The Scottish hero popularly known as Rob Roy, was baptised on the 7th of March, 1678, by Loch Katrine.
A teenaged Rob Roy has a little cameo in my book due to his involvement in Bonny Dundee’s Jacobite uprising against William & Mary. Many clans, though Presbyterian or Protestant, supported Catholic King James II on principle for he was the God-anointed king still living. Many in Scotland during this time saw William and Mary as usurpers, and therefore, not worthy of obedience. It was a hostile time, with the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 and then the Glen Coe Massacre in 1692, both during the time of William & Mary.
Some see MacGregor as an outlaw, a criminal – and he was incarcerated for a short time following a rather long tale involving the Marquis of Montrose and MacGregor’s defaulting on a loan by him and losing his lands as a result. Others see him as a heroic figure for standing up against the Williamites.
He died in his home on the 28th of December 1734, during the reign of King George II.
To peoples outside Scotland, Rob Roy was brought to popularity by the 1995 film, “Rob Roy,” which I found to be very good: