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  THE CELTIC MONTHLY.
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  No. II. — The Macbeanh.
  Part Four. — The Macbeans of Tomatin, &c-
  I^^WE pretty estate of Tomatin in the parish
  y^ of Moy and Lordship of Strathdearn is,
  '■^ and for more than 250 years has been,
  in possession of this family. More fortunate
  than the Macbeans of Kinchyle, Drummond,
  and Faillie, they have not only preserved their
  original estate, but added within the last half
  century the estate of Free, lying adjacent.
  Strathdeain, since the opening of the Highland
  railway by Forres, has been much isolated. It
  is, however, destined to renewed life and
  activity, for the new and direct line to Perth
  via Aviemore intersects the district, the viaduct
  across the river Findhorn, the greatest in the
  North, of which a sketch specially prepared for
  this paper is given. The viaduct, still in progress,
  on its north side rests upon Tomatin estate.
  The first M acbean to acquire the property was
  I. — Bean M acbean, styled Bean-Mac-Coil-vic-
  Gillie-Phadrick, "in Morilmore."
  The original charter, by James, Earl of
  Moray, is dated 16th December, 1639, and
  runs in favour of the said Beau, his heirs male
  and assignees. The similarity of the names
  would indicate a close connection with the
  family of Faillie ; and I am inclined to think
  that Bean, 1st of Tomatin, was younger son of
  Donald Mac-Gillie-Phadrick, 1st of Faillie,
  referred to in the previous chapter.
  Bean, 1st Tomatin, was succeeded by his son
  II. — Eugenius, otherwise Evan, who was infeft
  in 1677 as heir to his father. Bean, in the lands
  on precept from Alexander, Earl of ^loray,
  dated 18th February, 1677. This Evan
  apparently fell into difficulties, and the estate was
  adjudicated by William Macbean, apparently

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