John MacKenzie

(13 July 1793 - )
     John MacKenzie was born on 13 July 1793 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie jr and Ann MacKenzie. John MacKenzie was christened on 15 July 1793 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. Son to William McKenzie, fisher in Portlich by his spouse Ann McKenzie. He and William MacKenzie and William MacKenzie were mentioned in the 10 September 1814 militia list in Portlich, Kilmuir Easter, ROC, with John MacKenzie and John MacKenzie. At Portlich there were 2 McKenzies over 30 and John & William McKenzie, both masons aged under 30.

John MacKenzie

(6 March 1788 - before 1790?)
     John MacKenzie was christened on 6 March 1788 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was the son of William MacKenzie jr and Ann MacKenzie.
     John died before 1790?. This death is assumed by having a brother John christened in 1790, but is not conclusive..

John MacKenzie

(before 1755 - )
     John MacKenzie was born before 1755.
     John MacKenzie married Jean Ross before 1776.

Children of John MacKenzie and Jean Ross

John MacKenzie

(7 December 1776 - )
     John MacKenzie was christened on 7 December 1776 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. John McKenzie, son to John McKenzie & Jean Ross in Portlich was baptised 7 December. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Jean Ross.

John MacKenzie

( - 1631)
     John MacKenzie was the son of Kenneth MacKenzie and Ann Ross.
     II. John of Lochslinn, who married Isobel, eldest daughter of
Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, and died without lawful male
     John MacKenzie married Isobel MacKenzie. Isabel was the daughter of
Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch.
     John died of poisoning in 1631 in Tam. He died without issue male. His only daughter, Margaret,
married Sir Norman Macleod, I. of Bernera, with issue.

John MacKenzie

     John MacKenzie was the son of Kenneth MacKenzie VII and Agnes or Ann Fraser.
     He succeeded his brother Kenneth og.

John MacKenzie

     John MacKenzie was the son of Alistair Roy MacKenzie.
     JOHN MACKENZIE, son of Alastair Roy, married first, a daughter of Hector Cam, natural son of Hector Roy, I. of Gairloch, with issue including his second son Murdoch.

Child of John MacKenzie

John MacKenzie

(12 November 1882 - 1964)
     John MacKenzie was also known as John Mackay in records.
     Graeme Parr wrote: Some of the Mackay family immigrated to NZ, Oamaru area. John was only 8 years junior from his aunt Magaret who married Farquhar Urquhart NZ and with his uncle James Gordon MacKay also in Oamaru NZ (a story goes that John and his brother got on the wrong ship in America and ended up in NZ rather than Australia). Families in both countries. MacKenzies in Victoria and MacKays in NZ. Note James Gordon MacKay married Jessie Reid, an aunt of Helen Johnston. (Therefore my grandfather's uncle married my grandmother's aunt). He was born on 12 November 1882 in Braehead, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. John Mackenzie, was registered as John MacKenzie but lived with his grandparents at Resolis and went to school from there, He was known as John MacKay MacKenzie. He was the son of James MacKenzie and Anne Mackay.
     John MacKenzie married Helen Livngstone Johnston in 1910 in New Zealand. Graeme Parr worote: Helen's mother died b 1866 d 1893. when Helen was 3 years old, she was bought up by her aunts Jessie Mackay and Margaret Oliver.
     John died in 1964 in New Zealand.

Children of John MacKenzie and Helen Livngstone Johnston

John MacKenzie

(7 March 1796 - )
     John MacKenzie was christened on 7 March 1796 in Tain, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.
     John MacKenzie was mentioned in the kirk session records between March 1796 and October 1796 in Tain. Donald Ross Tuanach as sponser of the bastard twins begot in fornication with John McKenzie son of Alexr McKenzie chelsea pensioner in (Garve?) who to his disgrace has fled from the disciplineof the church and Margaret Ross daughter of the said Donald Ross and baptised John and Christy. Witnesses William Vauss and William Ross Otterach(?). He was the son of John MacKenzie and Margaret Ross.

Child of John MacKenzie and Lydia Bain

John MacKenzie

(circa 1765? - )
     John was a mason, Tain.. He was born circa 1765?. He was the son of Alexander MacKenzie.

Children of John MacKenzie and Margaret Ross

John MacKenzie

(circa 1799 - )
     John MacKenzie was born circa 1799 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty.
     John MacKenzie was recorded on the 1851 census in Barbaraville, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. John McKenzie 52. mason, Charles Mckenzie 23, Ann McKenzie 21.

John MacKenzie

(before 1770 - )
     John MacKenzie married Christian MacKenzie. John MacKenzie was born before 1770.

Child of John MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie

John MacKenzie

(8 May 1777 - )
     John MacKenzie was christened on 8 May 1777 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was the son of Margaret Dingwall.

John MacKenzie

(before 1755 - )
     John MacKenzie was born before 1755.

John MacKenzie

(say 1770 - )
     John MacKenzie was born say 1770.

Child of John MacKenzie

John MacKenzie (of Killin)

     John MacKenzie (of Killin) was the son of Kenneth og MacKenzie.
     John MacKenzie (of Killin) married Elizabeth Grant. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John, tenth Laird of Grant, and by her had an only son and successor.

Child of John MacKenzie (of Killin) and Elizabeth Grant

John Attenborough MacKenzie

(1914 - 1969)
     John Attenborough MacKenzie was commonly known as Jack. He was born in 1914 in Malvern, Victoria. He was the son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Lily Hannah Attenborough.
     John Attenborough MacKenzie married Bayden Waits in Victoria. They had no issue..
     John died in 1969 in Leongatha, Victoria.

John Bannans MacKenzie

(30 August 1897 - 18 November 1973)
     John was a farmer. He was commonly known as Jack. He was born on 30 August 1897 in 722 Rathdown Street, Carlton North, Victoria. His father was aged 33?, tram employee, who married 2 June 1892. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Mary Appleyard.
     John Bannans MacKenzie married Daisy Pearl Felmingham on 9 June 1928 in Camberwell East, Victoria.
     John was registered as John Bannon McKenzie, farmer & Daisy Pearl, home duties at Staceys Bridge, Victoria, on the 1931 electoral roll.
     John died on 18 November 1973 in Healesville, Victoria, aged 76. He was cremated on 21 November 1973 in The Necropolis, Springvale. John Bannans McKenzie, of 'Homewood'.

Child of John Bannans MacKenzie and Daisy Pearl Felmingham

John Caol MacKenzie

     John Caol MacKenzie was the son of Kenneth MacKenzie and Helen Loval.

John James MacKenzie

(17 March 1879 - 27 April 1967)
     John James MacKenzie was commonly known as JJ. He was born on 17 March 1879 in Port Albert, Victoria. He was the son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson. John James MacKenzie was christened on 7 April 1879 in Presbyterian church, Port Albert. John was a grazier in Won Wron, Victoria.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron, on the between 1903 and 1908 electoral roll.
     John James MacKenzie married Janie Florence Vicars Foote, daughter of Richard Vicars Foote and Jane or Jeannie Robinson, on 23 May 1907 in Christ Church, Warrnambool, Victoria.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, farmer at 'Calrossie', Yarram, on the 1912 electoral roll.
     John served in the 21st Battalion from 30 March 1916 to 1919. He enlisted 30 March 1916 at Leongatha, aged 37 years and 11 months. He was of Yarram, a natural born British subject, farmer, married to Florence Janie McKenzie of Calrossie, Yarram. He was described as 5 feet 7 inches, 11 stone, chest 38 inches, medium complexion, blue eyes 6/6 vision, light brown hair and a Presbyterian. His distinguishing marks were 2 vaccination scars on his left arm and an abdominal scar from an appendectomy. He joined the 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion as a private soldier. He departed for England 6 June 1916, landing at Portsmouth in 26 July. He left for France 24 November 1916 having become a driver on 26 August 1916. He was invalided to the UK on 10 July 1918 and suffered from deafness. He left England 25 January 1919 and was discharged 30 April 1919 and returned to' Won Wrona'. He received the British War medal, the 1914-1918 star, and the Victory medal.
     John was registered as a farmer at Calrossie, Victoria, on the 1919 electoral roll.
     John James MacKenzie lived at Yarram, Victoria, 1925.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, farmer at Yarram, on the 1931 electoral roll.
     John James MacKenzie married secondly Lily Florence Mackenzie on 26 March 1934 in Cairns Memorial Presbyterian church, East Melbourne, Victoria.
     John was registered as a farmer at Yarram, on the 1934 electoral roll.
     John was registered as a farmer at Won Wron, on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll.
     Their home 'Won Wrona' burnt down in 1943.
     John was registered as a farmer at Won Wron at Alberton, on the 1949 electoral roll.
     John was registered as a farmer at Won Wron, on the 1954 electoral roll. He held property in the Central riding: McKenzie, John James, Won Wron, farmer, owner, G.A., land, Won Wron, £1064, votes 3; North riding: McKenzie, John James, Yarram, farmer, owner, G.A. land, Bulga £13, votes 1; South riding: McKenzie, John J, Calrossie, farmer, owner, G.A., house and land Port Albert, £53, votes 2.
     John was registered as holding land & house at Alberton worth £53, farmer at Won Wron, on the 1956 electoral roll.
     John was registered as a farmer of Won Wron at Alberton, on the 1960 electoral roll.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron, on the 1966 electoral roll.
     John died on 27 April 1967 in Won Wron, Victoria, aged 88. The death of Mrs Janie F'lorence McKenzie, wife of Mr James J McKenzie, of Won Wron, occurred on Friday, May 6, at Brighton. Deceased was the eldest daughter of Major R. Vicars-Foote, bank manager, of Geelong. While her husband served in the Great War she was a foremost Red Cross worker.. He was buried on 28 April 1967 in Yarram.
     His will was proved on 14 September 1967 at Victoria. Grazier of Won Wron.

Child of John James MacKenzie and Lily Florence Mackenzie

John James MacKenzie

(5 November 1934 - 25 February 1994)
     John James MacKenzie was born on 5 November 1934 in Yarram, Victoria. He was the son of John James MacKenzie and Lily Florence Mackenzie. John was a farmer in 'Won Wrona', Trenton Valley Rd, Won Wron, Victoria.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, jr., farmer at Won Wron, on the 1966 electoral roll.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, jr, farmer at Won Wron, on the 1972 electoral roll.
     John died of lung cancer on 25 February 1994 in 'Won Wrona', Trenton Vly Rd, Won Wron, Victoria, aged 59. He was buried on 1 March 1994 in the Presbyterian section of the cemetery, Yarram. The funeral service was held at St Peter's Presbyterian church.-.

John William MacKenzie

(8 December 1914 - 4 March 1983)
     John William MacKenzie was born on 8 December 1914. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Helen Livngstone Johnston.
     John died on 4 March 1983 aged 68.

Katherine MacKenzie

(14 March 1793 - )
     Katherine MacKenzie was also known as Catherine in records. She was christened on 14 March 1793 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. She was the daughter of John MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie.

Katherine MacKenzie

(20 May 1802 - )
     Katherine MacKenzie was born on 20 May 1802 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. She was the daughter of John MacKenzie and Jean Ross.

Kathleen Veronica MacKenzie

(1899 - 1981)
     Kathleen was nick-named Tot. She was commonly known as Vera. She was born in 1899 in Tarraville, Victoria. She was the daughter of Thomas MacKenzie and Elizabeth Ann Thomas.
     Kathleen Veronica MacKenzie married Henry Wight, son of David Wight and Margaret Kay, in 1921 in Victoria.
     Kathleen died in 1981 in Traralgon, Victoria.

Kenneth MacKenzie

(circa 1570 - 27 February 1611)
     Kenneth MacKenzie married Ann Ross. Lord Kenneth married, first, Ann, daughter of George Ross, IX. of Balnagown.
     Kenneth MacKenzie married secondly Isabella Ogilvie. Kenneth married, secondly, Isobel, daughter of Sir Gilbert Ogilvie of Powrie, by whom he had -
VI. Alexander, who died without issue.
VII. George, who afterwards succeeded Colin as second Earl of Seaforth.
VIII. Thomas Mackenzie of Pluscardine, whose male line has been proved extinct.
IX. Simon Mackenzie of Lochslinn. Simon was twice married and left a numerous offspring, who will afterwards be more particularly
referred to, his descendants having since the death of "the Last of the Seaforths" in 1815, without surviving male issue, carried on the male representation of the ancient family of Kintail.
X. Sibella, who married, first, John Macleod, XIV. of Harris; secondly, Alexander Fraser, Tutor of Lovat; and thirdly, Patrick Grant, Tutor of Grant, second son of Sir John Grant of Freuchie.
Kenneth MacKenzie was born circa 1570. He was the son of Colin MacKenzie and Barbara Grant.
     Kenneth, who succeeded his father, and was afterwards elevated to the Peerage by the title of Lord Mackenzie of Kintail
He began his rule amidst those domestic quarrels and dissensions in the Lewis, to which we have already introduced the reader, and which may, not inappropriately, be designated the Strife of the Bastards. He is on record as "of Kintail" on the 31st of July, 1594, within seven weeks of his father's death, and again on the 1st of October in the same year.
On the 9th of November he made oath in presence of the King and the Privy Council that he should "faithfully, loyally, and truly concur, fortify, and assist his Majesty's Lieutenant of the North with his advice and force at all times and occasions as he may be
required by proclamations, missive letters, or otherwise." The country generally was in such a lawless condition in this year that an Act of Parliament was passed by which it was ordained "that in order that there may be a perfect distinction, by names and surnames, betwixt those that are and desire to be esteemed honest and true
men, and those that are and not ashamed to be esteemed thieves,
sorners, and resetters of them in their wicked and odious crimes and deeds; that therefore a roll and catalogue be made of all persons, and the surnames therein mentioned, suspected of slaughter, etc." It was also enacted "that such evil disposed persons as
take upon themselves to sell the goods of thieves, and disobedient persons and clans that dare not come to public markets in the Lowlands themselves, whereby the execution of the Arts made against somers, clans, and thieves, is greatly impeded," should be
punished in the manner therein contained. Another Act provided
"that the inbringer of every robber and thief, after he is outlawed, and denounced fugitive, shall have two hundred pounds Scots for every robber and thief so inbrought." ["Antiquarian Notes."]
On the 5th of February, 1595-96, it is complained against him by Alexander Bayne of Tulloch that although upon the 7th of March, 1594, John MacGillechallum, Raasay, had been put to the horn for non-appearance to a complaint by the said Alexander and his
son Alexander, Fiar of Tulloch, against the Rev. John Mackenzie, minister of Urray, touching certain oppressions and depredations committed on him and his tenants, he remained not only unrelaxed from the horn, but continues in "his wicked and accustomed trade
of rief theft, sorning, and oppression," seeking "all indirect and shameful means to wreck and destroy him and his bairns." A short time before this, MacGillechallum sent to the complainer desiring him to give over to him his (Bayne's) old heritage called Torridon,
"with assurance if he do not the same to burn his whole corn and goods." In these insolencies "he is encouraged and set forward by the consort, reset, and supply which he receives of Kenneth
Mackenzie of Kintail and his friends, he being near kinsman to the said Kenneth, viz.: his father's sister's son; who, in that respect, shows him all good offices of friendship and courtesy,
indirectly assisting him with his men and moyen in all his enterprises against the said complainer and his bairns, without
whose oversight and allowance and protection it were not able to him to have a reset in any part of the country." The complainer, Alexander Bayne, describes himself as "a decrepit aged man past eighty years of age and being blind these years he must submit
himself to his Majesty for remedy." Kintail appeared personally, and Tulloch by his two sons, Alexander and Ranald, whereupon the King and Council remitted the complaint to be decided before the ordinary judges.

The following account from family MSS. and Sir Robert Gordon's "Earldom of Sutherland," refers no doubt to the same incidents - John MacCallum, a brother of the Laird of Raasay, annoyed the people of Torridon, which place at that time belonged to the Baynes of Tulloch. He alleged that Tulloch, in whose house he was fostered, had promised him these lands as a gift of fosterage; but Tulloch,
whether he had made a previous promise to MacGillechallum or not,
left the lands of Torridon to his own second son, Alexander Mor MacDhonnchaidh Mhic Alastair, alias Bayne. He afterwards obtained a decree against MacGillechallum for interfering with his lands and molesting the people, and, on a Candlemas market, with a large following of armed men, made up of most of the Baynes, and a considerable number of Munros, he came to the market stance, at that time held at Logie. John acGillechallum, ignorant of Tulloch "getting the laws against him" and in no fear of his life
or liberty, came to the market as usual, and, while standing buying some article at a chapman's stall, Alastair Mor and his followers came up behind him unperceived, and, without any warning, struck him on the head with a two-edged sword - instantly killing him. A gentleman of the Clann Mhurchaidh Riabhaich Mackenzies, Ian Mac
Mhurchaidh Mhic Uilleam, a very active and powerful man, was at the time standing beside him, and he asked who dared to have spilt Mackenzie blood in that dastardly manner. He had no sooner said the words than he was run through the body by one of the swords
of the enemy; and thus, without an opportunity of drawing their weapons, fell two of the best swordsmen in the North of Scotland.
The alarm and the news of their death immediately spread through the market. "Tulloch Ard," the war cry of the Mackenzies, was instantly raised; whereupon the Baynes and the Munros took to their heels - the Munros eastward to the Ferry of Fowlis, and the Baynes northward to the hills, both followed by a band of the infuriated
Mackenzies, who slaughtered every one they overtook. Iain Dubh Mac Choinnich Mhic Mhurchaidh, of the clan Mhurchaidh Riabhaich, and Iain Gallda Mac Fhionnla Dhuibh, two gentlemen of the Mackenzies, the latter of whom was a Kintail man, were on their way from Chanonry to the market, when they met in with a batch of the Munros flying
in confusion and, learning the cause to be the murder of their friends at Logie market, they instantly pursued the fugitives, killing no less than thirteen of them between Logie and the wood
of Millechaich. All the townships in the neighbourhood of the market joined the Mackenzies in the pursuit, and Alastair Mor Bayne of Tulloch only saved himself, after all his men were killed, by
taking shelter and hiding for a time in a kiln-logie. Two of his followers, who managed to escape from the market people, met with some Lewismen on their way to the fair, who, noticing the Baynes flying half naked, immediately stopped them, and insisted upon their
giving a proper account of themselves. This proving unsatisfactory they came to high words, and from words to blows, when the Lewismen attacked and killed them at Ach-an-eilich, near Contin.
The Baynes and the Munros had good cause to regret the cowardly conduct of their leaders on this occasion at Logie market, for they lost no less than fifty able-bodied men in return for the two
gentlemen of the Clan Mackenzie whom they had so basely murdered at the fair. One lady of the Clan Munro lost her three brothers, on whom she composed a lament, of which the following is all we could obtain:--

'S olc a' fhuair mi tus an Earraich,
'S na feill Bride 'chaidh thairis,
Chaill mi mo thriuir bhraithrean geala,
Taobh ri taobh u' sileadh fala.
'Se 'n dithis a rinn mo sharach',
Fear beag dubh a chlaidheamh Iaidir,
'S mac Fhionnla Dhuibh a Cinntaile
Deadh mhearlach nan adh 's nan aigeach.

When night came on, Alastair Mor Bayne escaped from the kiln, and
went to his uncle Lovat, who at once despatched James Fraser of
Phopachy south, with all speed to prevent information from the other
side reaching the King before be had an opportunity of relating his version of the quarrel. His Majesty was at the time at Falkland, and a messenger from Mackenzie reached him before Alastair Mor, pursuing for the slaughter of Mackenzie's kinsmen. He got the ear
of his Majesty and would have been successful had not John Dubh Mac Choinnich Mhic Mhurchaidh meanwhile taken the law into his own hands by burning, in revenge, all Tulloch's cornyards and barns at Lemlair, thus giving Bayne an opportunity of presenting another and counter claim but the matter was ultimately arranged by the King and Council obliging Kintail and Tulloch mutually to subscribe
a contract of agreement and peaceful behaviour towards each other.

Under date of 18th February, 1395-96, there is an entry in the Privy Council Records that Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail "being elected and chosen to be one of the ordinary members" of the Council, and being personally preset, makes faith and gives oath in the usual
manner. In a complaint against him, on the 5th of August, 1596, by Habbakuk Bisset, he is assoilzied in all time coming by a decree of their Lordships in his favour.
Upon the death of Old Roderick of the Lewis, Torquil Dubh succeeded him, excluding Torquil Cononach from the succession on the plea of his being a bastard. The latter, however, held Coigeach and his other possessions on the mainland, with a full recognition by the Government of his rights to the lands of his forefathers in the Lewis. His two sons having been killed, and his eldest daughter, Margaret, having married Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, progenitor of the Cromarty family, better known as the Tutor of Kintail, Torquil Cononach threw himself into the hands of Kintail for aid against the bastards. By Roderick Mackenzie's marriage with Torquil Cononach's eldest daughter, he became heir of line to the ancient family of Macleod, an honour which still remains to his descendants,
the Cromarty family. Torquil Dubh secured considerable support by marriage with a daughter of Tormod, XI., and sister of William Macleod, XII. of Harris and Dunvegan, and, thus strengthened, made a descent on Coigeach and Lochbroom, desolating the whole district, aiming at permanent occupation. Kintail, following the
example of his predecessors - always prudent, and careful to keep within the laws of the realm - in 1596 laid the following complaint before King James VI.:

Please your Majesty, - Torquil Dow of the Lews, not contenting himself with the avowit misknowledging of your Hieness authority wherebe he has violat the promises and compromit made before your Majesty, now lately the 25th day of December last, has ta'n upon him being accompanied w 7 or 800 men, not only of his own by ylands
neist adjacent, to prosecute with fire and sword by all kind of gud order, the hail bounds of the Strath Coigach pertaining to M'Leod his eldest brother, likewise my Strath of Lochbroom, quhilks
Straths, to your Majesty's great dishonour, but any fear of God
ourselves, hurt and skaith that he hath wasted w fire and sword, in such barbarous and cruel manner, that neither man, wife, bairn, horse, cattle, corns, nor bigging has been spared, but all barbarously slain, burnt, and destroyit, quhilk barbarity and cruelty, seeing he was not able to perform it but by the assistance and furderance of his neighbouring Ylesmen, therefore beseeches your Majesty by advice of Council to find some sure remeid wherebe sick cruel tyrannie may be resisted in the beginning. Otherway
nothing to be expectit for but dailly increasing of his malicious forces to our utter ruin, quha possesses your Majesty's obedience, the consideration quharof and inconveniences quhilk may thereon ensue. I remit to your Highness guid consideration of whom taking my leif with maist humble vommendations of service, I commit your Majesty to the holy protection of God eternal. At the Canonry of Ross, the 3d day, Jany. 1596-97. Your Majesty's most humble and obt. subject.      KENNETH MACKENZIE of Kintail.

The complaint came before the Privy Council, at Holyrood, on the 11th of February, following, and Torquil Dubh, failing to appear, was denounced a rebel. Kenneth thereupon obtained a commission of fire and sword against him, as also the forfeiture of the Lewis,
upon which Torquil Cononach made over his rights to Mackenzie, on the plea that he was the next male heir, but reserving the lands of Coigeach to his own son-in-law. The Mackenzies did all they could to obtain the estste for Torquil Cononach, the legitimate heir, but mainly through his own want of activity and indolent disposition, they failed with their united efforts to secure
undisturbed possession for him. They succeeded, however, in destroying the family of Macleod of the Lewis, and most of the Siol-Torquil, and ultimately became complete masters of the island.
The Brieve by stratagem captured Torquil Dubh, with some of his friends, and delivering them up to Torquil Cononach, they were, by his orders, beheaded in July, 1597. "It fell out that the Breve (that is to say, the judge) in the Lewis, who was chief of the Clan Illevorie (Morrison), being sailing from the Isle of Lewis to Ronay
in a great galley, met with a Dutch ship loaded with wine, which he took; and advising with his friends, who were all with him there, what he would do with the ship lest Torqull Du should take her from him, they resolved to return to Stornoway and call for Torqull Du
to receive the wine, and if he came to the ship, to sail away with him where Torqull Cononach was, and then they might be sure of the ship and the wine to be their own, and besides, he would grant them tacks in the best parts in the Lewis; which accordingly they did,
and called for Torqull to come and receive the wine. Torqull Du noways mistrusting them that were formerly so obedient, entered the ship with seven others in company, where he was welcomed, and he commended them as good fellows that brought him such a prize. They invited him to the quay to take his pleasure of the feast of their
wine. He goes, but instead of wine they brought cords to tie him, telling him he had better render himself and his wrongously possessed estate to his eldest brother; that they resolved to put him in his mercy, which he was forced to yield to. So they presently sail for Coigeach, and delivered him to his brother, who he had no sooner got but he made him short by the head in the month of July, 1597. Immediately he was beheaded there arose a great
earthquake, which astonished the actors and all the inhabitants about them as a sign of God's judgment." [Ancient MS.].
     There is an entry in the Records of the Privy Council under date of 15th August, 1599, which shows that Kintail must at an earlier date have been confined in Edinburgh Castle, for some previous offence, for "it having pleased the King to suffer Kenneth Mackenzie
of Kintail to repair furth of the Castle of Edinburgh for four or five miles, when he shall think expedient, for repose, health, and recreation" on caution being given by himself as principal, and Robert Lord Seton as surety, that he shall re-enter the Castle
every night, under pain of ten thousand merks. The bond is signed
on the same date, and is deleted by warrant signed by the King, and the Treasurer, on the 25th of September following.
     14 September 1599: ... John Dunbar of Avach for Robert Leslie of Douglie (Finrasie) provost of Rosmerky in £1000 ... not to harm John Irwing of Kynnock (fol.150a); Kenneth McKenzie of Kintail for John Dunbar, fiar of Avach in 1000 merks, Donald Rid his servant, James Dunbar of Little Suddy, Alexander, Robert, Gavin & Colene, brothers to the said John, Mungo Gowane burgess of Rosmerky, Robert his son ... not to harm Rory Dingwill of Kildin & various Banes and Millers. Registered Edinburgh.
     Kenneth Mackenzie entered into a bond for a thousand merks that John Dunbar, Fiar of Avoch, and James Dunbar of Little Suddie, four sons of John of Avoch, and several others, in five hundred merks each, that they will not harm Roderick Dingwall of Kildin, Duncan Bayne, apparent heir of Tulloch, Alexander Bayne of Loggie, and other sons and grandsons of Bayne of Tulloch.
     In 1598 some gentlemen in Fife, afterwards known as the "Fife Adventurers," obtained a grant of the Lewis with the professed object of civilising the inhabitants. It is not intended here to detail their proceedings or to describe at much length the squabbles and constant disorders, murders, and robberies which took place while they held possession of the Island. The speculation proved ruinous to the Adventurers, who in the end lost their
estates, and were obliged to leave the islanders to their fate.
A brief summary of it will suffice, and those who desire more information on the subject will find a full account of it in the History of the Macleods. [By the same author. A. & W. Mackenzie, Inverness, 1889.]
On the 15th of June, 1599, Sir William Stewart of Houston, Sir James Spence of Wormistoun, and Thomas Cunningham appeared personally before the Privy Council "to take a day for the pursuit of Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail upon such crimes as criminally they had to lay to his charge for themselves and in the name of the gentlemen-ventuaries of their society," and the 26th of September was fixed for the purpose.
On the 14th of September Kenneth enters into a bond for a thousand merks that
John Dunbar, Fiar of Avoch, and James Dunbar of Little Suddie, four sons of John of Avoch, and several others, in five hundred merks each, that they will not harm Roderick Dingwall of Kildin, Duncan Bayne, apparent heir of Tulloch, Alexander Bayne of Loggie, and other sons and grandsons of Bayne of Tulloch,
Sir James Stewart enters into a bond, on 6 Oct for 600 merks that Kenneth [od Kintail] will not harm James Crombiie, a burgess of Perth, signed in Dunkeld in presence of Murdo Mackenzie, apparent heir of Redcastle, John Mackenzie, iminister of Dingwall, and Alexander Mackenzie, writer.
     Sir James Stewart of Newton enters into a bond, on the 6th of October, for six hundred merks that Kenneth will not harm James Crambie, a burgess of Perth, signed at Dunkeld in presence of Murdo Mackenzie, apparent heir of Redcastle, John Mackenzie, minister of Dingwall, and Alexander Mackenzie, writer.
     On the 16th of April, 1600, Tormod Macleod complains that Kenneth had apprehended him and detained him as a prisoner without just cause, and failing to appear the King and Council, understanding that Tormod "is a chief and special man of that clan (Macleod),
and that therefore it is necessary that order be taken for his dutiful obedience and good behaviour," order Kenneth to present him before the Council on a day to be afterwards fixed"
     He is ordered on the 31st of January, 1602, as one of the leading Highland chiefs, to hold a general muster and wapinschaw of his followers each year within his bounds, on the 10th of March, as the other chiefs are in their respective districts. On the same day he is requested to provide a hundred men to aid the Queen of England "against the rebels in Ireland;" is authorised to raise this number compulsorily, if need be, and appoint the necessary officers to command them. On the 28th of July following, Alexander Dunbar of Cumnock, Sheriff-Principal of Elgin and Forres, and David Brodie of Brodie, become cautioners to the amount of three thousand merks that Kenneth will appear before the King and Council, when charged with some unnamed offence, upon twenty days warning.
On the 9th of September Mackenzie complains to the Council that about St Andrews Day, 1601, when he sent eighty cattle to the St Andrew market for sale, Campbell of Glenlyon, with a large number of his men, "all thieves and broken Highland men," had set upon his servants and spuilzied them of the whole; and that eighty cattle he had sent to the Michaelmas market had been reft from him in the same way by the said Campbell, for which Duncan Campbell, younger of Glenlyon, having failed to produce his father, who "was in his custody and keeping," was denounced a rebel
     By warrant of the King, Kenneth [of Kintail] is admitted a member of the Privy Council and is sworn in, in common form, on the 9th of December, 1602. On the following day he gives caution for James Dunbar of Little Suddie, and John Dunbar, Fiar of Avoch, in two hundred merks, for their relaxation by the 1st of February next from several hornings used against them..
     At a meeting of the Privy Council, held at Edinburgh on the 30th of September, 1605, Kenneth receives a commission to act for the King against Neil MacNeill of Barra, the Captain of Clanranald, and several other Highland and Island chiefs, who had "of late amassed together a force and company of the barbarous and rebellious thieves and limmers of the Isles," and with them entered the Lewis, "assailed the camp of his Majesty's good subjects," and "committed barbarous and detestable murders and slaughters upon them." Mackenzie is in consequence commissioned to convocate the lieges in arms and to pursue these offenders with fire and sword by sea or land, "take and slay them," or present them to their Lordships for justice, with power also to the said Kenneth to pass to the Lewis for thc relief of the subjects "distressed and grieved" by the said rebellious "lymmairis," or of prisoners in their hands, and to procure their liberty by "force or policy, as he may best have it." He is also ordered to charge the lieges within the shires of Inverness and Nairn, burgh and landward, to rise and assist him in the execution of his office, whenever he requires them, "by his precepts and proclamations." This was the beginning of Kenneth's second conquest of the Lewis.
Mackenzie is, on the 2nd of June, 1607, appointed by the Privy Council, along with the Bishop of Ross, a commissioner to the Presbyteries of Tam and Ardmeanach, and on the 14th of July following, he is summoned before their Lordships to report his diligence in that matter, under pain of rebellion. Kenneth does not appear, and he is denounced a rebel. On the 30th of July he takes the oath of allegiance, along with the Earl of Wyntoun and James Bishop of Orkney, in terms of a Royal letter issued on the 2nd of June preceding imposing a special oath acknowledging the Royal Supremacy in Church
and state on all Scotsmen holding any civic or ecclesiastical office.
He receives another commission on the 1st of September, 1607.
Understanding that "Neil Macleod and others, the rebellious thieves and limmers of the Isles, have of late surprised and taken the Castle of Stornoway in the Lewis, and other houses and biggings, pertaining to the gentlemen portioners of the Lewis, and have demolished and cast down some of the said houses, and keep others of them as houses of war, victualled and fortified with men and armour, and in the meantime commit barbarous and detestable insolencies and cruelties upon so many of the poor inhabitants of that country as gave their obedience to his Majesty," the Lords give commission to Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail to convocate the lieges in arms pass to the Lewis, and pursue the said Neil Macleod with fire and sword, using all kinds of "warlike engines" for recovering the houses, and having power to keep trysts and intercommune with the inhabitants of the Isles. This commission is to continue in force for six months. Mackenzie is one of the Highland chiefs to whom missive letters are ordered to be sent on the 23rd of June, 1608, to attend his Majesty's service under Lord Ochiltree, at Troternish, in the Isle of Skye, on the 20th of August following, on which occasion the soldiers must "furnish themselves with powder and bullets out of their own pay, and not out of the King's charges." It is ordered at a meeting of the Privy Council held on the 6th of February,
1609, that he, along with Simon Lord Lovat, Grant of Grant, the Earl of Caithness, Ross of Balnagown, John Mackenzie of Gairloch, and others, be charged to appear personally before their Lordships on the 25th of March following, to come under such order as shall be prescribed to them touching the finding of surety and caution for the quietness and obedience of their bounds, and that no fugitive and disobedient Islesmen shall be reset or supplied within the same, under pain of rebellion and horning. He appears, with some of the others, before the Council on the 28th of March, and gives the necessary bond, but the amount in his case is not named. On the 7th of April, however, it appears that he and Grant become personally bound for each other, in L4000 each, that those for whom they are answerable shall keep the King's peace and that they will not reset or favour any fugitives from the Isles. Kenneth becomes similarly bound in L3000 for John Mackenzie of Gairloch and Donald Neilsoun Macleod of Assynt.
He was one of the eight Lesser Barons who constituted the Lords of the Articles in the Scottish Parliament which met for the first time on the 17th of June, 1609.
The Privy Council, on the 22nd of the same month, committed to the Earl of Glencairn and Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail the charge of conveying Hector Maclean of Duart from the Castle of Dumbarton to Edinburgh and bringing him before their Lordships, "for order
to be taken with him anent the affairs of the Isles, and they became bound in L20,000 to produce him on the first Council day after the end of that year's Parliament. On the 28th of the same month they enter formally into a bond to this amount that Maclean will appear on the first Thursday of November, he, in turn, binding himself and his heirs for their relief. On the 22nd of February, 1610, the bond is renewed for Maclean's appearance on the first Council day after that date. He appears on the 28th of June following, and Mackenzie and the Earl of Glencairn are released from their cautionary obligations.
On the 30th of June, 1609, Kenneth and Sir George become cautioners for Donald Gorm Macdonald of Sleat to the amount of L10,000 that he will appear before the Lords Commissioners on the 2nd of February next, to come under their orders, and Kenneth is charged to keep Donald Gorm's brother's son, "who is now in his ands," until Macdonald presents himself before the Lords Commissioners. On th e 22nd of February, 1610, this caution is repeated for Donald's appearance on the 8th of March. He appears and Mackenzie is finally relieved of the bond on the 28th of June following.
On the 5th of July, 1609, Mackenzie and Sir John Home of Coldenknowes, undertake, under a penalty of ten thousand merks, that George Earl of Caithness, shall make a free, peaceable, and sure passage to all his Majesty's lawful subjects through his country of Caithness, in their passage to and from Orkney. At a meeting of the Council held on the 20th of February, 1610, a commission is granted to Simon Lord Lovat, Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail, John Mackenzie of Gairloch, Hugh Mackay of Farr, and Roderick Mackenzie of Redcastle, to apprehend Allan Mac Donald Duibh Mhic Rory of Culnacnock, in Troternish, Isle of Skye, and several others, including "Murdo Mac Gillechallum, brother of
Gillecallum Raasay, Laird of Raasay, Gillecallum Mac Rory Mhic Leoid, in Lewis, Norman Mac Ghillechallum Mhoir, there, and Rory Mac Ghillechallum Mhoir, his brother," all of whom "remain unrelaxed from a horning of 18th January last, raised against them by Christian, Nighean Ian Leith, relict of Donald Mac Alastair Roy, in Dibaig," Murdo, his son, his other kin and friends, tenant and servants, "for not finding caution to answer before the justice for the stealing of forty cows and oxen, with all the insight and plenishing of the said late Donald Mac Alastair's house in Dibaig, worth œ1000, and for murdering the said Donald," his tenant, and servants. The Commissioners are to convocate the lieges in arms for apprehending the said rebels, and to enter them, when taken, before the justice to be suitably punished for their crimes.
Another commission is issued in favour of Simon Lord Lovat, Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail, Donald Gorm Macdonald of Sleat, and Donald Mac Allan Mhic Ian of Eilean Tirrim, Captain of Clanranald, against John Mac Allan Mac Ranald, who is described as "having this long time been a murderer, common thief, and masterful oppressor" of the King's subjects.
Although Kenneth had been raised to the Peerage on the 19th of November, 1609, by the title of Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, he is not so designated in the Privy Council Records until the 31st of May, 1610, when the patent of his creation is read and received by their Lordships, and he is thereupon acknowledged to be a free baron in all time coming. He is one of the Highland chiefs charged and made answerable for good rule in the North on the 28th of June of that year and to find caution within fifteen days, under pain of rebellion, not to reset within their bounds any notorious thieves, rievers, fugitives, and rebels, for theft and murder, under a further penalty, in Mackenzie's case, of five thousand merks
     He is one of the Commissioners of the Peace appointed by the King on the 6th of November, in 1610, in terms of a newly-passed Act of Parliament, for Inverness-shire (including Ross) and Cromarty, his colleagues from among the clan for these counties being Roderick Mackenzie of Redcastle, Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, and John Mackenzie of Gairloch. He was at the same time appointed in a similar capacity for Elgin, Forres, and Nairn.
     Kenneth died on 27 February 1611 in Chanonry, Ross & Cromarty. He died in the forty-second year of his age; was buried "with great triumph" at Chanonry, ["As is proved by an old MS. record kept by the Kirk Session of Inverness, wherein is this entry: 'Upon the penult day of February 1611 My Lord Mackenzie died in the Chanonrie of Ross and was buried 28th April anno foresaid in the Chanonrie Kirk with great triumph.'" - "Allangrange Service"] and was succeeded by his second and eldest surviving son.

Children of Kenneth MacKenzie and Ann Ross

Kenneth MacKenzie

     Kenneth MacKenzie was the son of Kenneth MacKenzie and Ann Ross.
     III. Kenneth, who died unmarried.

Kenneth MacKenzie

( - 6 June 1568)
     Kenneth MacKenzie was the son of John MacKenzie (of Killin) and Elizabeth Grant.
     Commonly known as Coinneach na Cuirc, or Kenneth of the Whittle,
so called from his skill in wood carving and general dexterity with the Highland "sgian dubh." He succeeded his father in 1561. In the following year he was among the chiefs who, at the head
of their followers, met Queen Mary at Inverness, and helped her to obtain possession of the Castle after Alexander Gordon, the governor, refused her admission. In the same year an Act of Privy Council, dated the 21st of May, bears that he had delivered up Mary Macleod, the heiress of Harris and Dunvegan, of whom he had previously by accident obtained the custody, into the hands of
Queen Mary, with whom she afterwards remained for several years
as a maid of honour.... Kenneth MacKenzie was also known as Kenneth MacKenzie (X of Kintail) in records.
     Kenneth MacKenzie married Elizabeth Stewart. He married early, during his father's lifetime, Lady Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of John, second Earl of Athol, by his wife, Lady Mary Campbell, daughter of Archibald, second, and sister of Colin, third Earl of Argyll, and by her had three sons and several
daughters. By this marriage, the Royal blood of the Plantaganets was introduced into the Family of Kintail, and it was afterwards strengthened and the strain further continued by the marriage of Kenneth's son, Colin Cam, to Barbara Grant of Grant, daughter of Lady Marjory Stewart, daughter of John, third Earl of Athol

I. Murdoch, who, being fostered in the house of Bayne of Tulloch, was presented by that gentleman on his being sent home, with a goodly stock of milch cows and the grazing of Strathvaich, but he died before he attained majority.

II. Colin, who succeeded his father.

III. Roderick, who received the lands of Redcastle and became the
progenitor of the family of that name.

IV. Janet, who as his third wife married, first, Aeneas Macdonald,

VII. of Glengarry, with issue - a daughter Elizabeth, who married John
Roy Mackenzie, IV. of Gairloch. She married secondly, Alexander
Chisholm, XIV. of Chisholm, with issue.

V. Catherine, who, as his second wife, married Alexander Ross, IX.
of Balnagown, with issue - one son Nicholas Alexander, who died on the
21st of October, 1592.

VI. Agnes, who married Lachlan Mor Mackintosh of Mackintosh, [The following anecdote is related of this match: Lachlan Mackintosh, being only an infant when his father, William Mackintosh of that ilk, was murdered in 1550, was carried for safety by some of his humble retainers to the county of Ross. This came to the knowledge of Colin, younger of Kintail, who took possession of the young heir of Mackintosh, and carried him to Ellandonnan Castle. The old chief retained him, and treated him with great care until the years of pupilarity had expired, and then married him to his daughter Agnes, by no means an unsuitable match for either, apart from the time and manner in which it was consummated.] with issue.

VII. A daughter who married Walter Urquhart of Cromarty.

VIII. A daughter who married Robert Munro of Fowlis.

IX. A daughter who married Innes of Inverbreackie
     Kenneth died on 6 June 1568 in Killin, Perthshire. By the inter-marriages of his children Kenneth left his house singularly powerful in family alliances, and as has been already seen he in 1554 derived very substantial benefits from them himself. He died at Killin on the 6th of June, 1568, and was burried at
Beauly. He was succeeded by his second and eldest surviving son.

Children of Kenneth MacKenzie and Elizabeth Stewart

Kenneth MacKenzie

     Kenneth MacKenzie was the son of Kenneth MacKenzie VII and Agnes or Ann Fraser.
     Better know as "the Priest of Avoch," from whom descend the families of Suddie, Ord, Corryvulzie, Highfield, Inverlaul, Little Findon, and others. Kenneth, VII. of Kintail, had a fourth son by his second marriage with Agnes of Lovat, from whom descended the families of Suddie, Inverlael, Little Findon, Ord, Langwell, Highfield, and several minor branches. The three first named being long extinct in the male line, it is needless to enter further into detail than is necessary to show their intermarriages with other Mackenzie
families. Kenneth He was Priest of Avoch, Chaunter of Ross, and perpetual Curate and Vicar of Coirbents, or Conventh. He resigned this vicarage into the hands of Pope Paulus in favour of the Priory of Beauly. There is a presentation
by James, Bishop of Moray, to Mr Kenneth Mackenzie, of the vicarage
of Conventh, dated June 27, 1518. ["Antiquarian Notes," p. 100] He
has a charter of the lands of Suddie from James V. in 1526. He would not refrain from marriage, notwithstanding the orders of the Roman Church promulgated some time previously, and the Bishop attempted to depose him with the result described at pp. 107-108 in 1518.
     In 1526 he obtained a charter from James V for the lands of Suddie.
     Kenneth MacKenzie married Helen Loval in 1539. He married Helen, daughter of Robert Loval of Balumbie, Forfarshire; his brother, John of Killin, IX. of Kintail, and his wife's father being parties to the contract of marriage, dated 1539, by which it was agreed that in case of his decease before her she is to have an annuity of 600 merks Scots and other perquisites.

Children of Kenneth MacKenzie and Helen Loval

Kenneth MacKenzie

     Kenneth MacKenzie was the son of Alexander MacKenzie.
     Kenneth MacKenzie, third of Killichrist, who married, first, the widow of James Gray of Skibo, with issue - a daughter,
who married, first, John Dunbar of Avoch, and secondly, probably as his second wife, Lachlan Mackintosh, VII. of Kyllachy. Kenneth married, secondly, in 1605, Catharine, daughter of Roderick Mor Mackenzie, I. of Redcastle (sasine of Suddie in 1607) with issue.

Children of Kenneth MacKenzie