_Ollaghair Olaf_or_Olaus Odhar GODREDSON _ _Leod OLAFSON _______________|_Christina ROSS __________________________ _Tormod [Norman] MACLEOD ______| | | _Armuin MACRAILD _________________________ | |_Heiress_of Armuin MACRAILD _|__________________________________________ _Malcolm Gillecaluim MACLEOD _| | | __________________________________________ | | _____________________________|__________________________________________ | |_Fingula [or_Flora] MACCROTAN _| | | __________________________________________ | |_____________________________|__________________________________________ | |--John Iain Ciar MACLEOD | | __________________________________________ | _____________________________|__________________________________________ | _______________________________| | | | __________________________________________ | | |_____________________________|__________________________________________ |______________________________| | __________________________________________ | _____________________________|__________________________________________ |_______________________________| | __________________________________________ |_____________________________|__________________________________________
!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, p. 11. Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1986. According to the BANNATYNE MANUSCRIPT, this MacLeod Chief was a 'most tyrannical and blood-thirsty despot, equally feared by all his vassals and by the members of his own family'. He married an Irish lady of the name of O'Neil, who, it would appear, was as cruel and vindictive as her husband. By her, John had issue.... About the year 1392, Chief John went to Harris to be present at a deer hunt, and was accompanied by the chief men of his clan. After the hunt was over, the Chief returned to Rodel to embark for Dunvegan. When in the act of lifting his foot to step into his galley, his side was pierced by an arrow fired at him from the height above the shore. His followers carried him to the nearby Monastery, where he died that same evening. His body was taken to Iona and buried there. He was succeeded by his surviving son.