Honourable Charles Mackay of Sandwood

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Charles of Sandwood, and his twin brother Rupert who died without issue

VI The  Sandlewood Mackays

I The Hon Charles Mackay son of Donald 1st Lord Reay by his 3rd wife Marjory dau of Francis Sinclair of Stirkoke was the first of this branch He m Elizabeth dau of Captain Wm Mackay of Borley See Scour y Mackay s and on 28 May 16 9 gave sasine to his wife in liferent and to his eldest son Donald in fee of his wadset lands of Sand wood Alschermore etc His known issue was three sons and two daus

i Donald of Farr obtained a wadset of Eriboll in 1706 which ho resigned in 1719 when he secured a wadset of Farr Swordly and Kirtomy for 13,458 merks He m Margaret dau of William Sutherland of Riarchar and dying

c1720 his brother Robert became curator to his three children who were as follows
  • Lieut Donald of the Scots Brigade in Holland who fell in the Duteh campaign of 1745 when the wadset of Farr passed to his uncle Major Hugh of Riarchar
  • Jane became the 2nd wife of John Mackay of Kirtomy See Strathy Mackays
  • Margaret m James Douglas afterwards Sir James British Consul at Naples (Blk MS)

Ii Robert of Far of whom follows

iii Major Hugh served on the staff of General Oglethorpe during the Spanish invasion of Georgia in 1742 and took a prominent part in organizing the militia of Strathnaver and Sutherland during the 45 He had a tack of Riarchar near Dornoch and inherited the wadset of Farr He m first 28 July 1737 Margaret eldest dau of Alexr Gunn of Badinloch Chief of Gunn by his wife Mary Mackay and had by her

  • an only dau Elizabeth Reg of Deeds Mackenzie Office

He m secondly Mary Ross by whom he had three sons:

  • Hugh resigned the wadset of Fan 5 May 1760
  • Donald served heir to his elder brother 7 Jan 1764 and whose will is recorded in the Edinburgh Testaments 15 Sep 1772 and
  • Alexr

'vi A dau m William Polson of Rogart and bore to him

  • Margaret who m John Mackay surgeon Falsaid See Scoury Mackays

v Margaret m John Sutherland of Keoldale issue two

  • Kenneth m his cousin Catherine dau of Robert Mackay tutor of Farr and had a son John who m Isobel dau of John Mackay of Clashneach See Strathy Mackays and
  • Barbara Sutherland m Donald Mackay, Clashneach, and had issue George an officer of the HEIC Marion m John Mackay Borley Mary m Neil Morrison Kylestrome and Margaret who d 1809 m James Clark issue seven sons and two daus

pg. 329-330 The Book of Mackay by Angus Mackay; Norman Macleod, 1906



The Honourable Charles Mackay of Sandwood, son of Donald first Lord Reay, by his last wife, Marjory Sinclair, married Elizabeth, daughter of Captain William Mackay of Borley : issue, two sons,

  • Donald of Farr ; and
  • Robert, designed tutor of Farr, having been made tutor to his brother's children.
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Honourable Charles Mackay of Sandwood's Timeline

Sandwood, Sutherland, Scotland
May 28, 1679
Age 37
Rearquhar, Parish of Dornoch, Caithness, Scotland