Clan Kennedy is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Ayrshire. The Kennedys held lands in the area, including the estate of Cassillis. The family’s history can be traced back to the 13th century. Notable figures from Clan Kennedy include individuals who have made contributions in various fields. One notable figure is Sir David Kennedy, who was a Scottish poet and courtier. He served as the Master of Works to King James VI of Scotland and is known for his poetry and literary works.