Mary MacKenzie

(circa 1865 - before 1870)
     Mary MacKenzie was born circa 1865 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. She was the daughter of John MacKenzie and Catherine Ferguson.
     Mary died before 1870 in Cromarty. Supposedly at school in Cromarty, of meningitis.

Margaret Holm

(15 December 1816 - 3 December 1891)
     Margaret Holm was born on 15 December 1816 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. She was the daughter of Alexander Holm and Anne MacKenzie.
     Margaret Holm married Donald MacKenzie, son of William MacKenzie and Isobell Bain, on 26 January 1847 in the Free Church of Scotland, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty. They married in her mother's house.
     Margaret Holm and Donald MacKenzie were recorded on the 1851 census in Calrossie Street, Cromarty. Donald McKenzie, head, married 37, mason; Margaret, wife, 34; Alexander, son, 3; William, son, 9 months; all born in Cromarty.
     Margaret Holm and Donald MacKenzie appeared on the 1861 census in 5 Barclay Lane, Cromarty. They lived in 2 windowed rooms plus 3 others: Donald McKenzie, head, married 48, housebuilder; Margaret, wife, 44; Alexander H, son, 13, scholar; Anna Bella B, daughter, 8, scholar; William, son, 5, scholar; James, son, 3; John, son, 7 months; all born at Cromarty.
     Margaret Holm and Donald MacKenzie appeared on the 1871 census in 5 Barclays Lane, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty. Donald head, married 56, mason, Margaret, wife, 54, William, son 15, John son 10 scholar, Catherine B, daughter 7, scholar, Ann Holm, sister in law, unmarried 61, pauper, all born at Cromarty.
     Margaret Holm appeared on the 1881 census in 4 Barclay's Lane, Cromarty. She was living in the same house as her son Alexander but listed as a separate sole household. She was listed as Alexander Holm MacKenzie's mother in the 1881 census in 4 Barclay St, Cromarty.
     Margaret died on 3 December 1891 in Cromarty, aged 74.

Children of Margaret Holm and Donald MacKenzie

Alexander Holm MacKenzie

(9 November 1847 - 19 July 1915)
     Alexander Holm MacKenzie was born on 9 November 1847 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of Donald MacKenzie and Margaret Holm. Alexander Holm MacKenzie was christened on 14 November 1847 in Cromarty. Alexander and William were listed as the children of Donald MacKenzie in the 1851 census in Calrossie Street, Cromarty. Alexander, Ann, William, James and John were listed as the children of Donald MacKenzie in the 1861 census in 5 Barclay Lane, Cromarty.
     Alexander Holm MacKenzie married Isabella MacKay, daughter of William Mackay and Janet MacKenzie, on 3 January 1871 in the Free Church of Scotland, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty.
     Alexander Holm MacKenzie and Isabella MacKay appeared on the 1871 census in 10 High St, Cromarty. Alex H Mckenzie 23, master tailor, Isabella Mckenzie 30, tailor's wife. Alexander was the Registrar of births, deaths and marriages, in Cromarty. Registrar BDMs.
     Alexander Holm MacKenzie and Isabella MacKay appeared on the 1881 census in 4 Barclay St, Cromarty. They lived in a 5 roomed house, Alexander being the Registrar of births, deaths & marriages and on the Burgh School Board, with his wife aged 40, born Cromarty; at the same address, but separately listed was Margaret McKenzie, head, widow, 64, annuitant, born Cromarty - presumably Alexander's mother.
     Alexander Holm MacKenzie and Isabella MacKay appeared on the 1891 census in 4 Barkly St, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty. Alexander H MacKenzie, 43.... Clerk to the School Board Burgh Deer? Sanitary Sup. born Cromarty, with Isabella MacKenzie aged 50, born Cromarty, William aged 19, Robert E M MacKenzie, 15, John 14, Janet G 12, James 10, George 9.
     Alexander Holm MacKenzie and Isabella MacKay appeared on the 1901 census in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty. Alexander H MacKenzie, Sheriff clerk depute and Depute clerk of the Peace of Ross & Cromarty, Registrar of BDMs, District of Cromarty and Clerk to the School Board of Cromarty, aged 53, born Cromarty, with Isabella MacKenzie aged 60, born Cromarty.
     Alexander Holm MacKenzie and Isabella MacKay appeared on the 1911 census in 4 Barkly St, Cromarty. Alexander H McKenzie, 63, Sheriff Clerk Depute & Registrar of Births; his wife Isabel 70, & daughter Janet Grace M 32, all born at Cromarty, Rosshir; married 40 years, 7 children - 6 living.
     Alexander died on 19 July 1915 in Chalmers Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, aged 67. His obituary states: A prominent Cromarty man: The late Mr A H Mackenzie: a link with Hugh Miller. A wide circle of friends will regret to hear of the death of Mr Alexander Holm Mackenzie, Cromarty, which took place in Chalmers' Hospital, Edinburgh, on Monday after having gone through an operation a few days previously ... Mr Mackenzie was one of Cromarty's best known and popular citizens and his familiar form will be sadly missed. Born in Cromarty in 1846, Mr Mackenzie who spent his whole life in his native town, filled a number of important offices... Hugh Miller was a regular visitor to his father's house when "home" from Edinburgh on holiday... Mr Mackenzie was greatly interested in the Free Church (and present U.F. church)... A correspondent writes: - Mr Mackenzie was the last resident male representative of an old Cromarty family. His maternal ancestors on one side had been tenants at Davidston, Cromarty for six generations. On the other side they were a family, named Holm, who were linen growers and weavers - Protestant refugees from French Flanders, who settled at Eathie in the 18th century. ... Mr Mackenzie's paternal grandfather, hailed from Delny, and married in Cromarty a sister of David and William Bain, also from Delny, who farmed Townlands, Cromarty, and were tenants of the Brewery and owned property in Trinity, Edinburgh, and Leith. His father Donald Mackenzie was for many years a mason contractor, and had been from boyhood an intimate friend of Hugh Miller, as was also his wife's brother Alexander Holm, who emigrated to NSW, and became private secretary to its Prime Minister. A cousin Sir David Holm, was mayor of St John's, New Brunswick. Most of the deceased's relatives are in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. A large number are agriculturalists in South Gippsland, Victoria, two first cousins Mr Donald Thomson Mackenzie and Mr James Mackenzie, being retired farmers and now reside in Melbourne. A maternal first cousin Mr Stewart Holm, is a banker in Fremantle W.A. and another Mrs Fullarton, resides at Peterhead. A brother and sister are in New York and a son in Durban. ... The deceased's wife is a descendant of "Rob Doun" the Sutherland poet. He is survived by five sons and a daughter, among the sons being Mr W M Mackenzie, M.A. Secretary (for Scotland) of the Ancient Monuments Commission and author of several historical works and the brothers Donald A and George, formerly proprietors of the North Star, and now holding important positions in the literary world in the south. The funeral takes place today (Thursday) from the deceased's residence, 4 Barkley St, Cromarty, the interment taking place in the Gaelic churchyard of Cromarty at 2 o'clock. He was buried in Cromarty.
     His will was proved on 11 September 1915 at Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty. Alexander Holm MacKenzie, Barkly Steet, Cromarty, died 19 July 1915, at Edinburgh, testate. Confirmation granted at Dingwall, 11 September to William MacKay Mackenzie, Secretary, Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 21 Dalrymple Crescent, Edinburgh, executor nominated in will or deed, dated 8 July 1915. Value of estate £27, 0s. 8d.

Children of Alexander Holm MacKenzie and Isabella MacKay