Hector Mor Maclean, 16th Clan Chief
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Hector Mor Maclean, 16th Chief From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hector Mor MacLean, 16th Clan Chief 16th Clan Chief 12th Laird of Duart In office 1623-1626 (3 years) Preceded by Hector Og Maclean, 15th Clan Chief, father Succeeded by Sir Lachlan Maclean, 17th Chief and 1st Baronet, brother Personal details Born Hector Mor MacLean circa 1600 Died 1626 Spouse(s) Margaret MacLeod, eldest daughter of Sir Roderick MacLeod Parents Sir Hector Og Maclean, 15th Clan Chief Janet Mackenzie of Kintail Relatives Sir Lachlan Maclean, 1st Baronet 17th Clan Chief, brother Donald MacLean, 1st Laird of Brolas, brother John Hans Makeléer, brother Residence Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull Hector Mor Maclean of Dowart (circa 1600–1626), or Eachann Mór Maclean in Scottish Gaelic, or Hector the Great, was the 16th Clan Chief of Clan MacLean from 1623 to his death in 1626. Mór or Mor translates as great when added to a name in Scottish Gaelic. He resided at Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull. He was the first Chief of MacLean to not produce an heir in four hundred years, breaking the direct male line from Gillean of the Battle Axe, the founder of the clan to himself. He was succeeded by his younger brother, Lachlan Maclean, 1st Baronet.
Biography He was the first son of Hector Og Maclean, 15th Clan Chief and Janet MacKenzie of Kintail, the daughter of Colin Mackenzie of Kintail. Hector became Clan Chief at the death of his father in 1623.
Hector Mor was married to Margaret Macleod, eldest daughter of Sir Roderick Macleod of Macleod, 15th Chief, and died without having any children in 1626. He was succeeded by his younger brother, Lachlan Maclean, 1st Baronet. His widow married Eneas MacDonnell, 7th of Glengarry.