I am interested in John Michie of Michie Tavern. I have seen the documents on his imprisament and transported to America. I am researching the McGehee surname and have come across a person that claims John as a McGehee using Mishie sometimes. No where can I come up with this happening. RThe following is a quote from this person:
"John fought in Scotland in the Jacobite wars. He was imprisoned in England and I have those records. He was then sent to the colonies as a prisoner in 1685 listing him as MACGEHE formerly Michie of Argyll. He landed in VA on the eastern coast and I have that ships log . By 1700 he was in Hanover ,VA and had sons William,John JR who remained in Hanover, and other sons. William settled in what became Albemarle a parish broke off of Hanover and Louisa and Goochland..In Albemarle Williamwas known as McGehee and Michie.His son John owned the tavern known as Michie's old Inn. William and his wife Elizabeth sold late in life and owned the land by Jefferson.William had twin sons George and James . Both fought in Rev War from Albemarle.James had land in Albemarle."
One problem I see with this is that Albemarle Co Va was form form Goochland 1744 and later land from Lousia Co was added in 1761.Goochland was formed from Henrico Co in 1728. Lousia Co was formed from Hanover Co in 1742. The state of Louisianna is the only state that has Parish instead of counties. Hanover was formed from New Kent Co. Henrico was one of the eight original shires established in 1634. When researching in VA you need to keep in mind that as settlier move west they partisoned for new counties as the distance from the closes government became a long distance to travel. Here is a good site to check out the growth of VA. http://vagenweb.org/http://vagenweb.org/ If you haven't looked at Lousia Co in your research you should go to this site and check out what is available on it. There is a master list of names that appear on the site which has 8 pages of Michies when I couple the Michie name. Wood A.J. to William 6 - 8 pages.
In looking at the documents on the transporting of Jacobites to America I saw what looked like a James Michie to SC.
And last this little shot this person took:
"I have tried for years to get the MICHIES to do a DNA but no luck. If any of you can get one of them to do it ,Then it will settle once and for all that they are the original name of McGehee. There are large numbers of Michies in Scotland today. The line in the US nearly died out because it was misspelled as McGehee etc."