Elizabeth McKay

Cross, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth McKay was born in 1750, in Cross, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Diogenes Mackay, was 22 and her mother, Catherine Oge Munro, was 25. She married William Murray about 1767, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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William Muir
Elizabeth McKay
Marriage: 4 September 1770
James Muir

Spouse and Children

4 September 1770
Knockando, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    James Muir


Parents and Siblings


    Catherine Oge Munro




World Events (5)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 52

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 61

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 65

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McCoy .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elspeth Mckay in entry for James Muir, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Elizabeth Mcay, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Elizabeth Mckay, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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