My name is William Maher.
I live in Melbourne, Australia. I have Gregg ancestors from Donegal, Ireland who are descendants of MacGregors who came to Ireland due to persecution by the English crown
I have been doing some work on a Macgregor profile John McCricket McGregor
I want to raise an issue with you regarding the death (?) date of JMM. As it currently stands on his profile; his death location and date are listed as died at New Zealand in 1914 aged 100 yo.
This cannot be correct based upon several factors which I have checked myself
On the NZ BDM website, a quick search for death registrations for John McGregor died 1914 results in two entries, both of which cannot be correct
See this link for details: bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
Going by these results, it becomes apparent that it is an imposibility because on the 1901 Ireland Census, the details have John as being 87 years old living at his home with his wife and children
See this link: familysearch.org
It is therfore impossible for John to have been the John McGregors in NZ BDM search results. The age of the two listings are 1) 74 y.o and 2) 80 y.o in 1914
It follows from this difference in age at death that JMM could not be either of these people who are the ONLY listings in New Zealand in the year 1914
I am not trying to take any high ground with this but rather to ask if you agree based upon the facts mentioned herein
It does seem a bit of a stretch of the imagination for an 87 year old man to travel to New Zealand and then to be either unrgistered at death or his age to be recorded incorrectly on death registration
I am happy for you to remain manager of this profile; JMM is not part of my family but I do think it important to have factual data on WikiTree whoever the profile. I have made many errors myslef but am working at continual improvement of sourcing citations and data etc.
Let me know your thoughts,
William L. Maher Maher-1078
Paternal Great Grandson of Mary Jane Maher nee Gregg
Yarraville, VICTORIA, 3013
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