I would like to express my gratitude for their patience, advice and help to Dr. David Sellar, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, the late Dr. Edward Cashin, History Department, University of Georgia and Dr. Harry Duckworth, University of Manitoba, Canada; their opinions and interpretation do not necessarily correspond to my own.
I am deeply indebted to Sally and Peter Mackintosh, formerly of Cradlehall, Inverness and Inverurie, who most generously made this research possible.
My thanks are due to Roy McGilvray, Canada, Robert McGillivray, Clan historian, Scott Coltrain, America, Marie Fraser of Fraser Association, Canada, Dr. Alan Macpherson, University of Newfoundland, Bill Lawson, Co Leis Thu?, Isle of Harris, Sr. Guillermo Delgado Brackenbury, Sevilla, Ian Davidson, Clan Davidson Association, Dr. A. W. Parker, University of Dundee, Lady Angelica Cawdor, William MacGillivray, Auldearn, Dr. John B. MacGillivray, Dundee, Alastair and Margaret Beattie, Alasdair McLeod, Inverness Library, the helpful team at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh who have kindly given me permission to publish the letters quoted, also the teams at Inverness Archives and library, John and Jenny Rose-Miller, Cawdor Heritage Group, Jamie and the late Meta Scarlett, Moy, Scott Matthews, Australia, Tessa Malcolm, Australia, Alastair Watson, New Zealand and Alice Parte, Saint Germain en Laye, France. I have also been helped by many internet friends and fellow-researchers all over the world and to them go my thanks for their time and the information they provided.
Last but not least, my thanks for support and encouragement go to my mother Beatrice Macqueen Macgillivray, my brother John Macgillivray of London, the late Vladimir Bougrine and my children, Alexander, Camilla, and most especially Mary who graciously accompanied me to Inverness for a year and to whom with great affection I dedicate this book.