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TITLE
Archibald McDonald of Barisdale
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_22_P146
PERIOD
1750s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30752
KEYWORDS
clans
Barrisdale
MacDonnells
Jacobites
armies
Glengarry
Archibald McDonald of Barisdale

Archibald MacDonnell was the son of Coll Ban MacDonnell of Barrisdale. The family were related to the Glengarry chiefs of Clan Donald. During the 1745 Jacobite Rising both Archibald, aged 20, and his father were given commissions in Bonnie Prince Charlie's army. After the failure of the Rising both men surrendered in June 1746.

There is some speculation whether or not they gave information to the government which betrayed their chief, Glengarry. They were taken to France and imprisoned and Archibald escaped a year later.

This illustration was taken from 'The History of the Rise, Progress and Extinction of the Rebellion in Scotland in the years 1745 and 1746'

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Archibald McDonald of Barisdale

1750s

clans; Barrisdale; MacDonnells; Jacobites; armies; Glengarry

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Archibald MacDonnell was the son of Coll Ban MacDonnell of Barrisdale. The family were related to the Glengarry chiefs of Clan Donald. During the 1745 Jacobite Rising both Archibald, aged 20, and his father were given commissions in Bonnie Prince Charlie's army. After the failure of the Rising both men surrendered in June 1746.<br /> <br /> There is some speculation whether or not they gave information to the government which betrayed their chief, Glengarry. They were taken to France and imprisoned and Archibald escaped a year later.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'The History of the Rise, Progress and Extinction of the Rebellion in Scotland in the years 1745 and 1746'