Author Topic: MacKenzie ll of Lochend / Rob Roy MacGregor  (Read 2198 times)

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MacKenzie ll of Lochend / Rob Roy MacGregor
« on: Tuesday 28 December 10 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I have a copy of a letter from my great x3 aunt saying that she was the grand daughter of James (Roderick/ Rory/ Budg/ Yellow haired) MacGregor, Rob Roy's eldest son.

Apparently, James escaped to Gairloch, after the battle of Culloden, and married a MacKenzie widow. This widow already had three sons, who were all officers in the Army. The eldest, Lewis was reported to be a Colonel, who held a fairly senior post at the Cape (of Good Hope).

James had a son, William MacGregor  (ca 1735-1788) who married Helen Gillanders (b 1801 d 23/11/1864) on 18/2/1820, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

I have searched through the History of the MacKenzies and various MacKenzie trees and have come to conclusion that the MacKenzie widow could be Anne MacKenzie, the second wife of Alexander MacKenzie ll of Lochend. ( See http://www.fullbooks.com/History-Of-The-Mackenzies8.html and http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi- bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2608138&id=I532434703•  ID: I532434703 )

Unfortunately, the trees include very few dates and there is no evidence that Lewis was in the Army.

I should be very interested to hear if anyone has proof of James and Anne’s marriage or can provide any further information.

Regards

Mike
 
 

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