Tain Museum Image Library

Count de Serra Largo & Family, Tarlogie
Tain Museum Image Library
Count de Serra Largo & Family, Tarlogie

Peter Alexander Cameron Mackenzie became the Count de Serra Largo. After coming to Tain, he lived in Tarlogie House and both he and his wife took an active part in the life of the Tain area. They are seen here with their children - Cecil, Percy, Lionel, Raoul, Zsa Zsa, Maimie and Edward. This is one of a number of photocopies from the family album given to the museum by a grandson of the Count.
Picture added on 28 January 2006
Any one know of the counts Mackenzie family ties, ancestors or descendants?
Added by Lisa McMurray on 17 January 2009
Peter Alexander Cameron Mackenzie married Dona Anezia Augusta do Amaral in Para Brazil on 14th October 1866 Her Father was Jose Maria do Amaral. His dates are 14 March 1813 to 23 Septr.1885., My Father Brevet Major Lionel do Amarel D.S.O. M.C. is left back in the photo. P.A.C. Mackenzie was made in Portugal Viscount of Serra Largo on 14th January 1894 and elevated to Count on 11 Jany. 1896 both by the grace of King Don Carlos.Can your record be amended?
Added by Lionel R.S.Mackenzie W.S. on 27 January 2009
This is a quote from the Singer Sewing Machine Site:

George Ross McKenzie, Singer's fourth president, "entered the company a mechanic, and retired a millionaire." A pious, driven Scot, McKenzie took a salary of $100, 000 per year, but built his fortune through his Singer stocks and judicious real estate investments. McKenzie was a tough taskmaster who ran the company as though it were his own. He crisscrossed the Atlantic 55 times on company business, and sent his five sons and a nephew to take charge of key Singer operations around the globe.

And from the same source:

Singer President George McKenzie's nephew Peter was named the Count of Serra Largo by the King of Portugal for mysterious services rendered while working as Singer's agent in Brazil, and retired with his Brazilian wife and seven children to baronial splendour in Scotland

Added by Lisa McMurray on 01 July 2009
Peter MacKenzie was not the nephew of George MacKenzie
Added by Elizabeth Sangster on 01 November 2015
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