John Beg MacKay van Strathnaver (b. - 1579)

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Death: Died in Balnakeil
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About John Beg MacKay van Strathnaver

John-Beg Mackay having come to their assistance, Niel gave strict charge to his clan not to hurt him, but he was most unhappily slain in the conflict, and it was not known by whom ; though it was suspected to have been done by one of the Macleods;in order to sow discord between the other Mackays and the clan Abrach : and indeed such was the effect ; for this accident occasioned a misunderstanding, which lasted a long time, and was injurious to both. This slaughter of John-Beg Mackay gave a new ground to Lord Caithness against Donald and the clan Abrach, and in favour of his son-in-law Hugh Mackay. John-Beg was much beloved and esteemed by the whole country, which seldom had enjoyed more tranquillity than while under his management; and his death was regretted by none more than by Niel. pg. 145-6 HISTORY THE HOUSE AND CLAN MACKAY,BY ROBERT MACKAY, 1829

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John Beg MacKay van Strathnaver's Timeline

1579
1579
Balnakeil
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