02 June 2015

Clan Donald and the Lordship of the Isles

Branches of Clan Donald

MacDonald of MacDonald (High Chief)
MacDonald of Sleat
MacDonald of Clanranald
MacRuari of Garmoran (went to Clanranald)
MacIain of Ardnamurchan
MacIain/MacDonald of Glencoe
MacDonnell of Glengarry
MacDonald of Keppoch
MacDonnell of Dunnyveg (Islay)
MacDonnell of Antrim (severed from Dunnyveg)
MacDonald of Lochlash

Council of the Isles

Members of the council of the Lords of the Isles at the time they were the third most powerful ruler in the entire British Isles (1336-1493), after the kings of Scots and of England

Lord of the Isles
MacDonald of Clanranald
MacDonald of Dunnyveg
MacIain of Ardnamurchan
MacDonald of Keppoch
MacLean of Duart
MacLaine of Lochbuie
MacLeod of Dunvegan
MacLeod of the Lewes
Mackinnon of Straith
MacNeill of Barra
MacNeill of Gigha
MacQuarrie of Ulva
Mackay of the Rhinns
MacEachern of Kilellan
Mackay of Ugadale
MacGillvray of Mull and Morvern
MacMillan of Knapdale

Those who at times also had seats at the council table

MacLean of Torloisk
MacLean of Coll
MacLean of Ardgour
MacDonnell of Glengarry
MacDonald of Knoydart
MacLean of Kingairloch
MacQueen of Trotternish (Skye)
Macintyre of Glen Noe

Court officers of the Lords of the Isles

MacDuffies of Colonsay, keeper of records
MacBeths, physicians
Mackinnons, hereditary marshals
MacInnes, hereditary bowmen
MacLavertys, orators
MacSporrans, purse bearers
MacVurichs, hereditary bards
MacArthurs, pipers
MacRurys, armorers

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