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About Janet Mackay

This [the] Janet Mackay (born 1769 and died 15.3.1857) was the eldest daughter of[ Lt. Col. George Mackay and Louisa Campbell Mackay of Bighouse. She was married to Sir Benjamen Duff Dunbar of Ackergill and Hempbrigs.

The second wife of George, 3rd Lord Reay was Janet Sinclair*(relict of an earlier Dunbar) daughter of Sinclair of Brims/Ulbster. (* these two being great-great-grandparents of the Janet Mackay above)

Sincerely, Primrose Richards

leaving this so called paper-trail attached with the note - that further research can be done and reconnected if need be & also likewise have left information of her profile under his about me with a link back to her.

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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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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

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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

1769
1769
1784
December 10, 1784
Age 15
1788
April 11, 1788
Age 19
April 11, 1788
Age 19
1790
1790
Age 21
1795
1795
Age 26
Kincardineshire, Scotland
1799
June 6, 1799
Age 30
1801
April 12, 1801
Age 32
1857
March 15, 1857
Age 88
Hempriggs Castle, Caithness, Scotland
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