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Offline Bobmacn

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Re: Jacobite prisoners from 1745
« Reply #153 on: Saturday 05 May 18 12:57 BST (UK) »
My name is McNair and we were with the MacLachlans and I have been told that we released after being taken prisoner.   A woman called Henrietta MacLachlan was a kinswoman who was following her husband who was a Campbell and officer in the Independent Companies.  She pleaded with him as the men were related to her and he let them go.   Where can I verify this?
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Bob McNair

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Re: Jacobite prisoners from 1745
« Reply #154 on: Sunday 06 May 18 01:10 BST (UK) »
My name is McNair and we were with the MacLachlans and I have been told that we released after being taken prisoner.   A woman called Henrietta MacLachlan was a kinswoman who was following her husband who was a Campbell and officer in the Independent Companies.  She pleaded with him as the men were related to her and he let them go.   Where can I verify this?
Many thanks
Bob McNair
Hi Bob, The Independent Companies were on the British side; I just googled 1745 The Independent Companies and this link came up: http://www.clan-macrae.org.uk/scotland/history.cfm?ID=3
That gives some clues.

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Re: Jacobite prisoners from 1745
« Reply #155 on: Monday 07 May 18 00:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks Alan... I knew that.  I was trying to say that the Campbell officer spared my anscestor.
I just meed some more information about the incident.
Thanks for your help though

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Re: Jacobite prisoners from 1745
« Reply #156 on: Monday 07 May 18 01:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks Alan... I knew that.  I was trying to say that the Campbell officer spared my anscestor.
I just meed some more information about the incident.
Thanks for your help though
Sorry, I didn't read it carefully enough. The book "No Quarter Given - The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army 1745 - 6 Should have his name in it, if you know his regiment, or you can troll through the while book. This book gives a few extra clues. The book Fight for a throne - the Jacobite '45 reconsidered by Christopher Duffy contains an enormous amount of detail including various incidents at various locations, and this might add more clues

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Re: Jacobite prisoners from 1745
« Reply #157 on: Monday 07 May 18 11:05 BST (UK) »
Ill get a hold of the books Alan.
Thanks again for your advice.
Best Wishes
Bob