Colin MacKenzie 5th of Mountgerald

1802 - 1st Dec 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Colin Mackenzie, senior, and Emilia Fraser (1771-1828), nephew of William Fraser (q.v.).

  1. NB some confusion exists over 'Colin M'Kenzie' in the description of the claim and award for Plantation Union in British Guiana.  The awardee must be Colin Mackenzie 5th of Mountgerald who died in Jamaica, the son of Colin Mackenzie (4th of Mountgerald, d. 1824) and Emilia Fraser, succeeded by his brother Alexander.  The 'executors of Colin M'Kenzie' must refer to Colin Mackenzie 4th.

  2. Inscription in the Cathedral at Spanish Town: 225. 'Sacred to the memory of COLIN MACKENZIE, Esquire, of Mount Gerald, Ross Shire, North Britain, and of Spanish Town in this Island, who departed this life on the 1st December 1837 aged 35 years. The honourable conduct the kind disposition and the amiable manners which distinguished this gentleman through life endeared him to many friends in this Island who have erected this monument to his memory as a testimony of their regard and esteem.'

  3. Colin M'Kenzie of Jamaica who married Janet (daughter of Kenneth Mackenzie 3rd Dundonell) who died sine prole, was descended from Sir Roderick Mackenzie Knight of Corgeach and Tarbat, the 'Tutor of Kintail' who died 1626.

  4. J. T. and A. Douglas & Co., of Glasgow, filed a counterclaim for Plantation Union estate based on mortgages of £4698 18s 6d and £1723 19s 0d; William Fraser and the executors of Colin Mackenzie agreed to pay threee installments of £2333 6s 8d in 1832-34.

  5. William Fraser of Culbokie (q.v.) was co-owner of Plantation Union estate; his wife's sister was the mother of Colin Mackenzie (William Fraser married Sarah Fraser. Colin Mackenzie senior married Emilia Fraser.)

  6. Colin Mackenzie bequeathed the compensation money for 5 apprentices to Mary Ann Love.


  1. 'Mackenzies of Mountgerald' [accessed 01/02/2011]; T71/885 British Guiana no. 476.

  2. Frank Cundall and Noel B. Livingston, 'Annotations to Lawrence-Archer's Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies', The Cathedral Spanish Town, No. 225; Alexander Mackenzie, History of the Mackenzies (1894) pp. 472-473 states that he was the eldest son of Colin Mackenzie, 4th of Mountgerald and his wife Emilia Fraser and died in Jamaica, succeeded by his next brother Alexander mackenzie, 6th of Mountgerald.

  3. W. Alexander Feurtado, Official and other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790, to which is added a chapter on the peerage, &c. in Jamaica (W. A. Feurtado's Sons, 1896), available to search at, 'Mackenzie'.

  4. T71/1255.

  5. See separate entry for William Fraser.

  6. – Colin Mackenzie of Mount Gerald in North Britain and Spanish Town, Island of Jamaica – Will dated 13 May 1835 – proved in London on 16 January 1841 – notes/extracts –

Executors ……….. to lay out the sum of two hundred pounds currency in erecting a comfortable house on that part or parcel of lands purchased for Mary Ann Love from Hampshire in St Thomas in the Vale or any other situation more agreeable to her ……… Executors to furnish such house in a decent and comfortable manner with such portions of my furniture as they shall deem proper. I give devise and bequeath the said Mary Anne Love for her support and that of her children the amount which shall or may be paid or accrue due to me as for compensation money for the five following apprentices named Mary Murray, Betsey McCartney [?], Arabella Smellie [?], John Fisher, and Hampshire.

We are grateful to Mary Mill for her help with this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Colin M'Kenzie
Janet Mackenzie

Associated Claims (5)

£9,174 19s 1d
£31 0s 6d
£58 6s 3d
£961 11s 6d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£55 15s 4d

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1835 [EA] - → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Joint owner
1835 [EA] - → Executor

Relationships (4)

Notes →
Notes →
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Mountgerald, Ross & Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland