Clanlaurane in Breadalbane

Breadalbane - Broad Alba


Crannich/Crannycht

“The Place of Trees” There were far more McLarens living around Loch Tay compared to Balquhidder or Strathearn, a ratio of 6:1 easily. “Creag an Tuirc” by Neil McLaurin and the Bonds found in the “Black Book of Taymouth”


 


Crannich, Loch Tay, Breadalbane, map by Roy c. 1750

Several McLaren and Macinstalker families lived at Crannich from at least 1549 where they are documented in the Earl of Argyle Act of Remission.


“Crannich (John MacAne Stakar 1549 Argyle Remission, Patrik McLaran, 1638, Atholl Chronicles) was, along with the lands of Auchmore and Kenknock, granted to Robert de Meygnes, ancestor of the family of Menzies of Weem, by the Earl of Athole, whose title was forfeited in 1327. The “Tosachdoreship " of the thanedom went along with the lands, and the Menzies family held both for nearly three centuries. Sir Duncan Campbell, second laird of Glenorchy, obtained "takis of the tuelf-mark land of Cranduich." Sir Colin, the sixth laird, gave to his second son, Colin, by his second wife, Katherine, daughter of William, Lord Ruthven, the tack of these lands, along with the eight-merk land of Kingarth (Robert M’olchallum V’Laurent, 1606 Bond), and the twelvemerk land of Ardbeich (Donald McKleran, 1620 Drummond Papers, ref. CAT pg 168) . In 1602, Crannich was purchased from the then laird of Weem, by Sir Duncan Campbell, the seventh laird, together with the lands of Morenish, Auchmore, and Kenknock, for which he paid down eight and twenty thousand merks. Sir Duncan also succeeded to the whole rights and privileges of the Tosachdoreship, an office he was well qualified

to fill.” CRANNICH- from The Lairds and Lands of Loch Tayside. By John Christie pub., Aberfeldy,1892.

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MUSTER ROLLS. FEU-CHARTERS AND TACKS. 

The Names of the haill ablemen meit to beare armes within the Parochin of Inchaddin with thair weapones perteining to the Laird of Glenurquhay. 

Include:

BALLOCH and FINLARG.

Donald M'Laran, 1 sword, target; 


KEANDKNOK.

Johne Dow M'Farlan, 1 sword, target, 1 hakbut ;

Donald M'Laran, 1 sword, bow and arrowes.


CRANICH.

Charles Campbell,1 sword, target, bow, arrowes, 1 hakbut;

Patrik M'Laran, 1 sword, target, bow and arrowes ;

John M'Laran, 1 sword, target, bow, arrowes, 1 hakbut ;

Johne M'Aule, 1 sword, bow, arrowes ;

Dugall M'Ewine, 1 sword ;

Duncane M'Phaderik Bioch, 1 sword, bow and arrowes ;

Jobiie Dow M'Instalker, 1 sword, target,bow, arrowes, 1 hakbut;

Callum M'Ewine VKermit, 1 sword, bow and arrowes ;

Johne Puderach, 1 sword ;

Laran M'Avyre, 1 sword.

"Black Book of Taymouth", page 391

This information is from Finlarig Castle, the same location from which Glenorchy saw Capt. Donald Maclaurin passing wounded with other Atholl men after Culloden 120 years later.

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1549 Argyle cancels debt or penalty to ‘indwellers’ in Breadalbane

From the 1550’s to the 1590’s the Earl of Argyle gains Bonds of manrent and calps from most of the men in this 1549 Breadalbane list. Argyll created ‘clans’ for many of these client kindreds, including ClanLawren, Clan MacCarbry, Clan McKessig, Clan Tyre in Breadalbane and Lorn, Clan Gregor, Macillevean (MacBean), Clanchattan, Clan Lauchlan, Clanranlad, Clan Fergus, etc...


The entire list is about 300 names here are the ones with a Clanlauren connection including ‘Laurence Makpatrick and Patrick McClaurent, father and son likely and one or two more with the Laurence.


1549/50, March 16, Remission by Archibald, earl of Argyle, in favour of:

Malcolm McMelane (M’Millan), 

Duncan McRobert, PRA - (father of Malcum M'Conche WRobart b. 1511, 1606 Bond as Malcolm McRobert, (1), 1573 Clanlawren Bond), (Raibeart, chief of Clann Donnchaidh (the Robertsons) of Struan, played a part in the capture of the murderers of James I along with Cailean Campbell of Glen Orchy, and, like Cailean, was rewarded with lands in Deas-fhaire - Fearnan, near the east end of Loch Tay - as well as half the lands of Rannoch. These formed part of the free barony of Struan granted to Raibeart by James II in 1451)


Duncan McPatrik McGillecreist, PCP-d (son of the servant of christ) (Nonetheless, the Cristesones (Gael. MacGille-Chriost) who held Ledcharrie and Edravinoch in Glen Dochart from at least the mid-fifteenth century, may well have been indigenous, Martin MacGregor)


Laurence Makpatrik, -  PCP-l 

Gregor Dowgalsone, (M’Dougall)


Duncan MakAne Tailyeour, (CLAITH CLAYTH s Cloth S Westmorel See Sup Ane tailyeour can nocht makane garment bot of clayth A masone can nocht bygane wall bot of lyme and stame Bot almychty God maid heuin and erd and all creatouris thairin of nathing quhilk he did be his almychty powar Abp Hamiltoun's Catechisme 1552 Fol 89 a) An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: ... to which ..., Volume 1, by John Jamieson, pg. 226


Patrick MakCarbry, 

68The MacCairbre kindred held lands in Glen Lochay from the Lord of Glenorchy during the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. ER, ix, 574; BBT, 197; M. MacGregor,  “A Political History of the MacGregors before 1571”, unpublished Ph.D. Thesis (University of Edinburgh, 1989), 241–242; Gillies, Breadalbane, 84, 353, 360. The kindred were reputedly custodians of Finlarig Castle at the west end of Loch Tay, a sixteenth-century seat of the Glenorchy branch of Clann Chaimbeul. Surnames, 462. (c. 1480: - MacCairbre (in Glen Lochay),MM

Patrick Makne, 


Donald MakAne Deoar in Ardownane Merqhistowne, (Arduaine, Loch Melfort)


John McPatrik Foiar, PCP-a, his son Patrick M’Ain W’Patrick Mor (7, 1573 Bond)


Donald McPatrik Foiar,  PCP-f


John McAne Deor,  Witness 1573 Bond,


John McOlcallum Deor, the dewar of the Farg (St. Fillan’s portable alter - David Rorer), (The deoradh kept the relics of saints) Dewar Fergy’s croft was at Auchlyne, Glen Dochart, Killin, D. Rorer)


Donald McKerraray, (Mulmory M'Kere 1509 Appin List)


Donald McGillespe, (servants of Archibald)


Gillespie McClerycht,

“McClerycht, Clerach, McCleryct, McClerich, McInclerich, MacInclerycht, Clerk (pronounced Clark), Cleric, Clark – (This occupational name is derived from the Gaelic patronymic Mac-a’Chleirich, meaning son of the cleric, clerk, notary public or writer) – The name was prevalent in most districts of Scotland and in many cases referred to a clergyman simply because the local priest might have been one of the few literate people in the district. Adam moir McClerycht, Finlaius McCondil McClerycht, Patricius McConneil McClerycht, and Duncan McInclerycht were parishioners in Duthil in 1537.” Historical Notes on Some Surnames and Patronymics Associated with the Clan Grant


Duncan Dow McWikar,


Manne McAne Deor, Keeper of St. Fillan’s arm bone the ‘Mayne’ who gave a gaelic blessing to Sir Robert the Bruce before Bannockburn


John McDowoye McNokard, (His [Ranald of Craignish] common weapon was a large two handed sword still keept in the house of Craignish, and his armour bearer was John More McNokaird with whom I spoke being then in his old age past 90 and dyed in the [year] 1684. TMH pg. 243


Andrew McCarvy, in lands of Maknab Degen, 


Duncan McDowoye McCarbry, (The major beneficiary (from the earls of atholl) was the MacCairbre lineage, and it was to Donnchadh MacCairbre rather than Campbell of Glen Orchy that James V had granted Murlaganbeg in Glen Lochay in 1530.84 but Atholl's influence seems to have been short-lived, however, and by 1544 the crown lands in Deas-fhaire and Tuath-fhaire had been set in tack to Eoin Campbell of Glen Orchy by the earl of Argyll


Finlay McAne Evir, Finlay Mcanevrie (3, 1559  Alexander Loch Tay Bond)


John McWiccar, 


Ewin McKeray, (Gillemertyne Makere 1509 Appin List)


Donald McDormond in Morynche, (Morenish north shore Loch Tay)


John MacAne Stakar, PCP-bb - Johne Roy Makinstalker in Cranduycht (Crannich, Loch Tay)

 “Donaldus Makstalkare”, rector of Eilean Munde (also under Glenorchy influence)66 between 1510 and 1531, probably belonged to the Mac-an-Stalcair kindred of Breadalbane found in Glenorchy service during the mid-sixteenth century.67 Access to Glenorchy patronage opened opportunities to win benefices within the wider lordship of Clann Chaimbeul, and thus explains the provisions of Breadalbane clerics like Gill-easbuig [“Archibald”] MacCairbre to the vicarage of Kilfinan (1529–1542) in Cowal,68 and perhaps also the presence of “John Margantagart Machnnolkalnn” and “Dermit Makhecardych”, who may have belonged to the Mac an t-Sagairt (anglicised as MacTaggart) and Mac na Ceàrdaich (anglicised as MacNokaird) kindreds found in the Loch Tay region, in the vicarage of Lismore in 1496 and 1531,  respectively.69 “Gilbertus Borach”, or “Duncani”, vicar of Glenorchy (1498–1523) and chancellor of Argyll (1480–1491), is only identified by a descriptive epithet and patronymic, but his burial in Inchaiden parish church (at the east end of Loch Tay) implies that he too was from Breadalbane.70 That these clergy owed their provision to their links with Clann Chaimbeul is verified by the fact that their movement into Argyll tended to be focused in areas which lay under the umbrella of Glenorchy patronage. Martin M’Gregor Ph.d.


Finlay McAne Stakar, PCP-bba - Finlay Dow M'Instalker, Witness MacGregor Bond 9 March 1559,


Patrick McClaurent, PCP-lp - (his son PCP-lpa - Neil Mcpatrick Utlaurane in 1559 Aleaxnader McLaurane Bond)


Donald McKay in Crannycht, (Crannich)


all indwellers in bounds of Breadalbane.

Seal damaged on tag. TMH - The Mauscript History, National Records of Scotland, GD112/24/5, Bonds of Manrent Fosterage and respite, Dates 1549-1598

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In 1552 the M’Acrom brothers in Weems renounce their M’Gregour Chief

The M’Acroms (son of the stooped) Bind themselves to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay. One of the witness James M’Ynstalker appears in several Clan Lawren Bonds including John M’Avre’s below. Weem is very near to Castle Menzies where Neil McLaurin in “Creag an Tuirc” describes a family of McLarens in the 19th century living and working at the castle. Colin McLaurin the mathematician wrote letters and visited the Menzies in 1729.


Donald Beg M’Acrom Duncane and Williame his brothers dwelling in the bray of Weyme bind themselves to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay, having overgiven the laird M'Gregour their chief his heirs and successors, and oblige themselves and their heirs to serve the said Colyne and his heirs in the lawlands upon the expenses of the said Colyne, and in the helands upon their own expenses, as the gentlemen of the country do, and to leave the said Colyne and his heirs their Calps ; both sides being bound under the penalty of one hundred pounds Scots. Signed at the Isle of Lochtay before witnesses Alexander Menzeis of Rannocht Malcome baron of Carquhonie Patrick Campbell James M'Ynstalker and Andro Quhit notary 9th September 1552. BBT pg. 196


The Laird of Glenorchy did not confine his views to simply obtaining the fealty and subjection of the M'Gregors residing on his own lands and within the bounds of his proper jurisdiction ; on the contrary, three of the preceding bonds (M’Acrom, M’Gregour, M’Andrew) were granted by parties that in the eye of the law owed the duty of vassals to the Lairds of Struan and Weem.” The Lairds of Glen Lyon pg.177 


Twenty-one years later the entire M’Crome family show up in the 1573 Clanlawren Bond to Coline Campbell of Glenorquhaie as M’Cromes alias M’Lauren. M’Gregours aligned with M’Laurens in Clanlawren. Looks like Donald McWhannel ‘s description of this Campbell client kindred as  ‘Ganglawren’ is spot on..


Donald M'Crome (Stooped) alias M'Lauren (98), Jhone (99) his son, Donald (100) and Dauid (101) his brothers, Duncan (102) and Malcum (103) his brothers,

Duncan M'Crom alias M'Lauren (104), Duncan (105) his son, Patrik (106) his brother, William V'Crome alias M'Lauren (107), Jhone (108) his son,

Jhone M'Anevoir V'Crome (John son of Big John son of the Stooped (109), Donald Ouir (110) his brother, 22 May 1573. The Black Book of Taymouth

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John M’Alester V’Lawrence, Chamberlain of Kinclavin

Johne McAllester (son of Alexander) W'Lawren  (4, 1573 Bond) - Chamberlain of Kinclavin alias John M’Laurane, Messenger, Servitor of Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay


Sasine following on no. 4, 10 February 1572/3. Notary: Gavin Hamiltoun. Witnesses: Ewan MakGregoure, tutor of Glenschray, David Murray, brother of Patrick Murray of Uchtirtyre, Mr George Quhite, John MakLawrent, servants of said Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay, Donald MakLaurent, brother of said John MakLaurent, Archibald MGillechonile in Tullich, Charles MakEane, VerTarlich in Innerdoquhart, John MakAwyre in Murlagan Moir, John Campbell, son of John Campbell of Murthlie, and James Sanderis, Servitor of said Colin. GD112/2/45/1. National Archives of Scotland. 


May 22, 1573 ClanLawren Bond


Sasine following on no. 5, 27-8 May 1573. Notary: John Davidsoune, clerk, St Andrews diocese. Witnesses: Ewan McGregour, tutor of Glenschray, Colin Campbell of Arbaycht, David Murray, brother of Patrick Murray of Ochtirtyre, Mr George Quhyte, John and Donald McClaranis, Malcolm McRobert in Artollony, Archibald McGilleconill, Archibald Campbell, Tarloch McAne VcCarlycht, Paul McClerycht in Glendochir, John Campbell, son of John Campbell of Murthlie, and John McAvyre. GD112/2/45/1. National Archives of Scotland. 


 Charter a me by Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay to Duncan Campbell, his son and apparent heir, of a third part of lordship of Lorne, 24 June 1574. Witnesses: Gregor MakEane, constable of Glenurquhay, John Campbell, illegitimate son of Duncan Campbell of Glenlyoun, Thomas Broun, Thomas Quhite, John MakLawrint (Kinclavin probably) and Gavin Hammiltoun, notary, granter's servants.

Seal on tag; signed by granter. National Records of Scotland, GD112/2/109, Third of Brealorn, Argyll


1576 May 15

Presentation by Duncan Campbell, fiar of Glenurquhay, and Colin Campbell, laird of freetenement thereof, patrons of chancellery of Lismore, addressed to James [Hamilton], bishop of Argyll, in favour of Gavin Hammiltoun, to said chancellery, following on demission by sir Dougal McGregoure, last possessor thereof.

2 seals on tags.

Witnesses: John MakLaurene, Thomas Broun, John Henrysoune and John Campbell, elder, granters' servants. National Records of Scotland, GD112/51/107, Lismore and Appin/Kilmaluag/Duror and Glencoe, in presbytery of Lorn Dates c 1540-1597


Executions by John McLawrene, messenger:

19 December 1581. On lands of Fernay, Lagfernay and Kinyeldy, against Donald Robertsone (McRobert) in Fernay (Fearnan, north shore of Loch Tay) (erased), Alexander McGregor Clerych there, Duncan McAllester there, Neil McConochy there, Archibald McNab there, John McOlcallum (erased) and Mr John Bertane, parson, vicar of Inchadin, Alister McAne VcCoill, John McAllaster VcAne Dow in Langfernay, at their dwelling places as messenger was unable to apprehend them personally, William McNeill in Fernay and Robert Menzies of Tomboy, tacksman of lands of Kinyeldy (these two names erased), personally, for payment to kirkmasters of kirk [of Inchaden] according to the stent rolls.

Witnesses: Gregor Dow and Robert McNab, Servitors to the laird of Glenurquhay. 


8 January 1581/2. Against Duncan McGregour alias Abroch in Corriecharnik, (-) McCrostie? there, Nicol McGillereoch in Dalgardie, John Dow McKerlycht there, Duncan Dowell McGillepatrik in Teiray, Duncan McCleane there, John McAvyre Moryerlongych (1573 Bond), Finlay McGillereoch (Finlay servant to Robert, his son Patrick, last in 1573) there, Patrick McAvyre (1573 Bond) there, Donald Dow McGileverd there, Finlay McGilleyoniff in Teirarture, John McEwin Fwyair there, John McGilleypinidhe there, Malcolm Fleger there, Donald McKelleyonudhe there, Malcolm McCouill Roy there, (John McCuill, erased) in Morinche, Hutcheon McGregor VcHuchone there, Donald McAy there, Duncan McOlean there, John McAy VcGillepatrik there (#37, 1573), Malcolm McNachtane there, Gillemorie McHomie there, John McEwin Dog there, James, his brother there, Gillepatrick McLawrene in Kilteirie (Loch Tay), William Lumisdell there, Catherine McAy in Tullycht, John Menzeis there, Lawrence McLawrence VcGillepatrik in Laweris, Donald McKerlycht there, Archibald Lumisdeill there, Duncan McFinlay VcPatrik there, William Puderoch in Clocherane, Donald McKeith in Ardtollonycht, John McKeith there, John Dow McGillechonill there, William McGillechonill there, Duncan McGillechonill there.

Witnesses: Duncan Ruthven, Robert McNab and Malcolm McCaell, Servitors to the laird of Glenurquhay.


9 January 1581/2. Against Finlay McConochy VcClerycht in Laweris, John McIncader there, Malcolm McAwlay there, Gillechrist McArtur there, William McViccar there, Gillechrist McArthur there, John McGowin there, Catherine McViccar there, Marie NcIntalliour there.

Witnesses: Duncan Ruthven and Malcolm McCaell, Servitors to the laird of Glenurquhay.

NRS GD112/2/117/1 MacGro Papers


Misc.: Sasine 10 February 1572/3. Adam Forman, 576 May 15, Fernay, Dec. 19, 1581, 8 January 1581/2, 9 January 1581/2, 12 January 1581/2.

Octavo Maii anno 1583 The quhilk day ete comperit personalie Allane Catheart of Tuny lago chalmerlane of Gallovay above and beneth Cree and desyrit this obligatioun underwrittin subscrivit with his hand to be insert and registrat in the buikis of respondee and lettres and execu torialis to be direct thairupoun conforme to the tenour thairof the quhilk desyre the saidis Iordis thocht resonable ete of the quhilk the tenour followis I Allane Catheart of Tunylago havcand my commissioun renewit of the chalmerlanro of Gallovay bindis and oblissis me my airis and assignais to mak compt rekniug and payment in oursoverane Iordis cliekker of the males and dewiteis of the said lordschip of the terme of Witsonday nixtocum upon the 26 day of Junii immediatlie thaireftir and quhenas I failye in payment sail produce lettres of horning dewlie execute and indorsat aganis the tennentis dettouris thairof for demonstratioun of my diligence in the said office and heirto to be bundin and oblist under the pane of horning or poinding and is content ete In witnes quhairof I have subscrivit this my obligatioun with my band at Edinburgh the 8 day of Maii the yeir of God 1583 ycris befoir thir witnessis Laurence Fentoun Johne McLaren and David Henryson with utheris divers Sic subncribitur Allane Catheart of Tunylago with my hand Exchequer Rolls of Scotland Vol 21 


14 Feb 1587/1588 Receipts by Johan McLawrence [Eoin MacLaren, M. MacGregor] chamberlane deputee of Kinclevin for the payment by Alexander Menzeis of That Ilk of the sum of thirty-five pounds thirteen shillings four pennies scot money for the mailies of Rannoch, Cambusarnay and Appnadull. Witnesses : James Menzeis and Johan Menzeis, Servitors to said Alexander. Dates National Records of Scotland, GD50/186/8/98


Computum Duncani Campbell de Glenurquhy came rarii redditum per M Lauren nomine ejusdem Edinburgh 18 July 1588 from 20 July 1587 Charge 170 2s d 2 marts fermes of said lands and lordship Discharge To accountant for his fee 10 To comptroller 160 2s d Sold to accountant for 10 the mart standing at 5 and the price paid to comptroller 2 marts Sum 170 2s d 2 marts Exchequer Rolls of Scotland Vol 21

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Donald McRobart V’Laurent, Kindrochit, Loch Tay

Kindrochit and Ardtalnaig were the Tacks of James Campbell of Lawers by at least 1555, the year that he assigned it to Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy. Donald and Malcolm are brothers living next to each other near Milton of Ardtalnaig. There is a recorded continuous line of McLaurence Kindred living at Ardtalnaig for over three hundred years, this is the true Clanlawren ‘duchtus”. Also at Ardtalnaig lived the Makindewars, relatives and perhaps part of the McLaurence Kindred.


12 January 1581/2. Against Malcolm Makrocht (M’Robert) in Ardtollony (Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay next to Kindrochit), Donald Our McRocht (M’Robert), his brother, there, Malcolm McPatrik VcOlchallum there, Patrick McPatrrick Vcollchallum there (Malcolm’s sons).

Witnesses: Robert McNab, Servitor to the laird of Glenurquhay, and Duncan McRobert, son to said Malcolm.


Donald was also a witness to the Bond of Manrent by Alester Stewart in Glenbokie in Buchquhidder,

Donald Makrobert (VcLaurent) in Candroquhat (Kindrochit, Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay) At Illanrane 28 April 1586. The Black Book of Taymouth


Two copies sasine following on written command, no. 11, 7 January 1591/2. Notary: Gavin Hamiltoun. Witnesses: Robert MakIndewar in Carnebane in Ardtollonycht (Ardtalnaig), Donald McRobert VcLaurent in Candroquhat (Kindrochit,, Loch Tay), Maurice McNauchtane in Westir Balloch, William Menzeis, son legitimate of Robert Menzeis of Comrie, Donald Dow McNab, son legitimate of John McNab in Aucharne, John Wrycht, son legitimate of Robert Wrycht in Abirfaldie, Duncan McEan VcClerycht in Laideharrie, John McEan, his brother, there, and John Roy McNab in Ardnagald Eister. GD112/2/45/1. National Archives of Scotland.

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Malcolm McRobart V’Laurent, Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay

Donald’s brother above was “Malcome M'Robert in Craig in Ardtollony (Balloch, Loch Tay) and Patrik M'Couill in Derrie in Buchquedir, each of them aged ninety five years,“ You can read the 1606 V’Laurane Bond in the Balquhidder section.


Three hundred years later the Helen the daughter of Alexander Ferguson at Auchleskine, Balquhidder marries Donald M’Laren in 1886 who is from Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay.


II. Alexander, son of Duncan F., married Helen Stewart, Glenbuckie.  He removed from Tomnadrochig to

Stronvar, and died in 1886, aged 82.

1. Janet, married Duncan M'Alpine, Balquhidder. 2. Margaret, married Mr. M'Gregor, Westleys, near Bridge of Allan, whom she survives. 3. Duncan, in Stank Farm, Callander. 4. Catherine. 5. Mary. 6. Helen, married Donald M'Laren, Ardtalnaig, Lochtayside. History of the Fergusons 


In 1549 MakAllister MacIllop in Ardtollanak (Ardtollonycht) was included in the Remission by Archibald, earl of Argyle, 1549/50, March 16, which was a forgiveness of debt to about six-hundred of is Loch Tay/Breadalbane clients. (Ardtalnaig south shore Loch Tay) In 1606 the Balquhidder M’Olcallum V’Laurane sign their last bond to Duncan Campbell of Glenurchy recognizing him as their Chief and is verified by Malcolme M’Robert from Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay


This document includes the names of important McLaurence Kindred living on the shores of Loch Tay in 1581.


8 January 1581/2. Against Duncan McGregour alias Abroch in Corriecharnik, (-) McCrostie? there, Nicol McGillereoch in Dalgardie, John Dow McKerlycht there, Duncan Dowell McGillepatrik in Teiray, Duncan McCleane there, John McAvyre Moryerlongych (1573 Bond), Finlay McGillereoch there, Patrick McAvyre (1573 Bond) there, Donald Dow McGileverd there, Finlay McGilleyoniff in Teirarture, John McEwin Fwyair there, John McGilleypinidhe there, Malcolm Fleger there, Donald McKelleyonudhe there, Malcolm McCouill Roy there, (John McCuill, erased) in Morinche, Hutcheon McGregor VcHuchone there, Donald McAy there, Duncan McOlean there, John McAy VcGillepatrik there (#37, 1573 Bond), Malcolm McNachtane there, Gillemorie McHomie there, John McEwin Dog there, James, his brother there, Gillepatrick McLawrene in Kilteirie (Loch Tay), William Lumisdell there, Catherine McAy in Tullycht, John Menzeis there, Lawrence McLawrence VcGillepatrik in Laweris, Donald McKerlycht there, Archibald Lumisdeill there, Duncan McFinlay VcPatrik there, William Puderoch in Clocherane, Donald McKeith in Ardtollonycht, John McKeith there, John Dow McGillechonill there, William McGillechonill there, Duncan McGillechonill there.

Witnesses: Duncan Ruthven, Robert McNab and Malcolm McCaell, Servitors to the laird of Glenurquhay.



Candroquhat and nearby Ardtalnaig


Other generations of Ardtalnaig V’Laurene’s included: Gilbert McLaurin and Katherine McLaurin baptized Hugh McLaurin in 1707. Donald McLaren (1758 - ?) and his wife Helen Walker. James MacLaurin married Catherine Brearcliffe in 1826. Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin (1835 - 1914) a businessman and Chancellor University of Sydney, Australia and Col/ Henry Normand MacLaurin (1878 - 1915). Neil McLaurin, Creag An Tuirc, 2nd ed. 2012.

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On 8 November 1559 Clanlaurane in Breadalbane granted to Colyne Campbell of Glenurchy

“WE Archibald Erie of Ergyle . . . grantis ws to haif gevin ... To our traist cousyng Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay and his allis male the manrent homage and sendee quhilk our predecessouris andwe had and hes of the haill kyn and surname of the Clanlaurane and their posterite togidder with the uptaking of thair calpis . . . Prowyding the said Colyne obtene . . . thair consent . . . thairunto . . .


In witnes of the quhilk thyng to thir presentis subscriuit with our hand our propir seill is affixt at the burgh of Sterueling the aucht day of Nouember the yeir of God M v and fifty nyn yeiris befoir thir witnes Johne Campbell off Inuerlevir Johne Corswell persone of Kilmartyne and Andro Quhit. And this we gif for the gud and faythfull sendee that the said Colyne hes done to ws. ARD. ERGYLL.” Black Book of Taymouth


This is the only Clanlaurane Bond transacted at the royal burgh of Sterling. Johne Corswell parson of Kilmartin Parish, whose family included the Captain of Craignish (Campbell). In 1564 Carswell was known as the Superintendent of Argyle. I sure appears to me that the Clanlaurane in the above transfer came from Kilmartin Parish where their ancestor was Laurence the vicar of Kilmartin in 1355.


Several of these Clanlaurane men in Breadalbane, served important roles in Colin Campbell of Glenorchy’s entourage as Servitors (administrators), Gillefillane Mcconachy (M’Duncan) Utlaurane and Alexander’s younger son Johane M'Allester W'Lawren who was Deputy Chamberlain of Kinclavin in particular are found as witnesses in several Glenorchy documents. This Clanlaurane ended as the Campbell clan structure disappeared by 1671 when Murray of Atholl and Drummond families replaced the Campbells as Crown overlords in Perthshire, replacing the old clan system with the feudal system.


This Bond also has the name Mcrory, the answer to the question of, how are the MacRorie’s associated with the MacLarens. Here is the answer.

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21 November 1559 Alexander McLaurane and others accept Campbell of Glenurchy as Perpetual Clan Chief

This is the first bond rendered by Loch Tay McLaurins to Colin Campbell of Glenurchy after the above transference. The overseer of these McLaurins is Alexander (Alastair in Gaelic) as he is the first one listed. Alexander and his people have freely chosen Colin Campbell of Glenorchy as their and their heirs, perpetual chief. They give Colin their “bonds of manrent” with their “calps” which means when they die, Colin Campbell or his heirs receive their best beast. Colin and his heirs are now responsible to maintain and defend Alexander Mclaurin and his followers, their heirs, children and offspring.


After the death of Alexander a second bond is made in 1573, which is below. One of witnesses to this bond is Alexander McNab, chief of the McNabs and John Mcavyr alias Robertson, who appear to be Servitors of Campbell of Glenurchy. After a few years McLaurin Servitors like John McLaurane and Gillefillane Mcconachy Utlaurane (servant of St. Fillan McDuncan of clan Laurane) also become Servitors to Colin Campbell. John McLaurane eventually becomes the Chamberlain Deputy of Kinclavin, head of finance and household for Colin Campbell of Glenurchy. This bond also contains the name Patrick McRory (Patrick son of the Red Laurane), the first instance of the name within the Clanlaurane.


The fortress or castle of Balloch where these Bonds were signed is also known as Taymouth Castle at Kenmore on the River Tay, which indicates that all of these McLaurins lived in and around the loch and River Tay area not to the South in Balquhidder and Strathearn.


On the twenty first day of the month of November in the one thousand five hundred and fifty ninth year of our Lord, there appeared personally,

Alexander Mclaurane, (Dies between 1559-1573)

Duncan his son,

Finlay Mcanevrie,

Duncan Mcnycoll V’neill (#9 1573 Bond),

Lauchlane Mcane V’nycoll,

Duncan Mcconachy V’anedrew,

Neil Mcpatrick V’laurane, (son of Patrick McClaurent 1549 Argyle Remission, son of Laurence Makpatrick 1549 Argyle Remission)

Gillefillane Mcconachy V’laurane (Servitor, witness M’Olcallum southern branch 1559 Bond to Glenurchy), and Patrick Mcrory,

[And] of their own motivation, not compelled or coerced, [they] have elected and chosen, to them, their heirs, children and offspring, an honourable man, Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, and his heirs, as their perpetual chief, renouncing all others to the contrary, Giving and granting, and for them, their heirs, children and offspring, to the said Colin and his heirs, their bonds of manrent and service by all person or persons, the authority only excepted, Together with their calps, that is to say, the best brutal [brute beast] in each of their possessions respectively at the time of their deceases forth of this present life, which they dispone to the said Colin and his heirs, now as then and then as now, to be lifted and taken up by them in conformance with the use and custom of the same, Binding and obliging them, their heirs, children and offspring to be loyal, true and honest servants to the said Colin and his heirs to their utmost power, And shall neither know, hear or [see] the said Colin or his heirs harm or apparent danger, but shall resist the same at their power, and advise the said Colin and his heirs thereof. For the which the said Colin binds and obliges himself and his heirs to fortify, maintain and defend the foresaid persons, their heirs, children and offspring in all and sundry their honest and lawful actions, causes and quarrels as the law allows. And hereto the said persons are bounden and obliged, sworn upon the holy evangelists. Valid and acceptable etc, firm and stable etc.

Concerning which the same Colin sought an instrument.

These things were done within the castle or fortress of Balloch around the eleventh hour before noon,

These being present, John Mcavyr (witness 1573 Clanlaurane Bond), Alexander Mcnab and William Ruthnone, the witnesses called. So it is. Andrew Quhit, Notary required [to act] in the premises, in his own hand.

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1561 Clan Lawren in its entirety recognize Campbell of Glenurchy as Perpetual Chief and Master

The second Clanlaurane Bond came in 1561 to the entire clan, note the change in spelling to clan Lawren, even with the same writer Andrew Quhit Notary. I am not sure if Clan Lawren was even present.

Bond, Colin Campbell to Clan Lawren, 1561

The copy of the bond given to the clan Lawren


Be it known to all men by these present letters, Me, Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, Forasmuch as the whole clan and surname of clan Lawren, for themselves, their heirs and children, have elected and chosen me and my heirs as their perpetual chief and chiefs in all times coming, And have renounced all others to the contrary, and have given and disponed their calps and bands of manrent to us by all persons living[?] or in the future[?], the authority only excepted, As at more length is contained in the writings and instruments made by them to me and my heirs thereupon, To bind and oblige myself and my heirs, therefore, to fortify, maintain and defend the said surname and progeny of clan Lauren, their children and posterity, in all and sundry their honest, just and lawful actions, causes and quarrels whatsoever, and in enjoying and possessing their goods, gear, rooms, steadings and possessions as a chief and master ought and should do to his friends and servants, against all that may be in the future[?], as the law allows, And that we shall neither know, hear nor see their harm or apparent danger, but shall advise them thereof and stop the same at our power, Providing always, if any person or persons of the said clan and surname of clan Lawrens fails or breaks any point of their bond and promise to me and my heirs, they fall to be tried and sighted by four of the most qualified and able persons of the said surname, thereafter to be punished as we shall think most expedient to be done, And in case any of the said clan or surname will not abide the bond and promise that they have made to me and heirs, or that any one of their children or posterity will leave be and not ratify the said bond, alleging themselves not obliged thereto, In that case I and my heirs shall not be held to fortify, defend and maintain the said persons, nor none of the said clan surname but so many as shall depend upon us and use our counsel, in conformance with their bond and promise. In witness of the which thing [to] these present letters, subscribed with my hand, my proper seal is affixed, at Balloch the third day of June the year of God 1561 years, Before these witnesses, Patrick Ewertt of Balhoussie, James Ruthwan, John Minzeis and Andrew Quhit, Notary Public. This copy agrees with the principal. Copied and compared by me, Andrew Quhit, Notary Public, my handwriting witnessing.

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1561 Clan Lawren in its entirety recognize Campbell of Glenurchy as Perpetual Chief and Master

The second Clanlaurane Bond came in 1561 to the entire clan, note the change in spelling to clan Lawren, even with the same writer Andrew Quhit Notary. I am not sure if Clan Lawren was even present.


Bond, Colin Campbell to Clan Lawren, 1561

The copy of the bond given to the clan Lawren


Be it known to all men by these present letters, Me, Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, Forasmuch as the whole clan and surname of clan Lawren, for themselves, their heirs and children, have elected and chosen me and my heirs as their perpetual chief and chiefs in all times coming, And have renounced all others to the contrary, and have given and disponed their calps and bands of manrent to us by all persons living[?] or in the future[?], the authority only excepted, As at more length is contained in the writings and instruments made by them to me and my heirs thereupon, To bind and oblige myself and my heirs, therefore, to fortify, maintain and defend the said surname and progeny of clan Lauren, their children and posterity, in all and sundry their honest, just and lawful actions, causes and quarrels whatsoever, and in enjoying and possessing their goods, gear, rooms, steadings and possessions as a chief and master ought and should do to his friends and servants, against all that may be in the future[?], as the law allows, And that we shall neither know, hear nor see their harm or apparent danger, but shall advise them thereof and stop the same at our power, Providing always, if any person or persons of the said clan and surname of clan Lawrens fails or breaks any point of their bond and promise to me and my heirs, they fall to be tried and sighted by four of the most qualified and able persons of the said surname, thereafter to be punished as we shall think most expedient to be done, And in case any of the said clan or surname will not abide the bond and promise that they have made to me and heirs, or that any one of their children or posterity will leave be and not ratify the said bond, alleging themselves not obliged thereto, In that case I and my heirs shall not be held to fortify, defend and maintain the said persons, nor none of the said clan surname but so many as shall depend upon us and use our counsel, in conformance with their bond and promise. In witness of the which thing [to] these present letters, subscribed with my hand, my proper seal is affixed, at Balloch the third day of June the year of God 1561 years, Before these witnesses, Patrick Ewertt of Balhoussie, James Ruthwan, John Minzeis and Andrew Quhit, Notary Public. This copy agrees with the principal. Copied and compared by me, Andrew Quhit, Notary Public, my handwriting witnessing.


May 1562

Alii  M'Ewyn Moir, Fynla M'Ewin Moir and Donald his brother gave Colyne Campbell son to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay a bairn's part of gear tanquam filio adoptiuo 12  May 1562.


22nd  May Johne M'Ewin Moir their brother gave the said Colyne a bairn's part of gear in presence of John Campbell of Laweris John Menzes alias Barroun, James Euthuen Patrick M'Lauran and William Pypar. BBT

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1563 Kill all MacGregors

In this document three McGillehellycht brothers are given permission to hunt MacGregors who have been outlawed by Colin Campbell of Glenurchy [Cailean Liath]. McLaurin witnesses are Finlay Neilsoun/MacNeill found again in the 1573 bond below, Gillefallane McLaurane found in the above 1559 Bond and again in the 1573 Bond, and John McAne VcNycoll. Perhaps James McYnstalker of the Mac-an’-Stalcair kindred, which means “son of the Falconer” and eludes possibly to people of Castle Stalcair/Stalker the ancient McLaurin stronghold in Appin.


Bond by Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay that if it happens that Ewin McGillekellycht, Duncan McGillehellycht, his brother, and Dougal Mcgillehellycht, their brother, apprehend any of the Clangregour now at the horn, and bring them to granter and make them the queen's lieges within fifteen days, or slay them if they cannot be taken, granter will given them letters of maintenance and protection, 27 May 1563.
Witnesses: John Campbell of Lawiris, PCB-d - Finlay Neilsoun (Finlay McNeil, 1573), PCP-lda - Gillefallane McLaurane (Gillefillane in 1559 Tay Bond,, PCI-cb - John McAne VcNycoll, PRA-a - Malcolm McConachy VcRobert (1573, (1606 Bond’s), PCP-bd - James McYnstalkar and Andrew Quhit, notary. Papared seal. 

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Obituary :-Book of the Dean of Lismore

“1564. 7th Dec : Patrick McAyn VcCouill VcAyn slain by James McGestalcar at Ardewynnek (PCP-bd - James McYnstalkar?) and buried at Inchaddin in the tomb of his Fathers.


“1565. June 11th. Slaughter of Gregor son of the Dean of Lismore alias McGregor and Robert McConil Vcgregor viz in the afternoon of the Penticost and the house was burnt and they slain by James McGestalker with his accomplices and buried in their grave in the Choir of Inchadin (Kenmore). A just God judges hidden things and punishes those who do them in the third and fourth generation.


“1565. July 27. James McGestalcar VcPhatrik and his accomplices were slain by Gregor McGregor of Stronmelocan with his soldiers at Ardowenec. they were wicked and oppressors of the poor and the said malefactors could not be suffered to live upon the earth.


“1565. Item ane gud symmer and harist viz sexte fyv yeris - gret hayrschippis in mony partis of Scotland, in Stratherne, in Lennox in Glenalmond, in Breadalbane bayth slattyr and oppressyon beand mayd in syndry vdr partis be the Erll of Ergill and McGregor and ther complesis. Siclyk in Strathardill mony men slain be the men of Atholl and the Stuartis of Lorn.” Book of the Dean of Lismore

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1564 Letters of maintenance of the clan Larane

1564. December 24. Perth Letters of maintenance by Archibald, earl of Argyle, of the whole clan and surname of clan Larane. Witnesses: Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay, John Campbell of Lawaris, James Campbell of Ardkinglas, John Campbell of Marthlie and Andrew Quhyt. NRS, GB Title Bonds of manrent, Fosterage and respite, Dates, 1538-1710, Access status, Open.

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In 1573, ‘ClanLawren’ endorses Coline Campbell of Glenurchy and his heirs as Perpetual Clan Chief, better described as ‘GangLawren’

Twelve years later a Clanlawren bond was made listing the men individually within their family groups which is very convenient. The names and family groups are listed in a very specific heirarchy by Johane M'Corcadill, Notary. The leaders at the top then in descending order until perhaps a few last minute entries at the end, which I see in the following 1573 Bond


“BOND OF DEFENCE granted by Coline Campbell of Glenorquhaie, proceeding on the narrative that the whole surname and Clan of the Clanlawren for them and their heirs had elected him and his heirs to be their chiefs, and had granted him their bonds of manrent against all persons, the authority only excepted, and also their Calps; therefore taking them under his protection as their chief; providing that if any  person of the said Clan shall fail in the premises, the matter shall be tried before the most able persons of the surname,


Malcum M'Conche WRobart (1) (First name in 1606 V’Laurane Bond as Malcolme McRobert)

Johanne M'Yver (2) [Servitor or confidant to Campbell, Witness 1559 Alexander Bond] and in his absence Duncane M'Yver (3)


M’Yver’s are likely  W’lawren because of Laurence (14) see below


Bond Cont. 

Johane M'Allester W'Lawren (4) [Johan McAlexander McLawrence [Eoin MacLaren, M. MacGregor] chamberlane deputee of Kinclavin, see his section for documents he witnessed], and in his absence Duncan (5) [#2 1559 Bond of Alexander Mclaurane his father] his brother, 


Therlycht M'Ain W'Therlycht (6), [Toirdhealbhach, Teárlach, Tarlick, Charles, Means "instigator", derived from Gaelic toirdhealbh "prompting". Servitor in MacGregor Pol. Craignish Campbell, also a Bond witness below as Charles M'Ane V'Tarlych. Tyn Gall writes that Craignish Campbells are possibly M’Dougalls. MacTearloch a Campbell according to Ronald Willimas in Sons of the Wolf, pg 31]


Bond Cont.

Patrik M'Ain W’Patrik Mor (7), Finla M'Nele (8), and in his absence Duncan M'Nicoll (9),

Archibald M'Duile Keach (10),

Gillefillan Fillan M'Conche W'Ain Keache (11) [Brindle or Brown John, Gillefillane M'Laurane witness 1558 Balquhidder Bond, 1563 MacGregor capture or kill bond 1563], 


Bond Cont.

and shall thereafter be remedied by the said Coline Campbell; providing also that if any of the said Clan do not keep the premises or that any of their children do not ratify the said bond, on the ground that they are not obliged to do so, then the said Coline Campbell shall not be bound to defend any of the said Clan.

Signed at Killin before witnesses

Johane Campbell son to the laird of Glenlioun,

Johane Campbell son to Johane Campbell of Mortlie,

Therlycht M'Ain V'Therlycht Paul M'Clerycht and Johane M'Corcadill notary, 22 May 1573. 


Jhone M'Avyre (2), Patrik (12) his brother, Duncan (3) his brother's son, Neill  (13) brother to the said Duncane, Laurence (14) his brother, Patrik (15) his brother.


M’PATRICK - later PATERSONS

Patrik Makane V'Patrik Voir (7), Duncane (16) his brother, Nicoll (17) his brother,

Malcum Makauld V'Lauren (18),

Duncan [Conochie] M'Gillepatrik (Son of the Servant of Patrick) V'Ewin (19 son of V. Patrick), Jhone (20 son of V. Patrick) his brother, Donald M'Conochie V'Gillepatrik (21), Jhone (22) his brother, Patrik Makconochie (23) his brother, Jhone (24) and Donald (25) and their brethren,

Dimcane M'Ane V'Yneadar alias M'Lauren (26),

Archebald M'Wurycht V'Lauren (27), Alexander (28) his brother,

Gilfillane Makpatrik (29),

Ewin M'Ewin Roy (30),

Finlay M'Nicoll (31), Jhone M'Imlay V'Nicoll (32),

Donald Makriicoll (33),

Jhone M'Ewiu V'Gillepatrik (34), Patrik M'Conochie V'Gillepatrik (35),

Ewir M'Conochie Gorme (36) (black-haired),

Nicoll Ouir M'Ane V’Patrik Moir (39),


M’RORIE

Johne Dow M'Rorie (40), James Makrorie (41), and Jhone M’Patrik V'Rorie (42), Laurence M’Patrik V'Rorie (43), Malcum (44) his brother,

Patrik M'Couill V'Andoy (45 1606 Bond) age 95), Duncan (46) his brother,

Jhone M'Conochie V'Andoy (47), 

Archibald M'Gillespik V'Inrorycht (48) [son of servant of Gilleasbuig Campbell, 1382], Malcum (49) his brother,

Jhone M’Patrik M'Vyrricht (50),


M’NEILL

Finlay M'Neill (8) with his bairns viz: Jhone M'Finlay V'Neill (51), Donald (52) his brother, Archibald (53) his brother, Malcum (54) his brother, Laurence (55) his brother, Neill (56) his brother, Archibald M'Finlay V'Lauren (57), Finlay (58) his [brother], (Portbane see below)

Gillechrist M'Gillespie V'Lauren (59) [son of servant of Gilleasbuig Campbell, 1382],

Malcum (60) brother to Archebald (61), Jhone (62) his son,

Johne M'Finlay V'Anevoir (Big John) (63), Jhone (64) his son, Donald (65) his brother, Laurence (66) his brother,

Neill M'Nicoll V'Neill (67),

Patrik M'Ewin V'Neill (68), Jhone (69) his son, Donald (70) his brother, Laurence (71) his brother,

Neill M'Ewin V'Lauren (72),

Jhone M’Patrik V'Neill (73), Duncane M’Patrik (74) his brother, Finlay (75) his brother,

Jhone M'Ane V'Ewin V’Patrik (76),

Donald M'Couill V'Nicoll (77), Jhone Keir (78) his brother,


REOCH

Malcum M'Dougall Reoch (79) (Grizzled) ,

Malcum M'Conochy V'Ane V'Doullreoch (Malcum son of Duncan son of John son of Grizzled Dougall) (80),

Walter M'Ane V'Coulreoch (81), Patrik (82) his brother, Dugall (83) his brother, Donald (84) his brother, Malcum (85) his brother,

Jhone M'Olchallum V'Anereoch (Grizzled John) (86),

Gilfillane M'Conychy V'Anereoch (87),

Malcum M'Conochie V'Reocht (88), Donald Ouir (89) his brother,


Duncan M'Olchallum V'Robert (90), Patrik (91) his brother, [the sons of Malcolm M’Robert V’Laurane at Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay]


Duncan Makcouill V’Patrik (92),

Archibald M’Patrik V'Robert (93),

Robert Makynstalkar V’Patrik (94),


M’CROME / MACGREGOR

Donald M'Crome (95) (Stooped) alias M'Lauren, Jhone (96) his son, Donald (97) and Dauid (98) his brothers, Duncan (99) and Malcum (100) his brothers,

Duncan M'Crom alias M'Lauren (101), Duncan (102) his son, Patrik (103) his brother, William V'Crome alias M'Lauren (104), Jhone (105) his son,

Jhone M'Anevoir V'Crome (106) (John son of Big John son of the Stooped, Donald Ouir (107) his brother,


Allester M'Conochie V'Couill V’Patrik (108), 

Jhone Dow (109) his brother, Patrik M'Finlay V'Kobert (110),

to Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay ; dated at Killin before witnesses John Campbell son of Duncan Campbell of Glenlione John Campbell son of John Campbell of Murthlie, Charles M'Ane V'Tarlych, Paul M'Clereich (Servitor), 22 May 1573.”

The Black Book of Taymouth

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1587 “The Roll of the Clannis” 

A list of clans that have leaders that might do something against the will of their landlord. Landlords included crown land with Baillie’s who determined the tenants and their rents. In Breadalbane the landlords where Campbells of Glenorchy and Breadalbane who had heritable rights to land directly from the crown. Notice also that the only ‘Clan’ listed n Balquhidder are the “Stewarts of Balquhidder”.


“The Roll of the Clannis (in the Hielands and Isles) that hes Captanes, Chieffs, and Chiftanes quhome on they depend. Oft tymes aganis the willis of Thair Landislords: and of sum speciale personis of branchis of the said is Clannes, 1587” 


Abridged list in order:

Stewartis of Buchquhidder (Balquhidder)

Clangregour

Clanlawren (1573 Clanlawren of Glenurchy in Breadalbane)

Campbells of Lochnell

Campbell of Innerraw

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The 1594 “Roll of the Broken Clans in the Highland and Isles”

The 1594 “Roll of the Broken Clans in the Highland and Isles” mentions this Breadalbane Clanlawren a second time, coincidently the same year they signed a Bond of Manrent and Calpe to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenurchy. (see below)


Abridged list in order from beginning :

Clangregour

Clanfarlane

Clanlawren

Clandowill (MacDowell)

Clandonochie (Robertsons)

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McLaurence Kindred Servitors in Campbell of Glenurchy Records

There were apparently two distinct geo-political branches of McLaurins in Perthshire from the viewpoint of the Glenurchy Campbells. The Balquhidder McLaurins are identified with the name V’Laurene, the Loch Tay Kindred as simply Clanlaurane or Clanlawren. Gillefillane McLaurane (Loch Tay) and Malcolm M’Robert V’Laurent (Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay) are the only McLaurane that appears in both branches documents.

Gillefillane McLaurane, Servitor (Loch Tay):

Gillefillane Mcconachy Utlaurane, Nov. 21 1559 Balloch, Loch Tay

Gillefillane M'Laurane, witness, March 11 1559, Balquhidder

Gillefallane McLaurane, May 27 1563

Gillefillan Fillan M'Conche W'Ain Keache [Brindle or Brown John] (11) 1573 Clanlaurane Bond


Malcolm M’Robert V’Laurent, Ardtalnaig 1581 - 1591, Molchallum M'Robert in Craig, 1606 Johne M'Olchallum V’Laurent Descendants Bond Strathearn

POSSIBLY A MCLAURENCE KINDRED, IF SO THIS WOULD MAKE JOHN M’AVRYE AT MORELINCH, Moryerlongych HIS SON - Malcum M'Conche WRobart, (#1 1573 Clanlawren Bond) Killin, same person as Baron Malcolm M’Duncan Robertsone of Carwhin (Loch Tay): Bond by Campbell of Glenurquhay : the said Colyne Campbell of Glenurquhay being bound to defend the said Malcum Robertsone in his just quarrels against James Campbell of Laweris and all others, my Lord of Ergyle excepted. Dated at the Isle of Lochtay before witnesses Alexander Menzeis of Rannocht Colin Campbell son of the deceased Archibald Campbell of Glenlyoun and Mr William Ramsay notary 1 August 1552. BBT

Malcolm McConachy VcRobert, May 27 1563 abt. M’Gregor


Finlay McNeil/Neilsoun - Loch Tay: 

Finlay Neilsoun, May 27 Witness 1563  M’Gregor Horning

Finla M'Nele (8) 1573 Clanlaurane Bond

Another, maybe the same Finlay M'Neill (52) with his bairns viz. 1573 Clanlaurane Bond


A different Finlay - Finlay Makneil V’Laurent witness ot the 1586 Bond on page 42 who lived at Auchleskine. His signature as the last witness indicates that he was ranked lower than the other witnesses. This directly contradicts Margaret MacLaren’s frequent claim in “The MacLarens” that Auchleskine was the principal branch of the McLaren families in Balquihidder. On page 61 you will see that Auchleskine was MacGregor owned from at least the 1730’s. There was no such thing as a historic ‘Principal Branch of MacLarens’, that statement is nothing more than a self-serving  made-up concept from the Auchleskine MacLarens to help them obtain the status of a peer (chief) in 1957.


Jhone M’Alastair (Alexander) M'Lauran - Eoin MacLaren, Servitor, chamberlane deputee of Kinclavin:

Jhone M'Lauran, 1573 Campbell Bond

Johane M'Allester W'Lawren, (4) First McLaurin in 1573 Clanlaurane Bond

John MakLawrint, Glenurchy Charter, June 24 1574 

Jhone M'Lauran, 1575 Campbell Contract

John MakLaurene, Campbell Chancellery Lismore replaces Dougal McGregoure, May 15 1576

John McLawrene, messenger: 19 December 1581

Johan McLawrence, Menzies payment, 14 Feb 1587/1588

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1594 Bond by Loch Tay, Patrick Mcconill Wiklawrent to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenurchy

Patrick Mcconill Wtewin Wtillecrist Wiklawrent Bond of manrent and calpe

Be it known to all men by these present letters, Me, Patrick Mcconill Wtewin Wikillecrist Wiklawrent, son to the late Donald Mcewin, To be bound and obliged, and by the tenor hereof I bind and oblige me, my heirs, offspring and posterity, in true bond of manrent and service, To one right honourable Sir Duncan Campbell of Glen Urchy, knight, and his heirs,

And in sure token hereof I grant and dispone to them my calpe, and to acknowledge the said Sir Duncan’s house and his heirs with one present once every year,

And for the more security and assurance thereof I oblige me, my heirs and posterity to take plain part with the said Sir Duncan and his heirs against whatsoever person or persons (the authority and master [ie mastership?] of my rooms and possessions only excepted) without any dissimilation or contradiction whatsoever,

And shall never hear, see or understand their apparent harm in body, goods or gear, but shall lawfully and truly advise them thereof, and shall resist the same with all our powers,

And hereunto I bind me, my heirs and posterity, without any fraud or guile.

For the which the said Sir Duncan and his heirs oblige themselves to defend and maintain the said Patrick Mcconill and his heirs in all their actions, causes and quarrels, honest and lawful, and grant to them his bond of maintenance and protection.

In witness of which thing I have subscribed these presents with my hand as follows,

At Finlarig, the 21st of August in the year of God 1594, before these witnesses, Patrick Mcillecrist in Laggan in Eddergoll[?], William Barrone alias Menzeis and Finlay Mcustalker (1559 m'Gregor Bond), Servitor to the said Sir Duncan.


It is as is aforesaid. Gavin Hamilton, Notary Public, by the order of the said Patrick Mcconill, he not knowing how to write.

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1611 Archibald Mcilvoyll McLowrin from Glencho (Glencoe) arrested with MacGegors

Archibald Mcilvoyll McLowrin from Glencho was caught in 1611 with a band of MacGregors up to no good. He was then tried for the murder of John Stewart and the burning of his house and the murder of Gregour McGregour. Archibald was not excuted like the McGregors he was tried with, but returned to prison. Dougall McGregour Clerach who was twelve or under years of age was returned to prison for the murder of Gregour McGregour.


Below is the transcript from the Trial


“Mar. 2, 1611— Jolinne Mckewin, in Kilbiycle ; Archibald Mcilvoyll Mclowrin, Donald Mcinowie, in Glencho; Duncane Caird Mcgregour, Patrik Mcean Dow Mcgregour, Allafter Bowie Mcgregoiir Clerache, Dougall M'gregour Clerache Mcgregour, Duncane Mcneill M'gregour, [Donald Mceandich Mcgregour,'] Johnne Mcandro. 


Dilaitit, accufet and perfewit be Mr Robert Foullis, fubftitute to Sir Thomas Hammiltoun of Bynnie, kny’ (knight), Aduocat to our fouerane lord, for his hienes intereis, of the crynies refpectine following, viz. — The faid Johnne Mcewin, ffor airt and pairt of the thiftious Steilling of tuelf fcheip fra the Barrone Mccaflan, furth of his landis of Innerthonoling ; committit in the moneth of Auguft laftbypaft 1610 yeiris. Item, ffor airt and pairt of the thiftious Steilling of tua gait and ane fcheip fra Adame Colquhoun in Poirt, furth of the landis of Banrie, in the moneth of December ImVje and fax yeiris.  Item, ffor airt and pairt of the fleilling of ane pair of pleuch-irnes fra Williame Myller in Schennekillis, furth of the landis of Schennekillis, in the moneth of Apryle ImVje. and aucht yeiris. Item, ffor cowmoun Thift and cowmone Reffet of thift, inputing and outputing of thift, &c. And for daylie Intercowmoning and keiping cumpanie with the MGREGOURIS, affifting and taking pairt with thame, in all thair thiftious deidis, heirfchipis, robreis and oppreffiones, this thre or four yeir bygane. 


— The faidis Archibald Mcilvoyll McLowren, and Donald McInnowie, fervandis to Allafter and Allane McIndowie in Glenlio, ffor airt and pairt of the trelfonabill Raifeing of ffyre about Johnne Stewartis hous in the Camrone, in the Lennox, in the moneth of December laflbypaft; affageing of Duncane, James, and vmqle Johnne Stewartis thairintill ; And ffor airt and pairt of the flauchter of the faid vmqle Johnne Stewart, at the tyme foirfaid. — The laid Duncane Caird McGregor ffor cowmone Thift and RefTett of thift, outputing and inputing of thift, &c. And ffor daylie Intercowmoning and keiping of tryllis and confultationes, with the McGregouris, aflifting and taking pairt with thame in all and fmdrie thair thiftis, reiffis, and oppreffiones, committit be thame this thre yeir bygane. — The laid Patrik Mcan Dowie McGregour, ffor being in company with the M'Gregouris, at the fecht or fkirmifch of Bintoiche, in the moneth of  Apryle ImVje. and four yeiris. And ffor airt and pairt of the treffonable Raifeing of ffyre, burning of the Caftell of Achallader, and of tuentie houffis in Glenlochie ; and for the crewall Slauchter of ffourlcoir ky (cattle) at the faid fecht. And ficklyk, ffor airt and pairt of the Slauchter of vmqle Patrik Dow Mcnab, and ane feruand of the Laird of Glenvrcheis, namet McLayne, baith llane in the faid fecht of Bintoich.  And, ffor cowmone Thift, cowmone Reffet of thift, outputing and inputing of thift, &c. And, ffor Intercowmoning and keiping cumpanie with the McGregouris, in all thair wiket deidis, &c. — The faid Allafter Bowie McGregour, ffor Cowmone Thift and cowmone Reffet of thift, outputing and inputing of thift, fra land to land, fra cuntrie to cuntrie : And ffor Intercowmoning and keiping daylie tryftis and conventiones with the M'Gregouris and taking plaine pairt with tliame in all thair violent and thiftious deidis, thir dyuerfe yeiris bygane. — The faid Dougall McGregour Clerach McGregour, ffor the crewall Slauchter of vmqle Gregour McGregour, fone to vmqle Duncane Abroche McGregour, be fchuteing of him with ane arrow behind his bak ; committit in Auguft ImVje. and four yeiris.  Item, for Intercowmoning with the McGregouris contrair the tennour of his Maiefteis Acts and Proclamationes, at dyuerfe tymes, fen the publicatione of the faidis Proclamations. — The faid Duncane McNeill McGregour, ffor cowmone Thift, cowmone Reffet of thift, &c. And als, ffor Intercowmoning with the McGregouris, affifting and plane pairt-taking with thame, in all thair thiftious deidis, thir dyuerfe yeiris bygane. — The faid Johnne McAndro, ffor airt and pairt of the Burning of Johnne Stewartis hous, and Slauchter of the faid vmqle Johnne Stewart ; committit in the laid moneth of December, VmVje. and ten yeiris ; at the leift, for keiping cumpanie \vith the faidis Archibald Mcilvoil McLauren and Duncane McInnowie, and the remanent perfones thair complices, quha come furth of Glenco, to the doing of the faidis crymes. 


ASSISA. 

Johnne Buntene of Aidoche, Johnne Buchannane, Williame Colqulioun,  Parlan McWalter of Auchinvannell, Andro Cuninghanie, Mr Malcolme Colquhoun, Johnne Logane, fiear of Drum-chapell, Malcohne Crawfurd, feruitour to the Laird of Blair, Mungo Buchannane in Tillie-chewin, James Colquhoun, feruitour to the Laird of Kilbirnie, Robert Blair, Thos Fallafdaill of Ardoch-beg, Dauid Drummond, Johnne Stewart in Camrone, Robert Bradie, feruitour to faid James Colquhoun, Jo" Smyth in Auchindownanrie, Duncane Menzies.


Verdict. The Affyfe, be the mouth of the faid Thomas Fallafdaill, chanceller, ffand, pronuncet and declairet the faidis Johnne Mcewin in Kilbryde, Archibald Mclvoill, Donald Mcinnowie, Duncane Caird McGregour, Patrik Mceandow McGregour, Allafter Bowie McGregour, and Duncane McNeill McGregour, to be ffylet, culpable and convict of the feuerall crymes refpectiuc aboue writtin, contenit in thair Dittayis : And the faid Dougall McGregour Clerach, to be ffylet, culpable and convict of airt and pairt of the Slauchter of the faid vmqle Gregour McGregour, committit be the faid Dougall, he being within the age of tuelf yeiris (twelve years old) for the tyme ; and liclyk, for Intercowmoning with the McGregouris, conforme to the Article of his Dittay.  And ficlyk, ffand, pronuncet and declairit the faid Johnne McAndro, to be Clene, innocent and acquit of the Burning of the faid Johnne Stewartis hous in Camrone ; and Slauchter of the laid vmqle Johnne Stewart ; and remanent poyntis contenit in his Dittay. 


Sentence. The Juflice, be the mouth of Alexander Kennydie, Dempster of Court, decernit and ordanit the faidis Johnne McEwin, Duncane Caird McGregour, Patrik McIndow McGregour, Allafter Bowie McGregour, and Duncan McNeill McGregour, to be tane to the Burrow-mure of Edinburgh, and thair, in the ordiner place of Executioun, to be hangit quhill thay be deid ; and all thair landis, heritages, guidis, geir, moveable and vnmoveabill, &c., to 

be fforfaltit and efcheit to our fouerane lordis vfe, as convict of the faidis crymes. — And fuperceidis the pronunceing of Dome vpone the vther thre, quhill he be advyfet with the Lordis of Secreit Counfall thairanent : And ordanit thame to be tane bak agane to their priffone, &c.” Pg. 115, V.3 Pt . 1, Pitcairn, Robert, 1793-1355, Ancient criminal trials in Scotland “

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1667 Atholl Vassals

1667 Woodsetters

Killiekrankie - John Murray, Edredoure - 4 marklane - Jon McLaurine

Strathtay - James Scott, Balnacarde - 2 men- James McLarine, Duncan Meitell

Balquhidder

Glenbeiche - 5 markland - 2 men - Duncan and Jon McLarine

Wester Innernantie - 5 markland - 2 men - Donnald McInteir, Jon McLarine

Drumliche - 3.5 markland - 1 man - Duncan McGregor


1698

Easter Innernantie - 5 marklnad - 1 man

Wester Innernantie - 5 markland - 2 men -Donald McInteir & Jon McLarine

Drumliche - 3.5 Markland - 1 man - Duncan McGregor

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1696 John McLaren killed

During the time the regiment lay at Leith a murder was committed, Sergeant Grant, of Captain Moncreiffe'scompany, having killed John McLaren, of Lord Murray's company, in a house in the town during a drunken row.1696 Chronicles of the Families of Atholl and Tullibardine

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1705 Atholl Vassals

1705

Walk Miln - John McLaren - Walker - wants arms

Balnacraig - John McLaren - Tennant - armed

Lettoch - John McLaren - servant - armed

Balnadruim - William McLaren - tennant - excused

John McLaren - his son - sick

Murray of Balnabruach's wadsett - John McLaren - tenant - wants a sword

Robert McLaren - tenant - wants a gun

Donald McLeran - servant - armed

East Haugh of Dalshain - John McLaren of Dalshain - armed - Has six men at his 40 sh of Land. Donald Forbes - his servant - armed, David Ferguson - tenant - armed, John Stewart - his servant - wants a sword, John Sim - Cottar - armed, Donald Deor - tenant - armed, Donald Morrison - tenant - armed, Total 7 men

Barony of Tulliemet

Blairchroisk - Alexr McLaren - his servant - absent

Bal an-t Seapail - John McLaren - his servant - absent


Clunie Jan. 29th, 1705

Milton of Balechin & croft - Duncan McLaren - servant - armed, excused

Balardhibald Croft - John McLaren

Mains of Ballechin - Patrick McLaren - tenant - wants sword

Dunkeld - Thomas McLaren - Cordwainer apprentice - wanst arms

John McLaren - Stabler - wants a gun

Duncan McLaren - servant to the Baillie Murray - wants arms

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1706 Atholl Vassals

Orchilbeag - James McLaren - armed

Foss - John McLaren - armend

South Side of Tummel - James McLaren - wants a sword

Balquhidder - Capt. John Stewart

John McLaren, Donald McLaren

Balquhidder - Capt. James Stewart

John McLaren, Alexr McLaren, elder, Alexr. McLaren, younger, Duncan McLaren, Patrick McLaren, John McLaren, Duncan McLaren, Patrick McLaren, Alexr. McLaren,

Donald McLaren, John McLaren, John McLaren, Duncan McLaren, Robert McLaren

Balquhidder - Capt. Malcolm Murray

Duncan McLaren

Wester Glenalmond - Dalmor - Alexander McLaren

Barony of Comrie - John McLaren

Barony of Killiechassie - Duncan McLaren - tennant

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1713 McLaren piper to the Duke of Atholl

Petition of Donald McLaren, Piper in Balquhidder to Prince, John Duke of Atholl. Requesting a new Grace's flag and other adornments that were stolen, and then Donald replace at his on expense having made three trips to Edinburgh. Donald went into debt and owes his creditors. He requests his pay to pay of his debts. Donald McLaren's wages were forty pounds Scots a year. Two years later he was captured as a Jacobite, see below.


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