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From: Jean <>
Subject: Re: [nz] electoral rolls
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:08:16 +0000
Thanks to all for their help.
This topic is now closed.
On 24/12/2011 07:44, Margaret Mundy wrote:
> Donald Mackay's will is listed un MCKAY
> McKAY Donald, Invercargill,
> Occupation, Retired Farmer
> Court Wellington
> Agency AAOM, Series 6029,
> Probate Number 32512
> Filed Date 21 Jul 1922
> Type Will
> Further enquiries to: Archives NZ - Wellington
> There are a number of inconistencies re this person. some could be
> transcription errors Note date of death, burial and filing of probate,
> Invrcargill cemetery details are at
> which show that he lived in James St, Invercargill, burried 5 Jul 1922,
> Headstone says
> Plot 166
> In memory of
> Donald MacKay
> Died July 31st 1922
> Aged 68 years
> If it is then this is likely to be your people.
> Electoral Rolls
> 1905-1905 Southland, Wallace
> 2887 MACKAY Alexandrina, Castle Rock, married
> 2888 MACKAY Annabella, Dipton, domestic duties -Spinster on 1911
> 2889 MACKAY Donald, Dipton, farmer sec 1,3,4,5, Blk 1 Dipton, (this
> is land identification)
> 2890 MACKAY, Eliza B, Dipton, domestic duties -
> 2891 MACKAY, Jessie, Dipton, domestic duties
> 2892 MACKAY, Jessie Mary Henrietta, Dipton, domestic duties
> 2896 MACKAY, Mathew Scott, Dipton, labourer
> 2898 MACKAY, William Castle Rock, farmer
> 1911 Southland, Wallace
> 3123 MACKAY Alexandrina, Castle Rock, married
> 3124 MACKAY Annabella, Dipton, Spinster
> 3125 MACKAY Donald, Nightcaps, farmer
> 3126 MACKAY, Eliza Barbara, Dipton, Spinster
> 3127 MACKAY, Jessie, Dipton, married
> 3128 MACKAY, Jessie Mary Henrietta, Dipton, spinster
> 3130 MACKAY, Mathew Scott, Dipton, labourer
> So it looks like Donald married a Jessie.
> As for Alexandrina - perhaps this is her - it ties in with the
> Electoral rolls
> However William is not there in 1911
> Year 1905 Folio 1454
> Surname MACKAY
> Given Names Alexandrina
> Spouse MACKAY
> Year 1905 Folio 1454
> Surname MACKAY
> Given Names William
> Spouse MACKAY
> William MACKAY appears to have died in 1907
> MACKAY William
> Place Castlerock
> Court Invercargill
> Agency DAFG
> Series 9066
> Accession D328
> Box Number 19
> Record Number 1646
> Itemcode 22053402
> Filing Years 1907-1907
> Occupation Farmer
> Agency Archives Dunedin.
> and Alexandrina in 1926 - from the online death index
> 1926/1957 Mackay Alexandrina 65
>>> Subject: Re: [nz] electoral rolls
>>> Thanks to Heather and Sandra for their replies.
>>> This is my second attempt at trying to find where my father and his pal
>>> worked during their years in NZ. They were Ian Baillie Thomson and
>>> Donald Macbeth. Donald went out in 1923 and my father in 1925. They
>>> returned to Scotland in 1931.
>>> They traveled round picking up whatever work they could find,
>>> harvesting, forestry: spoke about putting in telephone poles, road
>>> building and erecting fences when opening up the outback.
>>> Listers have found them in Rotorua in 1928 and I really appreciate that
>>> information, but they certainly would have been in other areas.
>>> Another relative :- Donald Mackay went out around 1890 I think. A
>>> letter home in 1920 said he had sold his farm up country, stayed for a
>>> time with his sister Alexandrina Mackay in Lumsden, but that didn't work
>>> out so he bought a house in Invercargill where he died in 1922.
>>> Would like to know where he lived between 1890 and 1920. Also trying
>>> to establish if he married or had family.
>>> I know he left a will and a lister has already told me that it is in
>>> Wellington but I have been unable to find a reference Number for it. If
>>> someone can give me the No I could possibly buy a copy or get some kind
>>> person visiting the office to have a look at it for me.
>>> Kind Regards and thanks to all listers who so freely offer help.
>>> On 15/09/2011 17:23, Jean wrote:
>>>> Thanks to Shirley and Sandra.
>>>> My relatives seemed to have kept moving, going wherever they could find
>>>> work. I have no idea where they were at any one time so guess that makes
>>>> it difficult to find them.
>>> > Scotland
>> and Alister Gould messaged on 20/11/2011
>>> Southland District Council Cemetery records are also available online
>>> at http://www.southlanddc.govt.nz/cemetery-search/getperson/6606
>>> There is a Donald McKay who is interred at Riverton in 1919 aged 62
>>> another Donald McKay interred at Tuatapere in 1941 aged 72 years
>>> another Donald McKay interred at Eastern Bush date unknown
>>> a Donald McKay interred at Riversdale in 1924 aged 80 years, also a
>>> Donald Thompson McKay interred at Riversdale in 1953 aged 60 years
>>> a Donald McKay interred at the Tararua Acre in 1881 (shipwreck)
>>> a Donald Gordon MacKay interred at Dipton in 1910 aged 70 years
>>> Donald McKay Retired Farmer of Invercargill Probate in 1922
>>> agency series accession box / item sep record no. part
>>> alternative no.
>>> AAOM 6029 473 / 32512
>>> held by the Wellington High Court.
>> Hi Jean (and anyone contemplating doing a lookup on her behalf)
>> Just confirming Alister's information, and adding a bit ...
>> This link will take one to the Archway reference for Donald McKAY's probate
>> The Archway reference is somewhat minimalistic:
>> McKAY Donald 1922
>> agency AAOM series 6029 accession [ - ] box 473 record 32512
>> I can confirm from sources available to me - and presumably to
>> Alister - that that reference is for the probate of Donald McKay,
>> Retired Farmer of Invercargill.
>> Hope this helps
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