This McKinlay family were from the Lanark District of Scotland. Other places of mention are Holytown, Bothwell, Cambusnethan, Larkhall, Newmains and Glasgow.    
We begin with my great great grandfather James McKinlay born 1816. His father was William born 1784 in Douglas Scotland, son of William McKinlay and Marion Scott.                                                                                    

James' parents William McKinlay & Margaret McKinlay nee Stewart had 3 sons - 

 James born 1816, William born 1818 and Edward born 1830. 

Buried in the Cambusnethan Old Churchyard at Greenhead Road located in Wishaw on the road to Newmains Lanarkshire Scotland, in the same plot are Mary McNeil (1st wife of James) died 1844, Mary McKinlay interred 1886, William McKinlay interred 1895, Margaret McKinlay interred 1895, Edward McKinlay interred 1906.

The others in the plot are James' brothers William and Edward and their family members. William and his wife Margaret and his younger brother Edward and his daughter Mary born 1870.

The parents William and Margaret and some other family members are buried in a double lair in the 'new' cemetery just across the yard from where the above headstone is.

Welcome & settle in to read about my great great grandfather James McKinlay of Lanark Scotland a former Coal Miner and later Colliery Manager, his three wives, his 12 children & descendants.

His widow Mary and 6 of her 9 children sailed from London in 1874 to Wellington New Zealand on board the ship 'Soukar'.

The following information has been compiled by Mark Paton, a great-grandson of Mary McKinlay daughter of James McKinlay.

We look forward to hearing from McKinlay connections.

This watch was presented to James McKinlay by the miners of Bog Colliery.