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Murthly and Grandtully, who died in 1891, without issue; Eliza,
who died at Cairo, unmarried, in 1889; Frances Cecil Catherine;
Laura, who married Sir Francis William Grant, Baronet of Monymusk,
who died in 1887, without issue; and Georgina Arbuthnot. John
Fraser of Bunchrew died in 1876. (e) Prudence, Richard Ord's
second daughter, married Bailie John Mackenzie, Inverness, son
of John Mackenzie of Ardnagrask, eldest son of Hector Mackenzie
of Sand, Gairloch, and of Ardnagrask, with issue (for which see
Gairloch Genealogy, pp. 416-418). Elizabeth, on the death of
her first husband, Richard Ord, married, secondly, as his second
wife, Farquhar Macrae of Inverinate, without issue.

4. Roderick, who died unmarried.

5. Mary, who married William Mackenzie of Achilty and Kinnahaird,
brother of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Coul, with issue.

6. Margaret, who married Captain Joseph Avery. They afterwards
went to Carolina, and left issue.

7. Frances, who married John Macleod of Bay, Isle of Skye, with
issue - one daughter.

8. Christian, who married William Tolmie, first a merchant
at Fortrose, and subsequently factor for Macleod of Macleod at
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, with issue, among others - John, tacksman of
Uiginish, Skye, who married Jean, daughter of Murdoch Mackenzie,
merchant, Stornoway, son of Roderick Mackenzie, III. of Avoch,
with issue - John, who succeeded his father at Uiginish and married
a daughter of Hugh MacCaskill, tacksman of Tallisker, with
issue - the Rev. John Tolmie, M.A.; Jean, who married Laurence
Skene, banker, Portree, with issue Normana, who married Donald
MacLellan, tacksman of Vatersay, Barra, with issue; and several
other sons and daughters, who emigrated to Australia and New
Zealand. The first-named John Tolmie had also two daughters, one
of whom, Barbara, married John Macdonald, tacksman of Scolpaig,
North Uist, with issue - the late John Macdonald, Newton, one of
the finest men and best factors that ever lived and Margaret, who
married William MacNeil, tacksman of Newton, North Uist, and died
in 1893 without issue. The other daughter, Annabella, married
her cousin Hector, second son of Captain John Mackenzie, VI.
of Ballone, with issue - John Tolmie Mackenzie, now residing at
Dunvegan, Isle of Skye.

Alexander was succeeded by his eldest son,

VIII. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, eighth and last Baron of Davochmaluag.
He also was Sheriff-Substitute of Ross and was Captain of an Independent
Company in 1746. He married, first, Magdalene, daughter of Hugh
Rose, XV. of Kilravock (marriage contract 1723), with issue -

1. Kenneth, who died before his father, of consumption, in 1753,
at Cowes, Isle of Wight, while serving an apprenticeship with George
Mackenzie, merchant there.

2. Jean, who married, first, William Mackenzie, son of Donald
Mackenzie, V. of Kilcoy, without issue and secondly, Alexander
Mackenzie, VIII. of Fairburn, with issue - Roderick, who succeeded
as IX. of Fairburn, and Kenneth, Lieutenant in the 21st Regiment,
who served under General Burgoyne in America, where he was killed,
unmarried, at Saratoga, in September, 1777.

3. Beatrice, who married John Mackenzie, II. of Brae, with issue.

4. Mary, who married Farquhar MacRae of Inverinate, with issue.

5. Magdalene, who married the Rev. Alexander Mackay, minister of
Barvas, Lewis, without issue.

Alexander married, secondly, Anne, daughter of Roderick Mackenzie,
IV. of Applecross, and widow of Alexander Mackenzie of Lentran,
with issue - Anne, who married George Mackenzie, III. of Pitlundie,
Sheriff-Substitute of Ross, with issue. He died without male issue
in 1776, and was succeeded by his grandson,

IX. KENNETH MACKENZIE, ninth of Davochmaluag, son of his eldest
daughter, Jean, a Lieutenant in the army, killed, as already stated,
without issue, at Saratoga in 1777 and having survived his cousin,
Roderick Mackenzie, eldest son of John Mackenzie, II. of Brae,
the lineal representation of the family devolved upon Alexander
Mackenzie, XI. of Hilton.

THE MACKENZIES OF ACHILTY.

THE first of this family was the third son of Kenneth Mackenzie,
VII. of Kintail, by Agnes Fraser of Lovat. He was originally
designated of Acha-ghluineachan, but afterwards as

I. RORY MOR MACKENZIE, first of Achilty. He was a most powerful
man, and numerous instances of his prowess are still related among
his countrymen, the most noted of which was his defeat of the famous
Italian champion before King James V. (described pp. 104-107). He
married, first, a daughter of Farquhar MacEachainn Maclean, with
issue -

1. Alastair Roy, his heir and successor.

2. Alastair Dubh, who died without issue.

3. John Roy, who married, with issue.

He married, secondly, a lady of the name of Grant, widow of Ross
of Balnagown, also with issue.

By a daughter of William Dubh Macleod he had four natural sons,
the eldest of whom, Murdoch, legitimatised by James V. in 1539, was
progenitor of the family of Fairburn. The other three - Alexander,
John, and Roderick - were also legitimatised by the same King in
1541.

Rory Mor died on the 17th of March, 1533, was buried at Beauly,
and succeeded by his eldest son,

II. ALASTAIR ROY MACKENZIE, second of Achilty, who married a
daughter of John Chisholm, XIII. of Chisholm. with issue -

1. Murdoch, his heir and successor.

2. Rory, who married, with issue - a daughter, who married Duncan
Fraser of Munlochy, and Donald, who was also married, with issue.

3. John, who married Tullochgorm's daughter, with issue - a son
Alexander, who lived at Struy.

He died at Lochbroom in 1578, was buried there, and succeeded by
his eldest son,

III. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, third of Achilty, who married a daughter
of Roderick Mackenzie, II. of Davochmaluag, with issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. Murdoch, I. of Ardross and Pitglassie, progenitor of the present
Mackenzies of Dundonnel.

3. Kenneth, of whom nothing is known.

4. Rory, who married, first, a daughter of Alastair MacAllan, by
whom he had Murdo Mackenzie, afterwards Bishop of Raufoe in Ireland.
He married, secondly, a daughter of Hector Mackenzie, son of
Murdoch Mackenzie, I. of Fairburn, with issue, two sons - Alexander
and Hector, and four daughters who married respectively Allan
Mackenzie of Loggie; Dougal Mac Ian Oig; Rory Clark; and Lachlan
Mac Mhurchaidh Mhic Eachainn, of Gairloch.

5. Isobel, who married Alexander Mackenzie of Inchcoulter, with
issue.

He died on the 14th of March, 1609, was buried in Lochbroom, and
succeeded by his eldest son,

IV. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, fourth of Achilty, who married a daughter
of David Chambers, with issue -

1. Murdoch, his heir and successor.

2. John, who married a daughter of Kenneth Mackenzie, I. of the
old family of Davochcairn.

3. Thomas, who married a daughter of Duncan Mackenzie, I. of Sand;
and several daughters, who married respectively James Macleod,
Assynt; Ranald MacGillespick; Angus Mac Dhomhnuill Mhic Dhomhnuill;
Hector Mackenzie, Mellan, Gairloch, second son of John Roy Mackenzie,
IV. of Gairloch, by his second marriage Kenneth Buidhe Mackenzie,
natural son of John Roy, IV. of Gairloch; and Duncan Mackenzie,
Mhic Ian.

He died at Kildin in 1642, was buried at Dingwall, and succeeded
by his eldest son,

V. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, fifth of Achilty, who married, first, a
daughter of Hector Mackenzie, son of Alexander Roy, son of Hector
Cam, natural son of Hector Roy Mackenzie, I. of Gairloch, without
issue. He married, secondly, a daughter of Hector Mackenzie, IV.
of Fairburn, relict of Kenneth Mackenzie, I. of Davochcairn, with
issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. Isobel, who, in 1701, married Kenneth, son of John MacIver of
Tournaig.

He married, thirdly, Isabel, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, V.
of Gairloch, relict successively of John Mackenzie of Lochslinn,
and Colin Mackenzie, I. of Tarvie, without issue.

He was succeeded by his only son,

VI. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, sixth of Achilty, Chamberlain of the
Lewis and Assynt in 1735. He married Christian Mackenzie, with
issue -

1. Murdoch, his heir and successor.

2. David, who married, with issue - Colin, who succeeded his uncle
Murdoch.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

VII. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, seventh of Achilty, who, in 1728, married
Anne, third daughter of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, first Baronet and
VIII. of Gairloch, without issue. He was succeeded by his nephew,
a son of his brother David,

VIII. COLIN MACKENZIE, eighth of Achilty, an Officer in the
78th Regiment, who married Janet, third daughter of Sir Alexander
Mackenzie, second Baronet and IX. of Gairloch. He was the last
who possessed the property. In 1784 he has a tack of the farm
of Kinkell, where he died in 1813, with his affairs involved. He
left one son, John, who died without issue, whereupon the property
passed to the Mackenzies of Applecross.

THE MACKENZIES OF ARDROSS, NOW OF DUNDONNEL.

THE progenitor of this family was Murdoch, second son of Murdoch
Mackenzie, III. of Achilty. He purchased the lands of Pitglassie
and Kildin, and married Catharine, daughter of John Mackenzie of
Tolly, with issue -

1. Kenneth, who, in 1699, married Agnes Fraser, and died before
his father, without issue.

2. Alexander, who succeeded his father.

3. John "Rapach," who married Anne, daughter of Colin Mackenzie,
III. of Kincraig, without issue.

4. William, Episcopal minister of Rosskeen, who married a daughter
of Fraser of Belladrum. He was admitted minister of Rosskeen
before the 9th of August, 1665, and he died on the 14th of March,
1714. He had a son described in 1709 as "John, his eldest son."
He also had a son called "Black Colin," who had the farm of
Achintoul in Rosskeen, and who married, with issue--(1) Alexander,
who married Lilias Mackenzie, daughter of Colin Mackenzie, II. of
Kincraig, with issue - a daughter, who married, first, Alexander
Ellison, and secondly, Alexander Aird; (2) George, who married
a daughter of Gordon of Embo, with issue - Colin; John; and three
daughters, Mary, Nelly, and Margaret, who died at Invergordon
45 to 50 years ago, and "were as primitive in their appearance and
dress as if they had come out of Noah's ark." The Rev. William
had also three daughters, who married respectively the Rev. Allan
Clark, minister of Glenelg; the Rev. Duncan MacCulloch, minister
of Urquhart, and Andrew Fraser, Chamberlain of Ferrintosh.

Murdoch died in 1655, was buried at Dingwall, and succeeded by his
second and eldest surviving son,

I. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, first of Dundonnel. He bought the lands
of Ardross during his father's lifetime, in 1644, formerly the
property of Ross of Tolly, and sold the lands of Pitglassie and
Kildin. He was served heir in 1662. He married Janet, daughter
of Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, with issue -

1. Murdoch, his heir and successor.

2. Kenneth, in Ulladale, who had a son Alexander, retoured as heir
general in 1715.

3. Hector, apprenticed to learn chirurgery in 1682.

4. William, who in 1681, married Christian, daughter of Colin
Mackenzie, II. of Kincraig.

5. Alexander.

6. Roderick, of whom nothing is known.

7. Isobella, who in 1678 married, as his second wife, Alexander
Mackenzie of Inchcoulter, brother-german to Sir George Mackenzie
of Rosehaugh.

He died in 1674, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

II. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, second of Dundonnel, who married a daughter
of Grant of Elchies, Strathspey, with issue -

1. John, his heir and successor.

2. Another son, who died in 1761.

3. Murdoch, tacksman of Clynes in 1745.

4. Rory.

5. Anne.

6. Margaret, who in 1709 married Gregor, heir of Robert Grant of
Gartenmor.

He was buried at Rosskeen, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

III. JOHN MACKENZIE, third of Dundonnel, who married Helen,
daughter of T. Erskine of Pittoderie, celebrated for her beauty,
with issue--

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Murdoch, who succeeded as V. of Ardross.

3. Margaret, who married James Muir of Stonywood, with issue.

4. Rachael, or Barbara, who married George Paton, of Grandholm,
with issue.

5. Jean, and several others - in all a family of fifteen. He was
buried at Rosskeen, and succeeded by his eldest son,

IV. RODERICK MACKENZIE, fourth of Dundonnel, who died without
issue, and was succeeded by his eldest brother,

V. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, fifth of Dundonnel, who in 1743, married
Bathia, daughter of John Paton of Grandholm. In his time was
concluded before Lord Mansfield in the House of Lords, a law-suit
which existed for four generations between his family and the
Rosses of Achnacloich or Tolly, regarding the validity of the sale
of the property to Alexander, second of the family, a litigation
which ruined the Rosses and involved the Mackenzies of Ardross
deeply in debt. He died, and was buried at Rosskeen, having had
issue, an only daughter, who succeeded to the property as sixth
of Dundonnel,

VI. MARGARET MACKENZIE, who in 1768 married James Munro of
Teaninich, Captain R.N., with issue -

1. Hugh Munro, Captain in the 78th Regiment, who succeeded to the
estate of Teaninich, and in 1846 died unmarried.

2. Murdoch, who resumed the name of Mackenzie, and succeeded his
mother in Ardross and Dundonnel.

3. Colonel Hector, who died unmarried in 1827.

4. Major-General John Munro, H.E.I.C. S., who married Charlotte,
daughter of Dr Blacker, with issue - (1) James St John, late Major
60th Rifles, who died in 1818, was married, and left issue - Maxwell,
Lieutenant 48th Regiment, and others; (2) John; (3) Stuart Caradoc
Munro, now of Teaninich; (4) Maxwell William; and (5) Charlotte,
who, in 1834, married the Hon. George A. Spencer, with issue.

5. Catherine, who married Thomas Warrand of Warrandfield, Inverness,
with issue - Robert, Major in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons; three
other sons and a daughter, all of whom died young.

6. Bathia; and 7. Alexina, both of whom died young.

Margaret, whose husband died in 1845, was buried at Ardross, and
succeeded by her second son,

VII. MURDO MUNRO-MACKENZIE, seventh of Dundonnel, retoured in
1795. He sold Ardross to the Duke of Sutherland, and, in 1834,
purchased Dundonnel from Thomas Mackenzie, VI. of the old family
of Dundonnel. By the death of his elder brother, Hugh, without
issue, Murdo became the head of the family of Munro of Teaninich.
In 1838 he purchased the detached portions of the Cromarty estates,
including the forest of Fannich. He married Christina, daughter
of Robert Ross, Strathcullanach, Balnagown, with issue -

1. Hugh, who, in 1813, died young.

2. John, who died before his father in 1815.

3. Hugh, who succeeded his father.

4. Kenneth, who succeeded his brother Hugh.

5. Robert, Lieutenant-Colonel H.E.I.C.S., residing in Brisbane,
Queensland, married, with issue.

6. James, who died unmarried.

7. Murdo, who died unmarried.

8. Mary, who married Major-General Francis Archibald Reid, C.B.,
with issue.

9. Helen, who married Simon Mackenzie-Ross of Aldie, without
issue.

Murdo died at Dundonnel, was buried there, and succeeded by his
eldest surviving son,

VIII. HUGH MUNRO-MACKENZIE, who spent his whole time in beautifying,
improving, and increasing his estates, upon which he constantly
resided. He died unmarried, on the 30th of July, 1869, leaving his
fee-simple estates of Mungasdale, Gruinard, and Strath-na-Sealg,
to an illegitimate daughter, who afterwards married Mr Catton.

He was buried at Dundonnel, and succeeded by his brother, IX.
KENNETH MUNRO-MACKENZIE, who was trained to the medical profession,
qualified in Edinburgh, and afterwards practised successively in
Dublin, London, France, and Italy, and eventually emigrated to
New South Wales, from which he returned in 1870 after thirty-four
years - having established the members of his family in good
positions there - to his native county, to take possession of his
late brother's property. But this he only succeeded in doing
after many years of expensive litigation carried on against him
by his brother's natural daughter, Mrs Catton, who attempted to
overthrow the family settlements and obtain possession of all
the estates for herself. She, however, only succeeded in ruining
her own property, which had to be old to pay the lawyers.

He married, in 1838, Julia Smith, relict of Captain Edmund Harrison
Cliffe, of Sydney, New South Wales, with issue -

1. Murdo, his heir, who, born in 1843, accompanied his father
from Australia and afterwards succeeded to the property.

2. Hugh, of Bundanon, Shoulhaven, N.S.W., now of Dundonnel.

3. Helen, who, in 1870, married John Robinson of Shoulhaven,
N.S.W., with issue.

4. Mary, who in 1860 married James Thomson of Burner, Shoulhaven,
N.S.W., with issue.

5. Julia Anna, who married, in 1867, the Rev. Robert Spier Willis,
M.A., of the Church of England, Incumbent of Manly Beach, Sydney,
N.S.W., with issue.

Kenneth died in 1878, was buried at Dundonnel, and succeeded by
his eldest son,

X. MURDO MUNRO-MACKENZIE, tenth of Dundonnel. He died unmarried
and was succeeded by his only brother,

XI. HUGH MUNRO-MACKENZIE, eleventh of Dundonnel. He resides in
New South Wales. In 1876 he married Bella Mary, daughter of T.
T. Biddulph of Earie, Shoulhaven, N.S.W., with issue - Hugh, Bella,
and Mary.

THE MACKENZIES OF FAIRBURN.

THIS family is also descended from Roderick Mor Mackenzie, I. of
Achilty, by a daughter of William Dubh Macleod, VII. of Harris, by
whom he had a natural son,

I. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, first of Fairburn, who was granted letters
of legitimation by James V., dated 1st of July, 1539. On the 16th
of March, 1541, there are also letters of legitimation in favour
of "Alexandro Mackenze seniori, Joanni juniori, et Roderico
bastardis filus naturalibus, quondam Roderici Mackenze." Murdo
for some time lived at Court and was a Gentleman of the Bedchamber
to James V. He obtained a charter for his lands, dated 1st
of April, 1542, afterwards confirmed by Queen Mary in 1343. He
married, first, Margaret, daughter of Urquhart, Sheriff of Cromarty,
with issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. John, I. of Tolly, minister of Dingwall, who married Margaret,
daughter of Ballindalloch, with issue, among others - Murdoch,
II. of Tolly, who married Catherine, daughter of James Innes of
Inverbreakie, with issue.

3. Annabella, who married, first, Thomas Mackenzie of Lochluichart
and Ord, with issue; and secondly, Alexander Mackenzie, progenitor
of Coul, also with issue.

4. A daughter, who married Ross of Priesthill. Murdoch married,
secondly, a daughter of Rory MacFarquhar Maclean, with issue -

5. Roderick, of Knockbaxter, from whom the Mackenzies of Kernsary,
of whom presently.

6. John, I. of Corry, who married a daughter of Donald Clark, with
issue - three sons and four daughters.

7. Hector, Chamberlain of Lochcarron.

8. Isabel, who, as his second wife, married John Roy Mackenzie,
IV. of Gairloch, with issue.

9. A daughter, who married Donald Glas Macdonald.

10. Mary, who married Wyland Chisholm, Kinkell, with issue - Agnes,
who married her cousin, Hector Mackenzie, IV. of Fairburn, with
issue.

Murdoch died in 1590, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

II. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, second of Fairburn, who married a
daughter of Walter Innes of Inverbreakie, with issue -

1. John, his heir and successor.

2. Hector, who succeeded his brother John in Fairburn.

3. Isobel, who married John Mackenzie, eldest son of John Roy,
IV. of Gairloch, who died in 1601, before his father, without male
issue. She married, secondly, Bayne of Tulloch.

4. A daughter, who married Murdo Mackenzie, II. of Kensary, with
issue - a daughter.

Alexander was succeeded by his eldest son,

III. JOHN MACKENZIE, third of Fairburn, who married Janet,
daughter of Torquil Macleod of Coigeach, without male issue, but by
her he had four daughters who married - the eldest, Murdo Mackenzie
of Sand; Agnes, first, Murdo MacCulloch of Park, and secondly,
Roderick Mackenzie, II. of Corry; Isobel, John Mackenzie of
Pitlundie; and Annabella, Roderick Mackenzie, Ardlair; the last
three being heirs portioners. He has a sasine of Monar in 1620.
He died in 1645, and was succeeded by his next brother,

IV. HECTOR MACKENZIE, fourth of Fairburn, who married, first,
his cousin Agnes, daughter of Wyland Chisholm, Kinkell, with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir, who succeeded; and five daughters, who
married respectively, Roderick, son of Bayne of Tulloch, and
secondly, Angus, third son of Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch,
by Isobel Mackenzie of Coul another married Kenneth Mackenzie, I.
of Davochcairn, and, secondly, Murdoch Mackenzie, V. of Achilty;
the third married the Rev. Alexander Mackenzie, minister of
Lochcarron; the fourth, Roderick, second son of Colin Mackenzie,
I. of Kincraig the fifth, the Rev. Alexander, third son of
the Rev. John Mackenzie of Tolly, by his second marriage with a
daughter of Thomas Fraser of Struy.

Hector married, secondly, a natural daughter of Alexander Mackenzie,
I. of Kilcoy, with issue - two sons and three daughters.

Hector was succeeded by his only son, by his first wife,

V. RODERICK MACKENZIE, fifth of Fairburn, who first married a
daughter of Patrick Grant of Glenmoriston, with issue - Mary, who
married as his second wife, Alexander Mackenzie, II. of Ballone,
with issue. He married, secondly, in 1663, Margaret, daughter of
Donald Mackenzie, III. of Loggie, with issue -

1. Murdoch, his heir and successor.

2. John, of Bishop-Kinkell, who was married twice, with issue - three
sons and two daughters.

3. Colin, who died without issue.

4. Donald, married, with issue - a son Murdoch.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

VI. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, sixth of Fairburn, who in 1673 married
Isobel, daughter of the Hon. Simon Mackenzie of Lochslinn, with
issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Kenneth, who died unmarried in 1731.

3. George; and 4. James, both unmarried.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

VII. RODERICK MACKENZIE, seventh of Fairburn, who in 1712 married
Winniewood, daughter of William Mackintosh, Younger of Borlum,
with issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. Kenneth, who married Ann MacRae, with issue.

3. Colin, of whom nothing is known.

4. Helen, who married John, eldest son of Colin, IX. of Hilton,
who died before his father in 1751, without issue.

Roderick was succeeded by his eldest son,

VIII. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, eighth of Fairburn, to whom the
estates, which had been forfeited in 1715, were restored in 1731.
He married Jean, eldest daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, VIII.
of Davochmaluag, with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Kenneth, Lieutenant 21st Regiment, who was killed under General
Burgoyne at Saratoga, unmarried, in September 1777.

Alexander was succeeded by his eldest son,

IX. RODERICK MACKENZIE, ninth of Fairburn, who in 1768 married
Catharine, daughter of William Baillie of Rosehall, with issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. William, who died without issue.

3. Mary, who married James Massey, without issue. She married
secondly, Colonel Robert Murray Macgrigor, with issue - Janetta
Catharine, who married, first, Robert Sutherland, and secondly,
Lieutenant Hull and Barbara, who married Richard Hort, Royal
Horse Guards Blue, with issue.

4. Barbara, who married, first, Kenneth Murchison of Tarradale,
with issue - the late Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, President of
the Royal Geographical Society, who married a daughter of General
Hugonin, without issue; and the Hon. Kenneth Murchison.

Roderick was succeeded by his eldest son,

X. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, tenth of Fairburn, Major-General in the
Army. He was created a Baronet. He died unmarried, the last
direct heir male of the family, and was buried in the St. Clement's
aisle of the old Church of Dingwall.

THE MACKENZIES OF KERNSARY.

THIS family is descended from the Mackenzies of Fair-burn, the last
of the male line of the original Kernsary Mackenzies having, as
already shown, been killed at the battle of Auldearn in 1645,
when his sister carried the lineal representation of that family
to the Mackenzies of Sand.

The descent of the second family is as follows - Murdoch Mackenzie,
I. of Fairburn, married as his second wife Mary, daughter of
Roderick MacFarquhar Maclean, with issue along with two other sons
and daughters -

RODERICK MACKENZIE of Knockbaxter, in the vicinity of Dingwall.
He married Aegidia, daughter of Bayne of Tulloch (sasine 1636),
with issue - (1) the Rev. Murdoch Mackenzie, who married a daughter
of MacCulloch of Park; (2) Kenneth, who married a daughter of the
Rev. John Mackenzie, Cromarty; and (3)-

I. THE REV. RODERICK MACKENZIE, who was minister of Gairloch
from 1649 to 1710. Sir James Dixon Mackenzie of Findon says
distinctly that Roderick was "ancestor of Kernsary," ["Genealogical
Tables of the Mackenzies," Sheet 5.] and there appears to be no
doubt about it. But it is not at all clear whether he or his
brother Kenneth bought the estate from the Mackenzies of Coul,
who then owned it. Mr John H. Dixon, in his interesting book on
Gairloch, says that Roderick had a son Kenneth, born about 1703,
by a sister of the Laird of Knockbain, but if there was such a son,
which is highly improbable, he could not have been the purchaser
of any property during his father's lifetime, who died seven
years after Kenneth's alleged birth, when the father must have
been very advanced in years - close upon eighty. The probability
therefore is that Roderick's brother Kenneth - who, like himself,
during a portion of his ministry was an Episcopalian clergyman - was
the purchaser and that he died, without issue, before his brother,
and left the estate to Roderick, who died in 1710, or perhaps
to his eldest son Murdoch, who, in his marriage contract, dated
1708, two years before his father's death, is designated "of
Kernsary." Mr Dixon has several references to these men, but
being traditional they are more or less unreliable; and as yet no
papers have been discovered which throw any light on the original
purchase by this family.

Writing about their immediate progenitor Mr Dixon says - "In 1649
the Rev. Roderick Mackenzie, third son of Roderick Mackenzie of
Knockbackster, was admitted minister of Gairloch and continued so
until his death in March 1710, after an incumbency of sixty-one
years. He seems to have been a man of quiet easy-going temperament.
When he came to Gairloch, Presbyterianism ruled; when Episcopacy
was established in 1660, he conformed; and when the Revolution put
an end to Episcopacy, he became a Presbyterian again." But that
he never was a very enthusiastic one is clear from the Presbytery
records during his incumbency, for they show that he seldom
attended its meetings, though often specially cited by his brethren
to do so. His brother Kenneth, who appears to have continued
an Episcopalian all his life, was of a very different stamp. He
seems to have spent a considerable portion of his early life in the
Island of Bute, to which apparently he became very much attached,
for when he left it and went to reside with his brother at Kernsary,
probably as purchaser and proprietor of the estate, he took a smack
load of Bute soil along with him in order that he might be buried
in it when he died. A portion of this imported earth "was put
into the Inverewe Church, so that when Kenneth was buried there
he might lie beneath Bute soil the overplus was deposited in
the garden of Kirkton house, where the heap is still preserved."
[Dixon's "Gairloch."] The same writer states distinctly that Kenneth
came from Bute, that he was the actual purchaser of the estate,
that he resided in the proprietor's house at Kirkton, that
he officiated in the old church there, some remains of which are
still to be seen, and, he adds - "a loose stone may be seen in the
part of the ruined church which was used as the burial place of
the Kernsary family; it is inscribed 'K M K 1678' and is believed
to have recorded the date when the Rev. Kenneth built or restored
the little church." But is it not much more likely to record
the date of Kenneth's own death? Mr Dixon may be correct in
the assumption that Kenneth, who was a sincere Episcopalian, had
to leave Bute during the troubles of the Covenanting period, and
seek a safe refuge in his brother's parish, who very probably had
no objection to preaching in his church according to the Episcopal
form to which he had himself openly conformed not many years before.
Indeed, after the Revolution, in 1680, the Rev. Roderick, who had
for twenty years been the Episcopalian minister of the parish,
was allowed to remain in his charge until his death thirty years
after without submitting himself to the Presbytery, and most
amusing accounts are given of the manner in which his Presbyterian
successor was opposed on his induction and afterwards persecuted
by the Gairloch Episcopalians.

There appears to be no doubt that the Rev. Kenneth died before
his brother Roderick, minister of Gairloch, and left the estate
of Kernsary either to him or his eldest son, Murdoch, who, as
already stated, is described in 1708, two years before his father's
death, as then of Kernsary." It has been shown that the estate
was purchased by this family from the Mackenzies of Coul, and there
is a sasine, dated the 27th of July, 1762, on a precept of "clare
constat," granted by Sir Alexander Mackenzie of Coul in favour of
Roderick Mackenzie, IV. of Kernsary, as nearest heir male to his
grandfather.

The Rev. Roderick Mackenzie, minister of Gairloch married a daughter
of Bayne of Knockbain, his father's neighbour, with issue, among
several other sons, -

II. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, second of Kernsary, who married, first,
his cousin, a daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, II. of Fairburn,
without male issue.

He married, secondly, Anna, eldest daughter of Charles Mackenzie,
I. of Letterewe (marriage contract 1708), with issue -

III. RODERICK MACKENZIE, third of Kernsary, who as her second
husband married Margaret, youngest daughter of Alexander Mackenzie,
III. of Ballone (sasine to her in 1742), by his wife Barbara,
daughter of Kenneth Mor Mackenzie, I. of Dundonnel, and niece of
Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Hector, who died without issue.

3. Ann, who married George Mackenzie of Kildonan, third son of
James, brother of George Mackenzie, II. of Ardloch, with issue - a
son James.

4. Mary, who married John Ross, Inverness.

Roderick was succeeded by his eldest son,

IV. RODERICK MACKENZIE, fourth of Kernsary, who married his cousin
Mary, eldest daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, IV. of Ballone, by
his wife, Catherine, daughter of George Mackenzie, II. of Gruinard.
She was celebrated for her great beauty, and was immortalised as
"Mali chruinn donn" in one of the best songs in the Gaelic language,
composed by William Mackenzie, a native of Gairloch, better known
as "An Ceistear Crubach," or the Lame Catechist. By her Roderick
had issue -

V. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, fifth of Kernsary, who sold the property,
and leased the farm of Arcan, near Brahan. He married Mary, eldest
daughter of the Rev. Roderick Morrison, minister of Kintail, by
his wife Jean, daughter of Fraser of Culduthel, with issue -

1. Roderick, planter in Demerara, who died unmarried.

2. Alexander, now residing at Lincoln. He was twice married, and
has issue - a son and daughter.

3. The Rev. Hector, late minister of Moy, Inverness-shire. He
married Margaret, daughter of William Macleod, I. of Orbost, with
issue - an only son William, who married, with issue, and emigrated
to Canada.

4. Davidson, a squatter in Australia, married, with issue.

5. Wilhelmina, who married Alexander MacTavish, Town Clerk of
Inverness, with issue - (1) Alastair, who went to New Zealand and
there married Jeanie Halse, of Wellington, with issue - Alastair
Henry; Hector; and Elsie; (2) William Tavish MacTavish,
Procurator-Fiscal for the Tam District of Ross and Cromarty; (3)
Mary who married Ranald Macdonald of Morar, with issue; and (4)
Catharine, who died unmarried.

6. Maria, residing at Inverness, unmarried.

7. Jean Fraser, who in 1844 married William Murray, tacksman
of Kilcoy, son of Francis Murray of Ardconnon Old Meldrum, with
issue - (1) Francis, an indigo planter in Kurnoul, Tirhoot, who
married, in 1875 Eliza Annabella, daughter of John Mackenzie,
Teetwarpore, Tirhoot, with issue - Francis Mackenzie, Walter William
Macdonald, Jean Fraser, Gertrude Mary, Florence Wilhelmina, and
Lisette Julia; (2) William, tacksman of Bellfield, North Kessock;
(3) Alexander, a fruit-grower in Australia, and editor of the
Mildewa Irrigationist. He marred Catherine, daughter of William
Mackenzie, C,E., New South Wales; (4) Robert Davidson, Surgeon-Major
Bengal Army. He married Mary, daughter of Surgeon-General Mackay,
Madras Army, of the family of Bighouse, with issue. (5) James,
M.D., practising in Inverness. He married Cecil, daughter of
John Scott, S.S.C., Toronto, with issue - two daughters, Violet
Cecil, and Janetta. (6) Edward Mackenzie, an indigo planter at
Mungulghur Tirhoot, who in 1893 married Annie Isabel Kingsburgh,
second daughter of General John Macdonald, Cheltenham,
great-great-grandson of the famous Flora Macdonald. (7) Alfred
Aberdein, an indigo planter in Tirhoot. He married Kathleen,
daughter of John Fraser Mackenzie of Belsund, Tirhoot, with issue - a
son Colin. (8) Mary Jane Elsie, who on the 5th of December,
1883, married John Hamilton Fasson, Bengal Civil Service, with
issue - Herbert, born in 1885; Elsie Isabel and Hilda. (9) Isabella
Leslie.

THE MACKENZIES OF KILLICHRIST, SUDDIE, AND ORD.

KENNETH, VII. of Kintail, had a fourth son by his second marriage
with Agnes of Lovat, from whom descended the families of Suddie,
Inverlael, Little Findon, Ord, Langwell, Highfield, and several
minor branches. The three first named being long extinct in
the male line, it is needless to enter further into detail than
is necessary to show their intermarriages with other Mackenzie
families. The progenitor of these branches was known as

I. KENNETH MACKENZIE, first of Killichrist. He was Priest of
Avoch, Chaunter of Ross, and perpetual Curate and Vicar of Coirbents,
or Conventh. He resigned this vicarage into the hands of Pope
Paulus in favour of the Priory of Beauly. There is a presentation
by James, Bishop of Moray, to Mr Kenneth Mackenzie, of the vicarage
of Conventh, dated June 27, 1518. ["Antiquarian Notes," p. 100] He
has a charter of the lands of Suddie from James V. in 1526. He
would not refrain from marriage, notwithstanding the orders of
the Roman Church promulgated some time previously, and the Bishop
attempted to depose him with the result described at pp. 107-108.
He married Helen, daughter of Robert Loval of Balumbie, Forfarshire;
his brother, John of Killin, IX. of Kintail, and his wife's father
being parties to the contract of marriage, dated 1539, by which
it was agreed that in case of his decease before her she is to
have an annuity of 600 merks Scots and other perquisites. By her
Kenneth had issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. Thomas, of Kinlochluichart, afterwards I. of Ord.

3. John Caol, or Slender, who married, with issue.

4. Roderick, who married, with issue - Alexander and John, and
a daughter, who married, first, a Mr Macdonald and secondly, the
Rev. Kenneth Mackenzie, of the Torridon family, minister of Sleat,
Isle of Skye.

Kenneth was succeeded by his eldest son,

II. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, second of Killichrist, who, in 1571,
obtained a charter from James VI. of the lands of Suddie, which
had been granted to his father in 1526 by James V. He married
Agnes, only child of Roderick Mackenzie, third son of Allan, II.
of Hilton, with issue -

1. Kenneth, his heir and successor.

2. John, Archdean of Ross, I. of Inverlael, who married Margaret,
daughter of William Innes of Culrossie, and had a son, Kenneth,
II. of Inverlael, who married Agnes, daughter of William Fraser,
V. of Culbokie (sasine on marriage contract in 1629), without
issue male, and the Rev. Thomas, also Archdean of Ross, III. of
Inverlael. Thomas married Agnes, daughter of Hector Douglas of
Muldearg, with issue - John, who succeeded as IV. of Inverlael,
and Thomas, a W.S. in Edinburgh, who died unmarried. John, IV.
of Inverlael, had three sons who died without issue, and a daughter,
who married Alexander Mackenzie of Towie. John, the Archdean,
I. of Inverlael, had a third son, Alexander, a W.S., who died
unmarried; and a fourth, the Rev. James Mackenzie, minister of
Nigg, who married Mary, daughter of John Rose of Broadley, with
issue, from whom descended the late Right Hon. John Holt Mackenzie,
who married without issue; and the late Joshua Henry Mackenzie
of Belmont, Lord of Justiciary, who married Helen Ann, youngest
daughter of Francis Humberston-Mackenzie, last Lord Seaforth,
with issue - two daughters, Frances Mary and Penuel Augusta.

3. Murdoch, I. of Little Findon, who married Margaret, daughter
of Murdoch, second son of John Mackenzie, I. of Loggie, with
issue - John, II. of Little Findon.

4. Kenneth, of whom nothing is known.

5. Alexander, a natural son, Colonel in the army, and Governor
of Tangiers. He had also by a German lady two sons in the French
army, and two daughters, one of whom, Penelope, married Allan
Macdonald, XIX of Clanranald, killed at Sheriffmuir in 1715,
without issue.

Alexander died in 1575, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

III. KENNETH MACKENZIE, third of Killichrist, who married,
first, the widow of James Gray of Skibo, with issue - a daughter,
who married, first, John Dunbar of Avoch, and secondly, probably
as his second wife, Lachlan Mackintosh, VII. of Kyllachy. Kenneth
married, secondly, in 1605, Catharine, daughter of Roderick Mor
Mackenzie, I. of Redcastle (sasine of Suddie in 1607) with issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. Margaret, who married Fraser, Tutor of Foyers.

He was succeeded by his only son, who became first of

THE MACKENZIES OF SUDDIE.

I. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, first of Suddie. He served under
Gustavus Adolphus, and married Mary, daughter of Bruce of Airth,
with issue -

1. Kenneth, his heir and successor.

2. Colin, who married Janet, daughter of John Mackenzie, Ardcharnach
and Langwell, with issue - Alexander, an officer in the Horse Guards;
Thomas, killed without issue, in the Scots Guards in Spain; John,
a Lieutenant-Colonel in Collier's Regiment in Flanders; and Colin,
in Lauder's Regiment, killed in Flanders, without issue.

3. Elizabeth, who married George Leslie, Sheriff-Clerk of Inverness,
with issue (sasine in 1653).

4. Agnes, who about 1630 married Roderick, sixth son of Alexander
Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, without issue.

5. Magdalen, who married Alexander Graham of Drynie, with issue.

Alexander has a sasine of Suddie in 1650, and another in 1672. He
was succeeded by his eldest son,

II. CAPTAIN KENNETH MACKENZIE, second of Suddie. He served
in Dumbarton's Regiment in France in 1666, and as a Royalist
Captain in Scotland. He married Isobel, daughter of John Paterson,
Bishop of Ross, with issue -

1. Kenneth, his heir and successor.

2. George, killed with Lord Mungo Murray at Darien.

3. Margaret, who married; William Macleod of Bernera.

4. Elizabeth, married as his first wife, Colonel Alexander Mackenzie
of Conansbay, son of Kenneth Mor, third Earl of Seaforth, without
issue.

5. Alice, who married, first, in 1698, as his second wife, John
Macdonald of Balcony, son of Sir James Macdonald, IX. of Sleat;
and secondly, John Maclean, M.D., Inverness.

He was killed at the battle of Mulroy in Lochaber in 1688, [Scott
gives the following account of Captain Mackenzie's death - "He was
brave, and well-armed with carabine, pistols, and a halbert or
half-pike. This officer came in front of a cadet of Keppoch, called
Macdonald of Tullich, and by a shot aimed at him, killed one of
his brothers, and then rushed on with his pike. Notwithstanding
his deep provocation, Tullich, sensible of the pretext which the
death of a Captain under Government would give against his clan,
called out more than once, 'Avoid me, avoid me.' 'The Macdonald
was never born that I would shun,' replied Mackenzie, pressing on
with his pike on which Tullich hurled at his head a pistol, which
he had before discharged. The blow took effect, the skull was
fractured, and Mackenzie died shortly after, as his soldiers were
carrying him to Inverness." - "Tales of a Grandfather."] and was
succeeded by his eldest son,

III. KENNETH MACKENZIE, third of Suddie, who, in 1706 married
Katharine, daughter of John Shaw of Sornbeg, Ayrshire, with issue -

1. William, his heir and successor.

2. John, Lieutenant-Colonel in the army.

3. Mary, who married General Norman Macleod, XXII. of Macleod,
with issue.

4. Agnes, who married Lachlan Mackintosh of Kyllachy.

Kenneth has a sasine in 1695. He was succeeded by his eldest son,

IV. WILLIAM MACKENZIE, fourth and last of Suddie, who married
Margaret, second daughter of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Baronet, and
V. of Coul, with issue -

1. Alexander, who died before his father, without issue.

2. John Randoll Mackenzie, Major-General in the army, killed at
Talavera in 1809, without issue.

3. Janet; and 4. Katharine, who both died without issue.

5. Henrietta Wharton, who in 1810 became her father's heir, and
married, as her second husband, Sir James Wemyss, fifth Baronet
and VIII. of Scatwell, M.P., Lord-Lieutenant for the County of
Ross, to whom she carried the Suddie estates, and had issue - Sir
James John Randoll Mackenzie, sixth Baronet and last of Scatwell,
who, about 1850 sold or alienated the estates.

THE MACKENZIES OF ORD.

KENNETH, first of Killichrist fourth son of Kenneth Mackenzie,
VII. of Kintail, had, as already shown, a second son, Thomas
of Lochluichart, who, in 1598, obtained from Kenneth, XII. and
afterwards first Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, a tack of the lands
of Ord. Thomas married, first, Isobel, a daughter of Roderick
MacAllan Macleod of Gairloch, with issue -

1. Murdoch Mackenzie of Scatwell, who married Catherine, daughter
of Alastair Roy Mac Eachainn, without issue. In 1619, he talzied
the estate of Scatwell to his foster-brother, Kenneth Mackenzie,
I. of Scatwell, son of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, Tutor
of Kintail.

2. Kenneth, progenitor of the Mackenzies of Langwell, whose
present representatives are in Australia; and of Mackenzie-Ross
of Aldie, who adopted the additional name of Ross on succeeding
to that property.

Thomas of Lochluichart married, secondly, Annabella, daughter of
Murdoch Mackenzie, I. of Fairburn, with issue -

3. John, who afterwards obtained a charter of Ord.

4. Thomas, who married a daughter of the Laird of Katewell, with
issue - two sons, John of Wester Kessock, who married Margaret
Maclean, and another son, who died unmarried, in 1642. Thomas
died before 1628.

5. Murdoch, servitor to the Tutor of Kintail, who died unmarried,
in 1628. This Murdoch, by his last will, dated 13th January,
1628, left his brother-german, John Mackenzie of Ord, executor
and legatee, and bequeathed 400 merks Scots and fiffteen boils
victual or the value thereof to the children of his late brother
Thomas. He also left three hundred and twenty-one merks Scots
to Thomas Graham, his sister's son, and the annual rent of one
thousand merks to Isobel Cuthbert, wife of his said brother and
executor, and discharged his sisters of all the monies they borrowed
from him.

Thomas of Lochluichart died before 1619. His eldest son,

I. JOHN MACKENZIE, was the first of the family who possessed Ord
and was designed thereof, though it was previously held in tack by
his father. John was locally called "Ian Dubh a Ghiuthais," or
Black John of the Fir. He obtained a charter from Kenneth, XIIth
Baron and first Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, of the lands and mill
of Ord, and the half of Corrievoulzie and Strathvaich, dated 23rd
July, 1607, and on the 15th of September, 1637, George second Earl
of Seaforth granted him a regular free charter of the whole.

John married Isobel, daughter of Alexander Cuthbert of Drakies,
by his wife Christian Dunbar, who long survived him, with issue -

1. John, his heir and successor.

2. Thomas, from whom the Mackenzies of Highfield.

3. James, who married a daughter of the Rev. Farquhar Clark. He
is cautioner, with his brother Kenneth of Ord, for Thomas Mackenzie,
III. of Inverlael, from which he is discharged on the 18th of May,
1659. He is witness to the registration of the marriage contract
of his brother John, at Inverness, on the 20th of February, 1666.

4. George, who married, first, a natural daughter of Alexander
Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, and secondly, Janet, daughter of the
Rev. Mr Linen, minister of Fairnly, with issue - one son, Alexander,
who joined the Darien expedition, and afterwards settled and
married in Jamaica, where his posterity still flourish.

5. A daughter, who married Mackenzie of Tarradale.

6. Annabella, who in 1650 married Alexander Mackenzie, VI. of
Hilton.

7. Janet, who, in 1652 married Alexander Cam, fourth son
of Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, with issue - Roderick and
Alexander, Mic Alastair Chaim, the author's ancestors. Two daughters
married respectively a son of the Rev. John Clark, minister of
Lochalsh, and Murdo Mackenzie Mhic Mhurchaidh.

John witnessed the burning of the Church of Killichrist by the
Macdonalds of Glengarry in 1602. He died before the 1st of December,
1644, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

II. CAPTAIN JOHN MACKENZIE, second of Ord. He fought under
Montrose against the Covenanters, and was in consequence summoned
to appear before the Presbytery of Dingwall on the 5th of March,
1650, as a Malignant. He confessed to have been at the head
of a Company at Balvenny, professed his grief and desired to be
received to the Covenant and public satisfaction.

He was ultimately ordained on the 19th of November, 1650, "to
make his repentance to James Graham's unnatural rebellion, the
unlawful engagements, and the late insurrection in the North, in
the kirk of Dingwall, in his own habits, the next Sabbath, and
to be received, and to subscribe the Declaration." On the 13th
of October, 1653, he is appointed to take charge of the Earl of
Seaforth's forest of Fannich, for which he is to receive a certain
number of boils victual yearly. On the 22nd of April, 1655, he
is tried by Court Martial in Edinburgh, for plundering the lands
of Fowlis on the 9th of November preceding, found guilty, and
sentenced to repair the damage to the extent proved, out of his
lands of Ord, and to be committed to prison until the General's
pleasure should be known thereon.

He married Magdalen, daughter of William Fraser of Culbokie (marriage
contract 21st July, 1633; tocher 2500 merks Scots) with issue -

1. Thomas, his heir and successor,

2. Kenneth, who is witness to a bond, dated 27th of April, 1724,
by Thomas Mackenzie of Ord, and his eldest son, Alexander, in favour
of John Mackenzie of Highfield. He married, in 1702, Elizabeth,
daughter of Assynt, with issue - one son, Kenneth.

3. Annabella, who married on the 28th of April, 1698, Charles
Maclean, Brae.

4. Helen, who married on the 25th of April, 1700, James Murray,
Culloden.

5. Janet, who married Donald Macdonald, South Uist (marriage
contract 1711).

6. Florence, married Kenneth Mackenzie, Kenlochewe.

Captain John died before the 19th of February, 1686, and was
succeeded by his eldest son,

III. THOMAS MACKENZIE, third of Ord. On the 6th and 8th of March,
1697, he redeemed the wadset of Corrievoulzie, duly and lawfully
premonishing and warning John Mackenzie, indweller in Wester
Kessock, and Margaret Maclean, his spouse, to repair to the
Tolbooth of Fortrose, commonly called the Charter house, on the
15th of May next, and there any time betwixt the sun rising and
the down passing of the same, to receive from Thomas Mackenzie
of Ord, or any other in his name, the sum of fifty thousand merks
Scots, whole and together in one sum, all copper and lay-money
excepted, and upon receipt thereof to deliver up the Wadset
of Corrievoulzie, etc., to him. On the 23rd of August, 1716, he
entered into an obligation with Kenneth Bayne of Tulloch and John
Mackenzie of Highfield, by which, upon their satisfying Colin Graham
of Drynie for a debt contracted between that gentleman and Ord,
the latter is to make an ample disposition to them and their
heirs, of all his lands lying within the Sheriffdom of Ross, with
reversion always, during all the days of his life, of the sum of
one hundred and twenty merks Scots, five bolls of bear, five bolls
of malt, five bolls of oatmeal, five bolls of bear meal yearly,
out of the rents of said lands and it was specially provided that
as soon as the sum of four thousand merks Scots was paid by Kenneth
Bayne and John Mackenzie, they should be obliged to give the said
Thomas Mackenzie one chaldron of victual, or one hundred merks
Scots yearly, over and above the reservation above-mentioned.

He married Mary, daughter of John Mackenzie, II. of Applecross.
with issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. Magdalen, who married William Mackenzie, son of Sir Alexander
Mackenzie, II. of Coul (marriage contract 18th July 1716).

He was succeeded by his only son,

IV. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, fourth of Ord, who before the 29th
of June, 1723, married Jean, daughter of John Mackenzie, II. of
Highfield, with issue -

1. Thomas, his heir and successor.

He died before the 10th of October, 1748, and was succeeded by his
only son,

V. THOMAS MACKENZIE, fifth of Ord. He was educated at Fortrose,
and married Ann, youngest daughter of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, first
Baronet and IV. of Scatwell (marriage contract 15th of June, 1730).
She had a jointure, in case of her surviving him, of five chalders
of victual rent, and three hundred merks Scots yearly, namely, three
chalders of victual out of the lands of Broomhill, Ballavulaich,
and Milltown of Ord, two chalders of the first and readiest of
the rents of the Mill of Ord, and three hundred merks out of the
lands of Corrievoulzie, Strathvaich, Stronchondrum, and Bruthach-nam-Bo.
By her he had issue -

1. Alexander, his heir and successor.

2. Elizabeth, who married Alexander, only son of George Gillanders
of Highfield, Chamberlain to Kenneth, Earl of Seaforth (marriage
contract 17th April, 1777), with issue.

3. Abigail, who married George Mackenzie, IV. of Dundonnel, with
issue.

Thomas died in 1803, and was succeeded by his only son,

VI. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, sixth of Ord, who, during his father's
lifetime, was, by deed of settlement of Katharine Bethune and Alexander
Macdonald, her husband, dated 3rd December, 1785, appointed sole
executor to Macdonald's only child Kenneth, whom failing, the said
Alexander Mackenzie, younger of Ord, to be sole heir, "and this
as a token of gratitude to the worthy family of Ord." Alexander
married Helen, daughter of Neil Macinnes, Collector of Taxes,
Aberdeen, with issue -

1. John, who died before his father, unmarried.

2. Thomas, who became his heir and successor.

3. Alexander, Captain in the 25th Regiment, Native Infantry,
H.E.I.C.S., who married Hannah Fraser, daughter of James Fraser
of Belladrum, with issue - (1) Alexander, H.E.I.C.S., who married
a daughter of Colonel Birch, with issue - four sons and four
daughters; (2) Charles-Archdale, in the Army, and three daughters,
Helen, Emilia, and Anna. He died in India on the 15th of June,
1837.

4. Anne, who married her cousin, Thomas Mackenzie, VI. and last
of the Old Mackenzies of Dundonnel.

5. Margaret, who married John Maclean, Granada, with issue - an
only daughter, Helen.

6. and 7. Eliza and Helen, both of whom died unmarried.

Alexander died in 1820 and was succeeded by his eldest surviving
son,

VII. THOMAS MACKENZIE, seventh of Ord, Vice-Lieutenant of the
County of Ross. He was born in December 1797, and married, on
the 27th of April, 1825, Anna Watson, second daughter of James
Fowler of Raddery, and Grange in Jamaica, with issue - an only
son, who in 1880, succeeded his father as

VIII. ALEXANDER WATSON MACKENZIE, eighth of Ord. He was born
on the 31st of August, 1827, and was a Captain in the 91st Regiment.
He married on the 10th of June, 1857, Angel-Babington, daughter
of the Rev. Benjamin Peile, of Hatfield, Herts, with issue -

1. Thomas Arthur, born on the 17th of September, 1859, Captain
79th Cameron Highlanders. He first joined the 42nd Regiment but
was transferred in 1880 to the 79th Cameron Highlanders. He served
in the Egyptian War and was present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir,
for which he has a medal and clasp and the Khedive Star. He
obtained his Captaincy on the 16th of January, 1885. He was for
several years Adjutant of the 79th and is one of the editors of
"The Historical Records" of that Regiment, published in 1887.

2. Alexander Francis, who was born on the 18th of April, 1861,
Captain 93rd Highlanders.

3. Beatrice Anna, who in 1887 married Robert Scarlett, son of
the late John Fraser of Bunchrew, with issue - John Ord Alastair;
Gladys Frances; and Evelyn Robert Leopold.

4. Anna Watson.

THE MACKENZIES OF HIGHFIELD.

I. THOMAS MACKENZIE, first of this family, was the second son
of John Mackenzie, I. of Ord, by Isobel, daughter of Alexander
Cuthbert of Drakies. He married Agnes, daughter of Murdoch Matheson
of Balmacarra, with issue -

1. John, his heir and successor.

2. Lachlan, who married Mary Macdonald of Tighchruic, with issue.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

II. JOHN MACKENZIE, second of Highfield (sasine in 1730), who
married Margaret, daughter of James Maclean, a Bailie of Inverness,
with issue -

1. Thomas, who died before his father, without issue.

2. James, who became his heir and successor.

3. Colin, of Meikle-Scatwell, who married Catharine, daughter of
Alexander Mackenzie of Lentran, without issue.

4. William of Strathgarve, who married Janet, daughter of Alexander
Mackenzie of Lentran (sasine of lands in 1747), with issue - John,
II of Strathgarve, and Alexander, who died without issue. John
married and had issue - William, III. of Strathgarve, and three
daughters. William married a daughter of Dr Mackenzie, practising
as a surgeon in Edinburgh, with issue - a son John, whose issue,
if any, are unknown; and William, who died in India without issue.

5. Elizabeth, who in 1716, married Donald Mackenzie, V. of Kilcoy,
with issue.

6. Jean, who married Alexander Mackenzie, IV. of Ord, with issue.

7. Catharine, who in 1747, married Robert Ross of Achnacloich.

He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,

III. JAMES MACKENZIE, third of Highfield, who married Mary,
daughter of Roderick Mackenzie, IV. of Applecross, with issue -

1. Thomas, his heir and successor.

2. William, who died unmarried.

3. Alexander, who died young.

4. John, who died unmarried.

5. Alexander, of Breda, Aberdeenshire, who married Maria Rebecca,
daughter of Colonel William Humberston Mackenzie of Conansbay,
and sister of the last Lord Seaforth, with issue - (1) William,
a Lieutenant in the 78th Regiment, died at Breda in Holland of a
wound he had received the previous day at the taking of Merxem,
in 1814; (2) Thomas, a midshipman, R.N., drowned at sea; (3)
Frederick, R.N., murdered at Calcutta, in 1820; (4) Francis, R.N.,
drowned at sea in 1828; (5) John, all without issue; and (6)
Alexander, Captain, 25th Regiment, and Adjutant of the Ross-shire
Militia, who took a great interest in the history of his Clan
and collected a large amount of information and valuable MSS. He
married Lilias Dunbar, daughter of James Fowler of Raddery, with
issue - (1) James Evan Fowler, who died unmarried; (2) Alexander, now
at Fortrose and three daughters, who died unmarried. Alexander
of Breda, who died in 1872, had also four daughters, two of
whom, Louisa and Gertrude Elizabeth, died unmarried; Margaret,
who married the Rev. Charles Grant, minister of the Scottish
Episcopal Church at Meikle Folla, with issue - nine children. She
died in 1871. The youngest, Mary Gibbs, married on the 25th of
March, 1827, George Skues, Lieutenant Royal Marines, Aberdeen,
with issue - (1) William Mackenzie, M.D., Surgeon-Major in the Army,
who married Margaret, daughter of Christopher Hyre, Newfoundland,
with issue, three sons and five daughters - George Edward Mackenzie;
Frederick William Mackenzie; Charles Hyre Mackenzie; Mary Isabella
Mackenzie; Margaret Caroline Mackenzie; Gertrude Eliza Mackenzie;
Minnie Mackenzie, and Elsie Mackenzie; (2) Edward Walker,
Staff-Surgeon in the Army, who died at Calcutta, unmarried, in
1862; (3) Frederick Mackenzie, Surgeon-Major in the Army, who
married Maria Theresa Malcolm, with issue - two sons, Frederic
Mackenzie and Edward George, and two daughters, Mary Theresa and
Margaret Sarah; (4) Richard Alexander, residing in America; (5)
John Richards; (6) Georgina Mary, and two daughters who died in
infancy.

6. Margaret, who married Alexander Mackenzie, IV. of Muirton of
Kilcoy with issue.

7. Elizabeth, who in 1755 married Donald Matheson of Attadale,
with issue - from whom Sir Kenneth James Matheson, Baronet, now of
Lochalsh and Ardross.

8. Anne, who married James Rose of Cuilich, with issue; and seven
other daughters who died unmarried.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

IV. THOMAS MACKENZIE, fourth of Highfield, who afterwards
succeeded his uncle, John Mackenzie, as VI. of Applecross. He
obtained that estate from his maternal uncle, John, V. of Applecross.

In 1781 he sold Highfield to George Gillanders, commissioner for
Seaforth, and purchased Lochcarron from Sir Alexander Mackenzie
of Delvine for L10,000. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Donald
Mackenzie, V. of Kilcoy, with issue - John, VII. of Applecross, and
several others. (For his succession see Applecross Genealogy.)

THE MACKENZIES OF REDCASTLE.

I. RODERICK MOR MACKENZIE, progenitor of the family of
Redcastle, was third son of Kenneth Mackenzie X. of Kintail, by
Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of John, second Earl of Athole. He was
a distinguished warrior, and took a prominent part in the frequent
encounters between the Mackenzies and the Macdonalds of Glengarry,
often commanding the Clan on these occasions. In 1608 he has a
charter under the Great Seal of the lands of Redcastle. He married
Florence, daughter of Robert Munro, XV. of Fowlis, with issue -

1. Murdoch, his heir and successor.

2. Colin, I. of Kincraig, of whom presently.

3. Isabel, who married Hugh Mackay of Bighouse, with issue.

4. Margaret, who married, as his first wife, Alexander Mackenzie,
V. of Gairloch, with issue.

5. Helen, who married Thomas Dunbar of Grange.

6. Catharine, who married, first, in 1605, Kenneth Mackenzie,
III. of Killichrist, with issue; and secondly, Thomas Chisholm of
Kinneries, also with issue.

7. Agnes, who married John Dunbar of Bennetsfield.

8. Another, who married John Bayne of Tulloch.

Roderick Mor was succeeded by his eldest son,

II. MURDOCH MACKENZIE, second of Redcastle, who has a sasine
as heir to his father in 1615. He married Margaret, daughter of
William Rose, XI. of Kilravock (marriage contract 13th of June
1599; tocher 4500 merks), ["Kilravock Papers," p. 83.] with issue -

1. Kenneth, who died young.

2. Roderick, his father's heir and successor.

3. Alexander, who married a daughter of William Paterson, with
issue - Roderick, who married a daughter of Mackenzie of Fairburn;
William; John; Murdo; Colin; and two daughters, the elder of whom
married Roderick, son of Murdoch Mackenzie, V. of Hilton, with
issue - Colin, who died without issue in 1682.

4. The Rev. John, who after he was ordained, was schoolmaster
at Chanonry, and died in 1640, unmarried.

5. William, M.D. at the Court of Spain, where he died, without
issue.

6. Margaret, who married Angus Chisholm, XVIII. of Chisholm,
without issue.

7. Finguala, who married Roderick Mackenzie, I. of Applecross,
with issue.

8. Catharine, who married Donald Mackenzie, III. of Loggie,
without issue.

Four other daughters married respectively, Alexander Fraser of
Reelig the Rev. William Mackenzie, minister of Tarbat Alexander
MacRae, Chamberlain of Kintail Fraser, son of Fraser of Foyers,
and secondly, Hugh, brother of Fraser of Culduthel. He had also
a natural daughter, who married John Mor Mackenzie, natural son
of William Mackenzie of Shieldaig, Gairloch.

Murdoch was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,

III. RODERICK MACKENZIE, third of Redcastle. He has a sasine
in 1629 and in 1638. He was fined L2000 for taking part in the
wars of Montrose against the Covenanters, and was for some time
imprisoned in Edinburgh along with Thomas Mackenzie of Pluscardine.
During his imprisonment General Carr besieged his castle, the
only stronghold which still held out for the King; killed the
commander, who exposed himself on the ramparts, set fire to the
castle, and razed its walls to the ground. He was liberated on
the intercession of his maternal uncle on payment of 7000 merks
Scots. In 1690 he excambed with Kenneth Mackenzie, I. of Dundonnel,
formerly of Glenmarkassie, the lands of Acha-ta-Donill, Blachlach,
etc., belonging to Redcastle, for the davoch of Meikle Scatwell,
of old possessed by Allan and Alexander Mackenzie. He married
Isobel, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, I. of Kilcoy, with
issue -

1. Colin, his heir and successor.

2. Alexander, an Advocate, who died unmarried.

3. Charles, of whom nothing is known.

4. Anne, who married John Mackenzie, II. of Scatwell, with issue
- an only daughter, Lilias, who in 1679 married Colin Mackenzie,
III. of Kincraig, with issue.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

IV. COLIN MACKENZIE, fourth of Redcastle, who was a very prudent
man and amassed a large fortune. In 1676 he made an entail of the
Barony of Redcastle, which, however, he neglected to register, a
fact only discovered long after his death. He married, first, the
eldest daughter of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, Baronet, I. of Coul,
with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Colin of Rossend, who married, with issue - Colin, W.S.,
and Charles, a goldsmith. He was out in the Rising of 1715, and
suffered much in consequence.

3. John, of whom there is no trace.

4. Jean, described on her tombstone in Tam as the eldest daughter.
She married, in 1679, John Urquhart of Newhall.

5. Margaret, who in 1680 married Alexander Fraser, Younger of
Belladrum.

6. Elizabeth, who in 1685 married Ewen Mackenzie, VII. of Hilton,
with issue.

7. Anna, who in 1687 married Lachlan Mackintosh of Daviot, with
issue.

Colin married, secondly, Marjory, daughter of John Robertson of
Inshes, widow of Angus Mackintosh of Daviot, without issue. He was
killed at Killearnan in 1704, when he was succeeded by his eldest
son,

V. RODERICK MACKENZIE, fifth of Redcastle, known among the Highlanders
as "Ruairi Dearg," or Red Rory. He wrote a MS. history of his
own family, and married Margaret, daughter of James Grant, XVI. of
Grant (sasine to her "as sister to Ludovic Grant nunc de Freuchy,"
in 1680), with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Ludovic, who married Eliza, daughter of Simon Mackenzie, I.
of Allangrange.

3. James, M.D., who practised his profession in London.

4. Alexander, who in 1721 married Margaret, daughter of Charles
Mackenzie of Cullen.

5. Isobel, who in 1718 married Aeneas Macbean, Younger of Kinchyle,
with issue.

6. Jean, who in 1712 married William Mackenzie of Davochcairn,
with issue.

7. Anne, who died unmarried.

Roderick married, secondly, Katharina, daughter of Charles Mackenzie
of Cullen.

He died in 1725, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

VI. RODERICK MACKENZIE, sixth of Redcastle, usually called
"Ruairi Mor," who married, first, in 1707, Margaret, daughter of
Sir James Calder of Muirton, widow of Alexander Dunbar of Westfield
(by whom she had seven sons and a daughter), with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Colin, who in 1748, married Mary, daughter of Sir John Cochrane
of Waterside, son of the Hon. Sir John Cochrane of Ochiltree,
second son of the first Earl of Dundonald, with issue - Kenneth
Francis, Advocate-General, President of the Council, and Acting
Governor of the Island of Granada, in the West Indies. He spent
L25,000 of his own money in defending the island successfully
against the French, for which Pitt offered him a Baronetcy, which he
declined. Colin had also two daughters - Rose, who married John
Wilson, and Margaret, who married Gilbert Robertson of Kindeace.
Kenneth Francis married Anne Townshend. She died in 1847. He
died in 1831, aged 83, and left issue - (1) Charles, who married
Rebecca Molyneux, with issue - Charles, who married Lucie de Momet,
with issue - a son, Charles. He died in New York in 1865. (2)
James Joseph, who married Marian, daughter of Edward Impey,
B.C.S., and died without issue in 1872; (3) Kenneth, who died,
without issue; (4) Colin, Lieutenant-General, C.B., 48th Regiment,
Madras Army, Brigadier Commanding, Commissioner Southern Division
Nizam Dominions, and Governor General's agent at Murshedabad in
1843. He was, in 1844, Assistant Political Agent at Peshawur, and
afterwards for a time a hostage with the Afghans. He married,
first, on the 26th of May, 1832, Adeline Marian, daughter of James
Pattle, Bengal Civil Service, with issue - Adeline Anne, who married
Major-General Henry Hoseason, Madras Army, with issue - eight
children Mary Julia, who married Major Herbert Clogstorm, with
issue - four children; Rose Prinsep, who married, first, Lieutenant
David Arnot, and secondly, Captain Francis Pictet, Madras Army,
with issue - six children; (5) Anne; (6) Isabella Jessy, who
married, on the 17th of October, 1839, James Baines of Ludlow,
with issue; (7) Mary Cochrane, who on the 17th of March, 1835,
married James King of Staunton Park, Herts, for twenty years
M.P. for Hereford, with issue - three sons and seven daughters;
(8) Eliza Margaret, who on the 15th of August, 1832, married
Major-General Thomas D. Carpenter, Madras Army, with issue; (9)
Amelia Frances, who in 1838 married her brother-in-law, the Rev.
Thomas King of Staunton Park, Herts, with issue; and (10) Townshend,
who died without issue. Lieutenant-General Colin married,
secondly, in 1843, Helen Catharine, daughter of Admiral John
Erskine Douglas, of the Queensberry family, without issue, and
died in 1881.

Roderick Mor had twelve other sons and two daughters, of whose
history very little is known. One of the sons, either John or
William, married, with issue - at least two sons - the Rev. Hugh
Mackenzie, who was born in 1771, and was for fourteen years Baptist
minister at St. Ives, where he died and was buried in 1836. Hugh
married, with issue - a son and daughter, both without issue. The
second son, ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, was born in 1772, and married in
1795. Helen, daughter of John Donaldson, Dunfermline, factor for the
Earl of Dundonald, with issue - (1) William, who was born in 1797
and died in infancy; (2) JOHN DONALDSON MACKENZIE, surgeon, who
was born in 1803, and practised his profession in Jersey. He
married, in 1840, Emma Caroline, daughter of John Landseer, and
sister of the eminent painter, Sir Edwin Landseer, with issue -
Edwin John Landseer Mackenzie, of Kensington Park Gardens, London,
who was born in 1843; and Landseer Mackenzie, of St. Bernard,
Bournemouth, born in 1849. (3) Alexander, who was born in 1806, and
died young in 1822; (4) David Donaldson, born in 1811, and died
unmarried in 1836; (5) Margaret Donaldson, who was born in 1799,
married James Symington, banker, and died in 1863, without
surviving issue; (6) Helen, born in 1801, died in 1802; (7) Mary
Anne, born in 1808, and died young in 1823; and (8) Jane Donaldson,
who, in 1840, married Andrew Armstrong Kerr, banker, Edinburgh, with
issue - Robert, who, born in 1843, became a Judge in Jamaica,
married, with issue, and died in 1884; Alexander Charles, born
in 1847, married, with issue; Andrew William, who, born in 1848,
married, without issue; Henry Francis, born in 1855, married,
with issue; Frederick Ebenezer, born in 1858, and died in infancy.
Helen Alexandrina, who married Francis Suther Melville, Edinburgh,
Depute Clerk of Session and Registrar of Law Agents in Scotland,
with issue; Jane; and Margaret Jessie, who died young in 1868.
William Mackenzie had also a daughter Margaret, who married (and
died in 1832) John Fraser of Honduras, with issue - a son, John,
and a daughter, Catherine, who, in 1834, married William Napier,
of Bathurst, New Brunswick, without issue. Alexander died in
1841.

Roderick Mor died on the 29th of March, 1751, at Redcastle, and
was succeeded by his eldest son,

VII. RODERICK MACKENZIE, seventh of Redcastle, known among his
countrymen as "Ruairi Ban." He married in 1730, Hannah Anna
Murdoch of Cambodden, Galloway, with issue -

1. Kenneth, his heir and successor.

2. Captain John, who by the will of the then proprietor, he having
had no son of his own to leave it to, succeeded as VI. of Kincraig.

3. and 4. Alexander and Roderick, died in infancy.

5. Margaret, who on the 29th of November, 1755, married Sir
Alexander Mackenzie, third Baronet and X. of Gairloch, with issue.
She died on the 1st of September, 1759.

6. Mary who was born in 1732, and died, unmarried, at Lettoch,
Redcastle, in 1828, aged 96 years.

7. Elizabeth, who was born in 1746, and married in August 1782,
Major-General Colin Mackenzie, with issue - Alexander Wedderburn,
who died, unmarried, on the 4th of January, 1838, at Park House,
Dingwall and Hannah Margaret Cochrane, who died, unmarried, on
the 2nd of February 1858, at Golder's Green, Hendon.

8. Christina, who was born in 1749.

9. Jean, who was born in 1752, married Robert Anderson, Glasgow,
and died, in 1819, without issue.

Roderick's wife died at Redcastle on the 21st of April, 1755, in
the 39th year of her age. He died at Inverness on the 10th of
May 1785, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

VIII. CAPTAIN KENNETH MACKENZIE, eighth of Redcastle. He
was born on the 21st of February, 1748, and married at Edinburgh,
on the 17th of August, 1767, Jean, daughter of James Thomson,
Accountant-General of Excise in Scotland, with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Hector, who married at Edinburgh, on the 29th of March, 1800,
Diana Davidson, daughter of Dr Davidson of the H.E.I.C.S., Leeds,
with issue--Robert Davidson Mackenzie, Adjutant 1st Bombay Light
Cavalry, who died of cholera on the 22nd of December, 1822, at
Sholapore, India, without issue. She died at Garlieston in 1852.

3. Boyd, who married William MacCall of Newton-Stewart, without
issue.

4. Hanna, who was the last surviving child of Kenneth, of Redcastle,
married William MacCa, of Barnshalloch, and died atCreebridge,
Newton-Stewart, on the 8th of August, 1849, aged 83 years.

Captain Kenneth was tried for the murder of Kenneth Mackenzie, "alias"
Jefferson. He was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged, but
was afterwards pardoned. He divorced his wife went abroad entered
the Russian service; and was killed in 1789 near Constantinople,
where he was Assistant Consul, in a duel with Captain Smith, master
of a merchant ship, to whom he had entrusted all his property
when he had got into trouble about Jefferson. He figures in
Kay's Edinburgh portraits as one of the Bucks of the City.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

IX. RODERICK MACKENZIE, ninth of Redcastle. He never took
possession. The estate, being encumbered, he sold it in June,
1790, to James Grant of Corriemony, for L25,450, whose nephew,
Patrick Grant, sold it in 1828 to Sir William Fettes of Comely
Bank, Bart., for L133,000. Sir William's trustees re-sold it to
Colonel Hugh D. Baillie, whose relative, James Evan Bruce Baillie
of Dochfour, now possesses it.

This Roderick, the last direct male representative of the House
of Redcastle, died in 1798, in Jamaica, unmarried, when the
representation of the family devolved upon his uncle, Captain
John Mackenzie, VI. of Kincraig, of whom next.

THE MACKENZIES OF KINCRAIG.

I. COLIN MACKENZIE, second son of Roderick Mor Mackenzie, I. of
Redcastle, who was the first of this family, married Catherine,
daughter of the Rev. John Mackenzie of Tolly, minister of Dingwall
(sasine to her 15th September, 1617), with issue -

1. Colin, his heir and successor.

2. Roderick, who married, first, Isabel, daughter of Hector
Mackenzie, IV. of Fairburn, and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of
John Bayne of Tulloch; sasine to him in 1652, and to her in 1656.

3. Margaret, who in 1638 married, first, Gilbert Robertson, II. of
Kindeace, and secondly, John, eldest son of Hugh Ross of Achnacloich.

4. Florence, who in 1643 married David Cuthbert, Town-Clerk of
Inverness.

5. Agnes, who married, first, in 1672, Alexander Bayne of Knockbain,
and secondly, the Rev. John Macrae, minister of Dingwall, author
of the Ardintoul MS. History of the Mackenzies, and of a MS.
Genealogy of the MacRas.

6. A daughter, who married John Clunes, Cromarty. Colin married,
secondly, a daughter of Innes of Inverbreakie, widow of Murdo
Mackenzie of Towie, with issue - James, who married Catherine Innes.

He died in 1649, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

II. COLIN MACKENZIE, second of Kincraig, who married Agnes,
daughter of Duncan Bayne of Delny, with issue -

1. Colin, his heir and successor.

2. Duncan, Lieutenant-Colonel Scots Guards, who married, and died
without issue in 1724.

3. Lilias, who married the Rev. William Mackenzie, minister of
Rosskeen.

4. Katharine, who in 1680 married, as his second wife, William Grant
of Ardoch, with issue. She was maternal great great-grandmother
of the Rev. Gustavus Aird, D.D., Creich, ex-Moderator of the Free
Church General Assembly, and who has in his possession a copy of
the marriage contract dated as above.

5. Christian, who in 1681 married William Mackenzie, brother of
Murdoch Mackenzie, II. of Ardross.

6. Florence.

7. Agnes.

Colin married, secondly, Christian Munro, widow of William Ross,
Knockgartie (contract of marriage 16th of March, 1680).

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

III. COLIN MACKENZIE, third of Kincraig, who in 1679 married
Lilias, daughter of John Mackenzie, II. of Scatwell, with issue -

1. Colin, his heir and successor.

2. John, who succeeded his brother as V. of Kincraig.

3. Anne, who married John Mackenzie, brother of Alexander Mackenzie,
I. of Ardross, without issue.

4. Barbara, who married James Mackenzie, of Tarrel.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

IV. COLIN MACKENZIE, fourth of Kincraig, who married, as her third
husband, Margaret, daughter of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Findon,
without issue.

He was succeeded by his next brother,

V. JOHN MACKENZIE, fifth of Kincraig, Captain in Lochiel's Regiment.
He married Christina, daughter of James Menzies of Comrie, without
issue. She died at Kincraig on the 21st of December, 1775. He
was dangerously wounded at Malplaguet in 1709. On the 20th of
December, 1760, he made a disposition of the lands of Kincraig to
Roderick Mackenzie, VII. of Redcastle, in trust for his second son
John, then only nine years old.

John died a few days after, and was succeeded by his remote cousin,

VI. CAPTAIN JOHN MACKENZIE, sixth of Kincraig, second surviving
son of Roderick Ban, VII. of Redcastle, born there in 1751. He
served in Lord Macleod's Regiment (now 71st Highlanders), and
was wounded at Gibraltar. His descendants, since the death of
Roderick, IX. of Redcastle in 1798 without issue, carried on also
the representation of the main line of that family. He married
Mary, daughter of the Rev. Colin Mackenzie, minister of Fodderty,
with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Colin, Lieutenant 71st Regiment, killed in action at Vittoria,
on the 21st of June, 1813, without issue.

3. John, who died without issue, on the 20th of August, 1822, off
St. Helena, coming home from Java.

4. Kenneth Francis, Colonel 64th Bengal Native Infantry, who
married on the 6th of January, 1832, Margaret, daughter of the Rev.
Thomas Taylor, D.D., of Tibbermore, with issue - Captain Roderick
Boyd, H.E.I.C.S., who died at Cheltenham, on the 5th of October,
1867, unmarried Lieutenant Wedderburn Hannah, H.E.I.C.S.; Thomas
Harry, who died young Mary Christina, who married on the 17th
of December, 1849, Colonel Brown-Constable, with issue - twelve
children Margaret Jane, who on the 10th of October, 1850, married
Major-General H. F. Waddington, of Monmouthshire, with issue - six
children, several of whom married with issue; Isabella Fraser, who
died young; and Annie Colina, who on the 31st of October, 1866,
married Thomas H. Knolles, with issue - five children. Colonel
Kenneth Francis died at sea in 1856.

5. Hector, Major H.E.I.C.S., who died unmarried.

6. Hugh, late Colonel 2nd Bengal Europeans, who married, first, Anne,
daughter of Thomas Duncan, Advocate, Aberdeen, with issue - Captain
Harry Leith, R.A., who was twice married, with issue; John Hugh,
M.D. Thomas Duncan, Bombay Civil Service, who married on the 25th
of April, 1871, with issue; Mary Janet, who on the 31st of July,
1866, married Surgeon-Major Kilgour, with issue; and Sarah Anne.
Colonel Hugh married, secondly, Edith S. Hastings, Oxfordshire,
also with issue.

7. Charles Fitzgerald, H.E.I.C.S., who married the Hon. Mrs
Fergusson, daughter of Lord Kirkcudbright, and died, without issue,
on the 5th of September, 1850.

Captain John had also

8. Maxwell, a natural son, Lieutenant-Colonel 71st Regiment,
killed at Bayonne in 1813, to whom and his brother Colin a monument
by Chantry is erected in Rosskeen Church.

9. Mary, who on the 28th of January, 1813, married Major-General
Sir Donald Macleod.

10. Johanna Charlotte Menzies, who died unmarried in 1794.

11. Margaret, who married Donald Macintyre, Calcutta, with issue
- (1) Lieutenant-General John Mackenzie Macintyre, Royal (Madras)
Artillery, who, in 1857, married Marianne Margaret, daughter of
Alexander Nisbet Shaw, Bombay Civil Service, with issue - Donald
Charles Frederick, Captain 2nd (P.W.O.) Goorkhas; Alexander William;
Robert Cadell; Isabella Mary, who married George Wade, sculptor,
son of Canon Wade, Bristol; Margaret Faimy, the celebrated prima
donna and Georgina Caroline. (2) Major-General Donald Macintyre,
V.C., who in 1882 married Angelica Alison, daughter of the Rev. T.
J. Patteson, Kinnettles, Forfarshire, with issue - Donald; Francis
Hector Mackenzie; Ian Agnew Patteson; and Alison Margaret. (3)
Colina Maxwell, who, in 1844, married Dr William Brydon, "the last
man" or sole survivor of 13,000 men in the disastrous retreat from
Cabul to Jellalabad in 1842, who died in 1873, with issue - eight
children. (4) Mary Isabella, who in 1849 married General James
Travers, V.C.; and (5) Charlotte Anne.

12. Jane Petley, who died young.

13. Isabella, who married, first, Captain Allan Cameron, with issue
and secondly, General Sir Hugh Fraser, K.C.B., of Braelangwell,
with issue - (1) John Fraser of Braelangwell, who married Elizabeth,
daughter of Beauchamp Colclough Urquhart of Meldrum, Aberdeenshire,
with issue - Hugh K. Fraser of Braelangwell, and Annie M. Mackenzie
Fraser; (2) Hugh Fraser, Lieutenant 71st Regiment, who died without
issue; (3) Isabella Forbes Fraser, who married Beauchamp Colclough
Urquhart of Meldrum, with issue - Beauchamp Colclough Urquhart;
and Isobel A. Urquhart, who married Garden A. Duff of Hatton; (4)
Alexander, Captain 10th Regiment, who married a daughter of Major
D'Arcy, with issue. Isabella died in 1852.

14. Elizabeth Jane, who died unmarried in 1832.

Captain John's widow died at Park House, Dingwall, on the 4th of
January, 1838. He having died at Kincraig on the 29th of April,
1822, aged 72 years, when he was succeeded by his eldest son,

VII. RODERICK MACKENZIE, Major H.E.I.C.S., who married in 1836,
Katharine, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, of Millbank, son of
Bailie Hector Mackenzie, of Dingwall, a cadet of Letterewe and
Gairloch, with issue -

1. Roderick, his heir and successor.

2. Katharine, who died unmarried in 1870.

3. Eliza Jane, who married George Martineau, with issue - George;
William; Alfred; and a daughter Katherine.

4. Mary Ann, unmarried.

5. Alice, who married Alexander Edmond, without issue.

Major Roderick died at Kincraig on the 6th of April, 1853, and was
succeeded by his only son.

VIII. CAPTAIN RODERICK MACKENZIE, late of Kincraig, who, on
the 5th of February, 1867, married Georgina Adelaide, daughter of
Roderick Mackenzie, IV. of Flowerburn, without issue.

THE MACKENZIES OF CROMARTY.

THIS family, next to the House of Kintail and Seaforth, played
the most important part in the history of the Highlands. They
are descended from Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, Tutor of
Kintail, who in his day took such a conspicuous part in the affairs
of the Clan. His career is noticed at considerable length in
the history of the Seaforth family, and need not here be enlarged
upon. He was the second son of Colin Cam Mackenzie, XI. of
Kintail, by Barbara, daughter of John Grant, XII. of Grant. He
was a brave and resolute man. On a certain occasion he seized
MacNeil of Barra by stratagem, and carried that chief, of whom
Queen Elizabeth had been complaining, to the Court of King James
at Holyrood. When brought into His Majesty's presence MacNeil,
who, much to the surprise of all, was a tall, good-looking man
of reverend aspect, with a long grey beard, proved a match for
the King. When asked by His Majesty what could induce him to commit
so many piracies and robberies on the Queen of England's subjects,
he replied that he thought he was doing the King good service by
annoying "a woman who had murdered his mother." James exclaimed,
"The devil take the carle! Rorie, take him with you again,
and dispose of him and his fortune as you please." On another
occasion, when Sir Roderick was passing through Athole on his way
to Edinburgh, in the interest of his ward, he was stopped and found
fault with by the men of that district for passing through their
country without the permission of their lord. The Tutor dismounted
and sought out a stone, on which he began to sharpen his claymore,
whereupon the Athole men, from a safe distance, asked him what he
was doing? "I am going to make a road," was the ready answer.
"You shall make no road here." "Oh, I don't seek to do so; but
I shall make it between your lord's head and his shoulders if I
am hindered from pursuing my lawful business." On hearing this
retort the Athole men retired, and on reaching their master told
him what had occurred. "It was either the devil or the Tutor of
Kintail," his Lordship replied, "let him have a free path for ever."
That he was severe in his position as Tutor is clear from the
following proverb; still current in Ross-shire: "There are but
two things worse than the Tutor of Kintail - frost in spring and
mist in the dog days." He married Margaret, daughter and co-heiress
of Torquil Macleod, "Torquil Cononach" of the Lewis, Coigeach,
and Assynt, with whom Roderick obtained her father's mainland
possessions, previously, however, in 1605, granted by Torquil to
Kenneth Mackenzie, X. of Kintail, Sir Roderick's eldest brother.
He purchased Milton and Tarbat Ness in Easter Ross from the
Munroes. He had issue by his wife -

1. John, his heir and successor, afterwards Sir John Mackenzie of
Tarbat.

2. Kenneth, I. of Scatwell, of whose family presently.

3. Colin, I of Tarvie, who married Isobel, daughter of Alexander
Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, and widow of John Mackenzie of Lochslinn,
with issue.

4. Alexander, I. of Ballone, of whom after Scatwell.

5. James. 6. Charles. Both died unmarried.

7. Margaret, who married Sir James Macdonald, IX. of Sleat, with
issue - his heir and successor, and others.

He had also a natural son, the Rev. John Mackenzie, Archdean
of Ross, who, by his wife, Christian, daughter of John Wemyss of
Lathocker, had issue - the Rev. Roderick Mackenzie, first of Avoch,
in 1671 Sub-Chaunter of Ross, and several other children. He died
in 1666.

In 1609 Sir Roderick was knighted for the part he took, along with
his brother Kenneth, first Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, in pacifying
the Lewis and civilising its inhabitants.

He died in 1628, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

SIR JOHN MACKENZIE of Tarbat, created a Baronet of Nova Scotia
on the 21st of May, 1628. He married Margaret, daughter of Sir
George Erskine of Innerteil, a Lord of Session, with issue -

1. George, his heir and successor.

2. John, who died young.

3. Sir Roderick, who has a sasine as third son in June, 1654. He
was M.P. in 1700 for Cromarty, and in 1703 for the Burgh of Fortrose.
He was subsequently raised to the Bench as Lord Prestonhall, and
married, first, Margaret, daughter of Dr Burnet, Archbishop of
St. Andrews, with issue - Alexander Mackenzie of Fraserdale, who,
in 1702, married Amelia, eldest daughter of Hugh, Xth Lord Lovat,
with issue--several sons and daughters. Alexander's representation
was proved extinct in 1826. Lord Prestonhall married, secondly,
Margaret, daughter of Haliburton of Pitcur, widow of Sir George
Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, without issue.

4. Alexander, I. of Ardloch, whose representatives became heirs
male to the Cromarty titles.

5. Kenneth, who married Isobell Auckinleck, with issue--Kenneth,
who died without issue.

6. James, M.D., who died unmarried.

7. Margaret, who married, first, Roderick Macleod, XV. of Macleod,
without surviving issue; and secondly, Sir James Campbell of Lawers,
Perthshire.

8. Ann, who married Hugh, IXth Lord Lovat, with issue.

9. Isabel, who married Kenneth, third Earl of Seaforth, with issue
- his heir and successor, and others.

10. Barbara, who married Alexander Mackenzie, VII. of Gairloch,
with issue.

11. Catherine, who married Sir Colin Campbell of Aberuchil, with

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