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TITLE
William, 5th Earl of Seaforth
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1013_P000
PERIOD
1710s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31393
KEYWORDS
Seaforth
earls
Jacobites
estates
tenants
rents
nobility
William Dubh
William, 5th Earl of Seaforth

William, 5th Earl of Seaforth, was known as William Dubh. He was brought up in France and had strong Jacobite feelings.

He fought with the Jacobites during the 1715 Rising but after it failed and James Stuart fled, William returned to France. In 1719 William, along with others, made another failed attempt to return the Stuarts to the throne.
Because of his Jacobite loyalties the Seaforth estates were forfeited to the crown. The crown, however, could not obtain possession of them from the tenants. The tenantry of the lands fought off the crown and continued paying rent to Donald Murchison, who acted as Seaforth's factor. William died on the island of Lewis in 1740.

This illustration was taken from 'Historical Notes' by D. Murray Rose

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William, 5th Earl of Seaforth

1710s

Seaforth; earls; Jacobites; estates; tenants; rents; nobility; William Dubh

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

William, 5th Earl of Seaforth, was known as William Dubh. He was brought up in France and had strong Jacobite feelings.<br /> <br /> He fought with the Jacobites during the 1715 Rising but after it failed and James Stuart fled, William returned to France. In 1719 William, along with others, made another failed attempt to return the Stuarts to the throne. <br /> Because of his Jacobite loyalties the Seaforth estates were forfeited to the crown. The crown, however, could not obtain possession of them from the tenants. The tenantry of the lands fought off the crown and continued paying rent to Donald Murchison, who acted as Seaforth's factor. William died on the island of Lewis in 1740.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Historical Notes' by D. Murray Rose