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John Smith McKeand 1853 -1937

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alviegal Report 29 Jan 2013 17:18

1841 Scotland Census about Margaret Reand
Name: Margaret Reand
[Margaret McKeand]
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Gender: Female
Where born: Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Borgue
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: Upper Senwick
Parish Number: 858
Household Members:
Name Age
Mr. John Reand 25, ag lab
Elisabeth Reand 25
Margaret Reand 8
Janet Reand 6
Mary Reand 3
Elisabeth Reand 10 Mo
Mexander Reand 70

John McKeand husband Elizabeth McCourtie married: 27 Jul 1832 Buittle, Kirkcudbright... Son Alexander & Mary

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1851 Scotland Census about Maryann McKen
Name: Maryann McKen
[Maryann McKeand]
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Relationship: Daughter
Father's Name: John McKen
Mother's Name: Elesabeth McKen
Gender: Female
Where born: Borgue, kirkcudbright
Parish Number: 882
Civil parish: Troqueer
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: 66 Colledge Street
Occupation: At School
ED: 24
Page: 6 (click to see others on page)
Household schedule number: 23
Line: 9
Roll: CSSCT1851_214
Household Members:
Name Age
John McKen 38
Elesabeth McKen 39
Maryann McKen 13
Elesabeth McKen 10
Agness McKen 8
Matilda McKen 4
Ann P McKen 1

1861 Scotland Census about John Mckeand
Name: John Mckeand
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Elizabeth Mckeand
Gender: Male
Where born: Kirkinner, Wigtown
Registration number: 897
Registration district: Sorbie
Civil parish: Sorbie
County: Wigtownshire
Address: Sorbie Village
Occupation: Ploughman
ED: 6
Household schedule number: 8
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1861_149
Household Members:
Name Age
John Mckeand 58
Elizabeth Mckeand 56
Matilda Mckeand 15

No sign of John though. Drat :-( :-(


alviegal Report 29 Jan 2013 17:14

Other births to that couple.

1)Marianne Mckeand

Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

birth: 19 Feb 1838 ,? Borgue,? Kirkcudbright,? Scotland
residence: 1838 Borgue,? Kirkcudbright,? Scotland

parents: John Mckeand,? Elizabeth Mccourtie

2)Alexander Mckeand

Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

birth: 05 Dec 1836 ,? Borgue,? Kirkcudbright,? Scotland
residence: 1836 Borgue,? Kirkcudbright,? Scotland

parents: John Mckeand,? Elizabeth Mccourtie

3)Margaret Crosbie Mckeand

Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

birth: 11 Jan 1833
christening: 05 Feb 1833 ,? BALMAGHIE,? KIRKCUDBRIGHT,? SCOTLAND
residence: 1833 Balmaghie,? Kirkcudbright,? Scotland

parents: John Mckeand,? Elizabeth Mccourty

4)Jane Keand

Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

birth: 03 Oct 1834 ,? Twynholm,? Kirkcudbright,? Scotland
residence: 1834 Twynholm,? Kirkcudbright,? Scotland

parents: John Keand,? Elizabeth Mccourtie


Maddie Report 29 Jan 2013 17:08

bit of a long shot
name: John Mckeand
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 09 Mar 1851
baptism/christening place: , GLENCAIRN, DUMFRIES, SCOTLAND
birth date: 15 Dec 1850
death date:
name note:
father's name: John Mckeand
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Agnes Reid
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C11826-4
system origin: Scotland-VR
source film number: 1067962
reference number: - 2:1623069
Citing this Record


alviegal Report 29 Jan 2013 17:07

Could this be his sister in above census?

parents: John Mckend,? Elizabeth Mccourtie

name: Jane Smith Mckend
gender: Female
birth date: 12 Aug 1855
father's name: John Mckend
mother's name: Elizabeth Mccourtie
indexing project (batch) number: C11867-1
system origin: Scotland-ODM

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Jan 2013 16:59

Scottish BMDs dint start til 1855 so he wouldnt have been reg

Have you tried Scotlands People for a possible baptism


brummiejan Report 29 Jan 2013 16:43

Might be him 1871, though it doesn't help!!

1871 Scotland Census
Name: John Mckeand
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Relationship: Visitor
Gender: Male
Where born: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
Registration number: 871
Registration district: Kirkcudbright
Civil parish: Kirkcudbright
Town: Kirkcudbright
County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Address: High Street

Agnes Korgan 71
John K Milligan 40
Jean Mckeand 15
John Mckeand 17
Samuel McConaty 62


AnnMac Report 29 Jan 2013 16:27

I've hit a brickwall tracing my great grandfather John Smith McKeand and would be hugely grateful for any help or suggestions. He was a policeman in the Liverpool area, married twice and had 13 children in total so surely some other descendant is out there trying to find him!
I've found him in the 1881-1911 censuses and have the certificate of his first marriage in 1876 to a Mary Proctor. He is described in the census returns as having been born in Scotland and that fits with family recall, but no-one knows when he moved south. The 1911 census says he was from Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire, others say Dumfrieshire. Maxwelltown is now a suburb of Dumfries so its possible both are right. BUT I can't find him in the 1871 census (age c 17yrs) or the 1861 census (age 7yrs) in Scotland or England. Nor can I find a record of his birth. The 1876 marriage certificate gives his father's name as John McKeand, labourer - no indication of whether he was still alive at the time.
Can't find him in the Scottish censuses either,
Any ideas of what I might try next? It seems so odd for someone to be completely documented from age 23 onwards but for there to be no trace before that.
Many thanks, Ann
PS Sorry for length of post - hope I've included all the salient details