Colin MacKenzie

(circa 1597 - 15 April 1633)
     Colin MacKenzie married Lady Margaret Seton. Colin married first, Lady Margaret Seton, daughter of Alexander,
Earl of Dunfermline, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland
. Colin MacKenzie was born circa 1597. He was the son of Kenneth MacKenzie and Ann Ross.
I. Colin Ruadh, his father's successor, afterwards created first Earl of
Seaforth, 2nd Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, a minor only fourteen years old when his father died. On the 16th of July, 1611, a Royal precept is issued under the Signet to the Sheriff of Inverness
directing him to have all brieves of inquest obtained by Colin, Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, for serving him nearest and lawful heir to the late Kenneth Mackenzie, Lord of Kintail, his father, in all lands and annual-rents wherein his father died, last vested
and seased, proclaimed and put to the knowledge of an inquest, notwithstanding the minority of the said Colin, "whereupon we have dispensed and by these present dispense" with that objection, providing always that the dispensation be not prejudicial to the donator of the ward of the said late Kenneth's lands in the matter of the mails, fermes, and duties of the same during the time of the ward thereof.

On the 16th of August, 1611, a proclamation is issued to the Highland
chiefs, following upon one granted to Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, as Tutor of Kintail, and four other leaders of the clan, on the 11th of June preceding, against assisting Neil Macleod and the other rebels of the Lewis, who had risen in arms against the Tutor, in the following terms:
Forasmuch as the barbarous and rebellious thieves and limmers of
the Lewis, who have been suppressed and in some measure kept in
subjection and obedience these years bygone, taking new breath and
courage upon occasion of the decease of Kenneth, Lord Kintail, who was his Majesty's justice and commissioner in these bounds, they have now of late risen in arms in a professed and avowed rebellion against the Tutor of Kintail, whom his Majesty and his Council have authorised and constituted in that place of justiciary possessed by his deceased brother within the Lewis, and intend, with their
whole power and force, not only to withstand and resist the said Tutor of Kintail in the advancement of his Majesty's authority and service within the Lewis, but to prosecute himself and his Majesty's good subjects attending upon him with all hostility -
wherein they presume of farther backing and assistance, upon some
foolish apprehension that the clansmen of the Isles who have given their obedience to his Majesty, and now stands under his Majesty's good grace, shall make shipwreck of their faith, credit, and promised obedience, and join with them in their detestable rebellion. And although his Majesty, in the sincerity of his royal heart,
cannot apprehend any such disloyalty or treachery in the person of the clansmen of the Isles, who have had so large a proof of his Majesty's clemency, benignity, and favour, that now, so unworthily and unnecessarily, they will reject his Majesty's favour, and, to
the inevitable hazard and peril of their estates, join with these miserable miscreants in their rebellion yet to take away all pretext of excuse from them, and to make them the more inexcusable
if wilfully, traitorously, and maliciously they will suffer themselves to be carried in such an imminent danger, the King's
Majesty and Lords of Secret Council ordain letters to be directed to command, charge, and inhibit all and sundry, the inhabitants of the Isles and continent next adjacent, namely Donald Macdonald Gorm of Sleat, Roderick Macleod of Dunvegan, called Macleod of
Harris, Hugh Mackay of Farr, Mackay his son and apparent heir, and MacNeill of Barra, that none of them presume or take upon hand, under whatsoever colour or pretence, to concur, fortify, or assist the said rebellious thieves and limmers of the Lewis, nor to intercommune or join with them, supply them with men, victual, powder, bullets, or any other thing consortable unto them, nor to show them any kind of protection, consort, countenance, reset or supply, under the pain to be reputed, held, and esteemed as art
and partakers with them in their rebellion, and to be pursued and
punished for the same, as traitors to his Majesty and his country, with all vigour.
On the 28th of May, 1612, a commission, apparently first granted
to those named in it on the 11th of June, 1611, but of which the original is not given in the published Records of the Privy Council, "almost expired" at the first-named date, and was renewed to the same persons - the Tutor of Kintail, Colin Mackenzie of Killin, Murdo Mackenzie of Kernsary, Alexander Mackenzie of Coul, and Kenneth Mackenzie of Darochmaluag. It is to the same effect as and in almost identical terms with the commission issued in favour of Kenneth, Lord Kintail, on the 19th of July, 1610 (given at length
at pp. 193-94), and it confers full powers on the Tutor and his colleagues for the pursuit and apprehension of Neil Macleod and his fellow rebels in the Lewis.
A complaint is made on the 4th of March, 1613, by Sir William Oliphant, the King's Advocate, that all the chieftains and principal men of the Isles and mainland next adjacent having made their submission to his Majesty, "there only resteth Neil Macleod, called the Traitor, rebellious and disobedient." His accomplices are given as Malcolm Mac Rory MacLeod William Mac Rory Macleod, his brother, John Dubh Mac Angus Mac Gillemhichell, Gillecallum Mac
Ian Mhic-ant-Sagairt, Murdo and Donald Mac Ian Mhic-an-t-Sagairt, Donald and Rory, sons to Neil Macleod, and Donald Mac Ian Duibh - the Brieve. They are stated to have maintained open rebellion in the Lewis for some years past, "but after their strength and starting hoill," called Berissay, had been attacked by the Tutor of Kintail and others in the King's name they fled to the bounds and country of Donald Mac Allan of Ellantirrim, where they were received and supplied by him and several others, whose names are given, "despite the proclamation of the commission against the resett of rebels made at Inverness," some time before. The resetters, to the number of nine, are denounced rebels and at the born.
At a meeting of the Council held on the 28th of April Roderick Macleod of Harris is charged to deliver up to the Tutor of Kintail within twenty days after the charge five of Neil Macleod's acomplices
who had been apprehended by Roderick's brother Alexander. These
are Malcolm and William, "sons to the late Neil Macleod, called the Traitor," Murdo Mac Ian Mhic-an-t-Sagairt, Malcolm Mac Ian Mhic-an-t-Sagairt, and Donald Mac Angus, "who were the chief actors and ringleaders in all the treasonable and rebellious attempts
committed and perpetrated upon his Majesty's peaceable and good
subjects within the Lewis these divers years bygone.
On the 20th of May a commission is issued in favour of the Tutor, Roderick MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris, and John Grant of Grant, for the apprehension of Allan Mac Allaster, in Kilchoan, Knoydart, and several others of his relatives, for the murder of Ronald Mac Angus Gearr, and also, at the instance of Donald Mac Angus of
Glengarry, for not finding caution to appear before the Justice for going by night armed with "daggs and pistolletts" to the lands of Laggan Achadrom in Glengarry, and setting fire to the houses there and destroying them with all their plenishing. They are
afterwards apprehended, and on the 8th of February, 1614, a commission
to try them is issued in favour of the Sheriff of Inverness and his deputies. In the meantime they are lodged in the tolbooth of that town.
The Tutor must have become responsible for Donald Gorm Macdonald,
for on the 3rd of June, 1613, there is an entry declaring that "in
respect of the personal compearance of Donald Gorm of Sleat" before
the Privy Council their Lordships "exoner and relieve Rory Mackenzie
of Coigeach of the acts" whereby he became acted for the entry of
Macdonald before them on the last Council day of May preceding, and he is declared "free of said acts in all time coming." On the 24th of the same month a commission is issued to Roderick, Mr Colin Mackenzie of Killin, Murdo Mackenzie of Kernsary, Alexander Mackenzie of Coul, and Kenneth Mackenzie of Davochmaluag, to pass to the Lewis and apprehend Roderick and Donald Macleod, sons of
Neil who had been executed at Edinburgh in the preceding April;
William and Roderick Macleod, brothers of Malcolm, son of Rory
Macleod, sometime of the Lewis; Donald Mac Ian Duibh - the Brieve, Murdo Mac Angus Mhic-an-t-Sagairt, Donald, his brother, Gillecallum Caogach Mac-an-t-Sagairt, John Dubh Mac Angus Mac Gillemhichell, Murdo Mac Torquil Blair, John Roy and Norman, sons of Torquil Blair, Donald Mac Neill Mhic Finlay, Gillecallum Mac Allan Mhic
Finlay, and Donald Mac Dhomhnuill Mac Gillechallum, "actors in
the first rebellion in the Lewis against the gentlemen venturers,"
all of whom bad been denounced as rebels on the 2nd of February
the same year. This commission is renewed for twelve months on
the 21st of June, 1614, and proclamation is ordered at Inverness
and other places, charging all the inhabitants of the North Isles,
and within the bounds of the lands, heritages, possessions, offices
and bailliaries pertaining to Colin, Lord Mackenzie of Kintail,
except persons of the name of Fraser, Ross, and Munro, and their
tenants and servants, to assist the commissioners in apprehending
those named in the former commission.

On the 30th of July, 1613, in a long list of 121 persons before the
Council from the County of Inverness, which then included Ross, and
fined for the reset of the Clan Macgregor, Sir Roderick Mackenzie
of Coigeach, as Tutor of Kintail, has L4000 against his name, by
far the largest sum in the list, the next to him being his own
uncle, Roderick Mor Mackenzie I. of Redcastle, with 4000 merks.
There seems to have been some difficulty as to the settlement of
these heavy fines, for on the 27th of October following, there is
a missive before the Council from the King "anent the continuation
granted to the Tutor of Kintail, Mr John and Rory Mackenzies, for
payment of their fines," and directions are given accordingly that
no new continuation be granted.

In 1614, while the Tutor was busily engaged in the island of Lewis,
discussions broke out between different branches of the Camerons,
instigated by the rival claims of the Marquis of Huntly and the Earl
of Argyll. The latter had won over the aid of Allan MacDhomhnuill
Dubh, chief of the clan, while Huntly secured the support of
Erracht, Kinlochiel, and Glen Nevis, and, by force, placed them
in possession of all the lands belonging to the chief's adherents
who supported Argyll. Allan, however, managed to deal out severe
retribution to his enemies, who were commanded by Lord Enzie, and,
as is quaintly said, "teaching ane lesson to the rest of kin that
are alqui in what form they shall carry themselves to their chief
hereafter." The Marquis obtained a commission from the King to
suppress these violent proceedings, in virtue of which he called
out all his Majesty's loyal vassals to join him. Kintail and the
Tutor demurred, and submitted the great difficulties and trials
they had experienced in reducing the Lewis to good and peaceable
government as their excuse, and they were exempted from joining
Huntly's forces by a special commission from the King. Closely
connected as it is with the final possession of the island by the
House of Kintail, it is here given -

"James Rex, - James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain,
France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, to all and sundry our
lieges, and subjects whom it effeirs to whose knowledge this our
letters shall come greeting. For as much as we have taken great
pains and travails, and bestown great charge and expense for
reducing the Isles of our kingdom to our obedience: And the same
Isles being now settled in a reasonable way of quietness, and the
chieftains thereof having come in and rendered their obedience to
us there rests none of the Isles rebellious, but only the Lewis,
which being inhabitated by a number of godless and lawless people,
trained up from their youth in all kinds of ungodliness: They can
hardly be reclaimed from their impurities and barbarities, and
induced to embrace a quiet and peaceable form of living so that
we have been constrained from time to time to employ our cousin,
the Lord Kintail, who rests with God, and since his decease the
Tutor of Kintail his brother, and other friends of that House in
our service against the rebels of the Lewis, with ample commission
and authority to suppress their insolence and to reduce that island
to our obedience, which service has been prosecuted and followed
these divers years by the power, friendship and proper services
of the House of Kintail, without any kind of trouble and charge
or expense to us, or any support or relief from their neighbours
and in the prosecution of that service, they have had such good
and happy success, as divers of the rebels have been apprehended
and executed by justice: But seeing our said service is not yet
fully accomplished, nor the Isle of the Lewis settled in a solid
and perfect obedience, we have of late renewed our former commission
to our cousin Colin, now Lord of Kintail, and to his Tutor and
some other friends of his house, and they are to employ their whole
power, and service in the execution of the said commission, which
being a service importing highly our honour, and being so necessary
and expedient for the peace and quiet of the whole islands, and
for the good of our subjects, haunting the trade of fishing in
the isles, the same ought not to be interrupted upon any other
intervening occasion, and our commissioners and their friends ought
not to be distracted therefrom for giving of their concurrence
in our services: Therefore, we, with advice of the Lords of
our Privy Council, have given and granted our licence to our said
cousin Colin. Lord of Kintail, and to his friends, men, tenants and
servants, to remain and bide at home from all osts, raids, wars,
assemblings, and gatherings to be made by George, Marquis of
Huntly, the Earl of Enzie, his son, or any other our Lieutenants,
Justices, or Commissioners, by sea or land either for the pursuit
of Allan Cameron of Lochiel and his rebellious complices, or for
any other cause or occasion whatsoever, during or within the time
of our commission foresaid granted against the Lewis, without pain
or danger to be incurred by our said cousin the Lord of Kintail
and his friends in their persons, lands or goods; notwithstanding
whatsoever our proclamation made or to be made in the contrary
whatever, and all pains contained in it, we dispense by these
presents, discharging hereby our Justices, Justice Clerk, and all
our Judges and Ministers of law, of all calling, accusing, or
any way proceeding against them, for the cause aforesaid, and of
their officers in that part. Given under our signet at Edinburgh,
the 14th day of September, 1614, and of our reign the 12th, and 48
years. Read, passed, and allowed in Council. Alexander,
Chancellor. Hamilton, Glasgow, Lothian, Binning."

Having procured this commission, the Mackenzies were in a position
to devote their undivided attention to the Lewis and their other
affairs at home; and from this date that island principality
remained in the continuous possession of the family of Kintail
and Seaforth, until in 1844, it was sold to the late Sir James
Matheson. The people ever after adhered most loyally to the
illustrious house to whom they owed peace and prosperity such as
was never before experienced in the history of the island.

The commission proved otherwise of incalculable benefit to Kintail;
for it not only placed him in a position to pacify and establish
good order in the Lewis with greater ease, but at the same time
provided his Lordship with undisturbed security in his extensive
possessions on the mainland at a time when the most violent
disorders prevailed over every other district of the West Highlands
and Isles.

On the 2nd of February, 1615, a commission is signetted in favour
of Sir Roderick, Mr Colin Mackenzie of Strathgarve, Mr Alexander
Mackenzie of Kinnock, and Alexander Mackenzie of Coul, to receive
Malcolm Caogach Mac Jan Mhic-an-t-Sagairt, Callum Dubh Mac Allaster,
Donald Mac Angus Mac Gillechallum, Gillecallum Mac Ian Riabhaich,
and James Mac Ian Duibh, from the Magistrates of Edinburgh, to
carry them north, and to keep them in ward until everything is
ready for trying them for murder, mutilation, theft, reset, and
other crimes.

At a meeting of the Council held at Edinburgh on the 9th of
February, 1615, Neil Macleod's two sons, Norman and Roderick, are
set at liberty on condition that they transport themselves out of
the King's dominions and never return. They appeared personally
"and acted and obliged them that within the space of forty days
after their relief furth of their ward, where they remain within
the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, they shall depart and pass furth of his
Majesty's dominions and never return again within the same during
their lifetimes, under the pain of death; and in the meantime,
till their passing furth of his Majesty's dominions, that they
shall not go benorth the water of Tay, under the said pain, to be
executed upon them without favour if they fail in the premises.
And they gave their great oath to perform the conditions of this
present act; and further, the said Norman declared that he would
renounce, like as by the tenour of this present act he does
renounce, his Majesty's remission and pardon granted unto him, and
all favour and benefit that he could acclaim by the said remission,
in case he failed in the premises. In respect whereof the said
Lords ordained the said Norman and Rory to be put to liberty and
fredom furth of the Tolbooth"; and a warrant was issued to the
Provost and Bailies of Edinburgh to give effect to their Lordships'
decision. The Tutor appeared personally, and in name of Lord
Kintail consented to the liberation of the prisoners. He at the
same time protested that neither he nor his chief should be held
any longer responsible for the expenses of maintaining Norman,
now that lie was at liberty, and he was accordingly relieved from
further charge on that account.

On the 26th of April following the Tutor receives a commission
for the pursuit and apprehension of Coll MacGillespic Macdonald,
Malcolm Mac Rory Macleod, and other fugitives, described as "the
Islay rebels," who had fled from justice, should they land in
the Lewis or in any other of the territories belonging to Lord
Mackenzie of Kintail. In order that he may the better attend
to this duty, along with several other heads of clans named in
the same commission for their respective districts, and as "it is
necessary that the commissioners foresaid remain at home and on
nowise come to this burgh (Edinburgh) to pursue or defend in any
actions or causes concerning them," their Lordships continued all
actions against them until the 1st of November next, ordaining the
said actions "to rest and sleep" till that date.

On the same day, a second dispensation under the signet is addressed
to the Sheriff of Inverness and his deputes in favour of Lord
Colin, requesting that despite his minority he be served heir to
his father, the late Kenneth, Lord Mackenzie of Kintail. On the
25th of June following he is ordered to provide twenty-five men as
part of an expedition for the pursuit of Sir James Macdonald and
Coll MacGillespick. In June, 1616, he is appointed a Commissioner
of the Peace for the Sheriffdom of Elgin and Forres.

On the outbreak of a new rebellion in the Lewis another commission,
dated the 28th of August, 1616, to last for twelve months, was
issued by the Privy Council, in favour of the Tutor and other
leading men of the clan, couched in the following terms:

Forasmuch as the King's Majesty having taken great pains and
troubles and bestowed great charges and expenses for reducing of
the Islands of this Kingdom and continent next adjacent to his
Majesty's obedience, and for establishing of religion, peace,
justice, order, and government, within the same, in the which his
Majesty by the force and power of his royal authority has had such
a happy and good success as almost the whole chieftains of clans
and headsmen of the Isles are come in and in all dutiful submission
doth acknowledge his Majesty's obedience, so that now there
is no part of the Isles rebellious but the Lewis - the chieftains
whereof, as from time to time they raise up in credit, power, and
friendship among the barbarous inhabitants thereof, have been
apprehended and by course of justice have suffered their deserved
punishment, and at last the traitor Neil, who was last ringleader
of that rebellious society, being apprehended and executed to the
death, whereby it was presumed that in him all further trouble,
misery, and unquietness in the Lewis should have ceased and rested;
notwithstanding it is of truth that Malcolm Macleod, son to Rory
Macleod, sometime of the Lewis, has embraced that rebellious and
treasonable course wherein his treacherous predecessors miserably
perished, and having associated himself with the persons following
- Rory and Donald Macleod, sons to the said umquhile Neil, and
William and Rory Macleod, brothers to the said Malcolm, Donald Mac
Ian Duibh-the Brieve, Murdo Mac Angus Mhic-an-t-Sagairt, Donald
Mac Angus Mhic-an-t-Sagairt his brother, Gillecallum Caogach
Mac-an-t-Sagairt, John Dubh Mac Angus Mac Gillemichell, Murdo Mac
Torquil Blair, Norman Mac Torquil Blair, John Roy Mac Torquil Blair,
Donald Mac Neil Mac Finlay, Gillecallum Mac Allan Mac Finlay, and
Donald Mac Dhomhuill Mac Gillechallum - who were all actors in the
first rebellion moved and raised in the Lewis against the gentlemen
venturers who were directed by his Majesty there, and did prosecute
that rebellion against them with fire and sword and all kinds of
hostility, for the which and for other thievish and treasonable
crimes committed by them they and every one of them were upon the
second day of February, 1612, orderly denounced rebels and put to
the horn - they have now combined and banded themselves in a most
treacherous, disloyal, and pernicious course and resolution to
maintain a public rebellion in the Lewis, and to oppose themselves
with their whole power and strength against all and whatsoever
courses shall be further taken by his Majesy's direction for
repressing of their insolence; whereby is not only all intercourse
and trade which by his Majesty's good subjects in the Lowlands
would be entertained amongst them, made frustrate and void, but
the preparative of this rebellion in consequence and example is
most dangerous, and if the same be not substantially repressed,
may give further boldness to others who are not yet well settled
in a perfect obedience, to break loose. Accordingly, as it is "a
discredit to the country that such a parcel of ground possessed
by a number of miserable caitiffs shall be suffered to continue
rebellious, whereas the whole remanent Isles are become peaceable
and obedient; and whereas the said Lords, for repressing of the
insolence of the whole of the rebellious thieves and limmers of
the Lewis and reducing them to his Majesty's obedience, passed
and expede a commission - to Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, Tutor
of Kintail, Mr Colin Mackenzie of Killin, Murdo Mackenzie, their
brother, Alexander Mackenzie of Coul, and Kenneth Mackenzie of
Davochmaluag, for reducing of the limmers of the Lewis to obedience,"
which commission "is now expired, and the said thieves, taking
new courage and breath thereupon, are become more insolent than
formerly they were, and have lately made a very open insurrection
and committed slaughter and bloodshed within the said bounds, in
contempt of God and disregard of his Majesty's laws"; therefore
his Majesty and the Lords of Council, understanding of the "good
affection" of the said persons, now reconstitute them commissioners
for the reduction of the said rebels, with full power and authority,
etc. (as in previous commissions granted them) and, "for the
better execution of this commission, to take the lymphads, galleys,
birlinns, and boats in the Lewis and in the next adjacent Isles
for the furtherance of his Majesty's service, - the said justices
being always answerable to the owners of the said lymphads, galleys,
birlinns, and boats for delivery of the same at the finishing
of his Majesty's said service." Proclamation was to be made at
Inverness and other places charging the lieges within the bounds
of the North Isles and within the lands of Colin, Lord of Kintail
(except those of the name of Fraser, Ross, and Munro, their tenants
and servants), to assist the said commissioners in the execution
of their duty.

By a commission dated the same day, Sir Roderick, along with Simon
Lord Lovat, and Urquhart of Cromarty, is appointed, for the trial
in the Burgh of Inverness of all resetters within thc Sheriffdom
of the county of any traitors in the Isles, the commission to last
for one year.

In 1618, along with Grant of Grant, he assisted the Mackintosh
against the Marquis of Huntly. On the 18th of June, 1622, he
is one of the chiefs named in a commission against the Camerons,
among the others being Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Sir Roderick
Macleod, XIII. of Harris, Grant of Grant, Sir John Campbell of
Calder, John Grant of Glenmoriston, Patrick Grant of Ballindalloch,
and John Macdonald, Captain of Clanranald. [See Mackenzie's "History of the Camerons," p. 86.]

At the death of Kenneth, Lord Kintail, the estates were very heavily
burdened in consequence of the wars with Glengarry and various
family difficulties and debts. His lordship, in these circumstances,
acted very prudently, as we have seen, in appointing his brother,
Sir Roderick Mackenzie I. of Coigeach - in whose judgment he placed
the utmost confidence - Tutor to his son and successor, Lord Colin.
Knowing the state of affairs - the financial and numberless other
difficulties which stared him in the face, at the same time that
the family were still much involved with the affairs of the Lewis,
and other broils on the mainland - Sir Roderick hesitated to accept
the great responsibilities of the position, but, to quote one of
the family manuscripts, "all others refusing to take the charge he
set resolutely to the work. The first thing he did was to assault
the rebels in the Lewis, which he did so suddenly, after his
brother's death, and so unexpectedly to them, that what the Fife
Adventurers had spent many years and much treasure in without success,
he, in a few months, accomplished; for having by his youngest
brother Alexander, chased Neil, the chief commander of all the
rest, from the Isle, pursued him to Glasgow, where, apprehending
him, he delivered him to the Council, who executed him immediately.
He returned to the Lewis, banished those whose deportment he most
doubted, and settled the rest as peaceable tenants to his nephew;
which success he had, with the more facility, because he had the
only title of succession to it by his wife, and they looked on
him as their just master. From thence he invaded Glengarry, who
was again re-collecting his forces; but at his coming they dissipated
and fled. He pursued Glengarry to Blairy in Moray, where he took
him; but willing to have his nephew's estate settled with conventional
right rather than legal, he took Low-countrymen as sureties for
Glengarry's peaceable deportment, and then contracted with him for
the reversion of the former wadsets which Colin of Kintail had
acquired of him, and for a ratification and new disposition of all
his lands, formerly sold to Colin, and paid him thirty thousand
merks in money for this, and gave him a title to Lagganachindrom,
which, till then, he possessed by force, so that Glengarry did
ever acknowledge it as a favour to be overcome by such enemies,
who over disobligements did deal both justly and generously. Rory
employed himself therefore in settling his pupil's estate, which
he did to that advantage that ere his minority passed he freed
his estate, leaving him master of an opulent fortune and of great
superiorities, for be acquired the superiority of Troternish with
the heritable Stewartry of the Isle of Skye, to his pupil, the
superiority of Raasay and some other Isles. At this time, Macleod,
partly by law and partly by force, had possessed himself of Sleat
and Troternish, a great part of Macdonald's estate. Rory, now
knighted by King James, owned Macdonald's cause as an injured
neighbour, and by the same method that Macleod possessed himself
of Sleat and Troternish he recovered both from him, marrying the
heir thereof Sir Donald Macdonald, to his niece, sister to Lord
Colin, and caused him to take the lands of Troternish holden of
his pupil. Shortly after that he took the management of Maclean's
estate, and recovered it from the Earl of Argyll, who had fixed a
number of debts and pretences on it, so by his means all the Isles
were composed and accorded in their debates and settled in their
estates, whence a full peace amongst them, Macneill of Barra
excepted, who had been an hereditary outlaw. Him, by commission,
Sir Rory reduced, took him in his fort of Kisemull, and carried
him prisoner to Edinburgh, where he procured his remission. The
King gifted his estate to Sir Rory, who restored it to Macneill
for a sum not exceeding his expenses, and holding it of himself in
feu. This Sir Rory, as he was beneficial to all his relations,
establishing them in free and secure fortunes, purchased considerable
lands to himself in Ross and Moray, besides the patrimony left him
by his father, the lands of Coigeach and others, which, in lieu
of the Lewis, were given him by his brother. His death was regretted
as a public calamity, which was in September, 1626, in the 48th year
of his age. To Sir Rory succeeded Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat; and
to him Sir George Mackenzie, of whom to write might be more honour to
him than of safety to the writer as matters now stand."
[The Applecross Mackenzie MS.].
Lord Colin became involved in legal questions with the Earl of Argyll
about the superiority of Moidart and Arisaig, and thus spent most of the great fortune accumulated for him by his uncle the Tutor; but he was ultimately successful against Argyll. He was frequently at the Court of James VI., with whom he was a great favourite, and in 1623 he was raised to the peerage by the title of Earl of Seaforth, and Viscount Fortrose. From his influence at Court he was of great service to his followers and friends; while he exerted himself powerfully and steadily against those who became
his enemies from jealousy of his good fortune and high position.
He imposed high entries and rents upon his Kintail and West Coast tenants, which they considered a most "grievous imposition." In Lord Kenneth's time and that of his predecessors, the people had their lands at very low rates. After the wars with Glengarry the inhabitants of the West Coast properties devoted themselves more steadily to the improvement of their stock and lands, and accumulated considerable means. The Tutor, discovering this, took advantage of their prosperity and imposed a heavy entry or grassum on their tacks payable every five years. "I shall give you one instance thereof. The tack of land called Muchd in Letterfearn, as I was told by Farquhar Mac Ian Oig, who paid the first entry out of it to the Tutor, paid of yearly duty before but 40 merks Scots, a cow and some meal, which cow and meal was usually converted to 20 merks but the Tutor imposed 1000 merks of entry upon it for a five years' tack. This made the rent very little for four years of the tack, but very great and considerable for the first year.
The same method proportionately was taken with the rest of the lands, and continued so during the Tutor's and Colin's time, but Earl George, being involved in great troubles, contracted so much debt that he could not pay his annual rents yearly and support his own state, but was forced to delay his annual rents to the year of their entry, and he divided the entry upon the five years with the people's consent and approbation, so that the said land of Muchd fell to pay 280 merks yearly and no entry." From this account, taken from the contemporary Ardintoul Manuscript, it appears that the system of charging rent on the tenant's own improvements is an injustice of considerable antiquity.
Colin "lived most of his time at Chanonry in great state and very magnificently. He annually imported his wines from the Continent, and kept a store for his wines, beers, and other liquors, from which he replenished his fleet on his voyages round the West Coast and
the Lewis, when he made a circular voyage every year or at least every two years round his own estates. I have heard John Beggrie, who then served Earl Colin, give an account of his voyages after the bere seed was sown at Allan (where his father and grandfather had a great mains, which was called Mackenzie's girnel or granary), took a Journey to the Highlands, taking with him not only his
domestic servants but several young gentlemen of his kin, and stayed several days at Killin, whither he called all his people of Strathconan, Strathbran, Strathgarve, and Brae Ross, and did keep courts upon them and saw all things rectified. From thence he went to Inverewe, where all his Lochbroom tenants and others
waited upon him, and got all their complaints heard and rectified.
It is scarcely credible what allowance was made for his table of Scotch and French wines during these trips amongst his people.
From Inverewe he sailed to the Lewis, with what might be called a small navy, having as many boats, if not more loaded with liquors, especially wines and English beer, as he had under men.
He remained in the Lewis for several days, until he settled all the controversies arising among the people in his absence, and setting his land. From thence he went to Sleat in the Isle of Skye, to Sir Donald Macdonald, who was married to his sister Janet, and
from that he was invited to Harris, to Macleod's house, who was married to his sister Sybilla. While he tarried in these places the lairds, the gentlemen of the Isles, and the inhabitants came
to pay their respects to him, including Maclean, Clanranald, Raasay, Mackinnon, and other great chiefs. They then convoyed him to Islandonain. I have heard my grandfather, Mr Farquhar MacRa (then Constable of the Castle), say that the Earl never came to
his house with less than 300 and sometimes 500 men. The Constable
was bound to furnish them victuals for the first two meals, till my Lord's officers were acquainted to bring in his own customs. There they consumed the remains of the wine and other liquors. When all these lairds and gentlemen took their leave of him, he called the principal men of Kintail, Lochalsh, and Lochcarron together, who accompanied him to his forest of Monar, where they had a great and most solemn hunting day, and from Monar he would return to
Chanonry about the latter end of July." [Ardintoul MS.]
He built the Castle of Brahan, which he thought of erecting where the old castle of Dingwall stood, or on the hill to the west of Dingwall, either of which would have been very suitable situations;
but the Tutor who had in view to erect a castle where he afterwards
erected Castle Leod, induced the Lord High Chancellor, Seaforth's father-in-law, to prevail upon him to build his castle upon his own ancient inheritance, which he subsequently did, and which was then one of the most stately houses in Scotland. He also added greatly to the Castle of Chanonry, and "as be was diligent in
secular affairs, so be and his lady were very pious and religious." They went yearly to take the Sacraments from the Rev. Thomas Campbell, minister of Carmichael, a good and religious man, and staid eight days with him; nor did their religion consist in form and outward show. They proved its reality by their good works. He had usually more than one chaplain in his house. He provided the kirks of the Lewis without being obliged to do so, as also
the five kirks of Kintail, Lochalsh, Lochcarron, Lochbroom, and Gairloch, all of which he was patron, with valuable books from London, the works of the latest and best authors, "whereof many are yet extant" He also laid the foundation for a church in Strathconan and Strathbran, of which the walls are "yet to be seen in Main
in Strathconan, the walls being built above the height of a man above the foundation, and he had a mind to endow it had he lived longer." He mortified 4000 merks for the Grammar School of Chanonry, and had several works of piety in his view to perform
if his death had not prevented it. The last time he went to Court some malicious person, envying his greatness and favour, laboured to give the King a bad impression of him, as if he were not thoroughly loyal; but the King himself was the first who told him what was
said about him, which did not a little surprise and trouble the Earl, but it made no impression on the King, who was conscious and sufficiently convinced of his loyalty and fidelity. After his return from Court his only son died.
     Colin died on 15 April 1633 in Chanonry, Ross & Cromarty. After his wife's death, the Earl contracted a lingering sickness, which, for some time before his death, confined him to his chamber, during which "he behaved most Christianly, putting his house in order, giving
donations to his servants, etc." He died at Chanonry on the 15th of April, 1633, in the 36th year of his age, and was buried there with his father on the 18th of May following, much lamented and
regretted by all who knew him. The King sent a gentleman all the way to Chanonry to testify his respect and concern for him, and to attend his funeral, which took place, on the date already stated, with great pomp and solemnity. "Before his death he called his successor, George of Kildene, to his bedside, and charged him with the protection of his family; but above all to be kind to his men and followers, for that he valued himself while he lived upon their account more than upon his great estate and fortune." [Ardintoul, Letterfearn, and other Family MSS.] On the occasion of his last visit to London the King complimented him on being the best archer in Britain.
His lordship died at Chanonry on the 15th of April, 1633, and was buried in the Cathedral Church of Fortrose in a spot chosen by himself. His son, Lord Alexander, having died before his father, on the 3d of June, 1629, and Colin having had no other issue male, he was succeeded by his brother.

Children of Colin MacKenzie and Lady Margaret Seton

Colin MacKenzie

     Colin MacKenzie was the son of Alexander MacKenzie.
He married Janet, daugher of John Mackenie, Ardcharnach and Langwell, and had issue..

Colin MacKenzie

     Colin MacKenzie was the son of Roderick MacKenzie (of Redcastle) and Finguella (Florence) Munro. Colin MacKenzie was also known as Colin MacKenzie (of Kincraig) in records.

Colin MacKenzie

     Colin MacKenzie was the son of Thomas MacKenzie.

Child of Colin MacKenzie

Colin Bodman MacKenzie

(3 September 1902 - 28 July 1985)
     Colin Bodman MacKenzie was born on 3 September 1902 in Yarram, Victoria. He was the son of James MacKenzie and Emily Alice Bodman.
Colin Bodman MacKenzie married Doris May Wheeler on 15 June 1927 in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria.
     Colin resided at 201 Booran Rd, Caulfield, 1982.
     Colin died on 28 July 1985 in Kyneton, Victoria, aged 82. He was buried in Brighton General Cemetery, Brighton, Victoria.

Children of Colin Bodman MacKenzie and Doris May Wheeler

Colin Douglas MacKenzie

     Colin Douglas MacKenzie was the son of John Bannans MacKenzie and Daisy Pearl Felmingham.

Colin James Wheeler MacKenzie

(29 July 1929 - 27 September 1984)
     Colin James Wheeler MacKenzie was born on 29 July 1929 in Greta, Victoria. He was the son of Colin Bodman MacKenzie and Doris May Wheeler.
Colin James Wheeler MacKenzie married Barbara Merie Macdonald (MacKenzie) in 1952 in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria.
     Colin and Barbara resided at 32 Aikman crecent, Oakleigh, Victora, 1967.
     Colin was a sales manager and company director.
     Colin and Barbara resided at 32 Aikman Crescent, Chadstone, Victoria, 1982.
     Colin died on 27 September 1984 in Chadstone, Victoria, aged 55.

Daisy Victoria MacKenzie

(21 July 1897 - )
     Daisy Victoria MacKenzie was born on 21 July 1897 in the Women's Hospital, Carlton, Victoria. She was born six weeks after their marriage. Her marrige or death have not been identified.. She was the daughter of David Turnbull MacKenzie and Catherine Thirza Gay.

Capt Daniel MacKenzie

     Capt Daniel MacKenzie was the son of Capt Bernard MacKenzie.
The Clan Mackenzie website states: The descendants of Murdoch Riach, for example, the illegitimate son of Kenneth of the Nose, known as Clan Vurchie (the Gaelic for Murdoch), fought alongside the illegitimate descendants of Murdoch of the Cave in opposition to their cousin, Alexander the Upright. It was only in the seventeenth century, when the Mackenzie power base had been firmly established, that they associated themselves with the wider Clan, and we find Murdoch Riach’s descendants, such as Colonel Daniel and Captain Bernard, styling themselves Mackenzie, rather than using their former patronymic, MhicVurchie.. Capt Daniel MacKenzie was also known as Capt/Colonel Daniel MacKenzie in records.
Capt Daniel MacKenzie married Nance Dunbar before 1650.

Child of Capt Daniel MacKenzie and Nance Dunbar

David MacKenzie

(circa 1791 - )
     David MacKenzie was born circa 1791 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty.
     David MacKenzie was recorded on the 1851 census in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. David McKenzie 60. mason, Ann MKkenzie 16, Donald Forbes 23, Angus Mackay 24, Donlad Munro 23, Donald Ross 18, Hugh Ross 28, Alexander Suter, 22.

David MacKenzie

(before 1770 - )
     David MacKenzie married Christian Ross. David MacKenzie was born before 1770.

Child of David MacKenzie and Christian Ross

David Turnbull MacKenzie

(29 September 1872 - 15 November 1951)
     David Turnbull MacKenzie was commonly known as D T. He was born on 29 September 1872 in Port Albert, Victoria. He was the son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson.
The Gippsland Standard on 2 Sep 1885 reported that David McKenzie held 285 acres at Wonga Wonga via the Local Land Board.
The South Gippsland chronicle reported in 1896 that he had joined his uncle Robert McKenzie in Coolgardie.
David Turnbull MacKenzie married Catherine Thirza Gay on 12 June 1897 in Holt's Matrimonial Agency, Melbourne, Victoria. His father's will made it clear that she or her children were not to inherit any McKenzie estate.. David was a farmer in 'Calrossie', Yarram, Victoria.
David Turnbull MacKenzie served in the military as a Trooper (#31672) in the Scottish Horse (Marquis of Tullibardine's regiment), Unit 2. Discharged 27/04/01l. He was awarded the Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Transvaal, South Africa 1901 circa 1901 in South Africa.
     David was registered at Won Wron on the 1903 electoral roll. David was granted a divorce from Catherine Thirza Gay between 14 Feb- May 1908 in Victoria. David Turnbull McKenzie, Petitioner, against, Catherine Thirza McKenzie, respondent.
I David Turnbull McKenzie of Won Wron in the State of Victoria, Dairy Farmer, make oath and say as follows :-
1. That I am the above-named petitioner.
2. That I was on the 12th day of June 1897 lawfully married to the above-named Respondent CATHERINE THIRZA McKENZIE (then Catherine Thirza Gay) at Holts Matrimonial Agency, Queen Street, Melbourne in the State of Victoria by the Rev. Samuel Alexander Hamilton.
3. That I was born at Port Albert in the said State on the 29th day of September 1872 and am now of the age of thirty-five years and am now and have been for two years and upwards domiciled in the State of Victoria.
4. The said Respondent as I verily believe was born at North Devon in the said State and to the best of my knowledge information and belief is now of the age of thirty-two years and is now and has been for two years and upwards domiciled in the State of Victoria and except as aforesaid I am unable to swear from information belief or otherwise.
5. My condition of life before my said marriage was that of a bachelor and a farmer and farm labourer and my means of livelihood both before and after marriage were derived from my earnings as a farmer and farm labourer. The condition of life of the Respondent before marriage was that of a spinster employed at Moonee Ponds in the said State as a domestic servant and her means of livelihood before marriage were derived from her earnings as such and since the said marriage to the best of my knowledge information and belief her means of livelihood were derived from payments made by me and my father and from earnings as a domestic servant and waitress.
6. THAT there has been issue of the marriage, one child Daisy Victoria McKenzie who was born at the Women's Hospital Melbourne on the 21st day of July 1897 as I was informed by the said Respondent and verily believe.
7. Immediately after the said marriage I went to New South Wales without cohabiting with the Respondent and remained there at work at various places for about twelve months when I returned to my parents home at Won Wron aforesaid where I continued to reside and work until the month of July 1899. At intervals during the above period I sent part of my earnings to the Respondent but did not cohabit with her at all during such period.
8. In the month of July 1899 I met with a severe accident being picked up on the road in Yarram Yarram in the State aforesaid where my horse had fallen with me and to all appearances kicked my head in getting up - I lay for four weeks in Yarram Yarram aforesaid and was them taken to Melbourne hospital where the operation of trephining was performed by Dr. Fred Bird and I was able to return to my parents home in the month of October 1899 but was utterly unable to work or earn my living in any manner.
9. On the 30th day of November 1899 the Respondent proceeded against me in the Court of Petty Sessions at Carlton for the maintenance of herself and our child and the case was adjourned from time to time - chiefly in order to give me time to become well and able to earn my living and finally on the 12th day of June 1900 the case was withdrawn by the Respondents solicitor.
10. THAT whilst the said case was on during the months of January and March in 1900 I cohabited twice with the Respondent in Melbourne aforesaid during two of my visits to defend such case and after such month of March cohabitation finally ceased between us.
11. Immediately after the said case had been withdrawn, my father in order that I might have an opportunity of becoming well and strong, agreed to pay the Respondent through her solicitor the sum of ten shillings weekly or twelve months from the said month of June 1900 and such weekly sum was, I am informed and verily believe, duly paid up to the month of February 1901.
12. In the said month of February 1901 I, having become well, enlisted in the Scotch Horse to serve in South Africa and whilst in camp near Melbourne awaiting to embark, I was arrested on the complaint of the said Respondent for desertion and confined in the Melbourne Gaol for a short time and was only released when my father agreed to pay to the Respondent through her said solicitor the weekly sum of ten shillings for three years, terminating on the 15th day of February 1904 - and I am informed and verily believe that such payments were regularly made up to the said last mentioned date.
13. That early in the year 1903 the said Respondent came to Won Wron aforesaid to consult me about the adoption of the said child and I then asked her to come back and live with me informing her that I would provide a home for her when she refused and returned to Melbourne. A few weeks later I wrote to the Respondent again offering to provide a home for her and the child and received a reply a few days later in the Respondents own handwriting refusing my offer and saying she could never live with me. I again wrote about a week later making the same offer and urging the said Respondent to accept it and come live with me but did not receive any reply - thereto I am able to fix the date as in the year 1903 as it was some months before the last payment as aforesaid fell due in the month of February 1904.
14. In the year 1906 the Respondent again wrote to me and I proceeded to Melbourne to see her and again requested her to come and live with me and stated to her that as under an arrangement with my father I was now using part of his property and residing in the house built thereon and if she would come to me we could get along well and let all bygones be bygones but the Respondent again distinctly refused my said offer and took me to her Solicitor who examined me closely (and as I thought impertinently) as to my means and ability to carry out my desire.
15. In the month of May 1907 the respondent again came to see me and asked me to pay her something to keep the child and I replied "I will take you and the child if you will come" to which she answered "I will never live with you, I only want money to keep the child" and I said, "I will take the child and see that she is brought up properly". The Respondent did not reply but after striking me, ran away. I met her several times after, each time making the same offer which she invariably refused and asked for money for the child and finally informed me that she would ruin me and returned to Melbourne where she is employed at the United Service Club Hotel in Collins Street.
16. That on the 2nd day of July last, the Respondent issued a summons against me under the Marriage Act 1890 for the maintenance of the said child which said Summons was by consent of the parties struck out on the 31st July last on my promising to pay to the Respondent for the maintenance and support of the said child the sum of twelve shillings and sixpence a week during the months of October, November, December, January, February and March and the sum of ten shillings a week during the months of April, May, June, July, August and September in each and every year until such child should attain the age of sixteen years, such payments to be payable every four weeks in advance, the first to be made on the 24th day of July last, and on the 13th day of September 1907 I executed an agreement with the Respondent binding myself to carry out the aforesaid arrangement - and allowing her the sole custody and control of the said child and have since the said 24th day of July last, duly paid the monthly payments to the Respondent in pursuance of the said agreement.
17. That I have instituted these proceedings without any unnecessary delay.
18. That the above-named Respondent, Catherine Thirza McKenzie, has without just cause or excuse wilfully deserted me this deponent and without any such cause or excuse left me so continuously so deserted during three years and upwards namely from the month of February 1904 to the time of making this affidavit.
19. Save as aforesaid there have been no separation or separations and no deed or separation has ever been executed between me and the Respondent.
20. That I distinctly and unequivocally deny all collusion or connivance past or present directly or indirectly with the Respondent or with any person liable to be made Respondent.
Sworn at Yarram Yarram in the State of Victoria this 25th day of October 1907 before me, F F Hall. A Commissioner of the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria for taking Affidavits.
     David was registered as David Turnbull, farmer & Catherine Sarah, home duties at Won Wron on the from 1908 to 1912 electoral roll.
David Turnbull MacKenzie married secondly Catherine Snadden MacKenzie on 30 June 1909 in her home, 'Heathville', Macks Creek. By Presbyterian rites.
     David was registered as a farmer at North Devon, Victoria, on the 1919 electoral roll.
     David and Catherine were registered as David Turnbull, farmer & Catherine Snaddon, home duties at Devon North, Victoria, on the 1931 electoral roll.
     David was registered as a farmer at 'Calrossie', near Yarram, on the 1934 electoral roll.
     David was registered as a farmer at near Yarram on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll.
     David was registered as a farmer at near Yarram on the 1949 electoral roll.
The Gippsland times on 27 Nov 1950 reported the sale of 298 acres of Calrossie. This property was selected by the late D T McKenzie and was noted for its quality. 194 acres with a small four reeomed cottage went at £92/10/- per acre to Douglas Mcleod of yarram and the remaining 104 acres with no buildings to Clyde Coulthard of Yarram at £91 per acre.
     David died on 15 November 1951 in hospital, Yarram, Victoria, aged 79. He was buried on 17 November 1951 in the Presbyterian section, Alberton.
     His will was proved in February 1952 at Victoria.

Child of David Turnbull MacKenzie and Catherine Thirza Gay

Children of David Turnbull MacKenzie and Catherine Snadden MacKenzie

Donald MacKenzie

(1 October 1812 - 16 January 1880)
     Donald MacKenzie was born on 1 October 1812 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Isobell Bain. Donald MacKenzie was christened on 4 October 1812 in Cromarty. Donald was a mason..
     Donald MacKenzie was recorded on the 1841 census in Cromarty. A Donald McKenzie aged 28 was listed as m.s.[Male servant] at Avoch. There was a Donald McKenzie aged 40, mason at Davidstoun in Cromarty, but he was not born in the county and had a wife Catherine, so is unlikely to be the right family.
Donald MacKenzie married Margaret Holm, daughter of Alexander Holm and Anne MacKenzie, on 26 January 1847 in the Free Church of Scotland, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty. They married in her mother's house.
     Donald MacKenzie and Margaret Holm 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.      
Donald MacKenzie and William 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.
     Donald MacKenzie and Margaret Holm were recorded 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.
     Donald MacKenzie sponsored the immigration of William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal. It's not clear whether Donald or Donald & William sponsored the rest of the family..
     Donald MacKenzie and Margaret Holm were recorded 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.
     Donald died on 16 January 1880 in Barkly's Lane, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, aged 67.

Children of Donald MacKenzie and Margaret Holm

Donald MacKenzie

(14 January 1917 - 8 July 1977)
Donald McKenzie (1917-1977)
     Donald MacKenzie was born on 14 January 1917 in 75 Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy, Victoria. He was the son of Henry Refshauge MacKenzie and Mavis Bland Ruby.
     Donald resided at 941 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria, 1937.
Donald MacKenzie married Mary Phyllis Colbert, daughter of Edward Michael Colbert and Margaret Robertson, on 7 August 1937 in St Bartholomew's Church of England, Burnley, Victoria. Donald served in the R.A.A.F. He became a Warrant Officer II after enlisting on 2 September 1939 beginning as a fitter & turner. He served in Malaya/Singapore with No. 2 Squadron between 13 August 1940 & 4 March 1942, as Corporal then Sergeant during the War. His service number is A12372/A32998 (previously 205712) - 234 pages. 2 Sep 1939 - 13? Sep 1948, 9 years 11 days, A 1959 document states that he enlisted 1 July 1937 [CAF], He finished his service at the RAAF Academy, Point Cook. Donald was granted a divorce from Phyl Colbert on 15 September 1952.
Donald MacKenzie married secondly Clarice Jewell Wheelhouse on 10 September 1952 in Melbourne.
     Donald resided at Rainbow Valley Road, Park Orchards, from__ ___ 1955.
     Donald resided at East Sale RAAF Station, Victoria, between January 1956 and 1957.
     Donald resided at 80 Bena Rd, Yarraville, Victoria, 1962. He was awarded an MBE for his work in the RAAF on 12 June 1971. WO Donald McKenzie has been officer-in-charge of the Aeronautical Science Workshops at the RAAF College, now re-named RAAF Academy, since 1957. The re-constitution of the RAAF College as the RAAF Academy brought many changes to the Aeronautical Science Course. This in turn necessitated the re-equipping of the engineering and aeronautics laboratories. Much of the equipment need was not available locally except at excessive cost. The equipment was therefore manufactured on the unit. In addition, much of the equipment that was purchased locally weighed so much that their installation required considerable engineering skill. In constructing and installing the various equipment in the aeronautical laboratory, W. Off. McKenzie displayed outstanding ability as a practical engineer. Throughout his many years at the RAAF Academy, he demonstrated his ability to design and construct sophisticated scientific equipments. In addition to his primary duties, he has freely devoted much of his leisure time to the manufacture and maintenance of sporting equipment used by RAAF Academy cadets.
     Donald died on 8 July 1977 in Warrandyte, Victoria, aged 60. He was killed when a hit-run motorist crushed him against his car, crashed and fled police on foot. He was trying to free his utility bogged in a drain on the east side of Harris Gully Road. He was residing at Rainbow Valley Rd, Park Orchards at the time. He was cremated on 13 July 1977 after a service at Croydon in The Necropolis, Springvale. |His ashes were scattered on his farm at Park Orchards. There is a memorial inscription to him on his father's grave at Yarram cemetery.
     His will was proved on 23 May 1978.

Child of Donald MacKenzie and Clarice Jewell Wheelhouse

Donald MacKenzie

(2 March 1781 - before 1790)
     Donald MacKenzie was born on 2 March 1781 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was christened on 3 March 1781 in Kilmuir Easter. Donald, son to William McKenzie & Christian McKenzie was born March 2 and baptised 3rd. Witn: Al. Bain & Al. Fraser. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie.
     Donald died before 1790 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty.

Donald MacKenzie

(before 25 April 1790 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was born before 25 April 1790 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was christened on 25 April 1790 in Kilmuir Easter. William McKenzie, fisher in Portlich had by his spouse Christian McKenzie, a child baptised Donald. Wit: Al Munro & Al Fraser in ditto. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie.
This may the Donald McKenzie, mason, under 30 living at Portlich in the 1814 militia list for Kilmuir Easter.

Donald MacKenzie

(June 1907 - 28 June 1907)
     Donald MacKenzie was born in June 1907 in Yarram, Victoria. He was the son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Lily Hannah Attenborough. Donald MacKenzie was buried on 28 June 1907 in the Presbyterian section, Yarram.
     Donald died on 28 June 1907 in Yarram, Victoria. He was aged eleven hours..

Donald MacKenzie

(before 1735 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was born before 1735 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.
Donald MacKenzie married Margaret Munro. Donald was a fisher in 1756, in Kilmuir Easter. Donald was present at John MacKenzie's christening on 16 June 1756 in Kilmuir Easter, ROC, SCT.

Child of Donald MacKenzie and Margaret Munro

Donald MacKenzie

(4 March 1786 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was born on 4 March 1786 in Portleich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of John MacKenzie and Christian MacKenzie. Donald MacKenzie was christened on 7 March 1786 in Kilmuir Easter.

Donald MacKenzie

(1 September 1806 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was born on 1 September 1806 in Ballandraide/Ballintraid, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander MacKenzie alias Bain and Isabel Munro. Donald MacKenzie was christened on 3 September 1806 in Kilmuir Easter.

Donald MacKenzie

(1881 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was born in 1881 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of James MacKenzie and Anne Mackay.
     Donald resided at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Children of Donald MacKenzie

Donald MacKenzie

(before 1781 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was born before 1781. He may be the Donald bpatisd 16 Oct 1779 in Cromarty, lawful son to John MacKenzie & Christain Campbell. Donald was a mason in 1841..
     Donald MacKenzie was recorded on the 1841 census in Muckernich, Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. Donald McKenzie, aged 60, mason, Helen 55, Christy 20, Helen 65.

Donald MacKenzie

(25 January 1790 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was christened on 25 January 1790 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was the son of David MacKenzie and Christian Ross.

Donald MacKenzie

(23 May 1791 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was christened on 23 May 1791 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was the son of Donald MacKenzie and Christian MacDonald.

Donald MacKenzie

(before 1770 - )
     Donald MacKenzie married Christian MacDonald. Donald MacKenzie was born before 1770.

Child of Donald MacKenzie and Christian MacDonald

Donald MacKenzie

(5 February 1794 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was christened on 5 February 1794 in Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty. He was the son of William MacKenzie and Christian Fowler.

Donald MacKenzie

(between 1795 and 1801 - )
     Donald MacKenzie was born between 1795 and 1801 in Ross & Cromarty.
     Donald MacKenzie was recorded on the 1841 census in Davidstown, Ross & Cromarty. Donald Mackenzie, aged 40, mason, born in the county, with Catherine Mackenzie, 35, Jane 13 and Catherine 11..

Donald Mackenzie

( - 27 January 1837)
     Donald died on 27 January 1837 in Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty.

Donald Mackenzie

     Donald died in Ross & Cromarty.

Donald Mackenzie

     Donald died in Ross & Cromarty.
Donald Mackenzie married Elizabeth Noble on 30 September 1815 in Cromarty. He was a sailor, both of Cromarty.

Child of Donald Mackenzie and Elizabeth Noble