I am searching for McKirdy family connections in Rothesay, Bute, Scotland earlier than my gggrandfather Archibald McKirdy who was born there in 1802 and who died in 1881 at Daylesford, Victoria, Australia where he is buried. His fathers name was James McKirdy. I have traced the line back to Robert McKirdy b. Abt 1678 who married Janet Gealie m. 27 Nov 1703. I have yet to find the connection back to Chief Gilchrist McKirdy (Makurerdy etc.)

Archibald (I) McKirdy married Catherine Adam in 1828 and they had 8 children (good-on-ya Cath!). The second last child was Archibald McKirdy who travelled with his mother and father and two sisters to Australia in 1864.

The family tradition of the oldest-son-of-the-oldest-son naming his son "Archibald" continues with my grandson being Archibald the 7th! (none of us actually use the name regularily though)
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Updated October 10, 2012

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