Ken May wrote:
> Jessie Williamson May was my grandfather's sister. John Alexander May
> was born in Peterhead and his father, John May, emigrated to New
> Zealand in the mid-1880's. My own question is why was Jessie given
> the second name of Williamson, when them family trend seems to have
> been to use family names for second names, e.g. John May married Janet
> (or Jannet) Milne and my uncle was named John Milne May, etc..
Jessie Williamson May, could have received the Williamson from Margaret
Williamson the grand-mother of Mary Reid that married Alexander May from
which Jessie is descended from. I don't have how many generations
Jessie is from Alexander May and Mary Reid.
If you don't have the information about James Reid & Margaret
Williamson, then please let me know.