_Norman The_Red_Man MACLEOD _ _John MACLEOD __|_Janet MACDONALD ____________ _Norman The_General MACLEOD _| | | _Alexander BRODIE ___________ | |_Emilia BRODIE _|_____________________________ _John Norman MACLEOD _| | | _____________________________ | | ________________|_____________________________ | |_____________________________| | | _____________________________ | |________________|_____________________________ | |--Norman MACLEOD | | _____________________________ | ________________|_____________________________ | _John STEVENSON _____________| | | | _____________________________ | | |________________|_____________________________ |_Anne STEPHENSON _____| | _____________________________ | ________________|_____________________________ |_____________________________| | _____________________________ |________________|_____________________________
!SOURCE: BURKE'S LANDED GENTRY, Burke's Peerage Ltd., London, 1939, p. 1494. He encumbred his estates in giving relief in the great famine of 1847.
!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon and Alick Morrison, THE MACLEODS--THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section II, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, ND, pp. iii-xxii. Norman's childhood was spent at Dunvegan, where he was born on 18th July 1812. At the age of thirteen, he went to school at Harrow, where he was very unhappy, judging by his letters which are still preserved at Dunvegan. From Harrow he went abroad, to Paris and Vienna. In 1835, when he was 23 years of age, his father died, and he became Chief. By improvements at the Castle, which were costly, unsuccessful ventures in farming and other directions, and giving relief in the great famine of 1847, he greatly encumbered the MacLeod estates, and ruined himself. By his courage and self-denial he saved the ancient inheritance of his family and clan. He died, on 5th February 1895, in Paris, and his remains were brought to Dunvegan, where, in the presence of a great concourse of clansmen, they were deposited in the family burial plot in the old church above the village. He married, in 1837, as his first wife, the Hon. Louisa Barbara St. John (1818-1880), only daughter of the 13th Lord St. John of Bletsoe, [History of the MacLeods, pp. 184-5] with issue. Norman MacLeod, the 25th Chief married secondly Hanna, eldest daughter of Baron von Ettingshausen, Austria, without issue. He died on 5th February 1895 and was succeeded as Chief by his eldest son.