Alexander McKenzie Allen

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Background

Alexander McKenzie Allen was born on 03 September 1920 at Montrose, Scotland.[1] Margaret (Gellatly) and her husband Alexander McKenzie Allen and three children sailed from Scotland on the Flora in 1852. He was a tailor who was working as a miner at Eureka at the time of the Eureka Stockade. Alexander died in September 1899 and was buried at Mount Egerton Cemetery.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

The family lived on the east side of Ballarat West where Alexander worked as a tailor.[3]

Family

Alexander and Margaret had at least sevenchildren, three born in Australia:

1. James (Died Alloa, Scotland, 1843, aged 18 months.

2. Margaret Ann Allen (birth unknown. Died 18 April 1854 at Eureka). There is a headstone at the Ballaarat Old Cemetery that reads "Erected by Lex and Margaret Allen - Margaret Ann who met with a premature death at Eureka on 18 April 1854 aged 11 years.[4]

3. Elizabeth (Born Perth, Scotland. Married Digory Penrose Roberts, and they had 16 children)[5]

4. Jessie (Died 26 December 1852 at Geelong)

5. Esther Ann (Born Ballarat 1855. Married Robert Grant in 1874)[6];

6. Georgina Rennie (Born 1858 Ballarat. Married John Zehan Phillips in 1881)[7];

7. Mary Bathgate (Born 1861 Ballarat. Married Alexander Rae in 1881)[8]. [9]

See also

Margaret Allen

Further Reading

Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

References

  1. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  2. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009.
  3. Information from Maureen Stapleton, 19 July 2018.
  4. Information from Maureen Stapleton, 19 July 2018.
  5. Information from Maureen Stapleton, 19 July 2018.
  6. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  7. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  8. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  9. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009.

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