IV. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, designated, Highland fashion, as "Alastair Mac Alastair, Mhic Eachainn, `ic Alastair, `ic Ruairidh, Mhic Alastair Chaim Mac an Tighearna." He married his third cousin, Annabella, eldest daughter of John Mor Mackenzie, "Ian Mor Aireach," great grandson of "Alastair Cam Mac an Tighearna," with issue, an only son--
V. HECTOR MACKENZIE, born in April, 1810. His father died before Hector was a year old, and the widow soon after married, as her second husband, Alexander, son of Alexander Grant, "Bard mor an t-Slagain," with issue --three sons, Roderick, John, Duncan, and Margaret, who subsequently emigrated with their father and mother to Cape Breton, where they settled, married, and have large families, and another daughter, Janet, who married and remained in Gairloch. His father left Hector what was considered a substantial sum of money for those day's, in the hands of Murdo Mackenzie, tacksman of Melvaig, one of the original Sand family, and a near relative of Gairloch, but he never received a penny of it. He was thus left a penniless orphan and was obliged to fight his way in the world as best he could as an honest, industrious, and respected crofter and fisherman. He married on the 17th of February, 1838, Catherine, daughter of Roderick, eldest son of Alexander Campbell, "Alastair Buidhe Mac Iomhair," the well-known Gairloch Gaelic Bard, by his wife Catherine, daughter of Roderick, son of William Mackenzie of Shieldaig, a cadet of the Gairloch family. By his wife Catherine Campbell (who died at Inverness on the 20th of January, 1882, and was buried at Gairloch), or more correctly MacIver (the family having only discarded the older and better name and adopted the new within living memory), Hector Mackenzie, who is still alive in his 84th year, had issue--
1. Alexander, of Park House, Inverness, who was born on Christmas Day, 1838. He was for seventeen years an active member of the Town Council and a Police Commissioner of Inverness four years Dean of Guild and a Magistrate of the Burgh, as well as a Commissioner of Supply and Justice of Peace for the County. He was also a member of the first Inverness County Council, and took a prominent part in its proceedings. In 1875 he founded the Celtic Magazine, which he owned and conducted for thirteen years until it was incorporated with the Scottish Highlander newspaper in 1888. In 1885 he started the Scottish Highlander, which he has managed and edited since, and which now, though still nominally carried on as a Limited Liability Company, is practically his own property. He is the author of several Clan histories --that of the Mackenzies, the first edition of which appeared in 1879; of the Macdonalds, in 1881; of the Mathesons, in 1882; of the Camerons, in 1884; of the Macleods, in 1889; and of the Chisholms, in 1891. He is also the author of The History of the Highland Clearances, which created quite a sensation when it appeared; of the Social State of the Isle of Skye; the Prophecies of the Brahan Seer; and of several other minor works. He married, on the 3rd of August, 1865, Emma Sarah Rose (author of Tales of the Heather) only surviving daughter of Thomas Whittaker Rose, Henrietta Park Villas, Bath (still living in his eighty-sixth year), by his first wife Sarah Cole, with issue --Hector Rose Mackenzie, solicitor, Inverness, who was born in Ipswich, on the 25th of February, 1867, and married on the 19th of July, 1892, Barbara Sutherland, elder surviving daughter of John Anderson, late of the 71st Regiment of Foot (The Highland Light Infantry); Thomas William, born in Inverness on the 4th of August, 1875; Alastair Ian, born on the 30th of December, 1880; Kenneth John, born on the 17th of October, 1885; Catharine Anne, born on the 24th of February, 1868, died on the 1st of August in the same year, and buried in Ipswich Cemetery; Annie Emma; Catharine, who died in infancy in 1873; Mary Rose; and Emma Barabel.
2. Roderick, born on the 13th of July, 1844, a member of the firm of William Cumming & Co., wholesale woollen warehousemen, Huddersfield, but residing in London. He married, first, on the 18th of January, 1871, Julia Catherine, eldest daughter of Thomas Lewis shipowner, Sunderland, with issue--William Frank, who was born on the 6th of October, 1874; Hector Dundas, born on the 22nd of July, 1876; Catherine Louisa, who died in her thirteenth year, on the 11th of July, 1884, while on a holiday visit, at Inverness; Ellen Maria; and Mary Josephine. His first wife having died on the 14th of June, 1881, Roderick married, secondly, on the 18th of December, 1889, Mary Lang, daughter of John Sandford, Cambuslang.
3. William, clothier, Inverness, born on the 12th of November, 1846, and married on the 16th of July, 1873, Annabella Bertrude, daughter of Alexander Grant, tacks-man of Easter Gallovie, Strathspey, with issue--Alexander Roderick, C.E., born on the 17th of May, 1874; Hector Donald Grant, born on the 20th of June, 1875; William John Macintyre, born on the 18th of January, 1877; James Grant, born on the 20th of June, 1878, died on the 23rd of September, 1889; Arthur Henderson, born on the 9th of February, 1880; Allan Campbell, born on the 19th of April, 1881; Eneas Kenneth, born on the 9th of March, 1883; Andrew Duncan, born on the 7th of January, 1885, died on the 2nd of May, 1888; Harry Macpherson, born on the 28th of October, 1887; Douglas Mitchell, born on the 19th of February, 1890; and Ella May, born on the 21st of June, 1886, and died on the 24th, three days after.
4. Another Alexander, who served for twelve years in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) in which he was Troop Sergeant-Major, and subsequently went abroad.
5. Catherine, who married John Fraser, shipowner, Inverness, without issue.
6. Mary, who married Alexander Fraser, and resides in Cheltenham, with issue--Hector Alexander John, born on the 4th of May, 1883; Catherine Campbell; and Lily Mary.