Author Topic: The McBays of Arbroath  (Read 223 times)

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The McBays of Arbroath
« on: Tuesday 07 February 17 03:14 GMT (UK) »
I am researching the McBay family that settled in Arbroath. The McBays had large families and the Scottish naming tradition was honoured. The result is so many people with the same names I can't sort out who is a direct ancestor and who is a lateral. I have a marriage certificate for James McBay born 7th of April 1848 at Dun. His parents were William McBay of St. Cyrus and Jane (Jean Wilson). Our ancestors were agricultural workers, and did not seem to have links to fishing like many of the McBays. And yet the christian names are the same as those of Miltonhaven and St. Cyrus. If anyone can trace this line  further back I would be very grateful!

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Re: The McBays of Arbroath
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 18:45 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, Snowolf. The information on deaths was new and helpful.

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