My Maternal 26th. Great Grandfather, (Raing) Raingee, of Scone


Raing (Raingee) –

Gender: Male
Birth: circa 1075


Immediate Family: Son of Old Dugald of Scone
Father of Cuduilig, Abbot of Lismore “Steadfast Dog” –
Added by: Michael Steven Strong on August 5, 2009
Managed by: Levaughn Virgoe (Juell), Michael Steven Strong, Susan Muir and David McLain

Source: Geni Website

Clan MacLean (/mækˈln/; Scottish Gaelic: Clann MhicIllEathain [ˈkʰl̪ˠãũn̪ˠ vĩçˈkʲiʎɛhɛn]) is a Highland Scottish clan. They are one of the oldest clans in the Highlands and owned large tracts of land in Argyll as well as the Inner Hebrides.

Many early MacLeans became famous for their honour, strength and courage in battle. They were involved in clan skirmishes with the Mackinnons, Camerons, MacDonalds and Campbells, as well as all of the Jacobite risings. The Clan Maclean can with some certainty trace their origin back to old Dougall of Scone who lived about 1100 AD.

Old Dougall had a son, Raing or Raingee, who, in turn had three sons; Cucatha, or Dog of Battle; Cuisdhe, or Dog of Peace; and Cuduilig, or Dog of Hunting. Cucatha was said to have been the progenitor of Clan Concatha of Lennox, from which the Coquhouns may have descended. Cusidhe was said to have founded Clan Cuithe in Fife, while Cuduilig became the Lay-Abbot of the Monastery of Lismore in Argyll.

He is the ancestors of the Macleans and the Rankins. Cuduilig had a son named Niall, who had a son called Maolsuthain according to The History of Clan Maclean by J.P Maclean, but this individual is missing from the account of the Maclean genealogy in The Clan Gillian.

Each agree, however, that Rath, or Macrath, was next in this line and that he was the father of Gille-Eoin, the founder of Clan Maclean. Gillle means youth or servant in Gaelic, while Eoin is a form of John. Thus GilleEoin means a servant or person dedicated to the Apostle John. Gille-Eoin was contracted in time to Gill’Eoin and then to Gilleoin and Gillean. The proper pronunciation is Gillane and not Gill-e-un.

The power of the chiefs of Clan Maclean was derived from their marriage connection with the Lords of the Isles, for whom they often acted as chamberlains of their households and as their chief lieutenants. They loyally supported the Lordship of the Isles until it was dissolved in 1493, when they became an independent clan. Since the Clan Donald also broke up into separate clans at this same time, the Macleans became the most powerful island clan. source: Wikipedia

Scone Palace, Scotland

Scone (/ˈskn/) (Scottish Gaelic: Sgàin; Scots: Scuin) is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. The medieval village of Scone, which grew up around the monastery and royal residence, was abandoned in the early 19th century when the residents were removed and a new palace was built on the site by the Earl of Mansfield. Hence the modern village of Scone, and the medieval village of Old Scone, can often be distinguished.

Both sites lie in the historical province of Gowrie, as well as the old county of Perthshire. Old Scone was the historic capital of the Kingdom of Alba (Scotland). In the Middle Ages it was an important royal centre, used as a royal residence and as the coronation site of the kingdom’s monarchs. Around the royal site grew the town of Perth and the Abbey of Scone.

Scone Palace, Scotland2