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Nancy McKay

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Rupert House, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: 1867 (35)
St. Clement's parish, Red River Settlement, Manitoba, Canada
Place of Burial: Red River Settlement, Manitoba, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William MacKay and Mary Bunn
Wife of Samuel Taylor
Mother of William McKay Taylor; Reverend James Taylor; Jane Taylor; Mary Taylor; Robert Taylor and 3 others
Sister of Louisa MacKay Robertson; Matilda MacKay; Margaret Corston; Isabella Peebles; Mary Fletcher Richards and 6 others

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About Nancy McKay


Nancy McKay is the daughter of William McKay and his wife Mary Bunn. She is reported to have been born at Rupert House in Saskatchewan, Canada, on 11 May 1831 [doing canadianhistory n.0] doing canadianhistory]

Metis Script Apffidavit of her daughter Jane

Nancy McKay is described as a half-breed in the script affidavit of her daughter Jane Library and Archives Canada


Nancy McKay died in 1867 at St. Clements parish in the Red River Settlementt, Manitoba, Canada [doing canadianhistory n.0] doing canadianhistory]


Mary McKay (Otherwise Nancy McKay) is buried in the Anglican Churchyard at St. Clements Find A Grave Memorial

Marriage and Children

Nancy McKay married Samuel Taylor at Ruperts House on 2 March 1847 [Red River] This was Nancy's second marriage. She had been married previously to Joseph Everette. She and Samuel Taylor had eight children [doing canadianhistory n.0] Their names follow:

(1) William McKay Taylor

(2) Reverend James Taylor

(3) Jane Taylor

(4) Mary Taylor

(5) Robert Taylor

(6) Ann Elizabeth Frances Taylor

(7) Louisa Taylor

(8) John Taylor


At Moose Factory in February 1853, Ontario, Canada, Samuel Taylor noted in his diary that his wife, Nancy McKay, had been issued the sewing that she was paid to do for the company [Myra Rutherdale and Katie Pickles, Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada's Colonial Past (UBC Press, 2005), page 25 & Notes 52 & 53 on page 44. Note 52 says that Jane Hariott identified her parents as Samuel Taylor (Scottish) and Nancy McKay (Half Breed) and cites script affidavit, RG 15, vol. 1321, series D-11-8-a, LAC. Note 53 cites Samuel Taylor's Journal, pp. 11 and 21, held by the Saskatchewan Archives Board (SAB), under Miscellaneous Diaries, Microfilm, R2.47].

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Nancy McKay's Timeline

May 31, 1831
Rupert House, Saskatchewan, Canada
April 6, 1848
Age 16
Rivière Rupert
April 2, 1850
Age 18
Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada
August 28, 1852
Age 21
Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada
March 13, 1854
Age 22
Moose Factory, Saskatchewan, Canada
September 2, 1856
Age 25
Saskatchewan, Canada
January 11, 1859
Age 27
Manitoba, Canada
November 28, 1861
Age 30
Manitoba, Canada
December 19, 1863
Age 32
Manitoba, Canada
Age 35
Red River Settlement, Manitoba, Canada