Tour Scotland Travel Video MacNaughton Window Parish Church Kenmore Highland Perthshire



Tour Scotland travel video of the MacNaughton stained glass window in the Parish Church on ancestry visit to Kenmore in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. A clan with an ancient descent from the Pictish rulers of Moray, the MacNaughtons were appointed hereditary keepers of a strategic stronghold that guarded the Pass of Brander in 1267, and lands were also acquired in Argyll. Knighted by James IV, Clan Chief Alexander MacNaughton was killed along with his monarch at the disastrous battle of Flodden in 1513.

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Tour Scotland Travel Video Hutchison Window Parish Church Kenmore Highland Perthshire



Tour Scotland travel video of the Hutchison stained glass window in the Parish Church on ancestry visit to Kenmore in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. The surname Hutchison was first found in Argyllshire, Gaelic erra Ghaidheal, the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dal Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. In the modern idiom the Hutchison surname can be found recorded as Hutchison, Hutchason, Hutchinson and Hutchins. One of the earliest settlers in the New World Colonies was John Hutchinson, who departed from the Port of London, aboard the " Bonaventure ", bound for Virginia, America, in January 1634.

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Tour Scotland Travel Video MacVicar Window Parish Church Kenmore Highland Perthshire



Tour Scotland travel video of the MacVicar stained glass window in the Parish Church on ancestry visit to Kenmore in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. The McVicar clan were originally closely associated with the Macnaughtons, and afterwards appear to have followed the Campbells of Argyll. One Patrick McVicar was servitor of George Campbell of Inveraray in 1654. A standing stone, formerly on the lawn of the castle of Inveraray, was said to mark the old march between the Macvicars and the Macivers. In 1812, Robert McVicar of Mull, Argyllshire, emigrated to York Factory on Hudson Bay, Canada, and settled at Red River on October 27th 1812. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of James Makuecar, burgess of Glasgow, which was dated 1488.

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Tour Scotland Travel Video MacDougall Window Parish Church Kenmore Highland Perthshire



Tour Scotland travel video of the MacDougall stained glass window in the Parish Church on ancestry visit to Kenmore in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. The Clan MacDougall takes its name from Dougall, the son of Somerled who was killed at the Battle of Renfrew in 1164. After Somerled's death, Dougall held most of Argyll as well as the islands of Mull, Lismore, Jura, Tiree, Coll and others. The Celtic first name Dougall, or Dugald is derived from the Gaelic dubh-gall, which means black stranger. Dougall's royal descent was acknowledged by the king of Norway and Dougall himself was styled as King of the South Isles and Lord of Lorne. One of Dougall's sons seems to have been Óspakr Hákon, a man installed as King of the Isles by Hákon Hákonarson, King of Norway in 1230. A certain son of Dougall was Duncan, who was in turn the father of Ewan. Duncan and Ewan built many castles to defend their territory. These included Dunstaffnage Castle, Dunollie Castle and Duntrune Castle on the main land. Whilst on the islands they built Aros Castle, Cairnburgh Castle, Dunchonnel Castle and Coeffin Castle. Dunollie Castle is believed to have been fortified since the 6th century and became the seat of the chief of Clan MacDougall. Duncan also built Ardchattan Priory and it was here that the MacDougall chiefs were buried until 1737.

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Tour Scotland Travel Video Interior Parish Church Kinglassie Fife



Tour Scotland travel video of the interior of the Parish Church on ancestry visit to Kinglassie, Fife, Scotland. In 1891 on 15th February a new wing was opened facing West financed by Mr Alexander Mitchell. The gift was acknowledged by a circular stained glass window in the gable of the transept containing a monogram with his initials. There are several memorials in Kinglassie church including a war memorial in the form of a communion table inscribed with those who gave their lives in the 1939 to 1945 war. A minister’s chair and two elder’s chairs. The whole is in oak.

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Tour Scotland Travel Video Parish Church And Graveyard Kinglassie Fife



Tour Scotland travel video of the Parish Church and graveyard on ancestry visit to Kinglassie, Fife, Scotland. The present church in Kinglassie dates back to 1773 when it was in a ruinous condition. Renovations were completed in 1773. There was a church on the site from 1126 to 1159 when the land was confirmed to Dunfermline Abbey by Robert Bishop of St Andrews. We also know that in 1226 Pope Honorus 111 granted the church to the use of the monks with provision for a suitable vicar, or minister. The bell and bell house were purchased in 23rd May 1652. In April 1888 Alexander Mitchell of Redwells Farm offered an organ to the church. This was an American organ costing £124. This organ lasted 77 years when it was replaced by a Compton electronic organ in 1965.

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