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I sure hope you don't get discouraged about the lack of people in the Sunday
Chats. Summer is such a busy time for many of us, but come Fall and Winter
many will want to chat. I know I will. Thanks Patti
Hi! I have the 1841 and 1851 census for Girvan on microfilm at our FHL on indefinate loan. I could do a lookup,if you have some info for me to start at, but I don't have a whole lot of time given to me, only about an hour and a half each week. So let me know as I have been the recipient of other people's kindneess, so it is my turn to help. Susan in Canada
At 07:47 31/07/01 -0400, bgrd848(a)cs.com wrote:
> Richard Wallace used stories by the minstrel, Blind Harry, to write
> the Braveheart movie script. Are any books or new recordings of these
> stories or songs available? I am trying to determine if Hamish and Angus
> are in these stories as MacCaulish (as in the movie). I'm also looking
> for Clan songs as mentioned in recent book on Bannockburn.
The only source we have on William Wallace's early life is a "biographical"
poem written by Henry the Minstrel (better known as "Blind Harry") sometime
in the 15th century - two hundred years later!
Wallace's companion "Hamish" is an invention of the
scriptwriter. Incidentally Hamish is an English misspelling of the Gaelic
Iain Kerr in Windsor, Berkshire
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Can anyone help me find more information about JOHN MCGREGOR who married MARGARET COCHRANE on June 7, 1838 in Kilmarnock? Their son, JAMES b.1844, is my ancestor but I have no information on his siblings or his parents.
Continued: Deaths in British Columbia, burial Nanaimo, B.C., born Ayrshire, Scotland
For the years 1909-1926.
ANDERSON, John Bailey age 33, 1916-09-05
BENNIE, Charles Sampson age 69, 1915-03-21
BENNIE, Duncan Stewart age 75, 1926-07-14
BENNIE, John age 37, 1911-08-20
BLAIN, David age 68, 1921-06-23
CAMPBELL, Sarah age 30, 1912-03-30
CLARKSON, James age 76, 1920-08-26
COOK, James age 44, 1923-11-26
COWAN, John age 73, 1912-12-29
COWAN, Peter age 78, 1915-04-06
COZENS, Francis age 42, 1910-03-07
CROSSAN, Alex McAlpine age 67, 1923-08-15
CROSSAN, James age 61, 1915-04-18
DEAN, Eliz Jardine age 42, 1914-05-20
DEVLIN, Jane age 45, 1924-02-25
DICK, Archibald age 74, 1915-07-01
DOHERTY, James age 33, 1910-05-05
ENGLISH, Mary age 37, 1920-03-01
FERGUSON, Jane Parker age 69, 1919-04-11
FISHER, Sarah age 39, 1918-11-13
FRASER, Eliz McKinley age 78, 1925-01-27
GOLD, Robert age 31, 1922-11-05
GRAHAM, Charles age 49, 1909-04-21
HAMILTON, Colin age 17, 1919-04-19
HAMILTON, James E age 68, 1922-02-27
HAMILTON, Mary age 59, 1917-02-18
HIDDOW, Andrew Smith age 42, 1915-05-10
JARVIE, Margaret age, 45, 1922-06-01
KERR, Walter age 36, 1918-02-19
LEMURE, Thomas age 42, 1912-03-27
LOGAN, William age 25, 1925-09-10
MCCRACKEN, Alexander age 32, 1918-12-14
MCDOUGALL, Agnes Brown age 68, 1922-01-28
MCGILL, Charles age 22, 1911-07-04
MCKINNEL, Catharine age 69, 1922-06-26
MCKINNEL, John age 51, 1911-02-03
MCLENNAN, Sarah MCL age 48, 1919-01-03
MORGAN, Robert Welsh age 54, 1922-09-18
RAWICK, John age 85, 1920-03-20
RENWICK, Margaret Steele age 77, 1921-12-01
SEGGIE, Catherine age 58, 1916-03-07
SEGGIE, Robert age 38 1919-10-02
SHAW, Alexander age 82, 1916-03-11
STEELE, William age 59, 1916-04-30
YOUNG, John age 53, 1920-03-28
YOUNG, John McKinley age 53, 1918-02-04
If you find someone on this list in which you are interested, please don't hesitate to email me and I will do my best to help you obtain further information.
With regards from,
Dear Fellow List Members:
The following information taken is from the Records of Burials, Nanaimo Cemetery, Nanaimo, British Columbia. 1876-1909
The index clearly shows the following Scots as Ayrshire born.
Listed in order of surname, given name, age, and date of death.
ABERNETHY, John age 49, 1886-12-28
AITKEN, Ann age 74, 1896-08-29
BENNIE, Samuel Stuart age 66, 1907-07-01
COOK, David age 32, 1908-12-18
COUN, William age 54, 1877-10-01
COWAN, Margaret age 52, 1901-05-07
COWAN, Mary age 57, 1896-12-31
CROSSAN, Mary age 64, 1895-12-02
DICK, John age 68, 1902-03-26
DICK, Sarah age 71, 1877-08-09
DUFFIE, Mathew age 35, 1901-06-27
FREW, David age 53, 1879-08-10
GILBERT, Agnes age 47, 1900-09-19
GILL, John age 36, 1884-06-30
GILMOUR, Joseph age 55, 1892-06-13
GOLD, James age 47, 1907-03-01
GORDON, Jennie Forsyth age 42, 1904-12-31
GORDON, William age 68, 1902-09-29
HARLEY, Janet age 55, 1899-11-19
HORNE, William age 40, 1888-01-24
HUNTER, John age 63, 1903-12-20
HUNTER, Mary age 88, 1904-01-01
KILPATRICK, Robert age 89, 1898-02-16
MCGREGOR, Margaret (Mary) age-, 1905-05-27
MCKINNEL, Robert age 23, 1892-03-21
MCLATCHIE, John age 45, 1893-08-18
MCNEILL, John age 37, 1888-01-24
MUIR, Andrew age 45, 1887-05-03
MUIR, Archibald age-, (not given) 1887-05-03
MUIR, Mary Ann age-, (not given) 1886-03-13
POTTER, John age 37, 1908-09-16
PRICE, Christina age 63, 1899-10-07
REID, Isabella age 44, 1895-02-15
SIM, Ellen age 52, 1908-04-04
THOMPSON, William K age 43, 1904-01-26
More to follow: Years 1909-1926.............
The Church of Scotland Website has very good links to online parishes.
Go to http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/
and click on site map, from there click on the link to online parishes.
There is also info on the Presbyteries in Ayrshire.
Presbyteries in Ayrshire are Ardrossan, Ayr & Irvine & Kilmarnock.
The Presbytery of Ardrossan is responsible for 32 congregations in the
Cunninghame District of North Ayrshire stretching from Largs in the
North to Kilwinning in the South and from the Island of Arran in the
West to Beith in the
East. Presbyteries are the second highest ecclesiastical court
authorised under Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
The "Bounds" of the Ardrossan Presbytery:
According to the CofS website, there is no online info about Ayr and
Irvine & Kilmarnock Presbyteries.
This family were still in Riccarton in 1851, while I was at the LHU
today I used the Ayrshire 1851 census index and found the following:
JOHN MCKELVIE AGED 42
AGES MCKELVIE AGED 34
FRANCIS MCKELVIE AGED 9
AGNES MCKELVIE AGED 3
ELIZABETH MCKELVIE AGED 7M
You may want to check for them in the 1861 census [as well as the 1851]
which has been indexed by East Ayrshire FHS. You can buy it from them or
ask the local historian for a lookup.
There is a Pedigree Resource File on this John McKelvie by Sue Collins
from Vancouver who has John and Agnes in her tree. She lists the birth
of Agnes and her parents and has the same date of birth for John in
Kilmarnock in 1807 that you have.
You have the same names and places but I cannot make a connection. Perhaps you can? I have William ORR who married Agnes McTier who were born in Ballantrae and married on 30 August 1840. William and Agnes had at least 9 children starting with John in 1841 and ending with William in 1862. Jane b 1845 m 1869 Dreghorn Thomas Howat b1845. James b1851 married Margaret Crawford 1873 in Riccarton.
Donna, I found a second-hand copy of a book I wanted at this web-site.
If your title is not listed you could email him. Also, I suggest asking in your local public library. They should be able to locate a copy for you to borrow somewhere in the library system. Best of luck!
I have in my family tree a Margaret Richie. Could she be related to your Margaret Richie Lockhart?
1. WILLIAM1 MACDONALD was born April 5, 1784 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland, and died Unknown. He married MARGARET RITCHIE November 28, 1802 in Stevenson, Ayr, Scotland. She was born November 26, 1788 in Stevenson, Ayr, Scotland, and died Unknown.
A Niven Agnew (died 11/2/1799) married Elizabeth McCrea
(died 11/8/1848, aged 91 at Balscalloch, Kirkcolm Parish).
Believe this same Niven lived in Leswalt (neighbouring Parish to Kirkcolm) at one time.
There is a Norma Agnew, Po Box 371, Mt Omnaney, Brisbane 4074, Queensland, Australia who may be connected.
Hope this leads to more information
My GG-Grandmother was Jeanie (Jane) Murdoch from Girvan Area born mid 1860's Her daughter Rosina was born 1887. There may be a connection but I am still trying to find out further information at present.
I came upon this web site quite by accident. It is, Marriages
solemnized by the Rev. William Smart web site. There are 950 marriages listed
and some baptisms. I don't know if there is another way of finding this site
other than the way I found it but this is the way to get there.
I put in the name James Sheen, All, 5 years, 1838, Scotland. Nothing
about him came up but this web site. I felt that this wealth of information
would be valuable to many on the lists.
There must be a more sophisticated way of finding this site. As I
don't think many would be looking for ole Jimmy Sheen.
Isobel Moir Craig Cavolo in
----- Original Message -----
I came upon this web site quite by accident. It is, Marriages
> solemnized by the Rev. William Smart web site. There are 950 marriages
> and some baptisms. I don't know if there is another way of finding this
There is a link to the record of marriages by William Smart on the Olive
Tree Genealogy Page at
The record of marriages solemnized by William Smart, Minister of the
Presbyterian Congregation, Brockwille, Elizabethtown, Upper Canada, can be
Irene Mitchell, Canada