History of the Mathesons, with Genealogies of the Various Families
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (173 pages)
Author: A. Mackenzie & A. MacBain
Year: (1882 & 1900) 2002
This CD contains both the first and second editions of "History of the Mathesons, with Genealogies of the Various Families". The first written in 1882 by Alexander Mackenzie, the second edited and largely rewritten by Alexander MacBain in 1900. Mackenzie's first edition is included as it contains material which was not included in the larger, second edition.
The Mathesons in fourteenth century Scotland rivalled their neighbors the Mackenzies, but the aggression of the MacDonalds in the fifteenth century broke their power and reduced them to a more limited or minor status. Here, Alexander MacBain first deals with the origins and traditions of the chiefly branch of Bennetsfield and the chiefship. He then turns to the Mathesons of Lochalsh and Attadale, including not only the Scottish but also the Canadian branches. He then considers the families of Matheson of Iomaire, of Glas-na-muclach, of Sutherland, and of Shiness, Achany, and the Lews.
There are extensive appendices dealing with controversial issues relating to the Mathesons, their history, and their genealogy. Finally, there is an account of the Matheson tartan and the armorial bearings of the family.
This CD consists of scans of the original books, which can be browsed, enlarged and printed if required. Please note: it is not searchable.
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