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  THE CELTIC MONTHLY.
  II — Donald, which became the leading christian
  name of the family.
  The Macbeans were close allies of their chief,
  and are to be found at all the clan and family
  gatherings, and on 8th October, 1661, Donald
  Macbean of Faillie is one of the jury at the
  serving of Laohlan Mackintosh of Torcastle, as
  heir to his father, William. The inquest was
  held at Inverness, before Alexander, Earl of
  Moray, Sheriff Principal, personally presiding.
  Donald Macbean, the II., was succeeded by
  his son,
  III. — Donald. Donald's wife was Anna, eldest
  daughter of William Macbean of Kincliyle.
  Mrs. Anna Macbean is infeft in a jointure furth
  of Achlaschoile and Mid-town of Faillie : Mr.
  John Macbean, schoolmaster at Daviot, acting
  as her attorney.
  Donald procures a charter of confirmation
  from Charles, Earl of Moray, as heir to his
  grandfather, Donald I., on 1.5th July, 1707.
  Donald Macbean having died without male
  issue, was succeeded by his brother,
  IV. — William, who is found in the years 1741
  to 1758, and in 1749, on 15th January, receives a
  confirmation of his tack from the Earl of Moray.
  This William Macbean's father, Donald III.,
  unfortunately became security for people of his
  own name, particularly John Macbean, writer
  in Inverness, whereby his successors were im-
  FAILLIE HOU.SK, DAVIOT, INVEBNESS-SHIRE.
  poverished, and the estate, long in the hands of
  creditors, brought to a compulsory sale. The
  nature of the fatal involvement was this :
  John, Earl of Cromarty, was very impecunious,
  and his estates sequestrated, and placed locally by
  the court under charge of John Macbean, writer
  in Inverness, formerly named in these pa[iers.
  Mr. Maibean, according to rule, had to find
  caution for his intromissions, and in 1724,
  Lachlan Mackintosh of Mackintosh, George
  Cuthbert of Castlehill, and Donald Macbean of
  Faillie, became cautioners.
  This Factory was not a success — Mr. Macbean's
  representative and cautioners being called to
  account for enormous sums. It was alleged
  for the deceased and his cautioners that his
  messengers and officers of the law, employed
  by him, were deforced and otherwise hindered
  by " Bangstrie," and oppression from uplifting
  the rents of the Cromartie estate, and that they
  were only responsible for Mr. Macbean's actual
  intromissions. The arbiters so far gave eflect to
  the defences, and in 1744 limited the decree to
  a sum of £3,211 4s 6d Scots, — a considerable
  sum in these days — to whicli had to I)e added
  great costs.
  Castlehill estate fell under control of the
  court as insolvent, and Mr. Macbean's own

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