Magee tartan and crest


Our Magee/McGee ancestry comes into our Dezell line from the marriage of John Dezell born 1817-1821 in Armagh County, Ireland and his wife Mary Magee born in 1821 in Lanark County, Ontario, Canada. I am descended through John and Mary Dezell's son Thomas Dezell, wife Mary Adella Worcester; his son Herbert Worcester Dezell, wife Ruth Georgine Freistedt and then to my dad Jack Herbert Dezell.

Mary Magee's parents were John Magee, Sr. born 1783 and Lady Jane Woolsey born 1780 both in Armagh County, Ireland. Jane was considered gentry and her husband John was her father's carriage man. Notes from several researchers say that Jane was disinherited when she married John Magee.

I believe her father's first name was William. I surmised his first name by the naming convention the Irish used. First son named after father's father (George), second son named are mother's father (William) and third son after father (John).

Any Magee/Dezell/McCreary researchers definitely need to go to Brian Bailey's site where he extensively documents these families as well as other associated families.