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From: "Grant South" <>
Subject: [SCT-ROYAL] Ceud Mile Failte gu Australia!
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 10:43:08 +1100
One Hundred thousand Greeting from Australia!.
I am new to the list and have joined to network with other royal
genealogist's. Please find below our family's tree. We have been kindly
assisted by the Clan genealogist's of Clan's Mackay, MacDonald, Munro,
Sinclair and Sutherland. I have been given a wealth of other information and
thought some of you may be interested in it as it may relate to your own
I will start from the High King of Ireland Colla Uais as he and his
brother's Colla-da-Chrioch King of Ulster and Colla Meann went to Scotland
and founded Clan Colla. Clan Colla relates to my mothers Clan name, Devine
1] Colla Uais, High King of Ireland
2] Eochu [Eochaidh]
15] Somerled, King of the Isle's, somerleds sister married Malcolm MacAoidh,
Earl of Ross, himself the son of Angus MacAoidh, Mormaer of Moray, the son
of, Aoidh, jure uxoris Mormaer of Ross, Hereditary Lay Abbot of Dunkeld, the
son of Malcolm III Ceanmor 19th King of Scotland [this line is very well
16] Donald MacAoidh, de jure Earl of Ross
17] Kenneth MacAoidh, de jure Earl of Ross
18] Iye MacAoidh of Strathnaver 1st Chief of Clan MacKay.
19] Iye Mor MacAoidh, 2nd Chief
20] Donald Mackay married the dau. of Iye MacNeil of Gigna the lineal
descendant of the U'Neill dynasty derived from Niall of the Nine Hostages,
High King of Ireland and related to Colla Uais above.
21] Iye Mackay, 4th Chief
22] Donald Mackay Master of Strathnaver
23] Angus Mackay 5th Chief married dau of Torquil MacLeod 4th of Lewis.
24] Angus Du Mackay 6th Chief married firstly Margaret MacDonald of the
Isle's dau of John the Good MacDonald of the Isle's Chief of Clan Donald and
Princess Margaret Stewart, dau of Robert II, himself grandson of Robert I,
With issue: Neil 'Vass' Mackay 7th Chief.
Secondly Angus Du married a niece of his first wife, the dau of Alasdair
Carrach MacDonald of Keppoch, Lord of Lochaber, 1st Chief of Keppoch.
the son of John the Good of the Isle's
With issue: Ian Aberach Mackay the progenitor of the Aberach Mackay's,
another line of our family.
I will now explain John of the Isle's descent from Somerled.
1] Somerled, King of the Isle's married Regnahilda
2] Reginald, cousin of Donald MacAoidh[16 above]
3] Donald Name-father of Clan Donald
4] Angus Mor
5] Angus Og married Agnes O'Cathan of Derry
6] John the Good, Lord of the Isle's
25] Angus Roy Mackay 8th Chief married dau of Kenneth Mackenzie 7th of
26] Iye Roy Mackay 9th Chief married dau of Norman O'Beolan of Carloway,
Hereditary Abbot of Applecross. Lineal descendants of Niall of the Nine
27] Donald Mackay 11th Chief and successor to his brother John the 10 Chief
who died without issue. Donald married Helen Sinclair, dau of Alexander
Sinclair of Stemster son of William Sinclair Earl of Caithness.
28] Iye Du Mackay 12th Chief married firstly [his cousin] Helen MacLeod dau
of Hugh MacLeod of Assynt and and the dau of Iye Roy Mackay 9th Chief.
With issue: Donald Balloch Mackay progenitor of the Mackays of Scoury
another line of our family
Secondly Iye Du married Christian Sinclair, dau of David Sinclair of Dun the
natural son of John Sinclair Earl of Caithness.
With issue: Huistean Du na Tuaigh Mackay, 13th Chief.
29] Huistean Du na Tuaigh Mackay, 13th Chief secondly married Lady Jane
Gordon Sutherland, dau of Alexander Gordon 11th Earl of Sutherland Chief of
30] John Mackay of Strathy [second son of above] married Agnes Sinclair of
Murkle, dau of James Sinclair 1st of Murkle grandson of George Sinclair Earl
of Caithness. By his wife Lady Elizabeth Stewart dau of Robert Stewart Earl
of Strathearn and Orkney, natural son of James V Stewart, 41st King of
31] John Mackay of Skerray married Margaret Munro, dau of Hector Munro 2nd
32] Hector Mackay of Skerray married Barbara Mackay, dau of Captain William
Mackay of Borley son of Donald Mackay of Borley, son of Donald Balloch
Mackay of Scoury [above] the son of Iye Du Mackay, 12th Chief
>From the 12th Chief
1] Iye Du Mackay, 12th Chief
2] Donald Mackay of Scoury married Euphemia Munro, dau of Major Hugh Munro
the son of Robert Munro 14th Baron of Foulis, 17th Chief of Munro.
[ Of note is that the Highland Munro's were O'Cathan's of Derry and were
part of the household of Agnes O'Cathan who married Angus Og MacDonald of
the Isle's above. Agnes O'Cathan was the dau of the Chiefs of Derry,
3] Donald Mackay of Borley who married Christian Munro, dau of Rev Robert
Munro of Meikle Creich the son of Major Hugh Munro of Assynt, the son of
Robert Munro, 17th Chief of Munro above
4] Capt William Mackay of Borley married Elizabeth Corbet the dau of
Alexander Corbet of Arkboll
33] Donald Mackay of Skerray
34] Hector Mackay [of Skerray]
35] Hugh Mackay married Barbara Morrison
36] Mary Mackay married Hugh Campbell
37] Barbara Campbell married William Weir
38] John Spence Weir
39] John Scott Weir
40] Ronald Sydney Weir
41] Ronald Sydney Weir [Jnr]
42] Jennifer Weir married me Grant South
43] Cameron and Riley Mackay South.
This outlines our present family's descent from the High Kings of Ireland,
the Kings of Scotland and the Chiefs of the Clans both Irish and Scot's.
I hope this is helpful. We are members of Clan Mackay Australia
and are recorded as descendants of the Earls of Sutherland in Scotland by
As I mentioned before my mothers family name was Devine. The name history of
that Clan from Colla-da-Chrioch the brother of Colla Uais High King of
Ireland above descends in this way.
1] Colla-da-Chrioch, King of Orgiall, Ulster ,brother of Colla Uais, High
King of Ireland, son of Eochaidh Dubhlen and Alechia dau of the Pictish King
of Ancient Scotland. Eochaidh Dubhlen's brother was Fiacha Srabhteine,
ancestor of the O'Neill dynasty and one line of the Royal Family of England.
3] Deach Dorn
5] Criomhthan Liath
7] Cairbre an Daimh Airgid
8] Daimhin King of Orgiall, D 566 Progenitor of the Clann O'Daimhin "The
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