Maintained by : Bill McKie, Parkes NSW Australia.
My name is William Francis McKie (Bill) son of William Parker McKie. My father came to Australia from Scotland. He arrived in Australia on his 21st birthday in 1925. He worked as a Cook in Narromine and Tullamore NSW Australia. He joined the Australian Army and fought overseas during the second world war. He was in the 2/1 Pioneer battalion. After the war he worked on the NSW Railways at Tottenham, Darnick and Euabalong West in NSW.
I made this site to try and find more of my Ancestors and thanks to Bill Hiddleston and other cousins in Scotland we have found many cousins that we didn't know about.
And now, thanks to Hazel Conway in Dundee, Scotland, who has been researching, we have had to make some changes. Hazel has found the Birth, Death and Marriage certificates for Thomas McKie. I already had the marriage but was unable to go back further.
We had always been told that our Grandfather was named Thomas Parker Mckie but we now find that's not true at all. The birth certificate for Thomas states that he was Illegitimate and there is no fathers name on the certificate. His mother was Ellen Parker and she named him Thomas McKie Parker, so we could presume that his father was Thomas McKie. Thomas McKie Parker was born on 3rd October 1880. When he married Ellen Jane McGraw on 8th September 1903 aged 22, he dropped Parker from his name and married as Thomas McKie. The name Parker was carried down to some of his children, my father being one of them.
When Thomas died in 1937 his birth certificate recorded his name as Thomas Parker McKie and the signature of the informant on the certificate is his son Thomas McKie, which makes one wonder why the family didn't know.
I made this site to try and find more of my Ancestors. I would love to hear from any of Thomas McKie's Descendants, or anyone else who has any information regarding the family.
Other certificates that Hazel Conway sent me are for the McGraw side. Ellen Jane McGraw's parents were Andrew McGraw and Agnes McKillop who were married on 5th June 1885. Andrew's parents were Robert McGraw and Elisabeth Kirk. Agnes died on 24th August 1903 and the informant was Ellen Jane McGraw. Andrew McGraw died on 10th December 1899 at Leswalt, Scotland, the informant was Agnes McGraw.
I have also found that Robert McGraw and Elisabeth Kirk were married on 28th November 1840 in New Luce, Wigtown. Source: IGI
I am also trying to get information on my mothers side of the family. My mother was Rosabell Mary Watson, daughter of Francis Barnett Watson and Rosabella Lindley. Francis Barnett Watson was the son of Henry Barnett Watson who was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA to Lawrence Watson and Bridget Ready who were both born in Ireland. Henry married Mary Jane Mulloy, daughter of Patrick Mulloy and Margaret Gormly. Henry disappeared sometime around 1910-1912 and was never heard of again. My Grandmother, Rosabella Lindley was the daughter of James Horberry Lindley and Louisa Babington (nee Mould). James Horberry Lindley was born in Owston, Lincolnshire, England.
The Lindley side also includes the Deeves, Wade, Lacey and Latham families in Australia and all their families.
The Watson side includes Hall, McCallum, Macallister and Petrie and all their families in Australia.
This site has the family tree's for Descendants of Thomas McKie, Descendants of Lawrence Watson, Descendants of John Lindley and Descendants of Patrick Mulloy.
There are stories for some family members which will be added to. Information on any of the families would be appreciated.
The Lindley family tree is growing bigger thanks to information from Descendants in England contacting me and giving me their family trees. I have also had contact with Wade and Latham Descendants here in Australia who also gave me information.
The McKie Family Tree is also beginning to grow now, thanks to Cousins in Scotland. A big thank you to all of you. I am in contact with cousins in Scotland and England and they are giving me details and photos of their families. Very much appreciated. Thank you. Still after information on the older generation of Thomas Parker McKie and Ellen McGraw and Thomas McKie and Ellen Parker.
BUERCKNER FAMILY (Craig Buerckner now has his website back up and running) He is now updating information for the Buerckner book which he is going to publish again later on with all the updates. I have passed on all information I have received. If anyone else has information for Craig please go to the website. He has an email address there for you to pass on information.
My BUERCKNER FAMILY TREE will also continue to run on this site.
DESCENDANTS OF ALAN ARTHUR ELDRIDGE IS ALSO LINKED FROM HERE BECAUSE FRED BUERCKNER'S SISTER MARY ALICE BUERCKNER MARRIED ALLEN ARTHUR ELDRIDGE. MY WIFE SUSAN JOY MCKIE IS A DAUGHTER OF FRED AND JO BUERCKNER.
If anyone has any information about any of these families or think they are related in some way, please contact me by EMAIL. Also send any photos or documents to me by email or if you wish to send copies by mail, please contact me and I will give you my address. If you find any mistakes in these tree's or any links that don't work please email me.
Acknowledgements to People that have contributed to these pages:
Because there has been so many people contributing to all the family trees on this site, I have decided not to name everyone. Instead I would like to thank all of you for your contributions. Without your contributions this site would not be what it is today.
Thanks also to all the people who have contacted me and told me how much they liked the site and to the people who have told me personally after finding it accidentally when searching for something else.
To you all, I hope you continue to enjoy these pages.
We have now moved from Bundanoon to Parkes NSW. If you would like to send anything to me by mail, please email me first and I will give you my postal address.
If anyone has an issue with their information being on this site and would like it removed please email me.
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