Loosely based on garments discovered in a bog at Flanders Townland near Dungiven in County Londonderry in 1956 by a Mr William G Dixon. Materials were scientifically attributed to the end of 16th century. The garments comprised remnants of tartan trews, tunic, belt and coat. In the Paton Collection.


The name McWilliam is first recorded in the twelfth century. The clan has made repeated efforts to seize the crown by force, but were finally defeated in 1215 at the beginning of the reign of King Alexander II. The line was destroyed after the daughter of the McWilliam chief was battered to death against the …

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