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Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1313087973000
Classification: Query
James Miller owned Lanark Plantation from abt 1816 before him was Arthur Mckenzie. Lanark was also known as Jericho. Kellits Plantaion was owned by Hon George Mckenzie.Does anyone know if there are any plantation records before 1816 or any books with info on the Mckenzie family.It would be of great help.

Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1359840154000
Classification: Query
Hi,
I am also interested in finding out about Lanark Plantation in Clarendon, Jamaica. Do you know who owned Lanark Plantation after James Miller.
Thanks
Brenda

Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1417321307000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Lanark Plantation McKenzie
Hi!
My name is Nikolai McKenzie and I have recently obtained a very detailed family tree containing evidence supported here. My 7th great grandfather was George McKenzie and his son Arthur owned my 6th great grandmother, Agnes, A slave who survived the middle passage whose death records at Lanark are what led me to search the name of the plantation. I'm currently trying to fill in with historical documentation the concrete evidence I have. As it stands now, the tree traces the McKenzie family back to 1500's Scotland, George McKenzie being the first generation of the family native to Jamaica. I would love to help anyone related to this search in obtaining documents of any kind. It is our shared history and we have a responsibility to our ancestors to find the truth. If anyone would like access to the tree email me at mckenziena@vcu.edu.

Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1428258050000
Classification: Query
Hi Brenda

My family are the Rochesters who lived on Lanark and currently own the land that was the plantation. I am looking into the history of the land and how it came to belong to the family that lived there and i wondered if you had any info that you could share?

Thanks

Mx

Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1454595967000
Classification: Query
Dear Nikolai,

I recently came across your post and wondered if you would be so good as to share your research of the McKenzie family in Kellits, Clarendon.

My family hail from Kellits, in fact just outside Kellits in a small district called Jericho where there are a number of McKenzie families who, from appearances at least, share a common ancestry though the precise connections between the families remains a little uncertain.

I live between Birmingham and Leicester in the UK where there are representatives from various of the McKenzie families from Kellits. I look forward to your reply.

Yours sincerely


Eric McKenzie

Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1454597803000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKenzie
Dear Beaverathome,

I recently stumbled across your post and wondered if you would be so good as to share your research into the Mckenzie family of Kellits and Jericho.

I am a member of the McKenzie family of Jericho. While I was born and reside in the UK my father and grandfather were both hail from Jericho. The family retain land in the area and our neighbours are fellow McKenzies though the exact nature of the relationship between us remains unclear to me hence my request.

Yours sincerely

Eric McKenzie
ericmckenzie3@gmail.com

Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1454598160000
Classification: Query
Dear Beaverathome,

I recently stumbled across your post regarding the McKenzie family of Jericho and Kellits in Clarendon, Jamaica and wondered whether you would be so good as to share your research about the McKenzie family.

I am a member of the McKenzie family that hail from Jericho. While I was born and reside in the UK my father and grandfather were born and grew up in Jericho. I still have aunts and uncles living in the area surrounded by fellow McKenzie families whose connection to my own family I am uncertain about hence my request.

Yours sincerely


Eric McKenzie
ericmckenzie3@gmail.com

Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1456683989000
Classification: Query
Hi Michelle,

My name is Eric McKenzie and my family hail from Jericho, Kellits. Mas Clarence McKenzie (aka Banka) was my grandfather and Eric McKenzie Sr my father who lived in GoodHope.

Are you related to the Rochester who married Mikey McKenzie?

You might find the following link of interest?

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146633692

Yours sincerely

Eric McKenzie

Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1490529329000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKenzie, Stewart, Saunders, MacKenzie
I have just this week stumbled across my connection to this family. My Aunt the late Carmen Saunders told me that her grandmother, Emily Stewart, was half Scottish so I assumed her father, Charles Stewart, was Scottish. I searched in vain but could find no trace of him.

With some help, I this week discovered that he was an African enslaved on the Lodge estate which is, from my understanding Orange River Lodge, owned by Ciedeppe Stewart.

Now we come to McKenzie. His wife was Elizabeth McKenzie, a free person of colour. She and her 4 siblings were taken to be christened by their father Dr. George McKenzie in 1800. The children ranged in age from 1 - 13 and they were living in Inverness at the time.

I wonder if the Honourable George McKenzie was his father and if Peter McKenzie was his brother and Ann McKenzie his sister. There were 2 boys and 8 girls in the family.

I see my Great Grandmother, Emily as being born in Orange River. The Stewarts ended up in Blackwoods. Emily married a man named George Williamson Saunders and moved to Elgin, Clarendon.

So back to McKenzie, it appears that Arthur and the Honourable George McKenzie were brothers. It also appears that Dr. George McKenzie and Peter McKenzie were the sons of the Hon. George McKenzie and Anne was one of their 8 sisters.

The Jamaica Colonial Heritage Society Group on Facebook supplies a photo of Peter McKenzie and this information.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/jchsociety/

"Peter MacKenzie (1779-1839). Born at Kellett's Estate, Clarendon, Jamaica on the 23rd of March, 1779. Elder son of the Hon. George MacKenzie (1747-1815), Sugar Planter, Custos of Clarendon and President of the Privy Council of Jamaica, of Kellett's Estate, Clarendon. His Mother, Ann Burrell (1757-1797), was the daughter of George Burrell II (17??-1777), a wealthy Sugar Planter, of Clarendon and Vere. Peter MacKenzie, like most Planter's sons, was educated in England, where he served briefly as an Officer in the British Army. He married on the 4th of June, 1798, at Chudleigh in Devon, England, Jane Gardner Brodbelt (1779-1856), daughter of Dr. Francis Rigby Brodbelt, M.D. (1746-1795), Physician & Coffee Planter, of Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, by his wife, Jane Gardner Penoyre (1751-1827). His grand-niece, Georgiana Susanna MacKenzie (18??-1917) was married in 1864 to Sir Edward Maunde Thompson, GCB (1840-1929) and became Lady Thompson. Peter MacKenzie returned to Jamaica and became a Sugar Planter in Jamaica, but later went back to England and became an Absentee Proprietor. He purchased an Estate in Devonshire, England and became an English Country Squire. He died in England in 1839 aged 60 years old. From a Portrait Miniature by Sampson Towgood Roch, 1798. Private Collection."

I have started a family group on Facebook and added the McKenzies this week.

You are all welcome to join I have quite a few documents including a photo of Peter McKenzie, who owned Kellet's. I am trying to piece the McKenzie family tree together. You are all welcome to join us.

- Saunders, Stewart, McKenzie, & Thompson - Blackwoods & Elgin, Jamaica
https://www.facebook.com/groups/706076802807350/

There are over 100 cousins in the group and, up until 2 years ago, I only knew my Mom, my sister, and my 1st cousin.

Is there a McKenzie of Jamaica Group on Facebook?
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Re: Lanark & Kellits Plantation, Clarendon, Jamaica

Posted: 1493612828000
Classification: Query
I am now seeing that Inverness was owned by Arthur McKenzie who also owned Arthur's Seat.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/estate/view/6390
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