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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