Donald McKenzie

The following began with the information shared by Donald MacKenzie in “Over the Sea from Skye“, and then was reviewed using NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages and Trove, etc. Donald the author was a descendant of Donald McKenzie, the third child of North Uist born Alexander McKenzie Snr and first wife Flora McKinnon. 

Donald McKenzie, (son of Alexander (Snr) McKenzie and Flora McKinnon) b. 1828 in Caligarry on Isle of Skye, Scotland, d. 11-03-1894 in “Daisy Bank”, Laggan. He married Christina Morrison, b. 1828 Strathaird Isle of Skye d. 1907 Crookwell- married 28-01-1851 in St Peters Presbyterian, Campbelltown. Christina was the daughter of Lachlan and Mary Morrison of Strathaird on the Isle of Skye.

In the early decades at least, many of Donald and Christina’s descendants lived around Crookwell, Laggan, Taralga, Tarago, Tarlo in the Goulburn Mulwaree region. Though, over time they dispersed interstate.Taralga Tarago

  • Flora MacKenzie b. 1853 (cannot locate a NSW BDM for this) d. 1928 Condobolin (NSW BDM 2336/1928) married in 1885 in Argyle (nb not Wollongong) (NSW BDM 3702/1885) to Duncan MacDonell d. 1946 ? – lived at “Roslyn” near Crookwell and then moved to “Roslyn” Condobolin
    • Christina Alice May MacDonell/McDonell b. 1886 Argyle (NSW BDM 13797/1886) – d. 1939 Stockton (NSW BDM 3025/1939) – married in 1924 in Condobolin (NSW BDM 8201/1924 ) to Phillip Esmond  Calley b. 1887 Stockton  – served in WW1 – 1, 2, 
      • Flora Ellen Calley married in 1947 in Newcastle (NSW BDM 19904/1947 ) – 1, to Dr Walter Harold Corbett, Pathologist d. 1970
      • Dorothy May Calley married in 1947 in Newcastle (NSW BDM 3657/1947) to James Henry Dawson –1, 2
    • William Alexander McDonell b. 1888 Laggan, Argyle (NSW BDM 14401/1888 )d. 1952 Condobolin (NSW BDM 24124/1952 ) – lived at Strathmore and at Bimbil, Condobolin  – served in WW1 in 7th Light Horse Regiment – 1,
    • Donald Reginald McDonell b. 1890 Tuena (NSW BDM 34274/1890) d. 1965 Condobolin –1, – may not have married
    • John George Finlay/Findlay “Fin” McDonell b.1892 Binda – 1,  d. 1986  (NSW BDM 18027/1986) – accident in 1904 at Roslyn- 1,  – married in 1921 in Paddington –1, to Elsie May Smith. He served in WW1 in the 14th Field Company Engineers- 1, – living at Sans Souci, Condobolin in 1943
    • Duncan Stanley McDonall/McDonell  b. 1895 Tuena (NSW BDM 8149/1895) – d. Gympie 1946 – 1 – married in 1925 in Walgett (NSW BDM 6948/1925) to Johanna Bridget  Bowler – d. 1977 – 1
      • Kathleen McDonnell  married Noel James Daniel Burridge b. 1927 –   d. 2011  – 1, lived at Tandur Gympie – experienced a great tragedy in early 2011.
        • Peter Noel Burridge b. 1956 –  d. 2011 – married to Dianne Elizabeth Alexander b. 1958 –  d. 20111, 2, 3, 4, – worked at Queensland Rail, lived at Sarina “TRAFFIC stopped in Gympie’s CBD yesterday as a funeral procession for four family members, who were killed driving to Gympie for a funeral, made its way from St Patrick’s Catholic Church to the Gympie Cemetery.Police blocked roads for the mourners of the family of four who lived at Sarina but had close ties to the Gympie community.The Burridge family – Peter and Diane and their children Kristy and Mark – were travelling to Gympie for the funeral of Noel Burridge (father and grandfather) when they died.Early reports suggested the Burridge’s Holden Commodore sedan had clipped a semi-trailer and rolled just north of Rockhampton – their car was completely destroyed.They were driving on a stretch of Bruce Highway that is notorious for crashes on Australia Day.Yesterday two hearses led the funeral cortege through Gympie streets as the family was taken to their final resting place.” 
        • BURRIDGE, Peter, Diane, Kristy, Mark


          Taken tragically 26th Jan 2011. Late of Sarina and Mackay.
          So dearly loved father, mother, sister and brother of Michelle and her husband Carl and children Karly, Taylia and Jake. Beloved son, daughter, granddaughter and grandson of Noel (Dec’d) and Kathleen Burridge, Bazel and Ivy Alexander. Lovingly remembered by Rosemary and Pat Curran, Tony and Donna, Keith and Lauren, Michael and Tracey, Lorraine and Ken Brown, Jannette and Greg Corbet, Shirley and Gary Lund and families. “We did not know that morning
          What sorrow that day would bring
          When four golden hearts stopped beating
          And we could not do a thing”Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service for Peter, Diane, Kristy and Mark to be held in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gympie
          on Friday February 4th 2011 at 12 noon followed by a Committal Service at the Gympie Cemetery.Relatives and friends in the Sarina and Mackay area are respectfully invited to attend A Memorial Service to be held in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Range Road, Sarina on Monday Feb. 7th 2011 at 10.00am.
          • Kristy Leigh Burridge b. 1980 –  d. 2011
          • Daniel Peter Burridge b. 1984 – 1994
          • Michelle Burridge married Carl Leeson1, 2,
            • Karly Leeson
            • Taylia Leeson
            • Jake Leeson
          • Mark Alexander Burridge b. 1996 d. 2011
        • Rosemary Burridge married Pat Curran – 1, 2
        • Tony Burridge married Donna – 1,
        • Keith Burridge married Lauren – 1
        • Michael Burridge married Tracey de Satge – 1, 2
          • Benjamin Burridge
          • Thomas Burridge
          • Lucas Burridge
    • Anne Euphemia/Elizabeth “Annie” McDonnell b. 1897 Tuena (NSW BDM 30779/1897) – never married ?
  • John Alexander McKenzie, b. 1855. – died at Woonona, NSW on  September 3rd 1886 but was living in the Bulli/Woonona area at the bottom of Bulli Mountain Road (Westmacott Pass aka Bulli Pass) at the time of his 1886 death. It is possible that his death was subject to a coronial inquest – there is one such inquest recorded on a John McKenzie in September 1886. There is also a record for probate being granted in October 1886 – NSWSR. Donald McKenzie believed that John Alexander McKenzie who died in 1886 was the son of Donald and Christina – refer “Over the Sea From Skye”, where he recorded that John was buried close to Alexander Snr and Christina.
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  • Lachlan M McKenzie, b. 1858 in Goulburn. d. 1903 Armidale married to Christina Jennifer Colmer b. 1865 Gundagai d. 1958 Armidale NSW. Christina was the daughter of Cornwall born William Colmer and Margaret McLean born in 1843 at Clifton NSW to John McLean of Greenock Renfrewshire, Scotland and Christina Cameron of Morven, Argyle, Scotland
    • Christina Alice Margaret McKenzie b. 1888 Armidale (NSW BDM 32213/1888)  d. 1964 Goulburn (NSW BDM 18729/1964 ) married in Armidale in 1918 (NSW BDM 12067/1918) to  Walter Peden b. 1888 – a son of Taralga residents and Scots descendants Hugh Peden b. 1839 Mt Hunter, Camden – d. 1915 Chatsbury (1) and Mary Ross b. 1846 Bungonia d. 1923 Goulburn. By 1930, Christina Alice and Walter’s  electoral roll records show them at Chatsbury, Glenelg area where their sons were born. Walter  purchased Rhyanna in the Goulburn area in 1939 –1,  . The Peden’s had long been graziers and farmers in the area, and they were involved in associated agricultural societies over the years. Over time though, some moved off the land.
      • Archibald Hugh Peden b. 1919 Goulburn – lived at of Brewon, Komungla  married in 1949 in Marulan (NSW BDM 5184/1949 ) –1, 2to Rita Jennie Wade. He served in WW2 in the 25th Battalion in New Guinea – 1,
        • Philip Hugh Peden
        • John Walter Peden
        • Wendy Narelle Peden
        • Julie Margaret Peden
      • Keith McKenzie Peden b. 1921 Goulburn- d. 1991 Goulburn – married in Goulburn in 1944 (NSW BDM 2759/1944 )  to Norma Mary Smith b. 1924  d. 1996 – may have lived at Taro – 1, He served in WW2 in the 2/9th Battalion from 1943, ie after the Middle Eastern, Milne Bay and PNG Northern Beaches campaigns.
        • Malcolm John Peden
        • Stuart McKenzie Peden
        • Douglas Keith Peden married Lorna Catherine
        • son4
        • daughter Peden
      • Donald Ross Peden b. 1923 Goulburn d. 2000 married in Goulburn in 1952 – 1, 2,   (NSW BDM 29342/1952) to Lila Beatrice “Bea” Duncan of Blythburn, Tarlo. Donald served in the 7th Motor Transport Company in WW2. Note that he enlisted at Gympie and his record shows that he was also born at Gympie, however this may have been a clerical error. The family lived at Tarlo for many years.
        • Neil Donald Peden
        • Barbara Christine Peden
    • Mary Elizabeth “May” McKenzie b.1889 Armidale d. 1982 Armidale married in 1911 to Cecil John Bell b.1889 d. 1982 of Black Mountain near Armidale – lived in Mackay, Pelican – Dalby, Chinchilla Queensland
      • Bernice Ivy Bell b.1912 d. 2004 married in 1932 in Pelican Dalby – 1, to Aaron Glendwyr Coote b. 1903 Murrurundi  d. 1977, son of  Aaron Coote (b 1875 d. 1958) and first wife Sarah King  (b. 1869 d. 1913) of Longueville. Aaron Glendwyr Coote had been in Kolijo, Mirani Queensland in 1925 then became a Probationary Constable in NSW from February 1929.   Aaron Glendwyr Coote lived in Chatswood in 1935 and then living in Naremburn from 1940’s – 1970’s. Aaron Glendwyr Coote‘s mother Sarah King was the granddaughter of convict Thomas King, arriving on the Guilford in 1812 – 1, 2, 3, . Thomas married in 1816 to Margaret ?, and possibly she may have been a convict or a daughter of convict(s) ? Although it is possible that Thomas and Margaret never married ? Aaron Coote Snr was believed to be the son of Charles Coote of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire  and Anne Jane Ison, who came from Stow Cum Quy in Cambridgeshire.
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        • son2
      • Heather Alice Bell b. 1914 d. 1994  Queensland – 1, formerly of Chincilla married 1937 – 1939 – 1 to Lawrence Edgar Enticknap b. 1915 d. 1998 Queensland – 1,  radio engineer & lecturer of Indooropily formerly of Townsville
      • Victor John Bell 1916 – 2002 Chinchilla Queensland married Maisie Edith Rennick b. 1919 d. 2011 Chincilla – they lived in the Pelican area of Chinchilla
      • Leila Mary Bell b. 1919
      • Ivan Bell
      • Kenneth Bell b. 1925 ? – served in the Navy in WW2 – demobilised from HMAS Moreton – 1, – may have done training at HMAS Cerberus,
      • Hector Bell
    • Florence Julia McKenzie b. 1890 Armidale  d. 1980 Canberra ACT married in a double wedding in Armidale in 1913 –1, to  John Cleeve Turner b. 1886 Patricks Plains Singleton d.1968 Gosford – sister Pearl married Leslie Royal “Cliff” Butler
      • Clifford Mackenzie Turner
      • Douglas Mackenzie Turner (-1976 NSW BDM 24397/1976) , Telegraphist – lived with his brother Russell in Dee Why in 1949 – but by 1954 he was no longer with his brother Russell. Then did he marry Winifred Eileen ? and did they live in Maryborough and then Mareeba in 1963, in Ingham in 1968,  and in Nightcliff in the Northern Territory in 1972 – then did Winifred live in Dubbo in 1977 – 1980 ?
      • John Mackenzie Turner  ( – ), Mechanic,  married in Manilla in 1951 to  Helen Gertrude Dengate (1930 Manilla 2004 Manilla) – living in Manilla until at least in 1968 and then living in Ourimbah in 1972 – 1980
        • Judith Anne Turner
        • Douglas Calmsley  Turner  married S – Northern Rivers NSW
        • John Dengate Turner (1957 1957)
      • Russell Cleeve Mackenzie Turner (1914 Scone -1968 Merrylands), engineer  married in 1940 to Doris Irene Hall (1917 – d. 1963) – living in Dee Why in 1949
        • Child 1 Turner
        • Child 2 Turner
        • Robert Clive/Cleeve Turner
      • Jeanne Turner (1916 Scone -) married Kingsley R Yates (1909 1987) – he had been previously married and divorced.
        • Daughter Yates
      • Jeoffery Mackenzie “Mac” Turner  (1922 Armidale -1994 Canberra ACT) – served in WW2. He was a Telegraph Messenger in the PMG in 1937 – 1 and then married in 1944 in Manilla (NSW BDM 3637/1944) to Annie Freda Dengate (1923 Manilla 1998 Canberra ACT).
        • son Turner
        • Jeoffrey W Turner, accountant of Downer married in 1969 to Jill Bernasconi of Downer – 12, 3 4Jeoffrey Turner Bernsconi marriage 1969 Canberra Times 9.6.1969
    • Pearl  McKenzie b. 1891 (NSW BDM 4493/1891 – father’s name is recorded as Lauchlan) d. 1976 Mittagong ??? – married in 1913 in Armidale (NSW BDM 5667/1913) to Leslie Royal “Cliff” Butler b. 1892 Hamilton (NSW BDM 16331/1892) NSW d. 1947 Auburn NSW (NSW BDM 8084/1947 – his death certificate stated that there were no children of the marriage ??) – Pearl and Leslie were married in a double wedding – 1, with her sister Florence to John Cleeve Turner b. 1886 Patricks Plains Singleton d. 1968 Gosford,  a Coach Painter in Manilla NSW
      • Mervyn R Butler b. 1913 Waratah (NSW BDM 46139/1913 )
      • William Butler 
      • Enid Butler – lived in Queensland
    • William Donald McKenzie b. 1894 Tamworth, Engineer,  married Eva Dewhurst in 1918 in Canterbury – they lived in Newcastle – he served in WW1 and was awarded the Military Cross – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
      • Beryl McKenzie
      • child 2 McKenzie
      • child 3 McKenzie
    • Eleanor / Helena Ivy McKenzie b. 1896 Nundle (NSW BDM 15085/1896) – d. 1917 (NSW BDM 4067/1917 Armidale – father’s name given as Lauchlan Mackenzie) – note she was not listed in Don Mackenzie’s book “Over the Sea from Skye”
    • Myra Blanche McKenzie b. 1898 Tamworth d. 1995 Armidale married in 1922 in Armidale to  Tom Beesley 1896 1967
      • Ronald McKenzie Thomas Beesley 1923 – d. 2002 Gloucester , Chemist –  lived in Milton – served in the RAAF in WW2 – awarded a British Empire in 1981 for community service – 1, 2,  – married to Norma
      • Barbara Joy Beesley, Teacher and Lecturer – 1, 2, 3,  married in 1957 in Armidale (NSW BDM 20729/1957) to Alan Herbert Carr / Alan Herbert Kerr (1933 Taree 1993 Armidale), teacher – they remained in Armidale
        • Peter Kerr
    • Walter J McKenzie b. 1900 Nundle – Donald MacKenzie in “Over the Sea from Skye”was unable to offer any more information and nothing more seems to have become available in the 15 – 20 years since, despite the increasing availability of on-line resources.
      • son McKenzie
    • Arthur L McKenzie b. 1902 Quirindi d. 1902 Tamworth
    • Elsie Annie McKenzie b. 1904 Armidale d. 2003 Armidale married in 1926 in Armidale (NSW BDM 9590/1926 ) to Robert Henry Bruce  Bob Sewell (1903 Armidale d 1986 NSW BDM 100727/1986 )
      • Maxwell Bruce  Sewell b. 1930 Armidale d. 2002 Coffs Harbour married to Valerie June Hore (1933 Tamworth  2000 Mylestom)
  • Alexander McKenzie, b. 1860 in Goulburn.
  • Mary A McKenzie, b. 1862 in Goulburn. married in Taralga to George Cameron
    • Donald Cameron
    • John Cameron
    • George Cameron lived Gorokan
      • child 1
      • child 2
      • child 3
      • child 4
      • child 5
      • child 6
    • Virginia Cameron – died Taree
    • Annie Cameron – died Taree
    • Sophie Cameron
  • Alice K McKenzie, b. 1865 in Goulburn d. 1942 married Neil McInness
    • Ivy McInness married Reg Cullinane
      • Reg Cullinane
      • John Cullinane
      • Thea Cullinane
      • Eileen Cullinane
      • John Cullinane
      • Cecily Cullinane married Jones
    • Belle McInness married Charles Turner
      • Ruth Turner married Wella
      • June Turner
      • Peter Turner
    • Findlay McInness married Elsie Smith
      • Don McInness of Ivy Lodge
      • Neil McInness married Terese Heaton – lived at Golspie
        • child 1
        • child 2
        • child 3
        • child 4
        • child 5
    • Elsie McInness married John Links
      • child 1
      • child 2
      • child 3
      • child 4
      • child 5
    • George McInness never married
  • Christina E McKenzie, b. 1867 in Goulburn. ??? not in Donald MacKenzie’s Over the Sea from Skye
  • William Donald McKenzie, b. 1870 in Goulburn –  married Annie McDonald d. 1937 Strathairn, Taralga – 1, 2, Although there were no children born to them, Annie’s  obituary said that she reared her nephews WD (William Donald McKenzie and George (Robert) McKenzie from childhood  1, 2, 3,
  • George Robert McKenzie, b. 1872 d. 1902  in Goulburn married Elizabeth Emma Bradley
    • William Donald Hopeton McKenzie b. 1900 married Dorothy – later years at Newport Beach
      • Elizabeth McKenzie
      • Allan George McKenzie married Grace Florence McIntosh
        • Donald McKenzie
          • Kim McKenzie married Leonie
            • Belinda McKenzie
            • Melissa McKenzie
            • Alexander McKenzie
          • Anne McKenzie married Colin Picker
            • Nathan Picker 
            • Renee Picker
        • Allan Keith McKenzie
          • Kerrie McKenzie married Greg Fagan
            • Adam Fagan
            • Scott Fagan
            • Kain Fagan
          • Stewart/Stuart  McKenzie married Jo-anne Chalker
            • Craig McKenzie
            • Kristy McKenzie
    • George Robert McKenzie b. 1902
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