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Offline Gadget

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Re: McKenzie - Ross & Cromarty
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 11 January 09 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Chris  :)

One thing that might help is to chase up the other children of James McKenzie and Margaret Bain (and the other couple for that matter) . They might have remained in Scotland and death certs may show James's ocupation.


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Re: McKenzie - Ross & Cromarty
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 11 January 09 12:56 GMT (UK) »
Yes, you're right Gadget, that might indeed help although so far I have not had much luck chasing them up!!  I have a few possible marriages for Elizabeths sister's but nothing that I can confirm, and there is a possibility that James and Margaret had a son, Alexander, however I have been unable to either confirm this or find a baptism record. 

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Re: McKenzie - Ross & Cromarty
« Reply #11 on: Monday 12 June 17 13:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Chris
How did you get on with a Spanish connection to the Mckenzies?
My great grandmother, (born Catherine McKenzie, on the Isle of Man around 1868 to Roderick McKenzie - Scottish and Anne Cojeen, Isle of Man) had hinted that there is a Spanish connection, but none knows where.
Recently my DNA has shown links to the name Rodriguez, but that's as far as I seem to be able to get.
I'd appreciate any help you can give.
Regards, John

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Re: McKenzie - Ross & Cromarty
« Reply #12 on: Monday 12 June 17 23:59 BST (UK) »
Hi John,

Unfortunately, no, no luck with that.  I did, however, come across an anecdotal reference to Spanish/Gypsy heritage on another branch of the family (not the McKenzie side but the Sussex Ticehurst side) so it seems that there is more confusion not less!!

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Re: McKenzie - Ross & Cromarty
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 13 June 17 16:04 BST (UK) »
Roderick was a popular Mackenzie name, Mackenzie of Fairburn in particular!

Cromarty itself comprised a number of separate parts before merging with Ross.

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Re: McKenzie - Ross & Cromarty
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 01 July 17 01:58 BST (UK) »
Cromarty itself comprised a number of separate parts before merging with Ross.

In the first post note is made that census records give place of origin as "district of Cromarty", as Skoosh notes CromartyShire at time of birth of your guy was administered separate from RossShire, and stretched in pockets embedded in RossShire from west to east coasts, a confusing situation, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromartyshire Check the other people on those census pages, see if the census taker was noting place of origin as a town or as a county.
Primarly Coigach, but also other parts of Ross and Cromarty.