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Colum MacKenzie
Full Name Colum (Callum) mac Campbell MacKenzie
Born 1693
Occupation Chieftain of the MacKenzie Clan

Laird of Castle Leoch

Clan MacKenzie
Family Information
Family Members Jacob MacKenzie (father)

Anne MacKenzie (mother)
Ellen Fraser (sister)
Dougal MacKenzie (brother)
Janet MacKenzie (sister)
Flora MacKenzie (sister)
Jocasta Innes (sister)

Letitia Chisholm (wife)
Hamish MacKenzie (son)

Colum MacKenzie is Jamie's maternal uncle. He is a man who reigns over a powerful clan, but must rely on his brother Dougal to be the true muscle. Colum suffers from a condition now known as Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome, a degenerative disease that renders his legs immobile at times, and fills his days with great physical pain. Colum, using wine to dull the pain, is able to rise to the occasion when needed, parading around at clan dinners and gatherings, solidifying his position as clan leader.

Personal HistoryEdit

Events of the NovelsEdit

-- Event summary for Colum in Outlander --

Colum dies in 1745, months before the Jacobite Rising.


Physical AppearanceEdit



Colum is the Irish form of Columba, which in turn is a Late Latin name meaning "dove".[1][2] The form Callum, which is used in the UK edition of Outlander (titled Cross Stitch), is the Scottish variant of Columba.

MacKenzie is the anglicized form of MacCoinnich, a Gaelic patronymic name meaning "son of Coinneach". The personal name Coinneach means "handsome" or "comely".[3][4]


TV SeriesEdit

Main article: Outlander Television Series

Scottish actor Gary Lewis will portray Colum in the upcoming STARZ Outlander Television Series.


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