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Joan Currie

Sydney, Australia

My grandfather James Mackay was born at Lochindorb Lodge, Inverness, in 1867. His parent were James Mackay and Mary Ann Harper.

His siblings were Jesse c1863, Elizabeth c1865, Barbara Campbell c1869 and John Mackay c1873. His father was a gamekeeper and worked at Lochindorb, Inverness and Kinveachie Estate,Duthil. The children were born at Lochindorb, Braemore and Abernethy.

The parents of James Mackay sn. were James Mackay bc 1826 and Barbara Campbell bc 1834. The parents of Mary Ann Harper were James Mackay bc 1812 and Margaret Ross bc 1802.

Grandfather James Macky came to New South Wales about 1889, where he joined the NSW Police Force and in 1900, married Mary Ann Gallagher in Bungendore NSW. Children of this marriage were Mary Mona b1901, Henry James b 1903, Dora Phyllis 1904, James 1906 and Alice Maud 1908.