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Donald MACKAY

Male 1591 - 1649  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Donald MACKAY 
    Born Mar 1591 
    Gender Male 
    Name 1st Lord Reay 
    Died Feb 1649  Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) "Donald Mackay, 1st Lord Reay," from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

      Donald Mackay, 1st Lord Reay (March 1591 - February 1649), known as Sir Donald Mackay, 1st Baronet, from 1627 to 1628, was a Scottish peer and soldier.

      Mackay was the eldest son of Huistean Du Mackay. He was created a Baronet, of Strathnaver, in 1627 and the following year he was raised to the Peerage of Scotland as Lord Reay, of Reay in the County of Caithness. In 1626 he raised a regiment under a charter from King Charles I, with which he served with distinction in Denmark under Christian IV. He was not present with the regiment when they fought at the Siege of Stralsund in 1628, command devolving to his lieutenant colonel, Alexander Seaton. The regiment then fought under Gustavus Adolphus in the Thirty Years' War. He later fought as a Royalist in the Civil War.

      Lord Reay was married four times. He married, firstly, Barbara Mackenzie, sister of Colin Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Seaforth, in 1610. He married, secondly, Rachel Winterfield or Harrison, sometime before 1631. This marriage was annulled. He married, thirdly, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Thomson, and fourthly, Marjorie, daughter of Francis Sinclair. Lord Reay died in February 1649, aged 57, and was succeeded in his titles by his son John.

      (2) Mackay, Angus, The Book of Mackay, Edinburgh, Scotland: Norman MacLeod, 1906, pp. 142-143:

      Lord Donald was thrice married. His first wife was Barbara, whom he married in 1610, eldest daughter of Kenneth, 1st Lord Kintail, and sister of Colin and George, 1st and 2nd Earls of Seaforth. She bore him four sons and two daughter: -

      i. Iye, died 1617.

      ii. John, succeeded as 2nd Lord Reay. . . .

      iii. Hew, died unmarried before 1642.

      iv. Lieut-Col. Angus, progenitor of the Melness Mackays. . . .

      v. Jane, married Wm. Mackay III. of Bighouse, and had issue. . . .

      vi. Mary, married Sir Roderick Macleod of Talisker, second son of Macleod of Macleod.

      [Note by compiler: This source does not mention a marriage to Rachel Winterfield or Harrison, sometime before 1631, which marriage was annulled.]

      Donald married, secondly, in 1632, Elizabeth Thomson, who died about 1637, leaving one daughter: -

      vii. Ann, married Alexander, brother of Sir James Macdonald of Sleat.

      [Note by compiler: This source does not mention any marriage of Ann/Anna MACKAY to Hew/Hugh MUNRO.]

      Donald married, thirdly, Marjory, daughter of Francis Sinclair of Stirkoke, Caithness, by whom he had three sons and two daughters: -

      viii. William, had sas. of the lands of Kinloch, 4th January, 1669, and married Ann, daughter of Col. Hugh Mackay of Scoury, by whom he had an only son, George. The said George was served heir to his deceased father, William, 24th February, 1710, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Angus IV. of Bighouse. The issue of this last marriage was an only son, Captain William Mackay, who married Jane Mackay of Borgie, and died at Thurso without issue, 1772.

      ix. Charles, progenitor of the Sandwood Mackays. . . .

      x. Rupert, a twin brother of Charles, who died unmarried.

      xi. Margaret, died at Thurso, unmarried, 1720.

      xii. Christian, married Alexr. Gunn of Killcarnan, chieftain of the MacHamish Gunns, and had issue.
    Person ID I41217  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 

    Father Huistean Du MACKAY,   b. 1562,   d. 2 Sep 1614, Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane GORDON,   b. 1 Nov 1574,   d. 20 Feb 1615  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Dec 1589 
    Family ID F17677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara MacKENZIE 
    Married 1610 
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F17679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachel WINTERFIELD 
    Married Abt 1620 
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F17680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth THOMSON,   b. 1594 
    Children 
     1. Anna MACKAY,   b. Abt 1631  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F17681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Marjorie SINCLAIR 
    Last Modified 22 May 2018 09:46:38 
    Family ID F17682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart