Francis and Samuel Mackay were brothers who were officers in the 60th Regiment during the French and Indian War. They both remained in Canada after the War and married French women. Their descendantsare to be found mostly in Canada and the U.S.
Francis returned to Europe in 1770 after the death of his wife, leaving his son and daughter to be raised by his brother and sister-in-law. During the American Revolution Francis re-enlisted in the British Army and was sent to Jamaica. He married a second time and died in Jamaica in 1789.
Samuel also re-enlisted during the Revolutionary War and eventually died as a result of illness and injuries in Montreal in 1779.
He served in Canada in the 60th Regiment of Royal Americans during the French and Indian War(1756-1763)
Francis Mackay apparently re-enlisted about 1775 into the 75th Regiment and then transferred to the 99th Regiment as captain for service in Jamaica. He was paymaster of his unit. In 1783 he married a widow BROWN, in Jamaica. He is said to have died in Jamaica on 1 July 1790. At the time of his son's marriage (1788 in Canada) he was said to be living in the parish of St. Thomas of the Vale.
My ancestor Frances Mackay was in Jamaica from the mid 1770s until he died there in July of 1790. He married a widow, possibly named Brown.
Frances Mackay served in the 99th Regiment as captain and paymaster. In 1788 when his son married in Quebec, Francis was said to be living in St. Thomas of the Vale.
His son, Jean/John, born in Quebec, also served in Jamaica during the American Revolution.