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Nicgillies Macsorley[1]

Female - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Nicgillies Macsorley 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I37629  My Genealogy

    Father Gillies Macsorley,   b. Bef 1140,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F13553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Donald of Islay "Eponymous" Macranald,   b. 1190,   d. 1269  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. Angus Mhor (Lord Inchegal) Macdonell,   d. 1292
     2. Alexander Macdonell,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Somerled Macdonell,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alastair Mor Macdonell,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Murchad Macdonell,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Doug Hickling points out:
      "You may want to consider changing the identification of Angus Mor'smother to "A daughter of Gillies mac Somerled."
      This identification is provided by Ronald Williams in THE LORDS OF THEISLES, at 132-133. Williams aknowledges that "some accounts state that"Angus Mor's father Donald of Islay, or (Donald of the Isles) Domhnall asyou show him, "made a second marriage to a daughter of Walter theSteward, although this may be doubtful . . ." In CLAN MACDONALD, DonaldJ. MacDonald of Castleton, at 38, quotes Hugh MacDonald of Sleat, writingin the 17th century, stating that Donald of Islay "married the daughterof Gillies by whom he had Angus, Alexander and Somerled." Only THE SCOTSPEERAGE, volume 5 at 35, says that Donald married "a daughter of Walter,High Steward of Scotland" and had Angus Mor by her. The author gives nocitation to authority for this statement although citing Hugh MacDonaldof Sleat's manuscript in the preceding paragraph as to other mattersregarding Donald's life. Brian Tompsett shows no connection betweenWalter, High Steward of Scotland and Donald.

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.