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About Thomas Buchanan

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Buchanan,_George_(1506-1582)_(DNB00)

"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."

"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 Drum- ikil, 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 (Yr Of Drummikill And Moss) Buchanan[1]
  • From: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/famgen/getperson.php?personID=I93227&tree=tree1
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  • 6. Alexander Buchanan in Ibert, c 1557 ( Alexander was 'younger brother to Thomas, second of Drummakill and Moss, and his wife Agnes Heriot. Agnes was of the Heriot's of Traboun and was gt. Aunt to George Heriot 1562 -1624 who bequethed funds for the establishment in 1628 of the George Heriot School in Edinburgh.' A shield of arms: A fess between three ( bears or boars ) heads erased. Foliage at top and side of shield. Crest unknown. Source, ( Reg. Ho., Fraser Ch. )
  • From: http://www.buchanan-heraldry.net.nz/body/seals.html
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  • Stirnet
  • 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
      • A. Thomas Buchanan, younger of Drummikill and Moss (dvp)
      • m. Agnes Heriot (dau. of Andrew Heriot of Trabroun)
        • i. Robert Buchanan of Drummikill and Moss (d before 29.08.1525)
        • m. Catherine Napier (dau of Archibald Napier, 4th of Merchiston)
        • ii. Thomas Buchanan of Drummikill and Moss
        • m. Giles Cunningham (dau of Cunningham of Drumquhastle)
        • iii. Alexander Buchanan of Ibert (d 11.1574)
        • m. Janet Weir
        • iv. George Buchanan (b 02.1506, author, poet, statesman)
        • v.+ other issue - Patrick, 3 daughters
      • B. John Buchanan (a 1533)
      • Either a brother of son of Robert was ..
      • C. William Buchanan, 1st of Blairhennachra
  • Main sources: "Strathendrick and its Inhabitants from Early Times" by John Guthrie Smith, published in Glasgow in 1896.
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  • OTHER REFERENCES SAY GEORGE'S FATHER, THOMAS WAS THE SON OF ROBERT BUCHANAN
  • BUCHANAN, GEORGE, one of the most distinguished reformers, political and religious, of the sixteenth century, and the best Latin poet which modern Europe has produced, was born in the parish of Killearn, Stirlingshire, in February, 1506, " of a family," to use his own words, " more ancient than wealthy." 'His father, Thomas, was the second son of Thomas Buchanan of Drumikill, from whom he inherited the farm of Moss, on the western bank of the water of Blane, the house where, though it has been several times rebuilt, still, in honour of the subject of this memoir, preserves its original shape, and dimensions, with a considerable portion of its original materials. His mother was Agnes Heriot .... '
  • From: http://www.electricscotland.com/history/other/buchanan_george.htm
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Thomas Buchanan, third of Drummikill and Moss's Timeline

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Killearn, Stirlingshire, , Scotland
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Killearn, Stirlingshire, , Scotland
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Moss, Killearn, Stirlingshire, Scotland
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Stirlingshire, , Scotland
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February, 1506
Killearn, Stirlingshire, Scotland
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Lanarkshire, , Scotland
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Moss, , , Scotland
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