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Clan MacDougall

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Welcome to Clan MacDougall

Clan MacDougall Team
Team Leader
Team MembersAmy Gilpin, Deborah Compton, Rory Cain
Clan Chief: Morag Morley MacDougall of MacDougall and Dunollie. 31st Chief of the Name and Clan MacDougall. Niece of the 30th Chief. Succeeded her Aunt in 1990.
Crest: An armoured arm holding a cross. MacDougall Clan Motto: Buaidh No Bas (Conquer or die). History of Clan MacDougall: The Clan MacDougal is the senior branch of the princely House of Somerled, descending from his eldest son Dougal or Dugald.
Motto: Buaid no bas ( To Conquer or die)
Slogan/War Cry:
Region: Argyll Highland
Historic Seat: Castle Dunollie , Oban Argyll
Plant badge: Argyll

Plant badge Bell Heather

Pipe music: Caisteal Dhunolla
Gaelic name: MacDubhaghaill

Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan MacDougall together with members bearing the name MacDougall, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan MacDougall.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

Septs

Howell, Drysdale, Clucas, McLucas, MacInnes Carmichael, Conacher, Coull, Cowan, Cowie, Dowall, Livingston, MacConacher, MacCoull, MacCowan, MacCulloch, MacDole, MacDowell, MacDulothe, MacEachan, MacHowell, Kichan, MacLucas, MacLugash, MacLulich, MacNamell, Macoul, Macowl, Coull,]

Clan History

Clan MacDougall is one of the four oldest Highland Clans still in existence. The McDougall family has been traced to Girvan, Ayrshire in Scotland and was settled here for many generations. In the late 1800's they began to disperse to other parts of Scotland and ultimately the world.The clan takes its name from Dougall, the eldest son of Somerled of the Isles. After his death in 1164, Dougal held most of Argyle and also the Islands of Mull, Lismore, Jura, Tiree, Coll and many others. In 1263, when the King of Norway tried to invade the west cost of Scotland, the McDougal (MacDougall) Clan attacked the Norse fleet near Mull. The Vikings were utterly defeated at the battle of Largs and all of the Herbrides were ceded by Norway to Scotland. the McDougal (MacDougall) influence in Argyle brought them in conflict with the Campbells in 1294. The McDougal also opposed Robert the Bruce succession to the throne of Scotland . The McDougal's wh had supported Wallace and the cause of Scottish independence became enemies of the Scottish King. As a result most of their land pasted to theCampbells. The McDougals (MacDougalls) were never to regain their Island possessions, but to a large degree their fortunes were restored when the McDougal Clan cheif married the granddaughter of Robert the Bruce. The McDougals ( MacDougalls) fought for Charles I during the English Civil War and after followed the Stewart cause during the 1715 rebellion. However, influence by the Campbell Clan they did not participate in the Battle of Culloden.

Clan Branches

MacDougall of MacDougall and Dunollie, MacDougall of Gallanach, MacDougall of Lunga


Other Names Associated with the Clan

Spelling included: McDougal, MacDougal, MacDougall, McDougall, MacDougald, McDougle

Allied Clans

Campbell, Grant ,Clan Comyn, Clan Wallace, Clan MacNaghten


Rival Clans

The MacDougall's influence in Argyll brought them into conflict with the Clan Campbell. The MacDougalls also entered into a blood feud with Clan Bruce after the nephew of the 4th chief was stabbed to death by Robert the Bruce in 1306. Clan Robertson

Clan Research and Free Space Pages

Space:McDougal_Name_Study Space:McDougals_of_Ontario%2C_Canada

Source Material

Highland Society of London See Also: [[1] Clan MacDougall Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Image Credits and Acknowledgements

Information below this line should be summarized and incorporated into this team page. Detailed information should be moved to additional Clan pages.


Clan Chief: Morag Morley MacDougall of MacDougall and Dunollie. 31st Chief of the Name and Clan MacDougall. Niece of the 30th Chief. Succeeded her Aunt in 1990.


Clan MacDougall Clan MacDougall is one of the four oldest Highland Clans still in existence. The McDougall family has been traced to Girvan, Ayrshire in Scotland and was settled here for many generations. In the late 1800's they began to disperse to other parts of Scotland and ultimately the world. My own branch of this family settled in Glasgow for several generations before some migrated to Australia and North America. The spelling of the McDougall name has seen several variations, but it is interesting to note that the earlier records in Girvan relate to the name Dougal. The surname is an anglicized from the old Gaelic "MacDubhaghaill"a name derived from a paternal ancestor "Dubhgall". The surname is composed of the elements "dubish" (black or dark) and gall ( stranger). This was frequently used as a byname for Scandinavians, in particular to distinguish the dark haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. Variations in the Spelling of McDougal included: MacDougal, MacDougall, McDougall, MacDougald Mac or Mc means :son" of while the term "Clan" comes from the Gaelic words for children. Thus Clan McDougal signifies the children of Dougal. Clan MacDougall is one of the four oldest Highland Clans still in existence. http:www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macdough2.html History of Clan Mc dougal ( MacDougall) The clan takes its name from Dougall, the eldest son of Somerled of the Isles. After his death in 1164, Dougal held most of Argyle and also the Islands of Mull, Lismore, Jura, Tiree, Coll and many others. In 1263, when the King of Norway tried to invade the west cost of Scotland, the McDougal (MacDougall) Clan attacked the Norse fleet near Mull. The Vikings were utterly defeated at the battle of Largs and all of the Herbrides were ceded by Norway to Scotland. the McDougal (MacDougall) influence in Argyle brought them in conflict with the Campbells in 1294. The McDougal also opposed Robert the Bruce succession to the throne of Scotland . The McDougal's who had supported Wallace and the cause of Scottish independence became enemies of the Scottish King. As a result most of their land pasted to the campbells. The McDougals (MacDougalls) were never to regain their Island possessions, but to a large degree their fortunes were restored when the McDougal Clan cheif married the granddaughter of Robert the Bruce. The McDougals ( MacDougalls) fought for Charls I during the English Civil War and after followed the Stewart cause during the 1715 rebellion.

McDougal: Ancestral Birth Places: Scotland Glasgow City, Lanark, Perth, Perthshire, Humbie, East Lothian, Middle Greenock, Renfrewshire, Sinclairtown, Fife, Kilchenzie, Kintyre, Kintyre, Argyleshire, Scotland, Islay, Argyleshire, Greenock, Scotland, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Clonmore, Inverness-shire, Fortingall, Perth and Kinross, Campbelltown, Kintyre, Drumore, Argyll, Inverness, Paisley, Strathclyde, Givan, Ayrshire, Dalry, Ayrshire, Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Tollesop, Lanarkshire, Stevenston, Ayrshire, Lorn, Argyle, Cargill, Perthshire, Dunollie Castle, Oban, Argyllshire Canada

Baldoon, Dover, Kent, Ontario, York County, Upper Canada, St. Catherine’s, Ont. Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada, Mariposa, Victoria County, Ontario, , Wallaceburg, Sombra, Kent, Ontario, Grimbsy, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Lancaster, Upper Canada, Perth, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, Trois-Rivières, Saint-Maurice, Canada East, North Bay, Nipissing, Ontario, Mariposa, Victoria County, Toronto, Bentinck, Grey County, Ontario, Simcoe, Ontario, Admaston, Renfrew, Sarnia, Ontario Ontario, North Bay, Ontario, Argyll Shores, Prince Edward Island,

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HI. trying to trace my ancestors back from the last known entry of David Dougall of Auchterarder, Fife, Perthshire 1782-? his son was thomas Dougall 1802-1857 whos son was Thomas Dougall 1836-1899. this was my great great grandfather. If oyu know of any info to go further back or if a tartan pattern is associated with Dougall of Auchterarder rather than MacDougall, it would be great. Or if you know whether they would have taken the same tartan as the MacDougall even though they are Dougall.
posted by Richard Latham
Very interesting. Thanks for your help!
posted by Ellen Altenburg
Hi team MacDougall. I was hoping you might help me out. I'm doing the below profile of Ewen Cameron. He may have been murdered by the grandfather of his illegitimate son. In the sources listed, the grandfather is referred to as "MacDougall of Lorne" and "Laird of MacDougall". I can't find out anything about him. I'm wondering if MacDougall is actually Archibald Campbell Fourth Earl of Argyll. One of the Tartan Trail guides mentioned the MacDougalls lost their titles of Lords of Lorne in the 1300s to the Stewarts and Campbells. Ewen may have been murdered in the castle owned by the Campbells. Thanks for your help! https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cameron-2439
posted by Ellen Altenburg
I'm not all that familiar with this group, but I will see what I can find over the weekend
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi again, Ellen. It is most likely John (although the source in the profile provided doesn't name him).

XIV – John of Dunollie (1535 – d. 1563) : Fourteenth Chief of the clan and son of our Thirteenth Chief, John of Dunollie and Anne Macleod. John quarreled with his feudal superior Archibald Campbell 4th Earl of Argyll who then imprisoned him. It is probable that John was suspected of supporting MacLeods of Lewis who were in rebellion in 1554 or 1555. On 18 March 1556 he was released from imprisonment for one year upon signing a contract of good behaviour between himself (spelled as Johne McCoull of Dunollycht) and the Earl of Argyll Lord of Lorn: “Whereas John is allowed freedom outwith Argyll and Lorne until Martinmas next and is to keep castle of Dunollych free of all traitors and rebels. To be faithful and obedient to the Queen’s grace and her mother and if no further agreement by Martinmas John is to re-enter ward in Castle Campbell, Stirling” The Queen mentioned was Mary Queen of Scots. In 1557 John of Dunollie was again imprisoned by his Campbell Lord in Dollar Castle. During this time period the Protestant Reformation led by John Knox was sweeping through Scotland and causing great unrest and conflict. John of Dunollie died in 1563. (from: https://macdougall.org/chiefs/)

The Laird of MacDougall/MacDougall of Lorne is not Archibald Campbell, fourth Earl of Argyll. There is enough information about both men to be certain of that.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin