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proceedings of the Highland army; at Prestonpans, Gladsrnuir, where the Clanranald, with their chief, was placed, as a distinct mark of honour, on the right of the front line; in the march to England and retreat to Scotland, and in the final and disastrous engagement with the King's troops on Culloden Moor. An eye-witness at Duddingston relates an incident which indicates his position and lofty bearing, "One day young Clanranald was conversing with the Young Pretender with his head covered, and Major Macdonald (Glenaladale) standing behind Clanranald uncovered." Ho was wounded in the head at Culloden, but managed to escape to his grandmother's house in Inverness, after which he proceeded, with his men, to Moydart, where he remained in concealment lor a considerable period. The King's troops in time followed him, and, on one occasion, he escaped capture only by a miracle. A mean, base countryman, bribed by the enemy's officers, pointed out his hiding place, on the side of a steep hill; but hearing them approach ho threw himself down the precipice at the risk of being dashed to pieces on the rocks, and marvellously escaped, though so near as to hear one of the soldiers saying, "the nest is warm, but the bird is flown." A few days after three French ships of war arrived in Loch-nan-uagh, which were placed under Clanranald's command as Commodore, a commission in his favour as such having been brought from France in one of them. Here Clanranald again met the Prince, and strongly recommended him to distribute a sum of forty thousand pounds, brought from France for his use by these ships, among the more necessitous of those who had sullbred so much in his cause, and were now without houses, food, or shelter; the whole country having been given to the flames, and all their cattle driven away by the King's troops.
During the whole time Prince Charles was in hiding in the Long Island Clanranald remained concealed in Moydart, waiting an opportunity to remove to some other part of the country, from which he could effect his escape to the Continent. This he ultimately managed in spite of the attempts of the Government to capture him. He succeeded in finding his way to Brahan Castle, the seat of the Seaforths, where he met a daughter of Basil Hamilton, and sister of the Earl of Selkirk, whom he had engaged to marry some time before. She was a relation of his own, her mother being a sister of Banald's grandmother. The marriage was celebrated in presence of Lady Fortrose, her husband, Viscount Fortrose, who had the forfeited estates, but not the titles, restored to him some time previously, being from home, and supposed to know nothing of his interesting visitors; for he kept out of the Rebellion, and was, so far, on friendly terras with the Government. Leaving Brahan Castle Clanranald and his Lady proceeded to Cromarty, where they embarked on board a ship bound for London under the names of Mr and Mrs Black They arrived at their destination safely and unmolested, and soon after effected their escape to Paris. Here, finding it necessary to procure some means of subsistence, he endeaveavourod to obtain an introduction to those in power in France. Prince Charles shortly after came to Paris, and Clanranald requested his Koyal Highness to introduce him to Louis XV,, " to whom the Prince declared that he was the only person who had served him without fee or reward. He soon after got some military employment from the Court of France, and continued so employed until he became acquainted with Marshal Saxe, who appointed liira his aide-decamp ; and he remained for several years in that capacity, until the Marshal's death, with the official notification of which to the King ho was charged, and delivered to his Majesty, at a public levee, when the King seemed so affected that lie shed tears, and said to the company around him, that he had lost his right arm. During this time his lady had become pregnant, and returned to Britain for the purpose of being delivered and naturalising the child. She went to reside with her grandmother, the widow of Lord Basil Hamilton, at Edinburgh, iii whoso house she was delivered of a son, and died a few days afterwards. Many of the chiefs who were engaged in the unfortunate Rebellion, refusing to deliver themselves up, a bill of attainder was brought against them, which received the Royal assent on the 4th of June 1746. In this bill was included the names of Donald Macdonald, younger of Clanranald, Donald Macdonald of Lochgarry, Alexander Macdonald of Keppoch, Archibald Macdonald of Barrisdale, Alexander Macdonald of Glencoe, and others. Many suffered the penalty of the law, and, amongst others, Kinlochmoidart. He was executed at Carlisle on the 18th of October. As to Clanranald, by mistake he was named Donald instead of Ranald in the act of attainder passed against him. His friends took advantage of this, and, after some years' delay, he succeeded in recovering his estates, to which he retired, and became a steady and loyal subject of the king. It is pretty well known that of all thoso who joined Prince Charles, none was more devoted to him than young Clanranald, or acted more from less interested motives. He uniformly refused all pecuniary reward, maintained his own troops, and, it is said, for this truly noble conduct, the Prince signified Ms intention of conferring on him the dignity of a peer of the realm, by the title of Earl of Clanranald."*
All the transactions to which we have referred took place during the life of his father, who, an old man even at the close of tho Rebellion, a few years later on, on the 28th of November 1753, and being quite unable to attend to any business, renounced the life-rent of the estates in favour of his Fon, Ranald by whose energy and business habits the debts on the property were soon paid. Eor the rest of his days Ranald lived quietly and unostentatiously on his property.
He married, first, Mary, daughter of Basil Hamilton, eventually Earl of Selkirk, younger son of the Duke of Hamilton, and by her (bom 8th of May 1720, died 11th of May 1750) he had issue—
1. Charles James Somerled, who died in his lifth year at Edinburgh, on the 25th of May 1755, and was buried at Holyrood.
He married, secondly, Flora, daughter of Mackinnon of Mackinnon, a celebrated beauty, with issue—
2. John, his heir.
3. James, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the army.
4. Margaret, who died unmarried.
5. Mary, who died unmarried.
0. Penelope, who married William, seventh Lord Belhaven and Stenton (who died 2'Jth of October 1814), with issue—(1), Robert Montgomery, who, bom in 1793, succeeded as 8th Peer; (2), William, bom in
* History of the Family, pp. 170-171,
1799, in the HELC.S., and four daughters, Penelope, Susan Mary, Flora(diedin 1810),and Jean (died in 1820). Lady Belhaven died in 1816. .Ranald was succeeded by his eldest son,
XXIV. John Macdonald, seventeenth of Clanranald, quite a youth at his father's death. He travelled for several years on the Continent with a learned tutor, who gave him a very liberal education. On his return home, he obtained a commission and became a Captain in the 2 2d Dragoons. Having made up titles to the family estates, he, soon after, retired from the army, and resided chiefly on his property, among his retainers, by whom he was greatly esteemed while he lived, and much lamented on his death, in 1794, at the early age of twenty-nine.
He married, first, Katharine, daughter of the Right Hon. Robert Macqueen of Braxfield, Lord Justice-Clerk of Scotland, with issue—
1. Reginald George, his heir, born in Edinburgh on the 29th of August 1788.
2. Robert Johnstone. 3. Donald.
He married, secondly, his second cousin, Jean, daughter of Colin Macdonald, II. of Boisdale, and grand-daughter of Alexander, first of Boisdale, second son of Donald, fourteenth of Clanranald, without issue.
He died in 1794, and was succeeded by his eldest son,
XXV. Reginald George Maodonald, eighteenth of Clanranald. He was born in Edinburgh on the 29th of August 1788, and was thus a minor only six years of age when he succeeded to the property. He was first sent to Edinburgh, and afterwards to Eton to complete his education. He then proceeded to the Continent, where he remained for several years. Coming of age in 1809, he returned home, and was soon after appointed to the command of the Long Island Regiment of Inverness-shire local Militia, which he held for many years. He represented the Burgh of Plyuiton (disfranchised by the Reform Act of 1832) in Parliament from 1812 to 1824. He lived to a very old age, and, two years before his death, in 1871, he visited his native land, "and delighted his friends by his never failing vivacity and comparatively youthful appearance." According to the Statistical Account the rental of Clanranald's estate in 1837 was about £4500 per annum; but shortly after that date the property was sold by this chief for a large sum to Colonel Gordon of Cluny, Aberdeenshire.
He married, on the 1st of April 1812, Lady Caroline Ann Edgcumbe, second daughter of Richard, second Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, by whom (who died 10th of April 1824) he had issue—
1. Reginald-John James-George, his heir, now of Clanranald.
2. Caroline-Sophia, who married, 8th September 1842, the Hon. Charles Cust, second son of John, first Earl of Brownlow, with issue—one son, Ernest-Richmond Charles, and three daughters, one of whom, AliceMarian, married, 9th of September 1876, her cousin, Allan-Roger-Charles Porcelli, youngest son of Baron Porcelli, a Sicilian nobleman, who had married Sarah Anne, her aunt.
3. Emma-Hamilla, who married, 21st of April 1840, the Hon. and Rev. Alfred Wodehouse, youngest son of John, second Lord Wodehouse, with issue; Hobart; Reginald, who died 25th of August 1861 ; Charles; Hamilla-Caroline, who, on the 8th of November 1876, married Edward Taylor, British vice-consul at Dunkerque; Ernestine-Emma, who on the I7tli of May 1866 married John Marshall, second son of H. C. Marshall, of VVestwood Hall, Leeds; and Laura-Sophia.
4. Louisa-Emily, who married Charles-William Marsham, eldest surviving son of Robert Marsham of Stratton Strawless, County of Norfolk; and secondly, 4th December 1856, Colonel Hugh Fitz-Eoy, Grenadier Guards, son of Lord Henry Fitz-Eoy.
5. Flora, Maid of Honour to the (Jueen,
6. Sarah-Anne, who married, in 1848, Baron Porcelli, a Sicilian nobleman, with issue, one of whom married his cousin, as above.
Clanranald married secondly Anne, daughter of William Cunningham, and widow of Eichard Barry Dunning, Lord Ashburton, without issue; and thirdly, Elizabeth Bebeeca Newman, also without issue.
He died at his residence, Clarendon Eoad, London, on the 11th of March 1873, hi the 85th year of his age, when ho was succeeded as representative of the family by his eldest son,
XXYI. Sin Reginald-john James-george, nineteenth and present Clanranald, Vice-Admiral, R.N., K.C.S.I. He married, on the 12th of June 1855, the Hon. Adelaide Louisa, second daughter of George, fifth Lord Vernon, with issue—
1. Allan Douglas, his heir, born in April 1856.
2. Angus Eoderick, born in April 1858. 3. Adelaide EfTrida.
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THE CLAN CAMERON.— The next Clan History (after a few chapters on the Mathesons) which will appear in these pages will be that of the Camerons. The Editor will esteem it ,t great favour if all interested in any way in this clan will communicate v ith him privately, and sup] !y nim with any information in their posset;..i u. or direct him to where ho can obtain any. A. M.
Sir,—A corre-p. ni-nt of yours, "No F-nian,'- referring to this subject, quotes certain figures mention d by Patrick Crow.- at the '"Fenian Convention'- held in Chicago on the Mh A' _u-t, and. amongst these, 2000 dollars as having been given to an Irish paper in the H •_!.'.;.nds of .Scot and iu support of the movement, and he asks —"What paper in the inguiau is of Se ...ind can it be that received substantial aid from the Irish-Americans •■" There is no Irish paper in the Highlands of Scotland, but there is a paper published at InveiiK s«, _/._ Hiy:ii\t„du; which 1 heard some time ago had received "substantial aid" from the Irish-Americans and which, I have reason to believe, would like to have closer relations with the Irish Land Leaguers at home. The editor and proprietor, Mr John Murdoch, some time ago made a prolonged visit to America, and, after a short stay at home, has again gone out to -America. The Highlander was, until recently, published weekly, but now appears in the form of a monthly magazine.—I am, &_c., One Behind The Scenes.
The Highlander Office, 76 to 82 Castle Street, Inverness, August 29, 1881. Sir,—A letter under this heading, signed by "No Fenian," appearing in your Friday's issue, contains an inuendo that an Lrish paper in the Highlands had received Fenian support. As The Highlander is, I believe, the only paper in the Highlands— or even in Scotland—that has prominently advocated the Irish land question, there can be no doubt that it is the paper alluded to, and 1 shall therefore bo glad if you will allow me, through your columns, to state ;ts plainly and as emphatica.ly ass possible that Tlit HUjhXandtr newspaper nev.-r in any way received pecuniary aid from the "Skirmishing Fund." As a pap . advocating the people's right to the soil they cultivate, The llvjld aider received the warm support of Irish Americans, who readily subscribed for it; and when Mr Murdoch, its proprietor and editor, visited America and Canada in 1879, he received as hearty a welcome from the Irish as from the Scotch, the former assisting him as much as possible by crowding upon him invitations to lecture, for which he was paid by the local committee inviting him. In January lbSO, Mr Murdoch (then in Toronto) was urgently pressed to take part in the "I'aruell reception " at Philadelphia, and he thereafter, by invitation, took part in a number of Mr Parnell's meetings, for which he was paid by the Central Committee in New York. But never under any circumstances has Mr Murdoch advocated Feuianixm or other violent measures (on the contrary, he has always been most careful to condemn them), and never has he in any way connected himself with, or received a cent from, the "Skirmishing Fund." Mr Murdoch's present, abseuce in America (fulfilling a second series of lecturing engagements) prevents him writing you himself, but jny knowledge of the facts stated above warrants me in giving the statement au un. qualified denial.—I am, &c, A. E. MiDDLETON, Manager.