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These are some Craig families I found on film no. 1041388.
Thomas Boyd md. Euphemia Craig
John Craig md. Agnes Rankine
Margaret Boyd md. Hugh Craig
Let me know if you want any Craig families that were on the 1891 Dalry
My computer just chewed several list messages.
Could the list mom kindly resend anything after the message from Kevin
Herring titled 'Re: Was she registered/baptised??? This is the last message
I also took note of several marriages by these families:-
Smith, Boyd, Craig, Houston and heaps of Gemmells.
If you have an interest in any of these contact me privately.
(researching Hodge, Houston, Longwill, Craig)
Hi, I can't remember who wanted these so have posted these to the list. Sorry.
I also found two Aitkens marriages in Kilmarnoch.
page 14. April 27, 1830
Andrew Aitken and Margaret Hunter of Kilmaurs.
page 50. 15.12.1831
John Aitken parish of Kilmaurs and Elizabeth McPherson of the Laigh Kirk parish were married.
I have made a small error. I thought I ordered film 1041338 Dalry OPR's but instead ordered in film
1041388 Kilmarnoch & Kilmaurs. I was able to locate 1 family so I decide waste my money.
I have now ordered in film 1041338 Dalry OPR's. When that arrives I will be in contact with all the
listers that emailed me with specific requests.
I did look through the 1st 100 pages of the Kilmaroch marriages and made notes. I will reply to
everyone privately with their requests. Hopefully some of these from Kilmarnoch may still be of use.
I found a lot of Gemmills. Obviously that name is very popular is these areas.
I have a second film numbered 1041388 which contains marriage entries for Dalry and Kilmaurs.
I have an 1854 Kilmaurs marriage and an 1845 Dalry marriage to look up.
If anyone would like a lookup done for them let me know before Saturday.
Film no 220211 has just come in.
I will be happy to do a lookup for anyone who asks nicely :-)
I plan to view this film on Saturday.
Melbourne - OZ
(Researching Houston, Longwill, Hodge, Craig, Smith)
Thankyou kindly to Tim Millar, Murray H H Reid and Martyn Taylor
for their assistance on the above.
I conclude that the term 'Van of The Scots' as mentioned in the undated
newspaper article meant that the 5 Hodge boys were amongst the first
of a mass migration from Scotland to England (1900's).
Any suggestions as to the reason for this migration?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Murray H H Reid" <mhhr(a)ihug.co.nz>
To: "Linda Pearce" <linda(a)bigpond.net.au>; <AYRSHIRE-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2000 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: Van of Scots invasion?
> My guess is that "van" is an abreviation for "Vanguard". According to my
> Collins dictionary "Vanguard -- the leading division or units of an army"
> Simple put it was a compliment. Your lot were up the front.
> Auckland NZ
Still need help on this one - Please!
I have a newspaper clipping (date unknown) that talks about
5 Hodge brothers; James, David, Robert, John and William
who were leaders of the van of the Scots' invasion of the nineties.
Can SKS please tell me what this means??
Would there be any documentation on the subject or a book???
Have a great weekend!!