William MacLeod
b: 1761
d: 8 JUL 1833
!BIOGRAPHY: Rev. Dr. Donald MacKinnon and Alick Morrison, THE
MACLEODS--THE GENEALOGY OF A CLAN, Section II, Edinburgh, The Clan
MacLeod Society, 1968, pp. 37, 38-39, 40.
William was born in 1761 and was educated at King''s College, Aberdeen
(1775-8), which he entered at the early age of thirteen years. After
completing his studies, he became Tutor to the young Marquis of Huntly
and lived at Gordon Castle, until he acquired a home for himself in the
Duke of Gordon''s new town of Fochabers. William spent much of his time
recruiting in the highalnds for the regiments of the Duke of Gordon and
his celebrated Duchess were raising for the British Army. In recognition
of his successful recruiting activities, William was offered, in 1796, at
the age of thirty-five years, an ensigncy in the 24th Regiment, which he
accepted, although he had a wife and family. in 1797, he was promoted
to Lieutenant, and exchanged into the 61st Foot. He was raised to the
rank of Captain in 1805. In 1809, his son, Alexander, aged seventeen
years, joined the 61st Foot as Ensighn, and father and son went to the
Peninsular War and fought together until the former was severly
wounded (losing a leg) at Salamanca on 22nd July 1812. In the following
year, Captain William was transferred to the 13th Royal (Highland)
Veterans'' Battalion. After the disbanding of the Veteran''s Battalion in
1826, he returned to Gordon Castle, where his former pupil was now
Duke of Gordon, to take charge of the Library and Art Collection. Later
on, probably because of the effects of his war-wounds, Captain William
gave up his post at Gordon Castle and went to live at Drogheda in Ireland,
where his son, Captain Alexander, with his young wife, was living. He
died, on 8th July 1833, at Lifford, and was buried at Strabane, but his
grave cannot now be traced. A monument to his own and his son''s
memory, erected by the last Duke of Gordon, stands in the graveyard of
old Bellie Church, Morayshire, although neither of them is buried there.
[We are very much indebted to Brigadier Norman M. MacLeod, D.S.O., of
Monimail, for particulars of William MacLeod and his descendants.]
William MacLeod, while still Tutor at Gordon Castle, married, in 1797,
Marjory (May), daughter of John Nicolson and his wife, Isabel Fraser,
with issue.
Captain William MacLeod died, as already noted, on 8th July 1833, and
was succeeded in the representation of the family of Luskintyre by his
only son.
  • 1761 - Birth -
  • 8 JUL 1833 - Death - ; Lifford
  • Nobility Title - IV of Luskintyre
William MacLeod
1661 - 18 FEB 1738
William MacLeod
1761 - 8 JUL 1833
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Alexander MacLeod
Marriageto Margaret Morrison
FatherWilliam MacLeod
MotherMargaret MacKenzie
PARENT (F) Margaret Morrison
Marriageto Alexander MacLeod
MJohn MacLeod
MWilliam MacLeod
Death8 JUL 1833Lifford
Marriage1797to Marjory May Nicolson
MAlexander MacLeod
Birth9 JAN 1766
Death20 AUG 1831Dum Dum
FIsabella MacLeod
FMarion MacLeod
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William MacLeod
Death8 JUL 1833 Lifford
Marriage1797to Marjory May Nicolson
FatherAlexander MacLeod
MotherMargaret Morrison
PARENT (F) Marjory May Nicolson
Marriage1797to William MacLeod
MAlexander MacLeod
Birth7 AUG 1792Gordon Castle,Morayshire,Scotland,United Kingdom
Death8 AUG 1849Peshawar,,,India
Marriage22 FEB 1827to Agnes Duncan Kelty
FJane MacLeod
Birth27 FEB 1790Gordon Castle
Death15 APR 1820
FMadeline MacLeod
Birth12 JAN 1796Fochabers
Death18 DEC 1849
Marriage7 FEB 1822to Thomas Barber
Descendancy Chart
William MacLeod b: 1761 d: 8 JUL 1833
Alexander MacLeod b: 7 AUG 1792 d: 8 AUG 1849
William Kelty MacLeod b: 28 DEC 1827 d: 1903
Mary Bird d: 1866
William Kelty MacLeod b: 9 APR 1862 d: 1920
Florence Camsaw d: 1911
Florence Kennedy d: 1916
James Young Kennedy b: 1852 d: 1935
Gilbert Stuart Kennedy b: BEF 1903 d: 12 MAR 1915
Norman MacLeod Kennedy b: DEC 1885
Angus Menzies Kennedy b: OCT 1889 d: AFT 1935
Malcolm Duncan Kennedy b: JAN 1895
Jean Lennox Kennedy b: OCT 1924
Ian Howroyd Buxton b: APR 1951
Kathleen Kelty Kennedy b: 1883 d: 1948
Marjory Douglas Kennedy b: SEP 1892 d: JUN 1925
Lieut.-Colonel Kenneth Kelty MacLeod b: 15 DEC 1881 d: 11 NOV 1943
Robert Torquil MacLeod b: 29 OCT 1940
Christina Nathalia MacLeod b: 23 JUL 1945
Rona Alison Dorette MacLeod b: 26 DEC 1911
George H. Dean d: FEB 1932
Nicolette Rona Prince b: 10 DEC 1954
Jane Prince b: 10 OCT 1957
Sir John Cheetham MacLeod b: 23 JAN 1831 d: 10 JAN 1914
Emily Maria Douglas Dick d: 2 APR 1882
Duncan Alexander MacLeod b: 28 JUN 1862 d: 2 NOV 1892
Lieut.-Colonel Torquil John MacLeod b: 30 JUN 1870 d: 9 JUL 1953
Henry Maurice MacLeod b: 26 DEC 1872 d: 10 APR 1945
Margaret Abercromby MacLeod b: 22 MAR 1907
Robert Walter John Sherer b: 1941 d: 23 MAR 1955
Amy Kelty MacLeod b: 1866 d: NOV 1951
Vanessa Kelty Kirk b: 3 DEC 1952
Dora MacDonald d: 1924
Lieut.-Commander John Kelty MacLeod b: 18 JUL 1884 d: 23 SEP 1920
Norman Portal MacLeod b: 10 OCT 1916 d: AFT 1964
David Norman Kelty MacLeod b: 12 NOV 1941
John Cheetham MacLeod b: 20 MAR 1918
Lieut.-Colonel Alexander Kelty MacLeod b: 26 AUG 1888 d: 19 JUN 1968
Jane MacLeod b: 27 FEB 1790 d: 15 APR 1820
Madeline MacLeod b: 12 JAN 1796 d: 18 DEC 1849
Alexander Barber b: 1825 d: 1884
Rev. William MacLeod Barber b: 31 MAY 1827 d: 1889
Francis Edward Barber b: 1860 d: 1870
Bella Jane Barber b: 1860 d: 1913
Madeline Eliza Barber b: 1865 d: 1866
Thomas Barber b: 1830 d: 9 SEP 1884
Joseph Barber b: 1833 d: 10 OCT 1865
Jane MacLeod Barber b: 1823 d: 18 JUN 1874
James Robertson b: 1821 d: 11 JAN 1910
Margery Barber b: 1835 d: 3 MAR 1854