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John Mackay

John Mackay

John Mackay 'Iain Ruadh' (born 1776) was married to Henny Macdonald and lived at 2 Valtos; with issue. Tradition maintains that John was an "old soldier", a veteran of the 78th Seaforth Highlanders, and that he was blind, a common affliction for those who had served in the Egyptian Campaign of 1807.

John was the first tenant of croft 2 Valtos. Valtos Rental records from 1850 show that the rent was 2.00

 

Title: John Mackay
Record Type: People
Also Known As: Iain Ruadh
Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: Soldier
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEU 1305
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 38081