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The Descendants Of William Mackay, abt 1746 – 1826 and Jane Scobie, 1756 – 1834
Compiled by George Edward Hart 2011
A brother of John the blacksmith and Captain Donald came to Prince Edward Island with his wife and family in 1806 in the Elizabeth and Ann. William MacKay, born at Tongue about 1746, married Jane Scobie, ten years younger than he, on 4 March 1783.
- His father was John IanA MacKay (Oig), who was born about 1712 at Hope, Tongue, Sutherland, and married about 1739, his wife’s name not recorded.
- John MacKay’s grandfather, Neil MacRobertB MacKay, was born about 1673 at Farr, Sutherland, and married about 1708, his wife’s name being recorded as Mrs. Neil MacKay, born about 1687. The Neil MacKay’s had five children: Thomas, 1708; Hugh, 1710; James, 1716; John Ian, 1720; William, 1722.
- John MacKay’s great grandfather was Robert Neilson (Aberach)C MacKay, born about 1629 at Farr, Sutherland, and died about 1705 at Farr. His wife’s name is not known. He had a brother, Angus Neilson MacKay, 1637-1678.
- John MacKay’s great great grandfather was William MorD MacKay, Chief of Aberach Ma. He was born at Farr about 1580 and died there about 1626. He married about 1606 Janet MacKay, who was born at Scourie, Edenachillis, Sutherland, to Donald Balloch MacKay and Euphemia Munro.
The Parry Family Tree shows Jane Scobie, born at Achimore, Sutherland in 1764, to have been a daughter of Kenneth Scobie and his wife Margaret MacKay, who were first cousins, for their mothers were sisters. Kenneth was the son of Rev. William Scobie, born in 1700 in Aberdeenshire. He was ordained in Strathbogie Presbytery near Huntly in 1727 and became the minister of the Gaelic-speaking congregation at Assynt, Sutherland. On 18 March 1730 he married Jane MacKay, daughter of John MacKay, 1668-1732, of Strathy, Sutherland and Elizabeth Sinclair, born 1676. John was the son of James MacKay, 1630-1692, and Mary Jane Fraser, born 1648. James was the son of John MacKay, 1592-1645, and Agnes Sinclair, born 1598 at Murkle, daughter of James Sinclair, 1572-1604, and Elizabeth Stewart, born 1572.
Information about the children of William MacKay and Jane Scobie was "taken from a family bible found in Ernest Dunning’s barn." They had eleven or twelve children, all of whom were born in Scotland. John, their first child, was born 5 April 1785 and died 4 February 1791. Kenneth, born 23 November 1787, and Jannet, born 5 April 1788, died young some time after they came to the Island. Kenneth lived from 21 January 1790 to 14 February 1827. George, born 1 February 1791, was lost at sea in December of 1813.
The sparse genealogical sources in the public domain of Prince Edward Island before the census of 1881 frustrate the compilation of family history -- unless family Bibles, other documents and memories have been cherished within a family. If it were not for The Island Register on the Internet with its hundreds of compiled histories, the Island would be a barren field until near the end of the nineteenth century. In the case of those children of William MacKay and Jane Scobie who survived on the Island, this compiler hopes that descendants will come forward with information. So far this is largely the story of one MacKay family who emigrated to New South Wales, Australia, and multiplied.
The life of the first son who emigrated was one of adventure, wealth and sadness. Duncan Forbes2 MacKay was born 7 March 1792 in Sutherland, Scotland. The William MacKay Memoir states that Duncan F. MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie of Yankee Hill Farm were married by James Townshend, Justice of the Peace. This is not true. It was Duncan’s brother John who married her at Princetown Presbyterian Church 16 November 1820. They emigrated to Australia in 1838. We know from Australian records that Duncan arrived in Australia a free man (that is, not a convict) in 1826 aboard the Orpheus. In Dungog, New South Wales, Duncan amassed a large property. His photograph shows him confident and successful. He was admitted in 1846 at age fifty-four to Darlinghurst Gaol for "lunatic examination", the harsh language of the time. The benighted treatment of that age had him back in 1852 at age sixty, when he was described as five feet eleven inches in height with fresh complexion, black grey hair and grey eyes [Reference: New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930]. He died 3 February 1860 [Australia Death Index, 1787-1985].
The lives of the next three children of William MacKay and Jane Scobie were short. Johanna lived from 31 July 1793 to 16 May 1808, Hugh from 15 March 1795 to 1825, and John from 3 December 1796 to before 1806.
John Kenneth2 MacKay, the youngest son of William MacKay and Jane Scobie was born at Thurso, Caithness County, 13 February 1800 [Parry Family History]. He it was who married Sybella MacKenzie, daughter of Lieut. John MacKenzie and his wife Janet, 16 November 1820 at Princetown Presbyterian Church. We find John MacKay and his wife and their seven children arriving as steerage passengers from London at Port Jackson 2 January 1839 in the schooner Earl Durham [reference: New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922].
Imagine the ordeal of sailing from Prince Edward Island to Halifax to London with seven children ranging from sixteen years to a few months of age. If the family had the fare they could have made the voyage in a new steamship of the Great Western line in sixteen days. It is likely they depended upon wind on canvas. We know that the Earl Durham, 393 tons, Captain Cabel master, with its scores of passengers (part of the surge in that first year of non-convict immigrants) departed London 17 September 1838 and arrived at Port Jackson in Botany Bay 2 January 1839. Imagine waiting in London for a ship bound for Australia and then the long voyage down the Atlantic around the Cape of Good Hope across the Indian Ocean to the near Pacific. It was thirty years before the Suez Canal was opened. The column estimating the birth year was not filled in on the passenger list, which named George, Jane, John, Jessie and Duncan, whom we shall learn more about, and two others, William, born in PEI about 1825 and baby Charles. On the second of January a health officer boarded the schooner and found the passengers in good health except that a child ten months old had died 21 December of inflammation of the bowel. That could well have been Charles. It would appear, too, that William died soon after they settled in Dungog. There those two brave and resolute parents, John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie, worked to build a new and more prosperous life. Most likely older brother Duncan Forbes MacKay influenced John Kenneth to move to Australia and helped the family to get settled. John Kenneth died in November 1851 and Sybella died 18 September 1873 in the home of her grandson Edward Sparke at Maitland, New South Wales. Their headstone at Hiland Crescent Cemetery bears their photo [Parry Family Tree]. The seven surviving children and their descendants are listed below.
- George2 MacKay, born 10 October 1821, son of John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie and grandson of William MacKay and Jane Scobie, married Jane Scott MacDonald at Dungog, NSW, Australia in 1852. A daughter of Mr. MacDonald and Jane Scott, she was born about 1826 at Morpeth, Northumberland, England. George died in his 80th year 25 June 1901 at Dungog, New South Wales; Jane had died there 1 December 1884. They had four children:
- Sybella Jane3 MacKay, daughter of George MacKay and Jane MacDonald, was born 21 November 1855 at Dungog and died there 8 May 1941. She married Frederick Augustus Hooke, son of John Hooke, 1817-1878, and Susan Jane Frances Sippe, 1819-1892. They had ten children. Sybella died 8 May 1941
a.John McKinlay4 Hooke, son of Frederick and Sybella, was born at Dungog 3 October 1875 and died at Taree, NSW, in 1930. At Sydney 4 Novenber 1903 he married Irene Mary Hutchinson Wyse. They had three sons.
b. George MacKay4 Hooke, son of Frederick and Sybella, was born 17 February 1877 at Dungog and died 22 November 1925 at Drummoyne, NSW.
- George Alexander3 MacKay was born at Dungog in 1858 to George MacKay and Jane MacDonald. There in 1896 he and Emma Abbott were married. They had two sons. He died 3 March 1937 at Dungog.
- George4 MacKay, born to George Alexander MacKay and Emma Abbott in 1897 at Dungog, died 15 February 1972 at Gloucester, NSW.
- Donald Reay4 MacKay, born at Dungog in 1900, married at Sydney, NSW, in 1924 Dorothy V. Angus, born 1901, daughter of John Angus and Ruth R. Read. According to the Electoral Rolls they were living at Bulahdelah, NSW. He died at Mt. Kurrajong, NSW 11 February 1971. One child.
- Sybella Jane3 MacKay, 24 October 1855- 8 May 1941 at Dungog, daughter of George MacKay and Jane MacDonald, married 18 November 1874 Frederick Augustus Hooke, 1849-1915. They had eleven children [Hooke Family Tree]
- John McKinlay4 Hooke, 1875-1930, son of Frederick Hooke and Sybella MacKay, married Irene Mary Wyse, daughter of John William Wyse and Augusta Maria Sabine. Irene was born in 1878 at Albury, NSW, and died in 1960 at Taree. They had four sons.
- Frederick Winston5 Hooke, at Dungog born 1906; died 27 Sept. 1987. He married at Burrowa, NSW, in 1940 Doris Eileen Kerr, who died at Dungog 29 January 1995.
- Augustus MacKay5 Hooke, at Dungog born 1907 and died on 29 September. 1998.
- Murray MacKay5 Hooke, born at Dungog in 1907, married at Taree, NSW, in November of 1935 Frances Margaret Summerville. Frances was born in 1911 to Frank Summerville and Gertrude A. Helmich. She died at Mosman, NSW, 22 May 2002 at the age of ninety-one.
- George MacKay5 Hooke, son of Frederick Hooke and Sybella MacKay, was born 17 February 1877 at Dungog. In Queensland 14 June 1912 he married Wilhelmina ‘Daisy’ Moller, daughter of Heinrich Moller and Auguste Wilhelmina Wegert. George died 22 November 1925 at Drummoyne, NSW.
- Frederick Augustus Hooke II4, son of Frederich Hooke and Sybella MacKay, was born 2 March 1879 at Dungog and died 4 April 1949 in Queensland [Hooke-Thornton Tree].
- Alexander McDonald Scott Hooke4, son of Frederick Hooke and Sybella MacKay, was born 13 July 1881 at Dungog. There in 1912 he married Helen Martin, who was born 11 February 1894 to David Martin and Ellen Sinclair and died 3 November 1868 [Malcolm Hooke Family Tree]. Her husband lived at Lindfield until he was nine months past 100 years. Six children recorded as living.
- Benjamin ‘Ben’ Hooke4, son of Fred Hooke and Sybella MacKay, was born at Dungog 16 July 1883. Ben fought in the Australian Imperial Army in the Gallipoli disaster and also in France in the Great War. He was wounded and gassed. At Sydney 14 December 1920 he married Isabel May Hooke Hill, born 3 March 1903, daughter of John Hooke Hill and Amelia Isabella McIntosh Walker. He died at Gloucester, NSW, 12 August 1966 and she lived until 30 March 1988. Five children living and:
- John McKinlay II5 Hooke was born 1 August 1923 at Gloucester, NSW. He married there 20 March 1953 Phyllis Neata Hazelwood, daughter of Harry Thomas Hazelwood and Edith Lillian Hitchcock. John died there 24 November 2001 and Phyllis died 29 April 2006. One child living.
- James Hooke4, son of Fred Hooke and Sybella MacKay, at Dungog was born 13 November 1887 and died 29 November 1964 [Robinson Family Tree].
- Mary Scott4 Hooke, daughter of Fred Hooke and Sybella MacKay, was born 23 January 1890 at Dungog and died 29 November 1964 at Summer Hill.
- Harold4 Hooke, son of Fred Hooke and Sybella MacKay, was born in 1891 at Dungog. At Queensland 4 February 1914 he and Mary Frances Hutton were married. A daughter of Falconer West Hutton, 1861-1933, and Clara Suzannah Holt, she was born 20 September 1891 at Northampton, Queensland and died there 29 November 1987. Her husband had died there 12 July 1973. Five children living and:
- Peter West5 Hooke, born 30 January 1916 at Rockingham, Queensland; died 12 July 2000 at Glen Innes, NSW. Three children.
- Jean Scott4 Hooke, daughter of Fred Hooke and Sybella MacKay, was born at Dungog 16 November 1895. There on 19 June 1920 she married Clive Stewart Smith, born 6 October 1891 at Grafton, NSW, son of Gordon Avery Smith, 1867-1943, and Adeline Agnes Susan Stewart, 1867-1938. Clive died 12 April 1956 at Burwood, NSW. Jean was four months away from her 100th birthday when she died at Cronulla, NSW. They had two sons:
- Gordon Stewart5 Smith was born at Tenterfield, NSW, 2 October 1921 and died at Sydney 27 May 2002. There 8 September 1945 he married Olive Vivienne Hill Hodgson, who at Sydney was born 8 March 1922 and died 14 March 2004.
- George MacKay5 Smith was born 23 May 1923 at Dungog and died at Hobart, Tasmania in 1991. His career was in the Royal Australian Air Force.
- Alfred Augustus4 ‘Gus’ Hooke, son of Fred Hooke and Sybella MacKay, was born in 1892 at Dungog and died 28 March 1960. At Gloucester, NSW, in 1924 he married Doris A. M. Hill, daughter of John Hooke Hill and Amelia Isabella McIntosh Walker. Doris was a sister of Isabel Hill who married Gus’s brother Ben. Gus and Doris had six children.
2. Jane3 MacKay, second child of John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie was born 29 February 1823, according to the Princetown, PEI, Presbyterian Church register. A granddaughter of William MacKay and Jane Scobie, she went with her parents to become a citizen of New South Wales, Australia. At Dungog 1 May 1849 she married Vincent Woodcock Francis Dowling, who was born 26 November 1816 in London, England, son of James Dowling, 1787-1844, and Maria Sheen, 1785-1834. Vincent died at Mosman 23 December 1902 and Jane died there the following year. They had eight children. I have not been able to find information about their spouses and children.
- Vincent MacKenzie4 Dowling, son of Vincent W. Dowling and Jane MacKay, was born 19 August 1852 at Williams River, NSW. He died 13 April 1906 at Rockhampton, Queensland.
- Maria Jane4 Dowling, daughter of Vincent and Jane Dowling, was born at Dungog 15 July 1854 and died at Five Dock, NSW, 11 October 1934. That her maiden name appeared on the 1930 Electoral Rolls indicates that she did not marry.
- James MacKenzie4 Dowling, son of Vincent and Jane Dowling, was born at Williams River, NSW, 5 September 1856 and died at Mona Vale, NSW, October first, 1933.
- Eliza Hodgson4 Dowling, daughter of Vincent Dowling and Jane MacKay, was born 7 October 1858 at Dungog and died 14 December 1949 at Sydney.
- John Francis4 Dowling, son of Vincent and Jane Dowling, was born 19 March 1861 at Williams River, NSW, and died 1 September 1929 ay Bendolba.
- Emily4 Dowling, daughter of Vincent Dowling and Jane MacKay, was born 15 October 1863 at Dungog and died 18 January 1926 at Mosman.
- Alfred Sheen4 Dowling, son of Vincent and Jane Dowling, was born on 8 November 1866 at Williams River, NSW, and died 31 July 1937 at Manly.
- Sibylla Edith4 Dowling, daughter of Vincent Dowling and Jane MacKay, was born 25 November 1869 at Dungog and died 29 April 1936 at Sydney.
3. John Kenneth II3 MacKay, son of John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie, was born in Prince Edward Island 6 August 1828 and died 19 April 1909 in the Philippines. At Dungog 18 June 1856 he married Emily Isabella Hooke. A daughter of John Hooke, 1789-1845, and Mary Ann Beale, 1794-1864, immigrants from Worcestershire, Emily was born at Dungog 31 August 1835 and died there 26 April 1919.
- John Kenneth III4 MacKay, son of John MacKay and Emily Hooke, was born at Dungog in 1857 and died there 17 February 1937.
- William Hooke4 MacKay, son of John MacKay and Emily Hooke, was born in 1858 at Dungog and died 19 December 1939 at Woolahra, NSW. He married at Walcha, NSW, 5 December 1885 Adelaide Anne Hooke, daughter of Augustus Hooke and Louisa Barbara MacKay, whom we shall meet later. William and Adelaide were double second cousins, for both were grandchildren of John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie and also of John Hooke and Mary Ann Beale. They had eight children, the first a baby girl who died in infancy. The remaining children were:
- William Hooke5 MacKay, son of William MacKay and Adelaide Hooke, was born in 1888 at Dungog and died in 1956 at Scone, NSW. At the Church of England of Raymond Terrace, NSW, on 15 June 1913 he married Muriel Windeyer Meredith. They deivoced in 1935.
- Emily Isabel Hooke5 MacKay, daughter of William MacKay and Adelaide Hooke, was born in 1890 at Dungog. At St. Stephen’s Church of England in Sydney 17 February 1915 she married Richard Turnbull, son of John Turnbull and Matilda Jane Woolley. The story of Emily and Richard contains elements of the unusual and mysterious for the time. On 22 April 1927 they embarked at Bombay, India, in the Naldera for London, England. Did business or pleasure or a visit to one of their three children take them to Bombay? Then a brief obituary in a London newspaper reported 15 March 1948 that Emily Isabel, wife of Richard Turnbull of 55 Clendon Road, Melbourne, had died suddenly in London after a short illness. "Cremation at Golder’s Green today." Her London solicitors inserted on the fourth of June 1848 a notice of application for probate, granted by the Supreme Court of Victoria, of the will of Emily Isabel Hooke |Turnbull of "Dunraven," 55 Clendon Road, Toorak, Victoria, Australia.
- John Julian Augustus5 MacKay, son of William Hooke MacKay and Adelaide Ann Hooke, was born 17 September 1892 in New South Wales. He died of tuberculosis at Sydney in 1963. The appearance of his name on successive electoral rollis is our only other information about him.
- Violet Louisa5 MacKay, daughter of William and Adelaide, was born in 1893 at Hunter Valley, NSW. At Sydney in 1921 she married Egmont Palmer Walker, son of James Thomas Walker. They had one child. At Sydney death came to Egmont in 1948 and to Violet in 1956.
- Francis Keith5 MacKay, son of William Hooke MacKay and Adelaide Ann Hooke, 7 April 1895 at Maitland, NSW. In 1924 at Sydney he married Kathleen Haydon Brodie, daughter of Frederick Arthur Brodie and Katherine Ellen Keogh. She was born in Queensland 30 April 1899 and died in 1954 at Petersham, NSW. Francis died at Sydney 5 June 1990 at the age of ninety-five [Reference Wood Family Tree and Birth, Marriage and Death Index].
- Kenneth M.5 MacKay, son of William and Adelaide, was born in 1898 at Maitland, NSW, and died at Penneth, NSW, 9 November 1927, age twenty-nine. At West Maitland in 1926 he married Mollie Jean Crothers, born there in 1906 and died 26 March 1980. They had one child Heather, who died in infancy.
- Adelaide Alexandra5 MacKay, daughter of William Hooke MacKay and Adelaide Ann Hooke, was born at Maitland in 1902 and died at Sydney 1 May 1968. In 1924 she married Cuthbert Arnold Verge, who was born at Great Kempsey, NSW, in 1882 and died 15 March 1929 at Sydney. They had two children:
- John MacKay6 Verge, born 2 January 1926 at Elizabeth Bay, NSW, and died 7 December 1992.
- William James MacKay6 Verge, born 13 February 1927 at Sydney, died 6 June 2000.
4. Jessie Johanna3 MacKay, daughter of John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie, was born in Prince Edward Island in 1 January 1834. At Dungog 21 February 1854 she married George James Cobb, who was born 14 May 1829 at Singleton, NSW, son of John Henry Cobb, 1835-1890. George died at Maitland in 1912 and Jessie died two years later at Waratah, NSW. They had nine children.
- John4 Cobb, son of George Cobb and Jessie MacKay, was born at Maitland in 1857 and died 3 July 1901 [Australia Death Index 1789-1988].
- George Francis4 Cobb, born 1859 at Maitland and died 27 December 1925 at Dungog. At Scone, NSW, on 21 April 1886 he married Sarah Campbell, who died in 1925 at Auburn, NSW [reference Australia Death Index]. She was a daughter of George A. Campbell and Sarah J. Harrison [reference McGregor Park Tree]. They had five children:
- Hunter5 Cobb, born in 1887 at Scone; married Janet Dunlop at Sydney in 1941
- May5 Cobb, born in 1887 at Scone, NSW
- Forbes5 Cobb, born in 1889 at Scone
- Jessie5 Cobb, born in 1890 at Maitland east, NSW
- Flora Ruth5 Cobb, born in 1894; married at Scone in 1923 Rupert Alfred Wentworth Vickers, 1894-May 1979, son of Richard John Vickers, 1850-1896, and Jane Caroline Wooller, 1861-1955. One child living. [Reference: jenhendo68 Tree].
- Emily Maria4 Cobb, daughter of George Cobb and Jessie MacKay, was born at Maitland, NSW, in 1861 and died at Chatswood, NSW, in 1915. She married at Maitland in 1896 Henry Edwards, who was born at Dungog in 1858 to William and Wilhelmina Edwards.
- Sarah Scott4 Cobb, born 1864 at Maitland, daughter of George Cobb and Jessie MacKay.
- Samuel Charles 4 Cobb, son of George Cobb and Jessie MacKay, was born at Maitland in 1866 and died at Sydney in 1930. At Scone in 1890 he married Janet Elizabeth ‘Jennie’ Campbell, who was born 1 January 1870 and died at Chatswood in 1930.
- Stanley5 Cobb, born at Scone in 1891
- Mabel5 Cobb, born there in 1892
- George H.5 Cobb, born ther in 1898
- James Maxwell5 Cobb, born at Scone in 1898. He was the second husband of Catherine Ella Stella Ruming, born 17 January 1897 to William Richard John Ruming, 1867-1924, and Elizabeth Ann Reibelt. 1871-1956. Catherine’s first husband was Adolphe James Parker, 1885-1942, with whom she had four children. James Cobb and Catherine married in 1946 at Glen Innes, NSW. James died at Coffs Harbour, NSW, 20 December 1966.
- Reginald C.5 Cobb, born at Scone in 1900.
- Edward Scott5 Cobb was born at Narrabri, NSW, in 1906 and died at Tamworth in 1905. He married Mavis Ada Robertson Park, who was born at Maitland in 1902 and died at Tamworth in 1986. She was a daughter of George Gibson Park, 1867-1946, and Maud Mary ‘Minnie’ Robertson, 1865-1940. Two children living. [Reference: McGregor Park Family Tree]
- Alma A.4 Cobb, 1867-1867, at Maitland, daughter of George Cobb and Jessie MacKay.
- Amelia M. C.4 Cobb, 1868-1868, at Raymond Terrace, NSW, daughter of George Cobb and Jessie MacKay.
- Kenneth MacKenzie-4 Cobb, 1872-1934, at Woolahra, NSW, son of George Cobb and Jessie MacKay.
- Alfred Edward4 Cobb was born at Maitland in March of 1875 and died at Gunnedah, NSW, in February of 1890, fourteen years old.
5. Duncan Forbes II3 MacKay, son of John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie, was named for his uncle who had led the way from the Island to Australia. Young Duncan was born in 1834 in Prince Edward Island and died at Kempsey, NSW, in 1883. He married Frances Leonora Hooke, whose father and mother we have already met, John Hooke and Mary Ann Beale. Frances was born 1 November 1839 and died at Sydney 31 August 1915 [reference Parry and Wood Family Trees and Australia Marriage and Death Index]. After Duncan’s early death, Frances married at Walcha in 1901 David Richard Denne. A son of Richard Henry Denne and Catherine Stubbs, David was born at Armidale in 1859 and died at Gulgong 29 September 1906. David and Frances had two children:
- Isabel Catherine Barbara4 Denne, 1902-1981
- David Richard4 Denne, Jr., 1905-1985, who married Margery Janet Crane, 1905-1985.
- Ada5 MacKay, daughter of Duncan Forbes II MacKay and Frances Leonora Hooke, was born in 1861 at Dungog. In 1881 at Singleton, NSW, she married Dennis George Peele and after that she is not to be found in the records. Dennis George Peele was born 1 January 1856 and then by Sands Directory and electoral rolls he is traced to Long Reach, Queensland, in 1913 and to Deepdene, Victoria in 1954, when he would have been 98.
- Duncan Forbes III5 MacKay, son of Duncan MacKay and Frances Hooke, was born at Dungog 15 August 1863 and died there 7 October 1927. At Sydney 28 July 1899 he married Annie Amyall Dines Campbell, who was born in 1874 at Patrick Plains, NSW, and died at Newton, NSW, in 1920. They had 3 children, of whom Duncan Campbell MacKay, born 1899 has died.
- Mary Annie-5 MacKay, daughter of Duncan MacKay and Frances Hooke, was born 3 March 1865 at Dungog and died in 1949 at Sydney.
- Lewis Brydon5 MacKay, son of Duncan MacKay and Frances Hooke, was born at Dungog on 6 October 1866 and died 11 June 1933at Whittingham, NSW. He married 26 September 1906 Ystela Vera Margaret Rees-Jones, daughter of Rees Rutland Jones, 1840-1916 and Matilda Jane Brown. Ystela Vera was more than twenty years younger than Lewis, for she was born in 1888. She died in 1961 at Sydney. We know of three children. Their first child died in infancy in 1907. [Reference Wood and Hooke Family Trees]
- Roderick Brydon6 MacKay, no data found; he may have been the infant of 1907.
- Theodore Rutland6 MacKay, born 24 May 1910 in Queensland, died 11 May 1943.
- Rees John Brydon6 MacKay, born 28 January 1913; worked as a clerk in Roseville; joined as a private in the Third Battalion; was killed in action in Papua, New Guinea 6 November 1942 [Australia Death Index]
MacKay, Theodore Rutland Brydon
MacKay, Rees John Brydon
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Date of Enlistment
1 July 1940
3 March 1941
Locality on Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Next of Kin
Date of Death
11 May 1943
6 November 1942
Posting on Death
8 Division Signals
2/3 Australian Infantry Division
Prisoner of War
Roll of Honour
[National Archives of Australia]
- Agnes5 MacKay, daughter of Duncan MacKay and Frances Hooke, was born 27 December 1868 and died 18 December 1934 at Mosman, NSW. No spouse or children recorded.
- Alma5 MacKay, daughter of Duncan MacKay and Frances Hooke, was born in 1872 in New South Wales and died in 1939 at North Sydney. No spouse or children recorded.
- Ethel Annie5 MacKay, daughter of Duncan MacKay and Frances Hooke, was born in 1873 at Paddington, New South Wales.
6. Amelia Caroline3 MacKay, daughter of John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie was born 27 September 1840 at Dungog and died 25 April 1888 at Maitland East. At Dungog 23 December 1863 she married Edward Sparke, son of William Sparke, 1804-1878, and Mary Ann Holt, 1810-1853. Edward Sparke was born in New South Wakes in 1831 and died at Maitland in 1902.
- Emma Amelia4 Sparke, daughter of Edward Sparke and Amelia Caroline MacKay, was born 20 September 1864 at Raymond Terrace, NSW, and died 2 March 1941. At East Maitland in 1913 she married Charles Seymour Morisset when she was forty-nine and he was fifty-five. A son of Rudolph Roxburgh Morisset, 1838-1887, and Margaret Clarke, -1921, Charles was born in 1858 and died at age 95 at East Maitland 28 July 1953 [Halliday Family Tree].
- Edward William4 Sparke, son of Edward Sparke and Amelia MacKay, was born 13 April 1866 at Raymond Terrace, NSW, and died at West Maitland 5 August 1930. At Newcastle 21 April 1896 he married Lillian Maud Vindin, who at Maitland was born 17 January 1864 and died 14 November 1941. Her father, George Vindin was born in London, England, 21 November 1829 and died at Balmain, NSW, 15 November 1972. Her mother, Emma Singleton, was born at Singleton, NSW, 26 April 1825 and died 12 January 1898. Edward William and Amelia had four children:
- William Edward5 Sparke, born 1897 at West Maitland, married there in 1935 Ellen J. McMullin, and died 26 April 1969 at Hillsborough, NSW.
- Maud A.5 Sparke, born 1898 at West Maitland; married 1927 William Logan Graham, 1890-1956, son of Robert Findlay Graham and Dorcas Elizabeth Logan. Maud died 30 June 1971.
- Frank Vindin5 Sparke, born 18 August 1900 at Maitland and died 11 September 1974 at Bolwarra, NSW; at Glen Innes he married Florence Mary Bowling in 1927. Born in 1904, Florence died 11 May 1991 at Armidale, NSW. They had two children: Muriel Ruth, died 15 January 1929. One child living [Kevin Meade Family History].
- Ruth MacKay5 Sparke: at Maitland was born in 1906, married in 1935, and died 7 November 1979. Her husband was George Alister McDonald, born at Greta, NSW, to William James McDonald and Mary Tyrell. George died 11 July 1989.
Two children living [Howard – Knowles Tree].
- Alma Adelaide4 Sparke was born in 1868 in New South Wales to Edward Sparke and Amelia Caroline MacKay. At age 49 she died in 1917 at Katoomba, NSW.
- Mary Louisa4 Sparke, daughter of Edward Sparke and Amelia Caroline MacKay, was born 18 July 1870 at Maitland and died in 1945 at Katoomba, NSW, age seventy-five [Australia Birth and Death Indexes].
- Edith Florence4 Sparke was born at Maitland in 1874 to Edward Sparke and Amelia Caroline MacKay. In 1953 she died at Mosman, NSW.
- John Morson4 Sparke, son of Edward Sparke and Amelia Caroline MacKay, a citizen of Maitland, was born 8 August 1877. He married 15 July 1908 Arline Vindin Dines, daughter of George Summer Renwick Dines, 1854-1885, and Lillia Maud Vindin, 1864-1941. Arline was born 13 May 1883 and died 2 July 1953. John had died 14 January 1927.
7. Louisa Barbara3 MacKay, youngest child of John Kenneth MacKay and Sybella MacKenzie, was born at Dungog 18 November 1841 and died at Killara, NSW, 8 July 1918. At Dungog in 1864 she married Augustus Hooke, a son of John Hooke and Mary Ann Beale. Augustus was born 31 May 1831 and died at Drummoyne, NSW, 14 October 1906. He was a breeder of fine horses. At their Tia Station in Walcha they had nine children
- Adelaide Ann4 Hooke, daughter of Augustus Hooke and Louisa Barbara MacKay, was born 7 January 1865 at Dungog and died 3 July 1922 at Woolahra. We have already met her and her husband, William Hooke MacKay, and their eight children.
- Augustus4 Hooke, Jr., son of Augustus Hooke and Louisa Barbara MacKay, was born in 1866 and died 15 August 1921. At Casillis, NSW, in 1906 he married Elizabeth Constance Traill, who was born there 10 November 1883 to Arthur Irby Traill, 1854-1931, and Maria Windeyer, 1859-1927. Augustus bred excellent horses, which won many races, especially Blue Spec, the winner of the Melbourne Cup in 1905. One child living.
- Sybella Louisa4 Hooke, born 28 May 1868 at Dungog, died in 1935 at Moss Vale, third child of Augustus Hooke, Sr., and Louisa Barbara MacKay, in 1900 at Sydney became the third wife of Henry Septimus Badgery, Jr. His father of the same name, 1803-1880, and his mother, Mary Ann Reilly, 1814-1898. Henry, Jr., born at Camden 9 December 1840, died at Moss Vale 23 August 1917. Auctioneer, estate agent and magistrate, a large farewell in 1887 honoured him before moving from Maitland, where he had brought up six children. He had three children more with Sybella.
- Reay MacKay5 Badgery was born in 1901 at Manly and died 25 June 1970 at Sutton Forest. In 1935 at Woolahra he married Joyce Yarwood, daughter of Frank Yarwood. Joyce was born at Woolahra in 1901 and died at Sutton Forest 2 October 1976.
- Sybil Hooke5 Badgery, born in 1903 at Manly, died unmarried 31 March 1989.
- Bevan Augustus5 Badgery, born 16 September 1906 at Manly, died 30 October 1975 at Moss Vale, arrived in London in the Oronsay 20 January 1927, married at Woolahra in 1933 Kathleen Osborne Wilkinson. A daughter of Frederick Busby Wilkinson, 1872-1933, and Mary Dorothy Osborne, 1876-1962, Kathleen was born at Sydney in 1908 and died at Moss Vale 12 March 1988. No children.
- Kenneth MacKay4 Hooke, son of Augustus Hooke, Sr., and Louisa Barbara MacKay, lived a few short years between 1871 and 1886.
- Louisa Augusta4 Hooke, fifth child of Augustus Hooke and Louisa Barbara MacKay, was born in 1873 at Patrick Plains. The electoral roll in 1937 registered her maiden name, indicating she had remained single. Louisa died at Sydney the following year.
- Harold Horatio4 Hooke, 1875-1877
- Frances Leonora4 Hooke, 1877-1955, daughter of Augustus Hook and Louisa Barbara MacKay, has appeared above as the wife of Duncen Forbes MacKay, 1845-1883, and of David Richard Denne, 1859-1906.
- Emily Isabella4 Hooke was born in 1880 at Patricks Plain and died in 1916 at Chatswood.
- Alfred G. B.4 Hooke, 1883-May 1887 at Walcha, New South Wales.