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The distinguished family of Macfarlane, heroic prince, who found a safe retreat in one of antiquity and eminence in a part of the Lenox, when deserted by almost all his the empire where ancestry and exploit have other subjects. To Maldwin succeeded his ever been held in enthusiastic admiration, son, was founded by GILCHRIST, fourth son of BARTHOLOMEW, or, as that name is called Alwyn second Earl of Lenox, who obtained in Gaelic, PHARLAN. He lived in the reign from his brother Earl Maldwin, a grant of of David Bruce, and was father of the lands and barony of Arrochar, in the MALCOLM MACFARLANE, or the son of time of ALEXANDER I. Gilchrist's son, Pharlan, of Arrochar, who became, on the Duncan, was compelled, after a gallant demise of Donald sixth Earl of Lenox, in defence of the national independence, to 1373, undoubted heir male of that noble submit to EDWARD I. of England, and died family. He died not long after, and was soon after, leaving a son,
succeeded by his son, MALDWIN, inheritor of his broad lands DUNCAN MACFARLANE of that Ilk, who and his unflinching patriotism. During the married Christian, daughter of Sir Colin adverse fortunes of Robert Bruce, the laird Campbell, of Lochow, and died in the reign of Arrochar, with his kinsman the Earl of of JAMES I. leaving a son and successor, Lenox*, was the faithful attendant of the John MACFARLANE of that Ilk, who * On the banks of Loch Lomond, Bruce met with
died temp. JAMES III., having had two the Earl of Lenox, who, wandering there for protec sons, WALTER, his heir ; and John, from tion, discovered the king was in his neighbourhood, whom descended the Macfarlanes of Kenby hearing a bugle sounded with an art which he knew to be peculiar to his master. They met, em more, Muckroy, and Dunnamanich. The braced, and wept. By the guidance and assistance of elder son, Lenox, Bruce reached the prorince of Cantire, then subject to Angus, called Lord of the Isles.-Sir Walter
WALTER MACFARLANE, of that Ilk and
Arrochar, wedded a daughter of James VOL. X.—NO. I.--JANUARY 1837.
second Lord Livingston, and left two sons : devoted Royalist, who was fined 3000 merks the younger, Dugal, was ancestor of the for joining the standard of Montrose, and Macfarlanes of Tullichinthall, Tinart, &c., was twice besieged by the Parliamentarians, while the elder,
who burned to the ground his castle of InANDREW MACFARLANE of that Ilk, mar- veronglass. He married Margaret, daughter rying one of the daughters of John Stewart, of Sir James Semple, of Belltrees, and had Lord Darnley, left a son,
issue : Sir John MACFARLANE of that Ilk, who John, his heir, who died, leaving received the honour of knighthood from daughters only: the eldest, Jean, JAMES IV., and attended that prince to the married John Buchanan, of Lenie; fatal field of Flodden, where he was slain the second, Giles, Alexander Macwith the pride and flower of the Scottish millan, of Dunmore ; and the third, gentry. His eldest son,
Grizzle, Archibald Buchanan, of ANDREW MACFARLANE of that Ilk,
Torie. married Lady Margaret Cunningham, ANDREW, of Ardess. daughter of William Earl of Glencairn, Giles, married to Adam Colquhoun, Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, and dying
of Glens. in the commencement of the reign of Mary,
The second son, was succeeded by his son,
ANDREW MACFARLANE of Ardess, but DUNCAN MACFARLANE of that Ilk, a eventually of that Ilk, married twice, and gallant warrior of the troubled period in had several sons, of whom three were slain which he lived, who joined, with 300 of at Malplaquet. The eldest, his clan, the Earls of Lenox and Glencairn, John MACFARLANE of that Ilk, Colonel and, participating in the battle of Glasgow of a Regiment of Foot, left by Helen, his Muir in 1544, was attainted, but shortly second wife, daughter of Robert, second after obtained a reversal under the Privy Viscount Arbuthnot, three sons, Seal. He married, first, Isabel Stewart, WALTER of that Ilk, a distinguished daughter of Andrew Lord Ochiltree, by antiquary, who married Lady Elizwhom he had no issue ; and secondly, Anne, abeth Erskine, daughter of the sixth daughter of Sir John Colquhoun of Luss, Earl of Kellie, but died issueless. by whom he had a son, Andrew, his heir. WILLIAM, of whom presently. The Laird of Macfarlane ultimately fell at Alexander, who settled in Jamaica, Pinkie, and was succeeded by his son,
where he was one of the assistant ANDREW MACFARLANE of that Ilk, a Judges, and a Member of the Aszealous promoter of the Reformation, and a sembly. He was a distinguished warm partisan of the Regent Murray, in mathematician. He died unmarried. opposition to the ill-fated Mary Stuart.
The second son, We find him at Langside enrolled under William MACFARLANE, Esq., who sucthat nobleman's banner, and to his “valiance” ceeded his elder brother Walter at MacfarHolingshed ascribes the success of the lane, married Christian, daughter of James Earl. He married Agnes, daughter of Sir Dewar, Esq. of Vogrie, and was grandfather Patrick Maxwell, of Newark, and was suc
of the present ceeded by his son,
General Sir ROBERT HENRY MACFARJohn MACFARLANE of that Ilk, a gen- LANE, K.C.B., K.G.H., &c. Colonel of the tleman of great piety and benevolence, who 89th Regiment of Foot, a gallant and highly founded a noble alms-house at Brintfort, distinguished officer, who married at Paleron the main land opposite to his castle of mo, 10th February 1815, Maria Gertrude, Elenore, for the reception of poor passen- eldest daughter of G. Henry Vankemper, gers. By the Lady Helen Stewart, his Esq., Captain in the Dutch Navy and Consecond wife, daughter of Francis Earl of sul of the Netherlands at Tripoli—the lady Bothwell, he left a son and successor, whose portrait forms the illustration of the
WALTER MACFARLANE of that Ilk, a present month's Magazine.
SIR PETER HAS HIS FAULTS!
BY THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY, ESQ.
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