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Genealogy of The Clan Gregor - 30 - Descendants of Griogair glun dubh

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Domhnall Glas / Grey Donald (V)
b.~1620 died 1693
Eoin / John (VI) [1]
m. dtr of Campbell of Duneaves
died Jan.1694

Griogair glun dubh alias James graham (VII) [2]
b.~1689 died 21st Aug 1777
Glengyle led MacGregor regiment in 1745
m. Mary HAMILTON of Bardowie
Robert, Kathrine, James & Jean registered at Bardowie, par. Baldernock. Ann at Glengyle, par. Buchanan. John probably at Bardowie but not in OPR
Malcolm-Mary, Donald and Elizabeth are not found in the OPR, evidence for them is circumstantial
John (VIII) [8]
b.7/11/1708 died 30/12/1774
m. Jean Buchanan of Craigvairan
James (IX) [9]
b.~1740 d.24/3/1798
m.Henrietta MacGregor
John (X) [10]
m.Jean MacGregor
sold Glengyle 1855
d. 10/5/1870
6 Beaumont Place, Edinburgh
James (XI) [11]
d. 21/11/1897

went to Philadelphia
m. McNair of Lodrick
m. Alex McVean
St Cuthbert
Robert [3]
m. dtr of Stewart of Glenbuckie
Duncan [13]
b.~1748 died 1826
a seaman
descendants of Duncan
Kathrine [4]
d. 21/12/1770

m. (1) Malcom
m.(2) Alexander [7]
James [5]
d. 21/12/1770

a seaman
Jean [6]
m.1733 Ranald, son of Rob Roy
descendants of Rob Roy

died 5/2/1766

Donald [12]
died 1791

a seaman - his estate left to Duncan
d. ? Glasgow

m. Walter Graham of Brachern

[1] John McConnel Glas, eldest son of Lt. Col. Donald Glas McGregor in Glengyle, granted along with Duncan McGregor in Monchalbeg, to Archibald Edmiston merchant in Doune in Menteith, who had arrested John McGregor in Bunrannoch for a small debt, an obligation to present the said John to the said Archibald against the term of Martinmas under penalty of 100. Feb. 12,1691,-" John McGregor in Glengyle" and "Archibald McGregor in Kilmanan" were appointed to command a watch for the protection of the Estates of certain heritors in the western part of Stirlingshire and the eastern part of Dumbartonshire with power of fire and sword in pursuance of a Commission from the Privy Council, enjoining the Heritors to keep a watch. John McConnel Glas died about 1700. He married first a daughter of Drummond of Comrie by whom he had no family and secondly a daughter of Campbell of Duneaves by whom he left a daughter, Catherine, married to Walter Graham of Brachern, and two sons,
Gregor his heir
Donald who died without issue.

[2] Gregor McGregor of Glengyle, born in 1689, who in his own name but with that of his uncle Robert or Rob Roy as his Attorney obtained from the Marquis of Montrose aftenvards first Duke, a feu charter of the Estate of Glengyle of which they had previously been only tenants. 25th May 1703 -Gregor thereafter assumed in civil life the name of James Graham in compliance with the proscription of the name of MacGregor.
Baldernock OPR register of Marriages (included Bardowie estate), page 362. Nov 31st 1707. James Graham of Glengyle in the parish of Callander and Mary Hamilton, lawful daughter of John, Laird of Bardowie were joined in the bond of marriage.
John Ward has - "Gregor "Ghlun Dhu" of Glengyle, b 1688 or 9. Alias James Graham. Bought the lands of Glengyle in 1703. With McGregor of Glencarnock was joint colonel of the McGregor regiment in 1745. d 27 Aug 1777 & bur at Glengyle. m Mary daur of Hamilton of Bardowie. `Educated liberally' (says Inverhadden) by the care of his uncle Rob Roy McGregor of Graigerostan and Innersnaid. Much praised for his conduct in the '45."

[3] Parish record of Baldernock. page 135. July 9, 1710. Robert, lawful son to James Graham of Glengyle and Mary Hamilton, a daughter of Bardowie.

[4] Parish record of Baldernock. page 137. April 13, 1712. Katharin, lawful daughter to James Graham of Glengyle and Mary Hamilton, lawful daughter to John Hamilton of Bardowie.

[5] Parish record of Baldernock. page 140. January 24, 1714. James, lawful son to James Graham of Glengyle and Mary Hamilton, lawful daughter to John Hamilton laird of Bardowie was baptised by Mr Robert Kirkland, minister of the gospel.

[6] Parish record of Baldernock. page 144. July 6, 1716. Jean, lawful daughter of James Graham of Glengyle, rebel against his majesty K(ing) G(eorge) and Mary Hamilton. The child was presented by William Buchanan of Craigvarain, younger, and Mary Hamilton, mother of the child took on the engagement with record to be made.

[7] Old Parish record of Buchanan Marriages page 86. April 21 1728. Alexander Graham alias M'Gregor in Stron M'Near and Katharine Graham alias M'Gregor both widowers and parishioners gave up their names to be proclaimed in order to marriage. Married at Cashell, April 30 1728.

[8] John Ward has - "John of Glengyle (alias Graham) b 7 Nov 1708. Imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle 1745-6. d 30 Nov 1774. bur at Glengyle. m Jean daur of William Buchanan of Craigvairan.
Inverhadden says: `A man of great honour and integrity. By attention to the affairs of the family he greatly improved his estate, which had been much encumbered in consequence of the spirited exertions of his father...' in the '45."

[9] John Ward has - "James of Glengyle. An officer of the 105th Regt. d 24 March 1798. m(1) 1777 Isabella daur of Capt. Gregor Mcgregor of Inverardoran (Gregor Boich) Capt. in the Middlesex Militia. m(2) (He over 60) Henrietta daur of Alexander McGregor of Ardmacmuin."

[10] John Ward has - "John, b 12 Jan 1795., Lieutenant in the West Kent Militia, Sold Glengyle in 1855 to the proprietor of the Queen's Hotel, Glasgow, James McGregor, who is said to have descended from an illegitimate child of Rob Roy's son Robin Oig. m (Callander 10Aug1816) Jane youngest daughter of Capt. Daniel McG of Inverardoran."
In his 1870 will, his estate was valued at under 100

[11] John Ward has - "James b 1 Aug 1818, d Auchterarder Combination Poorhouse 26 Jan 1897 (79)., Bur Glengyle. (The last of Glengyle). "Another son James still survives and resides with his father at the Port of Menteith". (Letter from Gregor McG accountant in Glasgow dated 31Jan1869). - Red notebook 1988 p48. This James is a stong candidate for the James (of O.V.Lundin) who m Isabella Kay whose daughter Ann A(ustin?) emigrated to New Zealand. The James who d 1897 was said in the Glasgow Herald article (which has other mistakes) to have been unmarried."

[12] John Ward has - "Donald or Daniel, a shipmaster of Glasgow, dsp 24 Sept 1791. See Service of Heirs 6 Feb 1793 (his heir was his nephew Duncan. Inverhadden describes him as `bred to the sea under his uncle Captain Hamilton in the West India Trade' - (ie slaving probably). "

[13] Duncan MacGregor served in the Royal Navy for a time and hence was entitled to become an in-pensioner at Greenwich Hospital on the Thames in 1820, when he was around 70. We know this Duncan was of the Glengyle line, son of Robert and grandson of Glun dubh. In this letter which he wrote in 1820, he mentions some of his relatives in Greenock.
A letter from Duncan MacGregor, mariner in 1820 Click image for the leter from Duncan MacGregor as published in the Quaich newsletter