The Clan History
It is an old and accredited tradition in the Highlands, that the Lamonds or Lamonts were the most ancient proprietors of Cowal, and that the Stewarts, Maclauchlans, and Campbells obtained possession of their property in that district by marriage with daughters of the family. At an early period a very small part only of Cowal was included in the sheriffdon of Upper Argyle, the remainder being comprehended in that of Perth. It may, therefore, be presumed that, on the conquest of Argyle by Alexander II, the lord of Lower Cowal had submitted to the king, and obtained a crown charter. But, in little more than half a century after that event, we find the High Steward in possession of Lower Cowal, and the Maclauchlans in possession of Strathlachlan. It appears indeed, that, in 1242, Alexander the High Steward of Scotland, married Jean, the daughter of James, son of Angus MacRory, who is styled Lord of Bute; and, from the manuscript of 1450, we learn that, about the same period, Gilchirst Maclauchlan married the daughter of Lachlan MacRory; from which it is probable that this Roderic or Rory was the third individual who obtained a crown charter for Lower Cowal, and that by these intermarriages the property passed from his family into the hands of the Stewarts and the Machlauchlans. The coincidence of these facts, with the tradition above mentioned, would seem also to indicate that Angus MacRory was the ancestor of the Lamonds.
After the marriage of the Steward with the heiress of Lamond, the next of that race of whom any mention is made is Duncan MacFercher and "Laumanus", son of Malcolm, and grandson of the same Duncan, who appear to have granted to the monks of Paisley a charter of the lands of Kilmore, near Lochgilp, and also the lands "which they and their predecessors held at Kilmum" . In the same year, "Laumanus", the son of Malcolm, also granted a charter of the lands of Kilfinnan, which, in 1295, is confirmed by Malcolm, the son and heir of the late "Laumanus" (domini quondam Laumanis). But in an instrument, or deed, dates in 1466, between the monastry of Paisley and John Lamond of Lamond, regarding the lands of Kilfinan, it is expressly stated, that these lands had belonged to the ancestors of John Lamond; and hence, it is evident, that the "Laumanus", mentioned in the previous deed, must have been one of the number, if not indeed the chief and founder of the family. "From Laumanus", says Mr Skene, "the clan appear to have taken the name of Maclaman or Lamond, having previously to this time borne the name of Macerachar, and Clan Mhic Earachar".
The connection of this clan with that of Dugall Craignish, is indicated by the same circumstances which point out the connection of other branches of the tribe; for whilst the Craignish family preserved its power it was followed by a great portion of the Clan Mhic Earachar, although it possessed no feudal right to their services. "There is one peculiarity connected with the Lamonds", says Mr Skene, "that although by no means a powerful clan, their genealogy can be proved by charters, at a time when most other Highland families are obliged to have recourse to tradition, and the genealogies of their ancient sennachies; but their antiquity could not protect the Lammonds from the encroachments of the Campbells. by whom they were soon reduced to as small a portion of their original possessions in Lower Cowal, as the other Argyleshire clans had been of theirs". The Lamonds were a clan of the same description as the Maclauchlans, and, like the latter, they have, not withstanding "the encroachments of the Campbells", still retained a portion of their ancient possessions. The chief of this family is Lamond of Lamond.
According to Nisbet, the clan Lamond were originally from Ireland, but whether they sprung from the Dalriadic colony, or from a still earlier race in Cowal, it is certain that they possessed, at a very early period, the superiority of the district. Their name continued to be the prevailing one till the middle of the 17th century. InJune 1646, certain chiefs of the clan Campbell in the vicinity of Dunoon castle, determined upon obtaining the ascendency of the period, to wage a war of extermination against the Lamonds. The massacre of the latter by the Campbells, that year, formed one of the charges against the Marquis of Argyll in 1661, although he does not seem to have been any party to it.
An interesting tradition is recorded of one of the lairds of Lammond, who had unfortunately killed, in a sudden quarrel, the son of MacGregor of Glenstrae, taking refuge in the house of the latter, and claiming his protection, which was readily granted, he being ignorant that he was the slayer of his son. On being informed, MacGregor escorted him in safety to his own people. When the MacGregors were proscribed, and the aged chief of Glenstrae had become a wanderer, Lamond hastened to protect him and his family, and received them into his house.
Motto: Ne parcas nec spernas - "Neither spare nor dispose".
Badge: A raised hand.
Septs of the Clan: Black, Brown, Bourdon, Burdon, Lamb, Lambie, Lammie, Lamondson, Landers, Lemond, Limond, Limont, Lucas, Luke, Lyon, Macalduie, MacClymont, MacGilledow, MacGillegowie, Macilzegowie, Macilwhom, MacLamond, MacLucas, MacLymont, MacPatrick, MacPhorich, MacSorley, Meikleham, Munn, Patrick, Sorley, Toward, Towart, Turner, White.
Names associated with the clan: BURDEN BURDONE BOURDON BURDON BURDUN BURDOUN CLUCAS CLEMENTS CLEMENT LAMONSON LAMONT LANDASS LANDERS LANDES LANDESS LANDIS LAMONDSON LIMONT LAMOND LIMOND LEMMON LEMMONT LEMOND LEUCHES LAWMONDSON LAUMANSON LAWMANSON MACCLIMONT MACCLAMAN MACCLYMOND MACCLYMONT MACCLEMONT MACCLIMENTS MACCLEMENTS MACCLAMON MACCLEMENT MACGILLEWHOME MACGILLIQUHOME MACILWHOM MACILQUHAN MACILWHAM MACILQUHAM MACLAWMANE MACLEMME MACLAMMIE MACLAOMUINM MACLAMON MACLEMAN MACKLEMIN MACLAMOND MACLEMON MACLEMOND MACLAMONT MACLAIMAN MACLYMONT MACLIMONT MACPHORICH MEIKLAM MEIKLEHAM MEIKLEM VCCLYMONT TOWART TOWARD BLACKE BLAYK BLACK BLAC DOWY DOUIE DOWIE GILDAWIE GILFEATHER GILFEDDER GILDUFF GILDOWIE HUIE MACALDOWIE MACALDOWRIE MACALDOWY MACALDUIE MACELDUFF MACFAID MACFADRICK MACFADDRIK MACGILDUFF MACGILDHUI MACGILLIGOWY MACGILLEGOWIE MACGILLIUE MACGILLEPARTIK MACGILLIGOWIE MACGILLEFEDDER MACGILDUI MACGILEVIE MACGILLEFATRIK MACGILLIPHATRICK MACGILLEDUIBH MACGILLEPATRICK MACGILLEDUF MACGILFATRICK MACGILLEWIE MACGILLEDOW MACGILLEWY MACGILLEWEY MACGILLEWE MACGILFATRIK MACGILLIDUFFI MACGILLEPATRIK MACGILLIWIE MACGILLIFUDRICKE MACGILLEPHADRICK MACGILLEPHADRUIG MACGILLIEWIE MACGILLEWYE MACGILEWE MACGILLPHATRIK MACGILLADUBH MACGILLDOWIE MACILDOUI MACILDOWIE MACGILVIE MACILDEUS MACILDEW MACILDOWY MACILDEU MACILDAY MACILDUE MACHPATRICK MACILDUF MACILDUY MACGILPHADRICK MACGILPHARICK MACGYLLEPATRIC MACGILPARICK MACILDUFF MACHILLIEGOWIE MACILLEPHUDRICK MACILLEPHEDER MACILEWE MACILLEPHEDDER MACILFATRIK MACILGHUIE MACILHANE MACILGUY MACILLEPATRICK MACILLEPHADRICK MACILGUIE MACILPATRICK MACILLFATRICK MACILPADRICK MACILLEWIE MACILFADRICH MACILLEWE MACILIPHADRICK MACILLIDUY MACILPEDDER MACILLHUY MACKILDAIYE MACKELDEY MACKILDAY MACKELDOWIE MACKILPATRICK MACMALDUFF MACPHARICK MACPHADRIG MACPATRICK MACPHADRIK MACPARTICK MACPHATRICK MACPHADRICK MACPHADRUIG MACPHATRICKE MACPHADRUCK MACPHADRAIG MACPHADRYK MACPHATRYK MACOLPHATRICK MALPATRIC MAKGILLEWE MAKGILLEVYE MAKFATRICK MAKGILLEWIE MAKPATRIK MEIKLFATRICK MICKELLDUFF PAIT PATERSONE PATRICKSONE PARUIG PATOWNE PATIESON PADYNE PATRICSON PAITT PATRICKSON PADSON PATONSON PATRISONE PATON PATONE PATRIKSON PATRIC PATISON PATRISON PATRYKSON PATAIR PADRUIG PATTEN PATISOUNE PATERSOUN PATTERSON PADRAIG PATRICK PATTIE PATESONE PATIRSOUN PATEN PATIRSONE PATOUN PATEIN PATHESON PATERSOUNE PADON PATERSON PATTINSON PADISON PATOUNE PATTISON PATONSOUN PADESONE PATTISOUNE PATE PATISONE PATTON PATHRUIG PATRISOUN PATTONE PADAN PADAIR PATTOUN PAWTOUNE PATTOUNE PEATHINE PATYRSON PETHEIN PETHIN PETENSEN PATTOWSONE PAUTOUN PATYNSON PHADAIR PETIRSOUN PATY PAWTONSOUN PEDAIR PATTOUNSOUN PAWTON PAWTOUN MACGILLOGOWY MEIKLEFATRICK FETRIDGE PADYN GILPEDDER BLACKIE BLAICK BLAIK BLAIKE BLAKE BLAK BLAIKIE BLAIKEY GILLEDUFF GILLEDOW GILLEGOWIE MACFATER MACFATHER MACFATRIDGE MACFETRIDGE MACFEETERS MACFEATERS MACINTURNER LUCHES LUCAS LAMMIE LAMBE LAMB LAMBI LAMME LAM LAMBY LAMIE LAMBIE PEDAN PEDEN PEDIN PEDDEN TURNOURE TURNEOUR TURNOUR TURNOR TURNER MACSORLIE MACSORLE MACSORLLE MACSOIRLE MACSORRLE MACSOUARL MACSORLEY MACSORRILL MACSORLL SOMERLED SOIRLIE SERLE SOMMERLED SORILL SURLY SORLET SUMERLED SURLEY SURLEUS SOMHAIRLE SURLAY SUMERLEDI SORLLE SORLEY SORLL SUMERLEITH SUMERLEHT SUMMERLEITH SUMERLETH SORRIE SOURLE SUMERLETHUS MACPHEIDRON MACPHEADARAIN MACPHEDERAN MACPHEDEARAIN MACPHEDRAN MACPHEDREIN MACPHEIDRAN MACPHEDDRIN MACPHEDRON MACPHEIDEARAIN MACPHEIDIRAN MACCLUGEIS MACCLUCAS MACCLUGASS MACCLUGASH MACGLUGAS MACLEOUGAS MACLAUGAS MACLOUGAS MACLOCKIE MACLOKIE MAKLUCAS WHITE WHYTE WHYTT WHYTTE MACPHEDDAIR MACPEETERS MACPHATER MACPHEADAIR MACPHEDAR MACILMUNE MACILMUNN MACMUNN MAKMUN MAKILMUNE MAKILMUN MAKILMONE MUND MUNN MACILMOUN MACKILMINE SORLIE SORLEYSON LUCK LOUK LOUKE MACLUGISH MACLUGUIS MACLUCKY MACLUGAISH MACLUKE MACLUGAS MACLUGASH MACLUGERS MACLUCASE MACLUCKIE MACLUCAIS MACLOWKAS MACLUCAS MACLUGEIS LUCKIESON LUKE LUCKIE LUIK MACLUGGAN BRON BROWNE BROWYN BROWN BRWNE BRAUN BRUN BRUNE BROUIN BROUNE BROUN MACFEDRAN MACFEDERAN
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