Henry MCKAY(?) and Mary Logie PETTIGREW

Andrew and Agnes McLelland PETTIGREW

Parents of:

Henry MACKAY(?)

b. 1859 (?) - d. (?)



b. 1851 - d. 1876


b. 1880 - d. 1882

Biographical notes

I am most grateful to Pamela Ross for the following information: "I have been researching my family history - this includes McKinnons (my greatgrandmother's first husband was her first cousin once removed, Alexander McKinnon). Alexander's brother Neil married Ann Allan and was a gardener in Ayrshire. Their sister Isabella married a Donald Cameron, and lived in Renfrewshire before moving back to Bute. In 1881, as a widow living in Renfrewshire, she has with her an "adopted child", Henry M Pettigrew, born in Glasgow in 1880. Having looked up the birth, he was born to Mary Pettigrew - usual domicile Castle Gardens, Cardiff, mother Agnes present at the birth. Sadly, Henry died aged 2 of scarlet fever, living at 24 Bell Street in Renfrew. I don't know if you knew about this Pettigrew, but presumably this was something organised through the family, to take care of the illegitimate child."

"You probably know that often, children born illegitimately were given an indication of the father when they were named.  I have discovered that in the 1881 census there is a Henry MacKay, aged 22, unmarried, an ironstone miner, living with his widowed mother at Ochiltree, which is very close to Dumfries House.  One has to wonder, is this the father of little Henry?"

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