MacTaggart

In Gaelic, Mac-an-t-sagairt means ‘son of the priest’, which in the case of Ferquhard Macintaggart meant the lay abbot of the monastery of Applecross. In 1215 he thwarted a rebellion, beheaded its leaders, and presented their heads to King Alexander II who knighted him and later made him Earl of Ross. The name appears in …

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