Kenneth Mackenzie, Lord Fortrose

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Kenneth Mackenzie, Lord Fortrose (c.1718–1761) was a British politician and (by right of his ancestry) Chief of the Highland Clan Mackenzie.

Origins[edit]

Kenneth Mackenzie's mother Mary (pictured) was the only daughter and heiress of Nicholas Kennet of Coxhow, Northumberland.

Mackenzie was the eldest son of William Mackenzie, 5th Earl of Seaforth (died 1740) by his wife Mary, only daughter and heiress of Nicholas Kennet of Coxhow, Northumberland. His father had taken part in the Jacobite Rising of 1715 and had forfeited his estates and title under the Act of Attainder of 1716.[1]

Career[edit]

Mackenzie supported the Government during the Jacobite Rising of 1745. He represented the constituencies of Inverness Burghs between 1741 and 1747, and Ross-shire between 1747 and 1761.[1]

He died in London on 18 October 1761 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.[1]

Family[edit]

Mackenzie married (11 September 1741) Mary, eldest daughter of Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway. She died on 10 April 1751. Their children were:[1]

  • Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Seaforth
  • Margaret Mackenzie, who married (4 June 1785) William Webb
  • Mary Mackenzie, who married Henry Howard and died on 29 January 1826
  • Agnes Mackenzie, who married J. Douglas
  • Catherine Mackenzie, who married (1 March 1773) Thomas Griffin Tarpley
  • Frances Mackenzie, who married Joseph Wall (later hanged for flogging soldiers to death)
  • Euphemia Mackenzie, who married (2 April 1771) William Stewart of Castle Stewart and died on 14 February 1817

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, volume VII (Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1910), at page 512


Preceded by
William Mackenzie
Chief of Clan Mackenzie
1740–1761
Succeeded by
Kenneth Mackenzie
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Duncan Urquhart
Member of Parliament for Inverness Burghs
17411747
Succeeded by
Alexander Brodie
Preceded by
Sir Harry Munro, Bt
Member of Parliament for Ross-shire
17471761
Succeeded by
James Stuart-Mackenzie