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Old 08-09-2014, 05:46 PM   #201
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Clan Macnab is a Highland Scottish clan..The name Macnab is derived from the Scottish Gaelic Mac An Aba, which means child of the abbot. According to tradition the progenitor of the clan was Abraruadh who was the Abbot of Glen Dochart and Strathearn.. Abraruadh was allegedly a younger son of Kenneth MacAlpin, the first king of Scots..Abraruadh was also descended from Fergus, king of Dál Riata and a nephew of Saint Fillan, who was the founder of the monastery in Glen Dochart in the seventh century...One of the earliest records of the Macnab family is on a charter of 1124.. Malcolm de Glendochart appears in the Ragman Rolls of 1296 and submitted to Edward I of England...

Ragman Rolls refers to the collection of instruments by which the nobility and gentry of Scotland subscribed allegiance to King Edward I of England, during the time between the Conference of Norham in May 1291 and the final award in favour of Balliol in November 1292; and again in 1296. Of the former of these records two copies were preserved in the Chapter House at Westminster Abbey (now in The National Archives (United Kingdom) at Kew), and it has been printed by Rymer (Foedera, ~i. 542). Another copy, preserved originally in the Tower of London, is now also in The National Archives..

Angus Macnab was brother-in-law of John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch who was murdered by Robert the Bruce in 1306.. Macnab then joined forces with the Clan MacDougall in their campaign against the Bruce when Bruce was nearly captured at the Battle of Dalrigh.. When the Bruce's power consolidated after his victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, the Macnab lands were forfeited and their charters were destroyed..The fortunes of the Clan Macnab were restored to some extent when Angus's grandson, Gilbert, received a charter from David II of Scotland in 1336.. Gilbert was succeeded by his son, Sir Alexander Macnab, who died in about 1407..Many battles were fought between the Clan Macnab and the Clan Neish. The last battle between them was fought at Glenboultachan where the Macnabs were victorious. The Neishes were killed almost to a man. However some Neishes survived and continued to live on what they called Neish Island. The Neishes continued to plunder the neighbourhood and
feuds continued...

Robert Macnab, the 14th chief of Clan Macnab married a sister of John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland. This connection to the Clan Campbell constrained him from supporting the Jacobites in the rising of 1715, although many of his clansmen did take part.. The fifteenth chief was a major in the Hanoverian government army and was captured at the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745. He was then held prisoner in Doune Castle..Doune Castle is a medieval stronghold near the village of Doune, in the Stirling district of central Scotland. The castle is sited on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the River Teith. It lies 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Stirling, where the Teith flows into the River Forth. Upstream, 8 miles (13 km) further north-west, the town of Callander lies at the edge of the Trossachs,
on the fringe of the Scottish Highlands..., Angus, what was your unit doing in this part of the world? Israeli, British, doesn't matter much to me.. For now..However, both countries would not send men who know "jack shit" into their enemy's territory..The psychiatrists turned up to check us for signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder..Turned out they were more strung-out than we were...

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