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St Columba's Church Portree : Flora MacDonald Memorial

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: St Columba's Church Portree : Flora MacDonald Memorial Reply with quote

St COLUMBA'S SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH, PORTREE has a MEMORIAL WINDOW and a MEMORIAL PLAQUE to Flora MacDonald of the 1745 Rebellion fame :

Metal plaque on brown wood frame within the church below the Flora MacDonald memorial Window:

To the Glory of God and in Memory of FLORA MACDONALD , Daughter of RANALD the son of Angus MacDonald the Younger . Milton South Uist . She was born in 1722 and was married November 6th 1750 at FLODIGARRY , Isle of Skye to ALLAN VII in descent of the Kingsburgh MacDonalds . Captain 84th ROYAL HIGHLAND MIGRANT REGIMENT who served with Distinction through the AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE . She Died March 5th 1790 and was buried at Kilmuir , Isle of Skye . She effected the escape of Prince Charles Edward from South Uist after the Battle of Culloden in 1745 and in 1779 when returning from America on board a ship attacked by French Privateer encouraged the Sailors to make a Spirited and successful resistance thus risking her life for Both the Houses of Stuart and Hanover .

This window was dedicated to the Memory of FLORA MACDONALD in the year of our Lord 1896 by one of her Great Grandchildren Fanny Charlotte , Widow of Lt Colonel R.E. HENRY and daughter of Captain James Murray MacDonald grandson of Flora MacDonald .


I took a photo of this memorial window and the memorial Plaque


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