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John Mackay "Roy" [251]
(Abt 1813-1898)
Margaret Mackay [252]
(1821-1865)
William Mackay "Buie" [355]
(Abt 1809-1887)
Marion Mackay [357]
(Abt 1824-1907)
Alexander Mackay "Roy" [369]
(1847-1930)
Isabella "Bell" Mackay [368]
(1856-1937)

John Mackay [374]
(1881-1945)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Mary Waters [3628]

John Mackay [374]

  • Born: 23 Jan 1881, Scullomie, Tongue 2
  • Marriage: Mary Waters [3628] on 13 Jan 1904 in 11, Hillside Street, Edinburgh 1
  • Died: 3 May 1945, Leith, Edinburgh, MLN 3

bullet  General Notes:


1937 As the eldest son, John Mackay inherited the tenancy of the family croft on the death of his widowed mother. He was settled in Edinburgh, so the croft was immediately assigned to his son, Alick. NB John had already inherited a nearby croft from his uncle, Andrew Mackay, in 1934.

bullet  Events

He worked as a policeman, detective, inspector of police, Leith Police.

3 Apr 1881 census: age 2 months, grandson of William Mackay (and son of Alexander and Isabella) at Scullomie, Tongue. 4

5 Apr 1891 census: age 10, son of Alexander Mackay at Scullomie, Tongue. 5

31 Mar 1901: not found in Scottish census.

13 Jan 1904: John was married from 12, Lorne Street, Leith, MLN.

6 May 1934: registered death of uncle, Andrew Mackay, Scullomie, Tongue. 6

6 May 1934: he resided at 61, Restalrig Road, Edinburgh, MLN. 6


John married Mary Waters [3628], daughter of Donald Waters [6354] and Elizabeth Gunn [6355], on 13 Jan 1904 in 11, Hillside Street, Edinburgh.1 (Mary Waters [3628] was born about 1882 in Rhifail, SUT, Scotland 7 and died on 16 Oct 1952 Eastern General Hospital, Leith EGH, Edinburgh 3 8.)


Sources


1 Edinburgh Canongate Marriages 1904 685-?/30.
13th January 1904 at 11 Hillside Street, rites of F.C. JOHN MACKAY, bachelor, police constable, 22, 11 Lorne Street, Leith; Alexander Mackay, farmer; Isabella Mackay ms Mackay deceased; MARY WATERS, domestic servant, spinster, 21, 168 Albany Street; Donald Waters farmer; Elizabeth Waters ms Gunn deceased.

2 Tongue Births 1881 056/03 image (John Mackay, Scullomie).
JOHN MACKAY male
born 23 January 1881 at Scullomie, Tongue
father Alexander Mackay, general labourer
mother Bell Mackay ms Mackay
married 23 January 1880 at Tongue
informant AlexanderMackay, father, present.

3 Tongue Tenants Roll 164 Scullomie (old no.7).

4 1881 census of Scotland, Sutherland, Volume 56 Tongue, enumeration district (ED) 8, page 11, schedule no. 45, household of William Mackay, crofting tenant (Scullomie);
William Mackay 74 head, tenant, Tongue
Marrion Mackay 50 wife, Tongue
William Mackay 28 son, labourer, Tongue
Hugh Mackay 26 son, labourer, Tongue
Catherine Mackay 20 daughter, Tongue
Hectorina Mackay 15 daughter, Tongue
Alexander Mackay 34 son-in-law, labourer, Tongue
Isabella Mackay 24 daughter, labourer's wife, Tongue
John Mackay 2 MO grandson, Tongue

5 1891 census of Scotland, Sutherland, Volume 56 Tongue, enumeration district (ED) 8, page 8, schedule no. 41, household of Alexander Mackay (Scullomie);
Alexander Mackay 44 head, farmer, Tongue
Bella Mackay 34 wife Tongue
John Mackay 10 son Tongue
Donald Mackay 6 son Tongue
Margaret Mackay 4 daughter Tongue
William Mackay 2 son Tongue
George Mackay 2months Tongue

6 Tongue Deaths 1934 056/10 image (Andrew Mackay).
ANDREW MACKAY age 76 crofter single
died 16th May 1934 Scullomie Tongue
F John Mackay crofter deceased
M Margaret Mackay ms Mackay deceased
auricular fibrillation, mitral stenosis, certified
informant ["Hellen Sandison" scored out] J.W. Mackay, nephew, 61 Restalrig Road, Leith
[marginal reference, see Register of Corrected Entries, vol.1, p.104, May 26th 1934.]

7 Estimated date. used only to identify this individual.

8 Leith Deaths 1952 732/751 (Mary Waters Mackay).
MARY MACKAY, 70, widow of John Mackay, Inspector of Police; 14 October 1952 at Eastern General Hospital; usual residence 61 Restalrig Road, Leith; parents Donald Waters, farmer, deceased; Elizabeth Waters ms Gunn; heart disease [details not transcribed]; informant David Mackay, son, 61 Restalrig Road, Leith.

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