Margaret Macdonald - daughter of the 9th Earl of Eglinton

Margaret Macdonald

Died Mar 30, 1799 at Welbeck Street, London

Alias: 

Margaret Montgomerie

Biography: 

Daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton. Sister of the 10th and 11th Earls of Eglinton. Married Sir Alexander Macdonald (1711-1746), 7th Bart of Sleat in 1739. Mother of James Macdonald, Alexander Macdonald, 9th Bt. of Sleat, and Archibald Macdonald (1745-1826), 1st Bt. Macdonald of East Sheen. 

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell met Lady Margaret a few times during his 1762-63 stay in London, at Lord Eglintons and at her own place. On January 18, 1763 he had a fairly intimate conversation with her, concerning her brother, the 10th Earl of Eglinton