Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Male Pioneer

Alexander McKAYAge: 48 years18061854

Name
Alexander McKAY
Given names
Alexander
Surname
McKAY
Birth about 1806

Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Text:

Name: Alexr McKay Birth Year: abt 1820 Age: 19 [this appears to be a transcription error. Should read 32.] Gender: Male Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1839 Vessel Name: Lady Mcnaughton Origin Location: Loth, Sutherlandshire

Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander McKay was born in 1806 (IGI site) and Rebecca Murray probably 1806 (IGI site). They married 1827 (IGI site) The family, Alexander, Rebecca and 11-year-old Hughina, migrated aboard the 'Lady McNaughton' leaving Cromarty in September 1838 and arrived in Sydney on 28 January 1839.(NSWSR Shipping lists)."

Note: The immigration record for Alexander includes the information that he was 32 years of age at the time of his embarkation.
MarriageRebecca MURRAYView this family
1827 (Age 21 years)

Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander McKay was born in 1806 (IGI site) and Rebecca Murray probably 1806 (IGI site). They married 1827 (IGI site) The family, Alexander, Rebecca and 11-year-old Hughina, migrated aboard the 'Lady McNaughton' leaving Cromarty in September 1838 and arrived in Sydney on 28 January 1839.(NSWSR Shipping lists)."

Birth of a daughter
#1
Hughena McKAY
September 11, 1827 (Age 21 years)
Smith - James and Hughina
Smith - James and Hughina

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Immigration November 4, 1839 (Age 33 years)
Text:

Name: Alexr McKay Birth Year: abt 1820 Age: 19 [this appears to be a transcription error. Should read 32.] Gender: Male Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1839 Vessel Name: Lady Mcnaughton Origin Location: Loth, Sutherlandshire

and:

Name: Rebecca McKay Birth Year: abt 1809 Age: 30 Gender: Female Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1839 Vessel Name: Lady Mcnaughton Origin Location: Loth, Sutherlandshire Children's Names: Andrew, Hughaid

Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander McKay was born in 1806 (IGI site) and Rebecca Murray probably 1806 (IGI site). They married 1827 (IGI site) The family, Alexander, Rebecca and 11-year-old Hughina, migrated aboard the 'Lady McNaughton' leaving Cromarty in September 1838 and arrived in Sydney on 28 January 1839.(NSWSR Shipping lists)."

Birth of a son
#2
James A McKAY
about 1839 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: V1848544 53/1848 MCKAY JOHN ALEXANDER REBECCA
Birth of a son
#3
Andrew McKAY

Death of a sonAndrew McKAY
about 1839 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Note: Died on the voyage to Australia.
Birth of a daughter
#4
Rebecca J McKAY
about 1841 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: V18414701 47/1841 MCKAY RENECCA J ALEXANDER REBECCA
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary A McKAY
about 1844 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: V1844543 53/1844 MCKAY MARY A ALEXANDER REBECCA
Marriage of a childJames SMITHHughena McKAYView this family
September 22, 1847 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#6
John McKAY
January 20, 1848 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: V1848544 53/1848 MCKAY JOHN ALEXANDER REBECCA
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 911
Birth of a grandson
#1
Andrew Ambrose SMITH
August 16, 1848 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: 13457/1860 SMITH CONSTANTINE N JAMES HUENA WINDSOR
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Ellen SMITH
February 19, 1851 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: V18511420 68/1851 SMITH ELLEN JAMES HUGHINA
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Rebecca SMITH
April 15, 1853 (Age 47 years)
Citation details: V18531544 70/1853 SMITH REBECCA JAMES HUINA
Occupation
Farm servant

Employer: Cyrus Doyle
Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander was a farm servant and was engaged by Cyrus Doyle of Lower Portland (Portland Head) to work on his land there. "

Death December 19, 1854 (Age 48 years)
Address: Hawksbury River
Witness: James SMITHson-in-law
Cause of death: Accidental drowning
Citation details: V18541314 41A/1854 MACKAY ALEXANDER AGE 46
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 26 December 1854, page 2
Mackay - Alexander - Inquest
Mackay - Alexander - Inquest

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander was accidentally drowned in 1854. (See coronial inquest in 'Sydney Morning Herald', 26 December 1854, p.2)"

Family with Rebecca MURRAY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1827
8 months
daughter
son
son
James A McKAY
Birth: about 1839 33 33New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1927Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
Mary A McKAY
Birth: about 1844 38 38New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1899St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son

BirthWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Text:

Name: Alexr McKay Birth Year: abt 1820 Age: 19 [this appears to be a transcription error. Should read 32.] Gender: Male Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1839 Vessel Name: Lady Mcnaughton Origin Location: Loth, Sutherlandshire

BirthEmails - Jim Fletcher
Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander McKay was born in 1806 (IGI site) and Rebecca Murray probably 1806 (IGI site). They married 1827 (IGI site) The family, Alexander, Rebecca and 11-year-old Hughina, migrated aboard the 'Lady McNaughton' leaving Cromarty in September 1838 and arrived in Sydney on 28 January 1839.(NSWSR Shipping lists)."

MarriageEmails - Jim Fletcher
Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander McKay was born in 1806 (IGI site) and Rebecca Murray probably 1806 (IGI site). They married 1827 (IGI site) The family, Alexander, Rebecca and 11-year-old Hughina, migrated aboard the 'Lady McNaughton' leaving Cromarty in September 1838 and arrived in Sydney on 28 January 1839.(NSWSR Shipping lists)."

ImmigrationWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Text:

Name: Alexr McKay Birth Year: abt 1820 Age: 19 [this appears to be a transcription error. Should read 32.] Gender: Male Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1839 Vessel Name: Lady Mcnaughton Origin Location: Loth, Sutherlandshire

and:

Name: Rebecca McKay Birth Year: abt 1809 Age: 30 Gender: Female Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1839 Vessel Name: Lady Mcnaughton Origin Location: Loth, Sutherlandshire Children's Names: Andrew, Hughaid

ImmigrationEmails - Jim Fletcher
Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander McKay was born in 1806 (IGI site) and Rebecca Murray probably 1806 (IGI site). They married 1827 (IGI site) The family, Alexander, Rebecca and 11-year-old Hughina, migrated aboard the 'Lady McNaughton' leaving Cromarty in September 1838 and arrived in Sydney on 28 January 1839.(NSWSR Shipping lists)."

OccupationEmails - Jim Fletcher
Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander was a farm servant and was engaged by Cyrus Doyle of Lower Portland (Portland Head) to work on his land there. "

DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V18541314 41A/1854 MACKAY ALEXANDER AGE 46
DeathNewspaper - Sydney Morning Herald
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 26 December 1854, page 2
Mackay - Alexander - Inquest
Mackay - Alexander - Inquest

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

DeathEmails - Jim Fletcher
Citation details: 6 January 2014
Text:

In part:

"Alexander was accidentally drowned in 1854. (See coronial inquest in 'Sydney Morning Herald', 26 December 1854, p.2)"