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Offline Mckay1

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Mackay
« on: Monday 20 November 23 02:06 GMT (UK) »
Looking for infomation on john anderson mackay born 13/2/1920.. i know he was in ww2 with the Hli 2nd lowland divison and survived the war..thats about all i know

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Re: Mackay
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 November 23 23:19 GMT (UK) »
Go to www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, invest in a few credits and use some of them to find his birth certificate. It will tell you the names of his parents, including his mother's maiden surname, and when and where his parents were married.

Search using his mother's maiden surname to see if he had any siblings.

Use this information to find him with his parents in the 1921 census.

There is a death of John Anderson, mother's maiden surname Scott, in Glasgow in 2009, aged 89. This may be him but both Mackay and Scott are very common names, so you'd be safer to start with the birth and work from there.
Never trust anything you find online (especially submitted trees and transcriptions on Ancestry, MyHeritage, FindMyPast and other commercial web sites) unless it's an image of an original document - and even then be wary because errors can and do occur.

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Re: Mackay
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 November 23 23:23 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

How do you know he was born in Renfrewshire?  Where did you get his birthdate from?  Are you descended from one of his children?

If so - his marriage cert will give you the names of his parents & his mothers maiden name

If you are looking for info re his WW2 service - read this thread

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651361.0

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Re: Mackay
« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 November 23 23:44 GMT (UK) »
Is this the one you are looking for?

John Anderson MacKay
Born 1920
Died 16 Apr 2009 Martha St Glasgow (age 89)

Parents appear to have been William Mackay and Marion Scott (According to an Ancestry tree)
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
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Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
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Re: Mackay
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 November 23 12:41 GMT (UK) »
hi scotlandspeople have a john anderson mackay born 13/02/1920 at 7 william street tollcross glasgow parents william mackay mother marion muir m.s scott married 30/12/1903 Shettleston glasgow. williams parents are william mackay and catherine jackson anderson.
william died 2009 age 89 at martha street glasgow
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Re: Mackay
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 November 23 16:16 GMT (UK) »
What are we voting on in the poll  ???
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Re: Mackay
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 November 23 21:27 GMT (UK) »
William McKay B 1839 + Catherine Jackson Anderson 1841 are on my aunt's tree
I thought they were too old to be John Jackson McKay's grandparents but I see their son William was b 1879

We have DNA links thru 2 of William McKay
seniors siblings Helen Davies McKay  b1830
+ My direct ancestor Donald McKay 1823

If John Anderson McKay s relatives take ancesty
DNA test they will show as a match
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid smith jones,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson

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Re: Mackay
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 21 November 23 23:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi thats the same john anderson mackay im looking up.. do you know anyting about his war service?  Also was his father in ww1? ..i have john pension book.. all i have is his army number

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Re: Mackay
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 23 November 23 03:58 GMT (UK) »
Is this the one you are looking for?

John Anderson MacKay
Born 1920
Died 16 Apr 2009 Martha St Glasgow (age 89) yes thats him.. do you know if his father was in ww1

Parents appear to have been William Mackay and Marion Scott (According to an Ancestry tree)