Re: Scotland Hill Farm, Llandygwydd - GEORGE Family



There are 2 Thomas Makeig Wills.

1.  Thomas Makeig Senior  - 1764
2.  Thomas Makeig  - 1766

Benjamin Mackeig - 1771 Note different Spelling.

One of these from memory had a lease of Cardigan Island.

As I said previously there are 2 Articles in CEREDIGION JOURNAL by a descendant giving information on the family.

A "Mackeig" James also appears in the area.


On Mon, 18 May 2020 at 21:29, alison <alison@...> wrote:

Many thanks Simon. 

The earliest George that I have on this line is Evan George, b c1716, bur Llandygwydd on 8th Feb 1803.  It has been said that he married Anne Makeig, but I have been unable to find this marriage.   Evan’s son, Enos George, b c1772 in Llandygwydd, was “of Scotland in the parish of Llandygwydd” according to his will, which was proved in 1844. – This can be seen on the NLW site. – A number of Enos’ sons were also said to be living at Scotland when he made his will. 

I cannot find a will for Benjamin Makeig, but there is one for Thomas Makeig of Scotland, Llandygwydd, 1764.

Best wishes,



From: <> On Behalf Of Simon Carter via

The farm has long been called “Scotland” or “Scotland Hill”. I have the family of William Griffith (d. 1789) there in the 1770s. His wife Mary Makeig, the widow of Benjamin Makeig and formerly Mary Jones (m. Benjamin Makeig, 5 Sept 1769). The Makeigs were formerly associated with Scotland Farm. Benjamin Makeig (or Mikeig) was buried at Llandygwydd on 24 Nov 1790.

Mary was from Aberporth, Cardiganshire.

The name “Makeig” would appear to have Scottish roots, I have no further info. It’s possible NLW has a will for him (I’ve not looked). This might be a starting point if you wish to take this further.


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