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Macalister, compiled by the Clan MacAlister Society (USA): section 1: “Branches and Septs of Clan MacAlister” [CMS]; section 2: “Historical Section” [CMS(2)]  

McAlister, Vance B.: “Somerled, King of the Isles" [Waiting to hear back from Vance about where this article can be found; I've only got a


“McAlisters in the First U.S. Census”, Mac-Alasdair Clan, vol. IV, no. 3 (Sept. 1994).

McAllister, Robert M.: “McAllisters at Gettysburg”, Mac-Alasdair Clan, vol. VIII, no. 4 (Dec. 1998).

—: “In Memorium: The Viet Nam Wall McAlisters”, Mac-Alasdair Clan, vol. IX, no. 2 (June 1999).

M'Arthur, John, The Antiquities of Arran with a Historical Sketch of the Island, Embracing an Account of the Sudreyjar under the Norsemen (Glasgow: Thomas Murray & Son, 1861).

MacCullough, David Willis, ed., Wars of the Irish Kings (New York: History Book Club, 2000).

MacDonald, Rev. A, and Rev. A Macdonald, The Clan Donald, vol. III (Inverness: Northern Counties Publishing Company, Ltd., 1904).

MacDonald, D. MacDonell: “The MacAlisters", in The Highlander [I have e-mailed the editors to get the volume and date for this] [DMM]

MacDonald, Donald J., of Castleton, Clan Donald (Loanhead, Midlothian: Macdonald Publishers, 1978), pp. 163-179.                        

MacDonald, R. Andrew, “Rebels without a Cause? The Relations of Fergus of Galloway and Somerled of Argyll with the Scottish Kings, 1153-1164", in E.J. Cowan and R. Andrew MacDonald, eds., Alba: Celtic Scotland in the Medieval Era (E. Lothian: Tuckwell Press, 2000), pp. 166-186.                   

—, The Kingdom of the Isles: Scotland's Western Seaboard, c. 1100-1336 (East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press Ltd., 1997). [Kingdom]

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MacDougall, Norman, The Stewart Dynasty in Scotland: James IV (East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press Ltd., 1997).

MacInnes, John, The Brave Sons of Skye: Containing the Military Records (compiled from authentic sources) of the Leading Officers, Non-

            Commissioned Officers, and Private Soldiers whom 'Eilean a Cheo' Has Produced; with 100 Portraits (Edinburgh: Norman Macleod,


Mackenzie, Hector, “Sir William Mackinnon, BT", Kintyre Magazine, issue 3 (June 1978).

Mackenzie, W. M. The Book of Arran, vol. 2 (Arran Society of Glasgow, 1914).

McKerral, Andrew, Kintyre in the 17th Century (Tweeddale Court, Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1948; reprinted 2001 by the Kintyre Antiquarian

            and Natural History Society).            

MacKinnon, Charles, Scottish Highlanders (Barnes & Noble Books, 1992).

MacLeod, John, Highlanders: A History of the Gael (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1996).

MacLysacht, Edward, The Surnames of Ireland, 6th ed. (Dublin: Irish Academic Press Ltd., 1991).

—, More Irish Families (Dublin: Irish Academic Press).

MacPhail, J. R. N., Highland Papers, vol. 3 (Scottish History Society, 1920).

McNamee, Colm, The Wars of the Bruces: Scotland, England, and Ireland, 1306–1328 (East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press Ltd., 1997).

Maiden, Alastair M., “The Great Pestilence in Kintyre”, Kintyre Magazine, issue 6 (December 1979).

Marsden, John, Somerled and the Emergence of Gaelic Scotland (Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, 2005).

Martin, Angus, Kintyre: The Hidden Past (Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, 1984, reprinted 1999).

Mason, Roger, “Renaissance and Reformation: The Sixteenth Century", in Wormald, ed., Scotland: A History (Oxford University Press, 2005).

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Mitchison, Rosalind, A History of Scotland, 2nd ed. (London: Methuen & Co., 1982).

Montcreiffe of that Ilk, The Highland Clans (Brumhall House, 1967; reprinted in 1973).

Munro, Jean, and R. W. Munro, Acts of the Lords of the Isles, 1336-1493 (Edinburgh: Scottish History Society, 1986).

Napier, Francis (10th Lord Napier), Sir Donald Cameron, Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, Charles Fraser-Mackintosh, Alexander Nicholson, and Donald MacKinnon, Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the Condition of the Crofters and Cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (1883; digitised and presented in PDF format by Lochaber College Mallaig, 2007).

New Statistical Account, 15 volumes (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1845): County of Argyleshire, parishes of: Kilcalmonell & Kilberry (pp. 408– 412); Killean & Kilchenzie (pp. 376–394); North Knapdale (pp. 631–643); Saddell & Skipness (pp. 436–453); Southend (pp. 413– 436); Co.

            of Inverness, parish of Strath (vol. 14, pp. 300-317); Co. of Ayrshire, parish of Stewarton (vol. 5, pp. 727-740).

Newton, Michael, A Handbook of the Scottish Gaelic World (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000).

Nieke, Margaret R., "Secular Society from the Iron Age to Dál Riata and the Kingdom of the Scots", in Omand, The Argyll Book (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2004).

Omand, Donald, ed., The Argyll Book (Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 2004).

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Paterson, Raymond Campbell, No Tragic Story: The Fall of the House of Campbell (Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, 2001).

Pigot & Co.'s National Commercial Directory of the Whole of Scotland and of the Isle of Man, with a General Alphabetical List of the Nobility, Gentry and Clergy of Scotland (London: J. Pigot & Co., 1837).

Pitcairn, Robert, Esq., Criminal Trials in Scotland from a.d. M.CCCC.LXXXVIII to a.d. M.DC. XXIV, embracing the entire reigns of James IV. And V., Mary Queen of Scots, and James VI, compiled from the original records and mss. with historical notes and illustrations, Vols.

            I, III (Edinburgh: William Tait, 1833; now available online at googlebooksearch).

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Reid, John Eaton, History of the County of Bute and Families Connected Therewith (Glasgow: Thomas Murray and Son, 1864).

Roberts, John, Clan, King and Covenant: History of the Highland Clans from the Civil War to the Glencoe Massacre (Edinburgh University Press, 2000). 

Robertson, Charles: "Clans of Shiskine", parts 1 - 4 (presented to the Natives of Arran in Glasgow, March 1936; this can be obtained on

Royle, Trevor, Civil War: The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1638–1660 (London: Abacus, 2004).

Schaefer, Christina K., Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1998).

“Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s–1800s” (Family Archive Viewer, CD268, The Learning Company, Inc., 23 April 2001).

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            Branch, 1995). [SRO]

Sellar, W. D. H., “Hebridean Sea Kings: The Successors of Somerled, 1164–1316", in E.J. Cowan and R. Andrew MacDonald, eds., Alba:

            Celtic Scotland in the Medieval Era (E. Lothian: Tuckwell Press, 2000), pp. 187-218.

Seton, Bruce Gordon, and Jean Gordon Arnot, The Prisoners of the '45, edited from the State Papers, vol. 1-3 (Edinburgh: Scottish History Society, 1928).

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Sinclair, Sir John, ed., Statistical Account of Scotland 1791–1798, 20 volumes (published 1799; out of print): Vol. XIX, parishes of: Campbel-

            town, pp. 517–567; Kilcalmonnell & Kilberry, pp. 54–67; South Knapdale, pp. 308–326; Southend, pp. 363–368; vo;. XVI, parish of

            Strath, pp. 222-229.    

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Stevenson, David, Highland Warrior: Alasdair MacColla and the Civil Wars (Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, 1980, 2003).

---, The Origins of Freemasonry (Cambridge University Press, 1988).

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—, “The Duel”, Kintyre Magazine, issue 18 (Autumn 1985).

---, ed., List of Inhabitants upon the Duke of Argyle's Property in Kintyre in 1792 (Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, New Series 17, 1991).

Stringer, Keith, “The Emergence of a Nation-State, 1100-1300", in J. Wormald, ed., Scotland: A History (Oxford University Press, 2005).

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---, Minutes of the Synod of Argyll, vol. II: 1652-1661, ed. Duncan C. Mactavish (Edinburgh: Scottish History Society, Third series, vol. XXXVIII, 1944).

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Thomson, Oliver, The Great Feud: The Campbells and the MacDonalds (UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000). [Feud]

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Williams, Ronald, The Heather & the Gale: Clan Donald and Clan Campbell during the Wars of Montrose (Colonsay, Scotland: House of

             Lochar, 1997).

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Woolf, Alex, "The Age of the Sea-Kings: 900-1300", in Omand, The Argyll Book (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2004).

Wormald, Jenny, ed., Scotland: A History (Oxford University Press, 2005).