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Marion was born in 1872, the eldest child of Malcom MacLeod and Mary Munro, cottars on 21/22 Ruisgarry (Ben Leva). Her father was well respected in the community, having been elected by the people of Berneray to speak on their behalf at the Napier Commission in 1883. Some years later, in 1900, the islanders achieved their wish, and Malcolm was one of those granted a croft in Borve - croft 9, to which the family moved.
Marion worked as a weaveress before her marriage to Norman MacLeod of 5 Borve in 1907. Together they were to have six children. Norman's boat, the Mòr Chaluim, was named for her.