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    Hi Tom and all those researching the McKays of...

    Hi Tom and all those researching the McKays of Shelburne County, Nova Scotia: familysearch now has the Shelburne County Wills and Probates online. You have to do a bit of digging but it could be well...
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    Hi folks, I believe that they are all buried in...

    Hi folks, I believe that they are all buried in the cemetery at St. John's Church.

    Inez

    Hi Tom! long time no "see"
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    Rebecca Berry was the daughter of Ebenezer Berry...

    Rebecca Berry was the daughter of Ebenezer Berry and Deborah Bootman. She was born in 1765. You have their marriage record. Piecing their reproductive years together from various sources, they had a...
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    Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical...

    Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society is a good place to start. The have surname files:

    https://nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/shelburne/surnames.html#c

    They also have a collection of family...
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    Jackie - Nice blog you have. So your earliest...

    Jackie - Nice blog you have. So your earliest McKay ancestor in the states was Gilbert son of William and Elizabeth Crocheron? There's an early marriage 21 January 1829 at Christ Church, Shelburne,...
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    Connection to Gilbert?

    Hi Jackie - It's been a while since I've worked with these wily McKay ancestors. Who was your earliest set of ancestors that may have been closer in time to Gilbert and where were they located. I...
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    Hi Lesley - Please repost your questions about...

    Hi Lesley - Please repost your questions about the McKay family that came from Thurso to Jordan Falls area Nova Scotia in the 19th century!

    Inez
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    Oh, nothing new on that particular branch of...

    Oh, nothing new on that particular branch of "the" family, cuz. I did hear from another McKay descendant who had a bit of clarification to offer me on my wayward branch, Tom/Stephen. She is at odds...
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    Dear Kevin - It sounds as though James' route to...

    Dear Kevin - It sounds as though James' route to Nova Scotia is still somewhat veiled despite you systematic and apparently thorough research efforts. Sometimes breakthroughs come from more unlikely...
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    Many of the British troops including Scottish...

    Many of the British troops including Scottish Regiments of the line were evacuated out of New York in 1783/1784. You'd do well to figure out just which regiment your James fought with. The 74th...
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    Hi again, Brad. No hmmmmm about it, the...

    Hi again, Brad.

    No hmmmmm about it, the William McKay listed in the 1827 census was more than likely my ancestor. He had a brother named Robert. He also had sons John, James and Robert in that...
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    The only details I have for my Sloane ancestor,...

    The only details I have for my Sloane ancestor, Jane Sloane Lowden (1777-1864) are found in an obituary that appeared in the New Brunswick Courier in April of 1864. This obituary states that she was...
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    Catherine McKay b. 1850 Shelburne, NS

    Hi Cousins - Would any of you have any ideas about the family of a Catherine McKay who married a Samuel Barry or Lemuel Berry Locke in Shelburne in 1871? This woman was the mother of a David Roy...
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    Interesting Read - Ann Calder's Children

    Hi cousins, I recently "found" this title while looking through some PEI MacLeod and MacKay material:

    https://www.archive.org/details/AnnCaldersChildren

    There are many references to a Captain...
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    A thin common thread

    Cousins - Forgive me for going back through these old posts but I think in my case, the common thread is the Morrison/Donn connection. As noted above, the witnesses on the banns of William Morrison...
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    Hi Brad - I read through your post with great...

    Hi Brad - I read through your post with great interest. Since posting my query about Murdoch, I did a bit of sleuthing and discovered (no surprise to you) that there were no records for the birth of...
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    Murdoch and Maria Elizabeth Thomson McKay

    Dear Cousins - Would any of you have any insights or thoughts about where in Scotland, Murdoch McKay may have been born (abt 1807)? He married a Maria Elizabeth Thomson in 1832.

    On a "Stephen,...
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    Tampa Bay...you bum...we're enjoying the soggy...

    Tampa Bay...you bum...we're enjoying the soggy dregs of the last system to make it's way through the area. Thinking of you as I zipped through the records of the 76th Regt a few weeks back. It turns...
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    Errant Granny

    Hi Nadine - William James Melvin's estranged wife was named Mary Moore Watson per Scotlands People. It will likely be a bear tracking her down but we'll give it go.

    Cheers,

    Inez
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    Hi Nadine - I posted this query for George...

    Hi Nadine - I posted this query for George Melvin, who was a grandson of William James Melvin. Since posting we'd found the date and place of landing in Canada but little else. His father Thomas and...
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    William James Melvin, Dumbarton to Ontario

    Seeking information on the parents of William James Melvin who was born in 1890 in Dumbarton. He died in Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1939. Exact date of entry into Canada not known, but, generally...
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    Correction

    Walter was born in 1753 to Donald McFarlane and Margaret McFarlane (OPR). Again, working with this or other McFarlanes in the Luss or Rhu area, please drop me a line.

    Inez
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    By way of follow up, an entry for Walter...

    By way of follow up, an entry for Walter McFarlane was finally found in a list of injured and infirm soldiers of the 74th Regiment (WO 120, Vol. 17) that was dated 8 June 1784. Walter was 32 (b.abt....
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    Recruitment Act (s)1778; 1779 Scotland

    The impressment portion of these acts only applied to Scotland and parts of London. Couple of questions, were men subject to impressment only into regiments of the line? Were the names of conscripts...
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    Pinky??? Oh, dear...so how many games are the...

    Pinky??? Oh, dear...so how many games are the Americans down in cribbage ;-)???

    Inez
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