John Joseph & Catherine McKey

"Killaloe"

West Blowering

via Tumut NSW

Property Details:

Zone - Rural

Zone - Rural

Portions -

56 - 73 acres

151 - 100 acres

53 - 55 acres

154 - 171 acres

152 - 160 acres

77 - 60 acres

Acres - 1579

Resumed by the NSW State Government - 1966

TUMUT, WEDNESDAY - The funeral of the late Alderman M'Kay took place this afternoon, the cortage being nearly half a mile in length, it included members of the Masonic and Oddfellows' Lodges, to which the deceased belonged. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Thursday 4 October 1894).

MARRIAGE John J McKEY to Catherine HIGGINS. 1877

In 1877 Mr John Joseph (1st) McKEY married Miss Catherine HIGGINS in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 4528/1877) She was the daughter of Mr & Mrs John Higgins of "Silverdale" a property situated about 4 miles further up stream from the McKey property. (DEATH) - Records show that in TUMUT - The death of Mrs Katherine McKey 76 wife of John Joseph McKey took place at their station West Blowering. She was born at Moonee Ponds Victoria and came to West Blowering at the age of 21. Funeral arrangements were considerably hampered by flood waters. The coffin had to be carried for three miles over rough and rugged mountains. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) 6 September 1932).

DEATH - MR. J. J. McKEY.
The late Mr. John Joseph McKey, of West Blowering, Tumut, whose death occurred recently, was born at Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, on October 19, 1853. He received his early education from the Christian Brothers, and after the death of his father, came out to Australia at the age of 13, with his mother and two sisters.

His elder brother, Patrick, who died in Queensland on New Year's Day. 1939. at the age of 95. having come out some time before. Mrs. McKey and her family came first to Sydney.

The young Irish lad, filled with the spirit of adventure, came shortly after to the diggings at Kiandra, and there he took any work offering until he acquired a team of bullocks, and many were the stories he could tell of trips through the Monaro and down to the South Coast, or even as far inland as Forbes.

At the age of 24, Mr. McKey married Miss Catherine Higgins, of Yellowin, who predeceased him by about seven years, and the young couple made their home at 'Killaloe,' West Blowering, and went in for farming and dairying.

CHILDREN

Of their family of ten, one died in infancy,

1. one son (Francis) was drowned in the Tumut River at tho age of 15,

2. and another (Mr. John McKey, of Goulburn), died about 10 years ago.

The surviving members of the family are.

3. Henry (Griffith),

4. Margaret (Mrs. John Millay. of Lane Cove),

5. Harriet (Mrs. D. Beattie, of Gilmore),

6. May (Mrs. Jas. Millay, of Kensington),

7. Jas. Patrick (Esk, Q.),

8. Catherine (Sister Mary Gabriel, St. Joseph's Convent, North Goulburn), and

9. Kevin (West Blowering).

10.

Mr. McKey is also survived by 31 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

He was a foundation member of the Holy Name Society in the Tumut parish. Despite his great age, Mr. McKey retained his faculties right to the end.

Besides his daughter, Sister Mary Gabriel,

one grand-daughter is Sister M. Pascha, of St. Joseph's Convent, Goulburn,

and four others are Sister M. Placid,

Sister M. Hyacinth,

Sister M. Alacoque, and

Sister M. Maureen, of the Convent of Mercy, Monte Sant' Angelo, North Sydney;

Rev. Father Placid, C.P., Mary's Mount, Goulburn, is a grand son;

Rev. Father Joseph McKey (Q.) is a nephew, and another grandson,

Mr. John Millay, is a Passionist student.

Mr. McKey, who had enjoyed fairly good health of late years, made his home principally at West Blowering, though he spent much time with his daughter, Mrs. D. Beattie, at Gilmore. During his illness, Very Rev. Dean Sharkey, Rev. Father O'Carroll and the Sisters of Mercy visited him frequently. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father Placid, C.P., and the interment took place in the new cemetery, Tumut, the last prayers being said by Father Placid, C.P., assisted by Dean Sharkey, Rev. Father Kiernan, M.S.C. (Adelong), and Rev. Father O'Carroll. R.I.P. - (Ref- The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942)(about) Previous issue Thursday 18 January 1940 Page 25).

DEATH

Mrs. Catherine McKey. -

There passed away at her home, 'Killaloe,' West Blowering, on the 27th inst., Mrs. Catherine McKey, wife of John Joseph McKey, at the age of 76 years. Deceased was born at Moonee Ponds, Victoria. When a child she went to live in Kiandra with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Higgins.

Later she went to West Blowering, where, at the age of 21 years, she married John Joseph McKey. The family who survive are:

Harry (Griffith),

Mrs. John Millay (Gocup),

Mrs. David Beattie (Gilmore),

Mrs. Jas. Millay (Tumut),

Sister Gabriel Mary (St. Joseph's Convent, Wombat),

Patrick (Gilmore),

Kevin (West Blowering).

Three sons John, Frank and Edward predeceased her.

Her remains were laid to rest in the Catholic portion of the new cemetery, Very Rev. Dean. Sharkey, P.P., officiating at the grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Edward Higgins (brother), Jas. Millay (son-in-law), Harry, Patrick, and Kevin (sons), and Moran Beattie (grandson). R.I.P. - (Ref- The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942)(about) Previous issue Thursday 15 September 1932 Page 27).

CHILDREN

1.1878 Henry William John McKEY parents JOHN & CATHERINE was born in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 23075/1878) - In 1900 he married Miss Margaret H MILLAY in TUMUT. - (Ref- NSW BDM 2260/1900).

2.1880 Margaret Honorah McKEY parents JOHN JOSEPH & CATHERINE was born in TUMUT 25397/1880) Her MARRIAGE - On June 25, when Miss Margaret McKay, oldest daughter of Mr John M'Kay, of West Blowering, was married to Mr John Millay, eldest son of the late Mr John Millay, of Gocup. Mr James Millay acted as best man. The bride was prettily dressed in white muslin, with satin and lace trimmings, and wore a wreath and veil, also a gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended by her sister, Miss Harriet M Kay, as bridesmaid, who wore white nun's veiling, with pink silk and lace trimmings, with hat to match, and a gold broach, the gift of the bridegroom.At the Tumut Catholic Church a wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev Father O'Dwyer. After the wedding breakfast. which was partaken of at the residence of the bride's parents, West Blowering, the bride and bridegroom left for their future home at Gocup. - (Ref - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Saturday 16 August 1902)

3.Harriette Maria MCKEY b: Abt 1882, She died in 1956 in Tumut, NSW. She married Mr David Alexander BEATTIE who was born in 1870 in Tumut, NSW. They married in 1902 in Tumut, NSW. - Two children were born 1. Erin P. BEATTIE was born in 1908 in Tumut, NSW and 2. David Moran BEATTIE was born in 1912 in Tumut, NSW.

4.1884 Unnamed MCKEY parents JOHN CATHERINE TUMUT 32630/1884)

5.1886 John Joseph (2nd) MCKEY was born to John J & Catherine in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 34717/1886) - In 1911 he married Miss Emma M FRENCH in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 10817/1911) Records show that in 1886 Miss Emma M FRENCH was born to parents William W & Jane French in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 34755/1886).

6.James P. MCKEY b: 1888 in Tumut, NSW. - In 1920 he married Miss GLYNN VIOLET A in TUMUT - (REf- NSW BDM 8046/1920).

7. Catherine B. MCKEY b: 1891 in Tumut, NSW

8.1893 Edward F MCKEY parents JOHN J & CATHERINE in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 35522/1893)

9.1894 Francis T MCKEY parents JOHN J & CATHERINE in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 33856/1894)

10.1898 Daniel MCKEY parents JOHN J & CATHERINE in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 35153/1898)

In ---- they sold the property to Peter & Gwen Harris

Births for the last name Mckey in the years 1788 to 1910 registered in the District of Tumut.

7591/1902 MCKEY JOHN J parents HENRY W J & MARGARET M in TUMUT

7677/1904 MCKEY GERTRUDE M parents HENRY W J & MARGARET M in TUMUT

26922/1900 MCKEY CATHERINE M parents HENRY T J & MARGARET in TUMUT

Marriages for the Groom's last name McKey in the years 1788 to 1960 registered in the District of Tumut.

11806/1920 MCKEY KEVIN D married Miss GLYNN IRENE K in TUMUT

Marriages for the and Bride's last name McKey in the years 1788 to 1960 registered in the District of Tumut.

7742/1902 MILLAY, JOHN J married MCKEY MARGARET H in TUMUT

7747/1902 BEATTIE, DAVID A P married MCKEY HARRIETT M in TUMUT

12624/1909 MILLAY, JAMES M married MCKEY LOUISA M in TUMUT

26382/1955 GULLIFORD, CAMPSIE BARRY married MCKEY CARMEL MARGARET in TUMUT

19485/1959 EDWARDS, REGINALD JOHN married MCKEY MARIE TERESE in TUMUT

17981/1933 SCOTT, JAMES H married MCKEY IVY R in TUMUT

16910/1938 PIPER, STANLEY PRETORIA married MCKEY MABEL LAVINIA MAY in TUMUT

7359/1948 GULLIFORD, ARTHUR RAYMOND married MCKEY MONA MARY in TUMUT

Deaths for the last name Mckey in the years 1788 to 1980 registered in the District of Tumut.

15366/1909 MCKEY, FRANCIS T parents JOHN J & CATHERINE in TUMUT

7607/1913 MCKEY, ELIZA J ROBERT in TUMUT

14262/1893 MCKEY, EDWARD F parents JOHN & CATHERINE in TUMUT

12301/1932 MCKEY, KATHERINE parents JOHN P & HARRIET M in TUMUT - nee Higgins

3865/1940 MCKEY, JOHN JOSEPH parents PATRICK & MARGARET in TUMUT

61428/1973 MCKEY, EMMA MABEL parents WILLIAM WALLACE & JANE in TUMUT

Births for the last name Mckay in the years 1788 to 1910 registered in the District of Tumut.

14123/1862 MCKAY, STOCKDALE G parents DANIEL S & ANNIE in TUMUT

15396/1864 MCKAY, WILLIAM V parents RICHARD & ELIZA J in TUMUT

15746/1865 MCKAY, WILLIAM A parents ANGUS & ANNE in TUMUT

15430/1866 MCKAY, ROBERT T parents RICHARD & ELIZA J in TUMUT

20163/1874 MCKAY, ELLEN AMY parents RICHARD & ELIZA JANE in TUMUT

21112/1876 MCKAY, GEORGE parents RICHARD & ELIZA JANE in TUMUT

21584/1877 MCKAY, HENRY STANLEY parents RICHARD & ELIZA JANE in TUMUT

17059/1868 MCKAY, RICHARD P parents RICHARD & ELIZA J in TUMUT

17785/1870 MCKAY, EMMELINE parents RICHARD & ELIZA JANE M in TUMUT

18351/1871 MCKAY, CHARLES FREDERICK parents RICHARD & ELIZA JANE in TUMUT

36639/1888 MCKAY, JAMES P parents JOHN J & CATHERINE in TUMUT

34825/1891 MCKAY, CATHERINE B parents JOHN J & CATHERINE in TUMUT

Marriages for the Groom's last name McKay in the years 1788 to 1960 registered in the District of Tumut.

3077/1862 MCKAY, RICHARD married Miss MILLER ELIZA JANE in TUMUT

4528/1877 MCKAY, JOHN married Miss HIGGINS CATHERINE in TUMUT

8046/1920 MCKAY, JAMES P married Miss GLYNN VIOLET A in TUMUT

3379/1927 MCKAY, LESLIE G married Miss NIDDRIE EILEEN E in TUMUT

11352/1927 MCKAY, DONALD married Miss POMFRET JENNIE in TUMUT

Marriages for the and Bride's last name McKay in the years 1788 to 1960 registered in the District of Tumut.

16684/1949 DALGLIESH, GORDON ATKINSON married Miss MCKAY, ANNIE MAY in TUMUT

Deaths for the last name Mckay in the years 1788 to 1980 registered in the District of Tumut.

7769/1911 MCKAY, LUCY parents CHARLES & JANE in TUMUT

7607/1913 MCKAY, ELIZA J parents ROBERT in TUMUT

9108/1877 MCKAY, GEORGE parents RICHARD & ELIZA J in TUMUT

9119/1877 MCKAY, CAROLINE E parents RICHARD & ELIZA J in TUMUT

9124/1877 MCKAY, ELLEN A parents RICHARD & ELIZA J in TUMUT

13334/1894 MCKAY, RICHARD parents UNKNOWN & UNKNOWN in TUMUT

6109/1865 MCKAY, WILLIAM C parents RICHARD & ELIZA J in TUMUT

23202/1965 MCKAY, JOHN HAROLD parents FINLAY CHARLES & REBECCA in TUMUT

12297/1932 MCKAY, (MALE INFANT) parents DONALD & JENNIE in TUMUT

WORKINGS

13064/1906 MCKAY, CATHERINE JOHN & CATHERINE in LOCKHART

4948/1894 MCKAY, JOHN JOHN & CATHERINE in EDEN

869/1871 MCKAY, CATHERINE JOHN & CATHERINE in SYDNEY

26325/1954 MCKAY, JOSEPHINE JOHN & CATHERINE in SYDNEY

14479/1935 MCKAY, ADAM W JOHN & CATHERINE in BINGARA

52614/1974 MCKAY, KEVIN DANIEL JOHN JOSEPH & CATHERINE

4948/1894 MACKAY, JOHN JOHN & CATHERINE in EDEN

26325/1954 MACKAY, JOSEPHINE JOHN & CATHERINE in SYDNEY

4783/1930 MACKAY, JOHN J JOHN & CATHERINE in BOWRAL

16446/1921 MACKAY, DONALD JOHN & CATHERINE in BALMAIN NORTH

14479/1935 MACKAY, ADAM W JOHN & CATHERINE in BINGARA

52614/1974 MACKAY, KEVIN DANIEL JOHN JOSEPH & CATHERINE

POST-OFFICE BURNT. TUMUT, Monday

Fire at the residence of Mr Kevin McKey, "Killalue" West Blowering, 10 miles south of Tumut destroyed the four roomed weather board detached portion of the residence with its contents. The building had been used as the West Blowering post-office and telephone exchange. When Mr McKey was awaken in the early hours of the morning the fire was too far advanced fer him to reach, the telephone to call assistance. Mr McKey battled with the flames alone and saved the front portion of his residence of brick construction. The building destroyed was valued at 350 and was insured for 150. There was in addition an insurance of 65 on the contents and 35 on a radio set. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Tuesday 9 October 1934.)

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