Janet Mackay (c.1768 - 1857)

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Death: Died in Hempriggs Castle, Caithness, Scotland
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Janet Mackay

Janet Mackay1

F, #233512, b. circa 1768, d. 15 March 1857

Last Edited=27 Oct 2009

    Janet Mackay was born circa 1768.2 She was the daughter of George Mackay of Bighouse and Louisa Campbell.1,3 

She married Sir Benjamin Dunbar of Hempriggs, 3rd Bt., son of Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs, 2nd Bt. and Henrietta Rose, on 10 December 1784.1

She died on 15 March 1857 at Hempriggs Castle, Caithness, Scotland.2

     

From 10 December 1784, her married name became Dunbar.1

Children of Janet Mackay and Sir Benjamin Dunbar of Hempriggs, 3rd Bt.

  • 1.Louisa Dunbar+4 b. 11 Apr 1788, d. 10 Jun 1865
  • 2.Sir George Sutherland Dunbar of Hempriggs, 4th Bt.2 b. 6 Jan 1799, d. 28 Aug 1875
  • 3.Robert Dunbar4 b. 12 Apr 1801, d. 18 Aug 1857

Citations

  • 1.[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 109. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  • 2.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume IV, page 443. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • 3.[S1438] Sir William Arbuthnot, "re: Arbuthnot and Duff Families," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 29 August 2005 to 19 October 2010. Hereinafter cited as "re: Arbuthnot and Duff Families."
  • 4.[S37] See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

http://www.thepeerage.com/p23352.htm#i233512

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This also has to be in error but I am not sure -

His [George Mackay, 3rd Lord Reay] 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.

iii. Ann, who died 24th November, 1780, married John Watson of Muirehouse, Edinburghshire, contract dated 7th September, 1725. Their issue was two sons and a daughter : —

1. Robert Watson of Muirehouse, Lieutenant-Colonel of the 25th Foot, with whom he served in Germany. He became Deputy Quarter-Master-General of the Forces in North Britain, 1758; Aide-de-Camp to the king, 176S; and died a Lieutenant-General at Aberdeen, 10th May, 1791.

2. George Watson, Captain in the Royal Navy, died unmarried in 1771.

3. Janet Watson, married (4th April, 1750) Alexander Bocheid of Inverleith, Edinburgh, and of Darnchester in Berwick. They had three children :—James Bocheid of Inverleith, died 1823 ; John Bocheid, an officer in the Scots Greys, died unmarried in 1779 ; and Mary Rocheid, died unmarried, 1776 pg. 192-193

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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This also has to be in error but I am not sure -

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, and had issue by his first marriage:
  • 1. Hon Anne Mackay (d. 24 Nov 1780), mar. after 7 Sep 1728 John Watson of Muirhouse, and had issue

Cracroft's Peerage

I have checked the following for the Sinclair / Munro connection and have come up with nothing to verify the dta given in Crofts Peerage.

[History of the Munros of Fowlis] with genealogies of the principal families of the name: to which are added those of Lexington and New England (1898)History of the Munros of Fowlis with genealogies of the principal families of the name: to which are added those of Lexington and New England (1898)

George Munro, 1st of Newmore

THE SINCLAIRS OF ULBSTER

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1851 Census Hempriggs House, Wick, Caithness

Household Members:

  • Janet Duffus 82 HEAD born c 1769 Bighouse, Sutherland. Peracss (PEERESS?) In Right Of Rev Husband The ??
  • George Dunbar 50 Son As Baronet Gow Of The County Of Caithness

Servants

  • Neil Smith 40
  • John Gow 53
  • Margaret Wheir 54
  • Eanet Tait 31
  • Isabella Henderson 26
  • Margaret Craig 49

Source Citation: Parish: Wick; ED: 4A; Page: 7; Line: 12; Roll: CSSCT1851_10; Year: 1851.

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THE BIGHOUSE BRANCH OF MACKAYS.
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The eldest daughter, Janet, now Lady Duffus, married Sir Benjamin Dunbar of Hempriggs, bart now Lord Duffus : issue,

  • the Hon. George Dunbar Sutherland,
  • honourable Robert Dunbar Sutherland ;

and two daughters, the

  • honourable Louisa and

the former married Garden Duff of Hatton: issue five sons and three daughters ;

  • Henrietta:

and the other, Henrietta, married William Wymess of Southdun : issue two sons and two daughters, the eldest of whom lately married her cousin, James Sinclair of Forss ;

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

-------------------- ix. Janet (who d. 15 March, 1857), m. Sir Benjamin Duff Dunbar of Hempriggs, near Wick, with issue. pg 333

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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Janet Mackay's Timeline

1768
1768
1784
December 10, 1784
Age 16
1788
April 11, 1788
Age 20
April 11, 1788
Age 20
1790
1790
Age 22
1795
1795
Age 27
Kincardineshire, Scotland
1799
June 6, 1799
Age 31
1801
April 12, 1801
Age 33
1857
March 15, 1857
Age 89
Hempriggs Castle, Caithness, Scotland
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