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James Mackay (1804 - 1875)

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James Mackay
Born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Wakapuaka, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Nelson, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Aug 2013 | Last significant change: 13 Oct 2018
11:50: Keith Davidson edited the Biography for James Mackay. [Thank Keith for this]
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to New Zealand | New Zealand Pioneers | Members of Parliament, New Zealand | New Zealand Politicians | Nelson, New Zealand | Slains Castle, sailed 24 October 1844 | Wakapuaka, Nelson.

New Zealand
James Mackay Lived in Wakapuaka, Nelson, New Zealand.


James was born in 1804 to Alexander and Elspet nee Davidson.[1] He married Ann Charles. They immigrated to New Zealand in 1844 aboard the Slains Castle. He was a member of Parliament for Nelson, New Zealand from 1853 to 1855. He passed away in 1875.[2][3]


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), James Mackie, 25 Jun 1804; citing SAINT NICHOLAS,ABERDEEN,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 991,137.
  2. DEATH., West Coast Times, Issue 3017, 8 June 1875
  3. DEATH OF MR. JAMES MACKAY., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume X, Issue 129, 31 May 1875
  • Wikipedia - James Mackay (New Zealand politician, born 1804)

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On 15 Oct 2017 at 15:28 GMT Paula Cullen wrote:

Mackay-1545 and Mackay-641 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, wikipedia article confirms relationships

James is 19 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 25 degrees from Frances Weidman and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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