History of the Clan Macrae


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 1804,1 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.

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


1. Appendix D.