Alexander Mackenzie, 1st of Ardloch

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About Alexander Mackenzie, 1st of Ardloch

Biographical Summary

"I. Alexander Mackenzie, fourth son of Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat, created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1628, by his wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir George Erskine of Innerteil, a Lord of Session and Justiciary. Alexander, who has a sasine as fourth son, dated June, 1654, married Barbara, daughter of Kenneth Mackenzie, VI. of Gairloch, and relict of Eraser of Kinneries, with issue —

  • Roderick, who died young.
  • John, his heir and successor.
  • James, of Keppoch, who married Isabella, daughter of Kenneth Mackenzie, I. of Dundonnel, with issue — (i) Alexander, who married Henrietta Mackenzie of Fisherfield (sasine 1773) ; (2) Simon of Keppoch, who married with issue — Alexander of Kildonan, on record in 1755 ; (3) George of Kildonan, who married, first, Ann, daughter of Roderick Mackenzie of Kernsary, with issue — James. George died in 1809, aged 109 years; (4) Colin, of Jamaica, who married Janet, daughter of Kenneth Mackenzie, III. of Dundonnel, without issue ; (5) Mary, who married Donald, grandson of John Mackenzie, I. of Gruinard, with issue ; (6) Isabella, who married Allan Mackenzie, of the family of Hilton. James sold Keppoch in 1730.
  • Barbara, who married Roderick, son of George Mackenzie, II. of Gruinard, with issue.
  • Ann, who married William, sixth son of George Mackenzie, II. of Gruinard, with issue.
  • Margaret, who died unmarried ; and three others who married respectively, Sinclair of Dunbeath ; Gordon of Auchintoul, a cadet of the Gordons of Embo ; and Colin Mackenzie of Kildun.

He died in 1736, and was succeeded by his eldest surviving son."

SOURCE: History of the Mackenzies, with genealogies of the principal families of the name; Alexander Mackenzie; 1894; page 563