Thank you for the information. I will check my records and let you know
what I find shortly.
Chances are they moved there to work with John Loudon McAdam on roads as he
was living there approx. this time period.
I have WW McAdam married to Isabel Russel and I believe his parents are
James McAdam / Margerat Allason, however, I have no documents supporting
this claim at this time at this time.
I too am searching to establish my connection to the Craigengillan line. It
is possible that WW McAdam would be William Walker McAdam, however, I have
only his marriage date. It is also possible that James is the connection a
Do you have any further BMD records that you could share?
Researching: Evans, Whitton, Duffie, Gilmour, McAdam, Russell, Ross,
"Information which is not communicated is valueless. Information which
cannot be found is worthless. The value of Information is directly related
to its accessibility"
From: Lois Copping [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: September 29, 2006 1:17 PM
To: Janet Lee Evans
Subject: MACADAM/WALKER/McHARG sasine etc
Hello Listers and Janet,
I will continue to try to understand and learn from the abridgements to
sasine. For your information these
abridgements began in 1781 and prior to that the sasine is handwritten.
Also FYI there are indices available.
These films are all available from Salt Lake City for viewing at your local
FHC. With my Robert Keay and Jean
Walker, I located an abridgement which detailed every child including
spouses and their residence/occupation etc.
Three sons were in Hereford, Herefordshire and I am still trying to learn
the reason for that move. Opportunity is usually connected to family and
friends. But just how 'connected' they were is still a mystery. I think
perhaps the key is the HAMILTONs of Ayrshire and perhaps the MACADAMs. You
gotta love the questions!
Re MACADAM of Craigengillan:
I do believe that Elizabeth Walker was the daughter of the deceased John
Walker of Knockdon. The letter that
Quintin Macadam wrote was to her brother James Walker. I have since learned
that James Walker esquire was
married to Elizabeth Telfer in 1800 and he died in 1819 at Knockdon. His
wife died in 1839 also at Knockdon.
Here is a selection of details that I have collected re Craigengillan and
Quintin McAdam, Jr. was born after his father's death and provided some
claim that Quintin had a legitimate male heir. Quintin served as heir to his
father on 3 August 1813. On 2 November 1814 the Trustees placed young
Quintin in charge of Craigengillan. In 1817 the oldest daughter, Katherine
died. In l822 ,William McAdam, the first child by Quintin and Elizabeth now
serving in the military, was granted a life-renter estate by the Trustees.
QUESTION 1: does anyone know anything further about William McAdam?
The Walkers of Knockdon had a son named William Walker who was a surgeon in
the Royal Navy and the MI would indicate he died in 1810. I suspect this
first child was named by Elizabeth after her brother William. Altho the
eldest son, this child was born illigitimate and would not be given a
Macadam naming. Anyway, I have collected four children to Quintin and
Elizabeth named William, Katherine, Jean and finally Quintin Jr.
In 1826, just barley out of his teens, Quintin took ill and mysterious died.
His sister, the 2'd child, Jean McAdam quickly took control of the Estate,
an act that was not known to have been challenged. She then married Col.
Frederick Carthcart who changed his name to McAdam-Cathcart to satisfy the
Trust of John McAdam requiring title to be held by a person named McAdam.
Jean paid off William McAdam as part of the legacy guaranteed by the Trust
in the amount of L7,000 but never acknowledges any relationship to him. In
1832, as all but one of the Trustees of the Craigengillan Estate had died
off. Jean McAdam Cathcart took the property out of Trust and in 1833 had a
deed of trust granted to herself. She states in the title transfer from the
Trust that she was the sole heir of the Craigengillan property. She noted
her older sister, Katherine died in 1817 and her brother, Quintin who was
born after her father's death, died 19 June 1826. However, there is no
record that this action was challenged.
The Court case over the right of secession of Craigengillan was not decided
until 1813 and finally settled by the House of Lords. Their ruling - The
McAdam Case - established irregular marriage laws of Scotland. To fully
understand this tragedy it is necessary to know the background how the
ancient MacAdam family acquired land and wealth equal to many clans of
QUESTION 2: does anyone know anything further on Elizabeth Walker Macadam?
I believe she is noted in the 1837 Pigot:
1837 (Ayrshire Directories by Pigot & Co)
GENTRY & CLERGY
McAdam, Mrs Elizabeth (of Craigengillan) Camlarg Lodge
Cathcart, Hon. Colonel Frederick McAdam of Berbith
Further to my recent post about Sasine in Scotland, I have located this site
while googlesearching which seems very informative.
Sasine abridgements are brief summaries of information in the registers of
sasines (volumes recording property transactions in Scotland) from 1781
until the ...
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base/topics/sasine_abbs_topic.htm+sasine> - Similar
QUESTION 3 - does anyone have details on the McHARGs of Mains of Kier?