Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald

Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald (c. 1745-12 September 1795), was a Scottish peer.

Macdonald was the younger son of Sir Alexander Macdonald, 7th Baronet, and his wife Lady Margaret (née Montgomerie). He was educated at Eton and served with the Grenadier Guards. Macdonald was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Inverness-shire and a Brigadier-General in the Royal Company of Archers. He succeeded his elder brother in the baronetcy in 1766 and in 1776 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Macdonald, of Slate in the County of Antrim.

Lord Macdonald married Elizabeth Diana Bosville, daughter of Godfrey Bosville, in 1768. They had seven sons and three daughters. Lady Macdonald died in 1789. Lord Macdonald survived ber by six years and died in September 1795. He was succeeded in his titles by his son Alexander.

References

*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/ www.thepeerage.com]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Strathcona and Mount Royal, Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron — ▪ Canadian financier and statesman born Aug. 6, 1820, Forres, Moray, Scot. died Jan. 21, 1914, London, Eng.       Canadian fur trader, financier, railway promoter, and statesman.       Smith was apprenticed to the Hudson s Bay Company in 1838 and …   Universalium

  • Alexander Macdonald, 2nd Baron Macdonald — Alexander Wentworth Macdonald, 2nd Baron Macdonald (9 December 1773 19 June 1824), was a Scottish peer and Member of Parliament.Macdonald was the eldest son of Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald, and his wife Elizabeth Diana (née Bosville) …   Wikipedia

  • Donald Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal — The Right Honourable The Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal Lord Strathcona circa 1870 1880 Born Donald Alexander Smith 6 August 1820 Forres, Scotland Died …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham — The Right Honourable The Lord Sydenham PC Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada …   Wikipedia

  • Charles McLaren, 1st Baron Aberconway — The 1st Baron Aberconway Charles McLaren Spouse(s) Laura Elizabeth Pochin Father Duncan McLaren Mother Priscilla Bright …   Wikipedia

  • Noel Noel-Buxton, 1st Baron Noel-Buxton — The Right Honourable The Lord Noel Buxton PC Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries …   Wikipedia

  • Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett — William Birkett redirects here. For the Derbyshire cricketer, see William Birkett (cricketer). The Right Honourable The Lord Birkett QC PC Court of Appeal of England and Wales …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe — The Right Honourable The Lord Metcalfe Bt, KCB, PC Portrait by George Chinnery, early 1820s …   Wikipedia

  • Henry Page Croft, 1st Baron Croft — PC (1881 ndash;1947) was a British Conservative politician.Croft was born the son of a naval officer who had married into a family of Ware brewers. He was educated first at Eton College, until the death of his housemaster, then at Shrewsbury and… …   Wikipedia

  • Walter Rea, 1st Baron Rea — Walter Russell Rea, 1st Baron Rea (18 May 1873 ndash;26 May 1948), was a British merchant banker and Liberal politician.Rea was the son of Russell Rea. He was elected to the House of Commons for Scarborough in 1906, a seat he held until 1918, and …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.