Hector Macdonald Buchanan, WS (b. - 1828)

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About Hector Macdonald Buchanan, WS

Biographical Summary

"Hector, a W.S., and one of the Principal Clerks of Session. He was well known in Edinburgh society and in the Highlands and Islands as agent for several proprietors. He was on intimate terms with Sir Walter Scott, who was a frequent guest at his seat of Ross Priory. He was for many years the representative of the Presbytery of Uist in the General Assembly, On his marriage to the daughter and heiress of Buchanan of Drumikill and Ross Priory, Dumbartonshire, he assumed her name in addition to his own. By her he had Colin, Robert, Hector, John, and James, all of whom died after attaining the age of manhood. He had four daughters — Jane, Margaret, Jemima, and Flora. Jemima married, in 1830, Sir Alexander Leith, Bart., and had Sir George Hector Leith, Bart, of the Ross Priory ; James Alexander, Lieutenant in the 92nd Regiment, who died in 1857 ; John Macdonald, C. B., Lieut. -Colonel 1st Batt. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, who died in 1888. Hector Macdonald-Buchanan died in 1835."

SOURCE: The clan Donald; by the Rev. A. Macdonald, minister of Killearnan, and the Rev. A. Macdonald, minister of Kiltarlity; Vol. III; 1896; page 294

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