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1. Donald, who d. at Kingsburgh withoiit issue.

2. Allan, who d. at Kingsbiu'gh without issue.

3. James, who d. at Com;, Kintyre, without issue.

4. Janet, who d. in infancy.

5. Captain John, who d. in India. 12th May, 1784,

without issue.

6. Alexander, of whom afterwards.

7. General Keith, who is designed Col. Keith M'Alister

of Loup in 1812 ; d. without issue.

8. Colonel Matthew, of Bar and Rosehill, of whom here-

after.

9. Colonel Norman, G-ovemor of Prince of Wales Island,

was lost at sea on his way home in the ship
"Ocean," in 1812. He left two daughters, said to
have been illegitimate, viz. : —

(a) Frances Byng, m. her cousin, Angus M'Allister,

laird of Ballinakill, with issue.

(b) Flora, m. Keith M'Alister of Inistrynick.

10. Charles, Lieut, in the E.I.C. sei-vice ; d. without issue.

11. Catherine, m. Peter Nicolson of Ardmore, Waternish,

Skye, with issue — -

(a) John M'Alister.

(b) Donald.

Both died young.

(c) Flora, Nicolson, m. Allan Macdonald, major of the

55th Regiment of Foot, afterwards of Waternish,
son of Allan ^Nlacdonald of Belfinlay {vide Bel-
finlay genealogy under Clanranald).

(d) Susannah MacAlister, m. Norman Macdonald of

Scalpay with issue {vide Scali^a}^ genealogy under
Sleat)



THE GENEALOGY OF CLAN DONALD. 197

(e) Margaret, m. Dr Alexander Macdunald of Gillcii in
Sleat, Skje, witii issue {vide MacEacheu g-euealogy
under Clanranald).

IX. Alexander MacAlister, his oldest sur-
viving son, succeeded Ranald of Skirinish in tlie
representation of the family. He is said to have
bought the property of Strathaird, in Skye, in or
about 1789. He m. Miss Campbell of Ederline,
with issue —

1. Janet, who m. Dr Duncan McAlister of Tarbert, with
issue —

(a) Alexander.

(b) Matthew.

(c) John.

(d) Charles.
(b) Lachlan.
(p) Norman.
(g) Archibald.
(m) Catherine.

Alexander McAlister of Strathaird m. 2ndly Miss
Macleod of Greshornish, v^ith issue —

2 John, who m. Miss McCormick, with issue —

(a) Donald, who died young.

(b) Norman, who died young.

(c) Alexander, m. daughter of Admiral Fleming, Elphin-

ston, with issue, several daughters but no son.

3. Isabella, who m. John Nicolson, Claggan, Skye, with

issue.

4. Charles, a W.S., who d. without issue.

5. Donald, d. without issue.

The offspring of Alexander McAlister having
become extinct in the male line, the succession
devolved U23on his brother

X. Colonel Matthew MacAlister of Bar and
Rosehill. He m. (1st) Miss Campbell of Saddell,
with issue, a son and a daughter, who both died
young. He m. (2ndly) Miss Brodie of Brodie, with
issue —



198 THE CLAN DONALD.

XI. Keith MacAltster of Glenbar and Cour
(b. 1803), who succeeded him m the represeatabiou
of the family. He m. (1st) Mary, only daughter of
Robert Campbell of Skipness, whom he afterwards
divorced. The issue of this marriage was —

1. Agatha, who m. A. Stikemau, with issue.

2. Cai'ohne, ni. H. Greer of Lvirgen, with issue.

3. EUenor Georgia.

4. Ehza Gordon, m. Charles Vendiu, of Jersey, with

issue.

5. Anne Argyll, d. unmarried.

6. Matthew Charles Brodie M'Alister of Glenbarr

Abbey and Crubasdale ; b. 1838.

Keith McAlister m. (2ndly) AJexandrina Georgia
Cunningham, 2nd daughter and co-heiress of
William Miller of Bonkcastle and Monkredding,
Ayrshire, with issue —

Norman Godfrey, Commander R.N. ; b. Feb. 3, 1861 ; ni.
July 21, 1896, Florence Stewart, daughter of Captain
Duncan Stewart, R.N., of Knockriocb, Cantyre.

He died in 1886, and was succeeded by his older
son

XII. Major Matthew Charles Brodie Mac-
Alister of Glenbar Abbey and Crubasdale, the
present genial laird. He m. 1869, Augusta Lees,
2nd daughter of Major Heiny Lees, with issue^

Charles Augustus, b. 10th July, 1883. He m. (2ndly) 27th
Nov., 1901, Edith Margaret, only daughter of George
Dudgeon, Esq., Almond Hill, Linlithgowshire, and
has issue a eon, Ranald Macdonald Brodie, b. 22nd
Feb., 1903.

(C) THE OTHER SONS OF ALASTAIR MOR AND THEIR
DESCENDANTS.

The descendants of Donald, the oldest son of
Alastair Mor, having thus been dealt with, it re-
mains that the position of the descendants of his



THE GENEALOGY OF CLAN DONALD. 199

other sons should, if possible, be indicated. Unfor-
tunately, there are few, if ariy materials, for detailed
treatment. The descendants of Godfrey, the second
son, appear to have settled in the Carrick district
of Ayrshire, and several territorial families of Mac
Alexander, -who sprang from the parent stock of
Alastair Mor^ were prominent in that region. The
first appearing on record was the MacAlexander
family of Daltu^jene, from which originated the
families of Dalreoch, Corsclays, and others. Some
of these continued to flourish down to the close
of the 17th century, when they dropped the High-
land Mac ani became Alexanders. At the present
day we do not know of any territorial family in
that region distinctly traceable to the ancient Mac
Alexanders.

The descendants of Duncan, third son of Alastair
Mor, possessed lands in the parish of Glenorchy,
but nothing of genealogical value can be traced
regarding them. Of the descendants — if any — of
John, the fourth son, nothing is recorded. Accord-
ing to the MS. of 1450, Hector, the youngest son
of Alastair Mor, left two sons, Charles and Lachlan.
According to the McVurich MS., and the Irish
Ogygia of O'Flaherty, Hector's was the head of the
MacSichies of Munster. According to McVurich,
the Clan Domhnuill Renna and the MacWilliams of
Connaught were descended from Alastair Mor, but
he does not say through which of his sons.

(DJ ALASTAIK OG'S DESCENDANTS.
(1) THE CLAN DONALD OF ULSTER.

Having completed, so far as practicable, the
genealogical scheme of the descendants of Alastair
Mor we pass on to trace the descendants of the sons



200 THE CLAN DONALD.

of Angus Mor, other than Angus Og through whom
the line of the Lords of the Isles was carried on.
The oldest son of Angus Mor was Alastair Og, who,
on account of his friendship to the English cause,
was deposed from the lordship of the Isles. From
him were descended a number of Irish Macdonald
famiUes that, ni their several localities, gave military
service to the chiefs, the heads of the tribes acting
as hereditary constables, or Captains of Galloglasses,
as they vv^ere called.

The Clan Donald of Ulster were originally de-
scended from Black John, oldest son of Alastair Og,
son of Angus Mor, though after two generations it
came back to Charles, another son of Alastair Og.
Black John was succeeded by

I. SoMERLED, who was the first Captain of
Gallowglasses found in the service of the O'Neills.
He m. a daughter of O'Reilly, whom, after the
fashion of the day, he is said to have re^^udiated.
He m. secondl}' a daughter of Macmahon, another
of the chiefs of Ulster. He was assassinated in 1365
by his father-in-law, Brian Macmahon, and was
succeeded by his son

II. John, who, however, does not apjjear to have
held the position for any length of time, as he was
probably killed in battle in 1366.

III. Charles, or Turlough Mor Macdonald,
uncle of the last chief, and, apparently, the youngest
son of Alastair Og, succeeded. This Charles, who
was a brave and capable leader, was killed in battle
in 1368, and was succeeded by his son

IV. Alexander, designed in the chronicles as
Alastair Og. This Alexander probably flourished
up to 1400. He was succeeded by his son,
McDonald Galloglach, so styled in the Annals, and



THE GENEALOGY OF CLAN DONALD.

no Christian name given. He appears on record
as late as 1435. He had two sons, Sorley and
Gillespick.

YI. SoRLEY succeeded, and was engaged in the
war between O'Neill and the English of Feadhna
in 1452, in which yea.Y he was killed. Sorley had
two sons, Ranald and Col la.

VII. Kanald succeeded. In a battle fought
between the O'Neills of the North and South, he
and his three sons were killed. Not having a sur-
viving son, the succession appears to have devolved
ujjon his nephew,

YIII. John, the son of Colla. He, in a san-
guhiary fight between the O'Neills and the Red-
mondites in 1501, was killed.

After the death of John, the captaincy of
O'Neill's Gallowglasses aj^pears to have devolved
upon

X. Ranald Mor, son of Gillespick, son of the
fifth chief He must have been advanced in years
at the time, and probably the next in succession was
a minor. For a wonder, he died a natural death in
1503, and his succession devolved upon the nephew
of the last chief

XL Colla, the son of Colla, second cousin to
Ranald, the tenth chief He was slain at Armagh
by Gillespick, son of Sorley Roe MacDonald, in
1505. He was succeeded by another.

XII. Colla, son of the eleventh chief, who seems
to have enjoyed a longer life and a more peaceful
death than most of his predecessors. He died — not
in battle or by assassination — in 1530. He was
succeeded by his son,

XIII. Gillespick, about whose doings a good
deal has already been told in the second volume of



202 THE CLAN DONALD.

this work. He died between 1542 and 1548, and
was succeeded in the captaincy by his brother,

XiV. Arthuh MacDonald. As late as 1573,
we find Arthur's name on record as O'Neill's Con-
stable, but this may have been a son of the four-
teenth chief. In fact, by this time the system of
military employment upon which the hereditary
Constables held their position, fell into desuetude,
and it has been found impossible to trace the genea-
logy of O'Neill's Constables beyond the latter half
of the 16th century.

(2) THE CLAN DONALD OF LEINSTER.

This branch of Alastair Og's descendants owes its
origin to Somerled, son of Alastair Og, through his
fourth, and probably his youngest, son, Marcus.
The older sons, Donald, Somairle Og, and Donald
Og, were killed in battle without leaving traceable
progeny. We find this family first making their
appearance in the Province of Connaught as here-
ditary Constables of the O'Connor Roe.

I. Marcus's position in the line is clearly indi-
cated in the following extract from the Books of
Ballymote and Leccan : " Marcus Mac Somerly Mic
Alexander Mic Angus Mor."

Marcus was slain in battle in 1397, having fought
as commander of O'Connor Roe's Constables in his
war with O'Connor Don. Marcus had several sons.
Dougal was slain in battle when his father fell in
1397. Marcus's oldest surviving son, Somhairle
Buidhe, yellow-haired Somerled, was slain in battle
in 1398. As, however, the succession was not
carried on through him, we need hardly reckon him
as one of the lieads, though he occupied the position
for about a year Tiie line of Marcus Avas carried on
by another son,




1. Alexander ]\Iac<l()iialil of r.-iisilalo. ,;. Hrrruk's Mrl )<>iiik'11.

2. Ca]itain Rt'i^inald S. iNIacdonald. 4. Iaiiu> 'riioinas .Mardonald of

R.A. ^Vallay). Ilalranald.

5. Rohfil McDonnell ('ryiu'kill;.



THE GENEALOGY OF GLAN DONALD. 203

II. Charles, or Toirdhealbhach — the Irish
form of Tearlach. He tn)})ejirs in the earher part of
his careen- as a Captain of Gallow^lass under O'Kelly
of the Maine, a region on the borders of Leitrim and
Cavan. In 1419 Charles fouglit as Captain of
O'Kelly's Gallowglasses against William Burke of
Clanvickard, by whom they were defeated with
great slaiigliter. Charles Macdonald and his son
escaped from the battle, and shortly thereafter
migrated to Queen's County l]i the Province of
Leinster, where they became Constables of the Pale,
and founded the family of Tynekill. Charles died in
1435. He was succeeded by

III. John Carragh, described as " the best
Captain of the English." He was slain in 1466 in
Oftaly, and was succeeded by

IV. Charles, or Turlough Og Macdonald,
so called to distinguish him from his grandfather,
Charles, the son of Marcus. Turlough Og was slain
in 1503 in a battle against the Burkes of Mayo,
along with others of the Clan Donald of Leinster.
He was succeeded by his son

V. John, whose record seems to have been brief.
He was killed in 1514, and was succeeded by his
son,

VI. Turlough. The date of his death is un-
known. He was succeeded by his son,

VII. Calvagh or Colla, also called MacTur-
lough. He got a grant of Tynekill from Queen
Elizabeth in 1562, and was slain at Shrule on the
18th June, 1570. He w^as succeeded by his son,

VIII. Hugh Buy MacDonald of Tynekill,
whose eventful career has been narrated in Vol. II.,
and who was forfeited by the English authorities by
reason of his freepient disloyalty. He died in 1618,
and was succeeded by his son,



204 THE CLAN DONALD.

IX. Fergus, who, unlike his father, was loyal to
the English, and led a quiet life. He died before
1637, and was succeded by his son,

X. Col, James MacDonald of Tynekill. The
story of his stirring and eventful life, and his con-
nection with the Confederated Catholics in the
Great Rebellion, has been told. The family estates
were forfeited in his time, and never restored, but
the succession continued unbroken. The date of
his death is uncertain. He was succeeded by his
son,

XL Fergus Charles, who removed to Coolavin
in 1690. He was succeeded by his son,

XII. Charles, who in 1746 removed from Cool-
avin to Bay ton. He married, first, Mary, elder
daughter of Richard Hall of " Three trouts farm,"
and had issue by her —

1. Francis, b. 26th February, 1727.

2. Kichard, b. 14tli September, 1729.

3. Anthony, b. 20th April, 1731.

4. Charles, b. 1732.

5. Catherine, b. 1731.

6. Ann, b. 1736.

7. John, b. 1737.

8. Cornelius, b. 31st December, 1739.

9. Sarah, b. 29th December, 1741.
10. George, born 1748.

Charles m. (2ndly), Margaret Bigg, but had no issue
by her.

Francis, the oldest son of Charles, was married,
and had sevei-al sons and daughters, but the family
name was not perpetuated by any of them. The
representation of the family was carried on by

XIV. Richard, second son of Charles. He
removed to Peacockstown in 1 747, and to Baytown
in 1767. In 1760 he m. Miss Sands, a daughter of



THE GENEALOGY OF GLAN DONALD. 205

Captain Sands, whose brave action at the siege of
Athlone in 1091 is commemorated in Smollett's
History. Their children were —

1. Charles, b. 1762, d. 1806, without issue.

2. Robert, b. 1764, of wliom afterwards.

3. Francis, ]). 1766. He was an oftieer, and present at the

engagement at New Ross in 1798. He ni. Miss Klocxl,

witli issue —
(a) John, in :33rd Regiment, killed at Vittoria, 18] .3.
(n) Francis, drowned in river Dodder.

(c) Richard, d. young.

(d) Rev. Luke Gardnei-, Rector of Glankeen, County

Tipperary. Ho m. the daughter of Dr Lestrange,
one of the founders of the College of Surgeons,
with issue.

Kichard Macdonald died at Cork on 12th January,
1805. His oldest son Charles having died without
issue, he was succeeded by his second son

XV. Robert Macdonald, of Higli Park, near
Douglas, Cork. He m. Susanna Nugent on 27th
August, 1786, v/ith issue —

1. Rev. Richo,rd Macdonald, Provost of Trinity College,

Dublin.

2. Anne, b. 1788, d. 1804.

3. Lyndon, b. 1788, d. 1863. She m. Rev. William

Alleyne EviUison, Vicar of Lechlade and Inglesham,
Wiltshire, with issue.

4. Rev. Charles Francis Macdonald, LL.D., b. December

9th, 1790, d. October 21st, 1869, of Vicar Kineagli,
County Carlow. He m. (1st) :Maria, daughter of
George John F'urnisse. Their children were -

(a) Robert Harkness, b. 1821. In 1838 was Lieut, in

56th Regiment; in 1847 m. Barbara Palmer;
1885, Captain in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers ;
1861, removed to ^relbourne ; and in 1884
settled as a resident in South Brisbane. There
were 5 sons and 4 daughters.

(b) Elvira, m. James O'Dowd, with issue.

(c) Maria, deceased.



206 THE CLAN DONALI).

He ra. (2ad) Frances Boys. Their son Richard Charles
d. aged '20. He m. (3rd) Ehza L' Estrange, with
issue one son, Charles, who died young, and several
(laughters.

5. Robert Macdonald, b. 1782, d. 1828, in London. He

m. in 1817 Mai'garet Lea, who d. in 1825. They had
issue —

(a) Robert Lea, M.D., b. 1818. M. 1842, Margaret

Coates. He settled in Canada 1 845 ; became
Professor of Institutes of Medicine at M'Gill
College, Montreal ; 1851, Professor of Clinical
Medicine ; was Surgeon to St Patrick's Hospital,
and Editor of two Medical Journals. He at-
tained the highest position in his profession, but
* w^as killed by a fall from his sleigh on January
3rd, 1878, He had one son, Dr Richard Lea,
highly distinguished ni the Medical Profession,
who d. in 1891.

(b) Richard, b. 1820, d. Feb. 6th, 1897. M. Sarah

Nelson, with issue — William Colin Campbell,
b. at Montreal 1857, who resides in N. W.
Dominion ; Richard Graves, b. 1859, and two
daughters. Robert Macdonald had also two
daughters, Margaret and Julia, both of whom
m., and had issue.

6. Rev. George Macdonald, b. 1802, d. 1874. Vicar of

Kilgeffin, County Roscommon. He m. (1st) Isabella
Bolton, with issue —

(a) Robert George, b. 1848, d. 1864.

(b) Malcolm, b. 1853, d. 1891 in New York. He m.

(2nd) Anne Hanna, who survives him. Robert
Macdonald, of High Park, was succeeded in the
representation of the family by

XVI. Hev. Richard Macdoxald, Provost of
Trinity College, Dublin. He was born near
Douglas, Cork, June lOtb, 1787. His distinguisbed
Academic career bas been noticed in tbe bistorical
portion of this work. He m. January 26tb, Jane,
daughter of tbe Very Kev, Kicbard Graves, Dean ot
Armagh, with issue —



THE GENEALOGY OF CLAN DONALD. 207

1. Robert, b. 1812 at Raheny Glebe : obtained a First

Place at entrance, a First Scholarship and high
honours in T. C. D., and d. at Sorrento Cottage, 1833.

2. Sir Richard Graves, of whoni afterwards.

3. Hercules Henry Graves Macdonaid, of whom afterwards.

4. Very Rev. John Cotter Macdonald, b. at Baggot Street,

February 24th, 1821. Iii 1841 a Classical Scholar,
Trinity College, and in 1842 a Gold Medallist in
Ethics and Logic. In 1800 received from iiis VvA-
versity the degree of D.D. He has enjoyed much
ecclesiastical preferment during his long career. M.
in 1853, Charlotte Henrietta, daughter of Rev.
Charles W. Doyne, Rector of Fenagh, County Carlow.
She d. 1895. Their children were—

(a) Charles Eustace Henry, b. at Lavacor, 1855, d. 1865.

(b) Richard Doyne, b. 1856, Captain in 17th Madras

Light Infantry. Retired in 1889. Settled in
Canada, 1891. M. in 1894, Gertrude Amelia
Lockhai t.

(c) Frederick Vicars, b. at Provost's House, Dnl)lin, 1858.

M. 1886, Helen Porter Sieveright, daughter of
Joseph Sieveright, of Edinburgh, with issue —
Colla Ion, b. 1887.

(d) Philip John Cotter, b. 1862. Settled in Canada,

1881. M. at Toronto, 1898, Lily Smith.

There is also a daughter, Charlotte Jane. She
m. 1880, Shirley Harris, only son of Sir
William Salt, Bart., of Maplewell, Loughborough,
whom he succeeded as 3rd Bart., July 7th, 1892,
with issue —

(e) ('harles Eustace Macdonald, whose distinguished

career has been referred to in Vol. II., p. 141.
He m. 1853, Ellen, (laughter of Jolni Cotter
of Ashton, near Cork.

(f) Rev. Ronald Macdonald, D.D., b. 1825, and d. 1889,

after a distinguished career in University and
Church. M. 1857, Jane, daughter of Edward
Rotheram of Crossdrum, Coiinty Meath, who d.
in 1884, with issue 5 sons and 3 daughters.

(g) William Sherlock Macdonald, b. 1829, d. 1835.

(n) Frederick James (as to whom, vide Vol. 11., p. 142).



208 THE CLAJ^ DONALD.

(i) Arthur Robert Macdonald, Major-General, R.E.,
b. 1835. (Vide Vol. [I., p. li:l).

The following are the Provost's daughters : —

(a) Eliza, b. 1811, d. 1822.

(b) Susanna, b. 1816, d. 1829.

(c) Jane Catherine, m. 1857, James Carisbrook Lyon,

late 52nd Light Infantry, who d 1880.

(d) Anna Maria, m. 1st., Captain Heni-y Needham, late

68th Regiment, who d. 1884. Daughter Anna
Mary, b. 1866, m. (2ndly) Emile Luquiens, who
d. 1888.

(e) Rebecca Jane.

Rev. Richard Macdonald, Provost of Trinity,
died on 24th January, 1867. He was succeeded in
the representation of the Tynekill family by his
oldest surviving son,

XVII. Sir Richard Graves Macdonald,
K.C.M.G. and C.B. He w^as born in 1814, and
as has been already noted, occupied various dis-
tinguished posts under the British Government
(vide Vol. II., pp. 138-9-40). He m. Blanche
Anne, daughter of Francis Skurry of Stanhope
Place, Hyde Park, and of Percy Cross Lodge, Ful-
ham, and afterwards of 5 Brunswick Square,
Brio'hton. After an eventful career, he retired
from public life in 1872, and died on 5th February,
1881. He was succeeded in the representation of
the family by

XVIII. Hercules Henry Graves Macdonald,
J. P. for County Dubhn, the Provost's third son, and
Sir Richard's younger brother. We refer our
readers to our second Volume, pj^. 140-1, for parti-
culars bearing upon this distinguished clansman, the
undoubted representative and heir of line of Alastair
Og, son of Angus Mor, the deposed Lord of the
Isles. He was born in 1819, m. on 16th July,



THE GENEALOGY OF CLAN DONALD. 209

1842, Emily Anne Moylan, who died at Norwood,
February 16th, 1883, in her 61st year, with issue—'

1. Mary Frances, b. 1843. M. (1st) William Rupert Henn,

B.L., with issue —

(a) Maria.

(b) Emily Heloise. She m. Cornelius Cruijs, of Amster-

dam, with issue. She m. (2nd]y) Augustus M.
Newton Dickenson, with issue.

2. Emily Heloise. M. 1867, Charles Boissevain, of

Amsterdam, with issue.

3. Richard Graves Macdonald, b. September 10th, 1845.

Killed at sea, February 24, 1862, on board the sail-
ing ship, "Victor Emmanuel," by a fall from the
topsail yard in the Atlantic.

4. Jane Harriet Elizabeth, b. 1847, d. 1859.

5. Charles Edward, b. 1849, d. 1859.

6. Hercules Henry, M.D. and J.P., County Louth, b. 1851.

In 1867 entered Trinity College, Dublin, and in 1875
obtained the Degrees of M.D. and Chir. M. In 1877
elected Surgeon to the Louth Infirmary, and Medical
Officer of H.M. Prison, Dundalk. M. 1878, Fannie,
Keogh Burd, b. 1854, daughter of John Burd, of the
Glen Lodge, Sligo, with issue —

(a) Hercules Neville Francis, b. at Dundalk, May 2yth,
1879.

(n) Mer^;ya Sorley, b. at Sligo, July 24th, 1880.

(c) lole Hyila, b. at Dundalk, Jan. 10, 1884.

7. Alfred Creagh Macdonald, R.E., b. Jan. 28th, 1853.

After service in India and Egypt, during which he
obtained three medals — one with clasp — and the
Khedive's star, he became Captain R.E. August 18th,
1885, and in 1889 D.A.A. General for instruction at
Kasawli ; May 18th, 1894, Major R.E. ; 1895,
Dec. 16, Instructor in Survey, Military School of
Engineering, Cliatham. M. 1881, Adele, fourth
daughter of General Herbert Stacy Abbot, with
issue — Herbert Creagh, b. at Bangalore, March 30th,
1884.

8. Frederick Theodore Macdonald, M.A., b. June 27th,

1860; educated at Rossall School, 1870 to 1879;
in 1879 entered Clare Cottage, Cambridge, and

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210 THE CLAN DONALD.

graduated in 1882. Assistant Master at Elstree,
1883 to 1891 ; called to the English Bar in 1887.
In 1895 m. Sylvia Fi-ances, only daughter of Frank
N. Wardell, H.M. Senior Chief Inspector of Mines.
^ Hercules H. Graves Macdonald cL, and was
succeeded by

XIX. Hercules Henry Macdonald, M.D. and
J. P., County Louth.

(E) THE MACDONALDS OF ARDNAMURCHAN.

This family was descended from John Sprangach
third son of Angus Mor, Lord of the Isles. The
genealogical details obtainable regarding this family
are very meagre, owing to their disappearance as a
territorial house upwards of 250 years ago. They
were known as Macians, owing to their descent from
John, son of Angus Mor. The succession was as
follows :—

I. John Sprangach, son of Angus Mor, son of
Donald, progenitor of the clan.

ir. Angus, son of John Sprangach.

III. Alexander, son of Angus.

IV. John, son of Alexander. This chief had at
least two sons — (l) Alexander, his successor, and
(2) another whose name is not given, but whose son
succeeded as 6th head of the house on failure of the
descendants of John, 4th chief

V. Alexander, son of John, succeeded. He
had no heirs male of his body. He had three
daughters —

1. Fynvola, m. Hugh, 1st Baron of Sleat, who hx her had

John, his successor, who died without issue.

2. Mariota, m. Malcolm Macduffie of Colon say.

3. Florence, who m. as his second wife Allan ^lacrory of

Clanranald.

Alexander was succeeded by his nephew

' On the eve of going to pre^s we have learnt of the death of this
distinguished Clansman, but presure of time iJreveuts our waiting to ascertain
details as to time, place, &c.



THE GENEALOGY OF CLAN DONALD. 2iL

VI. John, who inherited as '' grandson and heir
of John, son of Alexander, the son of John of



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