Alexander MacLeod
d: AFT 1720
!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon and Alick Morrison, THE
MACLEODS--THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section II, Edinburgh, The Clan
MacLeod Society, 1968, pp. 25-30.
Well known as the "Advocat", appears to have been as old if not older
than John MacLeod of Contullich. According to contemporary papers (vide
Atholl and Tullibardine Papers), he was a natural brother of Contullich
and the same Papers regard him as the abler of the two brothers. He was
a powerful personality and as an advocate "made a great figure at the
bar". Like so many of the Berneray family, he was a Jacobite and for
some years he and his nephew, John MacLeod of Muiravonside served the
cause as agents in Scotland. Alexander was known as "Moubranch" and
his nephew as "Graham". For many years, he served as the "doer" for four
MacLeod chiefs in Edinburgh. He was very interested in St. Kilda and left
an appreciable sum of money, the proceeds of which were to be used to
supply missionaries for St. Kilda and the rest of Harris. He insisted,
however, that these missionaries must belong to the Clan MacLeod. He
was also involved in the unfortunate legal action raised by Norman XXII
Chief against the Heir of Contullich over the administration of the
MacLeod Estates from 1706 to 1720. [Dunvegan Papers] Alexander
MacLeod the "Advocat" was not married.
  • AFT 1720 - Death -
Sir Norman MacLeod
ABT 1614 - 3 MAR 1705
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Sir Norman MacLeod
BirthABT 1614Isle of Berneray
Death3 MAR 1705
Marriageto Margaret MacKenzie
FatherSir_Roderick Ruairidh_Mor MacLeod
MotherIsabel MacDonald
PARENT (F) Margaret MacKenzie
Marriageto Sir Norman MacLeod
FatherJohn MacKenzie
MotherIsabel MacKenzie
MAlexander MacLeod
DeathAFT 1720
MJohn MacLeod