Mary Elizabeth Frederica Mackenzie

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Mary Mackenzie by Thomas Lawrence

Mary Elizabeth Frederica Mackenzie (1783 – 28 November 1862) was the eldest daughter and heiress of Francis Mackenzie, 1st Baron Seaforth. Also known as "Lady Hood Mackenzie", or by the sobriquet "The Hooded Lassie", she was married in turn to Vice Admiral Sir Samuel Hood and James Alexander Stewart of Glasserton.

Mackenzie was the subject of a portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence and a prophecy attributed to the Brahan Seer. She was also responsible for introducing the first evangelical Calvinist preachers to the Isle of Lewis.

Mackenzie was Walter Scott's prototype for Ellen in his narrative poem The Lady of the Lake.[1]

Her daughter was Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie.


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