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Kenneth Mackay

Kenneth Mackay

Kenneth (1885-1945) was a son of Kenneth Mackay and Ann Maclean, 7 Calbost.  

In Fraserburgh, in 1908, he married Johanna Macleod, 3 Calbost.  Kenneth and Johanna settled on 7 Calbost and they had nine children.

Kenneth Mackay "Coinneach Dubh" was one of the five landless Calbost raiders that, along with others from Lemreway, raided Steimreway and prepared to occupy that former crofting township. Kenneth was the skipper of the sail boat, " Ribhinn Donn" which was taking building material and the five prospective Calbost settlers to Steimreway where they were caught in a gale and the small boat they were towing floundered and two young Calbost men were drowned. Iain Morrison aged 19, son of Neil, 9 Calbost and Iain Morrison aged 20, son of Donald, 9 Calbost.

Four of the five Calbost families abandoned the Steimreway re-settlement scheme.


Title: Kenneth Mackay
Record Type: People
Also Known As: Coinneach Dubh
Date of Birth: 1885
Date of Death: 1945
Date of Marriage: 1908
Occupation: Fisherman
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 2244
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 22516