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TITLE
Sir Allan Maclean
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_227
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
Paterson
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30929
KEYWORDS
Macleans
clans
Johnson and Boswell
armies
clan chiefs
nobility
Sir Allan Maclean

Sir Allan Maclean of Brolas (1710-1783) became the 21st Chief of the clan Maclean and 6th Baronet of Nova Scotia on the death of his third cousin Sir Hector Maclean. At the time the Maclean clan were second only to the MacDonalds amongst Highland families.

Sir Allan fought in the British army during the American War of Independence but following the death of his wife in 1760 he returned to Scotland to provide for his three daughters. At the time of Johnson and Boswell's tour of the Highlands, Sir Allan was living on the small island of Inch Kenneth, off the west coast of Mull, with his daughters. Johnson and Boswell visited him there in 1773.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 2' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Sir Allan Maclean

1870s

Macleans; clans; Johnson and Boswell; armies; clan chiefs; nobility

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Sir Allan Maclean of Brolas (1710-1783) became the 21st Chief of the clan Maclean and 6th Baronet of Nova Scotia on the death of his third cousin Sir Hector Maclean. At the time the Maclean clan were second only to the MacDonalds amongst Highland families. <br /> <br /> Sir Allan fought in the British army during the American War of Independence but following the death of his wife in 1760 he returned to Scotland to provide for his three daughters. At the time of Johnson and Boswell's tour of the Highlands, Sir Allan was living on the small island of Inch Kenneth, off the west coast of Mull, with his daughters. Johnson and Boswell visited him there in 1773. <br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 2' ed. by John S. Keltie