The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 29, July 1925 - April, 1926 Page: 59
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The City of Kent
Kilcoy branch of the Mackenzie clan, but for some reason un-
known he was disinherited. He served in the Seventieth Regi-
ment of the Rosshire Buffs with which his family was closely con-
nected, and in two or three other British regiments before he led
his countrymen into the wilderness.
On the same boat there was an English clergyman, Rev. Richard
Burton Pidcocke, rector of Warslow Church, Staffordshire, Eng-
land. Pidcocke had obtained a two-year leave of absence from his
church to come to America with his boys, who were to settle in
Texas. His wife was with him, Harriet Millicent Burton Pid-
cocke, eldest daughter of John Gisborne of Millers Dale, County
Derby, England, and their five children,--the sons who were draw-
ing the parents to America, Hartley, twenty-one years old at the
time, Reginald, nineteen, two younger boys, John and Charles,
and Isabella Ann, pretty and pink cheeked and twenty, as fresh
as any English peach that had ever grown beyond a rectory garden
There was also on the boat a distant Pidcocke relative, one Mr.
Simcox, whose first name is negligible, and who seems to have been
pretty much overlooked generally. But that he was a gentleman
of property and prospects there can be no doubt, for the rector and
his wife regarded Isabella as affianced to him. So did Isabella
until the boat trip and her meeting with Lieutenant Mackenzie.
When the boat landed in Galveston she and the young lieutenant
were engaged, much to her family's disapproval, and undoubt-
edly much to Mr. Simcox's also, whose sentiments are not recorded.
By the time the colonists had purchased ox-wagons and oxen and
had begun their laborious journey, the young couple decided that
they would go no further without belonging to each other, so at
Cameron they were married. The bride's father must have given
his consent. Hie performed the ceremony. The wedding day was
December 2, and the place a little log house in Cameron, Milam
County, Texas. The ceremony was read from the English prayer-
book, the word "obey" included without question.
Mrs. Mary Fantleroy of San Antonio, now in her eighty-fifth
year, was flower girl at that wedding. Although she is no longer
able to hold a pen, she remembers the English colonists quite well,
and bade her son-in-law, A. S. Busby, write "that she was a little
girl, living with her father, II. A. Trotter, in Cameron, Milam
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