[4][6][12] After Sir Lachlan MacLean's death in 1598, his sons took revenge on his suspected murderers, the MacDonalds, by carrying out a massacre of the people of Islay which lasted for three days. In the battle of Inverkeithing, between the Royalists and Oliver Cromwell's troops, five hundred of the followers of the Laird of M'Lean were left dead on the field. Eilean Amalaig Castle, Isle of Mull, is where the Macleans of Duart marshaled their, The Very Rev Canon Allan M. Maclean of Dochgarroch, 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, This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 02:12. For the 1990–2005 Senator of the College of Justice (judge), see, Beath, Beaton, Black, Garvie, Lean, MacBeath, MacBheath, MacBeth, MacClean, MacEachan, Macilduy, McCaldon, McLean, MacLergain, Maclergan, MacRankin, MacVeagh, MacVeigh, MacVey, Rankin, Maclin, Macklin, Sixteenth century and the Anglo-Scottish Wars, Eighteenth century and the Jacobite risings. [4] However, the chief was exiled to France, where he founded, and was the first Grand Master of, the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in Paris. Adam; Innes of Learney (1970), pp. [6] He wrote his name as "Gillemor Mcilyn ("son of Gillean"), County of Perth" on the third Ragman Rolls of 1296,[6] swearing fealty to Edward I of England.

He was the recognized as the superior MacLean on Mull by the Lord of the Isles. [6], In 1647 the MacLean's Duart Castle was attacked and laid siege to by the Argyll government troops of Clan Campbell, but they were defeated and driven off by the royalist troops of Clan Maclean. The Battle of Inverkeithing took place in 1651 where Sir Hector Maclean, 18th chief was killed. [4], Gillean's great-great-grandson was Iain Dhu Maclean who settled on the Isle of Mull. [4] When the Stuarts again called for support the Macleans hurried to their standard and Sir John Maclean, fifth Baronet fought at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689,[4] in support of John Graham, 1st Viscount of Dundee. [citation needed], Coordinates: 56°27′21.9″N 5°39′17.8″W / 56.456083°N 5.654944°W / 56.456083; -5.654944, Fryer, Mary Beacock, Allan Maclean, Jacobite General: The life of an eighteenth century career soldier, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1987, p.16, Red Hector of the Battles Maclean, 6th Chief, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Duart_Castle&oldid=982338921, Category A listed buildings in Argyll and Bute, Buildings and structures on the Isle of Mull, Historic house museums in Argyll and Bute, Historic Marine Protected Areas of Scotland, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 October 2020, at 15:03. [6] In 1560 the Clan MacLean, joined by their allies the Clan Mackay and Clan MacLeod became part of the Gallowglass, who were ferocious mercenaries of Norse-Gaelic descent who served in Ireland for King Shane O'Neill. Castles that have been held by the Clan Maclean have included amongst others: The Castle For over 700 years, Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean, has dominated the view to the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe with its huge curtain walls and solid keep. The papal dispensation blessed the marriage retroactively as insurance that it could not be annulled for political purposes. He later sold his Torosay Estate which now included the ruins of Castle Duart to A. C. Guthrie in 1865. We offer a lunch menu, our delicious home baking and Luxury Afternoon Teas.
[14] Hector returned for the Jacobite rising of 1745 but was captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London until 1747.
Mary’s marriage dowry included Duart Castle and much of Mull. [4] Several marriages were arranged between Macleans and Campbells to avoid feuding, however one of these went badly wrong when chief Lachlan Maclean married Lady Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of the Earl of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell.

[7], Descendants of Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll sold the castle in 1801, to MacQuarrie, who then sold it to Carter-Campbell of Possil who kept it as a ruin within the grounds of his own estate to the north, Torosay Castle. In 1513 During the Anglo-Scottish Wars, Lachlan Maclean of Duart was killed at the Battle of Flodden. [6], On 3 September 1631 Sir Lachlan Maclean created a Baronet of Nova Scotia. The castle dates back to the 13th century and is the seat of Clan MacLean. [4] However she was rescued by some passing fishermen who took her back to her kin and Maclean was later killed by her brother in Edinburgh in 1523. [17], Long before crest badges were used by members of clans, it is said that plants were used as badges. The Campbells had control of Duart and most of the Maclean estates by 1679. [4], The Battle of the Western Isles was fought in 1586, on the island of Jura, between the Clan MacDonald of Sleat and the Clan MacLean. In about 1364 Lachlan Lùbanach MacLean (1325-1405) of Duart, 5th Chief, solidified the MacLean alliance with the Macdonalds through marriage. [6], In 1493 the Lordship of the Isles was abolished and Duart and Lochbuie MacLeans held their lands by charter directly from the king, thus Lochbuie became an clan independent of Duart.[11]. [4], The Clan MacLean are said to have fought in support of Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. Duart Castle opens its ancient doors to a small number of exclusive weddings throughout the year. Since then, successive clan chiefs have returned to live in their ancestral home on the island of Mull. Foreword by Fitzroy Maclean C.B.E, M.P. Their enemy was the Scottish Argyll government forces of Clan Campbell, led by Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll.

[6], The Clan Maclean supported the Jacobite rising of 1715 and their chief, Sir Hector Maclean, was created Lord Maclean in the Jacobite peerage in 1716. [4] Later during the Scottish Civil War he was devoted to Charles I of England and called out his clan to fight for James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose who was the king's captain general. Allan Maclean of Torloisk fought at the Battle of Culloden. For over 700 years, Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean, has dominated the view to the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe with its huge curtain walls and solid keep. Being hard pressed by the enemy, he was supported and covered from their attacks by these intrepid men; and as one brother fell, another came up in succession to cover him, crying "Another for Hector." The papal dispensation issued by Pope Urban V on May 3rd of 1367 approving the already consummated marriage is the first mention of a MacLean in any official records..

After obtaining "Letters of Fire and Sword" he was assisted in this by the MacLeods, MacNeils,and Camerons. "Lord Maclean" redirects here. [4][6] Duart Castle then fell into ruin. The clan badge attributed to Clan Maclean is Crowberry. [4] After a legendary struggle both died of the wounds inflicted upon each other. [6], One thing that did unite the Macleans and the Campbells was their Protestant faith as well as their dislike for the MacDonalds. [4] One of his sons was Lachainn Lubanach (Lachlan) who was the progenitor of the Macleans of Duart and the other son was Eachainn Reafanach (Hector) who was the progenitor of the Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie. [2], In 1350 Lachlan Lubanach Maclean of Duart, the 5th Clan Chief, married Mary, daughter of John of Islay, Lord of the Isles and Duart was part of her dowry.[3]. Sir Fitzroy Maclean, the tenth Baronet, fought at the Battle of Sevastopol.[4]. Duart Castle was probably built by Clan MacDougall in the 13th century, and appears to have come into the hands of Clan MacLean in the following century. [5], In 1691 Duart Castle was surrendered by Sir John Maclean, 4th Baronet to Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll. (as "Castle of Sorne"). [8], During the 14th and 15th century many battles were fought between the Clan Maclean and Clan Mackinnon. Their enemy was the forces of the Duke of Albany and Earl of Mar. [4] He died in 1750 in Rome. [7], By the 14th century, the Clan MacLean had become a dominant force in the Western Isles. 541–543. Clan MacLean (/mækˈleɪn/ (listen); Scottish Gaelic: Clann MhicIllEathain [ˈkʰl̪ˠãũn̪ˠ vĩçˈkʲiʎɛhɛn]) is a Highlands Scottish clan. [1] The Campbell clan demolished the castle, and the stones from the walls were scattered. [4][6], The Battle of Corpach took place in 1439. Castles that have been held by the Clan Maclean have included amongst others: Septs are family names associated with a particular clan. A storm blew up on the 13 September and three ships were lost, including HMS Swan. The blazon of the heraldic crest within a clan members crest badge is A tower embattled Argent. The castle was used as a location in the 1945 film I Know Where I'm Going! This castle sits upon a bluff and is most beautiful when viewed by water with the mountains in the back ground! Chief Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean was killed. The founder of the clan was a Scottish warlord descended from the royal Cenél Loairn named Gillean of the Battle Axe . [6], The Battle of Traigh Ghruinneart took place on 5 August 1598. His bride, Mary Macdonald, was not only the daughter of John Macdonald, first Lord of the Isles, but also the granddaughter of Robert II, King of Scots. These clan badges consisted of plants and were worn in bonnets in addition to being used as a banner and attached to a pole or spear. There are several different origins for the surname MacLean, however, the clan surname is an Anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic MacGilleEathain. [4] The clan's rise to power began in 852 with a Papal Bull of Charter & Protection for the Iona Abbey, issued by Pope Leo IV.

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