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THE SWEDISH MACKAYS, NOW VON KEY

These Mackays settled in Sweden in the time of the 1st Lord Reay, and came thither as members of the Scots regiment which he raised for service under Gustavus Adolphus. "With the regiment were several officers of the name of Mackay", says the Svensk Slaktbok, "who accompanied it to Sweden. Among those coming in with the said regiment were the undernamed James Mackay. and a Rudolph Mackay, whose son Isaac [corrupt form of Iye] became proprietor of an ironwork in Gestrickland and married Anna Lenfstadius in 1647. This family has signed itself Mackay, Mackey, etc., but now calls itself von Key". The family settled in Gothland in the south-east corner of Sweden, and chiefly in the counties of Kalmar and Jonkoping. Our authority for the following account is wholly the Svensk Slaktbok, published in Stockholm by P. A. Norstedt, 1901.

I. Lieut.-Col. James Mackay, settled in Upland, and had known issue a son, Frederick.

II. Lieut. Frederick, married Elizabeth Pihlman, daughter of a merchant in Kalmar, and died 1687, leaving a son, Jakob.

III. Jakob, royal bailiff in Tuna County, married Margaretha Draugel, and died 1735, with issue: - Johan and Frederick.

IV. Johan, district governor in County Jonkoping and proprietor of Edshult, Kvensas, Johannesburg, etc., in said county. He married Kristina M. Weisel, and died in 1789, issue five: -

  1. Jakob Magnus
  2. Lieut. Hans Henrik of Jonkoping regiment, died 1831
  3. Kristina, married Ensign Neil Sablefeldt
  4. Joanna
  5. Elizabeth, married Karl Astrand, a proprietor and district governor
V. Captain Jakob Magnus of the Life Guards Cavalry, proprietor of Edshult, etc., married Charlotta S. Hammarberg, and died in 1807, issue five: -
  1. Karl Johan
  2. Henrick, of whom afterwards as VIa
  3. Charlotta, married Karl Rosenquist, gentleman of the Bedchamber
  4. Ulrick, married a captain in the Kalmar regiment
  5. Abela, married a major of the Kalmar regiment
VI. Captain Karl Johan of the Kalmar regiment, proprietor of Edshult, etc., married Louisa Buren, and died in 1875, issue six: -
  1. Lieut. Karl Henrick Magnus of the Kalmar regiment, died unmarried in 1865, and was buried in the family vault in Edshult churchyard;
  2. Axel Ivar, joined the Danes in 1864 and fought at Dyboll, served with the Italians 1869-72 and took part in the storming of Rome, in 1892 became a lieut.-col. in the Swedish army, and in 1895 retired into the Reserve;
  3. Pontus Edward, surgeon, died unmarried 1884
  4. Hugo Emil
  5. Hedwig, married Baron Emil Viktor Fleetwood, and died in 1887, leaving issue;
  6. Louisa, married Karl Pontus, proprietor of Boxholm
VIa. Lieut.-Col. Henrick, son of Captain Jakob Magnus V , was governor of the citadel of Malmo, married Caroline Aberg, and died in 1861, issue two sons and some daughters: -
  1. Karl Emil Georg
  2. Ernst Axel Henrik, Professor of Anatomy at Karolinska, married Selma Godenius, and has a large family
VIIa. Lieut.-Col. Karl Emil Georg, proprietor of Byested in Jonkoping, married Hedwig Raaf, and died in 1899, issue four: -
  1. Lieut. Karl Axel Henrik, died unmarried in 1895
  2. Karl Leonard
  3. Karl Georg Vigo, adjutant of the Grenadier Bodyguard in 1900
  4. Kerstin Elizabet, head of the School of Industry and Art, Stockholm.
VIIIa. Karl Leonard, a naval officer, chief of the 1st Submarine Mining Co. in 1897, married in 1895 Martha Scharp, and has issue.

IVb. Frederik, son of Jakob III, proprietor of Vindo in Kalmar, married Kristina Elertz, and died in 1793, issue two: - Karl Fredrik and Louisa Kristina, married Lieut. Baron Fredrik Vilhelm Fleetwood.

Vb. Captain Karl Fredrik, fought during the war of 1776, proprietor of Vindo and Styrnvick, married Beata Sundewall, and died in 1817, issue one: -

VIb. Captain Emil, of Smaland's Dragoons, married Baroness Caroline Fleetwood, and died in 1820, issue two: -

  1. Karl F. E. Emil
  2. Marie, married Baron Karl Adam
VIIb. Karl F.E. Emil, a large proprietor in Kalmar, of which county he is M.P., and a prolific writer on political economy, married Countess Sofia Posse, and died in 1892, issue five: -
  1. Karl Adam, lost at sea
  2. Mac Otto Washington
  3. Karl Lage Einar, emigrated to Australia, and married Emily Parot, with issue;
  4. Ellen Karolina, lady lecturer at Stockholm Institute;
  5. Hedvig, married Herman Peterson, prison director at Karlstad
VIIIb. Mac Otto Washington, a proprietor in Kronsberg, married Maria Schade, and has two children: - Ivar Emil Mac; and Ellen Maria Louise.

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