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For the MacLachlan, Lachlan, McLachlan, Maclauchlan, Maclaughlin, McLauchlan and 400 other variant spellings -- welcome!

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Latest Activity: Aug 27, 2020

All group members are invited and encouraged to participate in their local Clan Lachlan branch of The Clan MacLachlan Society. Links to all the local organizations can be found on the Clan MacLachlan web page.

Of special interest is the ongoing fund raising to restore the old castle lachlan.

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Comment by Brian Charles Maclachlan on August 27, 2020 at 2:31am

Hi Folks

Trust you are all safe and well.

i am undertaking a research project on the passengers who arrived in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on the Torilla (1911) and Roscommon (1912) to see if any new each other prior to departure or after arrival. Surprisingly, a surname Rae is on the list of Roscommon passengers and I have this surname in a recent generation so my challenge is are these Rae passengers related? So, anybody with Rae's in their tree please contact me and I can give you details.



Comment by Brian Charles Maclachlan on June 9, 2018 at 12:03am

I am Brian Maclachlan from Australia. My father was Charles Rossini Lawson Maclachlan born in Preston, England and married to Margaret Kant Russell. My father and mother both came to Australia in the early 1910s as very young children. My grandfather Walter Maclachlan was born in Mhow, Bengal in 1872 where his father Robert was in the British Army.

i recently graduated and continue to study currently about to start the Development Certificate. My ancestry research has one branch of my pedigree back to the early 900s with a heavy focus on Scotland before moving on to the continent.

i would welcome any contact.


Comment by ronald lee boysworth on June 8, 2018 at 5:52pm

 Would like to touch bases with debie stearns on her comment ref: Andrew Cunningham Maclachlan. He was my Great Grandfather. My Grandmothers name was Estelle Maclachlan  born in 1894. Her mothers name was Margaret (Fraser) Maclachlan. Born @ 1860 in Scranton, PA.

Comment by Kathleen (Sutton) Diaz on September 28, 2012 at 8:08pm

I am researching Duncan Maclachlan (mother last name Cameron). He married Jane MacRae. They show as born in Nova Scotia 1850ish and are in California by 1870.I cannot verify Duncan's parents or siblings.

Comment by debie stearns on May 17, 2010 at 6:04pm
my great great grandfather Andrew Cunningham MacLachlan was born in Greenock Scotland on March 17 1861. His parents were William and Rosannah (Fulton)
Comment by PJ on March 9, 2010 at 7:25pm
I'm looking for the parents of my earliest McGlaughlin (etc) of Surry co, NC. Thomas and siblings were orphaned and placed in families (May 1819 court records) As of yet, I can not find the parents names. Does anyone know how to find these records? We range from Rowan-Stokes- up to Wythe co, Virginia from 1819 to the 1870s, and I believe there is a wide group of relatives that no one remembers anymore. Is anyone missing McGlaughlin relatives from then? :))
Comment by Winifred Elizabeth Gross on August 23, 2009 at 8:33am
Douglas John Lauchlan - my father was born October 16th 1883 and died in 1952.
He talked a lot about Caithness and we children assumed that was his birthplace. When He died the death certificate listed it as Glasgow.He married my mother in London in 1915 and his father was listed as John Lauchlan - Soldier.We were told that he was placed in a military school as a very young boy by an uncle. He was a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery during WW1.
I have his number and the company etc, but so far have had little luck in finding out anything else. If anyone has any suggestions about finding more infor I would be eternally grateful. I did check his birth with Scotlands People with
out any luck- so it is possible that he was illegitimate and registered under his mothers name in a parish record.Which of course makes it even more difficult.
I need all the help I can get. My email is Thaanks for taking the time to read this.
Comment by Carolyn Wrenn Harvey on August 22, 2009 at 6:22pm
I'm looking for information on John Archibald McLaughlin born 1834 in Georgia and died in Florida in 1889. Married Margaret E. Carter b.1850 in SC and died in 1884 in Florida. One child John A. McLaughlin, Jr. b. 1877 and died in 1953. Need any information on family. E-mail me at
Comment by Anna Wynne on August 4, 2009 at 5:23pm
My g-grandfather Terence McLaughlin was born 1 may 1815, I think in Co Antrim, he arrived in Canada as per the 1901 C. in 1841, his brothers name was Patrick and the family said there were 2 other brothers who came with them , but stayed in Quebec or went to the States. When he married on the 29 Jan 1846 at the Holy Name of Mary, Marysville, Hastings Cty, ON. he said he was from the parish of Kilwater (the way it is spelled) Kilwaughter, Antrim, and his parents were John McLaughlin and Margaret Mc Carm Mc Cann, it was hard to read, his wife was Mary Laughlin, daughter of George Laughlin and Elizabeth Holahan, I have see her mothes name spelled a number of ways, I cannot seem to find anything in Ireland. Mary Laughlin was born in Qubec.
Comment by Gwen Hobbs on July 27, 2009 at 9:17pm
My husband's farthest McLaughlin ancestor was John McLaughlin who was born about 1717, probably in Scotland as he was a Presbyterian. He settled in the mid 1700s in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and later moved to Rowan County, North Carolina where he died about 1779. He was a captain in the local militias He was married to Mary Hart, daughter of Samuel Hart and Elizabeth. His known children were John H. McLaughlin who married Rebecca Harvey; Samuel McLaughlin whose wife's name was probably Clementine; James McLaughlin who married Anne Hart whose brother William was executor of her husband's estate; Elizabeth; Martha; Mary who was married to Duncan Johnson and Eleanor who was probably born in Rowan County and died there as well. If I had to guess, I would say that Captain James McLaughlin's father's name was John since his oldest son was named John but that's speculation on my part. I have no idea where in Scotland they would have immigrated from. The surname is listed as McLauglin, MacLaughlin, McGothlin, etc.

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