Sir Charles Maclean, 9th Baronet

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Sir Charles Fitzroy Maclean, 9th Baronet, 5th Lord Maclean and 25th Clan Chief
Born Fitzroy Donald Maclean
(1798-10-14)14 October 1798
Died 27 January 1883(1883-01-27) (aged 84)
Title 25th Clan Chief
9th Baronet of Morvern
5th Lord Maclean
Term 1847-1883
Predecessor Sir Fitzroy Jeffreys Grafton Maclean, 8th Baronet
Successor Sir Fitzroy Donald Maclean, 10th Baronet
Spouse(s) Emily Eleanor Marsham
Children Sir Fitzroy Donald Maclean, 10th Baronet
Parents Sir Fitzroy Jeffreys Grafton Maclean, 8th Baronet

Sir Charles Fitzroy Maclean, 9th Baronet of Morvern (14 October 1798 – 27 January 1883) was the 25th Clan Chief of Clan Maclean from 1847 to 1883. He was a Colonel of the 81st regiment from 1831 to 1839, afterwards he was the Military Secretary at Gibraltar.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on 14 October 1798 to Sir Fitzroy Jeffreys Grafton Maclean, 8th Baronet. He was educated at Eton College and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. In 1816, he entered the Scots Guard, and afterward commanded the 81st Regiment. He was military secretary at Gibraltar. In 1846, he retired from the army as a Colonel of the 13th Light Dragoons. He opposed the attempt to abolish kilts in the army.[2]

On 10 May 1831, he married Emily Eleanor Marsham, fourth daughter of the Honorable and Reverend Jacob Marsham. They had as their children:[1][2]

He died on 27 January 1883 (Grave monument says died 27 December 1883)at West Cliffe House.[1][2]

References[edit]

 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: including a genealogical account of some of the principal families together with their heraldry, legends, superstitions, etc, by John Patterson MacLean, a publication from 1889 now in the public domain in the United States.

 This article incorporates text from The Jacobite peerage, baronetage, knightage and grants of honour, by Melville Henry Massue Ruvigny et Raineval (marquis de), a publication from 1904 now in the public domain in the United States.

  1. ^ a b c de la Caillemotte de Massue de Ruvigny, Melville Amadeus Henry Douglas Heddle (1904). The Jacobite Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Grants of Honour. Charles Fitzroy (Maclean), fifth Lord 1847 Maclean, ninth Baronet, elder son and heir, born 14th October ~ 1798; Colonel of the 81st regiment 1831-1839, afterwards Military Secretary at Gibraltar. He died 27th January 1883. He married, 10th May 1831, Emily Eleanor, fourth daughter of Rev. the Hon. Jacob Marsham, D.D., Canon of Windsor, by Amelia Frances, only daughter and heir of Joseph Bullock of Caversfield, Oxon. She, who was born January 1803, died 12th April 1838. 
  2. ^ a b c 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 & Company. Sir Charles Fitzroy MacLean, Bart, Twenty-fifth Chief of MacLean. Charles Fitzroy succeeded to the titles of his father, and became the ninth Baronet of Morvern. He was born October 14, 1798. He was educated at Eton College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In 1816, he entered the Scots Guard, and afterward commanded the 81st regiment. For some time he was military secretary at Gibraltar. In 1846, he retired from the army, being at that time Colonel of the 13th Light Dragoons. In person he was tall, of a manly appearance and pleasing address. He took a lively interest in the historical details of his family in past times. On the attempt to abolish the Highland garb in the army, Sir Charles was prominent among those of his countrymen who opposed the change. May 10, 1831, Sir Charles married Emily Eleanor, fourth daughter of the honorable and Rev. Jacob Marsham, D.D., canon of Windsor, who died April 12, 1838, and by her had Fitzroy Donald, his heir and successor; Emily Frances Harriet; Louisa Marianne, married July 12, 1860, to Hon. K. P. Nevill, second son of the earl of Abergavenny; Fanny Henrietta, married October 2, 1855, to Admiral Sir A. W. A. Hood, R. N.; and Georgina Marcia, married October 20, 1868, to John A. Rolls of The Hendre. Sir Charles died at West Cliffe House, Folkestone, December 27, 1883. The character of the deceased baronet was highly appreciated by his neighbors, and one of the local journals, in noting his demise, said: "A more liberal-minded gentleman, one more generally respected, we shall not have to reside with us again, and whilst his advanced age rendered death a visitor that must be expected, the community will feel that it has sustained a loss in this high souled gentleman which will not soon be replaced."