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MACDONALD, John Lord of the Isles, 'Good John of Isla'
(About 1315-1387)
STEWART, Margaret
(About 1339-)
LESLIE, Walter Earl of Ross, jure uxoris
(About 1318-1382)
Euphemia (I) Countess, 6th of Ross
(About 1343-After 1394)
MACDONALD, Donald Lord of the Isles, 'Earl of Ross'
(About 1362-1423)
LESLIE, Mary 'Countess, 9th of Ross'
(About 1375-1440)
MACDONALD, Alexander 10th Earl of Ross, Lord of the Isles
(About 1400-1449)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. SETON, Elizabeth

2. Unknown

MACDONALD, Alexander 10th Earl of Ross, Lord of the Isles 2 3

  • Born: About 1400
  • Marriage (1): SETON, Elizabeth 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Unknown
  • Died: 8 May 1449, Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland 1 2

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  General Notes:

"In October of the same year (1431), during the rejoicings connected with the birth of an heir to the throne, the Lord of the Isles was restored to his freedom, dignities, and possessions. His accession to the earldom of Ross was delayed for some time. Since the death of the last Earl in 1424 the earldom remained in. the Crown, and continued as a Crown fief down to 1435.

In January of the following year Alexander granted a charter as Earl of Ross to Alexander M'Culloch of lands within the earldom. In 1438 the Earl was appointed Justiciar of the whole region north of the Forth. During the long minority of James II. his name appears frequently in record, and there is every reason to suppose that the confidence reposed in him was amply justified in the performance of his judicial duties. It should be remembered, however, that in 1445 he entered into the league with the Earls of Douglas and Crawford, which, for the parties concerned, bore such disastrous fruits."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1


Alexander married Elizabeth SETON, daughter of Sir Alexander SETON of that Ilk, Lord of Gordon and Elizabeth GORDON heiress of Gordon.1 2 (Elizabeth SETON was born about 1418.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Elizabeth, said to be married to Alexander, Earl of Ross, who died in 1449."

from Scots Peerage (vol 4)



"Alexander married, first, Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander Seton, lord of Gordon and Huntly ..."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1 2

Alexander next married.


Sources


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

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 4 (1907).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 8 (1911).

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