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by Michael McAtee

I've been able to trace my lineage (McAtee) to Gilber M'Gy, 2nd Lord of Balmage. Below is all the information I have on him.

Note that he was the "head of the powerful McGhie branch of the Clan Mackay". I guess I've figured out my own question... happy.gif

Gilbert M'Gy (Scottish Gaelic: Gillebhride MagAoidh) of that Ilk, 2nd Lord of Balmage, 3rd Chief of the Name and Arms of McGhie (1370–1426) was a Scottish landowner and head of the powerful McGhie branch of the Clan Mackay, which, effectively operated independently, using its own coat of arms and seals and owning swathes of land in Kirkcudbrightshire for over a thousand years, from the 9th to the 19th centuries, at which point the estates were sold and the chiefly family slid, of its own accord, into relative obscurity.

M'Gy (whose name is variously recorded as Macge, M'Ke, M'Gy and McGhie) had a charter from the King for the lands of Balmaghie in Galloway, and was the direct descendant of Prince Aodh Ethelred, Earl of Moray and son of King Malcolm III.

He married Mariota de Keth and had a son, William, 2nd Lord. He was the ancestor of Sir John M'Ghie.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015, 4:04 PM
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  1. McGhies of Balmaghie. Earl McGee, Sep 19, 2015, 5:05 PM
    1. Thanks for the information. Michael McAtee, Sep 19, 2015, 9:18 PM
      1. clan association. Earl McGee, Sep 19, 2015, 10:13 PM
        1. Possibly.... Michael McAtee, Sep 19, 2015, 11:16 PM
          1. Correction. Michael McAtee, Sep 20, 2015, 12:13 AM
            1. Scottish surnames were fluid. Earl McGee, Sep 20, 2015, 12:02 PM
              1. Agreed.... Michael McAtee, Sep 20, 2015, 1:16 PM
              2. Clear as mud.... Michael McAtee, Sep 21, 2015, 11:22 AM
                1. Great amount of info. Earl McGee, Sep 21, 2015, 1:52 PM
                  1. Thanks!. Michael McAtee, Sep 21, 2015, 2:28 PM

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