History of the Clan Macrae


Eighteenth Century

Early 1700's

In about 1700, the Rev. John Macrae of Dingwall wrote the MS. History of the Clan.

Mid 1700's

See Fionnla Dubh Mac Gillechriosd

Kintail was the old name of a district in the north-west of Sutherlandshire, which was divided, about the middle of the [eighteenth] century, into the parishes of Tongue and Durness.

Late 1700's

See: Macraes in the Seaforth Regiments

During the closing decades of the eighteenth century, when the Highland regiments were raised, the Macraes entered loyally and readily into the military service of their country.  Two regiments (in all four batatalions) of Highlanders were raised on the Seaforth estates between 1778 and 1804, and the Macraes were numerous in both.  Many of them served also as officers, and frequently with distinction, in other Highland regiments, and during the Indian wars of that period, and the great European wars which followed the French Revolution, the Macraes, like so many of the other Highland Clans, added their full share of luster to the honor of British Arms.