Robert Cunningham Kay

Brief Life History of Robert Cunningham

When Robert Cunningham Kay was born on 7 September 1843, in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Kay, was 41 and his mother, Jean Cockburn, was 38. He married Agnes White on 23 April 1869, in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bothkennar, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 1 August 1914, in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 70.

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Robert Cunningham Kay
1843–1914
Agnes White
1849–
Marriage: 23 April 1869
George Kay
1869–
Maggie Kay
1877–
William W Kay
1883–
Martha Kay
1871–
Jeannie C. Kay
1873–
Elizabeth Kay
1885–
Robert C. Kay
1889–

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  • Robert Kay, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Robert Cunningham Kay, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Robert Kay, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse or Old English . See also Daw .

English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.

English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.

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

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