Ruth MacDonald McKay

ID# 7046, (11 Sep 1904 - 1997)

Ruth MacDonald McKay was born on 11 Sep 1904 at 44 Seafield Street, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland ,

Ruth MacDonald McKay
at 6 PM
Parents: George MacKay, Sailmaker (Jouurneyman) & Maggie MacKay MS King
Married: 1882 March 4th Banff

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

She was the daughter of George McKay and Maggie King.

Ruth appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 in the household of George McKay at 8 Castle Street North, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland ;
MCKAY George, Head, 55, M, Sail Maker, Employer, At Home, Macduff - 5 rooms with one or more windows.
MCKAY Maggie, Wife, 49, M, Married 29 years, 11 children, 9 still living, Banff
MCKAY Alexander, Son, 28, Single, Sail Maker, worker, at home, Macduff
MCKAY Wallace, Son, 12, School, Cullen
MCKAY Margaret, Dau, 11, School, Cullen
MCKAY Williamina, Dau, 8, School, Cullen
MCKAY Ruth, Dau, 6, School, Cullen.3

Ruth was in the photo with Williamina McKay taken c 1920;
Photo taken of the 4 Sisters and young boy.
Young boy in the photo may be William Ewing McKay, the son of Robert and Mary, who was born in 1911, so would be around 9 years of age if this photo was taken in 1920 before Margaretta married.4

Ruth witnessed the marriage of Gordon Leslie Paterson and Williamina McKay on 10 Oct 1924 Lintmill Seafield, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland .1,5

Ruth MacDonald McKay married Robert Edward on 23 Jan 1925 at Manse, Lundie, Angus, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland

Robert Edward
Farm Servant, Bachelor, aged 19
Usual Res: Thriepley, Lundie
Parents: James Edward, Forester & Isabella Edward MS Beaton
Ruth McDonald MacKay
Nurse, Spinster, aged 20
Usual Res: Weslysea Liff
Parents: George MacKay, Sailmaker & Maggie MacKay MS King

Witnesses: James Edward, Foresters Cottage, Lundie & Bessie Stewart, St Mary St, Breckins.1,6

As of 23 Jan 1925,her married name was Edward.

Ruth died in 1997 at Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland , at age 92 years

Ruth MacDonald Edward
other Surnames MacKay
Aged 92.7

Ruth and Robert had Unknown family - please contact if you can help update details.

Family: Ruth MacDonald McKay and Robert Edward

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


  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, 1904 Cullen Banffshire, 150/00 0039. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Cullen Banff, 150/00 001/00 008. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  4. [S196] Letter or email from Ian Coull (England) to Ailsa Corlett, Various letters or emails; Held by Ailsa Corlett (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) Email from Ian Jan 2017.
  5. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1924 Seafield Banff, 167/00 0006.
  6. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1925 Lundie and Fowlis Angus, ( Parish of Lundie County of Forfar) 306/00 0002.
  7. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1997 Blairgowrie Perth and Kinross, 381/00 0004.