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MacLeod, Reginald, 1847-1935 (Knight and 27th Chief of Clan)



Reginald MacLeod was born in Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, on 1 February 1847, the son of Norman Macleod of Macleod and Louisa Barbara, daughter of Lord St John of Bletsoe. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1868. On 17 April 1877 he married Lady Agnes Mary Cecilia Northcote (d.1921), eldest daughter of 1st Earl of Iddesleigh and Cecilia Frances Farrer. They had two daughters. MacLeod served as the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, 1889–1900; Registrar-General for England and Wales, 1900–1902; and Under-Secretary for Scotland, 1902–1908. He was knighted in 1905. In the 1885 General Election he stood unsuccessfully for the Conservatives in Inverness, losing the seat to an Independent Liberal. After a further unsuccessful attempt to be elected to Parliament in 1911 he retired from public life and became a director of Shell, the first of several directorships he held. Sir Reginald became 27th chief of Clan MacLeod in 1929 on the death of his elder brother Norman Magnus and died six years later on 20 August 1935.

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MACLEOD, Reginald, 12 Jun 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/49
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Single letter from Sir Reginald MacLeod of MacLeod to Ida Darwin dated [12 June 1890] responding to (unknown) request from Ida and commenting on plants in his garden.

Dates: 12 Jun 1890
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