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Seaforth, Earl of (S, 1623 - forfeited 1716)

 

Creation: let.pat. 3 Dec 1623

 

Forfeited: 7 May 1716

 

Family name: Mackenzie

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Arms:

Azure a Stag's Head cabossed Or

Crest:

A Mountain in Flames proper

Supporters:

On either side a Savage wreathed about the temples and loins with Laurel holding in the exterior hand a Baton erect with Fire issuing out of the top all proper

Motto:

 Luceo Non Uro

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Colin [Mackenzie], 2nd Lord Mackenzie of Kintail later 1st Earl of Seaforth, PC

1st son and heir of Kenneth [Mackenzie], 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, by his first wife Jean Ross, dau. of George Ross of Balnagowan

born

mar.

5 Jun 1614 Lady Margaret Seton (b. 8 Aug 1599; d. 20 Feb 1629/30), 4th dau. of Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline, by his first wife Hon Lilias Drummond, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Patrick [Drummond], 3rd Lord Drummond

children

1. Lady Jean Mackenzie (d. 31 Mar 1648), mar. (1) after 25 Dec 1633 Hon John Sinclair, Master of Berriedale (d. Sep 1639), only son and heir ap. of Hon William Sinclair, Master of Caithness styled Lord Berriedale (by his wife Hon Mary Sinclair, only dau. of Hon James Sinclair, Master of Sinclair (by his wife Lady Isabella Leslie, only dau. by his third wife of Andrew [Leslie], 5th Earl of Rothes), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Henry [Sinclair], 5th Lord Sinclair), 1st son and heir ap. of George [Sinclair], 5th Earl of Caithness, by his wife Lady Jean Gordon, only dau. of George [Gordon], 5th Earl of Huntly, and (2) bef. 1644 as his first wife Alexander [Sutherland], 1st Lord Duffus, and had issue by both husbands

2. Lady Anne Mackenzie (d. 2 May 1707), mar. (1) after Apr 1640 her first cousin Alexander [Lindsay], 1st Earl of Balcarres, and (2) 28 Jan 1670 as his second wife Archibald [Campbell], 9th Earl of Argyll, and had issue by her first husband

died

s.p.m. 15 Apr 1633

created

3 Dec 1623 Earl of Seaforth, with a remainder to his heirs male whatsoever

suc. by

half-brother

note

suc. his father 27 Feb 1610/1 as 2nd Lord Mackenzie of Kintail ; a Commissioner to apprehend Cameron of Lochiel 1617; a Commissioner for pearl-fishing in Ross-shire 1620; a Commissioner to prevent illegal fishing and slaying of deer 1621; Privy Councillor [S] 1628 and 1631; had a charter for the erection of Stornoway into a Royal Burgh 1628

 

George [Mackenzie], 2nd Earl of Seaforth, PC

2nd son of Kenneth [Mackenzie], 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, by his second wife Isabel Ogilvy, dau. of Gilbert Ogilvy of Powrie

born

mar.

aft. 23 Jan 1627/8 Hon Barbara Forbes (b. 17 Jan 1606/7; d. after 1666), 1st dau. of Arthur [Forbes], 10th Lord Forbes, by his wife Hon Jean Elphinstone, 2nd dau. of Alexander [Elphinstone], 4th Lord Elphinstone

children

1. Hon Kenneth Mackenzie, later 3rd Earl of Seaforth

2. Hon Colin Mackenzie, mar. Jean Laurie, and had issue

1. Lady Jean Mackenzie (d. after 15 Sep 1674), mar. (1) after 8 Oct 1647 as his second wife John [Erskine], 20th and de jure 4th Earl of Mar, and (2) as his second wife Andrew [Fraser], 3rd Lord Fraser, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Margaret Mackenzie (d. 1692), mar. after 4 Oct 1643) Sir William Sinclair of Mey, 2nd Bt., and had issue

died

Aug 1651

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1637 and 1641; on a Justiciary Commission for the suppression of crime in the Highlands 1641 ; attended the General Assembly at Aberdeen 1640; attended the meeting of the Estates 1641; present at the Battle of Auldearn 1645; made terms with the Estates 1648; joined King Charles II in Holland and appointed Secretary of State for Scotland 1648

 

Kenneth [Mackenzie], 3rd Earl of Seaforth

born

mar.

c. 1660 his second cousin Isabel Mackenzie (bur. 18 Feb 1714/5), sister of George [Mackenzie], 1st Earl of Cromarty, and 3rd dau. of Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat, 1st Bt., by his wife Margaret Erskine, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir George Erskine of Innerteil

children

1. Hon Kenneth Mackenzie, later 4th Earl of Seaforth

2. Hon John Mackenzie of Assint

1. Lady Margaret Mackenzie (d. Aug 1706), mar. after 8 Sep 1675 James [Sutherland], 2nd Lord Duffus, and had issue

2. Lady Anne Mackenzie

3. Lady Isabel Mackenzie, mar. (1) Roderick Macleod of Macleod, and (2) Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell

4. Lady Mary Mackenzie, mar. Alexander MacDonnell of Glengarry

died

16 Dec 1678

suc. by

son

note

joined King Charles II before the Battle of Worcester 1651; excepted from Cromwell's Act of Grace 1654 and imprisoned 1656-60; Sheriff of Ross 1662 ; Privy Councillor [S] 1674

 

Kenneth [Mackenzie], 4th Earl of Seaforth, KT PC

bapt.

8 Dec 1661

mar.

Lady Frances Herbert (d. 18 Dec 1732), 2nd dau. of William [Herbert], 1st Marquess of Powis, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Somerset, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Edward [Somerset], 2nd Marquess of Worcester

children

1. Hon William Mackenzie, later 5th Earl of Seaforth

2. Col Hon Alexander Mackenzie, mar. Elizabeth Patterson, dau. of Rt Rev John Patterson, Bishop of Ross, and had issue:

1a. Maj William Mackenzie (d. 12 Mar 1770), mar. Mary Humberston, dau. and hrss. of Matthew Humberston, of Humberston, co. Lincoln, and had issue:

1b. Lt Col Thomas Frederick Mackenzie later Mackenzie-Humberston (b. bef. 1754; d. 30 Apr 1783)

2b. Francis Humberston Mackenzie, later 1st Baron Seaforth

1b. Frances Cerjat Mackenzie, mar. Sir Vicary Gibbs MP, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas  (b. 1751; d. 1820)

2b. Maria Rebecca Mackenzie, mar. Alexander Mackenzie of Breda

3b. Elizabeth Mackenzie

4b. Helen Mackenzie (d. 1802), mar. 1786 Maj Gen Alexander Fraser later Mackenzie-Fraser of Castle Fraser MP (d. 1809), and had issue

1a. Isabella Mackenzie (d. Apr 1725), mar. Basil Hamilton of Baldoon (b. 9 Sep 1696; d. 14 Nov 1742), 1st surv. son and heir of Lord Basil Hamilton (by his wife Mary Dunbar, dau. of David Dunbar by his wife Lady Eleanor Montgomerie, 4th dau. by his second wife of Hugh [Montgomerie], 7th Earl of Eglinton), 6th son of Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton, and had issue

2a. Jane Mackenzie, mar. Dr Alexander Mackenzie

3a. Mary Mackenzie, mar. Dougal Stewart of Appin (d. 1769), and had issue

4a. Maria Mackenzie, mar. 1732 Nicholas Price MP, of Staintfield, Co. Down, and had issue

1. Lady Mary Mackenzie (d. 3 Apr 1740; bur. at Harting, co. Sussex), mar. (1) John Caryll, of Harting, co. Sussex (b. 1687; dvp. 6 Apr 1718), 1st son and heir ap. of John Caryll, 2nd titular Baron Caryll of Durford, by his wife Elizabeth Harrington, dau. of John Harrington, of Orle Place, and (2) Francis Sempill, 2nd titular Lord Sempill (d. 9 Dec 1748; bur. at St Andrew's, Chartres, France), 1st son and heir of Robert Sempill of Dykehead, 1st titular Lord Sempill, by his wife Elizabeth Abercromby, and had issue by her first husband

died

Jan 1700/1

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1686 ; Founder Knight of the Thistle 1687; a supporter of King James II, he followed him to France 1688 and to Ireland, being present at the siege of Derry; created Earl of Fortrose and Marquess of Seaforth by the titular King James II c. 1690; joined the Jacobite chiefs in the North of Scotland 1690, but surrendered to Gen Hugh Mackay and imprisoned 1692-96/7, when he retired to exile in France

 

William [Mackenzie], 5th Earl of Seaforth

born

mar.

22 Apr 1715 Mary Kennet (d. Aug 1739), dau. of Nicholas Kennet, of Coxhow, co. Northumberland

children

1. Hon Kenneth Mackenzie, styled Viscount Fortrose, Member of Parliament for Inverness Burghs 1741-47 and for Ross-shire 1747-61, Burgess of Edinburgh 1741 (b. bef. 17 Dec 1717 ; d. 18 Oct 1761), mar. after 11 Sep 1741 Lady Mary Stewart (d. 10 Apr 1751), only child of Alexander [Stewart], 6th Earl of Galloway, by his first wife Lady Anne Keith, 2nd dau. and eventual cohrss. of William [Keith], 8th Earl Marischal, and had issue:

1a. Hon Kenneth Mackenzie, later 1st Viscount Fortrose later 1st Earl of Seaforth (Peerage of Ireland)

1a. Hon Margaret Mackenzie, mar. William Webb, of London

2a. Hon Mary Mackenzie (d. 29 Jan 1826), mar. as his second wife Henry Howard, of Tower House, Arundel, co. Sussex (d. 10 Sep 1811), and had issue

3a. Hon Agnes Mackenzie, mar. J Douglas

4a. Hon Catherine Mackenzie, mar. Thomas Griffin Tarpley

5a. Hon Frances Mackenzie, mar. Joseph Wall

6a. Hon Euphemia Mackenzie, mar. William Stewart MP, of Castle Stewart

1. Lady Frances Mackenzie (d. 7 Jan 1796), mar. 11 Mar 1744 Hon John Gordon of Kenmure (d. 16 Jun 1769), 1st surv. son and heir of William [Gordon], 6th Viscount Kenmure (attainted 1716), by his wife Mary Dalzell, sister of Robert [Dalzell], 5th Earl of Carnwath, and dau. of Sir John Dalzell of Glenae, 2nd Bt., by his wife Harriet Murray, dau. of Sir William Murray of Stanhope, 1st Bt., and had issue

died

8 Jan 1740

note

jailed on suspicion of supporting the French invasion of Scotland on behalf of the Jacobites 1707/8; in the Rising of 1715 he was at the Battle of Sheriffmuir; Lt Gen of the Northern Counties on behalf of the titular King James II 1715; attainted 7 May 1716 and all his estates and titles forfeited; escaped to France 1716; took part in the abortive rising of 1719, but again escaped to France; discharged from the penalties of execution of imprisonment 1726; freed from any disabilities under his attainder by Act of Parliament 1736

 

 First written 2 Jan 2003

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