East India Company - recruites 1772-73

List of men recruited by Murdoch McLaine (19th of Lochbuy) to serve in the East India Company [HEIC] 1772-73. A very important document for Mull military history as among the 78 names, 15 or 16 are from Mull. The Mull ones are :

Name Age Height Complexion Parish
John McQuarry 24 5' 7" fair KLN
Donald McLean 18 5' 6" fair Penegoun
Hector McQuarrie -- 5' 8" fair KLN
Charles McQuarrie -- 5' 8" fair KLN
Hector McKinnon 30 5' 6" black KLF
John McLean 15 5' 4" black Penegoun
William McNeill 24 5' 6" B [rown] KLF
Allan McPhaden 27 5' 4" fair Mull
John McLean 24 5' 9" red Mull
Lauchlan McLean 32 5' 5" ruddy Kilmory
Neil McKinnon 28 5' 8" black KLF
Hector McLean -- 5' 5" black Penegoun
Alexander McAlester 22 5' 6" ruddy KLN
Gilbert McAlester 17 5' 4" fair KLN
John McQuarry 27 5' 7" fair KLN
Donald McLean 18 5' 6" fair Penegoun

NB Lachlan McLean from 'Kilmory' could be from Kilmore in Mull or Kilmore in mainland Argyle.

Parishes
KLFKilfinichen and Kilvicheoun
KLNKilninian and Kilmore
Kilmoryas note above
PenegounPennygown - note Pennygown is not a parish, it is a place.

Additional information courtesy of Andrew Way (aandk@mindspring.com)
Several of the same men went on the Glasgow Packet with Murdoch and enlisted into the RHE (later the 84th of Foot) in 1775:
Some of the same signed up at mid-ocean on 23 Oct. 1775 "before said Capt. Porterfield and William Hunter, the mate" of The Glasgow Packet.
Murdoch McLaine
Lachland Mclean
Dun MacDougall
Pat. Grant
Duncan McArthur
Hector Mclean
John Steward
X Lachlan McLean (his mark)
Hector McQuarrie
 
Witness Alexander Porterfield
Witness William hunter