clan rivalry question
- Hi guys,
I'm Mai from North Carolina. I just joined. I'm doing research for a
book I'm writing and would like to know if anyone here can help answer
a question for me.
The hero in the book I'm writing is a Kincaid. I'm trying to figure
out what clans the Kincaid might have fueds or rivalry with in its
Any input is appreciated.
- Dear Mai,
Welcome to the list. I am not 100% sure this is the best forum for
your specific question, but let me see if I can point you in some
directions. (and we may very well have someone on the list who's a
Kincaid expert, and they may yet post).
This is actually quite a complex question you've asked and providing
us with more info might elicit better answers. For starters, what
era are you looking at? Many Scottish clans & families would have
ongoing feuds for years that might then be solved by a marriage. So,
Kincaids that might have had issues with McLeods (I don't have my
clan map to hand, so just picking a surname at random, don't know if
they are geographically close) all through the 15th century might be
great allies with them in the 16th century.
Since you clearly have internet access, your best bet is probably
going to be to Google for two things. One, Google for 'Clan
Kincaid'. Most official clan websites will have at least a brief
clan history which should tell you something. Often, the Clan
history will be taken from a specific text & if there is a
bilbiography or any sort of good citation, you'll be able to request
things through interlibrary loan (as most on the list can ruefully
tell you, it's almost guaranteed the book you want will be out of
print or prohibitively expensive or often both!). Next, google 'Clan
Map'. This will show you geographically where clans are & will show
which other families the Kincaids bordered on. Generally, the people
closest will have the most issues. Now, these clan maps are not the
end all, be all, but will give you some basic info to start with.
Good luck with your research.
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> Hi guys,a
> I'm Mai from North Carolina. I just joined. I'm doing research for
> book I'm writing and would like to know if anyone here can helpanswer
> a question for me.
> The hero in the book I'm writing is a Kincaid. I'm trying to figure
> out what clans the Kincaid might have fueds or rivalry with in its
> Any input is appreciated.