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Title: A MacLea mention among the Chisholms and Prince Charles
Posted by: Kyle MacLea
Date: 09 September 2006

I found this also doing another Google Books search.

http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC08999852&id=TezceadKO_QC&pg=PA223&lpg=PA223&dq=MacLea  

The source text is:  
History of the CHISHOLMS With Genealogies of the Principal Families of the Name,

By Alexander Mackenzie, F.S.A. Scot.,
INVERNESS: A. & W. MACKENZIE, 1891.

Pages 223-224 in the Appendix has this section:

"HUGH CHISHOLM (MACLEA), PROTECTOR OF PRINCE CHARLES

When the unfortunate Prince Charles was wandering in the mountains with a reward of £30,000 for his apprehension, his concealment and his actual preservation depended on three poor Highlanders who knew his retreat, and, eluding the vigilance of the military, carried to his cave the few necessaries they could procure.  These three were the last that parted with him when he left Arisaig, and one of them Hugh Siosal (Maclea), after shaking the right hand of his Prince would never more give his own to any man.  Finlay Macmillan and Kennedy were the other two and their names deserve to be recorded with the most magnanimous and high minded of mankind.

Mr. Colin Chisholm informs us, on the lady’s own authority, that "as an act of great condescension he (Hugh Chisholm) gave his right hand to Mary, the only child of his chief, The Chisholm.  At the same time he took special care to explain to Miss Chisholm (afterwards Mrs. James Gooden, of Tavistock Square, London,) that she was the first and would certainly be the last to shake hands with him after Prince Charles."  The same gentleman says that "Kennedy, who fought in the battle of Culloden, was afterwards hanged in Inverness for stealing a cow!  Yet this unfortunate Highlander could have secured £30,000 for betraying his Prince."  "

For those who don't know, apparently Siosal = Chisholm.

I have no idea why Hugh Chisholm was also known as Maclea, but perhaps some other reader of the forum does!

Kyle=

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A MacLea mention among the Chisholms and Prince Charles09 September 2006Kyle MacLea
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