MACKAY, ISAAC [SSNE 4935]
- MACKAY, MACKEY, MACKEIJ, MACHEIJ, MACQUEIJ (junior)
- First name
- ISAAC, ISAAK, ISAK
- FACTORY OWNER
Isaac Mackay junior was a factory owner in Sweden in the 1690s. From 1693 he owned one of the three most important mining complexes in Västernorrland, and this was presumably Lögdö which his father had owned before him. He also owned Hammarby bruk, Gammelstilla forge and Skommarhyttan blast furnace in the years 1693-1704. His father had the same name [SSNE 4936] and operated in Sweden since the 1670s, causing a certain difficulty in separating their biographical details, though it appears he died in 1693 after which Isaak junior took over the business. His mother was Anna Leufsadia (aka Anna Mackay?) [SSNE 6437], died on 31 October 1704, and was buried on 6 December the same year.
Sources: Petrus Norberg, 'Gästriklands hyttor och hamrar'in Blad för bergshanteringens vänner (1959); G. Haggren, Hammarsmeder, masugnsfolk och kolare, (Pieksamaki, 2001), pp.40, 74. For Anna Mackey see Uppsala University Library, Palmskiöldiska Samlingen 422; Letters from or about the two men can be found in the Swedish Riksarkiv, Ericsbergsarkivet, familjen Stenbocks papper, 1677 (2) [for Isaac snr.]. Same archive but for Issac junior - 1677-1692 5a, 1690 2a, 1693 1A; Swedish Riksarkiv, Sigrid Bielkes arkiv 7 E2372, 1 letter to G. Hogns wife [spouse] and 1 letter to Anders Larsson Hook (addressed to Johan Jerman), both letters 1677; Swedish Riksarkiv, Biographica Microcard E01627 1/5. Numerous letters with dates ranging between 1668-1690 plus specifically 19/12/1678, 01/03/1679, 23/09/1694, 25/06/1695, 11/05/1704; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.187. This last mentions the late Isaac Mackay. Thanks to Georg Haggren for providing information for this entry.