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Thomas Buchanan, 1st Laird of Carbeth

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Birthplace: Milngavie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Milngavie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
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Son of Thomas Buchanan, Of Gartincaber, Drummikill and Carbeth; Donota and Donota (Unknown)
Husband of Margaret Buchanan
Father of Thomas Buchanan of Carbeth, 2nd Laird of Carbeth and John Buchanan Of Easter - Ballat
Brother of Robert Buchanan, second of Drummikill and Moss and Walter Buchanan of Ballyvow

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About Thomas Buchanan, 1st Laird of Carbeth

Thomas the 1st of Carbeth was the progenitor of the Buchanans of Drummkill and Carbeth. Thomas Buchanan, 1st Laird of Carbeth, had John Buchanan of Easter Ballat.

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THIS REFERENCE SEEMS TO HAVE CONFUSED THE TWO THOMAS BUCHANAN'S, FATHER AND SON, AS THOMAS THE BROTHER OF PATRICK WAS SON OF SIR WALTER AND HAD SONS ROBERT, WALTER AND THOMAS, HERE IT STATES THAT THOMAS WAS GRANDSON OF WALTER. THE SON OF WALTER WOULD BE THOMAS BUCHANAN OF GARTINCABER, DRUMMIKILL AND CARBETH AND HIS SON WOULD BE THOMAS BUCHANAN, 1ST OF CARBETH

 

"It was while farming Moss a 40 shilling land of old extent,or a property of about 104 acres- that Thomas Buchanan, eldest son of Robert, the second of Drumikil, and grandson of […] Thomas of Bultoune, married Agnes Heriot." GEORGE BUCHANAN: A MEMORIAL 1506-1906. Contributions by various writers, compiled and edited by D. A. MILLAR http://www.archive.org/stream/georgebuchananme00milliala/georgebuchananme00milliala_djvu.txt

In the middle of the fifteenth century a 'Thomas Buchanan' a brother of Patrick Buchanan of that Ilk, who was the 'grandson of Sir Walter bought a considerable number of estates in Stirlingshire and Perthshire. Guthrie Smith says, 1 ' a charter in his favour, granted by Patrick Buchanan of that ilk of the lands of Gartincaber .... is dated at Buchanan 1461.' He had also a charter dated at Torphichen, 3rd Feby., 1461-62, of the Temple Lands of Letter. On the 2nd October, 1472 . . . the bailie of Halden of Gleneagles gave sasine to ' Thomas Buchanan and Robert Makcalpyn of the lands of Ballvol and Camquhele.' In 1476 he purchased from Haldane of Gleneagles the lands of ' Kepdory, Carbeth, Ballawoul,' etc. In 1482 he conveyed Carbeth to his son Thomas, ' Ballyvow ' to his son Walter, and Kepdory to Robert his eldest son and heir apparent. In 1477 he acquired the Temple lands of Ballikinrain, in 1484 he had a charter from William, Lord Graham of Middle Ledlewan (the Moss). Besides these lands he bought Drumikil, half of which he gave to his son Robert in 1496. These charters and others prove that Thomas Buchanan was a success-ful money-making man.

Though he was a brother of the Laird of Buchanan, there is some reason for believing that he was illegitimate. There is a Crown charter of 1463 2 confirming an entail of the lands of Buchanan on Patrick Buchanan of that Ilk and on Patrick's son, Walter, whom failing, on the Buchanan of Leny and his six sons in succession, failing all of whom, on the brother of Buchanan of Leny. Thomas Buchanan (though the brother of Patrick, the laird of Buchanan) is not mentioned. If legitimate, he would have been the next heir after Patrick's issue, but he was passed over in favour of Buchanan of Leny, a cousin. The inference that Thomas was illegitimate is, I think, irresistible. Robert Buchanan, to whom his father gave Kepdory, half of Drurnikil, and probably Middle Ledlewan, was extravagant and insolvent. His son Thomas lived at the Moss, married Agnes Heriot, but died while still a young man, leaving a family of five sons and three daughters. The famous George Buchanan was the fifth son.

GEORGE BUCHANAN: A MEMORIAL 1506-1906. Contributions by various writers, compiled and edited by D. A. MILLAR http://www.archive.org/stream/georgebuchananme00milliala/georgebuchananme00milliala_djvu.txt

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  • 'Thomas (1St Of Carbeth) Buchanan
  • From: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/famgen/getperson.php?personID=I93223&tree=tree1
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  • Stirnet - Buchanan01
  • ((A)) Walter Buchanan, 11th Buchanan (a 1373)
  • BLG1952 and 'Strathendrick' disagree on a number of items over the next few generations. for example: BLG reports that the John Buchanan who married Janet de Lany was the eldest son of Walter, 11th laird, and was himself 12th laird. We follow 'Strathendrick'.
  • m. Margaret
    • ((i)) Walter Buchanan, 12th of Buchanan
    • m1. ??
    • m2. Isobel Stewart (dau of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany)
    • BLG1952 reports that Isobel Stewart was mother of Walter's children. However, 'Strathendrick' (which does not identify any daughters) reports: "his children must have been by a former wife."
      • ((a)) Patrick Buchanan, 13 of Buchanan (d before 07.1477)
      • m. Jonet Conynghame
      • ((b)) Walter Buchanan
      • ((c)) Thomas Buchanan of Gartincaber, Drummikill and Carbeth (a 1495)
      • We follow 'Strathendrick' in identifying this Thomas as ancestor not only of the Buchanans of Carbeth (as agreed by BLG1952) but also as ancester of the Buchanans of Drummikill. BLG1952 shows Thomas, son of Patrick of Buchanan, as the first of the Buchanans of Drummikill.
      • ((d)) daughter
      • m. ? Gray of Foulis
    • Stirnet - Buchanan04
  • Thomas Buchanan of Gartincaber, Drummikill and Carbeth (a 1495)
    • 1. Robert Buchanan, 2nd of Drummikill and Moss (d c.1518)
    • m. (c1472) Margaret Hay of Dillievardis
    • '2. Thomas Buchanan, 1st of Carbeth (d before 1493)
    • 3. Walter Buchanan of Balwill
  • Main sources: "Strathendrick and its Inhabitants from Early Times" by John Guthrie Smith, published in Glasgow in 1896.
    • 'Buchanan07'
  • 'Thomas Buchanan, 1st of Carbeth (d before 1493)
    • 1. Thomas Buchanan, 2nd of Carbeth (d before 1555)
      • ..... A. John Buchanan (dvpsp)
    • 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 ..... etc.
      • ..... 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) ..... etc.
      • .......... 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
  • Main sources:
  • (1) "Strathendrick and its Inhabitants from Early Times" by John Guthrie Smith, published in Glasgow in 1896.
  • (2) For Ardoch: BLG1952 (Gray-Buchanan of Scotstown).
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Thomas Buchanan, 1st Laird of Carbeth's Timeline

1450
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Milngavie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
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Age 20
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Age 42
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