I have finished rewriting the chapter on the MacHamish Gunns of Killernan. Many of these MacHamish Gunns have living descendants.
William Mohr cannot be the MacHamish of Killernan who fought - and led a force - on the Isle of Lewis in 1601 (see page 167 of Mark Rugg Gunn and see pages 272-273 of Sir Robert Gordon’s history). This is because William Mohr’s mother Barbara Mackay had to be born around 1570 as her father Hugh Du Mackay13th of Stathnaver is too well known, and his marriages and the birth details of his children are fully detailed in history. This makes Hugh about ten years old when a William MacHamish was part of the invading forces at Lewis.
This is further proof that MacHamish was not a title held by a single person at one time but was a word used to indicate a member of a family.
The William MacHamish Killernan fighting on the Isle of Lewis is actually William Mohr’s uncle, William Beag. Yes, William Mohr and William Beag are not brothers as Gunn myth has it…