John Iain_Borb MACLEOD (VI Chief)

Father: William Cleireach MACLEOD
Mother: MACLEAN

Family 1: Margaret DOUGLAS
  1. Norman MACLEOD
  2. William Dubh MACLEOD
  3. Margaret MACLEOD
  4. Fynvola (or_Flora) MACLEOD

                                                                                       _Tormod [Norman] MACLEOD ______
                                                        _Malcolm Gillecaluim MACLEOD _|_Fingula [or_Flora] MACCROTAN _
                              _John Iain Ciar MACLEOD _|
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 _William Cleireach MACLEOD _|
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|--John Iain_Borb MACLEOD 
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Notes

!BIOGRAPHY: Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Baronet, THE BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND, Edinburgh, 1798, p. 376. X. John Macleod of that ilk, Herries, &c. a man of great strength of body, an undaunted spirit, and great resolution. He accompanied Donald, Lord of the Isles, to the bloody battle of Harlaw, where he behaved gallantly, anno 1411. He is mentioned in a charter from king James IV hereafter narrated. He married a daughter of the family of Douglas, and by her had two sons and one daughter. 1. William, his heir. 2. Tormod, whose direct male heir was William of Meidle, named in the destination of the estate made by sir Roderick Macleod, anno 1611, herein after-mentioned; but the male line of that William is now failed. Of this Tormod are also descended the Macleods of Drynoch, Balmeanich, and the tribe called Slichd Jaine Vicloid, &c. His daughter, Margaret, was married to Roderick Macleod baron of Lewes. He died in the island of Balby in Herries, in the beginning of the reign of king James II, and was succeeded by his eldest son, William Macleod.

!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Canon R. C. MacLeod, THE MACLEODS OF DUNVEGAN (1927), p. 66. Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, p. 13. Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1986. John, who was scarcely ten years of age when he succeeded his father, grew up to be a man of great stature, strength and undaunted courage, and was known as Iain Borb (John the Turbulent). He commanded the MacLeods at the battle of Harlaw in 1411, and was wounded in the forehead. Many years afterwards, when on a visit to his Castle on Pabbay, he took part in a friendly fencing match with his foster-brother, Somerled MacCombich. During the contest, according to the BANNATYNE MANUSCRIPT, the 'wound in his forehead burst out with such violence that the bleeding could not be stopped. A swift galley was dispatched for a leech, but before he could arrive, Iain had expired'. This happened in 1442. Iain Borb married a grand-daughter of the Earl of Douglas (probably James, 3rd Earl, who died in 1401 [Note: The 3rd Earl of Douglas was Archibald the Grim, not James.), with issue.... Iain Borb died in the Island of Pabbay, as already stated, and was succeeded in the chiefship of the MacLeods by his son.

!BIOGRAPHY: THE MACLEODS OF ARNISDALE, compiled by Rev. Donald MacKinnon, Portree, Skye, Scotland, 1929, reprinted by The Clan MacLeod Society USA, Migration Project Publications Series, Number 1, 1984, p. 7. This branch of MacLeods is descended from John (Iain Borb), sixth Chief of the MacLeods of Dunvegan, who lived from about 1392-1442. An interesting account of this Chief of Dunvegan may be found in the "History of the MacLeods," by the late Alexander MacKenzie, Inverness (pp. 13, 14), and in "The MacLeods of Dunvegan," by Rev. Canon R.C. MacLeod of MacLeod (pp. 60-67). He was married to Margaret, granddaughter of the Earl of Douglas. By this lady, he had two sons, William and Norman, and two daughters. From Norman, John Borb's second son, came the family known as "Sliochd Iain MhicLeoid," who maintain that their progenitor, Norman, was the elder son, and should have succeeded to the Chiefship on the death of Iain Borb, instead of William. MacKenzie and Canon MacLeod contend that William was the older son.

!SOURCE: Rev. Donald MacKinnon, THE MACLEODS OF ARNISDALE, Migration Project Publications Series Number 1, Clan MacLeod Society, USA, 1984, p. 7. This branch of the Macleods is descended from John (Iain Borb), sixth Chief of the Macleods of Dunvegan, who lived from about 1392 to 1442. An interesting account of this Chief of Dunvegan may be found in the "History of the Macleods," by the late Alexander Mackenzie, Inverness (pp. 13, 14), and in "The Macleods of Dunvegan," by Rev. Canon R. C. Macleod of Macleod (pp. 60-67.) He was married to Margaret, granddaughter of the Earl of Douglas. By this lady, he had two sons, William and Norman, and two daughters. From Norman, John Borb's second son, came the family known as "Sliochd Iain MhicLeoid," who maintain that their progenitor, Norman, was the elder son, and should have succeeded to the Chiefship on the death of Iain Borb, instead of William. Mackenzie and Canon Macleod contend that William was the older son.

!SOURCE: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon and Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS -- THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section III, "MacLeod Cadet Families", Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1979, p. 200.. John (Iain Borb), his successor as chief, already dealt with in Section 1 of these genealogies. This chief was very fond of the island of Pabbay, where he extensively repaired the Old Castle, and later, accidentally met his death.


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