William McKay was born c 1842 at Keanlochbervie, Eddrachillis, Sutherland, Scotland .
He was the son of George MacKay and Isabella McKenzie.
William appeared on the 1851 Scottish Census of 30 Mar 1851 in the household of Isabella McKay at Rhivichie, Eddrachillis, Sutherland, Scotland ;
MacKAY Isabella, Head,Mar, age NK, Pauper, born Dalmore Invernesshire
MacKAY Alexrina, Dau, 12, Pauper, Keanloch Sutherland
MacKAY William, Son,9, Pauper, Keanloch Sutherland
MacKAY Angus, Son,6, Pauper, Keanloch Sutherland.1
|Father||George MacKay (1809 - 18 Feb 1887)|
|Mother||Isabella McKenzie (c 1816 - 30 Sep 1897)|
- [S28] 1851 Scottish Census (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk: New Register House Edinburgh, 30 March 1851), 1851 Eddrachillis Sutherland, ED 4 Page 4 Line 12, Rego No 49, via Ancestry.co.uk
1851 049/00 004/00 004. Hereinafter cited as 1851 Scottish Census.