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Shortly after the Battle of Culloden in 1746 the British Government's main agent in the Highlands, Duncan Forbes, calculated the potential fighting strength commanded by the various clan chiefs.
Argyll                                                                               3000
Breadalbane                                                                      1000
Lochnell and other Campbell Chiefs                                      1000
Macleans                                                                             500
Maclachlans                                                                         300
Stewarts of Appin                                                                 300
Macdougalls                                                                         200
Stewarts of Grandtully                                                           300
Clan Gregor                                                                          700
Duke of Atholl                                                                     3000
Farquharsons                                                                       500
Duke of Gordon                                                                   300
Grant of Grant                                                                     850
Macintosh                                                                           800
Macphersons                                                                       400
Frasers                                                                               900

Grant of Glenmoriston                                                          150
Chisholms                                                                           200
Duke of Perth                                                                      300
Seaforth                                                                            1000
Cromarty, Seatwell,Gairloch & other Mackenzies                    1500
Menzies                                                                              300
Munros                                                                               300
Rosses                                                                                500
Sutherland                                                                         2000
Mackays                                                                              800
Sinclairs                                                                             1100
Macdonald of Sleat                                                               700
Macdonald of Clanronald                                                       700
Macdonnell of Glengarry                                                        500
Macdonnell of Keppoch                                                          300
Macdonald of Glencoe                                                            130
Robertsons                                                                           200
Camerons                                                                             800
Mackinnon                                                                            200
Macleod                                                                               700
Duke of Montrose, Earls of Bute & Moray
Macfarlanes, Colquhouns, Lamonts, Macneils
of Barra, Macnabs, Macnaughtons, etc, etc                             5,600
                                                                                      ______
 

                                                                                      31,930

 

 

It's interesting to compare the above with the clan contingents which marched into England in 1745
Camerons                             - 700
Stuarts of Appin                    - 200
Clanranald Macdonalds          - 300
Keppoch Macdonalds             - 200
Moidart Macdonalds              - 100
Glencoe Macdonalds             - 120
Mackinnons                         - 120
Macphersons                       - 120
Glengarry Macdonnells          - 300
Glenbucket Gordons             - 300
Maclachlans                        - 260
Robertsons                         - 200
Glenmorriston Grants           - 100
                                           -----
                                        2,960
Five Lowland regiments consisting of 2,850 men and 260 cavalry troopers accompanied the Highlanders.

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