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Hello -- I'm new to this list. I've just discovered through the LDS library
that some of my relatives are from Kilmarnock and Riccarton, Ayr.
John MCCAIG and Agnes MOORE had a least two children, Patrick J. (b. 3/1848)
and Agnes MCCAIG (b. 4/24/1855) in Riccarton.
Patrick married Christina ECCLES 11/22/1871, in Kilmarnock and they had three
children John J. and Thomas Eccles MCCAIG, both born in Kilmarnock and
Catherine whom I have no information on other than she was born in Scotland.
Patrick and his family immigrated to the U.S. between 1876 and 1884 and
eventually settled in Pittsburgh, PA. Christina's mother Catherine ECCLES
(nee LENAHAN) also came over. Christina's father was Thomas ECCLES and I
don't know what happened to him.
I believe that Agnes MCCAIG married Patrick FARRELS, in Kilmarnock,
1/24/1873. They had a least one son, Joseph FARRELL, born 11/19/1873. I
have not yet researched whether this family also immigrated to the U.S.
I would be interested in any possible relations to others and also would like
to know how easy the ScotOrigins program is to research.
Thanks for any help.
You should be able to get a copy of a death certificate from the Registrars
office in Kilbirnie but it will cost you about 13.00 pounds in British funds
(including postage). If you can wait a few days I can telephone the
registrar's office on Monday and ask them if they have details of a Bernard
McIlwee's death in Kilbirnie in the period 1861 to 1870, if they are not
busy they will look that up and phone me back. Unfortunately they will only
tell me (on the telephone) that they have details of the death (they may
give me the year of his death), to find out any more costs about 4.00 pounds
because that is how much it costs for what is called a Particular Search.
That is akin to just walking into the Registrar's office and asking them to
look up the Register of Deaths for that period and that too cost's 4.00
pounds. A copy of the death certificate will give you heaps of info about
his parents and let you go much further back.
The address and telephone number of the Kilbirnie Registrar is as follows.
Registrar of Birth's Marriages and Deaths,
Tel 01505 682416 from within the UK.
Best Regards, Dan.
I've change my email from heather(a)seaside.net to
heatheranneburns(a)yahoo.com and have also resubscribed
but haven't yet received any posts and would also like
to post my interests in SHANNON's in Kilmarnock -
James SHANNON married Mary FRENCH Dec 10, 1835) and
BURNS in Maybole - Alexander BURNS b. c1814 Donegal
On Sunny Vancouver Island
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I'm new to this list, I've been subscribing to the Lanarkshire list for
a wee while. I'd just like to introduce myself.
My name is Tom MCLELLAND and I am researching my family history and
associated names CAIRNS/SEMPIE (or SEMPEY possibly even SEMPLE as I
am not having much success with SEMPIE!)
I live in Liverpool,Merseyside but I hail from the small mining village
of Plean,Stirlingshire ( just a caber toss from Bannockburn) I am a
retired police officer with more time now to research my roots than
My grandfather was GAVIN MCLELLAND b.11.6.1892 in Burnbank,Hamilton and
d.19.1.1953.The main problem I have at the moment is identifying his
father who is shown on my grandfather's marriage cert as GAVIN
MCLELLAND. I think this could be my g-gf GAVIN MCLELLAND who was
b.28.8.1870 in Auchinlech,Ayrshire.If so then I have the family tree
back to HUGH MCLELLAND b.1791 in Ayrshire.
I would really like to hear from anyone on the list who can provide me
with info which might confirm my thoughts, perhaps through looking at
the 1871 census for Auchinlech,Ayrshire.
Happy hunting to all!
My name is Roy McIlwee and I'm new to the list. Hello to all. Would anyone
have any ideas on how to locate info on a death in Kilbirnie? Bernard MCILWEE
is alive on the 1861 Census for Kilbirnie(Dennyholm), but he is dead in 1870.
I've searched the ScotsOrigins using many possible spellings but have had no
success. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Roy
McIlwee, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Just in case you no-one manages to do the lookup for you, you
may want to consider asking a researcher to do the lookup the next time
they are in Edinburgh. If you want to keep costs down you can ask them
just to transcribe the data for you.
If you ever get a chance to view the family headstone you will often
find the deaths of stillborn babies have not been added to the family
headstone but will be in the cemetery records.
Looking for information on Matthew Armour m. Mary Grace Rundle, Jan
20, 1893, in Galston. He was collery engine stoker, died young. She had
a candy store.
Also looking for information on families Andrew Dykes m. Sarah Mair,
Jan. 1, 1891 both from Newmilns. He was lace weaver.
Thanks for help.
I recently received a letter from my Aunt Mae, my father's younger
sister, who lives in Ayr. While not personally interested in genealogy,
she did dig out a few dates for me on various family members, and added
the info. that they had had an older sister who died as a toddler. She
thought that perhaps her name had been Elizabeth, but knew nothing else.
Since the birth/death would have probably occurred somewhere between
1924, when the oldest sibling was born and 1933 when my Aunt was born,
the information is too new to appear on the ScotsOrigin site. Therefore,
although I hesitate to ask, if anyone should happen to be going through
the birth/death indexes for that period, could they keep an eye out for
anything on an Elizabeth DUNSMUIR. Her parents were Allan DUNSMUIR and
Margaret McCormick LAWSON, and the family lived in Ayr.
I'd be grateful for any assistance. Living in Canada, it's a wee bit
difficult for me to access the "newer" records.
Cathy B.J. Moir (Ontario, Canada)
Webmistress, Bruce County GenWeb:
Researching:(Scotland) DUNSMUIR, LAWSON, McCREADIE, McCORMICK/McCORMACK,
SUTTIE/SOUTTIE, SYM, DRANNEN/DRENNAN, REE/RAE, MOIR, HENDERSON,
MACDONNELL, MACMILLAN, and countless others...
(Ontario) HELM, EVANS, DRENNAN.
Dear List Members,
I have really got problems finding my McKIE/KAY/KEE ancestors.
My Gt. Grandfather JAMES on leaving Kirkcudbrightshire settled in
BICKERSTAFFE, Lancs where he and his Wife (MARGARET McGAW) had a Son. They
then moved on to HUYTON, Lancs and another Son was born. My Grandmother was
born in CHILDWALL, nr. Liverpool and possibly her Father worked worked at
In the 1881 Census there is a CHARLES GORDON McKAY born in Scotlandworking
at BICKERSTAFFE HALL. He is with his Wife AGNES and children SAMUEL
ELIZABETH and Sister Bella. I may be wrong but it seems a coincidence that
my ancestor should turn up at the same place and then proceed to work in
another Stately Home !!
Does anyone recognise the above names ?
More than happy to share information.
Bette - Wales
I am new to this list - and it seems to be a very active list!
George HAMILTON born 1832 (son of Alexander Hamilton & Sarah McDonald)
married Margaret CAMPBELL born 1834 (daughter of Malcolm Campbell and Mary
McLean) on May 27, 1857 in Kilmarnock, Co. Ayr.
Their daughter Sarah HAMILTON (born 1864 in Wilson Street, Beith) was my
great-grandmother. Additional Hamilton children born in Ayr: Alexander,
Archibald, George Jr., John, Maggie, and Mary. The family emigrated to
America and settled in McKeesport, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.
Nancy Grace Steiert
Does anyone know this name? My Great Grandmother was Esther Brisco, her
father was originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne. They came to Ayrshire in the
late 1800s. Her Father Charles, marries Martha Warnock, sister of Samuel.
Their parents were from Ireland (William and Anne). All lived in Kilbirnie.
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At 22:54 27/01/00 , rdminer(a)home.com wrote to the List and to me personally:
> I have been referred to your town from a fellow amateur genealogist
>regarding the search described below. Do you know which church she is
>referring to in Troon? Could you provide the address for me please? I
>would be greatly indebted for your assistance. Thank you very much!
You have addressed a mailing list and an individual email address - NOT a town.
To learn more about pursuing family history research in Troon and the rest
of Ayrshire, I commend you to visit the GENUKI pages for the county. See
my signature for the URL. That is why they have been developed.
Yours aye, Iain
In Windsor, Berkshire
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Hi I am interested in John HAMILTON, Margaret wife and sons William, John, Andrew, Girls Jessie and Jane, who lived in Girvan AYR in 1881, but would like information from the 1891 census please if you could look them up.
Thanx in advance
Hi Everyone -
I'm new to the list and wanted to post my names. I'm looking for info
on William ANDERSON who married Grace Isabella FERGUSON in 1867 in
Irvine, Ayr. They had a son William Ferguson Anderson b. 1875. I don't
know if there were other children.
Does anyone recognize these names?
My gg grandmother was Grace (married an unknown LAMBIE)
My g grandfather was Gavin LAMBIE m Margaret BOONE
Children: John (Jack)
Mary (my grandmother)
The older and the first 3 children were from Troon or thereabouts.
Mary Blare Mason Boone LAMBIE m Arthur JOHNSON (by now they were in Canada - Toronto area)
Anyone with informatin on the LAMBIE line, please contact me and we can share the info.
Of course, I am interested in the JOHNSON line too, but I believe they were from England.
Other lines of interest include: ANGUS, BIGGAR, BRAMAH, CURRIE, DANFORD, GILROY, GOVIER, JAMIESON,
Ron & Gay
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