John Mckee of Lisban, near Saintfield, County Down Ireland

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John Mckee of Lisban, near Saintfield, County Down Ireland

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Birthplace: of Myrton-McKee, Penninghame, Wigton, Scotland
Death: Died in AFT 1684, of Killaney, County Down, Northrn Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Alexander McKee (M'Kie), Sir, Baiie in Minnigaff and Grizel M'kie
Father of Hugh Mckee, Anahilt Branch
Brother of Thomas McKee (M'Kie), Sr.; Hugh McKee; Alexander McKee (M'Kie) and PArtick McKee (M'Kie)
Half brother of Patrick James McKie, Bailie In Minnigaf

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About John Mckee of Lisban, near Saintfield, County Down Ireland

John M'KIE [7952]

  • •BIRTH: ABT 1625, of Myrton-McKee, Penninghame, Wigton, Scotland
  • •DEATH: AFT 1684, of Killaney, County Down, No Ireland
  • Father: Alexander M'KIE
  • Mother: Grizel M'KIE

Family 1 : •MARRIAGE: ABT 1659, Ireland

  • 1. +James M'KEE
  • 2. +John M'KIE
  • 3. +Patrick M'KIE
  • 4. +Hugh M'KIE
  • 5. +Alexander M'KEE
  • 6. +William M'KEE

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Hugh M'KIE [9219]

  • ABT 1668 - 1746
  • •BIRTH: ABT 1668, of Myrton-McKee, Penninghame, Wigton, Scotland
  • •DEATH: 1746, Carrickmaddyroe, Killaney, Down, N Ireland
  • Father: John M'KIE

Family 1 : •MARRIAGE: ABT 1694, Northern Ireland

  • 1. +James M'KEE
  • 2. +Hugh M'KEE
  • 3. +David M'KEE
  • 4. +John M'KEE
  • 5. +William M'KEE

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John was listed in the Muster Rolls of 1642 in Killaleagh, County Down, and in Antrim, with his father Alexander. There were also a Thomas and a Gilbt M'Kie in the Muster Rolls. Each of them signed up several times during that year. John was one of the "Galloway Mackays" described by many descendants in the Book of McKee.

Rental Castlereagh Estate D/671/R4/1 (PRONI) states John McGee had lease 1679-1684 at Killeny, along with Patrick Magee. D/292/3 Sectoriall Tythes, the tythes of Killeny lists 14 and includes the following: John M'Gee for 7 years from 1679- L1.06.08; Patrick Magee for 7 years from 1679 - L0.04.03

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With a General Sketch of the Early McKee’s Prof. JAMES Y. McKee. PHILADELPHIA: JOSEPH D. McKee. 1892.


Pg. 9 - 10 The first real knowledge we have of the McKees dates from over two hundred years ago, when four brothers bearing that name left Scotland for bonnie England. There they soon joined the army of William, Prince of Orange, and shortly - afterwards, in 1690, we find them, with the rest of the army, in the northern part of Ireland.

We have been unable to learn the Christian names of these four brothers. All we know of one is that he returned with William's armv to England. where we lose all trace of him. Three were induced to remain in Ireland by grants of land for services rendered....


The fourth settled in Lisban, near Saintfield, County Down, with a fellow soldier named Edgar, both of whom have many descendants in the neighborhood still, who have inter-married for several generations. This soldier-pioneer, whose name was probably Hugh, had settled, built his house, married, and possibly had some children born to him before the year 1700. On the Lisban road, going from Lough Henney to Saintfield, about half a mile after crossing the Belfast road, your attention will be attracted towards the right bv an ivy-covered gable, which is all that remains standing of the original Edgar house. If you should go about a quarter of a mile farther on towards Saintfield, and turn to the left where the road from Tonaghmore to Carricknaveagh crosses the Lisban road, you will see the remains of the old McKee house, about a hundred feet from the crossroads, and on the left-hand side. The front wall is still standing, and is used as a fence between the road and the field. You are now on land once granted by the Crown to the pioneer for his services in the cause of the Protestant succession.

If you are a " Logstown McKee," or a descendant of David McKee, — the subject of this book — or of Hugh or John, his brothers, You must feel an interest in this spot. Two centuries ago your ancestor was having within these walls. Two centuries ago he had beaten his sword into a plowshare, and was laboring to put the land about you in its present state of beauty.

The patent which accompanied the grant, with its crest and motto, is now beyond our reach, having been recalled by the Marquis of Downshire, the lord of the soil, at the expiration of some stipulated period or life, or after the passage of some land act increasing the powers of the landlord, of which there were forty-four.

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John Mckee of Lisban, near Saintfield, County Down Ireland's Timeline

1625
1625
of Myrton-McKee, Penninghame, Wigton, Scotland
1668
1668
Age 43
of Myrton-McKee, Penninghame, Wigton, Scotland
1684
1684
Age 59
AFT 1684, of Killaney, County Down, Northrn Ireland