The year of God 1426, Angus Dow Mackay, with his son Neil,
enters Caithness with all hostility, and spoiled the same. The inhabitants of Caithness
assembled with all diligence, and fought with Angus Dow Mackay at Harpasdal, where there
was great slaughter on either side. Whereupon King James I came to Inverness, of intention
to pursue Angus Dow Mackay for that and other such enormities.
Angus Dow, hearing that the King was at Inverness, came and
submitted himself to the King's mercy, and gave his son Neil in pledge of his good
obedience in time coming, which submission the King accepted, and sent Neil Mackay to
remain in captivity in the Bass; who, from thence, was afterwards called Neil Wasse
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