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George Mackenzie (d 1651)

George Mackenzie (d 1651)

Chief of Clan Mackenzie

George Mackenzie, 2nd earl of Seaforth, succeeded his half brother in 1633. He was involved in the civil wars of the 1630s and 1640s, chiefly on the Covenanting side despite his royalist sympathies. He joined the exiled Charles II in Holland in 1649 and was made Secretary of State for Scotland by him. He died at Schiedam in 1651. In 1628 he married Barbara, daughter of Arthur, Lord Forbes. Their eldest son, Kenneth, another staunch Royalist, succeeded as 3rd earl of Seaforth.

Testament of George, earl of Seaforth

National Records of Scotland, CC8/8/77 pp 414-416

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