MACLEOD, Robert Bruce Aeneas (1764-1844), of Cadboll, Cromarty.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1807 - 1812

Family and Education

b. 23 Jan. 1764, o.s. of Roderick Macleod of Cadboll by Lilias, da. of William Mackenzie of Belmaduthy, Ross. educ. ?Eton 1777-9; Glasgow Univ. 1780; adv. 1789. m. 27 July 1784, Elizabeth, da. of Alexander Macleod of Harris, 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 1772.

Offices Held

Capt. Sutherland fencibles 1793; maj. Ross militia 1803.

Ld. lt. Cromarty 1794-1833.


Macleod, described in 1788 as ‘a Pittite’, was a token candidate for Sutherland in 1790, almost certainly acting in collusion with the successful ministerialist. He possessed a substantial estate and leading interest in Cromarty, where he came in unopposed in 1807. He is not known to have opposed the Portland ministry and in 1810 was