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Who are the MacLeods of Glengarry

 

The first Clan MacLeod Society in Canada was founded in Glengarry County, Ontario in1936. Since then, eleven societies have been established in various regions across the country. The Societies belong to a National organisation,  the Clan MacLeod Societies of Canada, which represent Canada in the world wide associated MacLeod societies.

This Society is the oldest continuous Society outside of Britain. It was formed in 1936 and the first Clan Gathering was held on Saturday July 4th 1936 at Dunvegan ON when one thousand MacLeod descendents net kith and kin. Many early MacLeod’s, MacCuaig’s, MacGillivray’s and others arrived in 1793 under the leadership of Kenneth MacLeod and his son Captain Alexander MacLeod from Glenelg Scotland. They settled on lots in the Kirk Hill (originally Glenelg) area where descendents still reside. Over the years the Society has undertaken several projects. The erection of a stone cairn with a plaque was placed on the front of the farm lot settled by Kenneth and Captain Alexander MacLeod. This was to commemorate the arrival of the first MacLeod settlers In 1793. The farm is still in the possession of the descendents to the sixth generation. A major project was the compiling of family genealogies which are in the book, “The MacLeod’s of Glengarry, 1793-1993”. This book is being updated and will be available in 2022. Another important project was to provide some money to be used for the instruction of piping and drumming and the participants to form a duty band to play at the Highland Games. This is an ongoing project. Other Societies also donate money to this worthy cause but the MacLeod’s are proud to have started this band.

The Genealogy of the MacLeods of Glengarry was compiled and published in 1971; an updated version was published in 1993. You can purchase this latest book by visiting our Mac Store.

Executive Officers

 

President

Ray MacLeod

613-525-2942

President@macleodsofglengarry.ca

 

Past President

Doreen Howes 

Veepee@macleodsofglengarry.ca

 

Secretary

Helen MacLeod 

Secretary@macleodsofglengarry.ca

 

Treasurer

Mary MacLeod 

Treasurer@macleodsofglengarry.ca

Co-Treasurers

Doreen Howes
Ray Macleod

  

 

Committees

 

Program

Clara MacLeod
Ian MacLeod
Doreen Howes

 

Historical

Madeline MacCrimmon
Donaldson MacLeod
Iain MacLeod
Emerson MacGillivray

 

Auditor

Ernie MacMillan

 

Nominating

John MacLeod
Emerson MacGillivrayGeorge MacLeod

 

Membership / Registration Active Committee Members


Joan McEwan
Evelyn MacQueen
Mary MacLeod

Refreshments

Joan McEwan
Evelyn MacQueen
Mary MacLeod

Cairn Trustees

George MacLeod
Doreen MacLeod-Howes

Active committee Members

Yvon MacDonell
Flora Poulton
Barbara MacLeod

 

Our objectives

Our mission is to commemorate our ancestors and heritage

  • To strengthen fellowship among MacLeods and clan folk generally

  • To encourage the study in Glengarry and area of the history of Clan MacLeod

  • To publish a Clan MacLeod newsletter

  • To encourage Celtic Arts including Music (school of Drumming and Piping, fiddle) & highland dancing

  • To preserve places and objects of Clan MacLeod interest in Glengarry

  • To identify persons and events worthy of recognition of Clan MacLeod

  • To assist in the establishment of Clan MacLeod archives in Glengarry

 

Septs of Clan MacLeod

The following are Septs of clan Macleod. Those that are highlighted in red are represented in our territory and are members of our society:

Septs of Harris

Askey

Beaton

Bethune

Beton

Caskey

Caskie

Grimond

Harold

Harrold

MacAndie

MacAskie

MacAskill

MacCaig

MacCaskie

MacCaskill

MacClure

MacCrimmon

MacCuaig

MacHarold

MacKaskill

Maclure

MacNicol

MacRaild

MacWilliam

Norman

Normand

Williamson 

Septs of Lewis

Aulay

Callam

Callum

Lewis

MacCare

MacCallum

MacAuley

MacCallum

MacCorkill

MacCorkindale

MacCorkle

MacCorquodale

MacGillechallum

MacGillechallum

MacLewis

Malcolmson

Norie

Norrie

Tolmie 

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