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Donald MacDonald

Male - Abt 1423

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  • Name Donald MacDonald  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Bef Aug 1420  [2
    Death Abt 1423  Ardtornish in Morvern, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I34756  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JMF
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2021 

    Father John of the Isles   d. 1387, Ardtornish Castle, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret Stewart 
    Marriage Abt 18 Jul 1350  [1, 3, 5
    • Date of contract. The dispensation for their marriage was dated 14 Jun 1350.
    Family ID F16388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Leslie   d. Bef Jan 1437 
    Marriage Bef 1388  [3
    +1. Fingula of the Isles
    Family ID F20434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 4 May 2021 

  • Notes 
    • Also called Donald of Ile, Yle, Islay. Lord of the Isles. Earl of Ross.

      "As Lord of the Isles he dealt as a sovereign power with England, and was reckoned an ally by both England and France. In right of his wife he claimed the Earldom of Ross. The details of his claim are not known; nor is it known whether, in his expedition in 1411, he was invading Scotland as a foreign enemy, or as claimant to the Earldom. When he set out from Inverness in that year, his force was composed of men of the Isles and of Ross (the latter returned to his obedience); and he was undoubtedly in possession of Dingwall Castle, the chief seat of the Earldom. He was defeated at Harlaw in the Garioch, 24 July 1411, in one of Scotland's bloodiest battles. Donald ?ed; the Regent took possession of Dingwall, and in the following year exacted hostages at Polgylbe (Lochgilp) for the keeping of the peace." [Complete Peerage, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.

    2. [S50] Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Second edition, 2011.

    3. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.

    4. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    5. [S3625] The Peerage of Scotland by Robert Douglas, rev. and ed. John Philip Wood. Volume 2. Edinburgh: George Ramsey, 1813.