MacDonell of Glengarry

Clan Macdonell of Glengarry in Moray, Scotland; descended from Donald, son of Ranald, son of John, Lord of the Isles. After being pardoned for rebellion against the crown in 1531, Alexander, chief of the clan received a charter of lands on 6th March 1539 for Glengarry and Morar. Alexander then joined Donald Gorm of Sleat in fighting for the Lordship of the Isles, but Donald was killed and Alexander was arrested and his lands forfeited. His son Angus, who succeeded in 1560, regained his estates in a charter of James VI in July 1574. Angus's son, Donald lived for more than 100 years and ruled the clan for over seventy years. He received a charter in 1627 to unite his estates into a barony. He was succeeded by his grandson, Aeneas who fought against Cromwell, but was defeated at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. His lands were forfeited by the Commonwealth. At the Restoration, Aeneas was created Lord Macdonell and Aros. The clan fought at both Jacobite Risings.

Arms: Or, an eagle displayed gules, surmounted of a lymphad sable, her sails furled up and rigging proper, in the dexter chief point a dexter hand couped in fess of the second and in the sinister a cross crosslet fitchee of the third.

Crest: A raven proper perching on a rock azure.

Motto: Cragan an Fhithich (The rock of the raven).

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