Aulay MACAULAY(1374) was possibly one of four sons of Alexander MACAULAY (1381) and his wife Rebecca (2284). He is said to have been born in 17101, and there is a record of the baptism of an Aulay MACKAULAY, son of Alexander of Huddersfield, at St. Peter's, Huddersfield on 17 Jan 17112.
He married Deborah LISTER (1375) on 05 Mar 1738 at Bradford, Yorkshire WR 3.They had possibly six children 4:
If these were the children of Aulay and Deborah, then the family seems to have moved to Manchester in the early 1740s. There are references to Aulay's having been a tea warehouseman or merchant in that city with premises in St Anne's Square. Thus on 14 Nov 1746 the king granted Aulay MACAULAY, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the sole privilege and licence for printing and publishing a book containing rules and characters for writing SHORT HAND, after a new method, of his own invention, - Printed for Aulay Macaulay, the Author, and sold by him in the Square, Manchester5. A later reference to the third edition of this work says that it was sold, amongst other places, at the author's house in St. Anne's Square, Manchester6. Similar announcements appeared in other papers, and indicated that Aulay also sold the finest chocolate, best Turkish coffee, and all sorts of teas7.
An Auley MacCauley was buried at St. Anne's, Manchester, on 21 Mar 17888.
1) A posting on Genforum by Nigel Evans on
16 Jul 2005
2) Huddersfield & District Family History Society, Huddersfield St Peters Church, Baptisms 1573-1750, on CD. I have not seen the original records.
3) Originally I had this from an IGI entry based on a member submission, so without source data. However there are now three entries on Ancestry.com for Auly Macolly and Deb Lister who married at Bradford on 5 Mar 1738, all based on FHL film 990532; Bishop's Transcripts for Bradford, 1601-1851 from originals at the Borthwick Institute, York, and the West Yorkshire Archives, Leeds. No image available.
4) These baptismal records are available on Ancestry.com, most of them as page images, accessed 4 Sep 2014.
5) London Evening Post, May 1 Ð May 3, 1753; online newspapers, 17th - 18th century Burney Collection Newspapers, accessed through the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, 21 Aug 2014.
6) London Gazette, July 24 Ð July 27, 1756; online newspapers, 17th - 18th century Burney Collection Newspapers, accessed through the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, 21 Aug 2014.
7) London Evening Post, Aug 3, 1756; online newspapers, 17th - 18th century Burney Collection Newspapers, accessed through the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, 21 Aug 2014.
8) Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Project, using LDS film 919408, St Anne's Burial Register, 1777-1812, p.24, entry 12.
© John Stowell 2014 This file last edited on 20 September 2014.