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race, having established himself in business in
Glasgow, and made a good connection with the
West Indies, not only enabling him to place
his family on a high footing, but also to benefit
in no small degree struggling Northerners,
who through his influence obtained excellent
positions in the West Indies and the Plantations.
Mr. Macbean married Ann Smith, and had a
family of ten, of whom I need only refer to
William, the sixth, and Duncan, the seventh sons.
For nearly fifty "years Mr. Ludovic Macbean
may be said to
have been at
the head of
and all High-
land move-
ments in Glas-
gow. In his
factor's ac-
counts, there
are several
charges for
supplying 'tar-
tan for Ludo-
vic' when a
child. He
died, greatly
lamented, and
was succeeded
by his son,
Vi.— William
Macbean, 6th
of his family,
as before men-
tioned. This
William did
not long sur-
vive, d\-ing un-
married at
Tomatin on the
9th June, 182-2.
Mr. Macbean
lived a good
deal in the
North, and
seems to have
farmed the
lands of Bal-
phadrick, near
Inverness. He was succeeded by his brother,
VII. — Duncan Macbean. This Duncan, like
his father, was extensively engaged in business
in Glasgow and the West Indies, and main-
tained, if indeed he did not surpass the useful
position occupied by his father.
Duncan married Jean Moore, 7th November,
1814, and had a family of thirteen.
In this Mr. Macbean's time, Celtic feeUng,
which has now arrived at such a great pitch.
began to assert itself in Glasgow, and Mr.
Macbean was at its head. I have been so
much struck with the stalwartness of Glasgow
Celts at the 15th anniversary of a festive
gathering held on 17th March, 1851, with Mr.
Macbean as croupier, that I cannot resist
making one or two quotations from the toast
list. The number of toasts was actually 28.
No. 1-4 — "Tir nam beann, nan gleann, 's nam
No. 18— "Cridhe eutrom, agus sporan trom."
No. 28— "Am
fear uach treig
a chompan-
ach." It may
be doubted
whether such a
list in these
days, if gone
through as sys-
tematically as
was wont to be
done, would not
have the effect
of placing every
one under the
table. I select
the above three,
and draw atten-
tion to the
change that
has taken place
in the first, and
should be glad
to know when
the alteration
to the present
form first
occurred. The
Bank was foun-
ded iu 1838,
and the words
on it, "Nan
Gaisgeach , "
instead of
'■ Nam breac-
are now
uni ver sally
used. Duncan was succeeded by his eldest
son and third child,
VIII. — Ludovic jMacbean, who succeeded his
father on 11th May, 1854, and died unmarried,
10th January, 1862, being succeeded by his
IX. — William Macbean, 11th of his father's
family, who became a colonel in the army and
married, but died without issue, 3rd August,
1879, when he was succeeded by the present

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