_William Cleireach MACLEOD _ _John Iain_Borb MACLEOD _|_ MACLEAN __________________ _William Dubh MACLEOD _| | | _ DOUGLAS __________________ | |_Margaret DOUGLAS _______|____________________________ _Alexander Alisdair_Crotach MACLEOD _| | | ____________________________ | | _John MACLAINE __________|____________________________ | |_[Daughter] MACLAINE __| | | ____________________________ | |_________________________|____________________________ | |--William MACLEOD | | ____________________________ | _________________________|____________________________ | _______________________| | | | ____________________________ | | |_________________________|____________________________ |_[youngest_dau] CAMERON _____________| | ____________________________ | _________________________|____________________________ |_______________________| | ____________________________ |_________________________|____________________________
!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, pp. 15-16. Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1986. William was born about 1505, and married (marr. contr. dated at Lovat, 13th April 1540) Agnes, daughter of Hugh, 3rd Lord Fraser of Lovat, with issue, an only daughter, Mary. Tradition says that William, who, at an early period of his married life, realized he would not have an heir-male of his own body, became obsessed by the fear that the clan would not accept Mary as chief, and treated his younger brothers, Donald and Norman, so unkindly that they left home. He entirely alienated himself from his clansmen and spent the last years of his life shut up in Dunvegan Castle. He died in September 1551, and was buried in the Cathedral of St. Clement at Rodel, Harris. he was succeeded by his daughter. [Agnes Fraser, after william's death, married (marr. contr., dated 2nd May 1562) Alexander Bayne of Tulloch, with issue (THE SCOTTISH GENEALOGIST, II, No. 1, pp. 3-4). She died on 29th January 1594-5 (Warrand: SOME FRASER PEDIGREES, 1934, p. 7).