The Hunt for Rob Roy: The Man and the Myths

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CHRONOLOGY OF
THE LIFE OF ROB ROY
7 Mar 1671Rob Roy baptised
27 July 1689Battle of Killiecrankie
23 Aug 1689Battle of Dunkeld
Aug 1689Donald Glas ‘and his youngest son’ (Rob) raid Cardross
Jan 1690Donald Glas brought to Edinburgh under arrest
1691‘Heirship of Kippen’. Rob possibly involved.
Oct 1691Donald Glas freed from Edinburgh Tolbooth. His wife Margaret, Rob’s mother, had recently died.
13 Feb 1692Massacre of Glencoe
1 Jan 1693Rob and Marie MacGregor give in their names to be proclaimed before marriage
9 Feb 1693Gregor MacGregor of Stucanroy, chief of the MacGregors, dies. Succeeded by his cousin Archibald Graham (MacGregor) of Kilmannan.
June 1693Name of MacGregor banned. Rob adopts name of Campbell.
4 Jan 1694John MacGregor in Glengyle, Rob’s eldest brother, dead by this time. Succeeded by his son James Graham (formerly Gregor MacGregor) in Glengyle with Rob as his tutor or guardian.
4 Jan 1694Rob obtains Inversnaid from Kilmannan
1 Oct 1694Kilmannan murders one of his own servants
May 1695Lord Murray sends out a party to arrest Rob
1695Earl of Breadalbane, Rob’s patron, arrested
22 Jun 1695Rob submits to Lord Murray, swearing to serve him
Dec 1701Rob obtains feu of Craigrostan
May 1703Montrose grants Rob, as tutor of Glengyle, a feu of Glengyle
Jan 1704Rob gives information about Simon Fraser’s plottings to duchess of Atholl

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iv
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Preface x
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Chronology of - The Life of Rob Roy xiv
  • 1 - The Obscurity of Childhood 1
  • 2 - Cattle Raider, Cattle Trader 16
  • 3 - Downfall 44
  • 4 - Chiefs, Pensions and Politicians 70
  • 5 - Rebel 92
  • 6 - Burning Houses 124
  • 7 - Climax 136
  • 8 - Defiance 161
  • 9 - Highland Rogue 184
  • 10 - Jacobite Rebel to Hanoverian Spy 194
  • 11 - Out of Order 223
  • 12 - Their Father’s Sons 233
  • 13 - Life after Death 268
  • 14 - Man versus Myth 286
  • Abbreviations 297
  • Notes 301
  • Index 329
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