The Times/1911/Obituary/Aeneas James George Mackay
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Mr. Æneas Mackay.
The death occurred on Saturday evening in Edinburgh of Mr. Æneas J. G. Mackay, K.C. LL.D., late Sheriff Principal of Fife and Kinross. Mr. Mackay, who was born in 1839, was educated at Edinburgh Academy and at University College, Oxford, and at Heidelberg. He was admitted at member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1864, and filled the chair of Constitutional Law and History in the University of Edinburgh from 1874 to 1881. In 1882 the University of Edinburgh conferred on him the honorary degree of LL.D. and he was also an honorary Fellow of King's College, London. His "Manual of Practice of the Court of Session" was of great service to the profession while his "History of Fife and Kinross" was a valuable contribution to the county history of Scotland. He contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography and also to the "Encyclopædia Britannica."