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New Clan Chief for the Clan macArthur ?

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New Clan Chief for the Clan macArthur ?

Posted: 12 Feb 2002 10:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Reluctant Clan Chief
The last clan chief of the MacArthurs died in India in the 1780s. He had no
obvious male heir and so the hereditary chiefdom of the clan seemed to have
died with him. But 220 years later and after 15 years of painstaking
genealogical research, it looks as though the clan will have a leader once
again. But James Edward Moir MacArthur who is 87 and lives in Edinburgh,
stresses that he did not seek the title - the research was initiated by a
group of senior clan members. The genealogist had to go back to the 16th
century to find a common ancestor for the last chief, Charles MacArthur of
Tirivadich. The evidence will be presented to the Lord Lyon who has the
final decision on such matters.


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John A Hansen
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