Hi Mary and Geraldine
Do any of you have a Bridget Goldie ?
I have being trying unsuccessfully to find my GGG Grandmother Bridget Goldie.
Bridget had a son William, my GG Grandfather.
William McKivlin/McKilvin/McKelvin/McKelvie was born 1831/32.
Both his marriage and death certificate show his parents as Patrick McKelvie and Bridget
Goldie. William also gave to of his sons the middle name GOLDIE.
His oldest son was William Goldie McKivlin born 1857, Auchterarder, Perthshire
another son was James Goldie McKelvie.
A distant relative believes that the family originated down near Portpatrick but as far
as i am aware this has not been confirmed.
Mary Paton <em.paton86(a)iinet.net.au> wrote:
I have Goldies around that time. In Ayrshire. Hugh Goldie and
Elizabeth Kay married in Auchinleck (not too far from Riccarton) in
1786. They are my ggg-grandparents.
We have only discovered daughters for them but there could have been
sons too. Subsequent offspring with the married surnames had several
Williams. There were definitely mariners in our family and why they
settled in Auchinleck is mysterious - possibly the mining though I
haven't found any miners among them.
I doubt if this will help much. Auchinleck is further from the sea
The first definite sighting of my 4 x great grandfather William
GOLDIE (variously called GAUDY GOWDIE GOLDING etc) is in 1792 when
he married in Flimby Cumberland.
William's death records suggest that he was born about 1764 and
there is, on the IGI, a William Goldie born in that year in
Riccarton, Ayrshire. His parents were William and Ann nee WILSON and
they seem to have had, at least 2 other children, Mary and John.
I am not at all certain if this is my William as the name Ann was
not used in succesive generations of the family although they stuck
like glue to the naming pattern.
I sent for the Parish Register details of William's christening
which states he was born at Windyhill, Riccarton.
Oh, by the way, William was a Mariner.
My questions are
Does anyone know of Windyhill? Is it a house, street, district etc
Is it likely that a young man from Riccarton would have pursued the
life of a mariner? (Maybe sailed into Maryport, met a lovely lass,
got married and stayed there?)
Does anyone have any connection to this family or know anything
Does anyone have any information about Riccarton in the late 1700s?
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