Mr. Alexander McLauchlan
, sometime of “Rannoch,” Old Renwick Road, Blenheim, was a native of Ross-shire, Scotland. In 1851, he emigrated to Australia, and landed in Melbourne. He was at Bendigo, Ballarat, and other goldfields, and was also engaged in stock dealing. In 1855, Mr. McLauchlan came to New Zealand, and landed at Nelson. He travelled to the
Wairau, and engaged in various occupations, including the management of sheep runs. Mr. McLauchlan re-linquished
the supervision of Kekerangu run to settle on the property which he named “Rannoch.” He died on the 13th of August, 1903.