McKay family in New Zealand
My great-grandfather was David Paton McKay. According to a family Bible, he was born on 31 July 1841 in Glasgow, and emigrated to New Zealand aboard the "Metropolis" in 1863. On the ships passenger list he was named David P. McKie, from Lanarkshire. According to family, the ancestral home for David Paton McKay was Melness, Talmine Bay, Kyle of Tongue. This seems a long way from Glasgow, where he was supposedly born. I have been unable to find a birth certificate for David Paton McKay (or McKie), or any other information about him in Scotland. I would appreciate contact with anyone who might have information or be able to help locate information about him, his parents, etc.