Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's SCOTLAND Week !! Got Tartan?

Alexander MacKay, born in Lairg, Sutherland, Scotland, 12/24/1831, died in Nova Scotia, 9/10/1901, married Eleanor Brown, and their daughter, Isabella Fulton MacKay married Peter Suther Hamilton, and their daughter, Melvina Jane Hamilton married Frederick Parker Bustin, and their son, Suther Ross Bustin married Harriet Cheney Smith, and their daughter, Marilyn Louise Bustin is MY MOM !!

The Clan Mackay is an ancient and once powerful Scottish clan from the country's far north in the Scottish Highlands, but with roots in the old province of Moray. They played a powerful force in politics beginning in the 12th century, supporting Robert the Bruce. Mackays became famous for strength, courage and skill in soldiering and were involved in endless Clan battles against Keiths, Rosses, Gunns, Sinclairs, Sutherlands and others, and wars abroad. In the centuries that followed they were supporters of the British government and were very anti-Jacobite. They played an important role in the military activities of both Scotland and Europe. The Highland Clearances had dire ramifications for the clan, but since then they spread throughout the world and have provided it many famous and influential descendants.

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