This McKinlay family were from the Lanark district of Scotland. Other places of mention are Holytown, Bothwell, Cambusnethan, Larkhall, Newmains and Glasgow.
Our story begins with William McKinlay born 1784 Douglas Lanarkshire, occupation cotton weaver and his wife Margaret Stewart.
Their sons James born 1816, William born 1828 and Edward born 1830 were coal miners.
William & Margaret McKinlay's descendants are many.
Marks great great grandfather is James McKinlay born 1816, we have compiled a McKinlay Family history site and invite you to visit.