Thomas Mackenzie or McKenzie

???? - 1822


Slave-owner of Jamaica, relocating to Staffordshire before his death in 1822.

  1. Will of Thomas Mackenzie or McKenzie [late of the island of Jamaica but now of Park House in the parish] of Colwich Staffordshire [made 29/07/1821] proved 01/07/1822. He left £4000 in trust (his trustees were his sons John and Thomas Mackenzie) for his niece Mary Mac Eachran [sp?] and a further £2000 in trust for his niece Eliza Fraser wife of Alexander Fraser of Inverness. He left his brother Alexander Mackenzie of Stoakesfield in Jamaica an annuity of £50 p.a., and £500 for the eldest daughter or youngest son of his son Thomas Mackenzie if either were born. He left his personalty in England to his son Thomas Mackenzie and the latter's wife Elizabeth Colclough Mackenzie. He identified his estates as Air Mount, Stoakesfield and Harbour Head in Jamaica, the latter he having bought lately of William Beckford, and left them with the enslaved people to his sons John and Thomas Mackenzie.

  2. Staffordshire Feb. 13 [1822] [Death] Aged 67 Thos. Mackenzie esq. late of Stoakesfield in Jamaica and of Wolseley Park House.

  3. The family is tied together by two inscriptions recorded in St Giles the Abbot's churchyard, Cheadle: (1) Thomas MacKENZIE, Of Stokesfield, Jamaica, 2nd s/o Rev Murdoch MacKENZIE of Inverness, who died at Oakhill, Tean, 18 Feb 1822, 67; John, eldest s, died at sea, 1832, 41; Mary Child MacKENZIE his wife, 27 July 1855, 59; Madeline their d, 31 Jan 1910, 80; (2) Thomas MacKENZIE MD, Of Newcastle under Lyme, 8 March 1849, 55 Elizabeth Colclough MacKENZIE, w, 1 Aug 1852, 60 Mary MacKENZIE, 4th d, 23 June 1840, 18 George, 3rd s, 24 Nov 1851, 20.


  1. PROB 11/1659/13

  2. Gentleman's Magazine Jan. - June 1822 vol. XCII part the first p. 477.

  3. 'Some Memorial Inscriptions - Cheadle, Staffordshire St Giles the Abbot's Churchyard', [accessed 24/11/2019].

Further Information

Married but no further details
John; Thomas

Associated Estates (4)

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
1810 [EA] - 1822 [EY] → Owner
- 1823 [LA] → Previous owner

In his will made in July 1821 and proved in 1822 Thomas Mackenzie said he had bought Harbour Head 'lately of William Beckford'

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Lessee
- 1822 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Park House, Colwich, Staffordshire, West Midlands, England