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Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland
By T. B. Johnston, F.R.G.S. and Colonel James A. Robertson
List of Clans and Broken Men, contained in Act of 1594

Another statute was passed in 1594, " For Punisement of thift, reif, oppressioun, and sorning" (1594, C. 37, Act. Parl. Scot, vol. iv., p. 71). The preamble, so far as relating to the Highlands, is as follows :-

Oure Soverane Lord and his estaitis in this present Parliament, considering that, nochtwithstanding the sindrie actis maid be his Hienes, and his maist nobill progenitouris, for punischment of the authoris of thift, reiff, oppressioun, and sorning, and masteris and sustenaries of thevis; yet sic hes bene, and presentlie is, the barbarous cruelties and day;ie heirschippis of the wickit thevis and lymmaris of the clannis and surenames following, inhabiting the Hielands and Iles; They ar to day:-

  • Clangregour.
    An undesirable precedence seems to be assigned to the Clan Gregor in this Roll. See the Acts of the Privy Council against the Clangregour, printed in the Miscellany of the Maitland Club, vol.
    iii., pp. 11-44.

  • Clanfarlane.
  • Clanlawren.
  • Clandowill.
  • Clandonochie.
  • Clanchattane.
    It will be observed that the Clanchattan and Macphersons are distinguished from each other in this Roll.
  • Clanchewill.
    Probably the Shaws of Rothiemurchus, but the "Clan Quhele" has never been identified with certainty. They are named in
    1392 as followers of the De Atholia family, the ancestors of the Robertsons of Atholl (Act Parl. Scot, vol. i. p. 579). See Hill Burton’s note on the subject, History of Scotland, vol. ii., p. 371.
  • Clanchamron.
  • Clanronald, in Lochaber.
  • Clanranald, in Knoydert, Modert, and Glengarie.
  • Clanleyid of the Lewis.
  • Clanlewid of Harriche.
  • Clandonald, south and north.
    The Clandonald South were the Clan Eoin-mhor of Isla and Kintyre. The Clandonald North were the Clan Huistein of Skye and North Uist.
  • Clangillane.
  • Clanayioun.
    Clan Eoin of Ardnamurchan, probably.
  • Clankynnoun.
  • Clanneil.
  • Clankenyie.
  • Clanandreis.
  • Clanmorgan.
    The Mackays of Strathnaver.
  • Clangun.
  • Cheilphale.
    A sept of the Mackays, descended from one Paul Macneil Mackay.

And als many brokin men of the surnames of

  • Stewartis, in Athoill, Lorne, and Balquhedder.
  • Campbellis.
  • Graharnes, in Menteith.
  • Buchannanis.

  • M‘Cawlis.
  • Galbraithis.
  • M‘Nabbis.
  • M‘Nabrichis.
    M'Nabrichis, a contraction probably for Mac Eoin-abrichis, the Glencoe Macdonalds.
  • Menzeis.
  • Fergussonis.

  • Spadingis.
  • M’Intoscheis, in Athoill.
  • M’Thomas, in Glensche.
  • Ferquharsonis, in Bra of Mar.
  • M‘Inphersonis.
    It will be observed that the Clanchattan and Macphersons are distinguished from each other in this Roll.
  • Grantis.
  • Rossis.
  • Frasseris.
  • Monrois.
  • Neilsonis.
    Neilsonis, probably another sept of the Mackays, called by Sir Robert Gordon
    Seill Neill.

And utheris inhabiting the Schirefdomes of Ergyle, Bute, Dunbartane, Striviling, Perth, Forfar, Aberdene, Bamf, Elgin, Forres, Narne, Inuernes, and Cromertie, Stewartries of Stratherne and Menteith, etc.

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