Donald Balloch MacKay, of Scoury (1550 - 1590) MP

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Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
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About Donald Balloch MacKay, of Scoury

Donald Mackay of Scoury died some time p~evioust o the year 1613. He had married Euphernia, daughter of Hugh Munro of Assint in Rossshire, son of the laird of Fowlis," by whom he had three sons and four daughters,-Hugh, who succeeded him, William and Donald; his daughters were Margaret, married to Alexander Sutherland of Kilphedder, aw ent-grandson of Alexander heir of Sutherland,-Jane, Christian, and Ann : Christian was married to Murdoch Mackay of Achness, chieftain of the clan Abrach, who was eldest son of Niel, termed by Sir Robert, the son of John, son of William, or literally, Niel Mack,-Ean- Mack-William. - pg 177 HISTORY THE HOUSE AND CLAN MACKAY,BY ROBERT MACKAY, 1829

THE SCOWRY BRANCH OF MACKAYS.
Donald Mackay of Scowry and Eriboll, eldest son of Iye Mackay of Farr, by his  first wife, daughter of Hugh Macleod of Assint, was born about 1550 ; he  married  Euphemia, daughter of Hugh Munro of Sssint in Ross, brother-german'of the laird of Fowlis, by whom he had three sons, 
  • Hugh, who succeeded his father
  • Donald, and
  • William;

Williarn Mackay, third son of Donald of Scowry, was Lieutenant-colonel in the service of Gustavus Adolphus, and was killed at the battle of Lutzen in 1632, unmarried pg. 563

and four daughters,

  • Margaret, married Alexander Sutberland of Kilphedder, great-grandson of Alexander the heir of Sutherland ;
  • Janet, married William Mackay of Garnachy;
  • Christian, married Murdoch Mackay of Acbness, as stated under the clan-Abrach branch; and
  • Ann, married John Tarre1 of Strathfleet ;

Pg. 562 HISTORY THE HOUSE AND CLAN MACKAY,BY ROBERT MACKAY, 1829

-------------------- Donald Mackay of Scoury died some time p~evioust o the year 1613. He had married Euphernia, daughter of Hugh Munro of Assint in Rossshire, son of the laird of Fowlis," by whom he had three sons and four daughters,-Hugh, who succeeded him, William and Donald; his daughters were Margaret, married to Alexander Sutherland of Kilphedder, aw ent-grandson of Alexander heir of Sutherland,-Jane, Christian, and Ann : Christian was married to Murdoch Mackay of Achness, chieftain of the clan Abrach, who was eldest son of Niel, termed by Sir Robert, the son of John, son of William, or literally, Niel Mack,-Ean- Mack-William. pg 177

HISTORY THE HOUSE AND CLAN MACKAY,BY ROBERT MACKAY, 1829 -------------------- 1. Donald Balloch [Donald Balloch means Donald of the Spot—a birth-mark probably ] son of lye Du Mackay XII. of Strathnaver by his wife and cousin, Helen, dau. of Hugh Macleod of Assynt, was the first of this family. In 1500 he played the part of a skilful and gallant leader at the battle of Clynetradwell, near Brora, saving the situation for the Earl of Caithness whom he assisted that day. He had under his command a strong force of archers drawn from Assynt, Strathnaver, Caithness, and Orkney, who were three times

thrown into confusion and as often reformed by Donald Balloch,

whose personal prowess at last turned the tardy scale of victory to the admiration of even his fierce opponents (Earld. of Suthr.).

He had a charter of Alienation from his brother, Huistean Du of Strathnaver, of the town and lands of Kinlochbervie, Scouriemore, Scouriebeg, Eriboll, etc., 31st December, 1605 (Reay Papers).

He m. Euphemia, dau. of Hugh Munro of Assint, Ross, a brother of Robert Munro of Fowlis, and granted her sasine in liferent and to their elder son, Neil, in feu of the above lands, 25th February, 1606. The issue of this marriage was four sons and four daughters :

i. Neil, had sasine of his father's estate on a Precept of dare constat, 19th April, 1620, and on the same da}', with consent of his brother Hugh, resigned " for ane great sum of money from his superior, Sir Donald Maky, all and sundrie the lands of Keandloichberwie, Nahardin, Fanzidell, Laxfourd with ye salmond fescheing of ye samyne, Scowriebeg, Scowriemoir, Tarbet, Caldstrombeg, Caldstromemoir, Edderachylis, Islanhanda, Saudowatt, Alschelourbeg, Alschleormoir, Yrsgill, Bad call, Dowart, Naferss (?), G-eiskill, lyand betwix the merches of the water of Kylescoug at ye sowthe, ye fylm of Glencowiles and the mainesey at ye wast and northe plis, the Beallache of Corriechowne at ye eist sd. And all and heal the half dawache landis of Ilanryr and dawache landis of Erbill wt ye lands of Ilandchory, lyand within ye baronie of Wastmoine." (Reay Papers).

ii. Hugh of Scoury, of whom follows.

iii. Donald of Borloy, of whom afterwards as Ha.

iv. William, Captain in the 1st Lord Reay's Scots regiment serving in the Thirty Years War. He afterwards became Lieut. -Col. of a Swedish regiment, and fell at Lutzen, near Leipzig, in 1632, where also fell King Gustavus Adolphus, under whose banner he fought.

v. Margaret, m. Alexander Sutherland of Kilphedder.

VI, . Janet, m. William Mor, son of Neil MacEan MacWilliam, the Aberach chieftain (See Aberach Mackays).

VI Christian, m. Murdo, eldest son of Neil MacEan MacWilliam, the Aberach chieftain (See Aberach Mackays).

vii. Ann, m. John Tarrel of Strathflete.

pg. 286-288

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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