SOURCES FOR THE CLAN MCMILLAN SECTION
Adam, Frank, FRGS, FSA (Scot.). The Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands.
Revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, Lord Lyon King of Arms, KCVO, Advocate. 7th ed. W and A. K. Johnston and G W Bacon, Edinburgh and London. First pub'ed 1908. 7th Ed, 1965.
Excellent technical descriptions of Armorial Bearings (MacMillan of MacMillan and Knap, p 506)
Bain, Robert, The Clans and Tartans of Scotland
Glasgow, Fontana Collins, 1968.
See page page 210
Campey, Lucille H. The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784 to 1855: Glengarry and Beyond. Toronto, Natural Heritage Books, 2005.
Campey, Lucille H.
An Unstoppable Force: the Scottish Exodus to Canada. Toronto, Natural Heritage Books, 2008.
In Appendix I, there is a listing of the HELEN of Irvine, JEAN of Irvine and FRIENDS OF JOHN SALTCOATS, that sailed from Fort William to Quebect in June 1802. One page 187, the Allan McMillan (from Glenpean) and Margaret Cameron family appears, as having boarded at Saltcoats near Irvine. All 8 children are listed.
Campbell of Airds, Alastair (Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms). A History of Clan Campbell.
Edinburgh: Polygon, 2000. Copyright: Clan Campbell Education Association.)
vol. 1: From Origins to Flodden.
The Proprietors of Argyllshire in 1751 (Appendix 2) is a listing of "the rateable value of the lands rather than their actual market value." Its utlity lies in the position of various landowners within Argyll, and their relation to each other. MacMillan of Dunmore is almost at the top of the hierarchy: Number 7 out of 248 proprietors. The only other MacMillan on this list is Niel McMillan of Bailie at number 219.
Campbell of Airds, Alistair, (Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms). A Closer look at West Highland Heraldry
Canada. Parks Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs. Wild Rivers: Yukon Territory
Ottawa, Parks Canada, 1976.
For canoes, a description of MacMillan River from Russell Creek to the Pelly River; geography, flora, fauna, history.
Devine, Heather."The Indian-Metis Connection: James McMillan and His Descendents," The Lochaber Emigrants to Glengarry (Rae Fleming), Found on the Web in pdf form, this is an excellent description of James McMillan's "country wives", their descendents, and their role in the Metis society and history of the 19th century.
Fletcher, Richard. The Barbarian Conversion: from Paganism to Christianity.Berkeley, University of California Press, 1997.Fletcher is a splendid historian. It was in this book that I first met San Millan, hermit in Rioja (pages 57 to 59).
Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada. Fur Brigade Days (August).Site relating to Fort Langley, its history, and celebrations.
MacMillan, Somerled Familes of Knapdale: their History and The Place names. Paisley, 1960.
This is the best and most specific accounting of the MacMillans in Knapdale anywhere. Knapdalepeople has a copy of this work on our site here. Somerled MacMillan describes himself a "Bard and Historian of the Clan MacMillan." The research he put into the MacMillans is exhaustive. He also is the author of "Bygone Lochaber" 1971. Long out of print, some specialized libraries may have a copy.
Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Sir Iain, Albany Herald.
Photographs by David Hicks.
The Highland Clans: the dynastic origins, chiefs and background of the Clans and of some other families connected with Highland History.
Barrie and Rockliff, 1967. This edition, pub by Bramhall House.
Parker, James. Glossary of Terms used in Heraldry. 1894
Paterson, Raymond Campbell. The Lords of the Isles: a HIstory of Clan Donald.
Edinburgh, Birlinn, 2008.
Clan MacMillan, from an early alliance with Robert the Bruce, came to Knapdale as supporters of the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. Their power in Knapdale fell as the MacDonald power faded and died by 1500.
Sykes, Brian. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: the Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland.NY, Norton, 2007.The title describes the contents. His studies of genetics makes him conclude that many of Britain's peoples came to Ireland from northern Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula. With Fletcher's description of "San Millan" I have dared to propose a theory of Clan McMillan's mysterious and very ancient roots.
White, Captain T.F. Archaeological Sketches of Scotland: Knapdale and Gigha. Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1875.
This is without doubt the outstanding collection of artistic carvings in Knapdale and Gigha.
Wilson, Clifford. Campbell of the Yukon Toronto, MacMillan, 1970/Robert Campbell was an amazing man, and it is a pity space and time do not allow me to tell you more about him. Among other things, He travelled from the Yukon to Montreal, mostly by dog team and snowshoe. By doing so, he established a long-distance record for snowshoe travel: about 3,000 miles. The record stood until 1877, when J. S. Camsell snowshoed the same route, plus 180 miles from Fort Liard to Fort Simpson.
Wright, Allen A. Prelude to Bonanza: The Discovery and Exploration of the Yukon. Sidney, Gray's Publishing, 1976.He provided the excellent river map of the Yukon (after page 58)
Yukon Game Department (List of) Registered Traplines, Sheet No. 7
Yukon Government Archives
Kenneth McMillan (of Watson Lake, Y. T.) had a Certificate of Registration, from the time such registrations existed in the Yukon (1950), to his death in about 1957. There is a sketch of MacMillan's fur trapping area (No. 240) attached to a letter to Mr. Robert Kirk, dated 4 July 1957. No. 240 lies along the west side of the Hyland River.