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Title: 1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 04 April 2006

Hi Kin, 

Some of you have been frustrated in your research by the lack of mid 18th century Argyll MacLea documents that have survived the ages. Fortunately there are a few out there from the mid 1700's just prior to the Livingstone name change that have been helpful in researching Morvern/Isle of Lismore MacLeas. From the period of the 1740's and 1750's:

1. From Memoranda prepared by an Appin Stewart Charles Stewart, nephew of Fasnacloich, Captain in the Highland Army and sometimes Quartermaster-General and Secretary to Prince Charles Edward of Names in Appin Regiment Killed or Wounded in 1745-1746
MacLeas  4 Killed 1 Wounded

It is a well known fact that Movern and Isle of Lismore MacLeas/MacOnleas served with distinction in the Appin Stewart Regiment and participated in the Battle of Culloden. There is a notion that the MacLeas/MacOnleas were septs of the Stewarts of Appin, but it is probably more historically accurate that our MacLea clan formed alliances with the Stewarts, MacDougalls and Campbells overs the centuries, but never considered themselves in any way septs to these more powerful clans. As the clan was inclined to be Jacobite in its politics it invariably found itself more often than not opposed to the Campbells. 

The most famous Maconlea at the Battle of Culloden was Donald Livingstone of Morvern who rescued the banner of the Stewart of Appin, but there were also Bachuil Maconleas at Culloden. 

It is interesting to note Dr. Livingstone in his 1857 biography mentions that his great grandfather was killed at the Battle of Culloden. No doubt this detail and many others were told to the Doctor by his grandfather, Neil Livingstone the family storyteller. 
 

2. 1751 Valuation of Argyllshire Proprietors

Duncan MacInlea of Bachuil (Isle of Lismore) 

This entry is of interest because it is certainly one of the last to record a Baron of Bachuil as a Maconlea. There is a certain degree of uncertainty as to when precisely the MacLeas/MAcInleas on the Isle of Lismore and neigbouring Movern and Benderloch changed their name in large numbers to Livingstone. Not all the baptismal and marriage records for Argyll survive from the 1750's, but Baptismal records record a Livingstone on the Isle of Lismore as early as 1759, suggesting that efforts to change the name to Livingstone had begun on the Island as early as the 1750's. 

Changing the name to Livingstone must of been a well organised but challenging task, indicating to me strong and decisive leadership behind the effort. 


I am interested in locating the original memoranda by Charles Stewart of casualties of the Appin Regiment circa 1745-1746 and contacting someone who has had access to the original. 

Donald (Livingstone) Clink 



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1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records04 April 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records04 April 2006Kyle MacLea
      1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records05 April 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records05 April 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records05 April 2006Kyle MacLea
               1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records05 April 2006Kyle MacLea
         1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records05 April 2006Kyle MacLea
   1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records05 April 2006Rob Livingston
      1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records05 April 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records07 April 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records11 January 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records12 January 2009Kyle MacLea
   1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records30 December 2008Craig McClay Wilson
               1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records30 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                  1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                  1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records30 December 2008Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                     1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records30 December 2008Kyle MacLea
                        1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records02 January 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                        1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records02 January 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                  1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records21 January 2009Kyle MacLea
                     1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records13 March 2009Virginia Adams
                        Welcome, Virginia13 March 2009Bachuil
                           Welcome, Virginia14 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                        1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records13 March 2009Kyle MacLea
                           1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records13 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                              1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records14 March 2009Virginia Adams
                                 1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records14 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                        1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records13 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                           1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records14 March 2009Virginia Adams
                              1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records14 March 2009Kyle MacLea
                              1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records14 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                              1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records14 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
                                 1740's 1750's Argyll McLea records14 March 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink

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