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Peter Mckean, James McKee, Daniel McKeegan, William McKelvey, Alexander McKenzie, Daniel Mckenzie,
Donald Mckenzie, George Mckenzie, John McKenzie, John and Mary McKenzie, Nathaniel Mckenzie, Peter McKenzie,



Peter Mckean

Peter McKean 1833 - 1899 #13222 aged 66 son of Elizabeth and James McKean, wed 1862 #4163 to Martha Leigo 1840 - 1897 #4729 aged 57, daughter of Elizabeth Fulton and John Leigo and lived at Ballarat then Colac
7 Children 1. Catherine Elizabeth Mckean 1863 #15276
2. Agnes Jane Mckean 1865 #8933
3. William Henry Mckean 1867 #12672
4. John Joseph Mckean 1870 #20952
5. Robt Alex Mckean 1873 #7323
6. Martha Ellen Mckean 1876 #13642
7. Jessie Fulton Mckean 1879 #1605
1. Catherine Elizabeth Mckean 1863 #15276 wed c1894 to Albert Hearn
2. Agnes Jane Mckean 1865 #8933 wed 1891 #1219 to Chas Wm Parkes 1864 #1491
3. William Henry Mckean 1867 #12672 wed 1890 #6110 to Edith Elizth Pitefar and lived at Colac
6 children 1. Lilian Edith Mckean 1891 #2134
2. Flor Jessie Mckean 1892 #12246
3. Robt Wm Mckean 1894 #2328
4. Elsie Beatrice Mckean 1897 #2384
5. Ida Leigo Mckean 1899 #9525
6. Allan James Mckean 1901 #25992

James McKee

James McKee wed 1862 #4185 to Margaret Shaw and lived at Crowlands (15 miles from Ararat), Ballarat then at Bungaree.
9 Children 1. Agnes McKee 1860 born in UK
2. William John McKee 1863 #20008
3. James McKee 1865 #6407
4. Henry McKee 1866 #19212
5. Eliza Jane McKee 1868 #1191
6. Thomas McKee 1869 #20899 lived 1 year
7. Robert McKee 1870 #14187
8. Elizabeth Ann McKee 1875 #896
9. Alexander McKee 1879 #7407 - 1882 #7923 lived 3 years
1. Agnes McKee 1860 - 1944 #23308 aged 84, wed 1883 #2608 to Richard Biggs 1861 #4369 born in Victoria, and lived at Bungaree then Tarnagulla, 8 Children

Daniel McKeegan

Daniel McKeegan from Antrim wed 1874 #1709 to Ellen Ryan 1846 - 1882 #5549 aged 36 dau of Alice Prendegast and Timothy Ryan died at Geelong
Daniel McKeegan wed 1883 #639 to Elizabeth Stephen
4 Children 1. James Patrick McKeegan 1875 #23084 - 1880 #7189 lived 4 years
2. Timothy McKeegan 1877 #22455
3. John McKeegan 1879 #16620
4. Alice Mary McKeegan 1881 #16861
3 Children 5. Daniel Alexander McKeegan 1883 #16862
6. Margaret Agnes McKeegan 1885 #17928
7. Ada Violet McKeegan 1887 #19997
5. Daniel Alexander McKeegan 1883 #16862 wed 1909 #3413 to Sarah Louisa Kenshole 1887 #11447 and lived at Geelong

McKelvey

William McKelvey 20 came Aug 1856 on the Red Jacket and (as McKelvy) wed 1864 #4118 to Jane Harris and lived at Pitfield, Sebastopol then Sagao Hill
7 Children 1. John McKelvey 1867 #3983
2. William Alexander McKelvey 1869 #5066
3. Susannah Jane McKelvey 1870 #19302
4. George Robert McKelvey 1872 #5057
5. Edith Margt McKelvey 1873 #26574
6. Charles Edward McKelvey 1877 #11187
7. Ann Orr McKelvey 1877 #11188
2. William Alexander McKelvey 1869 #5066 wed 1894 #352 to Elizth Jane Durston 1868 #7298 born at Ballarat
3. Susannah Jane McKelvey 1870 #19302 wed 1895 #2165 to James Mckinnon Carter and lived at Krambruk
2 Children 1. Jessie Mckinnon Carter 1897 - 1897 #4239 lived 1 month
2. Doris Lilian Carter 1899 #19848
4. George Robert McKelvey 1872 #5057 wed 1895 #415 to Cecilia Jane Jewell 1872 #14933 and lived at Essendon, Footscray
3 Children 1. Lilian Cecilia McKelvey 1896 #3134
2. Harold Geo McKelvey 1898 #4184
3. Dorothy Flor McKelvey 1901 #11199
5. Edith Margt McKelvey 1873 #26574 wed 1900 #2386 to Walt Kendall Cawood 1866 #7005 born at Apollo Bay, lived at Krambruk
1st Child 1. Unnamed Male Cawood 1901 #20281 - 1901 #10266 lived 1 day
7. Ann Orr McKelvey 1877 wed 1899 to Arthur Costin

Alexander McKenzie

Alexander McKenzie came c1854 with Janet Grant from Ross and lived at Kilmore
8 Children 1. Margaret McKenzie 1841 - 1873 #14453 aged 32
2. Norman McKenzie 1855 #2190 died
3. Kenneth McKenzie 1857 #16327
4. John McKenzie 1859 #20597
5. Janet McKenzie 1864 #9248
6. Christina Ann McKenzie 1866 #15400
7. Norman McKenzie 1869 #3022
8. Mary Ann McKenzie 1872 #9714
1. Margaret McKenzie 1841 - 1873 #14453 aged 32, wed 1862 #4253 to William McKnight McLeod, 3 children

Daniel Mckenzie

Daniel Mckenzie came c1854 with Isabella Boss and lived at Kyneton and later at Kerang
9 Children 1. Daniel McKenzie 1855 #7380
2. William McKenzie 1857 #11633 - 1883 #4004 aged 25
3. Isabella Boss McKenzie 1859 #7495
4. Elizabeth Wallace McKenzie 1861 #20064
5. Mary Boss McKenzie 1865 #6283
6. Janet Grant McKenzie 1868 #523
7. Duncan McKenzie 1870 #13372
8. Ernest Jones McKenzie 1872 #21391 lived 3 years
9. Jeanie McKenzie 1876 #321
3. Isabella Boss Mckenzie 1859 #7495 wed 1881 #5129 to Nicholas (Nathan) Henry Block 1859 #3521, and lived at Ararat then at Hamilton, 3 children

Donald Mckenzie

Donald Mckenzie 1826 - 1897 came aged 32, in March 1859 as Assisted Immigrants on the Dirigo with Isabella Finlayson 1836 - 1924 aged 88, aged 22, Christy 2 and Margaret infant, and lived at Creswick and later at Skipton, Darlington and Lismore The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 12 April 1924
McKENZIE.-On the 11th April, 1924, at Strathlachlan, Barrabool, Isabella Finlayson, relict of the late Donald McKenzie, late of Flodden Field, Cressy, and loving mother of Christina (Mrs. W. Anderson), Isabella (Mrs. J. Brownlee), Maggie (Mrs. Boyd, deceased), Mary (Mrs. Mowatt, deceased), Kate (Mrs. A. J. Batty, deceased), Annabella (Mrs J. S. Anderson, deceased), Roderick (sergeant of police, North Melbourne), John Donald (sergeant of police, Hotham Hill), John (Cressy), William D.F. (deceased), Alex (Donnybrook), aged 88 years. Peace, perfect peace.
11 Children 1. Christy/Christina Mackenzie 2, 1857 - 1938 #3675 aged 81, wed WmAnderson
2. Margaret Mackenzie infant, 1859
3. Mary Mackenzie 1860 #15481
4. Isabella Mackenzie 1862 #13911 - 1948 #3776 aged 85,
5. Roderick Mackenzie 1865 #8755 - 1957 #2186 aged 91
6. Catherine Finlayson Mckenzie 1867 #18258 - 1923 #18261 aged 56, wed Batty
7. John Donald Mackenzie wed 1895 #1336 to Margaret Jane Abernethy
8. John Wilson Mckenzie 1871 #26371 - 1952 #16247 aaged 79
9. Annabella Mckenzie wed 1901 #5367 to James Anderson of Ceres
10. William Duncan Finlayson Mckenzie 1877 #1960 - 1923 #10357 aged 46
11. Farquhar Alexdr Mckenzie 1880 #23616 - 1957 #4744 aged 75
1. Christy/Christina Mackenzie 2, 1857 - 1938 #3675 aged 81, wed 1881 #2342 to William Anderson and lived at Lismore, Ceres
6 Children 1. Alexander Anderson 1882 #3785
2. Donald James Anderson 1884 #23295
3. Gordon Mckenzie Anderson 1887 #18189 - 1958 #1008 aged 70
4. Annie Anderson 1891 #31545
5. Lawrence Roderick Br Anderson 1895 #23149 - 1957 #21970 aged 61
6. Donald Mckenzie Anderson 1898 #25240 - 1971 #22859 aged 72
3. Mary Mackenzie 1860 #15481 wed 1881 #865 to William Mowat/Mowatt and lived at Ceres
8 Children 1. Isabella Ann Mowat 1882 - 1966 #6729 aged 84, wed Padgett 2. Margaret Elsie Mowat 1883 - 1966 #2634 aged 82, wed Henry Hart 3. Mary May Mowatt 1885 #16901 - 1925 #4108 aged 39, wed McIvor
4. Evelyne Maud Mowatt 1887 #27621 - 1964 #8409 aged 75, wed Missen
5. Betsey Mowat 1890 #11951
6. Wm Duncan Finlayson Mowat 1892 #31736
7. Donald Mckenzie Mowat 1895 #19998 - 1973 #19526 aged 78
8. Christina Mowat 1897 #27434
4. Isabella Finlayson Mackenzie 1862 #13911 - 1948 #3776 aged 85, wed 1887 #6186 to James Watson Brownlee 1859 #13916 - 1946 #2455 aged 86, son of Eliza Roger Preston and David Brownlee, farmer,
See Family web page , David Brownlee, born at Blackburn in the Parish of Livingstone, Linlithgowshire on 17 September 1819 and baptised 10 October 1819, son of Christian Cunningham wed James Brownlee, born 5 August 1792 in Blackburn and baptised 12 August 1794, son of Henrietta Black wed 30 May 1789 to David Brownlee baptised 22 January 1744. David Brownlee married Eliza Roger Preston, daughter of John and Janet Preston, at Dundee on 28 July 1848 and came to Australia on S.S. "Flore" in 1852. They landed at Geelong where David established a manufacturing industry at Marnockvale, which he named after the village Marnock in Scotland. David died in Geelong, Victoria in 1898.
6 Children 1. James Gordon 19 Jan 1888 #3367 - 1931 9448 aged 43
2. Isabella Eliza Brownlee 1891 #12853 - 1953 #9085 aged 62 wed Alec Wallace.
3. Jessie Finlay McKenzie Brownlee 1893 #22817, died unmarried.
4. Christine McKenzie Brownlee died unmarried.
5. John Donald Mackenzie 7 Jan 1900 #3507 - 10 Jan 1969 aged 69, baritone and President of the Manhattan School of Music, died in New York.
6. Dulcie Annabel McKenzie Brownlee 1907, wed James Bain Brunton 8th child 19 Aug 1908 - 29 Jun 1988 to Jane McKenzie 1860 - 1957 aged 97, and James Bain Brunton 1859 #19365 - 1931 #14182 aged 71, son of Jessie Watson and Robert Brunton of Geelong. Had son and dau
6. Catherine Finlayson Mckenzie 1867 #18258 - 1923 #18261 aged 56, wed 1890 #8342 to Albert James Batty 1864 #3275 - 1936 #13707 aged 72, and lived at Netherby, 6 chn

George Mckenzie

"The diphtheria epidemic of 1874 struck Yea heavily, killing between thirty and forty of the children in a matter of months and causing the school's temporary closure on several occasions; on some days attendances totalled only 14 or 15."
17 children born in Yea died, with 7 of the McKenzie family, and 8 other families each lost one child.
William Leyden Ker wed 1850 #23496 to Anna Maria Hussey Deburgh and lost 5 of their surviving 11 children
Harriet Skinner and Michael Mooney lost Michael 5, eldest of their 10 children
Louisa Jones and Robert Reid lost Mary aged 11 and Ann aged 4
George Mckenzie came c1855 with Mary Davis and lived at Yea. Seven children died in the Diptheria epidemic of 1874, leaving only 2 children alive, Rose was born the next year.
10 Children 1. Ann McKenzie 1854 - 1928 #8252 aged 74
2. Henry Mckenzie 1957 - 1874 #3668 lived 16 years
3. Ellen Mckenzie 1859 - 1874 #3669 lived 15 years
4. John Thomas Mckenzie 1862 #24412
5. Charles Mckenzie 1865 #6042 - 1874 #3672 lived 10 years
6. Mary Maria Mckenzie 1866 #18919 - 1874 #3667 lived 8 years
7. Esther Mckenzie 1868 #27363 - 1874 #3674 lived 5 years
8. William Chapman Mckenzie 1871 #6483 - 1874 #3671 lived 4 years
9. Edw Langhorn Mckenzie 1873 #6794 - 1874 #3670 lived 1 year
10. Rose Louisa Chapman Mckenzie 1875 #20509
1. Ann McKenzie 1854 - 1928 #8252 aged 74 died at Yea, wed 1878 to George Williamson

John McKenzie

John McKenzie 43 came Jul 1853 on the Genghis Khan as Assisted British Immigrants with Margaret McKenzie 44 and 9 family members, Andrew 24, Margaret 27 and infant, Jessie 23, Rebecca 21, Mary 18, Ellen 14, Kenneth 11, Margaret 9,
7 Children 1. Andrew McKenzie 24, c1828 with Margaret McKenzie 27, c1825 and Infant McKenzie c1852
2. Jessie McKenzie 23, c1829
3. Rebecca McKenzie 21, c1831 - 1858 #4692 aged 27
4. Mary McKenzie 18, c1834
5. Ellen McKenzie 14, c1838
6. Kenneth McKenzie 11, c1841
7. Margaret McKenzie 9, c1843
1. Andrew McKenzie 24, c1828 came Jul 1853 on the Genghis Khan as Assisted British Immigrants with Margaret Jardine 27, and lived at Sandhurst
4 Children 1. Mary Hislop McKenzie 1853 #925 - Mary McKenzie 1871 #6389 lived 20 years, born at Sea
2. Christina Gibson McKenzie 1856 #2785 - 1856 #1530 lived 4 months
3. James McKenzie 1857 #12095 - 1857 #5250 lived 7 months
4. Thomas Andrew McKenzie 1859 #4487
2. Jessie MacKenzie 23, c1829 wed 1854 #1626 to Orlando Birt and lived at Geelong, Barker's Hill, Castlemaine, The Loddon
9 Children 1. Mary Jane Birt 1854 #6895
2. John Kenith Birt 1856 #13750
3. William Andrew Birt 1858 #13879
4. Rebecca Jeffrey Birt 1860 #21445
5. Orlando Jeffrey Birt 1862 #13434
6. Walter Henry Birt 1865 #7432
7. Margaret H Eliz Jess Birt 1867 #20645
8. Mathew George Ro Birt 1870 #1267
9. Sydney Joseph Morrow Campbell Birt 1873 #15194
3. Rebecca McKenzie 21, 1831 - 1858 #4692 aged 27 wed 1854 #2531 to Peter Wedd Birth: 09 May 1827 Christening: 30 Apr 1837,
2 Children 1. Ruth died 1856-1859 #6649
2. Letitia Anne Cullen Wedd 1858 #10245

John and Mary McKenzie

John McKenzie came c1857 with Mary Brown
4 Children 1. Alexander McKenzie 1858 #16976 - 1886 #167 aged 27 years
2. William McKenzie 1860 #2497
3. Unnamed Male McKenzie 1863 #2915
4. Mary Grace McKenzie 1865 #9397
1. Alexander Brown McKenzie 1858 #16976 - 1886 #167 aged 27 years, wed 1883 to Sarah Frusher lived at Ballarat
Sarah McKenzie wed 1887 #4339 to Robert Robertson Pierce from Ireland
3 Children 1. Winifred Lorne McKenzie 1885 #265 born at Ballarat
2. Twin Montague Decarl Robt Pierce 1892 #31343
3. Twin Myrtle Irene Hazel A Pierce 1892 #31344

Nathaniel Mckenzie

Nathaniel Mckenzie wed 1871 #3635 to Mary Ann Cook and lived at Coleraine, Carapook then Natimuk
6 Children 1. Emily Mckenzie 1871 #22275R
2. Sarah Ann Mckenzie 1875 #14892
3. James Mckenzie 1877 #21319 - 1879 #4073 lived 1 year
4. Mary Elizabeth Mckenzie 1882 #24737
5. Catherine Victoria Mckenzie 1885 #4803
6. Nathaniel Mckenzie 1888 #14000
1. Emily Mckenzie 1871 #22275R wed 1896 #3966 to Joseph Henry Renney

Peter McKenzie

Peter Patrick McKenzie wed 1860 #3821 to Julia Shea (or OShea) and lived at Inglewood
4 Children 1. Elizabeth McKenzie 1865 #15963
2. Margaret McKenzie 1867 #8701
3. Josiah John McKenzie 1868 #23910
4. Peter Richard McKenzie 1871 #23887 lived 6 years
Elizabeth McKenzie, born 1865 at Inglewood, wed about 1888 to William Enock Smith
Their daughter Mary Johanna 'May' Smith 2 Jan 1890 - 15 May 1938, wed 8 Dec 1909 to Cornelius Hancock 25 Oct 1888 - 8 June 1969 and had 11 children. Died aged 48.


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