Past Chiefs of Barra
Chief: Robert Dhu, Baron of Barra. Married to Isabelle MacLeod.
Chief: Roderick 'Dove of the West' Married to Alice MacLeod. Died
Chief: Roderick "The Gentile" Married Jean Cameron. Died 1822
41st Chief: Roderick "The General" Baron of Barra, lost the Barony and the Estate of Barra in 1838. Married to
Isabella Brownlow. Died 1863
the Chief died, the chieftainship passed to a cousin, descendent of
Gilleionan, who had emigrated to Canada in 1802)
42nd Chief: Donald McGougan MacNeil, Baron
of Barra. Died 1880
43rd Chief: Ian MacNeil, Baron of Barra.
44th Chief: Roderick Ambrose MacNeil, Baron
of Barra. Bequeathed the title of chief upon a second son Robert Lister.
45th Chief: Robert Lister MacNeil,
Baron of Barra, an American who bought the Barra Estate in 1937 and
restored the Castle. Died 1970
46th Chief: Ian Roderick MacNeil, Baron of
Barra. Born in the USA, he was a Harvard educated Professor of Law. He
gifted Kisimul Castle to Historic Scotland for 1000 years in 2001, and
gifted the Estate of Barra to the Scottish Ministers in 2004. Married Nancy Wilson of Ottawa,
Canada. Died 2010.
47th. and present Chief
Rory MacNeil of Barra