Origins Part 4
was compiled by Mary Lou Ramsey. Mary Lou is a student of the Scottish
Covenanter movement, and has quite a bit of information on them:
Roderick MacDonald was the third chief of Clanranald McDonald and his second son was Eachan, (From Irish, Echthighern meant the horse lord, Annals 846 A.D.) Eachan McDonald received from the High Chief John MacDonald the Kilmalew lands and many lands in Morven. Neil McEachan was tutor to the Clanranald chief's children in 1745 and moved to France and used McDonald surname. Source, prob. The Highlander Magazine.
John McGechan. Covenanter. Mortally wounded at freeing of Rev. D. Houston at Bello Pass, nr. Cumnock, 1688. Died some days later at Stonepark, Cumnock. Stone at Stonepark. Signpost at Bello Pass, 1/2 mile E. of Lugar on road A70, marks the approximate site of the successful ambush. Source: SCMA Index.
John McGeachan lived in
Mers, Twynholm parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ca Oct 1684. PC9.659. No connections
with others of name known.
Neil and John McGeichan appear in Boyer's Ships Passengers NY NJ. See also
Mackeihan, in Ledlevan, attended house and field conventicles, Stirlingshire, 1674-8. PC6.33. Cf. WalterMcKechan, in
Shirgarton, banished 1678.
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