Ann McLean’s Children

The Family of Alexander and Ann McLean McKenzie

Alexander McKenzie, b. 1803 in 1803-1805? Isle of Skye?, d. 17-09-1891 in of dropsy suffered for 5 months at Belmore, Canowindra, buried 29-09-1891 in Presbyterian Cem, Cowra.  Belmore is now called Moorbel/Morbell.  He married (1) Anne MacLean, 31-12-1829 in Armadale?,Sleat, Isle of Skye, Cty Inverness, b. ??-??-1808 in of Calgary,Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, d. ??-06-1846 in Berkeley, buried 30-06-1846 in Parish of WollongongAnne: Annie? or born Caligarry, Sleat, Isle of Skye.

Four children were born on the Isle of Skye, and accompanied them on the William Nicol to Australia. And  four more children were born in the Illawarra:

  1. Daniel b 1831 Armadale, Isle of Skye
  2. Donald b 1832 Armadale, Isle of Skye – d. 08-04-1916 in Stanley, VIC. He married Nancy McIntyre, 08-03-1853 in Appin, RC, b. 1829 in Tamlaughtocrilly, Derry, IRE, d. 06-01-1904, buried 08-01-1904 in Stanley Cemetery, VIC.
    1. Mary Anne McKenzie, b. 1854 in Appin, d. 21-11-1890
    2. Jane McKenzie, b. 3-05-1857 in Stanley, VIC.
    3. James Alexander McKenzie, b. 1858 in Stanley, d. 03-05-1931 in Beechworth, VIC
    4. Donald McKenzie, b. 1860 in Stanley, VIC, d. 27-07-1939 in Stanley, VIC.  He married Christina Murray, 1886, b. 1866 in Stanley, VIC, d. 3-02-1897.
      1. Donald McKenzie, b. 27-04-1889 in Stanley, VIC, d. 1979 in Bathurst. He married Sarah Ellen GILLMAN, 1910 in Tumut, b. 1887 in Adelong (daughter of John Henry GILLMAN and Emily Sarah COLLINS), d. 1976.
        1. Leslie Edward McKenzie, b. 03-12-1910 in Adelong, d. 2006.  now lives in Auckland. He married Mary Grace Unknown,  1944 in NZ.
          1. Jeanette Lesley McKenzie, b. 1945 in Auckland.  She married (1) Clarence Walton Moffitt (there were 2 daughters & 1 son),  1966 in NZ.  She married (2) Roy Sweet, 1987. She married (3) Unknown Burton, married c1990
        2. John R McKenzie, b. 14-09-1913 in Adelong, d. 1999.
        3. Kenneth Percy McKenzie, b. 1916 in Adelong, d. 1999.
        4. Myrtle Irene McKenzie. She married Patrick O’Brien Savage, 1940 in Adelong, b. 1916 in Temora.
        5. Alexander McKenzie, b. 1918 in Adelong
        6. Cecil McKenzie  b. 1918 in Adelong
        7. Nancy May McKenzie, b. 5-08-1927 in Wagga Wagga, d. 6-07-2005.  2 children. She married Donald Edward McInness,  1953 in Wagga Wagga, b. 4-10-1926 in Newcastle, d. 25-12-2006 in Brisbane, Qld.
      2. Elizabeth Ann McKenzie, b. 1890, d. 1980 in Brisbane, Qld.
      3. Alice May McKenzie, b. 1891, d. 1961
      4. John James McKenzie, b. 1892, d. 1970
    5. Neil McKenzie, b. 7-04-1861 in Stanley.  or Neal
    6. John McKenzie, b. 07-04-1866 in Stanley, VIC, d. 05-08-1953 in Stanley, VIC. He married Louisa Frances Murray, 29-12-1897 in Beechworth, VIC, b. 07-09-1867 in Cedar Creek, VIC, d. 12-10-1942 in Stanley
      1. John McKenzie
      2. Fairleigh Murray McKenzie, b. 21-05-1893 in South Yarra, d. 09-12-1893 in Footscray.
      3. Elizabeth Murray McKenzie, b. 21-05-1893 in South Yarra, d. 04-03-1894 in Footscray.
      4. John Edward McKenzie, b. 13-06-1898 in Stanley, d. 06-04-1943 in Beechworth.  aka Eddie. He married Hazel Dodson, b. 1896, d. 23-11-1929
        1. Patricia McKenzie
        2. Neila McKenzie. She married Donald Coombes
        3. Hazel McKenzie, b. 23-11-1929. She married Gerald Ryan
          1. Geraldine Ryan
          2. John Ryan
          3. Jaqueline Ryan
          4. Tracey Ryan
            1. Jordan Ryan
          5. Eileen Mary McKenzie, b. 25-12-1900 in Stanley, d. 23-06-1978 in Beechworth.  aka Babe. She married (1) Eric Williams. She married (2) George Green
            1. Valma Green, (daughter of George Green and Eileen Mary McKenzie) b. ??-06-1935 in Melbourne, d. 25-08-1976 in Mansfield. She married Kevin Griffin
              1. Brendan Griffin
              2. Peter Griffin
              3. Justin Griffin
              4. Damien Griffin
              5. Laurence Griffin
          6. Agnes Olive McKenzie, b. 21-09-1902 in Stanley.  aka Ollie. She married Laurence Lancelotte Fenton,  25-11-1929 in Sydney, b. 14-05-1895 in Peak Hill, NSW, d. 30-06-1978 in West Ryde.
            1. Laurence John Fenton, b. 23-12-1932 in Stanmore. He married Joan Evelyn Colling, married 12-10-1970 in Eastwood, b. 23-09-1944 in Ryde
          7. Minnie May McKenzie, b. 1904. She married Frederick Anderson-Ruby
            1. Eileen Anderson-Ruby. She married John O’Neill
              1. Kerry O’Neill
              2. Shane O’Neill
          8. h.         Dorothy Nancy McKenzie, b. 11-04-1907, d. 1989 in Sydney. She married (1) Percival Grimshaw. She married (2) George Jenke. She married (3) William Shaw
  3. Alexander b 1834 Armadale, Isle of Skye
  4. John b 1835 Armadale, Isle of Skye. d. 25-03-1918 in Marmont’s Flat, Taralga, buried 27-03-1918 in Presb Cem, Stonequarry, Taralga, occupation Farmer. He married Rebecca Rook, married 29-07-1865 in Church of Scotland, Redbank, Taralga, b. 14-02-1848 in Childerley, Cambridgeshire, d. 06-10-1930 in Marmont’s Flat, Richlands, Taralga, buried 07-10-1930 in Presb Cem, Stonequarry, Taralga. Nearly 50 members of the John McKenzie branch of Alexander Jnr & Ann McKenzie are buried at Stonequarry Cemetery at Taralga. At Rebecca’s death she was survived by 8 sons & 2 daughters – was he Chair of the Yalbraith Butter Factory (?)
    1. Angus McKenzie, b. 6-09-1864 or 1874? in Marmonts Flat living in Fiji in 1941 – went to live there in 1919
    2. Sarah McKenzie b 1866 d 1866
    3. John A McKenzie b 1867
    4. George McKenzie, b. 19-06-1869 in Marmonts Flat
    5. Donald McKenzie, b. 25-05-1871 in Marmonts Flat. married Mary White in 1893 in Taralga
    6. John McKenzie b 1875
    7. Hugh McKenzie b 1878 lived at Burra Lake married Miss McNeilly of Taralga at the Presbyterian Church Taralga in 1916 and then lived at “Richlands
    8. Ann Jane McKenzie b 1880
    9. Archibald McKenzie of Glen Lee Richlands ( – d 1941 – buried at Stonequarry Cemetery) lived at Richlands married A Howarth who died in 1946 buried at Stonequarry Cemetery Taralga
      1. John McKenzie married Joan ?
      2. Max McKenzie
      3. Lionel McKenzie
      4. Percy McKenzie
      5. Ruby McKenzie married H Baxter
      6. Mary McKenzie married George White
      7. Vera McKenzie married Robertson
      8. Connie McKenziemarried Robertson
      9. Joyce McKenzie married Fenwick
      10. Heather Grace McKenzie married Colin Hector Sinclair in 1946 at St Andrews Presbyterian in Goulburn
    10. Alexander living at Branxton in 1941
    11. Charles -living at Molong in 1941
  5. Mary Ann b 1839 Fairy Meadow, NSW. d. 23-02-1930 in Thirroul, buried 25-02-1930 in St Augustine’s CofE Cemetery, Bulli, occupation Farmers Daughter. She married Henry Thomas Hicks, married 05-11-1861 in Woonona, b. 08-08-1836 in Penrith, Parish of Castlereagh (son of James (John) Hicks and Margaret Daley), d. 28-03-1909 in Thirroul, buried 29-03-1909 in CofE Cemetry Bulli, occupation Farmer.  Henry: Father given as John on BDM. The Illawarra and Sutherland Shire Hicks family members are descended from Mary Ann and her husband Henry Thomas Hicks.
    1. Ann Hicks (1862-1862)
    2. Catherine Hicks (1862-1862)
    3. James Alexander Hicks (1863 Wollongong – 1939 in Burwood ) married in Woonona 1890  Edith Jones (1865 Wollongong- 1939 Burwood) – both died 8 & 9/1/1939 in Western Suburbs Hospital as a result of an accident –knocked down by a car in Croyden in Parramatta Road  – James died first & Edith died a day later – other articles say the reverse that Edith died instantly – her sister was also seriously injured – reported in Tasmania News as well – they were hurled 15 feet by the impact – Launceston Examiner – Sydney Morning Herald
      1. Leila M E Hicks (1891 Woonona – 1932 Newtown) married in Sydney 1927  Cecil J W Lock(e) (1893  Waterloo – ?) – no children of the marriage ?
    4. Margaret Minnie Hicks (1865 – 1952 Ballina – refer Northern Star Lismore 3.6.1952 ) married in Woonona 1899 Alfred Cook (1869Avondale- 1930)
      1. George Wilfred Cook (1900 Woonona -1986)
      2. Marjorie Allison Cook (1901 Ballina – 1978 Harbord) married in Lismore 1926 Angus McDonald Rummery (1903 Casino – 1958 Sydney)
        1. Rae Rummery ( – 2012)
        2. Harold Rummery (1927 – 2011) married Margaret Emme Backer (1934 – ?)
      3. Gladys May Cook (1906 Ballina – 1996) married in Ballina 1923 Alexander Saunders (1901-1979)
        1. Noel  Saunders (- ) married in Ballina 1948 Joyce Lowe ( – )
      4. Alfred Edward Cook (1907  Ballina – 1948 Nambour) married in Ballina 1933 Elvie Scott Corderoy (1910 – ?) – no living children at time of Alfred’s death
    5. Alexander Henry Hicks (1866-1957) married 1884 Esther Mary Armstrong (1864-1918) – Alexander was elected as  Mayor of North Illawarra Council in 1905 and appointed as President of the Illawarra Miners Association in 1903,  and then elected President in 1904 and 1906.
      1. Henry Thomas Hicks (1888-1951)
      2. Ida Hicks (1891 Woonona – 1966 Balgownie) married in Wollongong in 1914 James H Truscott (1886-1922)
        1. Son
        2. Daughter
      3. William Hector Hicks (1900 Woonona – ?) lived in Parkes ?
      4. George Alexander Hicks ( – 1965 Sutherland)
    6. Henry William Hicks (1868-1873)
    7. Unknown Male Hicks (1869-1869)
    8. Mary Alice “Biddy” Hicks (9.1.1871-5.9.1945) married in Ashfield 1929 Alexander Cook (1868 ? – 1933 buried Alstonville) – (nb his second marriage was after death of his first wife Alexina McKenzie in Ballina in 1926, when she was aged 73 years) –  more on Alex (Sept 1933 – Death of Alex Cook – history), Mary Alice was living at 598 Forest Rd Penshurst at time of her death.  Alex’s first wife – Alexina (December 1926 – Death of Mrs Alexina Cook wife of Alexander Cook – cousin of Mary Ann McKenzie – born at Fairy Meadow and a teacher at North Bulli School). 
    9. Captain George Hicks (19.1.1873 Wollongong – 1956 Chatswood) married Lucy (Lou) Ann Keene – Australian Light Horse military history
      1. Winifred May Hicks (1902 Paddington – 1974) married in Lismore 1924 Arthur W C Davies (1897-1975)
        1. Son
        2. Son
        3. Bruce Frederick Davies (1926-1993) married Eileen Frances McKeon (1920-2009)
      2. Joyce Allison Hicks (1912 Lismore – 1984) married North Sydney in 1932 Godfrey Keith Weir ( ?-1975)
    10. Christina Ann Hicks (4.2.1875 North Bulli – 26.10.1951 Lismore)  married in Thirroul 26.1.1903 Edward (Edwin ?) Woolley (1870 North Arm Richmond River -1935 Binna Burra buried Byron Bay) –  see extensive Woolley family history website – scroll down to 9th  Generation – No.13 Jacob Henry Woolley & second wife Margaret Stewart.
      1. Unnamed Woolley (1903-1903)
      2. Mary Thelma Woolley (29.9.1907  Tregeagle – 1982 Lismore) married in Bangalow 1929 William Henry Allan Harris (1906 South Lismore – 1985 East Coraki)
        1. Rae Allyn Harris (1929 Lismore – ?)
        2. Neville Edwyn Allan Harris (1931 Lismore – ?)
        3. Patricia Dawn Harris (1932 Lismore – ?)
        4. Thelma Ann Harris  (1933 Lismore – 1935)
        5. Mary Lynette Harris (1937 Lismore – ?)
        6. Douglas John Harris (1939 Lismore – 1983 Lismore)
      3. Muriel Lucy Woolley (6.7.1917 Tregeagle – ?) married in Lismore 1936 Harry Julian (? – 1941) remarried in Byron Bay 1947 David William McKenzie
    11. Henry “Harry ?” Thomas Hicks (28.4.1877 – 1946 Kogarah) a miner (refer his father’s will), married in Newtown 1898 Eva Kate  Bottomly (1898 – 1944 Woollahra) – he was possibly a soccer player for Thirroul in early 1900′s (see back row 4th from left). – lived at Glen Roy Station St Thirroul and 46 Trevellyan St Cronulla at time of Eva’s death in 1944)
      1. Elsie E Hicks (1898 Joadja Creek – 1971 Parramatta) married in Bulli 1921 Robert Rankin ( – 1955 Parramatta) – Elsie was living at Brooklyn at time of her mother’s death in 1944
      2. Unnamed Hicks (1900 Woonona – 1900)
      3. Harry Hicks (- ) living at Cronulla at time of his mother’s death in 1944
        1. A grandchild Ian George Hicks at time of Eva’s death notice in1944)
        2. Ben
        3. Daughter
    12. Edith Florence Hicks  (25.3.1880 Austinmer– 9.4.1958 Bulli) married (11.9.1901) John Charles Joy (26.12.1873 – 24.2.1910)
      1. Kenneth Charles Joy (1902 Penshurst – 1952 Unanderra) married in 1936 Marjorie Louisa Tollner (1915 – 2002)
        1. Margaret Edith Joy (1937 – ) married in Thirroul 1959 Allan Thomas John Risk
        2. Kenneth William Joy (1942 – ) married in Figtree 1968 Carol Hayes
        3. Kathleen Elizabeth Joy  (1945 – ) married in Thirroul 1963 ? Ryan and remarried to Allan Johnson in Bulli in 1969
      2. Molly” Mary Constance Joy (1906 Penshurst – 1960 Garrawarra) married in Bulli 1929 Louis Russell Freeman Callcott (1903 Lyndhurst/Carcoar – 1985 Thirroul) – divorced
        1. Ian McKenzie Callcott (1930 Enfield – ) married in Bulli 1951 Lola Elspeth Martin (1932 – 1993)
        2. Joan Lois Callcott (1932 Hornsby – 2o12 Wollongong) married in Bulli 1953 Cyril Ross Adams (1923-1990)
        3. Enid Josephine Callcott (1935 Penshurst – ) married in Wollongong 1952 Keith Lambert Gorton (1927-2012) – note NSW BDM has her surname entered as Callett
        4. John Alfred Callcott (1936 Lambton – ) married in Victoria 1960 Patricia Lynnette Barrand (1944 – )
        5. Joy Callcott (1938 Thirroul – ) married in Brownsville 1959 Victor James Parks (1934 – )
    13. Ida McKenzie Hicks (10.9.1883- 1967) married in Sydney 1912 Arthur Frederick ” A F” Webb (? – 196 6 at Sea) – lived at Chatswood, Hunters Hill & had family property “Ellengowan” at Manildra near Molong
      1. Gwyneth Mary Emily Webb (1912 – 1996) married in Chatswood 1939  Douglass Bradford Stuart
      2. Enid Rhys Webb (1914 – 1938)
      3. Ida McKenzie Webb (1917 -1999 ) married in Chatswood 1941 Gerald Robert Bruce Knox (1912-1968)
      4. Frederick Henry Webb (1918 Thirroul – 1975) married in Drummoyne 1947 Betty Adele George – lived at Ellengowan property at Manildra near Molong
        1. Julie Ann Webb (1950 Orange – )
      5. Lois Joy Webb ( – ) married in Drummoyne 1949 John Willis Godwin (Jnr) (1923 – 1974 )
    14. Richard Ernest Hicks (4.9.1887 – 11.4.1953 Kogarah) married 1913 Teresa Catherine Creevey (1885-1963)
      1. Marjorie Mary Hicks (- 1975)  – married in Bulli 1939 James Alexander Morley (-)
      2. Daphne Josephine Hicks (1913 Tamworth ? – ) married in Paddington 1939 Victor George Callaghan ( – 1975) – note was his second marriage – was he the Paddington Taxi Driver in this accident ?
        1. Kevin John Callaghan ( – 1961)
      3. John Henry Hicks ( – 1954 Redfern) married in Bulli 1942 Yvonne Philomena Webb ( – )
        1. Maree Philomena Hicks ( – ) married in Sydney 1960 Laurence Clay Richards ( – )
      4. Thelma Hicks ( – 1967 Sydney ) married  in Parramatta 1938 George Little ( – )
  6. Catherine b 1842 Berkley, NSW , d. 04-12-1892 in River St, MacLean, buried 05-12-1892 in Presb Cem, MacLean. Her NSW BDM registration (3053/1842 V18423053 47) is as Catherine McKinzie. She was buried as Catherine Sheather, (card #10). She married (1) John Ross, married 08-01-1861 in the Congregational Church in  Wollongong (according to Audrey Chessell’s records – ie not Bulli), b. 14-06-1829 in Alness, Ross, d. 14-01-1874 in Palmers Island, NSW, occupation Policeman/Publican. She married (2) Henry Thomas Sheather, married 17-02-1875 in Presbyterian, MacLean, b. 06-02-1851 in Bolwarra, NSW, d. 06-07-1912 in Coffs Harbour, buried 07-07-1912 in Presb Cem, Coffs Harbour, occupation Farmer. Information from Robert Mote on Ozigen
    1. Isabella Ross, (daughter of John Ross and Catherine McKenzie) b. 16-08-1862 in Numbaa, Nowra, d. 16-12-1946 in Maclean. She married Stephan Bruggy, married 1882 in Maclean, b. 1858 in Maclean, d. 1941 in Maclean
      1. John S Bruggy, b. 1884 in Maclean
      2. William T Bruggy, b. 1886 in Maclean, d. 1903 in Grafton
      3. Catherine Anne Bruggy, b. 1889 in Maclean, d. 8-01-1972 in Coolah
      4. Bertie L Bruggy, b. 1892 in Maclean. He married Irene E Gilbert, married 1924 in Grafton
      5. Nellie M Bruggy, b. 1895 in Maclean. She married Ferderick R Blood, married 1920 in Maclean.
      6. Harold Bruggy, b. 1898 in Maclean. He married Alice M Baker, married 1922 in Grafton
      7. Vera D Bruggy, b. 1904 in Maclean
    2. William Donald Ross, (son of John Ross and Catherine McKenzie) b. 7-02-1865 in Palmers Island
    3. Alexander Ross, (son of John Ross and Catherine McKenzie) b. 12-10-1866 in Palmers Island
    4. Christina Mary Ross, (daughter of John Ross and Catherine McKenzie) b. 19-03-1869 in Palmers Island
    5. Catherine Eliza Ross, (daughter of John Ross and Catherine McKenzie) b. 24-12-1871 in Palmers Island
    6. John Donald Ross, (son of John Ross and Catherine McKenzie) b. 24-08-1973 in Palmers Island, d. 23-09-1955 in Paddington
    7. William James Sheather, (son of Henry Thomas Shearer and Catherine McKenzie) b. 26-10-1875 in Palmers Island, d. 10-10-1948 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    8. Henry Thomas Sheather, (son of Henry Thomas Shearer and Catherine McKenzie) b. 2-09-1877 in Palmers Island, d. 13-07-1951 in Lismore
      1. Robert Benjamin Sheather, b. 6-07-1880 in Maclean, d. 6-11-1946 in Whakatane Hospital, NZ. He married Margaret Emma Davies, married 21-10-1910 in Gisborne, NZ, b. 1887 in Gisborne, NZ, d. 24-06-1959 in Whakatane Hospital, NZ
        1. Edna Liel Sheather, b. 7-08-1907 in NZ, d. 1986 in Whakatane, NZ.  6 children. She married Leonard Maurice Martin, b. 1891 in Chatham Islands, NZ
        2. Dulcie Maude Sheather, b. 26-11-1911 in NZ, d. 25-03-1971
        3. Daphne Phyllis Sheather, b. 28-11-1914 in NZ
        4. Harold Henry Sheather, b. 28-03-1920 in Whakatane, NZ
  7. Agnes b 1843 Springhill, NSW d 1844
  8. Angus b 1843 Springhill, NSW

Following wife Ann‘s death in 1846, Alexander McKenzie remarried to Elizabeth Hanks in 1849, and then had another nine children – taking it 17 in total but not all survived childhood.

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3 Responses to Ann McLean’s Children

  1. Reg Philps says:

    I am descended through Catherine & Henry Sheather [not Shearer !] Would like to make contact some time. -Reg Philps

  2. Nurlene block says:

    Hi myrtle Mckenzie is my grandmother so I can help you with our family history.nan passed away yesterday at age 95.

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