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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 | 6 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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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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The Notorious Chief

| October 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

The striking and imposing character glaring down from Sir Henry Raeburn’s celebrated portrait The Macnab seems to be the perfect figure of an eighteenth century highland chief. This giant of a man stands dressed in the uniform of Lieutenant Colonel of the Breadalbane Fencibles – a green jacket with silver braid, a red tartan vest, […]

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