Murdoch Mackenzie, 2nd laird of Redcastle

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About Murdoch Mackenzie, 2nd laird of Redcastle

Biographical Summary

II. Murdoch Mackenzie, second of Redcastle, who has a sasine as heir to his father in 1615. He married Margaret, daughter of William Rose, XI. of Kilravock (marriage contract 13th of June 1 599; tocher 4500 merks), with issue —

  • Kenneth, who died young.
  • Roderick, his father's heir and successor.
  • Alexander, who married a daughter of William Paterson, with issue — Roderick, who married, a daughter of Mackenzie of Fairburn ; William ; John ; Murdo ; Colin ; and two daughters, the elder of whom married Roderick, son of Murdoch Mackenzie, V. of Hilton, with issue — Colin, who died without issue in 1682.
  • The Rev. John, who after he was ordained, was schoolmaster at Chanonry, and died in 1640, unmarried.
  • William, M.D. at the Court of Spain, where he died, without issue.
  • Margaret, who married Angus Chishoim, XVIII. of Chisholm, without issue.
  • Finguala, who married Roderick Mackenzie, I. of Applecross, with issue.
  • Catharine, who married Donald Mackenzie, III. of Loggie, without issue.

Four other daughters married respectively, Alexander Fraser of Reelig ; the Rev. William Mackenzie, minister of Tarbat ; Alexander MacRae, Chamberlain of Kintail ; Fraser, son of Fraser of Foyers, and secondly, Hugh, brother of Fraser of Culduthel. He had also a natural daughter, who married John Mor Mackenzie, natural son of William Mackenzie of Shieldaig, Gairloch.

Murdoch was succeeded by his eldest surviving son."

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