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  • ID: I15554
  • Name: Alexander Macdonald
  • Suffix: Earl of Ross, 3rd Lord of the Isles
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 7 MAY 1449 in Dingwall
  • Occupation: 9th chief of Macdonald
  • Note:

    Son of Donald. 3rd Lord of the Isles. Was recognised as 11th Earl of Ross (heir to his mother) after 1438. It was during his time that Clan Donald's ventures to increase their power, notably the audacious treaty with Edward IV. of England in 1461, brought them into increasing conflict with the Scottish Crown. In 1427 Alexander was arrested with some forty other Highland Chiefs by James I. but released in 1429 and marched with a force of 10,000 men to Inverness to burn the fortalice and all. After this he was defeated by James I in the Battle of Lochaber and Alexander was imprisoned in Tantallon Castle, East Lothian. At last he was confirmed in his possession of Ross and in 1433 succeeded the Earl of Mar as Justiciary of the North, then holding  Inverness Castle. His younger son Celestine in 1472 gave Strome Castle on the Applecross Peninsula to Allan Cameron of Lochiel.
    He had three sons, John, 4th Lord of the Isles; Celestine of Lochalsh, in favour of whose descendant, Angus Macdonell of Glengarry, the Chiefship was restored, with the title Lord Macdonell and Aros, 1660 to "heirs male of his body" but finally lapsed 1680; and Hugh of Sleate (+ 1498), in favour of whose descendants the Name and Representation of MacDonald was restored by erection of the Barony of Macdonald in 1727.
  • _UID: 38D0B53AAB324BF2B8B2E7EF5264D82A0923
  • Change Date: 21 MAR 2007

    Father: Donald Macdonald b: 1364
    Mother: Mariota Leslie

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Seton b: 1442
    • Married: 15 MAR 1461 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    1. Has Children Florence Macdonald

    Marriage 2 Macfee
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Celestine Macdonald

    Marriage 3 Royson
      1. Has Children Hugh Macdonald

      Marriage 4 Wife or mistress of Alexander Macdonald
      • Married:
      1. Has Children Margaret Macdonald
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