Ethel Jessie McKay

ID# 7042, (20 Jan 1893 - 21 Sep 1978)
Ethel McKay - assuming before she left for NZ
photo courtsey of Ian Coull


Ethel Jessie McKay was born on 20 Jan 1893 at Seafield Street, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland ,

at 9 AM
Parents: George MacKay, Sailmaker (Journeyman) & Maggie MacKay MS King.
Married: 1882 March 4th, Banff

George MacKay, Father was present at her birth.1,2

She was the daughter of George McKay and Maggie King.

Ethel appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of George McKay at North Castle Street, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland ;
MCKAY George, Head, M, 45, Rope & Sailmaker Foreman, Macduff
MCKAY Maggie, Wife, M, 39, Rope & Sailmker Foreman Wife, Banff
MCKAY Alexander K, Son, S, 18, Rope & Sailmaker Foreman, Macduff
MCKAY George, Son, S, 16, Baker Apprentice, Banff
MCKAY Robert, Son, 13, Scholar, Cullen
MCKAY Isabella, Dau, 10, Scholar, Cullen
MCKAY Ethel, Dau, 5, Cullen
MCKAY Wallace, Son, 2, Cullen
MCKAY Margaretta, Dau, 1, Cullen.3



Ethel Jessie McKay and George Arthur Farnworth immigrated on 21 Aug 1914 from London via "SS Tainui" to Wellington, New Zealand ,

SS Tainui Departed London 21 Aug 1914, and arrived in Wellington 5th Oct 1914.

She carried 17 1st Class, 56 2nd Class, and 280 in 3rd Class which were assisted immigrants.
She came via Cape Town and Hobart before docking at Wellington.
The Tainui had quite a trip out, as War had just started, she had a narrow escape from being sunk, needed to have all her lights out on deck and port holes were masked up. Once past Cape Town all was well and she had good weather until reaching Hobart and Wellington.

In the 3rd Class passenger lists was:
Ethel McKay, a Domestic aged 21 from Scotland.

Also on board was George Farnworth, listed as a Mariner (? ) aged 24 from England.

George became Ethel's husband in 1917.4

SS Tainui


Ethel Jessie McKay wrote a Letter to Billy McKay and posted it from Cape Town
Miss Billy McKay
8 North Castle St
Cullen
Banffshire
Scotland

SS Tainui
Wish you were here
We saw a big whale yesterday & flying fish. I expect to be in Cape Town on Friday. Hope you are being a good girl.
Love from Ethel xxxx

(Billy was Williamina her sister.)5

Postcard Ethel wrote to family back home while on her trip to NZ
copy of postcard courtsey of Ian Coull


Ethel posed for a photo c 1915.
Ethel in NZ - photo by ZAK - Joseph Zachariah, Manners St, Wellington
courtsey of Ian Coull


Ethel Jessie McKay married George Arthur Farnworth on 6 Nov 1917 at Registrar's Office, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

George Arthur Farnworth
Aged 27, Clerk, Bachelor,
Born Birkenhead England
Usual Res: Wellington
Parents: George Ellis Farnworth, Chief Commissioner of Police & Florence Farnworth MS Heart
Ethel Jessie McKay
Aged 24, Spinster,
Born Cullen Scotland
Usual Res: Wellington
Parents: George McKay, Sailmaker & Margaret McKay MS King

Witnesses: H L Murray, Cadet, Wellington & H B Smith, Cadet, Wellington.1,6


As of 6 Nov 1917,her married name was Farnworth.

Ethel was present on the 1919 Electoral Roll Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand , in the household of George Arthur Farnworth.

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 139 Dominion Road, Cellarman
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 139 Dominion Road, married.7



Ethel was present on the 1928 Electoral Roll Eden, Auckland, New Zealand , in the household of George Arthur Farnworth.

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 157 Dominion Road, Barman
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 157 Dominion Road, married

Also appeared on the 1928 Wellington Supplementary Roll. This indicates that they moved during this time.

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 6 Mowbray Street, Barman
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, married.8,9



Ethel was present on the 1935 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , in the household of George Arthur Farnworth.

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 6 Mowbray Street, Barman
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, married.10



Ethel was present on the 1938 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, in the household of George Arthur Farnworth.

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 6 Mowbray Street, Clerk
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, married.11



Ethel was present on the 1946 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, in the household of George Arthur Farnworth.

FARNWORTH George Arthur, 6 Mowbray Street, Clerk
FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, married.12



Ethel Jessie Farnworth was on the 1949 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, also listed in the household was Evelyn

FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 6 Mowbray Street, Widow.
CHALLIS Evelyn Maud, 6 Mowbray Street, Spinster - (Supp Roll.)13



Ethel Jessie Farnworth was on the 1954 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, also listed in the household was Evelyn

FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 28 Thane Rd, Widow.
CHALLIS Evelyn Maud, 28 Thane Rd, Spinster.14



Ethel Jessie Farnworth was on the 1957 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, also listed in the household was Evelyn

FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 28 Thane Rd, Widow.
CHALLIS Evelyn Maud, 28 Thane Rd, Spinster.15



Ethel Jessie Farnworth was on the 1969 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, also listed in the household was Evelyn

FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 63 Marine Parade, Widow.
CHALLIS Evelyn, 63 Marine Parade, Spinster.16



Ethel Jessie Farnworth was on the 1972 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington, also listed in the household was Evelyn

FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 63 Marine Parade, Widow.
CHALLIS Evelyn Maud, 63 Marine Parade, Sectry.17



Ethel Jessie Farnworth was on the 1978 Electoral Roll Wellington, Wellington,

FARNWORTH Ethel Jessie, 63 Marine Parade, Widow.18



Ethel died on 21 Sep 1978 at Public Hospital, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand , at age 85 years, 8 months and 1 day

Ethel Jessie Farnworth
Widow, Aged 85 DOB 1893
Usual Res: 63 Marine Parade, Wellington
Born: Cullen Scotland
Parents: George McKay, Sailmaker & Margaret McKay MS King
Married: Wellington aged 24 to George Arthur Farnworth.
No widow & No living children.1,19



Ethel's cause of death on 21 Sep 1978 was from Carcinoma left breast - 3 years
Dementia - 6 years.



Ethel was buried on 25 Sep 1978 at Karori Cemetery, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

George Arthur Farnworth
died 10th March 1947
aged 57 years
Also Evelyn Maud Challis
died 27th October 1977 aged 59 years
Also Ethel Jessie Farnworth
Born 20th January 1893
died 21st September 1978.20



Ethel & George Farnworth plus daughter Evelyn
Karori Cemetery
Farnworth Plot Karori Cemetery


Ethel and George had 1 known child.

Child of Ethel Jessie McKay and George Arthur Farnworth

FatherGeorge McKay (17 May 1857 - 14 Mar 1926)
MotherMaggie King (1861 - 17 Apr 1948)

Citations

  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1893 Cullen Banff, 150/00 0007. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Cullen Banffshire, RG13, Piece 150, Folio 1, Page 16 - via Findmypast.co.uk. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  4. [S61] Passenger Lists, Shipping Records ), 1914 Britain Outbound passenger Lists 1890 - 1960 - via Findmypast.co.uk as well as Familysearch.. Hereinafter cited as Shipping Records.
  5. [S196] Letter or email from Ian Coull (England) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) email with copies of postcards attached March 2014.
  6. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1917 NZ Online Database 1917/ 5673 - Folio No 5282. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  7. [S6] Elections, Electoral Roll (Auckland, New Zealand: BAB Microfilming, 1853 - 1967), 1919 NZ Electoral Roll, Grey Lynn Auckland. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Roll.
  8. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Eden Auckland.
  9. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1928 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington North, Wellington - Supplementary Roll.
  10. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1935 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington North, Wellington.
  11. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1938 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington North, Wellington.
  12. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1946 NZ Electoral Roll, Karori, Wellington.
  13. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1949 NZ Electoral Roll, Karori, Wellington.
  14. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1954 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington Central, Wellington.
  15. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1957 NZ Electoral Roll, Wellington Central, Wellington.
  16. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1969 NZ Electoral Roll, Miramar, Wellington.
  17. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1972 NZ Electoral Roll, Miramar, Wellington.
  18. [S6] Electoral Roll, 1978 NZ Electoral Roll, Miramar, Wellington.
  19. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1978 NZ Online Database 1978/ 40514 aged 85.
  20. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Wellington City Council online Database: Section CH ENG2, Plot 758 O, Record 51432. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.