Sir Lachlan Maclean, 12th Baronet

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The Honourable
Sir Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean
Maclean of Duart and Morven arms (2).svg
28th Clan Chief
12th Baronet
8th Lord Maclean
In office
Preceded bySir Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, 11th Bt, father
Personal details
Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean

(1942-08-25) 25 August 1942 (age 77)
Mary Helen Gordon (m. 1966–2007)

Rosemary Matheson (m. 2010)
Children5 (4 living)
ResidenceArngask House, Glenfarg, Perthshire[1]
EducationEton College

Sir Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean of Duart and Morven, 12th Baronet, CVO, DL, (born 25 August 1942) is the 28th chief of Clan Maclean.


Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean was born on 25 August 1942, eldest son to Charles Lord Maclean and (Joan) Elizabeth Mann. He was educated at Eton. On 2 November 1966, he married Mary Helen Gordon (31 October 1943 - 30 December 2007), and the couple had several children. On the death of his father in 1990, he succeeded him as a Baronet of Nova Scotia and the Chief of the Name and Arms of Maclean. On 8 September 2010 he married Rosemary Matheson.[1]



  • Emma Mary Maclean (b. 1967)[1]
  • Sara Elizabeth Elen Maclean (1969-1971)[1]
  • Malcolm Lachlan Charles Maclean, Younger of Duart and Morven (b. 1972)[1]
  • Alexandra Caroline Maclean (b. 1975)[1]
  • Andrew William Maclean (b. 1979)[1]


Sir Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean's ancestors in three generations
Sir Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean, 12th Bt Father:
Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, Baron Maclean
Paternal Grandfather:
Hector Fitzroy Maclean
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 10th Baronet[3]
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Paternal Grandmother:
Winifred Joan Wilding
(d. 1941)[1]
Paternal Great-Grandfather:
John Hodgkiss Wilding[1]
Paternal Great-Grandmother:
(Joan) Elizabeth Mann [1]
Maternal Grandfather:
Francis Thomas Mann [1]
Maternal Great-Grandfather:
Maternal Great-Grandmother:
Maternal Grandmother:
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-Grandmother:


Coat of arms of Sir Lachlan Maclean, 12th Baronet
Maclean of Duart and Morven arms (2).svg
The quartering of the lymphad, embattled tower, salmon, and eagles' heads are characteristic of west highland heraldry.[4] It has been suggested that the eagles' heads may represent the hawks which Maclean chiefs supplied to kings of Scots on certain occasions. The rock may represent Cairnburgh, in the Treshnish Isles.[5]
A tower embattled argent.[1]
Quarterly, 1st. argent, a rock gules, 2nd, argent, a dexter hand fessewise couped gules holding a cross-crosslet fitchée in pale azure, 3rd, Or, a lymphad, oars in saltire, and sails furled, sable, flagged gules, 4th argent, a salmon naiant proper, in chief two eagles' heads respectant gules.[1]
Dexter, A seal proper. Sinister, an ostrich with a horseshoe in its beak proper.[1]
Virtue mine honour.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Dewar, Peter Beauclerk (2001). Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain: together with members of the titled and non-titled contemporary establishment (19, illustrated ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 931–932. ISBN 978-0-9711966-0-5.
  2. ^ a b c "Sir Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean, Bt, CVO, DL".
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage
  4. ^ McAndrew, Bruce A. (2006). Scotland's Historic Heraldry (Illustrated ed.). Boydell Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-1-84383-261-4.
  5. ^ Campbell of Airds, Alastair. "A Closer Look at West Highland Heraldry: Page 3 The MacLeans". Retrieved 21 November 2009.
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Sir Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, 11th Bt
(of Duart and Morvern)
1990 – present
Heir Apparent:
Malcolm Lachlan Charles Maclean