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Donald MacKay

Male 1880 - 1965  (84 years)



  • Name Donald MacKay  [1, 2
    Birth 09 Sep 1880  Tansfield, Olrig, Caithness Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    • son of John MacKay, flag quarrier, & Elizabeth Bain, marr Reay 17 Jul 1874 [1]
    Residence Apr 1881  Tansfield, Olrig, Caithness Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation - 1900  Stone mason  [4
    Military Service 1900 - 1902  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location ; Anglo-Boer War  [4
    • South African Constabulary - C Division (South West Sector - South African Republic; Transvaal Colony after the Peace of Vereeniging).
      Purchased his release at end of 1902 and moved to Southern Rhodesia.
    Occupation 1903 - 1915  Salesman  [4
    • For Johnson and Fletcher Ltd - Builder's Hardware Merchants
    Residence 1903 - 1915  Avondale, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Marriage 02 Jun 1910  Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Mary Maria Bennett,   b. 1882, Great Catts, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1951, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1915 - 1928  Maize farmer   [4
    Residence 1915 - 1928  Glendale, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • Lost farm when price of maize crashed in lead up to great depression. Family was virtually poverty stricken.
    Occupation 1929 - 1946  Farm manager  [4
    • Managed farm in Fort Jameson, Northern Rhodesia.
      From 1931 to end of WWII managed a number of farms in Mazoe Valley, Southern Rhodesia.
    Residence 1929 - 1930  Fort Jameson, Northern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence 1931 -  Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Occupation 1946 - 1951  Tobacco/Maize/Cattle Farmer  [4
    • Purchased Visa Farm for his son John in 1946 and farmed with him until his wife Mary's death 29 Nov 1951.
    Residence 1947 - 1951  Visa Farm, Umvukwees, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Occupation 1951 - 1965  Tobacco Auction Floors, Salisbury  [4
    Residence 1951 - 1965  Greendale, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • with his daughter Molly (Ward) and her family
    Death 15 Jul 1965  Harare, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Burial   Pioneer Cemetery, Harare, Zimbabwe Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Person ID I5765  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 07 Mar 2015 

    Family Mary Maria Bennett,   b. 1882, Great Catts, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1951, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage 02 Jun 1910  Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Notes 
    • dau Molly Bennett Ward MacKay b 23 Nov 1914, marr Douglas Ward; son.
    Children 
    +1. John Edward MacKay,   b. 21 Mar 1919, Glendale, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1983, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 07 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F2083  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 09 Sep 1880 - Tansfield, Olrig, Caithness Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Tansfield, Olrig, Caithness Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Anglo-Boer War - 1900 - 1902 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1903 - 1915 - Avondale, Southern Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 02 Jun 1910 - Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 02 Jun 1910 - Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1915 - 1928 - Glendale, Southern Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1929 - 1930 - Fort Jameson, Northern Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1931 - - Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1947 - 1951 - Visa Farm, Umvukwees, Southern Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1951 - 1965 - Greendale, Southern Rhodesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 15 Jul 1965 - Harare, Zimbabwe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Pioneer Cemetery, Harare, Zimbabwe Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Civil Registration, birth reg Olrig, 15 Sep 1880.

    2. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Mackay family tree.
      website accessed 14 Dec 2012

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 6m b Olrig

    4. [S03] Family Members, MMY.