Roderick McKenzie[1]

Male Abt 1840 - 1920  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Roderick McKenzie 
    Born Abt 1840  Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jul 1920  Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 22 Jul 1920  Archer St Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Funeral Notice
    Funeral Notice
    Notes 
    • Roderick and his wife Hannah McLennan arrived from Scotland in 1880. They had been married 5 days before emigrating to New Zealand. Women were scarce in the new colony and Roderick's uncle John had advised that he bring a wife with him. Hannah was 15 years younger than Roderick. He was of a very genial and kindly disposition and was beloved by everyone who knew him. Before heading to New Zealand Roderick had been a police sergeant for many years in Glasgow. Before leaving Scotland he was presented with a medal and a solid gold watch and chain. Roderick bought property in Kopuaranga, next to his brother Donald at Myrtle farm. They named the farm Glen Orrin. Eventually his son Hugh took over the farm.

      Credit: R.D.McKenzie 75th Jubilee Booklet for Kopuaranga School.

      Note: Some of the above details, such as Roderick's employment with the Glasgow Police, have not been verified [3]
    Person ID I12876  Frost Family
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Isabella McKenzie,   b. 3 Mar 1813, Contin,Ross and Cromarty,Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1904, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 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.
    Family ID F9646  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah McLennan,   b. Abt 1856, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1906, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1879  Eastwood Parish, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Electoral Roll 1885  Dreyerton, masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McKenzie, Hannah, married(from 1900)
    McKenzie, Roderick, farmer, Freehold, Rangituman Block Section 49, 60 acres
    Masterton Roll 1885-1886, 1890, 1896, 1900 and 1905-1906 
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3918  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jul 1920 - Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Jul 1920 - Archer St Cemetery, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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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/), 1920/906 (Reliability: 2), 20/07/1920.
      McKenzie Roderick aged 79Y

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