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" Genealog'y of the Macraes," written by the Rev, John
Macrae, minister of Dingwall, who died in 1704 —
"Duncan being an old man in the year 1654, when
General Monk, afterwards Duke of Albemarle, came
to Kintail, retired from his house in Glenshiel to the
hills, where, being found by some of the soldiers who
had straggled from the body of the army in hopes of
plunder, and who, speaking to him roughly, in a lan-
guage he did not understand, he, like old Orimanus,
drew his sword, &c., and was immediately killed by
them. This was all the blood that General Monk or
his soldiers, amounting to 1500 men, had drawn, and
all the opposition he met with, although the Earl of
Middleton and Sir George Munro were within a few
miles of them, and advertised of their coming, Seaforth
having been sent by Middleton to the Isle of Skye and
parts adjoining, to treat with the Macdonalds and the
Macleods, &c."
Regarding the evictions which would take place in
the Parish of Petty, he said, " The day will come, and
it is not far off, when farm-steadings will be so few and
far between, that the crow of a cock shall not be heard
from the one steading to the other." This prediction
has certainly been fulfilled, for, in the days of the Seer
there were no fewer than sixteen tenants on the farm
of Moray ston alone.
On the south of the bay, at Petty, is an immense
stone, of at least eight tons weight, which formerly
marked the boundary between the estates of Culloden
and Moray. On the 20th of February 1799, it was
mysteriously removed from its former position, and
carried about 260 yards into the sea. It ir- supposed

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