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CodeNA11130
Person NameMacLeod family; family
Epithetfamily
ActivityCadboll was an estate in Ross-shire, north west of Tain. Aeneas Macleod became Town Clerk of Edinburgh and about 1680 purchased the estate of Cadboll from the Earl of Cromarty. He represented the county of Cromarty in the Scottish Parliament from 1703-1707 and was one of the members who signed the Treaty of Union with England. He married Margaret Mackenzie, eldest daughter of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, first Baronet and fourth of Scatwell. Their children were; Roderick, heir and successor, George, Hugh and Frances. Roderick Macleod (d 1770), second of Cadboll, participated in the Rising of 1745 but the estate was retained by the family on condition that he live abroad for a while. Roderick Macleod registered arms with the Lord Lyon c 1730. In 1751 he married Lilias, his cousin, and their children were Robert Bruce Aeneas, heir and successor and Margaret. He died in 1770. Robert Bruce Macleod (1764-1844), third of Cadboll, was born on 23 January 1764. He was educated at Eton. He succeeded his father aged six in 1770 and his Trustees purchased Invergordon Castle around 1780. From 1807-1812 he represented the county of Cromarty in Parliament and was the first Lord Lieutenant of Cromarty from 1794-1833. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Alexander Macleod of Harris and fourth of Bernera, in 1784. Their children were Roderick, heir and successor, Sophia, and Elizabeth Letitia. He died in 1844 and was succeeded by Roderick. Roderick Macleod (1786-1853), fourth of Cadboll, was born in 1786 and was called to the Scottish Bar in 1810. He represented the county of Cromarty in Parliament from 1818 to 1820 and represented Sutherlandshire from 1831 to 1837. He was also Lord-Lieutanant of Cromarty from 1833 until his death in 1853. In 1813 he married Isabella (d 1878), daughter of William Cunninghame of Lainshaw, Ayrshire. Their children were Robert Bruce Aeneas, heir and successor, Henry Dunning Macleod, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Anna Maria. He died in 1853. Robert Bruce Aeneas Macleod (1818-1888), fifth of Cadboll, commander in the Royal Navy, was born on 10 May 1818. He succeeded his father in 1853. He was Deputy-Lieutenant of the county of Ross and Vice-Lieutenant of Cromarty. He married Helen Augusta, daughter of Sir John Pollard Willoughby, Baronet of Baldon House, Oxford. Their children were Roderick Willoughby, heir and successor, Torquil, Norman Cranstoun, Edith Eliza, Cicely Julia, Ethel Grace and Olivia Ellen. He died in 1888 and was succeeded by his eldest son. Norman Cranstoun MacLeod (1866-1945), third son of Robert MacLeod the fifth of Cadboll was born at Invergordon in 1866. He was educated at Oxford and admitted to the Bar in 1890. He went out to India shortly afterwards and retired as Chief Justice in Bombay in 1926. He married Anna Auguste Morris (nee Daysh) in 1899. They had three children; Torquil, Margaret and Lionel.
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