William Mackenzie - 5th of Balmaduthie

Personal data
William Mackenzie
Born 1735
Died 1774
5th of Balmaduthie

Advocate. Son of John Mackenzie and Rebecca Mackenzie. Married (1763 or 1769) to Maria Lancaster, daughter of John Lancaster of Cambridge. They had 6 children. Sometime Commissary of Edinburgh. At the time of his death in 1774, Mackenzie was Sheriff-depute of Ross and Cromarty.

Life with Boswell

Boswell met Mackenzie at Kames on October 24, 1762, describing him as "a young gentleman of Inverness-shire, very genteel and well-bred and obliging".