Isabella McKenzie

Isabella McKenzie

Female 1813 - 1904  (91 years)

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  • Name Isabella McKenzie 
    Nickname Bell 
    Born 3 Mar 1813  Contin,Ross and Cromarty,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
      Name: Isabel Mackenzie
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 3 Mar 1813
      Birth Place: Contin,Ross and Cromarty,Scotland
      Father: Rodk. Mackenzie
      Mother: Isabel Macdonald
      FHL Film Number: 990578
    Gender Female 
    Died 03 May 1904  Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death Notice Friday 6 May 1904
    Death Notice Friday 6 May 1904
    A very old settler of Masterton, Mrs Isabella McKenzie, died on Tuesday at her residence, " Rosswood," Masterton. Deceased, who was the widow of the late Colin McKenzie, was in her 89th year.
    Death of another Old settler
    Death of another Old settler
    Buried 05 May 1904  Archer St Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Funeral Notice
    Funeral Notice
    Notes 
    • Isabella (aka Bell) was born on 03 March 1813 in Moor of Taradale, Ross-shire, Scotland. She married Colin Mckenzie on 28 March 1833 in Urray, Ross-shire.Another possible date is November 1st, 1841 but this would be several years after their first two children were born. Isabella was widowed and left with seven children.In 1861 the census describes her as 47 years of age and living in a croft with four children.Evan is working as a miller. Catherine( Kate) is at home, John and Murdoch are still at school. On the advice of her brother John, who was farming at Whangaehu, she emigrated to New Zealand with five of her offspring: Evan, Murdoch, John, Jessie, and Kate. The "SS Asterope" arrived at Port Nicholson (Wellington) on the 4th September 1865 after a 95 day sea voyage. The family then spent the next eight days walking the sixty miles over the Rimutuku Ranges to Masterton. At night they camped in the bush. What a relief it must have been for Isabella to be reunited with her brothers Alexander, John and Murdo. She had travelled half way round the world at the age of 52 to a strange new land and many young people relied on her alone for guidance and strength. Later, in 1871 ,her son Donald came to New Zealand having spent ten years in Australia. In 1880 another son Roderick followed the family to New Zealand. Before leaving Scotland he had been a sergeant of police police in Glasgow. The older boys began homesteading in Kopuaranga while Isabella settled in Kuripuni, Masterton. She died in 1904 at 89 years while holidaying with her daughter Kitty Chamberlain. [4]
    Person ID I12871  Frost Family
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 

    Father Roderick McKenzie,   b. 9 Feb 1763, Contin, Ross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1862, Dugary, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Mother Isabella McDonald,   b. 7 Aug 1772, Urray, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1841, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F3908  Group Sheet

    Family Colin McKenzie,   b. 1809, Urray, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1833  Urray, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
      Name Isabel Mckenzie
      Gender Female
      Marriage Date 28 Mar 1833
      Marriage Place Urray,Ross and Cromarty,Scotland
      FHL Film Number 990661
      Household Members
      Name Age
      Colin Mckenzie
      Isabel Mckenzie
    Household Census 1851  Lettoch, Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Age
    Colin Mckenzie 42
    Bell Mckenzie 36
    Jess Mckenzie 16
    Donald Mckenzie 15
    Roderick Mckenzie 10
    Evan Mckenzie 8
    Catherine Mckenzie 5
    John Mckenzie 2
    Murdo Mckenzie 4 Mo 
    Household Census 1861  Dugary, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Age
    Isabel Mckenzie 47
    Evan Mckenzie 17
    Catherine Mckenzie 14
    John Mckenzie 12
    Murdich Mckenzie 9 
    Immigration 4 Sep 1865  Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The widowed Isabella and 5 of her children immigrated to NZ on the "SS Asterope" arriving in Wellington on 4 Sep 1865.  
    Arrival of Asterope extract from Evening Post and Wellington Independent
    Arrival of Asterope extract from Evening Post and Wellington Independent
    Jessie travelled as Jessie Munro.
    Children 
    +1. Jessie McKenzie,   b. Abt 1835, Urray, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1926, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
     2. Donald McKenzie,   b. Abt 1836, Urray, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1914, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Roderick McKenzie,   b. Abt 1840, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1920, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +4. Evan McKenzie,   b. Abt 1842, Urray, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1902, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +5. Catherine (Kitty) McKenzie,   b. Abt 1847, Ross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1933, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     6. John McKenzie,   b. Abt 1849, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1923, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     7. Murdoch McKenzie,   b. Abt 1851, Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1929, Eventide Home, Collaroy, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F9646  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 May 1904 - Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 05 May 1904 - Archer St Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Catherine Chamberlain (nee McKenzie)about 1901
    Catherine Chamberlain (nee McKenzie)about 1901
    Catherine Chamberlain (nee McKenzie) with mother Isabella, son Alfred Edmund behind and grandson Robert Edinborough (born 17 May 1901) on knee.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S319] Petticoat Pioneers, Miriam Mcgregor, (Wellington : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1973).

    2. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1904/3171 (Reliability: 2), 03 May 1904.
      McKenzie Isabella Aged 89Y

    3. [S83] Cemetery Records, Masterton District Council (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S77] Bunning/McKenzie Family, Isabel Bunning.