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John Mackenzie, 9th of Kintail

Male - 1561

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  • Name John Mackenzie 
    Suffix 9th of Kintail 
    Gender Male 
    1 Source See Burke's Peerage under "Cromartie" & Stirnet Genealogy at Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1561 
    Person ID I024500  Ancestorium

    Father Kenneth (Sir) a-bhlair Mackenzie, 8th of Kintail,   b. 1452,   d. 7 Feb 1497  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Agnes Fraser, of Lovat,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F13228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Grant, of Freuchie,   d. UNKNOWN 
     1. Kenneth na Cuire Mackenzie, 10th of Kintail,   b. Bef 1543,   d. 6 Jun 1561, or June 06, 1568 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)
    Family ID F14585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 unknown,   d. UNKNOWN 
     1. Janet Mackenzie, of Kintail,   d. UNKNOWN
    Family ID F11943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

      For more information see Notes under "CLAN origins MACKENZIE" in this file.

      John Mackenzie, 9th of Kintail1
      M, #231557, d. 1561
      Last Edited=31 Oct 2014
      Consanguinity Index=0.06%
      John Mackenzie, 9th of Kintail was born possibly illegitimately.1 He was the son of Kenneth Mackenzie, 8th of Kintail and Agnes Fraser.1 He married Elizabeth Grant, daughter of John Grant, 2nd of Freuchie and Margaret Ogilvy.2 He died in 1561.1
      He successfully resisted a challenge to his legitimacy by his uncle Hector.1 In 1491 allegedly legitmated by Pope Alexander VI, but no proof survives.1 In 1508 he had a Crown Charter creating the territorial Barony of Eileandonnan.1

      Child of John Mackenzie, 9th of Kintail and Elizabeth Grant
      1.Kenneth 'na cuire' Mackenzie, 10th of Kintail+1 d. 6 Jun 1568

      Child of John Mackenzie, 9th of Kintail
      1.Janet Mackenzie+2
      1.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 977. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
      2.[S37] BP2003. [S37]

      John Mckenzie [MacKenzie]
      Male 1480 - 1561 (81 years)
      Name John Mckenzie [MacKenzie] [1, 2]
      Born 1480 [2]
      Gender Male
      Died 1561 [2]
      Person ID I22523 Clan current
      Last Modified 29 Jun 2017

      Father Kenneth "of the battle" Mackenzie, b. 1454, d. 7 Feb 1491 (Age 37 years)
      Mother Agnes Fraser, b. 1456, d. 1494 (Age 38 years)
      Family ID F17433 Group Sheet | Family Chart

      Family 1 Elizabeth Grant, d. Yes, date unknown
      Married Y [1]
      + 1. Kenneth na Cuirc 'of the whittle' Mackenzie, b. Bef 1543, d. 6 Jun 1568 (Age ~ 25 years)

      Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 14:03:00
      Family ID F13524 Group Sheet | Family Chart

      Family 2 Unmarried Partner, d. Yes, date unknown
      Married Type: Unmarried [3]
      + 1. Janet Mackenzie, d. Yes, date unknown

      Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 14:03:00
      Family ID F14770 Group Sheet | Family Chart

      Notes ?1 - John Mackenzie of Kintail 'was a great courtier with Queen Mary. He feued much of the lands of Brae Ross. When the queen sent her servants to know the condition of the gentry of Ross, they came to his house of Killin; but before their coming he had gotten intelligence that it was to find out the condition of the gentry of Ross that they were coming; whilk made' him cause his servants to put ane great fire of fresh arn [alder] wood when they came, to make a great reek; also he caused kill a great bull in their presence; whilk was put altogether into ane kettle to their supper. When the supper came, there were a half-dozen great dogs present, to sup the broth of the bull, whilk put all the house through-other with their tulyie. When they ended the supper, ilk ane lay where they were. The gentlemen thought they had gotten purgatory on earth, and came away as soon as it was day; but when they came to the houses of Balnagowan, and Foulis, and Milton, they were feasted like princes.
      'When they went back to the queen, she asked who were the ablest men they saw in Ross. They answered: "They were all able men, except that man that was her majesty's great courtier, Mackenzie— that he did both eat and lie with his dogs." "Truly," said the queen, "it were a pity of his poverty— he is the best man of them all." Then the queen did call for all the gentry of Ross to take their land in feu, when Mackenzie got the cheap feu, and more for his thousand merks than any of the rest got for five."

      2 - The Mackenzies held their lands of the Earls of Ross and afterwards of the Duke of Ross till 1508, when they were all erected into a barony by King James the Fourth, who gave them a crown charter.
      In 1543 John Mackenzie acquired Kildins, part of Lochbroom, to himself and Elizabeth Grant, his wife, holding blench for a penny, and confirmed in the same year by Queen Mary.
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      3 - Hector Mackenzie, son of Alexander seventh Baron of Kintail. On the death of Kenneth Lord Kintail, his brother and chief, he became guardian to his nephew John. Gathering his own men and those of his nephew together, with his young chief at their head, he accompanied the King to Flodden, where they were nearly all killed. Hector and his pupil narrowly escaped.

      4 - Another source THE BATTLE OF FLODDEN AND THE RAIDS OF 1513 BY LT-COL. THE HON. FITZWILLIAM ELLIOT pub. 1911 shows Mackenzie of Kintail as having died in the battle. [4]

      1.[S6] Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Grant01 (Reliability: 3).
      2.[S83] genus ducere, Joèel Fontaine, (
      3.[S12] Burkes Peerage 107th Ed 2003, (107th Edition pub 2003/4), MacLeod of the Lewes p2530 (Reliability: 3).
      4.[S46], (Reliability: 3).