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Hugh McKay Marriage


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I am from the UK and my father and I have recently begun trying to study our lineage but have become unstuck with Hugh McKay. As far as we know, he was a Blacksmith Striker who came from Barrow In Furness and we know the address he lived at - we are trying to find a marriage certificate for him and I discovered a Hugh McKay who was a Blacksmith Striker who lodged in Barrow In Furness in the 1890s and we are going by the assumption it is the same individual.

However, when we try to find marriage details, we are coming up short. We know that Hugh had a son called Martin, born in 1882 and Martin's mother was called Annie McLean who became Annie McKay when she married but we are struggling badly to find any further information - any advice that could be given would be so greatly appreciated.
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GRO Reference: 1882 S Quarter in BARROW IN FURNESS Volume 08E

Mother's maiden name is included so there should be a marriage.

Hi there,
1881 census for Barrow in Furness Lancashire has a
Hugh McKey 32 b Scotland a gen lab
Annie wife 29 b Scotland
Hugh son 7 b Manchester
Thomas son 5 b Manchester
looks like Rawlinson St

1891 Wokington Cumberland
Annie McKie 37 b Bothwell Lanarkshire Scotland a widow
Hugh son 16 b Manchester a filler
Thomas son 14 b same a cobbler
Martin son 8 b Barrow
10 Henry st. Workington Cumberland
GRO Reference: 1874 J Quarter in CHORLTON Volume 08C Page 706
GRO Reference: 1877 M Quarter in MANCHESTER Volume 08D Page 337

I can't find the marriage.
Several variations of both names but I failed to find the marriage in Scotland or England.

Maybe they didnt marry and she used his name as if they were.

Hugh is with them in 1881 and she is noted as widow in 1891 yet i cant find a death in free bmd that would fit for Hugh between 1881 and 1891.