SOURCES FOR THE CLAN MCNEILL SECTION
Abridgement of Seisins., First Series, Argyll, 1781 to 1820. Land Titles, Seisins, Argyll and Banffshire, 1781 to 1820. LDS, Microfilm #0104164.
Anderson, William. The Scottish Nation ; or the surnames, families, literature, honours and biographical history of the people of scotland. Edinburgh, Fullarton, 1878. vol. III, p 56
Adam, Frank, FRGS, FSA (Scot.). The Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands.
Revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, Lord Lyon King of Arms, KCVO, Advocate. 7th ed. W & A. K. Johnston and G W Bacon, Edinburgh and London. First pub'ed 1908. 7th Ed, 1965.
Excellent technical descriptions of Armorial Bearings (McNeill of Gigha, p 507)
Beveridge, Erskine. Wanderings with a Camera in Scotland; the Photography of Erskine Beveridge. Lesley Ferguson, ed. RCAHMS, 2009
Campbell of Airds, Alastair (Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms). A History of Clan Campbell.
(Edinburgh: Polygon, 2000. Copyright: Clan Campbell Education Association.)
vol. 1: From Origins to Flodden.
on Castle Sween, and the Sween Family grouping, page 31
on McNeills and Castle Sween, 1478. page 143
Appendix 1: Structure of Clan Campbell, p 200
Appendix 2: the 1751 Valuation: Proprietors of Argyll, p 213
Appendix 3: Septs, p 220
Appendix 4: Clan Tartans, p 259
Appendix 5: Crystal Balls and Brooches: Highland Charmstones, p 299
vol 2: From Flodden to the Restoration
vol 3: From the Restoration to the Present Day
Campbell of Airds, Alistair, (Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms). A Closer look at West Highland Heraldry
Campbell, Sheriff J. MacMaster, CBE, FSA (Scot). Story of Gigha, a lecture delivered to the Kintyre Antiquarian Society Campbeltown. n.d.
Czerkawska, Catherine. God's Islanders: a history of the People of Gigha.
Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2006.
see page 104, on Malcolm McNeill, a 15th century chieftain.
and for a rundown on the ugly 17th century, pages 132 and 133.
Note, on p 133: in 1673, Roger McNeill of Taynish granted a portion of Gigha to his Kinsman Donald McNeill of Galdchailzie (Gallachoille) on Loch Sween.
(see also page 173).
Devine, T. M. Scotland's Empire, 1600 to 1815. London, Allen Lane, 2003.
The McNeills of Taynish were slave traders, both in the islands of the West Indies and in the North Atlantic.... (P. 338)
Gainford, Veronica. Tayvallich and Taynish (n.d)
Haldane, ARB. The Drove Roads of Scotland
Edinburgh, Birlinn, 1997.
see especially pp 93 to 98.
Hamilton, Douglas, "Scottish Trading in the Caribbean; the rise and fall of Houstoun and Co.",
pp 94 to 126.
National and Province in the British Empire, Scotland and the Americas.
Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, John Carter Brown Library
Ed by Ned C Landsman, 2001
Loder, John De Vere. Colonsay and Oronsay in the Isles of Argyll. With a new introduction by Lord Strathcona. Colonsay, Colonsay Press, Colonsay House, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll PA61 7YU.
First published 1935. This ed pubed in 1995.
Charter of the 1st Duke of Argyll, to Malcolm McNeill, dated the 6th March, 1701. Translation of extracts from the Latin original in the possession of Lord Strathcona. p. 237.
MacAlister, Florence. Memoir of the Right Hon. Sir John McNeill, GCB and his second wife, Elizabeth Wilson.
By their Granddaughter. London, John Murray, 1910.
MacInnes, Allan. "Landownership, Land Use and Elite Enterprise in Scottish Gaeldom:
from Clanship to Clearance in Argyllshire, 1688 to 1858." pp. 1 to 42
IN: Scottish Elites: Proceedings of the Scottish Historical Studies Seminar, University of Strathclyde, 1991 to 1992.
Ed by T. M. Devine. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1994.
p 25: The one leading Argyllshire family involved both as colonists and slave traders in North Carolina and the Caribbean - in St. Christophers - were the MacNeills of Taynish whose trading ventures in the West Indies and North Atlantic more than recouped the heavyindebtedness afflicting them in the 1730s. Unfortunately, over extended lines of credit climaxed by Neil MacNeil's absconding with the funds of his trading partnerships to the Danish island of St. Croix, enforced the sale of his estates in Mid Argyll and Kintyre by the 1780s....
Note by Heather McFarlane: I would be more comfortable with the assertion that the McNeill Family was a slave trading family if Mr MacInnes were to cite his sources. Oh well.
MacMillan, Somerled. Families of Knapdale. pp 22 to 24. PDF.
McNeill, Donald J. Were some McNeills Really MacLeans? Notes and queries of the West Highland and Island Historical Research No. XV, May 1981, pp 3 to 8. PDF
Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Sir Iain, Albany Herald.
Photographs by David Hicks.
The Highland Clans: the dynastic origins, chiefs and background of the Clans and of some other families connected with Highland History.
Barrie and Rockliff, 1967. This edition, pub by Bramhall House.
Parker, James. Glossary of Terms used in Heraldry. 1894
Paterson, Raymond Campbell. No Tragic Story: the fall of the House of Campbell
Edinburgh, John Donald, 2001
Philip, Kathleen. The story of Gigha, the Flourishing Island. Pub by author, 1979
(Galbraiths (farmers); McNeills (fisherfolk).. p 83
Sellar WDH. " Family Origins in Cowall and Knapdale."
Scottish Studies, Journ of the School of Scottish Studies, U of Edinburgh. vol 15, part 1, 1971. p 21 to 27.
See Appendix: the MacNeills, McEwens, MacSorleys of Monydrain and Argyllshire MacLeays.
Sinclair, Rev. A. MacLean. The MacNeills of Argyllshire. Celtic Review, vol VI, July 1909 to April 1910. pp 55 to 63.
Digitized by Microsoft.
Stewart, A. I. B. The North Carolina Settlement of 1739.
Kintyre Antiquarian and Natural History Society Magazine, No. 15
Williams, Ronald. Lords of the Isles.
London, Chatto and Windus, The Hogarth Press, 1984
White, Capt T. P. Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: District of Kintyre.
Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1873
White, Capt T. P. Archaeological Sketches in Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha.
Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1875