1745 Jacobite Rebellion

1745 Jacobite Rising
(random notes for now)
The parish was, in the main, under control of Campbells who were aligned with the Crown. (Hanovarians / Red Coats) ! So most of the "Highland" history does not apply in the same way here.
Makes our parish soo interesting !

Were there men who went to fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie?
Yes, they joined the Stewarts of Appin, early in the lead up, and there is a tale that the "first blow of the Rising" was at Creran when one of Barcaldine's men struck one of the men getting in a boat to join the Stewarts.
Who were the Jacobite men?
there are Appin lists, but not sure where they are or how the details of where they came from is described.

During 1746, two lists were compiled with the names of the men from Appin, and nearby districts, who had some part in the 1745-46 uprising. Appin’s list dated at Appin, 3 May 1746 was put together by Dougal Stewart, chief of Appin for Major General John Campbell and submitted to Lord Justice-Clerk, Andrew Fletcher, Lord Milton. It is a list of males of arms-bearing age in Appin and Glencoe showing which of them had remained ‘at home’ in 1745-46 and which had been ‘out’ or ‘abroad’ with the Prince. The list has 294 names, 132 ‘at home’ and 162 ‘abroad’ (Stewart and Stewart 1998) and was used by the chief to defend him against charges of complicity in the uprising. The Stonefield list published by Stewart and Stewart (1993) was compiled at Castle Stalker on 6th July 1746 and lists 96 men within the parish of Lismore and Appin who have not delivered their arms.

Were there men who went to fight for the King, against their fellow highlanders?
Yes, undoubtedly, are there records? and where are they?
What was the aftermath like here, in an area that is not directly targeted for the violent clearances that areas further north were?
Colin Campbell of Glenure was involved in dealing with the Appin lands, which lead to his death ! The Red Fox

We have a lot to learn .. any contributions are very welcome.

There is also a lot of culture associated with the 1745.. so will add links to that for interest too.

Songs

  • Twa recruiting Soldiers - was the Black Watch at work in Ardchattan or did the Clan chiefs simply volunteer men from each of their tenants?
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