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Angus Dubh MacKay, 7th of Strathnaver

Birthplace: Strathnaver, Sutherland, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: 1433 (53-63)
Druim nan Coup
Place of Burial: Sutherland, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Neil Neilson Mackay, II and N. Moray (Murray) of Coubin
Husband of Elizabeth MacDonald of the Isles and N.N. MacDonald of Keppoch
Father of Neil Mackay; Ian Mackay of Aberach; William Mackay; Angus Mackay and Roderick Mackay
Brother of Paul Mackay and John Bane MacKay

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About Angus Dubh MacKay, 7th of Strathnaver

  • 1. JOHN Macdonald (-1387). He succeeded his father as Lord of the Isles. David II King of Scotland granted "Yle insulam de Geday insulam de Jura insulam de Colinsay" to "Johannem de Yle consanguineum nostrum" by charter dated 1344[1390]. Robert II King of Scotland granted "insulam de Colowsay" to "Johanni del Yle…et…filis nostre Margarete sponse sue" by charter dated Jul 1376[1391]. m firstly (Papal dispensation 4 Jun 1337, divorced) EUPHEME, daughter of RODERICK MacRuare of Garmoran & his wife ---. m secondly Lady MARGARET Stewart, daughter of ROBERT II King of Scotland & his first wife Elizabeth Mure (-after 8 Jan 1401). Robert II King of Scotland granted "insulam de Colowsay" to "Johanni del Yle…et…filis nostre Margarete sponse sue" by charter dated Jul 1376[1392].

Lord John & his first wife had one child:

Lord John & his second wife had eight children:

  • i) ALEXANDER Macdonald (-May 1449). He succeeded his father as Lord of the Isles, and his mother as Earl of Ross.

VII . Angus Du 1403-33.

HUISTEAN DU, who became tutor to his youthful nephew,
Angus Du, on his father's death, offended the widowed mother whether justly or unjustly we cannot say. The relations between the two became so strained that her brother, Malcolm, son of Torquil Macleod of the Lews aud Assynt, invaded Strathnaver with a body of men laying waste part of that oountry as well as Brae-Chat. Macleod was overtaken by the Mackays at a place now called Tuiteam Tarvach, in Strathoikel, making his way back to Assynt encumbered with spoil, and there was defeated and slain about 1406. The battle is known as La Tuiteam Tarvach, the Day of Great Slaughter, of which Sir Robert Gordon records that only one Macleod survived to carry the tale of disaster to the Lews. This need not be strictly accurate, as the same story is told of other Highland battles. Sir Robert also says that the Earl of Sutherland sent his friend, Alexander Moray of Cubin, with a body of Sutherland men to assist the Mackays. This latter statement is not at all likely to be true. The murder of the Mackays, father and son, at Dingwall in 1370, could not yet be forgotten, neither can we reconcile this statement with the bloody feud which we know existed between the Mackays and Cubin a few years later. Sir Robert has a knack, as we shall see afterwards, of generally claiming the credit of what he considers a valorous deed for Sutherland. It is so we believe in this case.

On the death of Alexander, Earl of Ross, about 1410, his only child, the deformed Euphemia, by his wife a daughter of Robert, Earl of Fife and Duke of Albany, took the veil and resigned the earldom to her uncle, the Earl of Buchan, a son of Albany. Donald, Lord of the Isles, however, claimed the earldom through his wife a sister of the late Alexander, Earl of Ross. Donald's claim seems a just one, as Euphemia by taking the veil became legally dead ; but the prize was too good for the Stewarts to drop without a struggle. The unscrupulous Regent Albany naturally supported the cause of his son of Buchan, and the Earl of Mar, a son of the " Wolf," also joined Buchan. Angus Du of Strathnaver was likewise induced to join the confederacy, partly by reason of his relation to the Earl of Mar, whose cousin we believe him to be, and partly in consequence of his landed interests in Ross. When Donald of the Isles marched on Dingwall, in the spring of 1411, Angus Du at the head of 4000 men endeavoured to bar the way, but was overpowered and captured while his brother Roric Gald was slain. Angus Du was sent prisoner to a castle on the west coast, and Donald of the Isles advanced towards Aberdeen to be checked at Harlaw by the Earl of Mar.

After Donald's return from bloody Harlaw he made some alliance with Angus Du, and to this end bestowed upon him the hand of his sister, Elizabeth, in marriage. Shortly thereafter the friendship was still further strengthened by a charter of the lands of Strathhalladale, dated 8th Oct., 1415, by Donald of the Isles to Angus Du and his sou, Neil, by the said Elizabeth. As the sequel will show, these lands were given sometime thereafter by Angus Du to his cousin Thomas Neilson of Creich, probably to cement the families more firmly together.

Hector Boece informs us that Angus Du " tuk an gret prey of gudis out of Moray and Caithness," but Sir Robert Gordon objects to the former raid though he acknowledges the latter. Sir Robert's objection to the former rests upon the slender ground, that Moray lies at such a distance from Caithness and Strathnaver that a raid across Sutherland and Ross is improbable if not impossible. We hold a different opinion. Nicolas Sutherland, who murdered the Mackay chieftains at Dingwall in 13/0, obtained lands in Moray and the half of Caithness by his marriage with a daughter of Reginald Chein. The King of Scots was a prisoner in England, the country was distracted north and south, the strong hand had the guiding o't, and Angus Du was strong with free access to Ross, as we saw in 1411. What more natural than that he should make a raid upon Moray, now in the possession of the heirs of Nicolas Sutherland ? The murder of the chieftains at Dingwall was not avenged yet, for their fall weakened the Mackays at the time, and Angus VI. did not live long enough to discharge this once sacred duty. Sir Robert would have us believe that the Mackays had already forgiven and forgotten the blood so treacherously shed by Nicolas little more than fifty years before. We do not believe a word of it. The Christian grace of forgiveness was not so developed in the Mackays of that period as to make them deaf to the cries of the murdered slain ; and holding that opinion we do believe, upon the authority of Boece, that Angus Du spoilt Moray to his heart's content.

Angus in an impartial spirit next turned his attention to Caithness, where Nicolas had large possessions also. Sir Robert records that in 1426 he invaded "Caithness with all hostility and spoilt the same," fighting a pitched battle with the men of Caithness on Harpsdale Hill, about two miles south of Halkirk village. Some modern writers, notably the author of The Gumis, have supposed that Harpsdale Hill was fought between the Mackays and the Gunns. For this view there is no confirmation, that we are aware of. We do not know of any cause of dispute between these two clans at that period ; but between the Mackays and the descendants of Nicolas, who held lands in Moray and Caithness, there was a bitter feud. But if Angus Du had his revenge, he was soon made to suffer for his summary execution of what he thought to be justice.

King James I., who at the age of fourteen was captured by the English in 1405 on his voyage to France, remained a prisoner in England until 1424. On his return to Scotland he found the country in a very distracted state, and inoculated with English feudal ways, he resolved to apply drastic, if foolish remedies. In 1427 he came north in person and held a Parliament at Inverness, to which he summoned the Highland chieftains as members. These chieftains, unsuspicious of any treachery, trooped to meet their king, but no sooner did they appear than forty of them were clapped in irons, to the great gratulation of the monarch. Among these were Alexander, Lord of the Isles; Angus Du of Strathnavcr, "a leader of 4000 men " Kenneth Mor and his son in law ; Angus Moray and MacMathan, each leaders of 2000 men. Angus Du was soon released, but his eldest son Neil was retained as a hostage and sent for a time to the Bass Rock. The fierce independent chieftains of Scotland resented these autocratic measures, and ten years thereafter King James was murdered at Perth.

Not long after the Inverness Parliament, Thomas Neilson Mackay of Creich, first cousin of Angus Du, fell upon Mowat of Freswick somewhere in the neighbourhood of Tain, and pursuing him into the chapel of St. Duthus fired it, killing Mowat. As William Mowat of Loscragy gave the Caithness lands of Freswick and Auchingill in wadset to his son John, in 1410, it is evident that the Mowats had at this period lands in Moray and Caithness. They were thus neighbours of the Duffus family in both countries, and likely helped them against the Mackays in the prosecution of the feud. We believe this explains the Tain episode. The sacrilege gave great offeuce. To kill Mowat was one thing, to burn a consecrated chapel was quite another matter. The former might be ignored, but the latter could not. Such were the religious conceptions of the time ! Anyway, Thomas was outlawed, and his lands promised to such as should apprehend him. But we fancy it was not an easy matter to lay Thomas by the heels without some stratagem.

As fate would have it, Angus Moray of Cubin,[Cubin lies within the old province of Moray, close by the month of the Findhorn. Moray of Cubin had lands also in Sutherland.] a retainer of the house of Sutherland, had two daughters, one married to Neil and the other to Morgan, both brothers of Thomas Neilson Mackay. Instigated by Angus Moray, says Sir Robert Gordon, they basely betrayed their brother, who was captured and beheaded at Inverness. The lands of Thomas were divided among the three by charters from the kill £'> dated 20tl1 Mar-> 143°- AnSus Moray got Spinnydale, Invercarron, and Polrossie in the south, and Bighouse, the two Tran ties, and the two Forsies in Strathalladale. Neil Neilson got Creich, Garloch, Daane, Moyzelblary, Conzcorth, Tuttin-Tarwach, Langort, and Amayde. Morgan Neilson got Golval and Balnaheglish in Strathalladale, Achanies, Altasmore, Leynfatmore, and Inveran. These lands scattered throughout Strathnaver, Sutherland, and Ross, indicate the vast power and possessions of Thomas Neilson Mackay. Part of these lands, if not all, were held by Angus Du and his heirs on the charter of 1415 from Donald, Lord of the Isles, so that Thomas must have held them of Angus. The king, however, appears to have ignored that charter ; he may not have been aware of its existence at the time. When in 1506, at the instigation of lye Roy Mackay of Strathnaver, the charter of 1415 was recorded in the books of the Lords of Council, note was taken of the fact that enemies tried to destroy the charter in these words, "notwithstanding the cancellatione and rivin of the samyne, reklesly and in the bak, be evil disposit persons." We have no doubt who those enemies were. They were representatives of those who tried to get behind this same charter in 1430. We shall afterwards see that Strathalladale proved something of a white elephant to the Morays owing to the hostility of the Mackays, and that they were glad to alienate their claim to it for the paltry sum of 1000 merks. The Mackays sold it in 1830 for £58,000 stg.

The fall of Thomas Neilson of Creich must have been a severe blow to the power of Angus Du. It encouraged Angus Moray and his sons-in-law to project an invasion of Strathnaver, in the hope of overthrowing Angus Du himself and possessing his lands. In these projected measures they had the "attollerance" of the Earl of Sutherland, as Sir Robert Gordon says ; and whatever he would have us understand by the word he makes it clear that in this case it meant his active support. With the men of Caithness thirsting for the revenge of Harpsdale Hill on his left flank, the situation was very critical for Angus Du. Not only did he lack the powerful support of his dead cousin of Creich, but his eldest son, Neil, was still from home a hostage, and he was himself quite unable to lead his men owing to some infirmity. The duty of warding off the attack in this hour of deadly peril devolved upon Ian Aberach, not yet out of his teens, and right nobly did he respond.

In 1433, according to the Blk. 3IS., Angus Moray of Cubin with all the forces he could muster in Sutherland, to the number of 1500, advanced towards Tongue by way of Lairg, Shiness, and Crask-Rorie accompanied by his sons-in-law, Morgan and Neil Neilsou. The strategy of Mackay was to lure them on as far as possible before giving battle. They were met at Drum nan Coup, at the head of a pass to the north of Ben Loyal within two miles of Castle Varrich1 ,
by about an equal number of men under Ian Aberach, who was accompanied to the field by his helpless father borne in a litter. When the men of Sutherland understood that the opposing leader was but a lad, they tauntingly shouted " Cuiridh sinne buarach air an laogh ud," we will put a cow shackle on yonder calf. The Mackays, securely posted with their backs to the brae, hurled defiance at their foes and gave them a long-range discharge of arrows. The Sutherland men came on with great impetuosity and confidence, but the Mackays, who had the advantage of position and were fresh while the former were fatigued with their long march, received the shock firmly, and after some fierce fighting eventually drove them back down the pass in confusion, killing Angus Moray and his confederate sons-inlaw. As the weary fugitives swarmed up the slopes of Ben Loyal they were killed mercilessly and in great numbers. The chase was continued to Ath Charrie, a ford on the stream running into Loch Loyal, where a stone marks the graves of the last party killed in the flight. This splendid victory was the Bannockburn of the Mackays— it saved their country from greedy and unnatural usurpers—but it was saddened by the fall of Angus Du, slain by the arrow of a Sutherland man lurking in a bush, as he was being carried in his litter over the field after the flight of the enemy.

In Bower's Continuation of Fordun, in Leslie's Historia Scotorum, in Balfour's Annals, and in Gordon's Earldom of Sutherland reference is made to this battle. Bower, who misdates it and from whom Gordon seems to quote, would have us believe that the combatants practically exterminated one another at Drum nan Coup. This is not in agreement with the traditions of the country, and ill accords with what took place soon thereafter at Tom an Dris and at Sandside. The fall of Angus Du himself may have given rise ^0 the rumour of the battle which went south, that the Mackays suffered as severely as the Morays. "Donald of the Isles," writes Sir Kobert Gordon, "having detyned Angus Dow a while in captivitie, released him, and gave him his daughter in marriage, whom Angus Dow careid home with him into Strathnaver, and had a son by her called Neill Wasse, so named because he was inrprisoned in the Basse."

Sir Robert is mistaken in saying that the first wife of Angus Du was a daughter of Donald, Lord of the Isles. She was not his daughter, but his sister, Elizabeth, as is clearly stated in the charter of 1415. As this marriage did not take place till after the battle at Dingwall in 1411, and as John, Lord of the Isles (father of Elizabeth by his wife a daughter of King Robert II.), died in 1380, according to the Book of Clanranald, the lady must have been somewhat advanced in years at the time of her marriage and incapable of bearing many children. It is more than probable that Neil Vass was the only child of the marriage, and that Lady Elizabeth died soon after the charter of 1415 was granted

Angus Du married, secondly, a daughter of Alexander Carrach MacDonald of Keppoch, son of John, Lord of the Isles, by his wife Margaret, daughter of King Robert II. In the Knock MS. history of col. pe rebus MacDonald we read as follows :—" Hugh Mackay of Strathnaver was taken, who married thereafter a daughter of Alexander MacDonald of Keppoch, of whom descended the race of Mackays called Slioc Ean Abrich? The historian here also has committed a mistake in naming Mackay of Strathnaver Hugh instead of Angus ; but he makes clear that such a marriage took place, and that one of the sons of this marriage was Ian Aberach, from whom descended the Aberach Mackays. We are thus particular because Sir Robert Gordon, who never misses an opportunity of besmirching the family of Mackay, dubs Ian Aberach " bastard," and this statement of his has been slavishly copied by other writers since. It ill becomes Sir Robert to sneer at bastards, for he narrowly escaped being one himself. When his father, the Earl of Sutherland, married his mother, the divorced wife of Bothwell, a dispensation from the Pope had to be obtained to make the marriage legitimate.1 By the canon law of Rome, which had force in Scotland until after the Reformation, marriage with a deceased wife's niece, or even with a cousin thrice removed, was within the forbidden degree of consanguinity ; and as the second wife of Angus Du was a niece of the first, the marriage came under the ban of the Romish Church. That is all. The only difference between Sir Robert Gordon and Ian Aberach is this : the former was made legitimate by a Papal dispensation, as documents extant amply prove, the latter may have been made legitimate in a similar way, but we cannot meantime lay our hands upon the documents.

The known issue of Angus Du was five sons : —

i. Neil Vass Mackay, by the first wife, and of whom an account follows.

ii. Ian Aberach, by the second wife. He became progenitor of the Aberachs. a branch of which we give a genealogical account later on.

iii. Roderick, whose son, Donald, is mentioned in a decreet of the Lords of Council against the Mackays of Strathnaver in 1501.

iv. William, who is designated Angus Duff's son, and whose son, John, is included in the above decreet.

v, Angus, who had a son John, whose son, Angus, is designated of [Spenziedale, Creich. This latter Angus granted sasine to his son-in-law, Roderick Murray, on the lands of Spanziedale and Bighouse, as is made clear in the title-deeds of the estate of Bighouse, of which a copy is preserved in the Blk. MS. It is more than likely that Murray contracted this marriage in order to fortify his family in the possession of Bighouse, which Angus Du obtained by charter in 1415, but which the king gave to the Murrays in 1430. We shall afterwards show that there was a flaw in the king's gift of 1430, or rather that it was unjust.

pg. 54-62


From who descend the Mackay of Aberach branch of Clan Mackay



 In the time of Robert, Earl of Sutherland, son of Nicolas," says Sir Robert, the terrible battle of Tuttim-Tarwach was fought ." 

Some dispute happened between Hugh Mackay, the tutor, and his sister-in-law, the widow of the late Angus, probably regarding the management of the estate and tutory, to which she claimed a preferable title, in right of her son, Angus-Dow ; but Hugh declined coming into her terms. She complained to her brother, Malcolm Macleod of Lewis, who, in consequence, came to the Reay country with a great company of chosen men, resolving to have his sister redressed, either by entreaty or by force. Finding, however, that Hugh was inflexible, he departed homeward in great displeasure, and on his way drove off a great spoil of cattle from the Mackays' lands. .... pg. 50

Hugh died two years after this conflict. Niel his brother left two sons, Thomas and Niel, and a, natural son, Morgan, of whom anon. Angus-Dow, upon the death of his uncle, took the management of affairs into his own hands. He was termed Enneas-en-Imprissi signifies Angus the Absolute, from the great power which he possessed, having had 4000 men at his command, as shall soon appear. pg. 50

Donald of the Isles, says Sir Robert, conceived such indignation and displeasure at his being deprived of the earldom, that he raised all the power of the Isles, and invaded and spoiled the country Ross, where he was met by Angus-Dow Mackay, some of whose friends he had injured; a severe conflict ensued, when Mackay, overpowered by numbers, was overcome, his brother Roderick slain, and himself taken prisoner. pg. 53

Emboldened by this victory, Donald marched through lnverness and Murray, threatening to destroy all before him, which issued in the well-known battle of Harlow, fought in the year 1411... pg 53

In another part of his book, Sir Robert states, "This Angus-Dow Mackay fought against Donald Lord of the Isles at Dingwall in Ross, because that Donald had molested some friends which Angus-Dow had in that country. At this conflict Angus-Dow was overcome and taken prisoner, and his brother Rory-Gald, with divers others, were slain. pg. 54

Donald of the Isles having detained Angus-Dow a while in captivity,
released him, and gave him his daughter in marriage, whom Angus-Dow carried home with him to Strathnaver, and had a son by her, called Niel-Wass, so named because he was imprisoned in the Bass pg. 54

Pinkerton calls him, "Angus Duff, leader of four thousand Mackays of Strathnaver." He refers to Bowar, the continuator of Fordun's Chronicle of Scotland, whose words are, "Angus Duff alias Macgye, ducem quatuor millium de Strathnavern" Boece writes thus, "Angus Duff of Strathern tuk an gret prey of gudis out of Murray and Cathness." In reference to these, Sir Robert justly observes, "Our Scottish historians have mistaken the person, and have quite changed the same; for the person Angus-Dow Mackay, is, by some of our writers, called Angus Duff, and by others, Angus Duff of Strathern." And in another place, he says, "Some of our writers make Angus Duff to come for a prey of goods out of Caithness and Murray, which error any man may easily perceive who knows these countries. Murray and Caithness, are far asunder, having a great arm of the sea interjected between them, called Murray Frith, and having Suthedand and Ross," (Inverness also) "interjected by land between them." Sir Robert must have been aware that Angus had been termed a leader of 4000, and yet he takes no notice of it, from which it may be presumed that he was satisfied of its truth. pg. 54-5

From the foregoing, it is abundantly evident that this Angus Mackay was one of the most powerful persons in the kingdom, at least to the north of the Graimpian mountains ; and he can scarely be supposed to have had less than four thousand men under his command before he would encounter Donald, whose power was found upon trial to be equal to that of several counties north of the Tay. pg. 55

Sir Robert's account is therefore far more credible,... But he lends a key to it in another place, where he states, that Thomas Mackay (he calls him "Mackneill," because he was son of Neil) who was cousin-german of Angus, was proprietor of Creichmore in Ross, and of several other estates specified in the charters after mentioned, granted to his two brothers and to & Murray... pg. 55

...Angus Mackay, who was leaning on a servant, viewing the slain. Evander thereupon concealed himself in a bush, and shot an arrow at Angus, which killed him. Upon which Evander fled with all speed by a circuitous way, so as to avoid the Mackay s : but though he escaped at that time, and for several years thereafter, he was at length killed by William-Dow Mackay, grandson of Angus pg 72

Thus fell the great Angus-Dow Mackay by the hands of a skulking assassin. He was inferior in power to few in Scotland in his time, excepting Douglas and MacDonald ; and his alliance with the latter was the cause that prevented the still farther advancement of his house. He was the first to give battle to MacDonald; and his alliance was so much sought by that powerful, and in a manner independent lord, as to secure it by giving him his daughter.... pg. 72



Angus Du. When Donald, Lord of the Isles, was marching towards Harlaw in 1411, Angus unsuccessfully opposed him at Dingwall and was taken prisoner. Soon thereafter he seems to have formed some alliance with the Lord of the Isles, married his sister Elizabeth, and obtained from him the lands of Strathhalladale and Ferancostgrayg by charter dated 8 October 1415.

In this charter Angus is designated 'de Strathnawir. Hector Boece says that

Angus tuk an gret prey of gudis out of Moray and Caithness and Gordonstoun records that he spoiled Caithness, fighting a pitched battle at Harpsdale in 1426. As Sutherland of Duffus, Who murdered the Mackay chieftains at Dingwall in 1370 ut supra, obtained lands in Moray and Caithness by his marriage to a daughter of Reginald Chein it may have been to avenge their fall that Angus Du raided both countries. Along with other Highland chieftains he was apprehended at the Parliament held at Inverness in 1427, but released upon giving his eldest son Neil in hostage. He is then described as a leader of 4000 men He fell in battle at Drum nan Coup, near Tongue, in 1433, fighting against Angus Moray of Oulbin.

He married, first, before 8 October 1415, Elizabeth, sister of Donald, Lord of the Isles, and by her had

  • 1. Niel, of whom follows.

He married, secondly, a daughter of Alexander Macdonald of Keppoch, brother of Donald of the Isles, that is to say, a niece of his first wife. It is not known whether he received a Papal dispensation for this marriage, which was within the degree forbidden by canon law. The known issue was :

  • 2. Ian Aherach, who married a daughter of Macintosh of Macintosh and became progenitor of the Aberach Mackays.

He had also three other sons, viz.

  • Roderick
  • William and
  • Angus,

but by which wife is not known.

Scottish Peerage Vol. 7 pg. 159-160


Donald M'Cay's Family Pedigree

Angus Dubh Mackay
  • birth: ABT 1365 plac: Strathy, Farr, Sutherland
  • death: 1433
  • place: Drum nan coup
  • marr: ABT 1412

Iye Hugh M'Cay

  • birth: ABT 1200
  • place: Strathy, Farr, Sutherland
  • marr: ABT 1229
Iye Mhor MacAy    
  • birht: ABT 1230 plac: Strathy, Farr, Sutherland
  • marr: ABT 1263 (Unknown) (Unknown)

marr: ABT 1229

Gilcrist M'Cay

  • birt: ABT 1265 plac: Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland
  • deat: AFT 1329
  • marr: ABT 1305

Walter Baltrodi

  • birt: ABT 1210 plac: Caithness, Scotland
  • marr:

Conchar Baltrodi

  • birt: ABT 1245
  • plac: Caithness, Scotland
  • marr: ABT 1263 (Unknown) (Unknown)


Gilcrist M'Cay

  • birt: ABT 1305
  • marr: (Unknown) (Unknown)
marr: ABT 1305

Iye M'Cay

  • birt: ABT 1305
  • plac: Strathy, Farr, Sutherland
  • deat: 1370
  • plac: Dingwall, Scotland
  • marr: ABT 1330 (Unknown) (Unknown)

Donald M'Cay

  • birt: ABT 1332
  • plac: Strathy, Farr, Sutherland
  • deat: 1370
  • plac: Dingwall, Scotland

?? Macleod

  • marr: ABT 1364
  • birt: ABT 1350

Hugh MacNeill

  • birt: ABT 1280
  • plac: Gigha, Argyle, Scotland
  • marr: ABT 1314

?? MacNeill

  • birt: ABT 1315
  • plac: Gigha, Argyle, Scotland
  • marr: ABT 1330 (Unknown) (Unknown)

marr: ABT 1314

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  • Birth: 1380 Strathnaver, , , Scotland
  • Christening: Death: 1429
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  • Father: Angus MACKAY Family
  • Mother: MACLEOD

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  • Sex: M
  • Event(s)
  • Death: 1433
  • Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland
  • Parents
  • Father: Angus Mackay Disc #27 Pin #590810
  • Mother: Unknown MacLeod Disc #27 Pin #590811
  • Marriage(s)
  • Spouse: Elizabeth MacDonald Disc #27 Pin #590809
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Mackay Family of Cromarty gives an outline of descendants of Angus II Mackay, commanded 4,000 men in 1427, married 8 Oct 1415 to Hon Elizabeth Macdonald, sister to Donald, Lord of the Isles, with issue.

Angus progenitor of the Siol-Angus ; pg. 50 

Said to be Angus, of whom the Slighd-Angus Mackays descended pg. 558 THE HOUSE AND CLAN MACKAY

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Angus Dubh MacKay, 7th of Strathnaver's Timeline

Strathnaver, Sutherland, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Scotland, UK
Aberach, Scotland
Age 58
Druim nan Coup
Age 58
Sutherland, UK