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Ian Downie's Family Tree



Descendants of James Kay (or Key or Keay) of Scotland

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1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus. A James Key was born on 24 April 1753 to Henry Kay in Shank of Omachie, Monifieth, probably too early to be the correct James. It seems likely that this Henry was a shoemaker; he fathered children between 1749 (Henry) and 1766 (Helen).

Spouse (#1): Helen Simpson or Simson, b. ca. 1778, d. 24 July 1808 at Monifieth, Angus, buried in Monifieth Cemetery 1808 at Monifieth, Angus. Married 3 February 1798 at Ferry Port on Craig, Fife.

Children and grandchildren:

1. 2. William Key or Kay (1799-?), b. 1 February 1799 at Monifieth, Angus
2. 3. Catharine Key or Kay, b. 24 May 1800 at Monifieth, Angus
3. 4. James Kay (1802-1895), b. 24 April 1802 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 17 July 1895 at Monifieth, Angus, buried 1895 at Monifieth Parish Church Cemetery
4. 5. Isabella Key or Kay, b. 8 November 1803 at Monifieth, Angus
5. 6. David Key or Kay, b. 11 September 1806 at Monifieth, Angus
6. 7. Helen Key or Kay, b. 1 July 1808 at Broughty Ferry, Angus

Spouse (#2): Mary Culross. Married 26 November 1809 at Monifieth, Angus.

Children and grandchildren:

1. 8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, m. Hannah Cameron, 22 December 1840 at Dundee, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus; 7 grandchildren
2. 29. Mary Kay (1812-?), b. 2 October 1812 at Monifieth, Angus
3. 30. Alexander Kay (1814-?), b. 9 June 1814 at Monifieth, Angus, m. Jane ?, bef. 1853; 2 grandchildren
4. 33. Patrick Kay, b. 29 September 1816 at Monifieth, Angus

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2. William Key or Kay (1799-?), b. 1 February 1799 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Helen Simpson or Simson, b. ca. 1778, d. 24 July 1808 at Monifieth, Angus, buried in Monifieth Cemetery 1808 at Monifieth, Angus

Monifieth OPR: William son of Jas Kay and Helen Simpson, wright possession of Grange

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3. Catharine Key or Kay, b. 24 May 1800 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Helen Simpson or Simson, b. ca. 1778, d. 24 July 1808 at Monifieth, Angus, buried in Monifieth Cemetery 1808 at Monifieth, Angus

Monifieth OPR: Catherine, daughter of Jas Key wright of Grange

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4. James Kay (1802-1895), b. 24 April 1802 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 17 July 1895 at Monifieth, Angus, buried 1895 at Monifieth Parish Church Cemetery

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Helen Simpson or Simson, b. ca. 1778, d. 24 July 1808 at Monifieth, Angus, buried in Monifieth Cemetery 1808 at Monifieth, Angus

Monifieth OPR: James, son of James wright of Grange, born 24 April, baptised 29 April 1802.

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5. Isabella Key or Kay, b. 8 November 1803 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Helen Simpson or Simson, b. ca. 1778, d. 24 July 1808 at Monifieth, Angus, buried in Monifieth Cemetery 1808 at Monifieth, Angus

Monifieth OPR 310/6-3 baptisms 1745-1854: 1803 Nov 12 Isobel daughter of James Kay and Hellen Simson in Monifeith, born 8 Nov.

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6. David Key or Kay, b. 11 September 1806 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Helen Simpson or Simson, b. ca. 1778, d. 24 July 1808 at Monifieth, Angus, buried in Monifieth Cemetery 1808 at Monifieth, Angus

Monifieth OPR 310/6-3 baptisms 1745-1854: 1806 Sep 19 David son of James Key and Helen Simson in Moneyfeith, born 11 Sep.

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7. Helen Key or Kay, b. 1 July 1808 at Broughty Ferry, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Helen Simpson or Simson, b. ca. 1778, d. 24 July 1808 at Monifieth, Angus, buried in Monifieth Cemetery 1808 at Monifieth, Angus

Monifieth OPR 310/6-3 baptisms 1745-1854: 1808 July 7 Helen daughter of James Key and Helen Simson in Broughty Ferry, born 1 July

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8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Mary Culross

Spouse: Hannah Cameron, b. ca. 1820, d. bef. 1881. Married 22 December 1840 at Dundee.

Children and grandchildren:

1. 9. James Kay (1841-1877), b. 10 November 1841 at Monifieth, Angus, m. Henrietta Kean (1846-1934), 28 August 1874 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire; 1 grandchild
2. 21. George Cameron Kay (1843-?), b. 10 August 1843
3. 22. Emma or Amy Kay (1845-1918), b. 23 May 1845 at Monifieth, Angus, m. William Clark, 30 December 1870 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 1918; 2 grandchildren
4. 25. Alexander Kay (1846-?), b. 1846-7 at Monifieth, Angus
5. 26. Catherine Cameron Kay (1848-1923), b. 15 July 1848, d. 25 December 1923 at Leven, Fife
6. 27. Mary Kay (1850-?), b. 1850
7. 28. Hannah Kay (1852-1920), b. 1852 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 1920-1 at Monifieth, Angus

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9. James Kay (1841-1877), b. 10 November 1841 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Hannah Cameron, b. ca. 1820, d. bef. 1881

Spouse: Henrietta Kean (1846-1934), b. 7 May 1846 at Lethendy, Perthshire, d. 9 December 1934 at St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, buried 1934 at Broughty Ferry, Angus. Married 28 August 1874 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire.

Spouse's Father: Duncan Kean (1819-1899), b. 1819-20 at Stanley, Perthshire, d. 16 January 1899 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire
Spouse's Mother: Barbara Heron or Herron, b. 5 August 1816 at Eassie And Nevay, Angus, Scotland, d. 9 June 1880 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire

Children and grandchildren:

1. 10. Thomas Duncan Kay (1875-1956), b. 28 July 1875 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, m. Helen Watson Brown (1882-1956), 11 October 1905 at Kinneff, Kincardineshire, d. 29 May 1956; 4 grandchildren.

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10. Thomas Duncan Kay (1875-1956), b. 28 July 1875 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, d. 29 May 1956

Father: 9. James Kay (1841-1877), b. 10 November 1841 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Henrietta Kean (1846-1934), b. 7 May 1846 at Lethendy, Perthshire, d. 9 December 1934 at St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, buried 1934 at Broughty Ferry, Angus

Spouse: Helen Watson Brown (1882-1956), b. 13 December 1882 at Kinneff, Kincardineshire, d. 5 September 1956. Married 11 October 1905 at Kinneff, Kincardineshire.

Spouse's Father: James Brown (1841-1906), b. 28 July 1841 at Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, d. 31 March 1906 at Kinneff, Kincardineshire, buried 1906 at St. Cyrus - Nether Kirkyard
Spouse's Mother: Margaret Bowick (1846-1921), b. 8 December 1846 at St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, d. 16 February 1921 at Gourdon, Kincardineshire

Children and grandchildren:

1. 11. Thomas Duncan Kay (1906-1977), b. 12 July 1906, m. Gertrude Lorette O'Brien, 14 January 1933 at Canada, d. 19 January 1977 at Quebec, Canada; 2 grandchildren
2. 14. James Brown Kay (1913-1993), b. 21 November 1913 at Leven, Fife, m. Margaret Paton Murray Meldrum, 2 June 1943 at Aberdour, Fife; 2 grandchildren
3. 19. Henrietta Kay (1916-1979), b. 19 April 1916 at Leven, Fife, d. 25 July 1979 at Leven, Fife
4. 20. John Bowick Kay (1918-1944), b. 15 May 1918 at Leven, Fife, m. Marjory Craig, 21 August 1943 at Canada, d. 2 November 1944 at Canada, Emigrated from Scotland 1938 at Canada.

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11. Thomas Duncan Kay (1906-1977), b. 12 July 1906, d. 19 January 1977 at Quebec, Canada

Father: 10. Thomas Duncan Kay (1875-1956), b. 28 July 1875 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, d. 29 May 1956
Mother: Helen Watson Brown (1882-1956), b. 13 December 1882 at Kinneff, Kincardineshire, d. 5 September 1956

Spouse: Gertrude Lorette O'Brien, d. 10 April 1986 at Quebec, Canada. Married 14 January 1933 at Canada.

Children and grandchildren:

1. 12. Henrietta Margaret Kay, living, b. Canada
2. 13. Evelyn Helen Kay, living, b. Canada

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12. Henrietta Margaret Kay, b. Canada

Father: 11. Thomas Duncan Kay (1906-1977), b. 12 July 1906, d. 19 January 1977 at Quebec, Canada
Mother: Gertrude Lorette O'Brien, d. 10 April 1986 at Quebec, Canada

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13. Evelyn Helen Kay, b. Canada

Father: 11. Thomas Duncan Kay (1906-1977), b. 12 July 1906, d. 19 January 1977 at Quebec, Canada
Mother: Gertrude Lorette O'Brien, d. 10 April 1986 at Quebec, Canada

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14. James Brown Kay (1913-1993), b. 21 November 1913 at Leven, Fife

Father: 10. Thomas Duncan Kay (1875-1956), b. 28 July 1875 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, d. 29 May 1956
Mother: Helen Watson Brown (1882-1956), b. 13 December 1882 at Kinneff, Kincardineshire, d. 5 September 1956
Spouse: Margaret Paton Murray Meldrum. Married 2 June 1943 at Aberdour, Fife.

Children and grandchildren:

1. 15. Catherine Helen Maxwell Kay, living, b. 10 March 1944 at Kirkcaldy, Fife, m. Ian Robert Downie, 12 October 1974 at Kirkcaldy, Fife; 2 grandchildren 2. 18. Thomas Duncan Kay (1949-1998), b. 24 June 1949 at Kirkcaldy, Fife, m. Angela Margaret Gibb Craig, 4 July 1975 at Kirkcaldy, Fife, d. 23 February 1998 at Fordoun, Kincardineshire

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15. Catherine Helen Maxwell Kay, b. 10 March 1944 at Kirkcaldy, Fife

Father: 14. James Brown Kay (1913-1993), b. 21 November 1913 at Leven, Fife
Mother: Margaret Paton Murray Meldrum

Spouse: Ian Robert Downie, living, b. 16 June 1945 at Glasgow. Married 12 October 1974 at Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Children and grandchildren:

1. 16. Margaret Ross Downie, living, b. 5 November 1977 at Kirkcaldy, Fife
2. 17. David James Downie, living, b. 12 May 1979 at Kirkcaldy, Fife

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16. Margaret Ross Downie, b. 5 November 1977 at Kirkcaldy, Fife

Father: Ian Robert Downie, b. 16 June 1945 at Glasgow
Mother: 15. Catherine Helen Maxwell Kay, b. 10 March 1944 at Kirkcaldy, Fife

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17. David James Downie, b. 12 May 1979 at Kirkcaldy, Fife

Father: Ian Robert Downie, b. 16 June 1945 at Glasgow
Mother: 15. Catherine Helen Maxwell Kay, b. 10 March 1944 at Kirkcaldy, Fife

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18. Thomas Duncan Kay (1949-1998), b. 24 June 1949 at Kirkcaldy, Fife, d. 23 February 1998 at Fordoun, Kincardineshire

Father: 14. James Brown Kay (1913-1993), b. 21 November 1913 at Leven, Fife
Mother: Margaret Paton Murray Meldrum

Spouse: Angela Margaret Gibb Craig, living, b at Kirkcaldy, Fife. Married 4 July 1975 at Kirkcaldy, Fife.

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19. Henrietta Kay (1916-1979), b. 19 April 1916 at Leven, Fife, d. 25 July 1979 at Leven, Fife

Father: 10. Thomas Duncan Kay (1875-1956), b. 28 July 1875 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, d. 29 May 1956
Mother: Helen Watson Brown (1882-1956), b. 13 December 1882 at Kinneff, Kincardineshire, d. 5 September 1956
Occupation: School Teacher

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20. John Bowick Kay (1918-1944), b. 15 May 1918 at Leven, Fife, d. 2 November 1944 at Canada, Emigrated from Scotland 1938 at Canada

Father: 10. Thomas Duncan Kay (1875-1956), b. 28 July 1875 at Fettercairn, Kincardineshire, d. 29 May 1956
Mother: Helen Watson Brown (1882-1956), b. 13 December 1882 at Kinneff, Kincardineshire, d. 5 September 1956

Spouse: Marjory Craig. Married 21 August 1943 at Canada.

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21. George Cameron Kay (1843-?), b. 10 August 1843

Father: 8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Hannah Cameron, b. ca. 1820, d. bef. 1881

Died as a youth (JBK)

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22. Emma or Amy Kay (1845-1918), b. 23 May 1845 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 1918

Father: 8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Hannah Cameron, b. ca. 1820, d. bef. 1881

Spouse: William Clark. Married 30 December 1870 at Monifieth, Angus.

Children and grandchildren:

1. 23. Flora Clark (1872-1946), b. 25 December 1872 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 24 January 1946
2. 24. Kate Cameron Clark (1874), b. 17 July 1874 at Monifieth, Angus

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23. Flora Clark (1872-1946), b. 25 December 1872 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 24 January 1946

Father: William Clark
Mother: 22. Emma or Amy Kay (1845-1918), b. 23 May 1845 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 1918

IGI C113103 1868-1875 Register.
Teacher, lived at 4 James Park, Broughty Ferry, family home. Unmarried?

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24. Kate Cameron Clark (1874), b. 17 July 1874 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: William Clark
Mother: 22. Emma or Amy Kay (1845-1918), b. 23 May 1845 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 1918

IGI C113103 1868-1875 Register.
Died in infancy (JBK)

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25. Alexander Kay (1846-?), b. 1846-7 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Hannah Cameron, b. ca. 1820, d. bef. 1881

Information from JBK

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26. Catherine Cameron Kay (1848-1923), b. 15 July 1848, d. 25 December 1923 at Leven, Fife

Father: 8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Hannah Cameron, b. ca. 1820, d. bef. 1881

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27. Mary Kay (1850-?), b. 1850

Father: 8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Hannah Cameron, b. ca. 1820, d. bef. 1881

Cook (JBK).

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28. Hannah Kay (1852-1920), b. 1852 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 1920-1 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 8. Thomas Kay (1811-1861), b. 4 March 1811 at Monifieth, Angus, d. 29 June 1861 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Hannah Cameron, b. ca. 1820, d. bef. 1881

Age from JBK, who says she was a cook. Living alone at the family home, Seaview Cottage, where she died in 1920 or 1921.

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29. Mary Kay (1812-?), b. 2 October 1812 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Mary Culross

OPR Monifieth 310/6-3: 1812 Key Mary daughter of James Kay and Mary Culross in Monifieth born 29 Sep.

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30. Alexander Kay (1814-?), b. 9 June 1814 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Mary Culross

OPR 310/6-3 Monifieth, Angus baptisms 1745-1854: 1814 Jun 19 Alexander son of James Kay and Mary Culross in Monifieth, born 9 June.

Spouse: Jane ?, b. 1821-2 at Dundee. Married bef. 1853.

Children and grandchildren:

1. 31. Elizabeth Kay, b. 1853-4 at Dundee
2. 32. Mary Kay , b. 1854-5 at Dundee

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31. Elizabeth Kay, b. 1853-4 at Dundee

Father: 30. Alexander Kay (1814-?), b. 9 June 1814 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Jane ?, b. 1821-2 at Dundee

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32. Mary Kay, b. 1854-5 at Dundee

Father: 30. Alexander Kay (1814-?), b. 9 June 1814 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Jane ?, b. 1821-2 at Dundee

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33. Patrick Kay, b. 29 September 1816 at Monifieth, Angus

Father: 1. James Key or Kay or Keay (1769-1840), b. 1768-9, d. 19 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus, buried Monifieth Cemetery 23 November 1840 at Monifieth, Angus
Mother: Mary Culross

OPR 310/6-3 Monifieth, Angus baptisms 1745-1854: 1816 Oct 11 Patrick son of James Kay and Mary Culross in Monifieth, born 29 September.


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