John McLaren

died 10 March 1825 aged 67

Capt and Adjutant

4170 in ?LDuny

Berwickshire Militia- father of Capt. A.D. McLaren of Hope Park.

C. M. Grey of Milfield's G. Grandfather


The McLarens of Hope Park

Bartie McLaren

Lieut 58th Regt.

died 1870 at Pembroke Dock.

son of Capt A.D. McLaren.

served in the Indian Mutiny.

Q. M. and Adjutant.

"Capt. Alex Donald McLaren died 1871. 99th Regiment Capt Adj in Berwick Militia. C. M. Grey’s Grandfather." Donald is wearing a medal for the Peninsula War.
The records of the 58th Northamptonshire are at National Archives at Kew.
Mary McLaren grew up at Hope Park, which has been restored and recently (2012) sold.

Ensign 91st Foot 3 Jun 1812, Lieutenant 31 Mar 1814 Served in the Peninsula between the following dates Apr '13 -'14 Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, ?, Toulouse Army General Service Medal, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive,, Orthes,Toulouse. Half Pay 25 Feb 1816

Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

‘IHS’ – Here lies the remains of JOHN MCLAREN late Captain and Adjutant of the Berwickshire Militia upwards of 41 years who died at Coldstream on the 10 March 1825 aged 67 years. Erected by his widow. He served his King and country with honour, Zeal and Fidelity. This stone is erected as a faint memorial of her affection and esteem.

Grave in Lennell Kirkyard. Middle - Row 17 - 8 Photo and transcription from Coldstream Local History Society's website.

‘IHS’ – In memory of JAMES BARTIE McLAREN son of Captain A.D. McLAREN Berwickshire Regiment of Militia who died at Coldstream on the 12th September 1824 aged 13 months. Also of ROBERT MAXWELL another son who died 4 November 1833 aged 2 ½ years. Also in memory of JOHN WRIGHT father in law to Captain A.D. McLAREN who died at Coldstream 18 May 1824 aged 65 years.

Grave in Lennell Kirkyard. Middle - Row 17 - 9 - Photo and transcription from Coldstream Local History Society's website.

Transcription: In memory of CHRISTIANA McLAREN daughter of Captain A. D. McLAREN Berwickshire Militia who died at Coldstream 15th January 1837 aged 17 years.

A Fathers hope A Mothers joy sleeps here. Faithful friend lifes chequered course ?looks to. The poor mans aid a heart both meek and kind. She lived for Christ and kept her end in mind.

Also JOHN WRIGHT NAISMYTH McLAREN son of Captain A D McLAREN Berwickshire Melitia who died 15 November 1838 aged 20 years. Also ROBERT McINTYRE McLAREN son of Captain A. D. McLAREN who died 19th September 1842 aged 9 years. Also CHRISTIAN NAISMYTH McLAREN wife of Captain A. D. McLAREN died 7th March 1844 aged 48 years.

Grave in Lennell Kirkyard. Middle - Row 17 - 10 Photo and transcription from Coldstream Local History Society's website.


Far left: John McLaren's grave can be found at Lennell Kirkyard two miles from Coldstream. The three McLaren graves are next to the three graves of the "Bartie" family who are probably relatives given that the name is used for two of his grand children. Possibly his widow, mentioned on the stone, was a "Bartie."

The wife of John's son, A.D. McLaren, who was called Christian and died aged 48, appears to have had a least ten children, five of whom did not reach adulthood and are buried here, along with her father John Wright.

The 1851 census for Hope Park records that Bartie was a dentist.