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Title: Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related
Posted by: Donald (Livingstone) Clink
Date: 12 July 2009

If some of these Mull/Morvern Maclea Livingstones are descended from Achnacree/Benderloch Macleas that settled in this area in the late 1500's or early 1600's or earlier it would make sense. In the 1500's as Baron Livingstone observed they were nearly wiped out fighting with their allies the  MacDougalls against the Campbells. In the 1500's and 1600's it is known that the Campbells were subduing and demanding obedience of ancient clans in Western Argyll and compelling highland clans such as the Macleas to give up their ancient lands. 

Perhaps the Campbells pushed some of them out of the area and they migrated to Morvern and neighbouring Mull at this time. Perhaps the old Morvern Livingstone account is correct with a date of arrival of this branch of Macleas into this area of Western Argyll as about 1600 or perhaps sometime in the 1500's. Certainly given what we know about Campbells confiscating the lands of the Macleas around this time, some migration of the resulting Maclea refugees would ultimately be the result. They had to live somewhere unless the Campbells allowed them to remain as their tenants which many we know eventually became at one time or another. So who knows. 

regards, 

Donald

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Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related11 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related11 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related12 July 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
         Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related12 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related12 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
   Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related12 July 2009Jewel Brown
      Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related12 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
         Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related12 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related13 July 2009Roberta Ann Livingstone
               Mull and Neighbouring Morvern Maclea/Livingstones related13 July 2009Donald (Livingstone) Clink

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