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John Buchanan

Birthplace: Strathyre, Scotland
Death: Died in Buchanan, Stirlingshire, Scotland
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Son of George Buchanan of that Ilk, 15th Chief of Buchanan and Margaret Edmonstone
Husband of Elizabeth Livingston and Helen Chrisholme
Father of Sir George Buchanan of Buchanan, 16th Chief of Buchanan; Helen Buchanan; Susanna Buchanan and Sir George Buchanan, Kt.
Half brother of William Buchanan and Margaret Buchanan of Buchanan

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Chiefs of Clan Buchanan

  • 15th – George Buchanan,[76][77] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 10th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 17th Chief) succeed his grandfather, Walter 14th of Buchanan, in 1526 and died 1560. He first married Margaret Edmonstone and by her a son (John [Guthrie Smith identifies him as 11th Chief but then goes on to advise that the Chiefship passed from John’s father to John’s son[78] and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 18th Chief[79 who married Elizabeth Livingston and by her had George[79] who succeeded his grandfather) and two daughters (Helen and Susanna). Second he married Janet Cunningham and by her had a son (William first ancestor of the cadets of Auchmar) and a daughter (Margaret).
  • 16th – Sir George Buchanan,[78][79] (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 12th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 19th Chief) succeed his grandfather, George 15th of Buchanan, in 1561, married Lady Mary Graham and by her one son (John his successor) and two daughters (Helen and Susanna).

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    • Livingston, Lord (S, 1458 - forfeited 1716)
  • Alexander [Livingston], 5th Lord Livingston, PC
  • born
  • mar. (1) Lady Janet Stewart (dsp. after 14 Jan 1512/3), 2nd dau. of Alexander [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Buchan
  • mar. (2) Lady Agnes Douglas, dau. of John [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Morton, by his wife Janet Crichton, dau. of Patrick Crichton of Cranston Riddell
  • children by second wife
    • 1. Hon John Livingston, Master of Livingston (dvp. at the Battle of Pinkie 10 Sep 1547), mar. Hon Johanna Fleming (mar. (2) after 24 May 1560 John Sandilands of Calder (d. May 1567), and (3) before Nov 1567 David Craufurd of Kerse), 1st dau. of Malcolm [Fleming], 3rd Lord Fleming, by his wife Lady Janet Stewart, illegitimate dau. of James IV, King of Scotland
    • 2. Hon William Livingston, later 6th Lord Livingston
    • 3. Hon Thomas Livingston of Haining (d. after 1606), mar. (1) Agnes Crawfurd, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Crawfurd of Haining, and (2) before 1582 Elizabeth Forrester, and had issue by his first wife
    • ' 1. Hon Elizabeth Livingston, mar. 3 Feb 1543/4 John Buchanan of Buchanan
    • 2. Hon Janet Livingston (d. 4 Oct 1599), mar. bef. 1 Jul 1547 Sir Alexander Bruce of Airth
    • 3. Hon Mary Livingston, a Maid of Honour to Queen Mary I of Scots (d. after Apr 1579), mar. 6 Mar 1564/5 John Sempill of Beltries (d. 25 Aug 1579), legitimated son of Robert [Sempill], 3rd Lord Sempill, by his mistress Elizabeth Carlile, and had issue
    • 4. Hon Magdalen Livingston, a Maud of Honour to Queen Mary I of Scots, mar. (1) 7 Jan 1561/2 Hon Arthur Erskine of Blackgrange (dsp. bef. 14 Jan 1570/1), 5th son of John [Erskine], 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 16th Earl of Mar, and (2) 1577 Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope
    • 5. Hon Helen Livingston, mar. after 13 Mar 1552/3 James Wetherspune of Brighouse
    • 6. Hon Marion Livingston, mar. after 30 Oct 1558 James Ogilvy of Findlater
  • mar. (3) Jeanne de Piedefer, a Maid of Honour to Queen Mary (mar. (2) bef. 17 Jul 1560 Pierre de Joisel, Seigneur de Saint Rémy-en-Bouzemont et de Betoncourt, Master of the Household to Queen Mary
  • died betw. 25 Jul 1549 and 4 Jan 1550/1
  • suc. by son by second wife
  • note a commander of the Scottish forces against England 1522; an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1541/2; one of the eight Lord Keepers of the infant Queen Mary I of Scots 1542/3; Joint Custodian of the Queen 1545; Privy Councillor [S] 1545
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    • Stirnet - Buchanan02
  • A. Patrick Buchanan, younger of Buchanan (dvp before 09.03.1502-3)
  • m. _ Campbell (dau of Earl of Argyll) suggested by BLG1952
    • i. George Buchanan of that ilk, 15 Buchanan (d 1561)
    • m1. Margaret Edmonstone (dau of Sir Archibald Edmonstone, 3rd of Duntreath)
      • ' a. John Buchanan, younger of Buchanan (dvp)
      • ' m1. (03.02.1543-4) Elizabeth Livingston (dau of Alexander Livingston, 5th Lord of Callendar)
        • (1) John Buchanan of that ilk, 16th of Buchanan (d by 03.1599)
        • m. (01.1560-1) Mary Graham (dau. of John Graham, 4th Earl of Menteith)
      • ' m2. Helen Chisholme
        • (2) Janet Buchanan
        • m. Thomas Buchanan, 2nd of Ibert (d before 20.02.1582-3)
        • (3) Elizabeth Buchanan
    • m2. Janet Cunynghame
      • b. William Buchanan, 1st of Auchmar (d before 20.11.1588)
      • m. (mcrt 20.02.1559-60) Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of Robert Hamilton of Eglismachan) .... etc.
      • c. Margaret Buchanan
      • (?)m1. _ Cuninghame of Robertland
      • m1/2. (before 06.08.1544) George Stirling of Glorat (d Pinke 10.09.1547)
      • m2/3. Matthew Douglas, 7th of Mains (a 1549)
  • (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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  • 4. George Buchanan of that Ilk, c 1557
  • George Buchanan succeeded his grandfather in 1526. He married twice. (1) Margaret Edmonstone, ( 2 ) Janet Cunningham. 'By his first wife he had John' and by his second wife William ( first of Auchmar ) , and Margaret. George died 15 February 1560/61.
  • A shield of arms couché: Three ( boar's or bear's ) heads and necks erased. Crest unknown. Inscription illegible. Source, ( Leny and Bardowie Ch. ).
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