Colin McKenzie was born Urray Ross and Comarty 1845 His father was Alexander McKenzie born1803 both died in NZ is this information correct please? talofa :: Genealogy
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Colin McKenzie was born Urray Ross and Comarty 1845 His father was Alexander McKenzie born1803 both died in NZ is this information correct please? talofa

Query by talofa

The information I have is: John McKENZIE m Mary McDONALD 17 Nov 1726. Roderick McKENZIE b 1763 d 1862 m Isabella McDONALD (all in Scotland) Alexander McKENZIE b 1803 Scotland d 1876 NZ m Mary GOLLAN. Colin McKENZIE b 1845 Scotland d 1889 NZ m Helen YULE 30 March 1870 "Sunnyside" Taratahi NZ.
Could someone please check to see if this information and Family Tree is correct. Colin and Helens son Robert McKENZIE is my Grandfather...
Thank you for your time, talofa

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on 2013-01-04 17:17:59

talofa , from hamilton nz, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2011. is researching the following names: MCKENZIE, YULE, MCGREGOR and 2 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2013-01-04 19:30:46

hi talofa,

I think Helen may have actually been Ellen, but yes, the Yule family farmed at 'Sunnyside', East Taratahi
... Alexander Yule, the son of Robert Yule, brought his family to New Zealand from Hamilton, Scotland on the Bengal Merchant, arriving in Port Nicholson (Wellington) 20 Feb 1840.
With his was his wife Elizabeth & children:
Grace aged 10
Robert aged 7
Mary aged 1
A son, Alexander, was born at Petone one month after arrival and their daughter Mary was drowned in a flood in the Hutt River soon after. The family first settled at Lower Hutt where another daughter, Elizabeth, was born and they were to have seven other children. Alexander Yule was a foundation member of the Knox Church in Masterton. He died on 25 April 1890, aged 84 years and is buried in the Masterton Early Settler's Cemetery with his wife Elizabeth who died on 3 June 1903, aged 92 years

a daughter, Ellen Yule, was born in 1848 and married Colin McKenzie in 1870 & had 7 children

Colin was born in 1845, 1 of 8 children of Alexander McKENZIE (1804-1876) who was born in Urray, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland and died in 1876 in Masterton, Wairarapa & of Mary GOLLAN who was born in 1810 in Urray, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland and died 1890 in Kuripuni, Masterton

by talofa on 2013-01-04 20:15:42

Thank you once again ngairedith, you have provided me with heaps of information so far. Patons of Ashhurst, McKenzies and some of the Yules--did you know that there is 110 ways of spelling YULE.Alexander YULE's father Robert is spelt YEWLL. I have an Uncle in Ashhurst Alfred (boy ) YUILE.The "Bengal Merchant" also took William Montgomerie to Van Diemans Land in 1828 as a Convict. He was tried in the court of Ayr of forgery, found guilty and deported for 14 years He was a farmer. His brother Peter Montgomerie was found guilty in the court in Glasgow and was deported for 14 years to Sydney. He was a Doctor! Their brother Robert Montgomerie son of John Montgomerie and Jean KING m 30 Dec 1788 in Kilbirnie Scotland is an ancestor of mine.Do you have the names of the eight children of Alexander McKENZIE and Mary GOLLAN? talofa

by ngairedith on 2013-01-04 20:23:58
by talofa on 2013-01-04 20:34:54

One question:? :-) Colin McKENZIE married Ellen YULE in 1870 and had seven children.
Have you their names and date of birth or year of birth please? I know that Robert was one of them and that he married Mahalia McGregor PATON. They had three children.
Ian, Isabel and Donald. I think that Alexander a brother of Roberts was Best Man at Mahalia and Roberts wedding.

The amount involved in the robbery was 5,000 pounds and the Bank of Scotland was in High St PAISLEY SCOTLAND. Passing of forged notes (3 of them)

by ngairedith on 2013-01-04 21:03:16

you just have to click the link above your query to see the children

by talofa on 2013-01-04 21:48:47

In one of your replies you said that Colin McKENZIE was born in 1845, 1 of 8 children of Alexander and Mary GOLLAN, these are the names I would like please.
PLUS when you are trying to follow your ancestors do you follow a certain path or all of the Family? Should I just concentrate on the McKENZIES down a certain path or check each person of a family? Had to decide which.

by ngairedith on 2013-01-04 22:06:51

by talofa on 2013-01-04 23:13:05

Well I'm blown away with all this information. Thank you very much. I MUST BE RELATED TO ALL THE McKENZIES IN THE WAIRARAPA I guess. I will fill in a form with this information and share with my desendants as well. This maybe me for the time being. I am very very glad that I joined and met people like you and others. I may start looking at the McGREGORS now.
once again many many thanks for you time and patience with me and my ?s..talofa

by ngairedith on 2013-01-07 18:34:16

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