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  • Ranald MacDonald (c.1647 - d.)
    THE GENEALOGY OF CLAN DONALD. 515 THE MACDONALDS OF RIGG AND BALVICQUEAN. This family is descended from I. JOHN OG, second son of Donald Gruamach Mac James. While James, the older son of Donald of Osta...
  • Donald 'Gruamach' Mac James, 1st of Ostaig & Capstill (c.1591 - 1626)
    THE MACDONALDS OF OSTAIG AND CAPSTILL. This family derives its descent from I. DONALD, second son of James Macdonald of Castle Camus. He had the same soubriquet as his grandfather, Donald, 4th Baron of...
  • John MacDonald, 6th (c.1749 - d.)
    JOHN OG, second son of Donald Gruamach Mac James (who migrated to Troternish, where he and his descendants are to be found in the lands of Rigg and Balvicquea) 1. James, who succeeded him. 1. ...
  • Donald Gruamach Macdonald, 5th (c.1723 - d.)
    JOHN OG, second son of Donald Gruamach Mac James (who migrated to Troternish, where he and his descendants are to be found in the lands of Rigg and Balvicquea) 1. James, who succeeded him. 1....
  • James of Kendrom Macdonald, 4th of Rigg & Balvicquean (c.1697 - d.)
    JOHN OG, second son of Donald Gruamach Mac James (who migrated to Troternish, where he and his descendants are to be found in the lands of Rigg and Balvicquea) 1. James, who succeeded him. 1....

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THE MACDONALDS OF RIGG AND BALVICQUEAN

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 tacksman 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.
(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.

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 of the 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.
(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.
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.

John Og, son of Donald Gruamach Mac James, was succeeded in the representation of this branch by his oldest son,

II. JAMES. He married, and had issue —

1. Donald, who succeeded.
2. John, who died without issue.
III. DONALD of Balvicquean and Rigg. He married, and had issue—

1. James, who succeeded.
2. John, who had Balvicquean and Rigg.
3. Anna, who married John Macdonald of Griminish and Scolpig, with issue.
4. Mary, who died unmarried.

He died c. 1720, and was succeeded by

IV. JAMES, who, though the oldest son, did not hold Balvicquean and Rigg, but is designed of Kendrom, which is adjoining the former lands. He married a daughter of John Martin of Kingsburgh- more, and had issue. He was succeeded by his son,

V. DONALD GRUAMACH. He married, and had issue —

1. John.
2. Margaret, who married Donald Macdonald of Skeabost, with issue.
VI. JOHN MACDONALD, an officer in the Custom House in Stornoway. He married, and had —

1. John, who went to Jamaica, and died without issue.
2. Donald, captain of a vessel trading with China, who married Margaret, daughter of Donald Macdonald, of Skeabost, and had three daughters — Johanna, Margaret, and Jemima.
3. Maigaret, died unmarried.
4. Betsy, died unmarried.
5. James (b 8 /bap17 April 1788 - June 18,1871 Morgan's Bridge, Westmoreland, Jamaica) x St Andrew Hanover 21/12/1839, Jane Wells (b c 1798-)

iCatherine c1818
iiElizabeth c1820
iiiNorman 1822
ivJames 1826
v William (b March 01, 1840 bap Dec 21 1840,Hanover, Cornwall, Jamaica - 10 Dec 1905, Admiral's Town, St Andrew) x Marion McDonald

Daniel McDonald x Lydia Hinds (c 1895 - Feb 12 1915, Retreat Mountain, Parish Of Saint Mary, Jamaica, Aged 20)

William Edward Mc Donald (1912, Westmoreland, Jamaica - 1968) x 22 Dec 1940, Savanna la Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica, Daphnie Naomi Potts (d/o George Potts)

Dr Wilton George McDonald, Sr (1945,Westmoreland, Jamaica-) x Cereta Ramlal McDonald

1.Khichala Anjelita McDonald Carey
2.Dr. Wilton George McDonald, II (1975 -) x Ewelina Sadurski

iNadia McDonald (2006-2006)
iiMaria McDonald (2011-)
iiiAleksander Wilton McDonald (2014)

6. Barbara, died unmarried.
7. David, went abroad.

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