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TITLE
Flora MacDonald
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_690
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
Paterson
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30973
KEYWORDS
Flora MacDonald
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Charles Edward Stuart
Culloden
emigration
armies
Flora MacDonald

Flora MacDonald (1722-1790) was born on South Uist in 1722. Both her father and her fiance, Allan MacDonald, were soldiers in the government army during the '45 Jacobite Rising and she was not sympathetic to the Jacobite cause. Despite this she was persuaded to help Bonnie Prince Charlie escape back to France after Culloden. Disguising him as a woman, Flora rowed him from Benbecula to Portree on Skye where he could return to France.

Flora later married Allan MacDonald and they emigrated with their children to North Carolina where they were active in recruiting Scots to fight for the British during the American War of Independence. The family had to move to Nova Scotia after the British lost the war. Flora eventually returned to Skye in 1779 and is buried near Kilmuir.

This illustration is taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Flora MacDonald

1870s

Flora MacDonald; Bonnie Prince Charlie; Charles Edward Stuart; Culloden; emigration; armies

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Flora MacDonald (1722-1790) was born on South Uist in 1722. Both her father and her fiance, Allan MacDonald, were soldiers in the government army during the '45 Jacobite Rising and she was not sympathetic to the Jacobite cause. Despite this she was persuaded to help Bonnie Prince Charlie escape back to France after Culloden. Disguising him as a woman, Flora rowed him from Benbecula to Portree on Skye where he could return to France. <br /> <br /> Flora later married Allan MacDonald and they emigrated with their children to North Carolina where they were active in recruiting Scots to fight for the British during the American War of Independence. The family had to move to Nova Scotia after the British lost the war. Flora eventually returned to Skye in 1779 and is buried near Kilmuir. <br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie