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Pict Clanns of Albann


This clan lived on the island of Colonsay, in the Inner Hebrides.  The oldest form of the name was MacDuffie, which appears on a charter of 1463.  It is also written as MacPhee.  In 1609, Donald MacFie of Colonsay joined the council which drew up the Statutes of Iona, a policy statement for improving life in the Western Isles.

In 1615, Malcom MacFie joined in the disastrous rebellion of Sir James MacDonald of Islay.  Many of the clan were killed, and the island passed to the MacDonalds of Clan Ranald.  In later years, the most notorious clansman was Ewen Macphee, a 19th century deserter and outlaw.