The Descendants of Family MacKay from Beauly, Scotland.


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The Descendants of Roderick MacKay of Beauly, Scotland.

Roderick arrived in Pictou, Nova Scotia aboard the Ship Hector in 1773.

" What the MAYFLOWER was to Massachusetts in 1620 the HECTOR was to Pictou County in 1773. The first Scottish emigrant ship to Nova Scotia, a trickle of less than 200 men, women and children, ultimately became the torrent that made Nova Scotia truly and forever New Scotland." Atlantic Insight

My direct MacKay line appears in bold.

Generation No. 1

1. RODERICK2 MACKAY (ALEXANDER1) was born about 1745 in Beauly, Invernesshire, Scotland (Source: Pictonians At Home and Abroad), and died 22 Nov 1829 in Pictou, NS, CAN (Source: The Nova Scotian of December 3, 1829.). He married CHRISTIAN GRANT. She was born 1755 in Scotland, and died 30 Jan 1818 in Pictou, NS, CAN (Source: Acadian Recorder dated March 7, 1818.).

A blacksmith by trade, Roderick, his wife, and daughter Ann were among the passengers of the famed "Ship Hector" which sailed into Pictou Harbor, in September 1773. "A thick-set strongly built man of 27, Roderick, or "Rory," was the third son of the 73-year-old Alexander MacKay of Beauly. He had heard about Nova Scotia from his elder brother, Alexander, who had served there with the Fraser Highlanders between 1757 and 1763. In time all four MacKay brothers would go to Nova Scotia to settle." Scotland Farewell, The People of the Hector, Donald MacKay.

"Roderick MacKay of Beauly, Invernesshire, also settled at East River. One of

his daughters (Ann) was married to Rev. Dr. McGregor, the pioneer Presbyterian

clergyman of the County, and was the grandmother of James D. McGregor the

present Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Another of Roderick McKay's

daughters was the mother of the late J. D. B. Fraser, of Pictou, who,

besides being prominent in business, was a distinguished leader in the early

temperance movement. R. P. Fraser, Esq., Collector of Customs at Pictou, is

his son. Roderick McKay's son, the late Robert McKay, Esq., was long Keeper

of the Rolls of the County. His grandson, John U. Ross, K. C., is Chairman

of the Nova Scotia Public Utilities Commission."

THE EARLY SETTLERS OF THE EAST RIVER

"The East River is well known for the variety and the beauty of its scenery. On its banks are

Springville, Bridgeville, and Sunny Brae, villages of abundant peace and plenty. It is well

known for its rich deposits of iron and lime; its vales and hills, its towering elms and

winding river, but it is still more

famous for the men and women it has produced; for the district from Churchville

to Kerrowgare, a distance of about fifteen miles, has given thirty-five clergymen to the

Presbyterian Church, a Governor, a Chief Justice and a Premier to the Province.

What a community produces along educational and religious lines depends not a

little upon its antecedents. The early settlers of the East River were a sturdy

stock, a sober, stalwart worshipping set of men and women, with iron in their

blood, and a burning love in their hearts for the Church and the School. They

yoked education and religion together, and the combination produced a fine type

of men and moralitiesÖ..."

From Pictonians at Home and Abroad

RODERICK and CHRISTIAN GRANT MACKAY are buried in

The Founderís Cemetery, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Roderick McKay, Stellarton
Died Nov. 22, 1829 Aged 83 yrs.

Christiana Grant

wife of Roderick McKay

who departed this life Jan. 30th, 1818

Aged 63 years and 9 months

a sincere christian.

Link to The Founderís Cemetery

For further details on sailing of the Ship Hector and Roderick MacKay see Scotland Farewell, the People of the Hector, by Donald MacKay
(Natural Heritage/Natural History, Inc.)


Children of RODERICK MACKAY and CHRISTIAN GRANT are:

2. i. ANN3 MACKAY, b. Bef. 1773, Invernesshire, Scotland; d. 06 Nov 1810, Pictou, NS, CAN.

3. ii. CATHERINE MACKAY, b. ABT 1775; d. 1854, Pictou, NS, CAN.

iii. HANNA MACKAY, b. 1777; d. Unknown.

4. iv. JOHN MACKAY, b. 27 May 1779, Halifax, NS, CAN; d. 05 Feb 1855, Pictou, NS, CAN.

v. RODERICK MACKAY, b. 1780; d. Unknown.

vi. ELIZABETH MACKAY, b. 1788; d. Unknown.

5. vii. ROBERT MACKAY, ESQUIRE, b. 1789; d. 14 Aug 1864, Pictou, NS, CAN.

viii. ISABELLA MACKAY, b. 1793; d. Unknown; m. JOHN PATTERSON, JR.; d. Unknown.

6. ix. JAMES MACKAY, b. 1795; d. 04 Mar 1825.

Generation No. 2

  1. ANN3 MACKAY (RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born Bef. 1773 in Invernesshire, Scotland, and died 06 Nov 1810 in Pictou, NS, CAN. She married REV. JAMES DRUMMOND MACGREGOR 1796 in Halifax, NS, CAN. He was born Dec 1759 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, and died 03 Mar 1830 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

Annís gravestone is located in

The Founderís Cemetery, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

In memory of

Ann, daughter to

Roderick MacKay and spouse to

James MacGregor

First Minister of Pictou

Died 6th Nov. 1810

Bu Bhean Phosda Tlath i

(She was a gentle wife)

Bu Mhathair Bha Caoin

(A mother who was gentle)

Bha Creidimh Le Gradh Aic'

(She had faith in love)

Us Gnath Nach Robh Faoin

(And a nature that was not in vain)

For further reading about the Rev James D. MacGregor - http://www.parl.ns.ca/logchurch/macgregor.htm

Children of ANN MACKAY and REV. MACGREGOR are:

i. JAMES4 MACGREGOR, d. Unknown.

ii. CHRISTINA MACGREGOR, d. Unknown; m. ABRAM PATTERSON; d. Unknown.

iii. RODERICK MACGREGOR, d. Unknown.

iv. JESSIE MACGREGOR, d. Unknown; m. CHARLES FRASER; d. Unknown.

v. SARAH MACGREGOR, d. Unknown; m. GEORGE MCKENZIE; d. Unknown.

vi. ROBERT MACGREGOR, d. Unknown.

3. CATHERINE3 MACKAY (RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born ABT 1775, and died 1854 in Pictou, NS, CAN. She married DANIEL FRASER 16 Oct 1800 in Pictou, NS, CAN (Source: The Nova Scotia Royal Gazette "Married by Rev. Gray: Mr. Daniel Fraser, merchant, & Catherine McKay."). He was born in Invernesshire, Scotland, and died 12 Dec 1850 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

Notes for DANIEL FRASER:

Immigrated to Halifax in 1798.

Children of CATHERINE MACKAY and DANIEL FRASER are:

i. CATHERINE4 FRASER, b. Bef. 1807; d. Unknown; m. REV. ROBERT SIM PATTERSON; d. Unknown.

7. ii. JAMES DANIEL BAIN FRASER, b. 11 Feb 1807, Pictou, NS, CAN; d. 04 May 1869, Pictou, NS, CAN.

iii. CHRISTIANA FRASER, b. ABT 1808; d. Unknown.

iv. ISOBEL HANNAH GRANT FRASER, b. Aft. 1808; d. Unknown.

v. JOHN FRASER, b. Aft. 1808; d. Unknown.

vi. THOMAS RODERICK FRASER, b. Aft. 1808; d. Unknown.

vii. ROBERT G. FRASER, b. ABT 1819; d. Unknown; m. HOUGH, 1846; d. Unknown.

4. JOHN3 MACKAY (RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 27 May 1779 in Halifax, NS, CAN, and died 05 Feb 1855 in Pictou, NS. He married (1) AGNES (NANCY) LOGAN 28 Dec 1801, daughter of JOHN LOGAN and MARY of Truro, Nova Scotia. (The MacKay Family Bible.) She was born 31 Oct 1778 in Truro, NS, CAN, HISTORICAL and GENEALOGICAL RECORD of the FIRST SETTLERS OF COLCHESTER COUNTY DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES BY THOMAS MILLER, HALIFAX, N.S. : A. & W. MACKINLAY, 1873, and died 21 Jan 1817 in Pictou, NS, CAN. He married (2 ) JANE (DAVIDSON?) and possibly a third time to ELIZABETH BURTON, after the death of Jane.

Notes for JOHN MACKAY:

Buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Pictou, NS in Lot # 106, together with his first wife, Agnes Logan, and two children; and his second wife, Jane ?, and two children. [See also, Robert McKay, Esquire, buried in Lot # 107; together these lots make up a double lot as per the plan of the cemetery plots]

Gravestone: a horizontal slab supported by 6 pedestals, measuring approximately 6' 6" long by 3' 6" wide -

Inscription:

IN MEMORY

of

AGNES the wife of JOHN McKAY

who departed this life

Jan 21, 1817 aged 38 years

In life highly esteemed

In death much regretted

Also of two of her children, and of JANE

Wife of JOHN McKAY, aged 26 years

8 months, and of two of her children

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They were dutiful daughters, kind sisters

loving, & affectionate wives & tender mothers

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They left this world without a tear

Save for the friends they held so dear

--------------------------------------------------------------

ALSO

JOHN McKAY

who departed this life

February 5th 1855

Aged 74 years

I believe that Jane was John MacKay's second wife.

Children of JOHN MACKAY and AGNES LOGAN are:

i. JOHN4 MACKAY, b. 03 Apr 1803; d. Unknown.

8. ii. RODERICK MACKAY, b. 29 Apr 1805, Pictou, NS, CAN; d. 03 Dec 1884, Wood Islands, PEI.

9. iii. CHRISTIANA MACKAY, b. Jun 1809; d. 10 Mar 1887.

Children by JOHN MACKAY and JANE DAVIDSON are:

iv. ROBERT GEORGE LOGAN MACKAY, b. 13 Apr 1813; d. Unknown.

10. v. GEORGE MACKAY, d. Unknown.

vi. BURTON MACKAY, d. Unknown; m. JANE HARRIS; d. Unknown.

vii. WILLIAM MACKAY, d. Unknown.

5. ROBERT3 MACKAY, ESQUIRE (RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1789, and died 14 Aug 1864 in Pictou, NS, CAN. He married JESSE PATTERSON. She was born 1790, and died 10 Oct 1859 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

Notes for ROBERT MACKAY, ESQUIRE:

Buried in Lot # 107 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Pictou, NS, together with his wife, Jesse, and three sons, Charles, Edward M. and James Daniel.

Keeper of the Rolls of the County.

Custos (Customs Officer) of the County

Member of the Court of General Sessions

Children of ROBERT MACKAY and JESSE PATTERSON are:

i. EDWARD M.4 MACKAY, b. 01 Jul 1816, Pictou, NS, CAN; d. 01 Feb 1818, Pictou, NS, CAN.

ii. CHARLES MACKAY, b. 1822, Pictou, NS, CAN; d. 13 Nov 1838, Pictou, NS, CAN.

iii. JAMES DANIEL MACKAY, b. 1829; d. 07 Sep 1859, At Sea.

6. JAMES3 MACKAY (RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1795, and died 04 Mar 1825. He married HANNAH MCKENZIE. She died 11 Sep 1870.

Children of JAMES MACKAY and HANNAH MCKENZIE are:

11. i. RODERICK PATTERSON4 MACKAY, d. 29 Aug 1855.

ii. CAPTAIN JOHN GEORGE MACKAY, d. Jul 1840.

Notes for CAPTAIN JOHN GEORGE MACKAY:

Sea Captain- lost at sea.

12. iii. JAMES CARMICHAEL MACKAY, d. Unknown.

13. iv. CHRISTABEL GRANT MACKAY, d. Unknown.

Generation No. 3

7. JAMES DANIEL BAIN4 FRASER (CATHERINE3 MACKAY, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 11 Feb 1807 in Pictou, NS, CAN, and died 04 May 1869 in Pictou, NS, CAN. He married CHRISTIANA MACKAY 28 Dec 1831 in Pictou, NS, CAN (Source: The Nova Scotian ) of December 28, 1831: Married by Rev. C. Eliot: Mr. James D. B. Fraser to Christiana, daughter of John McKay, Esq. of Pictou.), daughter of JOHN MACKAY and AGNES LOGAN. She was born Jun 1809, and died 10 Mar 1887.

Marriage Notes for JAMES FRASER and CHRISTIANA MACKAY:

NOVASCOTIAN - Wednesday 28 Dec. 1831

"Marriage on 19 December by Rev. C. Eliot: Mr. James D.B. Fraser to Christiana, daughter of John MACKAY, Esq., Pictou."

Children of JAMES FRASER and CHRISTIANA MACKAY are:

i. HENRY5 FRASER, d. Unknown.

ii. FRED W. FRASER, d. Unknown.

iii. ROBERT PADEN FRASER, ESQ., b. 22 Mar 1848; d. Unknown.

Notes for ROBERT PADEN FRASER, ESQ.:

Collector of Customs at Pictou, NS.

iv. RUPERT FRASER, d. Unknown.

v. JAMES D. FRASER, d. Unknown.

vi. ELIZABETH FRASER, d. Unknown; m. SMITH COPELAND; d. Unknown.

vii. AGNES FRASER, b. 1851; d. 1940.

  1. RODERICK4 MACKAY (JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 29 Apr 1805 in Pictou, NS, CAN, and died 03 Dec 1884 in Wood Islands, PEI (Source: Herald (newspaper) dated Dec. 3, 1884: "Died, Roderick MacKay at age 72 years, 6 months. Emigrated from Pictou 45 years ago."). He married MARION (SARAH) MACDONALD Nov 1836 in Wood Islands, PEI, daughter of MAGNUS MACDONALD and FLORA MACMILLAN. She was born 1815 in Little Sands, PEI, and died 04 Jun 1880 in Wood Islands, PEI.

    Roderick MacKay, the grandson of Roderick of "Hector" fame, came to Wood Islands, PEI as a young man. He rented his land from the Provincial government, as did most at the time. The original farm still belongs to the MacKay family and is the same size as it was when settled. The original homestead is standing and has been lovingly preserved by Bertha Hamilton ( great granddaughter of Roderick (1805-1884)) for future generations to see. Roderick and Sarah are believed to be buried in the Wood Island Pioneer Cemetery although no marker is now found. Their son Magnus MacKay (died age 20) is buried there as is their grandson John Magnus MacKay (died at about 2 months) and their daughter-in-law Isabella Smith MacKay (age 26).

Notes for MARION (SARAH) MACDONALD:

"Marion vs Sarah"

"Marion" is the way ministers, census-takers, and others formally 'anglicizes the Gaelic name "Mor", which in everyday pariance was called Sarah and eventually this is the English form which won out. When you see the name Marion in an official record, read Sarah.

Marion is the name recorded in Belfast Church for Sarah MacDonald.

Children of RODERICK MACKAY and MARION MACDONALD are:

14. i. CAPTAIN JOHN5 MACKAY, b. 28 Nov 1838, Wood Islands, Cemetery, PEI; d. 14 Nov 1913, Wood Islands, Cemetery, PEI.

15. ii. AGNES ANN MACKAY, b. 22 Aug 1840, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 14 Nov 1926, Wood Islands, PEI.

iii. MAGNUS MACKAY, b. 29 Oct 1842, Wood Islands, Queens County, Prince Edward Island; d. 1862. Buried in Wood Islands Pioneer Cemetery, Wood Islands, PEI

16. iv. CATHERINE ANN MACKAY, b. 02 Sep 1844, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 24 Nov 1920, Wood Islands, PEI.

17. v. ROBERT FRASER MACKAY, b. 01 Nov 1847, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 24 Sep 1929, Wood Islands, PEI.

18. vi. FLORA MACKAY, b. 23 Oct 1851, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 23 Jun 1935, Wood Islands, PEI.

9. CHRISTIANA4 MACKAY (JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born Jun 1809, and died 10 Mar 1887. She married JAMES DANIEL BAIN FRASER 28 Dec 1831 in Pictou, NS, CAN (Source: The Nova Scotian (newspaper) of December 28, 1831: Married by Rev. C. Eliot: Mr. James D. B. Fraser to Christiana, daughter of John McKay, Esq. of Pictou.), son of DANIEL FRASER and CATHERINE MACKAY. He was born 11 Feb 1807 in Pictou, NS, CAN, and died 04 May 1869 in Pictou, NS, CAN.

Marriage Notes for CHRISTIANA MACKAY and JAMES FRASER:

NOVASCOTIAN - Wednesday 28 Dec. 1831

"Marriage on 19 December by Rev. C. Eliot: Mr. James D.B. Fraser to Christiana, daughter of John MACKAY, Esq., Pictou."

Children are listed above under (7) James Daniel Bain Fraser.

10. GEORGE4 MACKAY (JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) died Unknown. He married CATHERINE BLAIR, daughter of ANDREW BLAIR. She died Unknown.

Children of GEORGE MACKAY and CATHERINE BLAIR are:

19. i. FORREST5 MACKAY, b. 1834; d. 1917.

20. ii. ISABELLE MACKAY, d. Unknown.

11. RODERICK PATTERSON4 MACKAY (JAMES3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) died 29 Aug 1855. Sea Captain

He married BETSY GERRARD. She died Unknown.

Children of RODERICK MACKAY and BETSY GERRARD are:

i. HANNAH5 MACKAY, d. Unknown.

ii. MARGARET MACKAY, d. Unknown.

12. JAMES CARMICHAEL4 MACKAY (JAMES3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) died Unknown. Sea Captain

Children of JAMES CARMICHAEL MACKAY are:

i. JAMES5 MACKAY, d. Unknown.

ii. JOHN THOMAS MACKAY, d. Unknown.

iii. JOSEPH SMITH MACKAY, d. Unknown.

iv. SARAH MACKAY, d. Unknown.

v. MARIA MACKAY, d. Unknown.

vi. MINNIE MACKAY, d. Unknown.

13. CHRISTABEL GRANT4 MACKAY (JAMES3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) died Unknown. She married JOHN DAVID FRASER. He died Unknown.

Child of CHRISTABEL MACKAY and JOHN FRASER is:

i. ANNA G.5 FRASER, d. Unknown.

Generation No. 4

14. CAPTAIN JOHN5 MACKAY (RODERICK4, JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 28 Nov 1838 in Wood Islands, Cemetery, PEI, and died 14 Nov 1913 in Wood Islands, Cemetery, PEI. He married ANNABELLA LEAR 22 Sep 1874 (MacKay Family Bible) in Charlottetown, PEI, at Saint James Kirk, Presbyterian daughter of JAMES EDMOND LEAR and MARIA WILLIAMS. She was born 15 Dec 1855 in Unknown, and died 15 Oct 1918 in Wood Islands, PEI. Both are buried in the Wood Islands Cemetery, Wood Islands, PEI.

Obituary - "The Guardian" October 29, 1918, Page 2.

On the early morning of Tuesday Oct. 15th there passed away a Wood Islands after a short illness of eleven days in the person of Mrs. Annabella MacKay , widow of the late John MacKay at the age of 62 years. Deceased lady took a shock of paralysis form which she never gained consciousness despite all medical aid could do and the kind attention of relatives and friends. She was taken to the reward awaiting one who had lived the life of true righteousness. Mrs MacKay will be sadly missed in the home for she was a kind and loving mother much devoted to her home and family. Two of her daughters arrived home from Boston a few days before she passed away. There are left to mourn an aged mother, two sisters, five sons and five daughters and a large circle of relatives and friends. Her remains were laid to rest in Wood Islands Cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by her pastor Rev. J.C. Martin and was largely attended. To the bereaved family the sympathy of the whole community is extended in their hour of sorrow.

Marriage Notes for JOHN MACKAY and ANNABELLA LEAR:

Family Bible states that John MacKay was of Charlottetown at the time of marriage; that Annabella Lear was of Charlottetown; that they were married by Tomas Duncan, Minister; and the Witnesses were: Andrew Clark and Mary John.

As per PAPEI: Bondsman was Neil McDonald.

Children of CAPTAIN JOHN MACKAY and ANNABELLA LEAR are:

    1. JOHN MAGNUS6 MACKAY, b. 30 May 1876, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 27 Aug 1876, Wood Islands, PEI. Buried in the Wood Islands Pioneer Cemetery, Wood Islands, PEI.

ii. RODERICK WILLIAM MACKAY, b. 07 Sep 1877, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 27 Nov 1953, Wood Islands, PEI; m. MARY ISABEL MACMILLAN; b. 1879; d. 1944, Wood Islands, PEI.

Notes for RODERICK WILLIAM MACKAY:

Baptized Nov.26, 1877 (Zion Presbyterian Church Records Book 1, page 150)

Marriage License granted July 26, 1916, directed to Rev. T.F. Fullerton, Bondsman, John D. MacMillan

Marriage License Book #16 1882-1923, page 166

Notes for MARY ISABEL MACMILLAN:

"Mrs. R.W. MacKay: Relatives and friends were deeply shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Mrs. R.W. MacKay, age 65 years, at her home in Wood Islands on the evening of May 15th. Mrs. MacKay was formerly Mabel (ed.-error!) MacMillan of Wood Islands, a woman of fine virtue and character and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves to mourn besides her sorrowing husband, two sisters, Mrs. R.H. MacMillan, Wood islands and Mrs. William Martin, Somerville, Mass, two brothers William L. MacMillan, Dartmouth, N.S. and John MacMillan, Somerville,Mass, also a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held on Wednesday, May 17th with the Rev. T.A.A. Duke officiating. The beautiful old favorite hymns "The Lord Is My Shepherd", "Oh God Our Help In Ages Past" and "Asleep in Jesus" were sung. The pallbearers were William MacKay, Hector MacDonald, Raymond MacMillan, Arthur MacMillan, Lester Singleton and Goodwill MacDougall. Interment was in Wood Islands Cemetery.

The beautiful floral tributes bore testimony to the high esteem in which Mrs. MacKay was held and she will be greatly missed by her family and many friends."(EP May 25, 1944)

Children: no issue

iii. SARAH MAUD MACKAY, b. 30 Nov 1879, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 11 Mar 1954, Palm Beach, Florida; m. DANIEL MACLEOD; d. Unknown.

Notes for SARAH MAUD MACKAY:

Baptized February 9, 1886 by Rev. Campbell ( Wood Islands Presbyterian Church Records Book 1, Page 75)

iv. MARIAH BELL MACKAY, b. 12 Oct 1882, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 12 Jan 1962, Prince Edward Island Hospital; m. PETER DANIEL MACGREGOR; b. ABT 1873; d. Unknown.

Notes for MARIAH BELL MACKAY:

MacGregor - At the Prince Edward Island Hospital, Friday, January 12, 1962, Mrs. Peter D. MacGregor of North River in her 80th year. Resting at the Maclean Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held today, January 15,with service commencing at 2 pm. Interment in People's

Cemetery." (Guardian Jan 15, 1962)

"Mrs. Peter D. MacGregor: The death occurred at the Prince Edward Island Hospital , January 12th, 1962 of Mrs. Peter D. MacGregor of North River in her 80th year.

The deceased was born at Wood Islands and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John MacKay. She had been in poor health several years previous to her death.

She leaves to mourn three sons and one daughter, Horace, Johnston's River, Edward, Kingston, Vina, Mrs. Minto Foster, York, Alexander, North River, three brothers, John R., Canton Mass, Bill, Wood Islands, Harry, North river, also four grandchildren.

The funeral was held from the MacLean Funeral Home and was conducted by Mr. Hugh Lowery assisted by Rev. Mr. Howard. The hymns sung were "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and "Rock of Ages". Interment took place in the People's Cemetery." (Guardian March 13, 1962)

Married:Peter Daniel MACGREGOR.

Resided North River, PEI

v. JOHN ROBERT MACKAY, b. 19 Oct 1884, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 11 Mar 1966; m. MARGARET RAYNER; d. Unknown.

vi. CLARA WALTHO MACKAY, b. 18 May 1887, Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island; d. 19 Jan 1947, Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts; m. FRED ANSELME PLANTE, Plymouth, Massachusetts; b. 13 Apr 1882, ST-RAPHAEL, BELLECHASSE, QUE CAN , d. 26 Jul 1934, Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

vii. WALTER HECTOR MACKAY, b. 30 Aug 1889, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 28 Jul 1959; m. EVELYN M. BUCKLEY; d. Oct 1984.

viii. ELIZABETH ANN MACKAY, b. 06 Dec 1891, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 08 Jan 1931; m. WALTER GRAY , New York; b. ABT 1892; d. Unknown.

ix. WILLIAM WELCH MACKAY, b. 15 Mar 1894, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 04 Dec 1972, Wood Islands, PEI; m. FLORENCE CATHERINE MACLEAN; b. 17 Mar 1899, Hopefield, PEI; d. 19 Jan 1991, Wood Islands, PEI. Both are buried in the Wood Islands Cemetery, Wood Islands, PEI.

Notes for WILLIAM WELCH MACKAY:

William Welsh McKay (B) Wood Islands Florence McLean (S) Hopefield license granted December 23, 1920 directed to Rev. J.C. Peacock bondsman - Archibald Munn

(Marriage License book #16 1882-1923 page 196)

Notice of Wedding in Evening Patriot January 11, 1921.

x. BESSIE MAY MACKAY, b. 03 May 1896; d. 11 Aug 1920, Wood Islands, PEI.

"MacKay - Suddenly at Wood Islands on August the 11th, 1920, Bessie May MacKay, aged 24 years and 3 months."(Guardian August 13, 1920) Buried in Wood Islands Cemetery, Wood Islands, PEI

xi. HARRY FRASER MACKAY, b. 03 Jan 1898, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 23 Dec 1969. Buried in Wood Islands Cemetery, Wood Islands, PEI.

15. AGNES ANN5 MACKAY (RODERICK4, JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 22 Aug 1840 in Wood Islands, PEI, and died 14 Nov 1926 in Wood Islands, PEI. She married MALCOLM MACMILLAN 15 Jan 1873, son of JAMES MACMILLAN and ANN MUNN. He was born 18 Dec 1823, and died 24 Nov 1915 in Wood Islands, PEI.

Children of AGNES MACKAY and MALCOLM MACMILLAN are:

i. MAGNUS6 MACMILLAN, b. 13 Jul 1874; d. Unknown.

ii. JANE ANN MACMILLAN, b. 12 Nov 1875; d. Unknown.

iii. RODERICK M. MACMILLAN, b. 14 Mar 1877; d. 1943, Wood Islands, PEI; m. RUTH CONRAD; d. Unknown.

iv. JOHN MALCOLM MACMILLAN, d. Unknown.

16. CATHERINE ANN5 MACKAY (RODERICK4, JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 02 Sep 1844 in Wood Islands, PEI, and died 24 Nov 1920 in Wood Islands, PEI. She married DONALD JOHN ROSS MACMILLAN. He was born 04 Aug 1847 in Wood Islands, PEI, and died 07 Mar 1926.

Children of CATHERINE MACKAY and DONALD MACMILLAN are:

i. SARAH ISABELL6 MACMILLAN, d. 30 May 1933, Detroit, Michigan; m. JOHN N. WHEELER; d. Unknown.

Notes for SARAH ISABELL MACMILLAN:

"Mrs. John N. Wheeler: There passed away at Detroit, Michigan on May 30th, Isabelle, wife of John N. Wheeler. She was the daughter of the late D.J.R. MacMillan and Mrs. MacMillan of Wood Islands. Besides a sorrowing husband and one daughter, Francis, she leaves to mourn two sisters, Louise (Mrs. Arthur Frederick) Alliston, Mass: and Janie (Mrs. Murdock MacPhee), Wood Islands; also two brothers, John R. on the old home and Paul, last heard of in Australia. The funeral took place on Thursday, June 1st at Lake Orion, Mich." (EP June 5, 1933, Page 8)

ii. JOHN ROSS MACMILLAN, b. 02 May 1880; d. 09 May 1952.

Notes for JOHN ROSS MACMILLAN:

Died: May 9, 1952. Buried Wood Islands Cemetery: "Funeral services were held Sunday, May 11th, from the Presbyterian Church, Wood Islands, for John R. MacMillan, who passed away on May 9th. Services at the church and grave were conducted by the pastor, Rev. E.S. Hales and were very largely attended. The choir rendered three beautiful selections, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Jesus Lover Of My Soul" and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me". Pallbearers were: Elwin MacMillan, Duncan MacMillan, R.H. MacMillan, James MacMillan, Arthur MacMillan, and L.B. MacMillan.

The late Mr. MacMillan was born at Wood Islands, May 2nd, 1880, son of the late Captain D.J.R. MacMillan and Catherine MacMillan. In his early life he followed the sea and sailed with Captains Brown and Murchison. He studied navigation and passed his exams under the late Captain Alex Cameron. Ill-health forced him to give up the sea and some six years ago he suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered.

Surviving are two sisters,Mrs. M.C. MacPhee, Beaton's Mills and Mrs. A. Fredericks, Arlington, Mass.(EP June 3, 1952)

iii. PAUL RODERICK MACMILLAN, b. 14 Jul 1882; d. Unknown. Said to have emigrated to Australia.

iv. LOUISE FLORENCE MACMILLAN, b. 16 Jun 1884, Wood Islands, Queens, Prince Edward Island; d. Unknown; m. ARTHUR FREDERICKS; b. 1891, Boston, Massachusetts; d. 1956.

v. JANIE CORNELIA MACMILLAN, b. 08 Dec 1888; d. 1966; m. MURDOCK MACPHEE; b. 1887; d. 1966.

Notes for JANIE CORNELIA MACMILLAN:

Obituary appears in the EP March 11, 1966: "Mr and Mrs .Murdock C. MacPhee who have been spending part of the summer with Mrs. Macphee's father, Captain D.J.R. MacMillan at Wood Islands, left on return to Boston last Friday."(EP Aug 26, 1924)

17. ROBERT FRASER5 MACKAY (RODERICK4, JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 01 Nov 1847 in Wood Islands, PEI, and died 24 Sep 1929 in Wood Islands, PEI. He married ISABELLA SMITH. She died 29 Jan 1875 in Wood Islands, PEI. Isabella is buried in the Wood Islands Pioneer Cemetery, Wood Islands, PEI

Notes for ROBERT FRASER MACKAY:

According to records at St. John's, Belfast, PEI, baptism records 1842 thru 1849..Robert Fraser MacKay's birth date is November 7, 1847 and his baptism date is July 23, 1848. My information came from The MacKay Family Bible.

"MacKay-At Wood Islands on September 24th, Robert MacKay age 83 years. Funeral Thursday at 1 pm."(EP Sept 25, 1929)

Robert McKay (B) Wood Islands Isabella Smith (S) Little Sands license granted March 4, 1874 directed to Rev. John Sutherland bondsman -Daniel Crawford (Marriage License book #12 1871-1881 page 411)

Child of ROBERT MACKAY and ISABELLA SMITH is:

i. DANIEL I.6 MACKAY, b. 29 Jan 1875, Wood Islands, PEI; d. 28 Oct 1935; m. FLORENCE E. (FLORA) MACGREGOR, 1914; d. Unknown.

Notes for DANIEL I. MACKAY:

"MacKay-At Wood Islands, October 28th, Daniel MacKay, aged 60 years. Funeral from Wood Islands Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, October 30th, at 2 pm."(EP Oct 29, 1935 page 8)

Notes for FLORENCE E. (FLORA) MACGREGOR:

"Mrs. Florence E. MacKay There passed peacefully away at the Prince Edward Island Hospital on Thursday, February 19th, 1970, Mrs. Flora E. MacKay of Charlottetown and formerly of Wood Islands in her 88th year. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Beaton) MacGregor of Hopefield.

In 1914 she married Daniel I. MacKay of Wood Islands who predeceased her in 1935.

Mrs. MacKay taught school for many years in the province and was very active in church work and all that pertained to the welfare of the community. She leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Mrs. Mary Isabel Morrison, Flat River, two other daughters died in infancy, three sisters and two brothers also predeceased her. The funeral was held Saturday, February 21st, from the MacLean Funeral Home to Wood islands Presbyterian Church where service was conducted by REV. Raymond Gillis and Mr. Hugh Lowry. During the service the choir sang In The Sweet Bye & Bye. Congregational hymns were Rock of Ages, and There Is No Night In Heaven. Organist was Mrs. Arthur MacMillan. Pallbearers were Arthur MacMillan, L.B. MacMillan, Waldo Taylor, Angus Brown, Jack MacKay and James Emery. Flowerbearers were Lester MacLean, Russell Stewart, Daniel Fraser, and Leon MacPhee. Interment took place in wood Islands Cemetery."(Evening Patriot April 2, 1970)

18. FLORA5 MACKAY (RODERICK4, JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 23 Oct 1851 in Wood Islands, PEI, and died 23 Jun 1935 in Wood Islands, PEI. She married JOHN HECTOR MACMILLAN 01 Dec 1880, son of HECTOR MACMILLAN and ANN CRAWFORD. He was born 15 Oct 1849, and died 25 Apr 1901 in Wood Islands, PEI.

Children of FLORA MACKAY and JOHN MACMILLAN are:

i. RODERICK HECTOR6 MACMILLAN, b. 26 Jul 1881; d. 1959; m. FLORENCE MACMILLAN; b. 18 Jul 1881; d. Aug 1981, Wood Islands, PEI.

ii. JAMES DUNCAN MACMILLAN, b. 28 Jan 1885; d. 1955; m. MARY GRACE MACNEILL, 23 Aug 1911; b. 07 Jun 1883; d. 17 Feb 1974, Dedham, MA.

iii. NEIL ALEXANDER MACMILLAN, b. 22 Feb 1887; d. Unknown; m. BERNICE NELSON; d. Unknown.

iv. JOHN ROBERT MACMILLAN, b. 20 Jan 1890; d. 10 Apr 1901, Wood Islands, PEI.

v. HECTOR ANGUS MACMILLAN, b. 04 Mar 1895; d. 01 Feb 1973.

19. FORREST5 MACKAY (GEORGE4, JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1834, and died 1917.

Children of FORREST MACKAY are:

i. GEORGE WALKER6 MACKAY, b. 1880; d. 1972.

ii. ISABEL MACKAY, d. Unknown.

iii. JEAN MACKAY, d. Unknown.

iv. ROBERT MOFFATT MACKAY, b. Nova Scotia; d. 1915, North Carolina, USA.

Notes for ROBERT MOFFATT MACKAY:

His degree was in Chemistry at McGill.

20. ISABELLE5 MACKAY (GEORGE4, JOHN3, RODERICK2, ALEXANDER1) died Unknown. She married THOMAS GRAHAM. He died Unknown.

Children of ISABELLE MACKAY and THOMAS GRAHAM are:

i. CATHERINE B6 GRAHAM (Source: 'Eastern Chronicle' September 18, 1933.), b. 1863, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; d. 09 Sep 1933 (Source: 'Eastern Chronicle' September 18, 1933.); m. WILLIAM H. MILLS; d. Unknown.

ii. T. FRASER GRAHAM, d. Unknown.

iii. HERBERT M. GRAHAM, d. Unknown.

iv. GEORGINA GRAHAM, d. Unknown.

v. (Unknown) GRAHAM (Source: 'Eastern Chronicle' September 18, 1933.), d. Unknown; m. JOHN SUTHERLAND (Source: 'Eastern Chronicle' September 18, 1933.); d. Unknown.


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