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Alexander Mackenzie, 5th of Gairloch

Male - 1638

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  • Name Alexander Mackenzie 
    Suffix 5th of Gairloch 
    Gender Male 
    1 Source See Burke's Peerage under "Inglis" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1638 
    Person ID I018948  Ancestorium

    Father John Roy Mackenzie, 4th of Gairloch,   d. 1628 
    Mother Elizabeth Macdonald, of Glengarry,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F14013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Mackenzie,   d. UNKNOWN, unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Isabel Mackenzie, of Gairloch,   b. 1613, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
     2. Kenneth Mackenzie, 6th of Gairloch,   d. 1669
    Family ID F14011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabel Mackenzie, of Coul,   d. UNKNOWN 
     1. unknown Mackenzie, of Gairloch,   d. UNKNOWN
     2. William Mackenzie, of Belmaduthy,   d. 1658
     3. Annabella Mackenzie,   d. UNKNOWN
    Family ID F14012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

      Alexander Mackenzie, 5th of Gairloch[1]
      Suffix 5th of Gairloch
      Gender Male
      Name Alasdair Mackenzie [2]
      Died Yes, date unknown
      Person ID I25716 Clan current
      Last Modified 14 Feb 2013 00:34:00

      Father John Roy Mackenzie, 4th of Gairloch, b. Abt 1534-1535, Gairloch, Ross-Shire, Scotland
      Mother Elizabeth MacDonald
      Family ID F14590 Group Sheet

      Family 1 Margaret Mackenzie
      Married Y [1]
      >1. Isobel Mackenzie, b. 1613, Gairloch, Ross-Shire, Scotland
      >2. Kenneth Mackenzie, 6th of Gairloch
      Last Modified 16 Jun 2005 21:38:00
      Family ID F18801 Group Sheet

      Family 2 Isabel Mackenzie
      Married Y [1]
      >1. Margaret Mackenzie
      >2. William Mackenzie, 1st of Belmaduthy
      >3. Annabella Mackenzie
      >4. Janet Mackenzie
      Last Modified 19 Apr 2010 23:55:00
      Family ID F15129 Group Sheet

      Alexander Mackenzie, who was advanced in years at his father's death. He was most active in the duties pertaining to the head of his house during the life of his father, for it was he who led the Mackenzies of Gairloch against the Macleods in their repeated incursions to repossess themselves of their estates. " He was a valiant worthy gentleman. It was he who made an end of all the troubles his predecessors were in in the conquering of Gairloch from the Shiel Vic Gille Challum."* Very little is known of him personally, his career having been so much mixed up with that of his father. By the charter of 1619 he was infeft in the
      barony as fiar, and he immediately succeeded on his father's decease. In 1627, while still fiar or feuer of Gairloch, he obtained from his son-in-law, John Mackenzie of Applecross (afterwards of Lochslinn), who married his daughter Isobel, a disclamation of part of the lands of Diobaig, previously in dispute between the Lairds of Gairloch and Applecross. In the Gairloch Charter Chest there is a fcu charter of endowment by John Mackenzie of Applecross, in implement of the contract of marriage with his betrothed spouse, Isobel, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, younger of Gairloch, dated 6th of June, 1622. After John of Lochslinn's death, she married, secondly, Colin Mackenzie of Tarvie ; and there is a sasine in favour of Margaret, second lawful daughter of this Colin of Tarvie by Isobel of Gairloch and spouse of Matthew Robertson of Davochcarty,
      in implement of a marriage contract.
      A little piece of scandal seems, from an extract of the Presbytery Records of Dingwall, of date 3rd of March, 1666, to have arisen in connection with this pair — -Matthew Robertson and Margaret Mackenzie. " Rorie McKenzie of Dochmaluak, compearing desyred ane answer to his former supplication requiring that Matthew Robertson of Dochgarty should be ordained to make satisfaction for slandering the said Rorie with alleged miscarriage with Matthew Robertson's wife. The brethren considering that by the witness led in the said matter there was nothing but suspicion and jealousies, and said
      Matthew Robertson being called and inquired concerning the said particular, did openly profess that he was in no wayes jealous of the said Rorie Mackenzie and his wife,
      and if any word did escape him upon which others might put such a construction, he was heartily sorry for it, and was content to acknowledge so much to Rorie Mackenzie of Dochmaluak, and crave pardon for the same, which the brethren taking into their consideration, and the Bishop referring it to them (as the Moderator reported), they have, according to the Bishop's appointment, ordered the said Matthew Robertson to acknowledge so much before the Presbytery to the party, and to crave his pardon in anything he has given him offence. The which being done by the said Matthew Robertson, Rory Mackenzie of Dochmaluak did acquiesce in it without any furder prosecution of it," and we hear no more of the subject.
      In 1637 Alexander proceeded to acquire part of Loggie-Wester from Duncan Bayne, but the matter was not arranged until 1640, during the reign of his successor.
      Alexander married, first, Margaret, third daughter of Roderick Mor Mackenzie, I. of Redcastle, by his wife, Finguala or Florence, daughter of Robert Munro, XVth Baron of Fovvlis, with issue —
      1. Kenneth, his heir and successor.
      2. Murdo of Sand, " predecessor to Sand and Mungastle," who married the eldest daughter of John Mackenzie, III. of Fairburn, with issue— a daughter, Margaret, who married Colin Mackenzie, I. of Sanachan, brother to John Mackenzie, II. of Applecross.
      3. Hector, " portioner of Mellan," and a Cornet in Sir George Munro's regiment, who married a daughter of Donald Maciver, with issue— three sons and a daughter, Mary— of whom under MacKENZIES OF Dailuaine.
      4. Alexander, from whom the author of this History, and of whose descendants under " Sliochd Alastair Chaim."
      5. Isobel, who married John Mackenzie of Applecross (afterwards of Lochslinn), brother-german to Colin, first Earl of Seaforth. By him she had issue, a daughter, who married Sir Norman Macleod, I. of Bernera, with issue— John Macleod of Muiravenside and Bernera, Advocate. Isobel, on the death of her husband, who was poisoned at Tain, married secondly, Colin Mackenzie of Tarvie, third son of Sir Roderick Mackenzie, I. of Coigach, Tutor of Kintail, with issue. She married, thirdly, Murdoch Mackenzie, V. of Achilty, without issue.
      6. Margaret, who, as his third wife, married Alexander Ross of Cuilich, from whom the family of Achnacloich.
      7. A daughter, who married Robert Gray of Skibo, with issue.
      Alexander married, secondly, Isabel, eldest daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, progenitor of Coul and Applecross, with issue
      8. William of Multafy and I. of Belmaduthy,
      9. Roderick, who married Agnes, second daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, I. of Suddie, without issue.
      10. Angus, who married the eldest daughter of Hector Mackenzie, IV. of Fairburn, without issue. Angus "was a brave soldier, and commanded a considerable body of Highlanders under King Charles the second at the Torwood. He, with Scrymgeour of Dudhope and other Loyalists, marched at a great rate to assist the Macleans, who were cut to pieces by Cromwell's dragoons at Inverkeithing, but to their great grief were recalled by the Earl of Argyll, General of the army."
      11. Annabella, who, as his second wife, married Donald Mackenzie, III. of Loggie, with issue— his heir and successor, and others.
      12. Janet, who married Alexander Mackenzie, I. of Ardross and Pitglassie, progenitor of the present Mackenzies of Dundonnel, with issue— his heir and successor.
      Alexander had also a natural daughter, who, as his first wife, married George, fourth son of John Mackenzie, I. of Ord, without issue.
      He died, as appears from his successor's retour of service, on the 4th of January, 1638, in the 61st year of his ag-e, at Island Suthain, in Loch Maree, where traces of his house still remain. He was buried with his wife " in a chapel he caused built near the Church
      of Gairloch," during his father's lifetime, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Kenneth.
      ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, M.J.I., pub 1894]

      [S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Mackenzie05 (Reliability: 3)

      [S280] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Macleod02 (Reliability: 3)