- Born: About 1735
- Marriage (1): McKENRICK, Donald
McGeachin Origins part two:
"The traditional home of the McEachins is Kintyre, a peninsula in Argyllshire, Scotland. Robert W. Gilchrist has written a history of the Kintyre McEachens, found on Steve Gilchrist's excellent website. An excerpt:
"In 1609, two years after Archibald, 7th Earl of Argyll was awarded a charter to all Kintyre lands, Charles McLauchlan V'Eachen and his father, Lauchlan McLauchlan of Killarow became feuars of the church lands of Kilchenzie.
Through the remainder of the seventeenth century the McEachen (also recorded as McEachine) family became one of the most influential families in central Kintyre having strong established ties with the Campbells as well as the MacDonalds. Charles McEachen made his home on Tangy farm located between Killarow and Killocraw farms, and it is quite probable that it is his grave slab that is found in the old Kilchenzie Churchyard. The large slab has a carved soldier and the inscription:
HEC est jacit M'EACHIN .......
.....By 1666 the McEachen family held the lease to the farms of Tangy, Lagalgarve, Killocraw, Putechantie, Corputechane, and Killarow all within the bounds of the United Parish of Killean and Kilchenzie. Record is found of a great house being built in 1670 by the McEachen proprietor of Tangy, very likely Charles McEachen's son also named Charles, in which the Earl of Argyll was entertained."
After 1685 the lands in Argyll were forfeit and the McEachens fled to Northern Ireland.
Margaret married Donald McKENRICK, son of John McKENRICK and Mary GLASS. (Donald McKENRICK was baptised on 4 June 1732 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.)