Lachlan Cattanach Maclean

11th Chief

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  • Eleventh Chief
  • "Lachlan the Hairy"
  • Born 14652
  • Probably fostered with the Clan Chattan2
  • Appeared regularly in records until 10 November 15232
  • Murdered in Edinburgh by his brother in law, Sir John Campbell of Cawdor on 10 November 15232
  • Helped lead rebellion after Flodden1
  • "Maclean of Dowart, lately the chief supporter of Sir Donald, having procured a remission for all the crimes committed by himself and his adherents during the insurrection, not only deserted his cause, but engaged in hostilities against him with a violence which declared that nothing but the utter destruction of the "wicked blood of the Isles" would restore tranquillity to the government of his sovereign, or security to the inhabitants of these remote districts."1
  • Died 1523 (Assassinated in Edinburgh)
1Tytler, Patrick Fraser. History of Scotland. Vol. V. Edinburgh: Tait, 1828. N. p110-111. Print.
2Maclean-Bristol, Nicholas. Warriors and Priests: The History of the Clan Maclean, 1300-1570. East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland: Tuckwell, 1995. p176. Print.

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