A Kay

Trawler Owner


Question from

John Stevenson



John Stevenson, wrote:

"A. Kay, 17 Restalrig Crescent, Edinburgh, was a trawler owner around 1900.

He owned the steam trawler, SEA KING, built 1893 by Cumming & Ellis, Inverkeithing, and registered in Leith.  He also operated his own coal wagons.

Do you know anything about A Kay or dates that he operated?"

John added:

"I have been asked this question by a friend who is researching the usage of personal liveried railway coal wagons in C19 and C20 Scotland."

John Stevenson, Trinity,  Edinburgh:  May 30, 2010

Railway Wagons

    Model of a coal truck owned by Devlin Trawlers, Granton

Here is a model of a railway wagon in the livery of Thomas Devlin, trawler owner, Granton, Edinburgh.

Reply to John

If you have any information about the trawler owner, A Kay, that you think might be of interest to John Stevenson, please email me, then I'll pass it on to him.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  June 6, 2010

 Reply from

Walter Lyle Hume

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England


Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume who replied:

"This is not a lot, but it might help:

Mackay & Co. were established Coal Merchants and Trawler Owners with addresses at 12, North Junction Street and 5, Couper Street.

Alexander Kay was listed as owner of Mackay & Co. in 1901.  He lived at 17. Restalrig Terrace."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:  June 6, 2010


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