Information on the Loyalists
Loyalist Directory: Murdock McKenzie
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|Given name :||Murdock|
|Where Resettled :||Probably Sunbury Co., New Brunswick|
|Status as Loyalist :|
|Proof of Loyalty :|
|Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :|
|Regiment :||Guides and Pioneers Commanded by Colonel Beverly Robinson|
|Enlistment Date :||Before October 1778|
|Date & Place of Birth :||Born 4 January 1745; Inverness Parish, Scotland|
|Settled before war :||Probably New York City from 1776 until the end of the War in 1783.|
|Date & Place of Death :||c1785; Sunbury Co., NB|
|Place of Burial :||Probably Sunbury Co., NB|
|Wife Name :||Isobel McQueen, b.c. 1745; d. bef. 1785, Marriage date, death date and her parents unknown.|
|Children :||Ann (McKenzie) Pratt, b. 1771, bapt. 15 March 1772, d. 24 March 1826, m. Loyalist James Pratt c1787. No other known children.|
|Proven Descendants :|
|Military Info :||While both early and later (war) muster records for Murdock may have been lost, available muster records from "The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies" show Murdock's service as a Private in Guides & Pioneers companies under the command of Colonel Beverly Robinson.|
The periods of service included:
- Capt. William McAlpine's Company 25 Dec 1778 to 23 Feb 1779
- Capt. William McAlpine's Company 25 June 1780 to 24 Aug 1780
- Capt. William McAlpine's Company 25 August 1780 to 24 Oct 1780
- Capt. William McAlpine'Company 25 Oct 1780 to Dec 1780
- Capt. William McAlpine's Company 25 Aug 1781 to Oct 1781.
Company locations during the above periods included both New York and South Carolina.
|Loyalist Genealogy :||LOYALIST: McKenzie, Murdock|
=>DAUGHTER: McKenzie, Ann (Dau. of McKenzie, Murdock) b 1771 (bapt 15 Mar 1772) d 24 Mar 1826 m Pratt, James (Loyalist) c1787 bc 1763 d 27 June 1848.
==>GRANDSON: Pratt, Elias Wright (Son of Pratt, James – Loyalist) bc 1805 d Aug 1834 m 27 Sep 1824 Bassett, Adeline b 27 July 1808 d 13 Oct 1863.
===>1st G.GRANDSON: Pratt, Elias Wright, Jr. (Son of Pratt, Elias Wright) b 7 Aug 1834 d 29 Mar 1902 m 24 June 1854 Sparks, Clarissa b 25 Dec 1834 d Jan 1918.
====>2nd G.GRANDSON: Pratt, David (Son of Pratt, Elias Wright, Jr.) b 29 Aug 1868 d May 1943 m 23 Mar 1898 VanNess, Harriet b 25 Dec 1863 d Mar 1955.
=====>3rd G.GRANDDAUGHTER: Pratt, Helen VanNess (Daughter of Pratt, David) m Shotwell, John.
======>UEL APPlCANT: Shotwell, John (Jr.) (Son of Pratt, Helen VanNess).
|Family History :||Early Families of the "Mackadavy" by Calvin Lee Craig, pages 368-375.|
First Family Listing in First Families of New Brunswick beginning with Pratt, James and spouse, Pratt (McKenzie), Ann.
|Family Genealogy :||Microfilmed parish record of the Church of Scotland, Parish Church of Inverness, on file in the LDS Salt Lake City, Utah Family History Library indicate that Murdach McKenzie was bapt 2 Jan 1745 by Mr. McBean and his parents were Murdach McKenzie and Kathrine Davidson.|
|Sources :||Loyalist Muster Rolls for Guides and Pioneers Corps.|