Sunday, 22 August 2010
Earliest recorded beginnings
The family described in this blog are part of a tribe which inhabited Donegal in the Fifth Century. They eventually migrated to Scotland and settled in Ayr before moving to Lochaber, probably in the early Sixteenth Century, for reasons that are obscure. There are various competing theories about this move, ranging from the possibility that they were exiled to their being sent to subdue some unruly members of the local population. Rather than going into detail here I commend the material posted by Iain Kennedy on his site www.kennedydna.com, which includes a lot of fascinating material about the origins of the family and its distribution.