There was a (possibly two linked) huge Gunn legal battle(s) involving the Mackeamish / MacHamish family in the 1670s and it was briefly mentioned in the 'Gunn papers' of 15 February 1911. I have repeated the key images from the Gunn papers below. The central document is quoted on the right hand side and straddles both images.
Now below is a copy of an original document very similar to the above - it may even be identical to the above.
- Firstly this means I am inclined to like the 'Gunn papers' material as I have a copy of one document he uses.
- Secondly it is important to note this document / these documents is / are from the major court in Edinburgh namely the Lords of Session. This was a major event and the Gunns lost in both cases
- There are many more documents relating to this case; around twenty-two A3 closely handwritten pages exist (much was originally on a scroll). I note a separate submission by Adam Gunn of Kinbrace is part of it.
- John Gunn of Navidale is alive then (and is just 'of Navidale') so he was still 'Chief' at this time but 'Chief' is not used. William Gunn, an elder son of Alexander Gunn, was alive. What John Gunn of Killearnan was doing may be of interest (I can't quite work that out yet); the heir to Alexander.... There's a Donald Gunn in Kinbrace, William Gunn and George Gunn of Borrobol also involved... 'John and Alexander Gunn both personallie apprehendit'.
- Start of next document ; 'William Sutherland ... Lord Duffus .. Against John Gunn of Killearnan'. Now, John Gunn is the eldest son of Alexander who seems to have disappeared from the history books... (his brother is Donald Crottach...)