John MacKenzie, 2nd Earl of Cromarty

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About John MacKenzie, 2nd Earl of Cromarty

Biographical Summary

"II. John Mackenzie, second Earl of Cromarty. He does not appear to have taken a prominent part in public affairs, and he kept out of the Rising of 1715. Notwithstanding the division which had been made of the family estates to secure suitable provision for the two Baronetcies, his Lordship still possessed extensive possessions in the Counties of Ross, Inverness, Elgin, and Fife. He married, first, Lady Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of the first Earl of Aboyne, without issue. He afterwards divorced her and married, secondly, the Hon. Mary Murray, daughter of the third Lord Elibank, with issue —

  • Lord George, his heir and successor.
  • Captain Roderick, who married twice, with issue — Captain Kenneth of Cromarty, who succeeded to the estates in 1789, and died without issue male in 1796 ; and a daughter.
  • Lord William, who died at sea, without issue.
  • Lord Patrick, who married, without male issue.
  • Lord Gideon, who died without issue male.
  • Lady Mary, Lady Anna, Lady Helen; all of whom died young or unmarried.

The Earl married, thirdly, Anna, daughter of Hugh, Xth Lord Lovat, with issue —

  • Lord James, Lord Hugh, Lord Norman, all of whom died young, the latter at sea in 1751.
  • Lady Emilia, who in 1740 married Archibald Lamont of Lamont, with issue.

His Lordship died in 1731, and was succeeded by his eldest son."

SOURCE: History of the Mackenzies, with genealogies of the principal families of the name; Alexander Mackenzie; 1894; page 554