Ann Gregg was of Scottish origin, specifically the Clan MacGregor. The name of this clan was banned in the early 1600s after its members killed more than 140 rival clansmen at Glen Fruin near Loch Lomond. Following the bloodshed, James VI, in a bid to dismantle the clan, forced MacGregors - and Gregors - to drop their name or risk punishment by death. Aliases, including Gregg, Grant, Stewart and Ramsay were used. Famous outlaw Rob Roy McGregor, born 1671, took his mother’s maiden name Campbell. Bloodhounds were allegedly sent to track down the clans people, who became known as “Children of the Mist” as they retreated to the remotest spots. The ban was in place for two periods, between 1603 and 1661 and 1693 and 1784.