Further to my previous posting I now have James Mckechnie's marriage certificate(s) which states the following. James Mckechnie was born 1853 Scotland. Married at age 20 years 1st to Jane Hamilton Dawson 1873 in NZ - Widowed, 2nd to Margaret Mulholland 1883 in NZ. James' father was Dugald Mckechnie - Superintendent of Police, married to Mary Mckechnie nee Gardner. Seeking info on James' link to Dugald - place, dates, siblings & family etc. He may have come from Islay, but not confirmed.