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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

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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Colin was born 1845 Urray, Ross and Cromarty Scotland. Now who was Colins Father, Grandfather and Greatgrandfather and greatgreatgrandfather?

I have Alexander McKenzie born 1803 died nz 1876 m Mary Gollan.
Roderick McKenzie b 1763 d1862 m Isabella McDonald.
John McKenzie m Mary McDonald. Could someone please verify that these are correct or give correct details please.

John H Paton was a blacksmith in Ashhurst and there was a Theodore Paton in Ashhurst ,are they related? Theodore (Tim) is my Uncle

John Paton was married to Isabella McGregor in Marton where John learnt his trade.
John and Isabella's daughter Mahalia McGregor Paton married Robert McKenzie. Their daught Isabel McKenzie is my Mother.
Tim Paton and Mona Bishop had two children June and Mervyn. June married Roy Lester and they had a Cordial Factory in Levin in the 1945 onwards. Merv looked after the family farm.
John and Isabella Paton are buried in the Ashhurst cemetery as is Theodore Paton and Mona Paton plus Mervyn Paton

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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.

McGregors: John Henry PATON m Isabella McGREGOR.

Her mother was called Isabella McGREGOR too and was only 15 years old when she had her daughter. No known father. ANY ADVANCE BACKWARDS ON THIS FAMILY LINE.
My mother said we were related to Rob Roy McGREGOR b 7 March 1671.

visiting cemeteries --- now about genealogy

My mother said "when you go to visit a cemetry you take a bunch of flowers. BUT when you go to the one in ASHHURST you TAKE BUCKETS AND BUCKETS OF FLOWERS. talofa

With genealogy, do you just follow one line down, eg Father and mother, then son and follow that line or do you read the whole family and take notes of all Mother Father sons and daughters down to the present day?

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