William Ernest McKenzie
my ancestors and some of their many
McKenzie, Younger, Losh, Freeman, Dickinson, Hildersley,
Losh, Elliott, Eynon and many others
CEUD MILE FAILTE
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)
Eilean Donan Castle June 1998
Copyright © William Ernest McKenzie 1998
These are my ancestral pages for my McKenzie family and all
my ancestral lines.
The Clan MacKenzie was originally from Ross and Cromarty in
the Scottish Highlands but I have not yet found my connection back there yet,
currently only to Bowden and Lilliesleaf, both in Roxburghshire and Edinburgh.
The photograph is the ancestral home of the Chiefs of the Clan Mackenzie. My
grandparents form the basis of this study and are the McKENZIE, DICKINSON,
FREEMAN and YOUNGER families. The McKenzie's that I have currently traced are
from the Borders of Scotland starting in Bowden, Roxburghshire in 1808 [read the story of the Border
McKenzies] and to Edinburgh in 1830 and all else from around Gateshead
in County Durham; it has also lead to Cumberland where my LOSH ancestors from
marriage in 1830 emanate; and ELLIOTT's from Gateshead and Newcastle; the
YOUNGER's coalminers from across the river Tyne around Chirton and North
Shields in Northumberland; the DICKINSON's from London and Middlesex; the
HILDERSLEY's from London who were wood carvers, chair and cabinet makers; and
the FREEMAN's from Warwickshire, Kent and to Middlesex and London. For the
Hildersleys it is the start of a one name study.
I was born in London and have been interested in genealogy
since my mother died in September 1998, I knew much about her family but I knew
so little about my father's family as I never knew my paternal grandparents,
his mother died when he was 9 and father when he was 14. I have newfound his
ancestors for 9 generations and more. Now that is all changing and their story
The database currently has over 2,442 individuals and is constantly
growing. The journal section is now as up to date as are the Descendent Drop
charts for some of the main families. Occasionally I just update the Charts
with the latest research.
There are separate sections for the main families as well with drop
charts, photos, other name variants and named but as yet unconnected
If you have, or think you may have, any connections to any of my
ancestors and their descendents please e-mail
I would specifically like to thank those distant cousins - Geoff Losh, Christopher
Freeman, Audrey Adams, Sue Light, Anthony Mackenzie Mills, Dolly Harrison, John
Lee, amongst many others - that I have found through my genealogy research on
the internet for the help that they have provided and for sharing their
research or knowledge of their branches.
The whole database is also available at Roots Web's WorldConnect
W E McKenzie Database
Individual or familes can be
accessed in several ways, either through a narrative journal, for which use the
Index to all individuals or by Surname List
of all FAMILIES or there are also Descendent
Drop Charts and Descendent Family Tree Box Charts of the principle FAMILIES,
the Box charts can be very large files.
sections also contain other surname specific data and resources, especially the
McKENZIE - my paternal line
DICKINSON - my maternal line
YOUNGER - my father's maternal line
FREEMAN - my mother's maternal line
EYNON- - a more distant ancestor line into the Freeman's
HILDERSLEY - my maternal grandfather's maternal line
LOSH - a more distant ancestor line into the McKenzie's
ELLIOTT - a distant ancestor line into the McKenzie's
RAINE- a more distant line into the McKenzie's
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A local GEDCOM file is available for this family
history.It is over 200 KB so it may take a while dependent on your connection. Download now.
to all the related FAMILIES
Clicking these will
take you to the family journals for the family concerned, where there are two
or more of the same name or family then they are as yet unrelated or
unconnected to the main tree.
Surname List will take you to an index of
all the individual surnames which will lead to the index of all individuals.
Should any living individual wish to have
their name removed from this list please e-mail me Bill McKenzie
Isle of Skye sunset, June 1998
Copyright © William Ernest McKenzie 1998
Patterns often followed in Scotland
1. First son: father's father
2. Second son: mother's father
3. Third son: father
4. Fourth son: father's oldest brother
5. Fifth son: father's second oldest brother or mother's oldest brother
6. First daughter: mother's mother.
7. Second daughter: father's mother.
8. Third daughter: mother
9. Fourth daughter: mother's oldest sister
10. Fifth daughter: mother's second oldest sister or father's oldest sister.
These links can be seen running through some of my ancestors, particularly the
McKenzies'; although in some instances the first child of either sex had the
first name of the father's father( or mother's mother) and then as a middle
name the mother's father or mother. Occassionally a surname of the previous
generation is used as a middle name. You may find the pattern useful.
Importance of Giving Names
To contact me send email: Bill McKenzie
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