Born: May 13, 1839, Montrose, Angus, Scotland.
Died: August 22, 1885, Portree, Scotland, of an accident.
Mackay was the husband of Mary Loughton Livingstone (married 1868, Kingston upon Hull).
He graduated from the University of Edinburgh and initially worked as a doctor.
However, he was ordained, and in 1868 became pastor of the Prospect Street Presbyterian Church in Hull. Yorkshire; they were living in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, as of 1881.
Seventeen of his hymns appeared in W. Reid’s Praise Book in 1872.
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