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On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 (my email bounced 6 Dec 2004), Hi Elizabeth
I was browsing through web pages under Panton and came on your page under McKay. Since 1990c I have been researching my ancestry. Thought you may be interested to know that my ancestry includes Jane Panton m James McKay. Jane Panton (daughter of Alexander Panton (baptised 24.4.1808 Monquhitter Aberdeenshire (residence Mill of Idoch a farm in NE Scotland - Alexander was a baker in Banff) married Jane Grant (birth details uncertain) 26.5.1833 Macduff, Parish of Gamrie, Aberdeenshire.
Children born to them were :
1. Jane Panton born 18.8.1834 Gamrie, Banff, Aberdeenshire
2. Mary Panton born 22.4.1836 Gamrie, Banff, Aberdeenshire
3. Margaret Panton born 13.3.1838 Gamrie, Banff, Aberdeenshire
4. Alexander Panton born 13.2.1841 London (residence 60 New court, Waterloo Lambeth, London)
5. George Simpson Panton born 21.6.1843 London (resident 1 Smiths Place Denmark Street, St George East, Middlesex, London)
6. Jannet Simpson Panton born 12.2.1846 (residence 7 Lower Grove Street, St George East, Middlesex, London)
Alexander Panton's parents were :
Alexander Panton baptised 17.4.1774 Lt.Colp, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Margaret Wilson born 22.3.1773 Down, Gamrie, Aberdeenshire, baptised 23.3.1773 Gamrie, Aberdeenshire.
They were married 26.8.1800 Turriff and 6.9.1800 Monquhitter, both in Aberdeenshire (it was the custom for the marriage to be registered in parishes of both spouses).
A sister of Alexander Panton namely Mary Panton married Alexander Simpson (hence the middle name Simpson given to two of Alexander and Janes children).
1. My ancester Jane Panton married James Mackay (sometimes spelt McKay) 30.12.1850 St. Andrews, Holburn, London and they emigrated to Australia.
2. I have found no trace of Mary Panton's marriage or death anywhere
3. I have found no trace of Margaret Panton's marriage or death anywhere
4. Alexander married Sarah Ann Rumblelow in Bristol 1869. No further information available.
5. George was a postmaster and moved around the world a good deal. One child, Hugh Grant Panton, was born in Dublin 14.7.1884, died December 1963 Florida. One of his children was George Simpson Panton born 23.9.1916.
6. Jannett no further information available.
I have visited NE Scotland a couple of times and spent considerable time researching original documents, parish records, library records etc. As yet I have not been able to trace the movements of Alexander and Jane Panton beyond the 1851 London census. They are not in any death records as far as I can trace at present.
I have the marriage and shipping records for Jane and James Mackay and the subsequent records of births, deaths, marriages of their children.
James and Jane had 11 children.
1. James Alexander born 12.10.1851 in St Andrew, Holburn, London, married Isabella Scott 1867 Maldon, died 6.5.1916 EMelb
2. Catherine Jane Mackay born 8.1.1855
3. Finlay Panton Mackay born 1856 Maldon, married 1878 Maldon to Martha Dunkin Trewin, died 26.8.1924 Surrey Hills
4. Jean Panton Mackay born 1857 Maldon, married James Currie 6.4.1874 Maldon, died 21.11.1900 Bendigo (my ancestor)
5. Margaret Panton Mackay born 1860 Maldon, married James Lane 1880 Maldon
6. George Panton Mackay born 1863 Maldon, married Mary Ann Griffin 1884 Maldon, died 16.2.1922 Melbourne Hospital
7. Alexander Bernie Mackay born 1864 Maldon married Catherine (Katie) Hilda Harley 1886, died Melbourne 11.8.1940
8. Maryanne Mackay born May 1867 Maldon, died 28 April 1869 Maldon
9. David Grant Mackay born 1869 Maldon, married 1891 Maldon Mary Jane Ryan, died 1952 Epson
10. Hugh William Mackay born 1870 Maldon, died 1883 Maldon
11. Jannet Mary Mackay born 1875 Maldon, died 1876 Maldon
James T Mackay born 1823 Thurso Scotland, died 25 4.1897 Melbourne
Jane Mackay (nee Panton) born 18.8.1834 Gamrie Scotland, died 22.8.1879 Maldon.
I have the descendants of most of their children. Colin Panton MacKay and Ethel Goudge had another child Cyril Colin Mackay born 1907.


The use of Panton as a second name for Colin Panton McKay born 1883, suggests it may be James's mother's name. I then found a death for Jane Mackay 1834 - 1879 #8333 aged 45, daughter of Jane Grant and Alexander Panton of Banffshire. So I worked backwards to find the possible relatives of James Alexander McKay c1845
James MacKay and Jane Panton 1834 - 1879 #8333 aged 45, daughter of Alexander Panton and Jane Grant of Banffshire, came c1854 had 10 children born at Maldon in Victoria.
Possible second marriage - James McKay of Banffshire wed 1882 #694 to Catherine Mary Murphy born in Hobart
10 Children 1. James Alexander McKayc1847
2. Catherine Jane MacKay 1855 #2153 - 1856 #1469 lived 11 months
3. Finley McKay 1856 #6071
4. Jane McKay 1857 #12762
5. Margaret MacKay 1860 #3917
6. George MacKay 1862 #21751
7. Alexander Burnie McKay 1864 #22986
8. Mary MacKay 1867 #9179 - 28 April 1869 #4491 lived 2 years
9. David Grant McKay 1869 #9669
10. Hugh William McKay 1870 #24228 - 1883 #5724 aged 12
11. Janet Mary McKay 1875 #3443 lived 13 months
1. James Alexander McKay c1847 born in London wed 1869 #4592 to Isabella Scott from Dundee and lived at Maldon then at Collingwood
9 Children 1. James Walter McKay 1870 #16985
2. Hugh Walter MacKay 1872 #15102
3. John David MacKay 1874 #1583 - 1875 #2129 lived 1 year
4. John Scott MacKay 1875 #15958 - 1876 #8888 lived 1 year
5. Agnes Panton MacKay 1877 #14554
6. Jean Isabel McKay 1879 #15966 lived 8 months
7. Oliver Scott MacKay 1880 #15584
8. Colin Panton McKay 1883 #16282
9. Margaret Isabell MacKay 1886 #12022
8. Colin Panton MacKay/McKay 1883 #16282 wed 1906 to Ethel Goudge 1887 and lived at Mt Korong
2 Children 1. Eunice Pearl McKay 1909 #8475
2. Agnes Mary Reta McKay 1912 #5733
3. Finlay Panton McKay wed 1878 #4262 to Martha Dunkin Trewren born at Sea, and lived at Collingwood
5 Children 1. John Trewren McKay 1880 #14705 lived 2 months
2. Alexander Panton MacKay 1881 #8515 - 1881 #4076 lived 1 day
3. Jean Ann McKay 1882 - 1887 #5971 lived 5 years
4. Ruby Martha MacKay 1885 #24628
5. Olive Panton MacKay 1888 #28513
4. Jane McKay 1857 #12762 as Jean Panton MacKay wed 1874 #2083 to James Currie and lived at Maldon
7 children 1. Jean Panton Currie 1875 #10156
2. James William Currie 1877 #10009
3. Margaret Mary Currie 1879 #24329 - 1880 #7580 lived 11 months
4. Mary Isabella Currie 1881 #10729
5. Amelia May Currie 1884 #18295
6. Margaret Olive Currie 1887 #4557 - 1887 #2635 lived 14 days
7. Agnes Fran Currie 1887 - 1887 #2632 lived 1 day
5. Margaret Mackay 1860 #3917 as Margaret Panton MacKay wed 1880 #422 to James Lane and lived at Maldon
2 children 1. James Leslie Lane 1882 #3845
2. Lillias Panton Lane 1883 #17951
6. George Mackay 1862 #21751 as George Panton MacKay wed 1884 #3575 to Mary Griffin and lived at Collingwood
2 children 1. David William MacKay 1885 #9075
2. Mary Panton McKay 1887 #18692
7. Alexander Burnie McKay 1864 #22986 wed 1886 #1375 to Katie Hilda Harley
1st child 1. Leslie Alexander McKay 1887 #4808 - 1887 #3038 lived 1 month

John Joseph McKay

John Joseph McKay wed 1899 #7804 to Ethel Caveth Hoare and lived at Richmond
3 Children 1. Francis Angus McKay 1903 #5732 wed Violet Rita Adeline Wilson 12 Jul 1906 - 4 Jun 1938
2. Hilton Egerton McKay 1907 #4809
3. Wm Egerton McKay 1908 #29745

John McKay

John McKay came c1858 with Ellen McKay and lived at Kyneton and later at Kerang
10 Children 1. Margt McKay 1859 #15144
2. Donald McKay 1861 #15637
3. Ann McKay 1863 #8657
4. William McKay 1865 #9360
5. Duncan McKay 1868 #17246
6. Mary Diana McKay 1870 #16704
7. Charles James McKay 1872 #3286
8. Euphemia Elizth McKay 1873 #17537
9. Farquahar Hector McKay 1876 #17118
10. Cathrine McKay 1879 #3610
1. Margaret Mckay wed 1885 #1128 to Charles William Dickins 1856 #5757, both of Kyneton, and lived at Cohuna, 5 children
2. Donald McKay 1861 #15637 wed 1885 #3180 to Jane Martin
2 children 1. William Alexander McKay 1886 #16850
2. John Thomas McKay 1887 #29518

Patrick Mackey

Patrick Mackey 1843 - 1892 #8585 aged 49 son of Daniel Mackey from Wicklow wed 1875 #498 to Mary Ann Bowen and lived at Sandridge
4 Children 1. Fred Augustus Mackey 1876 #10337 lived 6 months
2. Eveline Vict Alice Mackey 1878 - 1880 #11343 lived 2 years
3. Amy Agnes Bowen Mackey 1879 - 1901 #9606 aged 22
4. Eleanor Frances Beatrice Mackey 1880 #25103
3. Eleanor Frances Beatrice/Josine Mackey 1882 - 1910 #12712 aged 28, wed 1906 #982 to Albert Gray Glendenning 1881 - 1941 #2411 aged 60, and lived at Footscray

William McKay

Is there a connection? - Catherine Mckay aged 21 came Mar 1857 on the Admiral Boxer
William McKay came c1864 with Cath Doyle and lived at Leth
2 Children 1. Jane Elizabeth McKay 1860 - 1950 #10033 aged 90
2. John McKay 1865 #22976
1. Jane Elizabeth McKay 1860 - 1950 #10033 aged 90, wed 1889 #711 to Peter Hay Tolmie 1861 #16477


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