Alexander Jnr

Note from Kerrie – My own family’s McKenzie’s are Alexander Jnr,  and his wife first wife Ann McKenzie (nee McLean). They settled in the Spring Hill area, then on the Berkeley Estate and possibly lived in the Fairy Meadow area, before moving north to Bulli. Their first child to be born in Australia was my great great grandmother  Mary Ann in 1839, and she would marry Henry Thomas Hicks, the son of James Hicks. Mary Ann’s husband, Henry Thomas Hicks, would become a North Illawarra Council Alderman in 1897, and was involved in many civic affairs. Ann McKenzie (McLean) died in 1846, and Alexander remarried to Elizabeth Hanks. Alexander and second wife Elizabeth moved to the Crookwell area before moving to Canowindra – Cowra area.

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11 Responses to Alexander Jnr

  1. Jenny Watson (born Nean) says:

    My great grandmother was Mary Ann McKenzie and she married Bernardo Contessa. Their eldest son, Bernard – who married Barbara Ellen Skerry – was my grandfather. Mary Ann’s parents were Donald McKenzie and Nancy McIntosh. Donald was the son of Alexander Jnr. McKenzie. I have been researching family history for approx. 20 years now and it has just about taken over my life!!

    • Ross McKenzie says:

      Hello Jenny.

      I am Ross McKenzie. Mary Ann’s younger brother Donald McKenzie (b 1860) is my great grandfather. I knew his eldest son, also Donald, as my grandfather when they lived in the Adelong Creek valley (NSW). One of my father’s closest friends was Steve Contessa, married to Kath, who lived on the other side of the valley. Steve and Kath’s eldest son Keith and I used to play cards as 10 year olds (circa 1959) when my family visited Nana and Pa. After my parents died in 1999 & 2000 in northern NSW, I called in on Steve and Kath on the way home to Melbourne. They still lived in the valley. They were both in fine form and very welcoming. Sadly they have both passed on now. I have a photograph of Mary Ann’s brother Donald and all of his children taken shortly after his wife, Christina Murray had died in 1897. If you would like a copy my email is rjm49@optusnet.com.au

    • Shirley Hedditch says:

      Think we could be related??

    • thanks for this information Jenny Watston – I have finally added it to the web page

  2. Shirley Hedditch (nee Mckenzie) says:

    I am a descendant of Alexander jnr( I think) and ann Mcleod, fourth son Donald married to Rebecca rook, I understand had 12 children. I am granddaughter of youngest son Charles who was a farmer in molong nsw and died at a young age. Would be interested in further family family information. Thanks Shirley
    0418 432 849

  3. Ross McKenzie says:

    Hello Shirley. I have just now (28 Feb 2017) received two emails containing your posts above. There is obviously something very wrong with this site. I have submitted corrections to Kerrie Anne but received no receipt. According to this site, Rebecca Rook married a John McKenzie… not Donald. There is a page here https://themckenziefamilyillawarra.wordpress.com/alexander-jnr/anne-mcleans-children/01-john-mckenzie-and-rebecca-rook/
    My email is above if you wish to contact that way. Ross McKenzie

  4. Ross McKenzie says:

    Thank you for the very quick reply Kerrie Anne. Should I resubmit my emails?

    • hi Ross
      I’ve tried to do the fixes and amendments you suggested.
      I’ve also checked the Dropbox links to Don’s McKenzie book – I am hoping they will be okay as fortunately I did originally set them up as shared public links from my Dropbox Public Folder.
      I don’t think that aspect is changing on March 15 2017 when Dropbox converts all users’ public folders to Private, ie shared public links to specific files are still supposed to be okay, just the full sharing which allows others to do editing etc is being dropped.
      cheers
      KAC

  5. Ross McKenzie says:

    Thanks Kerrie Anne. I will review later tonight or tomorrow. I have my own “swamp” to drain today. Cheers, Ross

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