Clan Iain Abrach ~ MacIain|
|About Me - My History|
|I were born January 23 in the year 1508, the year the printing press was brought to Scotland. I were actually borne on the road to me father's holdings on the Firth of Clyde. As the road was difficult, with snow and ice do you kin, me mother did not survive my birth. I were taken to be raised by me father's goodly sister.
When I were ten and six I were married to Sir de la Reynville of Burgundy. He being the a second cousin to me mother, he were very old and very rich.
I was soon to learn that he was early to bed and were very late to rise. As I were a very young woman I rose early and were still be able to stay the night. To mayhaps help me poor husband to rise early and stay the night I were told to make him soup of wild mushrooms. Thus I did do but now alas I find that I be a young and wealthy widow.
After o'er long time in Burgundy I had word that me father has died and I have inherited his holdings in Scotland. Thus I return to land of me birth.
Soon after returning to Scotland I marry Magnus MacDonald, a distant cousin of Iain A Debh. claimant to the earldom of Ross and Lord of the Isles.
I did care for Magnus but it would seem that he cared o'er much for my money and land. He would spend many a full night at the ale house, drinking, gambling and such.
I were told that a stew of eels would make Magnus want to stay home. I also were told that if I were to add mushrooms to the stew his only wish would to be to please me.
Now I be wearing the black again.
In the year of 1565 when our Queen Mary did marry her cousin Henry Stuart, Earl of Darnley I to did marry again.
Now as I am of the age when there be but few men of the same age I did marry a younger lad, Sir Andrew Fraser. At first his family did not think it seemingly that their second son should marry one such as I but the glow of wealth and land did o'er much to change their minds.
At first the lad was full of life and he would stay up the night through. But soon it would seem that I had more strength then he to stay the night. He would too soon become limp and worn out from what I know not.
I did go to the herbalist for a tonic to restore youth and vigor to me young husband. A tonic to take the limpness from him and to help him to stay up longer.
The herbalist did give me a tonic of yohimbine to mix with his ale. Thus I did and since it work so wonderess well on the first night I did add the tonic twice and again the second night.
Now I am here as the Chatelain to Iain MacIain, High Chief of the clan Iain Abrach. I have come here to Glencoe seeking refuge from my Andrew's family. Poor dear boy, he were much too young and beautiful to die.|
|Where I'm from|
|Firth of Clyde|
|Why I travel with the Laird MacIain|
|I am keeper of the laird's household. |
|About My Family|
||Maria de la Reynville|
|My Father:||Sir Ranald MacDhomhunill|
My spouse, Sir de la Reynville, Magnus MacDonald, & Andrew, is dead.|
I have 3 children. 2 have died.|