Duncan McKay

b. circa 1827, d. 28 February 1913
FatherWilliam McKay
MotherIsabella McLaren
     Duncan McKay was born circa 1827 at Kincardine, Rosshire, Scotland. He was the son of William McKay and Isabella McLaren.
Duncan McKAY and his brother John arrived at Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia on 13.9.1853 on the ship "Hurricane" which departed Glasgow, Scotland on 8.6.1853. Duncan was aged 26 years, a farmer and John aged 24 years, a farm labourer. They settled in Kilmore. John died on 6.2.1913 in Powlett St, Kilmore, Victoria.
In 1860 Duncan McKay lived at Broadford, Victoria, Australia.
Duncan McKay married Ann Hall, daughter of Angus Hall and Margaret McKenzie, on 16 May 1860 at Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia, according to the rights of the Presbyterian Church. Ann married at age 22 years according to marriage certificate and at age 18 years according to her death certificate.
A letter from their daughter Jessie states that Duncan and Annie used to fight a lot. Apparently Anne was very strict.
Duncan's death certificate (1913) states his occupation as "of independent means". They owned property in Kilmore. He died of heart failure.
Len McKay (son of Leonard McKay & Elsie Hoare) has a bible written in Gaelic. Inside is written "Duncan MacKay 2nd March 1846 Kilmacalmaig" which is in the area of Kilmore in Scotland. The area where they settled in Victoria is also called Kilmore. Is there a link?
Annie, Jean and Jack (John) all lived together in St Kilda in Melbourne. They never married. They went to South Africa at one time and had a restaurant there. They also later ran a restaurant in Perth, Western Australia and then went back to Melbourne. George was the only one to permanently settle in Western Australia. Annie, Jean and Jack sent money to Len and Elsie McKay for music lessons for their daughter Florence.
Daughter Margaret was known as "Maggie". She and husband John had twin children, Marjorie (blind) and Raymond (died 1969) - information from Wendy Deveson (Sydney).
Son William married Katherine Jackson and had children Ann Isobel (b. 14.4.1892), Hilda Doris (b. 15.5.1894) and Frank (b. 29.7.1896) and William Carlisle (b. 2.8.1898). They all lived in Melbourne, Victoria. The first three children never married. Frank went to WW1. We visited him in 1977/78 when he was living alone in Fermanagh St in Melbourne (Mervyn & Florence Brown (nee McKay) and Julitha and Geoffrey Barber (nee Brown). A copy of his will exists.
William Carlisle (known as Lyle) married Sylvia at 42 years of age. They had one child, Sandra Henrietta. She married and lives in Queensland. All were vegetarians. The three of them came to W.A. on the way to England by ship in the 1950's and had dinner (vegetarian) at 14 Robin St.
Their daughter Jessie (known as Hattie) and husband Harold had children Jack, Leonard and Mabel. Mabel married Henry George Box and they had a daughter Wendy who married a Deveson (later divorced). They had one son.
Duncan McKay died on 28 February 1913 at Powlett St, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia.
Duncan McKay was buried after 28 February 1913 at Old Kilmore Cemetery, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Ann Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
Marriage*
Duncan McKay married Ann Hall, daughter of Angus Hall and Margaret McKenzie, on 16 May 1860 at Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia, according to the rights of the Presbyterian Church. Ann married at age 22 years according to marriage certificate and at age 18 years according to her death certificate. 
Children

Florence Elsie McKay

b. 8 September 1926, d. 13 September 2015
FatherLeonard George McKay b. 30 May 1904, d. 31 Oct 1967
MotherElsie Ellen Hoare b. 15 Jun 1905, d. 3 Mar 1992
Florence Elsie Brown
     Florence Elsie McKay was born on 8 September 1926 at Midland, Western Australia, Australia. She was the daughter of Leonard George McKay and Elsie Ellen Hoare.
Florence Elsie McKay married Mervyn John Brown, son of Hugh Philip Brown and Eveline Amelia Clegg, on 8 October 1949 at North Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Circa 1950 Florence Elsie McKay and Mervyn John Brown lived at 14 Robin St, Mt Lawley, Western Australia, Australia.
Florence Elsie McKay died on 13 September 2015 at 473 Blue Plains Road, Chittering, Western Australia, Australia, at age 89.
Cause of death was cerebrovascular event (1 day), hypertension (8 years), atrial fibrillation (4 years).
Funeral Director was Purslowe Tinetti Funerals, 264 Fitzgerald St, Northam, WA (Dianne Joan Tinetti.)
Her body was cremated on 23 September 2015 at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Family

Mervyn John Brown b. 31 Jan 1921, d. 8 Jun 1988
Marriage*
Florence Elsie McKay married Mervyn John Brown, son of Hugh Philip Brown and Eveline Amelia Clegg, on 8 October 1949 at North Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Frank McKay

b. 29 July 1896
FatherWilliam McKay b. 3 Jul 1863
MotherKatherine Jackson
     Frank McKay was born on 29 July 1896 at Victoria, Australia. He was the son of William McKay and Katherine Jackson.
Frank never married. He went to WW 1. We visited him in 1977/78 when he was living alone in Fermanagh St in Melbourne (Mervyn & Florence Brown (nee McKay), and Geoffrey and Julitha Barber (nee Brown). A copy of his will exists.

George McKay

b. 16 September 1872, d. 28 September 1953
FatherDuncan McKay b. c 1827, d. 28 Feb 1913
MotherAnn Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
     George McKay was born on 16 September 1872 at Broadford, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall.
George was in Form IV at Brunswick College (Victoria) in 1888 and was awarded a book as a prize in mathematics. The principal was Robert McKay, MA (not known if he was a relation).
He was educated at Scots College Melbourne as a boarder. His family was living in Kilmor, Victoria.
George McKay was a bank clerk in 1901.
In 1901 George McKay lived at 50 Francis St, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
George McKay married Florence Amelia Ward, daughter of Thomas Ward and Jane Little, on 5 February 1901 at The Presbyterian Church, Havelock St, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Witnesses: Norman Sinclair Ward and Clara L Ward.1
It is not known how George and Florence came to be in Western Australia given that their origins were in Victoria. The gold boom may have brought George to Western Australia in banking. George McKay and the WARD family were at Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie and the goldfields at the turn of the century.
George and Florence were foundation members of the Christian Science Church in Western Australia. The first Sunday service was held on 9.2.1908 in a small dressmaker's room in Hay St. Rose OCKLEY (who George married after Florence died) was also in this group. George become a second reader, first reader and finally a trustee of the Church. He bid for, and bought the block of land in St George's Place (near the Barrack's Arch) where the Church was built in 1939.
George McKAY worked for the English Scottish & Australian (ES&A) Bank in St Georges Terrace, Perth all his life. It is reported that he became a Bank Manager. He had a small Austin 10 car. He was a very tall (6 ft 3"), thin man, rather gaunt and angular.
He owned a big parcel of land to the left of Canning Highway just after Canning Bridge (Mt Pleasant area) and some other land in Greenmount "on the right as you go up". He also owned the vineyard in Bibra Lake where his son Len and wife Elsie first lived. Some of his money helped Len set up the finance company "Westral Cash Orders.
When Florence & Valmai died George and Leonard went to the Eastern States to see his family and then toured around New Zealand. They often went to the Eastern States to see the family. His father died 28.2.1913 and his uncle John died on 6.2.1913, both in Kilmore, Victoria. So four of his close family died in four years. There was apparently some argument with his brothers over his father's property in Kilmore. His mother died on 10.8.1915 in Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria.
His son Leonard's family would travel to Church every Sunday by car from Guildford into Perth and then go to Alvan St, Mt Lawley to see George and his second wife Rose ("the mater"). George and Rose went East by train every year to Christian Science "Association" (a meeting of all those who had taken instruction from a particular CS teacher). On these occasions the church would book several carriages of the train.
George McKay married Rose Clorice Ockley in 1910 at Perth, Western Australia, Australia.2
The marriage entry gives Rose's surname as Lodge. Was this a second marriage for her?
Other marriages for George MACKAY were to Rose Clorice OCKLEY (1910) and Mrs Elizabeth KANE (sometime after Rose died in 1942 but before 1949). Rose was said to be the daughter of a Melbourne doctor and born in Victoria. She was called "the mater" by Leonard and family. There was possibly a fourth marriage when he was old.
George McKay married Elizabeth Kane after 1942 at Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
When he was very old he lived with his son Len and his wife Elsie. He would spend his days in Hyde Park which was across the road. He became rather senile towards the end. He spent a short time in St David's Hospital, Mt Lawley and was sent from here to Heathcote Hospital for the insane. He died there a few weeks after admission. The story was told by Elsie Ellen McKay of George towards the end in the hospital for the insane, saying "Ladee (which he often called Len, his son) there is plenty of money left somewhere, I can't remember how to get it." He died leaving very little.
George McKay died on 28 September 1953 at Perth, Western Australia, Australia, at age 81.3,4
His body was cremated. Ashes were placed in the family grave after 28 September 1953 at Grave BA 69 (Presbyterian), Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.4

Family 1

Florence Amelia Ward b. 9 Jan 1869, d. 14 May 1909
Marriage*
George McKay married Florence Amelia Ward, daughter of Thomas Ward and Jane Little, on 5 February 1901 at The Presbyterian Church, Havelock St, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Witnesses: Norman Sinclair Ward and Clara L Ward.1 
Children

Family 2

Rose Clorice Ockley b. c 1874, d. 11 Aug 1942
Marriage*
George McKay married Rose Clorice Ockley in 1910 at Perth, Western Australia, Australia.2 

Family 3

Elizabeth Kane
Marriage*
George McKay married Elizabeth Kane after 1942 at Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Citations

  1. [S301] Index to Births, Deaths & Marriages, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au, 1841-1971, compiled by Deaths & Marriages, WA Registry of Births, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 "Registration No 1116 in Year 1901."
  2. [S301] Index to Births, Deaths & Marriages, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au, 1841-1971, compiled by Deaths & Marriages, WA Registry of Births, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 "Registration No 526 in Year 1910."
  3. [S301] Index to Births, Deaths & Marriages, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au, 1841-1971, compiled by Deaths & Marriages, WA Registry of Births, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 "Registration No 2296 in Year 1953."
  4. [S418] Website "Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, WA" (http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/).

Helen Georgina McKay

b. 12 February 1888, d. 8 September 1967
     Helen Georgina McKay was born on 12 February 1888 at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Helen Georgina McKay married Samuel Henry Barnett, son of Thomas Henry Barnett and Mary Abigail Goldsmith, on 28 March 1910 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Helen Georgina McKay died on 8 September 1967 at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, at age 79.
Her body was cremated on 11 September 1967 at Crematorium Wall H2 R7, Ballarat New Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Samuel Henry Barnett b. 30 Dec 1884, d. 7 Apr 1972
Marriage*
Helen Georgina McKay married Samuel Henry Barnett, son of Thomas Henry Barnett and Mary Abigail Goldsmith, on 28 March 1910 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Children

Hilda Doris McKay

b. 15 May 1894
FatherWilliam McKay b. 3 Jul 1863
MotherKatherine Jackson
     Hilda Doris McKay was born on 15 May 1894 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of William McKay and Katherine Jackson.
Hilda Doris never married.

Jean McKay

b. 1874
FatherDuncan McKay b. c 1827, d. 28 Feb 1913
MotherAnn Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
     Jean McKay was born in 1874 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall.
The informant on Ann McKAY's death certificate (1915) was Jean McKAY (her daughter) of "Verna", 80 Blythe St, Brunswick, Victoria.
Jean McKay witnessed the death of Ann Hall on 10 August 1915 at 80 Blyth St, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.
Annie, Jean and Jack (John) all lived together in St Kilda in Melbourne. They never married. They went to South Africa at one time and had a restaurant there. They later ran a restaurant in Perth, Western Australia and then went back to Melbourne. George was the only one to permanently settle in Western Australia. Annie, Jean and Jack sent money to Len and Elsie McKay for music lessons for their daughter Florence.

Jessie McKay

b. 1870
FatherDuncan McKay b. c 1827, d. 28 Feb 1913
MotherAnn Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
     Jessie McKay was born in 1870 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall.
As of 1872, Jessie McKay was also known as Hattie.
Jessie McKay married Harold Howard Head circa 1900 at Australia.

Family

Harold Howard Head
Marriage*
Jessie McKay married Harold Howard Head circa 1900 at Australia
Children

John McKay

b. 1876
FatherDuncan McKay b. c 1827, d. 28 Feb 1913
MotherAnn Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
     John McKay was born in 1876. He was the son of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall.
Annie, Jean and Jack (John) all lived together in St Kilda in Melbourne. They never married. They went to South Africa at one time and had a restaurant there. They later ran a restaurant in Perth, Western Australia and then went back to Melbourne. George was the only one to permanently settle in Western Australia. Annie, Jean and Jack sent money to Len and Elsie McKay for music lessons for their daughter Florence.

Leonard Fortescue McKay

b. 4 June 1928, d. 9 December 2003
FatherLeonard George McKay b. 30 May 1904, d. 31 Oct 1967
MotherElsie Ellen Hoare b. 15 Jun 1905, d. 3 Mar 1992
     Leonard Fortescue McKay was born on 4 June 1928 at Inglewood, Western Australia, Australia. He was the son of Leonard George McKay and Elsie Ellen Hoare.
Leonard Fortescue McKay died on 9 December 2003 at Yokine, Western Australia, Australia, at age 75.1
His body was cremated after 9 December 2003 at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.1

Citations

  1. [S418] Website "Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, WA" (http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/).

Leonard George McKay

b. 30 May 1904, d. 31 October 1967
FatherGeorge McKay b. 16 Sep 1872, d. 28 Sep 1953
MotherFlorence Amelia Ward b. 9 Jan 1869, d. 14 May 1909
Len and Elsie McKay at a wedding, 9 October 1949.
     Leonard George McKay was born on 30 May 1904 at West Perth, Western Australia, Australia.1 He was the son of George McKay and Florence Amelia Ward.
Leonard attended Scotch College in Perth.
Leonard George McKay married Elsie Ellen Hoare, daughter of George Fortescue Hoare and Ellen Gregg, on 12 December 1925 at Guildford, Western Australia, Australia.
Leonard George McKay died on 31 October 1967 at Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, at age 63.2,3
His body was cremated after 31 October 1967 at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Family

Elsie Ellen Hoare b. 15 Jun 1905, d. 3 Mar 1992
Marriage*
Leonard George McKay married Elsie Ellen Hoare, daughter of George Fortescue Hoare and Ellen Gregg, on 12 December 1925 at Guildford, Western Australia, Australia
Children

Citations

  1. [S301] Index to Births, Deaths & Marriages, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au, 1841-1971, compiled by Deaths & Marriages, WA Registry of Births, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 "Registration No 5072 in Year 1904."
  2. [S301] Index to Births, Deaths & Marriages, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au, 1841-1971, compiled by Deaths & Marriages, WA Registry of Births, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 "Registration No 617 in Year 1967."
  3. [S418] Website "Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, WA" (http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/).

Margaret McKay

b. 1862
FatherDuncan McKay b. c 1827, d. 28 Feb 1913
MotherAnn Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
     Margaret McKay was born in 1862 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall.
As of 1863, Margaret McKay was also known as Maggie.
Margaret McKay married John Davis circa 1890 at Australia.

Family

John Davis
Marriage*
Margaret McKay married John Davis circa 1890 at Australia
Children

Margaret McKay

b. 26 February 1783, d. 1841
FatherAlexander McKay
MotherKatherine Murray
     Margaret McKay was born on 26 February 1783 at Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland. She was the daughter of Alexander McKay and Katherine Murray.
Margaret McKay married Donald McKenzie on 10 January 1809 at Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland.
Margaret McKay died in 1841.

Family

Donald McKenzie b. 5 Feb 1780, d. 18 Feb 1830
Marriage*
Margaret McKay married Donald McKenzie on 10 January 1809 at Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland
Child

Valmai Florence McKay

b. 15 June 1907, d. 4 July 1909
FatherGeorge McKay b. 16 Sep 1872, d. 28 Sep 1953
MotherFlorence Amelia Ward b. 9 Jan 1869, d. 14 May 1909
     Valmai Florence McKay was born on 15 June 1907 at Perth, Western Australia, Australia.1 She was the daughter of George McKay and Florence Amelia Ward.
A christening mug made of ruby glass exists which is inscribed in gold "Valmai 1908."
A financial account for Valmai's funeral survives and includes an advertisement of the funeral and a death notice in the newspaper. She was buried in the same grave as her mother. Her funeral included the use of a mourning coach with a pair of horses and driver.
Valmai Florence McKay died on 4 July 1909 at Perth, Western Australia, Australia, at age 2.2,3
Valmai Florence McKay was buried after 4 July 1909 at Grave BA 70 (Presbyterian), Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, with her mother.3

Citations

  1. [S301] Index to Births, Deaths & Marriages, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au, 1841-1971, compiled by Deaths & Marriages, WA Registry of Births, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 "Registration No 825 in Year 1907."
  2. [S301] Index to Births, Deaths & Marriages, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au, 1841-1971, compiled by Deaths & Marriages, WA Registry of Births, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000 "Registration No 405 in Year 1909."
  3. [S418] Website "Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, WA" (http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/).

Walter McKay

b. 1866, d. 1866
FatherDuncan McKay b. c 1827, d. 28 Feb 1913
MotherAnn Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
     Walter McKay died in 1866 at Victoria, Australia.
Walter McKay was born in 1866 at Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall.

William McKay

     William McKay married Isabella McLaren circa 1822 at Scotland.
William's occupation was recorded as a farmer in 1860 on Duncan's marriage certificate and as a miller on Duncan and John's death certificates (1913).
Duncan and John left Glasgow, Scotland for Port Phillip, Australia in 1853 on the ship "Hurricane.
Children of John and Johanna were John Willia (b. about 1865), Isabell (b. about 1870) and Georgin (b. about 1871). This information came from John's death certificate and all were alive at that date (1913).

Family

Isabella McLaren
Marriage*
William McKay married Isabella McLaren circa 1822 at Scotland
Children

William McKay

b. 3 July 1863
FatherDuncan McKay b. c 1827, d. 28 Feb 1913
MotherAnn Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
     William McKay was born on 3 July 1863 at Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall.
William McKay married Katherine Jackson on 5 June 1891 at Victoria, Australia.
Their son William Carlisle McKay was the only one of their children to marry.

Family

Katherine Jackson
Marriage*
William McKay married Katherine Jackson on 5 June 1891 at Victoria, Australia
Children

William Carlisle McKay

b. 2 August 1898
FatherWilliam McKay b. 3 Jul 1863
MotherKatherine Jackson
     William Carlisle McKay was born on 2 August 1898 at Victoria, Australia. He was the son of William McKay and Katherine Jackson.
As of 1900, William Carlisle McKay was also known as Lyle.
William Carlisle McKay married Sylvia (?) circa 1940.
The family was vegetarian. They came to Western Australia on the way to England by ship in the 1950's and had dinner (vegetarian) at 14 Robin St, Mt Lawley with Mervyn and Florence Brown (nee McKay).

Family

Sylvia (?) b. c 1900
Marriage*
William Carlisle McKay married Sylvia (?) circa 1940. 

William Douglas McKean

b. 1914, d. 1 June 1963
     William Douglas McKean was born in 1914.
William Douglas McKean married Nancy Merle Cole, daughter of Frederick William Cole and Gertrude Ann Foster, circa 1935 at Victoria, Australia.
William Douglas McKean died on 1 June 1963 at Yarram, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Nancy Merle Cole b. c 1915, d. 24 Jul 2011
Marriage*
William Douglas McKean married Nancy Merle Cole, daughter of Frederick William Cole and Gertrude Ann Foster, circa 1935 at Victoria, Australia

Donald McKenzie

b. 5 February 1780, d. 18 February 1830
     Donald McKenzie was born on 5 February 1780 at Durness, Sutherland, Scotland.
Donald McKenzie married Margaret McKay, daughter of Alexander McKay and Katherine Murray, on 10 January 1809 at Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland.
Donald McKenzie died on 18 February 1830 at Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland, at age 50.

Family

Margaret McKay b. 26 Feb 1783, d. 1841
Marriage*
Donald McKenzie married Margaret McKay, daughter of Alexander McKay and Katherine Murray, on 10 January 1809 at Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland
Child