Hello, one of my lines is McVey (etc) and travels between Antrim, Ireland and Ayrshire/Lanarkshire, Scotland. I have seen every spelling variant of McVey and it is mind boggling! I am stuck and I'm going to give my line just in case someone recognizes it. I manage my father's DNA test, K.P. I would love if you think we might be related, to check his test.
My great-great Grandmother was Agnes, born 1837 in Shewalton, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland. She died 11/4/1938 in Belfast (her husband was Thomas Penney (1846-1913). His family is from that area and I don't know how they met.
Her father was Samuel McVie, he was born about 1760 in Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died in Scotland in 1841. He married Jane McFadzen (1774-1841)
His father was John McVie. He was born about 1724 in Ireland.