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Macky, Johnlocked

(d. 1726)
  • J. D. Alsop

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Macky, John (d. 1726), writer and spy, was a Scot of obscure birth, parentage, and education. He fled from France to London in the summer of 1692 with the first news of the intended French and Jacobite invasion from La Hogue. Although he was initially disbelieved, he was vindicated, informed on several Scottish Jacobites, and was rewarded with an appointment as a coastal inspector between ...

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