Kenneth Francis Mackenzie

1748 - 1831

Claimant or beneficiary


Kenneth Francis Mackenzie, owner of Lusignan estate, British Guiana, husband of Anne Townsend Mackenzie (q.v.) and father of Kenneth Francis Mackenzie Jr (q.v.). He was mobile across the British slave-economy in the Caribbean. 'K.F. MacKenzie' appears among the three dozen signatories of the address to Lt Governor Ferguson by inhabitants of Tobago in 1781; later, he was active in Grenada at the time of Fedon's Rebellion as well as buying land and enslaved people in Demerara.

  1. Burial of Kenneth Francis Mackenzie Esqr of Montague Street, Marylebone, 22/07/1831. Attorney-General of Grenada c. 1793. His son Colin Mackenzie has an entry in the ODNB as 'army officer and political officer in India', which says that Kenneth Francis Mackenzie 'of the Redcastle branch of Mackenzies, was a barrister, plantation owner, and attorney-general of Grenada, where he lost much during the slave rebellion of 1795–6.'

  2. See Eileen Curren, 'Biographies of Some Obscure Contributors to 19th-century Periodicals' for biographical details of the family of Kenneth Francis Mackenzie and the dispute among his sons over inheritance of the Lusignan estate in Demerara.

  3. In 1805, the impending sale 'for the benefit of K.F. Mackenzie' of the coffee and cotton estate Spaarendane, belonging to D. Breton, was advertised in London.

  4. In the will of Kenneth Francis Mackenzie of St Marylebone Middlesex [made in 1828] proved 08/08/1831, he described the Lusignan estate as the comprised of three estates, Lusiganan, Rogerus [?] and Two Friends. He left his moiety to his 11 children equally, subject to an annuity of £1000 p.a to his wife Anne Townsend Mackenzie; he also made a series of monetary bequests, including an annuity of £50 p.a. to his friend Joseph Dare Appleby Gilpin (q.v.), and annuities of £50 p.a. each to his three nieces, with the comment that 'I regret my circumstances do not permit me to make these annuities to my nieces larger.'


T71/1610 British Guiana No. 562A&B.

  1., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; [accessed 26/08/2011]; Arbuthnot, A. J., and Roger T. Stearn. 2004 "Mackenzie, Colin (1806–1881), army and political officer in India." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 25 Jun. 2019.

  2. Eileen Curran, Biographies of some obscure contributors to 19th century periodicals, ' Charles Kenneth Mackenzie', [accessed 26/08/2011].

  3. London Gazette 8 October 1805Issue:15850Page:1279. Neither the Spaarendane estate nor D. Breton has been traced further.

  4. PROB 11/1789/215.

Further Information

Anne Townsend
Eleven surviving children, including Charles Kenneth Mackenzie (1788-), Kenneth Francis Hislop Mackenzie (1804-), Colin Mackenzie (1806)

Associated Claims (1)

£21,392 15s 6d
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner

K.F. Mackenzie sold a half-share in the estate to Spencer Mackay in 1828.

Relationships (2)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Montague Street, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England