I have a couple of theories on the McMicken-Kennedy ancestors.
1. Contrary to everything my grandfather said, they were Irish and not Scottish
2. OR they were originally Scottish (Wigtown being the Kennedy patch for many centuries) and the families went to Ireland as Planters and then came back to their ancestral lands after 1800 when the famine struck. As the Parish census shows they were both born in Ireland, Helen about 1800 and James about 1791. Other than that I know no more about them. There do seem to be a number of McMicken (and variations) living in the Wigtownshire area, but I don't know if they are distant relations or what. Any information you come across would be invaluable as this line has me stopped in my tracks. But it seems a tall ask with so little information. I'm from New Zealand and currently living in London. Thanks again for your kind offer.