Mary McKenzie

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Mary McKenzie
Born Mary Jack
Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
Died 27 Oct 1916
Occupation Publican
Years active 1887
Known for Caledonian Hotel
Spouse(s) Alexander McKenzie
Children Mary Jane
  • 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,
  3. 1887 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 23 March, p. 3. , viewed 25 Jan 2019,
  4. 1887 'BALLARAT LICENSING COURT.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 3 September, p. 2, viewed 25 October, 2015,

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