Chiefs of McGhie

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The following is a list of the senior heads of the McGhie name (in its variant forms) since the Middle Ages. The McGhie name is the lowland branch of Clan Mackay, an ancient Scottish family.

List of Chiefs[edit]

  • Michael Macge (1339-13??)
  • Gilbert M'Ghie, 1st Lord of Balmage (13??-1426)
  • Gilbert M'Gy, 2nd Lord of Balmage (1426-1471)
  • William M'Gye of Balmage and Slogarrie (1471-1527)
  • Nicholas M'Ghie of Balmagee and Torris (1527-15??)
  • William Makgee (15?? - 1570)
  • Alexander MakGee (1570-1611)
  • Robert M'Ghie (1611-1637)
  • Sir John M'Ghie (1637-1658)
  • Alexander M'Ghie (1658-1690)
  • William M'Ghie (1690-1704)
  • John M'Ghie (1704-1732)
  • Alexander M'Ghie (1732-1739)
  • John M'Ghie (1739-1761)
  • William M'Ghie (1761-17??)

William M'Ghie was a merchant in Edinburgh and sold the estates of Balmaghie in 1786 to Thomas Gordon. The line after this point is not certain:

  • John M'Kie (17??-1858)
  • Andrew M'Kie (1858-1884)

NB: Many of the dates given above are rough estimates.