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Descendants of Mungo : Emigration to Canada, The First Generation of Canadian McNabbs 1848-1916

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Written by Peter McNabb Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3127 pmcnabb@bigpond.net.au September 2016 1. Introduction I grew up with the view that my great-grandfather Archibald McNabb and his eight brothers and sisters emigrated to Canada in 1848 and 1849 to escape the harsh conditions and despair of the Scottish Highlands, and that they subsequently enjoyed the opportunities […]

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 Macnab Pistols

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

        A clansman has acquired an interesting pair of flintlock belt pistols, which bear the Macnab crest and motto. They were made about 1770 by Joseph Adams of Birmingham and are very finely decorated with silver furniture. They have been adapted in contemporary times with the addition of a belt hook – […]

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Clan Macnab DNA Project

| May 10, 2016 | 11 Comments

Recent advances in DNA analysis now make it possible to learn things about our past that were impossible only a few short years ago. The Clan Macnab DNA Project will have its initial focus on yDNA , as we believe this has the most potential. Because YDNA is passed on unchanged and uncombined from fathers […]

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Greenville Highland Games

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just a reminder to everyone that the Greenville Highland Games are coming up soon – May 27 and 28 – in Greenville, South Carolina. Our Clan Chief, Jamie Macnab of Macnab has been invited to be the honored guest! Please see the games website  at         www.gallabrae.com                 […]

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Archibald Macnab, 17th Chief – was he really that awful?

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

                                 Archibald Macnab of Macnab, National Gallery of Scotland, artist unknown   If you’ve read any of the numerous books and articles written about Archibald McNab, 17th Chief of Clan McNab, you probably have a pretty bad impression of him. Vain, […]

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WANTED : John NcNab of Callander

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

  John McNab of Callander was Historian for the first Clan Macnab Association in the UK, and wrote the first Clan History, published in 1907. I have several of his letters, which make it clear that he had a collection of Macnab family trees (mostly for the Cadet House of Innishewan), and that he carried […]

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In Search of Mungo

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Peter McNabb Melbourne, Australia I have always been intrigued by my great-great grandfather Mungo Macnab (McNab). The name Mungo itself conjures up images of a prehistoric and formidable warrior. What was this Mungo Man really like? How does he fit into the wider story of Clan Macnab? Over 40 years ago, a family elder […]

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Scottish referendum: Clan chiefs agree to stay neutral on independence

| June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jamie Macnab, the 24th chief of the Clan Macnab, is staying out of the Scottish independence debate for good reason. “The Macnab clan were on the English side at Bannockburn,” he says. “We were apparently a huge and very powerful clan prior to Bannockburn, but now we’re a very small clan, probably as a result […]

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The legacy of Margaret MacNab – over 100 years of family history

| May 14, 2014 | 7 Comments

James and Jane McNab lived in the coastal town of Girvan on the west coast of Scotland. It was a fishing port and agricultural region. The Isle of Arran could be seen across the sea and the Ailsa Craig rock sat out there in the west, like a huge bun on the water. But things […]

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The Canadian McNab and District Celtic Heritage Society about Tartan Day

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

This was sent to us by The MacNab Township in Canada. WHAT IS TARTAN DAY? Well here is one Canadians can be proud of. Tartan Day is a Canadian celebration started not in Scotland or any other country of the world, but on the east coast of Canada. Tartan Day originated in the late 1986 […]

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