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Title: Kenneth and William McLea families of Greenock HELP
Posted by: James D. MacLea
Date: 08 August 2005

Kenneth McLea Family  (See the family bible)
Kenneth McLea, (b. 16 September 1755    d. 18 March 1838 at age 83) a shipmaster “Skipper” and long time mariner was married on the 14th of July 1788 to Jean McVicar  b. 1767  d. 18 October 1843 at age 76.  They had 9 children.
Archibald McLea b. 29 March 1790 d. ??
Duncan McLea b. 24 July 1792      Christened 29 July 1792 d. ??
Agnes McLea b.   8 October 1793   Christened   6 November 1793   d. ??
Daniel McLea b. 12 January 1796 d. 22 July 1844   age 48,
A cloth merchant living at 33 Dalrymple Street in Greenock, Scotland.  Had a son Captain William McLea who died in Baltimore, MD on 5 July 1869.  Elizabeth McLea was the only daughter of Daniel and she died on 16 November 1839.
Jean McLea b.   8 September 1797 d. ??
Kenneth Jr., McLea b.   5 August 1800 d. 27 June 1862 See Story below.
John McLea b.   4 August 1802 d. 21 January 1833 from a stabbing during a
robbery attempt in Buenos Ayres while on vacation from the St Johns store.
Neil McLea b.   1 August 1806 d. ??
Catherine McLea b.  16 November 1808               d. 22 March 1866 

Story of Kenneth McLea Senior (1755 – 1838):
Kenneth McLea  was raised in Kilfinan and later moved to Greenock.  He was a shipmaster or “Skipper” and long time mariner.  Kenneth was married on the 14th of July 1788 to Jean McVicar  b. 1767  d. 18 October 1843 at age 76.  Jean McVicar was the daughter of Archibald McVicar and Jean Douglas and sister of Rev. Patrick McVicar, professor at St. Andrews, whose son was the Doctor John McVicar   1878  D.D. of Moffat.  Kenneth and Jean lived at 32 Dalrymple Street in Inverclyde, Greenock, Scotland for many years.  About 1828 they moved to 1 Old Dock head, Greenock.  Kenneth and Jean along with daughter Catherine are buried at Inverkip Street cemetery in Greenock, Scotland.  The fourth son  was named Kenneth, junior.  See story below.

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