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Thomas Frederick Mackenzie Humberston

Thomas Frederick Mackenzie Humberston was a British Army officer and Chief of the Highland Clan Mackenzie. Mackenzie was the eldest son of Major William Mackenzie, by Mary and heiress of Matthew Humberston of Humberston, in Lincolnshire, his father was the son of the Hon. Alexander Mackenzie and grandson of Kenneth Mackenzie, 4th Earl of Seaforth. On the death of his cousin, Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Seaforth of the new creation, Mackenzie became the representative of the ancient house of Mackenzie of Kintail and the attainted Earls of Seaforth. Mackenzie adopted the additional name of Humberston on succeeding to his mother's property and purchased the remaining ancestral estates of the Earls of Seaforth from his cousin. In 1771, Mackenzie was commissioned into the 1st Dragoon Guards, he became a lieutenant in 1775 and a captain in 1777. During the American War of Independence, he helped his cousin, Lord Seaforth, to raise a corps of highlanders to fight in the war; the regiment staffed by Clan Mackenzie officers, would become the 78th Foot.

Mackenzie became a major in that regiment in 1779 and was present with five companies at the repulse of an attempted French landing in St Ouen's Bay, Jersey, on 1 May 1779. In 1780, Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel, he subsequently served with distinction in India during the Second Anglo-Mysore War. In April 1783, the ship on which Mackenzie was travelling was attack by Maratha pirates, he died on 30 April in Gheriah from the effects of wounds he had sustained. Mackenzie died unmarried but with an illegitimate son, Thomas B. Mackenzie Humberston, he died whilst serving as a captain in the 78th Ross-shire Buffs in 1803. He was succeeded in his estates by his younger brother Francis. "Humberston, Thomas Frederick Mackenzie". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

Man from Tangier

Man from Tangier is a 1957 British crime film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Robert Hutton, Lisa Gastoni and Martin Benson. A criminal flees from Tangier to London with forged money plates, leading to the gang he works for sending a dangerous woman to pursue him. Robert Hutton as Chuck Collins Lisa Gastoni as Michele Martin Benson as Voss Derek Sydney as Darracq Leonard Sachs as Heinrich Emerton Court as Armstrong Richard Shaw as Johnny Robert Raglan as Inspector Meredith Harold Berens as Sammy Jack Allen as Rex Michael Balfour as Spade Murphy Frank Forsyth as Sergeant Irons Reginald Hearne as Walters Fred Lake as Hotel Porter Alex Gallier as Max Marianne Stone as Woman in Hotel Ronnie Clark as Coster Man in Tangier was cut by the British Board of Film Classification to 67 minutes running time, in order to achieve a "U" classification; the film premiered at Odeon Marble Arch in London on 27 January 1957, where it ran as a double bill together with Monkey on My Back. In April 2011 the film was released on DVD as a double bill together with director Lance Comfort's 1961 film The Breaking Point.

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