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 .

Copyright 2016 
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 Ancestry.com]
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

Ancestry.com. Web: Isle of Man, Burial Index, 1598-2003 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Explore Family History. Manx National Heritage. http://www.imuseum.im/FamilyHistory/Explore.mth: accessed 28 August 2013.