'MacDonald06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Macdonald of Achnancoichean, Macdonald of Garth, Macdonald of Kenknock, Macdonald or Macdonell of Keppoch, Macdonald of Tirnadris

The acknowledged family name appears to have varied between Macdonell and Macdonald over the centuries before settling as Macdonald (or MacDonald). Somewhat arbitrarily, we settle on Macdonald from the 17th century.
Alexander ('Alastair Carrach') MacDonald, 1st of Keppoch (a 1431)
m. ?? (dau of Earl Malcolm of Lennox) mentioned by Mackenzie but not by BLG1952
1. Angus Macdonald or Macdonell, 2nd of Keppoch and of Ferset (a 1452)
  m. _ Nacphee (dau of _ Macphee of Glen Spean) mentioned by BLG1952 but not by Mackenzie
  A. Donald Macdonald or Macdonell, 3rd of Keppoch (d 1496)
  m. ?? Cameron (dau of Donald Dhu Cameron, 11th Chief of Clan Cameron)
  i. John Macdonald, 4th of Keppoch
  B. Alastair (Alexander) Macdonald or Macdonell, 5th of Keppoch (d c1498-9)
  BLG1952 identifies Alastair as 5th of Keppoch but Mackenzie does not. We follow BLG1952 and so hereafter differ from Mackenzie on the numberings.
  m. ?? MacDonald (dau of Donald Galloch Macdonald, 3rd of Sleat)
i. Donald Glas Macdonald or Macdonell, 6th of Keppoch (d c1517)
  m. _ Cameron (dau of _ Cameron of Lochiel)
  a. Ranald Macdonald or Macdonell, 7th of Keppoch (d 1547)
  m. _ Mackintosh (dau of _ Mackintosh of Mackintosh)
  (1) Alexander (Alastair) Buloyne Macdonald or Macdonell, 8th of Keppoch (dsp 1549)
  Mackenzie suggests that Alexander dvp and so never became "of Keppoch". BLG1952 suggests otherwise.
(2) Ranald Og Macdonald or Macdonell, 9th of Keppoch (a 1577)
  m. ?? Stewart (dau of Duncan Stewart, son of Alan, 3rd of Appin)
  (A) Alastair (Alexander) 'Nan Cleas' Macdonald, 10th of Keppoch (d c1640)
  m. Janet Macdougall (dau of _ Macdougall of Lorn)
  (i) Ranald Og Macdonaldl (dsp 1643)
  BLG1952 & Mackenzie report that Ranald was father of Angus (d 1640) who may have been father of Angus of Achnancoichean, father of Seaun Angus of Kenknock, a descendant of whom claimed to be Chief of Keppoch with that claim still being investigated in 1952. As BP1999 shows Ranald to have dsp, we presume that the claim was rejected. See ## below.
  m. _ Maclean of Douart
  (ii) Donald Glas Macdonald, 11th of Keppoch (d c1656-7)
  m. _ Forrester (dau of _ Forrester of Kilbeggie or Kilbaggie)
  (a) Alastair Macdonald, 12th of Keppoch (d unm 1663)
(b)+ other issue (d unm) - Ranald (d 09.1663), daughter
  (iii) Alastair (Alexander) Buidhe Macdonald, 13th of Keppoch (d before 1665)
  m1. _ Macdonald (dau of Angus Mor Macdonald of Bohuntin)
  (a) Archibald Macdonald, 14th of Keppoch (d c1688/1682, 2nd son)
  m. Mary MacMartin (dau of _ MacMartin of Letterfinlay)
  ((1)) Coll Macdonald, 15th of Keppoch (b c1670?, d c1723)
  m. Barbara Macdonald (dau of Sir Donald Macdonald, 3rd Bart of Sleat)
  ((A)) Alastair (Alexander) Macdonald (Macdonell), 16th of Keppoch (d Culloden 16.04.1746)
  Alastair was succeeded as head of his clan by his illegitimate son Angus until his legitimate son Ranald came of age.
  m. Jessie Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, 8th of Appin, by ?? Campbell)
  ((i)) Ranald Macdonald, 18th of Keppoch (d 1795-8, Colonel)
  m. Sarah Cargill (dau of Thomas Cargill of Jamaica)
Mackenzie shows that Ranald & Sarah had Alexander then Richard (and the daughters who are not mentioned by BLG1952). We follow BLG1952 which implies that Mackenzie has confused Ranald's son Alexander with his brother.
  ((a)) Richard Macdonald, 19th of Keppoch (d unm 1817)
  ((b)) Alexander Macdonald (d unm)
  ((c)) Jessie Macdonald
  m. Duncan Stewart (WS, of the Stewarts of Appin)
  ((d))+ other issue - Clementina (d unm), daughter
  ((ii)) Alastair (Alexander) Macdonald (d before 1815, Major)
  m. Sarah Macdonald (dau of Donald Macdonald of Tirnadris) @1@ below
  ((a)) Chichester Macdonald (in Canada?)
  (((1)))+ 2 sons (d unm)
  ((b))+ other issue (d unm) - John, daughter (nun), daughter
  Mackenzie suggests that John, son of Alexander, m. Sarah, dau of Major Donald Macdonell of Tirnadris, and had a son, Alexander Angus (in Baltimore?). Mackenzie also reports that John had a brother James and sisters Catharine, Sarah & Maria who all married.
((iii)) Anne Macdonald
  m. _ Gordon of Stirling (doctor)
  ((iv)) Clementine Macdonald (dsp)
  Mackenzie suggests that Clementina married MacNab of Innisewen., BLG1952 that she married ...
  m1. _ Buchanan
  m2. _ Macdonald of Dolness
  ((v)) Barbara Macdonald (d 1804)
  m. (28.12.1757) Patrick Macdonald (d 13.06.1844, minister of Kilmore & Kilbride, "Father of the Church of Scotland")
  ((a)) Anne Macdonald (b 20.03.1764)
  m. (11.07.1797) Donald Macdonald @2@ below
  Their elder son became the 20th of Keppoch.
  ((vi)) Katherine Macdonald
  m. Ian Dubh Macdonald of Aberarder and Killiechonate
  ((vii)) Jessie Macdonald
  m. Alastair Macdonald of Tullochcrom
((viii)) Charlotte Macdonald
  m. (c1775) Alastair Macdonald of Garvabeg (son of Patrick Macdonald (d 13.06.1844, minister of Kilmore & Kilbride, by his 1st wife, _ Mackintosh)
  partner unknown
  ((ix)) Angus Macdonell or Macdonald of Insch (Inch), 17th of Keppoch (d after 1819)
  The following is supported by 'History of the Macdonalds' (p502+).
  m. (31.03.1752) Christina Macdonell or Macdonald (dau of Angus Macdonell or Macdonald of Achnancoichean) @3@ below
  ((a)) Archibald Macdonald (Lt. Colonel, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret McLauchlan(MacLaughlan) of Kilichoan
(((1))) Alastair Macdonald (2nd son) had issue (2 daus)
  m. Mary or Margaret Stewart (dau of Duncan Stewart, 9th of Achnacone)
  (((2))) Angus Macdonald had issue
  m. Mary MacDonnell (dau of _Colonel MacDonnell of Morar)
  (((3))) Ewin Macdonald in India then London (Dr) had issue
  m. Anne Hill
  (((4)))+ other issue (d unm) - Alexander, Maria
  ((b)) Donald Macdonald
  m. (11.07.1797) Anne McDonald (b 20.03.1764, dau of Rev. P. McDonald by Barbara Macdonald) @2@ above
  (((1))) Angus Macdonald, 20th of Keppoch (b 1800-1, d 28.02.1855) had issue
  m. (17.08.1835) Christina MacNab (b 1815-6, d 30.01.1906, dau of John MacNab of Shenaghairt, Cantyre, etc.)
  (((2))) Ranald Macdonald (d unm)
  (((3))) Barbara Macdonald
  m. _ McDonald in Sherramore
  ((c)) Alexandrina Macdonald
  m. Allan Macdonald of Lochans
((d))+ other issue (d unm) - Alastair (d young), Ranald, John, Coll
  ((B)) Margaret Macdonald
  m. _ Cameron of Erracht
  ((C))+ other issue - Donald (d Culloden 16.04.1746), Archibald
  ((2)) Ranald Mor Macdonald of Tirnadris
  ((A)) Donald Macdonald of Tirnadris (d 1746)
  m(2). _ Macdonald (dau of _ Macdonald of Killiechonate)
  ((i)) Sarah Macdonald
  m. Alastair Macdonald (Major) @1@ above
  ((B)) daughter
  m. _ Macdonald of Bohuntin
  ((3)) Cecilia or Julia Macdonald (gaelic poetess)
  m. Alexander Gordon of Camdoll
  ((4)) Catherine Macdonald
  m. _ Macpherson of Strathmassie
  ((5)) Janet Macdonald
  m. _ Macintyre of Glencoe
((6))+ other issue - Alastair Odhar (dsp), Angus (d unm), Moir
  (b)+ other issue (dsp) - Allan (dvp 1660), Alastair/Alexander
  m2. _ Macdonnell (dau of Ian Macdonnell of Glengarry)
  (d) Donald Gorm Macdonald ancestor of the family of Clianaig (Clinaig)
  (e) Ranald na Dalach Macdonald (dsp)
  (f) daughter
  m. _ Macdonald of Fersit
  (g) daughter
  m. _ Macdonald of Glencoe
  (h) daughter
  m. ?? Macdonald of Ardnabi
  (i) daughter
  m. _ Kennedy of Linachan Mor
(iv) Donald Gorm Macdonald of Inverary progenitor of Tigh Mhurlagain
  (v) son (d 1593) possibly the Donald of Inch mentioned by Mackenzie
  (vi) Seaun Angus Macdonald (d 1640) not mentioned by Mackenzie
  m. _ Macdonald (dau of Sir James Macdonald of Islay)
  BLG1952 reports that this may have been the Seaun Angus who was ancestor of the line of Achnancoichean. Noting that an alternative shown above (see ## above) appears to have been discounted, we presume that this Seaun was father of ...
  (a) Angus Macdonald, 1st of Achnancoichean (a 1660)
  ((1)) Alexander Macdonald, 2nd of Achnancoichean (a 1714)
  ((A)) Angus Macdonald, 3rd of Achnancoichean
  ((i)) Christina Macdonald
  m. Angus Macdonell or Macdonald of Insch, 17th of Keppoch (d after 1819) @3@ above
  ((2)) Seaun Angus Macdonald of Kenknock (d c1700)
  ((A)) Angus Og Macdonald of Kenknock then Garth
  m. ?? (possibly dau of Alexander Robertson, minister of Fortingall)
  ((i)) John Macdonald of Garth (b c1745, d c1790)
  m1. Magdalene Small (dau of Capt. James Small and Catherine Wilson)
  ((a)) Angus Macdonald of Garth (dsp 1836)
  ((b)) John Macdonald of Garth (b 1773, d c1866) had issue
  m. Amelia Macgillis (dau of Duncan Macgillis and Maria Kuhn of Williamstown, Ontario)
  ((c)) Magdalene Macdonald
  m. Hon. William MacGillivay
  m2. _ Buchanan
  ((d)) Helen Macdonald
  m. Sir Archibald Campbell of Ava (cousin)
m3. ??
  ((e)) Archibald Macdonald had issue in Ontario
  m. _ Boswell (dau of Hon. Capt. _ Boswell, RN)
  ((3))+ other issue - Archibald, daughter (authoress)
  (vii) Agnes Macdonald
  m. Robert Robertson, 14th of Struan
  (viii) Mary Macdonald
  m. John Stewart, 1st of Ardsheal
(ix) Margaret Macdonald
  BLG1952 mentions a Margaret who married Donald Macdonell, 8th of Glengarry but MacDonald03 shows Donald's 1st wife as Margaret, dau of Allan Macdonald, 9th of Clanranald. Mackenzie mentions an unnamed daughter who married ...
  m. _ MacDonald of Dalness
  (x) daughter mentioned by Mackenzie but not by BLG1952
  m. _ Robertson of Calebuie
  (B)+ other issue including Ranald of Insch (Inch)
  partner unknown
  (3) Ian Dubh (John) Macdonald of Bohuntin (a 1592)
  m. ?? (niece of Mackintosh of Mackintosh)
  ii. Ranald Og Macdonell
  C. Mariot Macdonald or Macdonell
  m. Allan Macildny Cameron, 12th Chief of Clan Cameron
2. daughter
  m. (Angus Du) Mackay of Strathnaver (d 1433)

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Maxwell Macdonald (formerly Moreton-Macdonald) of Largie'), 'History of the Macdonalds and Lords of the Isles' by Alexander Mackenzie (1885, p479+)
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