The Descendants of John MacKay and Janet MacKendrick


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The Descendants of John MacKay & Janet MacKendrick

When Bonnie MacKay House first made her submission, "The MacKay family of Malpeque/Darnley" to this forum, she stated, "Research into the first generation has uncovered two possible sets of parents. Histories of Malpeque, Darnley and Sea View as well as family tradition, name Neil McKay and his wife, Rose (Cameron). The town history of Hamilton, family letters, donated secondary material at the Archives, and family tradition from another branch of the family, name the parents as John McKay and Janet McKendrick. As yet, we have been unable to locate conclusive primary material to confirm either possibility."

While the desired primary material may not have been identified, the weight and diversity of secondary sources indicates that John MacKay and Janet MacKendrick were the parents. Under "MacKendrick," see the "Descendants of Laughlin MacKendrick and Rachel Galbraith." Further, primary source material confirms that Neil could not have been the progenitor as he was the youngest sibling in said progenitorís family Ė over twenty years younger that his two oldest brothers, John and Edward.

Lesser controversies continue. As one Neill MacKay is listed on the 1771 manifest of the Edinburgh, this could well be the root of the Malpeque tradition mentioned above. However, The Church of Latter Day Saintsí International Genealogical Index lists Neillís wife as Annie Carmichall, not Rose Cameron, and his parents as John MacKay and Katherine White. Also under "MacKay," see the "Descendants of John MacKay and Katherine White." Further confusion exists because, in addition to the three John MacKays just mentioned, a fourth John (parents unknown) was born just ten days before John, the brother of Edward and Neil. This fourth John married Flora MacLean, daughter of the MacLean progenitors. Also under "MacKay," see the "Descendants of John MacKay and Flora MacLean." We know that all of these families came from the Campbeltown area of Scotland and believe that they were interrelated but, as yet, have found no evidence to support this contention. We do know that they intermarried in PEI.

Without the initial research by Bonnie MacKay House and the assistance of many others, this work on the MacKays would not have been possible. Additional information on any of these families would be most welcome. Thank you!

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 MACKAY was born Abt. 1761 in Campbeltown, Scotland, and died September 23, 1832 in Malpeque (then Princetown), PEI. He married JANET MACKENDRICK, daughter of LAUGHLIN MACKENDRICK and RACHEL GALBRAITH. She was born Abt. 1761 in Scotland, and died in Princetown, PEI.

Children of JOHN MACKAY and JANET MACKENDRICK are:

2. i. JOHN2 MACKAY, b. March 20, 1778, Princetown, PEI; d. October 14, 1850, Princetown, PEI.

3. ii. EDWARD MACKAY, b. September 07, 1779, Princetown, PEI; d. November 21, 1862.

iii. RACHEL MACKAY, b. November 30, 1781, Princetown, PEI.

iv. NEIL MACKAY, b. October 03, 1783, Princetown, PEI; d. Bef. 1802, Princetown, before the second Neil was born.

v. MALCOLM MACKAY, b. June 01, 1785; d. December 1813, in waters off Cape Breton, from Brig Grenville.

vi. ALEXANDER MACKAY, b. March 09, 1787, Princetown, PEI.

4. vii. ARCHIBALD MACKAY, b. March 06, 1789, Princetown, PEI; d. 1871.

viii. HUGH MACKAY, b. November 07, 1792, Princetown, PEI; d. Bef. 1840.

5. ix. FLORA MACKAY, b. May 07, 1796, Princetown, PEI; d. Abt. 1826.

x. PENELOPE MACKAY, b. August 08, 1799, Princetown, PEI.

6. xi. NEIL MACKAY, b. April 08, 1802, Princetown, PEI.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 MACKAY (JOHN1) was born March 20, 1778 in Princetown, PEI, and died October 14, 1850 in Princetown, PEI. He married ELIZA COUSINS August 09, 1809, daughter of JOHN COUSINS and MARY TOWNSEND. She was born October 04, 1793 in Park Corner, PEI, and died January 12, 1875 in Malpeque, PEI.

Children of JOHN MACKAY and ELIZA COUSINS are:

7. i. MARGARET3 MACKAY, b. October 16, 1811; d. April 16, 1892.

ii. JAMES MACKAY, b. October 11, 1813, Malpeque, PEI; d. October 11, 1853, Darnley, PEI; m. JANE MACGOUGAN; b. October 12, 1819, PEI; d. May 13, 1902, PEI.

iii. MARY MACKAY, b. September 04, 1815; d. 1879; m. DONALD RAMSAY; b. June 28, 1814; d. February 28, 1884.

iv. NEIL MACKAY, b. February 08, 1818.

8. v. SARAH MACKAY, b. March 11, 1820; d. May 10, 1899.

vi. JOHN MACKAY, b. September 29, 1822; d. April 06, 1876, drowned.

vii. NANCY MACKAY, b. February 01, 1824; d. December 18, 1899.

viii. ELIZA MACKAY, b. March 10, 1828; d. June 15, 1913.

ix. DAVID MACKAY, b. 1831; d. April 18, 1861.

9. x. WILLIAM C. MACKAY, b. January 1832; d. 1916.

10. xi. RACHAEL MACKAY, b. 1836; d. 1865.

11. xii. ALEXANDER MACKAY, b. 1838, Malpeque, PEI; d. May 09, 1903, Darnley, PEI.

3. EDWARD2 MACKAY (JOHN1) was born September 07, 1779 in Princetown, PEI, and died November 21, 1862. He married MYSIE TAYLOR March 09, 1809, daughter of DONALD TAYLOR and MARY MACKAY. She was born September 14, 1791 in Hamilton, PEI, and died December 27, 1884.

Children of EDWARD MACKAY and MYSIE TAYLOR are:

12. i. ARCHIBALD3 MACKAY, b. March 23, 1810, Malpeque, PEI; d. March 03, 1886, Darnley, PEI.

ii. CHRISTY MACKAY, b. February 02, 1814.

13. iii. PENEOPE MACKAY, b. March 26, 1817; d. December 1910.

iv. MALCOLM MACKAY, b. September 1820; d. Abt. 1825.

v. SARAH MACKAY, b. Abt. 1821; d. Abt. 1825.

14. vi. MARY MACKAY, b. September 16, 1822.

15. vii. JOHN MACKAY, b. September 09, 1824; d. July 14, 1903.

16. viii. EDWARD MACKAY, b. October 15, 1826, Malpeque, PEI; d. January 11, 1896.

17. ix. JANE MACKAY, b. February 25, 1828.

18. x. DANIEL MACKAY, b. 1831; d. July 17, 1903.

19. xi. ANNIE MACKAY, b. June 07, 1833.

4. ARCHIBALD2 MACKAY (JOHN1) was born March 06, 1789 in Princetown, PEI, and died 1871. He married SARAH HAWKINS 1813, daughter of JOHN HAWKINS and CATHERINE MCCONNOCHIE. She was born 1791, and died 1861.

Children of ARCHIBALD MACKAY and SARAH HAWKINS are:

i. CATHERINE3 MACKAY, b. 1813, Charlottetown, PEI; d. 1873; m. RICHARD COLE.

ii. NEIL MACKAY, b. 1815; d. 1864.

iii. ANN MACKAY, b. 1817; m. ALLEY.

iv. JOHN MACKAY, b. 1819; d. 1842.

v. WILLIAM H. MACKAY, b. 1821; d. 1868, Lost at Sea; m. SOPHIA MACGOUGAN; b. September 20, 1822; d. 1912.

vi. ARCHIBALD MACKAY, b. 1823; d. 1824.

vii. MARGARET MACKAY, b. 1825; d. 1907.

viii. ARCHIBALD MACKAY, b. 1827; d. 1914.

ix. LOUISA MACKAY, b. 1831; d. 1913.

x. LEMUEL MACKAY, b. 1833.

xi. HENRY MACKAY, b. 1835; d. 1918.

xii. SARAH MACKAY, b. 1838; d. 1864.

5. FLORA2 MACKAY (JOHN1) was born May 07, 1796 in Princetown, PEI, and died Abt. 1826. She married THOMAS ARCHIBALD BARBOUR November 23, 1820. He died 1825 in The Mirimichi Fire.

Children of FLORA MACKAY and THOMAS BARBOUR are:

20. i. DAVID3 BARBOUR, b. July 21, 1821; d. April 19, 1888.

ii. THOMAS ARCHIBALD BARBOUR, b. June 20, 1823.

6. NEIL2 MACKAY (JOHN1) was born April 08, 1802 in Princetown, PEI. He married ROSE CAMERON. She was born Abt. 1800.

Child of NEIL MACKAY and ROSE CAMERON is:

i. HUGH3 MACKAY, d. Darnley, PEI, at John MacKay's.

Generation No. 3

7. MARGARET3 MACKAY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 16, 1811, and died April 16, 1892. She married JOHN RAMSAY 1833, son of JOHN RAMSAY and MARY MACGOUGAN. He was born August 22, 1807, and died February 16, 1892.

Children of MARGARET MACKAY and JOHN RAMSAY are:

i. WILLIAM4 RAMSAY, b. 1832; d. April 03, 1904.

ii. JAMES RAMSAY, b. 1834; d. 1889; m. MARY JANE MACGOUGAN; b. 1850; d. 1936.

iii. JOHN B. RAMSAY, b. 1839; d. January 29, 1911.

iv. NORMAN RAMSAY, b. 1842; d. 1927; m. MARY E. RAMSAY.

v. ELIZA RAMSAY, b. 1844; d. 1866.

vi. DONALD RAMSAY, b. 1845; d. 1920.

vii. NEIL MACKAY RAMSAY, b. 1846; d. 1929.

8. SARAH3 MACKAY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 11, 1820, and died May 10, 1899. She married DAVID RAMSAY, son of JOHN RAMSAY and MARY MACGOUGAN. He was born January 01, 1813, and died April 28, 1884.

Children of SARAH MACKAY and DAVID RAMSAY are:

i. JAMES4 RAMSAY, b. 1845; d. 1915.

ii. JOHN ALEXANDER RAMSAY, b. 1847; d. 1904.

iii. CHARLOTTE RAMSAY.

iv. ALBERT RAMSAY, b. 1853; d. 1939; m. JANE RAMSAY.

v. LEMUEL RAMSAY, b. 1855; d. 1917.

vi. EMELINE RAMSAY.

vii. MARY E. RAMSAY, m. NORMAN RAMSAY; b. 1842; d. 1927.

9. WILLIAM C.3 MACKAY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 1832, and died 1916. He married SARAH CROZIER December 16, 1880. She was born April 03, 1850, and died 1923.

Children of WILLIAM MACKAY and SARAH CROZIER are:

i. NATHINA4 MACKAY, b. January 11, 1882; d. 1972; m. WILLIAM MORRISON; b. 1879; d. 1970.

ii. JOHN W. MACKAY, b. March 25, 1883; d. December 05, 1910; m. MARGARET HAMILTON; b. 1892; d. 1975.

iii. GERTRUDE MACKAY, b. March 24, 1885; d. 1970; m. JAMES COUSINS; b. 1881; d. 1940.

iv. GEORGE MACKAY, b. January 17, 1888; d. April 13, 1975; m. FLORA CRAIG; b. 1887; d. August 09, 1959.

v. SUSAN MACKAY, b. November 23, 1890; d. March 08, 1909.

10. RACHAEL3 MACKAY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1836, and died 1865. She married DAVID ANTHONY PICKERING December 03, 1860. He was born 1824, and died 1900.

Child of RACHAEL MACKAY and DAVID PICKERING is:

i. ALFRED4 PICKERING.

11. ALEXANDER3 MACKAY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1838 in Malpeque, PEI, and died May 09, 1903 in Darnley, PEI. He married HELEN CATHERINE PICKERING February 25, 1863, daughter of THOMAS PICKERING and MARY MARKS. She was born 1833 in Sea View, PEI, and died February 05, 1907 in PEI.

Children of ALEXANDER MACKAY and HELEN PICKERING are:

i. JOHN THOMAS4 MACKAY, b. February 11, 1866, Darnley, PEI; d. June 24, 1934, Sea View, PEI; m. MARY RAMSAY MACGOUGAN, September 06, 1893, Malpeque, PEI; b. August 10, 1867, Malpeque, PEI; d. February 26, 1953, Sea View, PEI.

ii. HERBERT MACKAY, b. May 27, 1875; d. February 16, 1881, Darnley, of diphtheria.

iii. EMMALINE MACKAY, b. February 11, 1873; d. December 24, 1884, Darnley, of diphtheria.

iv. MARY PICKERING MACKAY, b. March 18, 1864; d. 1917; m. GEORGE MACLEOD; b. Spring Valley, PEI.

v. ELLA ANN MACKAY, b. August 04, 1870; m. STANFORD GAY, September 06, 1891.

vi. MELISSA JANE MACKAY, b. October 18, 1867; d. May 06, 1873.

12. ARCHIBALD3 MACKAY (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born March 23, 1810 in Malpeque, PEI, and died March 03, 1886 in Darnley, PEI. He married (1) MARGARET HENDERSON. She was born in Scotland. He married (2) CHRISTINA SINCLAIR April 1852, daughter of JAMES SINCLAIR and MARGARET MCCALLUM. She was born November 19, 1820, and died August 05, 1864 in Malpeque, PEI. He married (3) ELIZABETH THOMSON March 24, 1870 in Tryon, PEI, daughter of DAVID THOMSON and ANN PATERSON. She was born March 03, 1835 in Dublin, Ireland, and died September 06, 1902.

Child of ARCHIBALD MACKAY and MARGARET HENDERSON is:

i. HENRY4 MACKAY, b. Bef. 1850.

Children of ARCHIBALD MACKAY and CHRISTINA SINCLAIR are:

ii. JAMES SINCLAIR4 MACKAY, b. 1854; d. 1906; m. GRACE ANN SUTHERLAND; b. 1860; d. 1904.

iii. PRISCILLA MACKAY, b. Abt. 1855; d. Bef. 1861.

iv. CHARLES MACKAY, b. August 01, 1857; d. Abt. 1950, San Diego, CA.

v. MARGARET J. MACKAY, b. 1858; d. 1868.

vi. PRISCILLA MACKAY, b. August 08, 1861; d. 1920, San Diego, CA.

Children of ARCHIBALD MACKAY and ELIZABETH THOMSON are:

vii. DAVID JOHN4 MACKAY, b. Abt. 1871, Darnley, PEI; d. August 1933, Donalda, Alberta; m. (1) MARGARET CREIGHTON; m. (2) CHARLOTTE GEDDE HODGSON, November 06, 1901, Tryon, PEI; b. November 06, 1874, Hill's River, Lot 4, PEI; d. January 09, 1905, Nanton, Alberta.

viii. CHRISTY ANN MACKAY, b. August 31, 1873, PEI; d. October 13, 1956, San Diego, CA; m. FRANK DEFOREST STOPHER, February 25, 1893.

ix. MARY JANE MACKAY, b. August 31, 1873, PEI; d. July 27, 1966; m. WILLIAM JAMES MACKAY; b. October 23, 1866; d. February 21, 1932.

x. HENRY EDWARD MACKAY, b. June 18, 1875, Darnley, PEI; d. June 15, 1955, Okotoks, Alberta; m. BERTHA PICKERING, September 10, 1904, Calgary, Alberta; b. August 06, 1876, Clinton, PEI; d. January 08, 1963, Okotoks, Alberta.

13. PENEOPE3 MACKAY (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born March 26, 1817, and died December 1910. She married HUGH MACKENDRICK September 24, 1844, son of MALCOLM MACKENDRICK and CATHERINE MACLEAN. He was born January 08, 1815 in Princetown, PEI, and died December 1910 in Taunton, Mass.

Children of PENEOPE MACKAY and HUGH MACKENDRICK are:

i. MARY4 MACKENDRICK.

ii. MARGARET MACKENDRICK, m. GEORGE STURGEON.

iii. JOHN LAUCHLAN MACKENDRICK, b. August 09, 1860; d. December 15, 1912; m. MARY JANE TAYLOR; b. March 25, 1855.

iv. WILLIAM MACKENDRICK, m. MARY HARNDEN.

v. CATHERINE MACKENDRICK.

vi. MALCOLM MACKENDRICK.

vii. JANIE MACKENDRICK.

viii. PENZIE MACKENDRICK.

14. MARY3 MACKAY (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born September 16, 1822. She married ALEXANDER MACKAY, son of JOHN MACKAY and FLORA MACLEAN. He was born February 03, 1817, and died December 24, 1884.

Children of MARY MACKAY and ALEXANDER MACKAY are:

i. JANIE4 MACKAY, m. ALEXANDER LOCKHART.

ii. KATHERINE MACKAY, m. JOHIEL DENSMORE.

iii. ANNIE MACKAY, d. New York, NY; m. HARRY RANKINE.

15. JOHN3 MACKAY (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born September 09, 1824, and died July 14, 1903. He married HELEN STEWART. She was born April 15, 1830, and died February 11, 1907.

Children of JOHN MACKAY and HELEN STEWART are:

i. SUSAN4 MACKAY, b. October 31, 1862; d. January 29, 1902; m. JAMES M. THOMSON; b. March 27, 1870; d. January 24, 1938.

ii. EDWARD MACKAY, b. December 29, 1860; d. August 01, 1937, Darnley, PEI; m. (1) ELIZABETH MILLMAN; b. November 09, 1877; d. February 07, 1904; m. (2) JANE CLARK, 1905, Darnley, PEI; b. March 15, 1869, Darnley, PEI; d. November 09, 1943, Darnley, PEI.

iii. GEORGE MACKAY, d. at a young age.

16. EDWARD3 MACKAY (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born October 15, 1826 in Malpeque, PEI, and died January 11, 1896. He married MARY ANN RILEY July 12, 1864, daughter of RILEY and MARGARET MACNEILL. She was born October 28, 1840.

Children of EDWARD MACKAY and MARY RILEY are:

i. MARY4 MACKAY, b. April 08, 1865; d. January 22, 1875.

ii. JAMES RILEY MACKAY, b. November 27, 1866; m. ELIZABETH BERNICE WALSH.

iii. JOHN MACKAY, b. October 12, 1868; d. Nova Scotia; m. ELIZABETH CHAPPEL.

iv. HARRY MACKAY, b. January 28, 1871; m. INGRID.

v. MARGARET MACKAY, b. April 22, 1872; m. ALBERT WALSH.

vi. MARY MACKAY, b. March 10, 1875; d. April 16, 1952; m. WILLIAM MACNEILL.

vii. GEORGE MACKAY, b. December 03, 1877.

viii. WILLIAM MACKAY, b. January 25, 1879; d. May 05, 1893.

ix. MYSIE MACKAY, b. November 28, 1883; d. November 03, 1884.

x. LAVINIA MACKAY, b. November 24, 1894.

17. JANE3 MACKAY (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born February 25, 1828. She married EDWARD HUBBARD.

Children of JANE MACKAY and EDWARD HUBBARD are:

i. ANNIE4 HUBBARD, m. JAMES TRICKET.

ii. BELLE HUBBARD, m. FROST.

iii. COULSON HUBBARD, m. AGGIE ADAMS.

iv. ROBERT HUBBARD, m. AMES.

v. WILLIE HUBBARD.

vi. MARY HUBBARD.

vii. IDA HUBBARD, m. BERRY.

18. DANIEL3 MACKAY (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born 1831, and died July 17, 1903. He married MARY JANE DONALD, daughter of ARCHIBALD DONALD and SARAH WOODSIDE. She was born 1844 in Sea View, PEI, and died April 30, 1914.

Children of DANIEL MACKAY and MARY DONALD are:

i. CHARLES SHREVE4 MACKAY, b. 1874; d. April 1965, PEI; m. RACHEL MACLEOD; b. 1880; d. January 05, 1935.

ii. ANNIE R. MACKAY, b. February 10, 1877; d. December 01, 1906.

iii. COLIN LESLIE MACKAY, b. November 01, 1879, Park Corner, PEI; d. May 24, 1969, Donalda, Alta; m. (1) ANNA AGNES HODGSON, March 25, 1908, Alberta; b. May 17, 1877, Hope River, PEI; d. March 19, 1909, Red Willow, Alberta; m. (2) ETHEL FLACK; b. February 15, 1881; d. October 1956.

iv. CHESTER ARTHUR MACKAY, b. November 19, 1882; d. April 27, 1901, Malpeque People's Cemetery, PEI (#33).

v. HEDLEY WALLACE MACKAY, b. August 17, 1885, Park Corner, PEI; d. July 11, 1972, Stettler, Alberta; m. BERTHA MATILDA HODGSON, March 30, 1915, Kinistino, Saskatchewan; b. March 01, 1884, Hope River, PEI; d. October 05, 1974, Stettler, Alberta.

19. ANNIE3 MACKAY (EDWARD2, JOHN1) was born June 07, 1833. She married Rev. SAMUEL BERNARD.

Children of ANNIE MACKAY and Rev. SAMUEL BERNARD are:

i. MYSIE JANE4 BERNARD, d. April 19, 1946, Newton Center, Mass; m. SAMUEL WHEATLEY.

ii. KATHERINE BERNARD.

iii. ANNIE BERNARD, d. New York, NY.

20. DAVID3 BARBOUR (FLORA2 MACKAY, JOHN1) was born July 21, 1821, and died April 19, 1888. He married MARY MOUNTAIN February 12, 1852. She was born 1831, and died 1910.

Children of DAVID BARBOUR and MARY MOUNTAIN are:

i. ANNIE4 BARBOUR, b. 1852; d. 1946.

ii. THOMAS ARCHIBALD BARBOUR, b. January 01, 1854; d. February 11, 1916; m. MARY CURRIE; b. February 14, 1854; d. September 15, 1902.

iii. JAMES BARBOUR, b. 1857; d. 1936; m. MARGARET ELLEN GORDON.

iv. DAVID C. BARBOUR, b. 1859; d. 1944; m. ELIZABETH JANE BAKER.

v. JOHN M. BARBOUR, b. 1861; d. 1945; m. (1) MARY ANN RILEY; m. (2) JESSIE A. HAMIL.

vi. NETTIE BARBOUR, b. 1868; d. 1959.


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