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Mary Ann MacKenzie

Mary Ann MacKenzie

Person  Female  Born 28/2/1786  Died 7/9/1861

Categories: Benefactor

Living at Manchester Terrace, Islington (now the east side of Liverpool Road, either side of College Cross) she wrote her will on 31 May 1854, leaving £9,000 to the MBSA.

Andrew Behan's researches have discovered the following:

Born Mary Ann Routledge, the daughter of Richard and Deborah Routledge on 28 February 1786 and was baptised on 12 March 1786 at St. George the Martyr Church, Queen Square, Camden, when the family were living at Great Ormond Street. She married Ranald MacKenzie on 15 May 1830 at St James Church, Clerkenwell. He died in early 1841 and the census of that year shows she was living at Barnsbury Terrace, Barnsbury.

The 1851 census shows her residing at 20 Manchester Terrace, Islington, aged 65 years with her elder widowed sister, Deborah Spicer, aged 72, together with a general servant and a nurse. Her occupation is shown as 'Houses & Funded Property'. The 1861 census shows her still at 20 Manchester Terrace, aged 75 years an of independent means, together with one female general servant. She died, aged 75 years, on 7 September 1861 at 20 Manchester Terrace and when probate was granted her effects totalled under £14,000.

Unfortunately, no picture. I thought the husband's name Ranald was incorrect, but it is spelt this way on two separate records.

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Seems likely the plaques were put up when the side wings were added, in 1865-6.

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