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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