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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More from MacGregor archives

Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor has continued to share with me some photographs and paintings of his ancestors and clansmen. I always do enjoy seeing examples of older traditional highland dress, and would like to share these with you.

In addition to the previously shared photograph of his father and grandfather in 1953, he has sent me the following.
The above is a photo of Maj. Gen. MacGregor. Sir Malcolm writes, "He was President of the Clan Gregor Society in the 1880s. This photo was taken in 1887 just before he died. He was very famous in India and the Indian Army have retained the medal named after him called the MacGregor medal. What they perhaps do not realise is that he is a direct descendant of Rob Roy through his eldest son Coll. The General would have had a good claim to MacGregor of Glengyle, but sadly his only son was killed in WW1 (I think)."

Next we have a painting of Sir John Atholl, 3rd Baronet, painted in about 1850 before he died in the West Indies at age 40 of Yellow Fever.

Next is a detail of Sir Evan, 2nd Baronet, showing the head and shoulders from a painting c. 1822. (We have a print of this in the Scottish Tartans Museum).
Lastly we have the famous painting showing the MacGregor Guard of Honour in 1822 escorting the Crown Jewels for the King. Sir Malcolm writes, "Sir Evan is commanding the detachment in 'the outfit' and his son aged 13 is to his right in similar attire."


Anonymous said...

Do you know the painter of the Crown Jewels oil (1822) I want to buy a print of it. Thanks
Connie P. Sorondo

Peter MacDonald said...

The Honours of Scotland was painted by Denis Dighton.