John Iain Mor MacLeod
b: 1595
d: SEP 1649
!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.
John MacLeod died in September 1649, and was succeeded by his elder
  • 1595 - Birth -
  • SEP 1649 - Death -
  • Nobility Title - XVI Chief
Tormod [Norman] MacLeod
ABT 1509 - MAR 1584
John Iain Mor MacLeod
1595 - SEP 1649
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Sir_Roderick Ruairidh_Mor MacLeod
BirthABT 1562
DeathJAN 1626 Fortrose,,,Scotland
Marriage1598to Isabel MacDonald
FatherTormod [Norman] MacLeod
MotherGiles Julia MacLean
PARENT (F) Isabel MacDonald
Marriage1598to Sir_Roderick Ruairidh_Mor MacLeod
FatherDonald MacDonald
MotherMargaret MacDonald
MJohn Iain Mor MacLeod
DeathSEP 1649
Marriageto Hon. Sibylla MacKenzie
FMargaret MacLeod
Marriage9 APR 1623to Hector Mor MacLean
FMary MacLeod
Marriageto Sir_Lauchlan MacLean
Marriageto John MacDougall
FMarion MacLeod
Marriage15 FEB 1613to John of_Moidart MacDonald at Glasgow,,,Scotland
FJanet MacLeod
Marriageto John Garbh MacLeod
FFlorence MacLeod
FIsabel MacLeod
Marriageto Lauchlan MacLean
MSir_Roderick MacLeod
Marriageto Barbara Reay
Marriageto Mary MacKinnon
MSir Norman MacLeod
BirthABT 1614Isle of Berneray
Death3 MAR 1705
Marriageto Margaret MacKenzie
MWilliam MacLeod
BirthABT 1617
DeathABT 1698
MDonald MacLeod
BirthABT 1619
DeathABT 1706
Marriageto Janet MacDonald
Marriageto Margaret Fraser
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Iain Mor MacLeod
DeathSEP 1649
Marriageto Hon. Sibylla MacKenzie
FatherSir_Roderick Ruairidh_Mor MacLeod
MotherIsabel MacDonald
PARENT (F) Hon. Sibylla MacKenzie
BirthBEF 1691
Marriageto John Iain Mor MacLeod
FatherKenneth MacKenzie
MotherIsabel Ogilvie
FMary MacLeod
Marriage8 DEC 1678to John Moor
FMarion MacLeod
Marriage10 NOV 1666to Donald MacDonald
FJulia MacLeod
Marriageto Sir_Allan MacLean
MarriageAFT 1674to Campbell
FSibyl MacLeod
MarriageAPR 1665to Thomas of_Beaufort Fraser
FMargaret MacLeod
Marriage1653to Sir_James Lord_Lyon_King of_Arms Campbell
MRoderick Rory_the_Witty Ruairidh_Mir MacLeod
DeathJAN 1664
MJohn Iain_Breac MacLeod
Marriageto Florence MacDonald
Descendancy Chart
John Iain Mor MacLeod b: 1595 d: SEP 1649
Hon. Sibylla MacKenzie b: BEF 1691
Simon Fraser d: 9 APR 1747
John Iain_Breac MacLeod b: 1637 d: 1693
Dr. Donald Morrison b: BEF 1697 d: BEF 1761
Margaret MacLeod b: AFT 1778
Captain Alexander Morrison b: 1717 d: 28 JAN 1805
Roderick Ruairidh_Og MacLeod b: 1674 d: 24 JUN 1699
Norman MacLeod b: 1685 d: 1706
John MacLeod b: 1704 d: 1706
Norman The_Red_Man MacLeod b: 29 JUL 1705 d: 1772
Lieut. John Keith d: 24 OCT 1755
John MacLeod b: (1725/1726) d: 7 JAN 1767
Alexandra MacLeod d: AFT 7 JUN 1810
John MacKinnon d: 1808
Charles Villiers MacKinnon b: 18 JAN 1797
S. Kendal d: 19 MAY 1850
Charles Pickford b: 21 JUL 1769
Francis Pickford b: 10 JUN 1801
Isabella MacLeod d: 19 DEC 1788
Anne MacLeod d: 1826
Norman The_General MacLeod b: 1754 d: 1801
Elizabeth MacLeod d: 9 OCT 1826
Sir James Pringle b: BEF 1767 d: 7 APR 1809
Robert Pringle d: ABT 1806
Elizabeth Pringle d: OCT 1865
Mary Pringle d: 23 OCT 1865