Simon MacKenzie

(25 December 1806 - )
     Simon MacKenzie was born on 25 December 1806 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was christened on 26 December 1806 in Kilmuir Easter. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Jean Ross.

son MacKenzie

(7 February 1783 - )
     Son MacKenzie was also known as Reach in records. He was born on 7 February 1783 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was christened on 8 February 1783 in Kilmuir Easter. Son to William McKenzie alias Reach & Christian McKenzie in Portlich, was born 7 February and baptised 8th. Wit: Alex Bain & Alex Fraser. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie.
     This may be the John McKenzie, mason, under 30 at Portliech, who is mentioned in the Kilmuir Easter 1814 militia list.

son MacKenzie

(28 November 1785 - )
     Son MacKenzie was born on 28 November 1785 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie jr and Ann MacKenzie. Son MacKenzie was christened on 3 December 1785 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.

Stewart MacKenzie

(31 October 1873 - January 1874)
     Stewart MacKenzie was born on 31 October 1873 in Port Albert, Victoria. He was the son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson.
     Stewart died in January 1874 in Port Albert, Victoria. He was buried on 16 January 1874 in Alberton.

Thomas MacKenzie

(4 July 1845 - before November 1877?)
     Thomas MacKenzie was born on 4 July 1845 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal. Thomas MacKenzie was christened on 3 August 1845 in Cromarty. John, Donald, William, Catherine, Thomas, Isabella and James were listed as the children of William MacKenzie in the 1851 census in Calrossie Street, Cromarty. Catherine, Thomas, Isabella, James, Robert and George were listed as the children of William MacKenzie in the 1861 census in 5 Barclay Lane, Cromarty. Thomas was a pupil teacher in 1861, Cromarty.
     Thomas died before November 1877?.

Thomas MacKenzie

(24 December 1866 - 1 June 1922)
     Thomas MacKenzie was commonly known as 'Turkey' Tom. He was born on 24 December 1866 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Catherine Ferguson.
     Thomas immigrated with the family to Victoria, Australia, in December 1870 per "Great Britain". Thomas was a farmer.
     Thomas MacKenzie married Elizabeth Ann Thomas in 1892 in Port Albert, Victoria. Thomas MacKenzie and William MacKenzie, Francis Conway Mason MacKenzie, Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Gilbert Edward MacKenzie were beneficiaries in John MacKenzie's will proved 8 September 1915 in Victoria.
     21 December 1917: Last Monday's thunderstorm was exceptionally severe at Lower Whitelaw and seemed to concentrate its forces on Mr. Thomas McKenzies holdings. Mrs. McKenzie and the children were at home, and in the evening the lightning struck a huge tree, setting it afire. The electrical shock threw down the inmates of the house, and, one of the children outside bringing in an armful of wood, was prostrated. She was blinded for a while. In the house the crockery was shaken from the sideboard and broken on the floor. Seeing the tree ablaze, neighbours came quickly, thinking the house was burning. Had rain not fallen, the flames from the tree mustve set the countryside afire. The McKenzie family was some little time recovering from the shock.
     Thomas died of Bright's disease on 1 June 1922 in Whitelaw, Victoria, Australia, aged 55. He was buried on 3 June 1922 in the Presbyterian section, Yarram.

Children of Thomas MacKenzie and Elizabeth Ann Thomas

Thomas MacKenzie

     Thomas MacKenzie was the son of Kenneth MacKenzie and Isabella Ogilvie.
     Thomas Mackenzie of Pluscardine [Pluscarden], whose male line has been proved extinct at the Allangrange Service in 1829.

Child of Thomas MacKenzie

Thomas MacKenzie

     Thomas MacKenzie was the son of Kenneth MacKenzie and Helen Loval. Thomas MacKenzie was also known as thomas MacKenzie (of Kinlochluichart, afterwards of Ord) in records.

Thomas MacKenzie

(circa 1895 - 16 April 1927)
     Thomas MacKenzie was also known as Thomas Lochtie in records. He was born circa 1895 in Scotland. He was the son of James MacKenzie and Anne Mackay.
     Thomas died on 16 April 1927 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was buried in Bromley cemetery, Christchurch. He died young (aged 32 according to his headstone), buried with his Mother and brother William.

Thomas Edward MacKenzie

(13 December 1879 - 21 March 1945)
     Thomas Edward MacKenzie was commonly known as Tom. He was born on 13 December 1879 in Macks Creek, Won Wron, Victoria. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Lily Weston.
     Thomas was registered at Won Wron, on the 1903 electoral roll.
     Thomas served in the military from 10 March 1916. He was a soldier doing 'home service', as this was 3 days before his father died, he may have been required at home and unable to travel overseas.
     Thomas was registered as as a labourer at Won Wron, Victoria, on the 1919 electoral roll.
     Tom was kicked in the leg by a horse which led to mental problems and he was an inmate of Mont Park.
     Thomas died on 21 March 1945 in the hospital, Yarram, Victoria, aged 65. He was buried on 23 March 1945 in Yarram.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 12 July 1945.

Thomas George MacKenzie

(1865 - 18 May 1954)
     Thomas George MacKenzie was commonly known as TG. He was born in 1865 in Port Albert, Victoria. He was the son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson. Ran McKenzi's Royal Mail line of coaches.
     Thomas was registered as Thomas George McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron, Victoria, on the from 1903 to 1931 electoral roll.
     Thomas George MacKenzie married Annie Littlejohn Fraser on 8 June 1904 in Rosedale, Victoria. M'KENZIE—FRASER. — On the 8th June at the Presbyterian Church Rosedale by the Rev R Mitchell? Thomas George eldest son of D T M'Kenzie, "Calrossie" Yarram to Annie Littlejohn eldest daughter of D Fraser "Karadoc", Rosedale.
     Thomas George MacKenzie travelled to England in 1920. He took a cargo ship.
     Thomas George MacKenzie and Annie Littlejohn Fraser travelled to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 1 November 1929 per the "Cathay. They travelled second class, their last address in the UK being 53 Queensboruogh Terrace, London W2".
     Thomas was registered as a farmer at Yarram, Victoria, on the 1934 electoral roll.
     Thomas was registered as a grazier at Yarram, on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll. Thomas retired from the South Gippsland Creamery etc in Yarram, in March 1948.
     Thomas was registered as a farmer of Calrossie at Alberton, on the 1949 electoral roll.
     Thomas died on 18 May 1954 in Port Albert, Victoria. MCKENZIE, Thomas George, of Calrossie. - On May 18, at Port Albert, beloved husband of Annie, loving father of Molly (Mrs. W. Macaulay), Jessie (Mrs. D. McLeod), and Jean (Mrs. K. K. Luck), in his 90th year . He was buried on 20 May 1954 in the Presbyterian section, Alberton. Memorial at Alberton: In loving memory of Thomas George McKenzie (of Calrossie) 1865-1954) and his wife Annie Littlejohn 1874-1956.
     His will was proved on 27 September 1954 at Victoria. Thomas George McKenzie, of' Port Albert, retired grazier, who died on May l8, left estate valued at £67,747 to his' widow and family.

Children of Thomas George MacKenzie and Annie Littlejohn Fraser

Three daughters MacKenzie

     Three daughters MacKenzie was the daughter of Sir Roderick MacKenzie.

Three sons MacKenzie

     Three sons MacKenzie was the son of Alexander MacKenzie.

Una Holm MacKenzie

(1909 - 22 November 1959)
Gravestone of Lovat Reay Mackenzie & his sister Una Holm Mackenzie
     Una Holm MacKenzie was born in 1909 in Inverness, Inverness-shire. She was the daughter of Donald Alexander MacKenzie and Elizabeth Fraser.
     The London gazette 14 April 1939 announced Miss Una Holm Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Sister on 31 Mrch, in Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service. Una was Matron of a RAF hospital. The supplement to the London Gaztte 17 Oct 1950 announced Una Holm Mackenzie (5137) as granted permanent commission as a Flight Officer in Prince Mary's RAF Nursing Service. In 1952 she was listed in the Queen's Birthday Honours for the Associate of the Royal Red Cross.
     Una died on 22 November 1959 in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England. She was buried in the Gaelic churchyard, Cromarty.
     Her will was proved on 10 March 1960 at PPR. Una Holm Mackenzie of Wroughton, RAF Hospital, Wiltshire, died 22 Nov 1959 at Uxbridge, Middlesex, Confirmationo f Lovat Reay Mackenzie. Sealed London 10 March.

Vera Mary Catherine MacKenzie

(20 September 1905 - 11 November 1979)
     Vera Mary Catherine MacKenzie was born on 20 September 1905 in Macks Creek, Won Wron, Victoria. She was the daughter of William MacKenzie and Mary Appleyard.
     Vera Mary Catherine MacKenzie married William or Harold Michael Bartley in 1925 in Victoria.
     Vera Mary Catherine MacKenzie married Arthur Miller on 18 May 1935 in Yarram, Victoria.
     Vera died on 11 November 1979 in Traralgon, Victoria, aged 74.

William MacKenzie

(6 March 1778 - 15 November 1849)
     William MacKenzie was christened on 6 March 1778 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. William, son to William MacKenzie & Christian MacKenzie in Portlich was baptised 6th March. Witness: Al. Bain & Al. Fraser. His age in the 1814 militia list (41) suggests that he was born in 1783, but he may have raised it prevent serving. His siblings were variously baptised as MacKenzie or Rioch/Riach/Reach, which indicates descent from Murdo(ch) Riach an illegitimate son of the chief.. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie.
     In 1801 Cromarty's population was 2208 compared with 1703 in Kilmuir Easter. By 1826 only 8.88% of Cromarty's population were Gaelic speaking whereas Kilmuir was still 77.82% Gaelic.
     William MacKenzie married Isobell Bain, daughter of Donald Bain and Margaret Ross, on 12 March 1802 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. His grandson's obituary stated 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. William was a mason from 1803. Masons in Easter Ross earned 1/3 per day in the 1770s and 1/6 in the early 1790s. By 1837 masons were earning no more than 2/- a day on average. Masons only worked for about nine months in the year. It may be because of this that masons' daily rates were higher than, for example, those of wrights. Shortage of work also forced masons into a peripatetic existence. In the early nineteenth century they moved from job to job, spending their nights in ramshackle bothies with neither privacy nor comfort. See the author Hugh Miller's accounts of his days as a mason. In the 1820s masons diet remained based on meal rather than potatoes.
     He may have worked on Tarbat House in Kilmuir Easter, and then moved to Cromarty to work on Cromarty House and the new development of Cromarty under the Rosses after 1772. Tarbat House, a 3 story mansion of classical design was built in 1787 by James McLeran for John MacKenzie, Lord MacLeod who died 1789. The house remained in the Mackenzie family until the death Sibell Lilian Mackenzie in 1962. In 1987 the house was subect to an arson attack and is in a state of disrepair. There is a fine view of Cromarty from the windows of the principal rooms. It was erected on the site of New Tarbat House built by George MacKenzie, Viscoutn Tarbat & 1st Earl of Cromartie in the late 17th century.
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     William MacKenzie and Thomas Tindal were named in the militia list taken on 13 September 1814 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. William McKenzie, mason, aged 41 with three children under 10 at Cromarty town. His son's future father-in-law, Thomas Tindal was a mason aged 33. There is also a William McKenzie and John McKenzie, masons, under 30 in the Portlich, Kilmuir Easter militia list. Also in Portlich are a John & Donald McKenzie, labourers over 30, Donald is lame and John has 3 children under 10..      
William MacKenzie was assessed for the relief of the poor from 21 April 1846 to April 1847 in Cromarty. William McKenzie, senior, mason, was listed on the Roll of Assessment for the relief of the poor of the parish of Cromarty for the half year 21 April to 21 Oct 1846 and October 1847 to April 1847. He was first listed for £6 as an owner, then paid 5/3.
     William died on 15 November 1849 in Cromarty, Scotland, aged 71. William MacKenzie, mason..
     

Children of William MacKenzie and Isobell Bain

William MacKenzie

(15 January 1809 - 2 November 1877)
     William MacKenzie was born on 15 January 1809 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Isobell Bain. William was a mason by 1830..
     William MacKenzie was named in the militia list taken on 26 January 1831 in Cromarty. William jr, a mason, under 30.
     William MacKenzie married Isabella Tindal, daughter of Thomas Tindal and Catherine Ross, on 17 October 1834 in Cromarty, ROC, SCT. William MacKenzie did not a ppear on the 1841 census. William, Donald and their parents are out of the county for the 1841 census, although Donald may be at Avoch.      
William MacKenzie paid the poor tax between October 1846 and April 1847 in Cromarty. William McKenzie, junior, mason, P of Robertsons Mason Lodge, was listed on the Roll of Assessment for the relief of the poor of the parish of Cromarty for the half year October 1846 to April 1847. He was listed for £12 as an owner, and also £32 amount assessed, means & substance, tenants of lands & heritages.      
William MacKenzie paid tax in 1849 in Cromarty. In 1849 he was listed for £30, paying 10 shillings, 3 pence ha'penny along with his brother Donald and William senior, for £3/12/- paying 3 shillings, 6 pence ha'penny.      
William MacKenzie paid tax from 25 November 1849 to May 1850 in Cromarty. William sr & Donald, both masons were paying tax on £2/10/-, paying 3/6 each. William jr. paid 2/6 on £2/10/- value.
     William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal were recorded on the 1851 census in Calrossie Street, Cromarty. William McKenzie, head, married, 41, mason; Isabella, wife, 39; John son, 15, mason; Donald son 13, scholar; William, son, 10, scholar; Catherine, daughter, 8, scholar; Thomas, son, 6, scholar; Isabella, daughter, 3, scholar; James, son, 1. All born in Cromarty. Also Hector Munro, lodger, married, carpenter, born Alness, Ross; George Ross, lodger, unmarried, born Alness.      
William MacKenzie and Donald MacKenzie was listed in the Valuation Roll from 1855/6 in Cromarty. William and Donald McKenzie (presumably the brothers) were listed in the Valuation rolls for Cromarty in 1855/6 where they owned and lived jointly in a house in Calrossie St, both being described as masons. From 1856/7 it was called Barkly's Lane. From 1858 Donald rented out part of his share. In 1871/2 Donald had 4 tenants and William had emigrated to Victoria.      
William MacKenzie was listed in the 1858 Valuation Roll Burgh of Cromarty:
#202 - One half of house in Barkly's Lane, William MacKenzie, mason, Cromarty £3/8/-.
#203 - One room & one attic of above house, do, Donald MacKenzie, mason, Cromarty £2. [his son Donald went to Aistralia in 1857]
#204 - One room, ditto, ditto. --- Ditto. £1/10 (This entry is confusing. in 1858 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty. He was the informant at the death of Catherine Ross, on 19 January 1859.
     William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal appeared on the 1861 census in 5 Barclay Lane, Cromarty. They had 5 windowed rooms plus four (apartments): William McKenzie, head, married, 50, mason; Isabella, wife, 49; Thomas, son, 15, pupil teacher; James, 11, scholar; Robert, son, 9, scholar; George, 5, scholar; Catherine, daughter, 17, scholar; Isabella, daughter, 12, no occupation; all born at Cromarty. Also David Forbes, apprentice, unmarried, 18, mason, born Rosemarkie, Ross; Jean Gilmour, visitor, unmarried, 18, domestic servant, born Forfar, Montrose. His brother Donald lived in the same building and his son John lived at no. 7.
     William MacKenzie lived at Barkly's Lane, Cromarty, 1865. William Mackenzie, mason, Cromarty, half of house, with Donald Mackenzie, 2 rooms and an attic. The Donalds are listed separately so not the same person?
     William MacKenzie was granted land from 1868 in Won Wron, Victoria, Australia, under the Selection Act. William Mckenzie senior also held 167 acres & 20 perches known as lot 68 - file no.11668/33 in the parish of Won Wron. In 1877 he was licenced for 30 acres at Won Wron, which was taken over by D T McKenzie. By 1880/7 it was leased or purchased by D T McKenzie. He built a 15 x 22 ft, 2 roomed timber house with slab floor and bark roof on the property to fulfil the lease agreement but lived on an adjacent property [Fern Bank?] with his son. Note that there was a hamlet called Heathfield in Kilmuir Easter.
     The Valuation rolls for Cromarty in 1868/9 list a William McKenzie owning a house & shop at East end near shore, occupied by John McKenzie senr, merchant.
     William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal arrived per "Great Britain" in December 1870 at Victoria, Australia. In 1857 Donald Thomson arrived in Victoria and was followed by his brother William in 1863. Siblings Catherine & James also emigrated to Victoria in 1864, thus the family were reunited except for Thomas who may have died or moved away for a teaching career.
     William MacKenzie in Port Albert, Victoria, Australia, sent a letter dated 16 January 1871. Jessie MacLeod held a letter from William McKenzie to Mr Snadden (husband or father in law of his daughter Catherine) addressed from Port Albert.
     From June 1871 to January 1872 William, John & Robert McKenzie were listed as building Gellion's house "Woodlands". See the account books at the Port Albert Maritime Museum.
     William MacKenzie was granted land on 17 October 1876 in Won Wron, Victoria. William McKenzie's application for a lease by licensee, Care of D T McKenzie, Ship Hotel, Port Albert. - I William McKenzie of Won Wron being the holder of a licence to occupy the above - mentioned allotment, declare upon oath as follows: that I have paid £31/4/- being all fees due on the said licence... The occupiers of the adjoining lands are D T McKenzie & Wm McKenzie jr. ... Holds another 6 acres at Won Wron, cultivated with wheat, barley, peas & beans, being half a mile away. Residence subject to floods. The land has 70 acres enclosed the remainder bounded by the creek. Signed William McKenzie, farmer. 17 Oct 1876.
     William MacKenzie in Won Wron, Victoria, sent a letter dated 20 September 1877. Sir, Referring to your correspondence no. 30683 19/20 no. 76/11132 of the 30th December last in which I was allowed four months from that date to complete the fencing and cultivation on my selection of 104 acres in this parish, I have the honor most respectfully to inform you that the requirements of that letter were performed within the prescribed time and that I received my application for a lease of the said allotment in the month of April last, since which I have heard nothing respecting it. I am now anxious to know when my lease is to issue as I wish pay up the rent. I have the honor to be Sir, your most obdt servant William McKenzie.
     A report [ref 5964 held under Sect 19 26-9-73] on the improvements mentions a dwelling house 22 ft X 16 ft separated into two rooms, one with lath & plaster inside, two brick chimneys, slab floor, bark sides and roof. Cost of construction about £15. 5 acres cleared, 5 acres under cultivation - potatoes, English grass & clover. Mr McKenzie does not reside on this land at present but is improving his dwelling for the purpose of doing so. He resides on the adjoining allotment with his son. Believe him to be a bona fide holder.
     William MacKenzie made a will dated 6 October 1877 in Won Wron, Victoria. He left his estate to his son Donald Thomson with a life interest to his wife Isabella, his son William McKenzie appeared to be witness. Note that William senior used the Mackenzie spelling while William junior used McKenzie.
     William died of senile decay on 2 November 1877 in Won Wron, Victoria, aged 68. DEATH. McKENZIE. - At his residence, Wonwron, South Gippsland, William McKenzie, native of Cromarty, Scotland and father of the McKenzie family of Port Albert. Aged 69 years. He was buried on 4 November 1877 in the Church of England section by a Presbyterian minister, Alberton. A large memorial stone states: Erected By Donald Thomson McKenzie, Calrossie. In Loving Memory Of his father & mother, both of Cromarty, Scotland. Also of, his wife's father & mother both of Watford, England. And of his own five children who died in infancy.
     His will was proved in 1877 at Victoria. Probate was granted to his son Donald Thomson who completed the terms of the leases and received the grant of his father's 104 acres of land.

Children of William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal

William MacKenzie

(28 January 1840 - 13 March 1916)
Wiliam MacKenzie & Lily Weston and family
     William MacKenzie was born on 28 January 1840 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal. William MacKenzie was christened on 16 February 1840 in Cromarty.
     William MacKenzie appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Isabella Tindal in Berkley's Lane, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. John, Donald, William, Catherine, Thomas, Isabella and James were listed as the children of William MacKenzie in the 1851 census in Calrossie Street, Cromarty.
     William MacKenzie arrived per "Winifred" on 7 April 1863 at Victoria.
     William MacKenzie sponsored the immigration of James MacKenzie and Catherine MacKenzie. William paid £3 for Catherine & £3 for James passage into the Immigration Deposit Account.
     He was not listed in the 1861 census with his family. I have found no trace of him between arriving in Australia in 1863 and his marriage in Albury in 1875 when he was an engine fireman.
It has been claimed that he selected Heathville in 1865. He is listed on the parish maps as holding lot 59D of Won Wron, ref:2516/19.20. Note that there was a hamlet called Heathfield in Kilmuir Easter
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     In January 1868, Donald & Willliam McKenzie, Won Wron made payments re 274 acres £13/15/- and Wm 67 - 0-20 £8/8/-. This needs checking again.
     William MacKenzie married Lily Weston, daughter of Edward Weston and Anne Riddell, on 14 July 1875 in St David's Manse, Presbyterian church, Albury, New South Wales. William MacKenzie, bachelor, engine fireman of Wodonga & Lilly Weston, spinster, living with friends, of Wodonga. Witnessed by Andrew & Ann Smith (her grandmother?). Lilly made her mark. He witnessed William MacKenzie's will dated 6 October 1877 in Won Wron, Victoria. William MacKenzie was registered in the 1883 electoral roll with John MacKenzie and Donald Thomson MacKenzie. East Riding of the Shire of Alberton: William, farmer, house & land, 1 vote. But which William is this?
     William MacKenzie lived, circa 1885. He was residing at 'Heathville' inthe 1880s. This was possibly named after Heathfield in Kilmuir Easter (ROC) which translates as: Heathfield-G. Cal-fhraochaidh; Kalroquhy 1479, Calrechy 1586, Calrichie 1616, from cala, a wet meadow (which exactly describes it), and fraoch, neather. Cf. Calatruim, hollow of the elder (Joyce); Freuchie now Castle-Grant as provided by Prof. W.J. Watson's - 'Place Names of Ross and Cromarty'. He and John MacKenzie were listed in a directory dated between 1888 and 1889 as William & John McKenzie, farmers at Yarram. However, note that William & John McKenzie were listed together as farmers in 1868, which predates his arrival.
     William was registered at Won Wron, on the 1903 electoral roll. He and John MacKenzie were listed in a directory dated 1915 as John & William McKenzie, farmers at Macks Creek, Won Wron.
     William MacKenzie made a will dated 16 July 1915 in 'Heathville', Macks Creek, Won Wron, Victoria. This is the last will and testament of me William McKenzie of 'Heathville', Mack's Creek in the state of Victoria farmer I appoint my sons Thomas Edward McKenzie and Henry Refshauge McKenzie (hereinafter called my trustees) to be executors and trustees of this my will I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate unto my trustees upon and subject to the trusts hereinafter mentioned
To pay to each of my daughters on their respectively attaining the age of 21 years the sum of fifty pounds
As to all my household furniture and effects.... upon trusts to my dear wife Lily McKenzie absolutely
As to the dwelling house in which in now reside together with the garden and orchard belonging thereto and as to my buggy and harness and a suitable horse UPON TRUST to allow my said wife to occupy and use the same during her life.
As to all my personal estate not hereby otherwise disposed of UPON TRUST to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses (including probate duty) and debts.... UPON TRUST for my six sons Thomas Edward McKenzie, William McKenzie, Robert McKenzie, James Frederick McKenzie, George McKenzie, and Henry Refshauge McKenzie in equal shares
As to all my real estate (subject to the right of my wife ..
to provide for the board and lodging of my unmarried daughters and on the death of my said wife or marriage of any daughter then unmarried ...
Signed William McKenzie.
     William died of senile decay on 13 March 1916 in Macks Creek, Won Wron Victoria, aged 76. The Gippsland Standard reported: Sudden death: Mr. William McKenzie - The household of the late William McKenzie received a shock on Monday morning when the old gentleman was found dead in his bed. He was hale and hearty until after the death of his youngest, about 12 months ago, which very much changed him. He had always been of a quite gentlemanly demeanor. Peaceful in life, he passed peacefully beyond. Apparently in fair health on Sunday night, when his wife woke about 6 o'clock Monday morning, she found her husband dead.
The late Mr. William McKenzie was born in Scotland in 1840, and came to Victoria nearly 50 years ago. He selected in this district, and may justly be enrolled as one of its pioneers. His well cultivated farm at Macks Creek, Heathville, is evidence of his enterprise. He had twelve in family, six sons and six daughters. Three of his daughters have made homes in the district - Mrs Percy Moorfield, Mrs George Speed and Mrs. D T McKenzie. Three of his sons have enlisted, Robert, Henry and George, and being in camp, got leave to attend their fathers funeral. The subject of our notice had reached the advanced age of 76 years. The remains will be interred in the Yarram Cemetery today. The cortege will leave the homestead at 11 o'clock and reach the Cemetery about half past 12.
An inquiry was held on Monday morning, before Mr. James Farmer JP. Evidence was given that death took place apparently in his sleep. Dr. Crooks certified that the deceased was a frail old gentleman, and although he showed no active signs of degeneration of any particular organ, a quiet death from natural senile degenerative causes might easily occur in his case. A verdict was returned the death was the result of senile decay
. He was buried on 15 March 1916 in Yarram. Funeral notice: The friends of the late William McKenzie are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the Yarram Cemetery today (Wednesday) 15th inst. The funeral will move from his late residence, Macks Creek, at 11.00 am and will reach the Cemetery at about half past 12. Jas. S. Graham, Undertaker. An inventory of his estate was dated on 11 April 1916 His estate was valued at £5232/15/-.
     His will was proved on 20 April 1916 at Victoria. NOTICE is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, in its Probate jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the will of WILLIAM MCKENZIE, late of "Heathville," in the parish of Won Wron, in the State of Victoria, gentleman, deceased, may be granted to Thomas Edward McKenzie, of 'Heathville' , in the said parish, farmer, one of the executors named in and appointed by the said will, leave being reserved to Henry Refshauge McKenzie, at present a member of the Australian Imperial Forces, the other executor named therein, to come in and prove the said will at any time. Dated the twenty-first day of March, 1916. B. P. JOHNSON, Commercial road, Yarram Yarram, proctor for the applicant.

Children of William MacKenzie and Lily Weston

William MacKenzie

(say 1750 - )
     William MacKenzie was also known as Riach in records. William MacKenzie was also known as Rioch in records. He was born say 1750 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter. Prof. W.J. Watson's - 'Place Names of Ross and Cromarty' gives: Barbaraville-G. an cladach, the shore; its east end is Portlich, G. port fhlich (loc.), the wet port - there being no proper place for landing..
     As there were three contemporary William MacKenzies alias Rioch in Portlich our research pauses here until further records become available to determine which William was our ancestor.
William & John McKenzie witnessed the baptism of the child of William McKenzie, fisherman in Portlich and Ann McKenzie his spouse on Dec 3 1785, the child was born 28 Nov? He is too old to be listed in the 1814 militia lists for either Cromarty or Kilmuir Easter.
Kilmuir Easter's population in 1755 was 1095, increasing to 1703 by 1801. The Portlich area is now known as Barbaraville.
     William MacKenzie married Christian MacKenzie, daughter of John MacKenzie and Isobel Young, before 1774. William was a fisher from 1774, in Kilmuir Easter. Mowat, in Easter Ross states that in the eighteenth century the fishing industry in Easter Ross was a primitive affair. The fishers were scattered in small communities all the way along the shores of the firths and concentrated upon inshore fishing, rarely venturing more than a few miles off shore and often relying on the shoals making their way into the inner firths. White fish, herring and salmon were all plentiful and were pursued within these limits but herring, possibly the most important of these, could not be relied upon to re-appear yearly at the same spot, and such uncertainty combined with the fishers' inability to pursue the fish at any distance made the growth of a stable and prosperous fishing community more difficult. The fishermen based in the Cromarty Firth seem to have been particularly timid - partly, at least, because the easy availability of fish within the sheltered waters of the firth prior to 1774 had made it unnecessary to learn to face the rougher conditions out in the Moray Firth - while those from Tarbat and Fearn were rather more willing to venture from home waters to secure a catch. With the exceptions of Avoch and Cromarty the fishing hamlets were all very small. The standard boat was a low, open, clinker-built craft about 26 feet long, sometimes with two big square sails, but often relying solely on oars for propulsion. It was easily beached and harbours were not necessary. Those at Hilton in 1781 were manned by only 5 men, while some of the smaller boats from Tarbat which were only occasionally used for fishing were manned by no more than two or three. Fisher families tended to live in closed communities. As late as 1842 it could be said that intermarriages with the rural population are very uncommon; and it is seldom that the children deviate from the perilous craft of their fathers. They are characterized by peculiar notions and practices; and they have a certain feudal spirit, or pride of order, which tends to preserve them as a separate community.
In Easter Ross proper the industry was financed by the landlords. Fishing was rarely a full-time occupation. Agricultural services - providing shearers, making hay and carrying peats - were exacted and most fishers had crofts to supplement their winnings from the sea. Some fishers used their boats for freighting lime and peats for a good part of the year.
Another attempt to promote the industry was made by the Commissioners of Forfeited Estates who settled ex-sailors at Newtarbat, intending that they should become fishermen. The boats that the Commissioners supplied, however, were too small and the sailors soon gave up and left the area along with the rest of the proposed colony.
The end of the Napoleonic wars meant that the fear of press gangs was considerably reduced, while the introduction of a four shilling per barrel bounty in 1815 encouraged the growth of many herring fishing stations around the Moray Firth. Several good seasons led a company to set up business in Cromarty in 1819 on a larger scale than ever before. Within three years Cromarty rose to become the eighth largest centre for herring curing in Britain. By 1824 twenty thousand barrels of herring were being exported and two years later it was reported that two hundred women were employed in cleaning and salting the fish and that twenty-nine masted vessels lay in the firth waiting to carry away the finished product. While Cromarty was the greatest success story, there was a general increase in activity in this period and several fishing villages were encouraged by the construction of harbours.
Over most of the area, however, the boom was short-lived. Although the fishing industry in Scotland as a whole survived the end of the bounty system in 1830, the villages on the Cromarty Firth were badly hit, for the cessation of bounty payments coincided with the disappearance of the herring from the immediate environs of the Firth. While large shoals of herring were still to be found on the Guilliam Banks in the Moray Firth, directly opposite Cromarty, these were inaccessible to fishermen who had been accustomed to venture no further than ten or twelve miles out into the open sea. Their boats were not constructed to enable them to go fifty miles to sea and return with fish in a curable condition, even if it had been profitable for them to do so, and the profitability of the industry suffered with the decline in fish prices. The fishermen of Nigg who had made profits of twenty pounds and more in good seasons while the herring boom lasted had neglected the ordinary fishing and run up debts. When the boom collapsed they were left in poverty. As late as 1843 Cromarty fishers were still attempting to catch herring but with almost no success, although at that time the harbour was being used by larger French boats which were able to cure the fish on board.
Another attempt to promote the industry was made by the Commissioners of Forfeited Estates who settled ex-sailors at Newtarbat, intending that they should become fishermen. The boats that the Commissioners supplied, however, were too small and the sailors soon gave up and left the area along with the rest of the proposed colony
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     William MacKenzie was employed He may have turned to masonry when Tarbat House was rebuilt from 1787 in 1787.

Children of William MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie

William MacKenzie

(3 February 1864 - 8 April 1864)
     William MacKenzie was born on 3 February 1864 in Port Albert, Victoria. BIRTH. On the 3rd instant, at Port Albert, the wife of Donald T. McKenzie of a son.. He was the son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson.
     William died aged 5 weeks on 8 April 1864 in Port Albert, Victoria.

William MacKenzie

(20 September 1863 - 8 August 1941)
     William MacKenzie was also known as William Bannans in records. William was nick-named 'Black' Bill. He was born on 20 September 1863 at 3 p.m. in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Catherine Ferguson.
     William immigrated with the family to Victoria, Australia, in December 1870 per "Great Britain". William was a farmer.
     William MacKenzie married Mary Appleyard on 25 June 1892 in Carlton, Victoria.
     William and Mary were registered at Won Wron, on the between 1908 and 1912 electoral roll. William MacKenzie was an executor of John MacKenzie's estate on 8 September 1915 in Victoria.
     William was registered as William Bannans McKenzie, farmer at Yarram, on the 1931 electoral roll.
     William died of senility on 8 August 1941 in Gippsland Hospital, Sale, Victoria, aged 77. He was a widower and his usual residence was Traralgon. He was buried after 8 August 1941 in Yarram.

Children of William MacKenzie and Mary Appleyard

William MacKenzie

(31 May 1850 - before 1855)
     William MacKenzie was born on 31 May 1850 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of Donald MacKenzie and Margaret Holm. William MacKenzie was christened on 23 June 1850 in Cromarty. Alexander and William were listed as the children of Donald MacKenzie in the 1851 census in Calrossie Street, Cromarty.
     William died before 1855 in Cromarty, ROC, SCT.

William MacKenzie

(26 June 1855 - )
     William MacKenzie was born on 26 June 1855 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of Donald MacKenzie and Margaret Holm. Alexander, Ann, William, James and John were listed as the children of Donald MacKenzie in the 1861 census in 5 Barclay Lane, Cromarty. William, John and Catherine were listed as the children of Donald MacKenzie in the 1871 census in 5 Barclays Lane, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty.

William MacKenzie

(August 1893 - 10 September 1893)
     William MacKenzie was born in August 1893 in Fitzroy, Victoria. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Mary Appleyard.
     William died on 10 September 1893 in 34 Moor Street, Fitzroy, Victoria. He was buried in Melbourne General Cemetery. He was in an unmarked grave, section 0.

William MacKenzie

(before 1735 - )
     William MacKenzie was born before 1735 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.
     William MacKenzie married Anna MacKenzie. William was a fisher in 1755, in Kilmuir Easter.

Child of William MacKenzie and Anna MacKenzie

William MacKenzie

(before 1755 - )
     William MacKenzie was also known as Rioch in records. He was born before 1755 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. William was a fisher, in Kilmuir Easter, ROC, SCT.
     William MacKenzie married Lillias Munro.

Children of William MacKenzie and Lillias Munro

William MacKenzie

(27 August 1788 - )
     William MacKenzie was born on 27 August 1788 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie. William MacKenzie was christened on 30 August 1788 in Kilmuir Easter. He and William MacKenzie and John MacKenzie were mentioned in the 10 September 1814 militia list in Portlich, Kilmuir Easter, ROC, with John MacKenzie and John MacKenzie. At Portlich there were 2 McKenzies over 30 and John & William McKenzie, both masons aged under 30.

William MacKenzie

(13 July 1793 - )
     William MacKenzie was born on 13 July 1793 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie jr and Ann MacKenzie. William MacKenzie was christened on 15 July 1793 in Kilmuir Easter. He and William MacKenzie and John MacKenzie were mentioned in the 10 September 1814 militia list in Portlich, Kilmuir Easter, ROC, with John MacKenzie and John MacKenzie. At Portlich there were 2 McKenzies over 30 and John & William McKenzie, both masons aged under 30.
     William MacKenzie appeared on the 1841 census in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. IHe may be: William McKenzie, 45, farmer, Isabella Mckenzie, 45, Isabella 10, Wm 9 and Ann 6.

William MacKenzie

(between 1884 and 1890 - 14 January 1966)
     William MacKenzie was born between 1884 and 1890 in Scotland. He was the son of James MacKenzie and Anne Mackay.
     William died on 14 January 1966 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was buried in Bromley cemetery, Christchurch.

William MacKenzie

(16 December 1799 - )
     William MacKenzie was born on 16 December 1799 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Jean Ross. William MacKenzie was christened on 20 December 1799 in Kilmuir Easter.