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Re: Macraes of Applecross Temperance Inn - late 19th century
Posted by: Grant Williams (ID *****6479) Date: September 29, 2008 at 01:58:19
In Reply to: Macraes of Applecross Temperance Inn - late 19th century by Grant Williams of 391

Since my original posting I have learned of (in the 1841 census (taken June 1841)) a family in the parish of Applecross, address Auchintraad:

Flora McKenzie 30 born c. 1811
John McKenzie 30 born c.1811
Kenneth McKenzie 4 born c. 1837
Mary McKenzie 1 born c.1840
Peggy McKenzie 25 born c.1826
William McKenzie 7 born c.1834
Flora McLean 65

In the 1851 census (same place)

Flora McKenzie Farmer's wife 46 born c. 1805
John McKenzie Farmer of two acres 52 born c.1799
William McKenzie Farmer's son 16 born c.1835
Mary McKenzie 11 born c.1840
Maggie McKenzie 5 born c.1846
Elizabeth McKenzie 2 born c.1849

I am wondering if this 'Elizabeth' could be 'Betsy Macrae" of the Temperance Hotel, Applecross. Can anyone assist with this?

There are variations in given birth dates above but I gather ages were rounded up & down. The variations in John's DOB are especially noteworthy. However if there were both a rounding down and then a rounding up in different decades, then the difference could be explained (more or less). So perhaps these 2 census records are the same family(?)

You have seen my interest is in Marjory Bella Dawson - her mum was Mary Mckenzie and Mary may have had sister Betsy of the Applecross Inn - certainly my wife's mother (Winifred, New Zealand daughter of Marjory Bella) used to write to Betsy at the Applecross Inn often prior to about 1945.

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