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Offline langwell

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John Mackay of Hereford
« on: Friday 21 October 11 16:35 BST (UK) »
I am researching the above who was born in 1822 and died 1906.  He was a railway contractor.
He married Elizabeth Everall of Longnor in1852.
Does anyone know if they had any family?

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Re: John Mackay of Hereford
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 October 11 16:45 BST (UK) »
The marriage was in Shropshire but there is no 1861 or 1881 entry that fits the profiles you have given

The 1851 shows Elizabeth was b 1829 Longnor Shropshire
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Re: John Mackay of Hereford
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 October 11 16:45 BST (UK) »
1881 shows they moved around

Reay Villa, Bodenham Rd, Tupsley, Herefordshire RG11/2589 folio 87 pg 40
John Mackay head mar 58 railway contractor b. Scotland
Elizabeth wife 49 b. Salop, Longnor
William H son 24 railway contractor b. Leics, East Langton
Jessie S dau 17 b. Salop, Shrewsbury
Christina Everall mother-in-law widow 81 b. Salop, Cardignton
George D Mackintosh nephew 22 medical student b. Scotland
Elizabeth A Laurence niece 23 b. Shrewsbury
Elizabeth Hodges 26 cook b. Hereford, Preston On Wye
Sarah Williams 24 housemaid b. Hereford, Burghill.
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: John Mackay of Hereford
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 October 11 16:52 BST (UK) »
more children in 1871

Mountfields, Shrewsbury RG10/2776 folio 111 pg 36
John Mackay head mar 48 railway contractor b. Scotland
Elizabeth wife 38 b. Longnor
John C son 16 b. Longnor
William H son 14 b. Leics, East Langton
Margaret L dau 13 b. Shrewsbury
George D son 11 b. Shrewsbury
Jessie S dau 7 b. Shrewsbury
Jane James 21 general servant b. Mont, Cemmes
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: John Mackay of Hereford
« Reply #4 on: Friday 21 October 11 17:11 BST (UK) »
1861 Albert St, Shrewsbury RG91869 folio 95 pg 20
John Mackay head mar 34 railway engineer b. Scotland
Elizabeth wife 29 b. Longnor
William son 4 b. Leics, E Langton
Margaret dau 3 b. Shrewsbury
George Donald son 1 b. Shrwesbury
Charles Everall visitor 25 railway time keeper b. Longnor
Elizabeth Humphreys 17 general servant b. Coalport

John is at school in Madeley RG9/1857 folio 79 pg 18

1891 shows county of birth for John
Reay Villa, Tupsley RG12/2059 folio 60 pg 10
John Mackay head mar 68 contractor for public works b. Scotland, Sutherland
Elizabeth wife 59 b. Longnor
Wm Hy son 34 contractor for public works b. Leicestershire
Jessie S dau 27 b. Shrewsbury
Olive Skyrme 24 cook b. Preston on Wye
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: John Mackay of Hereford
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 February 18 18:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello Langwell,

John MacKay 'Hereford' was an important figure in the land risings and cultural awakening in Gaelic Scotland in the 1870s and 1880s. If you check out the early editions of 'The Celtic Magazine' and the 'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness' you will see him regularly featured there. I think he is also known as John MacKay 'Swansea'. If it is the same man he was chieftain of the Gaelic Society of Inverness in the late 1870s and you will find at least one speech by him. The one I have found is in volume 8 of TGSI. Here is a link to a page where you can download volume 8 of TGSI:

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/rannsachadh/leabharlann/seirbheisean-air-loidhne/irisean-leabharlann/

He was also the key figure in founding the Rogart Educational Association to support education - including through the medium of Gaelic - in his native parish of Rogart in the very far north of Scotland.

In this regard, the following poem was made for him by John Stuart Blackie, poet, activist and scholar, who was described as 'the greatest living Scotsman' of his time:

TO JOHN MACKAY, ESQ., OF HEREFORD, THE FOUNDER OF THE ROGART SCHOOL
ASSOCIATION, SUTHERLAND.
Who love the Highlands ? not with murtherous guns,
Who scour the moor, and chase the flying deer ;
Who lure the speckled troutling from the mere,
And hook the strong-nosed salmon, where he runs
Cleaving the adverse flood. These love their sport ;
But thou, Mackay, dost love the stout-thewed men,
Whose sweatful toil redeemed the stony glen,
And filled wide Europe with the proud report
Of their high-daring deeds ; and thou didst stir
In fresh young hearts brave memory of their sires ;
And mothers hailed in thee God's minister,
To fan the slumbering flame of patriot fires.
Who loveth thus loves well, and, nobly wise,
Weds earth to heaven with worth that never dies.
JOHN STUART BLACKIE.

You will find the poem and a short speech by John MacKay in the 8th volume of the Celtic Magazine, which can be found in the same link as above.

MacKay also published work on the poetry of Rob 'Donn' MacKay, generally considered to be among the greatest of Gaelic poets. It would be interesting to know if John MacKay was related to Rob 'Donn'.

Best wishes on your research,

Iain MacKinnon

Good luck with your enquiries.

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Re: John Mackay of Hereford
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for posting this, I always welcome new information.
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