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.
There are three other John Alexander McKane Wallaces in my family tree are descendants of John and Esther Wallace:
- John Alexander McKain Wallace (1872-1961) – son of his daughter Mary Jane Wallace
- John Alexander McKane Wallace (1892-1967) – son of his adopted son Thomas Wallace
- John Alexander McKane Wallace (1919-1975) – grandson of his adopted son Thomas Wallace
I only recently discovered the last two when researching Thomas Wallace, John’s adopted son.