_Leod OLAFSON _______________ _Tormod [Norman] MACLEOD ______|_Heiress_of Armuin MACRAILD _ _Malcolm Gillecaluim MACLEOD _| | | _____________________________ | |_Fingula [or_Flora] MACCROTAN _|_____________________________ _John Iain Ciar MACLEOD _| | | _____________________________ | | _______________________________|_____________________________ | |______________________________| | | _____________________________ | |_______________________________|_____________________________ | |--William Cleireach MACLEOD | | _____________________________ | _______________________________|_____________________________ | ______________________________| | | | _____________________________ | | |_______________________________|_____________________________ |_? O'NEIL _______________| | _____________________________ | _______________________________|_____________________________ |______________________________| | _____________________________ |_______________________________|_____________________________
!CONFLICT: Douglas lists Tormod/Norman, founder of the families of Borline, St. Kilda, etc. as the son of William Cleireach MacLeod, V of Hammer. However, MacKinnon and Morrison have this man as a son of John Iain Borb MacLeod. This is where he is located in this database.
!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, p. 12. Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1986. William, as his father's second son, was educated for the church, and was known as UILLEAM CLEIREACH (William the Clerk), but when his elder brother, Malcolm was killed in Lewis, he returned home to prepare himself for the duties of the chiefship. He married, according to the BANNATYNE MANUSCRIPT, a daughter of MacLean of Duart, but, according to Alexander MacKenzie, [HISTORY OF THE MACLEODS, p. 13] his wife was a daughter of John MacLaine, 2nd of Lochbuie. [The Rev. A. MacLean Sinclair agrees with Alexander MacKenzie that William's wife was a daughter of MacLaine, 2nd of Lochbuie, but gives his Christian name as Murdoch and not John (CLAN GILLEAN, p. 255).] William had issue.... William did not live to be an old man. He died suddenly c. 1409, at Castle Camus in Sleat, and was buried in Iona. He was succeeded in the chiefship by his son.