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Re: Francis & Samuel Mackay, 60th Regt., F & I War
Posted by: Robert MacKay (ID *****7218) Date: February 13, 2005 at 10:29:23
In Reply to: Francis & Samuel Mackay, 60th Regt., F & I War by Bridget Kopetzky of 985

I am a descendents of Samuel. I have some information about where the three brothers came from. Here's a copy of info that i have received from M cambell about the brothers: Thank you for the information on Samuel and Francis. I take it that you are a descendant of Samuel's? I have attached some of my primary source transcripts of material relating to the three brothers. The first few pages are copies from the Succession and Notification books from the Public Record Office in London, England. I copied all the entries pertaining to Royal American officers between 1755-1772. Stephen, Francis, and Samuel are all mentioned through 1764. Apparently Stephen resigned his
Lieutenancy in 1758. The other few pages are from the Amherst collection also at the Public Record Office. I read through and transcribed all the
information about the Royal American Regimet in the first 100 volumes of
this series. I have more about the Mackays but I don't have it readily
available. You will note in the correspondence between Thomas Gage and Sir
Jeffrey Amherst that Samuel is not yet married and is trying to arrange
something with a woman in Maryland. Perhaps after this time, he married
Marerite Louise Herbin? I was fascinated to learn that Francis was married
to Marie Ann Marchand de Ligneris. Was she the daughter of Francois who
commanded French troops in the Ohio Valley? This is certainly startling
information if true. I also have some microfilm with a few letters from
the Mackay brothers but it will take some time before I can make copies and
send them to you. They don't contain much information but at least all 3
brothers sign the letter. If you can tell me more about Samuel and Francis
in Quebec I would certainly be grateful and will cite you in my
dissertation. Although I can't prove it, I think that these Mackay
brothers are some how related to Hugh Mackay of Scourie who was the
father-in-law of James Prevost who started the Royal American Regiment


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