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Thread #91101   Message #1731276
Posted By: Big Tim
01-May-06 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Donald Macgillavry
Subject: RE: Origins: Donald Macgillavry
I found the following online. It's taken from "Minor Septs of Clan Chatton" by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, published in "Celtic Monthly", Glasgow, 1898.                                                            

"Of Farquhar's three daughters, Janet became Mrs. Donald MacGillivray of
Dalcrombie, whose husband was killed near Leys on the after-
noon of the 16th April, 1746."

(Dalcrombie is 11 miles S.S.W. of Inverness, near Dunmaglass).
(Some believe that Hogg wrote the song, others that he merely collected it).