Sunday, February 19, 2017

Alternative McVeagh-Gordon marriage 1785

An alternative date of the marriage of  Thomas Gordon and Letitia McVeigh has also been found in the LDS records. I think the earlier one may be the civil marriage, a Presbyterian marriage or the license and the second is the official Anglican church marriage.

Name Thomas Gordon
Spouse's Name Letitia Mcveigh
Event Date 06 Apr 1785
Event Place Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen,Scotland                

Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910              

Indexing Project (Batch) Number M11168-4
System Origin Scotland-ODM
GS Film number 991139

"Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Thomas Gordon and Letitia Mcveigh, 06 Apr 1785; citing Saint Nicholas,Aberdeen,Aberdeen,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 991,139

Earliest Recorded McVeagh (McVeigh) Marriage

The earliest recorded marriage of a McVeigh so far found is the marriage of Letitia McVeagh, daughter of Hugh McVeagh, to Thomas Gordon

Name: Leticia McVeagh
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1 Apr 1785
Marriage Place: Edinburgh Parish,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland
Father: Hugh McVeagh 
Spouse: Thomas Gordon 
Source: LDS FHL Film Number: 993527
McVeagh-Gordon marriage 1785

Leticia and and Thomas Gordon subsequently had the following known children: Catharine Margaret b. 1787, Anne Brodie b. 1791, Henry b. 1793, Letitia Mary b. 1796, Evelyn Meadows (1798-1868), Thomasina b. 1799, and Sophia b. 1802

Monday, February 13, 2017

Earliest Recorded McVays

The first recorded spelling of the McVeigh family name so far found is that of John McVay, which was dated between October 24th and 29th, 1504, in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, during the reign of King James IV of Scotland, 1488-1513.
Vol. XII, p. 661 "Johanni McVay pro 1/2 bovada" located in Gargiston, Ardmanach, Scotland [on the Isle of Mull].
On p. 662 "Donaldo McVey j bovada" was located at "Dryne, Estir Kessok with the Fery" [also on Mull]. There is also listed "assdatur McVay pro j bovata" at "the Hiltoune alias Ballnaknok."
On p. 663 is listed in Dochmalook, Ross, "McVay j Bovata."
Cite as Scotland. Court of Exchequer., . (18781908). The exchequer rolls of Scotland =: Rotuli scaccarii regum Scotorum. Edinburgh: General Register House
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

McVeigh One-name Study

My McVeigh one name study Website is up and running. Here is the link: McVeigh One-Name Study . My goal is to trace as many McVeigh (McVay, McVey, and other variants) lines as I can for those born before 1900. I have added 3 McVeigh trees with data which I had previously collected: James Lawrence McVeigh Family, Hugh McVay Family, and Timothy McVeigh Family. I have also started one large one-name study tree, which includes the McVeigh lines from those previous trees and new research.

My first goal was to track the McVeighs on the Isle of Man. I have added those on the Manx Censuses (1841-1911) to the new McVeigh tree. While tracking them, I also found some other (mainly parish) records, which I have also included. Most of the Manx McVeighs came from Ireland and many of those were from County Down. Tracing County Down McVeighs  will probably be my next goal, although the surviving censuses for County Down are only 1901 and 1911.

I have included a map of all the McVeighs in the United Kingdom on the 1881 Census. This was created using Surname Atlas , which is a really cool software program that will map any surname that occurs in the 1881 Census.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Guild of One-Name Studies

I have joined the Guild of One-Name Studies. I have registered the surname McVeigh and one of my goals is to to trace all the McVeighs in Scotland, Ireland, England and the Isle of Man prior to 1900 and then to mainly the US. Known variants are McVey and McVeagh. I am also interested in tracting the distribution of the name: Geogenealogy.

 I may have bit off way more than I can chew.

This is the link to McVeigh One-Name Study .

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Teresa McVeigh

Isabella (Laughton) McVeigh (1785-1833)

I found Isabella (Laughton) McVeigh's burial record.

Edward McVeigh (b. 1801 Ireland and living on the Isle of Man on the 1841 Census) married Isabella Laughton in 1825 on the Isle of Man.

Ed. McVey and Isabella Laughton, t.t. John Lewin and Mary Druid, "Register of Baptisms and Marriages of the Catholics of the Isle of Man 1817-1849"

Edward is possibly is the brother or father of my James McVeigh (b.1819 Ireland or Isle of Man, d. 1897 Florida, USA), who lived mainly in Liberty County, Georgia, USA. Note: If Edward is James McVeigh's father or brother, James would have been about 6 years old.

In 1832 they apparently separated. Edward announced that he would no longer be responsible for Isabella's debts.

The Sun, Jun 19 1832: "Edward McVeagh announces that he will not be responsible for any debts incurred by his wife Isabella McVeagh."

Isle of Man Burial Index, 1598-2003 [databse on-line on]
Name: Isabella Mcveagh
Birth Date: abt 1785
Burial Date: 22 Feb 1833
Burial Place: Onchan, Isle of Man
Residence: Douglas
Biography: 48 years Douglas, St George's

Source: Web: Isle of Man, Burial Index, 1598-2003 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Explore Family History. Manx National Heritage. accessed 28 August 2013.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Benjamin Sport-Isbol Hendrix Marriage Bond

Rowan County, NC Marriage Bond (03-070);
Benjamin Sport to Isbol Hendrix, Jan 1, 1815;
Elijah Lyons, Bondsman, R Powell Witness , Jan. 1, 1815
Original in the North Carolina State Archives Bond#OOO131991, Image 003585, Record 03 070

State of North Carolina Rowan County}
KNOW all Men by these presents, That we Benjamin Sport & Elijah Lyons of the state aforesaid, are held and firmly bound unto the Governor of the State of North Carolina for the time being, in the just and full sum of Five Hundred Pounds, current money of this State, to be paid to the said Governor, or his preceptors or assigns: To the which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators.

Sealed with our Seals, and dated this first day of January--Anno Domini 1815
The Condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas the above bounden Benjamin Sport hath made application for a License for a Marriage to be celebrated between him and Isbol Hendrix of the county aforesaid: Now in case it shall not appear hereafter, that there is any lawful cause or obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of us}
R. Powell [Witness]
Benjamin [Mark] Sport
Elijah Lyons [ Bondsman]

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Teresa McVeigh
07 Mar 2007
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