Origins Of Clans

The most famous Buchanan is probably the poet and protestant reformer, George Buchanan, born in Stirlingshire in 1506. After travelling abroad, he became classics tutor to the young Mary, Queen of Scots. He was not, however, a supporter of Mary but did become tutor to her son, James IV and is credited for his King’s later considerable academic prowess James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States. The title became hereditary and, since the family still has this title,they have precedence in Scotland over all but the royal family.

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