After the death of his niece, Marjorie, during World War II, the Reverend Reginald Wakefield formally adopted his orphaned great-nephew, Roger MacKenzie, and even gave the boy his name. As a minister with an avid interest in history, the Reverend compiled a family tree for young Roger, so that he may always know who his family was.
Years later, after the Reverend's death, Dr. Claire Randall visits Scotland with her daughter, Brianna, and Claire tells Roger and Brianna her extraordinary tale of going through the stones on Craigh na Dun. In the course of the telling, she reveals that William Buccleigh MacKenzie, a name on Roger's family tree, was not the son of William and Sarah, but the love-child of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan.
On his own journey into the past, Roger encounters his ancestors William and Morag, who take ship from Scotland to America with their infant son, Jeremiah.
- William and Sarah MacKenzie are not the biological parents of William Buccleigh. He was the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan.
- There are three intervening generations from Jeremiah Buccleigh to Jeremiah Walter; these have been omitted from this tree and are represented by a dotted line.
|William John MacKenzie||Sarah Innes|
|William Buccleigh MacKenzie||Morag Gunn|
|Esme McLeod||Jeremiah Buccleigh MacKenzie||Abigail||Edgar||Andrew|
|Jeremiah Walter MacKenzie||Marjorie Wakefield|
|Roger Jeremiah Wakefield MacKenzie||Brianna Ellen Randall Fraser|
|Jeremiah Alexander Ian Fraser MacKenzie||Amanda Claire Hope MacKenzie|
- "An Outlander Family Tree" – Originally published in the end papers of Written in My Own Heart's Blood. Also published in The Outlandish Companion, Vol. II.