The Macleans of Dochgarroch are descended from Charles, son of Maclaine of Lochbuie, a major branch in Mull of Clan Maclean. The family arrived in the area in 1394 and became known as the ‘Macleans of the North’.
Hector Maclean or Hector Torlackson, had a third son styled Ferchar Auchanson, or more commonly as Farguhar, who witnessed a contract of friendship between Sir Alexander Dunbar of Westfield and Farquhar Mackintosh, son of the Clan Chattan Chief, in 1492, and was later styled as Ferquhar McCattin a follower of Mackintosh of Mackintosh. Hector "Tearlach" Maclean was Constable of Urquhart Castle, but after the Battle of Harlaw in 1411, his family sought the protection of Mackintosh and Clan Chattan. Ferquhar had one nautural son by way of a sister of Alexander MacGillemartin. This son was legitmized in 1544 but resigned his statue in favor of his brother, Donald MacLean of Dochgarroch, by a marriage of his father Farguhar Auchanson to the youngest daughter of Lachlan Badenoch Mackintosh.
Donald MacLean of Dochgarroch may have married a daughter of Baillie of Dunain and by her had two sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Alexander, signed the Clan Chattan Bond as Chieftan of Clan Tearlach on April 4th, 1609. From this point in history to current times the Maclean's of Dochgarroch and the Mackintosh's of Mackintosh and Clan Chattan continued to intermarry thus further cementing the earlier bonds, both by friendship and by blood.
From this family connection also decends the Fraser-Mackintosh of Drummond line wherein John Og MacLean of Dochgarroch, grandson of John MacLean and son of Alexander the Younger of Dochgarroch, had a 5th daughter, Janet, who married, on the 26th of December 1723, William Mackintosh, the son of Duncan, the son of William Mackintosh of Borlum.
John Og' s aunt, Janet, married , May 19th , 1665, Malcolm Mackintosh the son of William
Mackintosh of Holme.
John Og's Grandson William, the son of of his eldest son John, married Mary, daughter of Lachlan Mackintosh of Knock ngael, the brother of Brigadier William Mackintosh of Borlum, and by her had further issue.
The third son ( Charles born March 1718) of John MacLean of Dochgarroch, and grandson of John Og, was the Burgess of Inverness and married Marjory, the daughter and eventual co-heiress of Angus Mackintosh of Drummond. Their 1st daughter Janet, married Captain Alexander Mackintosh , Master of West Indianman, tacksman of the Mains of Dochgarroch and had further issue. The grandson Charles Frser-Mackintosh ( 1828-1901 ) was a member of Parliment.
The current Chief is, The Very Rev. Allan Murray Maclean of Dochgarroch, Vice President ( since 1999) of the Clan Chattan Association by way of his title as the hereditary Chief of Clan Tearlach , who now lives in Oban.