Donald Maclean, 3rd Laird of Brolas

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Donald Maclean, 3rd Laird of Brolas
Born Donald Maclean
circa 1700
Died 1725
Title Laird of Brolas
Predecessor Lauchlan Maclean, 2nd Laird of Brolas
Successor Sir Allan Maclean, 4th Laird of Brolas
Spouse(s) Isabella, daughter of Allan MacLean of Ardgour
Children Sir Allan Maclean, 6th Baronet
Parent(s) Lauchlan Maclean, 2nd Laird of Brolas
Isabella, daughter of Hector MacLean, Laird of Torloisk

Donald Maclean, 3rd Laird of Brolas (circa 1670-1725) was the Laird of Brolas.

Biography[edit]

His father, Lauchlan Maclean, 2nd Laird of Brolas, died at an early age. Donald entered the army and served for some time as lieutenant during the reign of Queen Anne; but in the attempt made by her brother for the recovery of the crown of his ancestors, in 1715, Maclean of Brolass served as lieutenant-colonel under his cousin, Sir John Maclean, 4th Baronet, at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, where he received two severe wounds on the head from a trooper's saber.[1]

He was married to Isabella, daughter of Allan MacLean, 10th Laird of Ardgour. They had the following children:

Donald also had a natural, or illegitimate son, called Gillian Maclean, who became a lieutenant in Guernsey, was married, and had issue. Donald died in 1725, and was succeeded by his son, Sir Allan Maclean, 6th Baronet, who became the Fourth Laird of Maclean, and on the death of his third cousin, Sir Hector Maclean, 5th Baronet in 1750 became the 6th Baronet and 22nd Clan Chief.[1]

Ancestors[edit]

Donald Maclean, 3rd Laird of Brolas's ancestors in three generations
Sir Allan Maclean, 6th Baronet Father:
Lauchlan Maclean, 2nd Laird of Brolas
Paternal Grandfather:
Donald Maclean, 1st Laird of Brolas
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
Hector Og Maclean, 15th Clan Chief
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Isabella Acheson of Gosford
Paternal Grandmother:
Florence Maclean of Coll
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
John Garbh Maclean, 7th Laird of Coll
Paternal Great-Grandmother:
Mother:
Isabella MacLean of Torloisk
Maternal Grandfather:
Hector Maclean, 2nd Laird of Torloisk
Maternal Great-Grandfather:
Lachlan Og MacLean, 1st Laird of Torloisk
Maternal Great-Grandmother:
Maternal Grandmother:
Catherine Campbell of Lochnell
Maternal Great-grandfather:
John Campbell of Lochnell
Maternal Great-Grandmother:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacLean, John Patterson (1889). A History of the Clan MacLean from Its First Settlement at Duard Castle, in the Isle of Mull, to the Present Period: Including a Genealogical Account of Some of the Principal Families Together with Their Heraldry, Legends, Superstitions, Etc. R. Clarke & Co. Donald, Third MacLean of Brolass, who was left fatherless at a very early age, and burdened with many distresses, both in his own private affairs and those of his clan; yet by the greatness of his mind and prudent management he overcame them all. He entered the army and served for some time as lieutenant during the reign of Queen Anne; but in the attempt made by her brother for the recovery of the crown of his ancestors, in the year 1715, MacLean of Brolass served as lieutenant-colonel under his cousin, Sir John, at the battle of Sheriffmuir, where he received two severe wounds on the head from a trooper's saber. He was married to Isabella, daughter of Allan MacLean of Ardgour, by whom he had Allan ; Catherine, married to Lachlan, son of Donald MacLean of Coll ; Isabella, married to John MacLean of Lochbuy; and Anna, married to Allan MacLean of Drimnin. Donald also had a natural, or illegitimate son, called Gillian, who became a lieutenant in Guernsey, was married, and had issue. Donald's brother Allan was a lieutenant in the British service, and was in the Spanish war betwixt Philip of Spain and the emperor. He died at Stirling in 1722. Donald died in the year 1725, and was succeeded by his son Allan, who became the Fourth Laird of MacLean, and on the death of his third cousin, Sir Hector MacLean, as already mentioned, Allan became ... 

 This article incorporates text from A history of the clan Mac Lean from its first settlement at Duard Castle, in the Isle of Mull, to the present period, by John Patterson MacLean, a publication from 1889 now in the public domain in the United States.