The Findon Tables were published by Major James D. Mackenzie of Findon in 1879. Much of the research being carried out by his brother Lewis Mark Mackenzie nearly thirty years earlier who died early in life. Major Mackenzie took it upon himself to complete most of the work and present the mass of information in the form of “Family Trees,” or “Tables,” showing the origin of different branches, their progression and relation to each other.
There are twelve main sheets, a supplementary sheet and a booklet. Sheet 1 gives the “Main Stem” of the Kintail, Seaforth and Cromartie families, with the details of their immediate offshoots. The other eleven main sheets look more closely at the individual families that branched off from the main stem, with their cadets. The supplementary sheet gives the descent of some ancient families deriving from the early rulers of the country where the possessions of Clan Kenneth afterwards became fixed, and with whom it was connected by marriage ties. The 24 page booklet gives an introduction by Major James D. Mackenzie of Findon and extensive notes about the tables with References, a list of Kintail or Seaforth Charters and an index of families and names.
The first sheet begins with “John de Comyn (red), Lord of Badenoch, d. 1273”, “King John of England”, “Colin or Cailean, the ‘Gerald’ of tradition, or of early Celtic or Irish Derivation” (the earliest direct male ancestor of the Mackenzie line, in the tables), “Sommerled, Thane of Ergadia, slain 1164”, “David I, King of Scotland” and “King Olaus IV, or Olave, ‘The Red,’ King of Man.” The original tables follow the lineages of the main branches and cadet families up to circa 1878.
Copies may be purchased from our store.
The Tables comprise:
• Sheet 1 (size A0) “General Genealogical Tree of the Clan Mackenzie and its Cadets.”
• Sheet 2 (size A1) “Descendants of Alexander ‘Ionraic,’ being the families of Hilton, Loggie and others.”
• Sheet 3 (size A0) “Descendants of Alexander ‘Ionraic,’ VII Baron of Kintail, being the families of Gairloch, Letterewe, Mountgerald, Lochend, Portmore, Muirton, Belmaduthy, Flowerburn &c.”
• Sheet 4 (size A1) “Descendants of Kenneth A’Bhlair’s second son, Alexander of Davochmaluak.”
• Sheet 5 (size A1) “Descendants of Sir Kenneth A’Bhlair’s third son, ‘Rorie Mor,’ being families of Achiltie, Ardross, Fairburn and Towie &c.”
• Sheet 6 (size A1) “Descendants of Kenneth A’Bhlair’s fourth son, Kenneth, being the families of Suddie, Inverlael, Little Findon, Ord, Langwell and Highfield &c.”
• Sheet 7 (size A1) “The Families of Redcastle and Kincraig, from Kenneth ‘Na Cuirc,’ X Baron of Kintail.”
• Sheet 8 (size A1) “Descendants of Colin ‘Cam,’ XI of Kintail, or the Families of Kilcoy, Inverallochy, Findon, Kinnoch, Kernsary, Muirton, and Cleanwaters.”
• Sheet 9 (size A1) “Further Descendants of Colin ‘Cam,’ being the families of Applecross, Coul, Auldeny, Torridon, Lentron, Delvine and Kinnahaird.”
• Sheet 10 (size A1) “Descendants of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, other than the Cromartie Family, being the families of Scatwell, Scotsburn, Tarvie and Ballone.”
• Sheet 11 (size A1) “Descendants of Simon Mackenzie of Lochslin, son of Kenneth, Lord Kintail, being the families of Allangrange, Logie, Newton, Inchcoulter and Dundonnel.”
• Sheet 12 (size A0) “The Family of Gruinard, descended from George, 2nd Earl of Seaforth, from his lawful grandson, according to the family tables, or, according to other authorities, his natural son, John Mackenzie I of Gruinard.”
• Supplementary Sheet (size A1) “The Lords of the Isles. The Earls of Ross.”
• Booklet (15 x A4 sheets (of 24 pages and a hand written note)) “Genealogical Tables of the Clan Mackenzie. By Major James D. Mackenzie of Findon. Introduction & notes to accompany the sheets. Edinburgh: Printed by M’Farlane & Erskine. 1879.” – Includes a hand written note.