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Subject: [DNA-R1B1C7] Check out Descent of the MacGilchrists of westernGlassary from the O'Neil ki
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 12:46:27 EDT

My Mother in law Has the surname Gilchrist.she has always Claimed she was
Descended from Mary Queen of Scots and acording to these two web site's she is
pobably CORRECT.
G Ashley
_The Stem of the Irish Nation, from Adam down to Milesius of Spain_
_Descent of the MacGilchrists of western Glassary from the O'Neil kings of
northern Ireland_ (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~steve/robertwg/o_neil.htm)
This outline traces the descent of the MacGilchrists of western Glassary
from the O'Neil kings of northern Ireland, whose line, it is believed, is
traceable to the fourth century. Also revealed is the relationship between the
MacGilchrists and the other families, particularly the MacLachlans, that emerged
in the thirteenth century in the regions of Cowal and Knapdale. Professor
W.D.H. Sellar of Edinburgh, who has done research into these families, states
that "the lands held and marriage alliances contracted show clearly that
they belonged to the first rank of Gaelic aristocracy". Gilchrist, according to
the fifteenth century genealogical manuscript known a "MS 1467", married a
daughter of Kennedy, Lord of Carrick. The families below, all bore the
Dalriadic "Lyon" (the rampant lion) in their coat of arms. Dalriada was the name
given to a section of northern Ireland and later including western Scotland in
the fifth century. It was the marriage of Anrothan in the eleventh century
to the heiress of Cowal and Knapdale that established the families in western

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