James Mackenzie 1671-1744

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James MACKENZIE 1671-1744

Biographical Note

Son of George Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Cromartie. He was created a Baronet by Queen Anne, as Sir James Mackenzie of Royston, in 1704. In 1710, he was created a Lord of the Session. He married Elizabeth Mackenzie, daughter of Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh and had issue.


His library was sold at auction on 12th November 1746 by Kinnaid in Edinburgh. A copy of the auction catalogue survives at Glasgow University (Mu34 c.23.)


  • A catalogue of rare, valuable, and curious books, on all subjects, collected with the greatest care, by the late ingenious and learned lawyer Sir James MacKenzie of Roystoun, ... Which will begin to be sold by auction on Wednesday the 12th of November 1746, by A. Kincaid... (Edinburgh, 1746) ESTC T162567
  • Mackenzie, Alexander. History of the Clan Mackenzie. With Genealogies of the Principal Families of the Name, Inverness, 1879