Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald

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Portrait of Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald, now at the National Gallery of Scotland.

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.[1]

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.



  1. ^ "No. 11679". The London Gazette. 29 June 1776. p. 1. 
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Macdonald
Succeeded by
Alexander Wentworth Macdonald
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
James Macdonald
(of Sleat)
Succeeded by
Alexander Wentworth Macdonald