ISBuC (v7) 2012
Skye Timeline 1600 - 1695

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1600: Piratical Hugh "The Clerk" MacDonald accused of violently raiding ships of Edinburgh merchant Thomas Inglis in Loch Shiel, Lewis.
1601: Last clan battle on Skye - between MacDonalds and MacLeods at Coire ne Creiche in the Cuillins. They make peace.
1601: Hugh "The Clerk" MacDonald, returns from exile to build Caisteal Uisdean at Cuidreach.
1616: Lauchlan MacKinnon granted ferry rights at Kyleakin.
1616: Act of Council limits numbers of household troops that island chiefs can maintain.
1618: Maintenance of Trotternish dependent on Duntulm, compelling the MacDonalds to make it their primary residence.
1627: Lauchlan MacKinnon again granted ferry rights at Kyleakin.
1632: Last recorded occupation of Caisteal Camus. Sir Donald MacDonald declared first Baronet of Sleat.
1642: Skye Presbytery emerges. Archibald MacQueen appointed minister in Snizort..
1654: Blaeu publishes Timothy Pont's map of Skye, decorated with scene of cattle droving.
1669: Statute Labour Act. Skye folk, like others, have to contribute six days a year for road construction and repairs.
1670s MacDonalds have established a home at Armadale.
1689: Caisteal Camus lays abandoned.
1689: William of Orange and Mary become joint (Protestant) rulers of Scotland.
1689: Rising against the crown defeated at Killiecrankie.
1690: Armadale Castle bombarded from the sea by government troops - a pay-back for Sir Donald's part at the Battle of Killiecrankie.
1695: Death of Sir Donald MacDonald. Succeeded by Sir Donald 4th Baronet who was arrested on suspicion of being a Jacobite.

Courtesy of Geoff Holman