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.

Family Tree

This is an adapted version of Roger's family tree as recorded by the Reverend Wakefield, Roger's maternal great-uncle, with the addition of Roger's wife and children.[1]


  • 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.[1]
William John MacKenzie
Sarah Innes
William Buccleigh MacKenzie
Morag Gunn
Esme McLeod
Jeremiah Buccleigh MacKenzie
Jeremiah Walter MacKenzie
Marjorie Wakefield
Roger Jeremiah Wakefield MacKenzie
Brianna Ellen Randall Fraser
Jeremiah Alexander Ian Fraser MacKenzie
Amanda Claire Hope MacKenzie

External Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Adapted from The Outlandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon. This volume contains much more background information about the family trees. The tree here excludes members not directly relevant to the plot of the novels; check out the Companion for a more complete tree.