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Authorised form of nameMackenzie; George (1630 - 1714); 1st Earl of Cromarty
Other forms of nameMackenzie, George, Viscount Tarbat
SurnameMackenzie
ForenamesGeorge
Dates1630 - 1714
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Innerteil, near Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland (1630)
Death:
New Tarbat, Highland (17 August 1714)
Burial:
Dingwall, Highland
ActivityResearch Field:
Natural History
Education:
St Andrews; Kings College, Aberdeen; MA (1646)
Career:
Supported Charles II (1653); in exile on the Continent (1654-1660); Lord of Session (1661); MP for Ross in the Scottish Parliament; Lord Justice General of Scotland (1678); Privy councillor (Scotland) (1678); Lord Clerk Register (1681); Chief Minister in Scotland (1682-1688); Secretary of State (1702-1704); Lord Justice General (1705-1710)
Honours:
Viscount Tarbat 1685; Earl of Cromarty 1703
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
14/12/1692 or 30 November 1692
RelationshipsSon of Sir John Mackenzie, Bart, of Tarbat and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir George Erskine of Innerteil; succeeded his father (1654).
Married: 1) Anna, daughter of Sir James Sinclair, Bart, of Mey, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Patrick Leslie, 1st Lord Lindores; 2) Margaret, Countess of Wemyss, widow of James Wemyss, Lord Burntisland
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; GEC
Royal Society codeNA4299
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/M1/70George Mackenzie of Tarbat to James Gregory19 July 1675
EL/M1/73George Mackenzie to James Gregory8 February 1675
EL/M1/69George Mackenzie of Tarbat (1630-1714) to James Gregory16 April 1674
EL/M1/71George Mackenzie, dated at Tarbat, to Henry Oldenburg19 July 1675
EL/M1/72George Mackenzie, dated at Tarbat, to James Gregory16 January 1675
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