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Reay, Lord (S, 1628)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Jun 1628

 

Family name: Mackay

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Arms:

Azure on a Chevron Argent between three Bears' Heads couped Argent muzzled Gules a Roebuck's Head erased between tow Hands grasping Daggers the points turned towards the buck's head all proper

Crest:

A Dexter Arm erect couped at the elbow the hand grasping a Dagger also erect proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Pikeman armed at all points;  Sinister:  a Musketeer, both proper

Motto:

Manu Forti (With a strong hand)

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Donald [Mackay], 1st Lord Reay

1st son and heir of Hugh Mackay of Far, Tongue and Strathnaver, by his second wife Lady Jean Gordon, 1st dau. by his second wife of Alexander [Gordon], 12th Earl of Sutherland

born

Mar 1590/1

mar. (1)

Aug 1610 Hon Barbara Mackenzie (d. aft. 9 Jan 1617), sister of Colin [Mackenzie], 1st Earl of Seaforth, and 1st dau. of Kenneth [Mackenzie], 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, by his first wife Anne Ross, dau. of George Ross of Balnagowan

children by first marriage

1. Iye Mackay (dvp. young in 1617)

2. Hon John Mackay, later 2nd Lord Reay

3. Hon Hew Mackay (d. after 1637)

4. Lt Col Hon Angus Mackay, served in Danish Army (d. betw. 1699 and 1703), mar. after 1 May 1659 his cousin Catherine Gunn, dau. of Alexander Gunn of Killearnan, and was ancestor of the Mackays of Melness

1. Hon Jane Mackay

2. Hon Mary Mackay, mar. as his first wife Sir Roderick MacLeod of Talisker

mar. (2)

bef. 1631 Rachel Winterfield or Harrison (d. after 20 Nov 1652)

mar. (3)

1631 Elizabeth Thomson (d. c.Jun 1637), dau. of Robert Thomson, of Greenwich, co. Surrey, Keeper of the Queen's Wardrobe

only child by third marriage

3. Hon Ann Mackay, mar. Alexander Macdonald, brother of Sir James Macdonald of Sleat

mar. (4)

Marjorie Sinclair, dau. of Francis Sinclair of Stirkoke

children by fourth marriage

5. Hon William Mackay of Kinloch, mar. Ann Mackay, dau. of Col Hugh Mackay of Scourie, and had issue

6. Hon Charles Mackay of Sandwood (d. after 28 May 1679), mar. Elizabeth Mackay, dau. of Capt William Mackay of Borley, and was ancestor of the Mackays of Sandwood

7. Hon Rupert Mackay

4. Hon Margaret Mackay (d. 1720)

5. Hon Christina Mackay, mar. Alexander Gunn of Killearnan

died

Feb 1649 (bur. at Tongue, co. Sutherland)

created

18 Mar 1627 Baronet of Scotland, styled "of Far"

20 Jun 1628 Lord Reay, with remainder to his heirs male bearing the name and arms of Mackay

suc. by

son by first marriage

note

Justice of the Peace for Inverness and Cromarty 1610 and for Sutherland 1612; Coroner of North Kintyre 1615; knighted 1616; had permission to raise troops to assist Count Mansfeld in Germany 1626; served under King Christian IV of Denmark 1627; served under King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden 11629 and 1630; arranged with the Marquess of Hamilton to raise troops for the Swedish King 1631 but was accused of helping Hamilton usurp the Throne of Scotland and was imprisoned for a while in the Tower of London; brought arms and money from Denmark to aid King Charles I at Newcastle 1644 but was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle 1644-45; he left Scotland for Denmark 1648

 

John [Mackay], 2nd Lord Reay

born

c.1612

mar. (1)

1636 Lady Isabella Sinclair, 2nd dau. of George [Sinclair], 5th Earl of Caithness, by his wife Lady Jean Gordon, only dau. of George [Gordon], 5th Earl of Huntly

children by first marriage

1. Hon George Mackay (dvp. c. 1656)

1. Hon Jane Mackay, mar. (1) after 14 Nov 1665  Hon Robert Gordon (b. 31 Dec 1635; dsp. 1671), 3rd son of John [Gordon], 14th Earl of Sutherland, by his first wife Lady Jean Drummond, only child of James [Drummond], 1st Earl of Perth, and (2) Mar 1676 Hugh Mackay, 2nd of Strathy, and had issue by her second marriage

mar. (2)

Barbara Mackay, dau. of Col Hugh Mackay, 2nd of Scourie, by his wife Ann Corbet, dau. of John Corbet of Arkboll

children by second marriage

2. Hon Donald Mackay, Master of Reay (b. c. 1658; dvp. 1680), mar. after 22 Aug 1677 Anne Munro, only dau. by his first wife of Gen Sir George Munro of Newmore and Culrain, and had issue:

1a. George Mackay, later 3rd Lord Reay

3. Brig Gen Hon Aeneas Mackay, Col-Proprietor of the Mackay Scottish Regiment in the service of the Netherlands (d. 1697), mar. 1692 Margaret Puchler (d. 14 Feb 1761), dau. of Lt Col Francis Puchler by his wife Jacoba van Bie, and had issue:

1a. Col Donald Mackay (killed at the Siege of Tournai 1745), mar. his cousin Arnolda Margaret van den Steen, and had issue:

1b. Col Aeneas Mackay, mar. Baroness Ursulina Philippina van Haeften van Wadenoyen, and had issue:

1c. Capt Donald Mackay, of Mackay's Scots Regiment (d. 1787)

2c. Ensign Frans Mackay (d. 1787)

3c. Baron Cornelis Anne Mackay, cr. a Baron of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 1822, Capt in the Royal Dutch Navy and a member of the Provincial States (d. 1841)

4c. Baron Barthold Johan Christiaan Mackay van Ophemert, cr. Baron of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 4 Jun 1822, Director of the Post Office in Rotterdam (b. 1773; d. 24 Nov 1854), mar. Baroness Anna Magdalena Frederika Henriette van Renesse, of Wilp, and had issue:

1d. Baron Aeneas Mackay van Ophemert, later 10th Lord Reay

2d. Baron Johan Francois Hendrik Jacobus Ernestus Mackay van Ophemert (b. 13 Mar 1807; d. 27 Jul 1846), mar. 1835 Baroness Margaretha Clara Frances van Lynden (d. 8 Oct 1869), and had issue:

1e. Baron Aeneas Mackay van Ophemert, Minister of State, President of the Second Chamber of the Netherlands, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 29 Nov 1838; d. 13 Nov 1909), mar. 17 Jul 1869 Baroness Elizabeth Wilhelmina van Lynden (d. 29 Apr 1907), and had issue:

1f. Baron Eric Mackay van Ophemert, later 12th Lord Reay

2e. Baron Theodoor Philip Mackay van Ophemert, President Netherlands Chamber of Accounts (b. 24 Apr 1840; d. 29 Nov 1922), mar. 15 Jul 1868 Baroness Juliana Anna van Lynden (d. 4 Mar 1935), dau. of Baron Constantijn Willem Ferdinand van Lynden, and had issue

3e. Baron Willem Karel Mackay van Ophemert (b. 17 Aug 1843; d. 1916), mar. 13 Sep 1869 Nicoline Engelvaart (d. 2 Feb 1905), dau. of General ..... Engelvaart, and had issue

1c. Margaret Mackay

2c. Theodora Mackay

3c. Arnolda Mackay

4c. Reinera Mackay

2b. Maj Gen Frans Mackay (dsp. 1817), mar. Baroness Maria Adelheid van Heeckeren van Enghuizen

3b. Capt John Mackay

3b. Maj Daniel Mackay (dsp. 1782), mar. Baroness Isabella Constantia de Geer van Rynhuyzen, Dowager Countess de Quadt

1b. Frances Jacoba Mackay, mar. Baron Vygh of the Snor and Appelenburg, President of the Court of Justice of Guelderland, and had issue

4. Col Hon Robert Mackay, severely wounded at the Battle of Killiecrankie and served in Ireland and on the Continent (d. 1696)

1. Hon Joanna Mackay, mar. after 21 Apr 1684 William Fraser of Struy

2. Hon Anna Mackay (dsp.), mar. after 12 Apr 1687 as his first wife Capt Hugh Mackay of Borley

3. Hon Sibylla Mackay (b. c. 1664; d. 17 Oct 1691), mar. (1) after 25 Oct 1687 Lauchlan Mackintosh of Aberador, and (2) after 25 Oct 1689 Alexander Rose, of Inverness

died

c. 1681

suc. by

grandson

note

an ardent Royalist, he was captured with the Marquess of Huntly at Aberdeen 1639 and imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle; took part in the capture of Inverness 1649 but was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle again after the Battle of Balveny; released in 1650, he was prominent in Middleton's rising in 1654 and despite his house at Tongue been burnt to the ground he did not surrender until 1656; Justice of the Peace for Sutherland c. 1663; he sighed the Declaration 1663/4

 

George [Mackay], 3rd Lord Reay

born

1678

mar. (1)

aft. Dec 1702 Margaret Mackay, dau. of Lt Gen Robert Mackay of Scourie by his wife Clara van Bie, 3rd dau. of Arnold van Bie, of Wayestein, Holland

only child by first marriage

1. Hon Donald Mackay, later 4th Lord Reay

mar. (2)

his half-cousin Janet Dunbar (widow of Benjamin Dunbar, Yr. of Hempriggs), dau. of John Sinclair of Ulbster, by his wife Jane Munro, dau. by his second wife of Gen Sir George Munro of Newmore and Culrain

children by second marriage

2. Col Hon Hugh Mackay of Bighouse (d. 12 Nov 1770), mar. (1) aft. 15 Jul 1728 Margaret Mackay, coheiress of Bighouse (d. 26 Mar 1769), and (2) 14 Apr 1770 Isabella Mackenzie, dau. of Alexander Mackenzie of Lentran, and had issue by his first marriage:

1a. Ensign Hugh Mackay (dvp. 1751)

2a. Colin Mackay (dvp. a child)

1a. Janet Mackay, mar. Colin Campbell of Glenure (d. 1752), and had issue

2a. Mary Mackay (d. 21 Sep 1808), mar. William Baillie of Rosehall, and had issue

3a. Robina Mackay (d. 10 Aug 1762)

4a. Marion Mackay (dsps. 12 Mar 1759), mar. 6 Jan 1758 as his first wife her half-cousin George [Mackay], 5th Lord Reay

1. Hon Anne Mackay (d. 24 Nov 1780), mar. after 7 Sep 1728 John Watson of Muirhouse, and had issue

mar. (3)

11 Aug 1713 Mary Dowell, dau. of John Dowell of Thuster, writer to the Signet

children by third marriage

3. Capt Hon George Mackay of Skibo, Member of Parliament for Sutherland 1747 and 1754, Master of the Scottish Mint, inherited Skibo from his uncle Patrick Dowell of Winterfield (d. 25 Jun 1782), mar. 13 Dec 1766 Anne Sutherland (b. 1750; d. 15 Mar 1833), 3rd dau. of Hon Eric Sutherland, Master of Duffus (by his wife and cousin Elizabeth Dunbar, 3rd dau. of his paternal uncle Hon Sir James Sutherland later Dunbar, 2nd Bt.), only son and heir of Kenneth [Sutherland], 3rd Lord Duffus, and had issue:

1a. George Mackay (d. unm. in the East Indies 12 Dec 1790)

2a. Eric Mackay, later 7th Lord Reay

3a. Hon Alexander Mackay, later 8th Lord Reay

4a. Vice Admiral Hon Donald Hugh Mackay, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1835, Vice Admiral of the Blue 1849 (b. 31 Dec 1780; dsp. 26 Mar 1850), mar. 1848 Helen Martha Twinning, dau. of William Twinning, Bengal Medical Service

5a. Patrick Mackay (dvp. an infant)

1a. Elizabeth Mackay (d. 10 Apr 1788)

2a. Hon Mary Mackay, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1835 (d. 24 Nov 1843)

3a. Harriet Mackay (dvp. an infant)

4a. Hon Anne Mackay, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1835 (d. 11 Sep 1849)

4. Lt Gen Hon Alexander Mackay, raised an independent company for Loudoun's Highlanders 1745, captured at the Battle of Prestonpans 1745, Member of Parliament for Sutherland 1761, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Scotland 1780 (dsp. 31 May 1789), mar. 24 Sec 1770 Margaret Carr (mar. (2) 4 Oct 1792 as his second wife James Farquharson of Invercauld), dau. of Sir William Carr of Etal, Bt.

2. Hon Mary Mackay (d. 31 Oct 1780)

3. Hon Harriet Mackay (d. 5 Nov 1766)

4. Hon Christian Mackay (d. 20 May 1810), mar. 15 Jun 1746 Rev John Erskine DD (d. 19 Jan 1803), son of John Erskine of Carnock, and had issue

5. Hon Marion Mackay (d. 1812)

died

21 Mar 1748

suc. by

son by first marriage

note

FRS 1698; supported the Government in 1715 and 1745

 

Donald [Reay], 4th Lord Reay

born

mar. (1)

aft. 23 Aug 1732 Marion Dalrymple (b. 6 Mar 1708; d. Dec 1740), 1st dau. of Sir Robert Dalrymple of Castleton, by his wife Hon Joanna Hamilton, only child and hrss. of Hon John Hamilton, Master of Bargeny (by his wife Jean Sinclair, dau. of Sir Robert Sinclair of Longformachus, 1st Bt.), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John [Hamilton], 2nd Lord Bargeny

children by first marriage

1. Hon George Mackay, later 5th Lord Reay

2. Hon Hugh Mackay, later 6th Lord Reay

mar. (2)

21 Dec 1741 Christian Sutherland (d. 12 Jul 1790), dau. of James Sutherland of Pronsy by his wife Margaret Sutherland, dau. of William Sutherland

children by second marriage

1. Hon Margaret Mackay (d. 18 Jan 1762)

2. Hon Mary Mackay (d. 21 Nov 1813), mar. Maj Thomas Edgar

died

18 Aug 1761

suc. by

son by first marriage

 

George [Mackay], 5th Lord Reay

born

c. 1734

mar. (1)

6 Jan 1758 his half-cousin Marion Mackay (dsps. 12 Mar 1759), 2nd dau. of Col Hon Hugh Mackay of Brighouse (by his first wife Margaret Mackay, coheiress of Brighouse), 1st son by his second wife of George [Mackay], 3rd Lord Reay

mar. (2)

1 Oct 1760 Elizabeth Fairlie (d. 10 Nov 1800; bur. at Holyrood), dau. of John Fairlie, Collector of Customs at Ayr

children by second marriage

1. Hon Jane Mackay (b. 1763; dvp. 16 Feb 1773)

2. Hon Marianne Mackay (dsp. 28 Mar 1838), mar. William Fullarton of Fullarton MP

3. Hon Georgina Mackay (b. 30 Apr 1766; d. 2 Aug 1847)

died

s.p.m.s. 27 Feb 1768 (bur. at Holyrood)

suc. by

brother

 

Hugh [Mackay], 6th Lord Reay

born

died

26 Jan 1797

suc. by

cousin

 

Eric [Mackay], 7th Lord Reay

born

Dec 1773

died

s.p. legit. 7 Jul 1847

suc. by

brother

note

helped to raise the Reay Regiment of Fencibles 1795; Hon Col of the Sutherland Volunteers; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1806-07 and 1835-47; sold the Reay estates to the Countess of Sutherland for £300,000

 

Alexander [Mackay], 8th Lord Reay

born

1775

mar.

8 Apr 1809 Marion Ross (widow of David Ross, of Calcutta, India, 1st son of Lord Ankerville, a Lord of Session;  d. 2 Jul 1865), dau. of Col ..... Gall, Military Secretary to Warren Hastings, Governor-General of India

children

1. George Alexander Mackay (dvp. 1811)

1. Hon Eric Mackay, later 9th Lord Reay

1. Hon Anne Marion Erskine Mackay (dvp. 23 Jun 1852)

2. Hon Sophia Mackay (dsp. 24 Sep 1866; bur. at Tongue), mar. 10 Aug 1853 Charles Arthur Aylmer

3. Hon Mary Mackay (dvp. 18 Jan 1852)

4. Hon Clara Mackay (b. 1822; dvp. 17 Mar 1862)

5. Hon Elizabeth Granville Mackay (d. 19 Nov 1874)

6. Hon Charlotte Mackay (dsp. 3 Feb 1902), mar. Jul 1852 Patrick Drever, Indian Medical Service (d. Feb 1873)

died

18 Feb 1863

suc. by

son

note

served in the Gordon Highlanders but joined the Sutherland Highlanders when that regiment was formed in 1800; served in Southern Africa and was at the capture of Cape Town from the Dutch 1805; retired as Maj 1817; Barrack-Master of Malta; granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1835

 

Eric [Mackay], 9th Lord Reay

born

1813

died

2 Jun 1875

suc. by

fourth cousin

 

Baron Aeneas Mackay can Ophemert, 10th Lord Reay

born

13 Jan 1807

mar.

27 Oct 1837 Baroness Maria Catherine Anna Jacoba Fagel (d. 22 May 1886), dau. of Baron James Fagel, Privy Councillor of the Netherlands

children

1. Baron Donald James Mackay van Ophemert, later 11th Lord Reay

2. Baron John Jacob Mackay van Ophemert (b. 30 Oct 1842; dvp. 2 Jun 1859)

1. Baroness Ann Agnes Mackay van Ophemert (b. 1838; dvp. 2 Mar 1839)

died

6 Mar 1876

suc. by

son

note

Member, Second Chamber of the States-General 1850-62; Vice-President of the Council of State 1862-76; Minister of State 1865-76

 

Donald James [Mackay], 11th Lord Reay, KT GCSI GCIE PC

born

22 Dec 1839

mar.

5 Jun 1877 Fanny Georgiana Jane Mitchell CI (bapt. 30 Mar 1831; widow of Capt Alexander Mitchell MP, of Stow, co. Midlothian;  d. 23 Jan 1917; bur. at Caddenfoot, near Galashiels), 1st dau. of Richard Hasler, of Aldingbourne and Barkfold, co. Sussex, by his wife Julia Wyndham, half-sister of George Francis [Wyndham], 4th Earl of Egremont, and dau. of Hon William Frederick Wyndham, British Minister to Tuscany 1794-1814 (by his second wife Julia de Smorzewska, Countess de Spyterkie), 4th son of Charles [Wyndham], 2nd Earl of Egremont, by his wife Hon Alicia Maria Carpenter, sister of George [Carpenter], 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, and only dau. of George [Carpenter], 2nd Baron Carpenter

died

s.p. 1 Aug 1921

created

8 Oct 1881 Baron Reay, of Durness in the County of Sutherland

suc. by

cousin

note

on the staff of the Netherlands Legation in London; Gentleman of the Chamber to the King of the Netherlands; member of the Dutch Chamber of Representatives until 1877; naturalized a British subject 1877 by Act of Parliament;  Rector of St Andrew's University 1884-86; Governor of Bombay 1885-90;  CIE 1886; GCIE 1887; GCSI 1890; Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire 1892-1918; President of the Royal Asiatic Society 1893; Under Secretary of State for India 1894-95;  President, University College London 1896; Chairman, London School Board 1897-1904; 1st President of the British Academy 1901-07; Privy Councillor 1906; Plenipotentiary Delegate, 2nd Hague Peace Conference 1907; Knight of the Thistle 1911; on his death the UK Barony of Reay became extinct

 

Baron Eric Mackay van Ophemert, 12th Lord Reay

born

2 Apr 1870

mar.

7 Nov 1901 Baroness Maria Johanna Bertha Christina van Dedem (d. 1 Apr 1932), dau. of Baron Alexander van Dedem

children

1. Baron Aeneas Alexander Mackay van Ophemert, later 13th Lord Reay

2. Baron Alexander Willem Rynhard Mackay van Ophemert (b. 7 Dec 1907)

3. Baron Eric John Theodoor Mackay van Ophemert (b. 7 Jul 1911; d. 27 Feb 1949)

1. Baroness Maria Christina Elizabeth Mackay van Ophemert (b. 17 Oct 1904)

died

1 Nov 1921

suc. by

son

 

Aeneas Alexander [Mackay], 13th Lord Reay

born

25 Dec 1905

mar.

14 Apr 1936 Charlotte Mary Younger (d. 26 Jun 2000), only dau. of William Younger, of Ravenswood, Melrose, co. Roxburgh, by his wife Katharine Theodora Dundas, 4th dau. of Cmdr Adam Alexander Duncan Dundas, 27th of Dundas RN

children

1. Hon Hugh William Mackay, later 14th Lord Reay

1. Hon Elizabeth Mary Mackay (b. 21 Jun 1938), mar. 29 Sep 1962 as his first wife (div. 1979) Sir Nicholas Hardwick Fairburn of Fordell QC MP (d. 19 Feb 1979), 2nd son of Dr William Ronald Dodds Fairburn, of Edinburgh, and has issue

2. Hon Margaret Anne Mackay (b. 13 Mar 1941), mar. 23 Dec 1976 Allen Leslie Christian, of Upper Huntlywood, Earlston, co. Berwick, and Key Largo, Florida, USA, only son of E L Christian, of Evanston, Illinois, USA

died

10 Mar 1963

suc. by

son

note

naturalized a British subject 1938; worked in the Foreign Office 1939-48; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1955-59

 

Hugh William [Mackay], 14th Lord Reay

born

19 Jul 1937

mar. (1)

14 Sep 1964 (div. 1978) Hon Annabel Thérese Fraser, 2nd dau. of Simon Christopher Joseph [Fraser], 15th Lord Lovat, by his wife Rosamond Broughton, only dau. of Maj Sir Henry John Delves Broughton, 11th Bt.

children by first marriage

1. Hon Aeneas Simon Mackay, later 15th Lord Reay

2. Hon Edward Andrew Mackay (b. 21 Jan 1974)

1. Hon Laura Elizabeth Mackay (b. 25 Jul 1966)

mar. (2)

20 Jun 1980 Hon Victoria Isabella Warrender, only dau. of Victor Alexander George Anthony [Warrender], 1st Baron Bruntisfield, by his second wife Tania Vjekoslava Kolin, 2nd dau. of Dr Michael Kolin, of Saint Jacob, Dubrovnik

children by second marriage

2. Hon Antonia Alexandria Mackay (b. 11 Dec 1981)

3. Hon Isobel Violet Grace Mackay (b. 1983)

died

10 May 2013

suc. by

son by first marriage

note

elected hereditary peer (Deputy Speaker - Conservative), House of Lords 1999

 

Aeneas Simon [Mackay], 15th Lord Reay

born

20 Mar 1965

mar.

14 Jan 2010 Mia J Ruulio, 1st dau. of Markus Ruulio, of Helsinki, Finland

only child

1. Hon Alexander Shimi Markus Mackay, Master of Reay (b. 21 Apr 2010)

 

Last updated 25 May 2013

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Titles:

15th Lord Reay

(Scotland, let. pat. 20 Jun 1628)

15th Baronet, styled "of Far"

(Scotland, let. pat. 18 Mar 1627)

6th Baron Mackay van Ophemert

(Netherlands, 4 Jun 1822)

Chief of Clan Mackay

 

Addresses:

Ophemert in Gelderland, Netherlands

98 Oakley Street, London SW3

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