'[101] William Buchanan of Auchmar in his history of the clan, published in 1723, details a case that all cadet lines, except one, from George 15th of Buchanan to John Buchanan 19th of Buchanan had expired and on the death of the latter, the chiefship devolved to the cadet line most recently separated from the chiefly line, Buchanan of Auchmar, thus he, William Buchanan of Auchmar, is the chief of Clan Buchanan and that Nisbet is wrong in asserting that Buchanan of Leny is representer of the chiefly line. There are also endless variations of Scottish surnames and the list below is neither comprehensive nor definitive but is intended solely as a guide to the possible connections a name may have to a recognised clan … McKerracher, Mairead (2012) "Jacobite Dictionary", Neil Wilson Publishing, Glasgow. It is preferable to speak of "The names and families of Clan X" rather to call a name "a Sept of Clan X". Unluckily they had to pass the castle gates of Arnpryor, belonging to a chief of the Buchanans, who had a considerable number of guests with him. [citation needed]. Motto:Clarior hinc honos or “Henceforth forward the honour shall grow ever brighter” 3. Still other names come from towns, villages or areas within Buchanan territories such as Len(n)y. The silver tears refer to the sadness[125] of the Clan at not having a chief. John Buchanan-Hamilton. Buchanans on the Net Clan Buchanan Discussion Area Clan Buchanan Contacts: Arms: Or, ... Septs: Colman, Cormack, Cousland, Dewar, Dove, Dow, Gibb, Gibbon, Gibson, Gilbert, Gilbertson, ... the name of which was afterwards to become the battle-cry of the clan. More recent spellings include Buckanon, Buchannon, Bocanan, Buchanan etc. The Septs of Clan Buchanan derive from the first Auselan to use the surname Buchanan, Gilbert, whose father had obtained the Buchanan lands, and his brothers Colman and Methlan, grandson Maurice, and great-grandson Walter. [106] Alexander Buchanan of Auchmar married Christine Campbell and by her two sons (William his successor and James who succeeded his brother). 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. 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[24] and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 18th Chief[77] who married Elizabeth Livingston and by her had George[77] who succeeded his grandfather) and two daughters (Helen and Susanna). Image, right. It is possible that Scott, a historical novelist, simply embellished the facts for literary purposes. Most sources cite the 'betrayal' version of events and advise that Drummakill was forever after ostracised in Scotland. Except that girls are now eligible for assistance, the goals have remained largely unchanged. The Buchanan Society is a purely charitable organisation established in 1725 in Glasgow, Scotland, for the needy of the Clan. "Sept" is actually a term borrowed from Irish culture in the nineteenth century to explain the use of a variety of surnames by members of a single clan. 12th – Sir Walter Buchanan,[71][24] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 6th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 13th Chief) first married an unidentified women and by her three sons (Patrick his successor and Walter [72] Drumikill and Carbeth) and one daughter. Arrested before battle of Culloden for stockpiling weapons. (Descendants of Thomas Buchanan of Gartencaber were excluded from consideration because the C15th documents that purport to link him to the chiefly line were demonstrated to be forgeries. Page 3. MacGibbon, along with Gibbon/Gibson, were among the names "sept-napped" by William Buchanan of Auchmar in the early 18th century when he invented a man called "Methlan Buchanan" to be the … The Society is funded by an entry fee paid by each member of the Society, gifts and interest from investments. The current seat of Clan Buchanan is Cambusmore. It would appear that John Buchanan died some close to and prior to 28 August 1680. [106] William Buchanan of Auchmar married in 1696 Jean Buchanan and by her three son (John and Bernard who died before their father, and Alexander his successor) and three daughters (Janet, Katherine and Helen) who survived infancy. He is referred to as 'clericus meus', meaning 'my clergyman'. [16] During the reign of king Alexander II (1214–1249), Gilbert de Buchanan, seneschal to the Earl of Lennox, received, in 1231, a charter confirming Clareinch and other lands in Buchanan. Genealogical Publishing Com. The chief of a Highland clan could be referred to as the ‘Laird of’, meaning the head of the clan (a patrimonial title),[62] e.g. 6th –McBeath (MacBethe/McBeth) McCausland,[66] whose son and successor was Anselan. It appears that there were other claimants to the Highland lands and as a guarantee that the sale would proceed, John Buchanan offered the Barony of Buchanan as security (an infeftment of real warrandice). [115] So while there may have been discussions and determinations within the Clan hierarchy regarding the Clan Chief, the claims of neither Buchanan of Auchmar (1723–1816) nor Buchanan-Hamilton (1828–1919) appear to have been ratified in a legal sense. However, in the early 19th century ‘of that Ilk’ fell out of favour with Highland chiefs[63] who adopted a duplication of the patronymic, regardless of ownership of territory or estate, e.g. Estate is cited but no special status in the Clan. [32] He later led the clan at the Battle of Inverkeithing but here he was captured and died in captivity later the same year. ... Clan Buchanan Anselan, Bohannan, Buchanan… Buchanan of Arnpryor was ever afterwards called the King of Kippen.[31]. The historic seat of the Clan is Buchanan Auld House in Stirlingshire. [9], Traditionally, Clan Buchanan can trace its chiefly line back to Anselan O Kyan who was of the clan Ó Catháin, provincial king of north Ulster (and had his seat in Limavady, Co. Londonderry) who landed in Argyll in 1016. 2. He was one of "The Seven Men of Moidart. Clan crest: Sunflower turning to the sun Clan Buchan is a Scottish clan. The word sept is Irish in origin. [127], The sept masterson was Irish, the Scottish sept of Buchanan is spelt Masterton. The chief, seeing so much fat venison passing his very door, seized on it; and to the expostulations of the keepers, who told him it belonged to King James, he answered insolently, that if James was King in Scotland, he, Buchanan, was King in Kippen, being the name of the district in which the Castle of Arnpryor lay. Cadets can have their own cadets, e.g. "A History of the Clan Mackenzie" by Alexander MacKenzie. Charles Richard Bowman passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, and went to be with his Lord and Savior. The word sept is Irish in origin. Sir Maurice Buchanan 10th of Buchanan married Margaret Menteth (also spelt Menteith). It was late, and the company were rather short of victuals, though they had more than enough of liquor. In 1815 Francis inherited his mother's estate and adopted the additional surname of Hamilton. Nothing now remains of the original chapel.[88]. [104][107][109] Francis was the son of Thomas Buchanan of Spittal and Leny (the Leny estate and title were inherited from Thomas’ first wife), and Elizabeth Hamilton of Bardowie. Arms are meant to be rematriculated within a year and a day of succession; however, it is common practice that Arms be borne on apparency, that is without matriculating the Arms, for two or three generations, beyond this it may be difficult or impossible to demonstrate heirship. In both cases, Elizabeth refused these arranged marriages. Transported on the John and Sarah, from Gravesend 13 May 1652 to Boston. Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations: 1650–1775. One was cut down at Gartnafuaran and the second was cut down at a place since known by the circumstance as Sron Laine. [55] On account of Buchanan's zeal in raising new levies on behalf of the government, the Jacobites demanded in December 1745 a special levy of £500 from him. "[56][57], 2) Archibald Buchanan of Drummakill (alternate spellings: Drumnakil, Drumakiln and Drumnakiln), overt supporter of the Government, magistrate and militia officer. [30], During the Anglo-Scottish Wars the Clan Buchanan fought against the English at the Battle of Flodden in 1513 where the chief's elder son Patrick was killed. 1st – Anselan O'Kyan,[64] son of a petty king from Ulster, Ireland, in the service of Malcolm II of Scotland from whom he received a grant of land in Lennox. The Lord Lyon was satisfied that the petitioner: The reputed burial ground of the chiefs of Clan Buchanan is in the grounds of the Old Buchanan Parish Church 56°04′06″N 4°29′04″W / 56.068286°N 4.484356°W / 56.068286; -4.484356. [7] The following two names are given as the root of the territorial name Buchanan, Mac a Chanonaich (The Son of the Canon)[8] and Buth Chanain (meaning house or seat of the canon). Buchanan of Auchmar and Guthrie Smith commence their respective numbering of Chiefs at a different person, and describe a different order and number of Chiefs following Sir Walter 11th of Buchanan. The Clan Buchanan is an ancient Scottish Clan, purportedly founded in the 11th century. 8th – Gilbert Buchanan,[67][17] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 2nd Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 8th Chief) whose son and successor was Maurice. A list of Buchanans serving in British Army, Royal Navy or other Government roles at the time of the Jacobite uprisings has yet to be compiled. Toronto: Pro Familia Publishing. There are a number of Buchanan tartans of different shades, including those illustrated below, most commonly associated with Clan Buchanan; Weathered (Vegetable Dye), Hunting, Ancient and … 1) Andrew Buchanan of Drumpellier, Tobacco Lord and Lord Provost of Glasgow (1740–42). Both cited their estate but neither cited any special status in the Clan. [40] A likely contributing factor was the leadership vacuum resulting from the death of the last Chief in c1681. Sir George commanded the Stirlingshire Regiment in the Civil Wars of Charles I, fought at the battle of Dunbar, and was taken prisoner at Inverkeithing. John Buchanan, the second son of Walter Buchanan the 14th of Buchanan and uncle of George Buchanan the 15th of Buchanan, became proprietor of Arnprior, and afterwards the noted "King of Kippen", a phrase which originated in a whimsical episode between himself and James V. The story is well retold by Sir Walter Scott in the following paragraph. Prior to the sale, John Buchanan of Arnpryor had been the estate manager for John Buchanan. An on-line search of the historic Edinburgh Gazette[112] and London Gazette[113] for notices pertaining to ‘laird of buchanan’, ‘buchanan of that ilk’ or ‘buchanan of buchanan’ and the alternate spelling of ‘Buchanan’ reveal no supporting evidence for either the Buchanan of Auchmar or Buchanan-Hamilton claims. The Chief's 1657 crest (which also is the centre piece of clanfolk's badge) is a hand couped at the wrist holding a ducal cap, which celebrates Sir Alexander Buchanan's slaying of the Duke of Clarence in combat. [82] He inherited significant debt and during his chiefship, significant parts of the Buchanan Estate were sold, and the final portions of it were lost due to defaulting on creditors. 3rd – Anselan,[66] whose son and successor was Walter. The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Buchanan together with members bearing the name Buchanan, the related families … [102] In Nisbet's (posthumously published) A System of Heraldry Vol 2, 1742, he recognises Buchanan of Auchmar as the successor of the chiefly line. This line is now recognised as extinguished. Clan Buchanan has numerous septs, including: Bohannon, Buchanan, Coleman, Colman, Cormack, Cousland, Dewar, Donleavy, Donlevy, Dove, Dow, Gibb, Gibbon, Gibbs, Gibby, Gibson, GIlbert, … The two main Clan historians, Buchanan of Auchmar[60] writing in 1723 uses the term ‘Laird of Buchanan’, while Guthrie Smith[61] writing in 1896 uses the term ‘Laird of Buchanan’ to describe the chiefs up to and including Sir Maurice the 10th of Buchanan and then ‘Buchanan of that Ilk’ up to and including Sir George the 15th of Buchanan and thereafter Buchanan of Buchanan. In his territory lived many of his family members, who were called a Clan, as well as several families not related by blood or marriage, called Septs. His claim to Clan Buchanan chiefship comes through the Buchanan of Spittal cadet line from the fourth son of Walter 14th of Buchanan. Edinburgh and London Gazettes. The name Buchan is also considered a sept of the Clan … The Buchanan Society Handbook 2004[114] lists. The subject of septs is a contentious one and one which is difficult to resolve with any degree of historical accuracy. "[18] Sir John was also a signatory to the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. 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). Transported on the John and Sarah, from Gravesend 13 May 1652 to Boston. Francis Buchanan of Arnprior was the grandson of the John Buchanan of Arnprior[99] who was the manager of the estate of John Buchanan of Buchanan (the last recognised Clan Chief who died c1681). McDonnell, Frances (2009) "Jacobites of Perthshire, 1745", p 4-5, Genealogical Publishing Com, Baltimore. The experience of other clans is that their 21st-century chief: Early written renderings of the name include Balgquhannen, Balquhannan, Baquhanan, Bochannane, Bochannen, Bohannon, Boquehennan, Boquhannane, Boquhennane, Bowhanan, Bowhannan, Bucchanane, Buchanane, Buchanen, Buchannan, Buchannand, Buchannane, Buchanne, Buchannen, Buchannent, Buchquhannane, Buchquannan, Buchunnuch, Bucquanane, Buquhannan, Buquhannane, Buquhannanne, and Buquannane. During the Wars of Scottish Independence the Clan Buchanan supported King Robert the Bruce by aiding his escape in 1306, the chief, Maurice 10th of Buchanan, refused to sign the Ragman Roll, and the chief and lairds of the clan (and presumably their clansmen) served under Malcolm the Earl of Lennox. ArmsOr, a lion rampant Sable, armed and langued Gules, within a double tressure flory counterflory of the Second. 1425 – Execution by James I of Scotland, of his first-cousin, Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany, and Murdoch's two older sons for treason. 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. Once upon a time when he was feasting in Stirling, the King sent for some venison from the neighbouring hills. Buchanan and five others were chosen to negotiate with Hay, and succeeded in obtaining a reduction to £5,500. [39][100] Francis Buchanan of Arnprior married Elizabeth Buchanan, who was the daughter of Janet Buchanan, who was the second daughter of John Buchanan of Buchanan, i.e. He died in prison in 1651. [48], 7) Robert Buchanan, Jacobite Captain in the Duke of Perth's Regiment, son of Baillie Buchanan in Boghastle, Callander. 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. [6] Sir Alexander Buchanan however was later killed leading the clan against the English at the Battle of Verneuil in 1424.[6]. Editor William MacGregor Stirling, Oxford University, p 395f, National Archive of Scotland, GD220/1/D/5/1/4. [124] CBSI uses the coat of arms granted by the Lyon Court in 2002 on its official correspondence; however, it uses a self-assumed coat of arms which predate the granted arms on its flag, which is called the Black Lion Banner. Andrew Buchanan, Shirgarton, Covenanter, was sent from Tollbooth, 12 Dec 1678, on St. Michael of Scarborough, to Themes for on forwarding to the American plantations. 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. [106] William Buchanan of Auchmar sold his estate, reserving a right for redemption, he married in 1796 Sarah Bartlet. Clan Arms 1. 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. After the death of Mary, he married in 1677 Jean Pringle and by her had a daughter (Janet). Along with the inheritance of the estate and clan chiefship, there was significant debt. The Clan Buchan are of no relation to the Clan Buchanan despite their similar name. He was called the Goodman (the tenant, that is) of Ballengiech. Gilbert Buchanan, Glasgow, banished to the Indies, 13 Jun 1678. is the senior representative of the cadet branch of the chiefly line known as Buchanan of Leny, and that the remaining cadet branches of the chiefly line; namely Buchanan of Auchmar and Buchanan of Spittall, are extinct in law and in fact. uses modern communications to achieve effective (sometimes synchronous) communication between him or herself, the lieutenants and the clanfolk. The Chief's Council of Armigers[126] is an organisation comprising Clan armigers whose aim is to optimise the strategic leadership of the Clan in order to promote Clan interests globally with due regard for tradition, Scottish law, and contemporary needs and opportunities. The cadet branches is order of separation from the chiefly line: Auchneven, Leny, Arnprior, Spital, and Auchmar. 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