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Alexander Mackenzie was a son of Murdo Mackenzie, III of Achilty and his wife, a daughter of Roderick Mackenzie, II of Davochmoluag.
Alexander was the first Chamberlain of the Lews under the new Seaforth ownership, serving in the role from 1612 to 1642.
He married a daughter of David Chambers, with issue:
Murdo Mackenzie, fourth Chamberlain of the Lews (died before 1692)
John, married a daughter of Kenneth Mackenzie, I of Davochcairn
Thomas, married Duncan Mackenzie, I of Sand
A daughter, married James Macleod, Assynt
A daughter, married Ranald Mac Gillespick
Ann, married Angus Macaulay, eldest son of Domhnall Cam and tacksman of Brenish
Christina, married Hector Mackenzie, Gairloch, with issue including Alexander who married a daughter of Murdo Matheson, tacksman of Arnish. Hector was known for, in 1678, having sacrificed a bull in a "heathenish manner" on Isle Maree, when his wife was ill.
A daughter who married Kenneth Mackenzie, Gairloch
A daughter who married Duncan Maciver (Donnchadh mac Choinnich mhic Iain), tacksman of Carloway.