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Family Reunions in New Zealand

1969 Macky reunion group photo
1969 Macky Family Reunion
600DPI JPG (8.1MB), PNG (19.1MB)
1994 Macky reunion group photo
1994 Macky Family Reunion
600DPI (4.9MB)
We finally have a good copy of the '69 group photo thanks to Joe Macky [C.2.a.3.B], who provided the above. Thank you Joe!


Gravestones at Drumhaggart Cemetery

Photos, transcription and research by Robin Moran,
Fahan Presbyterian Church

James Macky
Elizabeth Macky
Dorcas Macky
Anne Mackey
Drumhaggart gravestone of James Macky and his daughters Elizabeth and Dorcas Drumhaggart gravestone of Anne Mackey
3Sacred to the Memory
of JAMES MACKEY of Ballinagallagh
who departed this life the 14th day of
March 1842 aged 84 years [b.~1758]
4and of his daughter ELIZABETH
who departed this life 9th day of
Nov. 1842 aged 28 years [b.~1814]
5And also her sister DORCAS
who departed this life the 12th day of
Nov. 1842 aged 32 years [b.~1810]
2Here lieth the body of Anne
daughter of John Mackey of Gallaugh
who died 6th Sept 1834
aged 37 years
[b.~1797]

Update from Robin, September 2019:

"I was visiting my mums grave there during the week and thought it strange that these two Macky graves were not side by side but separated by one graves width covered with rubble etc.
I went back this AM armed with tools etc and discovered another Macky grave marker! This one is damaged and more difficult to read. More work will have to be done but if I am not mistaken I see 1700's. The names are always easier to read because they were almost always engraved in a larger font and hence deeper.

Between the three stones and the Londonderry Sentinel deaths there is the understanding of part of three generations. These are one-grave-wide graves and I know from my own experience that Drumhaggart is a bit on the shallow side, usually only two graves deep. Hence there was a sort of unwritten rule that it needed a generation before the grave could be reused and even then there would be remains.
James, his wife Ann their daughter in law Lydia and Grandson James are in the original centre grave. Grandson James was definitely died 1831 (confirmed in the Londonderry Sentinel) and Lydia would have probably been similar.
So when son John's (Lydia's husband, mentioned in the older stone) daughter Anne died in 1834 he opened a new grave and hers ended up the only name on the stone.
In 1842 the aforementioned 19 year old grandson's father and two sisters died. (James, Elizabeth & Dorcas) So another grave was opened on the other side of the original one. This grave has raised sides which was probably to accommodate three graves in quick succession.
You will see from the Londonderry Sentinel that a Dorcas Macky (6) died in 1866. This almost certainly would have been wife of James (1758-1842) and mother of Elizabeth, Dorcas and James the student.
Also from the Sentinel I would suggest that John (7) 1760-1850 remarried Ellen and is probably buried with his daughter Anne
See also Ellen (8) 1763-1853, definitely buried in Drumhaggart.
I recognise there is another another set of Mackys in Galliagh - see the death of James High Constable of the City and Liberties of Derry in 1846."
Drumhaggart Cemetery, 2019 Macky gravestones at Drumhaggart cemetery Macky gravestones at Drumhaggart cemetery

Ann Macky, James Macky, Lydia Macky gravestone at Drumhaggart cemetery Ann Macky
James Macky
Lydia Macky


Here lieth the body of Ann Macky
who departed this life the
sixth day of July ???? aged ??

Also the body of her husband
James Macky who departed this life
the ?? of April ???? aged ?0 years

Also the body of his daughter in law
Lydia Macky wife of his son John
who departed this life the 19th
of March 18?? aged ?? years

1Underneath was reposited the remains
of James Macky student who
departed this life the 18th of April in the
year of our Lord 1831 aged 19 years [b.~1812]

Londonderry Sentinel Death Notices

5 Macky James 24-Apr-1831 On Monday last, the 18th inst., at the residence of his father, in the 19th year of his age, after a tedious illness, Mr. James Macky, eldest son of James Macky, Esq., of Gallagh.
4 Macky Anne 20-Sep-1834 At Gallagh, on Saturday, the 6th inst., after a lingering illness, Anne, only daughter of John Macky, Esq.
1 Macky James 19-Mar-1842 At Galluagh, near Derry, on Monday, the 14th inst., James Macky, Esq., aged 84 years.
2 Macky Elizabeth 19-Nov-1842 At Ballinagallagh, near this City, of small pox, on Wednesday, the 9th inst., Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late James Macky, Esq.
3 Macky Dorcas 19-Nov-1842 At Ballinagallagh, near this City, of small pox, on Saturday the 12th inst., Dorcas, 2nd daughter of the late James Macky, Esq.
Macky James 30-May-1846 At Gallagh, on the 24th inst., aged 50 years, James Macky, Esq., High Constable of the city and liberties of Derry. [b.~1796]
Macky John 09-Aug-1850 On the 7th inst., Mr. John Macky, Gallagh, aged 90 years. [b.1760]
Macky Ellen 18-Mar-1853 On the morning of the 17th inst., Ellen, relict of the late Mr. John Macky, of Gallagh, at the advanced age of 90 years. Her remains will be removed for interment, to Drumhaggart burying ground, on Saturday morning, the 19th inst., at ten o'clock. [b.1763]
Macky Dorcas 04-Sep-1866 September 1, at Gallagh, Dorcas, relict of the late James Macky, Esq., aged 85 years. Her remains will be removed for interment from her late residence to the burying ground at Drumhaggard, on this, Tuesday, morning, the 4th inst., at ten o'clock. [b.~1781]

City Cemetery Burials

Macky, William Thompson, 4 Marlborough St. Galliagh 38 21-Apr 1887


Gravestones at St John's Presbyterian Church in Papatoetoe

My father and head of the family, David Wallace Macky [B.1.d.1.A], took these photos of family gravestones at St John's Presbyterian Church in Papatoetoe, while he was in New Zealand for the 1994 reunion.

St John's Presbyterian Church John Macky's gravestone John Macky's gravestone
St John's Presbyterian Church
Papatoetoe, New Zealand
Sacred To The Memory of
JOHN MACKY
Born in County Londonderry, Ireland, 1785.
Died at Papatoetoe March 14th 1871.
Aged 86 Years.
AND OF HIS WIFE
ELIZABETH LINDSAY MACKY.
Who died April 26th, 1873.
Aged 81 Years.
Sacred To The Memory of
VERY REV. JOHN MACKY M.A. [B]
Born in County Londonderry, Ireland 1821.
Died at Papatoetoe January 23th 1891.
Minister of This Church 1854-1889.
First Moderator of the General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church of
New Zealand 1862.
AND OF HIS WIFE
REBECCA COCHRANE MACKY
Who died May 3rd 1880
Aged 60 Years.
Samuel Cochrane Macky's gravestone Catherine C Thomson's gravestone Joseph James Macky's gravestone Samuel Henry Macky's gravestone
Sacred to the Memory of
SAMUEL COCHRANE MACKY [B.1]
Eldest Son of REV. JOHN MACKY
Born 11th July 1844
Died 2nd Nov 1914
ALSO HIS WIFE
JANET
Died 5th Feb'y 1920
Aged 86 Years.
Sacred to the Memory of
CATHERINE C. THOMSON
Beloved Wife of JOHN MACKY [B.2]
Who died at Lowe Bank
Jan'y 11th 1888,
Aged 33 Years.
In Affectionate Memory of
JOSEPH JAMES [MACKY B.3]
Beloved and Devoted Husband
of Kate Macky
entered
??? into life suddenly
on August 30th 1915
Aged 68 Years.
Sacred to the Memory of
SAMUEL HENRY [MACKY B.1.d]
Beloved Husband of ETHEL MACKY
Who Died 14th Aug 1916
Aged 43 Years
ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE
ETHEL JANE MACKY
Who Died 1st Dec 1908


Fahan Presbyterian Church

My father, David Wallace Macky [B.1.d.1.A], took these pictures of the Presbyterian church in Fahan and the surrounding area.

Fahan Presbyterian Church Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Presbyterian Church Sign at Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Fahan
Fahan Lough Swilly


The following are courtesy of John Hopkins:

Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Presbyterian Church
Fahan Presbyterian Church
L to R: Gareth Lamberton, James Lamberton,
Murray Furguson, Linda Lamberton,
David Lamberton and Christopher Lamberton.
 
Fahan Presbyterian Church Interior
Interior of the Fahan Presbyterian Church
Samuel Cochrane memorial at Fahan Presbyterian Church
Memorial to Samuel Cochrane
inside Fahan Presbyterian Church:

ERECTED BY
SAMUEL COCHRANE OF NEW ZEALAND,
IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED UNCLE

SAMUEL COCHRAN OF CHRISLAUGHMORE,
WHO DIED 13TH JUNE 1863 AGED 72 YEARS.


DURING LIFE HE WAS A CONSISTENT
MEMBER AND LIBERAL SUPPORTER
OF THIS CHURCH.


AN AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND,
A STERLING FRIEND,
AND AN HONEST MAN.


"THE MEMORY OF THE JUST IS BLESSED."
Fahan Presbyterian Church, 1890's family seat plan

Cochrane family pew (w. Cochrane)
pew #7 from bottom right
www.fahanchurch.org/planoffamilyseats1890s.htm
 
Original Cochrane farmhouse at Chrislaughmore (current owner Pat Doharty on left)
Original Cochrane farmhouse at Chrislaughmore with current owner Pat Doharty on left
Location of Cochrane lease (Griffith's Valuation)
Location of Cochrane lease in Chrislaughmore
Griffith's Valuation
Old Presbyterian Church at Buncrana (now a library)
Old Presbyterian Church at Buncrana (now a library)


Chrislaghmore (Chrislaughmore) 1898

Crislagmore 1898

Chrislaghmore, home of the family of William Cochran, formerly of Castrues, painted in 1898. This branch of the family inherited the property from Joseph Cochran (d.1877). The painting is dedicated to Matilda & Elizabeth Cochrane, daughters of John Cowan Cochrane, who settled in Victoria, Australia. Image provided by Kevin Whitton and caption by Wanda Hopkins.



Ordnance Survey map of Derry area
Ordnance Survey map of Derry area (Fahan at top left on shore of Lough Swilly)

Bulli Coal Mine Disaster

These photos of Mackey (Macky) grave sites and the Bulli mine disaster monument and memorial plaque were kindly provided by Sandra Wood in Australia around February of 2008. As usual, the spelling of "Macky" is variable, sometimes seen as Mackey, Mackie, etc.

Grave of William and Agnes Mackie and James King Headstone of John and Thomas Mackie The headstone reads
Sacred
to the Memory of
JOHN
Aged 18 Years
Also
THOMAS
Aged 14 Years
Beloved Sons of
JOHN & AGNES MACKIE
Grave of William and Agnes Mackie
and James King
Broken headstone of John and
Thomas Mackie




Monument to those lost at the Bulli coal mine disaster Plaque about the Bulli coal mine disaster "The scene at the Pit top after the 1887 Bulli mine disaster"
Monument Plaque "The scene at the Pit..."

John and Thomas Mackey were among the 81 men and boys killed in the Bulli colliery disaster of 1887. The plaque shown above reads:
The nearby Scottish granite monument was erected by the NSW Government in 1888 in memory of the 81 men and boys killed in the Bulli disaster of 1887.

The victims, including 17 boys, were killed as a result of an explosion at the Bulli Colliery on March 23, 1887 at 2:30pm.

The bodies of those killed are buried in the adjacent Saint Augustine's Anglican grave yard, Corrimal Catholic Cemetery and the Presbyterian burial ground at Woonona.

The men left behind 150 orphans and 50 widows.

A memorial service is held at the monument on March 23 of each year.

Major advancements in technology and safety have taken place in the mining industry since the Bulli disaster; the mines of the Southern District are working to ensure such disasters do not occur again.
The plaque was erected by the Black Diamond District Heritage Committee with assistance from the Joint Coal Board, BHP Steel Collieries Division, Wollongong City Council, Caines Concrete and the Southern District Miners Women's Auxiliary on March 23, 1997.

To Be Identified:

This photo of D. Dill Macky was among the ones Donna Messenger scanned of the B3 branch (Joseph James Macky + Katherine (Kitty) Spencer), but we don't know who it is or how he is related.

Donna says "There is a Dill connection from Ireland & his name is on the back of the photo."

Photographer: Alexander Ayton, Londonderry

Update: Donna thinks this may be one of William Macky + Susannah Dill's 5 children, Richard. She also notes this biograph of William Marcus Dill-Macky from the Australian Dictionary of Biography — another of the children?

D. Dill Macky