Raasay: The Island and Its People

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Genealogy of the MacLeods of Raasay

Written Histories of the MacLeods

There are various written histories of the MacLeods of Raasay. The earliest, Alexander MacKenzie's History of the MacLeods published in 1889, has a chapter dealing with the MacLeods of Raasay. In his History of Skye, published in 1930, Alexander Nicolson included a chapter on the 'History of Raasay'. A second edition of this book was published in 1994, having been substantially revised by Dr Alasdair MacLean, Aird Bernisdale, a nephew of Alexander Nicolson. Richard Sharpe's Raasay: A Study in Island History was published in 1978 with a second volume giving Documents and Sources - People and Places. This study is extremely useful, as many references are quoted, both in the original Latin and with an English translation.

Dr I.F.Grant's History of the Clan MacLeod was published in 1959, with a reprint in 1981. This work is about the whole clan and references to the Lewis and Raasay branches are scattered throughout. Rev. Dr Donald MacKinnon, who had already amassed a considerable knowledge of the clan, was asked to write a companion volume dealing with the genealogy of the MacLeods. Thus The MacLeods — The Genealogy of a Clan was published in five sections. Alick Morrison continued this work after the death of Rev. MacKinnon. He wrote Sections 4 and 5, dealing with the MacLeods of Lewis and their various branches. He notes in his introduction to Section 4 that most of the work by Rev. MacKinnon had been lost and that he had to undertake research again into the history and genealogies of these families. This section was published in 1974.

All these publications gathered information from earlier works about other clans with whom the MacLeods had dealings and from public records and private sources available at the time. It is significant that all histories and genealogies of the MacLeods of Raasay have essentially followed that written by Alexander MacKenzie in 1889.

A great deal of new research has been done on the history of the Highlands and Islands over the last thirty years or so, and is indeed still ongoing. Rev. William Matheson and W. D. H. Sellar have both written about the MacLeods in the 'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness'. In particular, William Matheson undertook a great deal of research into the MacLeods of Lewis and his work substantially altered previous works on that subject.

There is thus a lot of information about the MacLeods of Raasay. Each source in itself appears to make sense but when they are read together, there are discrepancies and contradictions that have not so far been resolved. There is a lot more yet to be discovered about the MacLeods of Lewis and their various branches. Also so far unresolved is the relationship between the Raasay MacLeods

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