MacClure, MacLure, MacCloor, MacLeur
Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Garton, Smith & Associated Families, Volume
2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 2003
"son of Odhar's servant." A common surname in
of old as it is to-day.
, followers of the earl of Cassilis, were respited for murder, 1526 (RSS.,
Tho. Maklure was sergeant of assize in Carrick, 1532 (RMS.,
signed the Band of Dumfries, 1570
(RPC., XIV, p. 67).
in Bugane and three others of the
name were charged with assault, 1607 (ibid, p. 518), and
in Craigfine was charged with usury, 1617 (ifid., XI, p.142).
was bowman to the laird of Parbrek,
1618. (ibid., p. 464), and
appears in Apyn, 1664 (Dunblane).
is in record in Barley,
, 1684, as is
M'Whore (!) in Barley. She and
were sentenced to be banished to the plantations for resetting of rebels and
other offences in the same year (ibid., IX, p. 578).
( 63-1840), born in
, was called "Father of American geology.' There are a number of families
in Sleat named in
Maclure, but whose name is spelled in
(for MacGille dhe6radha), aside form of
The earliest documentary evidence of a clan piper is a
reference to Robert MacLure
, piper to the chief of the Buchanans, in 1600, who got into trouble a few years
later as appears from the Stirling Kirk-Session Register, under May 28th, 169
McCluir and McCluire 1684, Makcluir 1637.[i]
is none other than MacLobhair-the Leper’s son[ii].