John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod
1727 – 1789
Who was John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod?
John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod born Castle Leod near Strathpeffer, Scotland eldest son of George Mackenzie, 3rd Earl of Cromartie and Isabel Gordon. He was an initiated Freemason due to his father being the Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Scotland 1737-38. He married Hon. Margery Forbes, daughter of James Forbes, 16th Lord Forbes. John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod was styled as Lord MacLeod in 1731. Sailing to join the rebel army on board the sloop "Hound", he fought with his father's clan at the Battle of Falkirk leading the Cromartie's Regiment of about 500 clansmen in the Uprising of 1745 during which he was taken prisoner, with his father and 218 others, on 15 April 1746 at Dunrobin Castle, by a party of the William Sutherland, 17th Earl of Sutherland’s militia the day before the Battle of Culloden, and noted as the last siege fought on the mainland of Great Britain.
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