Old Travel Blog Photograph William Scott Brown MacDonald Glasgow Scotland

Old travel Blog photograph of William Scott Brown MacDonald from Glasgow, Scotland. Clan MacDonald is the most famous and numerous of the long line of Scottish Highland Clans. The surname is now recorded in every part of the world, the origination of the chiefs being from one Donald of the Isles in the 10th century a.d. The derivation is from the Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, translating as The son of Donald. It is said that the personal name Donald translates as world rule, a meaning which is perhaps not coincidental as the clan have long assumed the unofficial title of Lords of the Isles. This assumption took place in the time of King David 11 of Scotland in circa 1369 and made the king exceedingly angry, since they also claimed title to all tithes and taxes. He went to considerable, if unsuccessful, lengths to dispossess them. Amongst the many famous MacDonalds are Flora MacDonald, born 1722, died 1790, the rescuer of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745, and Sir John MacDonald, the founder and premier of the Dominion of Canada, born 1815, died 1891. Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.

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