Mary McKenzie

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Mary McKenzie
Born Mary Jack
Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
Died 27 Oct 1916
Ballarat
Occupation Publican
Years active 1887
Known for Caledonian Hotel
Spouse(s) Alexander McKenzie
Children Mary Jane
Margaret
Marjory
Parents
  • Robert Jack (father)
  • Helen Whyte (mother)

Mary McKenzie was a publican in Ballarat, Victoria, 1887>.

History[edit | edit source]

Mary Jack was the daughter of Robert Jack and Helen Whyte.

Mary married Alexander McKenzie in North Leith on 4 November 1845. They had at least three children, all born in North Leith:

  • Mary Jane
  • Margaret
  • Marjory

With her husband, they operated the Caledonian Hotel on the corner of Ascot and Urquhart Streets[1], Ballarat, from at least December 1873.[2] This was a small wooden hotel of nine rooms with a bar.[1] Alexander died at the hotel in March 1887:

McKENZIE.—On the 12th March, at his residence, Caledonia Hotel, Ascot street, Alexander McKenzie; aged 65 years.[3]

Alexander's debts were debts were £96 17s 8d more than value of his assets which included the hotel valued at £450.[1] He owed money to various people including P. Papenhagen, £143 6s 10d, Henry Leggo and Sons brewers, £105 2s 0d, Evan Rowlands, cordial manufacturer, £45 10s 0d, Tulloch and McLaren, brewers, £125 3s 0d, and Magill and Coghlan, brewers, £169 7s 6d.[1]

Mary took over Caledonian Hotel following death of her husband. In September 1887 she transferred the license to John Noonan.[4]

Mary died in Ballarat on 27 October 1916.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 McKenzie, Alexander, Probate Records, Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Victoria; Victorian Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925; Series: VPRS 7591
  2. 1873 'LICENSING BENCH.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 24 December, p. 4. , viewed 21 Oct 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201608890
  3. 1887 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 March, p. 3. , viewed 25 Jan 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203950740
  4. 1887 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 September, p. 2, viewed 25 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207774046

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