Alexander Mackenzie

1799 - 8th Nov 1883

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Waterloo estate on St Vincent and counterclaiming also for the Orange Hill estate on the same island. Given as Alex. McKenzie of Southampton Place, Euston Square, bond creditor for £1000 with £125 interest due thereon to 10/05/1835 in both claims. Distinct from Sir Alexander Mackenzie bart. (q.v.), who was awarded the compensation for Tourama under St Vincent no. 448 and whose mother Katharine Mackenzie wrote in pursuit of both St Vincent nos. 449 and 450.

  1. Almost certainly the Alexander MacKenzie of 71 Cornhill shown in the will of William McKenzie of St Vincent (q.v.) as the natural son of William McKenzie and Margaret Lincoln.

  2. Alexander McKenzie, unmarried, age 52, Fundholder, born West Indies, was living at 10 Euston Place, St Pancras, in 1851. He married Mary Stewart Craig at Old Church, St Pancras, 18/03/1857. In 1861 he was at 211 Euston Road, age 62, Fundholder, born West Indies, with Mary S. McKenzie, age 54, born Scotland. At the same address in 1871, a widower, born St Vincent, with his aunt Mary McKenzie, age 60, born Ayrshire, Scotland, nephews John Watson age 24 and William Watson age 23, neices Mary Watson age 25, Susannah Watson age 21, Jemima Watson age 19 and Bertha Watson age 13, plus a visitor, George Parr. At the same address in 1881 with nephew William Watson, nieces Marianne and Bertha Watson, George Parr and a female servant.

  3. The will of Alexander McKenzie late of 211 Euston Road who died 08/11/1883 at 211 Euston Road was proved by Margaret Lincoln Watson and Louisa Susannah Watson both of 211 Euston Road, spinsters, the executrixes. Personal estate £7,482 19s 10d.

Sources

T71/892 St Vincent nos. 449 and 450. T71/1610 letter from RMReece on behalf of Alex Mackenzie: 13/1/1836: 'a probability that in a certain event my client may be induced to withdraw the counterclaim lodged by him in time to prevent the money to be appropriated to those estates from being paid to the Accountant-General'; St Vincent no. 448. Ancestry public members tree 'Baillie (Dochfour)/Fraser' by DavidAlston59.

  1. Will of William McKenzie of Bath Somerset proved 12/06/1820, PROB 11/1631/132.

  2. 1851 census online; Ancestry.com, England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database online]; 1861-1881 censuses online.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1883.

We are grateful to David Alston for his assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Mary Stewart Craig
Wealth at death
£7,482 19S 10D
Occupation
Fundholder

Associated Claims (2)

£3,363 5S 10D
Unsuccessful claimant
£7,856 11S 7D
Awardee

Relationships (3)

First Cousins
Nephew → Uncle
Natural Son → Father

Addresses (2)

71 Cornhill, London, Middlesex, London, England
Southampton Place, Euston Square, London, Middlesex, London, England