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John Buchanan

Birthplace: Carbeth, Sterlingshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Blairlusk, Kilmarnock, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Blairlusk, Dunbarton, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas 3rd of Carbeth Buchanan, 3rd of Carbeth and Janet Buchanan
Husband of Anabel Erskine and Elizabeth Livingston
Father of Helen Buchanan; Walter Buchanan; Thomas 4th Laird Carbeth Watt Watt; Alice Buchanan; George Buchanan, 2nd Laird of Gartincaber and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Buchanan; Williiam Buchanan; Wlater Buchanan; Archibald Buchanan and Janet Buchanan

Occupation: Gartincaber, Parish of Buchanan, Co. Sterling
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About John Buchanan, 1st Laird of Gartincaber

  • ' The Buchanan book. The life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C., of Montreal, followed by an account of the family of Buchanan
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  • I. Thomas Buchanan, First of Carbeth, is said by Auchmar(2) to have been the second or third son of Sir Walter, third of that name Laird of Buchanan, but Strathendrick says that he was a younger son of Thomas Buchanan, of Gartincaber and Drummikill.(3) He acquired Carbeth, in 1476. He had two sons :
    • (2) John in Easter Ballat.
    • II. Thomas Buchanan, of Carbeth, succeeded his father about 1493, and on his death, about 1555, was succeeded by his nephew, Thomas Buchanan, son of John Buchanan in Easter Ballat.
      • III. Thomas Buchanan, of Carbeth, was married twice ; first, to a daughter of Douglas of Maines, by whom he had : . . . .
        • (1) Thomas, his successor.
      • He married, secondly, Janet, daughter of the Laird of Buchanan and by her had five sons and one daughter :
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  • 'Strathendrick and its inhabitants from early times; an account of the parishes of Fintry, Balfron, Killearn, Drymen, Buchanan, and Kilmaronock (1896)
  • Pg. 347
  • Thomas Buchanan m2. Janet Buchanan by whom he had five sons and a daughter: '(1) John, in Gartincaber'; ....
  • Pg. 350
  • 'I. John Buchanan, in Gartincaber, .... first son of the second marriage to Thomas, third of that name of Carbeth ....
  • II. George Buchanan, in Gartincaber, married Elizabeth Leckie ....
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  • from Stirnet
  • 2. John Buchanan in Easter Ballat
    • ..... A. Thomas Buchanan, 3rd of Carberth
    • ..... m1. daughter of the laird of Mains (connection presumes of the Douglas family)
      • .......... i. Thomas Buchanan, 4th of Carbeth (d before 30.06.1610)
      • .......... m. Isobel Leckie .....
    • ..... m2. Janet Buchanan (possibly a daughter of George, 15th of Buchanan, by Margaret Edmonstone ??)
      • ' .......... ii. John Buchanan in Gartincaber
        • ............... a. George Buchanan in Gartincaber
        • ............... m. Elizabeth Leckie (dau of Walter Leckie of Disheour) .....
      • .......... iii. Janet Buchanan
      • .......... m. Gregor McGregor of Glengyle
      • .......... iv. + other issue - Walter in Ballindoran, William in Blairnabord (b. c1547, d 1619), Archibald, Robert
      • .......... Thought to be an illegitimate son of Buchanan of Carbeth (possibly of this generation) was
      • .......... viii. Walter Buchanan, 1st of Boquhan (d before 17.05.1645)
      • .......... m. Janet Dennistoun
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John Buchanan, 1st Laird of Gartincaber's Timeline

February 3, 1545
Carbeth, Sterlingshire, Scotland
Age 32
Blairlusk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Age 42
Gartincaber, Perth, Scotland
January 21, 1592
Age 46
Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Age 57
Leny, Scotland
Age 59
Lennox, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Age 62
Arnprior, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Age 73
Blairlusk, Kilmarnock, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Lanarkshire Old Monkland, Scotland