brian mckay's family tree
If we have the correct birth certificate for Catherine Ross, which I believe we have, then this is her father. We don't know much about him yet, but we do have his marriage record. We can also see from John's Marriage record that his father was William McKay from Sutherland.
KEY EVENTS AND DATES
19th March 1784
John married Isobel McKay in Midlothian, Edinburgh. The actual record reads:
John Ross Flax drefser, St. Giles Parish and Isobel McKay Old Kirk Parish Daughter of the deceased William McKay Late
Tennant in the County of Sutherland
26th December 1874
John's daughter Catherine was born in St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh. The actual record reads:
Register of Baptisms 1874 - 75
Ross / Catherine
john Flaxdrefser at Sheens and Isobella McKay his
spouse had a daur Born Sabbath the twenty sixtH
Witness the Gallick Congregation, Edinburgh
24th March 1786
John's son Robert was also born in the St Cuthberts parish in Edinburgh. This record was witnessed in the "Gallic" Chapel in Edinburgh.