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MacDonald 1

: MacDonald of the Isles, MacDonald of Lochalsh, MacDonald of MacDonald, MacDonald of Ross, Macruairi of Garmorran.
Clan Donald is one of the largest Scottish clans. There are numerous branches to the clan. Several of these have chiefs recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms; these are: Clan Macdonald of Sleat, Clan Macdonald of Clanranald, Clan MacDonell of Glengarry, Clan MacDonald of Keppoch, and Clan MacAlister. Notable branches without chiefs so-recognised are: the McDonnells of Antrim, the MacDonalds of Dunnyveg, MacDonalds of Lochalsh, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and the MacDonalds of Ardnamurchan.
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1. Gillebride/Giolla Brighid b about 1090 d about 1164
m x Sigurdsdottir or Agatha Hakonsdottir
A. Somerled, King of the Northern Isles b c1113, was styled "King of the Hebrides", and was killed campaigning against Malcolm IV of Scotland at the Battle of Renfrew in 1164. §A A a recent DNA study has shown that Somerled may have been of Norse descent in his male line. By testing the Y-DNA of males bearing the surnames MacDonald, MacDougall, MacAlister, and their variants it was found that a substantial proportion of men tested shared the same Y-DNA and a direct paternal ancestor.
i Gillacallum killed at Renfrewby first wife sources report that Somerled had more than one wife/mistress. TSP just mentions his marriage to ...
m2 1140 Ragnhilda Olafsdottir b c1117, Only wife mentioned by TSP dau of: Olaf the Red, King of Man and the Isles
ii. Reginald/Ranald, King of the Isles, Lord of Argyll and Kintyre d 1207
m x Randolph daughter of Randulph Sheriff of Dumfriesshire d 1262
That a daughter of Randulph may have been a wife of Reginald is given in TSP Moray. It is not known if she was mother of ...
a. Donald of the Isles d 1250 The clan takes its name 'Donald' from the name of the 1st Lord of the Isles
m ?? Stewart dau of Walter Stewart, 3rd Hereditary/High Steward of Scotland
1 Angus Mor MacDonald, Lord of the Isles d c1296 The MacDonalds had always supported Norway. However, this alliance broke when the Norwegians were defeated at the Battle of Largs in 1263 by Scottish forces. Norway's King Haakon was defeated and his fleet was wrecked by the skilled manoeuvres of King Alexander III of Scotland and the Clan MacDougall. Three years later, the Norwegians submitted their last islands to the Scottish crown. Aonghas Mòr, the son of Dòmhnall, then made peace with King Alexander III of Scotland.
m ?? Campbell dau of Sir Colin Campbell of Lochow
A Alexander MacDonald, Lord of the Isles estates forfeited
m Juliana MacDougall of Lorn dau of Ewen MacDougall, 3rd of Dunollie and of Lorn
i issue - John Dubh, Reginald, Somerled, Angus, Godfrey, Charles
B Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of the Isles d 1329-30 The MacDonalds fought with Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. It was Donald's great grandson, Angus Og of Islay who was the 6th Lord of the Isles who sheltered King Robert the Bruce. Angus led a small band of Islesmen at the Battle of Bannockburn. In recognition of Clan Donalds support King Robert the Bruce proclaimed that Clan Donald would always occupy the honored position on the right wing of the Scottish army.
m Agnes O'Cathan dau of Guy O'Cathan of Ulster
i John MacDonald, Lord of the Isles d 1387 6th chief of Clan Donald. The two distant relatives, John of Islay and Amie MacRuairi both descend from Ranald d.1207, son of King Somerled. They married and their son Ranald d.1386 became chief of Clanranald. Ranald was also expected to succeed his father, John of Islay as chief of Clan Donald. However John of Islay later married Margaret Stewart, the daughter of Robert II of Scotland.
m1 c1337 Amie Macruairi dau of Ruairi Macruairi of Garmorran below
a John MacDonald dvp
m Ellen Campbell
1 Angus MacDonald a 1369, dsp ?
b Reginald Ranald MacDonald, 1st of Clanranald and Glengarry d 1386
1 Allan MacDonald, 2nd of Clanranald and Moidart d 1419 succeeded his as chief.
m dau of Sir John Stewart of Innermeath ?
2 Donald MacDonald, 2nd of Glengarry d 1420
m1 Laleve MacIver
m2 dau of Fraser of Lovat
3 John Dall MacDonald
A John MacDonald
4+ other issue - Angus Riabhach, Dougall of Sunart
c Godfrey MacDonald, Lord of Uist
m2 c 1350 Margaret Stewart dau of Robert Stewart, King Robert II of Scots
d Donald MacDonald, Lord of the Isles b c 1351 d 1423 He later successfully claimed the position of Earl of Ross through marriage. This was secured by the Battle of Harlaw on 24 July 1411 where most of the highland clans supported Donald in preventing the Duke of Albany and his army of Scottish Lowlanders from claiming the position for himself. However by 1415 the Earldom of Ross was lost as Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany had seized Dingwall Castle and Easter Ross. Dòmhnall prepared for war and proclaimed himself "Lord of Ross". Although Albany appointed his own son John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Buchan as the new Earl of Ross. However, later the MacDonald chiefs would again become the Earls of Ross, firstly Alexander of Islay, Earl of Ross and then his son John of Islay, Earl of Ross who surrendered the earldom in 1476 to James Stewart, Duke of Ross.
m Margaret Leslie dau and heiress of Sir Walter Leslie, Earl of Ross
1 Alexander MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, Earl of Ross b c 1375 d 07.05.1449 Battle of Inverlochy 1431, while chief Alexander MacDonald of Islay, Earl of Ross was imprisoned by King James I, the Clan MacDonald were led by Donald Balloch, the nephew of Alexander. The MacDonalds were victorious in defeating the Earl of Mar's army
m1 Elizabeth Seton dau of Sir Alexander de Seton, Lord Gordon
A John MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, Earl of Ross d 1498 Battle of Blàr-na-Pairc, 1477, Fought between the Clan MacDonald and Clan MacKenzie. Battle of Bloody Bay 1480. The battle was fought between John MacDonald of Islay, Earl of Ross, Lord of the Isles and chief of Clan Donald Eoin Mac Dòmhnuill against his son Angus Og Macdonald Aonghas Òg . John MacDonald of Islay, chief of Clan Donald was supported by men from the Clan MacLean, Clan MacLeod, and Clan MacNeil. He was opposed by his son, Angus Og Macdonald, who was supported Allan Macruari, chief of the Clan MacDonald of Clan Ranald.[13] and Dòmhnall Mac Aonghais Donald Mac Angus chief of the Clan MacDonald of Keppoch.
Battle of Skibo and Strathfleet, 1480, John MacDonald of Islay, Earl of Ross invaded Sutherlandshire and fought against men of the Clan Sutherland and Clan Murray.
m before 08.02.1475-6 Elizabeth Livingstone dau of Lord Livingstone
partners unknown
i John MacDonald dvpsp
ii Angus MacDonald dvp 1490
m Margaret Campbell dau of Earl of Argyll
a Donald Dubh MacDonald d 1545
B? Reported by was:
Hugh MacDonald b c 1410 Scotland d 1498 Scotland
m Mary x b Scotland
B-1 Donald Galloch MacDonald b c 1440 Scotland d 1506 Scotland
B-1-1 Donald Grammach MacDonald b c 1480 Scotland d 1534/1539 Scotland
m Catherine MacDonald b Scotland
+1 Alexander Macallan MacDonald d 1530
B-1-1-1 Donald Gorum MacDonald b c 1505 Scotland d 1537/1546 England
m Margaret Macleod b Scotland
B-1-1-1-1 Donald Gorumson MacDonald b c 1530 Scotland d 1573/1585
m Mary Maclean b Scotland
+1 Hector "Mor" Maclean
m Mary MacDonald
m2 daughter of Macphee of Lochaber
C Celestine MacDonald of Lochalsh, Sheriff of Inverness d 1476
m Finvola Maclean dau of Lachlan Maclean of Duart
i Alexander MacDonald of Lochalsh
a Sir Donald MacDonald of Lochalsh dsp
b Margaret MacDonald of Lochalsh
m Alexander Macdonald, 6th of Glengarry d 1560
c Janet MacDonald
m _ Dingwell of Kildun
ii daughter
m Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, 13th Chief d 1547
p. daughter of Gillepatrick Roy
C Hugh MacDonald, 1st of Sleat d 1498
m/p1. Fynvola MacIan dau of MacIan of Ardnamurchan
m/p2. Elizabeth dau of George Gunn, Cruineir Ghall Crowner of Caithness
Not known by which wife or partner was ...
D Margaret Macdonald
m John Sutherland, 8th Earl of Sutherland d 1508
2 Angus MacDonald, Bishop of the Isles
3 son, a monk
4 Anna MacDonald
m c1397 Robert 'Duncan Maclagmayn'
5 Mariotta MacDonald
m Alexander Sutherland of Dunbeath d after 15.11.1456
6 daughter
m Dugald Campbell, 1st Captain of Dunstaffnage Castle
e John Mhor 'Iain Mhor Tanistair' MacDonald of Duniveg and Glyns d 1427 By his marriage he added these territories in Ireland to those he already possessed in Islay and Kintyre in Scotland. In Ireland he became the chief of the Clan MacDonnell of Antrim. John Mor was assassinated by James Campbell in 1427.
m Margery Bisset dau and heiress of Sir Hugh Bisset of the Glyns, Antrim
f Angus MacDonald dsp
g Alexander 'Alastair Carrach' MacDonald, 1st of Keppoch a 1431
h Hugh MacDonald of Glentilt dsp
i Marcus MacDonald ancestor of MacDonalds of Cnocancluith
j Mary MacDonald
m before 05.1367 Lachlan Lubanach Maclean of Dowart d c1405
k Elizabeth MacDonald
m before 08.10.1415 Angus Dubh Mackay of Strathnaver d 1433
Probably dau of John, but by which wife is unknown, was ...
l Agnes MacDonald
m Sir John Montgomery of Ardrossan, Eglinton and Eaglesham b 1360, d by 1429
ii Mary MacDonald
m William, 5th Earl of Ross, Lord of Skye d 09.02.1371-2
iii Fingola MacDonald
m John Stewart
partner unknown
iv John/Iain Fraoch MacDonald d 1358 ancestor of the MacDonalds of Glencoe
C John MacDonald Iain Sprangach d c1340 ancestor of the MacDonalds of Ardnamurchan
2 Alexander MacDonald 'Alastair Mor' ancestor of various families of Alexanders and MacAlisters
b. Ruairi Roderick d 1268
1 Alan Macruairi of Garmorran d c1285
A Ruairi Macruairi of Garmorran d c1325, 3rd son
i Ranald Macruairi
ii Amie Macruairi
m c1337 John MacDonald, Lord of the Isles d 1380 above
iii Alan Macruairi
B Christina Macruairi
m Duncan of Mar
C+ other issue - Ranald, Lachlan d 1318
c. daughter
m Alan, Lord of Galloway, Constable d 1234
iii. Dugall of Lorn, Mull and Jura, 1st of Dunollie
iv. Angus, Lord of Bute and Arran d 1210
a. James Macrory of Bute and Arran d 1210
1 Jean Macrory
m Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland d 1283
b.+ 2 other sons both d 1210<
v. Arran of the Isles b about 1160
m Fonia of Moray
-1 daughter
m James/Seumas MacRory/MacAengusa
-1-1 Jean MacRory b about 1228
-1-1-1 James/Seamus STEWART
-1-1-2 Elizabeth STEWART
-1-1-3 Alice? STEWART of LINDSAY
-1-1-4 Sir John STEWART of BONKYL
-1-1-5 Hawise (FitzALAN) STEWART m1 Sir John de Soules m2 William Johnson
-1-1-6 Beatrix STEWART
-1-1-5-1 Muriel de Soules d 1319 m Richard LOVEL
-1-1-5-1 Eleanor LOVELL m Sir Roger de ROHANT of Aston Rowant
-1-1-5-1-1 Eleanor de ROHANT/de ROHART m Thomas (Esq.) CHAMPERNOWNE
-1-1-5-1-1-1 Sir Richard CHAMPERNOWNE Sheriff of Devonshire; Lord of PORTELMOUTH m1 Alice ASTLEY m2 Katherine DAUBENY
-1-1-5-1-1-1-1 Sir Alexander CHAMPERNOUN d 1441 m Joan Ferrers
-1-1-5-1-1-1-1-1 Joan Champernoun b about 1386 d 1419/33 m Sir John de Courtenay of Powderham
-1-1-5-1-1-1-2 Joan CHAMPERNOUN
-1-1-5-1-1-1-3 Margaret CHAMPERNOUN
-1-1-5-1-1-1-4 Richard CHAMPERNON
-1-1-5-1-1-1-5 John CHAMPERNOUN
-1-1-5-1-1-2 Cicely CHAMPERNON
-1-1-5-2 Joan LOVEL
-1-1-5-3 Isabel LOVEL [alt ped]
-1-1-5-4 James LOVEL
vi.+ Olave, Gall Macsgillin, Beatrix prioress of Iona
B. daughter
m Malcolm, Earl of Ross
i Donald
ii. Grelod / Gornflaeth of Ross
m Harald Maddadson, Earl of Orkney and Caithness b 1134, d 1206

Sources: TSP Lord of the Isles, BP1999 MacDonald.
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