The MICHIE clan is a sept of Clan FORBES of the
Scottish Highlands. From the earliest records to about the middle of the 18th century,
their christenings, marriages and burials were recorded in the parish records of
Strathdon and surrounding parishes of the mountains. FORBES
Lairds built elegant homes on their well-run estates, having acquired a good portion of the lands on either side of the Don River. They intermarried
with their cousins, but also with other neighboring families including the MICHIEs. When wars came, the clan septs were expected to fight with
the clan Lairds, not against them. "Wars" included feuds with other clans as well as defending Scotland against the constant encroachment of
the English. The last Jacobite Rising (1745) ended with an
English victory. Scotland then became part of the United Kingdom, under the rule of the English Monarch. The Highlanders who had
fought against England were punished by imprisonment, death, and loss of their estates. Those who survived the expulsions moved to the lowlands
and started over.
Below you will find photos of parish churches and other locations which figure into the MICHIE history. They are divided into
Lowland and Highland locations. Clicking on an image edged in blue will take you to more information or a larger image. Clicking on
the name under an image will take you to my Google map, which shows the location of the site.