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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