VII. HECTOR MACKENZIE seventh of Letterewe. In 1835 he sold the estate to Meyrick Bankes of Winstanley Hall, Lancashire. He died, unmarried, in 1860 at Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, when he was succeeded, as representative of the family, by his youngest and only surviving brother,
VIII. DONALD ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, a merchant at Dubuque, Iowa, United States of America, who married, with issue--
1. Charles, who succeeded as representative of the family.
2. Alexander, a Captain of Engineers in the United States Army, who married in 1872, with issue--a son Donald.
Donald Alexander died in 1872, leaving a widow, who subsequently resided at Dubuque, when he was succeeded as representative of the family, by his eldest son,
IX. CHARLES MACKENZIE, a lawyer, now in good practice in the United States
The representative of the Mackenzies of Letterewe in this country is John Alexander Mackenzie, of Ardlair, Edinburgh, only son of the late John Mackenzie of Auchenstewart, who died in 1890.
THIS family is descended from Alexander Mackenzie of Tolly, grandson of Kenneth Mackenzie, VI. of Gairloch, and third son of Charles Mackenzie of Loggie-Wester, and subsequently I. of Letterewe, by Anne, daughter of John Mackenzie, II. of Applecross. He married, first, Annabella, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Donald Bayne of Tulloch; and their descendants, as representatives of that ancient family, bear its cognisance on the centre of their shield, a wolf's head proper. He was a Bailie and afterwards Provost of Dingwall, exercised considerable local and political influence, and greatly aided Lord Macleod, son of George Earl of Cromarty, in his candidature for the county of Ross, as may be seen from the Cromarty Papers. During an election riot which occurred in Dingwall in 1751, Mrs Mackenzie, whilst looking out of a window of her own house, was accidentally shot. By her Provost Mackenzie had issue--