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Families covered: Matheson of Achtayloralan, Matheson of Attadale, Matheson of Duirinish, Matheson of Lochalsh, Matheson of Reraig

John 'Ian Og' Matheson 'in Lochalsh' (a 1644)
m. ?? Mackenzie (dau of John Mackenzie of Hilton)
1. Alexander Matheson of Achtayloralan in Lochalsh
  m. Christina Macrae (dau of Farquhar Macrae of Inverinate (by Margaret, dau of Murdoch Mackenzie of Redcastle by Margaret Rose))
  A. Murdoch Matheson
  m. Catherine Macrae (dau of John Breac Macrae, son of Rev. Farquhar Macrae of Kintail)
  i. John Matheson
  m. _ Matheson (dau of Kenneth Matheson)
a. Kenneth Matheson (2nd son)
  m. Anne Mackenzie (dau of Roderick Mackenzie of Rissil)
  (1) issue - John of Kishorn (b c1777, dsp 1849), 2 daughters
  b.+ other issue - John (d unm), daughter
  B. John Matheson in Achtayoraland
  The following comes from 'History of the Mathesons' (p87+).
  m. Anne Mackenzie (dau of John Mackenzie, son of William of Shieldaig son of John Roy of Gairloch)
  i. John Og Matheson of Duirinish
  m1. Mary Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Roy Mackenzie of Alduiiny)
  a. John Og Matheson of Duirinish
  m. Margaret Macrae (sister of Alexander Macrae)
  (1) John Og Matheson (dvp)
  m. Isabella Matheson (dau of James Matheson, "a son of Bennetsfield")
  (A) James Matheson in Plockton (4th son) had issue
  m. (1818) Elizabeth Matheson (dau of Murdoch Matheson of Achandarroch)
  (B) Roderick Matheson (6th son) had issue
  m. Ellen Campnell (dau of Kenneth Campbell of Plockton)
  (C) Colin Matheson had issue
  m. Christian Smith (dau of William Smith of Forres)
(D)+ other issue - Alexander (had issue), Kenneth (dsp), Farquhar (d 1856, had issue), Duncan in Carolina (d 1812), Mary
  (2)+ other issue - Donald (had issue), other sons (d young), Margaret, Ann, Janet, Isabella
  b.+ other issue - Farquhar (a 1744, had issue in America), Ann, Janet, Catherine
  m2. Mariona Macrae (dau of Rev. Finlay Macrae of Lochalsh)
  f. Alexander Matheson of Dornie, Lochalsh (d 1828, schoolmaster)
  m. Catharine Matheson (dau of James Matheson, son of Alexander of Bennetsfield)
  (1) John Matheson (b 1790) had issue
  m. Isabella Macrae (dau of Donald Macrae)
  (2) Farquhar an Matheson in Kintail had issue
  m. Isabella Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Roy Mackenzie of Kishorn of the family of Alduinny, cadets of Applecross)
  (3) Margaret Matheson
m. Farquhar Buidhe Matheson (son of Donald of Balmacarra)
  (4) Betsy Matheson
  m. John Macrae of Dornie (shipbuilder)
  (5) Mary Matheson
  m. Donald Maclean in Kishorn
  g. Colin Matheson
  ii. Flora Matheson
  m. Murdoch Matheson (of the Iomaire family)
  iii.+ other issue - Kenneth (d young), Margaret
  C. Farquhar Matheson of Fernaig (a 1687, d 1725)
m1. (sp) _ Murchison (dau of Evander Murchison (Murchieson) of Auchteryre)
  m2. (1695) Mary Macrae (dau of Christopher Macrae of Ardintoul & granddau of Alexander of Inverinate by Mary Mackenzie of Davochmaluag)
  i. John Matheson of Attadale & Corrichrubie (d 1760)
  m1. _ Mackenzie of Achilty
  a.+ 2 sons (d infant)
  m2. (09.09.1728) Margaret Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Mackenzie of Pitlundie (son of Alexander of Belmaduthy) by Anne, dau of Hector Mackenzie of Bishop Kinkell & granddau of Kenneth of Gairloch)
c. Donald Matheson of Attadale (dsp 1763)
  m. (1755) Elizabeth Mackenzie (dau of James Mackenzie of Highfield (by Mary, dau of Roderick Mackenzie of Applecross by Anne, dau of Alastair Dubh Macdonell of Glengarry by Anne Fraser), sister of Thomas of Applecross, m2. Farquhar Matheson of Tullich)
  d. Alexander Matheson of Attadale (d 01.1804, 3rd son of this marriage)
  m. (1763-4) Catherine Matheson (b c1744, d 1832, dau of Alexander Matheson of Balmacara by Mary, dau of Murdoch Mackenzie of Sand) @1@ below
  (1) John Matheson of Attadale (d 1826) had issue
m. (1804) Margaret Matheson (d 1850, dau of Donald Matheson of Shiness by Catharine, dau of Rev. Thomas Mackay of Lairg son of Rev. John (Mackay) by Catharine, dau of James Mackay of Kirtomy (son, by dau of Sir James Fraser of Brae (son of Simon, 8th Lord Lovat), of ??, nephew of Donald, 1st Lord Reay))
  Their eldest son, Alexander, was created a baronet in 1882.
  (2) Margaret Matheson
  m. Roderick Mackenzie of Achavannie
  (3) Ann Matheson
  m. Farquhar Matheson of Achandarroch @2@ below
  (4)+ other issue - Elizabeth (d 27.07.1798), Mary (d unm 1845), 16 others (d young)
  e. Farquhar Matheson of Courthill
  m1. Elizabeth Mackenzie (dau of William Mackenzie of Strathgarve)
  (1) William Matheson (dsp, Captain)
  (2) Janet Matheson
  m. Alexander Matheson (emigrated to America, grandson of Farquhar of Tullich)
  m2. Margaret Mackenzie (dau of John Mackenzie of Achiltie & Kinellan, grandson of Sir Colin Mackenzie of Coul, Bart)
(3) Farquhar Matheson (d young?)
  f. Alexander Matheson of Attadale (d 1804, 3rd son of this marriage)
  m. Catherine Matheson (dau of A. Matheson of Balmacara)
  g. Anne Matheson
  m. Alexander Mackenzie of Kishorn (son of Captain John, son of John of Applecross)
  h. Catherine Matheson
  m. Archibald Chisholm
  i.+ other issue - Kenneth (dsp Ticonderago), William (d unm), daughter
m3. (1745) Elizabeth Mackenzie (dau of Simon Mackenzie of Allangrange)
  l. John Matheson (dsp 1796, Captain)
  ii. Alexander Matheson of Achandarroch
  The following comes from 'History of the Mathesons' (p65+).
  m. Mary Mackenzie (dau of Murdoch Mackenzie of Sand)
  a. Farquhar Matheson of Tullich
  m. Elizabeth Mackenzie (dau of James Mackenzie of Highfield (by Mary, dau of Roderick Mackenzie of Applecross), widow of Donald Matheson of Attadale)
(1) James Matheson had issue
  b. Roderick Matheson (d young)
  c. Murdoch Ban Matheson
  (1)+ issue - Alexander in Carolina (had issue), John (d young), Roderick in Carolina (d 1811), Farquhar (d young), 3 daughters
  d. Catherine Matheson
  m. Alexander Matheson of Attadale @1@ above
  e. Margaret Matheson
  m. Kenneth Matheson (son of Donald in Balmacarra) @3@ just below
  iii. Donald Matheson of Balmacarra & Reraig (4th son)
  The following comes from 'History of the Mathesons' (p100+).
  m1. Margaret Mackenzie (dau of Roderick Mackenzie of Sanachan)
a. Kenneth More Matheson of Reraig
  m. Margaret Matheson (dau of Alexander Matheson of Achandarroch) @3@ just above
  (1) Farquhar Roy Matheson of Achandarroch (b 1772, d 1846, tacksman)
  m. Anne Matheson (dau of Alexander Matheson of Attadale) @2@ above
  (A) Elizabeth Matheson
  m. (1838) John Finlayson of Achmore
  b. Margaret Matheson (to America)
  m. Farquhar Matheson
  c. Mary Matheson
  m. Donald Kennedy of Kishorn
  d. Catherine Matheson
  m. Roderick Mackenzie of Lochcarron
  e.+ other issue - Roderick, Ann (to America), Christian (to America)
  m2. Anne Matheson (dau of John Matheson of Duirinish)
  h. John Ban Matheson in Duirinish had issue
  m. Margaret Jeffrey (dau of George Jeffrey in Lochcarron)
  i. Alexander Matheson (b 1777, "Blind Fiddler") had issue
  m. Christina Livingstone of Lishorn
  j. Donald Glas Matheson in Croulin of Applecross, Courthill in Kishorn, later in Achandarroch (b 1778) had issue
  m1. Anne Matheson (dau of Murdoch Ban Matheson of Achandarroch)
  m2. (sp?) Mary Macrae (dau of Duncan Macrae, younger of Conchra)
  k. Murdoch Matheson (b 1785) had issue
  m. Catherine Mackenzie of Mid Strome
  l. Farquhar Matheson (b 1790, d 1832) had issue
  m. Margaret Matheson (dau of Alexander Matheson of Dornie (schoolmaster))
  iv.+ other issue - Ewen (d young), Mary, Catherine, Marian, Anne, Christian
  D. Dugald Matheson (d Glenshiel 1719)
  The following comes from 'History of the Mathesons' (p93+).
  m. _ Mackenzie (dau of John Mackenzie, sister of Kenneth in Culdrain)
  i. John Matheson (dsp)
  m. "a woman in the Isle of Skye"
  ii. Roderick Matheson in Kishorn
  m. Christina Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Mackenzie of Culdrain)
  a. John Matheson of Kishorn then Inverness
  m. Flora Macrae (dau of Donald Macrae of Strathconan)
  (1) Roderick Matheson in Canada(d 01.1873, Lt. Colonel, Senator, 2nd son) had issue
  m1. (05.11.1823) Mary Fraser Robertson (d 1825, dau of Captain John Robertson of Inverness)
  m2. (11.08.1830) Annabella Russel (dau of Rev. James Russel of Gairloch)
  (2)+ other issue - Farquhar (d 07.11.1813 in Canada), Mary, Isabella, Flora
b. Dugald Matheson (b c1748, d 1846, forester at Reraig)
  (1)+ issue - John, Colin in Craig then Nosty (a 1868)
  c.+ 3 daughters
  iii.+ 4 daughters
  E. Donald Matheson
  The following comes from 'History of the Mathesons' (p96+).
  m. (1715) Isabella Macrae (sister of Alexander Macrae of Conchra)
i. Donald Og Matheson
  m1. (sp) _ Macrae (dau of Alexander Macrae (tacksman of Achtertyre))
  m2. Mary Macrae (dau of Finlay Macrae of Strathglass)
  a. Florence Matheson (to America)
  m. Donald Matheson of Plockton
  b. Annabella Matheson
  m. Donald Finlayson of Achmore
  c. Margaret Matheson
  m. Alexander Matheson @4@ just below
  d. Mary Matheson
  m. Duncan Macrae in Nostie
  e. Isabella Matheson
  m. Duncan Murchison of Lochcarron
  ii. John Matheson (d young)
  m. Catherine Macgregor of Strathconan
  a. John Matheson (d young)
  m. Mary Finlayson (dau of Alexander Finlayson of Achmore)
  (1)+ issue - son (dspms?), 2 daughters
  iii. Dugald Matheson
m. Margaret Macgregor of Strathconan
  a. Alexander Matheson in Craig
  m. Margaret Matheson (dau of Donald Og Matheson) @4@ just above
  (1) Dugald Matheson in Craig, later in Canada (a 1809) had issue
  m. Clementina Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Mackenzie of Camusluinie)
  (2)+ 4 daughters
  b. John Matheson in Braintra & Sallachy (a 1795)
  m. Isabella Murchison (dau opf Roderick Murchison of Ardelve)
  (1) Donald Matheson (3rd son) had issue
  m. Mary Maclennan of Ardintoul
  (2) Mary Matheson
  m. Roderick Mackenzie of Arynichdaig
  (3) Margaret Matheson
  m. Duncan Macrae of Sallachy
  (4) Janet Matheson
  m. Donald Macaskill of Harris
  (5) Margaret Matheson
  m. John Mackay of Achmore
  (6)+ other issue - Dugald in Ardelve (b 1797, d unm), Roderick (d unm), John (d unm), Ann, Catherine
  c. Murdoch Matheson in Fernaig had issue
  m. Mary Mackenzie (dau of Donald Mackenzie of Braintra)
  d. Duncan Matheson had issue
  m1. Margaret Mackenzie (dau of Donald Mackenzie of Braintra)
m2. _ Macrae (sister of Thomas Macrae of Camusluinie)
  F. Colin Matheson in Dingwall
  i. Janet Matheson
  m. John Macneil in Dingwall (builder)
  ii. daughter
  m. Roderick Maclennan in Millbank (miller)
  G. Flora Matheson probably of this generation
  m. Roderick Matheson
2. Duncan Mor Matheson
  The following comes from 'History of the Mathesons' (p78+).
  A. John Glass Matheson of Sallachy
  m. Ann Matheson (dau of Alexander Matheson of Achtaytoralan)
  i. Duncan Matheson (a 1721)
  a. John Og Matheson
  m. Christian Matheson (dau of Farquhar Matheson of Fernaig)
  (1) John Og Matheson
  m. IsabellaMacrae (dau of Farquhar Macrae of Conchra)
  (A) Farquhar Matheson (2nd son?)
  (i)+ issue - Alexander in Plockton (had issue), Christina
  (B)+ other issue - John, 3 daughters
  (2) Duncan Matheson of Loan, Corrycruby
  (A) John Matheson in Achandarrach (boatbuilder)
  m. Mary Finlayson (dau of John Finlayson of Achmore)
  (i) Farquhar Matheson had issue
  m. Jane Macrae of Duaird
  (ii) Kenneth Matheson in Duirinish (5th son) had issue
  m. Annabella Macrae (dau of Alexander Macrae of Ardelve)
  (iii)+ other issue - John (had issue in Carolina, Charleston, banker), Donald (emigrated, had issue), Duncan in Craig (d unm), Ewen (d young)
  (B) Duncan Matheson of Avernish
  (i) Aelxander Matheson (emigrated to America) had issue
  m. Margaret Finlayson (dau of Christopher Finlayson of Achmore)
  (3) Ewen Matheson
  (A) Farquhar Matheson
  (i) Christina Matheson
  m. Donald Matheson of Plockton (shipowner)
  (ii) Margaret Matheson
  m. Ewen Mackenzie of Shantullich
  (iii)+ other isuse- John (d young), Hector (d young), Ewen (had issue), 4 daughters
  (B)+ other issue - John (to America), Aleaxnder (to America), Christina, Margaret
  (4) Kenneth Roy Matheson in Ruarach, Kintail (a c1798)
  (A)+ issue - Farquhar (a 1849, to Canada, had issue), 2 daughters
  (5) Donald Matheson in Fernaig
  (A)+ issue - Alexandser (had issue, descendants in Australi), Farquhar, John in Craig (had issue, descendants in Australia), 4 daughters
  (6)+ other issue - Farquhar, daughter
  B. Kenneth Du Matheson
  i. Alexander Matheson
  a. John Matheson
  (1) Duncan Ban Matheson of Achnahinich
  (A) Kenneth Matheson
  (i) Duncan Matheson in Manchester then Canada (a 1848) had issue
  (B) John Matheson to Cape Breton (a 1821, 4th son)
  (i)+ issue - Duncan (minister of Knock then Gairloch, had issue), 3 sons, 3 daughters
  (C)+ other issue - Roderick (d unm 1812), Alexander dsp 1828), Marion, Janet
  (2) Alexander Matheson
  b. Alexander Matheson
  (1) Kenneth Matheson had issue
  ii. Duncan Matheson
  a. Kenneth Matheson
  (1) Kenneth Roy Matheson in Culbokie, later in Glasgow (builder)
  (A)+ issue - Kenneth of Glasgow (a 1841, had issue), Donald of Port Glasgow (had issue), John (had issue), Charles (had issue), James, Arthur
  (2) Duncan Matheson of Inverness (mason)
  b. Duncan Matheson
  (1) Duncan Matheson
  (A) Kenneth Matheson of Redcastle had issue
  (2) Kenneth Matheson (d unm)
  C. Alexander Matheson had issue in Applecross
3. Dugald Og Matheson
  The following comes from 'History of the Mathesons' (p86+).
  A. John Matheson had issue
  B. Murdoch Matheson in Lewis
  i. Donald Ban Matheson
  a. Murdoch Matheson in Kirkton of Lochalsh
  (1) John Ban Matheson in Lochcarron
  (A)+ 7 sons (2 emigrated)
  b. Roderick Matheson in Lewis
  (1) Roderick Matheson
  (A)+ other issue - Duncan Roy in Attadale (a 18541, had issue), Alexander, Donald in America
  c. Alexander Matheson had descendants in County Down
  ii. daughter
  m. Duncan Matheson Macleod ("Chief of Clan Torquil")

Main source(s): 'History of the Mathesons' by Alexander Mackenzie (2nd edition by Alexander Macbain, 1900, p62+) with some input/support from BP1934 ('Matheson'), BLG1863 ('Matheson of Ardross') and with input as reported above
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