Clan Macquarrie (Gaelic, MacGuadhre) of Ulva, Scotland; said to have descended from Guaire, brother of Fingon, ancestor of the Mackinnons. The clan was for long dependent on the Lords of the Isles and were considered a Sept of the Macdonalds. The first chief to be documented was Iain or John Macquarrie of Ulva who died circa 1473. John Macquarrie of Ulva supported Donald, last Lord of the Isles against the Crown in 1545, and in 1609, his grandson, John Macquarrie of Ulva was arrested on Iona with other Hebrides chiefs by James VI and forced to sign the Statutes of Iona. The clan fought for the Crown during the Civil War and the clan chief was killed at the Battle of Inverkeithing in July 1651. Major General Lachlan Macquarrie (died 1824), Governor of New South Wales and after whom the Macquarrie River was named.
Arms: Quarterly, embattled, 1st and 4th, vert, three towers in chief argent, masoned sable; 2nd, gules, three cross crosslets fitchee argent; 3rd, per fess azure and vert, a lymphad sails furled in chief and a fish naiant in base both argent.
Crest: Issuant from a tower head embattled and crenellated argent, a dexter arm in armour embowed, the hand grasping a dagger projected fessways all proper. (Another: Out of an antique crown a bent arm in armour holding a dagger)
Motto: Turris fortis meus mihi Deus (To me God is my strong tower.)
War Cry: An T'Arm Breac Dearg (The red tartaned army)