BACKGROUND RESEARCH

Genealogical Papers

  • Baronet (defined at the Lord Lyon King of Arms, offices):

"A titled order, the lowest that is hereditary, ranking next to a baron, having precedence of all other orders of knighthood, except that of the Garter. A baronet is a commoner. [Baronets consist of: England, since 1611 - now Great Britain; Scotland or Nova Scotia, 1625-1707; and Ireland, 1619-1801.] In Scotland, a barony is a large freehold estate (even though owned by a commoner)."

  • Birth certificate for Alan Moore Mackenzie, Toronto, 4 March, 1905, by Ontario Registrar General, 14 September, 1990
  • Birth certificate for Helen Elsie Moore, at Port Hope, 10 January, 1873, by Ontario Registrar General, 23 March, 1990.
  • Birth certificate for Henry Phillip Moor, Saint Giles, Cambridge, England, 18 August, 1838, by London General Register Office, 16, May 1952.
  • Birth certificate for Kenneth Murray Mackenzie, Toronto, 30 April, 1903, by Ontario Deputy Registrar General, 5 October, 1936.
  • Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s, a commercial CD Rom archive.
  • Canadian Military Historical Research Report, file # 1325-500/M, dated 14 April, 1993. Dr Carl Christie provided research data on Major General James Elmsley.
  • Canadian Privy Council Order B9, P.C. 48/4417, dated 18 June, 1941. Treasury Board Meeting Minute.
  • Certificate of marriage for Alan Moore Mackenzie and Elizabeth Vivian Willison, Toronto, 14 December, 1940, by Ontario Registrar General, 28 June, 1990.
  • Certificate of marriage for Kenneth Murray Mackenzie and Mildred May Armstrong, Cristobal, Canal Zone, 11 June, 1930.
  • Cheshire County Record Office, Archives and Local Studies use.
  • Coul (defined at the Lord Lyon's offices in c1930):

"A mansion [now a hotel] in Contin Parish, SE Ross-shire, a little NE of the parish church. Built in 1821, it is a handsome edifice, with finely wooded policies; holds 43,189 acres in the shire..."

  • Death certificate for Alan Moore Mackenzie, Ottawa, 29 July 1966, by Hulse and Playfair Funeral Directors, 3 August 1966.
  • Death certificate for George Gilchrist Mackenzie, 25 December 1933, by Ontario Registrar General, 23 March 1990.
  • Death certificate for Kenneth McKenzie, Toronto, 7 December 1903, by Ontario Registrar General, 7 May 1990.
  • Death certificate for Kenneth Murray Mackenzie, Edmonton Alberta, 11 July 1961, by Alberta Vital Statistics, 11 July 1961.
  • Death certificate for Mildred Mackenzie, Matsqui British Columbia, 15 June 1994, by BC Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors, Vital Statistics, 17 June 1994.
  • Dickson/Boulton Bible extract with specific genealogy for Geale and Weisenberg, discovered in Betty Mackenzie's c1930's scrapbook.
  • Dickson/Boulton family Bible with genealogical data for Weisenberg, Claus, Dickson, and Boulton. Given by Augusta (White) Draper in 1858 to her daughter Emma.
  • Discussion with Coul House staff, identifying details of Sir Robert Mackenzie and the sale of Coul House and its estates c1930s, including dower house West of Contin. Coul House pictures still hanging identified as Sir Robert (Baronet of Coul) at time of sale, Coul House itself (copy of photograph requested), painting of Queen Victoria and a gathering of the Mackenzie of Coul family on the Coul House lawn, with assembled guests and Sir Arthur George Ramsay Mackenzie, XI Bt as host. Also identified family cemetery, just off road to East of Coul House. Photographs taken on 27/28 April 1994.
  • Discussion with Sir Crispin Agnew, Bt., Rothsay Herald, in Edinburgh advising continuing genealogical research back from Kenneth McKenzie and forward from George (third son of VIIth Baronet of Coul). Mrs Cory was identified as a suitable genealogist for the period and area. Discussion on 25 April 1994, at his offices.
  • Extract from Baronage of Scotland, concerning Mackenzie of Coul, by Burke's, London, c1750.
  • Genealogical chart of Bruce Leeson, 3rd Earl of Milltown (1735-1807).
  • Genealogical chart of Mackenzie of Coul, (in storage, data unavailable).
  • Genealogical chart of, Boulton of Moulton, Boulton of Canada, by Burke's Landed Gentry, London, 1843.
  • Genealogical chart of, D'Arcy Boulton the Younger, Esquire, by Darcy JD Boulton VI, Toronto, 1972.
  • Genealogical charts of the Clan Mackenzie, by Sir James Dixon Mackenzie, 7th Bart of Scatwell and Tarbat. Sheet No., 9, Further Descendants of Colin "Cam", being the Families of Applecross, Coul, Auldeny, Torridon, Lentron, Delvine, and Kinnahaird. Sheet No., 10 Descendants of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Coigeach, other than the Cromartie Family, being the Families of Scatwell, Scotsburn, Tarvie, and Ballone. Sir James published these charts in 1879, he was then Major James of Findon and the charts are known as the Findon Tables.
  • Genealogical descendant chart of George Steuart Mackenzie 7th Baronet of Coul, by Helen Mackenzie, with notes, Toronto, c1895
  • Genealogical extract for Kenneth McKenzie and family, from the Surrey, British Columbia 1881 census, by Janet Harding, May, 1987.
  • Genealogical investigation report, for Kenneth McKenzie gravesite, by McNichol & Company, Cookstown, 14 April 1991.
  • Genealogical notes, concerning the Caberfeidh, from Mackenzie Society News, Tulach Ard!, Victoria, Australia, winter 1992 by Donald G Moore, (provided by Janet Harding).
  • Genealogical notes, concerning the Mackenzie castles, from Tulach Ard!, spring 1992, (provided by Janet Harding).
  • Genealogical Records: the Ontario Register, 1780s-1870s, a commercial CD Rom archive.
  • Genealogical report by HE Paston-Bedingfeld, York Herald, of the English College of Arms dated 21 November, 1995 and given possible Moore antecedents.
  • Genealogical report by Leslie Hodgson with negative research results concerning Kenneth and George McKenzie in Lochbroom, Scotland, 21 October, 1994.
  • Genealogical report by Mrs Cory concerning Kenneth and George McKenzie in Lochbroom, Scotland, 8 September, 1992.
  • Genealogical research sheet of the Moore Family and letter from Bill Moore, 20 July, 1988.
  • Genealogical statement concerning Mackenzie family information and documenting that Kenneth McKenzie ignored Coul title, by Helen Mackenzie, Toronto, c1940.
  • World Family Tree (a commercial genealogical database), volumes 11, 16, 18, pre-1600 to present, by Family Tree Maker - a commercial genealogical tools company.

Background Visits

  • During two years at Shilo Manitoba, I visited Fort Garry and the Red River Settlement area of Winnipeg, 1960-1962.
  • While in New Brunswick, I visited many distinctive Loyalist settler homes, and part of New Holland, which was unsuccessfully claimed on the St John River, 1962-1965.
  • The Canadian High Arctic and the Esquimo (Inuit) towns of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk and gained an explanation of Asian migration routes and settlements. At Thule, Greenland, Denmark 6-15 June, 1969 I had an introduction to Viking settlement areas and coastal geography, and climate.
  • Jamaica, 29 September to 2 November, 1969 I examined Spanish and British colonial fortresses and settlements in the Caribbean.
  • During two years in Ottawa (1970-1972) I visited the French Forts Chambly on the Richelieu River and Ilse Aux Noix - north of Lake Champlain.  They were used as defences, both against the British and then against the Americans, since they were defences on the great north/south invasion route.  Isle Aux Noix was later used as a WW II prisoner of war camp for Germans.
  • My family and I spent two years at Val d'Or in northern Quèbec, where we followed the original route of the Coureurs des Bois, toured local gold mines and visited Indian settlements and reserves, 1973-1975.
  • I toured the French Fortress Louisbourg, which was the logistical cornerstone of imperial French defences for their North American colonies, 26 August 1975.
  • Cyprus, the cities of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta, Paphos, Kyrenia; and St. Hilarion, Buffarento, Kantara and other crusader castles, including that in which King Richard kept his Spanish Queen Berengaria, while he fought during the Third Crusade (1190-1192), during the period 20 March to 8 October, 1977.
  • Egypt the cities of Ismailia and Cairo, the scene of Mameluke successes against the Crusaders; Israel the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem; and Paris France and Bavaria in Germany (with baroque architecture), during the period 20 March to 8 October, 1977.
  • Great Britain and the cities, cathedrals and abbeys of Battle at Hastings, Bath, Berwick, Canterbury, Edinburgh, Ely, Exeter, Glastonbury, London, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Taunton, Tintagel, Winchester, and Edinburgh Castle and the Lord Lyon’s offices, and Berwick 20-22 August, 1977.
  • Various palaces, castles, and principal history and archaeology museums and galleries during the period 1977-1995, including: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Musée Royal de l’Armée, Waterloo Museum Brussels; Cypriot Archaeology Museum at Nicosia; Les Invalides, Louvre and Versailles at Paris; Reichs Museum at Hofberg Palace, Bellevedere and Schonebrunn Palaces at Vienna; Museum of Egyptology and History, Reichs Museum of Archaeology, and Pergamon at Berlin; Sans Souci and Cecilianhof Palaces at Potsdam; Museum of Saxony at Dresden; the Cathedral of Charlemagne at Aachen, Rothenberg, Trier, and Heidelberg; Hellenic and Archaeological Museums at Athens; Eretz Israel and Rockerfeller Museums at Jerusalem; Diaspora Museum at Tel Aviv; Uffizi in Florence; Rijchs Museum in Amsterdam; Historiche and Kontiki Museums at Oslo; Stavanger Archaeological Museum; Prado, Real Museo Reina Sophia, and Museo del Ejercito at Madrid; Avila, Cordoba, Cadiz; Escorial, Jaen, Granada, Segovia, Seville and Valencia; Chinon near Génève; Dolmabahçe Museum and Topkapi at Istanbul; Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, and British Army Museum at London; Smithsonian in Washington DC; Vatico Musei, the Vatican; and castles and fortresses in the German Rhineland and Bavaria, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Italy, Venice, and the Middle East.
  • Israel, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, The Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the old cities of Jerusalem, Acre, Bethlehem, Haifa, Jaffo, Tyre, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Abu Dahbi, Dubai, Sharjah, and surrounding areas; and the crusader castles of Chateau de Montfort NE of Acre Israel, the Hospitallers at Krak des Chevaliers in Syria, the Hospitallers and Templars at Acre and their Temple at Solomon’s Mount, Jerusalem, 28 August, 1980 to 6 April, 1981.
  • Toured with my Uncle Bob Hotz the US Civil War sites Antietam, Maryland, USA, and then the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA battlefields on 12-13 May, 1982.
  • Moorish Spain with Pamela and Ian Mackenzie, Bilbao, Madrid, Granada, the Costa del Sol, Valencia, Barcelona and local areas, and a driving trip through France, 13 to 29 July, 1984.
  • Oberammergau in Germany, 12 to 29 March, 1984.  Visit to King Ludwig I’s castles in Bavaria and in the nearby cities of Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck.
  • A Battlefield tour of Waterloo, in Belgium with the local NATO Historical Society on 16 October, 1984 and later discussions with selected British regimental historians.
  • Vienna, Austria 2 to 10 May, 1985.
  • Brussels, Belgium, Paris and Nice, France, Venice Italy, Vienna Austria, Bavaria, Baden Baden and Cologne, Germany, with Jamie, Colin, Ian and Kate Mackenzie 12 to 26 July 1985.
  • Naples, Capri, Sorrento and Pompeii, 24 to 30 March, 1986.
  • Karup, Denmark, on 18-24 April, 1986.
  • The Portuguese Prince Henry’s School of Navigation at Sagres, Portugal, (established c1430), on 3 October, 1986.
  • Fontainebleu, France 26 to 29 May, 1987.
  • Oslo, Norway on 20 September, 1987 and examination of musea, the Viking ships Gokstad and Oseberg and archaeological and historical displays and local fjords.
  • Copenhagen Citadel, in Denmark, on 8 June, 1988.
  • With Pamela Mackenzie to Williamsburg and the 1781 Yorktown battlefield, Virginia, USA, 27-28 December, 1988.
  • Discussion with the Lord Lyon, King at Arms, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 September, 1989.
  • Coul House Hotel and former Mackenzie of Coul Estates near Contin, Scotland, 21 September, 1989.
  • A visit with Pamela 12-19 May, 1991, to Berlin, Potsdam and region, Frankfurt am Öder, Dresden.
  • A Battlefield tour of Waterloo, Chateau de Goumont, and Ligny Battlefields in Belgium, with Maryland University on 27 May, 1991 and subsequent tours until 1996.
  • Visit to St. David’s Cathedral, the Tudor castle at Pembroke in Wales, Stonehenge and Glastonbury Abbey, in Britain during the period 21 October - 10 November, 1992.
  • Stavanger, Norway, 12-16 March, 1990 and examination of local fjords and regional topology.
  • Fort George and Fort Ticonderoga, both on George Lake, New York, USA, 26 December, 1992.
  • Johnson Hall and discussion with Wanda Birch, curator at Johnson Hall, Johnstown New York and Fort Johnson, New York, 28 December, 1992.
  • Vierzon, Bourges and the Loire Valley in France to visit my cousin Toni, and Jeanne d’Arc’s homeland, 14-16 August, 1993.
  • With Colin Mackenzie to Chartres Cathedral, France on 26 August, 1993.
  • Lincoln, Yorkshire and Bolton England, in pursuit of Boulton of Moulton traces, 14-20 November, 1993.
  • Visited Sir Crispin Agnew in Edinburgh, Coul House Hotel in Contin, Castle Leod in Strathpeffer, and Ross-shire East coast in Scotland, 23-29 April, 1994.
  • Istanbul (Constantinople), Izmir (Smyrna), Ephesus and the Christian Crusader Kingdoms of the Levantine coast in Turkey, during the period 9-23 June, 1994 and examination of regional geography, histories and archaeology.
  • Naples, Vicenza, Verona and Zagreb, Croatia and region, 21 to 27 August, 1994.
  • Stavanger, Norway, 17 February to 10 March, 1995 and the examination of regional geography, archaeology, history, and climate.
  • Madrid and the Palace Real, during the period 19-25 March, 1995.
  • Israel and the cities of Tel Aviv, Jaffo, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Elat, and the Crusader castles at Akko, (Acre), Jaffa and Haifa, and the Horns of Hattin battlefield area 26 March to 2 April, 1995.
  • Rome and Florence 28 May to 4 June, 1995 and examination of mediaeval documents, art history and social customs, and the Medici and Borghesi palaces.
  • The Smithsonian Museum of American History, 2 September, 1995 and examination of Revolutionary artefacts and historical displays.
  • Yorktown and tour of the battlefield on 3 November, 1995.  This was followed up later with my wife Pamela in visiting the US Civil War Antietam battlefield, Sharpesville, Maryland. on 7 November, with Boston on 8 November and the Quebec City Plains of Abraham battlefield on 9 November.
  • Gravetye Manor, an Elizabethan manor near East Grinstead, England.23 to 27 December, 1995.
  • Fort Niagara, 26 June, 1997 and to the American Civil War Gettysburg battlefield on 28 June, 1997.
  • Versailles Palace, Paris and environs, 2000-2001 during a six-month stay at Versailles.
  • Visits to Chateau de Bouillon, Fortresse de Dinant and the towns of Belgium with my son Ian, and grandsons Connor and Aidan in December 2001.
  • Almeria, Grenada, Cadiz, Cordoba, Sevilla, Jerez de la Frontera, with my wife Pam in 2001, 2002 and 2004.
  • Seoul Korea with visits to the city musea and palaces with my wife Pam in 2001 via Thailand, and again in 2003 via Hawaii.
  • Canterbury to Lincoln and London England with my wife Pam in 2002.
  • Bucharest Rumania and Budapest Hungary in two trips with my wife Pam in 2002 and Mark Madeley in 2003.
  • Bahrain Island and exploration of the Dilmun Culture with my wife Pam in 2003.
  • Visited Normandy from Dunkirk to Chinon. Visited the beach and area of Dunkirk and Dieppe. Visited the WW II Allied landing area beaches and battles of Caen, Bayeau (and the Tapestry), Coutance, St Lô, the Bocage, Falaise. Visited Honfleur, Rouen, Chartres, Mont St Michel, Rennes, St Malo, Le Mans, Tours, Angers, Fontevrault, Chinon and the abbeys, castles and fortresses, with my wife Pam in December 2004.
  • In August 2006 Pam and I joined our friends the Johnsons on a visit to Alaska, where we visited several musea documenting Russian and various native histories.
  • Reykjavik Iceland, visit to the Perlan Museum and tour of the Island to gain an insight into early Viking life, in May 2007 with my son Colin and George Hotz.
  • Visited Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Monticello, and the surrounding areas with my wife Pam in June 2007.
  • Visited the Smithsonian exhibit 'Clash of Empires, the British, French & Indian War, 1754-1763', with Mark Madeley in June 2007.
  • Pam and I joined our friends the Johnsons and visited South America and visited musea and historic sites especially in: Santiago in Chile, Cuzco and Machu Picchu in Peru, and Cartagena in Colombia, in March 2008.
  • In September 2008 Pam and I joined our friends from Virginia in Sicily and toured a number of historical sites including Palermo and Syracuse and several musea documenting Greek, Carthaginian, Viking, and Italian periods of power on the Island.
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