Richard McKenzie

???? - 1763


Mariner, wrote his will in 1762, proved in 1763. His executors included several prominent West Indian planters and merchants. He left his estate to his two minor daughters Rebecca and Deborah.

Rebecca Debora, daughter of Mr Richard Mackenzie and Anna Petronella his wife, born 03/07/1752 and baptised in Hanover 14/12/1752. The register is a transcription which includes the name Rebecca above the name Debora, suggesting this might refer to two different children. Susanna, daughter of Richard and Anna Petronella Mackenzie, born 15/01/1754 and baptised 26/01/1754 in Hanover. A son Richard, same parents, was baptised in Hanover 20/05/1758. A Deborah, daughter of Richard Mackenzie, was buried in Hanover 03/07/1754.

Richard Mckenzie of Britain, mariner. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1764. Slave-ownership at probate: 29 of whom 17 were listed as male and 12 as female. 8 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £6542.83 Jamaican currency of which £1683 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £4843.63 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

Anna Petronella
Rebecca, Deborah

PROB 11/884/480 - precis.

Richard Mackenzie of London, mariner, commander of the ship Queen Charlotte.

Will written 10/12/1762.

All my estate to my executors upon trust for two daughters Rebecca and Deborah at age 21 years or marriage. If both die beforehand without lawfully begotten heirs then the same to Ann Dickson, wife of John Dickson of Hanover, Jamaica, millwright, and my niece Margaret Stuart, daughter of William Stuart, late of London, mariner, deceased, equally divided between these two and their heirs.

John Campbell of Saltspring, Jamaica, Esquire, James Crooks of Hanover, Jamaica, Esquire, William Reynolds of London, merchant, Duncan Campbell of London, merchant, and George Ireland of Fenchurch Street, London, periwig maker, to be executors and guardians of my children during their minorities.

Signed 10/12/1762.

Proved at London 28/02/1763 by the oath of Duncan Campbell; administration granted also to the other executors.


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