James Mckee of Tullywest (c.1695 - c.1800)

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Birthplace: of Tullywest, Saintfield, Down, N Ireland
Death: Died
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About James Mckee of Tullywest


Lived on the estate of Toddstown in MIC 637/2 hodgepodge - gives family pedigree and his birth date as 1691; listed on rent roll of Saintfield Estate in 1751 as of Tullywest

Book of McKee, p 119 states that James McKee of Tullywest, son of Hugh, born ca 1695, had 20 children, many of whom migrated to Pennsylvania. However, it only names David, James, Hugh, and John.

Copy of booklet from Frank Fox, 229 Belfast Road, Ballynahinch, county Down, No Ireland BT248UP states: "The oldest of these [children of the pioneer] was probably James, who settled about a mile from the old homestead, in Tullywest, near where the national school-house now stands. Tradition affirms that he was the father of twenty children, and that he lived to be one hundred and twenty years old. This may or may not be true, but we feel reasonably certain that the McKee pioneers of western Pennsylvania were his children and grandchildren. Out of the alleged twenty we have positive knowledge of only four..."

Register of Freeholders lists McKee James of Tullywestnacoona in the County of Down 1790

Deputy Court Cheque Book Downe May 1790 D654/A3/1B lists James McKee - 1755 Carrickmaderow (lives along with Jas his son - lease ____ he gave over his rights to son who took out a new lease - Jas his son says he has no freehold in any lands here) [James' son Thomas seems to have taken over the Carrickmadderow lands.]

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The oldest of these was probably James, Who settled about a mile from the old homestead, in Tullvwest, near where the national school-house now stands. Tradition affirms that he was the father of twenty children, and that he lived to be one hundred and twenty years old. This may or may not be true, but we feel reasonably certain that the McKee pioneers of western Pennsylvania were his children and grandchildren.

Out of the alleged twenty we have positive knowledge of only four.

Of these the one most prominent in local history was David, who got a grant of land from the Marquis of Downshire in the townland of Carricknaveagli, on which he built a house known as Moor Hall " on the south side of the Lisburn road about two minutes' walk from the Temple toward Lisburn." He was known to fame as " Big Davie of the Temple." ....

Another son of James McKee, of Tullvwest, was Hugh, who got a farm in the townland of Crevytenant, about a mile from his father's towards Ballvnahinch,.....

Still another son of James, of Tullywest, was John, who, though raised on the farm, hved a large part of his earlier and middle life in Saintfield as proprietor of the " Price's Arms," a hotel which then was, as it is even yet, the largest and best public house in that section. ...

Of Jane, the only daughter of James, of Tullywest, ...

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James Mckee of Tullywest's Timeline

1695
1695
of Tullywest, Saintfield, Down, N Ireland
1723
1723
Age 28
of Tullywest, Saintfield, Down, Ireland
1725
1725
Age 30
of Tullywest, Saintfield, Down, N Ireland
1729
1729
Age 34
of Carricknaveagh, Killaney, Down, N Ireland
1731
1731
Age 36
of Carricknaveagh, Killaney, Down, N Ireland
1757
1757
Age 62
1800
1800
Age 105
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of Killaney, Down, N Ireland
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of Tullywest, Saintfield, Down, N Ireland
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