- Clan Name: Kennedy - incorporating - Canaday, Carrick, Cassillis, Cassell or Cassels, Ulrich, MacUlric and MacWalrich.
- Clan Motto: Avise La Fin - Consider the End
- Clan Chief: Archibald Angus Charles Kennedy, 19th Earl of Cassilis, 21st Lord Kennedy, 8th Marquess of Ailsa and 8th Baron Ailsa
- Clan Seat: Cassilis House Ayrshire Scotland
- Clan Lands: Carrick, Ayrshire, Skye and Lochaber.
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- Clan links : Kennedy Society
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The Kennedy name started to make an appearance in Ayrshire around the year
A John Kennedy of Dunure aquired the lands of Cassilis around 1370. The next hundred years would see a sharp rise in Kennedy visibility when James Kennedy married the daughter of King Robert 3rd, Princess Mary about 1395. This was to give the Kennedys
a foot in the door at the Royal court which was to last for three hundred years and boost their economic fortunes considerably.
Culzean Castle is located on the south west of Scotland just south of Ayr.
The Castle was originally a fortified L-shaped tower house built by the Kennedy
family in the late 1500's.
In 1777 David Kennedy,the 10th Earl of Cassillis got
Robert Adam to change the castle
from it's battle weary image to a more
grand and fashionable dwelling. 15 years later in 1792 it was finished to much
as it still looks today.
The castle stands on a cliff top with a superb
over the sea to the Island
Greenan Castle is located 2 miles south of Ayr it is a 16th century tower house
situated at the south side of Ayr beach.
Cassillis House The home of the clan chief is now up for sale at £2.5 million
it seems such a shame, though I've never been there, but reading of all the Kennedy
history attached to it.
Baltersan Castle is a tower house purchased in 1640 for son Thomas who died in 1721
and willed it to his cousin an Arbuthnot. It coincidentally is also on
the market just now for £195,000. Any Kennedy's with lots of cash
can buy a lot of history just now it seems, the sad thing is so too
can anybody else.
Dunure Castle is a ruin that attracts many visitors. Located about three miles south of Culzean it was originally the clan seat and hub of the community.
Maybole Castle is still in use today as a community council training centre
and is also open to the public for viewing.
Kilhenzie Castle 1 mile south of Maybole owned by the Kennedys in
the 16th and 17th centuries.
Dalquharran Castle is another Robert Adam designed castle work started
in 1781. Last occupied in the late 1960's it was left in a ruinous state.
Work has apparently commenced on restoration with a view to converting it
into a hotel.
Bargany Castles has not much remaining and is believed to be one of three ruins in Bargany Estate.
Bargany Mansion is a un-fortified mansion and scenic estate. They are owned by the
Dalrymple Hamilton's, thought to be descendants of the Kennedy's. It is thought that they may be for sale soon