Re: Ewan Mackay/McKay-Boggierow death
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Thank you to hw_03-lst-mor@...
and Chas Houston for their valuable input .
try everything mentioned.
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Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Ewan Mackay/McKay-Boggierow death
His Deskford marriage record of 27 Jun 1819 shows he was in
Cullen at the time. The 1841 census for Deskford declares he was born in
Scotland but not in Banffshire (and he was considerably older than his wife).
Could he have been a soldier stationed at Cullen, and discharged after the
Napoleonic Wars? If so, his records might be in the National Archives - I
believe you can try a Free Trial with FindMyPast to access the basics to at
least find if there was a soldier of that name (I got 155 overall - 2 noted as
being in Banffshire - whether that's birth place or discharge place I cannot
If so, and what you can extract from FindMyPast isn't enough, a visit in person
might unearth details of his entire career. (I found for example that one of
mine was paid in money in lieu of beer - wrong way round to my mind!)
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