List of Highland clans

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the clan system fell victim to a combination of political and economic forces. Essentially bound together by ties of kinship and the authority of the chief, the clans paid a heavy price for their loyalty to the Jacobite cause. Approximately 2,000 clansmen were killed at the Battle of Culloden (1746), and afterwards many Highland settlements were plundered and destroyed. This list seems to have been drawn up at about that time.
Catalogue reference: SP 54/38/69, p. 365 (undated)



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