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TITLE
Davidson
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_82_VOLI_P028
DATE OF IMAGE
1845
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
Robert R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30879
KEYWORDS
highland dress
clans
clan histories
clan events
tartans
James Logan Clanbook
Davidson

James Logan's "The Clans of the Scottish Highlands" was published to celebrate the centenary of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It was illustrated by Robert R McIan.

When the power of the Comyns began to wane in Badenoch, Donald Dubh of Invernahaven, who had married the daughter of the 6th chief of Mackintosh, sought the protection of William, 7th chief of Mackintosh, and became associated with the Clan Chattan confederation. The clan became known as the Clan Dhai from David Dubh of Invernahaven, their first chief.

There were jealousies within the Chattan confederation and the Davidsons became involved in various battles with their peers. When some Camerons from Lochaber made an incursion into Badenoch about 1370, the 8th chief of Mackintosh intercepted them with a body of Clan Chattan men which included not only Mackintoshes but Macphersons and Davidsons. Because Mackintosh gave a position of greater honour to the Davidson chief, the Macphersons withdrew from the battle and Clan Chattan was defeated. According to tradition, Mackintosh sent his bard to the Macpherson camp, where he treated the Macphersons to a taunting ballad on the subject of cowardice. This, it is said, so enraged the Macpherson chief that he attacked the Camerons during the night and completely defeated them.

The Davidsons are said to have taken part in the famous clan battle fought before King Robert III on the North Inch of Perth in 1396. Some sources say the battle was fought between Clan Chattan and Clan Kay (or MacKay), while others suggest it was an internal Clan Chattan feud between the Davidsons and the Macphersons. Whatever the case, the Davidsons lost many of their best fighting men in the battle.

In the 18th century there were Davidsons of Cantray, Inverness and Davidsons of Tulloch, Ross-shire. The latter family came into possession of Tulloch Castle near Dingwall. There were also Davidsons in Aberdeenshire and in the south of Scotland

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Davidson

1840s

highland dress; clans; clan histories; clan events; tartans; James Logan Clanbook;

Highland Libraries

The Clans of the Scottish Highlands

James Logan's "The Clans of the Scottish Highlands" was published to celebrate the centenary of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It was illustrated by Robert R McIan.<br /> <br /> When the power of the Comyns began to wane in Badenoch, Donald Dubh of Invernahaven, who had married the daughter of the 6th chief of Mackintosh, sought the protection of William, 7th chief of Mackintosh, and became associated with the Clan Chattan confederation. The clan became known as the Clan Dhai from David Dubh of Invernahaven, their first chief. <br /> <br /> There were jealousies within the Chattan confederation and the Davidsons became involved in various battles with their peers. When some Camerons from Lochaber made an incursion into Badenoch about 1370, the 8th chief of Mackintosh intercepted them with a body of Clan Chattan men which included not only Mackintoshes but Macphersons and Davidsons. Because Mackintosh gave a position of greater honour to the Davidson chief, the Macphersons withdrew from the battle and Clan Chattan was defeated. According to tradition, Mackintosh sent his bard to the Macpherson camp, where he treated the Macphersons to a taunting ballad on the subject of cowardice. This, it is said, so enraged the Macpherson chief that he attacked the Camerons during the night and completely defeated them.<br /> <br /> The Davidsons are said to have taken part in the famous clan battle fought before King Robert III on the North Inch of Perth in 1396. Some sources say the battle was fought between Clan Chattan and Clan Kay (or MacKay), while others suggest it was an internal Clan Chattan feud between the Davidsons and the Macphersons. Whatever the case, the Davidsons lost many of their best fighting men in the battle.<br /> <br /> In the 18th century there were Davidsons of Cantray, Inverness and Davidsons of Tulloch, Ross-shire. The latter family came into possession of Tulloch Castle near Dingwall. There were also Davidsons in Aberdeenshire and in the south of Scotland