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TITLE
The Reverend James Aberigh-Mackay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_467_P382
DATE OF IMAGE
1897
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
Rev Adam Gunn, MA & John Mackay (eds)
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31265
KEYWORDS
James Aberigh-Mackay
Strathnaver Mackays
Mackays
St John's Chapel
Indian Mutiny
9th Lancers
8th Bengal Cavalry
clan chief
Sutherland
The Reverend James Aberigh-Mackay

Born in Inverness on 5 August 1820, the Reverend James Aberigh-Mackay was a minister in the Scottish Episcopal Church and became chief of the Aberach Mackays.

He was the son of George Mackay, a merchant and Presbyterian Church leader. He graduated from King's College, Aberdeen in 1840 and then spent some years in the United States where he attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He was ordained in 1845. He returned to Inverness in 1849 and was appointed Curate at St John's Chapel. Following the death of Bishop Low in 1850, it was widely anticipated that he would become Bishop but this post was given to Robert Eden.

In 1857 he went to India and was involved in the Indian Mutiny. He saw active service with his regiment, the 9th Lancers, and officiated at Penang, Meerut, Simla and Calcutta. After 18 years' service he returned to Britain and continued to officiate at home and abroad. His elder son, James L Aberigh-Mackay became Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th Bengal Cavalry and was recognised as one of the most brilliant cavalry officers in the British service.

He died in Bournemouth on 14 June 1908.

The photograph is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897

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The Reverend James Aberigh-Mackay

1890s

James Aberigh-Mackay; Strathnaver Mackays; Mackays; St John's Chapel; Indian Mutiny; 9th Lancers; 8th Bengal Cavalry; clan chief; Sutherland

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Born in Inverness on 5 August 1820, the Reverend James Aberigh-Mackay was a minister in the Scottish Episcopal Church and became chief of the Aberach Mackays. <br /> <br /> He was the son of George Mackay, a merchant and Presbyterian Church leader. He graduated from King's College, Aberdeen in 1840 and then spent some years in the United States where he attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He was ordained in 1845. He returned to Inverness in 1849 and was appointed Curate at St John's Chapel. Following the death of Bishop Low in 1850, it was widely anticipated that he would become Bishop but this post was given to Robert Eden.<br /> <br /> In 1857 he went to India and was involved in the Indian Mutiny. He saw active service with his regiment, the 9th Lancers, and officiated at Penang, Meerut, Simla and Calcutta. After 18 years' service he returned to Britain and continued to officiate at home and abroad. His elder son, James L Aberigh-Mackay became Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th Bengal Cavalry and was recognised as one of the most brilliant cavalry officers in the British service.<br /> <br /> He died in Bournemouth on 14 June 1908.<br /> <br /> The photograph is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897