looking for the father of Colin McKenzie. Colin was born 1845 in Urray,Ross and Cromarty Scotland.
Colin married Helen (Ellen) Yule. They had a son Robert who Married Mahalia McGregor Paton and they had three children,Ian, Isobel and Donald. Isobel married Hector Hayward at Mokai NZ on the 5th May 1932. They lived at Wairakei in Hayward's General store and Cafe.
Mahalia was the daughter of John Paton and Isabella McGregor, and as far as I know her mother was Isabell McGregor ans so as my mother tells us we are related to Rob Roy McGregor.
Alexander Yule and his 2nd wife Elizabeth Watson sailed from Glasgow on the "BENGAL MERCHANT" the first ship of Scottish immigrants to NZ They left on the 24th October 1839 and arrived at Petone Wellington NZ 20th Feb 1840
So I need to know the Ancestors of both Colin McKenzie and Alexander Yule. but beware there are 28 ways of spelling YULE OK?
The Bengal Merchant was also used as a convict ship and I have had two Ancestors from the Montgomerie clan who were transported to Van Diemans Land and Botany Bay for crimes.
One of robbing the Bank of Scotland of 5,000 pounds and the crime not clear on. First charge 14 years.
2nd charge 7 years.
So the Bengal Merchant was used to bring family to NZ and also to take convicts to the South Pacific.