down the giant's smooth skin from the wound in his side;
III. RODERICK MACKENZIE, third of Redcastle. He has a sasine in 1629 and in 1638. He was fined ?000 for taking part in the wars of Montrose against the Covenanters, and was for some time imprisoned in Edinburgh along with Thomas Mackenzie of Pluscardine. During his imprisonment General Carr besieged his castle, the only stronghold which still held out for the King; killed the commander, who exposed himself on the ramparts, set fire to the castle, and razed its walls to the ground. He was liberated on the intercession of his maternal uncle on payment of 7000 merks Scots. In 1690 he excambed with Kenneth Mackenzie, I. of Dundonnel, formerly of Glenmarkassie, the lands of Acha-ta-Donill, Blachlach, etc., belonging to Redcastle, for the davoch of Meikle Scatwell, of old possessed by Allan and Alexander Mackenzie. He married Isobel, daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, I. of Kilcoy, with issue--
1. Colin, his heir and successor.
2. Alexander, an Advocate, who died unmarried.
3. Charles, of whom nothing is known.
4. Anne, who married John Mackenzie, II. of Scatwell, with issue --an only daughter, Lilias, who in 1679 married Colin Mackenzie, III. of Kincraig, with issue.
He was succeeded by his eldest son,
IV. COLIN MACKENZIE, fourth of Redcastle, who was a very prudent man and amassed a large fortune. In 1676 he made an entail of the Barony of Redcastle, which, however, he neglected to register, a fact only discovered long after his death. He married, first, the eldest daughter of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, Baronet, I. of Coul, with issue--
1. Roderick, his heir and successor.