The last record in the Public Register of the Lyon Court for undifferenced Arms of Buchanan (i.e., the Chief's Arms) was recorded in 1675. 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 … He also had an illegitimate son (Patrick). 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.[5]. The Clan Buchanan. The term ‘cadet’ is used to describe family groups which are descendants of younger sons, thus the oldest surviving son of each generation maintains the main or principal family line, and younger sons establish cadet lines. Sir Walter Scott in 1830, cites Francis Buchanan of Arnpryor (alternate spelling: Arnprior), who was executed at Carlisle on 18 Oct 1746 for high treason for his role in the Jacobite uprising, as being the chief of the family Buchanan. The Buchanan Society maintains and publishes a list of all past and current members by year of joining and membership number, and if provided, the relationship between its members, i.e. Gaelic Name:Cononach 2. The mansion house of Buchanan is now in the possession of the Graham Dukes of Montrose. 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A petition to claim the chiefship of Clan Buchanan was lodged with the Court of the Lord Lyon in December 2016 and in August 2018 the Lord Lyon allowed the petition thus recognising John Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan as the chief of Clan Buchanan. Maintenance of Surname. Sept:  an affiliated or allied family which is part of a larger clan in Scotland. John Buchanan was unwilling to receive his inheritance until his brother-in-law to be, David Erskine, 2nd Lord Cardross, arranged for creditors to accept as payment only a portion of what was owed (a composition). The current seat of Clan Buchanan is Cambusmore. [111] John Buchanan-Hamilton (1822–1903) married (1845) Margaret Seton and had three sons (Francis (1853–1893) who died unmarried and without heir, George (1856–1886) who died unmarried and without heir, and John his successor) and three daughter (Margaret, Ann and Katherine). [17] It is from the lands of Buchanan that the Clan name is derived. He was one of "The Seven Men of Moidart. “Yet go up to the company my good friend,” said the King, “and tell him that the Goodman of Ballengiech is come to feast with the King of Kippen.” The porter went grumbling into the house, and told his master, that there was a fellow with a red beard, who called himself the Goodman of Ballengiech, at the gate, who said he was come to dine with the King of Kippen. 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. Killed at Culloden. At this time the estate included the Barony of Buchanan, "several lands in the parishes of Killearn, Strablane, and others in Lennox" (Strablane is likely to be Strathblane which is between the parishes of Killearn and Lennox); "the whole estate of Badindalloch" (in Stirlingshire); and "the estate of Craigmillar in Midlothian". Buchanan of Arnpryor was ever afterwards called the King of Kippen.[31]. Because Buchanan was … 13th – Patrick Buchanan,[73][74] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 7th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 14th Chief) married Jonet Cunningham of Galbraith and by her a son (Walter his successor) and a daughter (Anabella). “Since the early part of the 20th century, the Buchanan Clan … Despite a lack of evidence in the form of legal notices or recognition by the Lyon Court of either the Buchanan of Auchmar and Buchanan-Hamilton claims, both are known and accepted by contemporary or near contemporary authorities and authors. [15] (Clár Inis). The Society is funded by an entry fee paid by each member of the Society, gifts and interest from investments. "The Scottish Clans and Their Tartans". [48], 7) Robert Buchanan, Jacobite Captain in the Duke of Perth's Regiment, son of Baillie Buchanan in Boghastle, Callander. Motto:Clarior hinc honos or “Henceforth forward the honour shall grow ever brighter” 3. The subject of septs is a contentious one and one which is difficult to resolve with any degree of historical accuracy. Prior to the sale, John Buchanan of Arnpryor had been the estate manager for John Buchanan. [91][92], Neither Guthrie Smith nor Buchanan of Auchmar identify him as a chief (hence why John Buchanan is the last recognised chief); however, Buchanan of Auchmar advises that John Buchanan transferred "his estate to an old comrade of his, Major George Grant, Governor of Dumbarton castle, with this provision, that the Major should marry his eldest daughter, and assume the name and arms of Buchanan; reserving his own life-rent and his lady's jointure, and settling the estate so as to return to Buchanan's heirs-male, and, failing heirs of Grant's own body, to Buchanan's heirs whatsoever ." Often these were families that lived on lands owned by a clan chief, swore allegiance to a chief for protection or were relatives of the chief. [111] John Hamilton Buchanan (1861–1919) married in 1884 Phoebe Elizabeth Brock but appears to have left no heir. Subsequent condition unknown. 10th – Sir Maurice Buchanan,[17][69] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 4th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 10th Chief) lived to a considerable age, married the daughter of Sir William Menteith of Rusk and by her a son and successor (Walter). For the first time in 370 years the Clan Buchanan will gather to celebrate the investiture of a new chief J. Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan Chief of the Name and Arms of Buchanan and Arnprior. 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). Sir John is reputed to have betrayed Sir William Wallace to king Edward I of England on 5 Aug 1305. When he died in 1682, he left no male heirs. The Clan has played its part in the history of Scotland and many of its members have … [32] It is claimed that in Buchanan's Stirlingshire Regiment "most of his officers, and a good many of the soldiers" were of the name Buchanan, and that at the Battle of Inverkeithing a "vast number of the name Buchanan" died. [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. Family members and their descendants within the MacPhearson Clan would always belong to the MacPhearson … 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. [39] Despite George Grant never marrying the daughter of John Buchanan, National Archives of Scotland (NAS) records show the legal paperwork for this transfer occurred on 9 Apr 1679. Before addressing the claims to chiefship it is necessary to establish how the office and title of chief is passed to succeeding generations in Scotland. The Clan Buchan are of no relation to the Clan Buchanan despite their similar name. View Buchanan family . [104] The later Clan historian, John Guthrie Smith, omits any reference to Buchanan of Auchmar's claim when he details the Buchanans of Auchmar.[105]. Despite threats of military execution, he replied "they might plunder his house if they pleased, for he would not pay one farthing. [40] A likely contributing factor was the leadership vacuum resulting from the death of the last Chief in c1681. Robertson’s Index for Charters of Sovereigns of Scotland, cited in Nimo, William. Other castles and monuments of the Clan Buchanan have included: Craigend Castle and Dunglass Castle (Dunbartonshire); Northbar House (Renfrewshire); and the Buchanan Monument at Killearn. 1443 – Marriage of Isobel Stewart (daughter of Murdoch Stewart) to Sir Walter Buchanan. [45][49], 8) John Buchanan, in Stuart of Appin's Regiment, died in prison. The following three events are believed to have resulted in a total transformation in the Chief's arms: 1421 - The Battle of Baugé in which Sir Alexander Buchanan (son of the Chief) killed the Duke of Clarence (second son of King Henry IV of England). Tried at Carlisle and acquitted on account of his youth. [44][45][48], 6) Thomas Buchanan, brother of Francis Buchanan of Arnpryor. The cadet branches is order of separation from the chiefly line: Auchneven, Leny, Arnprior, Spital, and Auchmar. Nothing now remains of the original chapel.[88]. Buchanan and five others were chosen to negotiate with Hay, and succeeded in obtaining a reduction to £5,500. 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. 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. It has supported many a promising youth of the Buchanan Clan or its septs through college to a useful career in the world, and the amount of solid good that it has done in the couple of centuries since it … Clan Buchanan Heraldry. [6] Later the Clan Buchanan fought against the English at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in 1547.[29]. On the wedding record of John Hamilton Buchanan and Phoebe Elizabeth Brock, 1884, John’s father is recorded as being John Buchanan-Hamilton of Leny. The wonderful thing about the CBSI is that any person who is of Buchanan descent or one of the Septs and Associated Family Names can join and celebrate their Scottish heritage with many links to Buchanan … Clan crest: Sunflower turning to the sun Clan Buchan is a Scottish clan. At first the Buchanans were faring better and drove the MacLarens back. The full scope of Buchanan Covenanters is unknown; however, Regarding the Buchanan Estate (c1681),[39] according to William Buchanan of Auchmar, "The most flourishing condition it has been in, for diverse ages, was upon the last laird's accession to it" (c1652). The silver tears refer to the sadness[125] of the Clan at not having a chief. However, the seal of George Buchanan c1557, 'Three (bear or boar) heads erased',[27] is similar to the 1445 arms. 5th – Girald also called Bernard,[66] whose son and successor was McBeath. 1) Andrew Buchanan of Drumpellier, Tobacco Lord and Lord Provost of Glasgow (1740–42). For example, the Buchanan family sept was absorbed into the Clan Campbell. [108], With the expiration of the Auchmar cadet line and in the absence of other contenders, it is claimed that in 1828 that Dr. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton of Spittal, Bardowie, and Leny established his claim as Chief of Clan Buchanan. When James V travelled in disguise he used a name which was known only to some of his principal nobility and attendants. ... Clan Buchanan Anselan, Bohannan, Buchanan… History of the Buchanan Clan. McDonnell, Frances (2009) "Jacobites of Perthshire, 1745", p 4-5, Genealogical Publishing Com, Baltimore. The historic seat of the Clan is Buchanan Auld House in Stirlingshire. 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. More recent spellings include Buckanon, Buchannon, Bocanan, Buchanan etc. The Buchanan family, being very small and of questionable heritage, gained legitimacy and protection; the Campbell clan … For instance the name Gibson derives from the nickname for Gilbert (one of our chiefs) which is Gibb and his son's were called - you got it - Gibsons! "Prisoners of the '45.2.58," Muster Rolls of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army 1746.67, Public Records Office, London T1.328. Auchneven, Leny, Arnprior, Spital, and Auchmar, 14th century and Wars of Scottish Independence, 15th century, Hundred Years' War and other clan conflicts, 16th century, Anglo-Scottish Wars and the King of Kippen, 17th century, Wars of the Three Kingdoms and loss of the Buchanan Estate, Other people with some measure of recognition as chief, Major George Buchanan (alias Major George Grant). Aikman, Christian and Betty, Stuart Hart (2010) "No Quarter Given: The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army, 1745–46", p 66, Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd, Glasgow. 16th – Sir George Buchanan,[24][77] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 12th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 19th Chief) succeed his grandfather, George 15th of Buchanan, in 1561, married Lady Mary Graham and by her one son (John his successor) and two daughters (Helen and Susanna). It would appear that John Buchanan died some close to and prior to 28 August 1680. As a unified entity, Clan Buchanan took no part in the Jacobite uprisings of 1715 to 1716 or the 1745 to 1746 uprising. Moore, Philadelphia. 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 … Stirling, 2nd. Once upon a time when he was feasting in Stirling, the King sent for some venison from the neighbouring hills. Depending on the source, Drummakill accepted the surrender of the exhausted Tullibardine, captured him or, in defiance of Highland hospitality norms, betrayed him to the garrison at Dumbarton Castle. 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. He died at sea off America the following year. 18th – Sir George Buchanan,[78][79] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 14th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 21st Chief) married Elizabeth Preston and by her a son (John his successor) and three daughters (Helen, Agnes and Jean). [90] Thus by the Court of the Lord Lyon, a Moodie-Buchanan is consider a Buchanan but a Buchanan-Moodie is considered a Moodie. [111] Dr. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1762–1829) married Anne Brock and by her a son (John). 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. Because Buchanan was originally a place name, and only after several centuries was used as a surname, we have many allied or associated family names. It is now clearly established that it is the last name which decides the matter. The MacLarens had not all come in by the time the Buchanans arrived, however they were not daunted and attacked the Buchanans. 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. 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 … History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments," edited by John S. Keltie, FSA Scot and which is duplicated in part on Electric Scotland. During the reign of Malduin, Mormaer (Earl) of Lennox, 1217–1250, Anselan (third of that name) was granted, in 1225, the island of Clareinch. Debt continued to plague John Buchanan, and in about 1680, he and his named successor, Major George Grant (alias Major George Buchanan of that Ilk), sold some of the Highland lands to James Grahame, the Third Marquess of Montrose. Page 3. [20], During the reign of king David II (1324–1371), undated, at least part of the lands of Buchanan belonged to Sir Gilbert Carrick. Septs of Clan Buchanan Crest of Clansfolk of Clan Buchanan Bohanon Bohannon Bouchannane Buchanan Colman Cormack Cousland Dewar Donleavy Donlevy Dove Dow Dowe Gibb Gibbon … But the King, who only meant to give him a fright, forgave him freely, and going into the castle feasted on his own venison which Buchanan had intercepted. With the lack of male heirs, the direct chiefly line ended at this time. John Hamilton Buchanan. The adoption of the double tressure flory counterflory into the Chief's arms alludes to the nearness of the Buchanan chiefly line to that of the Scottish royal line by the marriage of Isobel Stewart. There is clear evidence of some Buchanans supporting the Jacobite cause (including the reintroduction of the absolute monarchy of the Stuarts) while others were supporting the Government cause (including the continuance of the limited monarchy of the Hanoverians: limited by law and Parliament). In 1815 Francis inherited his mother's estate and adopted the additional surname of Hamilton. 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). The CBSI Black Lion Banner. 14th – Walter Buchanan,[74][75] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 8th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 15th Chief) married Isobel Graham and by her four sons (Patrick [Guthrie Smith identifies him as 9th Chief but then goes on to advise that the Chiefship passed from Patrick's father to Patrick's son[76] and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 16th Chief[75] ] who married the daughter of the Earl of Argyle and by her had George who succeeded his grandfather; John first ancestor of cadets of Arnprior; Maurice; and Walter first ancestor of cadets of Spittal) and two daughters (Margaret and Elizabeth). Consequently, no arrangement was finalised by which chiefship could be passed on to the descendants of his daughter. A variation of the Black Lion Banner is used on some CBSI apparel. 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 … 4th – Walter,[66] whose son and successor was Girald. [127], The sept masterson was Irish, the Scottish sept of Buchanan is spelt Masterton. Cadets can have their own cadets, e.g. Laird of Buchanan. He died without an heir in 1816. The Clan historian, William Buchanan of Auchmar, a contemporary of Francis Buchanan of Arnprior, notes that Francis Buchanan owned part of the old Buchanan lands[99] but makes no reference to the supposed chiefship and, if anything, alludes to treachery to John Buchanan of Buchanan by John Buchanan of Arnprior (Francis Buchanan's grandfather). Dobson, David (1983). Inauguration; Are you a Buchanan? William Buchanan of Auchmar as joining twice (1726, #48 and 1730, #123), and his grandson William Buchanan of Auchmar joining once (1794, #256). 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.