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USING SCOTLAND'S MAPS

 USING SCOTLAND’S MAPS  - PART I (by PFM) from Loch Sloy! March 2013, rev May 2015

Scotland has one of the finest collections of maps and charts in existence. For members of Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, and their descendants coming originally from Arrochar, Loch Lomondside and Gartartan in Scotland, one of the very best sources is the National Library of Scotland (NLS) located in Edinburgh and available on line at http://maps.nls.uk/. Quoting them; “In our Map images resource you can access and view over 48,000 maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1961 and relate primarily to Scotland.”

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CLAN MACFARLANE SHIPS

SOME SHIPS NAMED “CLAN MACFARLANE”

(P F McFarlin in Loch Sloy!  pp 25, 26 - Sept 2012)

Four ships are presented here which were made in or near Glasgow, Scotland from the 1800's up to 1943 during World War II.

Some were sailing vessels and others steam propulsion. With photos.

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McFarlands & Septs in Ireland: Part 3-The Restoration

McFarlands & Septs in Ireland
By Mary Helen Haines, ©2013
Part 3
The Restoration

When Oliver Cromwell died in 1659, Parliament was ready for a change and invited the Stewarts back to England. Charles II, son of the beheaded Charles I, left his exile in France and returned to London. With Charles II’s return, the fortunes of the Stewarts in general saw better days; however, Charles did not keep his promises to the Scottish Presbyterians living in Ireland and religious liberty was not attained. The Church of Ireland was the official church, in other words an Episcopal state church, which offended the sensibilities of the Irish Catholics and many of the Scottish Presbyterians living in Ireland.


The new Restoration government also needed funds, so in 1663-1665 a new tax directly on the inhabitants of Ireland was instituted. The tax was based on the number of hearths in each home, and the list recorded the Barony, the forename, surname, and the townland and/or parish they lived in. Below are all the McFarlands and sept names that have been discovered so far. Considering that there were about 16 families of mcffarlans recorded in 1630 in the Muster Rolls, we can conclude that many mcffarlans were among the Scots that returned home during the Civil War and the Irish Rebellion. In the absence of parish church records, this tax list is the best clue we have for where our ancestors in lived in Ireland in these early years.


1665 Hearth Money Rolls in Donegal (Mervine, pp. 269-272)


Barony of Eneshowen (Inishowen)
Brian O’Farlan of Carnamady in Templemore Parish*
Barony of Kilmacrenan
John M’Farland of Crieslough in Clandahurka Parish
John m’Farlan of Drumhallagh in Killigarvan Parish

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Clan Events Calendar


152nd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games
Sat Sep 2 through Sun Sep 3


Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
Thu Sep 7 through Sun Sep 10


Tulsa Scotsfest
Fri Sep 15 through Sun Sep 17


Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Sat Sep 16 through Sun Sep 17


McPherson Scottish Festival & Highland games
Sat Sep 23 through Sun Sep 24


Ligonier Highland games
Sat Sep 23 through Sat Sep 23


St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival
Fri Sep 29 through Fri Sep 29


Stone Mountain Highland games
Fri Oct 20 through Sun Oct 22