Name: Walter Buchanan
Suffix: 13th of Buchanan
Birth: ABT 1406
Change Date: 29 NOV 2012
It's thought that Sir Alexander Buchanan killed the Duke of Clarence and took his coronet as a trophy, this is the reason for the ducal cap held aloft in their crest. The shield differenced only by changing the lion and the double tressure of fleurs de lis from red to black. This is said to allude to the marriage of Sir Walter Buchanan to the only daughter of Murdoch, Duke of Albany and Regent of Scotland. His estates were confiscated in 1425, and the regent was ultimately beheaded by his cousin, James I. His son had died childless and the Buchanans were the nearest relatives to this disinherited branch of the royal family. The arms are said to mourn the family's loss of status.
?BLG1952 and 'Strathendrick' disagree on a number of items over the next few generations. For example: BLG reports that the John Buchanan who married Janet de Lany was the eldest son of Walter, 11th laird, and was himself 12th laird. We follow 'Strathendrick'.
BLG1952 reports that Isobel Stewart was the mother of Walter's children. However, 'Strathendrick' (which does not identify any daughters) reports: "his children must have been by a former wife."
Sir Walter Buchanan, 12th Chief (Guthrie Smith identifies him as 6th Chief and Buchanan of Auchmar identifies him as 13th Chief) first married an unidentified women and by her three sons (Patrick his successor, Walter and Thomas first ancestor of cadets of Gartincaber,[ Drumikill and Carbeth) and one daughter. He married secondly to Isobel Stewart.
Father: John Buchanan
Mother: Janet De Lany
- Patrick Buchanan b: ABT 1411
- Thomas Buchanan