Kenneth Sutherland, 3rd Lord Duffus

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Kenneth Sutherland

Birthplace: Elgin, Skottland
Death: Died in Kronstadt, Ryssland
Cause of death: Died before 18th March 1733-34
Immediate Family:

Son of James second Lord Sutherland, 2nd Lord Duffus and Lady Margaret Mackenzie
Husband of Charlotta Christina Siöblad
Father of Charlotta Regina Sutherland-Duffus; Anna Sutherland of Duffus, Grevinna and Hon Eric Sutherland, Master of Duffus
Brother of William Sutherland of Roscommon; John Sutherland; Alexander Sutherland; Elizabeth Sutherland; Frances Sutherland and 4 others

Occupation: Viceamiral, Rysk vice amiral
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About Kenneth Sutherland, 3rd Lord Duffus

Kenneth Sutherland, 3rd Lord Duffus

Kenneth Sutherland, 3rd Lord Duffus (son of James Sutherland, 2nd Lord Duffus)

Kenneth, third Lord Duffus, succeeded in 1705, but was in the West Indies on the service of the Crown at his father's death, on which account he had an extension of the legal period for entering as heir to the estate. He was a captain in Queen Anne's Navy, and on 29 June 1711, with his own ship alone, a frigate of forty-six guns, he engaged eight French privateers, and after a desperate resistance, was taken prisoner, having received five bullets in his body.

He voted for the Union in 1707, but joined the Jacobites in 1715. In or about October of that year he marched into Tain at the head of between four and five hundred men of the Mackenzies, Chisholms, and Macdonalds, and proclaimed the Chevalier of St. George as King James VIII. At the same time he endeavoured to induce the Lairds of Culloden and Kilravock to surrender their houses and arms, but without success. The rebels then marched towards Perth to join the Earl of Mar, but their progress southward was delayed.[1] His estates were forfeited, and he himself went abroad apparently by way of Caithness to Sweden. While there he learned that he was being searched for, and prepared to come home and surrender himself, declaring his intention to the British minister at Stockholm, who notified the English Secretary of State. But on his way to England he was seized by ourder of the British resident at Hamburg, and confined there till the time for surrender was past. He was conveyed a prisoner from Hamburg to the Tower of London, but was liberated without a trial in 1717.

Later he entered the Russian naval service. He died before 18 March 1733-34,[2] having married (contract dated 30 March 1708) Charlotta Christina, daughter of Eric Sjöblad, governor of Gottenberg, who survived until 1771.[3] He had issue:--

  • 1. Eric, who succeeded.
  • 2. Charlotta, named in 1778 as one of her mother's executors.
  • 3. Anna, married to Baron and Count Marshal Gustaf Adolph Palbitzki of Sweden. She was named in 1778 as one of her mother's executors.
  • [1] Sutherland Book, i. 334, 348, 351; ii. 55, 56.
  • [2] House of Lords Journals, at date.
  • [3] Edin. Tests., 26 September 1778.

Sources: Balfour Paul, J. (1906) The Scots Peerage, vol. 3. Edinburgh: David Douglas. Page 10 No 54

(54) Kenneth, third Lord Duffus, died before 18th March 1733-34. He was "out" in 1715, and his estates were forfeited. He married, contract dated 30th March 1708, Charlotta, daughter of Eric Sioblade, Governor of Gottenberg, who survived until 1771.

ARMS in Peers' Arms MS. (Lyon Office), c. 1720. Gules, a boar's head erased, surrounded by three stars and as many cross crosslets fitchy alternately disposed orlewise or. CREST : A stag's head couped proper. Supporters: Dexter, A greyhound argent, collared gules ; Sinister, A horse argent. Motto : Butt sicker."

Tjänstgjorde i den ryska flottan.

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Kenneth Sutherland, 3rd Lord Duffus's Timeline

January 10, 1679
Elgin, Skottland
March 30, 1708
Age 29
October 30, 1711
Age 32
London, UK
Age 34
April 2, 1732
Age 53
Kronstadt, Ryssland