Ian 'John Mór' Macdonald, Lord of the Isles

Is your surname MacDonald?

Research the MacDonald family

Ian 'John Mór' Macdonald, Lord of the Isles's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

About Ian 'John Mór' Macdonald, Lord of the Isles

John Mór Tanister

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M%C3%B3r_Tanister

John Mór Tanister MacDonald Title Clan Chief: MacDonald of Dunnyveg Successor Domhnall Ballach

John Mór Tanister (Scottish Gaelic: Eòin Mòr Tànaiste or Iain MacDhòmhnaill, died 1427) was the second son of John Macdonald (John of Islay, Lord of the Isles) and Princess Margaret Stewart of Scotland, daughter of King Robert II.[1] He is the founder of Clan MacDonald of Dunnyveg.

He was granted 120 merklands in Kintyre, with the castles of Dunaverty, Skipness and Airds and 60 merklands on Islay with the castle of Dunyvaig upon his father's death. Not being satisfied with his inheritance, he led a revolt against his brother Dómhnall Íle as John was recognized as the heir-apparent (tànaiste). The rebellion started in 1387 and went on into the 1390s, and John obtained the support of the powerful Clan MacLean kindred. However, John and the MacLeans were eventually forced to submit to Dómhnall, and by 1395 John Mór had been forced to flee into Ireland. There he entered the service of King Richard II of England in Antrim and later King Henry IV.

Through his marriage with Margaret Bisset, a daughter of the MacEoin Bisset, Lord of the Glens, according to MacDonald shanachies he received as the dowry the Glens and Rathlin Island in Ireland, then becoming known as Lord of Dunnyvaig and the Glens. In fact this is a later invention, for the MacEoin Bissets continued to hold the Glens of Antrim until at least as late as 1522, when the last known died in battle.[2]

He led the reserve at the battle of Harlaw just north of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire on 24 July 1411 and later fought with Robert Stewart, Regent Albany who had forayed into Argyll to force his brother Dómhnall Íle to surrender.

John Mor was attacked and killed by James Campbell after a scheduled meeting at Ard-du, Islay in 1427.

Family

By his wife, Margaret, daughter of MacEoin Bisset, Lord of The Glens, they had:

Donald Balloch MacDonald d. 1476, married Johanna, daughter of Conn O'Neill of Edenduffcarrick.

He is also the father of Ranald Bane MacDonald, by a daughter of the Finnon (the Green Abbot) or by his wife Margaret.

Notes

^ "The Family Tree of the Lords of the Isles". 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010. ^ History of Glenarm Castle

-------------------------------------------------

From http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/ghi/donaldofislay.html

Donald inherited his father's titles in 1387 and spent the early years of his tenure suppressing a revolt by his younger brother John Mór who, with the support of the Macleans, was trying to expand on his small inheritance of lands. By 1395 Donald had driven John Mór into exile in Ireland and beaten off the challenge of the Macleans.

___________________________________________________

From Wiki

Domhnall spent some of his first years as Lord of the Isles suppressing a revolt by his brother John Mór. John was Domhnall's younger brother, and resented his meagre inheritance. Although he was recognized as heir-apparent (tànaiste), he only received patches of land in Kintyre and Islay. The rebellion started in 1387 and went on into the 1390s, and John obtained the support of the MacLean kindred. However, John and the MacLeans were eventually forced to submit to Domhnall, and by 1395 John Mór had been forced into Ireland. There he entered the service of King Richard II of England and later established a MacDonald lordship in Antrim.

-------------------- Assissinated in 1427