John Downie Menzies
Location #366 - location of John Menzies accidental death.
Group Number 1

Group Members

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No Last Name First Names Maiden Name Relationship Occupation Born Died School Year
1 Menzies John Downie Husband


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3262 1894 Location

On the old road to Stewart town from Bannockburn, at a point opposite dwelling #48, where the road took a slight turn to the south. This part of the old road has been sluiced away as part of Charles Ray's claim.

3263 1894 Coroners Report.

John Downie Menzies accidentally lost his life on the evening of 30 June 1894 by falling over the face of Charles Ray's claim in Pipeclay Gully. He was on his way home to Stewart town from Bannockburn. The night was very dark and Mr Menzies did not have a lantern with him, which he usually carried at night. He had been trying to find his way by lighting matches. However there were a number of deep water races in the area. So, without wearing his spectacles, the darkness, and the bend in the road, Mr Menzies stumbled over the 70 foot cliff to his death.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
1383 Mrs D Norman - Roxburgh c1890 ? John Downie Menzies View Image
2330 Mrs D McKenzie - Cromwell 13 May 1886 Will of John Downie Menzies. View Image
2332 Mrs D McKenzie - Cromwell 30 Jul 1894 In the Matter of the Will of John Downie Menzies View Image
2335 Mrs D Menzies - Cromwell 30 Jul 1894 In the Matter of the Will of John Downie Menzies. View Image