John Iain Mor MACLEOD (XVI Chief)

Father: Sir_Roderick Ruairidh_Mor MACLEOD
Mother: Isabel MACDONALD

Family 1: Hon. Sibylla MACKENZIE
  1. Roderick Rory_the_Witty Ruairidh_Mir MACLEOD
  2. John Iain_Breac MACLEOD
  3. Mary MACLEOD
  4. Marion MACLEOD
  5. Julia MACLEOD
  6. Sibyl MACLEOD
  7. Margaret MACLEOD

                                                                                                       _William Dubh MACLEOD _______________
                                                                 _Alexander Alisdair_Crotach MACLEOD _|_[Daughter] MACLAINE ________________
                                      _Tormod [Norman] MACLEOD _|
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 _Sir_Roderick Ruairidh_Mor MACLEOD _|
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|                                    |                           _Hector Mor MACLEAN _________________|_____________________________________
|                                    |_Giles Julia MACLEAN _____|
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|--John Iain Mor MACLEOD 
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|                                     _Donald MACDONALD ________|
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|_Isabel MACDONALD __________________|
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                                     |                           _Allan MACDONALD ____________________|_____________________________________
                                     |_Margaret MACDONALD ______|
                                                                |                                      _Alexander Alisdair_Crotach MACLEOD _
                                                                |_[Daughter] MACLEOD _________________|_[youngest_dau] CAMERON _____________



!BIOGRAPHY: Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Baronet, THE BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND, Edinburgh, 1798, pp. 378, 379. XV. John Macleod of that ilk, Herries, Dunvegan, &c. commonly called John More, on account of his remarkable size and great strength of body. He was infeft in the whole estate of the family upon a precept from the chancery, dated 9th November 1626. He afterwards got a charter under the great seal, o the lands and baronies of Dunvegan, Glenelg, &c. dated 11th June 1634. He was a man of honour and merit, and sincerely attached to the interest of the royal family, which king Charles I was so sensible of, that he wrote him a most kind and friendly letter, promising him his constant favour, protection, &c. dated at Durham, 2d May 1639. He married Sybilla, daughter of Kenneth lord Mackenzie of Kintail, by whom he had two sons and five daughters. 1. Roderick, his heir. 2. John, who succeeded his brother. 1st daughter, Mary, married to sir James Macdonald of Slate, baronet. 2. Marian, married to Ronald Macdonald captain of the clan Ronald, and was mother of Captain Alan of clan Ronald, who was killed at Sheriffmuir, anno 1715. 3. Giles, married, 1st, to sir Alan Maclean third baronet of Dowart; 2dly, to _____ Campbell of Glenderoal. 4. Sybilla, married to Thomas Fraser of Beaufort, and was mother of Simon eleventh lord Lovat. 5. Margaret, married to sir James Campbell of Lawers, without issue. This John was a man of probity and benevolence, and was at much pains in civilizing his country. he continued steady in his loyalty to the king as long as he lived, and dying in September 1649, was succeeded by his eldest son, Roderick Macleod.

!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon, and Alick Morrison, MACLEOD CHIEFS OF HARRIS AND DUNVEGAN, Edinburgh, The Clan MacLeod Society, 1969, p. 25. Alick Morrison, THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD, East Kilbride, Scotland, 1986. He was known as Iain Mor, and was served heir to his father, Sir Roderick, on 9th November 1626. He married Sibyl, daughter of Kenneth, 1st Lord MacKenzie of Kintail, by his second wife, Isabel, daughter of Gilbert Ogilvie of Powrie, with issue.... [HISTORY OF THE MACLEODS, p. 99] John MacLeod died in September 1649, and was succeeded by his elder son.

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