Clan Buchanan Heraldic Black Lion T-Shirt in Black available as a Mens T-Shirt.
Men’s – Large two color Heraldic Black Lion Shield on back of shirt with small one color chest print that reads Clan Buchanan. Sizes M-XXXL.
Printed on 100% Pre Shrunk Cotton T-Shirt.
“Cuimhnich air na daoine o’n d’thaining thu” – Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The Buchanans belong to a numerous clan in Stirlingshire, and the country on the north side of Loch Lomond. The reputed founder of the clan was Anselan, son of O’Kyan, king of Ulster, in Ireland, who is said to have been compelled to leave his native country by the incursions of the Danes, and take refuge in Scotland. he handed, with some attendants, on the northern coast of Argylshire, near the Lennox, about the year 1016, and having according to the family tradition, in all such cases made and provided, lent his assistance to King Malcolm the Second in repelling his old enemies the Danes, on two different occasions of their arrival in Scotland, he received from that king for his services a grant of land in the north of Scotland. The improbable character of this genealogy is manifested by its farther stating that the aforesaid Anselan married the heiress of the lands of Buchanan, a lady named Dennistoun; for the Dennistouns deriving their name from lands given to a family of the name of Danziel, who came into Scotland with Alan, the father of the founder of the Abbey of Paisley, and the first dapifer, seneschal, or steward of Scotland, no heiress of that name could have been in Scotland until long after the period here referred to. It is more probable that a portion of what afterwards became the estate of Buchanan formed a part of some royal grant as being connected with the estates of the Earls of Lennox, whom Skene and Napier have established to have been remotely connected with the royal family of the Canmore line, and to have been in the fist instance administrators, on the part of the crown, of the lands which were afterwards bestowed upon them.
The name of Buchanan is territorial, and is now that of a parish in Stirlingshiure, which was anciently called Inchcaileoch (“old woman’s island”), from an island of that name in Loch Lomond, on which in earlier ages there was a nunnery, and latterly the parish church for a century after the Reformation. In 1621 a detached part of the parish of Luss, which comprehends the lands of the family of Buchanan, was included in this parish, when the chapel of Buchanan was used for the only place of worship, and gave the name to the whole parish.
Anselan (in the family genealogies styled the third of that name) the seventh laird of Buchanan, and the sixth descent from the above-named Irish prince, but not unlikely to be the first of the name, which is Norman French, is dignified in the same records with the magniloquent appellation of seneschal or chamberlain to Malcolm the first Earl of Levenax (as Lennox was then called). In 1225, this Anselan obtained from the same earl a charter of a small island in Lochlomond called Clareinch – witness Dougal, Gilchrist, and Amalyn, the earl’s three brothers – the name of which island afterwards became the rallying cry of the Buchanans. He had three sons, viz, Methlen, said by Buchanan of Auchmar to have been ancestor of the Macmillans; Colman, ancestor of the MacColmans; and his successor Gilbert. His eldest son, Gilbert, or Gillebrid, appears to have borne the surname Buchanan.
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