Ann Irwin

b. 1790
     Ann Irwin was baptized in 1790 at North Whitefield, Walton, Cumberland, England.
Ann Irwin married James Wigham, son of William Wigham and Jane Harding, on 3 November 1813 at Stapleton, Cumberland, England.
As of 3 November 1813, her married name was Wigham.

Family

James Wigham b. 14 Oct 1790, d. 8 Dec 1859
Marriage*
Ann Irwin married James Wigham, son of William Wigham and Jane Harding, on 3 November 1813 at Stapleton, Cumberland, England

Hannah Watson

b. 2 February 1765
FatherJames Watson b. c 1718, d. 31 May 1808
MotherMary (?)
     Hannah Watson was born on 2 February 1765 at Carlisle, Cumberland, England; according to Quaker monthly meeting records for Carlisle. Their residence is given as Solport, Cumberland.1 She was the daughter of James Watson and Mary (?)
Although there are many other alternatives for the birth of Hannah, this is the most convincing. Firstly, it is a Quaker birth record and we know the family were Quakers as shown by later birth records for their children. Also, in the Quaker births register book which lists all the children of William and Hannah, there is another entry above it for two children: "Jane Watson daughter of James and Mary Watson was born at Crossrigg 22nd of the 2nd Month 1771" and "Mary Watson daughter to James and Mary Watson was born at Crossrigg the 12 day of the 12 Month half past 7 at night 1772". This indicates a close association between the two families and gives a high level of confidence that this is the correct birth record.2
Hannah Watson married William Little in April 1782 at Stapleton, Carlisle, Cumberland, England.3
As of April 1782, her married name was Little.
The FamilySearch indexes list two marriages in Stapleton, Cumberland:
7 Apr 1782 William Little and Hannah Wilson
8 Ap 1782 William Little and Hannah Watson.
These are possibly the same marriage. Given that one of the witnesses to the birth of Hannah's first child was Mary Watson, I have assumed that the second marriage is correct.
Correspondence from Daphne Kennedy identifies a third marriage: William Little and Hannah Forrester on 20 May 1783 at Bewcastle Church. They are buried at Stapleton St Mary (1811 and 1837 respectively).3,2
In the front cover of a register of Quaker births, marriages and deaths is written a complete list of the children of William and Hannah - obviously written after their last child was born in 1803. This is the source used for the birth dates of their children, except where an earlier record exists then this is used if there is a disagreement in the dates (as for their first son John Little). There is another birth record for Jane giving date of birth as 27 January 1788 in records for the Society of Friends. These records confirm family stories of the early Ward or Little family being Quakers.2
Three of William and Hannah's children were born at Rackbridge in Stapleton parish. The location of Rack Bridge is at coordinates Latitude 55.028133 (North), Longitude -2.822300 (West).
On 8 March 1806 Hannah Watson and William Little lived at Breckonhill, Kirklinton, Cumberland, England, This should possibly be Brackenhill.4
Hannah Watson witnessed the marriage of Elizabeth Wigham and John Little on 24 November 1813 at Wigton, Cumberland, England; parents given as William and Hannah Little, and William and Jane Wigham. The marriage was performed at a Quaker meeting house in Wigton.5,6,7,8

Family

William Little b. c 1740, d. b 1813
Marriage*
Hannah Watson married William Little in April 1782 at Stapleton, Carlisle, Cumberland, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 815971, Reference ID: 29."
  2. [S414] Society of Friends (Quakers), Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1578-1841, England (TNA: RG6) RG6 / Piece 1528 / Folio 30 - Register of Births belonging to the Monthly Meetings of Solport and of Carlisle, Cumberland from 1700 to 1785, with a Register of Marriages from 1722 to 1750, and a Register of Burials from 1702 to 1788.
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "gs film number: 1472283, reference id: item 19."
  4. [S414] Society of Friends (Quakers), Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1578-1841, England (TNA: RG6) RG6 / Piece 383 / Folio 0 - Register of Burials for the Monthly Meeting of Carlisle, Cumberland from 1795 to 1837.
  5. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "gs film number: 815959, reference id: 40."
  6. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "gs film number: 815967, reference id: 18."
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "affiliate publication number: RG6_0022."
  8. [S414] Society of Friends (Quakers), Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1578-1841, England (TNA: RG6).

Eliza Little

b. 7 September 1815, d. 1 August 1829
FatherJohn Little b. 13 Dec 1782, d. 1 Dec 1848
MotherElizabeth Wigham b. 26 Feb 1787, d. 31 Jul 1830
     Eliza Little was born on 7 September 1815 at Carlisle, Cumberland, England; (non conformist indexes.)1 She was the daughter of John Little and Elizabeth Wigham.
Eliza Little died on 1 August 1829 at Carlisle, Cumberland, England, at age 13. Age 14 years, parents given as John and Elizabeth Little.2

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "gs film number: 815969."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "gs film number: 815962, reference id: 116."

William Little

b. 1 September 1822, d. 26 April 1824
FatherJohn Little b. 13 Dec 1782, d. 1 Dec 1848
MotherElizabeth Wigham b. 26 Feb 1787, d. 31 Jul 1830
     William Little was born on 1 September 1822 at Carlisle, Cumberland, England; (non conformist indexes.)1 He was the son of John Little and Elizabeth Wigham.
William Little died on 26 April 1824 at Carlisle, Cumberland, England, at age 1. (non conformist indexes.)2

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "affiliate publication number: RG6_0382."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "affiliate publication number: RG6_0383."

Jane Little

b. 22 January 1788
FatherWilliam Little b. c 1740, d. b 1813
MotherHannah Watson b. 2 Feb 1765
     Jane Little was born on 22 January 1788 at Lonrigg Thorn, Cumberland, England; in Irthington parish.1,2 She was the daughter of William Little and Hannah Watson.
There is another birth record for Jane giving date of birth as 27 January 1788 in records for the Society of Friends.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "gs film number: 815971, reference id: 30."
  2. [S414] Society of Friends (Quakers), Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1578-1841, England (TNA: RG6) RG6 / Piece 1528 / Folio 30 - Register of Births belonging to the Monthly Meetings of Solport and of Carlisle, Cumberland from 1700 to 1785, with a Register of Marriages from 1722 to 1750, and a Register of Burials from 1702 to 1788.

Mary Little

b. 2 October 1790
FatherWilliam Little b. c 1740, d. b 1813
MotherHannah Watson b. 2 Feb 1765
     Mary Little was born on 2 October 1790 at Crossrigg, Cumberland, England; given as Crossfield in the 1851 census.1,2,3 She was the daughter of William Little and Hannah Watson.
Mary Little married John Holliday on 2 January 1816 at Kirklinton, Cumberland, England.4
As of 2 January 1816, her married name was Holliday.
On 7 June 1841 Mary Little and John Holliday lived at White Close Gate, Tarraby, Stanwix, Cumberland, England.5
On 30 March 1851 Mary Little lived at Rickerby, Carlisle, Cumberland, England.2
Mary Little was a widow and an agricultural labourer on 30 March 1851.2
There is a possible burial 23 Jul 1855 at Stanwix, Carlisle. There are also two other possibilities at Holy Trinity Church in Carlisle in 1853 and 1855.6

Family

John Holliday b. c 1771, d. b 1851
Marriage*
Mary Little married John Holliday on 2 January 1816 at Kirklinton, Cumberland, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "gs film number: 815959."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 2431 folio 32 page 56."
  3. [S414] Society of Friends (Quakers), Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1578-1841, England (TNA: RG6) RG6 / Piece 1528 / Folio 30 - Register of Births belonging to the Monthly Meetings of Solport and of Carlisle, Cumberland from 1700 to 1785, with a Register of Marriages from 1722 to 1750, and a Register of Burials from 1702 to 1788.
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 90638."
  5. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 170 folio 8/3 page 16."
  6. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/).

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.
As of circa 1890, her married name was Davis.

Family

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

John Davis

     John Davis married Margaret McKay, daughter of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall, circa 1890 at Australia.

Family

Margaret McKay b. 1862
Marriage*
John Davis married Margaret McKay, daughter of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall, circa 1890 at Australia
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

Katherine Jackson

     Katherine Jackson married William McKay, son of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall, on 5 June 1891 at Victoria, Australia.
As of 5 June 1891, her married name was McKay.

Family

William McKay b. 3 Jul 1863
Marriage*
Katherine Jackson married William McKay, son of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall, on 5 June 1891 at Victoria, Australia
Children

Marjorie Davis

b. circa 1900
FatherJohn Davis
MotherMargaret McKay b. 1862
     Marjorie Davis was born circa 1900 at Australia. She was the daughter of John Davis and Margaret McKay.
Marjorie was blind.

Raymond Davis

b. circa 1905, d. 1969
FatherJohn Davis
MotherMargaret McKay b. 1862
     Raymond Davis was born circa 1905 at Australia. He was the son of John Davis and Margaret McKay.
Raymond Davis died in 1969 at Australia.

Ann Isobel McKay

b. 14 April 1892
FatherWilliam McKay b. 3 Jul 1863
MotherKatherine Jackson
     Ann Isobel McKay was born on 14 April 1892 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of William McKay and Katherine Jackson.
Ann Isobel never married.

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.

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.

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. 

Sylvia (?)

b. circa 1900
     Sylvia (?) was born circa 1900.
Sylvia (?) married William Carlisle McKay, son of William McKay and Katherine Jackson, circa 1940.
As of circa 1940, her married name was McKay.

Family

William Carlisle McKay b. 2 Aug 1898
Marriage*
Sylvia (?) married William Carlisle McKay, son of William McKay and Katherine Jackson, circa 1940. 

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.

Annie McKay

b. 1868
FatherDuncan McKay b. c 1827, d. 28 Feb 1913
MotherAnn Hall b. 28 May 1837, d. 10 Aug 1915
     Annie McKay was born in 1868 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter 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.

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.
As of circa 1900, her married name was Head.

Family

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

Harold Howard Head

     Harold Howard Head married Jessie McKay, daughter of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall, circa 1900 at Australia.

Family

Jessie McKay b. 1870
Marriage*
Harold Howard Head married Jessie McKay, daughter of Duncan McKay and Ann Hall, circa 1900 at Australia
Children

Jack Head

b. circa 1905
FatherHarold Howard Head
MotherJessie McKay b. 1870
     Jack Head was born circa 1905. He was the son of Harold Howard Head and Jessie McKay.

Leonard Head

b. circa 1910
FatherHarold Howard Head
MotherJessie McKay b. 1870
     Leonard Head was born circa 1910. He was the son of Harold Howard Head and Jessie McKay.

Mabel Head

b. circa 1915
FatherHarold Howard Head
MotherJessie McKay b. 1870
     Mabel Head was born circa 1915. She was the daughter of Harold Howard Head and Jessie McKay.
Mabel Head married Henry George Box circa 1940.
As of circa 1940, her married name was Box.

Family

Henry George Box
Marriage*
Mabel Head married Henry George Box circa 1940. 

Henry George Box

     Henry George Box married Mabel Head, daughter of Harold Howard Head and Jessie McKay, circa 1940.

Family

Mabel Head b. c 1915
Marriage*
Henry George Box married Mabel Head, daughter of Harold Howard Head and Jessie McKay, circa 1940.