About Alexander M'Kie
"The Book of Mackay" pp 355-6 states: "Sir Patrick, an ardent Covenanter, was chosen president of the first meeting of Kirkcudbright stewartry War Committee on 27 June 1640, and soon afterwards commanded a regiment of Galloway horse at the battle of Newburn, in which his only son Alexander fell after capturing a standard from the enemy. Zachary Boyd in a long poem entitled "Newburn Book" thus deplores the fall of young M'Kie:
"In this conflict, which was a great pitie,
We lost the son of Sir Patrick M'Ghie."
History of the Lands and Their Owners in Galloway states that Sir Patrick's son had taken a colour from the English, which in triumph he waved over his head, and through this was slain by mistake.
Alexander M'Kie's Timeline
of Larg, Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Newburn, Northumberland, England