Elizabeth 'Bessie' / 'Mary' Gunn

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Elizabeth 'Bessie' / 'Mary' Gunn

Also Known As: "Elizabeth", "Bessie", "Mary"
Birthplace: Caithness, , Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Gunn, Coroner of Caithness and Name Not Known
Wife of Hugh Macdonald, of Sleat
Mother of Donald Gallach, III Chief of Sleat
Sister of James "Seamus" Gunn; Robert Gunn; John "Iain" Gunn; Alastair Gunn; William Gunn and 4 others

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About Elizabeth 'Bessie' / 'Mary' Gunn

A daughter of George Gunn the Crowner married Hugh MacDonald of Sleat. Her name is unknown but she is variously called Mary, Elizabeth, and Bessie.

"It was in the time of this crowner Gun that Hugh MacDonald of Sleat, third son of Alexander Earl of Ross, married a lady of the clan Gun, who is supposed to have been the crowner's daughter. By this lady, MacDonald of Sleat 'had a son Donald, called Gallach, from being fostered by his mother's relations in Caithness, who afterwards became the heir of the family, and from whom the present Lord MacDonald is descended.'" (Statistical Account, 145-46).

THE MACDONALDS OF SLEAT. - The Macdonalds of Sleat are descended from
1. HUGH, son of Alexander, Earl of Ross, and Lord of the Isles, by the daughter of O'Beolan, lay Abbot of Applecross, and are known patronymically as Clann Uisdein. Hugh married, first, Fynvola, daughter of Alexander Maclain of Ardnamurchan, and had by her —

1. John, his successor, d1502

He married, secondly, Elizabeth Gunn, daughter of the Crowner of Caithness, and had by her—

2. Donald Gallach.

He married, thirdly, a daughter of Macleod of Harris, by whom he had—

3. Donald Herrach, from whom Clann Domhnuill Herraich.

Hugh had also several sons, whose claims to legiti- macy do not seem to have been admitted even by the social canons of the time, viz. : —

4. Archibald Dubh, by a daughter of Torquil Macleod of Lewis.
5. Angus Collach, by a daughter of the Laird of Coll.
6. Angus Dubh, by a daughter of Maurice Vicar of S.Uist,

Hugh Macdonald of Sleat died in 1498, and was succeeded by his oldest son https://archive.org/details/clandonald03macduoft/page/467/mode/1up?...

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