Roderick Macleod, 4th of Cadboll

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Roderick Macleod 4th of Cadboll (24 November 1786 – 13 March 1853) was a Scottish Whig politician.[1][a]


Macleod was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cromartyshire from 1818 to 1820, and for Sutherland from 14 September 1831 until 1837,[2] when he stood down from the House of Commons at the 1837 general election,[3] and ran for the constituency of Inverness Burghs which he represented from 1837 – 21 February 1840.[2]

Macleod was Lord Lieutenant of Cromarty from 1833 until he died.[2] His father lived to be a ripe old age so Macleod did not become head of the family until he was in his late 50s. He died nine years later in March 1853 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Robert Bruce Aeneas (1818–88).[2]


On 10 July 1813 Macleod married Isabella, daughter of William Cunninghame, merchant, of Lainshaw. They had five children: their eldest son was Robert Bruce Aeneas (1818-1888),[2] their younger son was Henry Dunning Macleod (1821-1902), who became a distinguished writer on political economy, and three daughters:[4] Margaret, Elizabeth, and Anna Maria.[5]


  1. ^ Roderick Macleod was the 4th [Macleod] of Cadboll (National Archive of Scotland staff 2012), and may be referred to as such when an authority needs to identify him from other relatives with similar names.
  1. ^ Fisher 2009; and Fisher 2009 cites Scots Mag. (1786), 569. for date of birth
  2. ^ a b c d e Fisher 2009.
  3. ^ Craig 1989, p. 606.
  4. ^ Fryer 2004, ONDB.
  5. ^ National Archive of Scotland staff 2012.


  • Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977], British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.), Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services, p. 606, ISBN 0-900178-26-4
  • Fisher, David R. (2009), "MacLeod, Roderick (1786-1853), of Cadboll and Invergordon Castle, Ross and Cromarty", in Fisher, D.R. (ed.), The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832 (online ed.), Cambridge University Press
  • Fryer, S. E. (2004). "Macleod, Henry Dunning (1821–1902)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Revised by John Maloney (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/34787.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • National Archive of Scotland staff (2012), "Person Code: NA11130, MacLeod of Cadboll (18th-20th century)", Online catalogue: Person search: Single person record, Scottish Archive Network, archived from the original on 14 January 2013, retrieved 12 December 2012. Endnotes
    • Mackenzie, Alexander, The History of the Macleods
    • GB232/D63: MacLeod family of Cadboll papers, 1867-1970

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
alternating constituency, with Nairnshire
Title last held by
Robert Bruce Aeneas Macleod
(until 1812)
Member of Parliament for Cromartyshire
alternating constituency, with Nairnshire
Title next held by
Duncan Davidson
(from 1826)
Preceded by
Sir Hugh Innes, Bt
Member of Parliament for Sutherland
Succeeded by
William Howard
Preceded by
Charles Cumming-Bruce
Member of Parliament for Inverness Burghs
Succeeded by
James Morrison