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  No. II. — The Macbeans.
  Part Third. — The Macbeans of Faillie.
  ^M^ N influential branch of the Macbeans
  (^jj^M settled at Faillie, in the jiarish of Daviot,
  ^^M, filling a respectable position for nearly
  200 years.
  They probably occupied Faillie a considerable
  time before they received a heritable right thereto.
  The first Macbean of Faillie found on record was
  J. — Donald Mac-Gillie-Phadrick, no doubt a
  cadet of Kinchyle, who, with his wife, Marjorie
  Macplierson, received an heritable tack of Faillie
  from James, Earl of Moray, upon 10th FeV)ruary,
  1 632. Donald is therein described as "in Faillie."
  The Stuarts, Earls of Moray, for some time
  after their acquiring the barony of Strathnairn,
  and the lordships of Petty and Strathdearn, had
  been anxious to consolidate their ])ower, and gave
  lieritable rights to many of the occupants, par-
  ticularly those of Clan Chattan.
  The frightful jealousies betwixt the Stuarts
  and the Gordons kept the Mackintoshes in
  constant trouble, whereby their vassals never
  liad any peace. Although extreme measures
  were taken on more than one occasion, by the
  Earls of Moray against Clan Chattan, the innate
  vitality and pertinacity of the clan proved
  successful and victorious.
  The following is the description of the lands
  of Faillie, extending to a half davoch of land.
  " All and haill the town and lands of Faillye,
  with houses, biggings, yeards, orchards, tofts,
  crofts, parts, pendicles, and pertinents thereof,
  used and wont, extending to two ploughs of
  land, lying within Strathnairn and Sheriflyom of
  Inverness, as the said lands lye in length and
  breadth ; in houses infield, outfield, muirs,
  mosses, multures, commonty, pasturage, sheall-
  ings, grazings, fishings, freeish and entry, with
  all and sundry other commoditys and righteous
  pertinents of the same, used and wont, with the
  ground right and property of the said lands
  and others foresaid, and all rights of reversion
  of the same, and other right title and interest
  whatsoever thereanent, together with all and
  sundry contracts, dispositions, charcers, infeft-
  ments, procuratorys and instruments of resigna-
  tion, services, retours, precepts and rnstrunients
  of sasin, tacks and rights of teinds, and all other
  rights, writs, evidents, titles, and securitys
  whatsoever of, and concerning the said lands and
  others foresaid, with all reversions of the same
  as well legal as conventionell."
  In 1647 mention is made of Donald Macbean,
  younger of Faillie, and John Macbean, his
  brother-germ an.
  Donald Mac-Gillie-Phadrick was succeeded by
  his eldest son.

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