The Clan History
Clan Fletcher of Dunans
The word fletcher means a "maker of arrows", and the medieval fletchers followed, and settled alongside, the clan whose needs they served. The Fletchers of Glenlyon served under the MacGregors. A family of Fletchers moved to Dunans from Achallader at the head of Glenorchy, where they were replaced by Campbells. Archibald Fletcher (1746-1828), born in Glenlyon, was the eldest son of a younger brother of Archibald Fletcher of Bennice and Dunans. A lawyer and reformer, he was also an abolitionist, and favoured the cause of American independence.
Clan Fletcher of Saltoun
Saltoun is in East Lothian, the estate being bought by the Fletchers of Innerpeffer, Angus, in 1643. Andrew Fletcher (d.1650) was made Lord Innerpeffer in 1623. His son, Sir Robert Fletcher of Saltoun and Innerpeffer (d.1665), married Catherine Bruce, daughter of Sir Henry Bruce of Clackmannan, who claimed ancenstry from the grandfather of King Robert the Bruce. Their celebrated politician and political philosopher who strongly opposed the Act of Union of the Scottish and English parliaments in 1707.
Names associated with the clan: FLESSOR FLETCHER FLESCHAR FLESCHOR FLECHYR FLESSHOUR FLESCHOUR FLESSHER FLESSER FLESCHER FLETCHEOUR FLEGER FLESHER FLEDGER MACCLESTER MACFLEGER MACINLESTER MACINLISTER MACINLEISTER MACINLEASTER MACLEISTER MAKINLESTAR MAKFLEGER Dunans
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