Macdonald baronets

There have been two baronetcies created for members of the Macdonald family, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. One creation is extant.

The Macdonald Baronetcy, later Bosville Macdonald Baronetcy, of Sleat in the Isle of Skye in the County of Inverness, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia in 1625 for Donald Macdonald. The 9th baronet was created Baron Macdonald in 1776. In 1832, his male line failed after the death of the third Baron Macdonald, who had acquired the surname Bosville in 1813 by royal license after inheriting estates from his uncle. The current title holder, the 17th baronet, is chief of Clan Macdonald of Sleat.[1]

The Macdonald Baronetcy, of East Sheen in the County of Surrey, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 27 November 1813 for the judge and politician Archibald Macdonald. He was the posthumous son of the seventh Baronet of the 1625 creation. This title became extinct on the death of the fourth Baronet in 1919.

Macdonald baronets, of Sleat (1625)Edit

Barons Macdonald (1776)Edit

Bosville Macdonald baronets, of Sleat (1625); reverted 1832Edit

  • Sir Alexander William Robert Bosville Macdonald, de jure 12th Baronet (1800–1847)
  • Sir Godfrey Wentworth Bayard Bosville, de jure 13th Baronet (1826–1865)
  • Sir Alexander Wentworth Macdonald Bosville Macdonald, 14th Baronet (1865–1933) (recognised in baronetcy in 1910)
  • Sir Godfrey Middleton Bosville Macdonald, 15th Baronet (1887–1951)
  • Sir Alexander Somerled Angus Bosville Macdonald, 16th Baronet (1917–1958)
  • Sir Ian Godfrey Bosville Macdonald, 17th Baronet (born 1947)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Somerled Alexander Bosville Macdonald, Younger of Sleat (born 1976).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Alexander William Bosville Macdonald (born 2005).

Macdonald baronets, of East Sheen (1813)Edit


  1. ^ Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 449–451. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.