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2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

For those of you that are new or haven't checked the Clan website, the office has signed and unsigned prints by Alan Bean the astronaut available there. ... See MoreSee Less

For those of you that are new or havent checked the Clan website, the office has signed and unsigned prints by Alan Bean the astronaut available there.

2 weeks ago

Kelly MacVane

Hi! My aunt picked me up a MacBean tartan scarf a few years ago. I love it, but it's sort of short. Has anyone found them in additional sizes? ... See MoreSee Less

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A scarf is generally a certain size. Retailers will usually have sashes for sale which are longer and more expensive. I have anumber of scarves in different tartans associated with the MacBeans and McElvains. For some, I got the material and tried to match the size of scarves I already had. Once you order material, you couldn probably have them make it in whatever size you want. The scarves I have just go around the neck and go through the snaps on my jacket collars. They hang down to around the waist.

I bought a clan sash from scotclans.com.

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

House of Tartan will be shipping out the last of the ordered tartan lap blankets tomorrow. They do have a few extras, but if you want one for Christmas, you'd better get it now. Once they run out, it will take another mass order to get them done next year. ... See MoreSee Less

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What exactly is it? Id love something with our colors!

How much are they?

4 weeks ago

Elizabeth Binnings

Hi all, I am Elizabeth Burke Binnings is Richmond, Va. Are there any MacBeans in this area. i would love to learn more about this clen. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have a good website, this Facebook page and another "unofficial page on Facebook. There should be a list of games we are sure to have tents at at the top of the page.

There are quite a few members of the Clan MacBean in the Richmond area, especially south of Richmond and into central and western North Carolina (where I originally came from). Most of this line dropped the "Mac" quite a while ago and now go by Bean or Beane. The Clan MacBean website is a great place to start looking.

4 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Just to show an interesting relationship.. MacIntosh, MacBean of Tomatin (described as MacIntosh with a blue line) and MacElvain (described as MacIntosh with a black line) ... See MoreSee Less

Just to show an interesting relationship..  MacIntosh, MacBean of Tomatin (described as MacIntosh with a blue line) and MacElvain (described as MacIntosh with a black line)

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All so pretty!!

Anna Lawson Summerville Metcalf

1 month ago

Jean McBean Koenig

My husband and I are traveling to Inverness next week for the first time. I have not done a lot of genealogical research but do know that my ancestor Angus McBean (b. 9/1/1758) was from Dores, married Mary Church Murphy and they eventually emmigrated to New Brunswick, Canada in 1783. His father was John McBean (b. 1730), and mother Janet Living. I wondered if any of you have connections to this family tree and still live around Inverness. It would be amazing to meet some distant relatives. Thank you in advance for any information. ... See MoreSee Less

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I would post this on the other "unofficial" Clan MacBean/MacBain page also if I were you.

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Comparing the late 90s/early 2000 MacBean blankets to the recent order.
The two blanket photo shows the earlier order on the left and the recent on the right. The blanket without a tag is from the old order from Locharron. It is New Wool but in a brushed wool finish which isn't as tight a pattern. The newer order with a tag is also New Wool but a tight weave from House of Tartan.
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Comparing the late 90s/early 2000 MacBean blankets to the recent order.
The two blanket photo shows the earlier order on the left and the recent on the right.  The blanket without a tag is from the old order from Locharron.  It is New Wool but in a brushed wool finish which isnt as tight a pattern.  The newer order with a tag is also New Wool but a tight weave from House of Tartan.

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where can I buy Clan MacBeab T-Shirts? Went to the NH Highland games this past weekend, and couldnt find any, for that matter had a very hard time finding anythin "Clan MacBean" is ther a reason for this 🙁

What is the price on these? Also, pm me if you have any family history work to share. I am at a dead end right now...

I can not begin to tell you how beautiful these blankets are in person!

MacBeans are all flash - now Burns, they have pretty plaid!

I need some of these and kilts! I plan on wearing one for my wedding!

I want to find a McLennon plaid it's along the lines of a Logan plaid. Any ideas Penny Schreck

I need some of these, they are beautiful

Yep, nothin but white and brown practical.

so which is the better?

It's gorgeous!

Lovely huh!

I like the older one better.

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1 month ago

Robert Bean

Clan tent at NH Highland Games and Festival at Loon Mountain. Come by and say hello. ... See MoreSee Less

Clan tent at NH Highland Games and Festival at Loon Mountain. Come by and say hello.

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Be Trew to your school...... Now let's see a good writeup for the newsletter!

Have a great time Bro Bean

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Someone has asked about MacBean Hunting tartan. I found the scarf I have in Hunting to go along with all the rest of the MacBean, McElvain, and Chattan tartan scarves I use when I set up a clan tent. To be perfectly honest, I don't know how I ended up with it, but it is, as I suspected, from Locharron. The Chief likes Locharron and I'm pretty sure that the group that ordered Hunting Kilts years ago got theirs from Locharron. If you can get the thread count from Locharron, anyone can weave it. The Chief "recognizes" the Hunting from them and there can be variations as you go from weaver to weaver. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

PEOPLE HAVE STARTED TO RECEIVE THEIR BLANKETS! ... See MoreSee Less

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My blankets says tracked by Royal Mail to Kennedy New York on Aug 29th? Anyone else get same message?

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Received the following from House of Tartan:

Anyone who ordered 1 single rug has had their order shipped.

People who ordered 3 or more rugs we have emailed to see if they can wait for the new batch to come in- some have said they will and others we have sent an initial 1 rug out to them with the rest to follow.

There are a few people who ordered 2 rugs and we sorting those ones out this week

All the Macelvain rug orders have been dispatched.

Most of these orders have gone by airmail which takes a couple of weeks to arrive.

Yours were shipped on Friday by DHL so should be with you any day now.

I think apart from you there was only two others who had their order shipped out by DHL courier and they should also have their orders any day now.

Regards
Alan
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Thank you for the update

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Braemar GatheringSep 2, 10:00amClan Farquharson UK ... See MoreSee Less

Braemar Gathering

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Lovely memories of an amazing evening in this wonderful old castle, seat of our clan.

Weather forecast good for tomorrow!! Fingers crossed.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just got word that House of Tartan is making additional Clan MacBean Modern blankets because of their under estimation of the size of the finished material. If you are new to the page or wish you had gotten in on the original order, you can order more now. Email them at info@house-of-tartan.co.uk. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can you remind me the cost & the process? I had completely forgotten (this adulting thing is hard some days)! Thank you !

I ordered in April. Do you know when those orders will be delivered?

I submitted my order to Alan from House of Tartan on March 15. Haven't heard from them since.

2 months ago

Julia McIlvaine

Hello all... I am a McIlvaine traveling in Edinburgh for the Fringe festival. I have a few days after the Fringe, though, free and to myself and I'd love to travel up to Inverness to learn some more about us. Advice or recommendations on where I should head? Thank you, in advance. ... See MoreSee Less

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On the clan website are lists of sites for both clan and McElvain families... McElvain's are close south of ayr

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

I know that a few MacBeans got together years ago and got some kilts made in the Clan Hunting tartan and I was able to get a scarf for display purchases. Does anyone know where they bought it from? Scotweb has a Reproduction MacBean which appears to be the same as the Hunting. ... See MoreSee Less

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I know Houston kiltmakers in Paisley have many macbean options available

I would love to know too!!!!

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Okay. Just got word that House of Tartan got the finished lap blankets in but they underestimated the amount of the material needed for the MacBean blankets, so those of you with multiple orders may not get your full order this shipment. The pictures are of the completed blankets. ... See MoreSee Less

Okay.  Just got word that House of Tartan got the finished lap blankets in but they underestimated the amount of the material needed for the MacBean blankets, so those of you with multiple orders may not get your full order this shipment.  The pictures are of the completed blankets.

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Again, you'll have to get in touch with House of Tartan. I ordered 6 and it came to less than $100 each but they are all shipped together.

You'll have to get in touch with House of Tartan through their webpage or their e-mail address which I put on a number of the posts I put on facebook.

beautiful!!! do you know aprox when they ship?

I have a lap blanket in clan tartan that belonged to my great-great-grandmother, Martha Bean Mitchell. One of my few true treasures.

Jeff MacBean

Clan MacBean. The Christmas clan 🙂

So pretty!

Yes may I still order?

Wonder how much they are

Those are gorgeous.

Is there any way to still order?

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

NOW LET"S SEE IF WE CAN GET 1,000 MEMBERS! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

WE NOW HAVE OVER 2,000 LIKES! THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

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India McBean great and happy news!

2 months ago

Gwen Pool

Are there any Genealogy files available on here? I have looked and cant find anything. TYIA ... See MoreSee Less

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There should be files for view on the Clan Association webpage if you are a member of the Clan.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Misread the date they gave me for shipping the lap blankets. It will be tomorrow. With my multiple blanket order, it's coming out to less than $100 per blanket. ... See MoreSee Less

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thank you, i'm just praying that it gets here before my vacation next Friday August 25th 🙂

2 months ago

Dawn Prime Watson

Greetings from Colorado! I am searching for Clan McBean Volume I, by Joseph S. Bean. Please pm me with any information. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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There are a lot of them out there, but the Clan only has one reference copy or so. There's Larry Bean in Cheyenne that has one.

Joseph S. Bean was my grandfather. Perhaps my dad or Uncle have a copy? John Bean and James Bean

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Chuck
Just love this.....
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Glen Campbell, master of the bagpipes...who knew?

The Real Story Behind 'Amazing Grace' - Biography.com www.biography.com/news/amazing-grace-story-john-newton

Wow!

2 months ago

Dawn Prime Watson

I am absolutely THRILLED to have connected with my Beane cousins in Maine and Rhode Island. Paul, Michelle, and Suzanne--thank you for the warm welcome. Holly, we will catch up soon. Much Love, Dawn Prime Watson ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Dawn! My great grandma was Alice Beane. Which Beane are you related to?

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

BREAKING NEWS! Lap blankets ready to be shipped 16 August! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you look under Photos on this Facebook page thaere is a photo of a blanket I received when the Clan put in an order several years ago. The ones we just ordered should be similar.

Oh good, maybe I'll get mine before I leave on my vacation ❤️

Pictures?

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Paisley - Oor Wee Toon
World Pipe Band Championship, Paisley 1957
(St Mirin FC Ground, Love Street)
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I put this on so people could see a little Scottish Country Dancing. When I first got into my Scottish roots, I started on the chanter and was also doing Highland Dancing. I really loved Scottish Country Dancing, but like Scottish Festivals in general, things have been in a down swing for a while. There are Scottish Country Dance groups all over the USA, most under the guise of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Check 'em out!

Ian is getting nostalgic as his Mother was born in Paisley.......before moving to Preswick......

It's amazing how many I know from around Paisley.

Should be St. Mirren.

Pat Christiansen

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3 months ago

Ron Figgers

My 6th Great-grandfather is Captain William R. "Billy" Bean. He is of the Virginia Patriarchs. He was the first white settler of Tennessee and his Son Russell was the first documented white born in Tennessee. The Beans are known as the first family of Tennessee. Capt. Bean traveled and explored with Daniel Boone. My 10th Great-grandfather and Capt. Beans 4th Great-grandfather was William Bean of Strathdearn, Inverness-shire, Scotland. He was the MacBean who came to America and changed the name to Bean. ... See MoreSee Less

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Robert Bean, second son of William, is my ancestor. I have friend whose ancestor is his oldest son, William. Hi, Cousin!

Our genealogy department is trying to research lines in Australia, Canada, and Scotland to add to what we have on John Bean of Exeter. I'm sure they would appreciate whatever you have. They are under contacts on the Clan Association website.

My 6th Great-grandfather is also Capt. William R. Bean. We are descendants of his son John (1760-1815). My anscentors eventually settled in Greenwood, Arkansas. My mom, Meta Faye (1936-2016) was born in Ft. Smith, AR. They changed the spelling to Been. My mom's Great-grandfather, Rufus Been and her Great- great-grandfather, Hazzard Been were both thrown in jail during the Civil War when Rufus refused to be drafted into the Confederacy Army on the advice of his father, Hazzard. A sympathetic guard helped them escape. No telling what our family tree would look like if they had not escaped!

Ron, please email me at genealogist@clanmacbean.org so we can get your line on the Clan web site. Sondra has already contacted me, and Heather is welcome, also! :))

Greetings Ron, Captain Bean is my 7th Great-Uncle. William Bean Sr (born around 1700) is my 7th Great-Grandfather. I have traced my ancestry of the Beans back to Bean Macdhomhnil "Mor" born before 1275 in Scotland.

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3 months ago

Buster Bean

Visited MacBean Park in Kinchyle, Dores, Scotland yesterday for the first time. Beautiful quiet setting. Thank you to whoever set it up and maintains it. ... See MoreSee Less

Visited MacBean Park in Kinchyle, Dores, Scotland yesterday for the first time. Beautiful quiet setting. Thank you to whoever set it up and maintains it.

3 months ago

Christopher Sanders

Very cool. I have been tracing my ancestry as my great Grandmother was a Bean. Going back I Ran into the MacBeans. Cool Discovery for my family and me. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi,Chris,My great Grandma was Alice (Mac) Bean.Who is your great Grandma?

Ollie Mae Bean

She lived in Cleveland to then later moved to rossville ga area.

She was also my great grandmother.

Susan, where did your relative live?

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4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Clan MacBean represented

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan GatheringJul 28, 9:00amClan MacBean represented
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Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Clan MacBean represented

Grandfather Moutain GamesJul 7, 9:00amGrandfather Mountain, Scotland County, North CarolinaClan MacBean represented
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Grandfather Moutain Games

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

I will be putting games that will have representation by Clan MacBean under the Events on this page. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Clan MacBean will be represented.

Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic FestivalJan 27, 9:00amClan MacBean will be represented.
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Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Clan MacBean will be represented

Central Florida Scottish HIghland GamesJan 13, 9:00amClan MacBean will be represented
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Central Florida Scottish HIghland Games

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Latest from House of Tartan - early August for the blankets. ... See MoreSee Less

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I have been busy with My Daddy & Mama 's Estate..I loss BOTH of them within 8 months. Can still get a order in for MacBean Blanket.??? My late Husband would have wanted me to have gotten it for Our 35th Wedding Anniversary What is the final cost???

thank you! I was wondering when we would get our blankets 🙂

4 months ago

Donna Lanzillo

I am trying to find out more on my Bean family. I was adopted by my father but I always knew what my birth name was. If anyone can help with tracing my Bean family. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

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If you are a member of our Clan organization, you can use our clan genealogist to help research your line. We are probably one of the most documented clans. Check out the clan website at clanmacbean.org .

Hi there my name is Fred bean I don't know if we are related or not but my wife and daughter could try to help out they traced my family back as garage as 1768

4 months ago

Justine Bradford

Attn All: The Clan MacBean web site just put up 3 updated trees: South Carolina Patriarchs, Maryland Patriarchs, and Virginia Patriarchs--featuring the Alexander Bean line of SC, the Mordecai Bean line of VA, and the Hezekiah Bean line of MD. Check them all out at clanmacbean.org. :)) ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

I have put together a list of games where commissioners have told me that Clan MacBean will be represented. Come on out and support your Clan and family! If you know of more, let me know! Check often for additions!

Oct 8 CT Scotland, CT
Oct 14-15 CA Ventura, CA

Nov 11-12 MS Gulfport, MS

Mar 23-24 MS Jackson, MS

Apr 7-9 AR Lyon College, AR
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There used to be MacBeans at Stone Mountain, in Georgia. My uncle was part of that for many years before he passed. Did they all move away?

There's usually a good crew of us at Pleasanton, CA on Labor Day weekend. The games there are hosted by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco.

This event is still new, in its third year. If there's any McB's out this way, please come out and support it! 🙂 www.capefearhighlandgames.com/

Jusy beginning to do research on my fathers name. Very happy to have found this page. ... See MoreSee Less

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Whatever you need on McElvain genealogy, let me know. If I can't find it, you can use the Clan MacBean genealogist, but you need to be a member of the Clan organization. As a McElvain, I strongly urge all McElvains to join the Clan organiation as an umbrella for all the spellings........

I started an official Facebook page for the McElvain spellings as the "House of Grimmet" from the Lairds that were the main line of the family that has been traced.

Ok. Thank you.

How do i join ?

The options for membership in Clan MacBean are at clanmacbean.org/Shop/#New. Just type in "House of Grimmet" on the Facebook search page and request to join and I will okay you.

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5 months ago

Clan MacBean

The latest from House of Tartan

Ok thanks will tell them to go ahead with the light blue version of the MacBean CAD and the MacElvain as per the only CAD sent.

We have left the rugs open on the site for now as we will be weaving a few more than we have orders for so if any more trickle in we will catch them.

Final count was MacElvain 24 MacBean 82, Including the ones you wanted. So will do 35 MacElvain and 92 MacBean

I will get a confirmed delivery date for you and then you can post it online so people know when to start expecting them.
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Click on photos at the top of the Clan MacBean page and there's a shot of a blanket from a previous order. It should be close to that.

Is there a picture anywhere or the light blue version?

Support the Clan MacBain Memorial Park

You may not know but there is a Clan MacBain memorial park in Scotland on the slopes of Loch Ness. Up to this point the Chief has maintained these grounds but we want to enable all who wish to support this cause. Go to this page to see some pictures of the park and learn about what you can do to help out!

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