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Hester of Fleming Co Ky
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reports that the first of this family in Scotland was Anselan, son of Dermoid/Dermond a
petty king of South Ulster b c 940 Ulster and x O'Cathain b c 940 Ulster d Buchanan, who was "obliged by the Danes to flee" from
Ireland in about 1016. That book reports that it is not until the 7th laird
that "we reach the firm ground of documentary proof" and starts its genealogy
from that laird. We show the intervening lairds, their names having been
obtained from various web sites.
Bu30. Anselan O'Kyan, 1st of Buchanan b c 980 Buchanan Stirlingshire a 1016)
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|Bu29||John, 2nd of Buchanan b c 1030 Buchanan Stirlingshire|
|Bu28||Anselan, 3rd of Buchanan b c 1060|
|Bu27||William/?Walter, 4th of Buchanan b c 1090|
|Bu26||Bernard Gerald , 5th of Buchanan b c 1120|
|Bu25||Macbeth/Mcbrath McCausland, 6th of Buchanan b c 1145|
|Bu24||Anselan (or Absalon), 7th of Buchanan b c 1180 d 1225 Stirlingshire a 1225|
|Bu23||Gilbert Buchanan, 8th of Buchanan b c 1215 a 1273)|
|Bu22||Maurice Buchanan, 9th of Buchanan b c 1250 a 1290)|
|Bu21||Maurice Buchanan, 10th of Buchanan b c 1280 (a 1320)
m. (Margaret ?) Menteith (dau of Sir William Menteith of Rusky)
|Bu20||Walter Buchanan, 11th of Buchanan b c 1320 (a 1373) BLG1952
and 'Strathendrick' disagree on a number of items over the next few generations.
For example: BLG reports that the John Buchanan who married Janet de Lany
was the eldest son of Walter, 11th laird, and was himself 12th laird. We
|Bu19||Walter Buchanan, 12th of Buchanan b c 1355
|m2. Isobel Stewart (dau of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany) BLG1952 reports that Isobel Stewart was the mother of Walter's children. However, 'Strathendrick' (which does not identify any daughters) reports: "his children must have been by a former wife."|
|Bu18||Patrick Buchanan, 13th of Buchanan b c 1395 d before 07.1477)
m. Jonet Cunynghame
|Bu18-3||Thomas Buchanan of Gartincaber, Drummikill and Carbeth (a 1495) We follow 'Strathendrick' in identifying this Thomas as ancestor not only of the Buchanans of Carbeth (as agreed by BLG1952) but also as ancestor of the Buchanans of Drummikill. BLG1952 shows Thomas, son of Patrick of Buchanan, as the first of the Buchanans of Drummikill.|
m. ? Gray of Foulis
|Bu19-2||Alexander Buchanan (dsp Verneul 17.08.1424)|
Buchanan, 1st of Leny
m. (c1392) Janet de Lany (dau of John de Lany) below
m. Sir Andrew Gray of Foulis, 4th of Broxmouth (d 1441)
m. Humphrey Cuninghame of Glengarnock
|BLG1952 reports that Maurice, 9th laird, was also father of the Alan who married the heiress of Lany whose name is reported by 'Strathendrick' as below.|
m Margaret of Lany (dau of Gillespic de Lany of that ilk)
|BLG1952 and 'Strathendrick' report that the 6th or 4th (respectively) in descent from this marriage was John, father of Janet. Both assume much shorter generation gaps in this family than was the case with the lairds of Buchanan.|
|((i))||John de Lany|
|((a))||Janet de Lany|
|m. (c1392) John Buchanan, 1st of Leny above|
|Bu20-3||John Buchanan ancestor of Buchanans of Auchieven|
(1) "Strathendrick and its Inhabitants from Early Times" by John Guthrie Smith, published in Glasgow in 1896
(2) BLG1952 (Murray-Buchanan of Leny).
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