Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd Baronet and 18th Clan Chief
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18th Clan Chief
14th Laird of Duart
2nd Baronet
In office
Preceded by Sir Lachlan Maclean, 1st Baronet, father
Succeeded by Sir Allan Maclean, 3rd Baronet, brother
Personal details
Born Hector Maclean
circa 1620
Died 1651
Parents Sir Lachlan Maclean, 1st Baronet
Mary, second daughter of Sir Roderick MacLeod
Relatives Sir Allan Maclean, 3rd Baronet, brother

Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd Baronet of Morvern (c. 1620 – 1651) was the 18th Clan Chief of Clan Maclean from 1649 to 1651. He died without leaving a son as an heir.


Hector was the son of Sir Lachlan Maclean, 1st Baronet and succeeded him at his death in 1649. His mother was Mary MacLeod, the second daughter of Sir Roderick MacLeod. At Hector's death in 1651, he was succeeded as Clan Maclean Chief by his brother, Sir Allan Maclean, 3rd Baronet.[1]

Hector was killed fighting for the Royalists at the battle of Inverkeithing.[2] It was during this battle that seven brothers died protecting their Clan chief. Each brother crying "Another for Hector" as they stepped forward to protect him.[3] Fear eile airson Eachuinn (from Scottish Gaelic: "Another for Hector") became one of the two slogans used by Clan Maclean.[4]


Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd Baronet's ancestors in three generations
Sir Hector Maclean, 2nd Baronet Father:
Sir Lachlan Maclean, 1st Baronet
Paternal Grandfather:
Hector Mor Maclean
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
Hector Og Maclean
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Janet Mackenzie of Kintail
Paternal Grandmother:
Margaret MacLeod
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
Sir Roderick MacLeod
Paternal Great-Grandmother:
Mary MacLeod
Maternal Grandfather:
Sir Roderick MacLeod
Maternal Great-Grandfather:
Maternal Great-Grandmother:
Maternal Grandmother:
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-Grandmother:


 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.

  1. ^ times:

    Sir Eachann Ruadh, Eighteenth Chief of MacLean. Red Hector, or as he has been called, Hector Roy, or Hector Rufus, succeeded his father as eighteenth of Duard and second Baronet of Morvern. His lines were cast upon evil times. The civil commotions continued during the period of his chieftainship. King Charles I. was brought to the block, and his son Charles II. was offered the crown by the Scots in 1650, and in the beginning of 1651 was crowned at Scone. Archibald Campbell, first marquis of Argyle, was head of the committee of estates of Scotland, and whose character has already been set forth. With such a man at the head of affairs, and the deplorable condition into which the country had fallen, what good could befall the young chief of Duard? Although warlike, chivalrous, brave, and generous, he had upon one side the ocean, and upon the other, Argyle, who could muster five thousand claymores. The power of oppression possessed by Argyle soon exerted itself over the MacLeans. His clan and dependents, actuated by his own desires, began to harass and provoke the MacLeans of Morvern by continued aggressions upon their property.

    — (MacLean 1889, p. 176)
  2. ^ "Memorial to Hector Maclean of Duart". Erected by the Clan Maclean heritage trust. 20 July 2001. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Another for Hector"

    In the battle of Inverkeithing, between the Royalists and Oliver Cromwell's troops, five hundred of the followers of the Laird of M'Lean were left dead on the field. In the heat of the conflict, seven brothers of the clan sacrificed their lives in defence of their leader, Sir Hector Maclean. Being hard pressed by the enemy, he was supported and covered from their attacks by these intrepid men; and as one brother fell, another came up in succession to cover him, crying "Another for Hector." This phrase has continued ever since as a proverb or watch-word when a man encounters any sudden danger that requires instant succour.

    — (Stewart 1825, p. 54)
  4. ^ MacLean 1889, p. 181.