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TITLE
The last Laird of Macnab
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_261
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30933
KEYWORDS
clans
Macnab
chiefs
lairds
emigration
Canada
The last Laird of Macnab

Archibald Macnab of Macnab (1779-1860) was the last laird of the direct line of the clan Macnab. By the time he became chief in 1814 the Clan was in severe debt.

Archibald managed to sell some of the land but in 1823 a writ of foreclosure was issued and Archibald fled to Canada. He managed to acquire 81,000 acres of land in the Ottowa River Valley and in 1825 over 500 men, women and children of the clan joined him.

He was unsuccessful in raising money to buy back his ancestral lands and eventually left Canada in 1853 and died at Lannion, Cotes du Nord, France in 1860. His daughter maintained the direct line until her death in 1894.

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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The last Laird of Macnab

1870s

clans; Macnab; chiefs; lairds; emigration; Canada

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Archibald Macnab of Macnab (1779-1860) was the last laird of the direct line of the clan Macnab. By the time he became chief in 1814 the Clan was in severe debt. <br /> <br /> Archibald managed to sell some of the land but in 1823 a writ of foreclosure was issued and Archibald fled to Canada. He managed to acquire 81,000 acres of land in the Ottowa River Valley and in 1825 over 500 men, women and children of the clan joined him. <br /> <br /> He was unsuccessful in raising money to buy back his ancestral lands and eventually left Canada in 1853 and died at Lannion, Cotes du Nord, France in 1860. His daughter maintained the direct line until her death in 1894. <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