Mackay Family Links
Mackay Family Genealogy, Robert Lindsay MackayMy grandfather spent the greater part of his retirement researching his Mackay Family Genealogy. This site holds records of many hundreds of relatives and includes some splendid reconstructions of their lives and many great photographs.
In around 1975, Mary Kille made tape recordings of Robert and Margaret as follows:
- Tape 1: MBM reciting Tam O' Shanter, by Robert Burns (15 mins).
- Tape 2: The McAlisters of Auchencarroch and McAlister Donald (45 mins).
- Tape 3: RLM's account of his ancestry and life up to 1918 (30 mins).
- Tape 4a: MBM's account of her life (30 mins).
- Tape 4b: RLM and MBM describing the life of China Bill and Donald Murray the inventor (30 mins).
- Tape 5a:
Christmas 1975 (40 mins).
- RLM: George Matheson, his toast to Robert Burns. The Highwayman. The Revenge. Puck's Song.
- MBM: The Thistle. To a Haggis. Robert Burns.
- RLM: Never ask for a kiss. George McKinlay.
- Cora: My Love's like a red, red rose. Robert Burns. London under Bombardment. When Father papered the parlour (song).
- RLM: The funeral of Kirsty McSporran at Strontean - Recollection. John asks RLM for the definition of a Highlander.
- Tape 5b:
Christmas Day at Parklands, Wolverhampton. (40 mins).
- Toasts by Adrian and Cathy.
- Adrian and Cathy: Bad Sir Brian Botany and Old Father William.
- Queen's speech for 1975.
- MBM: New Year's Days at Woodbourne. About 1905-8. How Horatius kept the bridge.
- An April son (Lance Corp. G.C. Mitchell re. 1915.
- Knee deep in grasses, fetlock deep in dew. George McKinlay 1916.
- The Exile. George McKinlay, 1909 (killed Somme, 1916).
- No coward soul is mine. Emily Bronte.
- Last week went to Birmingham University for lecture by GMM.
- Sent letter to Alison on the subject of poetry.
- Captain Webb from Dawley. John Betjeman.
- From: A Shropshire Lad. A.E. Houseman.