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Sir Godfrey Bosville Macdonald 3rd Baron Macdonald of SlateAge: 56 years17751832

Name
Sir Godfrey Bosville Macdonald 3rd Baron Macdonald of Slate
Surname
Macdonald
Given names
Sir Godfrey Bosville
Name suffix
3rd Baron Macdonald of Slate
Birth 14 October 1775 30 27
Christening
Birth of a brotherArchibald Macdonald
21 May 1777 (Age 19 months)
Christening of a brotherArchibald Macdonald
14 June 1777 (Age 20 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGodfrey Bosville
January 1784 (Age 8 years)

Death of a motherElizabeth Diana Bosville
18 October 1789 (Age 14 years)
Burial of a motherElizabeth Diana Bosville
22 October 1789 (Age 14 years)
Death of a fatherAlexander Macdonald 1st Baron Macdonald of Slate
12 September 1795 (Age 19 years)

Burial of a fatherAlexander Macdonald 1st Baron Macdonald of Slate
23 September 1795 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLady Margaret Montgomerie
30 March 1799 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Alexander William Robert Macdonald
12 September 1800 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a son
#2
William Macdonald
about 1801 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a daughter
#3
Louisa Bosville Macdonald
16 September 1802 (Age 26 years)

MarriageLouisa Maria la CoastView this family
29 December 1803 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Elizabeth Diana Bosville Macdonald
27 February 1804 (Age 28 years)
Christening of a daughterElizabeth Diana Bosville Macdonald
March 1804 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Julia Bosville Macdonald
30 October 1805 (Age 30 years)
Christening of a daughterJulia Bosville Macdonald
29 November 1805 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Susan Hussey Bosville Macdonald
25 August 1807 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Godfrey William Wentworth Bosville Macdonald 4th Baron Macdonald of Slate
16 March 1809 (Age 33 years)
Christening of a sonGodfrey William Wentworth Bosville Macdonald 4th Baron Macdonald of Slate
14 August 1809 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#8
James William Bosville Macdonald
31 October 1810 (Age 35 years)

Birth of a daughter
#9
Diana Bosville Macdonald
12 April 1812 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Jane Bosville Macdonald
25 May 1815 (Age 39 years)

Christening of a daughterDiana Bosville Macdonald
12 July 1815 (Age 39 years)
Christening of a daughterJane Bosville Macdonald
12 July 1815 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Marianne Bosville Macdonald
before 19 July 1816 (Age 40 years)

Christening of a daughterMarianne Bosville Macdonald
19 July 1816 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#12
William Bosville Macdonald
before 21 September 1817 (Age 41 years)

Christening of a sonWilliam Bosville Macdonald
21 September 1817 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#13
Octavia Sophia Bosville Macdonald
1818 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childAlexander William Robert MacdonaldMatilda Eliza Moffat BayardView this family
10 July 1823 (Age 47 years)

Death of a brotherAlexander Wentworth Macdonald
19 June 1824 (Age 48 years)
Burial of a brotherAlexander Wentworth Macdonald
25 June 1824 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childDuncan DavidsonElizabeth Diana Bosville MacdonaldView this family
20 June 1825 (Age 49 years)

Marriage of a childJohn Hope 5th Earl of HopetounLouisa Bosville MacdonaldView this family
4 June 1826 (Age 50 years)

Marriage of a childRichard BeaumontSusan Hussey Bosville MacdonaldView this family
9 February 1832 (Age 56 years)
Death 13 October 1832 (Age 56 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 3 May 1768St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London
17 months
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
22 months
himself
19 months
younger brother
Family with Louisa Maria la Coast - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 29 December 1803St. Gregory's Church, Norwich, Nflk.
-3 years
son
16 months
son
20 months
daughter
17 months
daughter
20 months
daughter
22 months
daughter
19 months
son
20 months
son
17 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
14 months
daughter
14 months
son
15 months
daughter

Note
3rd. Baron. A Lt.-General in the British Army. Said to have also married Louisa in 1799 by a Scottish ceremony which was judged unlawful. Under Scottish Law, the later marriage legitimised children already born, and the Baronetcy passed to his eldest son. The Peerage title was in the Peerage of Ireland, however, and Ireland did not allow subsequent marriages to legitimise such children. The Peerage therefore passed to the eldest son born after the 2nd marriage, Godfrey, and Alexander William Robert took the surname of Bosville and remained in Yorkshire. In 1910, by a Declaration of the Court of Session, Alexander was judged the lawful heir, and his descendants reverted to the name Macdonald. On 11 Apr 1814 Sir Godfrey's name was changed to Bosville by Royal Licence.
Note
An earlier Scottish marriage ceremony in 1799 was judged to have been unlawful.