MacLean Baronets

Duart Castle, historic seat of the chiefs of the Clan Maclean2Maclean of Duart and Morven arms, image from Wikimedia Commons.

Maclean Baronets

There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Maclean, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Both creations are extant as of 2010.

The Maclean Baronetcy, of Morvaren (or Morvern) in the County of Argyll, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 3 September 1631 for Lachlan Maclean, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever.

His great-grandson, the fifth Baronet, was raised to the Jacobite Peerage of Scotland as Lord Maclean on 17 December 1716. The line of the first Baronet failed on his death in circa 1751.

The late Baronet was succeeded by his kinsman, the sixth Baronet. He was the great-grandson of Donald Maclean of Brolas. He was succeeded by his kinsman, the seventh Baronet. He was the grandson of Hector Og Maclean of Brolas, great-uncle of the sixth Baronet. He died unmarried and was succeeded by his half-brother, the eighth Baronet.

His great-great-grandson, the eleventh Baronet, served as Chief Scout of the Commonwealth, as Lord Lieutenant of Argyllshire and as Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1971 he was created a life peer as Baron Maclean, of Duart and Morvern in the County of Argyll, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. On his death in 1990 the life barony became extinct while he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, the twelfth and (as of 2010) present holder of the title. He is the 28th Chief of Clan Maclean of Duart. The ancestral seat of the Maclean baronets of Morvaren is Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull.

The Maclean Baronetcy, of Strachur and Glensluain in the County of Argyll, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 July 1957 for the diplomat, soldier, writer and Conservative politician Fitzroy Maclean. As of 2010 the title is held by his son, the second Baronet, who succeeded in 1996.

Maclean baronets of Duart and Morvern (or Dowart and Morvern) (1631)

The heir apparent is the present holder’s son, Malcolm Lachlan Charles Maclean, Younger of Duart and Morven (born 1972).

Maclean baronets, of Strachur and Glensluain (1957)

The heir presumptive is the present holder’s only brother, Alexander James Simon Aeneas Maclean (born 1949).

The heir presumptive’s heir apparent is his son, Alexander Fitzroy Nicolas Maclean (born 1996).

Maclean Feudal Barons in Scotland

  • The Honorable Sir Lachlan Maclean of Duart Baron of Duart
  • The Much Honoured Sir Charles Edward Maclean of Dunconnel Bt, 2nd Baronet of Strachur and Glensluain, Baron Strachur, and 16th Hereditary Keeper and Captain of Dunconnel in the Isles of The Sea
  • The Much Honoured Lorne Gillean Ian Mclaine of Lochbuie Baron of Moy
  • The Much Honoured Malcolm Fraser Maclean of Kingairloch Baron of Kingairloch
  • The Much Honoured Kenneth Lee MacLean Baron of Denboig
  • The Much Honoured David Ian Mclean Baron of Preston

References

 

  • Ephraim Lockhart, Statement with Reference to the Knights Baronets of Nova Scotia: Their Creations, Privileges, and Territorial Rights of Property in that Colony, &c., W. Tait, 1831 p. 26
  • MACLEAN of Morvaren,Argyll, Leigh Rayment’s list of baronets , 3 September 2008.
  • A History of the Clan MacLean from Its First Settlement at Duard Castle, in the Isle of Mull, to the Present Period: Including a Genealogical Account of Some of the Principal Families Together with Their Heraldry, Legends, Superstitions, Etc. R. Clarke & Co. 1889. On the death of Sir Hector MacLean, the title of baronet devolved upon Allan MacLean of Brolass. Sir Allan MacLean, 4th Laird of Brolas, and a descendant of Donald, first laird, who was the first son of the second marriage of Hector Og, fifteenth chief of MacLean, and from his father acquired the lands in Brolass, Mull. Donald was at the battle of Inverkeithing with his chief, who was killed, and then became the tutor of Sir Allan, the nineteenth chieftain. Donald was married to Florence, daughter of John Garbh, seventh laird of Coll, by whom he had three sons, Lachlan, who succeeded him, Hector Mor and Hector Og, who married Janet, daughter of MacNeil of Barra. He left two sons, Donald, who died young, and John, married to Florence, daughter of Allan MacLean of Gormony, whose issue was Donald, a merchant in Glasgow, and Hector, a merchant in Jamaica.
  • Scotland’s Historic Heraldry. Boydell Press. ISBN 1-84383-261-5. A particularly interesting Scoto-Swedish family (Chart 20.4), whose members remained in touch with their Highland cousins, is that of MacLean or Macklier. … By his second wife, Isabella, daughter of Sir Archibald Acheson, he had two further sons, Donald, 1st of Brolas (died after 1655), whose …
  • A History of the Clan MacLean from Its First Settlement at Duard Castle, in the Isle of Mull, to the Present Period: Including a Genealogical Account of Some of the Principal Families Together with Their Heraldry, Legends, Superstitions, etc. R. Clarke & Company. 1889. Sir Hector MacLean, Bart, Twenty-third Chief of MacLean. Sir Allan MacLean having died without male heirs, he was succeeded in his titles by his nearest of kin, Hector MacLean, the immediate descendant of his grand-uncle, Hector Og Maclean, second son of Donald, first MacLean of Brolass. As already noted, Hector Og married … a daughter of MacNeill of Barra, by whom he had two sons, Donald, who died young, and John. Hector Og lost his life in crossing the sea from Mull to Barra in a small open boat, and was succeeded by his only surviving son, John MacLean, married to Florence, daughter of MacLean of Garmony, brother of Lochbuy, by whom he had one son, Donald MacLean, married first, Mary, daughter of John Dickson, of Glasgow, by whom he had several sons and daughters. His sons by this marriage all died young, except Hector; his daughter, Janet (who died in May, 1836), was married to General Allan MacLean, son of Donald MacLean of Torloisk; her sisters died unmarried. His second wife was Margaret, daughter of James Wall of Clonea castle, in Waterford, by whom he had Fitzroy Jeffreys Grafton. Sir Hector MacLean became seventh Baronet of Morvern. In his earlier years he served for some time in the army, but during the greater portion of his days he lived a retired life. He died without issue, 2 November 1818, and was succeeded by his half brother, Sir Fitzroy Jeffreys Grafton MacLean, Bart, Twenty-fourth Chief of MacLean.

MACLEAN of Morvaren,Argyll, Leigh Rayment’s list of baronets , 3 September 2008. For the estimated birth date, the date of death given in this source of 1674 is wrong because many sources record Hector’s death at the Battle of Inverkeithing in 1651. source: Wikipedia

My Maternal 30th. Great Grandfather, Feradach Finnfechtnach, High King of Ireland

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Feradach Finnfechtnach (modern spelling: Fearadhach Fionnfeachtnach– “fair-blessed”), son of Crimthann Nia Náir, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. There is some disagreement in the sources over his position in the traditional sequence of High Kings. The Lebor Gabála Érenn and the Annals of the Four Masters agree that he came to power after the death of Cairbre Cinnchait. The Annals say that when Cairbre overthrew his father, his mother, Baine, daughter of the king of Alba, was pregnant with him, but this would make him less than five years old when he came to the throne: it is likely this is a doublet of a similar story told of the later High King Tuathal Techtmar. The Annals also add that Ireland was fertile during his reign, contrasting it with the barren reign of the usurper Cairbre. Geoffrey Keating has Feradach succeed his father Crimthann, placing Cairbre’s reign later. Keating relates that the judge Morann mac Máin (who in the Lebor Gabála and the Annals is the son of Cairbre and his wife Mani) lived in Feradach’s time. Morann owned the id Morainn (Morann’s collar or torc) which would contract around the neck of a judge who made an unjust judgement until he made a just one, or of a witness who made a false testimony until he told the truth.  Feradach ruled for twenty years according to the Lebor Gabála and Keating, twenty-two according to the Annals, before dying a natural death at Liathdroim, an ancient name for the Hill of Tara. In all sources he was succeeded by Fíatach Finn. The Lebor Gabála synchronises his reign with that of the Roman emperorDomitian (AD 81–96) and the death of Pope Clement I (AD 99). The chronology of Keating’s Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to AD 5–25, that of the Annals of the Four Masters to AD 14–36.

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The High Kings of Ireland (IrishArd-Rí na hÉireann Irish pronunciation: [ˈa:ɾˠd̪ˠˌɾˠiː n̪ˠə ˈheːrʲən̪ˠ]) were sometimes historical and sometimes legendary figures who had, or who are claimed to have had, lordship over the whole of Ireland.

Medieval and early modern Irish literature portrays an almost unbroken sequence of High Kings, ruling from the Hill of Tara over a hierarchy of lesser kings, stretching back thousands of years. Modern historians believe this scheme is artificial, constructed in the 8th century from the various genealogical traditions of politically powerful groups, and intended to justify the current status of those groups by projecting it back into the remote past.

The concept of national kingship is first articulated in the 7th century, but only became a political reality in the Viking Age, and even then not a consistent one. While the High Kings’ degree of control varied, Ireland was never ruled by them as a politically unified state, as the High King was conceived of as an overlord exercising suzerainty over, and receiving tribute from, the independent kingdoms beneath him. pp. 40–47 source: Wikipedia

 

 

My Maternal 8th. Great Granduncle, Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd. Baronet of Morvern, 18th. Clan Chief of Maclean

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Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd. Baronet of Morvern, 18th. Clan Chief of Clan Maclean

Born: 1626 Duart Castle, Argyll, Scotland

Died: 20 July 1651 in the Battle of Inverkeithing, Inverkeithing, Argyll, Scotland

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DUART CASTLE, ISLE OF MULL, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND

Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd Baronet (c.1626-1651) was the 18th Clan Chief of Clan Maclean from 1649 to 1651. He died without leaving a son as an heir.
Biography:
Hector was the son of Sir Lachlan Maclean, 1st Baronet and succeeded him at his death in 1649. His mother was Mary MacLeod, the second daughter of Sir Roderick MacLeod. At Hector’s death in 1651, he was succeeded as Clan Maclean Chief by his brother, Sir Allan Maclean, 3rd Baronet. Hector was killed fighting for the Royalists at the battle of Inverkeithing. It was during this battle that seven brothers died protecting their Clan chief. source: Wikipedia

My Maternal 27th. Great Grandfather, Dugald Dubhghail, of Scone

Scone Palace, Scotland

Old Dugald, of Scone Dubhghail –

Gender: Male
Birth: circa 1050
Argyll, Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Death: circa 1100 (42-58)
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family: Son of Ferchar Abraruadih
Father of Raing (Raingee) –
Added by: Michael Steven Strong on August 5, 2009
Managed by: Levaughn Virgoe (Juell), Michael Steven Strong and David McLain

source: geni.com

Note: There are possible 4 generations missing

Mocche Mache  (b. 985-1045)

Ceallie (b. before 1045)

Cruinne

Saund-hill Scannie

http://mclainfamilyvashti.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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My Maternal 26th. Great Grandfather, (Raing) Raingee, of Scone

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Raing (Raingee) –

Gender: Male
Birth: circa 1075

Scotland

Immediate Family: Son of Old Dugald of Scone
Father of Cuduilig, Abbot of Lismore “Steadfast Dog” –
Added by: Michael Steven Strong on August 5, 2009
Managed by: Levaughn Virgoe (Juell), Michael Steven Strong, Susan Muir and David McLain

Source: Geni Website

Clan MacLean (/mækˈln/; Scottish Gaelic: Clann MhicIllEathain [ˈkʰl̪ˠãũn̪ˠ vĩçˈkʲiʎɛhɛn]) is a Highland Scottish clan. They are one of the oldest clans in the Highlands and owned large tracts of land in Argyll as well as the Inner Hebrides.

Many early MacLeans became famous for their honour, strength and courage in battle. They were involved in clan skirmishes with the Mackinnons, Camerons, MacDonalds and Campbells, as well as all of the Jacobite risings. The Clan Maclean can with some certainty trace their origin back to old Dougall of Scone who lived about 1100 AD.

Old Dougall had a son, Raing or Raingee, who, in turn had three sons; Cucatha, or Dog of Battle; Cuisdhe, or Dog of Peace; and Cuduilig, or Dog of Hunting. Cucatha was said to have been the progenitor of Clan Concatha of Lennox, from which the Coquhouns may have descended. Cusidhe was said to have founded Clan Cuithe in Fife, while Cuduilig became the Lay-Abbot of the Monastery of Lismore in Argyll.

He is the ancestors of the Macleans and the Rankins. Cuduilig had a son named Niall, who had a son called Maolsuthain according to The History of Clan Maclean by J.P Maclean, but this individual is missing from the account of the Maclean genealogy in The Clan Gillian.

Each agree, however, that Rath, or Macrath, was next in this line and that he was the father of Gille-Eoin, the founder of Clan Maclean. Gillle means youth or servant in Gaelic, while Eoin is a form of John. Thus GilleEoin means a servant or person dedicated to the Apostle John. Gille-Eoin was contracted in time to Gill’Eoin and then to Gilleoin and Gillean. The proper pronunciation is Gillane and not Gill-e-un.

The power of the chiefs of Clan Maclean was derived from their marriage connection with the Lords of the Isles, for whom they often acted as chamberlains of their households and as their chief lieutenants. They loyally supported the Lordship of the Isles until it was dissolved in 1493, when they became an independent clan. Since the Clan Donald also broke up into separate clans at this same time, the Macleans became the most powerful island clan. source: Wikipedia

Scone Palace, Scotland

Scone (/ˈskn/) (Scottish Gaelic: Sgàin; Scots: Scuin) is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. The medieval village of Scone, which grew up around the monastery and royal residence, was abandoned in the early 19th century when the residents were removed and a new palace was built on the site by the Earl of Mansfield. Hence the modern village of Scone, and the medieval village of Old Scone, can often be distinguished.

Both sites lie in the historical province of Gowrie, as well as the old county of Perthshire. Old Scone was the historic capital of the Kingdom of Alba (Scotland). In the Middle Ages it was an important royal centre, used as a royal residence and as the coronation site of the kingdom’s monarchs. Around the royal site grew the town of Perth and the Abbey of Scone.

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My Maternal 25th. Great Grandfather, Cuduilig Maclean, Abbot of Lismore

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Cuidulig Maclean, Abbot of Lismore,

Argyll, Scotland

Birth: 1080 in Ireland

Death: ? Scotland

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Cuduilig – the Progenitor of the Macleans

In the History of the Men of Alba, amongst the Clans supposed to be descended from the Kings of Dal Riada in Scotland (Dál Riata or Dál Riada (also Dalriada) (/dælˈrədə/) was a Gaelic overkingdom that included parts of western Scotland and northeastern Ireland, on each side of the North Channel. At its height in the late 6th–early 7th centuries, it encompassed roughly what is now Argyll in Scotland and part of County Antrim in the Irish province of Ulster.) ,are listed the Macleans whose pedigree includes:

“Gilleeoin mic Mecraith mic Maoilsruthain mic Neill mic Cuduilig, Abbot of Lismore, (Conduilig i. Ab Leasamoir ) mic Raingee” who was able to appanage his heirs in Morvern, then part of the Abbey Lands.

Raingee was supposedly descended from Lorn, the brother of Fergus MacErc. Cuduilig was probably brought in by Somerled in 1150 on the basis that he was a suitable man of the Fine Grin, or Tribe of the Land.

The Macleans were originally supporters of the McDougalls, Lords of Lorn but later transferred their allegiance to the MacDonalds, Lords of the Isles, and became one of their most powerful vassals with large tracts of land on Mull.

In 1527 Duart abandoned his wife, Elizabeth (who had tried to end the feuding with the Stewarts), in chains on Lady’s Rock. She was rescued by some fishermen who took her to Bachuil, who reunited her with her father, the Earl of Argyll. Some days later Maclean arrived to break the sad news of the death of his daughter to the Earl. He himself appeared inconsolable at the loss of his wife until, suddenly, she was ushered in to his presence to put an end to his hypocrisy. Duart’s wife lived for many a day after her escape from the Lady’s Rock, but he later paid for his cruelty with his life.
Last updated 22 May, 2008 source: Cuduilig – the Progenitor of the Macleans

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The Abbot of Lismore (Irish: Lios Mór; Latin: Lismorensis) was the head of Lismore Abbey, which is in modern-day County Waterford, Ireland.

The abbey was founded by Saint Mo Chutu in the early seventh century. After the death of Saint Mo Chutu, the abbots bore the title “Comarbai Mo Chutu” (i.e. “successor of Saint Mo Chutu”). A few of the abbots and others at the monastery were consecrated as bishops. In 1111, Niall mac Meic Áedacáin became the first diocesan bishop of Lismore when the diocese of Lismore was established by the Synod of Ráth Breasail. source: Wikipedia

Ulster County, Ireland

The Scots of Dalriada were originally from Ireland, from an area along the Antrim coast and part of the province of Ulster (now counties Antrim and Down). The originator of the political territory of the Dál Riata in Scotland was Fergus Mór mac Eirc who arrived in Kintyre c. 500.

When Fergus Mór removed from Ireland to Scotland, there was no sundering of ties or relinquishing of authority between the two sections; and this continued to be the case under Fergus Mór’s successors. Evidence for the continued rule of Dál Riata in Ireland by the Scottish branch is found at the Convention of Druim Cett. This was convened c. 575 to discuss the future relations and status of the Irish Dál Riata between Aed, son of Ainmire (d. 598) the leader of the Northern Uí Néill -the most powerful people in the north of Ireland at the time- and Aedán mac Gabráin king of Dál Riata in Scotland (d. c. 608). source: Scottish History