Ancient Princess. Your (Mishinish) family's claim to the Mackinnon clan chiefship is quite correct, but your pedigree is not. Gerald Mckinnon, clan sennachie has recently researched the pedigree of the Mackinnon chiefs academically and scientifically. The chiefs actually claim descent in the male line from King Macbeatha "Macbeth", not King Ailpein . The correct line of descent based on documentary and monumental (tombstone) evidence is: Macbeatha mac Fionlaigh, High King of Scotland, killed 1057; father of Fearchar Og, Prince of Scots, killed ca 1078 in Moray; father of Muiredach, Prince of Moray,fled to Ulster, Ireland, died ca 1120; father of Airbetach, Lord of Lorne, died ca 1140 (+ Iona); father of Cormac, Bishop of Dunkeld, died ca 1165, distributed church lands to his sons (+Iona); father of Fionguin, 1st Chief, Laird of Gribun, died ca 1185 (+Iona); father of Fionlaigh, Chief, laird of Gribun, died ca 1210 (+Iona); father of Eoghan I, Chief, Laird of Gribun, died ca 1240 (+Iona); father of Gille-Brigte I, Chief, Laird of Gribun, fought with MacDonalds against King Alexander III at Largs 1263, died ca 1275 (+Iona); father of Eoghan II, Chief, exchanged Gribun for Mishinish, died ca 1310 (+Iona); father of Gille-Brigte II, Chief, Laird of Mishinish, fought for King Robert Bruce at Bannockburn 1314, died ca 1354 (+Iona); father of Niall I, Chief, Laird of Mishinish, rebelled against Donald , Lord of the Isles and was executed 1385 (+Iona); father of Lachlann I "the Exile'', Chief, Laird of Strath & Mishinish, signed charter at Ardtornish 1409, died ca 1440; father of Lachlann II, Chief, Laird of Strath & Mishinish, died ca 1485; father of Niall II "the White", Chief, Laird of Strath & Mishinish, died ca 1519, father of Eoghan III "Red Eoghan of the Battles", Chief, Laird of Strath & Mishinish, secretly negotiated with King Henry VIII of England along with the MacDonalds, received royal charters for his estates, died 1557; father of Lachlann III, chief, Laird of Strath & Mishnish, charged with "molestations" by the Bishop of the Isles, died 1598; father of Lachlann IV, Chief, laird of Strath & Mishnish, died ca 1620; father of Sir Lachlann V, Chief, died 1634, supported King Charles I Stuart, Laird of Strath & Mishinish; father of Iain I "the dumb", Chief, Laird of Strath & Mishnish, assassinated by his cousin at Dunara Castle, Mishnish, ca 1642; father of Sir Lachlan VI "the Great", Chief, Laird of Strath & Mishnish, reputed to have saved the life of King Charles II Stuart at the Battle of Worcester, England, 1651, knighted on the field, died 1700; father of Ian na Mishnish, 1st Chieftain of Mishnish, by his second marriage, held Mackinnon estates when his nephew Chief IAIN II forfeited them during the Jacobite rebellions, sold the clan estates in 1751 to defray clan debts- against the wishes of the clansmen, went to Nova Scotia, died 1750; father of Iain (II), 2nd Chieftain of Mishinish, settled in Nova Scotia, Canada, died 1771; father of Major Iain (III), 3rd Chieftain of Mishinish, rightful Chief of Clan Fionguin in 1808, upon the suicide of his cousin Chief IAIN III, but he didnot claim. His claim proscribed in 1848, died 1841; father of Hugh/Huisdean, 4th Rep Chieftain of Mishnish, died in Prince Edward Island, Canada 1885; father of William Alexander, 5th Rep Chieftain of Mishinish, died in Prince Edward Island Canada, 1912; father of William Edwin, 6th Rep Chieftain of Mishinsih, settled in Bellingham, Washington, United States where he died in 1951; father of William Clarence, 7th Rep Chieftain of Mishnish, died 1959, born in Bellingham, Washington State; father of Ardra Raye Mackinnon who now claims the Chiefship, born 1937. I have not shown the names of the wives to save volume and space. My family, the Mackinnons of Kyle descend from IAIN OG, a younger son of Chief Lachlan IV of Strath & Mishnish. Chief ANNE MACKINNON is also believed to descend from this IAIN OG in a line which is senior to mine.