Could someone help me find a date of birth or something on this lady. I have tried through Scotspeople but there is so many Elizabeth MacKenzie/McKenzie's that it is costing a fortune.
BORN: abt 1877
PARENTS: Alexander MacKenzie
1881 CENSUS: She is living with grandparents - John & Mary
Ann Smith at Torehead Croft, Pluscarden Elgin
but is listed as niece. Also living there
is her half sister Jemima Jane Douglas (also
listed as niece.
On the listings for 1891 Census there is one which could be her as a patient in hospital and in 1901 Census there is another one which could also be her as a patient in the District Lunatic Asylum, West End Of High Street, Elgin.
From what I can see her parents married in March 1877 then Penuel had an application for poor relief to Parish of Elgin - MF D EL4 (GRC archives - ZPEL A5/6 p148 no337b)in 1877 also. Penuel then left Scotland in 1878 to go to Australia under the name Pinnel Smith and remarried in 1880.
Her father Alexander is also missing from records but I found a record in 1881 Census which could be him as all information matches. He was a Police Constable - (ref SR22/55/9 No.144). in 5th September 1876 then was Dismissed from the service on the 4th June 1877.
I dont know whether Alexander died or they divorced or what happened but Elizabeth didn't come to Australia that I can find anywhere and she was living with Grandparents in 1881.
Any help would be great.