The books, records and other collections of the Society are held at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, and Strathclyde University Library. , The sept masterson was Irish, the Scottish sept of Buchanan is spelt Masterton. Buchanans of Drumpellier, Auchintorlie, Craigend and Hillington are cadets of Buchanan of Leny through Gartacharne. In 1815 Francis inherited his mother's estate and adopted the additional surname of Hamilton. Buchanan of Auchmar cites Dec 1682, Guthrie Smith cites before 6 September 1681, and National Archives of Scotland have a legal document prepared for John Buchanan's signature dated 28 August 1680 but it is unsigned, and a separated document of the same date is signed by George Buchanan of that Ilk. 1443 â Marriage of Isobel Stewart (daughter of Murdoch Stewart) to Sir Walter Buchanan. Most sources cite the 'betrayal' version of events and advise that Drummakill was forever after ostracised in Scotland. He first married Margaret Edmonstone and by her a son (John [Guthrie Smith identifies him as 11th Chief but then goes on to advise that the Chiefship passed from John's father to John's son and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 18th Chief who married Elizabeth Livingston and by her had George who succeeded his grandfather) and two daughters (Helen and Susanna). adds to the clan's sense of completeness; adds to the perceived prestige of the clan; performs and adds dignity to ceremonial duties; enables the clan to speak with one voice; helps to focus clan effort on matters of clan wide interest; represents clan interests in multi-clan forums; promotes the right use of chiefly arms and associated heraldry; promotes a general awareness and increased use of heraldry by the clanfolk; interacts with the clan society in a similar way to how a constitutional monarchy interacts with the elected governments of his or her subjects; appoints lieutenants to represent them when they cannot be present; and. At first the Buchanans were faring better and drove the MacLarens back. Alexander Nisbet in A System of Heraldry Vol 1, 1722, states that 'Buchannan of Lenie' is now the representor of 'Buchannan of that Ilk. A wealthy and influential family of Baxter … After the Jacobite victory at the battle of Prestonpans (21 Sep 1745), John Hay, quarter-master of Prince Charlesâ Jacobite Army, arrived at Glasgow 25 Sep 1745 with a letter demanding a loan of Â£15,000. William Buchanan of Auchmar as joining twice (1726, #48 and 1730, #123), and his grandson William Buchanan of Auchmar joining once (1794, #256). The following paragraph was written by Claude Buchanan, Herald-at-Large, before Lord Lyon granted the Chief of the Name and Arms of Buchanan to Michael Buchanan of Arnprior in 2018. 1425 â Execution by James I of Scotland, of his first-cousin, Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany, and Murdoch's two older sons for treason. The subject of septs is a contentious one and one which is difficult to resolve with any degree of historical accuracy. This practice has given rise to the use of compound (hyphenated or âdouble-barrelledâ) names. 19th â John Buchanan, (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 15th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 22nd Chief) married in 1653 Mary Erskine and by her a daughter (Elizabeth). The silver tears refer to the sadness of the Clan at not having a chief. The last record in the Public Register of the Lyon Court for undifferenced Arms of Buchanan (i.e., the Chief's Arms) was recorded in 1675.  John Buchanan-Hamilton (1822â1903) married (1845) Margaret Seton and had three sons (Francis (1853â1893) who died unmarried and without heir, George (1856â1886) who died unmarried and without heir, and John his successor) and three daughter (Margaret, Ann and Katherine). After the defeat at Culloden on 16 Apr 1746, the escaping William Murray, Marquis of Tullibardine, took refuge in the Loch Lomond house of Archibald Buchanan of Drummakill (husband of Tullibardine's cousin). In a series of articles (initiated by genealogist and author, Walter Malise Graham Easton, and extended by Alexander Wilson Gray-Buchanan) and public response (including from John Parkes-Buchanan) in The Genealogical Magazine vols 2, 3 and 4 (1899-1901), aspects of specific cadet lines of Clan Buchanan are discussed. It was late, and the company were rather short of victuals, though they had more than enough of liquor. Buchanan House, the seat of the Chiefs of the Clan, was then occupied as the seat of the Montrose family until it was destroyed by fire in 1870. It would appear that John Buchanan died some close to and prior to 28 August 1680. Edinburgh and London Gazettes. In both cases, Elizabeth refused these arranged marriages. 3rd â Anselan, whose son and successor was Walter. If yours is not an exact match, donât worry we are familiar with them all. (This might be described in heraldic language as, "Or, a lion rampant Sable, armed and langued Gules charged with five goutte Argent all within a double tressure flory-counter-flory of the second.") The mansion house of Buchanan is now in the possession of the Graham Dukes of Montrose. Clan Arms 1. View Buchanan family . Stirling, 2nd. Clan Buchanan Heraldry. ", 2) Archibald Buchanan of Drummakill (alternate spellings: Drumnakil, Drumakiln and Drumnakiln), overt supporter of the Government, magistrate and militia officer. John Buchanan-Hamilton. Often these were families that lived on lands owned by a clan chief, swore allegiance to a chief for protection or were relatives of the chief. Toronto: Pro Familia Publishing. , Neither Guthrie Smith nor Buchanan of Auchmar identify him as a chief (hence why John Buchanan is the last recognised chief); however, Buchanan of Auchmar advises that John Buchanan transferred "his estate to an old comrade of his, Major George Grant, Governor of Dumbarton castle, with this provision, that the Major should marry his eldest daughter, and assume the name and arms of Buchanan; reserving his own life-rent and his lady's jointure, and settling the estate so as to return to Buchanan's heirs-male, and, failing heirs of Grant's own body, to Buchanan's heirs whatsoever ." More recent spellings include Buckanon, Buchannon, Bocanan, Buchanan etc. Alexander Buchanan, Buchlivie, Covenanter, was sent from Tollbooth, 12 Dec 1678, on St. Michael of Scarborough, to Themes for on forwarding to the American plantations. It is said that Sir Alexander Buchanan came face to face with the Duke of Clarence and, escaping his thrust, pierced the Duke through the left eye, killing him. Genealogical Publishing Com. Hill, James and Smith, John (1835) "Memorabilia of Glasgow: selected from the minute books of the burgh, MDLXXXVIII-MDCCL", p 505, Glasgow, Cochrane, Andrew and Dennistoun, James (1836) "The Cochrane correspondence regarding the affairs of Glasgow, M.DCC.XLV-VI", p 107, Maitland Club, Glasgow. Clan Colquhoun. When James V travelled in disguise he used a name which was known only to some of his principal nobility and attendants. " Sir John was also a signatory to the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. The Buchanan family, being very small and of questionable heritage, gained legitimacy and protection; the Campbell clan … William Buchanan. Cadets can have their own cadets, e.g. . In Scotland, a sept is a family that is absorbed into a larger Scottish clan for mutual benefit. The Buchanan Society is a purely charitable organisation established in 1725 in Glasgow, Scotland, for the needy of the Clan. (By last laird, he was referring to John Buchanan, son of Sir George Buchanan.) The Society has been given many Clan heirlooms. During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms Sir George Buchanan commanded the Stirlingshire Regiment and led the clan at the Battle of Dunbar (1650) on the side of the Scottish Covenanters. Prior to the sale, John Buchanan of Arnpryor had been the estate manager for John Buchanan. The title âof that Ilkâ was historically used by both Highland and Lowland clans to indicate head or chiefship (again a patrimonial title), e.g. The cadet branches is order of separation from the chiefly line: Auchneven, Leny, Arnprior, Spital, and Auchmar. Debt continued to plague John Buchanan, and in about 1680, he and his named successor, Major George Grant (alias Major George Buchanan of that Ilk), sold some of the Highland lands to James Grahame, the Third Marquess of Montrose. âYet go up to the company my good friend,â said the King, âand tell him that the Goodman of Ballengiech is come to feast with the King of Kippen.â The porter went grumbling into the house, and told his master, that there was a fellow with a red beard, who called himself the Goodman of Ballengiech, at the gate, who said he was come to dine with the King of Kippen. Often these were families that lived on lands owned by a clan chief, swore allegiance to a chief for protection or were relatives of the chief. In the case of the chiefly line of Buchanan, the first recognised cadet was Buchanan of Auchneiven and the last was Buchanan of Auchmar. Secondly the office and title is implicitly linked to the surname, thus a McKay, a Cairns, etc. According to ScotClans.com, the following names are considered associated names or septs of Clan … He also had an illegitimate son (Patrick). Killed at Culloden. The Council subscribes to the view that the principal interest of the Clan is not power, influence, glory, history, heraldry nor even honour, per se; rather, it is the encouragement of the clan folk to learn, enjoy and celebrate their unique Buchanan, Highland, Scottish heritage. , During the reign of Donald Mormaer (Earl) of Lennox (1333â1365), and confirmed by the king David II in 1370/71, "Confirmation is of charter by Donald, Earl of Lennox, in favour of Maurice Buchanan, son and heir of late Maurice Buchanan, of that carucate of land called Buchanan with Sallochy, with these bounds ie Akehin up to Aldmarr [Auchmar] just as it descends below the water of Hanerch [Endrick], and the land of Sallochy, with these bounds, from Sallochy all along to Kelg and then it descends to the water of Lochlomon [Loch Lomond], to hold in fee and with the freedom to hold as many courts with jurisdiction of life and limb as he may wish. Youngson, A. J. John Hamilton Buchanan.  William Buchanan of Auchmar sold his estate, reserving a right for redemption, he married in 1796 Sarah Bartlet. Clan crest: Sunflower turning to the sun Clan Buchan is a Scottish clan. , 10) John Buchanan, servant to David Stewart of Ballachallan in Strathallan?s Perthshire Horse. Francis Hamilton-Buchanan of Spittal, Bardowie and Leny (1771, #213); his son, John Buchanan-Hamilton of Spittal, Leny and Bardowie (1852, #410); and his grandson, John Hamilton Buchanan (Leny) Chartered Accountant (1882, #480) are likewise members of the Buchanan Society. , During the reign of king David II (1324â1371), undated, at least part of the lands of Buchanan belonged to Sir Gilbert Carrick. Aikman, Christian and Betty, Stuart Hart (2010) "No Quarter Given: The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army, 1745â46", p 66, Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd, Glasgow. The adoption of the double tressure flory counterflory into the Chief's arms alludes to the nearness of the Buchanan chiefly line to that of the Scottish royal line by the marriage of Isobel Stewart.  This church, the Chapel of St Mary & St Michael, served as a parish church after the abandonment of Inchcailleach in 1621 until a new church, in Milton of Buchanan, was built about 1764. There are three contemporary organisations which represent the Clan Buchanan. The Clan Buchan are of no relation to the Clan Buchanan despite their similar name. Edinburgh and London. A variation of the Black Lion Banner is used on some CBSI apparel. The following four people have been cited as chief of Clan Buchanan but none appears to have been formally recognised by the Court of the Lord Lyon (the heraldry court of Scotland).  On the day of a fair where the Clan MacLaren were busy buying, selling and enjoying themselves word came that the Clan Buchanan were marching up towards them through Strathyre. 1) Andrew Buchanan of Drumpellier, Tobacco Lord and Lord Provost of Glasgow (1740â42). Septs of Clan Buchanan Crest of Clansfolk of Clan Buchanan Bohanon Bohannon Bouchannane Buchanan Colman Cormack Cousland Dewar Donleavy Donlevy Dove Dow Dowe Gibb Gibbon … Consequently, no arrangement was finalised by which chiefship could be passed on to the descendants of his daughter. 8th â Gilbert Buchanan, (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 2nd Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 8th Chief) whose son and successor was Maurice.  It is from the lands of Buchanan that the Clan name is derived.  It is tradition and likely given the aforementioned service, but ill-documented, that the clan fought at the Battle of Bannockburn.  It is claimed that in Buchanan's Stirlingshire Regiment "most of his officers, and a good many of the soldiers" were of the name Buchanan, and that at the Battle of Inverkeithing a "vast number of the name Buchanan" died. Image, right. The Black Lion Banner has a field of gold/yellow charged with a black lion rampant with red claws and tongue shedding five silver tears all within a black double tressure flory-counter-flory. , 3) John Buchanan, brewer from Kilmahog, Callander. Buchanan, Watson W. (2002) 'History of Clan Buchanan and its Septs: a Millennial Update' Pro Familia Publishing, Toronto, Canada, p 7f, Burke, John (1833) âA General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, Volume 1â, 4th Ed, Published for Henry Colburn, London, p 318, Robertsonâs Index for Charters of Sovereigns of Scotland, cited in Nimo, William (1817) History of Stirlingshire. The belt and buckle encompassing the crest shown, implies that is a clansmen or clanswomen crest, the chief's crest is encompassed by a circlet. …  It is noteworthy that John was named John Hamilton Buchanan, thus the Hamilton name adopted by his grandfather became John's middle name.  For his services against the Danes he is traditionally said to have received the lands of Buchanan from king Malcolm II which lie to the east of Loch Lomond around the village of Killearn.  He made two attempts to pass the chiefship to suitable candidates by arranging their marriage to his oldest daughter (Elizabeth). Ballengiech is a steep pass which leads down behind the Castle of Stirling. uses modern communications to achieve effective (sometimes synchronous) communication between him or herself, the lieutenants and the clanfolk. 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