Angus Lamont2070 was born Abt. 1719 in Kingsburgh or Uig District of Skye, Scotland, and died date unknown.
Notes for Angus Lamont: Lamont is pronounced "Law-munt" with the accent on "Law."
Guardian Newspaper, Public Forum, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, November 13, 1951 Princess Elizabeth and the Lamonts of PEI.
Sir, - I wonder if the Lamonts of PEI know of the special relationship in which they stand to their Royal visitor, Princess Elizabeth? The name "Lamont" has not, as is sometimes supposed, a French origin. It originated in Argyllshire, Scotland, and is a modified form of "Lauman" or "Lagman" (English "Lawman"), the name of the founder of the Clan. Sir Lauman's father was Malcolm - a good Highland name - but for some reason it was the son's name which became adopted as the surname of the Clan. He himself flourished in the first half of the 13th century, and his descendants were for some time known by various names: MacLagman, Lowman, Lawmont, Lawmonund, etc. etc. But in the 18th and 19th centuries the spelling became standardized as either Lamont or Lamond. As everyone knows, the Highlands were for long the "wild and wooly west" of this country, and the Lamonts did not have their troubles to seek. Sometimes on account of feuds, and sometimes of course through the marriage of younger sons or daughters, offshoots from the main branch in Cowal, Argyllshire, went to live in other parts of Scotland or in foreign lands. It is through one of these migrations that the family of the Earl of Strathmore, Grandfather of Princess Elizabeth, traces it's connection with the Lamonts. There are two different traditions. One is that "John of the White Lion", the founder of the Strathmore family was a son of the Chief of Lamont, and fled from Cowal as a result of a fatal quarrel. The other is that he married the daughter of Sir Lauman. Curiously enough, the Lamonts in PEI - or at least one branch of them - represent another offshoot of the main Cowal line. Before crossing to PEI about 1829, they had been for some centuries settled in the Isle of Skye. How they got to Skye has not been established by full documentary evidence, but all the available evidence makes it practically certain that they are descended from a son of the laird of Lamont who, about the year 1400, fled to Perthshire and was fortunate in securing the patronage of the powerful house of Drummond. It seems that one of his descendants - known as "Kenneth, son of William, son of James - was given some lands in Trotternish Skye, about the beginning of the 16th century, trained in the law and established as a kind of sheriff there to collect the King's rents and other dues. Amongst the Lamonts in PEI the descendants of Malcolm Lamont (Emigrant in 1829) have preserved the names of their forefathers going right back to Kenneth. The line runs: Malcolm, Murdoch, John, Duncna, Donald, Murdoch, Duncan, Kenneth. The old historic lands of the Lamonts in Cowal have, piece by piece, been passing into other hands, but perhaps the descendants of Sir Lauman in Canada and all over the new world will be interested to hear of an attempt which is being made to ensure that the only estate now remaining will continue permanently in Lamont ownership. The late Sir Norman Lamont, Baronet of Knockdow, has in his will offered the estate of Knowdow to the Clan Lamont Society as the representatives of Clan Lamont throughout the world. Whether this offer can be accepted will depend upon the success of an appeal which the Society is now making to clansmen for the establishment of a maintenance fund. Should this appeal meet with success, Lamonts visiting Scotland will be able to tramp the heather in their own land, and reside in a house with all the historic associations of their forefathers. I am, Sir, etc. W.D. Lamont 83 Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow, Scotland. (Guardian Newspaper, Charlottetown, November 13, 1951)
Children of Angus Lamont are:
+Alexander Lamont, b. 1761, Skye, Scotland, d. 10 February 1845, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.