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James Kenneth Douglas Mackenzie
1859 Born in Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas
2 years at Cambridge University
1878-1881 Apprentice at Elswick Ordnance Works
Developed experience with electrical lighting and electric machinery.
1881 Went to Paris as 2nd electrical engineer for the Swan Electrical Light Co
1882 Engineer to the Metropolitan Brush Co
1882-89 Engineer to the National Secondary Generator Co when that company lighted the Metropolitan Railway from Aldgate to Notting Hill Gate
1884 Went into business for himself
Went into partnership with R. Brougham as consulting engineers. They carried out the installation at Grosvenor Gallery Cenrtal Electric Lighting Station.
1884 Became an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
1886 Became a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers
1911 Sir James Kenneth Daughter Mackenzie (Baronet) 51, civil engineer, lived in Lewisham with Stephanie C Mackenzie 39, Lewis R K Mackenzie 8, Corinne M Mackenzie 20
1930 Died in Edenbridge, Kent