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Bibliography for the Genealogy of The Clan Gregor


The following comprehensive bibliography, only some of which I have personally consulted, has been copied from Martin MacGregor's 1989 PhD Thesis at the University of Edinburgh which is available in a digitised form here

1. Manuscript Sources

Edinburgh : Scottish Record Office

Acta Dominorum Concilli
The Breadalbane Muniments, GD112
The John MacGregor Collection, GD50

Edinburgh : National Library of Scotland

Advocates’ MS 35.2.4. (Macfarlane Collection, Diplomatum Collection)
72.1.1 (“MS 1467”)
72.1.37 (The Book of the Dean of Lismore)
Ch. B.ll (Licence by Mary of Guise to Alasdair Menzies of that Ilk, 7 February 1558)

Glasgow : Glasgow University Scottish History Department
Argyll Transcripts made by 10th Duke of Argyll.

2. Primary Printed Sources

(a) Government. Records

Abstracts of the General Register of Sasines for Argyll, Bute and Dunbarton, otherwise known as the Argyll Sasines, ed. H. Campbell (Edinburgh, 1934).

Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland1 edd. T. Dickson and Sir J. Balfour Paul (Edinburgh, 1877-1916).

The Acts of the Lords Auditors of Causes and Complaints, 1466-1494, ed. T. Thomson (Edinburgh, 1839).

The Acts of the Lords of Council in Civil Causes, 1478-1495, ed. Thomson (Edinburgh, 1839), 430

The Acts of the Lords of Council in Civil Causes, 1496-1501, edd.G. Neilson and H. Paton (Edinburgh, 1918).

The Acts of the Lords of Council in Public Affairs, 1501-1554, ed. R.K. Hannay (Edinburgh, 1932).

The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, edd. T. Thomson and C. Innes (Edinburgh, 1814-75).

Calendar of Documents relating to Scotland, ed. J. Bain (Edinburgh, 1881-8).

Calendar of the State Papers relating to Scotland and Mary, Queen of Scots, 1547-1603, edd. J. Bain and others (Edinburgh, 1898)

Criminal Trials in Scotland from 1488 to 1624, ed. R. Pitcairn (Edinburgh, 1833).

Documents Illustrative of the History of Scotland 1286-1306, ed. J. Stevenson (Edinburgh, 1870).

The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, edd. J. Stuart and others (Edinburgh, 1878-1908).

Regesta Regum Scottorum i: The Acts of Malcolm IV King of Scots 1153-1165, ed. G.W.S. Barrow (Edinburgh, 1960).

Regesta Regum Scottorum ii: The Acts of William I King of Scots 1165-1214, ed. G.W.S. Barrow (Edinburgh, 1971).

Regesta Regum Scottorum vi: The Acts of David II King of Scots 1329-1371, ed. B. Webster (Edinburgh, 1982).

The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, edd. J.H. Burton and others (Edinburgh, 1877 -)

Registrum Magni Sigilli Regum Scotorum, edd. J.M. Thomson and others (Edinburgh, 1882-1914).

Registrum Secreti Sigilli Regum Scotorum, edd. M. Livingstone and others (Edinburgh, 1908 -)

Rotuli Scotiae in Turn Londinensi et in Domo Capitulari Westmonas¬teriensi Asservati, edd. D. Macpherson and others (1814 -19).

The State Papers and Letters of Sir Ralph Sadler, ed. A. Clifford (Edinburgh, 1809).

(b) Local Records

Acts of the Lords of the Isles, 1336-1493, edd. J. and R.W. Munro (SHS, 1986).

The Black Book of Taymouth (Bannatyne Club, 1855).

The Book of the Thanes of Cawdor (Spalding Club, 1859).

Cartularium Comitatus de Levenax (Maitland Club, 1833).

The Chiefs of Colquhoun and their Country, ed. W. Fraser (Edinburgh, 1869).

The Chiefs of Grant, ed. Wm. Fraser (Edinburgh, 1883).

Collectanea de Rebus Albanicis (lona Club, 1847).

The Commissariot Record of Dunblane: Register of Testaments (SRS, 1903).

Early Records of the University of St. Andrews (SHS, 1926).

The Hamilton Papers, ed. J. Bain (Edinburgh, 1890-92).

Highland Papers, ed. J.R.N. Macphail (SHS, 1914-34).

Historic Memorials of the Stewarts of Forthergill, ed. C.P.Stewart (Edinburgh and London, 1879).

An Inventory of Lamont Papers (SRS, 1914).

The Lennox, ed. W. Fraser (Edinburgh, 1874).

The Moncreiffs and the Moncreiffes, edd. F. Moncreiff and W. Moncreiffe (Edinburgh, 1929).

Protocol Book of Sir Robert Rollok 1534-52, ed. W. Angus (SRS, 1931).

The Red Book of Grandtully, ed. W. Fraser (Edinburgh, 1868).

The Red Book of Menteith, ed. W. Fraser (Edinburgh, 1880).

Reports of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: 4th'(Argyll MSS), 6th, pt. 1 (Menzies MSS), 7th, pt. ii (Atholl Charters) (London, 1870-79).

(c) Ecclesiastical Records

Accounts of the Collectors of Thirds of Benefices 1561-1572, ed. G. Donaldson (SHS, 1949).

Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland: Papal Letters, edd. W.H. Bliss and others (London, 1893 -

Calendar of Scottish Supplications to Rome 1418-1422, edd. E.R. Lindsay and A.I. Cameron (SHS, Edinburgh, 1934).

Calendar of Scottish Supplications to Rome, Volume iv, edd. A.I. Dunlop and D. MacLauchian (Glasgow, 1983).

Charters of the Abbey of Coupar Angus, ed. D.E. Easson (SHS, 1947). Liber Cartarum Prioratus Sancti Andree in Scotia (Bannatyne Club, 1841).

Registrum Episcopatus Moraviensis (Bannatyne Club, 1837).

Rentale Dunkeldense, trans. and ed. R.K. Hannay (SHS, 1915).

(d) Annals, Chronicles, Histories and Treatises

Annals of Innisfallen, ed; S. Mac Airt (Dublin, 1951).

The Annals of Loch Cé, ed. W. M. Hennessy (Rolls Series, 1871).

Annals of Ulster, edd. W.M. Hennessy and B. MacCarthy (Dublin, 1887-1901).

Boece, Hector, Scotorum Historiae a Prima Gentis Origine (Paris, 1527).

"The Chronicle of Fortirgall", in The Black Book of Taymouth (Bannatyne Club, 1855), 109-48.

The Chronicles of Scotland compiled by Hector Boece. Translated into Scots by John Bellenden, 1531, edd. E.C. Batho and H.W. Husbands (STS, Edinburgh and London, 1941).

A Diurnal of Remarkable Occurrents that have passed within the country of Scotland, since the death of King James the Fourth till the year 1575 (Bannatyne and Maitland Clubs, 1833).

Gregory, D.,"A short obituary relating to the Highlands”, Arch. Scotica iii (1831), 317-28.

The Historie and Cronicles of Scotland written and collected by Robert Lindesay of Pitscottie, ed. A. J.G. Mackay (STS, 1899-1911).

History of the Church of Scotland, by John Spottiswoode, edd. M. Russell and M. Napier (Spottiswoode Society, 1847-51).

Johannis de Fordun, Chronica Gentis Scotorum, ed. W.F. Skene (Edinburgh, 1871-2).

John Knox's History of the Reformation in Scotland, ed. W.C. Dickinson (Edinburgh, 1949).

The Life and Death of King James the First of Scotland (Maitland Club, 1837).

"The Manuscript History of Craignish", by Alexander Campbell, Advocate, in Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, vol. Iv (SHS, 1926), 181-254.

Vernacular Writings of George Buchanan, ed. P. Hume Brown (STS, Edinburgh and London, 1892).

(e) GaelicTexts

Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig, ed. W.J. Watson (Inverness, 1976).

Comhchruinneacha do dh’ orain taghta Ghaidhealach, ed. P. Mac¬ an-tuairneir (Edinburgh, 1813).

The Dean of Lismore's Book, ed. T. McLauchlan (Edinburgh, 1862).

Foirm na n-Urrnuidheadh, ed. R.L. Thomson (SGTS, 1970).

Marbhnadh Dhonnchaidh Duibh, ed. W.J. Watson (reprinted from An Deò-Gréine, Glasgow, 1917).

Notitiae as Leabhar Cheanannais 1033-1161, ed. G. Mac Niocaill (Dublin, 1961).

Scottish Verse from the Book of the Dean of Lismore, ed. W.J. Watson (SGTS, 1937).

(f) Topography and Genealogy

Genealogical Collections concerning Families in Scotland made by Walter Macfarlane (SHS, 1900).

Geographical Collections relating to Scotland made by Walter Macfarlane (SHS, 1906-8).

Monro's Western Isles of Scotland and Genealogies of the Clans 1549, ed. R.W. Munro (Edinburgh, 1961).

Survey of LochTayside 1769, ed. M.M. McArthur (SHS, 1936).

3. Guides and Works of Reference

Black, G.F., The Surnames of Scotland: their origin, meaning and history (New York, 1962).

Black, R., Catalogue of the classical Gaelic MSS. in The National Library of Scotland (forthcoming).

Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King's Collections in the British Musuem, vol. iii, edd. G.F. Warner and J.P. Gilson (Oxford, 1921).

The Companion to Gaelic Scotland, ed. D.S. Thomson (Oxford, 1983). Cowan, I.B. and Easson, D.E., Medieval Religious Houses: Scotland (2nd edn., London, 1976).

Dictionary of the Irish Language (Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 1913-76).

Dictionary of National Biography, ed. S. Lee (London, 1909).

Douglas, R., The Baronage of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1798).

Handbook of British Chronology, edd. E.B. Fryde, D.E. Greenway, Porter and I. Roy (3d. edn., London, 1986).

Haws, C.H., Scottish Parish Clergy at the Reformation 1540-1574 (SRS, 1972).

An Historical Atlas of Scotland c.400-c.160O, edd. P. McNeill and R.Nicholson (St. Andrews, 1975).

A New History of Ireland, vol. ix: Maps, Genealogies, Lists, edd. T.W. Moody, F.X. Martin, F.J. Byrne (Oxford, 1984).

Origines Parochiales Scotiae (Bannatyne Club, 1851-5).

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Argyll ii Lorn (1975).

The Scots Peerage, ed. Sir J. Balfour Paul (Edinburgh, 1904-14).

Watson, W.J., The History of the Celtic Place-names of Scotland (Edinburgh and London, 1926).

Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638 (St. Andrews,1969).

Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (Oxford, 1977).

Woulfe, P., Sloinnte Gaedal is Gall (Dublin, 1923).

4. Secondary Works
(a) Books and Theses

Anderson, M.O., Kings and Kingship in Early Scotland (2nd edn., Edinburgh, 1980).

Barrow, G.W.S., The Anglo-Norman Era in Scottish History (Oxford, 1980).

Barrow, G.W.S., The Kingdom of the Scots (London, 1973).

Barrow, G.W.S., Robert Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland (2nd edn., Edinburgh, 1976).

Dickinson, W.C., Scotland from the Earitest Times to 1603 (3d edn., revised by A.A.M. Duncan, Oxford, 1977).

Donaldson, G., All the Queen's Men: Power and Politics in Mary Stewart's Scotland (London, 1983).

Donaldson, G., Scotland, James V - James VII, The Edinburgh History of Scotland series, vol. iii, 1978).

Duncan, A., Some MacGregor Songs (university of Edinburgh M.Litt. Thesis, 1979).

Durkan, J., and Ross, A., Early Scottish Libraries (Glasgow, 1961).

Fittis, R.S., Ecclesiastical Annals of Perth, to the Period of the Reformation (Edinburgh and Perth, 1885).

Gilbert, J.M., Hunting and Hunting Reserves in Medieval Scotland (Edinburgh, 1979).

Gillies, W.A., In Famed Breadalbane, Perth, 1938).

Grant, A., Independence and Nationhood: Scotland 1306-1469 (The New History of Scotland series, vol. iii, 1984).

Gregory, D., The History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland from A.D. 1493 to A.D. 1625 (London and Glasgow, 1881).

Jackson, K.H., The Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer (Cambridge, 1972).

Kermack, W.R., The Clan MacGregor (2nd edn., London, 1963).

Lee, M. Jr., James Stewart, Earl of Moray (New York, 1953).

Lorimer, P., Precursors of Knox (Edinburgh, 1857).

Macdonald, C.M., The History of Argy11 up to the beginning of the sixteenth century (Glasgow, 1950).

Macdougall, N., James III: A Political Study (Edinburgh, 1982).

Macfarlane, L.J., William El phinstone and the Kingdom of Scotland 1431-1514 (Aberdeen, 1985).

Macgregor, F., Clan Gregor (Edinburgh, 1977).

MacGregor, A.G.M., History of the Clan Gregor, vol. i (Edinburgh, 1898).

MacGregor, Martin, A political history of the Macgregors before 1571, (Edinburgh university, 1989. available in a digitised form here

Mitchison, R., A History of Scotland (London, 1970).

Mitchison, R., Lordship to Patronage: Scotland 1603-1745 (The New History of Scotland series, vol. v, 1983).

Nicholls, K., Gaelic and Gaelic Ireland in the Middle Ages (Dublin, 1972).

Nicholson, R., Scotland, The Later Middle Ages (The Edinburgh History of Scotland series, vol. ii, 1978).

Corráin, D., Ireland before the Normans (Dublin, 1972).

Ris a' Bhruthaich: The Criticism and Prose Writings of Sorley MacLean, ed. W. Gillies (Stornoway, 1985).

Sanderson, M.H.B., Scottish Rural Society in the Sixteenth Century (Edinburgh, 1982).

Skene, W.F., Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban (Edinburgh, 1886-90). Smout, T.C., A History of the Scottish People 1560-1830 (G1asgow, Fifth Impression, 1979). Steer, KA., and Bannerman, J.W.M., Late Medieval Monumental Sculpture in the West Highlands (RCAHMS, 1977). Stevenson, D., Alasdair MacColla and the Highland Problem in the Seventeenth Century (Edinburgh, 1980). Tytler, W..F., History of Scotland (3d. edn., Edinburgh, 1845).

Wormald, J., Lords and Men in Scotland: Bonds of Manrent, 1442-1603 (Edinburgh, 1985).

(b) Articles

Bannerman, J.W.M., "The Lordship of the Isles" in Scottish Society in the Fifteenth Century, ed. J.M. Brown (London, 1977), 209-40.

Bannerman, J.W.M., "The.Scots Language and the Kin-based society" (forthcoming).

Cowan, E.J., "Clanship, Kinship and the Campbell acquisition of Islay", SHR lviii (1979), 132-57.

Cowan, E.J., "Fishers in Drumlie Waters: Clanship and Campbell Expansion in the time of Gilleasbuig Gruamach", TGSI liv (1984-6), 269-312.

Cowan, I.B., "The Medieval Church in the Highlands", in The Middle Ages in the Highlands (The Inverness Field Club, 1981), 91-100.

Dawson, J.E.A., "Two Kingdoms or Three? Ireland in Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Middle of the Sixteenth Century", in Scotland and England 1286-1815, ed. R.A. Mason (Edinburgh, 1987), 113-38.

Dodghson, RA., "'Pretense of Blude' and 'Place of thair Duelling': The Nature of Scottish Clans, 1500-1745", in Scottish Society 1500-1800, edd. R.A. Houston and I.D. Whyte (Cambridge, 1989), 169-98.

Donaldson, G., "The Parish Clergy and the Reformation", in Essays on the Scottish Reformation 1513-1625, ed. D. McRoberts (Glasgow, 1962), 129-44.

Goodare, J., "Queen Mary's Catholic Interlude", Innes Review xxxviii (1987), 154-70.

Gregory, D., "Inquiry into the Early History of the Clan Gregor, with a view to ascertain the causes which led to their Proscription in 1603", Arch. Scotica iv (1857), 130-59.

Kirk, J., "The Jacobean Church in the Highlands", in The Seventeenth Century in the Highlands (The Inverness Field Club, 1986), 24-51.

Matheson, W., "Traditions of the MacKenzies", TGSI xxxix-xl (1942-50), 193-228.

Munro, R.W., "The Clan System - Fact or Fiction?" in The Middle Ages in the Highlands (The Inverness Field Club, 1981), 117-29.

Ó Cúiv, B., "Two Notes", Eigse xvi (1975-6), 135-44.

Plummer, C., "On the Colophons and Marginalia of Irish Scribes", Proceedings of the British Academy (London, 1926).

Sellar, W.D.H., "Family Origins in Cowal and Knapdale", SS xv, pt. i, (1971), 21-37.

Sellar, W.D.H., "Highland Family Origins - Pedigree Making and Pedigree Faking", in The Middle Ages in the Highlands (The Inverness Field Club, 1981), 103-16.

Sellar, W.D.H., "MacDonald and MacRuairi Pedigrees in MS 1467", Notes and Queries of the Society of West Highland and Island Historical Research xxviii (March, 1986), 3-15.

Shaw, F., "Sources of the History of the Seventeenth century in the Highlands", in The Seventeenth Century in the Highlands (The Inverness Field Club, 1986), 10-23.

Thomson, D.S., "A Disputed Reading in 'Cumha Ghriogoir Mhic Ghriogoir'," SGS x (1963-5), 68-70.

Thomson, D.S., "Gaelic Learned Orders and Llterati in Medieval Scotland", SS xii, pt. i (1968), 57-78.

Yellowlees, M.J., "The Ecclesiastical Establishment of the Diocese of Dunkeld at the Reformation", Innes Review xxxvi no. 2 (Autumn, 1985).