Clan MacMillan International

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Prominent past MacMillans.

Below are the earliest documented references to M'Millans in Scotland appearing in contemporary records other than Church of Scotland Old Parish Records. These include Amuliganes / Milligans / Millikins, etc.

These are listed in chronological order. Scroll down to peruse them or navigate to the beginning of a century by clicking at right: 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 and 1500.

1100's

   

1132

Gilchrist mac Cormaic
(Gillacrist…an Gillamaol mac Cormaic of MS 1467)

Witness to deed in Book of Deer

c.1150-60

Malcoluim mac Molini
(Gillacoluim mac Gillamaol)
of MS 1467 genealogy

Witness to deed in Book of Deer

1200's

   

c.1228

Sythach Macmallon (Sheagh/Shaw MacMillan)

Subject of agreement between Bishop of Moray and John Comyn lord of Lochaber [Moray Reg., 84]

1263

Gillemor MacMolan
(Maolmuire of MS 1467 ?)

Member of Inquest Jury in Dumbarton
[CDS, I, 461]

1273

Cane Mcgillolane
(Cainn "MacMillan" of MS 1467)

Witness to Devorgilla Balliol’s Sweetheart Abbey charter [RRS, David II, 264-6, No. 235]

1296

Macrath ap Molegan
(Macrath ap Maolagain)

Gave homage for lands in Dumfriesshire
[CDS, II, 198]

1300's

   

c.1308/1313

Gylebricht McMalene
(a.k.a. Gilluth McMolene)

Lands in barony of Glenken forfeit
[RMS I, App. 2, No. 316]

1362

Gylcrist Macmal

Proprietor of Balmule / Balmakmolle in Fife
[Inchcolm Chrs., SHS, 3rd Ser. XXXII (1938), No.37]

1377

Thomam McMolyn

Adherant of Archibald Douglas lord of Galloway [Rotuli Scotiae (London, 1819), Vol. II, No. 2]

1392

Slurach and … Clanqwhevil
(Shaw & Clachynnhe Qwhewyl in 1396 “Battle of the Clans”)

Outlawed for participation in the "Raid of Angus" [APS, I, 579]

1400's

   

1411

Lochluinn MacGillemhaoil
(bard not contemporary record)

Killed at Battle of Harlaw fighting for the Lord of Isles ["Book of Clanranald" in Skene, Celtic Scotland, III, 409]

c.1431

Newyn McMullane

Member of Guild of Ayr
[Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 99]

1452

Dunc. Makmolane

Witness to Campbell charter (pertaining to Cowal?) [RMS, IV, No.791]

1452

Sir Duncan Macmolane
("Sir"= MA)

Priest at College Church of “Kilmune” (Cowal ?)

1457

Donald de Meligane

Witness for a Grierson of Lag charter [Lag Charters, No. 8]

c.1470

Alexander MacMulen

Inscription on cross at Kilmory, Knap
[Steer & Bannerman, 151-2]

1480

Fergus Amulykin

Subject with others of action for spoilation in Galloway [Acts of Lords of Council in Civil Causes 1478-95, p. 64]

1484

Sir William McMelane
Michael McMelane Ynr.
Fergus Amuligane
Simon Amuligane

(“Sir”= MA = Rev.)

Witnesses for a Grierson of Lag charter

[Lag Charters, No. 34]

1485

D. Tho. Amuligane

Chaplain & Notary Public for Wigtown charter [RMS, II, No. 1624]

1486

Johannem Macmwlane
Johannem Makmulane

Obstructs the Chamberlain of Galloway gathering taxes
[ER, IX, 380 & 460]

1488

Mychel McMyllane
Walter Makmyllane

Had goods stolen in the barony of Earlston (Glenken) [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 99]

1488

Cornelius MakMyllane

Student at University of St Andrews
[Correspondence of George A. Macmillan, 2nd “Chief” of Clan MacMillan Society, 13 Dec. 1903]

1489

Donaldus Mickmillan

Student at University of St Andrews
[Correspondence of George A. Macmillan, 2nd “Chief” of Clan MacMillan Society, 13 Dec. 1903]

1490

John Makmulane in Glenken

Assessed for tax on the “motte” (i.e. castle) of Earlston

1490

Cuthbert McMilane
Thomas Muligane
Simon Muligane

Witnesses for a Grierson of Lag charter
[Lag Charters, No. 40]

1492

Fergus Muligane of Blakmyre

Subject of summons by Robt. Maitland of Queensberry [Acts of Lords of Council in Civil Causes 1478-95, page 262]

1492

Fergus Amuligane of Blakmyre

"Sheriff in that part" (Drumlanrig) in Douglas sasine [R. C. Reid, Frazer Inventory, Vol. 9, Nos. 6 & 7, pages 9 & 10]

1492

Huchone Makgillemuil

Arbitrator of church lands of Croy, Nairnshire [Genealogical Deduction of Family of Rose of Kilravock]

1494

Patricius O’Millan

Student at University of St Andrews
[Correspondence of George A. Macmillan, 2nd “Chief” of Clan MacMillan Society, 13 Dec. 1903]

1498

Huchone McGillemule

Tenant in Bothtbeg (Inverness, Nairn or Moray) [Acts of Lords of Council in Civil Causes, II, page 273]

1500's

   

1500

Fergus Amuligae of Blakmyre

Subject of civil action by Carruthers of Mouswald [Acts of Lords of Council in Civil Causes 1496-1501, page 393]

c.1500

Dondcanum sibi et patri suo Colino MacMulen
(Duncan and his father Malcolm)

Inscription on second cross at Kilmory
[Steer & Bannerman, 151-2]

c.1502

Jacobo McGillemule

One of crown tenants in W.Brauchly, Petty, Inverness [ER, XII, 665]

c.1502

Jhone McGillemoyll/Johne McGilmwell Andro Mulison

Crown tenants in Darnaway, Morayshire
[ER, XII, 673]

1502

Donald McGillemoyll

in Petty or Geddes [CFM, “Invernessiana”, page 181].

1502

Mr. Donald Makmyllan,
Prior of Candida Casa

Grants land in burgh of Quhitherne to “Duncan Marc” [Wigtownshire Charters, SHS, 3rd Ser., Vol. 51, 25]

1505

Cuthbert Amuligane of Craggow

Action with Marion McNaucht his spouse on behalf of Robert Langmuir and Thomas Amuligane [Act Dominorum Concilii, Vol. XVI (1504-05), 195]

1505

Cuthbert Amuligane of Crogo

Witness to Douglas writ [Protocol Book of James Young 1485-1515 (SRS), No. 1509]

1505

Fergus Amuligane of Blakmyr

Member of Jury of Inquest into Grierson lands [Lag Charters, No. 49]

c.1505-21

Andree Mulansone/Melanesone

Crown tenant in Litill Tary, Morayshire [ER, XIII, 590 & 594]

1505

Gillecallum McAlester McMoyland

Tenant in Knokcaynt Moir, S. Kintyre [ER, XII, 698]

1505

Duncano McGillecallum Makmolan

Tenant in Teyrargys, Largawayn, Pubill, Inyngere in S. Kintyre [ER, XII, 698]

1505

Lachlano McMolane

Tenant in Glaknahawle, S. Kintyre [ER, XII, 699]

1505

Negello (i.e. Neil) McMolan

Tenant in part of Mul, S. Kintyre [ER, XII, 700]

1505

Negello McMolan

Tenant in Cowllengart, Balleowenan, Dalleawnach, S. Kintyre [ER, XII, 700]

1505

Gillecrest McMolan

Tenant in Machare Castel, S. Kintyre [ER, XII, 700] Also guarantor for Rector of Kilblane’s tenancy [Kintyre Rentals, Stewart & McKerral]

1505

Gilbert McMoyland

Guarantor for John McAchorne’s tenancy of Kinloch [Kintyre Rentals, Stewart & McKerral]

1505

Gilbert McMulane

Holds tenement from Friars Preachers in Ayr [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 99]

c.1507

Johanne Makmulane of Arindavacht

Had horse stolen by John Gordon of Lochinvar [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 99]

1508

Cuthbert Muligane

Subject of crown action with his spouse Marion McNaucht and her sister Janet (daughters of decd. Andrew of Craig/Crogo) and her spouse John Gordon [Act Dominorum Concilii, Vol. 148, pages 37-8]

1510

George Amuligane

Burgess of Dumfries [RMS, II, No. 3513]

1511

Iain McMeylane

One of the Baillies when Argyll’s son Archibald had sasine for Barony of Skipness [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 64]

1511

Moricio Makmillane

Witness to Dumfries charter [RMS, II, No.3564]

1516

Gilbert Amuligane

Lands of Longford revert from Gilbert to Grierson of Lag [Lag Charters, No. 80]

1517

William Amuligane

Witness [Lag Charters, No. 83]

1524

John Amuligan

Payment for ward relief and non-entry of lands of Crogo and Dalquhairn following death of Mariot McNaucht [Accounts of Lord High Treasurer, Vol. V, 186]

1524

David McMillan
Gilbert Mullikin

Witnesses for James Gordon of Lochinvar [Act Dominorum Concilii, Vol. 149, pages 138]

1526

Michell Makmillane

Respite for slaughter of Johne Maknacht [RSS, I, 540, No. 3558]

1526

Cuthbert McMillane
Johne McMillane

Follower of Gilbert Kennedy earl of Cassilis

1531

Cristoferi Amuligane

Husband of Margt. Rerik a “lord” of Ryis, Kirkcudbright [RMS, III, No. 1001]

1533

Duncan McMelen

Witness to sasine at Castle Lachlan [Poltalloch Writs in GENALOGIST, NS 38 (1922), 71, No. 3]

1538

John Amuligane in Blakmyre

His action against Douglases [Act Dominorum Concilii, Vol. 151, page 9]

1538

John Amuligane son of deceased
Fergus Amuligane of Blakmyre

Above action against Douglases continued [Act Dominorum Concilii, Vol. 151, page 11]

1539

John Amuligane of Crogo

Account for rents of lands of Crogo etc. [ER, Vol. 17, page 767]

1539

Gillemichaell McMilane

Crown tenant in Feris of Balcony, Ross-shire [ER, XVII, 668]

1539

John McMullane alias reid in Clachbreck

Murdered at Cragnaget in Knapdale [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 41]

1541

Gilbreid M‛Millan

Tenant in Ranadale, North Kintyre [ER, XVII, 628]

1541

Calyocreist McMillan, widow

Tenant in Karnacrag & Kirknasche, N. Kintyre [ER, XVII, 628]

1541

Donaldo McIlcallum McMillan

Joint Tenant (with Donald McRanald Roy), in Knokcantmore, Losset, Glenhane, S. Kintyre [ER, XVII, 629]

1541

Neill McMillane

Tenant in Teirarrois & Largavane, S. Kintyre [ER, XVII, 629]

1541

Duncano McMillane

Tenant in Glaknahall, S. Kintyre [ER, XVII, 630]

1541

Duncano McMillane

Joint Tenant (with three others) in Mule of Kinyr [ER, XVII, 631]

1541

Duncano McMulane

Tenant in Colilonfort, Ballavenane, Dalquhirnnocht, S. Kintyre [ER, XVII, 631]

1542

Sir Fingon Makmulane
(“Sir”= MA = Rev.)

Rector of Benbecula in Outer Hebrides [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 96]

1542

Sir John McMolyne, monk of Iona

Appointed chaplain of St. Orans on Iona [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 39]

1548

John Makmul

Bowman (cattleman) at Lochalsh [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 94]

1548

John Amuligane

Account for rents of Crogo & Holm of Dalquhairn being in the hands of the Queen after death of John’s father at Pinkiescleuch [ER, Vol. 18, page 452]

1551

Joh. Amwligane

Witness to Dumfries charter [RMS, IV, No. 556]

1552

Archibald M’millan

Witness to sasine at Dunstaffnage [Som. MacMillan, “The MacMillan …, 63]

1552

Johannis McMyllane

Murdered along with Donaldi Moer alias McGouryne, both described as “…viros de terra sylvestri, vulgo Hieland men…” [ER, XVIII, 536]

1552/3

John Macmollane of “le Recht Ile”, son & heir of his father John Macm. Fergus and George Macmollane

Fergus and George as “baillies in that part” directed by John Grierson of lag to infeft John M’millan the younger in lands of “le Recht Ile” as his father’s heir [Lag Charters, No. 108]

1555-59

Robert Makmyllen
Robertum Makmyllane

Magistrate in Royal Burgh of Ayr Renders accounts of Burgh of Ayr to Exchequer [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 99]

1557

Bartholomew McMyllane

Witness to Grierson of Lag charter [Lag Charters, No. 113]

1559

John McMyllane, Provost of Wigton

[Wigtownshire Charters, SHS, 3rd Ser., Vol. 51, 121 & 130]

1565

Andrew McMillan in Arndarroch

Witness to charter by James earl of Bothwell in favour of Alexander Sinclair in Earlston, with precept directed to John Amilligane of Blakmyre as baillie [Earlston Charters, Add. Ch. 63927, Vol. 64, p. 38]

1568

Alexander McMillane

Precept from the Regent [A. L. H. TREAS, XII, 116] Servant to umquhile King Henrie

1569

Robert M’Millane burgess of Ayr

Testament, with his spouse Janet Thom [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1570

Alexander Makmillan

Respite for slaughter of Cuthbert Steill soldier, on 28 Feb.[RSS, VI, 182, No. 968]

1573

Sir Fingon Makmulane

Dean of Mull. CS Min. of Mull to at least 1623

1575

John Amilligane of Blakmyre

One of executors of a tenant in Holm of Dalquhairn [Drumlanrig MS (HMC), 15th Report, Appendix, pt. VII, p. 75]

1576

Jonet M’Millane, relict of Robert Mertene in Armanie, Cosmichell

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1576

Donald McDonche vec mylen

Witness to sasine at Ylan Lochnacanze (Kintyre) [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 41]

1576-7

Patrick McMillan in Knockingarot bro. of John in Brockloch

[Scots. Heraldic Seals III, pp. 488-9]

1578

John M’Millane in Craignell, Minnigaff

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)] [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1580

Gilbert Millansoun
(see below in 1620)

Tenant in Moy of Calder/Cawdor in Moray [RMS, IV, No. 2984]

1582

Andree M‛Millane in Arnidarroch & his bastard son Willelmo M‛Millane

Royal letters of legitimation for son William [RMS, V, No. 490]

1582

Cuthbert M’Millane in Garvarie, Kells

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1583

John M’Millane in Craigwall, Minnigaff

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1584

Johne McMillane in Brockloch

Testament of his sometime spouse Geillis Griersone [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1585

Jacobo & Georgio Amyllikynis

Servants of George Sinclair earl of Caithness [RMS, V, No. 826]

1586

Fergus McMillan in Arnderroch

Creditor of decd. of Patrick Hislop in Holm of Dalquhairn [Edinburgh Commissariot, Vol. 160, page 37]

1586

Alexander M’Millane stabler & burgess in Edinburgh

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1586-7

Roger M’millane in Gartberrie, Kells

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1587

Johne McMillane in Brockloch

Husband of Margaret Glendoyning of Partoun [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 99]

1588

George McMillan of Holm of Daltallochan his sons Fergus (who gets his tack) and John (who gets Knockgray)

His testament, having died 2 Oct. 1588, given up by Donald McMillan in Knockengarroch, George McMillan in Holm, John Amulikin in Holm, and John Grierson in Longford [Edinburgh Commissariot, Vol. 160, page 166]

1588

Nigel McVellen Chancellor of Diocese of Argyll

Died 12 March [D. E. R. Watt, Fasti … Medii Aevi …, P.32]

1589

Malcolm M’millan

Witness to charter at Toyintaynis [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 41

1591

Thomas M’Millane in Marscalloch, Dalry

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1592

And. (or Jac.) M‛Millane (two entries with different names)

Servant to John Grierson of Kermanoch (in Galloway) [RMS, V, No. 2057]

1592

John M’Millane in Lamoquhen, Galloway

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1592

Joannem M‛Millane de Arndaroch
Donaldum Makmillane in Auchingorroch
Andream Makmillane in Lytil-Kirkland

Infeudation in 3 merks of Arndarroch
Infeudation in half merk of Auchingorroch
Infeudation in church lands of S.Joannis de Dalry [RMS, V, No.2223]

1592

Johne McMillane

Has tack of Brockloche from Roger Grierson of Lag [Lag Charters, No. 147]

1593

Duncan Mor M’molen

Witness to wadset reversion at Duntaynish [Somerled MacMillan, “Families of Knapdale”, 19]

1596

Gillcallummore M’Ilvenzie
[see 1605]

Tenant in Claknahall [i.e. Blaknahall] [Kintyre Rentals, Stewart & McKerral]

1597

Katherine M’Millane in Drumquhirrie, Wigton, spouse of Alan M’Geoche

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1597

Johne McMillane in Brockloch and his son Donald McMillane

Bond given by Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig on their behalf “not to harm Andro, Lord Stewart” [Somerled MacMillan, “The MacMillans…”, 99]

1597-8

Robert M’Millane, harper in Glasgow

Testament [Edin. Comm. 1514-1600 (SRS, I, 1897)]

1600

Jo. M‛Millane in Arie

? Baillie ? in parish of Kells [RMS, VI, No. 1644]