The Bells mysteriously appear about 1764 in the Parish Registers of the combined parishes of Inveraray and Glenaray, but this was only because they had previously been recorded as McIlvoile or McILvoyle. This name is from the Gaelic MacGillemhaoil - 'son of the bald man's gille', usually thought to refer to the servant of a tonsured monk. The name Macmillan has the same root, and indeed the Bells in Glenaray were descendants of Macmillans from Loch Arkaig in Lochaber who had sought protection from the House of Argyll after a clan dispute. The Munros were mainly based on the farms of Tullich in Glenaray and Stuckagoy in Glenshira, and teh bells tenanted Sallachray in Glenaray as well as sharing Tullich with the Munros. It was only natural therefore that the two families should intermarry frequently".1