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each independent of the other, and following their respective chiefs.

It is still disputed which was the elder; the seniority and precedence are claimed by the descendants of both ; and, as it is impossible, at this distance of time, to ascertain precisely to whom the precedence ought to be accorded ; all that can be done, is to state the arguments brought forward by each. The following are those of the Siol Torquil :

Torquil inherited the paternal estate of Lewis, with all its dependencies, viz.-The Baronies of Assynt, Coigach, Castle Leod,

Strathpeffer, Strathannan, Lochbroom, EdraLeod, ancestor of the Macleods, son of chullis, Gairloch, Rasay, &c.; and also the Olaus the Black, and brother of Magnus, lands of Troterness and Vaterness, in the the last king of Man and the Isles ;* was the Isle of Skye. These lands, with the excepfifth generation of that race, in a direct male tion of Troterness and Vaterness, formed line. He was young at his father's death, the original, and by far the greater portion and was brought up in the house of Paul, of Leod's estate. Torquil carried the armoson of Boke, sheriff of Skye, who had been rial bearings of the Kings of Man and the a constant friend of his father's, and a man Isles, his paternal ancestors, and these are of the greatest power and authority in those carried by his descendants until this day. parts. Leod lived in the time of Alexander In the records of Denmark, there is menIII. King of Scotland. He succeeded his tion made of the Macleods of Lewis, being father in the patrimonial estate of Lewis and recognised in that country as the lineal deits dependencies, consisting of the Baronies scendants, in the male line, of the Norweof Assynt, Coigach, Castle Leod, Strath- gian Kings of Man.

, broom, Strathannan, &c.; and got from the the Lewis family, by Sir David Lindsay, of the said Paul the lands of Herries, and from the Mount, lord lyon king at arms, in the his grandfather, the Earl of Ross, a part of reigns of James IV. and v. and Queen the Barony of Glenelg. He married the MARY; and also by Buchanan, in his Hisdaughter and only child of Macraild Ar- tory of the Clans, published in 17-23. mine, a Danish knight, who had consider It has always been an unvaried tradition able property in the islands, by whom he in the Rasay family, that Torquil was the got the lands of Mogenish, Bracadale, Du- elder son, which tradition is confirmed by rinish, Lindell, Dunvegan, Vaterness, and the family papers. part of Troterness, in the Isle of Skye. The Siol Tormod, on the contrary, say that Leod had two sons,

Tormod had the greater portion of his faToRQuil, who inherited the paternal ther's property; however, a glance at any estate of Lewis, &c.

map of the country, will prove that this was TORMOD, who had for his portion Her- not the case. Indeed, in an old paper, now ries and Dunvegan.

in possession of Macleod of Rasay, it is said, These brothers, Torquil and Tormod, were

that Herries itself was the only portion called, “ Macleods,” or “ Sons of Leod,” given to Tormod by his father. and hence the surname of the family. The

The Siol Tormod, did at one time carry descendants of Torquil, are distinguished by the armorial bearings of the Kings of Man, the appellation of “ Siol Torquil," or“ Race but they have since changed these for others. of Torquil,” and “Macleods of Lewis,” and It may here be observed, the Siol Tormod their descendants. Those of Tormod, by

have never said at what time, or for what that of “ Siol Tormod,” or “ Race of Nor- reason, they effected this change. Now man,” and “Macleods of Herries,” and their both these ought to have been recorded, in descendants.

order to account for the alteration. In These have always been two distinct clans, of Herries,” is placed before that of “ Mac

several public acts, the name of “ Macleod

leod of Lewis.” This may be the case, but * GODFRED, surnamed “ Crovan,” or “ the White it is certain, that Sir David Lindsay, (who Hand,” son of Harold the Black, King of Norway, was undoubtedly the most learned herald of was the undoubted founder of the dynasty of the his day, and lived in a time when both famiNorwegian kings of Man and the Isles; the an lies flourished,) would not have given the cestors of the clan Macleod. .

precedence to Macleod of Lewis, unless he

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MACLEOD, OF RASAY.

MACLEOD, JOHN, esq. of Rasay, North Britain, b. 27th March, 1806; m. Ist September, 1835, Mary, only child of Major-General Sir Donald Macleod, K.C.B. of the H. E. I. C. S. and has a daughter,

Mary-Julia-Hastings. Macleod of Rasay, “ Chief of the Macleods Siol Torquil," succeeded his father in October, 1823.

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Lineage.

each independent of the other, and following their respective chiefs.

It is still disputed which was the elder; the seniority and precedence are claimed by the descendants of both; and, as it is impossible, at this distance of time, to ascertain precisely to whom the precedence ought to be accorded ; all that can be done, is to state the arguments brought forward by each. The following are those of the Siol Torquil :

Torquil inherited the paternal estate of Lewis, with all its dependencies, viz.—The Baronies of Assynt, Coigach, Castle Leod,

Strathpeffer, Strathannan, Lochbroom, EdraLEOD, ancestor of the Macleods, son of chullis, Gairloch, Rasay, &c.; and also the Olaus the Black, and brother of Magnus, lands of Troterness and Vaterness, in the the last king of Man and the Isles ;* was the Isle of Skye. These lands, with the excepfifth generation of that race, in a direct male tion of Troterness and Vaterness, formed line. He was young at his father's death, the original, and by far the greater portion and was brought up in the house of Paul, of Leod's estate. Torquil carried the armoson of Boke, sheriff of Skye, who had been rial bearings of the Kings of Man and the a constant friend of his father's, and a man Isles, his paternal ancestors, and these are of the greatest power and authority in those carried by his descendants until this day. parts. Leod lived in the time of Alexander In the records of Denmark, there is menIII. King of Scotland. He succeeded his tion made of the Macleods of Lewis, being father in the patrimonial estate of Lewis and recognised in that country as the lineal deits dependencies, consisting of the Baronies scendants, in the male line, of the Norweof Assynt, Coigach, Castle Leod, Strath- gian Kings of Man. peffer, Rasay, Edrachullis, Gairloch, Loch The precedence and seniority are given to broom, Strathannan, &c.; and got from the the Lewis family, by Sir David Lindsay, of the said Paul the lands of Herries, and from the Mount, lord lyon king at arms, in the his grandfather, the Earl of Ross, a part of reigns of James IV. and V. and Queen the Barony of Glenelg. He married the Mary; and also by Buchanan, in his Hisdaughter and only child of Macraild Ar- tory of the Clans, published in 17-23. mine, a Danish knight, who had consider It has always been an unvaried tradition able property in the islands, by whom he in the Rasay family, that Torquil was the got the lands of Mogenish, Bracadale, Du- elder son, which tradition is confirmed by rinish, Lindell, Dunvegan, Vaterness, and the family papers. part of Troterness, in the Isle of Skye. The Siol Tormod, on the contrary, say that Leod had two sons,

Tormod bad the greater portion of his faTORQUil, who inherited the paternal ther's property; however, a glance at any estate of Lewis, &c.

map of the country, will prove that this was TORMOD, who had for his portion Her- not the case. Indeed, in an old paper, now ries and Dunvegan.

in possession of Macleod of Rasay, it is said, These brothers, Torquil and Tormod, were that Herries itself was the only portion called, “Macleods,” or “Sons of Leod,” given to Tormod by his father. and hence the surname of the family. The

The Siol Tormod, did at one time carry descendants of Torquil, are distinguished by the armorial bearings of the Kings of Man, the appellation of “Siol Torquil,” or“ Race but they have since changed these for others. of Torquil,” and “Macleods of Lewis," and It may here be observed, the Siol Tormod their descendants. Those of Tormod, by have never said at what time, or for what that of “Siol Tormod,” or “ Race of Nor- reason, they effected this change. Now man,” and “Macleods of Herries," and their both these ought to have been recorded, in descendants.

order to account for the alteration. In These have always been two distinct clans, several public acts, the name of “Macleod

of Herries,” is placed before that of " Mac

leod of Lewis." This may be the case, but Godfred, surnamed "Crovan," or " the White it is certain, that Sir David Lindsay, (who Hand," son of Harold the Black, King of Norway, was undoubtedly the most learned herald of was the undoubted founder of the dynasty of the his day, and lived in a time when both famiNorwegian kings of Man and the Isles ; the an- lies flourished,) would not have given the cestors of the clan Macleod.

precedence to Macleod of Lewis, unless he

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three sons,

was convinced it was his by right. The Mac- l heritable baillie of Troterness, which was leods of Herries, designate themselves, confirmed to him by a charter, under the “ Macleods of Macleod,” but this is a title great seal, dated Kilkinan, in Kintyre, 28th of comparatively modern date, having been June, 1498; but this charter was rendered first assumed by Roderick Macleod, seven- null, by a general revocation in 1499, and teenth Laird of Herries and Dunvegan, in Troterness was let by the commissioners of the year 1693, or 1694; when, though per- the crown, to Ranald Bane Allanson, of baps not the most ancient, they certainly Moydert. Donald Dubh, whose claims to were the most powerful branch of the clan his inheritance, on the death of his grandMacleod. The claims of each branch of the father, John, Earl of Ross, and Lord of the clan Macleod for seniority and precedency, Isles, were disputed by the government, having now been stated, it remains for the found in Torquil a faithful and powerful reader to form his own opinion as to their friend. Indeed, he was too much so for his respective merits.

own interest, for in the year 1506, being To proceed with the history of the Siol charged under penalty of high treason, to Torquil.

deliver up the person of Donald Dubh, and Leod, first Baron of Lewis, died about having refused to comply, he was formally the year 1300, and was succeeded, in bis denounced a rebel, and all his estates for. paternal estates, by his son,

feited. The estates continued in possession TORQUIL, second Baron of Lewis, who of the crown until 1511, when they were married Dorothea, daughter of William, restored to one of the old family, in the perEarl of Ross. He was a faithful adherent son of of Robert Bruce, in whose reign he died, MALCOLM, ninth Baron of Lewis, the broand was succeeded by his son,

ther of Torquil, the last chief, whose son, RODERICK, third Baron of Lewis. He John Mac Torquil, the government disinmarried a daughter of Mackintosh, of that herited. The island of Lewis, and the other, Ilk, and dying in the reign of David II. was possessions of the family, were confirmed succeeded by his son,

to Malcolm, by a charter from James IV. Torquil, fourth Baron of Lewis, who re dated 29th June, 1511. This Malcolm marceived a charter from David II. confirming ried Christina Urquhart, daughter of Thoto him the lands of Assynt. He married mas, Baron of Cromarty, by whom he had Margaret Nicholson, by whom he got a considerable accession to his estate, and had a Roderick, afterwards Baron of Lewis, son,

Malcolm, to whom his father gave the RODERICK, his heir.

the lands of Rasay, Roun, and half of He died in the reign of Robert II. and was Gairloch, in vassalage, and who was succeeded by his son,

ancestor of the MACLEODS OF RASAY, RODERICK, fifth Paron of Lewis. He m. known by the name of Siol Vic GilleMargaret Macdonald, daughter of the Lord callum, or “ Sons of Malcolm.” of the Isles, by whom he had two sons and a Norman, ancestor of the Macleods of daughter,

Edrachullis. TORQUIL, his heir.

Malcolm dying about the year 1515, was Norman, to whom his father gave the succeeded by his nephew,

lands of Assynt, in vassalage, and John Mac TORQUIL, tenth Baron of Lewis, who was ancestor of the Macleods of who forcibly obtained possession of the of Assynt.

Lewis, and the command of the Siol Torquil, Margaret, married to William Mackin-which he retained during his life, to the extosh, of that Ilk.

clusion of his cousin, Roderick, the lawful He died in the reign of James I. and was beir of Malcolm. It is not known to whom succeeded by his son,

he was married, but he had an only daughTorquil, sixth Baron of Lewis, who died ter, his heiress, who was married to Donald in the reign of James II. leaving a son and Gorme of Sleat, heir male to the lordship of successor,

the Isles, after Donald Dubh, who had for RODERICK, seventh Baron of Lewis. He many years been in captivity. John Mac married Mary, daughter of Macleod of Her- Torquis dying in 1538, Roderick entered into ries, and had three sons, Roderick, Torquil, an agreement with Donald Gorme, by which and Malcolm. The eldest, Roderick, being the latter agreed to give up all his wife's killed in the battle of the Bloody Bay, in claims to the Lewis, and allow Roderick to 1480, where he was fighting in the cause of take possession of that and the rest of the John, Earl of Ross, and Lord of the Isles. inheritance bequeathed him by his father, The second son,

Malcolm, on condition that he, Roderick, ToRQuil, succeeded his father about 1495, would assist him against Macleod of Herries as eighth Baron of Lewis. He married and the Siol Tormod, and also co-operate the Lady Catherine Campbell, sister of Co- with him, in his endeavours to obtain the lin, first Earl of Argyle. He was appointed Earldom of Ross, and the Lordship of the

dred years.

Isles. On these conditions Roderick took | Connanach, as his son' and heir apparent. possession of the Lewis in 1538. This On his liberation, the first act of Roderick

RODERICK, eleventh Baron of Lewis, was was to revoke all that he had done, when he known in history by the name of Old Rory, was a captive, on the ground of coercion, having lived to the age of nearly one hun and of the undutiful conduct of Torquil Con

In May, 1539, he, with his nanach. Fresh dissensions followed this clan, accompanied Donald Gorme to Skye, revocation, and, at length, in 1576, both where they laid waste the lands of Macleod father and son were summoned to Edinof Herries. From Skye they passed over burgh, where in presence of the regent into Ross Shire, where after ravaging the Morton and the privy council, they agreed district of Kinlochen, they proceeded to to forget their mutual animosities. Torquil Kintail, with the intention of surprising Connanach was again recognised as heir Mackenzie's Castle of Elandonan. Here, apparent of the Lewis, and in that character however, Donald Gorme was killed, and the received from his father Coigach, and seveMacleods, discouraged by the event, return- ral other lands, for his support during the ed home, after burning all the boats belong-life of the latter. In 1585, these quarrels ing to the Kintail men. In 1540, JAMES V. were again renewed with greater violence arrived with a powerful fleet to quiet the than ever. Roderick had recently married, highlanders, and subdue the turbulentchiefs. for his third wife, a sister of Lauchlan MacRoderick, with his principal clansmen, were lean, of Dowart, and by that lady, was famade prisoners in Lewis, and obliged to ac ther of two sons; the elder named Torquil company the other captive chiefs to Edin- Dubh, or " The Black," and the younger, burgh, where they were all forced to remain Tormod. He had likewise five natural sons, until they gave up hostages as a pledge of all come to man's estate, three of whom, their future good behaviour. James V. Donald, Ruare, Oig, and Niele, joined with died soon after, and the highland pri- their father, when that chief once more dissoners were all released by the Earl of inherited Torquil Connanach, and named Arran in 1543. Roderick married first, Torquil Dubh as his heir. The other natuJanet, daughter of John Mackenzie, of | ral sons, Tormod Uigach and Murdoch, atKintail. The alleged issue of this mar tached themselves to Torquil Connanach. riage was a son, Torquil,” afterwards, Tormod Uigach was slain by his brother from his residence among his mother's rela- Donald, who again was seized by Murdoch, tions in Strathcoanon, surnamed “ Conna- and delivered to Torquil Connanach for nach.” But this Torquil Connanach, was punishment; Donald, however, contrived to never acknowledged by Roderick, who said escape, and, in his turn, seized Murdoch, he was the son of the Breve, or Judge of the who was then imprisoned by old Roderick Island, and in consequence, divorced his in the Castle of Stornoway, in Lewis. Tormother, Janet Mackenzie. Roderick mar- quil Connanach took up arms to relieve ried secondly, Barbara Stewart, daughter of Murdoch, and justified himself for his hosAndrew, Lord Evandale and Ochiltree. tility to his father, by alleging that his own This marriage took place in 1541, and by life was in danger from the latter. Having this lady, Roderick had a son, also called besieged the Castle of Stornoway, and taken Torquil, but who was surnamed “ Oighre,” | it, he not only liberated Murdoch, but again " The Heir,” to distinguish him from took his father prisoner.

He likewise carTorquil Connanach, whose claims, as heir ried off all the charters and papers of the of the Lewis, being supported by the Mac- family, which he afterwards delivered to kenzies, a feud between them and the Siol Mackenzie of Kintail. Before leaving Torquil ensued. In the year 1566, Torquil Lewis, Torquil Connanach sent for his son, Oighre, a young chief of great promise, John, a youth who had been brought up by was, with many of his attendants, drowned the Earl of Huntly, and made him keeper of in a tempest, when sailing from Lewis to the Castle of Stornoway, in which Roderick Skye. As he left no male issue, this event the old chief was kept prisoner. John congave fresh spirit to the supporters of Tor- tinued in possession of the castle and island quil Conpanach, and also to that individual for some time, when he was attacked by himself, who had now married a daughter of Ruari Oig, his natural uncle, who killed Macdonnell of Glengarry. In the year 1571, him, and once more restored old Roderick Roderick was made prisoner by his son, to his estate and liberty, both which he Torquil Connanach, who detained him four enjoyed during the rest of his turbulent years in captivity, at the Castle of Storno- days. On hearing of the death of his son, way. Being brought, while a prisoner, be- John, Torquil Connanach, by the advice of fore the Earl of Mar, then regent, and his the Mackenzies, apprehended and executed privy council, Roderick was compelled to Donald, his natural brother, whom they resign bis estate into the hands of the crown, supposed knew the designs of Ruari Oig. taking a new destination of it to himself in Thus was the Siol Torquil weakened by prilife rent, and, after his death, to Torquil | vate dissensions, exposed to fall a prey, as

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