'MacDonald02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Macdonald of Belfinlay, Macdonald of Boisdale, Macdonald of Borrodale, Macdonald of Clanranald, Macdonald of Moidart (Moydart)

Allan Macdonald, 2nd of Clanranald & Moidart (d 1419)
BLG1952 identifies Allan's wife as"4th dau .of Sir John Stewart of Invermeath, and 3rd of Lorn, and brother of Dugald Stewart, 1st of Appin", which suports Mackenzie. However, we suspect that she was 2 generations earlier.
m. ?? Stewart (dau of Sir John Stewart of Invermeath & Lorn)
1. Ruari (Roderick) Macdonald, 3rd of Clanranald & Moidart (d c1481)
  m. Margaret Balloch (dau of Donald Balloch, 2nd of Isla)
  A. Allan Macdonald, 4th of Clanranald & Moidart (d 1509)
  m1. Florence MacIan (dau of Donald MacIan of Ardnamurchan)
  i. Ranald Bane Macdonald, 5th of Clanranald & Moidart (d 1513)
m. ?? (dau of Ruari Dhu Macleod)
  a. Dugall Macdonald, 6th of Clanranald & Moidart (d 1520)
  Dugall was so cruel to his clansmen that they assassinated him and excluded his sons from the succession.
  (1) Allan Macdonald of Morar ancestor of Macdonalds of Morar
  (2) Ranald Macdonald, 1st of Bornish (4th son) had issue
  (3)+ other issue - Lachlan, Alastair
  b. Anne Macdonald
  m1. William Dubh Macleod of Harris, Dunvegan & Glenelg
m2. Hector Roy Mackenzie of Gairloch
  ii. Alastair (Alexander) MacAllan Macdonald, 7th of Clanranald & Moidart (d c1530)
  Mackenzie reports that "the command of the clan, with the family estates, was given to Alexander Allanson" but does not actually number Alexander as 7th of Moydart. We follow BLG1952 which does so, henceforth, the numbering is different from what is shown by Mackenzie.
  partners unknown
  One of these partners was a daughter of Ferquhard, 12th of Mackintosh who may have been mother of ...
  a. Ian Muiderteach (John Moydartach) Macdonald, 8th of Clanranald & Moidart (d 1584)
  m1. Marriate MacIan of Ardnamurchan
  (1) Allan Macdonald, 9th of Clanranald & Moidart (d 04.1593)
  m. ?? Macleod (dau of Alastair Crottach Macleod of Macleod, 8th Chief, widow of James (Macdonald), m3. ?? Macdonald of Keppoch)
(A) John Macdonald of Strone (dvp)
  Mackenzie suggests that John was 4th son, was "of Kinlochmoidart", and had issue. BLG1952 does not mention anything about issue.
  (B) Angus Macdonald (dvpsp)
  (C) Sir Donald Macdonald, 10th of Clanranald & Moidart (d 12.1619)
  m. Mary Macdonald (dau of Angus Macdonald of Isla)
  (i) John Macdonald, 11th of Clanranald & Moidart (d 1670)
  m. (mcrt 15.02.1613) Moire (Marion) Macleod (dau of Sir Roderick Macleod, 16th of Macleod)
  (a) Donald Macdonald, 12th of Clanranald & Moidart (d 1686)
  m1. Janet Macdonald (dsp, dau of Sir Donald Macdonald, 1st Bart of Sleat)
  m2. Marion Macleod (dau of John Macleod of Macleod, 17th Chief)
  ((1)) John Macdonald (d infant)
  ((2)) Allan Macdonald, 13th of Clanranald & Moidart (b c1670, dsp Sheriffmuir 09.11.1715)
m. Penelope Erskine (bpt 04.07.1665, dau of Sir Charles Erskine, 1st Bart of Cambo)
  ((3)) Ranald Macdonald, 14th of Clanranald & Moidart (d unm 13.06.1725)
  ((4)) Margaret or Janet Macdonald
  m. Donald Macdonald, 3rd of Benbecula, 15th of Clanranald (d 1730) @1@ below
  ((5)) daughter
  m. Donald MacLeod, 1st of Grishernish
  ((6)) Marion Macdonald
m. Alan Macdonald, 5th of Morar
  (b) Marion Macdonald
  m. Lachlan Maclean, 8th of Coll
  (c) Catherine Macdonald
  m. (1653) Gilleonan McNeill of Barra, 37th Chief
  (d) Anne Macdonald
  m. (1653) Ranald Og Macdonald, 2nd of Benbecula @2@ below
  (ii) daughter possibly of this generation
m. Lachlan Og Maclean
  (iii)+ 3 sons (dsp)
  (D) Ranald Macdonald, 1st of Benbecula & Arasaig (a 1625)
  m1. Maria Macdonald (dsp, dau of Archibald Macdonald of Sleat family)
  m2. Margaret Macdonald (dau of Angus Macdonald of Dunyveg)
(i) Ranald Og Macdonald, 2nd of Benbecula (a 1675)
  m1. Marion Macneil (dau of Neil Og Macneil, 16th of Barra)
  (a) Donald Macdonald, 3rd of Benbecula, 15th of Clanranald (d 1730)
  m1. Margaret or Janet Macdonald (dau of Donald Macdonald, 12th of Clanranald & Moidart) @1@ above
  ((1)) Ranald Macdonald, 16th of Clanranald, 4th of Benbecula (b 1692, d 28.11.1753)
  m. Margaret Macleod (d 20.09.1750, dau of William Macleod (of Bernera), 1st of Luscantyre)
  ((A)) Ranald Macdonald, 17th of Clanranald, 5th of Benbecula (d 02.10.1776)
  m1. Mary Hamilton (b 08.05.1720, d 11.05.1750, dau of Basil Hamilton of Baldoon)
  ((i)) Charles James Somerled Macdonald (b c1750, d 25.05.1755)
m2. Flora Mackinnon (dau of Ian Mackinnon of Mackinnon)
  ((ii)) John Macdonald, 18th of Clanranald, 6th of Benbecula ( b c1765, d 18.11.1794)
  m1. (03.03.1784) Katherine Macqueen (dau of Robert Macqueen of Braxfield (Lord Justice Clerk))
  ((a)) Reginald George Macdonald, 19th of Clanranald, 7th of Benbecula (b 29.08.1788, d 11.03.1873, 2nd son) had issue
  m1. (1812) Caroline Anne Edgcumbe (d 10.04.1824, dau of 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe)
  m2. Anne Selby Cuninghame (dsp 08.07.1835, dau of William Cuninghame of Lainshaw, widow of 2nd Baron Ashburton)
  m3. (11.1855) Elizabeth Rebecca Newman (dsp|)
  ((b))+ other issue(d unm) - Ranald (b 06.04.4786, d infant), Robert Johnstone (d 1864), Donald (d 31.10.1837)
m2. (1793, sp) Jean Macdonald (dau of Colin Macdonald, 2nd of Boisdale) @3@ below
  ((iii)) James Macdonald (d 1838, Lt. Colonel) had issue
  ((iv)) Penelope Macdonald (d 05.05.1816)
  m. (02.03.1789) William Hamilton, 7th Lord Belhaven (b 13.01.1765, d 29.10.1814)
  ((v))+ other issue (d unm ) - Margaret, Mary
  ((B)) William Macdonald, 1st of Oriniclate (d 1779, 4th son) had issue
  ((i)) Donald Macdonald
((ii)) James Macdonald
  m. Catherine Macneil (dau of Roderick Macneil, 20th of Barra)
  ((C))+ other issue - Donald (d Quebec 13.09.1759),Gordon Alexander (d unm 1809), Allan of South Uist (d unm), Norman, Hugh, Margaret (d unm), daughter
  m2. Margaret Mackenzie (dau of George Mackenzie of Kildun)
((2)) James Macdonald (d unm)
  ((3)) Alexander Macdonald, 1st of Boisdale (a 1730)
  The following is supported by 'History of the Macdonalds' (p468+).
  m1. Mary Macdonald (dau of Donald Macdonald of Castleton)
  ((A)) Colin Macdonald, 2nd of Boisdale
m1. Margaret Campbell (dau of (John) Campbell of Airds)
  ((i)) Alexander Macdonald, 3rd of Boisdale (d 1818)
  m. Marion or Margaret Maclean (dau of Hector (not Alexander) Maclean of Coll)
  ((a)) Hugh Macdonald of Liverpool, 4th of Boisdale
  m. ??
  ((b)) Isabella Macdonald
m. (Charles) Cadell (dsp, Colonel, of family of Cockenzie)
  ((c)) Margaret Macdonald
  m. _ Lawrence (Major)
  ((d))+ other issue - Colin (d unm), Donald (Major), Janet (d unm)
  ((ii)) Donald Macdonald (dsp 1797, Colonel)
  m. _ Innes of Sandside ## see here ##
  ((iii)) Hector Macdonald-Buchanan (WS) had issue
  m. Jean Buchanan (dau of Robert Buchanan of Ross, Drumikill, etc)
((iv)) Margaret Macdonald
  m. _ Macdonald of Milton (nephew of Flora)
  ((v)) Harriott (Henrietta) Macdonald
  m. Alexander Macdonald of Vallay
  ((vi))+ "several others who died young"
  m2. Isabella Campbell (dau of Robert Campbell of Glenfalloch)
  ((vii)) Sir Reginald Macdonald, later Seton-Steuart, 2nd Bart of Staffa (d 15.04.1838) had issue
  m. (23.01.1812) Elizabeth Margaret Steuart (b 31.10.1790, d 02.08.1866, dau of Sir Henry Steuart, 1st Bart of Allanton)
  ((viii)) Robert Macdonald of Inchkenneth & Gribune (b 10.06.1777, d 10.12.1856) had issue
  m. (18.01.1801) Mary Douglas (dau of Thomas Douglas of Grantham)
  ((ix)) Jean Macdonald
m. (1793, sp) John Macdonald, 18th of Clanranald, 6th of Benbecula (d 18.11.1794) @3@above
  ((x))+ other issue - Colin (dsp, Admiral), James (d unm 1806), William (d young), Isabella (d unm), Mary (d young), Flora (d young)
  ((B)) Mary Macdonald
  m. William Macdonald of Vallay
  ((C)) Anne Macdonald
  m. (Murdoch) Macleod of Eyre (Dr., "a younger son of Raasay")
  ((D))+ other issue - John, daughter
  m2. Margaret Maclean (dau of Hector Maclean of Coll)
  ((D))+ other issue - Donald, Hector
  m3. Anne Macneill (dau of Roderick Macneill, younger of Barra)
  ((F)) James Macdonald of Askernish (Major)
  m. _ Macleod of Berneray (Bernera)
  ((G)) daughter
  m. _ Macneil of Canna
  ((H))+ 8 sons and 2 daughters
  ((4)) Anne Macdonald
  m. Ian (John) Mackinnon (son of Lachlan of Strathardale, of Skye family)
  m2. (1653) Anne Macdonald (dau of John Macdonald, 11th of Clanranald & Moidart) @2@ above
  (b) James Macdonald of Belfinlay
  The following comes from 'History of the Macdonalds' (p426).
  ((1)) Allan Macdonald of Belfinlay
  ((A)) Allan Macdonald of Belfinlay
  m. Jane Mackinnon (dau of Lachlan Mackinnon of Corry)
((i)) Allan Macdonald (Major) had issue
  m. Flora Nicolson (dau of Peter Nicolson of Ardmore)
  (c)+ other issue - Donald )dsp), Marion/Moir
  (ii) Angus Og Macdonald ancestor of Macdonalds of Delilea and Milton
  (iii) Donald Macdonald of Boisdale ancestor of Macdonalds of Rammerscales
  (E) John Macdonald of Kinlochmoidart (d 1584)
  m. _ Macleod (dau of _ Macleod of Lewis)
  (F) Rory Macdonald
(G) Margaret Macdonald
  m. Donald Macdonald, 8th of Glengarry and Morar (b by 1545, d 1645)
  (H) Marion Macdonald
  m. Roderick MacNiell of Barra, 35th Chief
  (I) Letitia Macdonald
  m. Alexander Macdonald, 2nd of Glenaladale
  (2) John Og Macdonald, 1st of Glenaladale (d 1584)
  m. Julia (Juliet or Sheena) Macdonald of Clanranald (cousin)
  (3)+ other issue - Roderick (d unm), Angus, Donald Gorm (d unm)
Mackenzie suggests that John m2. (1555) Penelope, dau of Sir Charles Erskine, son of Alexander, Viscount Fenton. That identification appears to be spurious, somehow being confusion with the wife of Allan, 13th of Clanranald (see above). BLG1952 agrees the year of the marriage but does not identify the 2nd wife.
  m2. (??
  (6) daughter
  m. John Stewart, 4th of Appin (d c1595)
  b. _ Macdonald of Lochan
  (1) daughter
m. Alexander Stewart, 1st of Invernahyle
  c. Catherine Macdonald
  m. Donald Grumach Macdonald, 4th of Sleat (d 1539)
  d.+ 6 sons
  iii. Ranald Oig Macdonald (d 1536)
  a. Dougald Macdonald (dsp 1537)
  iv. Angus Reochson Macdonald
  m2. Isabella Fraser (dau of William Fraser of Teachers, son of Thomas, 2nd Lord Lovat)
  v. Ranald Macdonald (d unm Loch Lochy 15.07.1544)
  a. Allan Macdonald
  (1) Angus Macdonald
  (A)+ issue - John, Elizabeth mentioned by Mackenzie on p406
  b.+ other issue - John, Alexander
  B. Eachan (Eachainn or Hector) Macdonald
  C. Margaret Macdonald
  Mackenzie refers to a daughter Margaret who was the 2nd wife of Alexander Mackenzie of Kintail. However, TSP (Seaforth) identifies his 2nd wife differently. ## see here ##
3. Allan Macdonald had issue
4. John Macdonald "issue extinct"
5. Moira Macdonald
  m. Malcolm Mackintosh, 11th Chief of Clan Chattan

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Maxwell Macdonald (formerly Moreton-Macdonald) of Largie'), 'History of the Macdonalds and Lords of the Isles' by Alexander Mackenzie (1885, p368+)
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