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1841 census

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Hi everyone
I wonder if there is anyone out there who can point me in the right direction? My g/g/grandfather, his wife, and first born son, are recorded on the 1851 Census, as William MacKay, Eliza MacKay, and John Robert Mackay, respectively. Willian is shown as being "born Scotland", (doesn't say where!)

It's a distinct possibility that William was still living in Scotlad in 1841; so. can anyone tell me where I might find William MacKay on any 1841 census or Church records?
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Ian
 

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Hi Kingfisher,

Could be the family in 1841 Liverpool, though Williams age is a bit out

Civil parish/Reg district Liverpool

Robert McKay age 45 occ-- mariner born Scotland
Agnes McKay age 40 born Scotland
Janet McKay age 20 occ dress maker born Scotland
Agnes McKay age 15 born Scotland
William McKay age 15 occ app carpenter born Scotland
Mary McKay age 14 born Scotland
 

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Seeing that William in 1841 is old enough to fly the nest, its hard to pin point him on the Scottish census if he is still in Scotland.

If you want I can post the Williams in Caithness for you and see what you think. These would be transcriptions from the census.
 
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HI Julie
Thanks for your post; however, the McKay family you listed are not my family: my g/g/grandfahther, William Mckay, was born in the year 1817, in Scotland! But, his wife Eliza, my g/g/grandmother, was born in Gresford on the Welsh/Cheshire border, and I have a copy of their marriage certificate, dated 13th July 1849.

I would be grateful for any information you might be able to send me on the William McKay / MacKay from Caithness, that might help my research!
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Here are some William McKays with year of birth abt 1816.

1841

Civil parish Latheron
County Caithness
Address Clyth

John Bogg age 30 occ ms
James Dout age 20 occ ms
James McKay age 20 occ ms
William McKay age 25 occ ms
George Suthd age 30 occ ms

Civil parish Latheron
Address Dallcharn

Elizabeth McKay age 20
Heath McKay age 65
Isabella McKay age 30
William McKay age 25

Civil parish Reay
Address Fresgo

Household members

Wilson Cameron age 40
John Gunn age 25
Cecilia Henderson age 15
Charles McKay age 5
George McKay age 35
George McKay age 2
James McKay 20
John McKay age 7
Margaret McKay age 20
Mary McKay age 10mths
William McKay age 25
William McKay age 20
Alexr Thompson age 10
John Thompson age 35
Mary Thompson age 50
Simon Thompson age 20
William Thompson 66

Civil parish Wick
Address High Street South Side

Donald Bain age 20
Catherine Gunn age 7
Robert Gunn age 20
John Horne age 20
John Kink age 50
William McKay age 25 occ shop keeper
Ann Sinclair age 20
Alexander Sirk age 15
Catharine Sutherland age 55

Those are the nearest to William years of birth there are other born abt 1821 and one 1813.

Would you like the info on these?
 

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Here are some William McKays with year of birth abt 1816.

1841

Civil parish Latheron
County Caithness
Address Clyth

John Bogg age 30 occ ms
James Dout age 20 occ ms
James McKay age 20 occ ms
William McKay age 25 occ ms
George Suthd age 30 occ ms

Civil parish Latheron
Address Dallcharn

Elizabeth McKay age 20
Heath McKay age 65
Isabella McKay age 30
William McKay age 25

Civil parish Reay
Address Fresgo

Household members

Wilson Cameron age 40
John Gunn age 25
Cecilia Henderson age 15
Charles McKay age 5
George McKay age 35
George McKay age 2
James McKay 20
John McKay age 7
Margaret McKay age 20
Mary McKay age 10mths
William McKay age 25
William McKay age 20
Alexr Thompson age 10
John Thompson age 35
Mary Thompson age 50
Simon Thompson age 20
William Thompson 66

Civil parish Wick
Address High Street South Side

Donald Bain age 20
Catherine Gunn age 7
Robert Gunn age 20
John Horne age 20
John Kink age 50
William McKay age 25 occ shop keeper
Ann Sinclair age 20
Alexander Sirk age 15
Catharine Sutherland age 55

Those are the nearest to William years of birth there are others born abt 1821 and one 1813.

Would you like the info on these?
 
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Hi Julie
I'm 99.9% certain that my g/g/Grandfather, William McKay's, year of birth was, in fact, 1817; so, thanks for your offer of looking at other years, but I don't think that will lead me anywhere. I've heard that there is a McKay / MacKay DNA tracing project being done somewhere. Does anyone have any information about it?
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Ian
 

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