Sir Iain MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrcohar, 8th Chief and 11th Baron

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John MacFarlane

Birthplace: Arrochar, Dunbarton, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Battle of Flodden, Branxton, Northumberland, England
Cause of death: Killed in Battle
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrochar, 7th Chief and 10th Baron and Barbara Stewart
Husband of Elizabeth MacFarlane, Countess of Crawford
Father of Andrew "the Wizard" MacFarlane and Bhaltar/Walter MacFarlane of Ardleish, Tarber & Gartartan

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About Sir Iain MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrcohar, 8th Chief and 11th Baron

1 - Iain was knighted by James IV of Scotland. His wife ( the daughter of Lord Hamilton) was a cousin (i.e. they had common ancestors). He was killed at the Battle of Flodden, as were three of his Herries ex-brothers in law.2- "Sir JOHN was among the many killed with the king at Flodden, including his division commander (who was his uncle and former half brother-in-law), Matthew, eleventh Earl of Lennox."from 'The barons of Arrochar and their cadets' a manuscript by Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, chapt. 1 - XI. 3 - Clan historian James Macfarlane in correspondance states "was not Sir & did not fall at Flodden" The response of other historians was that he was probably knighted at Flodden just before the battle, as was the kings custom, in order to engender support and loyalty in the conflict ahead.4 - The MacFarlanes (Mac Pharlain) descend from Parlan, whose great-grandfather Gilchrist of Arrochar was a younger son of Alwyn, Earl of Lennox about 1200. On the death of Earl Duncan the chiefs of the MacFarlanes claimed to be chiefs of the whole kindred of the House of Lennox, as heirs-male to their kinsmen the earls. The earldom was granted to the Stewarts of Darnley, as mentioned, and the district was consolidated by the marriage of the MacFarlanes' then chief, Andrew MacFarlane of Arrochar, to a daughter of the new earl. Their son, Sir lain MacFarlane, used the old-style chiefly title of Captain of Clann Pharlain, and led the warlike clan under the Earl of the Lennox at the battle of Flodden in 1513.

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Sir Iain MacFarlane of that Ilk & Arrcohar, 8th Chief and 11th Baron's Timeline

Arrochar, Dunbarton, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 15
Age 26
Scotland, United Kingdom
September 9, 1513
Age 33
Battle of Flodden, Branxton, Northumberland, England