Tormod [Norman] MACLEOD (II Chief)

Father: Leod OLAFSON
Mother: Heiress_of Armuin MACRAILD

Family 1: Fingula [or_Flora] MACCROTAN
  1. Malcolm Gillecaluim MACLEOD
  2. Murdoch Murchadh MACLEOD
Family 2: Christina FRASER
  1. Leod MACLEOD
  2. Godfrey MACLEOD
Family 3: Dorothea ROSS
  1. Norman Roderick MACLEOD

                                                                                                                  _Olaf_I The_Red GODREDSON _
                                                                          _Ochraidh Godred_II The_Black OLAFSON _|_Elfrica of GALLOWAY ______
                               _Ollaghair Olaf_or_Olaus Odhar GODREDSON _|
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                              |                                          |_Phingola (Fionghuala) MACLOCHLAN _____|___________________________
 _Leod OLAFSON _______________|
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|                             |                                           _Farquhar EARL_OF_ROSS ________________|___________________________
|                             |_Christina ROSS __________________________|
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|--Tormod [Norman] MACLEOD 
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|                              _Armuin MACRAILD _________________________|
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|_Heiress_of Armuin MACRAILD _|
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INDEX

Notes

!SOURCE: Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Baronet, THE BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND, Edinburgh, 1798, p. 374. VI. Tormod Macleod of Herries. He lived in the reign of the great Robert Bruce, to whom he was a faithful and loyal subject. He left issue a son and successor. Malcolm Macleod of Herries.

!SOURCE: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, p. 9. Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, Associate Clan MacLeod Societies,1986, pp. 31-34.] Tormod (or Norman), who seems to have died before his father, was married to Fingula (or Flora), the daughter of an Irish chief, by name MacCrotan. By this lady, he had a son, Norman, who succeeded his grandfather, Leod, and became the ancestor of the MacLeods of Harris, Dunvegan and Glenelg, known as Siol Tormoid.

!REVISION: According to earlier sources (i.e., Dougles of Glenbervie, et al), Leod had at least two sons, Tormod (Norman) -- ancestor of Siol Tormod, and Torquil -- ancestor of Siol Torquil. However, Morrison, in the next source, revises that, making Torquil the grandson by a son named Murdoch, rather than brother, of Tormod (Norman).

!SOURCE: Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS: THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section IV, Revised Edition, "The MacLeods of Lewis", Edinburgh, Associated Clan MacLeod Societies, 1990, pp. 1, 2. Norman had at least two sons: Malcolm (Gillecaluim), ancestor of the MacLeods of Harris, and recipient in the mid-1340's of a charter of lands in Glenelg from King David II. [The Book of Dunvegan, (I) p. 273; E. W. Robertson, pp. 48, 99, 100.], and Murdoch (Murchadh), who was III of Lewis, and who married a daughter of the Nicolson chief and thus acquired lands in Lewis and Assynt.

!OMISSION: Douglas omits this son and generation. See Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Baronet, THE BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND, Edinburgh, 1798, p. 375. It is omitted, probably, for good reason -- it never existed?

!SOURCE: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, and Alick Morrison, THE MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, p. 10. Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1986. He is said to have married Christina, daughter of the Lord of Lovat, and sister of Sir Alexander Fraser of Cowie, Lord Great Chamberlain of Scotland in 1319, and by her had issue.... Tradition has it that Norman lived until he was a very old man, and that his white beard was so long that he had to tuck the end of it under his girdle. He died, c. 1320, at his castle on the Island of Pabbay in the sound of Harris, and was buried on Iona. His eldest son, Malcolm, succeeded him.

!CAVEAT: Prior to 1974, the common tradition of the genealogy of Clan MacLeod has this Torquil as the second son of Leod. However, there has been groundbreaking (and tradition smashing) work done by Matheson, in a paper published by The Gaelic Society of Inverness, (Vol. LI, pp. 320-337) which calls this tradition into question. Picking up on Matheson's work, Alick Morrison has produced THE MACLEODS: THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section IV, which presents a different picture of the relationship of Siol Torquil (the Clan name given to the MacLeods of Lewis) to Siol Tormod (the MacLeods of Dunvegan and Harris). This new line was further researched by Major Loudoun MacLeod, and Andrew MacLeod. The result is a second edition of Morrison's Section IV, published in 1990. The old tradition, dating back to Robert Douglas of Glenbervie's THE BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND, 1798, needs to be replaced by this new information, which is reflected in this genealogy. According to the old tradition, the lineage is as follows: 1. Leod -2. Tormod (Norman) MacLeod, founder of Siol Tormod. -2. Torquil MacLeod, founder of Siol Torquil. According to the new information, the lineage is as follows: 1. Leod -2. Tormod (Norman) MacLeod (ancestor to both Harris and Lewis) --3. Malcolm (Gillecaluim) ancestor of the MacLeods of Harris. --3. Murdoch (Murchadh), ancestor of the MacLeods of Lewis. ---4. Torquil (Torcall Og)

!SOURCE: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, and Alick Morrison, THE MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, p. 9.

!SOURCE: Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, Associate Clan MacLeod Societies,1986, p. 29. "Torquil, who was Leod's second son, succeeded on his father's death to whatever lands the latter possessed in the Island of Lewis. His nephew, Tormod of Harris and Dunvegan, gave him Waternish in Skye. [MEMORIAL FOR NORMAN MACLEOD, 22ND CHIEF (1767), in Muniment Room, Dunvegan Castle.] Torquil became the ancestor of the MacLeods of Lewis, known as Siol Torcuil."

!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.

!SOURCE: John Burke, Esq., HISTORY OF THE COMMONERS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, Vol. IV, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977, pp. 584-592. Torquil, second Baron of Lewis, who married Dorothea, daughter of William, Earl of Ross. He was a faithful adherent of Robert Bruce, in whose reign he died, and was succeeded by his son, Roderick.

!DEATH: Torquil MacLeod died in the reign of "Robert Bruce, b. July 11, 1274--d. June 7, 1329, (Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scot.), king of Scotland (1306-29)." [Encyclopedia Britannica, CD-ROM, 98] Thus he died before 1329.

!SOURCE: Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS: THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section IV, "The MacLeods of Lewis", Edinburgh, Associated Clan MacLeod Societies, 1974, p. 1. Nothing is known about this Chief but he must have been a person of consequence in his day for his race derive their name from him. It is said that he married Dorothea, daughter of William, Earl of Ross, his feudal superior in Lewis. They had issue.

Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS: THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section IV, Revised Edition, "The MacLeods of Lewis", Edinburgh, Associated Clan MacLeod Societies, 1990, pp. 1, 2.


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