Copy, eighteenth century, of 'The Genealogie off the Mackenzies preceeding the year 1661. Written in the year 1669. By a Person of Quality’. Edit




  • 1669. (Creation)


  • 77 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transferred, 1931, from the Rosebery Collection (Ry.1.1.177) in the Department of Printed Books.

  • Arrangement

    iii + 74 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    This copy of the well-known genealogy in 1732 belonged to a John Matheson (folio i) and had probably been written by him about the same time. Although many leaves have been cut out at the end, the copy is almost complete. It includes a poem entitled ‘Arbuthnet on Sr. George Mackenzie off Rosehaugh’, beginning:

    “Well then since the Relentless doom is spoke And there is no mortall power can ward the Stroak Scotland must ruin, it’s the Almighties will” (folios 73-74).

  • Physical Description

    Vellum covers.

  • Bibliography

    The genealogy is printed from the Macfarlane Collections (Adv.MS.35.4.8) in ‘Genealogical Collections’ (Scottish History Society, 1900), volume i, pages 54-102.