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Murdock McKenzie of the Old 78th Fraser Highlanders

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Murdock McKenzie of the Old 78th Fraser Highlanders

Posted: 28 Jan 2011 2:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKenzie,Pratt
Murdock McKenzie, my 5th g.grandfather, served with the Guides & Pioneers Regiment of the British Army during the American Revolution and removed to Nova Scotia/New Brunswick in 1783. Provincial records indicate Murdock requested the transfer of his land grant to his daughter, Ann, in 1786. Ann who was born in Scotland (prob. Inverness) in 1771 or 1772 was then 14 and living in New Brunswick and later married my 4th g.grandfather, James Pratt. PRO records in London also show that a Murdock McKenzie was on the 1763 Rations List for the Colonel's Company of the 78th Fraser Highlanders then being discharged in Inverness after service in Canada during the Seven Years War. PRO records also show that a Murdock McKenzie arrived in Philadelphia in 1775 as a ship's passenger from England. Any information as to whether or not the Murdock who served in the 78th and/or arrived in Philadelphia in 1775 might be my g.grandfather will be most appreciated.

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