Martin MacPherson - Minister of Sleat

Personal data
Name
Martin MacPherson
Born 1743
Died 1812
Biography

Sometime minister of Sleat on Skye. Son of Rev. John Macpherson (1710-1765) and Janet, daugther of Donald Macleod of Bernera. Married to Mary MacKinnon (d. 1808), daugther of Lachlan MacKinnon. His younger brother was John Macpherson, Bt., (1745-1821) who became an MP and acting Governor-General of Bengal.

Martin Macpherson succeeded his father as minister of Sleat following the latters death in 1765.

Life with Boswell

Boswell and Dr Johnson met Rev. MacKinnon and his wife on September 6, 1773, at the reverend's father-in-law near Broadford on Skye.