Lachlan Bronneach Maclean

7th Chief

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  • Seventh Chief
  • "Lachlan the Fat-Bellied"2
  • Probably 18 when he became chief on July 24, 1411.2
  • He was the youngest son of Hectory Roy2
  • In 1429, he was taken prisoner along with Alexander of the Isles in Locharber by James I and held with the Lord of the Isles in Tantallon castle untill 1431 preventing him from taking part in the Battle of Inverlochy.2
  • Had an illigetament son named Donnald by the daughter of Maceachern of Kingerloch prior to two marriages.2
  • His first wife was the daughter of John Borb Macleod of Dunvegan. The marriage produced two sons, Neil and John Garbh.2
  • His second marriage was to Janet, daughter of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, probalby took place late 1431. They had one son, Lachlan Og, who in accordance with the marriage contract, would succeed his father in Duart2
  • It is often assumed Janet Stewart was his only wife, this is not the case2
  • Was rememberd as being wise in his dealings. He secured the friendship with the Earl of Mar as well as with the King as well, both of whom probably used their influence to help him obtain thelands of Coll and others.2
  • He was Lord of Duart for over 60 years and must have died shortly after 14722

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