From Clan McKirdy website: μAll the earliest records of the name are in connection with the islands of Arran or of Buteξ.3
MCCURDY, D.E. HISTORICAL GENEOLOGY OF THE MCCURDY FAMILY: (Compiled
μThe name Makuredy with others can be seen upon a document at the archives in Edinburgh, Scotland; this document comprise a general charter written in Latin, made by order of King James IV in 1503, when certain portions of the Crown lands in Bute Island was assigned to 78 feuars to become theirs and their heirs forever.
Numbering among these feuars were twelve MacKuredys. Burke, in his Landed Gentry says, "The McKirdys were the principal possessors of the island of Bute at a very early period; they belonged to the tribes who possessed the western islands of Scotland, long under the Crown of Sweden." Subsequently James IV, King of Scotland in 1489, leased the Crown property in Bute, which in 1503 was embodied in one general charter of the 30th Parliament, land assigned to the MacKuredys, Makarartys, McVarathy, Stewarts, etc, the greater portion being assigned to the MacKuredys, consisting of the following properties: 1. "To Gilkrist Makurerdy, half of Brothog and Beausayer, and the 22 shilling and three penny land of Baron." 2. "To Gilkrist Makurerdy, Jr., the eleven shillings and five penny land of Baron." 3. "To Finlay Makurerdy, half of Langilculcreith and half of Kerrymanch and half of Stramanan." 4. " To John Makurerdy, half of Stramanan and half of Danallid." 5. "To Donald Makurerdy, two-thirds of Brigadill and Langilculcathla." 6. "To Alexander Makuredy, half of Cowleing." μ4
μThere are traditions existing in many families that the McKirdys descended from a chieftain named Gilkrist, who was supposed to have flourished about 1525; whether this was Gilkrist of Brothog, his son Gilkrist, or a son of one of the other Makurerdys mentioned in the general charter is unknown. Be that as it may, Gilkrist the chieftain had four sons: Gilkrist, Donald, Finlay and John. μ2
1. John Watt, viewed 092200, McCurdyL@Rootsweb, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF THE McCURDY FAMILY, compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author., Work is Compiled letters unverified by hard data, Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994, http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html.
3. μLink to source on Web:,ξ reads: CARTER - Looking for any information on Henry F Carter married to Mary Thompson, if any one knows anything about there children please let me know . It would be greatly appreciated GCarter@aol.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/mckirdy2.html.
4. HISTORICAL GENEALOGY OF THE McCURDY FAMILY, compiled prior to 1917 and published by the author., Work is Compiled letters unverified by hard data, Written and compiled by D. E. McCurdy Copied by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend, Lubec, Maine 1994, http://members.tripod.com/~quoddybelle/HisGenMcCurdy.html, PART ONE ANCESTRY OF PETHRIC MC CURDY .
5. Ibid. Part One λANCESTRY OF PETHRIC MC CURDYν.
6. Jane Hodgson, μWorld Connect Project,ξ http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=janehunterhodgso&id=I05520, 111900, Jane Anne Hunter Hodgson <email@example.com>.