Record

CodeNA10303
Dates1734-
Person NameMacdonald family of Kingsburgh; family
Epithetfamily
ActivityThe Macdonalds of Kingsburgh (Skye) stem from the Macdonalds of Castle Camus, who descend from the Macdonalds of Sleat. Alexander Macdonald (1689-1772) became tacksman of Kingsburgh in 1734. After the Jacobite rebellion of 1745-46, he was imprisoned in Edinburgh, but released in July 1747. He was chamberlain of the Macdonalds of Sleat. His eldest son, Allan Macdonald (died 1795), lived for many years at Flodigarry before succeeding his father. He married in 1750 Flora Macdonald (1722-1790), who had helped Bonnie Prince Charlie to effect his escape to Skye in 1746. They emigrated to North Carolina in 1774, but after Allan's service in the American War of Independence returned to Scotland in 1783, and the family were at Kingsburgh again from about 1785. The family continued to bear the designation Kingsburgh into the 20th century: Reginald Henry Macdonald of Kingsburgh and Castle Camus (1891-1965) was High Commissioner of the Clan Donald in the USA.
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