The family story told about my great-great-grandfather, James McVeigh (1819-1897), was that he came from the Isle of Man.
My cousin Harold Danson wrote to the Isle of Man History Society in 1984 for any information they had on McVeighs on Man. He received a reply from their researher, Mrs. Sylvia Mylchreest, on 25 Mar 1984 which contained the following information:
19 Jun 1825 : "Ed. McVey and Isabelle Laughton married. t.t. John Lewin and Mary Druid." From "Register of Baptisms and Marriages of the Catholics of the Isle of Man 1817--March 6, 1849."
From the "Sun," Isle of Man newspaper"
Jun 19 1832: "Edward McVeagh announces that he will not be responsible for any debts incurred by his wife Isabella McVeagh."
Aug 8 1834: "Edward McVeagh announces his removal from Church Street to the house lately occupied by Mr. Corran, Saddler, Bond Street, where he offers for sale an assortment of cut and plain glass etc."
1837 Not in Pigots Trade Directory
1841 Not in Bond St. in Census
No record of the family in the Church of England marriages and baptisms.."
This agrees with the family tale that James' family owned a "glass factory." James also named his oldest son David Edward McVeigh. From this, Cousin Harold concluded that Edward and Isabella (Laughton) were James' parents. David may be James' father (or his brother), but Isabella is probably not James' mother, since David and Isabella married when James was about six years old.
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