Britannia, by William Camden

Loqhuabre.

Big A ALL that tract of Land beyond the Nesse, which bends down to the western coast, and joins to the Lake Aber, is thence called Loghuabre (that is, in the ancient British, The Mouth of the Lakes;) as that which lies towards the northern coast, is call’d Rosse.

Loghuabre abounds in pastures and woods, and hath some veins of Iron, but little Corn. It is inferior to none for lakes and rivers, admirably well stock’d with fish. Innerlothy, or Innerlochy. Upon Loghlothy, stands Innerlothy, strengthen’d with a Fort, and formerly of much note for the great resort of Merchants; but having been ruined by the depredations and insults of the Danes and Norwegians, it hath been so abandoned and disused for many ages, that there scarce remain now any footsteps of what it has been; which is intimated in the Verses that I produced a little before. ⌈In this Shire of Inverness, Æneas Macdonald Laird of Glengarie, was by King Charles the second created Lord Macdonald, to him and the heirs-males of his body.⌉aeneas

I never yet read of any Earls of Loghuabre; but about the year 1050, we read of a most noted ThaneBanquo Thane of Loqhuabre. thereof, one Banqhuo, who was made away by Macbeth the Bastard (when, by murder and blood-shed, he had seiz’d the Kingdom) out of jealousie that he might possibly disturb him. For he had found by a Prophecy of certain * * Magarum.Witches, that the time would come when Macbeth’s line being extinct, Banqhuo’s posterity should obtain the Kingdom, and thro’ a long succession reign in Scotland: Which fell out accordingly. For Fleanch, son of Banqhuo, who, in the dark, escaped the snares that were laid for him, fled into Wales, where for some time he kept himself undiscovered: and, having afterwards married Nesta the daughter of Griffith ap Llewelin, Prince of North-Wales, he had by her Walter, who returning into Scotland, suppress’d the rebellion of the Islanders with the reputation of so great bravery, and managed the King’s Revenues in these parts with so great prudence, that the King made him Stewart of the whole Kingdom of Scotland. Whereupon, this name of Office gaveThe Original of the family of Stewart. the sirname of Stewart to his posterity; who, spreading through all parts of Scotland in many noble branches, and being advanced to great honours, have long flourish’d there. * * So said, ann. 1607.Three hundred and thirty years ago, Robert Stewart, a descendant of this House, in right of Marjory his Mother, daughter of King Robert Brus, obtained the Kingdom of Scotland. † † And now lately, C.And James Stewart the sixth of that name, King of Scotland, in right of Margaret his Great Grandmother, daughter of Henry the seventh, was by divine Wisdom, with the general applause of all Nations, advanced to the Monarchy of Great-Britain.

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