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Alastair Carragh MacDonald (1'st of Keppoch), Lord of Lochaber

Also Known As: "forfeited his lands year 1431"
Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Kippoch, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: 1440 (75-89)
Kippoch, Argyllshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Eoin Carrach MacDomhnaill, 7th Lord of the Isles and Margaret Stewart, Princess of Scotland
Husband of Mary MacDonald
Father of Lord Alexander MacAlistair and Angus, of the Macalisters of Loup, Argyleshire
Brother of Ian 'John Mór' Macdonald, Lord of the Isles; Donald MacDonald, of Harlaw, 8th Lord of the Isles; Anna MacDonald, of the Isles; Angus MacDonald; Marcus MacDonald and 1 other
Half brother of Mary MacDonald; Marjorie MacDonald; Godfrey MacDonald, Lord of Uist and Garmoran; Ranald MacDonald; Agnes MacDonald of the Isles and 6 others

Occupation: He was the 1st of Keppoch - from who descend the Keppoch chiefs of Clanranald of Lochaber
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About Alastair Carragh MacDonald, Lord of Lochaber

Alastair Carragh MacDonald (Alexander the Strong) (d. c.1440) was a son of John of Islay, Lord of the Isles and Margaret Stewart, daughter of King Robert II of Scotland and Elizabeth Mure.[1] He is the eponymous ancestor of Clan MacDonald of Keppoch.

He fought alongside his brother, Donald of the Isles, at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411, supporting Donald's claim to the Earldom of Ross. For his involvement in the 1431 insurrection of Donald Balloch and the Battle of Inverlochy, Alistair had a large portion of his lands confiscated, with those lands transferred to the Malcolm Beg Mackintosh, Chief of Clan MacKintosh.


By his wife Mary, daughter of Malcolm, Earl of Lennox, they had:

  • Angus, d. c.1484, married a daughter of MacPhee of Glenpean.

and Alexander MacAlastair aka Lord Alexander MacAlistair b. 1420


  • Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846-1931; Douglas of Glenbervie, Robert, Sir, bart; Wood, John Philip (1904), 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 / edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, David Douglas
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Alastair Carragh MacDonald, Lord of Lochaber's Timeline

Kippoch, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 19
Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Age 64
Age 89
Kippoch, Argyllshire, Scotland