Clan Lamont

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Reference WMO/276661


junction of Park Avenue and Tom-A-Mhoid Road.


PA23 7HS


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cairn
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Raised
  • Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1639-1652)
About the memorial: Grey granite dolmen rising out of a bouldered cairn. The north face is carved with a ringed and bossed Celtic cross and inset with a bronze scroll commorating more than two hundred members of the Lamont Clan. The memorial's location is close to the site of the massacre of the Lamont Clan.
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To the memory of/their loyal forefathers/who perished near this spot./THE CLAN LAMONT/dedicated this monument/ September 1906/ During the civil wars of the seventeeth/century the Lamonts espoused the Royalist cause/thereby incurring the hostility of neighbouring/clans who laid seige to the castles of/Toward and Ascog. Sir James Lamont of that Ilk was forced to/surrender at Toward on 3rd June, 1649. When in/violation of Articles of capitulation and Indemnity/signed by the besiegers over two hundred/of the Lamonts were bound,/carried in boats to Dunoon,/and there murdered. Among those who thus perished/were:/ Neill MacPatrick or Lamont Archibald Lamont son to Baron MacPatrick of Cowstoume Robert Duncan and Hugh Lamont his brother Duncan Ger Lamont in Kilmarnock Gocie and John Lamont his son Ewen Lamont in Midtowart Gilbert Lamont, Duncan Lamont John Archibald and Donald MackQuein or Lamont, brothers Duncan and John sons of Walter Lamont, brother to the Laird of Escog Hugh Lamont in corro of the carrie Robert Duncan, Angus Donald and Walter Lamont, all in the carrie Duncan Lamont called MackWalter there Alexander Lamont in Ardyne of Nethercowall William Lamont John MackQuein younger, or Lamont Patrick Boigle, son of the Minister at Rothesay Dougall Happer or MacKalaster, servant to Sir James Lamont John Lamont son to Gilbert Lamont or Khockdow Gilbert MacKley in Glendardwall James Lamont in Ardyne Donald Lamont James MackQuein or Lamont in Nethercowall James Lamont his son John MackPatrick or Lamont in Ardyne John Lamont in Auchnishelloch John Jamison Provost of Rothesay

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