This page is for the documentation of the family of David McVea, b. 1831, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland, Kit #119270:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ardsdnaproject/default.aspx
The information for this family group was provided by Lena McVea.
1911 Census Ballyhalbert:
David McVea Head Presbyterian 80 b. 1831 Sailmaker (retired) Married
Nancy Bell McVea Wife Presbyterian Read 80 1831 Married
David McVea Son Presbyterian Read & Write 35 1876 Rural Postman Single
Hugh McVea Head Presbyterian Read & Write 53 1858 Fisherman Married
Malinda McVea Wife Presbyterian 57 1854 Seamstress Married
Nancy Bell McVea Daughter Presbyterian Read & Write 31 1880 Single
Annie Eliza McVea Daughter Presbyterian Read & Write 28 1883 Seamstress Single
Henry McVea Son Presbyterian Read & Write 14 1897 Scholar Single
Hugh McVea* G-Son (Son of David) 4 1907 Scholar Single
Hugh McVea and his wife Malinda nee Keenan also had a son named David McVea, who married a woman with the surname of Stevenson. *Hugh Stevenson McVea was the son of David McVea and his wife, [unknown] Stevenson from Killinchy, Co. Down, and the grandson of Hugh and Malinda McVea, who raised him. Hugh Stevenson McVea's mother died in 1908*, when Hugh was about 1 year old.
Hugh Stevenson McVea is buried in Cloughy Presbyterian Graveyard, along with his son, David McVea.
*It is likely that this is the Will for the "unknown" Stevenson from Killinchy who married David McVea:
Forename: Sarah Jane Date of Death: 13/08/1908
Surname: McVea Date of Grant: 09/07/1909
Alt Surname: Effects: Effects [pounds] 16
Probate of the Will of Sarah Jane McVea late of Killinchy County Down Married Woman who died 13 August 1908 granted at Belfast to William James Rea Finlay and Samuel Snodden Farmers.
Nancy Bell McVea's maiden name was Nancy Bell Tennant. Her father was Hugh Tennant.