McLean, Alexander a Presbyterian minister, was born in the Island of North Uist, Scotland, in March, 1827. His early advantages were poor-his boyhood being a constant battle for existence against the strong arm of Romanism. He graduated at the Edinburgh University, and afterwards studied theology; while thus engaged he was associated with the Rev. Mr. Hall in the Glasgow Home Mission work. In 1855 he came to Canada, and in 1856 was ordained pastor of the East Puslinch congregation, where he remained till his death, May 25, 1864. Mr. McLean was an effective minister, and an ardent laborer in the mission work. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1866, p. 372.