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MACDONALD, Donald Lord of the Isles, 'Earl of Ross'
(About 1362-1423)
LESLIE, Mary 'Countess, 9th of Ross'
(About 1375-1440)
SETON, Alexander of that Ilk, Lord of Gordon, Sir
(About 1380-1441)
GORDON, Elizabeth heiress of Gordon
(About 1391-1438)
MACDONALD, Alexander 10th Earl of Ross, Lord of the Isles
(About 1400-1449)
SETON, Elizabeth
(About 1418-)
MACDONALD, John 11th Earl of Ross, Lord of the Isles
(About 1434-1498)


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1. LIVINGSTON, Elizabeth

MACDONALD, John 11th Earl of Ross, Lord of the Isles 1

  • Born: About 1434
  • Marriage (1): LIVINGSTON, Elizabeth 1
  • Died: 1498, Dundee, Angus, Scotland 1

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  General Notes:

"The Earl of Ross (John of Islay) was summoned before the Parliament of 1463 to answer for his conduct (attempted treason), but he ignored the summons. The negotiations embodied in the Treaty of Ardtornish, which had remained a secret in the archives of the English Crown at Westminster, were at length disclosed, and the Earl of Ross was summoned to appear before Parliament in 1475 to answer for his treason. Failing to appear, he was forfeited in life, dignities, and possessions.

He, however, afterwards made a voluntary submission, and at a meeting of Parliament held on 1 July 1476 his dignities and possessions were restored to him, but he immediately resigned these into the hands of the King, who created him a Peer of Parliament by the title of Lord of The Isles, and confirmed him in the lands of the Lordship of the Isles, with the exception of Kintyre and Knapdale. His lands of Kintyre were afterwards reconveyed to him.

The insurrection in Ross and in the Isles which followed the forfeiture of 1476, and in which Angus Og and Alexander of Lochalsh, the Earl's son and nephew, were the principal actors, was the means of bringing the Island Lords again into conflict with the Government. He finally made a voluntary surrender of the Lordship of the Isles in 1494, and lived for the remainder of his life at the Scottish Court. In 1495 a payment of 133, 6s. 8d. for his maintenance and that of his servants occurs in the Edinburgh Customs Accounts."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1

John married Elizabeth LIVINGSTON, daughter of James LIVINGSTON of Callendar, Lord Livingston, Great Chamberlain of Scotland and Marian.1 (Elizabeth LIVINGSTON was born about 1436.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Elizabeth (Livingston), wife of John, Earl of Ross and Lord of the Isles."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 5 (1908).

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