MACKAY, ISAAC [SSNE 4936]

Surname
MACKAY, MACKEY, MACKEIJ, MACHEIJ, MACQUEI, MACEIJ (senior)
First name
ISAAC, ISAAK, ISAK

Text source

Isaac Mackay snr was a factory owner in Sweden in the 1670s. In 1685 he was already engaged in several mining complexes in Gästrikland and was one of four parties involved in the Lögdö establishment (with Eric Teet), Hammarby bruk (1672-1692), Gammelstilla forge and Skommarhyttan blast furnace in the same years. Although it was not common for owners to live at or near their complexes, their children sometimes did and Isaac's son, Roloff, lived at Lögdö. In 1678 Isaac was owed money by a worker and had to turn to the college of mines (bergscollegium) for assistance. Isaac also had a son of the same name [SSNE 4936]. Their biographical details are hard to separate but it appears that Issac jnr began to operate in his maturity in 1693, the year Isaac snr probably died. references to Anna Mackey [SSNE 6437] might actually relate to his widow, Anna Leufstadia who died in 1704.

 

Sources:

For Correspondence relating to Mackay see: Riksarkivets ämnessamlingar. Personhistoria https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0069887_00011#?c=&m=&s=&cv=10&xywh=2067%2C1947%2C4428%2C2554

G. Haggren, Hammarsmeder, masugnsfolk, och kolare, (Pieksamaki, 2001), pp. 43, 83, 152-3, 210, 337. 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 listed 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. [not specific as to which man, or if indeed both men] 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. This last mentions the late Isaac Mackay; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), pp.187, 354. Thanks to Georg Haggren for providing information for this entry.

Service record

SWEDEN, GASTRICKLAND, HAMMARBY BRUK
Departed 1693-12-31
Capacity FACTORY OWNER, purpose CIVIC, TRADE, COMMERCIAL