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Re: McKinney Carrickfergus
« Reply #18 on: Monday 25 November 19 07:58 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the info on the name Murrie. Christina has an interesting ancestry.
Lots to study there.
Thanks again
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Re: McKinney Carrickfergus
« Reply #19 on: Monday 25 November 19 15:54 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure Christina was actually born in Scotland and not in Ireland of Scottish ancestry? I really wouldn't worry too much about spelling of names- it's only in fairly recent times that people were very literate and used a consistent spelling.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: McKinney Carrickfergus
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 04 December 19 13:29 GMT (UK) »
There is a early George McKinney burried in Ballycarry Templecorran graveyard

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Re: McKinney Carrickfergus
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 04 December 19 21:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Yes I am quite sure Christina McKinney was born in Scotland. I have her family tree and there are good records of her life in NZ. Thank you.

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Re: McKinney Carrickfergus
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 04 December 19 21:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Steve. That gives me another place to look. Will check it out.

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Re: McKinney Carrickfergus
« Reply #23 on: Friday 06 August 21 14:02 BST (UK) »
Does Kati-Kati (about 30 miles from the port of Taurango) feature in your family history?

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Book is, sadly, no longer in print.
However, pretty sure that it can be requested on inter-library loan from
Linenhall Library, Belfast and/or British Library (repository, Boston Spa).]


[CJ: MacKENZIE family reckoned to have been Gallwegians (residents of Galloway) latterly.
 However, IRC reckons (from research in copious historical tomes) that her ancestors were Highlanders from the lands of Avoch, with burials at nearby Beauly Priory. The clan held lands across the North of Scotland, from Lewis to the Black Isle, with seats at Eileen Donan, Brahan Castle, Castle Leod, Fairburn Tower. Principal burials were at Iona Abbey, Beauly Priory and the Canonry of Ross.]

The "Z" in the name only appeared in the mid-18thC.
The original Gaelic name is MacCONNIAGH.
Nearest pronounciation is McKINNIE (usually made M'KINNIE).
[Conniagh is, of course, Kenneth (as in Kenneth McALPINE, 1st King of Scots).]

Carrickfergus is only about 9 miles from the village of Carnmoney.
This is where a WFMcK's grandfather had his first holding, at the "Burnt Hill".
There must surely be a connection?!

Hopefully some of the this will strike a chord with you.

Capt Jock


Hi, just came across this thread (indeed this forum!) - I'm not sure if "TheWhuttle" is related to the Carrickfergus McKinney's but I read with interest regarding the McKinney's of Carrickfergus & the backstory.

I too am from Kinney stock - Loughguile, County Antrim - local family history has it that we too were descended from McKenzie highlanders & I am a genetic match on Ancestry to a cluster in Carrickfergus though I have never been able to prove the connection

A family obituary of one of our Kinneys in 1890 recounts

"The origin of his family was Scotch and tradition says that two of his ancestors landed from a small boat at Ballycastle during the time of Cromwell’s protectorate, having escaped from the Royalist defeat and one of them having been discovered by a Cromwellian Trooper, one of his comrades either in real apprehensiveness, there being an alleged resemblance, or as a rouse, shouted out “My God, would you kill the king?” and so in the confusion this incident caused Mr Kinney’s ancestor’s escape. The name of these two Scotch Royalists were MacKenzie and other branches of their descendants still reside near Bushmills and in the neighbourhood of Carrickfergus."

Not sure if anyone is interested in exploring further

Jamie