History of the Clan Macrae


Mr. Horatio Ross Macrae of Clunes

Was one of the people who helped Alexander Macrae write the Clan History book, and was named in the Preface.   I thank him for the facsimile of signatures to the Macrae-Campbell Bond of Friendship, as well as for the use of documents bearing on the history of the Inverinate family.

See Campbells of Craignish said to be of Macrae Origin

Another of the sons of Macrae of Clunes went to Argyleshire, where he married the heiress of Craignish.  His successors afterwards adopted the name Campbell, and maintained a friendly intercourse with the Macraes of Kintail for many generations.  A contract of friendship, drawn up between the Campbells of Craignish and the Macraes of Kintail about two hundred years ago, has been kept in the family of Macrae of Inverinate ever since, and [was in 1899] in the possession of Horatio Ross Macrae, Esc. of Clunes.

See The Rev. John Macrae's MS. History of the Clan

The oldest copy of the History now known to exist is in the possession of Horatio Ross Macrae, Esq. of Clunes, and bears on the flyleaf of it the date 1760, but this is probably the transcript which was made by Farquhar of Inverinate, and which, though said to have been finished only in 1786, may have been commenced much earlier.