I would be very interested to hear if anyone can establish the existence in County Monaghan prior to 1845 of a William McCoy who married an Ann Bratten. The couple later moved (probably) at the end of the 1840s to Kirkcolm in Wigtownshire,Scotland. Both names occur with various spellings.In Scotland McCoy became subsequently McKie and McKay while Bratten occurs often as Brattin and Bratton. Thank you for any light on this subject. Craig McKay.