Name: *Amie macRuari
Name: Amy of Garmoran
Birth: ABT 1320 in Garmoran, Scotland
Amy of Garmoran also known as Amie MacRuari and Euphemia was a 14th-centu ry Scottish noblewoman who was the sister of Raghnall mac Ruaidhri, Lo rd of Garmoran and the spouse of John of Islay. After her marriage had pro duced three sons, the ambitious John of Islay divorced her in order to re- marry and cement his links with the House of Stewart. She then retir ed to her estates in the Highlands and Islands, and completed various eccl esiastical and other building projects. Her son Ranald was the progenit or of Clanranald.
Amie was a direct descendant of Somhairle mac Gille-Brighde (better kno wn as Somerled), through her great-grandfather Ruaidhri mac Raghnaill, t he founder of Mac Ruaidhri kindred.
Ruaidhri's son Ailean mac Ruaidhri possessed the "North Isles" of the Uist s, and Benbecula. He is known to have attended Parliament in 1285 when t he succession of Margaret, Maid of Norway was debated and to have added Ba rra to his lands in 1309. His illegitimate son Ruaidhri mac Ailein was Ami e's father.
When her distant cousin Alexander of Argyll's support of the opponen ts of King Robert the Bruce led to the forfeiture of his lands, they we re distributed between Aonghas Óg of Islay and Ruaidhri mac Ailein. The la tter received much of Lorn and parts of Lochaber and, through his sister C hristina, Garmoran and the North Isles, including the Small Isles of Rùm a nd Eigg. Bruce was however careful to ensure his interests in the west we re protected and Dunstaffnage Castle was given not to Ruari, now styled t he "High Chief of Lorn" but to a royal constable, Arthur Campbell. Towar ds the close of the Bruce's reign, c. 1325, Ruaidhri mac Ailean was dispos sessed for engaging in plots perceived to be against his king's interest s. Amie and Ruaidhri also had a brother called Ailean (Alan), about whom l ittle is known.
Edward Balliol may have restored these lands to Ruari's son and Amie's bro ther, Raghnall mac Ruaidhri, a state of affairs confirmed by David II c. 1 344, who formally granted him Garmoran and the North Isles, although Lo rn was retained by the crown and Lochaber in its entirety given to Jo hn of Islay, son of Aonghas Óg. Shortly thereafter, in October 1346, Rana ld was assassinated at Elcho Nunnery near Perth, as the result of a quarr el with Uilleam III, Earl of Ross. Raghnall was the "last chieftain of t he MacRuaris" and Amie was his sole heir.
Father: *Ruaidhri MacAilein b: in Hebrides, Scotland
*John MacDonald b: 1318 in Finlaggan Castle, Island of Islay, Scotland
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- John MacDonald b: in Finlaggan Castle, Island of Islay, Scotland
- *Margaret MacDonald b: ABT 1337 in Finlaggan Castle, Island of Islay, Scotland
- *Reginald MacDonald b: ABT 1338 in Finlaggan Castle, Island of Islay, Scotland
- Godfrey MacDonald b: ABT 1345 in Finlaggan Castle, Island of Islay, Scotland
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