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date: 18 October 2019

Mackay, Andrewlocked

(1758–1809)
  • David Gavine

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Mackay, Andrew (1758–1809), teacher of navigation, one of four sons and three daughters of Hugh Mackay (c.1731–1789) of Melness in Sutherland and his wife, Alison Mudie (c.1725–1789), was born on 17 October 1758 in Long Acre, Aberdeen, where his father was a dancing-master. He attended the grammar school but in 1790, in a letter of introduction from ...

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