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Robert and Thomas McKay
« on: Tuesday 17 January 17 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi .. I am trying to trace 2 sons of Robert McKay a carpenter and his wife Margaret Bremner who lived latterly in Argyle Square Wick. They had 5 children Thomas born 1841, John Born 1842 and died in Edinburgh 1863,  Williamina born 1845 married George Flett and died in 1909 in Findochty, Margaret born 1850 died in Argyle Sq in 1876 and Robert 1853. I can find Robert in the 1881 census as a cooper living with his sister Williamina and her family in 15 Argyle Sq Wick .. and then he seems to disappear .. Nothing seems to match in the census or death records. I think I can see Thomas as an apprentice ships carpenter in Aberdeen in 1861 and possibly in the seamans reserve in 1871 census .. but after that again nothing seems to match either as McKay or MacKay !!! .. Any help greatly appreciated 

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Re: Robert and Thomas McKay
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 11:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi this might be a possibility a marriage for a Thomas McKay bachelor ( shipwright ) full age father Robert McKay ( joiner )
Spouse Annie McKay spinster of full age father John McKay ( fisherman )
17 January 1868 Liverpool St Luke ..
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Re: Robert and Thomas McKay
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 11:48 GMT (UK) »
1881 census address 182 ,Stanley Road Lancashire
Thomas McKay age 40 born Wick Scotland ( shipwright )
Annie McKay age 39 born Caithness
Robert McKay age 12 ,John 10,Annie M 9,Thomas G 5, Harry S B 2, Bertha 2months all born Liverpool
Margaret Flannigan 21 b Ireland ( domestic servant )

Think this is your missing Thomas as a birth registration for one of the son's
Harry Sutherland Bremner McKay 1878 Registration District West Derby Lancahire
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Re: Robert and Thomas McKay
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 11:55 GMT (UK) »
Can't print details of later census but the  marriage years matches ...
Possible death for Thomas McKay birth year 1840
Registration Year Dec 1930 age 90
West Derby Lancashire
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Re: Robert and Thomas McKay
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 January 17 12:44 GMT (UK) »
There is a good chance Robert McKay is also in bootle Lancashire ..you might want to check out a marriage on Scotlands People 1881 Wick Robert McKay to Agnes Mary Morrison to see if this is your Robert
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Re: Robert and Thomas McKay
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 January 17 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very very much Rosie .. This ties up properly with my existing info .. I cannot thank you enough !!!

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Re: Robert and Thomas McKay
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 January 17 07:48 GMT (UK) »
Your very welcome  :)
Rosie