Re: Ewan Mackay/McKay-Boggierow death

Josephine Conray

Hi Jo


There are a few Family trees on Ancestry for Ewan Mackay but about four have the following information


Ewan Mackay Born 1791 Scotland and Died 21 Dec 1842 in Boggierow, Fordyce Scot. Patents William? MacKay/ McKay? And Ann? Gray?

Margaret Russell 23 Jan 1798 and Died 23 Jan 1864 Fordyce Village, Scot.


Ewan & Margaret had 10 children


I will keep looking so I hope this helps



Bris, Aust.




From: [] On Behalf Of Joanne Mackay
Sent: Saturday, 11 April 2020 2:56 AM
Subject: [ScotGen] Ewan Mackay/McKay-Boggierow death


Hi all


I am enquiring about my GGGG Grandfather Ewen/Ewan/Ewing/Evan/Even Mackay/McKay/McCay (so many diff spellings).

He died 21/12/1842 at Boggierow, Fordyce. He was an Ag Lab and was born c 1791 in Scotland.

He married  in 1819 at Deskford to Margaret Russel.


I have enquired on forums about this family before and don’t want to waste anyone’s time going over info again so I am trying to ask specific questions.

Previous answers have been helpful but I can’t get any traction.


I am trying to find out who his parents were and if he died in Boggierow where would he have likely to have been buried.

He was probably poor and didn’t have a headstone and I haven’t found anything in regards to the death cloth (not sure of its proper title).

What would the population of Boggierow be back in 1842? What newspapers would deaths have been reported to in that area?


Thank you in advance.


Jo Mackay in Australia

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