Author Topic: Trying to trace my grandmother's family from Colby- 'McFee'  (Read 1592 times)

Offline Blue70

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Re: Trying to trace my grandmother's family from Colby- 'McFee'
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 08 October 15 23:33 BST (UK) »
You may have this already, link to IOM parish images on Family Search, more useful for records earlier than the 1900s though:-

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1784428


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Offline Frances_mnb

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Re: Trying to trace my grandmother's family from Colby- 'McFee'
« Reply #10 on: Friday 09 October 15 09:30 BST (UK) »
the major problem is that you need a birth cert to determine mother (? was she illegitimate to a young daughter - the McFees ran the Colby Mill for a couple of generations - they were also noted Methodists an illegitimacy would not go down too well in that period (also the bapts pre civil reg in 1877 may well in Methodist chapel rather than parish church) - you can trace the Colby family back to a a James McFee (McFie, MacFee) who was I think the son of Capt Wm McFee one of the early IoMSPCo captains (look him up on my web site) by his first wife  Cath Gracy (she died in 1849 - their first child James had died in 1838 + several other of their later children - see MIs in St Peter's Peel the wife's parish)) - in 1851 James can be found with Ellen (from Isle of Bute who I think was Capt Wm's 2nd wife but havn't proof of this) + her dau Ellen - Ellen was at 26 New Bond Street Douglas in 1851 - Capt Wm was shortly afterwards transferred to Liverpool + died 1860 (acc to Bio) in 1881 Ellen is found as a widow living with her dau + son-in-law in Liverpool - James seemed to have married Margaret  - was at Ballaglonney No 2 in Malew in 1881 but he and wife were buried in her parish of Santan - their son Wm married Margt Jane Cannell and it is from them I think the Colby family descend
any thing with a Manx Connection

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