Macleans of Kingairloch

The Macleans of Kingairloch are a junior cadet house to the Macleans of Lochbouie, and are descended from John Dubh’s eldest son, Hector Reganach. Though Hector’s younger brother, Lachainn L├╣banach succeded John Dubh as Chief, Hector became the 1st Chief of the Maclaines of Lochbuie as well as the progenitor of the Macleans of Dochgarroch and Kingairloch. Charles, Hector Reganach’s son, was the first Chieftain of the macleans of Kingairloch.

The House of Kingairloch is an offshoot of the MacLeans of Urquhart, known as the Clan Tearlach and the Macleans of the North, who moved to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle as Constables for the MacDonald, Lord of the Isles. This castle still exists today on the right-side of the road from Fort William to Inverness along Loch Ness and can be visited. The Kingairloch branch of the MacLeans returned to their home at Glensanda with the removal of the MacLeans from Urquhart in 1476. It was at this time that Ewen MacLean built Glensanda Castle. On some lists of Kingairloch Chieftains, Ewen MacLean is listed as either the 5th Chieftain or the 1st Chieftain. To clarify this confusion, Ewen MacLean was the 5th Chieftain but the first to reside at Glensanda; hence on some lists he is the 1st Chieftain.

At present Malcolm Fraser Maclean, III is the 22nd Chieftain of the Macleans of Kingairloch.

1370c.
Charles Maclean
1386
Farquhar Maclean
1440c.
Charles Macleean
1470c.
Donald Maclean
1505
Ewen Maclean
1538c.
Hector Maclean
1540c.
Donald Maclean
1545
Hector Maclean
1613
Donald Maclean
1623
Hector Maclean
1654
Donald Maclean
1700
Donald Maclean
1726
Lachlan Maclean
1756
Hugh Maclean
1784
Donald Maclean
1799
Hector Maclean
1838
Murdoch Hector Maclean
1868
Kenneth John Maclean
1873
Robert Cutler Maclean
1927
William Edward Maclean
1971
Malcolm Fraser Maclean, Jr.
1988
Malcolm Fraser Maclean, III
Malcolm Fraser Malcean, IV ygr

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