Fletcher—This name, in Ulster and Scotland, is the anglicised form of Mac an Leastair. This sept were chiefs of the districts of Auchallader and Baravurich in Glenarchy, and occupied Drimfearn in the 10th century, and migrated to Glenarchy where they became arrow-makers to the Clan McGregor.
In all documents previous to the Scottish Rising of 1715, the name is written MacInleister, after which time it was changed to Fletcher.
The name has also been changed to Lister and M'Lester, confusing it with McAllister.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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