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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 31 May 05 11:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Jon
Have found a number of possibilities from the Durness register for both your James MacKay and Mary MacKay, do you have any idea of the year of thier births. Possibly from any census info you may have on them?

Andy
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Allin - Sutcombe, Devon * Blake - Cornwall, Cardiif * Campbell - Durness * Cockburn - London and Scotland * Elsey - London * Facey -  Holsworthy, Devon * Falconer - Durness and Eddrachillis * Hartfall - Gosport * Hopkins - Barry and Sully * Howell - Cheptow * Larkin - Bromley, Kent * Lambert - Sturminster Newton, Dorset * McDonald - Compton Gifford, Plymouth * Moxley  - St Arvans * Smith - Bethnal Green * Taylor - Portishead * Wickenden - Southsea * Yeo - Cornwall and Devon

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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 05 June 05 15:58 BST (UK) »
hi andy
sorry no idea of dob cant find census for that period, you have all i know
regards
jon
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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 05 June 05 16:18 BST (UK) »
hi andy
here is some more
mary was born in 1813 daughter to john McKay tenant saingomore, whatever that is. and james McKay had alias of McAndrew
does that help
regards
jon
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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 05 June 05 18:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Jon

This could help, I will let you know.

Andy
Surname Interests.

Allin - Sutcombe, Devon * Blake - Cornwall, Cardiif * Campbell - Durness * Cockburn - London and Scotland * Elsey - London * Facey -  Holsworthy, Devon * Falconer - Durness and Eddrachillis * Hartfall - Gosport * Hopkins - Barry and Sully * Howell - Cheptow * Larkin - Bromley, Kent * Lambert - Sturminster Newton, Dorset * McDonald - Compton Gifford, Plymouth * Moxley  - St Arvans * Smith - Bethnal Green * Taylor - Portishead * Wickenden - Southsea * Yeo - Cornwall and Devon

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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #31 on: Friday 17 June 05 19:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Jon

Sorry about the delay I have just bought a new house and have had to spend time doing some renovations.

I have found some info for you but will have to collate it together and will post it tomorrow night after more work on the house. Just to let you know though that there was only one Andrew MacKay listed in the whole of the register so I am fairly confident I have the right one.

Will speak to you tomorrow.

Andy
Surname Interests.

Allin - Sutcombe, Devon * Blake - Cornwall, Cardiif * Campbell - Durness * Cockburn - London and Scotland * Elsey - London * Facey -  Holsworthy, Devon * Falconer - Durness and Eddrachillis * Hartfall - Gosport * Hopkins - Barry and Sully * Howell - Cheptow * Larkin - Bromley, Kent * Lambert - Sturminster Newton, Dorset * McDonald - Compton Gifford, Plymouth * Moxley  - St Arvans * Smith - Bethnal Green * Taylor - Portishead * Wickenden - Southsea * Yeo - Cornwall and Devon

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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #32 on: Monday 20 June 05 13:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Jon

Finally have some info for you.

JAMES MACKAY

Could not trace the birth of James MacKay alias McAndrew (son of Andrew) unfortunately but there was only one Andrew MacKay in Durness at this time.

27/01/1800 Johanna, Daughter of Andrew MacKay soldier in R.F. in Ireland from the parish of Reay and Margaret Sutherland in Crospie
24/09/1803 Mackay Thomson, Son of Andrew MacKay and Margaret Sutherland.
08/01/1806 William, son of Andrew MacKay late R.F. now shoemaker in Saingo and Margaret Sutherland.

Can't explain why James isn't listed unless the family started to attend a non-conformist church after 1806?

Sutherland MI's lists James MacKay died in Lerinmore 13/01/1869 aged 59 with wife Mary MacKay died 28/01/1892 aged 80. Buried in Balnakeil Church, Durness.

MARGARET SUTHERLAND

Margaret was the daughter of John Sutherland and Jean Fraser and was baptised 26/05/1771. Other siblings as follows:-
05/01/1766 Mary
05/11/1768 Janet
18/06/1775 Robert
28/05/1779 Christian
08/05/1781 John

The following marriage extract was also found:-
11/09/1792 William MacKay alias courdach, pensioner of chelsea college in crospie and Jean Fraser widow in Crospie of John Sutherland.

MARY MACKAY

10/01/1812 Mary, daughter of John MacKay and Ann Murray
12/05/1814 Edward, son of John MacKay and Ann Murray

22/03/1811 John MacKay weaver alias Macnishmaccustianmacrory in saingomore married Ann Murray, widow of Edward Morrison, saingobeg

John's alias probably reads son of Kenneth son of Christian son of Rory

ANN MURRAY

Ann's previous marriage is as follows:-
17/08/1805 Edward Morrison, ceannabin enlisted in Royal Army of Defence married Ann Murray in saingomore

09/12/1806 Johanna, daughter of Edward Morrison and Ann Murray.

Ann was the daughter of a Hugh Murray and Christian Down.

Marriage extract:-
14/11/1773 Hugh Murray boatman and little tennant in Lubain, Strathmore married Christian Down
Children:-
28/08/1778 Ann
09/08/1774 Francis
27/09/1775 Isobel
09/10/1781 Robert

All the children were born in Rispond

On the 24/02/1792 Christian remarried after becoming a widow. She married a John Morrison who was a Joiner in Durin.

ISOBEL MURRAY (ANN'S SISTER)

12/03/1796 John Morison sailor aboard the "FAIRLY OF RISPOND" from lewes married Isobel Murray daughter of Hugh Murray late mate of the "FAIRLY"
Children:-
02/07/1798 Hugh
26/03/1801 Charles
19/09/1803 Ann (John was now a sailor on the "MACKAY OF RISPOND)
23/11/1805 Norman

ROBERT MURRAY (ANN'S BROTHER)

14/12/1804 Robert Murray volunteer a young lad in saingomore married Katherine Morison in Rispond (from Lewes)
Children:-
13/11/1805 Ann
28/06/1808 Edward Morison Murray
19/10/1810 Hugh (family had now moved to Saingobeg)
09/05/1813 Donald

Hope this makes sense Jon and good luck in the future.

Andy
Surname Interests.

Allin - Sutcombe, Devon * Blake - Cornwall, Cardiif * Campbell - Durness * Cockburn - London and Scotland * Elsey - London * Facey -  Holsworthy, Devon * Falconer - Durness and Eddrachillis * Hartfall - Gosport * Hopkins - Barry and Sully * Howell - Cheptow * Larkin - Bromley, Kent * Lambert - Sturminster Newton, Dorset * McDonald - Compton Gifford, Plymouth * Moxley  - St Arvans * Smith - Bethnal Green * Taylor - Portishead * Wickenden - Southsea * Yeo - Cornwall and Devon

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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 22 June 05 17:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Andy,
This is swell of you!  I'm looking for more info about a John MacLeod b. about 1760, who married a Mary MacPherson and emigrated to PEI, Canada.  Their son Hugh was born in Durness August 1, 1795. Thanks so much for the offer.
"Brinnell" :D

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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #34 on: Friday 24 June 05 17:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Andy that is absolutely fantastic. sorry about slow reply beeen at sea for a couple of weeks the boss wants to use his yacht
best regards
jon ;D
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Re: Durness Parish Register
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 29 June 05 11:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Brinnell

Marriage
08/12/1789 John MacLeod, tennant in Islandhall and Mary Macpherson in Saingo

Children
30/12/1790 John MacLeod, tennant in Islandhall and Mary Macpherson, Christian
12/06/1793 John MacLeod, tennant in Islandhall and Mary Macpherson, Isobel

12/08/1795 John Sutherland, tennant in Islandhall and Mary Macpherson, Hugh
(Cannot account for the name change here. Maybe a transcription error? This is the only entry that has any resemblance to your Hugh)

17/10/1798 John MacLeod, farmer and boatman in Ceannabin and Mary Macpherson, Christian (? previous Christian may have died)
27/07/1801 John MacLeod in Ceannabin and Mary Macpherson, Donald
10/05/1804 John MacLeod, little farmer and fisher in Ceannabin and Mary Macpherson, Andrew.

As the register only starts from 1764 I am unable to trace John Macleod's birth in 1760.

Sorry this is all I could get. Hope it helps

Andy
Surname Interests.

Allin - Sutcombe, Devon * Blake - Cornwall, Cardiif * Campbell - Durness * Cockburn - London and Scotland * Elsey - London * Facey -  Holsworthy, Devon * Falconer - Durness and Eddrachillis * Hartfall - Gosport * Hopkins - Barry and Sully * Howell - Cheptow * Larkin - Bromley, Kent * Lambert - Sturminster Newton, Dorset * McDonald - Compton Gifford, Plymouth * Moxley  - St Arvans * Smith - Bethnal Green * Taylor - Portishead * Wickenden - Southsea * Yeo - Cornwall and Devon