Torquil Og MACLEOD (I of Lewis)

Father: Murdoch Murchadh MACLEOD
Mother: [Daughter] NICOLSON

Family 1: Margaret NICOLSON
  1. Roderick Ruaidhri Mor MACLEOD
  2. Malcolm Gille-caluim Beag MACLEOD
  3. Neil MACLEOD
  4. Sidheag MACLEOD

                                                                                           _Ollaghair Olaf_or_Olaus Odhar GODREDSON _
                                                             _Leod OLAFSON _______________|_Christina ROSS __________________________
                             _Tormod [Norman] MACLEOD ______|
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 _Murdoch Murchadh MACLEOD _|
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|                           |_Fingula [or_Flora] MACCROTAN _|
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|--Torquil Og MACLEOD 
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|_[Daughter] NICOLSON ______|
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Notes

!SOURCE: William Matheson, "The MacLeods of Lewis," TRANSACTIONS OF THE GAELIC SOCIETY OF INVERNESS, Vol. LI (1978-1980), Inverness, Scotland, 1981, pp. 320-337 (327). TORQUIL (from whom Sol Torcaill), first of the MacLeods of Lewis. The Lewis shennachie already quoted on the drowning of the Nicolsons described him as the conciliator between the Morisons and the MacAulays after a battle fought between the two clans near Barvas. Torquil MacLeod received (c. 1343) a charter from David II of four davochs of land in Assynt, together with the castle, for the service of a galley of twenty oars. This must have been to confirm possession of that part of his inheritance situated in the kingdom of Scotland, as opposed to Lewis, which was within the Lordship of the Isles, and therefore not in the gift of the Crown.

!SOURCE: Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Baronet, THE BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1798, p. 384. "IV. Torquil, fourth baron of Lewes, who succeeded him, and got a charter under the great seal, from king David Bruce, 'Torquilo Macleod de Lewes, terrarum baronia de Assynt, cum fortalicio, etc., etc. "He married Margaret Nicolson, with whom he got a considerable accession to his estate, and by her he had two sons. "1. Roderick, his heir. "2. Normond, progenitor of the Macleods of Assynt, of whom under their proper title. "He died in the reign of king Robert II, and was succeeded by his eldest son."

!SOURCE: John Burke, Esq., A GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE COMMONERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, Vol. II, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1977, pp. 175-178.

!BIOGRAPHY: BURKE'S LANDED GENTRY, Eighteenth Edition, Vol. II, London, Burke's Peerage Limited, 1969, pp. 416-417.

!BIOGRAPHY: John Burke, Esq., HISTORY OF THE COMMONERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, Vol. IV, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977, pp. 584-592. Torquil, fourth Baron of Lewis, who received a charter from David II, confirming to him the lands of Assynt. He married Margaret Nicholson, by whom he got a considerable accession to his estate, and had a son. He died in the reign of Robert II, and was succeeded by his son, Roderick.

!CAVEAT: Burke's has the son "Norman" or "Tormod" as the son of Roderick, Vth of the Lewes, rather than here as the son of Torquil, IVth of the Lewes, as stated by Douglas of Glenbervie. Until proven otherwise, we are assuming Burke's to be right.

!SOURCE: Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS: THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section IV, "The MacLeods of Lewis", Edinburgh, Associated Clan MacLeod Societies, 1974, p. 2. According to Douglas, Torquil MacLeod received a charter of Assynt from David II. Skene pointed out that in this charter, Torquil is not designated "of Lewis". Gregory, however, claimed that at the time, Torquil held Lewis as a vassal of the House of Isla. There is thus no need to doubt that Lewis was actually possessed by the Chiefs of Siol Thorcuil and their clan at this time. Torquil is said to have married Margaret MacNicol (or Nicolson), heiress to the lands of Assynt. Torquil had issue, probably a son Malcolm.

!SOURCE: Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS: THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section IV, Revised Edition, "The MacLeods of Lewis", Edinburgh, Associated Clan MacLeod Societies, 1990, p. 2. King David II granted in the mid-1340s a charter of four davochs of land and the castle of Assynt in Sutherland to a Torquil Macleod in return of the usual feudal services. it is reasonable to identify this Torquil MacLeod as the Macleod chief in Lewis who held his lands there not from the king, but from the Lord of the Isles. [The Book of Dunvegan (I) p. 275; E. W. Robertson, pp. 48, 99, 100.] In practical terms the grant meant that the same man had control of the sea lane of the North Minch.


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