Ranald George Macdonald

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Ranald George Macdonald (29 August 1788 – 11 March 1873) was a Scottish clan chief and Member of Parliament.

He was the 19th Chief of Clan Macdonald of Clanranald. He married Caroline Anne, daughter of Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, on 13 February 1812 and had issue.

He was elected to Parliament for Plympton Erle on 10 October 1812 and sat until 1824.[1] In 1824 Alexander Ranaldson MacDonell of Glengarry unsuccessfully attempted to deprive Macdonald of the chiefship of Clan Donald by bringing an action in the Court of Session.[2]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Castlereagh
Henry Drummond
Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
1812 – 1824
With: George Duckett 1812
William Douglas 1812–16
Alexander Boswell 1816–21
William Gill Paxton from 1821
Succeeded by
John Henry North
William Gill Paxton