Clan McMicking's earliest known origins:
"Mahun (836) who accompanied Alpin from Kintyre on his invasion of Galloway."
With Mahun counted as the first generation, generations 2-8 are not known at this time.
Generation 9 was Rustid Mahun circa 1200 who was succeeded by his son Gildroth MacMahun,
generation 11 was Angus MacMahun, 12 Uchtred MacMahun.
"The McMicking family represents the old Ayrshire and Wigtonshire
McMickings. The McMickings of Killantringan [held] one of the most ancient baronies of
Ayrshire and at various epochs of Scottish history were not undistinguished. One of their
members, in 1427, lost his life through his adherance to the Lord of the Isles in a
rebellion against King James of Scotland. At the Reformation the family took a prominent
part in Ayrshire and during the reign of Charles II many of them suffered imprisonment and
fines in the cause of civil and religious liberty. Sir Gilbert McMicking married Agnes
MacDonald, daughter of John, Son of Angus, Lord of the Isles. Major Gilbert McMicking,
C.M.G., of Miltonise, Wigtonshire, Scotland, who sat in the Imperial House for a number of
years and who commanded the Royal Scots during the Great War, and Admiral Sir James
Startin, are all members of this family."
The 12,000 acre estate called Killantringan was held by
Clan McMicking from the mid 1300's until it was sold in 1839 to pay debts. Miltonise, a
7000 acre estate, located in Ayrshire, was acquired in the early 1700's, and remains in
McMicking hands today.