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(III ) ROBERT, son of the Robert just mentioned, on his marriage in 1641 was infeft in the feu right of all his grandfather's holdings, subject to the liferent interest of Duncan and Helen Ogilvie his spouse in Inveredrie. The charter, dated at Inveredrie 11 Feb. 1641, is by Duncan in favour of "Robert McKintoshe alias McRichie son and apparent heir of the deceased Robert McKintoshe alias McRichie portioner of Inneredrie, his [Duncan's] grandson," and Jean Rattray, lawful daughter of David Rattray of Tullochcurrane, his promised spouse. It conveys to them and their heirs male, whom failing, Robert's heirs and assignees, (1) the mill of Inveredrie with the merkland conjoined thereto and with the astricted multures and sequels of the-lands of Finegand, Binzean mor and Binzean beg, "Batle " (?), Kerrow, and others in the barony of Middle Downie, together with the east half of the half of Inveredrie sometime belonging to the deceased John Farquharson of Invercauld, being the fourth part of the said lands and a 20s. land of old extent the life rent of Duncan and his wife in respect of these lands being reserved ; (2) the (half) lands of Dalmunzie pertaining to the said Duncan, with pendicles, &c., as sometime occupied by Duncan's father ; the third part of the lands of Leonach sometime occupied by the deceased Thomas Scott of Pitgorno; the third part of the lands of Little Leonach extending to a 9s. land, with houses, buildings, grazings, shealings, &c., and the woods growing thereupon, occupied by Duncan and his sub-tenants ; and the easter fourth part of the lands of Cranaherich, with pertinents bounded by the easter burn of Cranaherich on the east, the burn of Gleubeg on the south, that third part of Cranaherich sometime belonging to the deceased John Neilson and the two-third part belonging to the deceased John McComie on the west, and the watershed of the hill of Carmyde on the north. Among the witnesses to the charter were three near neigh- bours, John Mackintosh alias McComie of Finegand, and David and Donald Farquharson, sons of William F. of Brouchdearg. Sasine was given on the following day on the ground of the respective lands in presence of the same witnesses and in addition Patrick Mackintosh or McInleiche younger of Cammis, Alex. Maekenzie or McComas in Dalmunzie, and the notary's servitor. Perth Sas. ix. 417.

In May following Robert, "oy and heir apparent" of Duncan, redeemed the wadset of a quarter of Inveredrie which had been granted to George Farquharson in 1634, as already mentioned, and also two old wadsets on Little Leonach which had been 'acquired a few years before by John Mackintosh or McComie of Finegand; and in May 1642 he joined with his "goodsir " in redeeming another wadset of the " two- third part" of the same holding, sometime occupied by Gavin Cattanach, which had been granted to John Mackenzie alias McMichael. Do. x. 2. 19, 143. From these transactions, and from other circumstances, it would appear that Robert and his wife were in flourishing circumstances and occupied the principal holding of the family even during the lifetime of Duncan, Robert's grandfather, who, as has been seen, had established himself at Inveredrie, and who did not die until some time after May 1642. Robert's tenure of the property was a long one, extending over forty 'years, and here must be pointed out an error in the commonly accepted genealogy of the family, as given in Burke's Landed Gentry: unfortunately this incorrect genealogy was followed in the brief sketch of the Dalmunzie Mackintoshes on pages 447-452 of my Mackintoshes and Clan Chattan though, I am glad to say, with caution and reserve. It names a Patrick Mackintosh as son and successor of Robert, son of Duncan, and some ground for assuming this to be correct seemed to be afforded by statements as to a stone, built into a shepherd's cottage at Dalmunzie and said to have been taken from the old house, on which was the legend " The Lord defend this Hous," with initials PM and IR and date 1658. There is no question as to the stone, but it seems highly probable that a mistake has been made as to the first initial letter, and that this is not P, but R, the other initials being evidently those of Jean Rattray, Robert's wife. In all probability Robert received with his wife a good tocher, with which be was able to enlarge or rebuild the family residence, besides paying off the wadsets on his lands. However this may be, there can be no doubt that Robert, Duncan's grandson, was laird of Dalmunzie in 1658, and that Patrick must be eliminated from the genealogy.

 In common with many of the leading men of his part of the country. among them the Ogilvies and Rattrays, his relatives and marriage connections, Robert fought on the Royalist side under Montrose in the great Civil War, but on 5 Jan. 1647 his; name "Robert Mcrichie of Delmongie" is found, with the names of his neighbours John Mackintosh of Finegand and William Farquharson of Brouchdearg, in the roll of those who had obtained remissions under the terms arranged between Montrose and General Middleton a few months previously at the king's desire for a cessation of hostilities. Scots Acts, vi. Pt. 1. p. 670. This is probably the last occasion on which the name McRichie was used by the family. In 1653 he takes sasine, as Robert Mcintosche of Dalboigyie, on a charter of sale by his cousin Richard of Ballachraggan of half the town and lands of Inveredrie (Perth Sas. i. 389). and in the following year he is one of several persons in the parishes of Kirkmichael and Moulin who are exempted from payment of arrears of cess in consideration of their losses {Dalrulzion Writs}. In 1662 his name is found in a somewhat interesting connection, which may perhaps be thought suggestive of a community of stock between the Mackintoshes in Glenshee and those at Tiriny to whom reference has been made.

 In the marriage contract, dated 3 May in that year, of William Mackintosh "in Tirane " and Margaret Farquharson, daughter of William of Inverey and sister of the " Black Colonel," two of the bridegroom's cautioners are John Mackintosh (McComie) of Forthar and Robert Mackintosh of Dalvougzie. Reg. Deeds (Mack.) vol. 29. But although it is quite possible that the family at Tiriny were connected by blood with one or the other or even with both of the two families named, no evidence of such connection is obtainable, nor (Pace Mr. Skene) is there anything beyond. mere conjecture to show how they obtained their name of Mackintosh. The charter of the family lands obtained by Robert on his marriage in 1641 was, as has been seen, from his grandfather. On 24 April 1664 he obtained from John Earl of Atholl, Lord Murray and Balquhidder, as superior, a new charter of all the subjects enumerated in the charter of 1641, together with the half of Iuveredrie acquired in 1653, in favour of himself in liferent and John Mackintosh his eldest son and heir-apparent and his heirs male and assignees in fee. On this charter, which consolidated the family estate, sasine was taken 7 Sept. 1666. Perth Sas. 2nd S. iii. 303.

Robert makes many other appearances in record down to 1676, e.g, on 23 Jan. 1669 he acts as bailie in giving sasine to Jean Mackintosh, sister of the 19th chief, on her marriage contract with Andrew Spalding of Ashintillie, his son Duncan being Jean's procurator or attorney (Perth Sas. 2nd S. iv. 163) ; he is cautioner on his son John's marriage contract in 1664, and consents to his son Lachlan's contract on 17 May 1670. His latest appearance is in 1676, when he and his eldest son join in giving bond to Patrick Mathew for 355 merks ; but from a document of 1717 to be quoted hereafter he would appear to have been alive in 1686. He is the only one of his line who is recorded as fully carrying out the undertaking of his ancestor in the heritable band of manrent in 1595 by giving armed assistance to the chief of Mackintosh. In December 1667 he took part in an expedition undertaken by the 19th chief into Brae Lochaber for the purposes of holding courts as hereditary steward of Lochaber and of obtaining satisfaction for a raid by the Macdonalds of Keppoch in the previous September on the lands of Edzell in Angus belonging to John Lindsay, whose daughter Mackintosh had married a few weeks before. It is not unlikely that in joining this expedition Dalmunzie, apart from the calls of clanship, saw an opportunity of wiping off a private score against the cateran Macdonalds, who had more than once visited Glenshee and Strathardle and had no doubt harried his own lands. In spite of differences among the principal clansmen the chief was accompanied by the Mackintoshes of Aberarder, Corribrough, Balnespic, and Dalmunzie, the Farquharsons of Invercauld and Inverey, William Macpherson younger of Nuid (ancestor of the present family of Cluny), Donald Macgillivray Tutor of Dunmaglass, an others, with their followings. The expedition was completely successful, and without bloodshed, although the Clan Chattan men came very near a collision with the Camerons who had been incited by the influence of the Marquis of Huntly to make a demonstration in force against them. See Macfarlane's Genealogical Collections (Scott. Hist. Soc.) i. 3807; Mackintoshes and Clan Chattan, p. 272. In the latter named book (p. 450) the participation in the expedition wrongly attributed to Robert's son and successor.

Of Robert's family by Jean Rattray the names of four sons are found, John, his successor, Lachlan, Duncan, an James. The numerous appearances in record of Lachlan, the second son, show him to have been a busy man of affairs. He was for long, afterwards known in the family as the "Tutor," a positions to which be was appointed in respect of his young nephew on his elder brother's death in or shortly before 1685. In that year on 10 Jan. he is described as Tutor of Dalmunzie in a contract of wadset, between John Marquis of Atholl and Duncan Mackintosh, his [Lachlan's] brother, of the Stewart half of Dalmunzie. Perth Sas. viii. 296.

As Tutor of Dalmunzie he is appointed a Commissioner of Supply for Perthshire in an Act of Parliament of 1696, and is included in a new Commission of Fire and Sword granted to the chief of Mackintosh on 22 Feb. 1698 against the Macdonalds of Keppoch appearing in the latter among the leading men of Clan Chattan. He is found with the designation on other occasions, and is also sometimes described as "in Dalmunzie," " of Ellahoe " (39 Nov. 1695), and " burgess of Perth " on 16 and 17 March 1697, when he is appointed factor for uplifting the rents of the Brechin and Dunkeld bishoprics on behalf of James Crawford of Montquhannie and John Orrok in Balweary. Reg. Deeds (Mack.) vol. 80.

He appears to have been closely connected with the town of Perth, where besides his burgess-ship he held the. office of Collector of Customs. His great-grand-nephew Robert Mackintosh, writing in 1796, speaks of him as a great benefactor to the town; "my granduncle the Tutor," he says, " made it a port, which laid the foundations of the prosperity it now flourishes in. It was an act of King William's as a gratification to the Tutor, who was a favorite of the Revolution Government and the first that ever presided at that port when made.

" Lachlan's first wife was Janet Ogilvie; the marriage contract, dated 17 May 1670, provides for the payment to the couple and their heirs of certain annual rents granted by his father out of his lands in Glenshee, and his brother John fiar of Dalmunzie, is cautioner. By this marriage Lachlan had a son Robert, who is a witness to his father's appointment as factor in 1697, but of whom nothing further is known to me. In renouncing an annual rent out of the lands of Cuthill on 5 Dec. 1717 in favor of his grand-nephew the minister-laird of Dalmunzie, Lachlan mentions his " now deceased spouse Janet Ogilvie," but her decease must have taken place some time before, as on 29 July 1716 the Edinburgh Register records his marriage to Anne Cunningham, widow of William Balcanquhall, merchant.

Duncan in Lethenhendry, third son, is described as lawful son to Robert Mackintosh of Dalmunzie in his brother John's marriage contract in 1664 and in several other documents. He represented the Mackintosh chief's sister in taking sasine on her marriage contract in 1669, as already mentioned, and in 1685 he obtained a wadset from John Marquess of Atholl of the half of Dalmunzie previously held by the Stewarts, but transferred his right to his nephew, Robert of Dalmunzie, in the following year, at the same time taking from his nephew an annual rent out of the lands of Cuthill on heritable bond. Perth Sas. viii. 296 ; ix. 414, 441. As in the sasine on this bond he is described as "in Ledenhenry," it is likely that about this time he removed to the parish of Fearn in Angus, where at Ledenhendrie (or Lethenhenry) he became a tenant on the Southesk property and remained for the rest of his life. His son John is said to have been the leader of a party which, in a skirmish at the Water of Saugh in the early years of the eighteenth century, rid the country of a noted cateran, Angus Macdonald, called " the Hawkit Stirk." The exploit is recorded on a tombstone in Cortachy Churchyard to the memory of James Winter, one of the successful party, in the lines

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