The "Seed of Isaac" is an essential book for those investigating the KISSACK family name.
Rev Rex Kissack wrote the book in the 1980's and only 350 copies were made. It was "Highly Commended" in the "Seven Hundred" competition of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies in 1983.
I am grateful to his wife, Elizabeth, for giving me permission to publish his work on the internet, and it is done for the same reason that Rex wrote in the forward of the book:
".. for any who bear the name Kissack, or have it in their ancestry. It is particularly for those who no longer are in touch with the Isle of Man, where the family originates, but who wish to know something of their roots"
The original book is dedicated to Rex's grandsons: Robert Eoghan Kissack and Isaac Gregory Elon Nuell.
Rex's intention that his work is 'for those who no longer are in touch with the Isle of Man' is met with it's publication on the Internet. His work is now no longer restricted to 350+ hard to get books - it's available around the world. "The MacIsaacs" also by Rex had some corrections to the "Seed of Isaac" and these have been incorporated here where possible. Other information has been added be me as I receive it, primarily relating to the family trees. The Tynwald Court paid tribute to Rex on 28th April 1998 and you can read that tribute here. To read the text (part two) Seed of Isaac, click here.
Part one is the actual family trees. These can be found as scanned images here (so if if you know the Seed of Isaac reference (ie MgXX) that interests you, then you can look at a scanned image too), or as the updated family trees here.
Part two contains the text part of the Seed of Isaac. The family tree information is incorporated into the "Tree".
I have done my best to proof read this transcript and if you need to submit corrections and/or request clarification, then please contact me. I am grateful for all your comments.
|Please note that the copyright of the 'Seed of Isaac' and 'The MacIsaacs' remains with the family of Rex Kissack and no part may be reproduced from this site without their permission.|