Born: 1789, near Bunessan, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides (other sources give c.1817)
Died: 21 May 1872, Isle of Mull (other sources give 1890)
Daughter of a Baptist cleric, Mary Macdougal Macdonald (Màiri Dhòmhnallach) lived in the village of Cancan. She wrote both songs and poetry in Gaelic. She is most famous as the author of the carol Leanabh an àigh.