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modern Braleckan so you can find it .. you can even stay there ! -

The first known reference to Braleckan and Craleckan occurs in a charter from the 3rd Earl of Argyll dated 13th March 1514. He grants charter to his 'Beloved familier' Iain Clerk or McClerick of the nine merkland of Braleckan and Craleckan. This was reduced by 2nd August 1539 when Iain's son, Iain McSannine McClerick of Braleckan was granted sasine of the five merkland of Braleckan and Craleckan
An indication of the social standing of the Clerks or McClericks (the two names are used interchangeably) can be judged from the fact that in 1536 Donald McClerick, as part of the retinue of 200 people drawn from the whole of Scotland, accompanied the 4th Earl to the wedding between King James 5th of Scotland and the daughter ofthe French King, Frances 1st, held at Notre Dame. Later descendants are recorded as holding the positions of Deputy Chamberlain of Kintyre (1666), Commissioner of Supply for Argyll (1704) and, later, Commissary of the Isles (1706). A connection with Auchindrain appears in the next generation. Iain's son Dougall McClerick married a Marion Campbell, but Dougall died before December 1591 and his widow married Donald McEvor ofAuchindrain.1

The Clerks of Braleckan are in the Peerage.

Isabel Campbell is the daughter of Douglas Campbell, 6th of Inverawe and Janet MacNeill.1 She married, firstly, John Campbell of Knap on 18 April 1676.1 She married, secondly, Archibald Clerk of Braleckan on 6 November 1702.
From 6 November 1702, her married name became Clerk.

Elizabeth Clerk is the daughter of Dugald Clerk of Braleckan. She married Alexander Maccallum, son of Donald Maccallum and Margaret Campbell.
Her married name became Maccallum. Her married name became Malcolm.
Children of Elizabeth Clerk and Alexander Maccallum
Dugald Malcolm d. 18 Jan 1785
Anna Malcolm - She married Donald Ruthven, Vintner in Dumbarton

son : Dugald Malcolm was the son of Alexander Maccallum and Elizabeth Clerk.2 He died on 18 January 1785, in the lifetime of the father, unmarried, London.
OF POLTALLOCH In 1755 acted as Laird from by arrangement with his uncle and f, spent some time in Jamaica, both before and after that date.
[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2571. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.