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From: "J. L. Jones" <>
Subject: Re: Scotch-Irish-D Digest V00 #6
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 12:27:16 -0600
MACRORY, Macrorie, Macrury. G. Mac-Ruairidh, 'son of Ruadhri'. See Rory.
Black's "The Surnames of Scotland".
Donald Dow M'Rorie and John M'Rorie in Ballinoo, and John M'Rourie in
Ardtounishever were denounced rebels in 1675. Taskel M'Rory of Inverness
was a Jacobite prisoner of the '45 (Prisoners, m, p. 184).
Macrury is said today to be the oldest clan name in Uist. MacRuaraidh and
MacIlliruaidh, Islay surnames, are sometime Anglicized Reid (Celt. Mon., x)
and Mackury is a Barra form of the name. Makreury 1427, McKrory 1682,
McRorie 1675, Mc royre c. 1520, Mc royri 1522.
They didn't like Edward 1 of England either. Check out pp. 562-3 of Black's
in 1200's. Very interesting. Other spellings Macrogri and Make Rori.
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