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service was duly executed. John, 12th of Largie,
died in 1 729. He was succeeded by his son,

XIII. John, who was served heir to his father
on 17th January, 1730. He married Elizabeth,
only daughter of John Macleod of Muiravonside, by
whom he had one daughter, also named Elizabeth.
On 3rd April, 1763. he executed a Deed of Entail,
by which his estates devolved upon heirs general.
John Macdonald of Largie died in 1768, and was
succeeded in terms of her father's disposition by his

XIV. Elizabeth. In 1784 she succeeded her
uncle, Alexander Macleod of Muiravonside, as
heiress of his estates. On 17th August, 1762, she
married Cliarles Lockhart, third son of Lockhart of
Carnwath, with issue —

1. John, who died at the siege of Mangalore, without issue,

and seems to have predeceased his mother.

2. James, who succeeded.

3. Alexander, who succeeded James.

4. Norman, a W.S. He married and had issue — (a) A.lex-

ander, (b) John Inues Crawford, [c) Charles George
Norman, (d) Norman Philip, (e) Archibald Macmurdo,
(/) Jane MacNeill : she married H. D. Macmurdo,
and Imd a daughter Elizabeth ; (g) Elizabeth, (A)
Philadelphia Mary Barbara.



5. Elizabeth, who married (1st) Macneil of Dunmore, with

out issue ; (2nd) W. B. McCabe, with issue.

6. Clementina.

7. Matilda, mai-ried J. Campbell of Saddell, with issue John

of Glensaddell.

8. Charlotte Sarah.

9. Mary.

10. Euphemia.

11. Annabella.

Charles Lockhart, husband of Elizabeth 14th of
Largie, assumed the name of Maedonald. Elizabeth
died on 1st August, 1787, and was succeeded by her
oldest surviving son,

XV. James. He was killed at Dunkirk in 1793,
and left no issue. He was succeeded by his
younger brother,

XVI. Alexander. He was served heir to his
mother and grandfather in 1793, He succeeded to
the Lee and Carnwath Estates in 1802, when he
resumed his paternal name of Lockhart, and was
created a Baronet in 1806. He died on 22nd June,
1816. He married, and had —

1. Sir Charles.

2. Sir Norman.

3. Alexander.

4. Esther Charlotte Sarah.

He was succeeded by his oldest son,

XVII. Sir Charles Macdonald Lockhart.
He married, and had two daughters —

1. Mary Jane.

2. Emilia Olivia.

He died 8th December, 1832, and was succeeded by
his older daughter,

XVIII. Mary Jane. She married, 15th Sep-
tember, 1837, the Hon. Augustine Henry Moreton,
second son of Thomas, 1st Earl of Ducie, who
assumed the name of Macdonald. She died on 10th



December, 1851, and her husband on 14th February,
1862. They had—

1. Charles Moreton, born 12th July, 1840.

2. Augustine Henry, Captain in the Coldstream Guards.

He married, 25th July, 1874, Anna Harriet Mary,
oldest daughter of Sir Richard Sutton, Bart., with

Mary Jane Macdonald of Largie was succeeded by
her son,

XIX. Charles Moreton. He married Elizabeth
Hume, daughter of Archibald Campbell, Esq. of
Glendaruel, Argyll. Issue —

1. John Ranald Moreton.

2. Esther.

Charles died 16th July, 1879, and was succeeded by

XX. John Ranald Moreton Macdonald, the
present Laird of Largie.


This branch of the Clan Iain Mhoir is descended
from Angus, the youngest son of John Cathanach of
Dunnyveg, known as Aonghas Ileach} He and his
brother, Alexander, found a refuge in the Antrim
glens when their grandfather, father, and three
brothers, were executed in Edinburgh in 1499.
When his brother was restored to his inheritance in
Kintyre he bestowed upon Angus the lands of
Sanda, Machaireoch, and others, in Southend, in all
extending to £16 lands of old extent. Angus was
associated with the rest of the Clann Iain Mhoir in
their campaigns in Ireland and elsewhere in that
stirring time in the history of their house. In 1535
he was outlawed for not appearing to stand his trial

^ If he was born and brought up in Isla, that explains why he was called
" Ileach" in Kintyi'e, where the home of his later days wa« situated.


before the High Court of Justiciary for alleged
piracy and slaughter committed against some citizens
in Glasgow trading with the North of Ireland.
Angus Ileach was killed fighting with his nephew,
James Macdonald of Dunnyveg, against Shane
O'Neil in 1565. He left three sons—

1. Archibald, who succeeded him.

2. John, who, in 1556, received from .James Macdonald of

Dunnyveg a grant of lands in A.rran, known as Ten-
penny lands, with the bailiar3^

3. Kanald, Ranald is frequently mentioned in the Irish

State Papers of the period as having taken part in the
struggles of the Clan Iain Mhoir, He had three sons,
Angus, John, and Alexander. When the Macdonalds
lost their hold in Kintyre and Isla early in the 17th
century, many of them were scattered over the terri-
tories of the clan both in Ireland and in the High-
lands. A.ngus, the son of Ranald, found his way to
North Uist, while another of the brothers settled in
Skye. Angus in time received a tack of the lauds of
Dunskellor, and others, in Sand, from Sir Donald
Macdonald of Sleat, the proprietor. Angus married
a daughter of Maclean of Boreray, Chamberlain of
North Uist, and had, among others —

(1) Neil, who succeeded his father at Dunskellor, and

married Mary, daughter of John Macleod of
Gesto, and had by her —

(2) Norman. He received a tack of the lands of Grene-

tote from Sir James Macdonald, and married
Mary, daughter of Neil Ban Maclean of Boreray,
and Anne, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie of
Kilcoy, and had by her —

(3) Neil, who succeeded his father at Grenetote, and

married Catherine, daughter of Alexander Mac-
donald of Heisker arid Balranald (Catriona
Nighean Alastair Bhain 'ic Iain 'ic Uisdein), son
of John Macdonald of Griminish, and Flora,
daughter of Ranald Macdonald of Benbecula,
son of Allan Macdonald of Clanranald. By her
he had —

T. Archibald Macdonald of Sanda. 3. John Macdonald of Sanda.
2. John Macdonald of Sauda. 4. Sir Johu Macdonald of Sanda.

5. Arch. Macdouell of Barisdale.


(4) Neil, who succeeded his father at Grenetote, and

married Catherine, daughter of Donald Mac-
donald of Trunaisgarry, and by her had, among
others, Angus and Rachael. Rachael, who was
a poetess of considerable reputation, composed
many pieces of great merit, only a few of which
remain, the best known being " Oran Fir
Heisgir," " Oran nam Fiadh," and a hymn,
" Asluing air Staid an anma," an imperfect
version of which was published in Donald Mac-
leod's Collection in 1811.

(5) Angus, who leaving Grenetote, removed to Liniclate,

Benbecula, and married Flora, daughter of
Donald MacRury, and Marion (Mor Nighean
Neill 'ic Iain Mhoir Ghesto), daughter of Neil,
son of John Macleod, 8th of Gesto, and had —

(6) Roderick, Cunambuintag, Benbecula, who died in

1885 at the age of 102. He married, first,
Catherine, daughter of Donald Macdonald of
Dalibui'gh, and had a son, James, who was
educated in Edinburgh for the ministry of the
Church of Scotland, and died in 1836. He
married, secondly, Catherine, daughter of
Captain John Ferguson, and had (a) Donald ;
(b) John Norman, who, after a distinguished
career at Glasgow University, became Minister of
the Parish of Harris. A scholarly man of wide
and varied culture, he left a large number of
valuable MSS., dealing princiimlly with the
history, lore, and poetry of the Outer Islands.
He died in March, 1868, in the 39th year of his
age. (c) xA.ngus ; (d) Alexander ; (e) James ;
(/) Norman ; (g) John ; (h) Flora, who married
Duncan Robertson, with issue, Sheriff John
Robertson, and others ; (i) Marion ; (j) Mary,
who married the Rev. Donald Mackay, Minister
of the Parish of Knock, and had (a^) Dr
Rodei'ick Mackay, in practice in Yorkshire, who
married Ethel, daughter of Dr Hoyle, and has
Donald George Somerled ; (t?) Rev. Norman
Donald Mackay, Minister of the Parish of Nigg ;
(c^) Catherine Hughina ; (d^) Jessie ; (e^)
Jemima ; (/^) Isabella.


(7) James Macdonald, Griminish, who married Mary
MacRury, and has Angus, Mmister of the Parish
of Killearnan, who married, first, Marion,
daughter of Charles Macleod, Scotus. and has —

(a) James Wilham, born March 29th, 1891.

(b) Charles Somerled, born January 3rd, 1893.

He married, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Alex-
ander Hector of Burnside, St Cyrus, and widow of
John Munro of Lemlair, and has —

(c) Ranald ^neas Hector, born September 22nd,

4. Agnes, who married Magnus O'Connell.
Angus Macdonald of Sanda was succeeded by his
eldest son,

II. Archibald, He was with his cousin, Alastair
Og Macdonald, in Olandeboy at the time Shane
O'Neill took refuge with the Scots, and was the
principal author of Shane's death in revenge for
that of his father, Angus Ileach. He was one of
the principal men of the Clann Iain Mhoir, who,
along with Angus Macdonald of Dunnyveg, was
ordered to deliver to the Earl of Argyll the eight
hostages of Lachlan Maclean of Duart. He appears
frequently on record as Archibald Macdonald of
Machaireoch in the latter half of the J 6th century.
On 13th January, 1591, he appears at Rothesay
witnessing a bond between Angus Macdonald of
Dunnyveg and Campbell of Cawdor. He had two
sons —

1. Alastair Og, who succeeded him.

2. Angus, known as Aomjhas Ileach, styled in a rental of

Kintyre Angus Macdonald of Knockreoch.

Archibald died in 1594, and was succeeded by his

III. Alexander. He also j^layed a conspicuous
part in the stirring clan drama of the time. He was
left in command of Sorley Buy's forces in the Glens,


when that leader went to solicit aid from his brother,
James, against the O'Neills and others. He was
given as a hostage by Angus Macdonald of Dunny-
veg for the observance of certain conditions agreed
on between hhn and the Government on his libera-
tion from Edinburgh Castle. In the roll taken of
the occupiers of Kintyre in 1605, he is called
Alastair Og Macdonald of Tirargus. Being in charge
of the Castle of Dunnyveg in August, 1607, he
refused to deliver it to the Earl of Argyll, for which
treasonable disobedience he received in May, 1608,
through the interest of Lord Ochiltree, a remission
under the Privy Seal.

Alexander, who died in 1618, was succeeded by
his son,

IV. Archibald, known as Gilleashiiig Mor. In
1619 he was served heir to his sfrandfather in the
lands of Sanda, Machaireoch, and others. He took
part in the civil war, under Montrose, in 1645. He
married C'hristina Stewart, of the family of Bute,
and had a son, Archibald, known as Gilleashuig Og,
who, in the ordinary course of events, would have
succeeded, but both father and son fell in the
Massacre of Dunaverty in 1647.

Archibald was succeeded by his grandson, the
son of Archibald Og,

V. Banald, who was an infant at the time of
the massacre, and is said to have been saved by
the devotion of a nurse, who carried him away by
stealth from the scene of the atrocity, and placed
him in the custody of his kinsfolk, the Stewarts of
Bute, in which family he M^as reared. In 1661,
when Banald was about 14 years of age, there was
a general reversion of forfeitures, and in the special
Act of Parliament restoring his estate to him
reference is made to the services rendered bv his


grandfather, Archibald Macdonald of San da, to the
royal cause, by joining in arms with the Marquis
of Montrose, while his lands were " brooked and
enjoyed " by the Marquis of Argyll and Alexander
MacNaughton of Dundarave.

In 1669 Ranald resigned his lands in favour of
Archibald, Earl of Argyll. These were a part of
the lands of St Ninian's, namely, Machereoch and
Gartnacopag, Knookmurrill, Kilnosuchan, Blastil
and Edwin, Penlachna and Isle of Sanda, Drimore,
Penniseirack, Achroy, Balligriggan — all in Kintyre.
The Earl, " that he may put an obligation on the
said Ranald Macdonald and his heirs in all time,"'
dispones to him in feu the same lands. Ranald
married Anne, daughter of Sir Dougald Stewart,
and sister of James, 1st Earl of Bute, and had by
her —

1. ij'chibald, his successor.

2. Alexander, who had a sasiue of the lands of Kilcolumkill

m 1694. He had a son, James, who was served heir
to his father in 1752.

Ranald died September 6th, 1681, and was buried
in the Sanda burying place in Kilcolumkill. in
the parish of Southend. His wife died January
12th, 1732, aged 74, and was buried with her
husband. Ranald was succeeded by his son,

VI. Archibald. He married Helen, daughter
of David Cunningham, Thornton, in Ayrshire, being
the present residence of the family. He had by her
one son. Archibald died in 1750, and was succeeded
by his only son,

VII. John. He married Penelope, daughter of
John Mackinnon, Younger of Mackinnon, and had
by her —

1. Archibald, his successor.

2. John, who succeeded his brother.

3. Eobert. ,


John died in 1786, and was succeeded by his son,

VIII. Archibald, who was an advocate at the
Scottish Bar. In the absence of his cousin, John
Macdonald of Clanranald, abroad in 1794, he was
appointed one of his commissioners.

Archibald died unmarried in 1796, and was
succeeded by his brother,

^ IX. John. He was for many years Comptroller
of Customs at Borrowstouness, and lived latterly at
Carriden, Linlithgow. He married Cecilia Maria
Khnieir, daughter of General Douglas, by Cecilia
Kinneir of Kinneir. By her he had—

1. John, his successor.

2. VVilliam, who succeeded his brother.

3. Archibald, who was born Nov. 13, 1786, a Captain, R.N.

He married Harriet Cox, and had by her—

(a) John, General, H.E.I.C.S., who died in Canada.

(b) Archibald, Captain, H.E.l.C.S.

(c) William.

(d) Donald, Captain, H.E.l.C.S. Killed at Meerut in


(e) Alexander Somerled, an officer in the Royal Marines.

(f) Clementina Malcolm.

(g) Harriet.

(h) Amelia, who married George Trevor-Roper, of Rock
Ferry, Cheshire.

4. David, Captain in the Indian Navy.

5. Alexander, Captain in the Indian Army, and was for

some time Political Agent at Mhow, Bengal.

6. Douglas, who married Patrick Hadow, of St Andrews,

with issue.

7. Cecilia.

8. Flora.

9. Penelope.

John Macdonald of Sanda died in 1797, and was
succeeded by his son,

X. Sir John Macdonald. He afterwards
assumed the name of Kinneir in addition to his
own. He was born at Carriden, Linlithgow, Feb-


ruaiy 3rd, 1782, and, in 1802, was nominated
to a Cadetship by Sir William Bensley. In
1804 he was appointed Ensign in the Madras
Infantry, and became Captain in 1818. He after-
Avards attained the rank of Lieut. -Colonel. He
was attached to Sir John Malcolm's mission in
Persia in 1808-9. He published "Travels in Asia
Minor" in 1813-14. He was appointed British
Envoy at the Court of Persia in 1824. In 1829
he received the Persian Order of the Sun and
Lion of the 1st Class, and was knighted in November
of the same year.

He married Amelia Harriet, daughter of Lieut. -
General Sir Archibald Campbell, Commander-in-
Chief at Madras, and by her, who died in 1860,
he had no issue.

Sir John died at Tabreez, June 11th, 1830, and
was succeeded by his brother,

XL William, Archdeacon of Wilts, and Canon
of Salisbury Cathedral. He married, in June, 1810,
Frances, daughter of Maurice Goodman of Oare
House, Wilts, and had by her —

1. Douglas, who succeeded him.

2. William Maurice, Rector of Calstone- Wellington, Wilts.

He married, in June, 1839, Elizabeth, daughter of
Patrick Hadow of St Andrews, without issue. He
died April 17th, 1880.

3. Archibald, Captain in the Indian Navy, who died,

unmarried, March 3rd, 1815.
1. Fitzherbert, Registrar of the Diocese of Salisbury. He
married, in April, 1815, Eliza, daughter of Peregrine
Bingham, without issue.

5. Reginald John, who died, unmarried, July 22nd, 1835.

6. Alexander Cleiland, who married Elizabeth, daughter of

John Campian, without issue.

7. Frances Elizabeth, married Rev. George Marsh, Rector of

Sutton-Veny, Wilts, without issue.

8. Sophia, married Frank Prothero, Llangibby Castle, Wales.


9, Penelope, married Rev. Frank Dyson, Vicar of Cricklade,

William Macdonald of Sancla died June 24, 1862,
and was succeeded by his son,

XII. Douglas, Vicar of West Alvington, Devon-
shire. He married in Nov., 1837, Flora Georo-ina,
dauj^hter of Patrick Hadow, of St Andrews, and had
by her —

1. Douglas John Kinneir, his successor.

2. Godfrey William, born in 1848, and died the same year.

3. Maurice Patrick, who died in 1876.

4. Angus, Vicar of South Marston, Wilts. He married, in

1878, Alice, daughter of Eobert Jenner, of Highworth,
without issue.

5. Flora.

6. Frances Amelia.

7. Cecilia Susan.

8. Eva.

9. Helen Sophia.
10. Georgina.

Douglas Macdonald of Sanda died Feb. 11, 1865,
and was succeeded by his son,

XIII. Douglas John Kinneir, who was born
Oct. 24, 1838, and educated at Marlborough College,
and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he graduated
in 1861. He was for some time Chapter Clerk of
Salisbury, and from 1877 to 1882 commanded the
Argyll and Bute Artillery at Campbeltown.

He married, in 1867, Jane Martha MacNeill,
daughter of John Alexander Mackay, of Black-
castle, Midlothian, and Carskey, Argyleshire, and
had by her —

1. Douglas Kinneir, who was born in 1867. Educated at
Sherborne School and Jesus College, Cambridge, where
he took his degree in 1888. He went to Queensland
in 1897, and was enrolled in the 3rd Queensland
Contingent, which left Brisbane for the seat of war
ill February, 1900. He was sent to Eeira to join
Khodes a.nd Carrington's Field Force, and made the


great march across Rhodesia on foot as escort of the
Canadian gnns, covering a distance of 105 miles in
four and a half days. Joining Colonel Plumer's force,
he entered Mafeking, after five or six hours' shar23 fight-
ing, as one of the advance guard of the relief column
on May 18th. He afterwards formed one of Colonel
Hore's band of 300 Colonial troops who successfully
defended an immense convoy of stores when surrounded
by 3000 Boers, with 8 guns, under Delarey. He died
at Pretoria on 12th Feb., 1901.

2. John Ranald.

3. Elsie Hay.

4. Lilian Cecilia, who died 24th AjotI, 1886.

5. Penelope Flora, who died in infancy.

D. J. K. Macdonald of Sanda died 27th July, 1901,
and was succeeded by his second son,

XIV. John Ranald, who was born in 1870.


The Macdonalds of Colonsay are descended from
I. Coll, third son of Alexander of Dunnyveg
and the Glens, son of John Cathanach. He spent
a good deal of his life in Ireland, though he was by
no means an unconcerned spectator of the com-
motions that took place in the Scottish territories
of his family. He was of dark complexion, and
went under the name of Colla duhk nan Capull,
according to some authorities, because on an occasion
of stress he and his followers were forced to eat
horse flesh, according to others, because he was a
cavalry leader. It is said that the horse flesh
eating incident occurred when he went to the
assistance of the Earl of Tyrconnel against O'Neill
of Tyrone. He was also called Colla maol duhh,
which suggests baldness, as well as a dark com-
plexion. Coll lived in the Castle of Kinbane, a
stronghold by the sea, situated about a mile and
a-half west of the town of Bally castle. Kinbane,

1. Dr James McDonnell

2. Dr John McDonnell.

3. The Hon. .Sir vSclioinberL; K.

4. vSir Alexander JMcDonnell. Ikut.
5. Colonel John McDonnell of Kihnore.


or the white head, is so called from being a chalk
cliff 100 feet high, and the Castle stood behind,
connected with the rock by strong walls carried
along the edges of the precipice, thus making it
impregnable from the sea. Coll was involved in all
the Irish struggles in which his brothers were
engaged during his lifetime for the lordship of the
Route, and the references to him in the Irish State
Papers show him to have been one of the ablest,
most distinguished, and, in the eyes of the English,
most formidable of the sons of Alexander Mac Iain
Chathanach. The Macdonalds of Dunnyveg adopted
in the Glens, the Route, Claneboy, and O'Cahan's
country the system of quartering their warriors upon
the native gentry and population, a fact which sug-
gests the almost regal power and influence they
exercised in the North of Ireland. This custom was
the occasion of an incident in Coil's life which has been
detailed in the Ballypatrick MS., and may be taken
as substantially correct. On this occasion Colla
and his men were quartered with MacQuillan of
Dunluce, and had gained favour with their host by
helping him and his people to take a great Creach
from the O'Cathans of County Derry in revenge for
a similar act of spoliation committed on the Mac-
Quillan's the previous year. In the course of the
visit to Dunluce Coll married MacQuillan's daughter.
They were soon, however, reminded that they were
in the midst of foes. A quarrel arose between one
of Coil's soldiers and one of MacQuillan's Gallow-
glasses, in the course of which the latter was killed.
A plot was concocted by MacQuillan's party to
murder Coll and his men ; but this having come to
the ears of Coil's wife, she told him of the threatened
catastrophe, and the night for whif;h it was planned


he and his followers encamped in safety on the side
of Dunseverick hill, having shaken the dust of
Dunluce oflP their feet. Coll died in 1551 at a com-
paratively early age, and was buried at Bunmargy,
arad the position he occupied as deputy to his
brother James of Dunnyveg in the Glens, passed to
his brother Somhairle Buidhe. As already stated,
Coll married Eveleen, daughter of MacQuillan of
Dunluce, and by her had —

1. Archibald, his successor.

2. Randal. He was engaged in the feud between his cousin

Angus of Dunnyveg and Maclean of Duart, and when
Angus and his followers were seized by Maclean and
imprisoned while on a friendly visit, Randal was the
only one allowed his liberty'. He died without issue.

Coll was succeeded by his older son,

II. Archibald, who w^as an infant at the time
of his father's death, and was under the tutory of
his uncle Somhairle Buidhe. He w^as called Gilleas-
Imig fiacail — Archibald the toothed — it being
traditionally believed that he was born with a tooth
or teeth ! He was fostered with the O'Quins or
O'Cathans of Carrinrig, w^ith whom he is said to
have spent most of his time, and a daughter of which
family he married, contrary, it is said, to the wishes
of his uncle Sorley. On Archibald arriving at his
majority, the event was celebrated witli great
rejoicing at Ballycastle, under the auspices of Sorley
Buy, the guardian, who desired that the festiv-
ities should be conducted in a manner befitting his
nephew's rank. Among other amusements the
gentle pastime of bull-baiting was practised on the
occasion. Unfortunately, the bull by accident got
loose, and the result — the details of which have
been differently stated by different authorities — was
fatal to Archibald. By one account the infuriated


animal made a rush at him and wounded him
mortally ; by another, an attendant seeino- the wild
beast on the way to attack his master hastily drew
out a sword in his defence, hut in the act of
doing so wounded him accidentally in the thigh.
He was removed to Rathlin for better attend-
ance ; but the wound proved fatal, and dark
hints of poison administered by a surgeon bribed by
Sorley's family were whispered, with, doubtless,
very little justification. Archibald's death took
place in 1570.

III. Coll, the successor of Archibald in the
representation of the family, and known in his day
as Colla Mac Ghilleasbuig, was a posthumous child,
having been born in 1570, after his father's death.'
His birthplace was the Island of Glassineerin, in
Lough Lynch; but very soon after his birth his
mother took him to Colonsay, an island to which
the Claim Iain Mhoir seem to have had a claim,
especially since the indenture of 1520, when it came
into possession of Alexander of Dunnyveg. Alex-
ander's indenture expired in 1525, but in 1558 Queen
Mary granted to James of Dunnyveg, and in 1564
to Archibald his heir, the Barony of Bar, containing
lands in Colonsay, afterwards bestowed upon Coll.
The MacDuffies, the ancient occupiers of the island,

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