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Ships pax list in 1860s to NZ??

Question by NickyMac

PLEASE HELP! Cannot seem to find any trace of my Great Great Grandfather Alexander MacKay (McKay) on a ship bound for NZ in 1860s. He was from Argyll in Scotland and was in the IndianMutiny and maybe the Crimea. Not sure if he was repatriated (discharged) to NZ direct from either of these wars or whether he returned to Scotland and came from there. Sorry background is so vague! HELP!

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on 2010-10-22 00:05:27

NickyMac , from Christchurch, New Zealand (formally from Bay of Plenty), has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2010. is researching the following names: MCKAY, MACKAY, LEAMING and 4 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2010-10-22 21:47:47

Is it is possible that this was your great great grandfather:

.. born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 11 May 1833. His father was Alexander Mackay, a lawyer, his mother's name is unknown. At the age of five he left Scotland to attend school at Southsea in England. In 1844 he sailed on the Slains Castle with his uncle, James Mackay, for Nelson, New Zealand, arriving in January 1845 .. or is that too early a birth for your one ??

by NickyMac on 2010-10-23 02:19:47

Hi there,

No this will be too early for him. He was born circa 1841. I think he is the one born in Inistrynich (near Dalmally) Argyll as this is in Breadalbane territory and he named 3 of his 4 children to my GGGrandma with the middle name Bredalbane and on My Great Grandads birth cert it says he was from Argyll, although I believe he may have moved to Glasgow when he was about 2 and grew up there. He names a James McKay as his father and states he was born in Glasgow on his death cert, but I think his older brother was james McKay (I feel that he may have come to NZ because his brother/s came here. He was 50yrs in NZ when he died in 1918. I have his last will and testament from NZ Archives.

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