John Alexander McKane WALLACE


There have been four people called John Alexander McKane WALLACE who have lived in New Zealand and are in my family tree.

The first was John Alexander McKane Wallace born in 1819 in Antrim. He settled in Wanganui, New Zealand after serving in the 65th (2nd Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot. The Regiment, during August 1845 to May 1846, provided convict guards on six ships from England to Hobart Town in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) and two to Norfolk Island, delivering the convicts before continuing to Sydney. When disturbances broke out in New Zealand, most of these men were shipped to New Zealand, including John Wallace.

John Alexander McKain and Esther Wallace

There are three other John Alexander McKane Wallaces in my family tree are descendants of John and Esther Wallace:

I only recently discovered the last two when researching Thomas Wallace, John’s adopted son.

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2 thoughts on “John Alexander McKane WALLACE

  1. Im DEBBIE PIHAMA daughter of EDNA FOLRENCE MUMBY GEORGE MUMBY AND FLORRIE WALLACE ARE MY GRANDPARENTS I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN TWO GRAND CHILDREN PLEASE ADD ME TO FAMILY

  2. My brother is also named John Alexander McKane Wallace. My father, John Alexander McKane Wallace,(1919-1975 ) I have the original portrait painted on porcelain that is pictured above. This is the first time that that I have heard that Thomas was an adopted son. I also have original newspaper cuttings from Wanganui papers re John Alexander and Esther Wallace and further information, too much to list here.

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