MACLEAN, JOHAN [SSNE 4205]
- MACLEAN, MACLIER, MACKLIER, MAKELEER, MAGLIER
- First name
- JOHAN, HANS, JOHN
- 2ND BARONET OF DUART
- GOTHENBURG, DUART, MULL, ARGYLL
- Social status
Johan/Hans Maclean was the sixth child and third son of John/Hans Maclean [SSNE 1631] and his first wife Anna Gubbertz. He was born on 2 January 1636, and succeeded to the baronetcy on 7 July 1666 on the death of his father. He appears to have travelled to Britain around this time, presumably to deal with the succession. On 1 July 1667 the English Parliament issued a pass for "Sir John Mackleer", his wife and family to return to Sweden. They took with them four horses which had been acquired for King Karl XI. This may have been Johan's one and only journey to Britain. The following month he had dealings with Peter Hall [SSNE 4194]. From the Gothenburg shipping lists it appears that he freighted goods to Hamburg in 1669. From 20 February 1677 (although one source notes that the royal assurance of this position - due to his father's and father-in-law's merits - dated from 1672) until 18 October 1695 he served as president of justice in Gothenburg. During this time his name reappeared on the Gothenburg shipping lists: in 1684 to London and Hamburg; in 1685 and 86 to Hamburg; in 1688 to Hamburg and London; in 1689 to Hamburg; and finally in 1690 adn 91 to Stralsund. He further served as chief justice and mayor of Gothenburg from 18 October 1695 until 15 April 1696. From 1680 he was awarded a crown pension of ca 400 Riksdaler per annum. On 25 May 1681 he and his two brothers, David [SSNE 3023] and Gustav [SSNE 4690] served as godparents to a 16 year old Jew who had come to Gothenburg from Poland and converted to Christianity, taking the name Paul in place of his given Moses.
Around 1667 he married a fellow-Scot who was also his step-sister, Anna Margaretha Gordon, a daughter of Colonel Johan Gordon [SSNE 2515] and Anna Thomson [SSNE 5442](she had married Johan's father in her second marriage, after Gordon's death, around 1659). They had 9 children. Johan died on 15 April 1696 in Gothenburg aged 60 after a lengthy illness and was buried in Christina church on 10 January 1697 along with his wife.
Sources: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria
See also Göteborg Landsarkiv (GLA) Förteckning över Landshövdingens i Göteborg och Bohus Län - Skrivelser till Kungl. Maj:t 1657-1840 - 15/06/1686, 31/05/1692; Calendar of State Papers Domestic 1667, 256; Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. 5, pp.142-144; T. Fischer, The Scots in Sweden (Edinburgh, 1907), p.15; J.N.M. Maclean, The Macleans of Sweden, (Edinburgh, 1971), pp.29-30; W. Berg, Samlingar till Göteborgs historia Christina Kyrkas böcker, vol. 1 (Gothenburg, 1890), p.167, and passim pp.83-250, and p.519; C. Dalhede, Handelsfamiljer på Stormaktstidens Europamarknad (3 vols., Partille, 2001), III, cdrom.