Author Topic: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?  (Read 1605 times)

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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #36 on: Sunday 29 November 20 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Regarding:
"Does the book cover Colonel Moses McClean who fought in the American war of Independence?"
No. However you will find an extensive biography on him and his family in this source at pp. 71-2:
HISTORY OF CUMBERLAND AND ADAMS COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA. Containing History of the Counties, Their Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc.; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent men; Biographies; History of Pennsylvania, Statistical and Miscellaneous Matter, etc., etc.  CHICAGO: WARNER, BEERS & CO., 1886.
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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #37 on: Sunday 29 November 20 09:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for this. The identity of the progenitor on Mull c1680 remains a mystery?
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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #38 on: Sunday 29 November 20 17:42 GMT (UK) »
Regarding emigrating ancestor of Moses McClean:
Part of the biography of this family I cited yesterday reads thusly:  "THE McCLEANS. —Among the earliest settlers in this portion of Pennsylvania, 1733, was William McClean, a Scotchman. Prom this man has come a long race of eminent and influential men.  .  .  . The original William McClean settled in Montgomery County [Marylamd], and in two years removed to York County. He had nine children. His first was Archibald and second Moses, .  .  ." The account does not say from where in Scotland William came.
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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #39 on: Sunday 29 November 20 18:05 GMT (UK) »
HISTORY OF UNIONTOWN PENNSYLVANIA p858 may be of interest.
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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #40 on: Friday 08 January 21 06:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi, 

I too have been researching Charles MacLean, the drover, as according to the research by MacLean Bristol, I am descended from him.  MacLean Bristol's research paper (Tacksmen of Rum, 2004) identifies John MacLean, Elder of Guirdal (Isle of Rum) as the eldest son of Charles Maclean s/o John 2nd of Grishipol.  Unfortunately no other sons or daughters are named in the research paper, but MacLean Bristol includes Hector and Lachlan as two other sons of Charles in a table at the end of the book From Clan to Regiment.

The family are referenced on p402 of Clan Gillean.  In an annotation to Clan Gillean, MacLean Sinclair indicates that Charles was married to Janet, youngest dau of Neil of Drimnacross, (correcting/changing his record on p412).

John MacLean (Iain mac Thearlach) married Mary MacLean, dau of Allan (s/o Neil of Drimnacross) - so they were first cousins if Charles' marriage to Janet is correct.  John is dead by 1764, and his son Allan is the tacksman of Guirdal at that time according to the 1764 Census of the small isles.  Mary is still alive and living with her daughter Florry and Florry's husband Charles at the time of the census.

Interestingly, Rev John (brother to Lachlan and Charles) had a daughter Ann, who married John, s/o Allan s/o Neil of Drimnacross (ie Mary's brother), so it was a pretty tight knit family.  Not surprising given that Lachlan, Rev John, Hugh, and Charles were great grandsons of the Laird of Coll (Hector 5th Coll), as were Mary and her brother John great grandchildren to Lachlan 7th Coll.

Hope this is useful (and not too confusing).

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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #41 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for sharing such a detailed piece of research. I am guessing that there is no more information to be had for the other sons of Charles drover?
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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #42 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 19:20 GMT (UK) »
In reply to diamondsue1967:

I am interested in the article you cite re. tacksmen on Rum. It is imperfectly cited in Clan as "See WHN&Q (2004)" at p. 306, which you seem to use. There is no such document. Apparently there are no issues of that publication from 2004. It is almost certainly, "Nicholas Maclean-Bristol, ‘Tacksmen in Rum’, WHN&Q, Series 3, No. 7 (January 2005), 19-23", which I do not have. Can you confirm?

The genealogies conflict on the parentage of Rev. John McLean (as he spelled his name), making him the brother, or the son, of Lachlan, 3rd of Grishipol. After a fair bit of research I conclude the latter is more likely.

I am interested in the Macleans of Coll (including John and Hugh, brothers of Lachlan of Grishipol and Charles the cattle drover, and Rev. McLean, son of Lachlan) who went to Antrim during the last two decades of the 17th century. There appears to be one or two in the main branch of Colls who went as well. Any information regarding the Antrim migrants would be welcome.

I am wrapping up some research on the issue of Charles MacLean and may be able to assist with your query regarding them in a few days.

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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #43 on: Friday 15 January 21 11:19 GMT (UK) »
Douglas McLean, will you be writing your work up for sharing or publication? Coincidentally, I am currently looking at another Rum family, p401 of Maclean Sinclair.
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Re: Rev John Maclean, minister of Killean, Kintyre born c1670?
« Reply #44 on: Sunday 17 January 21 18:05 GMT (UK) »
Douglas McLean, will you be writing your work up for sharing or publication?

Yes, I intend to publish a genealogy on the family of John McLean, born in Scotland c. 1690, migrated to Antrim c. 1699, migrated to Chester County c. 1720 with his family. He was my great (6x) great grandfather. I am happy to share draft material.

Douglas McLean