Maclean baronets

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Duart Castle, the seat of the Maclean Baronets of Morvaren

There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Maclean, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Both creations are extant as of 2010.

The Maclean Baronetcy, of Morvaren (or Morvern) in the County of Argyll, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 3 September 1631 for Lachlan Maclean,[1][2] with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever. His great-grandson, the fifth Baronet, was raised to the Jacobite Peerage of Scotland as Lord Maclean on 17 December 1716. The line of the first Baronet failed on his death in circa 1751. The late Baronet was succeeded by his kinsman, the sixth Baronet. He was the great-grandson of Donald Maclean of Brolas.[3][4] He was succeeded by his kinsman, the seventh Baronet. He was the grandson of Hector Maclean, great-uncle of the sixth Baronet.[citation needed] He died unmarried and was succeeded by his half-brother, the eighth Baronet.

His great-great-grandson, the eleventh Baronet, served as Chief Scout of the Commonwealth, as Lord Lieutenant of Argyllshire and as Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth II. In 1971 he was created a life peer as Baron Maclean, of Duart and Morvern in the County of Argyll, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. On his death in 1990 the life barony became extinct while he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, the twelfth and (as of 2010) present holder of the title. He is the 28th Chief of Clan Maclean of Duart. The ancestral seat of the Maclean baronets of Morvaren is Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull.

The Maclean Baronetcy, of Strachur and Glensluain in the County of Argyll, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 July 1957 for the diplomat, soldier, writer and Conservative politician Fitzroy Maclean. As of 2010 the title is held by his son, the second Baronet, who succeeded in 1996.

Maclean baronets of Duart and Morvern (or Dowart and Morvern) (1631)[edit]

Maclean baronets, of Strachur and Glensluain (1957)[edit]

Maclean Feudal Barons in Scotland[edit]

  • The Honorable Sir Lachlan Maclean of Duart baron of Duart
  • The Much Honoured Sir Charles Edward Maclean of Dunconnel Bt, 2nd Baronet of Strachur and Glensluain, Baron Strachur, and 16th Hereditary Keeper and Captain of Dunconnel in the Isles of The Sea
  • The Much Honoured Lorne Gillean Ian Mclaine of Lochbuie baron of Moy
  • The Much Honoured Malcolm Fraser Maclean of Kingairloch baron of Kingairloch
  • The Much Honoured David Ian Mclean baron of Preston


  1. ^ Ephraim Lockhart, Statement with Reference to the Knights Baronets of Nova Scotia: Their Creations, Privileges, and Territorial Rights of Property in that Colony, &c., W. Tait, 1831 p. 26
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l MACLEAN of Morvaren,Argyll, Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed], 3 September 2008.
  3. ^ 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. 1889. On the death of Sir Hector MacLean, the title of baronet devolved upon Allan MacLean of Brolass. Sir Allan MacLean, 4th Laird of Brolas, and a descendant of Donald, first laird, who was the first son of the second marriage of Hector Og, fifteenth chief of MacLean, and from his father acquired the lands in Brolass, Mull. Donald was at the battle of Inverkeithing with his chief, who was killed, and then became the tutor of Sir Allan, the nineteenth chieftain. Donald was married to Florence, daughter of John Garbh, seventh laird of Coll, by whom he had three sons, Lachlan, who succeeded him, Hector Mor and Hector Og, who married Janet, daughter of MacNeil of Barra. He left two sons, Donald, who died young, and John, married to Florence, daughter of Allan MacLean of Gormony, whose issue was Donald, a merchant in Glasgow, and Hector, a merchant in Jamaica. 
  4. ^ Scotland's Historic Heraldry. Boydell Press. ISBN 1-84383-261-5. A particularly interesting Scoto-Swedish family (Chart 20.4), whose members remained in touch with their Highland cousins, is that of MacLean or Macklier. ... By his second wife, Isabella, daughter of Sir Archibald Acheson, he had two further sons, Donald, 1st of Brolas (died after 1655), whose ... 
  5. ^ MACLEAN of Morvaren,Argyll, Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed], 3 September 2008. For the estimated birth date, the date of death given in this source of 1674 is wrong because many sources record Hector's death at the Battle of Inverkeithing in 1651

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