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Ranald MacDonald

Birthplace: of Trotternish, Skye, Inverness, Scotland
Death: Scotland
Place of Burial: Troternish
Immediate Family:

Son of John Og Macdonald, 1st of Rigg & Balvicquean and (No Name)
Father of James
Brother of James Macdonald, 2nd of Rigg & Balvicquean

Managed by: Sharon Doubell
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About Ranald MacDonald

This family is descended from
I. JOHN OG, second son of Donald Gruamach Mac James. While James, the older son of Donald of Ostaig, remained in the native region of SIeat, John Og appears to have migrated to Troternish, where he and his descendants are to be found in the lands of Rigg and Balvicquean. John Og married, and had —

1. James, who succeeded him.
2. Ranald, who also lived at Troternish, and is buried there. He married, and had a son

James, who lived at Troternish, and is buried there. James married, and had a son

Archibald Ban, who settled in North Uist, having gone there along with Ranald, son of Sir James, 2nd Baronet of Sleat, when he became tacks- man of Baleshare. From Ranald of Baleshare he held the lands of Grianan. He died at Grianan, and was buried in Roilig Chlann Domhnuill in Kilmuir Church- Yard, North Uist. Archibald Ban married, and had

(A) James.James the older son of Archibald Ban Grianan, settled at Torlum, Benbecula, in the parish of South Uist. He married Christina, daughter of Malcolm Macdonald ofnthe Siol Ghorraidh tribe in North Uist, and had issue —

(A) Rev. Donald Macdonald, minister of Stencholl, in Skye, who died unmarried.
(B; Norman, tacksman of Nunton and Vallay. Norman, second son of James Macdonald, Torlum, was for many years tacksman of the farms of Nunton in Benbecula, and of Vallay in North Uist. He was one of the most capable and energetic farmers in the Western Isles, and was held in much esteem by a large circle of friends as one of the most genial and hospitable of men. He married Jessie, 3rd daughter of Rev. Roderick Maclean, minister of South Uist, with issue —

(a) Rev. Donald John Macdonald, Minister of Killean and Kilkenzie, a clergyman of the highest character, who commands great respect throughout the district of Kintyre. He married Margaret, daughter of the late Robert Colvill of Bellgrove, Campbeltown ;
(b) James, who succeeded his father as Tacksman of Nunton and Vallay, now abroad ;
(c) Roderick, M.D., now in Australia ;
(d) Norman, in Australia ;
(e) Lizzie ;
(f) Christina, who married James Macrae, LL.B., solicitor, Glasgow, with issue ;
(g) Flora, who married Mr Whitaker in Australia.

(c) Archibald, tacksman of North Bay, Barra, who died unmarried.
(D) John, who died young.
(E) Catherine, who married Archibald Macdonald of Allasdale, Barra, with issue.

(B) Rev. Coll Macdonald, for many years minister of Portree, and highly respected by all classes of his parishioners. He was twice married, with issue, a daughter.
(c) Marion, who married Donald Macdonald, grandfather of the late Rev. Hugh Macdonald of Trumisgarry.



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of Trotternish, Skye, Inverness, Scotland