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Nairnshire / William Hay d 10/10/1836 Death Location - Cant read it
« on: Sunday 29 January 17 03:54 GMT (UK)  »
From SP, I down loaded his death record, but can not decipher his death location.  The record says "October 10 (1836) Wm Hay Faviston aged 55 Froie."  It is the blded items that I can not make out.  I think the last is the cause of death as it is in others on the same page.  I just can't make out the location.  Any ideas?

Nairnshire / Egnoer Hay nee Mason b 1780ish
« on: Sunday 22 January 17 23:50 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to locate the death of Egnoer/Agnes that married William Hay.  I originally found in the death certificate of Margaret Hay 1817-1887 that indicated Agnes Mason and William Hay were her parents.  I had originally thought that Agnes or Egnoer (as it is variously spelled) died around 1824.  However, I found her (or I think it is her) in the 1841 census in Auldearn, Nainshire.  The census indicates that she was born Nairn 1781. The census lists her children Archibald Hay and Elizabeth Hay.  The ages are off for Archibald by about 10 years and Elizabeth by 4 year.  A jane Falconer age 4 is also present.  I haven't found that relationship if there is one. 

I am unable to find her marriage to William Hay, or her birth.  I suspect that she may be the child of Archibald Mason and Jane Gregor as they had a child 04 Jan 1779. 

William Hay apparently died before 1841 as I haven't found him in the census.

I am trying to find or verify the parents of Agnes/Egnow Mason, and her marriage and death.  Can someone help?



Dumfriesshire / Robert McCrone, Flesher d late 1839 or early 1840.
« on: Saturday 05 December 15 00:24 GMT (UK)  »
Tradition in my family is that Robert McCrone (3GGF) was killed when he fell asleep in a carriage and it went over a cliff. Horse found grazing at bottom of cliff.

He married Janet Black in Sorn on 14 March 1828.  He is not shown in the 1841 Census. The baptism record (Kirkconnel) of his daughter Robert reads "Robert, lawful daughter of the deceased Robert McCrone late flesher in Kirkconnel village by his wife Jannet Black, was born 28 October 1839 and Baptized 5th April 1840." So I know that he died prior to 05 April 1840 and after July 1839. 

I am trying to find any documentation of his death besides the baptism record.  I have searched the OPR for mortcloth records to no avail.  Would this sort of accident be reported in the newspapers?  If so, how can I possibly find a newspaper account of the death?  I also have absolutely no idea where he is buried.

Any help that any one could provide would be greatly appreciated.


Inverness / William Hay and Agnes Mason
« on: Wednesday 02 December 15 20:03 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for the parents of William Hay and Agnes Mason

William Hay married Agnes Mason - date unknown.  This is from the statutory death certificate of Margaret Hay 1817-1887. They had issue:
    Jane Hay 13 September 1801 Nairn
    Archibald Hay 23 September 1816 Inverness
    Margaret Hay 1817 Hopeman, Moray (from Census records - no OPR found)
    Anne Hay 24 April 1819 Inverness
    Elizabeth Hay 24 November 1824 Nairn

The death certificate of Margaret Hay (my 3rd GGM) clearly says William Hay and Agnes Mason as the parents.

The OPR for Archibald Hay in Inverness states "23 February 1816 William Hay and his spouse Agnis Mason had a child baptized by the Rev. Alexander Rose named Archibald. Witnesses are Archibald Mason and Alexander Fraser.  I have an idea that Archibald is likely the father of Agnes."

The OPR of Anne Hay states "24 April 1819 William Hay Cooper and his spouse Egnow Masson had a child baptized by the Rev. Rose named Anne. Witnesses Alexander Mac Hay and Colin McKinnen."  This suggests to me that the possible father of William is Alexander (Mac) Hay.

While the Census records indicate that Margaret was born 1817 Hopeman, Moray, I am not sure this is the right William Hay/Agnes Mason, or if Margaret was actually born someplace else.

Any help that provided would be greatly appreciated.


Moray (Elginshire) / Agnes Mason d about 1823 M William Hay
« on: Tuesday 01 December 15 23:00 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to ascertain the parents and death of Agnes Mason died approximately 1823 born about 1780.

The statutory death certificate for Margaret Hay 1817 Hopeman, Moray d 12 November 1887 who married Alexander McKenzie (1815-1891) indicates that Margaret's parents were William Hay (1787-1866) and Agnes Mason.  I have not been able to find anything regarding her death.  I strongly think she died in childbirth at the birth of their daughter Elizabeth - but that is speculation on my part. 

Known children of William Hay and Agnes Mason:

Jane Hay 1801-
Archibald Hay 1816-
Margaret Hay 1817-1887
Anne Hay 1819-

William Hay appears to have married Anne Fraser 28 Jan 1823 in Duffus. 

Any help you can provide would be a huge help.  I am in the process of reviewing my Hay family line.

East Lothian (Haddingtonshire) / Hind in Fenton
« on: Thursday 26 November 15 03:31 GMT (UK)  »
If a person were a farm worker in Fenton and died approximately 1850 (not found in 1851 census), where would he be buried?  Specifically, I am looking for Thomas MacKenzie, born 1793 and where he is buried.  I appreciate all the help.  I have looked at FreeReg to no avail.

Thank you.


East Lothian (Haddingtonshire) / Where is Wester Fa’syde?
« on: Wednesday 25 November 15 21:18 GMT (UK)  »
In an Tranent OPR (provided by Tidybooks) for Agnes MacKenzie. it indicated “Alexander Mackenzie in Wester Fa’syde ....."

I have looked around Tranent and Elphingstone for Wester Fa'syde and Fa'syde and have not been able to find this - anyone have any ideas?

Thanks again


East Lothian (Haddingtonshire) / MacKenzie Family - Tranent
« on: Tuesday 24 November 15 00:48 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find the parents of Alexander MacKenzie/McKenzie.  Alexander MacKenzie was born about 1760 and married Christian Knox in Tranent.  He died before 1823 from the marriage record of his daughter Christian.  The marriage record of his daughter indicates that they were from Elphingstone.  From naming conventions I suspect that his father is named Alexander.  They followed the traditional naming conventions pretty formally for several generations.  I am trying to push back further.  Any help that anyone can provide would be a great help.


East Lothian (Haddingtonshire) / Alexander MacKenzie purchaser of Seton Hall, Tranent
« on: Sunday 22 November 15 20:02 GMT (UK)  »
Tradition in my family from the letters of my great grandmother suggest that the MacKenzie Family lost all their money in a lawsuit with the Brodies.  No details are given.  In doing my research I have located the MacKenzie family in Tranent, East Lothian.  This is from wills, OPRs and death records. 

From my records it appears that the last MacKenzie I have in my line that I can trace is Alexander MacKenzie and Christian Knox.  In all the records they were herders or gardeners.  The only thing that I can find that suggests litigation is the long litigation and reversal of sale of the Seton Castle property purchased by Alexander MacKenzie from the York Building Company.  This could be the lawsuit that my great grandmother referred to in her letters.  Can any one provide details regarding this Alexander MacKenzie?

Thank you


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