Panoramic photograph of the Finlaggan site in spring

Names Associated with the Lordship

There are many surnames common on Islay and the other lands of the Lordship which can be traced back to an association with the Lords of the Isles

MacKay of the Rhinns

(MacAoidh = son of Hugh) Lieutenants of the Lords. the original MacKay coming from Kintyre.

MacPhee or MacDuffie of Colonsay

also Lieutenants of the Lords and Keepers of the Records.

Brehon (became Bruin, later Brown)

hereditary Judges.

Maclndeor

almoners.

MacEachern or MacKechnie

hereditary Masters of Horse. also famous sword makers of Kilchoman.

MacArthur

hereditary pipers, originally from Skye. and held lands at Proaig at one time.

MacAffer

hereditary armour bearers.

MacKerrel

hereditary minstrels, harpists and pipers.

MacVurich or Currie

genealogists, poets and bards.

Maclain, Johnson or Maclvor

descendants of Ian Mor (John Mor Tanaisdear).

Clark

descendants of the clerks at Finlaggan.

MacSporran

hereditary purse-bearers.

MacCuaig

hereditary cup-bearers.

Macintyre

carpenters.

Fletcher

arrow-makers.

Morrison and Lamont

lawyers