• Genealogy

    More about Angus Beag

    by  • 18 July 2008 • Genealogy, History • 1 Comment

    Rev William Matheson, Mac Gille Chaluim, gives the following about Angus Beag and his departure for Auldearn, which seems to have been precipitated by the harsh words of his wife who accused him of unmanliness (see also the previous note.) Angus Macaulay’s conduct before the departure of the men of Lewis to Auldean in the Spring of 1645 […]

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    The Origins of the Macaulays of Uig

    by  • 18 July 2008 • Genealogy, History, Vikings • 0 Comments

    From Rev William Matheson, Mac Gille Chaluim, in his Families of Lewis series in the Stornoway Gazette: Most West Highland clans have to go back some seven hundred years to find their eponymous ancestor.  If the Macaulays of Lewis conform to this pattern, we should look for the original Olafr or Aulay about the beginning […]

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    Nicolsons in Uig

    by  • 9 July 2008 • Genealogy, History • 1 Comment

    Willie Matheson (Mac Gille Chaluim) wrote in his Families of Lewis series that Nicolson was “perhaps the oldest surname in Lewis” and that the Macleods came into possession of the island by marriage into the family.  The name disappears and does not surface again until the 18th century, when Angus Nicolson is on record as a joint-tacksman […]

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