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John Hay, "Abbot of Balmerino". He was actually the John Hay, former Commendator of Balmerino at this time. Acorn897 (talk) 13:06, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

From the Clan MacFarlane article:

"The clan, led by Duncan's son, Andrew, fought under the Regent James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, against the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, at the Battle of Langside in 1568.[7][10] The clan's part in the battle is related to by Holinshed: "In this battayle the vaiancie of an Hie-land gentle-man named M'Farlane, stood the Regent's part in great steede; for in the hottest brunte of the fight, he came in with three hundred of his friends and countrymen, and so manfully gave in upon the flanke of the queen's people, that there was great cause of the disordering of them".[9] After the battle, the clan also boasted of capturing three standards of the Queen's army, which were preserved as trophies for a long time afterwards.[9] For his clan's aid, Andrew was awarded the crest of a "demi-savage proper, holding in his dexter hand a sheaf of arrows, and pointing with his sinister to an imperial crown, or, with the motto, This I'll defend", by the Earl."

Holinshed is a CONTEMPORARY of the time of the battle - thus it would seem that a major figure of this battle is not included within this article. The fact that Andrew was awarded a crest is significant (particularly since he was 'attained' at this time as well).69.120.123.2 (talk) 23:09, 12 February 2018 (UTC)


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