McInroy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name McInroy comes from the personal name Robert. Known as the Clan Donnachaidh, the family's origins are very distinguished, as the senior branch of the line were the hereditary abbots of Dunkeld, who traced their descent from Iona. In addition, Abbot Duncan of Dunkeld, the Robertson progenitor, was killed in battle in 964, as he led the warriors, bearing, a reliquary of St. Columba. His grandson, Abbot Crinan of Dunkeld, married the Kings daughter and then fathered King Duncan I of Scotland who was killed by MacBeth (of Shakespearean fame). Crinan is buried at the Isle of lona, burial place of Scotland's early Kings.

Early Origins of the McInroy family

The surname McInroy was first found in Atholl. King Duncan's younger son, Maelmore, sired Madadh, Earl of Atholl, and his grandson, Earl Henry, was father to Conan who held vast territories in this area. Conan of Glenerochie was the first Chief of the Robertsons and gave his name to the Clan Connchaidh or Duncan. His successor, Duncan, the 5th Chief, led the Clan in the army of King Bruce at Bannockburn in 1314 against the English. For this service, and his subsequent staunch support of the Scottish Crown, his grandson Robert of Struan was granted the lands and barony in 1451.

Important Dates for the McInroy family

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McInroy Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McInroy has been spelled Robertson, MacConachie, Maconachie, MacConaghy, MacConchie, MacConckey, MacConkey, MacDonnachie, MacDonachie, MacDunnachie, MacInroy, MacLagan, Mac Raibeirt (Gaelic) and many more.

Early Notables of the McInroy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the McInroy family to Ireland

Some of the McInroy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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McInroy migration to the United States

Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McInroy family emigrate to North America:

McInroy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. T. S. McInroy, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]
McInroy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Mc Inroy, aged 26, originally from Leitrim, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Anchoria" from Londonderry, Ireland [2]
  • Ann McInroy, aged 25, originally from Leitrim, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Astoria" from Londonderry, Ireland [3]
  • Isabella McInroy, aged 34, originally from Dundee, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Cameronia" from Glasgow, Scotland [4]
  • Edward Duncan McInroy, aged 32, originally from Kilmarnock, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Tuscania (1922)" from Glasgow, Scotland [5]

McInroy migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McInroy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alexander McInroy, (b. 1832), aged 31, Scottish labourer travelling from Queenstown, Ireland aboard the ship "Golden Empire" arriving in Brisbane, Australia in July 1863 [6]
  • Miss Margaret McInroy, (b. 1829), aged 34, Scottish settler travelling from Queenstown, Ireland aboard the ship "Golden Empire" arriving in Brisbane, Australia in July 1863 [6]
  • Miss Jane McInroy, (b. 1833), aged 30, Scottish settler travelling from Queenstown, Ireland aboard the ship "Golden Empire" arriving in Brisbane, Australia in July 1863 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name McInroy (post 1700)

  • Mary A. McInroy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940 [7]
  • Ian McInroy (b. 1979), former Scottish Sevens international professional rugby union player
  • Albert McInroy (1901-1985), English professional football goalkeeper who played from 1923 to 1940, member of the 1926 England National Team
  • Dr R McInroy, British philatelist, his collection of meter stamps of Great Britain and the world up to 2003 eponymously named The McInroy Collection forms part of the British Library Philatelic Collections

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YC-L4M : 6 December 2014), Mrs. T. S. McInroy, 20 Sep 1893; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX87-X6K : 6 December 2014), William Mc Inroy, 18 Apr 1900; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXNY-HYQ : 6 December 2014), Ann McInroy, 22 May 1907; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Astoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN2N-64X : 6 December 2014), Isabella McInroy, 28 May 1922; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Cameronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQS-S49 : 6 December 2014), Edward Duncan McInroy, 01 May 1923; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Tuscania (1922), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Golden Empire (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.ozlists.com/genies/shipping/special_lists/s_golden_empire.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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