'Maclean01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Maclean of Dowart (Duart), Maclean of Maclean

The Clan Maclean is also known as Clan Gillean after the person normally viewed as its founder, shown below. A (mythical) ancestry will be shown for him in due course that connects him back to early Irish roots. The following is reported by www.gillean.com as having been taken from a manuscript (the Skene manuscript dated 1467) which appears to be at least in part supported by other evidence.
Dugald of Scone (a c1100?)
1. Raing
  A. Cudollie
  i. Neil
  a. Maolsuthain
  (1) Macrath
  (A) Gillean 'nan Tuaghe' (of the battle-axe), 1st Chief of Maclean (b c1210) - continued below
The link below will (in due course) be to the mythical ancestry which is the same as the above back to Cudollie but diverges therebefore. BP1934 starts off with ...
Gillean 'nan Tuaghe' (of the battle-axe), 1st Chief of Maclean (b c1210) - (alternative) continued above
1. Maoliosa or Malise MacGillean (d c1300)
  A. Gilliecallum or Malcolm MacGillean (a 1314)
  m. Rignach (dau of the Earl of Carrick)
  i. John (Ian) Dubh MacGillean of Dowart (a 1326)
m. _ Comyn (dau of Comyn, lord of Lochaber)
  BP1934 shows Lachlan as their elder son and Hector as their younger. BPGS2001 shows them the other way round.
  a/b. Lachlan Lubanach Maclean of Dowart (d c1405)
  m. (before 05.1367) Mary MacDonald (dau of John MacDonald, Lord of the Isles)
  (1) Eachan (Hector) Ruadh Nan Cath' Maclean of Dowart (d Harlaw 1411, 2nd son)
  (A) Lachlan Bronnach Maclean of Dowart (d after 1472)
  m. Janet Stewart (dau of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar)
  (i) Lachlan Og Maclean of Dowart (b c1432)
  m. Catherine Campbell (dau of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll)
(a) Hector Odhar Maclean of Dowart (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. _ Mackintosh (dau of Mackintosh, Chief of Clan Chattan)
  ((1)) Lachlan Cattanach Maclean of Dowart (d 1523)
  m1. Marion Maclean (dau of Maclean of Treshnish)
  ((A)) Hector Mor Maclean of Dowart and Morvaren (d 1568)
  m. Mary Macdonald (dau of Alexander Macdonald of Islay)
  ((B)) Allan nan Sop Maclean
((i)) Edward Maclean
  m. Janet Campbell (widow of Hector Og Maclean of Dowart)
  m2. Catherine Campbell (dau of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll)
  (b) Anne Maclean probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Munro, 12th of Foulis (d 1505)
  BPGS2001 shows Janet Stewart as mother also of Donald but BP1934 shows him as son of ...
  p1. dau of Macearchan of Kingerloch
  (ii) Donald Maclean, 1st of Ardgour (Ardgair)
m. Evere Cameron (dau of Ewen MacAllan Cameron of Lochiel, 13th Chief)
  p2. Finovola Macleod (dau of Ian Macleod of Harris) not mentioned by BPGS2001
  (iii) Neil Maclean ancestor of Macleans of Lehire, Ross and Shuna
  (2) Lachlan Maclean of Coll
  BP1934 does not mention this Lachlan, showing the above Lachlan (shown as nephew of this Lachlan) as father of John Garbh Maclean of Coll. Following BPGS2001, we show this Lachlan as father of that John by ...
  m. Anna Macleod (dau of William Macleod of Harris, m2. Roderic MacNeill of Barra)
  (3)+ other issue - John, Neil, Somerled
  b/a. Hector or Euchan Reganach MacGillean, 1st of Lochbuie (d c1407)
  m. dau of the Lord of the Isles (MacDonald ?)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Maclean), BPGS2001 (Maclean of Duart & Morvern, Bt)
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