Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald
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 Lieutenantof Inverness-shireand 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 Irelandas 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.
*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]
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