Beolan Earl of Ross.
Commonly called Coinneach na Sroine, or Kenneth of the Nose, from the size of that organ. Very little is known of this chief. But he does not appear to have been long in possession when he found himself serious trouble and unable to cope successfully with the Earl of Ross, who made determined efforts to re-establish the original position of his house over the Barons of Kintail. Wyntoun says that in 1331, Randolph, Earl of Moray, nephew of Robert the Bruce, and at that time Warden of Scotland, sent his Crowner to Ellandonnan, with orders to prepare the castle for his reception and to arrest all "misdoaris" in the district, fifty of whom the Crowner beheaded, and, according to the barbarous practice of even much later times, exposed their heads for the edification of the surrounding lieges high upon the castle walls. Randolph himself soon after arrived and, says the same chronicler, was "right blithe" to see the goodly show of heads "that flowered so weel
that wall" - a ghastly warning to all treacherous or plundering "misdoaris." From what occurred on this occasion it is obvious that Kenneth either did not attempt or was not able to govern his people with a firm hand and to keep the district free from
plunderers and lawlessness.
It is undoubted that at this time the Earl of Ross succeeded in gaining a considerable hold in the district over which he had all along claimed superiority; for in 1342 William, the fifth and last O'Beolan Earl, is on record as granting a charter of the whole ten davochs of Kintail to Reginald, son of Roderick of the Isles.
The charter was granted and dated at the Castle of Urquhart, witnessed by the bishops of Ross and Moray, and confirmed by David II. in 1344.
From all this it may fairly be assumed that the line of Mac Kenneth was not far from the breaking point during the reign of Kenneth of the Nose.
Some followers of the Earl of Ross about this time made a raid to the district of Kenlochewe and carried on a great herschip .
Mackenzie pursued them, recovered a considerable portion of the spoil, and killed many of the raiders. The Earl of Ross was greatly incensed at Kenneth's conduct in this affair, and he determined to have him apprehended and suitably punished for the murders and other excesses committed by him.
In this he ultimately succeeded. Mackenzie was captured, chiefly through the instrumentality of Leod Mac Gilleandrais - a desperate character, and a vassal and relative of the Earl - and executed at Inverness in 1346, when the lands of Kenlochewe, previously possessed by Kintail, were given to Mac Gilleandrais as a reward for Mackenzie's capture.
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MACKENZIE, Kenneth 'of the nose' 4th of Kintail 4th of Kintail (I39124)
244 1 - Kenneth married Finguala, or Florence, daughter of Torquil Macleod, II. of Lewis, by his wife Dorothea, daughter of William, second O'Beolan Earl of Ross by his wife, Joan, daughter of John the first Red Comyn, and sister of John the Black Comyn, Lord of Badenoch and Earl of Buchan, with issue, an only son.
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2 - Finguala, who married Kenneth Mackenzie, III. of Kintail, with issue-Murdoch, who carried on the succession, and died in 1375. 
MACLEOD, Fynvola Finguala (I39129)
245 1 - Leod is generally viewed as the 1st Chief of Clan MacLeod
2 - - Genealogy of the MacLeans has a different lineage for Leod, as below.
Leod son of son of Gillemuire son of Raice son of Olbair snoice son of Gillemuire. Ealgo of the beautiful locks daughter of Harald son of Semmair, king of Lochlan , was the mother of that Gilemure. 
OLAFSON, Leod of Harris and Man, 1st Chief of Harris and Man, 1st Chief (I39130)
246 1 - Numbering of the chiefs varies due to a disagreement of descent between sources. "History-Of-The-Mackenzies" shows this Kenneth as the 1st of Kintail and Name father of the Clan whereas Stirnet Mackenzie01 follows an admitedly dubious descent from a Fitzgerald and names this Kenneth as 2nd of Kintail.
"We show the traditional view that the Mackenzies descended from a FitzGerald but we must report that it seems that various respected sources discount that view because of lack of evidence to support it and start off the pedigree either one orwo generations later. Anyone interested in researching this point is recommended to look at Hamish MacLaren's site at
with its continuation at
where he reports an essay by Douglas Hickling entitled "The Pedigrees of the Early Chiefs of Clan Mackenzie - Can they be trusted ?".
This issue and its related subjects provides a good example of the difficulties genealogists face when trying to identify a family's roots.

2 - Kenneth, from whom the Mackenzies take their name, was closely allied by marriage with William, second Earl of Ross, the latter having married Kenneth's maternal aunt.
This fact by itself would be sufficient to establish the high position, which even at that early period, was occupied by Kenneth, who was already very closely connected with the O'Beolan Earls of Ross by blood and marriage.
Kenneth himself married Morna or Morba, daughter of Alexander Macdougall, styled, "De Ergedia," Lord of Lorn by a daughter of John, the first Red Comyn, Lord of Badenoch.
Kenneth's issue by Morna or Morba of Lorn was John Mackenzie, II. of Kintail, who was thus, through his mother, third In descent from John, the first Red Comyn, who died in 1273, and sixth from the great Somerled of the Isles, Thane of Argyle, progenitor of the Macdougalls of Lorn and of all the Macdonalds, who died in 1164.
Although the Earls of Ross were superiors of the lands of Kintail , the Mackenzies occupied the lands and the castle, not as immediate vassals; of the King, but of their own near relatives, the O'Beolan Earls of Ross and their successors, for at least two hundred years before the Mackenzies received a grant of it for themselves direct from the Crown. This is proved beyond dispute by genuine historical
documents. Until within a few years of the final forfeiture of the Lords of the Isles in 1476, the Mackenzies undoubtedly held their lands, first from the O'Beolan Earls and subsequently from the Island Lords as Earls of Ross; for the first direct Crown
charter to any chief of Kintail of which we have authentic record, is one dated the 7th of January, 1463, in favour of Alexander "Ionraic," the sixth Baron.
To show the intimate relations which existed between the original Earls of Ross and the ancestor of the Mackenzies, a quotation may be given from a manuscript history of the clan written by Dr George Mackenzie, nephew of Kenneth Mor, third Earl of Seaforth, in the seventeenth century. Although he is a supporter of the Fitzgerald origin, he is forced to say that, "at the same time William, Earl of Ross, laying a claim of superiority over the Western Isles, thought this a fit opportunity to seize the Castle of Ellandonnan. He sent a messenger to his Kintail men to send their young chieftain to him as being his nearest kinsman by marriage with his aunt." He then goes on to say, that Kenneth, not Colin, was joined by the MacIvers, Macaulays, MacBeolans, and Clan Tarlichs, "the ancient inhabitants of Kintail," and refused to surrender, when "the Earl of Ross attacked them and was beaten."
At this interesting stage it may be well to explain how the name Mackenzie came to be pronounced and written as it now is. John, the son of this Kenneth, would be called in the original native Gaelic, "Ian Mac Choinnich," John, son of Kenneth. In that form it was unpronounceable to those unacquainted with the native tongue.
The nearest approach the foreigner could get to its correct enunciation would be Mac Coinni or Mac Kenny, which ultimately came to be spelt Mac Kenzie, Z in those days having exactly the same value and sound as the letter V; and the name, although spelt with a Z instead of a Y would be pronounced Mac Kenny, as indeed
we pronounce in our own day, in Scotland, such names as Menzies, Macfadzean, and several others, as if they were still written with the letter Y. The two letters being thus of the same value, after a time came to be used indiscriminately in the word Kenny or Kenzie, and the letter z having subsequently acquired a different
value and sound of its own, more allied to the letter S than to the original Y, the name is pronounced as if it were written Mackensie.
The close connection by blood and marriage between the O'Beolan Earls of Ross and Kenneth's family before and after this period has been already shown, but the ancient ties of friendship had at this time become somewhat strained.
Kenneth succeeded to the government of Ellandonnan Castle, which was garrisoned by his friends and supporters, the Macraes and the Maclennans, who, even at that early date in large numbers occupied Kintail. Kenneth, in fact, was Governor of the Castle, and was otherwise becoming so powerful that his superior, the Earl, was getting very jealous of him.
At this time the first Earl William laid claim to the superiority of the Western Isles, which he and his father, Ferchair Mac an t'Sagairt; were chiefly instrumental, among the followers of Alexander III., in wresting from the Norwegians, and he was
naturally desirous to have the government of Ellandonnan Castle in his own hands, or under the charge of some one less ambitious than Kenneth, and on whom he could implicitly rely. Kenneth was advancing rapidly both in power and influence among his more immediate neighbours, who were mainly composed of the ancient
inhabitants of the district, the Mac Beolains, who occupied Glenshiel and the south side of Loch Duich as far as Kylerhea; the Mac Ivors, who inhabited Glen Lichd, the Cro of Kintail, and the north side of Loch Duich; while the Mac Tearlichs, now calling
themselves Mac Erlichs or Charlesons, occupied Glenelchaig.
These aboriginal natives naturally supported Kenneth, who was one of themselves, against the claims of his superior, the Earl, who though a pure Highland Celt was less known in Kintail than the Governor of the Castle. This only made the Earl more determined than ever to obtain possession of the stronghold, and he peremptorily
requested the garrison to surrender it and Kenneth to him at once.
The demand was promptly refused; and finding that the Governor was resolved to hold it at all hazards the Earl sent a strong detachment to take it by storm. Kenneth was readily joined by the surrounding tribes, among whom were, along with those whose names have been already given, the brave Macaulays of Lochbroom, who were distantly related to him.
By the aid of these reinforcements Kenneth was able to withstand a desperate and gallant onset by the Earl and his followers, who were defeated and driven back with great slaughter. This exasperated the enemy so much that he soon after returned to the charge with a largely increased force, at the same time threatening
the young governor with the utmost vengeance and final extirpation unless he immediately capitulated. But before the Earl was able to carry his threats into execution, be was overtaken by a severe illness of which he very soon after died, in 1274. His son, the second Earl William, did not persevere in his father's policy
against Kintail, and it was not long before his attention was diverted into another channel. On the death of Alexander III., in 1286, the affairs of the nation became confused and distracted.
This was rather an advantage to Kenneth than otherwise, for, in the general disorder which followed he was able to strengthen his position among the surrounding tribes. Through a combination of native prudence, personal popularity, and a growing power and influence heightened by the eclat of his having so recently defeated the powerful Earl of Ross, he succeeded in maintaining good order in his own district, while his increasing influence was felt over most of the Western Isles.
Kenneth married Morna or Morba, daughter of Alexander Macdougall of Lorn, "de Ergedia," by a daughter of John the first Red Comyn, and sister of John the Black Comyn, Earl of Badenoch. He died in 1304 and was buried in Icolmkill, when he was succeeded by his only son.
"Mackenzie, Baron of Kintail, attached himself to the fortunes of the heroic Robert the Bruce, notwithstanding MacDougall's tenacious adherence to the cause of Baliol, as is believed, in resentment for the murder of his cousin
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Kenneth of Kintail (I39126)
247 1 - To the second son, Sir Alexander Gordon, knt. his father, the Earl of Huntly, granted, by deed dated at Huntly, 12th February, 1458, all his lands, formerly parcel of the barony of
Mygmar and Tulch, besides other estates therein mentioned. Sir Alexander acquired subsequently by royal grant from King James III. in the twenty-third year of his reign, the lands of Abergeldie, whence this branch of the Gordons was ever after designated, and is styled in the deed of gift, " dilecto familiari armigero nostro, Alexandro de Mygmair." Sir Alexander wedded Janet, second daughter and co-heir of George Leith, of Barnis, who d. in 1505, and relict of Alexander Seton, of Meldrum, by whom he had a son and successor, Alexander
[Burkes Commoners Vol II 1835]

The marriage to Janet Leith is ascribed by other sources to his grandson James 3rd of Abergeldie.-Ed.

2 - Sometime before 25 May 1484 Midmar had been granted to Alexander Gordon, second son of the first Earl, as on that date Alexander Gordon of Megmar had been one of the witnesses to a deed concerning the barony of Kennerdy. Presumably the grant of Midmar to Alexander had been made before the death of his father in 1470. Alexander was to receive the lands of Abergeldie by deed of gift in 1482 from James III, and from that date Abergeldie became the principal designation of this branch of the family and the possession of the Midmar property is at times overlooked. Certainly it took second place to that rather bleak area on Deeside from which the family now took its territorial designation.
Although Alexander resigned the barony of Midmar to his brother George, second Earl of Huntly, he received it back from him in a fit of brotherly love. This done, Alexander embarked on a rather curious piece of legal business, selling the lands of Old Midmar to James, Lord Ogilvie of Airlie. This suggests the existence of an older house, possibly that of the Brouns, which was distinguished from the new place of Midmar. However, the curiosity does not lie in this but in the terms of the sale. These were that Lord Ogilvy was to 'tak no profit of the said landis' till either Alexander or James Gordon - Abergeldie's grandsons - were of an age to marry Janet or Marion Ogilvy - Lord Ogilvie's daughters. If the marriage failed to take place the Ogilvies were to retain the lands until the sum of 600 marks was paid. This arrangement seems to have benefited nobody but the Gordons who appear to have retained the rents and only been obliged to refund the purchase price if nothing came of the plan.
Alexander was succeeded in 1503 as second laird of Abergeldie and Midmar by his eldest son George.
GORDON, Sir Alexander of Abergeldie (I39158)
248 1 - Tradition declares that a family of Muirhead's, were given the lands of Lachope in the parish of Bothwell for slaying the robber Bertram de Shotts. The tradition remains unconfirmed: no record remains of any such charter and the original charters of Lachope were lost when the house was burned in 1570.
Towards the end of the fourteenth century, William Muirhead of Lachope was knighted by Robert III.
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2 - In his book, "A System of Heraldry", Nisbet states, "The first charter I have seen of any note concerning the ancient family is a deed granted by Archibald, Comte de Douglas Galovidiac et Bothwell ,dicto soutiforo, Sieur Willielmo deMuirhead in Baronia de Bothwell in 1393, being a gentleman of mettle and spirit, he had the honour of Knighthood conferred on him by King Robert III."
Legend tells us that the king knighted William Muirhead and awarded him the lands of Lauchope as a reward for having brought him the head of one Bertram deShotts, a ferocious killer who had terrorized the region for years. The king had issued a proclamation which said that whoever rid the area of this killer would be rewarded. Muirhead cut and stacked a large pile of heather near the spot where Bertram used to go to get a drink of water. As time passed, Bertram, initially wary of the heather pile, became accustomed to its presence. William Muirhead, with his big, two handled sword, hid in the pile of heather, and as Bertram lay on the bank of the stream to get a drink of water, Muirhead quickly advanced upon him and with his sword, slashed Bertram's hamstrings - behind his knees, so the mad giant was helpless. Bertram laughed at Muirhead, who is reported to have said to him before he beheaded him with his sword, "Lauch up, for its yer last laugh!" . Thus we get the name of Lauchope.
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3 - The family Muirhead is supposed to have been made Laird of Lachop and had an estate named Kumbernauld by Dunbarton-on Clyde by Bruce of Scotland in 1435 having previously been of the estate Bothwell-on-Clyde from about 1100."

4 - Source shows death date of 1506 but unlikely as he would have been 126 years old.-Ed. 
MUIRHEAD, Sir William of Lauchope (I39050)
249 1 - Was in conflict with his half-brothers, Kenneth of Kintail and Duncan over rights to lands and estates due to his brother's "illegimatcy" for many years. Often fought against each other in battles. The Pope later legitimized all the children from Agnes Fraser and Alexander VI of Kintail.

2 - Hector Mackenzie, son of Alexander seventh Baron of Kintail. On the death of Kenneth Lord Kintail, his brother and chief, he became guardian to his nephew John. Gathering his own men and those of his nephew together, with his young chief at their head, he accompanied the King to Flodden, where they were nearly all killed. Hector and his pupil narrowly escaped.
MACKENZIE, Hector Roy of Gairloch (I39120)
250 1 - WILLIAM CUNINGHAME of Glengarnock, who was slain at Pinkie, married Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Saint-Clair.
[Assumed to be of this generation-Ed.] 
SINCLAIR, Elizabeth (I38975)

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