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The Paternal lineage of the MacTavish Chiefs 

(as descended from the epytom of the clan)


The Chiefs of Clan MacTavish

Mac Tamhais Mor




Steven Edward Dugald MacTavish of Dunardry

MacTamhais Mor

Present Chief of the Clan, Arms and Name of MacTavish


b. 19 Feb 1951

male heir succeeding his father


Edward Stewart Dugald MacTavish of Dunardry

b. 14 Jul 1929

d. 19 Jun 2005, succeeding his father


Andrew Dugald MacTavish

b. 20 Dec 1890

d. 14 Feb 1970

male heir in 25 Dec 1954, succeeding his brother


John William MacTavish

b. Jan 1889

d. 24 Dec 1954

male heir in Jan 1943, succeeding his father


Andrew Dugald MacTavish,

North West Mounted Police

b. Jan 1866

d. Jan 1943

male heir in 1900, succeeding his brother


Doctor James William MacTavish, Esq.

b. 1860

d. 1900

male heir in 1870, succeeding his father


Governor William MacTavish of Kilchrist

Governorof Assinaboia and Rupertsland

b. 1815

d. 1870

male heir in 1855, succeeding his father


Dugald MacTavish of Dunardry and Kilchrist

Writer to the Signet and Sheriff Substitute of Kintyre

b. 1782

d. 1855

male heir in 1796, succeeding his father


Lachlan MacTavish of Dunadry and Kilchrist, Esq.

Governor General Tax Department, St. James' Court, Edinburgh

d. 1796

male heir, succeeding his father


Dugald MacTavish of Dunardry, Esq.

Lieutenant, Scots Guards

d. 1782


Captain Archibald MacTavish of Dunardry

male heir, succeeding his father

(Archibald McCawis)

d. ca. 18 Nov 1752


Donald MacTavish male heir, succeeding his cousin

(nephew of Donald MacTavish)

d. ca. 18 Sept 1700


Alexander MacTavish

d. 1685 with the 9th Earl of Argyle in the Mamouth Rebellion

male heir, succeeding his brother


Dugald MacTavish of Dunardry

(Dougall M’Tavish of Dunadarie)

Officer of the Guard at Canassarie Castle

Hung from the highest parapret of Canassarie Castle, 1685,

(Mamouth Rebellion)


Donald MacTavish of Dunardry

15 May 1669, Inverary, Charter


Eoin (John) MacTavish of Dunardry

(John McCawis of Tonardarie)

d. ca. 15 May 1669


Archibald MacTavish of Dunardry

(Archibald McCavis of Tonardarie)


Ian (John) MacTavish of Dunardry

(John McPatrick VcDouill McCawis of Tonardarie)

d. before 6 Nov 1633


Patrick MacTavish of Dunardry

(Patrick McDouill VcAne VcCawis of Tonardarie)


Dougall MacTavish of Dunadry

(Dougall McAne VcAllister VcEwin)

d. bef. 20 Oct 1547


Ean (John) MacTavish of Dunardry

d. bef. 18 Jun 1547


Alexander (Allister) MacTavish

ca. 1450-1533


Ewin MacTavish, Knapdale

ca. 1375-1455


Duncan MacThamais

Dunca MacTavish, Baron

Baron of Argyll, Knapdale

ca. 1300-1380


Ean MacTawy in Knapdale

ca. 1250-1320


Taviss of Skannish in Cowall

Full Name Not Known

Ca. 1200-1270


Taviss of Skannish in Cowall

Full Name Not Known

Ca. 1170-1235


Taviss of Skannish in Cowall

Full Name Not Known

ca.1130 -1200


Taviss Coir O’Duine


Conqueror of Cowall





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