Hector Og Maclean, 13th Chief

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Hector Og Maclean, 13th Clan Chief
13th Clan Chief
9th Laird of Duart
In office
1568-1573 (5 years)
Preceded by Hector Mor Maclean, 12th Clan Chief
Succeeded by Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean, 14th Chief
Personal details
Born circa 1540
Died 1573
Spouse(s) Janet Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll
Children Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean
Parents Hector Mor Maclean, 12th Clan Chief

Hector Og Maclean, or Eachann Óg Maclean in Scottish Gaelic, or Hector Maclean the Younger (c. 1540-1573) was the 13th Chief of Clan MacLean. At the death of his father, Hector Mor Maclean, 12th Chief, he became clan chief but lived only five years longer than his father.

Early years[edit]

He was born around 1540. At the death of his father, Hector Mor Maclean, 12th Chief, Hector Og became clan chief.

During which short period he not only spent, by his improvident conduct and profligacy, all the money left by the late noble chief, but burdened the estates with debt. He appears to have inherited nothing of the qualities which distinguished his father, but lived at peace in the free enjoyment of his pleasures. He was the only worthless chief of MacLean. He appears to have built for himself a residence at Iona, situated near the head of Port-a-Churraich, where traces of the house are extant.[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

Hector Og Maclean married Janet Campbell, daughter of the Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll, in the year 1557 and had the following children:[1][2]


Hector died during the latter part of 1573, or the beginning of 1574.[1]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Roberts, John Leonard (1999). Feuds, Forays and Rebellions. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-7486-6244-8. Lachlan Mor MacLean was the nephew of the fifth Earl of Argyll, since his father Hector Og MacLean had married Argyll's sister Janet, daughter of Archibald Campbell, the fourth Earl.