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Old March 15th, 2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Could These Be Alice Mackenzie's Relatives ?

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I found the Family of Colin and Penelope Mckenzie living in Peterborough in They were mostly born in Scotland but the last two were born 1842 in Abbots Langley Hertfordshire and the Baby Penelope born 1843 in Brentwood Essex...Dad worked as a Clerk on the Railways.
Although Penelope is not Alice Mc Kenzie(I did think she was at first)
I wonder if they were related in any way ?
They were in Shoreditch St Leonards in 1861 census with a visitor Mary Mckenzie aged 33 born Scotland.
From there on they appear to have lived in Camberwell Peckham after that. I have all the details off deaths, census etc...
Any ideas to see if they are relations?
I have just found a Colin Mackenzie who married a Penelope Wylie in Stornoway,Ross and Cromarty,Scotland in 1829
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Old March 16th, 2018, 03:01 AM   #2
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Hi Pat
With the Peterborough connection and arrival in London there seems a possibility that they may be relations. I remember the information but don't remember the source of the comment that Alice was originally from Peterborough, was it in the newspapers?

I hoped Alice might be traced through the workhouse records where she says her husband was named John and she was arrested a few times for drunkenness, one time on Dorset St.,.. but nothing
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Old March 16th, 2018, 08:45 AM   #3
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This is from The (Boston) Guardian of 17/8/1889. I've no idea how accurate it is.

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Old March 16th, 2018, 09:00 AM   #4
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On the 1851 census, there is a PO messenger named Charles Potts living in the Peterborough Cathedral Precincts with a 6-year-old-daughter named Alice.
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In 1861 she's working as a servant to a family named Miller in High Cross Street, Leicester. The head of the household, Edward Miller, is a master brazier employing 2 men and 2 boys.
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No luck so far with a Pitts/McKenzie wedding, but perhaps Alice was a McKenzie in the same way that Kate was a Conway or Martha a Turner?
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The family lived in the Precincts between 1841 and 1881, although Charles apparently died between the 1871 and 1881 censuses.

This is presumably his death:

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Old March 16th, 2018, 09:37 AM   #8
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wow Gary!
I'd seen the postman mention before in Jon Simons article in Ripperologist but never seen that much detail before. Excellent follow up too!
That has to be her, it tallies almost exactly.
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What a great find, that Boston Guardian piece !!!
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Old March 16th, 2018, 09:43 AM   #10
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The workhouse Alice McKenzie claimed to be the widow of John, a carpenter.
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