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[4qd-bannvalley] McKAY and CAMPBELL, Lislea townland, Kilrea parish

 From the "hope springs eternal" department:  :-)

Our 3xGreat-Grandparents were John McKAY and Mary CAMPBELL of Lislea.  
One of their daughters, Jane, married Samuel KILPATRICK at Kilrea First 
Presbyterian in 1834.

Although I've found out quite a lot about Samuel's family, any more 
information about Jane's has eluded me thus far ... except that her 
sister, Margaret, died in 1847 while accompanying Samuel & Jane on 
their journey to Canada.  Two of Samuel's and Jane's children also 
perished during the passage.

Are there perhaps other listers researching the McKAYs and/or CAMPBELLs 
from Lislea townland? or who have made a connection with the John McKay 
& Mary Campbell family specifically?

Pauline O'Keeffe, who with Helen Evans, transcribed gravestone 
inscriptions from the Kilrea First and Second Presbyterian graveyards 
last fall, was in touch with me last year ... and if I recall 
correctly, her McKAY interests are tied up with Neil McKay of "The 
Isle" in Lislea.  I'm not sure whether we can make a connection there 
or not, although it does seem plausible that there might be one.  

I think these McKAYs may have been Church of Ireland parishioners.

Alison Causton
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia