Donald MacLeod
b: BEF 1794
d: 11 APR 1838
!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon and Alick Morrison, THE
MACLEODS--THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section II, Edinburgh, The Clan
MacLeod Society, 1968, pp. 10-11, 17.
Donald MacLeod, as a young man, took up the ''profession of arms'', and
was commissioned Lieutenant, on 20th August 1794, in the 71st
Highland Regiment. He became Major, on 24th September 1808, in the
3rd Regiment of Inverness-shire Local Militia, receiving his commission
from Sir James Grant of Grant, Baronet, Lord Lieutenant of
Inverness-shire. Major MacLeod, in 1820, sold the remainder of his lease
of Talisker, and left for Van Diemen''s Land (now Tasmania) on the ship
SKELTON, which sailed from Skye in June or July 1820. On arrival in Van
Diemen''s Land, on 30th November 1820, he received a grant of 2,000
acres of land, and was allotted seven servants. He named his property
''Talisker'', in memory of the home he had left in Skye, which his family
had occupied for two hudnred years. Later, in 1837, he crossed over to
Sydney, New South Wales, where some of his sons had settled, and there
he died on 11th April 1838. Major Donald MacLeod married, on 25th April
1806, Catherine, daughter of Alexander (alasdair Ruadh) MacLean, 14th
of the MacLeans of Coll, with issue.
As already stated, Major Donald MacLeod died, on 11th April 1838, in
Sydney. His widow, at an advanced age, paid a visit to the ''old country'',
where she remained for a few years, and then returned to Australia,
where she died, on 22nd February 1863, in Victoria. Major MacLeod was
succeeded in the representation of the MacLeods of Talisker by his
eldest son.
  • BEF 1794 - Birth - ; Talisker House,Isle of Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
  • 11 APR 1838 - Death - ; Sydney,,New South Wales,Australia
  • Nobility Title - VI of Talisker
Donald MacLeod
BEF 1794 - 11 APR 1838
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Magnus MacLeod
Marriageto Margaret Isabella MacDonald
FatherDonald MacLeod
MotherChristina MacLeod
PARENT (F) Margaret Isabella MacDonald
Marriageto Magnus MacLeod
MDonald MacLeod
BirthBEF 1794Talisker House,Isle of Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
Death11 APR 1838Sydney,,New South Wales,Australia
Marriage25 APR 1806to Catherine MacLean
MAlexander MacLeod
Marriageto ?
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Donald MacLeod
BirthBEF 1794Talisker House,Isle of Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
Death11 APR 1838 Sydney,,New South Wales,Australia
Marriage25 APR 1806to Catherine MacLean
FatherMagnus MacLeod
MotherMargaret Isabella MacDonald
PARENT (F) Catherine MacLean
Birth18 JAN 1787New Coll Castle,Isle of Coll,Scotland,United Kingdom
Death22 FEB 1863 Bacchus Marsh,Victoria,,Australia
Marriage25 APR 1806to Donald MacLeod
MMagnus MacLeod
Birth30 AUG 1807Talisker,Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
MAlexander MacLeod
Birth30 NOV 1808Talisker,Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
MJohn Norman MacLeod
Birth8 OCT 1816Durham,,England
Death18 APR 1886Castlemaddie,,Tasmania,Australia
Marriageto Agnes Paterson
MHugh Lawrence MacLeod
Birth30 NOV 1818Coll Castle,Isle of Coll,Scotland,United Kingdom
Death9 MAR 1892Geelong,,Tasmania,Australia
Marriage30 NOV 1848to Elizabeth Ann Hines at Christ Church,Geelong
MDonald James MacLeod
Birth16 JUL 1820on ship SKELTON,,Cape Finisterre
MHector Allan MacLeod
Birth25 SEP 1827,,,Tasmania
DeathABT 1878
Marriageto Marion Lord
MRoderick MacLean MacLeod
Birth8 SEP 1829,,,Tasmania
Death7 OCT 1848Benyeo,Apsley,Victoria,Australia
FCatherine Cameron MacLeod
Birth2 FEB 1811Talisker,Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
FJohana Isabella MacLeod
Birth12 MAR 1812Talisker,Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
Marriageto Alexander Paterson
FJanet Georgina Hobart MacLeod
Birth18 AUG 1813Talisker,Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
Death2 SEP 1813Talisker,Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
FMargaret Sibella MacLeod
Birth27 MAY 1815Talisker,Skye,Scotland,United Kingdom
FMarion Christina Loyd MacLeod
Birth6 MAY 1822Talisker,,,Tasmania
Marriageto Mordaunt MacLean
FJanetta Maria MacLeod
Birth25 JUN 1824Talisker,White Hills,,Tasmania
Death19 APR 1887Salisbury Court,Uralia,New South Wales,Australia
Marriageto Charles Marsh
Descendancy Chart
Donald MacLeod b: BEF 1794 d: 11 APR 1838
Catherine MacLean b: 18 JAN 1787 d: 22 FEB 1863
Magnus MacLeod b: 30 AUG 1807 d: 1886
Alexander MacLeod b: 30 NOV 1808
John Norman MacLeod b: 8 OCT 1816 d: 18 APR 1886
Alexander Magnus MacLeod b: 7 AUG 1846 d: 19 JUL 1910
Francis Henty Silvester b: 26 JUN 1920
Donald Norman MacLeod b: 10 JUN 1848 d: 25 OCT 1914
Charlotte Bussell d: 11 AUG 1926
Norman Alfred MacLeod b: 1 MAR 1880 d: 26 JUN 1896
Hugh Vernon MacLeod b: 23 JAN 1882 d: 26 SEP 1955
Donald Guy MacLeod b: 4 OCT 1885 d: 17 SEP 1955
Donald Ian Guy MacLeod b: 17 APR 1923
Donald Ian MacLeod b: 9 JUN 1949 d: 27 OCT 1955
Evan Guy MacLeod b: 8 APR 1952
Reith Graeme MacLeod b: 28 MAY 1954
Ian Breac MacLeod b: 5 MAR 1964
Penelope Holmes b: 1949
Alexander John MacLeod b: 12 APR 1889 d: 8 APR 1934
David Julius Irwin MacLeod b: 14 JAN 1923
Alastair Fergus MacLeod b: 29 FEB 1896 d: 10 AUG 1964
Jean MacLeod b: 26 JAN 1925
Diana Urquhart MacLeod b: 12 SEP 1927
John Lyall d: 1927
Donald Norman MacLeod Lyall b: 27 SEP 1905
John Vernon Lyall b: 6 SEP 1907
Farquhar Donald McRae b: 18 DEC 1907
George Guy McRae b: 1 OCT 1910
Adye MacLeod Douglas b: 20 FEB 1920
Sholto Douglas b: 30 MAR 1921
Fergus Douglas b: 3 NOV 1922
Arthur David Parkinson b: 15 JUL 1935
Romilly Hebden Farrar b: 14 JUN 1926
Wallace MacLeod b: 25 JUN 1855 d: 28 JUL 1919
Catherine MacLeod d: 19 DEC 1919
Constance MacLeod d: 4 OCT 1934
Hugh Lawrence MacLeod b: 30 NOV 1818 d: 9 MAR 1892
Elizabeth Ann Hines b: 16 NOV 1828 d: 10 SEP 1899
Frank Donald MacLeod b: 3 JUL 1853
Frank Hugh James MacLeod b: 25 NOV 1886
Edward Shambrook Davies d: 25 NOV 1964
Peter Frank Dunn b: 1948
Talisker Donald MacLeod b: 1892 d: 8 AUG 1916
Hugh Donald Thomas Groube b: 1915 d: AFT 1968
Frank Groube b: 1918
Hugh Magnus MacLeod b: 5 FEB 1859 d: 6 JUN 1934
Roderick Alexander Percy MacLeod b: 19 FEB 1866 d: 1935
Alan Desailly MacLeod b: 17 JUL 1896 d: 19 OCT 1917
Alister Roderick MacLeod b: 19 MAR 1901
Frederick Norman MacLeod b: 9 FEB 1868 d: 7 JUN 1929
Margaret Eleanor MacLeod d: 22 JUL 1878
Elizabeth Irene MacLeod d: 21 APR 1919
Gertrude Jessie MacLeod d: 17 MAY 1928
Eric Thomson d: AFT 1968
Donald James MacLeod b: 16 JUL 1820 d: 1883
Hector Allan MacLeod b: 25 SEP 1827 d: ABT 1878
Roderick MacLean MacLeod b: 8 SEP 1829 d: 7 OCT 1848
Catherine Cameron MacLeod b: 2 FEB 1811
Johana Isabella MacLeod b: 12 MAR 1812
Janet Georgina Hobart MacLeod b: 18 AUG 1813 d: 2 SEP 1813
Margaret Sibella MacLeod b: 27 MAY 1815
Janetta Maria MacLeod b: 25 JUN 1824 d: 19 APR 1887