Séamus Mac Dhòmhnaill, 6th of Dunnyveg

Séamus Mac Dhòmhnaill aka James MacDonald, alias McDonnell, 6th Laird of Dunnyveg, Scot-Irish lord, died 1565.

Séamus Mac Dhòmhnaill/James MacDonald
Title6th Clan Chief
PredecessorAlexander MacDonald, 5th of Dunnyveg
SuccessorArchibald MacDonald, 7th of Dunnyveg


He was the son of Alexander MacDonald, lord of Islay and Kintyre (Cantire), and Catherine MacDonald, daughter of the Lord of Ardnamurchan.

He organised the release of his brother Sorley Boy MacDonnell in 1551, in exchange for George Bustsyde, a prisoner he held after a battle on the island of Reachrainn (now Rathlin Island).[1]

During the Battle of Glentasie on 2 May 1565, he and Sorley Boy were captured by Shane O'Neill and imprisoned. James succumbed to his wounds shortly after being captured, while being imprisoned at Castle Crocke, near Strathbane.[2]


By his wife, Lady Agnes Campbell, daughter of Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll and Lady Jean Gordon, their children were:


  1. "Annals of the Four Masters, 1551". Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  2. "Annals of the Four Masters, 1565". Retrieved 19 September 2010.
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