'Mackenzie01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Mackenzie of Killin, Mackenzie of Kintail

TSP reports that "The origin on the (Mackenzie) clan has been much in dispute." BE1883 reports that "There is a tradition, not borne out, however, by any tangible evidence or confirmation, that this very ancient family deduced its descent from a member of the house of Geraldine, in Ireland ... who ... settled in Scotland about the year 1261". In 'History of the Mackenzies', Alexander Mackenzie (who refers much to the earlier work by Dr. Skene) pays particular attention to addressing the claim that they descended from Colin FitzGerald, but ends up discounting that view and supporting the connection we show. BE1883 shows the following Kenneth as son of Colin, 1st feudal baron of Kintail, making Kenneth the 2nd of Kintail, whose mother "is said to have been" a dau of Walter, Lord High Steward. The Mackenzies of Kintail are often numbered accordingly. However, Alexander Mackenzie identifies Kenneth as the 1st of Kintail. As BE1883's numbering system has been used by many genealogists in the past, we show both numberings until they converge. However, we view the 1st number (used by Alexander Mackenzie) as more reliable.
Kenneth (Coinneach), 1st/2nd of Kintail (d 1304)
m. Morna MacDougal (dau of Alexander MacDougal of Lorn)
1. John (Ian) MacKenneth or Mackenzie, 2nd/3rd of Kintail (d 1328/38)
  TSP, possibly following Alexander Mackenzie, reports that John "is said to have married Margaret, daughter of David de Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl" but adds a note that "No record of this daughter has been discovered." The dates make such a connection look wrong.
  A. Kenneth Mackenzie 'of the nose', 3rd/4th of Kintail (d 1348)
m. Fynvola Macleod (b 1304, dau of Torquil Macleod of Lewis by Dorothea of Ross)
  i. Murdoch Dubh Mackenzie 'of the cave', 4th/5th of Kintail (b 1340, d 1375)
  m. Isabel Macaulay (b 1344, dau of Murdoch Macaulay of Lochbroom)
  a. Murdoch Mackenzie 'of the bridge', 5th/6th of Kintail (b 1370, d 1416)
m. (1397) Fynvola (Finguala or Florence) Macleod (b 1375, dau of Malcolm Macleod of Harris)
  (1) Alexander Mackenzie 'upright', 6th/7th of Kintail (b 1398, d 1488)
  BPGS2001 starts with this Alexander, identifying him as the "first recorded in documentary history', but does not show whom he married. Alexander Mackenzie (p81) reports that "There has been much difference of opinion among the genealogists and family historians regarding Alexander's two wives" and goes on to discount the view (supported by BE1883) that the 1st wife was Agnes, dau of Colin, 1st Earl of Argyll. This is the last Mackenzie of Kintail to be numbered by BE1883 which does not mention his grandson Kenneth Og so that the numberings would anyway have himafter been the same as in 'History of the Mackenzies'.
  m1. (c1459) Anna Margaret MacDougall (b 1410, dau of Sir John MacDougall of MacDougall, 11th of Dunollie)
  (A) Kenneth Mackenzie 'of the battle', 7th/8th of Kintail (b 1454, d 07.02.1490-1)
  m1. (1477, div) Margaret MacDonald (dau of John MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, 4th Earl of Ross)
  (i) Kenneth Og Mackenzie, 8th of Kintail (d unm)
  p1. ?? ("daughter of the Baron of Moniack")
  (a) Rory Beag Mackenzie
  p2. ?? ("daughter of a gentleman in Cromar and Glenshiel")
  (b) son ancestor of "the Sliochd Thomais in Cromar and Glenshiel"
  TSP reports that Kenneth's 2nd wife (Agnes Fraser)'s "parentage is not certainly known". BE1883 identifies her father as Hugh, Lord Lovat. Alexander (p108) suggests that he was the 3rd Lord but, provisionally, we follow BP1934 ('Lovat') which suggests as follows.
  m2. Agnes Fraser (dau of Hugh Fraser, 1st Lord of Lovat)
(ii) John Mackenzie of Killin, 9th of Kintail (d 1561)
  m. Elizabeth Grant (dau of John Grant, 2nd of Freuchie)
  (a) Kenneth Mackenzie 'of the whittle', 10th of Kintail (d 06.06.1568)
  m. (1538) Elizabeth/Isabel Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl) named Jean by BPGS2001
  ((1)) Murdoch Mackenzie (d young)
  ((2)) Colin Cam ('one-eyed') Mackenzie, 11th of Kintail (d 14.06.1594)
  m. (mcrt 25.04.1572) Barbara Grant (dau of John Grant, 4th of Freuchie).
  ((A)) Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Lord of Kintail (b c1560, d 27.02.1611)
  m1. Jean (or Ann) Ross (d 09.05.1604, dau of George Ross of Balnagowan)
  m2. (before 12.03.1607) Isabel Ogilvie (dau of John (not Gilbert) Ogilvie of Powrie)
((B)) Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Tarbat & Cogeach (Coigeach) (b c1579, d 09.1626/1628)
  m. (1605) Margaret Macleod (dau of Torquil Macleod of Lewis)
  ((C)) Colin Mackenzie of Kinnock & Pitlundie(d 05.1650)
  m1. Catherine Macleod (dau of Torquil Macleod of Lewis)
  ((i))+ issue - Kenneth, Colin
  m2. Isobel Mackenzie (dau of John Mackenzie, younger of Gareloch)
  ((iii)) son (a 1666)
  ((D)) Alexander Mackenzie of Kilcoy
  m1. (mcrt 15.11.1611) Jean Fraser (dau of Sir Thomas Fraser of Strichen)
m2. Margaret Dunbar
  ((E)) Murdoch Mackenzie of Kernsary
  ((i)) John Mackenzie (d Auldearn 1645)
  ((ii)) Mary Mackenzie probably of this generation
  m. Alexander Mackenzie of Sand
  ((F)) Katherine Mackenzie (d 05.1593)
  m. (12.1589) Simon Fraser, 6th Lord of Lovat (b c1568, d 03.04.1633)
  ((G)) Janet Mackenzie
m. Hector Og Maclean of Duart (d 1623)
  ((H)) Mary Mackenzie
  m. Donald Gorm Mor Macdonald, 7th of Sleat (dsp 12.1616)
  ((I))+ other issue - Agnes, Margaret
  p. Mary Mackenzie (dau of Roderick Mackenzie of Davochmaluag)
((K)) Alexander Mackenzie of Coul & Applecross (d 03.1650)
  m1. Annabella Mackenzie (dau of Murdoch Mackenzie of Fairburn)
  m2. (1617) Christian Munro (dau of Hector Munro of Assynt)
  ((3)) Roderick Mackenzie of Redcastle
  m. Funguella or Florence Munro (dau of Robert Munro of Foulis)
  ((4)) Dugald Mackenzie (a 1581) not mentioned by Mackenzie
  ((5)) Janet (Mary) Mackenzie
  m1. Angus MacDonald of Glengarry (d 1574)
  m2. Alexander Chisholm of Chisholm (d before 1590)
  ((6)) Agnes Mackenzie
m. (mcrt 11.05.1567) Lachlan Mor Mackintosh, 16th of Mackintosh (d 1606)
  ((7)) Margaret Mackenzie (d 06.1570)
  m. (mcrt 24.11.1556) Walter Innes, younger of Inverbraikey
  ((8)) Catherine Mackenzie (d 12.04.1592)
m. Alexander Ross of Balnagowan (d 25.10.1592)
  ((9)) Elizabeth Mackenzie
  m. Walter Urquhart of Cromarty (b c1535, d 1589)
  ((10)) Marjory Mackenzie
  m. (mcrt 30.05.1574) Robert Monro, younger of Foulis
  (b) John Mackenzie of Strathconnan, Scatwell & Kinlochenchart
  John is not mentioned by Alexander Mackenzie who (p145) identifies the above Kenneth as the only son of his marriage. However, as reported in the continuation, it appears that Kenneth's had a 2nd son, this John, whom we presume was legitimate.
  partner unknown
  (c) Dugall Mackenzie of Applecross
  m. ?? (niece of Harris)
((1)) Dugall Mackenzie (dsp schoolmaster in Chanonry)
  ((2)) Janet Mackenzie
  m1. _ Mackay of Reay
  m2. (div) Roderick ('Old Rory') Macleod of Lewis
  p/m3. (div) John MacGillechallum (Ian na Tuaghie) Macleod
  (iii) Alexander Mackenzie, 1st of Davochmaluag
  m. Margaret Munro (dau of Sir William Munro of Fowlis)
  (iv) Roderick (Rory Mor) Mackenzie, 1st of Achilty (d 17.03.1533)
m1. _ Maclean (dau of Farquhar MacHeachen or MacEachainn)
  m2. _ Grant (widow of _ Ross of Balnagowan)
  p. _ Macleod (dau of William Dow MacLeod)
  (v) Kenneth Mackenzie of Killichrist (a 1526, vicar of Avoch)
  m. Helen Lovell (dau of Robert Lovell of Balumbie)
  (vi) Agnes Mackenzie
  m. Roderick MacLeod of Lewis
(vii) Catherine Mackenzie
  m. Hector Munro of Foulis (d 1541)
  (B) Duncan Mackenzie, 1st of Hilton (b c1430)
  m. _ Cameron (dau of Ewen Cameron of Lochiel)
  Mackenzie identifies Alexander's 2nd wife as Margaret, dau of Macdonald of Morar, cadet of Clanranald (but ## see here ##). TSP idendifies her as ...
  m2. Margaret McCoull (dau of _ McCoull of Morir)
  (C) Hector Roy (Eachainn Ruadh) Mackenzie, 1st of Gairloch (d 1528)
  m. dau of Ranald MacRanald of Moydart
  p. dau of Grant of Freuchie
  (D) daughter
  m. Allan Macleod of Gairloch
  partner unknown
  (A) son (bur 1479, of Beauly Priory)
  (2) daughter possibly of this generation
  m. Angus Roy Mackay of Strathnaver (d c1486)

Main source(s): TSP '(Seaforth'), 'History of the Mackenzies' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1894, p44+), BE1883 ('Mackenzie of Seaforth'), BPGS2001 ('Mackenzie of Scatwell, Bt')
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