My Maternal 16th. Great Scottish Grandfather, Angus MacDonald

Loch Laggan, Fersit, Scotland
Loch Laggan, Fersit, Scotland
Fersit, Scotland
Fersit, Scotland
Name: Angus MacDonald of Keppoch and Fersit, Scotland
Born: 1390 in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Married: about 1450 in Inverness-shire, Scotland to Catherine MacPhee of Lochaber
Children: (3)
1. Donald Glas, Alexander, Mariot MacDonald (married Allan MacDougall Cameron)

ANGUS MACDONELL, 2nd of Keppoch, and of Ferset, joined Ian, 10th Lord of the Isles and Earl of Ross, when he rebelled in 1453. He m. a dau. of MacPhee of Glen Spean in Lochaber, by whom he had two sons and one dau., 2 – ANGUS OF FERSIT MACDONALD OF KEPPOCH, 2nd CHIEF Aonghais Na Fearsaid (ca 1478 – 1497)

The Clan continued to hold their lands by the might of the sword and although the 2nd Chief, Angus of Fersit (Aonghas na Fearsaid) as he was known, from the fact that his principal residence was at Fersit near the north end of Loch Treig, is little heard of in history, he is said to have been as great a man as his father and to have encouraged industry among his clansmen.

Domhnall Mac Fhionnlaigh Nan Dan, the old hunter bard of Loch Treig and composer of An Comhachag (The Owl) a long Gaelic poem in the early 17th century refers to a mill founded by Angus at Fersit.


Memorial to Angus of Fersit, Scotland

A mill stone belonging to this mill, now suitably inscribed, can be seen at Fersit. Angus of Fersit and his followers flocked to the Banner of John, 4th Lord of the Isles and Earl of Ross in 1451 when the High Chief of Clan Donald led his vassals along the shores of Loch Ness and through Badenoch as his contribution to the rebellion he had planned with the House of Douglas. During the insurrection, which lasted until the following year, the Castles of Urquhart and Inverness were seized and held by the Islesmen and the Castle of Ruthven entirely demolished. Angus and his Clan took part in the naval expedition which Donald Balloch of Isla led to the Firth of Clyde in 1455, in pursuance of the same cause as that of 1451-52. Angus is witness to a charter of John, Earl of Ross, at Dingwall in 1463 when he is styled “Angus Alexandri de Insulis’. He is said to have died at Fersit but the exact date of his death is unknown. He married a daughter of MacPhee of Glenspean, head of a prominent sept in the Braes at that time, by whom he had:

1. Donald, his successor. 2. Alexander, afterwards Chief. 3. Mariot, who married Allan Cameron of Lochiel (Ailein nan Creach).

Norman H. Macdonald: The Clan Ranald of Lochaber – A History of the MacDonalds or MacDonells of Keppoch. [ ] [1, 3]

Last Changed: 11 May 2014 by Brian M. Seymour source:


Eilean Donan Castle, Keppoch, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Keppoch, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Keppoch, Scotland

My Maternal 19th. Great Scottish Grandfather, Angus Mor MacDonald

islay, argyllshire, scotland

Isle of Islay, Argyll, Scotland

Name: Angus Mor MacDonald, 5th. Lord of the Western Isles

Just east of Strontian the A884 leads south through the bleak, desolate landscape of Morvern to the tiny remote community of Lochaline on the Sound of Mull, Argyll, Scotland

Just east of Strontian the A884 leads south through the bleak, desolate landscape of Morvern to the tiny remote community of Lochaline on the Sound of Mull, Argyll, Scotland

Birth: 1239 in Morven, Argyll, Scotland

Married: about 1257 in Argyll, Scotland to Helen Campbell, daughter of Sir Colin Campbell. 

Children: Mora, Donald, Alexander Og,  Mary, Ian Sprangach, Angus Og, Alastair Og, John, and Duncan MacDonald

Kildonan Dun, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Kildonan Dun, Argyll and Bute, Scotland



My Maternal 13th. Great Scottish Grandmother, Margaret MacDonald MacLean

islay, argyllshire, scotlandIsle of Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland

argyllshire, scotland

Argyllshire, Scotland


MacDonald of the Isles Tartan


Margaret MacDonald, daughter of Sir Alexander Carragh MacDonald and Catherine Graham


about 1480 in Argyllshire, Scotland


about 1520 in Argyllshire, Scotland to Hector Mor MacLean, 12th. Chief of Clan MacLean


before 1580 in Argyllshire, Scotland

1497–1568 • K86G-LMN
1480–1580 • 4TDX-PMT

Marriage: about 1520 Scotland, United Kingdom

Children: (14)  

Giles Julian Maclean 1521–1569 • L5T8-LNC

Mary MacLean 1524–Deceased • 9S13-PZL
 Janet MacLean1526–1573 • 9WWF-BL1
Mary MacLean1527–1569 • L8JP-BJ1
Maclean1527–Deceased • M3FT-BFK
1530–1575 • LVPX-Q3M
Catherine MacLean1530–Deceased • LR5M-ZCT
Una MacLean1530–Deceased • 9S13-P81
Marian MacLean1533–Deceased • KCH1-5NN
Patrick MacLean1533–Deceased • MR46-5BY
Norman McLaren MacLean1535–Deceased • L2BX-C2R
Robert Murray MacLean1537–Deceased • LRPD-MNG
Jennette Maclean1541–Deceased • LHXJ-L9R
UnknownDeceased • LRTM-C4N
Dundonald Castle, Scotland... Robert II Stewart, King of Scotland was born and died there
Dundonald Castle, Scotland. King Robert Stewart III was born and died there.


Lord van de Eilanden Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of Islay

Angus Og MacDonald

He was the son of Aonghas Mór MacDomhnaill and a daughter of Cailean Mór, and a grandson of Domhnall mac Raghnaill the eponymous founder of Clan Donald, who in turn was a grandson of Somerled.
Prior to 1306, Aonghas was with his elder brother Alasdair Óg, then the Lord of Islay, by being partisan to the Baliol party, the elder brother being attached to that faction by virtue of his marriage to a daughter of Alexander of Argyll, chief of Clan MacDougall.
When Robert the Bruce went on the run after the Battle of Methven, he eventually ended up in Kintyre following his defeat at the hands of John of Lorne in the Battle of Dalrigh.
Aonghas the lord there, and an enemy of Argyll and Lorn, hospitably received the Bruce into his stronghold of Dunaverty Castle, in August 1306. For greater security Aonghas had Bruce transported to Rathlin Island, where Bruce was sheltered by Hugh Byset, lord of the island. Aonghas assisted in the 1307 attack upon Carrick, when the king had landed in his patrimonial district.
When having established his power, King Robert granted Aonghas large fiefdoms: for example, both his elder brother’s holdings, including the island of Islay, and much of the holdings of the MacDougalls. This was an important step in the rise of Clan Donald (a junior branch from king Somhairle mac Gillebride) at the expense of Clan MacDougall (who were the senior agnatic heirs of king Somhairle). Alasdair Óg had to surrender to king Robert, and he was kept imprisoned in Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire, where he died in 1308. His whole possessions were forfeited and given to his younger brother, Aonghas.
Aonghas fought, with a contingent of Isles warriors, at the Battle of Bannockburn in support of the Bruce. In recognition of Clan Donald’s support King Robert proclaimed that Clan Donald would always occupy the honoured position on the right wing of the Scottish army. As territorial rewards, the king bestowed upon Aonghas the lordship of Lochaber (which had belonged to the Comyns), with the lands of Durrour and Glencoe, and the islands of Mull, Jura, Coll Tiree, etc., from the patrimony of the chiefs of MacDougall.

Dunyvaig Castle The Finlaggan Castle, Scotland

Dunyvaig Castle The Finlaggan, Islay, Argyll, Scotland

Aonghas Óg died in 1330 at Finlaggan Castle on Islay and was buried on Iona.” –
“He was styled as Lord of the Isles.

1 Angus ‘Oig’ Macdonald, Lord of the Isles also went by the nick-name of Angus ‘Oig’ (or in English, ‘the Younger’). 1 ‘The Lesser.

2′ He fought in the Battle of Bannockburn on 24 June 1314, where he commanded holders”

Clan MacDonald of the Isles, Scotland
MacDonald Tarten