William Dubh MACLEOD (VII Chief)

Father: John Iain_Borb MACLEOD
Mother: Margaret DOUGLAS

Family 1: [Daughter] MACLAINE
  1. Alexander Alisdair_Crotach MACLEOD
  2. [Daughter] MACLEOD
Family 2: Anne MACDONALD
  1. [Daughter] MACLEOD

                                                                                  _Malcolm Gillecaluim MACLEOD _
                                                        _John Iain Ciar MACLEOD _|______________________________
                           _William Cleireach MACLEOD _|
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 _John Iain_Borb MACLEOD _|
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|--William Dubh MACLEOD 
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|                                                       _Earl_of DOUGLAS ________|______________________________
|                          _ DOUGLAS __________________|
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|_Margaret DOUGLAS _______|
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!BIOGRAPHY: Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Baronet, THE BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND, Edinburgh, 1798, p. 376. XI. William Macleod of that ilk, Glenelg, &c. In a charter under the great seal, confirming a charter from John earl of Ross to his brother Hugh, dated 28th June 1449, Willielmus Macleod de Glenelg, et Rodericus Macleod de Lewes, are witnesses. The confirmation is dated in 1492. Also, in another charter under the great seal, Alexandro Leslie de Wardes, dated 22d December 1478, the witnesses are Colin earl of Argyle, Lauchlan Maclean of Dowart, Hector Maclean of Lochbuy, William Macleod of Glenelg, Torquil Macleod of Lewes, &c,. &c. In both of the above charters, Glenelg or Herries is first named. He married a daughter of John Maclean of Lochbuy, by whom he had a son, Alexander, his heir, ______ and a daughter, ______, married to Lauchlan Maclean of Dowart. This William, by order of king James III, went to the assistance of John earl of Ross against his natural son, and lost his life in a naval engagement in Cammisteraig, or Bloody Bay, in the Sound of Mull, and was succeeded by his only son, Alexander Macleod.

!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, p. 14. Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1986. Called "Long Sword". This Chief was a brave and renowned warrior, and as an old man fought at the head of his clan in the naval engagement, which took place, in 1480, in a bay near Tobermory in Mull, which has been known ever since as Bloody Bay. Early in the fight, the Chief of the MacLeods was killed, and his body was taken to Iona for interment. He was the last MacLeod Chief that was buried there. William Dubh married, as his first wife, his cousin, a daughter of John MacLaine, 3rd of Lochbuie, with issue. [In CLAN GILLEAN (p. 255), she is given as a daughter of Murdoch MacLaine, 2nd of Lochbuie, which is incorrect.] After the death of his first wife, William Dubh married, as his second wife, Anne, [Anne, after William Dubh's death, married, as her second husband, Hector Roy MacKenzie, 1st of Gairloch, with issue. HISTORY OF THE MACKENZIES, p. 397.]

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