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About Colonel Hon. Hugh Mackay of Bighouse

ii. Hugh Mackay of Bighouse, Lieutenant-Colonel of the first Sutherland regiment, married (contract 15 July, 1728) Elizabeth, eldest daughter and co-heiress of George Mackay of Bighouse, and had sasine of the estate of Bighouse or Strathhalladale, 28th February, 1742. In our account of the Bighouse Mackays we give further particulars. pg. 193-194

THE BOOK OF MACKAY BY ANGUS MACKAY, M.A. (St. Andrews University) Minister at Westerdale, Caithness EDINBURGH : NORMAN MACLEOD, -25 GEORGE IV. BRIDGE CANADA : EDWARD MACKAY, ST. PETER'S MANSE, MADOC, ONT. M DCCCC VI


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2. Col Hon Hugh Mackay of Bighouse (d. 12 Nov 1770), mar. (1) aft. 15 Jul 1728 Margaret Mackay, coheiress of Bighouse (d. 26 Mar 1769), and (2) 14 Apr 1770 Isabella Mackenzie, dau. of Alexander Mackenzie of Lentran, and had issue by his first marriage:

1a. Ensign Hugh Mackay (dvp. 1751)

2a. Colin Mackay (dvp. a child)

1a. Janet Mackay, mar. Colin Campbell of Glenure (d. 1752), and had issue

2a. Mary Mackay (d. 21 Sep 1808), mar. William Baillie of Rosehall, and had issue

3a. Robina Mackay (d. 10 Aug 1762)

4a. Marion Mackay (dsps. 12 Mar 1759), mar. 6 Jan 1758 as his first wife her half-cousin George [Mackay], 5th Lord Reay

Cracroft's Peerage

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THE BIGHOUSE BRANCH OF MACKAYS.

The honourable Colonel Hugh Mackay of Bighouse had, by his wife Elizabeth, a son

  • Captain Hugh, who died uumarried;

and three daughters,

  • 1st, Janet, who married Colin Campbell of Glenlire ;
  • 2nd Mary, married to William Baillie of Rosshall ; and
  • 3d, Marian, married to her cousin-german, George, fifth Lord Reay

By some family arrangements, the estate became the property of Louisa and her husband

Pg 569 .HISTORY THE HOUSE AND CLAN MACKAY,BY ROBERT MACKAY,

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2. Hugh of Bighouse, a major in the Earl of Sutherland's Regiment 1759 ; married, first (contract 15 July 1728), Margaret Mackay, coheiress of Bighouse, and by her, who died at Bighouse 26 March 1769, had

  • (1) Hugh, an ensign in the Earl of Sutherland's regiment, died in 1751,^2 unmarried.
  • (2) Colin, died a child.
  • (3) Janet, married to Colin Campbell of Glenure, murdered in1752, with issue.
  • (4) Mary, married to William Bailie of Rosehall, with issuedied at Peterhead 21 September 1808.
  • (5) Robina, died at Harrogate 10 August 1762, unmarried
He married, secondly, 14 April 1770, Isabella, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie of Lentran, died at Bath 12 November 1770, without issue by his second marriage.

Scottish Peerage pg. 1745-185 --------------------

XVII. George, 3rd Lord of Reay 1680-1786.

GEORGE, 3rd Lord Reay, who was born towards the close of1678, succeeded in the title his grandfather, the second LordReay, towards the close of 1680, and during the followingfourteen years was under the solicitous guardianship of his maternalgrandfather, Sir George Munro of Culrain....

He married, secondly, Janet, daughter of John Sinclair of Ulbster, and widow of Benjamin Dunbar, younger of Hempriggs, and by her had :

  • Hugh of Bighouse, a major in the Earl of Sutherland's Regiment 1759 ; married, first (contract 15 July 1728), Margaret Mackay, coheiress of Bighouse, and by her, who died at Bighouse 26 March 1769,
had :
  • * Hugh, an ensign in the Earl of Sutherland's regiment, died in 1751, unmarried.
    • Colin, died a child.
    • Janet, married to Colin Campbell of Glenure, murdered in 1752, with issue.
    • Mary, married to William Bailie of Rosehall, with issue ; died at Peterhead 21 September 1808.

secondly, 14 April 1770, Isabella, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie of Lentran, and died at Bath 12 November 1770, without issue by his second marriage.

  • Ann, who died 24 November 1780 ; married (contract 17 September 1725) to John Watson of Muirhouse, Edinburghshire, with issue....

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. VII, page 174-176

George [Mackay], 3rd Lord Reay born 1678 mar. (2) his half-cousin Janet Dunbar (widow of Benjamin Dunbar, Yr. of Hempriggs), dau. of John Sinclair of Ulbster, by his wife Jane Munro, dau. by his second wife of Gen Sir George Munro of Newmore and Culrain children by second marriage

  • 2. Col Hon Hugh Mackay of Bighouse (d. 12 Nov 1770), mar. (1) aft. 15 Jul 1728 Margaret Mackay, coheiress of Bighouse (d. 26 Mar 1769), and (2) 14 Apr 1770 Isabella Mackenzie, dau. of Alexander Mackenzie of Lentran,

* 1. Hon Anne Mackay (d. 24 Nov 1780), mar. after 7 Sep 1728 John Watson of Muirhouse, and had issue

Cracroft's Peerage

-------------------- V. George, served heir to his brother Joseph, 19th January, 1699, had sasine of the estate on 14th May, 1/06, and m. Catherine, dau. of William Ross of Kindace in 1704. He d. in 1722, issue one son and two daus. : —

  • i. Hugh, d. young.
  • ii. Elizabeth, of whom follows.
  • iii. Janet, m. William Mackay of Melness, and had issue f See Melness Mackays).

pg. 306

THE BOOK OF MACKAY BY ANGUS MACKAY, M.A. (St. Andrews University) Minister at Westerdale, Caithness EDINBURGH : NORMAN MACLEOD, -25 GEORGE IV. BRIDGE CANADA : EDWARD MACKAY, ST. PETER'S MANSE, MADOC, ONT. M DCCCC VI

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THE BIGHOUSE BRANCH OF MACKAYS.


George Mackay of Bighouse married Catherine, daughter of William Ross of Kindace: issue a son,

  • Hugh, who died young, unmarried; a

and two daughters,

  • Elizabeth, who married the honourable Colonel Hugh Mackay, second son of George Lord Reay; and
  • 2nd, Janet, who married William Mackay of Melness.

In consequenceof certain transactions, the estate came to Elizabeth the eldest sister, and her husband

Pg 568-569 .HISTORY THE HOUSE AND CLAN MACKAY,BY ROBERT MACKAY, 1829

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XVII. George, 3rd Lord of Reay - 1680-1786. ... pg. 163-194

His second wife was Janet, daughter of John Sinclair of Ulbster, Caithness, who bore him a son and a daughter : — ii. Hugh Mackay of Bighouse, Lieutenant-Colonel of the first Sutherland regiment, married (contract 15 July, 1728) Elizabeth, eldest daughter and co-heiress of George Mackay of Bighouse, and had sasine of the estate of Bighouse or Strathhalladale, 28th February, 1742. In our account of the Bighouse Mackays we give further particulars.

pg. 192-193

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Colonel Hon. Hugh Mackay of Bighouse's Timeline

1675
1675
Bighouse, Sutherland
1704
1704
Age 29
Bighouse, Sutherland
1705
1705
Age 30
bighouse, Sutherland, Scotland
1707
1707
Age 32
Bighouse, Sutherland
1728
July 15, 1728
Age 53
contract
1729
1729
Age 54
1740
1740
Age 65
Bighouse, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
1770
April 14, 1770
Age 95
November 12, 1770
Age 95
Bath
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