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Genealogy of The Clan Gregor - 76, Descendants of Evan

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Evan [1]
b.~1705 or 1710 d.29/10/1778
m.Janet ? 8/12/1734 [2]
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Lt Col (HEICS) John Murray (MacGregor) of Lanrick - (Auditor General, Bengal)
29/5/1736 d.28/6/1822 [3]
1st Baronet 1795 - elected 20th chief
John Murray did not accept the three Balhaldies or the sons of Ewen the tutor (15th & 16th) as chiefs, instead numbering Evan's fatther, Iain og (died 1744) as 15th, Evan's eldest brother Robert (died 1758) as 16th, Evan's nephew Duncan (died 1787) as 17th and therefore himself as 18th.
See list of the Chiefs of Clan Gregor (note 2nd break in patrilinear succession)
m. Anne MacLeod (Bernera) 1774
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Major General Sir Evan John Murray MacGregor
b.-/1/1785 d.14/6/1841
Governor of the Windward Islands
Second Baronet - 21st chief
m.Lady Elizabeth Murray (duke of Atholl) 28/5/1808
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Sir John Athol Bannatyne MacGregor
b.20/1/1810 d.11/5/1851
Third Baronet - 22nd chief
m.Mary Charlotte Hardy 14/11/1833
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Rear Admiral Sir Malcolm MacGregor
b29/8/1834 d.31/8/1879
Fourth Baronet - 23rd chief
m.Lady Helen McDonnell (Earl of Antrim)
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Captain, Sir Malcolm, RN
b.3/8/1873 d.5/12/1958
Fifth Baronet - 24th chief
m. Gylla Rollo
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Brigadier, Sir Gregor
b.22/12/1925 d.30/3/2003
Sixth Baronet - 25th chief
m.Fanny Butler
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Sir Malcolm
b.23/3/1959
Seventh Baronet - 26th chief
Ninian
~1961

Alexander
b28/6/1878 d.1960
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Malcolm
b.18/4/1914 d.1974
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Alpin
b.25/1/1941
Col. Peter HEICS
b.27/1/1738 d.s.p.

made fortune in India
died on ship while on way home
Col. Alex
b.~1741
m.Frances Pascal
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Maj.Gen. Alexander
b.27/11/1778
d.20/8/1827 s.p.
Lt Col. Robert
b.8/2/1742
m.Barbara MacKenzie
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Evan Alexander
b~1804 d.inf
2 dtrs

[1] All of the births, dates, ranks, and titles on this page have been taken from the pages of thepeerage.com created by the family - see http://www.thepeerage.com/p50416.htm#i504151 I have not been able to corroborate any of the earlier period from independent sources.

[2] According to General Stewart of Garth, Ewan mac Iain Oaig Sir John Macgregors father made a runaway marriage with a Daughter of the family of MacDonald isle of Sky he was a Drover and made her believe he was proprietor of Balquhidder and a very well built house she saw when coming home she thought to be her own - But all that awaited her was a miserable cottage in the braes of Balquhidder and a Farm of one fourth of a Plough sometime thereafter they went to Inverchagerney in Strathfillan where they had a like possession of one fourth of a plough. Inverchagerney in Strathfillan Once belonging to Campbell of Lochdochard now to MacNab of Macnab from that place to Crianlarach Ewan Murray went to keep the Change house in Lochdochard estate where he resided for a long time from thence to the Inn at Lochearnhead where they lost all their property by fire from Lochearnhead to Down & Sir James Cohan of Luss procured him an Ensigncy in the Scotch Hollanders Sir James was reckoned a protector of the MacGregors at that time then the Grants & MacGregors were thought Brothers by this marriage with Mary MacDonald Ewan had four sons
Ewen appears to have married twice, there is a marriage firstly of Heugh McGrigor in November 1727 to an indecipherable name, assumed from two subsequent births to be Margaret Fergusson. The births of John to Ewen McGrigor & Mart. Ferg. on 19/11/1728 and Alexander to Ewen McGrigor and Ferguson on 29/8/1732
It has to be presumed that Margaret died because a marriage to Janet McGrigor (not MacDonald dtr of Balcony) is recorded on 8/12/1734. The children of this marriage were John 29/5/1736; Duncan 27/1/1738; Margaret 9/11/1739; and Robert 8/2/1742
There is no trace of a marriage between Ewan and Janet MacDonald in the OPR
Stewart of Garth stated that Evan had made a runaway marriage with a daughter of the family of MacDonald isle of Sky. Presumably he received this information in the 1820s from Sir John or Sir Evan Murray. However, to give the benefit of the doubt, if the couple did elope without the consent of her parents, it might be possible that the minister of Balquhidder recorded her maiden surname as McGriogor in 1734, not as McDonald. The subsequent births are all recorded as Janet McGrigor.

[3] The date 10/4/1745 for the birth of John comes from http://www.thepeerage.com/p50419.htm#i504183
I searched for this date in the OPR without success. In Balquhidder OPR for this period John was recorded on
29/5/1736 to Ewen & Janet McGrigor.