Name: Donnachadh Reamhair ?Stout Duncan? de Atholia
Suffix: 1st Chief of Clan Donnachaidh
Birth: ABT 1297
Change Date: 19 OCT 2011
The Clan's first recognized Chief was Donnachadh Reamhair, or "Stout Duncan", who led the clan and supported Bruce during the wars of Scottish independence which culminated in Bruce's famous victory at Bannockburn on June 24, 1314 over Edward II's army.
The most precious clan relic, the celebrated rock crystal charm stone of the clan, the "Clach na Brataich" or "ensign stone", was unearthed when the chief's standard pole was pulled from the ground while on the march to Bannockburn. It has been carried by all chiefs since then when leading the clan to battle.
Stout Duncan had four sons. The three younger sons: Patrick, Thomas and Gibbon, were outlawed by King Robert III for their part in leading the daring "Raid of Angus" in 1392 which garnered 3,000 head of fat Angus cattle, laid waste the district of Angus and resulted in the death of the Sheriff of Angus and a host of his followers who had pursued the clan back to Atholl.
Duncan?s first wife was the daughter of Malcolm, 5th Earl of Lenox. His second wife was the daughter of Ewen de Ensalis, a.k.a. Agnus Meer.
Father: Andrew de Atholia
- Robert de Atholia