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  estate was insignificant after payment of debts.
  The whole debt, with interests and costs, fell
  upon Mackintosh and Faillie, and though Mac-
  intosh had to pay in full in the first instance,
  time was given to Faillie by his chief
  The burden, however, was too heavy, and the
  estate was of little use to the Macbeans after
  In 1756 William Macbean consents to Mac-
  kintosh's reclaiming the Laggan lands, signing
  the deed of consent as brother - german, and
  representative of the (-leoeased Donald Macbean
  of Faillie. The deed is also signed by Alexander
  Macphail of Inverernie, eldest son and heir,
  served and retoured to the deceased, Robert
  Macphail of Inverernie ; by Robert Mackintosh,
  Tacksman of Termite, eldest son in lifeof the
  deceased Lachlan Mackintosh of Strone ; by
  William Mackintosh of Aberarder, heir and
  I'epresentative of the deceased William Mackin-
  tosh of Aberarder, his grandfather ; by William
  Mackintosh of Holm, eldest son and heir of the
  deceased John Mackintcsh of Holm ; and by John
  Mackintosh of Oulclachie, eldest son and heir of
  the deceased Angus Mackintosh of Oulclachie.
  All these heads of Clan Chattan signed at Cask,
  in Strathnairn upon the 27th October, 1756, in
  presence of Donald Macbean, son to Donald
  Macbean, vintner in Inverness ; and Alexander
  Fraser, farmer in the Mains of Tordarroch,
  This document is peculiarly interesting in
  respect that it is dated several years after the
  abolition of the Heritable Jurisdiction Act, and
  clan associations.
  William Macbean was succeeded by his son
  V. — Donald, who in 1768 is retoured heir to his
  He appears to have served in France, holding
  â– the rank of Captain, and to have been so long
  absent from Scotland, that when he attempted
  to remove one or two people in the year 1770,
  prior to the sale of the estate, which had then
  become inevitable, defences were given in
  alleging that he was an alien, and a professed
  Papist, incapable of holding landed property.
  Captain IMacbean was very indignant, and his
  holograph observations ujjon the defences show
  that his long absence abroad did not by any
  means do away with great natural shrewdness,
  and appreciation of bu.siness matters.
  It is to be feared that Captain Macbean's
  long services abroad did not benefit him much
  pecuniarly. In 1768 he appears to liave
  interested himself in his estates for the first
  time, and intrusted his aft'airs to the care of Mr.
  James Fraser of Gortuleg.
  By 1770 the att'airs had come to a crisis when
  a sale was made to MacGillivray of

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