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Sir Ian MacIan Cathanatch Macdonell, of Antrim

Male - 1499


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  • Name Ian MacIan Cathanatch Macdonell  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix of Antrim 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1499  Broughmuir Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I20335  Ghillebride
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2020 

    Father Sir John Mor MacDonald, 3rd of Dunnyveg,   d. 1499, Broughmuir Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sadhbh (Sarah) O'Neil,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [3, 4
    Family ID F15010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cecilia Savage, of Coleraine,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [2, 3, 5
    Children 
     1. John Mor MacDonald,   d. 1499, Broughmuir Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Og MacDonald,   d. 1499, Broughmuir Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Donald Balloch MacDonald,   d. 1499, Broughmuir Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Angus Ileach MacDonald,   b. Bef 1494,   d. 1565  (Age ~ 71 years)
     5. Agnes MacDonald,   b. Abt 1450,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Alexander Konnell MacDonald, of Islay, 5th of Dunnyveg,   b. Bef 1494,   d. 1538, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F15012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • At the upheaval caused by the final forfeiture of the Lord of the Isles in 1493, King James visited the Highlands and John's father rendered homage, but the King left a garrison at the castles of Tarbert, Dunaverty and others which gave offence to his proud father. Before the King had left Kintyre, Sir John and John Cathanach stormed Dunaverty, dislodged the lowland garrison and hanged the governor. On the King's return to Edinburgh, his father was declared a traitor and he was summoned for treason. The rebel knight ignored the summons and betook himself to Islay. Here he might have been safe were it not for the treachery of his kinsman John MacIan of Ardnamurchan, who in the guise of friendship apprehended Sir John and his son John Cathanach and their accomplices. After a summary trial, Sir John and his son were convicted and hanged on Broughmuir in 1499. John Cathanach's three sons, John Mor, John Og and Donald Balloch were executed at the same time. His remaining son, Alexander, fled to Ireland. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] Burkes Landed Gentry 1937, (1937), MacDonnell of Keppoch - p1457.

    2. [S6] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, MacDonald05.

    3. [S7] E-mail, From Don Thompson rec: 12 Dec 2012 MacFarlane information f rom Bruce MacFarlane: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ances try.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=mygrtgrt & the Andersons from Ma bel Manz : http://madcitydon.com/candacraig/mabel_manz.ht ml.

    4. [S67] Macdonald genealogy, Roddy Macdonald of the Clan Donald Society of Edinburgh, (http://www.clandonald.org.uk/genealogy.htm), genealogy/d0002/g0000041.html#I0439.

    5. [S67] Macdonald genealogy, Roddy Macdonald of the Clan Donald Society of Edinburgh, (http://www.clandonald.org.uk/genealogy.htm), genealogy/d0004/g0000056.html#I0443.