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From: Bernard Morgan <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] MacLennans
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:43:09 +0000
> [There is also:
> Cormac son of Oirbertaigh son of Ferchar fada son of Feredach. (stem to
> Clan Anrias, MacDuffie)
> Cormac son of Orbertaigh son of Ferchar son of Ferchar fada son of
> Feredach the white. (stem to Clan Gregor)
> Cormac son of Oirbertaigh son of Murdoch son of Ferchar son of Bethach son
> of Finlay son of Ferchar fada son of Feredach son of Fergus. (stem to
> MacQuarries, MacKinnon)
Looking back Skene chooses to group a number of pedigrees from MS 1647 as sharing Fearchar Fada (death c.697) of Cenel Loairn. These are Clan Quarry, MacKinnons, MacMillans and MacLennans. I had already read of a connection between MacLennan and Clan Anrias with O'Beolain through later ancestor Gilleon of the Aird (Sellar ideas). Then again MacQuarrie and MacKinnon are two of the seven clans that claim to share a common royal ancestor (the Siol Alpin), the other five are MacAulay (i.e. MacMillan), Clan Gregor, Clan Macnab, (all with pedigrees through Cormac son of Orbertaigh) plus Clan Fie and Clan Grant.
I cannot expect the two manuscripts are correct, just that they reflect scholarly belief at the time of composition, i.e. 1467 and 1647.