The Last Clan Battle -Footnotes and Bibliography (1st Article)

Footnotes

1 The Gaels have two methods of idenitfying people as in many areas remain a concentration of surnames and common first names. A village may have several Iain Macleods and hence alternate ways were devised to identify them. The first is the patryonmic name or a name that includes the male ancestors of that person. Hence, Alexander MacDonald, one of the greatest Gaelic poets and a Staunch Jacobite, is known as Alasdair Mac Mhaightair Alasdair or Alexander, Son of Reverend Alexander. This could continue up to six generations. The second way is to give a nickname such as Alasdair Dubh or Dark haired Alexander. These two methods still exist today.

2 The death of Commander John Baird RN would end the Baird of Auchmedden line in 1806 per Sir James Gardiner Baird of Saughtonhall, the current Baronet. In 1845, the Saughtonhall line would be declared the Senior Cadet Branch and are the leading contenders for the Chief of the Baird name.

Endnotes

[1] Stewart, General David Sketches of the character, manners and present state of the Highlanders of Scotland with details of The Military Service of The Highland Regiments (Edinburgh 1825) Archibald Constable pg 43. http://books.google.com/books?id=LdiljIvtwt4C&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=sir+james+baird+highlanders&source=bl&ots=7B-o-N683X&sig=fUFFhyebiNbZ8M__MPWKtBFbbdY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ewYcUcnOOJKXqAH-8IGACQ&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Baird&f=false Feb 14 2013

[1] pg 44.

[1] pg 44.

[1] Pg 46

[1] Pg 47

[1] Gibson, John G. Traditional Bagpiping, 1745-1945 (Montreal 1998) Mcgill-Queens University Press pg 97

[1] Stewart, General David Sketches of the character, manners and present state of the Highlanders of Scotland with details of The Military Service of The Highland Regiments (Edniburgh 1825) Archibald Constable Pg 47

[1] pg 46. Date Accessed: 14 Feb 2013

[1] Pg 48

[1] Pg48

[1] Pg53

[1] The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707, K.M. Brown et al eds (St Andrews, 2007-2013), 1581/10/35. Date accessed: 25 January 2013.

[1] Newton, Dr. Michael Warriors of the Word

[1] Mackay, John. Mackay, Annie The Celtic Monthly, (Edinburgh 1904) Vol 12 pg 16

[1] Pg 53

[1] Pg 83

[1] Pg 83

[1] Velde, Francois. http://www.heraldica.org/topics/britain/lordlyon.htm Accessed June 27th 2013.

 

 

Bibliography

Brown, K.M. et al eds. The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707. 2007-2013. 25 Jan 2013.

Gibson, John G. Traditional Bagpiping, 1745-1945. Montreal: Mcgill-Queens University Press , 1998.

Mackay, John and Annie Mackay. The Celtic Monthly,Vol 12 . Edinburgh, 1904.

Newton, Dr. Michael. Warriors of the Word. Birlinn ltd, 2009.

Stewart, General David. Sketches of the character, manners and present state of the Highlanders of Scotland with details of The Military Service of The Highland Regiments . Edinburgh : Archibald Constable, 1825.

Velde, Francois. Heraldica.org – Lord Lyon . n.d. 27 June 2013. < http://www.heraldica.org/topics/britain/lordlyon.htm&gt;.

 

 

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