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Mary Elizabeth Frederica Stewart-Mackenzie (1783–1862), Lady Hood

Photo credit: Fortrose Town Hall

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Daughter and heiress of Francis Humberston Mackenzie, 7th and last Lord Seaforth, the subject of the Brahan Seer's most famous prophesy. Mary Elizabeth Frederica Mackenzie was born at Tarradale in 1783 and in 1804 married Admiral Sir Samuel Hood, RN, who had been one of Nelson's captains, the famous 'band of brothers'. She was left a widow without family in 1814, succeeded her father in 1815 and afterwards married James Alexander Stewart of Glasserton, a grandson of the 6th Earl of Galloway.

Fortrose Town Hall



oil on canvas


H 236.2 x W 144.7 cm

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Acquisition method

gift to the Town Council of Fortrose from Madeleine, Countess of Midleton, 1952

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Inscription description

cartouche: Hon Mary Frederika Elizabeth, Daughter of Francis Humberston Lord Seaforth b.1783–1862 married first 1804 Admiral Sir Samual Hood who died 1814 married second 1817 Rt Hon James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie


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Fortrose Town Hall

Church Street, Fortrose, Highland IV10 8TE Scotland

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