Andrew MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 10th Baron, 7th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane1

M, #5791, b. circa 1460, d. 1493

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  • Birth*: Andrew MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 10th Baron, 7th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane was born circa 1460 in Scotland.1
  • Marriage*: He married Lady Barbara Stewart, daughter of John Stewart 1st Earl of Lennox and Margaret de Montgomery, circa 1480 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: Andrew MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 10th Baron, 7th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane died in 1493 in Scotland.2
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter XI

    AS stated in the last chapter, Andrew married a daughter of John Stewart of Darnley, after- wards 9th Earl of Lennox, and it may be noted here that following this event the MacFarlanes were as loyal to their new overlords as they had been faithful to their blood relations, the ancient earls.

    Andrew appears as a witness in a charter to the burgh of Dumbarton in 1493.3,4
  • Last Edited: 29 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S710] http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html, ElectricScotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html
  4. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, page 48.
  5. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…

Lady Barbara Stewart1,2

F, #5792, b. circa 1460

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  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart,_1st_Earl_of_Lennox
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_MacFarlane
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  4. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…

John Stewart 1st Earl of Lennox1,2,3

M, #5793, b. circa 1420, d. between 8 July 1495 and 11 September 1495

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  • Birth*: John Stewart 1st Earl of Lennox was born circa 1420 in Scotland.1
  • Marriage*: He married Margaret de Montgomery, daughter of Alexander Montgomery Master of Montgomery and Elizabeth Hepburn, in 1460 in Scotland.5
  • Death*: John Stewart 1st Earl of Lennox died between 8 July 1495 and 11 September 1495 in Scotland.4
  • Biography*: John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox (b. bef. 1430, d. 8 Jul/11 Sep 1495) was known as Lord Darnley and later as the Earl of Lennox.

    Family
    Stewart was the son of Catherine Seton and Alan Stewart of Darnley, a direct descendant of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. His paternal grandmother was the daughter and co-heiress of Donnchadh, Earl of Lennox. Through his mother he was also a descendant of Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray, nephew of King Robert I of Scotland.

    Political Career
    As head of the powerful family of Stewart of Darnley he was created Governor of Rothesay Castle in 1465 and appointed Warden of the West Marches of Scotland. When the male line of the Earldom of Lennox became extinct he was heir to half of the lands and made a deal with the co-heir in which he was made Earl of Lennox.

    He was a loyal ally of James III during his war against the rebel lords led by Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus. After the death of the King at the Battle of Sauchieburn and the coronation of his underage son James IV he raised an army to fight against the rebel lords who now controlled the government. The rebels had seized control of Edinburgh Castle and now had possession of the important royal artillery. Included in the arsenal of Edinburgh Castle was the cannon Mons Meg which had been a wedding gift from Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy to the King of Scots a generation earlier. Using this weapon they laid siege to Crookston Castle, seat of the Stewarts of Darnley, forcing the Earl of Lennox to surrender.

    After his surrender he was allowed to keep his lands and they passed to his eldest son Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox who was one of the leaders of the Scottish army killed at the Battle of Flodden Field.

    Marriage
    His marriage has been a source of genealogical confusion. He is recorded as having contracted to marry Margaret, the daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie, and Margaret Boyd, by indenture on 15 May 1438 as both parties were under age. She, however, appears to have died young. Ultimately, he married Margaret Montgomerie in 1460, who was not the same individual, but her fraternal niece, daughter of Alexander, Master of Montgomerie, by his wife Elizabeth Hepburn.

    John and Margaret Montgomerie had eight recorded children:
    Lady Marion Stuart.
    Robert Stuart, 4th Seigneur d'Aubigny, b. c. 1470, d. 1544.
    Sir John Stewart, Seigneur d'Oison, b. bef. 1446, d. c. 1512.
    Elizabeth Stuart, b. bef. 1476.
    Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox, b. bef. 5 May 1488, d. 9 Sep 1513, Flodden.
    Sir William Stewart, Seigneur d'Oison, b. bef. 1495, d. bef. 1504.
    Alexander Stewart, b. bef. 1495, d. bef. 1509.
    Lady Elizabeth Stewart, b. bef. 1495.

    N.B. Elizabeth Stuart/Stewart, daughter of 1st Earl of Lennox, is listed as Mother of Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll whose estimated birth is given as c.?1486, therefore her birth is likely to be c.?1464 and there isn't likely to be a ninth child with that name.2

Family: Margaret de Montgomery b. 1423, d. 1462

  • Last Edited: 1 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart,_1st_Earl_of_Lennox.
  3. [S925] George Seaton, A History of the Family of Seton, page 33.
  4. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p10921.htm#i109207
  5. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart,_1st_Earl_of_Lennox.
  6. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Campbell,_2nd_Earl_of_Argyll.

Walter MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 9th Baron, 6th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane1

M, #5794, b. circa 1440, d. 11 June 1488

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  • Birth*: Walter MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 9th Baron, 6th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane was born circa 1440 in Scotland.1
  • Marriage*: He married Gertrude Livingston, daughter of James Livingston of Callendar, 2nd Lord Livingston and Christian Crichton of Sanquhar, circa 1460 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: Walter MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 9th Baron, 6th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane died on 11 June 1488 in possibly at the battle of Sauchieburn near Stirling, Scotland.1
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter X

    IN a charter under the Great Seal, from King James III, to the town of Dumbarton, "Walter MacFarlane of that Ilk is designated " Domi de Arrochar," etc. This charter is dated i486.

    He married the only daughter of James, second Lord Livingstone, and by her had two sons, Andrew, who succeeded him, and Dugal, who founded the family of Tullichintall (Tullich is in and around Glen Douglas), from whom come the MacFarlanes of Finart, Gorton, etc.

    If the story of " The Piebald Horse " is to be accepted as fact, Walter ended his career on the field of Sauchie- burn, in 1488.

    There seems no doubt that following the decay of their parent house of Lennox, the Clan of MacFarlane, either in Walter's time or that of his son, Andrew, passed through a perilous period. The whole reign of James III was disturbed by the rebellions of the great barons. Taking advantage of the weakness of the king, the heirs general to the lands of Lennox, John Stewart, Master of Darnley, and Sir John Haldane of Gleneagles, descended respectively from the third and second sisters of the Countess Isabella, advanced pretensions also, to the title of Earl of Lennox. Darnley, after the death of the Countess Isabella, in 1452, actually assumed the dignity without warrant. Apparently the Chief of MacFarlane revived the claim of heir male, and, according to the accounts of Brown and Buchanan, " offered a strenuous opposition to the pretentions of the feudal heir. Their resistance, however, proved alike unsuccessful and disastrous. The chief and all his family perished in defence of what they believed to be their just rights. The Clan suffered severely, and of those who survived the struggle, the greater part took refuge in remote parts of the country. Stewart of Darnley finally overcame all opposition and succeeded to the Earldom of Lennox in 1488.

    The destruction of the Clan would now have been inevitable, but for the opportune support given by a gentleman of the Clan to the Darnley family. He had married a daughter of John Stewart, who became ninth Earl of Lennox, to whom his assistance had been of great moment at a time of difficulty. He saved the remnant of the Clan, and recovered the greater part of their hereditary possessions.

    Andrew, however, does not appear to have possessed any other title to the chiefship than what he derived from his position, and the circumstance of his being the only person in a condition to afford them protection ; in fact, the Clan refused him the title of Chief, which they appear to have considered incommunicable, except in the right line ; and his son, Sir John MacFarlane, accordingly, contented himself with assuming the title of "Captain of the Clan."

    We have quoted the passage in full, in order to contradict the last paragraph. These historians have manifestly based their assumptions on a belief that Captain was a title inferior to, or differing from, that of " Chief," whereas the two are interchangeable terms. It is inconceivable that there existed a MacFarlane, other than the chief, with sufficient power - that is to say, in men - to be of any real service to the Master of Darnley, and of such station as to command the hand of his daughter in marriage. We prefer to rely upon Douglas and Nisbet, who give this " gentleman of the Clan " as the actual son of Walter, the ninth chief. We suggest that the probabilities are, that when the Clan made its submission to Darnley after the defeats above recorded, the compact was cemented by the marriage of the chief with one of Darnley' s daughters. Such an arrangement was consonant with Darnley's policy to win to his cause the principal men of the Lennox against his rival Haldane, who, with the exception of MacFarlane the undoubted heir male, had certainly a prior claim, being senior to Darnley as a cadet of the Lennox family.

    In 1473 Darnley obtained a royal precept declaring him heir, not only of half the lands, but of the title of Earl of Lennox, and was finally invested in it, as Buchanan states, in 1488.

    Now, to reconstruct the situation upon the basis of history. We know that Darnley supported the barons, in whose possession was the prince, afterwards James IV, against James III If Walter MacFarlane, as seems probable, supported the king, what is more likely than that Darnley, already in possession of the chief Lennox strongholds, Inch Murrin and Catter, in retaliation, carried fire and sword into the Arrochar country ? This theory also lends colour to the probability of the death of Walter in James's crowning catastrophe, Sauchieburn, as suggested by' the Piebald Horse Legend. Afterwards Walter's son, Andrew, in the changed conditions brought about by the death of James III., would make peace with Darnley in the manner suggested. The idea that a cadet assumed the chieftaincy appears to have arisen from a later Latin charter in which Sir John MacFarlane was styled " capitaneus de Clan Pharlane." This, Skene, in his " Highlanders of Scotland," took to mean " Captain of Clan Farlane," but Dr. M'Bain, editor of the latest edition of the work, points out that Capitaneus is really Latin for Chief.2,3
  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 44-48.

Gertrude Livingston1,2

F, #5795, b. circa 1440

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  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…

James Livingston of Callendar, 2nd Lord Livingston1,2

M, #5796, b. circa 1410, d. 1497

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Family: Christian Crichton of Sanquhar b. c 1420, d. bt 1477 - 1478

  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php

Duncan MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 8th Baron, 5th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane1

M, #5797, b. circa 1420, d. 1468

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  • Birth*: Duncan MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 8th Baron, 5th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane was born circa 1420 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: He died in 1468 in possibly the Battle of Stalc, in Appin on the west coast of Scotland, Scotland.1
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter IX

    DUNCAN was served, and returned, heir to his father on January 18th, 1441. He had two sons, Walter, his heir, and John, progenitor of the MacFarlanes of Kenmore, from whom are descended the MacFarlanes of Muckroy, Auchinvenal More, and Dunnamaninch in the North of Ireland. Auchinvenal More is in Glen Fruin, and Muckroy in Argyllshire. Kenmore is on Lochlomondside between Tarbet and Inveruglas.

    Duncan died in the reign of James III. The battle of Stale, fought 1468, belongs either to Duncan's period or that of his son, Walter. A stone commemorating this clan fight was erected by Lt.-Col. A. King Stewart of Acknacor, Appin, and bears this inscription : -

    A.D. 1468.
    " Above this spot was fought the bloody battle of Stale, in which many hundreds fell, when the Stewarts and Maclarens, their Allies, in defence of Dugald, Chief of Appin, son of John Stewart, Lord of Lorn and Innermeath, defeated the combined forces of the MacDougalls and MacFarlanes."

    The scene of the battle lies just behind the monument - a veritable shell crater, but on a more magnificent scale than the modern ones. Stale is in Appin, Argyll, and we are inclined to assume that some of the Argyllshire MacFarlanes were the allies of the MacDougalls on this occasion, as Appin is " a far cry " from Arrochar.2,3

  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, page 43.

Iain/John MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 7th Baron, 4th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane1,2

M, #5798, b. circa 1395, d. before 18 January 1441

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  • Birth*: Iain/John MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 7th Baron, 4th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane was born circa 1395 in Arrochar, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.3
  • Marriage*: He married Mlle. Jean Mure of Rowallan, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, 2nd Baron and Janet Mure of Polkelly, circa 1420 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: Iain/John MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 7th Baron, 4th Chief of the Clan MacFarlane died before 18 January 1441 in Scotland.1
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter VIII

    JOHN, son of Duncan, married Jean, daughter of Sir Adam Mure, of Rowallan, and sister of Elizabeth Mure, first wife of King Robert II., and is witness to a charter granted in the year 1426. He died in the beginning of the reign of James II.

    That practically nothing is chronicled relating to this chief, may be due to the fact that the adherents of Lennox and Albany were, like their lords, under the king's displeasure. Duncan, the aged Earl of Lennox, and Murdoch, Duke of Albany, his son-in-law, husband to the Countess Isabel, with two of their sons were all executed in 1425.

    We have noted that the charters of Gilchrist and his son Duncan were confirmed under the Great Seal of James I. in 1420, but as that date is prior by four years to the beginning of the king's actual reign, on his return from exile in England, the presumption is that these confirmations were the act of Albany as Regent, on representations made by the Chief of MacFarlane through the Earl of Lennox.4
  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info.
  4. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, page 42.

Mlle. Jean Mure of Rowallan1

F, #5799, b. circa 1396

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  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info.

Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, 2nd Baron1

M, #5800, b. circa 1310, d. after 1332

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Family: Janet Mure of Polkelly b. c 1300

  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p10247.htm#i102461
  3. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p466.htm#i4659
  4. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p10210.htm#i102097

Duncan MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 6th Baron, 3rd Chief of the Clan MacFarlane1

M, #5801, b. circa 1365, d. before 1426

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  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter VII

    DUNCAN, promiscuously designated "of that Ilk," and of Arrochar, was the son of Malcolm. He received from Duncan, 8th Earl of Lennox, described as his cousin, a charter of confirmation of his lands, which is dated at the Earl's " Mansion-house of Inchmirin," l0th June, 1395. In this charter Duncan is designed " Dilectus et specialis noster Duncanus MacFarlane filius et haeres quoncham Malcomi MacFarlane domini de Arrochar." (Our chosen and special Duncan MacFarlane, son and heir formerly of Malcolm MacFarlane, Lord of Arrochar) . The witnesses to this charter are Walter Buchanan of that Ilk, Humphrey Colquhoun, first of that surname to be laird of Luss, Niel of Balnory, Duncan Campbll of Gaunan, and Malcolm McAlpine. The lands, as described in this charter were, " between the river Dynach and Aldanchwhyn on the one side, and the rivers Aman, Innis and Trostane on the other side, with the islands of Elanvow, Elanvanow, Elandowglas and Elaig, in the Earldom of Lennox."

    Duncan married Christian Campbell, a daughter of Sir Colin Campbell of Lochow, ancestor of the Dukes of Argyll. This marriage is attested by a liferent charter granted by Duncan in favour of Christian, of the lands of Keanlochlong, Inveriock, Glenluin and Portcable, before the following witnesses, John Campbell, Dean of Argyle, Duncan Campbell of Gaunan, John McColman, etc. This charter is also dated 1395.

    Besides his eldest son, John, who succeeded him, Duncan had another son named Thomas, who founded the family of Clachbuy, cadets of which are dispersed through the Western Isles. From his proper name, Thomas's descendants called themselves MacCauses (Thomas's sons) or Thomson. These are included amongst the septs of the Clan.

    Duncan died in the reign of James I.

    Another account, by the Rev. A. MacLean Sinclair, LL.D., says Duncan's children were - Duncan, Colin, David, and a daughter.2
  • Birth*: Duncan MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 6th Baron, 3rd Chief of the Clan MacFarlane was born circa 1365 in Arrochar, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.1,3
  • Marriage*: He married Mlle. Christian Campbell of Lochawe, daughter of Sir Colin "longanlach" Campbell of Lochawe, 3rd Baron and Margaret (Mariota) Campbell, before 1395 in Scotland.1,3,2
  • Death*: Duncan MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 6th Baron, 3rd Chief of the Clan MacFarlane died before 1426 in Scotland.1
  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 40-41.
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info.

Mlle. Christian Campbell of Lochawe1

F, #5802, b. circa 1365

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  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info.
  4. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 40-41.

Malcolm MacFarlane of Arrochar, 5th Baron, 2nd Chief of the Clan MacFarlane1

M, #5804, b. circa 1320, d. before 10 June 1395

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  • Birth*: Malcolm MacFarlane of Arrochar, 5th Baron, 2nd Chief of the Clan MacFarlane was born circa 1320 in Scotland.1,2
  • Death*: He died before 10 June 1395 in Scotland.1
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter VI

    MALCOLM MACFARLANE, so designed in the two following charters, succeeded his father, Parlan or Bartholomew, and obtained from his cousin, Donald, Earl of Lennox, upon the resignation of his father, Bartholomew, son of Malduin, a charter of confirmation of the said lands and islands, in as ample a manner as his predecessors held the same, as the charter itself, yet extant, expressly bears ; -

    " Adeo libere, quiete, et honorifice, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut charta originalis facta per antecessores nostros, antecessoribus dicti Malcolmi, plenius in se proportat, etc. ..."

    "Testatur, hiis testibus Malcolmo Fleming Comite de Wigton, Joanne Steuart de Dernley, Patricio Fleeming de Weddal, militibus, etc."

    " As equally, as freely, amply, peacefully and honourably in all points as in the charter granted by our predecessors to the said Malcolm's ancestors, the right devolves on him, etc. — Witnesses, Malcolm of Wigton, John Stewart of Darnley, Patrick Fleming of Weddal (soldiers)."

    This charter seems, by the witnesses, to have been granted about the year 1344.

    He received also from the said Earl another charter dated Bellach, May 4th, 1354, whereby the Earl freely discharges him and his heirs of four marks of feu duty, payable yearly out of the said lands, and that, " not only for bygones, but even also for the time to come."

    Malcolm married, but who the lady was, is not known. By her he had a son, Duncan.

    " We must here observe," writes the historian, " that Donald, sixth Earl of Lennox, dying without sons anno 1373, in him ended the whole male Hue of the three elder sons of Alwyn, second Earl of Lennox, whereby the representation of that noble family devolved upon Malcolm MacFarlane, his undoubted heir male (being grandson's grandson of Gilchrist, fourth son of Earl Alwyn). But as the said Earl, Donald, contrary to the ancient feudal system, left his whole estate to his daughter. Countess Margaret, this Malcolm MacFarlane declined claiming a dignity which he thought he had not estate sufficient to support. He died soon thereafter and was succeeded by his son, Duncan."


    Malcolm had a charter confirming him in possession of the lands of Arrochar in 1354.

    Of these clans the principal was that of the Macfarlanes, the descendants, as has already been stated, of Gilchrist, a younger brother of Maldowen, Earl of Lennox. In the Lennox charters, several of which he appears to have subscribed as a witness, this Gilchrist is generally designated as frater comitis, or brother of the earl. His son Duncan also obtained a charter of his lands from the Earl of Lennox, and appears in the Ragman's roll under the title of "Duncan Macgilchrist de Levenaghes". From a grandson of this Duncan, who was called in Gaelic Parlan, or Bartholomew, the clan appears to have taken the surname Macfarlane; indeed the connection of Parlan both with Duncan and with Gilchrist is clearly established by a charter granted to Malcolm Macfarlane, the son of Parlan, confirming to him the lands of Arrochar and others; and hence Malcolm may be considered as the real founder of the clan.3,4

  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S710] http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html, ElectricScotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html
  4. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 38-39.

Parlan de Arrochar 4th Baron, First Chief of Clan MacFarlane1,2

M, #5805, b. circa 1290, d. before 4 May 1354

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  • Name-Gaelic: Parlan de Arrochar 4th Baron, First Chief of Clan MacFarlane was also known in Gaelic as Pharlan MacMaoldomhnaich.1
  • Birth*: He was born circa 1290 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: He died before 4 May 1354 in Scotland.1
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter V

    ALL that is known of the son of Malduin is that he lived in the reign of David II, but his place in this chronicle is of first importance, as he gave a permanent surname to his house and his Clan.

    The Gaelic Pharlan or Partholan means in English Bartholomew. As we have seen, the second chief was known as Duncan MacGilchrist (son of Gilchrist), and presumably Malduin's surname was MacDuncan or MacGilchrist, but from Pharlan's son onwards the surname MacFarlane became fixed.

    There are at least two later instances of a cadet taking his father's Christian name as surname. The sept of MacAllan is descended from the son of an Allan MacFarlane, while the descendants of a chief's son, referred to later, eschewed the clan name and described themselves as Thomsons or Thomasons (sons of Thomas). There are besides, many instances of the rank and file of the Clan taking other names, or of having these bestowed upon them, which accounts for the numerous septs. Some of these changes were due to the clansman's vocation, as Stalker, Miller, etc., but others were adopted from motives of prudence, when the Clan came into conflict with the authorities. Mad an in presenting the family coat- of- arms, previous to the addition of the well known demi- savage crest. spells the name above the device MacPharlan. To-day we have such variants as MacFarlan, MacFarlane, McFarlane, MacFarlin, and MacFarland, but they are all " Jock Tamson's bairns."

    Buchanan writes : - " Malduin's son and successor was Partholan or Parlan, from whose proper name the family obtained the patronomical name of McPharlane or Pharlansons, being, as it is asserted, for three descents before the assumption of this, surnamed McGilchrist. Some of these have retained that surname (McGilchrist) as yet, who nevertheless own them- selves to be cadets of the family of MacFarlanes."

    Strangely enough, MacGilchrist is not now regarded as a sept of MacFarlane, being attributed to the Ogilvys and MacLachlans.3,4,5
  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S710] http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html, ElectricScotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html
  4. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_MacFarlane
  5. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 36-37.

Malduin de Arrochar 3rd Baron1,2

M, #5806, b. circa 1260, d. 23 October 1314

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  • Name-Gaelic: Malduin de Arrochar 3rd Baron was also known in Gaelic as Maoldomhnaich MacDonnachad.1
  • Birth*: He was born circa 1260 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: He died on 23 October 1314 in Battle of Bannockburn, St. Ninian;s, Stirlingshire, Scotland.3
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter IV

    DUNCAN was succeeded by his son Malduin, who, it is recorded, possessed all his father's lands, and inherited his unflinching patriotism. In the train of Malcolm, 5th Earl of Lennox, Malduin was a faithful adherent of Robert the Bruce, succouring and shielding his king after his memorable escape from the Macdougalls of Lorn at Tyndrum in the winter of
    1306.

    It was after the battle at Methven, Bruce had taken shelter in Donside, but finding himself in danger even there, he crossed the mountains, meaning to seek refuge in Kintyre. He had just reached Tyndrum, at the entrance to Glenfalloch, when he was waylaid by the Macdougalls, and escaped with the utmost difficulty. Then, by some strange mischance, he and his followers, after descending Glenfalloch, found themselves on the east side of Loch Lomond, whereas the road to Kintyre lay through Tarbet Glen on the western side. Barbour tells the tale of how, when the hunted king and his little company were wandering down the steep and pathless banks, seeking for a means to cross, Douglas at length found an old boat, which, with much patching and mending, could ferry over two men at a time , how, all through the long night, the weary band stood and waited, while the little boat went and came, till all were safely ferried across to the western shore. At Firkin, about three miles south of Tarbet, there stands an ancient yew, still known as Bruce's tree. Under the shelter of this tree, Bruce stood in the midst of his followers who had crossed, entertaining them with tales of chivalry all that night, and wiling away the time, while the frail boat was plying its journeys.

    A little way up Glenloin is Bruce's cave, which is large and commodious, and could hold about fifty men. Here, runs the legend, the king and his followers found shelter for the night before commencing their long journey by Glencroe to Argyllshire and the safety of Kintyre.

    Bruce's adventures in the Arrochar country are thus detailed by Barbour : -

    " While hunting on the hills of Arrochar they were joined by Malcolm, Earl of Lennox, who, under every reverse, remained true to Bruce, and who, to protect himself from the English, had been compelled to seek shelter in the fortresses of his earldom. The Earl had not seen the King since his defeat at Methven, and having learned nothing concerning him, had been apprehensive that, exposed as he was to so many dangers, he had probably gone the way of all the earth. At the very time that Bruce and his companions were engaged in the chase, Lennox happened to be similarly occupied in the neighbourhood. Having heard the sound of the King's hunting horn, he was struck with surprise, and on making inquiries, discovered who the illustrious strangers were, upon which, along with his attendants, he hastened to the spot whence the sound proceeded, and found his beloved sovereign. The joy of the monarch and of his faithful subject, who had not seen each other for a protracted period, at this unexpected meeting may be imagined. Lennox fell upon his royal master's arms, and, big with emotion, burst into tears, while Bruce, not less deeply moved, tenderly clasped his arms around the Earl, and spoke to him in encouraging and hopeful words. All the lords of Bruce' s party present, gladdened at meeting with Lennox and his friends, gave demonstration of their warm affection towards them, the more so that friends now met, who not only had not seen each other for many a day, but who were even ignorant of each other's safety. This natural burst of joy, mingled with sadness, having subsided, the Earl did not fail to observe the wretched plight to which his sovereign and his followers were reduced ; and delighted that he had now an opportunity of giving substantial proofs of his loyalty, he quickly conducted them to a secure retreat, where they were provided with an abundant repast, such as they had not for a long time enjoyed. All having partaken heartily of the repast, the King rose up, and, with all the fervour of his heart, thanked the Earl for his noble and generous hospitality, and expressed the joy which this unexpected meeting had, under the circumstances, caused to them all. At the request of Bruce, Lennox and his friends related their perilous adventures and hardships in their efforts to escape capture by the English. This relation touched the chords of sympathy in Bruce's heart, and in his turn he rehearsed the dangers, toils, and troubles, through which he himself had passed since he had last seen them. The tempest-tossed warriors, having thus recounted their respective adventures, behoved now to part ; for Arrochar, though the territories of the Earl of Lennox and his cousins the MacFarlanes, could not at that time have afforded a secure asylum for Bruce. To have prolonged his stay in a district adjoining that of Argyll, where were powerful families, all friends of the Comyns, and all at the service of the Lord of Lorn, who had complete possession of the roads and passes, would have been dangerous, and, besides, many of the Earl's vassals, in the hope of reward, were ready, should opportunity offer, to violate their allegiance by arresting the King and delivering him up to the English. Accordingly, Bruce having reminded the Earl that time being urgent, he must hasten to Kintyre, and having entreated Lennox to follow speedily, with such a number of men as he could collect in his earldom on the spur of the moment, bade him farewell, and pressed forward to Kintyre.

    The magnanimous Earl made haste to join his royal master, but in passing down the Firth of Clyde with his men he was pursued by some galleys manned with a hostile party of the district, from which he escaped only by lightening the galley in which he was conducted, to enable it to sail the faster."

    As he had been partner in his adversities, the Chief of MacFarlane was also partaker in the king's subsequent successes. The clan, under the banner of Lennox, was present at the Battle of Bannockburn, and shared in the honour and glory of that great achievement.

    Robert I granted a charter to Dougal MacFarlane of the lands of Kindowie and Argushouche, etc., but who this Dougal was we are unable to discover.4,5
  • Last Edited: 29 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  4. [S710] http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html, ElectricScotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html
  5. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 32-35.

Duncan de Arrochar 2nd Baron1,2

M, #5807, b. circa 1227, d. after 1296

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  • Name-Gaelic: Duncan de Arrochar 2nd Baron was also known in Gaelic as Donnchad MacGillecriosd.1
  • Birth*: He was born circa 1227 in Scotland.1
  • Marriage*: He married Mlle. Matilda de Lennox circa 1245 in Scotland.2,4
  • Burial*: Duncan de Arrochar 2nd Baron was buried after 1296 in Kilkivan Kirkyard, Drumlemble, Buteshire, Scotland.4
  • Death*: He died after 1296 in Scotland.4
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane
    Chapter III


    GILCHRIST'S son and successor, Duncan, was designated in the charters of his times, " Duncanus filius Gilchrist or M' Gilchrist. From his cousin, Malcolm, Fourth Earl of Lennox, he received a charter of confirmation of the lands of Arrochar, whereby the Earl ratifies and confirms :

    " Donationem illam quam Malduinus avus meus fecit Gilchrist fratri suo de terris de Superior! Arrochar de Luss coram his testibus Domino Simoni Flandreuse, Domino Duncano fiho Amelick, Domino Henrico de Ventere Ponte et Malcolmo de Drumeth."

    This reads : -

    " That gift which my uncle Malduin made to his brother Gilchrist of the lands of Upper Arrochar down from Luss, in the presence of these witnesses : Master Simon Flandreuse, Master Duncan, son of Amelick, Master Henry of Ventere Ponte (lit. trans. Belly Bridge) and Malcolm of Drumeth."

    This charter, although undated (very usual amongst the older charters), by the names of the witnesses, appears to have been granted before 1284, As in the case of the original one granted to Gilchrist, it was subsequently ratified under the Great Seal of King James I. of Scotland.

    Duncan appears as a witness to a charter granted by Malcolm, Earl of Lennox, to Michael M'Kessan, of the lands of Garchell and Ballat. He married Matilda, daughter of the Fourth Earl.

    It is stated that, after a gallant defence of the national independence, Duncan with most of the great men of his country, was compelled to submit to Edward I. of England. He was one of the subscribers to the bond of submission, called Ragman's Roll, anno 1296, Therein he is designated, Duncanus filius Gilchrist de Levenax.

    Duncan is stated to have died soon after that date.6,7

Family: Mlle. Matilda de Lennox b. c 1227

  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  4. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  5. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 27-29.
  6. [S710] http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html, ElectricScotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html
  7. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 30-31.

Mlle. Matilda de Lennox1,2

F, #5808, b. circa 1227

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Family: Duncan de Arrochar 2nd Baron b. c 1227, d. a 1296

  • Last Edited: 24 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…

GilleCriosd/Gilchrist de Lennox 1st Baron of Arrochar1,2

M, #5809, b. 1192, d. circa 1263

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  • Name-Gaelic: GilleCriosd/Gilchrist de Lennox 1st Baron of Arrochar was also known in Gaelic as GilleCriosd MacAilin.1
  • Birth*: He was born in 1192 in Scotland.1
  • Marriage*: He married (?) (?) an heiress of the Lothians circa 1225 in Scotland.4
  • Death*: GilleCriosd/Gilchrist de Lennox 1st Baron of Arrochar died circa 1263 in Scotland.1,3
  • Biography*: The following is from History of Clan MacFarlane by James MacFarlane

    Chapter II


    GILCHRIST, the founder of the family of MacFarlane, was either the fourth or fifth son of Alwyn, second Earl of Lennox.

    From his brother, Earl Malduin, he obtained for his patrimony, the lands and barony of Arrochar in the upper part of the earldom of Lennox, as is shown by the following extract from the original charter

    " Terras de superiori Arrochar de Luss jacentes inter rivulos qui vocantur Aldyvach et Aldquchulin ex una parte, et rivulos qui vocantur Hernan Hinys et Trostan ex altera parte, una cum insulis de Elanvow, Elanvanow Elanrouglas et Elaig."

    Translated, this reads -

    " The lands of Upper Arrochar down from Luss, lying between the small brooks which are called Aldyvach and Oldquchulin on one side and the small brooks which are called Hernan Hings and Trostan on the other side, together with the islands of Elanvow, Elanvanow, Elanrouglas and Elaig."

    This charter bears no date, but was granted in the reign of King Alexander II., between 1225 and 1239, probably in the first mentioned year, upon Malduin becoming Earl of Lennox by the death of his father, Alwyn.

    The terms of this charter were subsequently con- firmed in a similar document granted to John, the seventh Chief of MacFarlane, on 13th February, 1420, under the Great Seal of King James I. of Scotland.

    Gilchrist, under the designation of " Brother of the Earl," appears as witness to many of Earl Malduin's charters granting lands to vassals. Of special interest is one to Anselm MacBeth of Buchanan, of the Isle of Clare- Inch in Loch Lomond, dated in 1225, and another to William, son of Arthur de Galbraith,- of the two carrucates of Baldernock, dated at Fintry in 1238.

    Haco's devastating foray of 1263 probably occurred in Gilchrist's time. Olaf , King of Man, with sixty ships, appeared in Loch Long. The landing of the Norsemen at the head of the loch was opposed by the Arrochar people who suffered defeat. The battle was fought at Ballyhennan, on some raised ground immediately to the west of the railway embankment and a little below the public road. Above the village of Arrochar, according to tradition, stood a stronghold in which the Chief is said to have placed his family for security. Further along the short valley, lying between Arrochar and Tarbet, is the ancient burial ground of Ballyhennan, a little to the east of the battlefield. Here it is said the clansmen slain in the battle were interred. Two slight mounds in the grounds of Arrochar House are believed to mark the graves of slaughtered Danes.

    After laying waste the country bordering Loch Long (at Knockderry is or was a small fort supposed to be of Danish origin), the invaders ran their vessels ashore at the head of the loch. Unshipping their smaller boats, they dragged these through the valley, and launched them on Loch Lomond. This feat is described in the Norwegian chronicle.

    " The persevering shielded warriors of the throwers of the whizzing spear drew their boats across the broad isthmus. Our fearless troops, exactors of contributions, with flaming brands, wasted the populous islands in the lake, and the mansions around its winding bays." Loch Lomond, from its retired situation, writes Irving, had been deemed little exposed to attack ; and on some of the islands were numbers of people who, not anticipating the extraordinary measures which the persevering enterprise of the vikings enabled them to carry into execution, had taken refuge in a retreat which they esteemed perfectly secure.

    To their terror and dismay, the flotilla of the Norsemen was upon them before any plan of defence could be adopted. Multitudes of the people were put to the sword, and the country around the lake, then a wealthy and populous district, studded with villages, and fertile in agricultural produce, was reduced in a few days to an arid smoking desert, strewn with the dead bodies of the inhabitants, the smouldering fires of plundered granges, and the blackened ruins of cottages and castles.

    From Loch Lomond one of the Norse chiefs, named Allan, the brother of Prince Dugal, at the head of a wild multitude, penetrated into the heart of Dumbartonshire and Stirlingshire with similar excesses.

    But scarcely had the Norwegians secured their plunder in their vessels in Loch Long, when the fleet was attacked by a hurricane, which drove the whole of the ships from their moorings, and reduced ten of them to complete wrecks.

    The storm raged for three days. During that time the Scottish soldiery dominated the Norwegian fleet from the heights above Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde, Haco was finally defeated at the Battle of Largs.

    Alluding to the dragging of the boats from Arrochar to Tarbet, Fraser writes, " At this neck of land it was anciently the practice to drag boats across between Loch Long and Loch Lomond. Hence the Gaelic name, Turnbat, which signifies ' draw the boat.4,5' "
  • Last Edited: 13 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  4. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  5. [S828] James MacFarlane, History Of Clan MacFarlane, pages 27-29.

Ailin/Alwyn (?) 2nd Earl of Lennox1,2,3

M, #5810, b. circa 1150, d. before 10 August 1217

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  • Birth*: Ailin/Alwyn (?) 2nd Earl of Lennox was born circa 1150 in Lennox, Scotland.1,2,3
  • Marriage*: He married Lady Eva de Menteith Countess of Lennox, daughter of Gilchrist (?) 1st Earl of Menteith, circa 1170 in Scotland.1,3
  • Biography*: Ailin is frequently mentioned in the chartularies of Lennox and Paisley, and who died before the year 1225.

    Mormaer Ailín II of Lennox, also known as Ailean or Alwyn, was the son of Mormaer Ailín I, and ruled Lennox from somewhere in the beginning of the 13th century until his death in 1217.

    Unlike many other Scottish Mormaers, he played little role in the wider society of the Scottish kingdom. Lennox at the time was a frontier region between the Scottish Gaelic lands of central Scotland and the Norse Gaelic lands of Argyll, and the Mormaerdom seems to have lacked the status accorded to the other Mormaerdoms. Either because of this lack of status, or because of the lack of interest in national affairs, Ailin's attendance was not recorded at the coronation of King Alexander II, at Scone in 1215.

    Ailin was dead in 1217.

    NOTES:

    1 - Second Earl of Lennox - being a minor at the time of his father's death, was too young to takeover the earldom, so William the Lion gave it to his brother David, Earl of Huntingdon, but the young Earl recovered possession around 1199 AD.

    Donated lands to Church of Kilpatrick, the Church of Camsie, Walter-Bishop of Glasgow, lands of Luss to Malduin, Dean of Lennox. Died about 1224.

    2 - Gregor b. c1190 married a daughter of Lindsay of Buck null the Earl of Lennox.

    Not sure if this is another name for Alwyn or an error of the source as this Gregor's son is claimed to have married a dau. of Gichrist, Alwin's seventh son.

    3 - From the territory of Levenach which originally belonged to Celtic Chiefs, the first being Alwin MacMuredach, MacMaldouen, Mormaer of Levenach. This Alwin had several sons, the 5th son was Aulay de Faslane whose descendant, Allan de Faslane became the Bailie of Lennox. Gilchrist, the 7th son of Alwin, founded the clan MacFarlane.
    [ http://www.clanphail.org/highland_clans.htm ]




    4 - At Balloch, was the seat of Alwin, first earl of Lennox. It is probable that he was of Celtic descent, but the records are silent as to his part in history; that he was earl at all is only proved from the charters of his son, another Alwin, and he died some time before 1217. The second Alwin was father of ten sons, one of whom founded the clan Macfarlane, famous in the annals of the district, while another was ancestor of Walter of Faslane, who married the heiress of the 6th earl of Lennox.
    [ http://38.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LE/LENNOX.htm ]

    5 - Mormaer Ailâin II of Lennox, also known as Alywn, 2nd Earl of Lennox, was the son of Mormaer Ailâin I , and ruled Lennox from somewhere in the beginning of the 13th century until his death in 1217 .

    Unlike many other Scottish Mormaers, he played little role in the wider society of the Scottish kingdom. Lennox at the time was a frontier region between the Scottish Gaelic lands of central Scotland and the Norse Gaelic lands of Argyll, and the Mormaerdom seems to have lacked the status accorded to the other Mormaerdoms. Either because of this lack of status, or because of the lack of interest in national affairs, Ailin's attendance was not recorded at the coronation of King Alexander II , at Scone in 1215 .
    Ailin was dead in 1217 .
    [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ail%C3%ADn_II%2C_Earl_of_Lennox ]5,6,3
  • Death*: Ailin/Alwyn (?) 2nd Earl of Lennox died before 10 August 1217 in Scotland.2,3
  • Last Edited: 13 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  4. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  5. [S710] http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html, ElectricScotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html
  6. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ail%C3%ADn_II,_Earl_of_Lennox.
  7. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p464.htm#i4640

Lady Eva de Menteith Countess of Lennox1,2,3

F, #5811, b. before 1165

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Family: Ailin/Alwyn (?) 2nd Earl of Lennox b. c 1150, d. b 10 Aug 1217

  • Last Edited: 13 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  4. [S742] The Peerage, online thepeerage.com, http://www.thepeerage.com/p464.htm#i4640

Gilchrist (?) 1st Earl of Menteith1,2

M, #5812, b. circa 1150, d. between 1189 and 1198

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  • Birth*: Gilchrist (?) 1st Earl of Menteith was born circa 1150 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: He died between 1189 and 1198.3
  • Biography*: Gille Críst is the first known Mormaer (in Scotland, a regional or provincial ruler, equivalent to Latin comes, French comte and English earl) of Menteith, but almost certainly not actually the first. He is named in a charter of King Máel Coluim IV, dated to 1164, regarding the restoration of Scone Priory, which had recently been destroyed by fire. He appears again in a charter of King William the Lion, dated 1175-1178, as one of the witnesses to a grant of privileges to the newly established burgh of Glasgow.

    Gille Críst had two known sons, Muireadhach Mór and Muireadhach Óg. He also had a daughter, Éua, who married Ailín II, Earl of Lennox.

    Gille Críst had died by 1189-1198, when Muireadhach Mór appears as Mormaer for the first time.

    THE district of Menteith, situated partly in Perthshire, partly in the county of Stirling, is celebrated for the beauty of its scenery and its traditionary and historical associations. It has been depicted by Sir Walter Scott both in prose and verse—in the ‘Lady of the Lake’ and in ‘Rob Roy,’ and the ‘Legend of Montrose,’ and is probably more familiar to Englishmen, Americans, and Continental visitors than any other part of Scotland. The earldom of Menteith, which takes its name from the district, is one of the most ancient of the Scottish titles of nobility, and dates from the beginning of the twelfth century, while the oldest English earldom—that of Huntingdon—is three hundred years, and the oldest barony—De Ros—is a hundred and fifty years, later. This famous earldom has been borne successively by three of the most distinguished families of Scotland—the Red Comyns, the royal Stewarts, and the gallant Grahams—and is associated with a great part of the most important and interesting events in the history of the country.

    Of the original line of the Earls of Menteith only three are known—Gilchrist, Murdoch, and Maurice.3,4
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S646] The House of Lennox, The House of Lennox by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, a work in progress, April 26, 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  3. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gille_Cr%C3%ADst,_Earl_of_Menteith.
  4. [S816] M.A., D.D., F.S.A James Taylor, The Great Historic Families of Scotland, The Earldom of Menteith.
  5. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muireadhach_II,_Earl_of_Menteith
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muireadhach_I,_Earl_of_Menteith.

Murdac (?) Mormaer of Lennox1

M, #5813, b. circa 1100, d. 1139

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  • Name-Gaelic: Murdac (?) Mormaer of Lennox was also known in Gaelic as Muireadhaigh (?)2
  • Name Variation: Murdac (?) Mormaer of Lennox was also known as Muredach (?) Mormaer of Lennox.2
  • Birth*: He was born circa 1100 in Scotland.1,2
  • Marriage*: He married (?) MacArkyl, daughter of Alwyn Mor MacArkyl and Ede (?), circa 1125 in Scotland.1,2
  • Death*: Murdac (?) Mormaer of Lennox died in 1139 in Scotland.2
  • Biography*: Muredach, and his father and grandfather before him, were chieftains (probably Mormaers) of the Leamhnaigh. As Arkil of Northumberland had been granted large tracts of land in the area by King Malcolm III, Muredach's marriage was probably an arrangement to bring together the old and new leading families of the region.2

Family: (?) MacArkyl b. c 1100

  • Last Edited: 27 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…

(?) MacArkyl1

F, #5814, b. circa 1100

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Family: Murdac (?) Mormaer of Lennox b. c 1100, d. 1139

  • Last Edited: 18 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…

Ailin/Alwyn Oge (?) 1st Earl of Lennox1

M, #5815, b. circa 1125, d. circa 1178

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  • Birth*: Ailin/Alwyn Oge (?) 1st Earl of Lennox was born circa 1125 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: He died circa 1178 in Scotland.1,2
  • Biography*: 1 - Alwyn, last Mormaer and first Earl of Lennox , who was born circa 1125 and died before 1177/78 when King William the Lion put the earldom under the wardship of his brother David, later first Earl of Huntingdon.

    2 - From the territory of Levenach (Lennox) which originally belonged to Celtic Chiefs, the first being Alwin MacMuredach, MacMaldouen, Mormaer of Levenach. This Alwin had several sons, the 5th son was Aulay de Faslane whose descendant, Allan de Faslane became the Bailie of Lennox. Gilchrist, the 7th son of Alwin, founded the clan MacFarlane.
    [ http://www.clanphail.org/highland_clans.htm ]

    3 - Sources disagree about the ancestry of the first Earl, some identifying him as Celtic others as Northumbrian. We show what is reported in The Complete Peerage (and, on the male line, broadly supported by The Scots Peerage) which effectively combines those roots as it reports (as does John Guthre Smith) that Alwyn Mor, maternal grandfather of the first Earl, was the son of Arkil (Arkyll) who fled to Scotland from Northumberland in about 1070 following the Norman Conquest.

    4 - LENNOX, a name given to a large district in Dumbartonshire and Stirlingshire, which was erected into an earidom in the latter half of the 12th century. It embraced the ancient sheriffdom of Dumbarton and nineteen parishes with the whole of the lands round Loch Lomond, formerly Loch Leven, and the river of that name which glides into the estuary of the Clyde at the ancient castle of Dumbarton.

    On this River Leven, at Balloch, was the seat of Alwin, first earl of Lennox. It is probable that he was of Celtic descent, but the records are silent as to his part in history; that he was earl at all is only proved from the charters of his son, another Alwin.
    [ http://38.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LE/LENNOX.htm ]

    5 - The Mormaer of Lennox or Earl of Lennox was the ruler of the long-lasting provincial Mormaerdom / Earldom of Lennox in the Medieval Kingdom of the Scots. The first Mormaer is usually regarded as Ailin I (also Alpin, Alun or Alwin), but the genealogy of the Mormaers gives earlier names. The last Mormaer of the native line was Isabella, who married Muireadhach Stewart, the Duke of Albany, and died in 1458.

    The recent work of Cynthia Neville and Michael Brown has made Lennox perhaps the best understood native scottish Mormaerdom.

    After the extinction of the Lennox line, the Scottish Peerage title of Earl of Lennox was granted to John Stewart, Lord Darnley. It has been "created" six times, becoming extinct every time. The Earl of Lennox was elevated to Duke of Lennox in 1581.
    [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Lennox ]



    6 - Mormaer Ailâin I of Lennox , also Alâun or Alwin, ruled Lennox sometime before 1178 . He is an obscure figure, known only in two sources, and remains characterless. It is not certain that he was ever recognized as a Mormaer of Lennox , although one source does call him that. In the 1170s , Lennox was in the nominal possession of David , the brother of King William I . David was given the territory as a fief of the crown in 1178.

    However, the land was restored to a native magnet, Ailin's son Ailâin , and recognized as a Mormaer. The reasons for this are unknown. Perhaps the crown had never really controlled it; or perhaps, the frontier region of Lennox lost its importance after the defeat and death of Somhairle mac Gille Bhrigdhe. Part of the reason was undoubtedly the promotion of David to the Earldom of Huntingdon .
    [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ail%C3%ADn_I%2C_Earl_of_Lennox ]3,4,5

Family:

  • Last Edited: 7 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S710] http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html, ElectricScotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macfarl2.html
  4. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  5. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ail%C3%ADn_I,_Earl_of_Lennox.
  6. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…

Alwyn Mor MacArkyl1,2

M, #5816, b. circa 1070

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  • Birth*: Alwyn Mor MacArkyl was born circa 1070 in Scotland.1,2
  • Marriage*: He married Ede (?), daughter of Aelfsige of Tees, Earl of Northumbria (?) and Ecgfrida (?), circa 1100 in Northumbria, England*.2
  • Biography*: Prominent in the Court of King David I.

    Alwyn MacArchil was a mid 12th century man who appears in numerous charters of the Kings of Scots. He, and his son, held the office of rannair—a distributor of the food and provisions—to the King of Scots. Over the years, some historians have suggested that he was an ancestor of the Earls of Lennox; some made him the first earl, others made him a male-line ancestor of the first earl, another suggestion is that he is an ancestor of the first earl in the female-line.

    Biography
    Various names
    Alwyn MacArchill appears in numerous contemporary sources during the reigns of David I and Malcolm IV. Historian G. W. S. Barrow noted that nineteen acts of David I were witnessed by Alwyn MacArchill. The 20th century linguist Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson noted numerous sources and stated that his name appears four times as Alfwin; once as Alfwin; six times as Alwyn; and once as Algune (in the Book of Deer). Jackson stated that his father's name is recorded as: Arkil three times; Archill three times; Archil thirteen times; Arcill once (in the Book of Deer); and Arch- once. Jackson noted that his father's name, Arkil, an Old Danish name; and that the name Alfwin represents the Old English name Ælfwine, although in England the name appears to have been borrowed into Old Danish as early as the 11th century.

    Ancestry
    It has been suggested that Alwyn's father may have been a Northumbrian noble. Jackson, however, disagreed with this proposal. He believed that the evidence of the names showed that he was of Anglo-Danish descent. Jackson noted that there is a charter in the reign of David I which mentions a man named Arkil who had lands between Haddington and Athelstaneford. If this man was the father of Alwyn, it would mean Alwyn had East Lothian connections.

    Life
    In one contemporary record his wife, Ede, is recorded. Barrow stated that he was in turn succeeded by his son, Gilleandrais the rannair. Barrow stated that Alwyn MacArchill was probably the man portrayed by Ailred of Rievaulx's biographer Walter Daniel, as "the jealous and foul-mouthed caluminator of Ailread who nevertheless repented of his hostility, became Ailread's friend, and was consequently promoted by the king. Barrow noted how Daniel wrote that Ailread stood at the king's table as chief steward, and served the dishes and divided the food for those present; Barrow stated that this would have been precisely the duties of Alfwin the rannair (the Gaelic rannair, means "sharer", "divider", i.e. 'the distributor of the food and provisions'). Barrow noted that Sir Maurice Powicke thought that Ailread's enemy was Walter, son of Alan.

    Ancestor of the Earls of Lennox?
    In the male-line
    It has been thought that the Earls of Lennox were descendants in the male line, of Alwyn MacArchill, and his father Archill. The 19th century historian William Forbes Skene stated that this theory was first produced in 1716, by George Crawfurd. According to Sir James Balfour Paul, the theory of this descent was later elaborated by Sir Robert Douglas, and further expanded by Sir William Fraser. The theory was that Alwyn I, Earl of Lennox was identical to the Alwyn MacArchill, who appears as a witness on numerous charters of David I, down to at least the year 1154. This man's father was thought to have been Archillus, son of Aykfrith; and to have been a Northumbrian magnate, who was an exile of William the Conqueror. It was thought that this Archill/Archillus went to Scotland in 1070, where he received lands in the Lennox. Skene, however, stated that there was nothing to support this theory, other than the similarity in names. Alwyn MacArchill never appears in records with a title of earl; and that he does not appear in records after the year 1155, yet Alwyn I first appears in record in 1193. Between 1155 and 1193, Skene stated, the earldom of Lennox was in the possession of David, Earl of Huntingdon. Also, Paul noted that the mediaeval English chronicler Simeon of Durham only notes that Archill was made an exile; he does not mention him passing into Scotland.

    Paul also noted another theory, which made the earls "Celtic" in the male line. This made Alwyn I, the son of Muireadhach, who was possibly a Mormaer of Lennox himself. For example, the 13th century bard Muireadhach Albanach, employed for some time by the Lennox family, wrote a poem which outlined their ancestry which included Muireadhach. Paul followed this theory for his The Scots Peerage. This poem takes the male line ancestors of Alwyn I back several generations, According to Jackson, the genealogy is probably only reliable as far back as Muireadhach's father, Maol-Domhnaigh.

    William Buchanan of Auchmar also stated that Alwyn MacArchill was the ancestor of the earls, yet gave him a different ancestry. Buchanan stated that "Aluin MacArkill" was "a great favourite at court" during the reigns of David I and Malcolm IV. He was the son of Arkill, a contemporary of the Scots kings Edgar and Alexander I, and a person of note during their reigns. Buchanan stated that Arkill was the son of "Aluin, or Alcuin", a younger son of Kenneth III.

    In the female-line
    It has also been suggested that Alwyn MacArchill is an ancestor of the Earls of Lennox in the female line. The first Earl of Lennox on record had Gaelic name Alúin, Ailín. Muireadhach Albanach's poem states that his mother (who is unnamed) was the daughter of an Ailín. The chronology could allow that this man could be Alwyn MacArchill. This could mean that the first earl's name could have been the Old English/Old Danish name assimilated into Gaelic.1,3

Family: Ede (?) b. c 1075

  • Last Edited: 27 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alwyn_MacArchill

Maldouen (?) Mormaer of Lennox1

M, #5817, b. circa 1075

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  • Name Variation: Maldouen (?) Mormaer of Lennox was also known as Maeldovnaigh (?) Mormaer of Lennox.2
  • Birth*: He was born circa 1075 in Scotland.1
  • Biography*: May have witnessed a charter of King David I to Glasgow in c 1136.1

Family:

  • Last Edited: 7 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…

Murdac (?) Mormaer of Lennox1,2

M, #5818, b. circa 1050, d. circa 1136

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  • Birth*: Murdac (?) Mormaer of Lennox was born circa 1050 in Scotland.1
  • Death*: He died circa 1136 in Scotland.2
  • Biography*: The Mormaer of Lennox or Earl of Lennox was the ruler of the long-lasting provincial Mormaerdom/Earldom of Lennox in the Medieval Kingdom of the Scots. The first Mormaer is usually regarded as Ailin I (also Alpin, Alun or Alwin), but the genealogy of the Mormaers gives earlier names. The last Mormaer of the native line was Isabella, who married Muireadhach Stewart, the Duke of Albany, and died in 1458.3
  • Last Edited: 31 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. [S649] The House of Lennox, a work in progress by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, May 18 2008 Donald James MacFarlane.
  2. [S829] Clanmacfarlanegenealogy Website, online Clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy/…
  3. [S746] Wikipedia, online http://Wikipedia.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Lennox

Elizabeth MacNeil1

F, #5819, b. circa 1902, d. after 1963

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Family: Archie J. Gillis b. 1902, d. 1963

  • Last Edited: 30 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S100] Obituaries from The Casket Newspaper, 1852 - present, Obituary of Archie J. Gillis, 110-1963-32-6.