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Clan Blane

Clan Blane is a Scottish kin group or family who do not have a recognised chief and are therefore considered an armigerous clan.


This is a prominent name in Ayrshire. <ref>George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire, Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia, 364</ref> Black states it may be of Celtic origin, derived from a Macgilleblaan who he cites as a witness to a grant of land in Dumfries in the twelfth century.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 364</ref>

The name indicates a follower of St. Blane (d.590) an early christian with associations to Bute, Dumfries and Kilblane, as well as Strathblane in the central lowlands. <ref></ref><ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 364</ref>

The origin of the name may indicate land dedicated to the church in his or her name. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 364</ref>

Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Patrick M'Blayne was a witness in Wigtownshire in 1484.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 364</ref> Thomas M' Blayne was a clerk and notary in the diocese of Glasgow in 1618. <ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 364</ref>

Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Gilbert, fourth son of Blane of Blanefield was personal doctor to the Duke of Clarence, later William IV, and was made a baronet in 1812.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 364</ref> His son, High Blane, served in the Scots Guards.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 364</ref> The family had a military tradition. However, the last baronet, Sir Charles Blane, was killed at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.<ref>Plean, Squire, Encyclopedia, 364</ref>

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