'MacDonald04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Macdonald of East Sheen, Macdonald of Sleat (Slate)

                               
Hugh MacDonald, 1st of Sleat (d 1498)
m/p1. Fynvola MacIan (dau of MacIan of Ardnamurchan)
1. John Macdonald, 2nd of Sleat (dsp 1502)
m/p2. ?? (dau of Gun, Cruineir Ghall (Crowner of Caithness))
2. Donald Galloch Macdonald, 3rd of Sleat (d 1506)
  m. ?? MacDonell (dau of John of Islay and the Glens = Sir John McIan 'Cathanach' MacDonell of Antrim)
A. Donald Grumach Macdonald, 4th of Sleat (d 1534/9)
  m1. Catherine Macdonald (dau of Alastair MacAllan Macdonald, 7th of Clanranald and Moidart)
  i. Donald Gorm Macdonald, 5th of Sleat (d after 1546)
  m. Mary Macleod (dau of Roderick Macleod of the family of Harris)
  a. Donald Gormeson Macdonald, 6th of Sleat (d 1573/1585)
  m. Mary Maclean (dau of Hector Maclean of Dowart)
  (1) Donald Gorm Mor Macdonald, 7th of Sleat (dsp 12.1616)
  m1. (div 1600) Margaret Macleod (dau of Tormod MacLeod of Harris, 13th Chief)
  m2. Mary Mackenzie (dau of Colin Cam Mackenzie, 11th of Kintail)
(2) Archibald Macdonald (clerk)
  m. Margaret (Mary) Macdonald (dau of Angus Macdonald of Duniveg and the Glens)
  (A) Sir Donald Macdonald, 1st Bart of Sleat (d 10.1643)
  m. Janet Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Lord of Kintail)
  (i) Sir James Macdonald, 2nd Bart of Sleat (d 08.12.1675/8)
  m1. (mcrt 23.02.1633) Margaret Mackenzie (dau of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Tarbat)
(a) Sir Donald Macdonald, 3rd Bart of Sleat (d 05.02.1695)
  m. (24.07.1662) Mary/Margaret Douglas (dau of Robert Douglas, Earl of Morton)
  ((1)) Sir Donald Macdonald, 4th Bart of Sleat (d 1718)
  m. Mary Macdonald (dau of Donald Macdonald of Castleton (Castletown))
  ((A)) Sir Donald Macdonald, 5th Bart of Sleat (b 1697, d unm 1720)
((B)) Mary Macdonald mentioned only by Mackenzie
  m. John Martin of Flodigarry
  ((i)) Kate Martin
  m. Rev. Donald Nicholson
((C)) Margaret Macdonald
  m. John McQueen (Captain)
  ((D)) Isabella Macdonald (d 10.12.1774)
  m. (03.01.1725) Alexander Monro of Auchenbowie
  ((E)) Janet Macdonald
  m. Norman MacLeod, 22nd Chief (d 1772)
BP1934 also shows Sir Donald, 4th Bart, as having a daughter Mary (d 1779) who married John MacDougal of Dunollie in 1712 but BLG1952 (MacDougall) shows the wife of John, 22nd of Dunollie, as having married (in 1712) Mary (d 1776), daughter of William, Donald's younger brother. We follow the latter.
  ((2)) Sir James Macdonald of Oronsay, 6th Bart of Sleat (d 1723) - continued below
  m1. Janet Macleod (dau of Aelxander Macleod)
  m2. Margaret Macdonald (dau of John Macdonald of Castleton)
  ((3)) William Macdonald ('Tutor of Macdonald')
  m. Katherine Cameron (dau of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel)
((4)) Isabella or Elizabeth Macdonald (d 13.06.1743)
  m. Sir Alexander Bannerman of Elsick
  ((5)) Barbara Macdonald
  m. Coll Macdonald, 15th of Keppoch (b c1670, d c1723)
  ((6)) Mary Macdonald (d unm)
  (b) Roderick Macdonald 
  m. Janet Ritchie
  ((1))+ issue (b 10.06.1679) - James, Donald
  (c) Hugh Macdonald of Glenmore
  m. Anne Robertson (dau of Alexander Robertson, 16th of Struan)
(d) Somerled Macdonald of Sortie
  (e) Katherine Macdonald
  m. Sir Norman Macleod of Bernera
  (f) Florence Macdonald
  m. John Macleod of Harris and Dunvegan, 19th Chief (b 1637, d 1693)
  m2. Mary Macleod (dau of John Macleod of Macleod)
  (g) John Macdonald of Balconie (Backney) who apparently married ...
  m1. Isobel Mackenzie (dau of Alexander Mackenzie, 7th of Gairloch)
  m2. (1698) Alice Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Mackenzie of Suddie, m2. John Maclean)
(h) Mary Macdonald of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Donald Gorm Macdonald, 1st of Scotus
  partner unknown
  (i) Archibald Macdonald (bard)
  (ii) Donald Macdonald, 1st of Castleton
  m. Margaret Cameron (dau of John Cameron of Lochiel, sister of Sir Ewen Dubh)
  (iii) Alexander Macdonal (5th son)
  (a) Barbara Macdonald probably of this generation
  m. Lachlan Maclean of Torloisk (d 1686)
  (iv) John Macdonald probably of this generation
  (a) Jessie Macdonald
  m. Alastair Macdonald of Balranald
  (v) Margaret Macdonald
  m. (1646) Angus (Aeneas) Macdonell, 9th of Glengarry, Lord Macdonell (b c1615, dsp 06.12.1680)
  (vi) Katherine Macdonald (dsp)
  m. Kenneth Mackenzie, 6th of Gairloch
  (vii) Janet Macdonald (dsp)
m. Donald Macdonald of Moidart (d 1686)
  (viii) Mary Macdonald (dsp)
  m. Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel
  (ix)+ other issue - Archibald, Angus
  (B) Hugh or Uistean Macdonald 
  (C) Maria Macdonald 
  m. Ranald Macdonald (son of Allan of Clanranald)
  (D) Margaret Macdonald possibly of this generation
  m. Andrew Munro of Culcraggie
b. Alexander Og Macdonald
  c. Anne Macdonald possibly of this generation
  m. Roderick Mackenzie, 2nd of Davochmaluag
  ii. James Macdonald of Kingsburgh
  m. ?? MacLeod (dau of Alasdair Crottach ('the Humpbacked') MacLeod, 8th Chief)
  m2. Margaret Macleod of Harris
  B. daughter apparently of this generation
  m. Alastair Macdonald, 5th of Keppoch (d c1498-9)
  C.+ other issue - Archibald (clerk), Alexander
p. _ Macleod (dau of _ Macleod of Harris)
3. Donald (Gullach or Gallach or Herrach) Macdonald of Balranald, 1st of Griminish 'eldest natural brother' of Gillespie
partner(s) unknown
4. Alexander Macdonald
5. Gillespie Macdonald 'natural brother' (and murderer) of Donald

 

 

Sir James Macdonald of Oronsay, 6th Bart of Sleat (d 1723) - continued above
m1. Janet Macleod (dau of Alexander (Alastair) Macleod of Talisker & Greshornish)
1. Sir Alexander Macdonald, 7th Bart of Sleat (b 1711, d 23.11.1746)
  m1. (05.04.1733) Anne Erksine (dau of David Erskine of Dun)
A. Donald Macdonald (b 10.01.1734, d young)
  m2. (24.04.1739) Margaret Montgomerie (d 30.03.1799, dau of Alexander Seton Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton)
  B. Sir James Macdonald, 8th Bart of Sleat (b 1742, d unm 26.07.1766)
  C. Sir Alexander Macdonald, 9th Bart of Sleat, 1st Lord of Sleat (Slate) (d 12.09.1795)
  m. (03.05.1768) Elizabeth Diana Bosville (d 18.10.1780, dau of Godfrey Bosville of Gunthwaite)
  i. Sir Alexander Wentworth Macdonald, 2nd Lord, 10th Bart (b 09.12.1773, d unm 19.06.1824)
ii. Sir Godfrey Bosville Macdonald, later Bosvile, later Bosvile-Macdonald, 3rd Lord, 11th Bart (b 14.10.1775, d 13.10.1832, Lt. General) had issue
  m. (29.12.1803) Louisa Maria La Coast or Laccoast (d 10.02.1835, natural dau of HRH William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, by Almeria Carpenter, dau of George, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel)
Godfrey & Louisa had 2 sons & 1 daughter before they married then 3 sons & 7 daughters after they married. The baronetcy, though not assumed for 2 generations, passed through their elder illegitimate son and was successfully claimed in 1910. Irish Law meant that the barony could not pass to an illegitimate son so their eldest son after their marriage became 4th Lord.
  iii. Archibald Macdonald (b 21.05.1777, d 05.02.1861) had issue (who dsps?)
  m. (29.10.1802) Jane Campbell (d 10.1860, dau/coheir of Duncan Campbell of Ardneave)
  iv. Diana Macdonald (d 22.04.1845)
  m. (05.03.1788) Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, Bart
  v.+ other issue - James (b 29.01.1783, d unm Bergen-op-Zoom 09.03.1814, Lt. Colonel), Dudley Stewart Erskine (b 14.02.1786, d unm 28.08.1840), John Sinclair (b 11.03.1788, d before 1812), William (b 1789, d before 1813), Elizabeth, Annabella
  D. Sir Archibald Macdonald, 1st Bart of East Sheen (b 1747,(d 18.05.1826, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  m. (26.12.1777) Louisa Leveson-Gower (d 29.01.1827, dau of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford)
The following is supported by BP1870 ('Macdonald (of EastSheen)').
  i. Sir James Macdonald, 2nd Bart of East Sheen (b 14.02.1784, d 1832, MP) had issue
  m1. (05.09.1805) Elizabeth Sparrow (dsp, dau of John Sparrow of Bishton)
  m2. (19.08.1810/9) Sophia Keppel (d 1824, dau of William Charles, 4th Earl of Albermarle)
  m3. (20.04.1826, sp?) Anne Charlotte Ogle (dau of Rev. J. Savile Ogle of Kirkley Hall)
  ii. Caroline Diana Macdonald (d 13.12.1867)
  m. Thomas Randolph (prebendary of St. Paul's, chaplain to the Queen, Rector of Hadham, son of John, Bishop of London)
  iii.+ other issue - Francis (b 05.1785, d 28.06.1804, Captain RN), Caroline Margaret (d young), Susan (d 1803), Louisa (d unm 15.04.1862)
2. Margaret Macdonald
  m. (c1738) Sir Robert Douglas, 6th Bart of Glenbervie (b 1694, d 24.04.1770, the genealogist)
3. Isabel Macdonald (d young)
4. Janet Macdonald
  m. Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 5th Bart of Coul (d 1792)
m2. Margaret Macdonald (dau of John Macdonald of Castleton)
5. John Macdonald (d young)

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Bosville Macdonald of the Isles'), 'History of the Macdonalds and Lords of the Isles' by Alexander Mackenzie (1885, p150+)
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