Henderson—This name is the anglicised form of M'Kendry in the first case, and its Irish Gaelic form is Mac Ionnraic, and its Scottish Gaelic form is Mac Eanruig. The M'Kendrys or M'Kendrics held Kinbaan Castle in early times, which stands out on a white limestone rock on the Antrim coast north of Ballycastle. Its Isle of Man form is Kenry, and is also anglicised M'Henry in N.E. Ulster. Also Hendrie and Hendry.
The Clan Eanruig, as they were called, were chiefs of Glencoe, in Argyle, three hundred years before Robert Bruce granted it to the Lord of the Isles. The name is derived from Eanruig Mor, son of Nectan, who came from the district of Kinlochlevan in 1011.
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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