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THE DUTCH MACKAYS

See Pedigree Table I

I. The Hon. Æneas Mackay, Brigadier-General, son of the 2nd Lord Reay by his wife Barbara, daughter of Colonel Hugh Mackay of Scoury, was the first of this family. After prolonged military service in Scotland, Ireland, and on the Continent, he went to Bath for his health in 1697, where he died after a few weeks' sojourn, worn out with war and wounds. A monument stands to his memory in Bath Cathedral.
He married in 1692 Margaret, Countess von Puckler, who died his widow at Teil, Guelderland, 14 Feb 1761, at the age of 90. They had one child, Donald

II. Colonel Donald Mackay, commanded his father's Scots regiment in the Dutch service, and fell at Tournay in 1745.
He married his cousin Arnolda Margaret, Baroness van den Steen, issue five: -

  1. Æneas
  2. Major-General Frans, married Baroness Maria Adelheid van Heckeren van Enghuizen, and died without issue at Zutphen, 10 Aug 1817
  3. Captain John, died unmarried
  4. Major Donald, died at Zutphen, 5 Sep 1782, married Baroness Isabella Constantia de Geer van Rynhuyzen, Dowager-Countess Quart, issue two: -
    1. Donald Arnold Alexander, died in the island of St. Domingo in 1796
    2. Jan Louis, settled at Cheltenham, England, where he married Mary Ann Harrison, and died in 1840 without issue
  5. Francis Jacoba, married Baron Vygh of the Seur and Appilenburgh, President of the Court of Justice, Guelderland, and had a daughter who married Baron van Eek, one of the nobles of Guelderland.
III. Colonel Æneas Mackay of Mackay's Scots regiment in the Dutch service, married Baroness Urselina Philippina van Haeften, issue eight: -
  1. Captain Donald of the Grenadiers of Mackay's Scots regiment, died at Edinburgh in his twentieth year, 6 Jun 1787.
  2. Ensign Frans, died 1787
  3. Cornelius Anne, member of the Provincial States and chief magistrate of Zutphen, was admitted into the Ordre Equestre of Guelderland in 1819. On the 4th Jun 1822, King William of the Netherlands created him a baron, and in 1841 he died without issue although twice married.
  4. Barthold Johan Christian
  5. Margarita; Theodora; Arnolda; and Reiniera
IV. Baron Barthold Mackay, director-general of the Post at Rotterdam, was created baron by King William of the Netherlands 4 Jun 1822, and married Baroness Anna Magdalena Frederica van Renesse van Wilp. Baron Mackay died at his chateau of Ophemert, Guelderland, 26 Nov 1854, after a life of piety and usefulness, in his eighty-first year, with issue two: -
  1. Baron Æneas
  2. Baron Johan Francois Hendrick Jacob Ernestus, married Baroness Margaretha van Lynden, and died in 1845, leaving three sons and some daughters: -
    1. Baron Æneas, born 1838, ex-Prime Minister of the Netherlands and President of the Second Chamber, married Baroness Elizabeth van Lynden, issue one: - Eric, born 1870.
    2. Baron Theodoor Philips, member of the Chamber of Accounts and ex-member of the Second Chamber, married Juliana Anna, Baroness van Lynden, issue seven sons and two daughters: -
      1. Johan Jacob
      2. Constantyn Willem, married Petronella Haeufft, issue a daughter;
      3. Æneas, an "Advocat en Procureur" at the Hague, married Hermina Clasina den Beer Poortugall, issue a son;
      4. Edward
      5. Dirk Kynhard Johan
      6. Daniel
      7. Norman
      8. Margaretha Clara Francoise
      9. Maria Jacoba
    3. William Karl, married Nicoline Engelvaart, issue two
V. Baron Æneas Mackay, G.C. of the Order of the Netherlands, late Vice-President of the Council of State. On the death of Eric, 9th Lord Reay, he succeeded as 10th Lord Reay in 1875, and died at the Hague 6 Mar 1876. He married Baroness Mary C.A.F. Fagel, issue two: -
  1. Donald James
  2. John James, died unmarried in 1859
VI. Donald James Mackay, 11th Lord Reay, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., LL.D., born 22 Dec 1839, was Governor of Bombay 1885-90, and Under-Secretary of State for India 1894-5. He married in 1877 Fanny Georgina Jane, C.I., daughter of the late Richard Hasler of Aldingbourne, Sussex, and widow of Captain Alexander Mitchell, M.P., of Stow.

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