Mackenzie, James Fowler (1833 -1907)
James Fowler Mackenzie, head of the Clan Mackenzie, was born 10 Ocotber 1833, the second son of George Falconer Mackenzie, and Isabella Reid, daughter of James Fowler of Raddery and Fairburn in Ross and Cromarty, and of The Grange, Jamaica. James succeeded his elder brother, John Falconer Mackenzie, in 1849. He was a Justice of the Peace, and a Deputy Lieutenant, and died unmarried 13 August 1907. The arms, crest and motto are those of the Earls of Seaforth. Kenneth More Mackenzie had two sons, Kenneth and Alexander. Kenneth's son, William, forfeited his title in the rebellion of 1715. William had a son, Kenneth, commonly known as Lord Fortrose, whose son, another Kenneth, was created first Viscount Fortrose, and afterwards in 1771, Earl of Seaforth in the peerage of Ireland. He died, without male issue in 1781, when the title became extinct. The heir male, Francis Humberstone Mackenzie, a descendant of Kenneth More's son Alexander, was granted the Barony of Seaforth in the peerage of England, 26 October 1797, which became extinct at his death without male issue in 1815. His distant kinsman, George Falconer Mackenzie, father of the owner of the stamp, was in 1829 served heir general to Kenneth Mackenzie, father of the 1st Earl of Seaforth, matriculated the undifferenced arms, and was recognised by Lord Lyon as head of the Clan Mackenzie.