History of the Clan Macrae



See also Inverness-shire

See The First Appearance of "Macrae" as a Surname

So far as at present known, the name Macrae is first mentioned as a surname in the year 1386, in an agreement made, at Inverness, between the Bishop of Moray and Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, better known as the Wolf of Badenoch, with regard to some land in Rothiemurchus, in Inverness-shire, which was formerly occupied by a certain Cristinus M'Crath (Christopher Mcrae), who was then dead.

See Fionnla Dubh Mac Gillechriosd

Alexander Mackenzie, who became the sixth chief of Kintail as a minor when his father died, was sent as a ward of the King to the High School in Perth, probably after the Parliment which was held at Inverness by James I. in 1427.  Due to misconduct and oppression of certain illegitimate relatives of the young chief, serious troubles arose in KintailFinlay Dubh was sent to Perth to bring the young chief home.