1. Michael McVey, b. 1770 m Jane Palmer 20th Nov. 1790 [by special licence] in Glastry Prebysterian Church, In the Parish of Innishargie, Co. Down
2. Michael McVea b 1791 Ballyfrench, Portavogie, m. Unknown
3. David McVea, b. 1831 Portavogie, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, m. Nancy Bell Tennant
4. Hugh McVea, b. 1858 Portavogie, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, m. Malinda Keenan
5. David McVea, b. ? Portavogie, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, m. Sarah Jane Stevenson in 1905 she came from Killinchey.
6. Hugh Stevenson McVea, b. 1907 died 17th September 1944 Portavogie, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, m. Sarah Coffey
CLOUGHEY PRES. OLD GRAVEYARD
In loving memory of my dear husband Hugh died 17th September 1944.
Also our dearly loved son David died 30th September 1978. Peace perfect peace.
WILL OF SARAH JANE MCVEA WIFE OF DAVID
Title : Date of Death : 13 August 1908
Surname : McVea Date of Grant : 9 July 1909
Forename : Sarah Jane Reseal Date :
Registry : Belfast Effects : Effects £16
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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.
LEAVES HER FARM OF LAND TO HER HUSBAND DAVID & BROTHER HUGH TO LIVE WITH HIM. IF THEY CANNOT AGREE FARM TO BE SOLD AND A HOUSE PROVIDED FOR HUGH BECAUSE OF HIS DISABILITIES.
Residents of a house 54 in Portavogue (Ballyhalbert, Down) 1901
McVea Agnes B 21 Female Daughter Presbyterian Co Down Seamstress Read and write Not Married
McVea Hugh 40 Male Head of Family Presbyterian Co Down Fisherman Read and write Married
McVea David 17 Male Son Presbyterian Co Down Fisherman Read and write Not Married
McVea John 13 Male Son Presbyterian Co Down Scholar Read and write Not Married
McVea Hugh 8 Male Son Presbyterian Co Down Scholar Read and write Not Married
McVea Henery 4 Male Son Presbyterian Co Down Scholar Read only Not Married
McVea Linda 43 Female Wife Presbyterian Co Down Seamstress Read and write Married
Residents of a house 26 in Killinchy (Killinchy, Down) 1911
McVea David 27 Male Head of Family Presbyterian County Down Dealer in Fish Read and write Widower
HUGH S McVEA SON OF DAVID & SARAH JANE MCVEA
This Hugh S McVea owned a butcher's shop on Harbour Road Portavogie.
He died a young man. He is buried in Cloughey Presbyterian Church old graveyard.
MARRIAGE OF DAVID AND NANCY BELL TENNANT McVEA
MCVEA, David Age: 19 Marriage
> Wife: Nancy Bell TENNANT Age: 21
> Marriage Date: 27 Mar 1851 Recorded in: Newtownards, Down,
> Collection: Civil Registration
> Husband's Father: Michael MCVEA
> Wife's Father: Hugh TENNANT
> Source: FHL Film 101330 Dates: 1851 – 1851
Another son of David and Nancy Bell Tennant McVea 1911 Census
William McVea born c 1856 missing off census; married
Catherine McVea Head [nee Mahood?] Presbyterian 53 1858 Seamstress
Hugh Tennent McVea Son Presbyterian Read & write 20 1891 Carpenter
William McVea Son Presbyterian Read & write 18 1893
Harriet McVea Daughter Presbyterian Read & write 16 1895 Seamstress [MARRIED HUGH COFFEY]
James (Mahood) McVea Son Presbyterian Read & write 14 1897 Agricultural labourer
Agnes B McVea Daughter Presbyterian Read & write 12 1899 Scholar
Essie McVea Daughter married. Martin Presbyterian Read & write 9 1902 Scholar
SISTER OF DAVID WHO MARRIED NANCY BELL TENNANT
THOMPSON, Robert Age: 23 Marriage
Wife: Jane MCVEA Age: 19
Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1853 Recorded in: Castlebuoy, Down,
Collection: Civil Registration
Husband's Father: William THOMPSON
Wife's Father: Michael MCVEA
Source: FHL Film 101345 Dates: 1853 - 1853
JOHN BROTHER OF DAVID http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=9428.0
Daughter of Hugh and Malinda Keenan McVea;
Mary McVea Shaw died young and James, her widower, married Isabella McMaster and had Alex. and Ina Shaw both now dead. Isabella Shaw, as a widow, married again Robert Palmer and had a family.
1911 census Portavogie
HUGH MCVEA HEAD PRESB. R&W 53 FISHERMAN
MALINDA MCVEA WIFE PRESB. R&W 57 SEAMSTRESS
NANCY BELL TENNANT MCVEA DAUG. PRES. 31 R&W
ANNIE ELIZA McVEA DAUGT. PRESBY. 28 R&W SEAMSTRESS
HENRY MCVEA SON PRESB. R&W 14 SCHOLAR
HUGH McVEA GRANDSON PRESB. 4
James Shaw Head Presbyterian Read & write
Mary Shaw Wife Nee McVea Presbyterian Read & write
William Hugh Shaw Son Presbyterian
Sarah Jane Shaw Daughter Presbyterian MAR. JAMES KEENAN
James McVay/McVea born c 1750 father of Michael below.
Michael McVea and Jane Palmer are the parents of the first McVea's of the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan is where they ran a shipping line. Michael b1791, was the son of Michael McVea b c 1770 and Jane Nee Palmer Ballyfrench, P/vogie, and brother of Capt. James McVea b1796, Amos McVea b 1800, John b 1792, and Robert b 1794.
James McVea and brother Amos went to Allegen Co. Michigan They died in Douglas, Co. Mitchigan.
See this link on the forum http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=8764.0
McVea of Allegan link with the Ards. New information. Palmer Warnock
HUGH TENNANT MCVEA SON OF HENRY PORTAVOGIE DIED 21/9/2012 BURIED IN KIRCUBBIN PRES. CHURCH
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Lena McVea Co. Admin
Thanks to Ros Davies for the marriages details and Iris Palmer for the early Michael McVea/ Jane Palmer marriage details from PRONI