Key to Sources
Castleton: Donald J. MacDonald of Castleton, Clan Donald
Clan: Way & Squire, Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia
CMS: Macalister, section 1
CMS(2): Macalister, section 2
DMM: D. MacDonell MacDonald, "The MacAlisters"
Feud: O. Thomson, The Great Feud
Kingdom: R. Andrew MacDonald, The Kingdom of the Isles
Kingsburgh: Kingsburgh Manuscript
M(+date): Annals of the Four Masters
Muster Roll: Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s Army, 1745–6
"News": "Clan MacAlister News"
NSA: New Statistical Account
Report: "Clan McAlester" (Preliminary Report . . . )
RPS: Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707
SRO: Scottish Record Office, The ’45 and After
Stat. Acct.: J. Sinclair, Statistical Account of Scotland
TSA: H. Hamilton, Third Statistical Account
U(+date) Annals of Ulster
All other sources are referenced by author=s name or title (whichever is used in the following list). I have also referenced
personal correspondence with Captain Ian MacDonald of Kintyre, Scotland (late 2000); Vance McAlister, historian for the Clan MacAlister Society USA (July 2001); Kathan McCallister of North Richland Hills, Texas (July 2001); and Janet McCallister of
New Zealand (31 March 1997); more recently, Max Macalister in Australia, of the Strathaird family, has challenged and clarified
much of the information I have on that branch of the clan.
Finally, although I have not directly referenced our correspondence, William McAlester of Loup, the current chief of Clan
Alasdair, has been enormously helpful and willing to answer all kinds of questions about the clan and its history.