07 September 2008
McFadyens Part 5: Clarification
On 1 September 2008 I blogged about a spotted anomaly in the McFadyens on the 1716 list of Coll men. Now I can safely say (unless or until more information is uncovered) the sources in that discussion indicate it was Angus, and Angus only, among the surrendering men at Breacachadh Castle. My misunderstanding about Donald was due to first receiving an abbreviated transcription of the list. No debate attaches to Nicholas Maclean-Bristol’s writings. Let me note here that without the freely-offered assistance from the splendid volunteers who maintain the Coll and Mull genealogy websites, I would be nowhere. On the other hand, I am open to debate about whether I am more than two kilometers from nowhere.