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Looking for James KAY's fmaily, Scotland

Query by Patog

I am looking for the family of James KAY, born 1848 in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland. He was mariner for about 13 years before emigrating to New Zealand where he married Anne (Annie) HOGAN who was from Newmarket, Co Clare, Ireland.
Any information would be gratefully received.

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on 2009-12-07 19:12:24

Patog , from New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2009. is researching the following names: OGRADY, HYNES, BRAND and 19 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2009-12-08 01:45:21

Hello Patog,
I believe this is your Kay family:
They are all buried in the same plot at
Northern Cemetery Dunedin

James Kay born about 1844/45 in Scotland
- he died on 6th September 1918 aged 73
- he had been in New Zealand for 40 years
- he had been living in Driver St Dunedin

His wife Ann Kay born about 1848/49 in Ireland
- she died aged 89, 20 years later, on the 23rd August 1938
- she had been in New Zealand for 60 years
- she had been living at the Wharf Hotel Dunedin

- James and Anne were married in 1876

They are buried with:
James Kay born 1880
- he died aged 18 on 16th Oct 1898

Robert Joseph Kay born 1883
- he was a labourer
- he died aged 57 on 2nd Sept 1940
- had been living in Cumberland St Dunedin

Andrew Kay born 1888 in Dunedin
- he was a telegraphist
- he died aged 28 on the 25th Feb 1917
- had been living in Driver St Dunedin

James Augustine Kay born 1915/16 in Southland
- he died aged 9 on 3rd March 1925 in Dunedin

There was a James M Kay in Dunedin - he was a haridresser
Also a (above link and here) James Kay was a railway guard
An assortment of news on James Kay of Dunedin


by Patog on 2009-12-08 14:35:10

Hello Ngairedith thanks for all the info you have provided. Yes, these are indeed my family and Robert Joseph is my grandfather.
I am really trying to track down info relating to James who was born in Kirkcaldy. I obtained his marriage certificate from BDM but neither he nor Ann provided details of their parents! Bit of a blow but I shall keep trying.
I am curious to know more about James Augustine as I cannot track down who his parents were and wonder why he is buried with his grandparents.
Many thanks

by Patog on 2009-12-08 17:23:40

Hi again Ngairedith, further to the info above. You might (or might not) be interested in the fact that James Kay Snr, the railway guard, was involved in the Minnie Dean story. He was the guard on the train one time when she was thought to have been "collecting" children. He appeared at her trial. Our family claim to fame, but not in a good way I'm afraid!! Cheers.

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