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From: Iain Kennedy <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] The Scots : A Genetic Journet
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:20:53 +0000
MacDowne's name can be seen in this transcription in the NAS catalogue:
of Charters relating to lands of Craignish and others in Argyll, with
notes on the genealogical information contained in them.
7. , Mar 15,
Perth: Charter of confirmation by King David II to Gillespie Campbell
of all grants of the lands of Craignish, Melfort, Strachur and others
in Argyll, together with all rights enjoyed by his ancestor Duncan MacDowne
in the Barony of Lochawe and his other lands. The original of this
charter is printed in Bruce Webster, ed., 'Regesta Regum Scottorum VI:
The Acts of David II, King of Scots, 1329-1371', pp. 454-5 (Edinburgh,
> Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:05:55 +0000
> Subject: Re: [R-M222] The Scots : A Genetic Journet
> There do appear to be primary sources that attest to Duncan MacDowne (MacDuibne) and link him to the Campbell chief in 1369 - RRS vi 454-5 no. 429. This is cited by Stephen Boardman in his lengthy critique of the Sellars article in his 2006 book 'The Campbells 1250-1513'?
> 'the [Sellars] picture of Clan Campbell ... is a compelling and persuasive one. However some interesting problems remain...'
> If anyone is particularly interested grab a look at the book as there are pages of analysis which follow, bit much to summarize here.
> > From:
> > Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 15:32:40 -0400
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: [R-M222] The Scots : A Genetic Journet
> > In a message dated 3/19/2011 9:50:34 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> > The Scottish Campbells are a good example of the complexity of Scottish
> > Clans. They are original O'Duibne (sounds Irish to me). In 14th century there
> > was a collision with Feudal law; it is thought the male line failled.
> > O'Duibhne may be a false reference. I have copies of various Campbell
> > clan histories and I'd have to re-read them to be sure I've got it right - but
> > the Clan Campbell historians built in multiple origins for themselves in
> > their histories, one of them being Norman. Their official pedigree includes
> > King Arthur and Uther Pendragon - and goes back to two Irish mythological
> > characters, Diarmad and Grainne (or something like that), names linked to
> > the Fenian cycle of Irish mythology. The O'Duibhne bit (I think) comes from
> > this Diarmad. It's also probably not true.
> > Sellars wrote a long article on the Campell pedigree and history. His
> > basic conclusion was the Campbells were a northern Brythonic clan settled in
> > lowland Scotland. He arrived at this conclusion mainly because of Brythonic
> > soundings names in the pedigree.
> > Keating's History (or at least the appended genealogies) has an odd origin
> > for Campbell (Clan Mac Ailin).
> > 35 Breoghan. Of the posterity of Lugaidh son of Ioth are
> > the following families: Mag Amhalguidh of Callrach, O
> > Laoghaire of Ros, Mag Flannchuidh of Dartrach, O
> > Cobhthaigh, O Cuirnin, O Floinn of Ard, O Baire of Ara,
> > and Mac Ailin in Scotland sprung from Fathadh Canann son
> > of Mac Con. Also of the progeny of this Lughaidh son of
> > Ioth are O Treabhair, O Criadhagain and O Cairnein.
> > This is from the pedigree of O'Driscoll in Ireland.
> > I don't think any of this stuff is trustworthy.
> > John
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