Clan Mackenzie Society in the United States

   Hereditary Chief of the Clan Mackenzie

The 5th Earl of Cromartie

The 5th Earl of Cromartie: John Ruaridh Grant Mackenzie; Viscount Tarbat, Baron Castlehaven, Baron MacLeod of Castle LeodJohn Ruaridh Grant Mackenzie: Viscount Tarbat, Baron Castlehaven, Baron MacLeod, of Castle Leod; Earl UK created 1861; recognised by Lord Lyon as Chief of Clan Mackenzie; discontinued the use of the forename and surname of Blunt 1962; b. 12 June 1948; son of 4th Earl of Cromartie, MC, TD and Olga (d. 1996), daughter of the late Stuart Laurence; succeeded his father, 1989;

  • MIExpE: explosives engineer

  • Educated: Rannoch School, Perthshire, and Strathclyde University

  • Member: Council, Mountaineering Council of Scotland, 1995-

  • Author: Author of Selected Climbs in Skye, 1982; articles in Classic Rock Climbs and Cold Climbs

  • Recreations: mountaineering, art, astronomy, geology.

  • Clubs: Army and Navy; Scottish Mountaineering.

  • Sons:

  • Heir: his son the Viscount Tarbat, quod vide.

Blazon of Arms: Quarterly

  • Arms of the 5th Earl of Cromartie1st: a mountain azure in flames proper (MacLeod of Lewis)

  • 2nd: a buck's head cabossed or (Mackenzie)

  • 3rd: gules three legs of a man armed proper, conjoined in the centre at the upper part of two of the thighs, flexed in triangle, garnished and spurred, or (Isle of Man)

  • 4th: argent, on a pale sable an Imperial Crown proper, within a double treasure flowered and counter-flowered with fleur-de-lis gules (Erskine of Innerteall).

  • Crest: The sun in his splendour.

  • Supporters: Dexter, a wild man wreathed about the loins with Oak, holding a club resting on the exterior shoulder proper; sinister, a greyhound argent, collared gules.

Address: The Earl of Cromartie, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, Scotland, IV14 9AA

See the Arms of the Clan Mackenzie Society, PDF file

[Sources: Extracted from Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage 1995 and Who's who 1998, 150th edition]

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