Alex Mackenzie

17 October 1716–
Clarendon, Jamaica

The Life of Alex

When Alex Mackenzie was born on 17 October 1716, in Clarendon, Jamaica, his father, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, was 53 and his mother, Mary Jenners, was 28.

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Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Mary Jenners
Sir George Udny MacKenzie
Alex Mackenzie

Parents and Siblings

    Sir Alexander Mackenzie


    Mary Jenners




    Sir George Udny MacKenzie



World Events (3)


Age 23

After two major Maroon Wars, signed treaties with the British. In the treaty of 1740 -- given land and rights as free men. They were to stop fighting and recapture run-away slaves. Caused a rift because not all Maroons believed in returning recaptured slaves to plantations.

Age 92

"The Abolition Bill was passed. This meant the trading in African slaves was declared to be ""utterly abolished, prohibited and declared to be unlawful""."

Age 115

The Christmas Rebellion (also known as the Baptist War) of 1831 which began on the Kensington Estate in St. James, was led by Samuel Sharpe, a Baptist Deacon. Sam Sharpe is now a National Hero. This was the last great slave rebellion (involving as many as 60,000 of the island's 300,000 slave population). It lasted for four months until the rebellion was crushed. The rebel leaders were hanged in Charles Square, Montego Bay, now known as Sam Sharpe Square.

Name Meaning

Scottish: see McKenzie .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Alex Mackenzie, "Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880"

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