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John McKee - 1816 - ?

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John McKee - 1816 - ?

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I'm hoping someone maybe able to help me find my 3 times Great Grandfather John McKee (some Census and Children's birth records have the family name as McGhee and McKie). He was born in Donegal, Ireland (as per 1871 Census in Stevenston, Ayrshire). He married Helen Martin in Kilwinning on the 19th of February 1836, and they went on to have 11 children. In order Robert (1837 Dundonald - Nov 1907 Muirkirk), Helen (April 1841 Kilwinning - July 1857 Kilwinning), Elizabeth Robertson McKee (May 1842 Kilwinning - Feb 1919 Glasgow), Margaret (1844 Ayrshire - October 1889 Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire), William (1847 Ayrshire - July 1888 Glasgow), John (1849 Ayrshire - Feb 1859 Stevenston), Thomas (1853 Kilwinning - February 1917 Kilmacolm), Edward (1854 Stevenston - September 1925 NZ), James Strwart McKee (Jan 1857 Stevenston - April 1926 NZ), Helen (July 1859 Stevenston - June 1935 Glasgow) and John (April 1862 Stevenston - October 1871 Stevenston). John (Snr) was the informer on youngest son John's Death Certificate and this is the last trace I have of him). When Helen married in 1882 was not marked as deceased on Marriage Certificate nor on Edward's Marriage in 1873). He was marked as deceased on William's Death Certificate.
John was a Labourer on the 1841 & 1851 Census, Hedge Cutter on 1861 and a Gameskeeper on 1871 Census.
Elizabeth was 2 times Great grandmother.
I'm wondering if anyone can help me locate his death record, or a Grave for John, wife Helen, daughter Helen & sons John).
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Helen died Kilwinning, both Johns died Stevenston. Contact the following for free search of both Cemeteries records: ... earch.aspx
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Post by Hughie »

Hi Helen,
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In 1875 the Glasgow Herald reported a Railway accident at Ibrox - The following were amongst the list of injured:-

JOHN McKEE, Gamekeeper, Kerelaw, Stevenston - who was going to 11 Roslin Place, Cowcaddens - bruised on the right side and nose cut.
THOMAS McKEE, son of the above - right leg bruised.

See the story here in Stevenston - On This Day In History
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Roslin Place, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, no longer exists but this photograph survives: -
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
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