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]
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.