There are two distinct branches of this family, one Highland and the other Lowland. In the Lowlands, Restalrig, near Edinburgh, was the chief possession of the family, and Sir Robert of Restalrig married a daughter of King Robert II. He was appointed Admiral of Scotland in 1400. The Highland family are said to have as their ancestor Gilligorm, who was killed at the Battle of Drumderfit, in the Black Isle, Ross-shire. His son was educated at Beauly Priory and after taking Holy Orders went to Skye. He married and his family became known as MacLennans. The name is common in many parts of the Highlands.