Roderick Mackenzie, 1st Baron of Redcastle

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About Roderick Mackenzie, 1st Baron of Redcastle

Biographical Summary

"I. Roderick Mor Mackenzie, progenitor of the family of Redcastle, was third son of Kenneth Mackenzie, X. of Kintail, by Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of John, second Earl of Athole. He was a distinguished warrior, and took a prominent part in the frequent encounters between the Mackenzies and the Macdonalds of Glengarry, often commanding; the Clan on these occasions. In 1608 he has a charter under the Great Seal of the lands of Redcastle. He married Florence, daughter of Robert Munro, XV. of Fowlis, with issue —

  • Murdoch, his heir and successor.
  • Colin, I. of Kincraig, of whom presently.
  • Isabel, who married Hugh Mackay of Bighouse, with issue.
  • Margaret, who married, as his first wife, Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, with issue.
  • Helen, who married Thomas Dunbar of Grange.
  • Catharine, who married, first, in 1605, Kenneth Mackenzie, III. of Killichrist, with issue ; and secondly, Thomas Chisholm of Kinneries, also with issue.
  • Agnes, who married John Dunbar of Bennetsfield.
  • Another, who married John Bayne of Tulloch.

Roderick Mor was succeeded by his eldest son."

SOURCE: History of the Mackenzies, with genealogies of the principal families of the name; Alexander Mackenzie; 1894; page 536

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