Kenneth James William Mackay, 3rd Earl of Inchcape

Kenneth James William Mackay, 3rd Earl of Inchcape (27 December 1917 – 17 March 1994) was a businessman and an earl in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He became Earl of Inchcape on 21 June 1939 after the death of his father, Kenneth Mackay, 2nd Earl of Inchcape. During World War II he gained the rank of Lieutenant with the 12th Royal Lancers and Major with the 27th Lancers.


Inchcape attended Eton, and Trinity College, Cambridge.



Inchcape was the son of Kenneth Mackay, 2nd Earl of Inchcape, and his first wife Joan Moriarty, daughter of John Francis Moriarty, Lord Justice of the Irish Court of Appeal. His half-brother on his father's side was the life peer Simon Mackay, Baron Tanlaw.

Between 12 February 1941 and their divorce in 1954, Lord Inchcape was married to Aline Thorn Pease, widow of an R.A.F. officer,[1] and daughter of Sir Richard Pease, 2nd Baronet and Jeanette Thorn Kissel. They had three children –

On 3 February 1965 he married Caroline Harrison, daughter of Cholmeley Dering Cholmeley-Harrison and Barbara Mary Corisande Bellew, with whom he had three sons (two by birth and one by adoption)

  • Anthony Mackay (b.1967)
  • Shane Mackay (b.1973)
  • Ivan Mackay (b.1976), owner of the Brux estate, Aberdeenshire.

In 1969, Countess Inchcape became Lloyd's of London's first female Name.[2]


  1. "Lord Inchcape to Wed Yorks Widow of R.A.F. pilot". Yorkshire Evening Post. British Newspaper Archive. 7 February 1941. p. 6. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. "Woman Becomes Lloyds Underwriter" (Video). British Pathé. 1969. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Kenneth Mackay
Earl of Inchcape
1939 – 1994
Succeeded by
Peter Mackay
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