Notes for William MacGregor: YearBook American Clan Gregor Society, 1955 - GEN IX p 19
William MacGregor, Lord of MacGregor, Lord of Glenurchy, m. dau of Lord Lindsay, 1st Lord Crawford by his wife Marjory, dau of Henry, Prince of Scotland and brother of King William The Lion. Lord William MacGregor flourished during the reign of King William The Lion (1160-1214)and died 1238 in the reign of King Alexander II (1214-1249). Lord MacGregor was the great grandson of King Duncan II, thru his mother, and first cousin to the William "Pretender," who raised a rebellion in 1187 when he was killed. Donald Bane (MacWilliam), son of Guthred, continued the rebellion until 1212, when he was captured and executed. Just how deeply the MacGregors of Perthshire, Galloway and Argylshire were involved in these battles is not known, but eventually they were punished in a round about fashion. The First Lord of Crawford was of a very distinguished Scottish family, (See ref 3, vol 1, page 371) The (Mac) William Pretenders were put down forever by the Norman Justicar William Comyn, First Earl of Badenach and Buchan in 1212. His sister married Duncan Campbell, 5th Lord of Lochow.
In the reign of Alexander II (1214 to 1240), it became necessary to take Argyle from the Northmen. Hugh MacGregor, of Glen Orchy, fought under the banner of the Earl of Rose, who gave him land on the boundary of Argyleshire and Perthshire around Loch Katrine, and the north end of Loch Lomond. (Ref. 5, p 181) Off the bank of Loch Lomond in Incheaid Loch, "The Isle of Old Women," which received its name from an old nunnery that once stood there. This Isle is sacred to the MacGregors, and in the tangled brambles and green trees is their burial ground. It was on the halidom of "Him Who Sleeps Beneath the Gray Stone of Incheaid Loch," that members of Clan Gregor took their deadly "Oaths." Lord William by Lady MacGregor left two sons:
1. Gregor, eldest son and heir succeeded (MacGregor chiefs line). Ref. #2 and #9.
2. Alpin, Bishop of Dunblane, between 1233-1290.
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