_Torquil Og MACLEOD _ _Roderick Ruaidhri Mor MACLEOD _|_Margaret NICOLSON __ _Torquil MACLEOD ____| | | _Alastair MACDONALD _ | |_Margaret MACDONALD ____________|_____________________ _Norman Tormod_Mor MACLEOD _| | | _____________________ | | ________________________________|_____________________ | |_Catharine CAMPBELL _| | | _____________________ | |________________________________|_____________________ | |--Norman Tormod Og MACLEOD | | _____________________ | ________________________________|_____________________ | _____________________| | | | _____________________ | | |________________________________|_____________________ |_ MACDONALD ________________| | _____________________ | ________________________________|_____________________ |_____________________| | _____________________ |________________________________|_____________________
!SOURCE: Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS: THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section IV, Revised Edition, "The MacLeods of Lewis", Edinburgh, Associated Clan MacLeod Societies, 1990, p. 4. !SOURCE: Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS: THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section IV, Revised Edition, "The MacLeods of Lewis", Edinburgh, Associated Clan MacLeod Societies, 1990, p. 16. Norman Og is said to have possessed the farm of Baile na Cille, separated from Loch Roag and his father's island of Pabbay by the MacAulay farms of Reef, Valtos and Kneep. Tradition preserves a more detailed account of his death (betrayed by two of his foster-brothers, who hindred his attempt to gain sanctuary) at the hands of John Roy MacAulay in recognition of his status as Old Norman's eldest son, and thus presumably the leader of the massacre of the MacAulays. The Rev. William Matheson [Matheson, TGSI (XLVI) pp. 80-84. See also the map on page 85 of this publication.] has shown very good reason to view the traditional massacre of the MacAulays as a degenerate account of the Earl of Huntly's expedition to Lewis in 1506 to suppress the rebellion of Donald Dubh, claimant to the Lordship of the Isles, who was under the protection of Torquil Macleod of Lewis. It would appear than the Clann Thormoid, like the Morrisons of Ness, sided with Huntly against their Chief, and thus an historical "fix" of c. 1506 can be assigned to Norman Og and his brothers (hence the probability that their father, Old Norman, was the brother of that Chief Roderick who died in c. 1497.). A century or so later, when the MacKenzies conquered Lewis, apparently the same thing happened again: the Clann Thormoid sided with the invaders against the rest of the Macleods (and MacAulays) of Lewis. Their reward for this appears to have been the retention of their status as tacksmen, thus explaining why, in the first half of the eighteenth century, the Hacklete and Garrabost families were the only Macleod tacksmen in Lewis. [Matheson, TGSI (LI) pp. 329-330.] It is of some of these families, descended from Clann Thormoid, that the following few accounts treat.