IN the twelfth century Uved Duncan de Carrick in Ayrshire, whose ’descendant in the sixth degree was Sir John Kennedy of Dunure, father of Gilbert, whose son, Sir James, married a daughter of King Robert III. His son, Gilbert, was created Lord Kennedy about 1452. The 3rd Lord was created Earl of Cassilis (Cassels) about 1509, but was kiUed with most of the Scottish nobility at Flodden, 1513. The 3rd Earl died in 1558, it is supposed by poison, leaving two sonsGilbert, 4th Earl, and Thomas of Cullean. From the 4th Earl descended the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, the last of whom died in 1759. On his death, William Douglas, Earl of Ruglen and March, claimed the titles as heir-general, but was not successful. On the death, unmourned, in 1792, of David, 10th Earl, a descendant of Thomas of Cullean previously mentioned, the titles went to a descendant of the second son of Sir Alexander Kennedy, son of Thomas of Cullean. This was Archibald Kennedy, who became 11th Earl, and his son was created Marquis of Ailsa in 1806.
THE Camerons are of pure Celtic ancestry; and Cameron of Lochiel is the chief house of the Clan. Ewen, younger son of Ewen, 13th Chief of Lochiel, was the founder of the house of Erracht. Donald, 2nd of Erracht, joined Prince Charlie at Glenfinnan, where, under Lochiel, he was second in command of the Camerons. His daughter married Cameron of Scamadale, and had a son, Lieutenant Alexander Cameron, who led the Camerons during the last three hours of Waterloo. His eldest son, Sir Alan Cameron of Erracht, K.C.B., went to America, and with the 84th, or Royal Emigrants, helped to defend Quebec against Arnold. In 1793 he raised the 79th or Cameron Highlanders. Sir Ewen Cameron of the main line Lochiel was one of the greatest cavaliers during the Civil War. His loyalty was perpetuated in Donald Cameron of Lochiel, one of Prince Charlie’s staunchest friends in 1745. Achnacarry is the seat of the Camerons of Lochiel.