Coat Of Arms Image
Badge: A mountain inflamed proper, signifying zeal. - or - A stag's head cabossed

War Cry: Tullach Ard - ( The High Hill )

Motto: Luceo non uro ( I shine, not burn ) - or - Cuidich'n righ ( Help the King )

Gaelic Name: MacCoinnich

MacKenzie Tartan Image Coat Of Arms Image
Dress Tartan
Coat Of Arms

The Tartan: The regimental tartan of the Seaforth Highlanders, raised by the chief in 1778. The tartan includes green representing forest and field, blue for the sky and free sea, drawn through with white for purity and red for blood and bold fighters. All denotes freedom, fairness, purity, honour and courage.

Coat of Arms: A stag's head on a blue background. The blue denotes loyalty and truth. The stag's head signifies purity.

Significance of the Stag: While on a lonely hunt, the Scottish King was surprised by a large angry stag. Unable to get away, he was in grave danger. When a MacKenzie heard his cries and rescued him, the King gave him lands, a title and the rights to Kintail, the original home of the clan.

This page relates to our mothers side of the family with the Mackenzie's in red relating directly to us.

Our Grandmother = 5th. Generation - Her Father = 4th. Generation and so on.
There are a few gaps, which I hope to fill, when information becomes available to me.

The abbreviations are as follows: (b) Born   (c) Christened   (m) Married   (d) Deceased   (bu) Buried

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5th. Generation

Kathleen MacKenzie Image
Our Grandmother
Kathleen MacKenzie

  • Kathleen Florence MacKenzie (Cally): .... Our Grandmother
    (b) 7 June 1880.  Petrolia,  Ontario, Canada
    (m) 24 March 1910.  Petrolia,  Ontario,  Canada
    (d) 1956. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    (bu) Mt. Hope, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Philip Valentine WILSON:
    (b) 14 February 1885.  East Oro near Orillia, Canada
    (d) 31 December 1971.  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    (bu) Mt. Hope, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen and Philip had 4 children:

The 4 Children Image
Francis - Ellinore - Marion - Albert
Photograph Taken Approx: 1924
1.  Albert Frederick Wilson
(b) 18 December, 1910
21 September 1940. Lillian May O'Connor 
(d) 24 March, 1993

2.  Francis Philip Wilson
(b) 17 May, 1912
(m) 27 July 1946. Laetitia Marion Joy (Molly)
(d) 17 July, 2008
(bu) Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - Toronto - Canada

3.  Ellinore Wilson- (twin): .... Our Mother
(b) 4 August, 1915
(m) 1.Douglas Herbert Stuart, 2.Russel Henry Ginn
(d) 24 May 1995
(bu) Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Porirua, NZ

4.  Kathleen Florence Marion Wilson - (twin)
(b) 4 August, 1915. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
20 April 1940. John Martin Connell. Waterloo
(d) 30 December 1991. Petrolia, Ontario, Canada

4th. Generation

  • Christopher MacKenzie: .... Our Great Grandfather
    (b) 15 October 1836. Middlesex County. Ontario, Canada West
    (m) 1 October, 1867. Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
    (d) 17 February 1915.  Petrolia, Lambton County, Ont, Canada
    (bu) Hillsdale Cemetery.  Petrolia,  Ontario, Canada
  • Katherine (Kate) WHITTINGTON / WEBB
    (b) 27 August 1848 Delaware, Middlesex, Ont, Canada
    (d) 4 August, 1927.  Petrolia, Lambton,  Ont, Canada
    (bu) Hillsdale Cemetery. Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
Note: In the 1881 Petrolia Westminster Census it stated that Christopher was a Merchant then in the 1901 Census an Oil Operator. Their son Francis (Frank) was a C. Traveler, son Reginald was a Lawyer and Edward Christopher was a Student. Christopher's death details stated he was a Police Magistrate.

Christopher and Kate had 6 children:

The 6 Children Image
Christopher & Kate's 6 Children
Photograph Taken Appox: 1882
1.  Francis (Frank) Richard David MacKenzie   
     (b) 22 November 1868. Westminster, Middlesex, Ont, Canada
     (m) 27 June 1907. Marie Carson
     (d) 3 May 1913. Lambton, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada

2.   Annie Eleanor (Nell) MacKenzie
     (b) 3 March 1871. Petrolia, Lambton, Ont,
     (m) 18 January 1893. William J. Savage.
     (d) 10 December 1951

3.  Reginald George Romeyn MacKenzie
     (b) 20 December 1873. Lambton, Ont, Canada
     (m) 10 December 1909. 
Christine Turnbull. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 
     (d) 28 November 1950. Petrolia, Lambton County, Ont

4.  Katherine Jane MacKenzie
      (b) 21 August 1877. Lambton County, Ont, Canada
      (m) 2 November 1904. Herbert Goldie. Lambton County, Ontario
      (d) 26 April 1927.  Petrolia, Lambton, Ont, Canada

5.  Kathleen Florence - (Cally) MacKenzie: .... Front row on left.
     (b) 7 June 1880. Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
     (d) 1956

6.   Edward Christopher MacKenzie
     (b) 19 May 1882. Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
     (d) 26 August 1903. Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada

Note: Francis (Frank) Richard Davis was a Commercial Traveller in New York City.
Reginald George Romenyn was a Barrister.
Edward Christopher was a Paymaster for Clurd Steel Co.

The children in the photo are;
   Frank - top right
   Annie Eleanor (Nell) Middle back
   Reginald = Back left
   Katherine Jane - front right
   Edward - back middle. Annie is holding him

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3rd. Generation

  • Rev. David MacKenzie: .... Our Great-Great Grandfather
    (b) 31 December 1798.  Reay, Caithness, Scotland
    (m) 1830 - Scotland
    (d) 5 May 1860. Glanford, London, Ontario, Canada
    (bu) Christ Anglican Church, Glanworth
  • Annie DODD:
    (b) November 1809.  Nothumberland- England
    (d) 22 April 1894. Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
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Map Of Canada

Note: David was educated at King's College - Aberdeen between 1817 and 1821; he was appointed schoolmaster of Reay in 1821; pres, by George 1V. 24th. April and ord. 20th. August 1829. Minister of Kinlochbervie - SUT. Deposed 19th. September 1833 for contumacy, and emigrated to America. He received a call to St. Thomas's Church - Presb. of York - Canada. They settled in Middlesex County - Ontario - Canada (near the city of London).

David and Ann had 10 children:

1.  David MacKenzie
(b) c1830 - Scotland
2.  Mary Anne MacKenzie
(b) Approximately 1832
(m) John Barton Dickson
(d) 10 November  1900. San Fransisco, California, USA

3.  John MacKenzie
(b) 27 October 1834.  Middlesex County, Ont, Canada
(m) 2 June 1870. 
Jessie Primrose Dunlop - Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
(d) 22 August 1899.  Petrolia, Ontario, Canada ....
(John died of Typhoid Fever.)
4.  Christopher MacKenzie .... Our Great Grandfather
(b) 15 October 1836.  Middlesex County, Ont, Canada West
(d) 17 February 1915.  Petrolia, Ont, Canada

5.  Hughina Barbara MacKenzie
(b) 4 November 1838. St Thomas Elgin County, Ont, Canada
(m) 20 October 1869. 
Julius Nelson Ansley. Petrolia, Ontario, Canada 
(d) 7 September 1905.  London, Middlesex, Ont, Canada

6.  Elizabeth MacKenzie
(b) about 1840.  Middlesex County, Ont, Canada
(m) 18 September 1862. Samuel Martin Fraser
(d) 3 March 1922. Mid, Ont, Canada

7.  William MacKenzie
(b) 21 November 1845. Ontario, Canada
(m) c1869. Margaret Paterson
(d) Approximately 1936.  Toronto, Ont, Canada ....
(William was a travelling salesman.)
8.  Gilbert MacKenzie
(b) 8 October 1847. Ontario, Canada .... (Gilbert was a salesman for a Glasgow firm.)
(m) Louisa Patterson
9.  Jane Mary MacKenzie
(b) 27 November 1851.  St Thomas, Elgin County, Ont, Canada
(m) Rev. Mark Turnbull.  Rector of St. George's Church - Gooderich
(d) 4 November 1933.  London, Middlesex, Ont, Canada. Buried Woodland Cemetery

10.  George Mackay MacKenzie
(b) 19 November, 1853.  Middlesex County, Ont, Canada
(d) 10 December, 1860 - Middlesex County,  Ont, Canada

Note: In 1833 Rev. David Mackenzie and his family left Scotland, coming to Ontario and locating at St.Thomas, where he built the first Presbyterian Church in that city of which he was the pastor for a few years. From St. Thomas he moved to Woodstock. His was the first brick residence built at Woodstock. At the close of his pastorate at that place, finding his health impaired, by the advice of his physician he settled on his farm at Westminster and there his useful life closed. He was acknowledged to be one of the best educated men of his day and spoke both English and Gaelic fluently. Politically he was a Reformer and a subscriber, from its first issue, of the Globe. The Globe was the leading Reform paper of Ontario.

Christopher enjoyed the educational advantages afforded by the public schools of Woodstock. On reaching his majority he engaged in farming at Westminster for twenty years, during which time he cleared up a fine farm, planted shade and orchard trees and erected comfortable and appropriate buildings. His residence and farm were among the finest in the county. This property he sold in 1871 and settled in Petrolia, when the town was almost wholly in the east end. Here he engaged in general merchandising, in which he continued for nineteen years, in the meantime becoming interested in the oil business.

It was in the 1860's that he and his brothers John and William moved from Middlesex to Petrolia, Ontario, Canada where they set up a dry goods business. (Mackenzie & Bros.)

Since 1890, when he disposed of his mercantile business, he has been engaged as an oil producer. This business he entered in 1872 by the purchase of one acre of land, which was in the woods and covered with water, paying for the same the sum of $1,030. Here he put down his first well in 1872. It proved a fine one, producing 100 barrels per day. He is now the operator of seventy-two wells, all under his personal supervision. His lumber business he disposed of to James and John Kerr.

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2nd. Generation

  • John MacKenzie: .... Our Great-Great-Great Grandfather
    (b) c1760 - Scotland
    (m) c1791. Latheron, Caithness, Scotland
    (d) 4 April 1833 - Strathy - Sutherland - Scotland
  • Barbara MACKAY:
    (b) about 1765. Scotland
    (d) 26 June 1849. Strathy, Sutherland, Scotland
Note: Both John MacKenzie and Barbara Mackay are candidates for our family tree, but, there are too many John MacKenzies in Scotland to be able to sort out who belongs to who. Barbara MacKay I think is right, hopefully.

John and Barbara had 5 children:

1.  Hugh Baille MacKenzie
(c) 9 January 1787.  Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland
2.  Jean
(b) 20 January 1798.  Reay,  Caithness, Scotland
3.  David MacKenzie .... Our Great-Great Grandfather
(c) 31 December 1798.  Reay,  Caithness, Scotland
(d) 5 March 1860.  Middlesex County, Ont, Canada

4.  John MacKenzie
(c) 29 March 1807.  Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland
5.  Murdoch MacKenzie
(c) 6 November 1814.  Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland

1st. Generation

  • George MacKenzie: .... Our Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather
    (No information available yet about George.)
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Caithness is located at the most northerly point of mainland Britain at Dunnet Head.
(This title is usually given mistakenly to John 'o' Groats.)

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