Hugh Munro MACKENZIE

Hugh Munro MACKENZIE

Male Abt 1830 - 1885

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  • Name  Hugh Munro MACKENZIE 
    Born  Abt 1830  Of, Distington, Whitehaven, Cumberland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estimate: This birth date is an estimate based on the birth dates of nearest relatives or contemporaries, or based on other clues such as christening date, marriage date, birth order, etc.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Jan 1885  Distington, Whitehaven, Cumberland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Distington Churc, Distington, Whitehaven, Cumberland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I33023  Munro
    Last Modified  12 Mar 2008 

    Father  John MACKENZIE,   b. Abt 1785,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Christian MUNRO,   b. Abt 1787,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F11388  Group Sheet

    Family  Alexandrina Barbara MACLEOD,   b. Abt 1832,   d. Of, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Marion Munro MACKENZIE,   b. Abt 1860,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Martin Edward MACKENZIE,   b. 1863,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hugh Munro Macleod MACKENZIE,   b. Abt 1865,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Christina Elizabeth MACKENZIE,   b. Abt 1867,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jane Macleod MACKENZIE,   b. Abt 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F11389  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Hugh was a civil engineer. He went to Canada and helped lay out several railway lines there. He returned to Cleator Moor, Cumberland and was appointed managing director of the newly formed Crossfield Iron Mining Company. He and his brother, John, were among the original partners of this company.

      He lived at Distington until his death and took a great interest in public affairs. In Jun 1876, he was made a J.P. and he occasionally attended the Whitehaven Court.

      When the Distington School Board was formed, he was appointed chairman and held that office for several years. He was also managing director of the Solway Mining company, a director of the Workington Iron and Steel Company, and of the Whitehaven Ship Building Company.

      His bad health during the last three years of his life prevented him from taking an active part in business.

      He was of a diffident, retiring disposition, but was one of the most generous and charitable of men.

      References:

      (1) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      356

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA