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Most of the people to emigrate from Ayrshire settled in America, Australia and Canada. If you are looking to find information on anyone, in Ayrshire or abroad, you can post a message with as much information about them as you can, hopefully, someone will then be able to give information on the person you are enquiring about.

Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages dating back to 1855, in South Ayrshire, are held in four Registration Offices. We have a team of courteous and experienced staff who will be happy to offer advice and assistance with any enquiries you may have, website & contacts: south-ayrshire.gov.uk. Old Parish Records date from 1553 to 1854.

Births Deaths and Marriages information for North Ayrshire from 1855 - present day, website: north-ayrshire.gov.uk. Old Parish Records date from 1553 to 1854.

Births Deaths and Marriages information for East Ayrshire from 1855 - present day, website: east-ayrshire.gov.uk. Old Parish Records date from 1553 to 1854.

East Ayrshire is from Kilmarnock to Cumnock in the east.

North Ayrshire is from Irvine to Largs in the north.

South Ayrshire is from Troon and Ayr to Ballantrae in the south.

This page contains posts between 2016 & 2019

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Michael King, Prestwick? / 24. 10. 2019

I am working on my family tree and I am trying to trace relatives of my 1st cousin 2x removed. He was a Michael King, born 1909 in County Clare, Ireland. Michael we believe married a woman from Northern Ireland and had 5 children born in Ayrshire, Prestwick perhaps , names of 4 of these are Brian, Tom, Charles and Ellen. Births of the children were in the 1940's/50's. We believe based on information in old family letters that Charles lived in Australia at some point. Brian. Email: bryan2609@yahoo.co.uk

Mcmillan & Logan, Ayr / 11. 10. 2019

I have been researching the Mcmillan and Logan family in Ayr with a date of birth for Marion Mcmillan 1715 . The birth of the father of her 12 children is Hugh Logan , date of birth is Aug 1759 . Baptismal dates are listed for the children are listed in Family Search. They are my 6th great grandmother and great grandfather father, I am not finding any information before 1715. I would like to learn more about them. I am hoping to learn more to them. Any help us appreciated. thank you. Email: sunflowerz808@gmail.com

Nathaniel Peebles, Ballantrae / 11. 10. 2019

My ancestry trail here in Canada leads to a settlement in New Richmond, Bonaventure Quebec of early settlers from Scotland. In 1840 two brothers William and John Peebles came, later followed by several of their other siblings. Their parents, Nathaniel Peebles ( 1781-1853 ) (1781- ) and Agnes Brown remained in the hometown of Ballantrea and I think their son Andrew Peebles remained as well. I cannot get further than the parents. I have researched through ancestry.ca, Scotland’s people etc and records are nil to find out who Nathan and Agnes’s parents were. I think I found a baptismal record for record that indicates his father may have been Nathaniel as well. I also cannot find records for the first Peebles to go to Canada. As so many came in a large group there must have been someone scouting it out at first. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Phil Peebles. Email: peebles7@sympatico.ca

C.T. Wilson, Ayr / 04. 10. 2019

I am seeking information on C.T. Wilson, Boot and Shoemaker, Ayr. I have a pair of children's shoes he made around 1850. I found him in a list of citizens of Ayr. I don't know his birthdate, etc. I'm just interested in anything I can find about him. The original label inside the little shoes reads: C.T. Wilson, Boot and Shoemaker, Ayr. Email: jumeaujs1@aol.com

Maureen Campbell, Ayr / 23. 09. 2019

I am looking for a woman named Maureen Campbell who lived in a guest house I believe owned by her family in Ayr up till and maybe after 1969 when she was 17yo so her birthdate was in 1952. I am her first born but was adopted and brought to Australia where i live near Byron Bay. I was born Mary Campbell 23/12/1969. If anyone knows my blood family I would love to know for I am a tree without roots with three grown up daughters soon to sell my home and maybe travel. I feel the Campbell blood and want to know more about my family if possible and perhaps meet some of them. My name is Kate Marson and email is: kate.marson@bigpond.com

Moore, Dalmellington / 23. 09. 2019

My 'Moore' ancestors came from the Ayrshire area, particularly Dalmellington, but possibly other areas. They originally came to Donaghadee, N Ireland as part of the Montgomery Plantation in the 1600's. John Moore was involved in the original building of Donaghadee Harbour at that time. His wife's name was, Margaret Thomson. Later in the 1800's another ancestor, also John Moore worked at the Dalmellington Ironworks and lived at 4 Burnfoothill, before coming to Donaghadee to manage the flax mill at 'Ballynoe'on the outskirts of Donaghadee. I am trying to fill the gap between the 1600 - 1800's. Any information would be helpful. Email: maxwellhouse5748@yahoo.com

John Millar, Ayrshire / 20. 07. 2019

My name is Alejandro Millar, chilean, who's looking for some information about the family of John Millar a 35 y.o coal miner who left Ayrshire on August, the 4th.,1853 on the Colinda ship (chartered by Hudson Bay Co. with Norwegians workers and Scottish coal miners and their families). She sailed for Victoria, Canada but on the way to Canada, some issues between Captain and crew arose and the passengers and crew decided to land in the first nearest port. That date was November, the 07th., and the port was Corral in Valdivia, many passengers left the barque and heading north to the new coal mines in Lota province (Concepcion - Chile). One of them was John Millar (35 y.o), and his family. The big question is: How could I get or track the information about the names of his wife and sons because in the HBCo., in Canada, this information is not detailed and all the passenger lists and ship records, indicates the name of the father and just the ages for the wife, the daughters (3) and sons (4). He signed a contract with HBCo., on June, 17th., 1853 in Kilmarnock. I'll be very appreciated if someone there could help me a little bit more with this question, please. Thanks you !!! Email: millarvete@gmail.com

David Robert Mitchell, Kilmarnock / 20. 06. 2019

Hi there i have been searching/looking for my dad for a number of years now. I heard he had passed away on 2012. I know he was and lived in Kilmarnock his name was David Robert Mitchell born on 7/11/1973 he would have been roughly 38 when he died, just trying to see if anyone could help me with some information about him etc, thanks. Email: dechlan2014@gmail.com

Robert Dunn, Ayr / 02. 05. 2019

Hello, My father was born Feb. 17, 1943 in Litchfield or Staffordshire England in a Salvation Army Hospital for unwed mothers. My grandmother Ena Isabel Wright met a man from Scotland during WWII and he was in the Air Force. His name is Robert Dunn from Ayr, Ayrshire. They registered to be married in England but then his commanding officer told her parents he was married with a family in Scotland. I am told my dad looks a lot like him. She never saw him again and I can't be sure he even knew she was pregnant. My grandmother just turned 96 years old this month. She has siblings George, Margaret and Eileen Wright who all lived their lives in England. The only Robert Dunn I could find through Ancestry.com died within a few years of his birth. I recently sent my DNA kit in to learn about my heritage and would love to know about my dad's side of my family. Dawn Harper Nee Wright. Email: odawn67@hotmail.com

Flanagan and Kennedy Ayr / 18. 04. 2019

I descend from Flanagan and have Kennedy in my DNA. By 1879 my ancestor was in South Australia. I would be grateful for any information re marriages which happened between Flanagan’s and Kennedy’s before 1879. Email: marilyn.synnes@gmail.com

Caddis Or Thomson Families, Ayr / 18. 04. 2019

My father Andrew (born Thomson now a Caddis) was born in 1935 in Ayr. I’m trying to trace any information either about the Caddis or Thomson families. His mother from birth was Jeanie Thomson however father unknown. Jeanie Thomson then lived at 43 Green Street Lane Ayr. Her profession was Domestic Servant ( general) Where I don’t know. I know nothing else of her or whereabouts after she adopted out my father. My father as I believe was then adopted by the Caddis family. Mr Caddis ( a barber) and Mrs Caddis had then a large family of their own and all grown up. My father’s stepfather Mr Caddis who was a barber had a shop somewhere in Ayr that is now a Supermarket. Which one I don’t know. Mr Caddis ( barber ) passed away when my dad was very young. Then his mother passed away when he was about 10 to 13 maybe. And was then raised by one of his step sisters Rose Caddis. All his other siblings had left my then. My father after finishing primary school did an apprenticeship as a bricklayer and stonemason. Then at the age of 18 he left by ship to live in Australia. Then roughly in 1978 Rose passed away and that has been the last contact my father had with the Caddis family. It’s very difficult with so little to work with. Shirley ( Caddis) Poulos l: shirley@poulos1.com

William Wilson, Kirkoswald / 18. 04. 2019

I have an ancestor, William Wilson, born in 1853 and his Old Parish Birth Record entry states that he was born in Cozyden, Kirkoswald. In subsequent census the address is given as Cosyglen or Cosieglen, none of which I can find. As his father was a labourer I think it was possibly a farm. Can you help me with this please. Sheila Stirling,. Email: sheila.stirling@btinternet.com

Finlay family from Ayr / 25. 03. 2019

My ancestor is in the records from the Greenville, Mississippi (USA) cemetery, John Finlay born 1794, from Ayr, Scotland and was a Methodist minister. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh and emigrated to the U.S. c. 1840. We have his diploma. It's beautiful—handwritten in Latin and it has a case that used to hold the wax seal. We believe he was both a minister and a doctor. He may have landed in Connecticut and lived there for a time. He somehow ended up in Mississippi. His son, John Lewis Finlay, was a doctor in Greenville, Mississippi and was considered to be a Yellow Fever specialist. We have his portrait. Please send any information you may have. Jane Gullyemail: jhgully@att.net

Thomas Cunningham / 21. 02. 2019

I am looking for parents of Thomas Cunningham born April 4, 1828 in Ayrshire. He immigrated to Boston, MA, USA. Started a steel/iron works. Died July , 1881 in Boston. Any help appreciated. email: cdcunningham@comcast.net

Dalziel Family History / Sorn / 21. 02. 2019

Dear Sir/ Madam, I am searching for information on my family history in regards to the Dalziel Clan, Dalziel Coat of Arms and the Dalziel Tartan in Sorn, Ayshire, Scotland or the related area. Gavin DALZIEL born 18 Mar 1722 in Sorn, Ayshire, Scotland. Married Marta FISHER 1745 in Sorn. Died in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Parents of Gavin are; James and Agnes DALZIEL James Born 19 Jan 1693 in Sorn, Ayshire, Scotland. Gavin is one of six siblings. Three generations later one of the family sons came out to New Zealand. If you can tell me the details regarding to the Clan and the Family name connection in Sorn or related area. My contact details are email: am.team@xtra.co.nz

Hector Hamilton / Largs / 08. 02. 2019

Hello, my name is Judith Mitchell (nee Hall) and I live in Melbourne Victoria Australia. I am searching for a relative Hector Hamilton born aro 1790 in Largs Ayrshire Scotland. Married Janet McKecknie/McKekeney/McEachen abt 18 Mar 1815 Kilcalmonell and Kilberry, Argyll, Scotland. I believe they lived and died in Scotland. They apparently had three children: 1) Archibald Hamilton born in Largs Ayrshire abt 11 April 1821 d: Victoria BDM Death Reg No.5005/1884; Married Catherine O’Grady on 25 Nov 1852 (who emigrated from Scotland to Australia at 17yrs old.) Catherine was born around 1836 Belfast Newross Co. Wexford Ireland. She died in 1916. 2) David Hamilton born in Largs Ayrshire abt 1819 Died: 1896, aged 77yrs, Victorian BDM Death Reg. No. 12533 Brunswick Victoria Australia, on death certificate: Father's name Hamilton Hector Mother's name Jane (Mackean) David may have been married to an Elizabeth Baker in 1887 in Brunswick Victoria Australia. I could find no records of this marriage on our BDM site. 3) Mary Hamilton born in Scotland abt 1825 further information unknown. Archibald and David emigrated to Victoria Australia around : Emigration: 8 JAN 1841 Ship Adriadne Source: Burns Family Tree – Rootsweb Any information on Hector Hamilton and his wife Janet and their family above would be most appreciated. Email: judith-mitchell@bigpond.com

Allan / Bryce / Old Cumnock / 25. 01. 2019

Jacobina Crawford Allan and William Bryce were married at Old Cumnock on July 12 , 1912. I am looking for any photos of this event. Particularly, a group photo with both families. Jim Allan Toronto, Ontario. Email: jslsa2@gmail.com

Hamilton / Ayrshire / 05. 01. 2019

I live in Nova Scotia Canada and have been been surrounded by my "Hamilton" ancestors living in Shelburne N.S. Captain James Hamilton - Son of William Hamilton and Jean Walker North Ayrshire, UK Born: June 19, 1747 or March 2nd, 1735 Died in Nova Scotia Sept 9th 1823 Married 6 June 1771 to Anna McGeorge I do have more information that links Captain James to my immediate family but we are really looking for information in regards to his parents William Hamilton and Jean Walker. Please contact: jreynolds@win.eastlink.ca if you have any information or questions. Thanks Julie

Young / Dundonald / Ayrshire / 15. 12. 2018

Hi myself and my second cousin are researching the youngs of Dundonald. Robert Young came out to New Zealand on the Clontarf in the 1870s with his brother James. Married an Annie Lambert and settled in Waikari Canterbury. I am looking for his fathers records - Robert Young (weaver) who married a Margaret Lockhart in the early 1800s and any records earlier if possible. Looking at the reasons for leaving Dundonald to come out to New Zealand and what relatives are still residing in Scotland or elsewhere. Any information appreciated. My email address is: vadavies27@gmail.com

McCrea / McKerrow / Ayrshire / 28. 11. 2018

I've been working on my family tree and traced one branch to James McCrea (Born 18 Sep 1737 & died 1797 in America). I have his parents as Father - James McCrea (1685-1750) Born in Ulva Scotland and died in Ayrshire Mother - Jonet Craig (1679-1742) Born in Glasgow and died in White Holm My question revolves around James McCrea. I have a number of other people stating that his parents are Father - Robert McKerrow (1650-1702) Born in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland died in Ayr Mother - Jonet Wilsone (1650-1710) Born in Dunfermline and died in Ayreshire. I've found no supporting documentation and the drastic change in last name has me confused. On top of that, why would James be born in Ulva if Robert McKerrow and Jonet Wilsone are indeed his parents. Any help or direction that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I'll be visiting Scotland next year and wanted to wrap up my Scottish history before planning the trip as I would like to make sure we see some places from my family history. Thanks. Joe. Email.: JBailey@usautoforce.com

McClure / Cochrane / Ayrshire / 28. 11. 2018

I am attempting to establish a Scottish connection with the McClure clan who I have been able to trace back to Raphoe County Donegal, Ireland. My family insists that the McClures came to Ireland from Ayrshire but I can find no evidence to confirm. Father-John McClure b.1630 d.1705 Raphoe Ireland married Janey Jenat Cochrane b.1645 in Kirkcudbright d.9-9-1720 in Raphoe. Marriage was in 1665, Raphoe. Two children, one died at birth. Survivor was James Andrew McClure Son-James Andrew McClure b.1650 or 1660 d.1732 or 1739. Married Francis Ludlowe b.1664 d.1738. Both born and died in Raphoe. No marriage date. 7 children, all boys Any help in establishing a Scottish connection would be appreciated. Email.: davisonduke@yahoo.com

Martin family / Ayrshire / 11. 11. 2018

I am looking for any records on Sarah Clark born abt 1841 in Ireland and Henry Martin born abt 1835 in Ireland they married and lived in Ayrshire, Children Alexander, Susanna, William, and Mary. I know Alexander went to Canada around 1900 and William New Zealand. I believe Mary married John Chapman and they Had a daughter Mary Chapman. I am interested in any records on Henry Martin, his children Mary and Susanna and if there were any other children besides those four? I have found them in census records from 1871 to 1901 any advice on how to find records would be appreciated . Thank you Robin. Email.: robinleemark@msn.com

Harvey / Auchinleck / Ayrshire / 15. 10. 2018

I’m currently planning a trip to Ayrshire and I have been studying my family ancestors. My GG Robert “Rob” James Harvey immigrated to America 1910. Most of my other Harvey GG were born in Ayrshire. I can go all the way back to my 5th GG William Harvey born 1717. I’m looking for any information pertaining to this part of my family and any key areas to visit during our future trip to Scottland. Please send any information you may have to Email.: mrsterick@gmail.com

Hutchison Family / Ayrshire / 15. 10. 2018

I am looking for information concerning members of the Hutchison family, who I believe were tenant farmers at Dalgig Farm near New Cumnock, Ayrshire and elsewhere in the mid to late 1600's. I am particularly interested in learning who the parents of David Hutchison b. about 1650 might have been. I have found information about some Hutchisons from this period, but nothing that ties them directly to David Hutchison. Added note: David and his brother James fled Scotland about 1680 for Northern Ireland to escape religious persecution and several of David's sons migrated to America Bill Hutchison; Email.: flabill89@yahoo.com

Steele / Ayrshire / 04. 10. 2018

I’m curious to know more about the origins of the Steele family surname in Ayrshire. I understand that in East Ayrshire the surname is 3rd most common. Why is this area of Scotland a stronghold for this surname? I’ve been told the surname is of Norman origin. ; Email.: storring@rogers.com

Tarbet / Ayr / 04. 10. 2018

I have traced my ancestry back to Hugh Tarbet, born in Ayr in 1667, who married his wife Ealsie Boyle in Ayr. They had a son also named Hugh in 1691. It was this son and the other brothers who migrated to America around 1730 or so. I am seeking to determine the parentage of Hugh (the dad) and his wife Ealsie. Any help would be appreciated, Kind Regards, Jason Tarbet; Email.: jtarbet1@hotmail.com

John Robertson / Delmelinton / 14. 09. 2018

I am researching John Robertson born 2 February 1811 in Delmelinton Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland to Hugh Robertson and Margaret. He married Mary Jane Pier and had 7 children. Mary Pier then married Robert Affleck Robertson and moved to Australia. John then married Caroline Elizabeth Elford. John died 9 March 1882 in Victoria Australia. Children of John and Mary Pier included John Henry B. 1847, Frank Williard 1853; Sarah Louisa 1856; Carrie Cornelia 1859; Douglas Pier 1851; Mary Hattie 1854; Lilly Louisa 1858. John married Mary Jane Pier USA or Canada. Thank you; Email.: pldore@iprimus.com.au

Jane Paisley / Kilmarnock / 1826 / 30. 07. 2018

Searching for information about Douglass Hunter, born 19 Feb 1828, Glasgow, and his wife Jane Paisley, b. 13 Oct 1826, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. They both emigrated to the U.S. and married in Wisconsin. Jane's parents were Ninian Paisley and Jane Barclay, actuarials unknown. I would like to trace their ancestry & their wider family tree, possibly via Douglass's father John Hunter (b. 11 Jun 1794), mother Agnes Ferguson (b. abt, 1794), both from Scotland, and their descendants. Thanks & best regards, Diane, Marietta, Georgia; Email.: dineyfrench@att.net

Richmond family of Ayrshire / 24. 07. 2018

I am searching for information on John Richmond born 1726 Ayrshire Scotland. He was listed as a shipbuilder in early documents in North Carolina, USA. I am his descendant. Anything that you feel might help would be appreciated. About a decade ago I found a listing for a John Richmond who was baptized about then in Scotland and it listed a Mathew as his father, but I am not sure that this is correct. Email.: timrich1952@gmail.com

Richard / Ritchie / St Quivox area / 17. 07. 2018

I believe that My GGG Grandfather was born Alexander Richard. I find an Alexander Richard married to Euphemia Boyd in the late 1840 to early 1850s. They had multiple children in the area under the name Richard. Elizabeth, Isabella, John, Euphemia, William, Alexander, to name a few. Sometime between 1860 and 1870 the surname name changed from Richard to Ritchie sometime between 1860 and 1870. I am interested in why the name would have changed as will as connecting with family. I know that sons William and John immigrated to Illinois United States in the mid to late 1880s. Any information would be appreciated. I can be reached at: bcabat@yahoo.com

McGarvie / Scobie / Dailly / 11. 07. 2018

Good evening I am posting in regards to the McGarvie family, especially that of my great great grandfather James Glen McGarvie, born in 1858 in Dailly. His father was William McGarvie, born 1829 also in Dailly and his mother Margaret Scobie born abt 1822 in Dailly. Any information would be very much appreciated I look forward to hearing from anyone who may be able to help me. Email: jo_dodd@optusnet.com.au

Janet Hunter of Kilmarnock / 15. 06. 2018

I am searching for the source of Janet Hunter’s baptism in Kilmarnock; she was baptized 3 July 1757 in Kilmarnock, but I have been unable to find the primary source. Please help me. Her parents are listed as Henry and Mary Hunter. Thank you so much, Eugene C. Rasband. Email: eugene.c.rasband@gmail.com

Johnston / Johnstoun family / 09. 06. 2018

I am looking for information on the family of John Johnston and his life before he left Ayrshire. He was son to George Johnson/Johnstoun and Elizabeth Bowie/Booy, his spouse (married Nov.17,1751), was born August 15th 1756.Baptized19th by Mr. David Shaw, Minister of the Gospel in Coylton." It is also probable that John had four siblings: Mary - born February 17, 1751. Baptized February 19, 1751: William - born December 31, 1752. Baptized January 3, 1753 Peter - Baptized February 1, 1761. James - born February 7, 1763. Baptized February 10, 1763 The father, George, may have been a Troweler in Ayr, but it was also said that John left Scotland to avoid an arranged marriage, which may mean that his family had money. The story goes that John stowed away a board a ship that was carrying Colonel John Campbell's newly formed regiment of foot, -The 74th Argyll Highlanders- bound for Halifax. Departure date was May 1778. After he died his family offered to bring his family from Canada back to Scotland to make sure that his 3 sons were educated. His widow declined and remained in New Brunswick, Canada. I would be very grateful for any information you can provide. Thank you. Email: knitwit_a236@yahoo.com

Vincent Smith / Prestwick / 14. 05. 2018

I have attached two photos one is of my mother on the left and her friend who we believe is married to the man in the photo named Jimmy with the Boxer. I believe they lived next door to us and had been very close friends to the family. My father Vincent Smith and mother Jacqueline transferred from Coco Beach Florida to Prestwick Scotland in 1955 with two small children ages 1 and 3, my sister Corrinne was born at the Greystone in Prestwick and my sister Michele was also born. They returned to the USA in California in 1958. Three weeks ago my mother passed away at age 89 and she had told me that out of all the places she had lived she enjoyed Prestwick Scotland the most. I was hoping to notify Jimmy his wife and family that my mother and father had passed. These photos were taken in 1957, do you think you could pass these photos around to your contacts in the Prestwick area and see if we can get Jimmy's last name or family information. I believe Jimmy was a local to Prestwick area. So thankful. Email: smithjfs@gmail.com

Dalrymple / Kennedy / Ross / 23. 04. 2018

Hello, my name is Mark Wales, I'm looking for as much information as possible on my 8th Great Grandfather James Dalrymple the 1st Viscount of Stair born May 1619, died 23 Nov. 1695. Married to Margaret Ross born 1623 Wigtonshire, died 1692 Midlothian. I have found some information about him and would like to try and gather information on his wife, parents, grandparents and so on as much as possible. His father was James Dalrymple born 1589 Barr, died Jan 1625 Barr. Married to Janet Kennedy born 1598 Knockdow, died 1663. One of the problems I'm running into is with his grandfather and great grandfather. Please contact me with any information you may have. Thank you.. Email: mawales@gmail.com

Graham Family / Maybole / 23. 04. 2018

Elizabeth Garvin Graham married Donald Clark and with several small children sailed for Australia. Several more children were born and the last one was Archibald Robert Clark who was my darling grandfather. Iam trying to find out about Elizabeth,s family. I know that her mother was Mary Jones and her father was James Graham, but I don’t know anything else. Can anybody out there help me in my quest Yours truly Jan Evelyn. Email: jayme1955@yahoo.com

Margaret Ann Hosie / Stevenston / 03. 04. 2018

I am looking for any information on the birth of a Margaret Ann Hosie/Hosey born around 1852 in Stevenston? who married Archibald Morrison in Glasgow in 1873. Her parents are recorded as Joseph Hosie (Hasse/Hossick)and Elizabeth Newall from Ayrshire. This seems unlikely, given their age. A Margaret Ann Tomes, aged 8, appears in the 1861 census, living with Joseph and Elizabeth in Saltcoats. I am trying to find out if this was Margaret Ann Hosie, and if so how to establish this. Margaret Ann Hosie was my father's grandmother and it would be great to solve this mystery for him. Thank you.. Email: jillstables@hotmail.com

John C. Wilson / Troon / 18. 03. 2018

My grandfather John C. Wilson was born in Dec 1885 in Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland. This is all the information I have on him. It would be a great help if you could link me to his parents. Thank You Sean V. Wilson / Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. Email: wilsons@pulsesecure.net

Flanagan / Ayrshire / 09. 03. 2018

Looking for any information available of Flanagan(s) migrating from Ayrshire to County Donegal, Ireland prior to 1743. Flanagan ancestors were Presbyterian. First names probably James and/or Ambrose. From Donegal immigrated to America in 1743. Please advise of any connections or sources you may have. Thank you! Robert McNair Flanagan Frisco, Texas. Email: bob@internationalbrand

McDowall William 1824 / Colmonell / 18. 02. 2018

I am looking for any information on the McDowall family who were living in South Ayrshire in 1852. My great great Grandfather William McDowall was living in Colmonell at the time he married. He married Jane/Jean Smith who was living at the time in Girvan, and originally born somewhere in Ireland in 1827. They had a daughter, Elizabeth McDowall who was born in Colmonell in 1853. While this is the spelling of the last name (McDowall), Elizabeth's generation took on a new spelling in Canada of MacDouell. I have record of them living in Canada in about 1856 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. They later moved to Caledonia, Ontario area. I would like to know what the conditions were like in South Ayrshire at that time, that may have attributed their move to Canada, and also where they would have departed from, and possibly the ship name. Any information is helpful to me. It has taken me 7.5 years to find this out.. Email: hhaywood@xplornet.ca

Hunter / Troon /19. 10. 2017

Looking for any info regarding John "Skip" Hunter of Troon. Worked John Brown Shipyard 1920-1930's? Also Nancy Hunter or Agnes Hunter of Troon. Born and resided 1929 -1939. Cheers Claud Jones, Anchorage Alaska. Email: inspectorclaudjones@gmail.com

Families from Saltcoats /24. 07. 2017

Trying to research several prominent nautical families from Saltcoats and surrounding area from the 1775 - 1850 period. Any help would be greatly appreciated. James Shanks and Jean Ferguson, daughter of Walter Ferguson and Janet Barclay. They had eleven children, nine of whom survived infancy. Key families I am trying to discover are obviously the Shanks, plus Captain William Barclay, William Howie, Captain William Black, Robert McGregor, James Kerr Gemmell, Hyslop, Livingston, Captain William Miller and McKenzie. These were all families the Shanks married into. Any connections out there?. Email: gdshank@comcast.net

Relatives of David Muckle / 03. 07. 2017

My Great-Grandfather was born 1861 in Ayrshire. He moved to the U.S. at some point. He married Amelia Frances Cole while in America. I am looking for relative's in Ayrshire of my Grandfather's. If you could please let me know my father would so appreciate it. Thank you. Email: alwaysdannys@gmail.com

Burns/Tannehill / Ayshire / 10. 06. 2017

My Great Grandfather is Allen William Burns. Born about Sep 1853 in Scotland and died, I assume in the United States, about 1920. This is all we know of him. His son, my grandfather, Samuel Amonette (Amonete, changed to Allen) Burns was born in Athens, Texas, USA in 1906. I then get to the Tannehill side and am lost. I see there is the likelyhood of a long history in the United States and then on to Scotland but all I know is my Great Grandmother is Fannie M Tannehill born in Athens, Texas 15 Apr 1870. Parents seem to be Amonette (Amonete) Sucre Tannehill and Frances Marion Bass. Both born in the United States. I don't know for sure at this time how far back in the United States the Tannehills go though but would love to find the information going into Scotland for both sides. Especially the Burns side as we have very little information there. Thanks Anna. Email: strawberry1short@aol.com

Crawford of Ayshire and Durham. / 08. 06. 2017

I am descended from Henry Crawford of Staindrop Durham. I have come across a pedigree that gives his gr.gr.grandfather as John Crawford born 1618 in Aryshire Scotland. I would be grateful if anyone could enlighten me about him. I have found many Scottish people in my line but Henry Crawford is the closest to me. Lefayre Heslehurst Palmer in Australia.. Email: lefayrep@optusnet.com.au

Mary Sinclair Boyd /Saltcoats / 28. 05. 2017

I am looking for information on my maternal Grandmother Mary Sinclair Boyd (dob May 29 1904) from Saltcoats Ayrshire Scotland who married William Harvie Ross (dob 1906) from Stevenon Scotland. It is my understanding they had 2 children born there Samuel Ross and Robert Ross (my uncles) Thank you for your attention to this matter Yours truly Lora Jones. Email: firespirit99@hotmail.com

Crawfords of Beith /09. 05. 2017

I am looking for any information about my ancestors from Beith. Clan Crawford. What I have uncovered is that the Clan Crawford goes back as far as 1660. William Crawford was born around 1660. No wife is mentioned but he did have children. John, William, Martha and Thomas. Eventually our family did immigrate to Quebec. Gavin Crawford was born in Beith 1787 but died in Rimouski Quebec around 1842. I certainly would appreciate any information about my family in Scotland. I also believe they were related to Clan Lindsay of Scotland. Someone has mentioned that somewhere William Wallace is related to us. Thank you very much Kathy Davis-Verzyden. Email: seren_dip@sympatico.ca

Cassidy Family / Stevenston /23. 04. 2017

My name is Michael Cassidy. I am looking for information on my GreatGreat Grandfather and his family. They immigrated from Enniskillen, Ireland to Stevenston, Scotland where he died on 21 Feb 1880. I believe his widow Ann continued to live in Scotland. His three sons Charles P, Michael and Edward J along with their sister Rose Ann immigrated to the United State some time around 1860. I have found an address of 41 Old Vennal, Lanarkshire, Glasgow College where I believe they settled according to 1851 Scotland Census. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Email: fcmikec84@gmail.com

Williamson family / Ayrshire /11. 04. 2017

Hi my name is Joanne Blair , I'm trying to trace the family of Hugh Henry Williamson and Jane Fergurson they had a son Hugh Henry Williamson born 1854 Ayrshire Scotland. There is a story that Hugh (1854) one step ahead of the law of poaching he joined a ship as a cabin boy, he jumped ship in India and joined the Indian Army. He later immigrated to Victoria and became a farmer. Any information that may help me find his father's Date of birth or marriage if any as I'm having trouble with this family history. Email: blairites@dodo.com.au

James Morrison Reid / Troon born 1886 / 09. 03. 2017

Next month my mother, cousins and I will be traveling to Scotland and we're curious to see if any relatives remain in Troon or thereabouts. My great grandfather, James Morrison Reid was born in Troon in 1886. He was a CPO in the Royal Navy on the HMS Neptune. He married Annie Prentice (born Dublin, Ireland, 1893) and settled on either Miller Street or Bruce Street in Clydebank. My grandmother, Anne Leonora Reid was born in January, 1915. They lost 3 children, Agnes is the only name I remember, then had Elizabeth, Honora and John. They left Scotland and came to America November, 1928. We were all told growing up we were from the Morrison Clan but I'm having difficulty locating information on that. Thank you Linda Hardy Email: lhardy0786@aol.com

William Connell / Ayrshire /21. 02. 2017

My name is Don Connell and I am looking to inquire about my Great, great Grandfather whose name was William Connell. Using a friend's Ancestry .com account I managed to trace him back to Ayrshire, born in 1832 or 1833. He married a young lady named Agnes whom I believe was also from Ayrshire, and they had either 5 or 6 children, one being my great grandfather John Connell, born around 1872. I am most interested to find out if any of the other children from the marriage survived and immigrated as did John. I know he had a brother named William who made it to America with John in about 1886. I am also interested in finding out if my 2nd great grandfather William had any family that stayed in Ayrshire, and if there are any descendants left there today. Sadly, my access to my friends account is no longer available as they have let it expire. I am hoping that someone in Ayrshire genealogy site will have some idea of where I can turn to next. Thank you for any help with this genealogy search. Sincerely, Don Connell Email: filgisher@hotmail.com

Ronald Graham / Kilmarnock /21. 02. 2017

Hi i am trying to trace any info you have on a RONALD GRAHAM his mother was an AGNES MORGAN who came from Australia and settled in Kilmarnock Scotland her brother died in Kilmarnock in 2002 and is buried there. RONALD GRAHAM's father was a GORDON GRAHAM who was born in Edinburgh. The reason i am trying to trace the records is because I have pen friends who live in Ballarat ,Australia and they are trying to locate details of Ronald Graham so when they are over here in July 2017 I can take MARION KERR one of my penfriends to visit her husbands Grave somewhere in a Kilmarnock cemetry. I would be very oblidged if you could send any details on to me at this e-mail adress Thanks ALEX JOHNSTON HAMILTON SOUTH LANARKSHIRE Email: alexjohnston321@gmail.com

James MacRae dob 1764 / Muirkirk /09. 02. 2017

Hi Ayrshire! I'm looking for ancestry on James MacRae and Margaret Ross. James was born in 1764 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire. Here is what I know: One of his sons is William McRae (Sr.) (Our ancestors) and Agnes McFarlane born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada. I believe they were married in 1832 in Dalrymple Ayrshire. His son in our line was William Remmington McRae (1845-12/02/1914) and down, Alexander Worth McRae (04/11/1885 - 03/05/1948) William Donald McRae (03/02/1907 - 07/14/1969) my husbands grandfather. Can you help me with the ancestry gaps going back? I don't have an ancestry.com account.: lauramcrae2117@gmail.com

Henderson family in Kirkoswald Ayrshire / 09. 02. 2017

I am trying to get information my great grandparents William Henderson he married Jane McClelland on the 24th Nov 1848 Jane was 16yrs of age born on the 27th Oct 1831 Jane was from Coylton Ayrshire. They had 8 children William born 1849 James 1850 John 1852 Jane 1856 Robert 1859 David 1861 Charles 1863 and Mary 1866 They stayed at Glenhead Cottage Kirkoswald Ayrshire. Sadly Jane died on the 11th Aug 1870 aged 39yrs.from Tuberculosis. William re-married Mary Barnes from Ireland born around 1844 and they had 4 children Janet born 1873 Edward 1874 Gilbert 1878 and Samuel 1883. Hamilton Henderson was also brought up William and Mary mother given as Annie Henderson father given as John Brydon whom she later married. The 1901 cencus gives William aged 70yrs and Mary aged 56yrs staying at Kirkoswald but after that I can find no trace of them No death certificate nor burial records can be found for either of them. If anyone has any information on this family especially what happened to William & Mary would be very much appreciated. Please contact me at: samhenderson@googlemail.com

Robert Wallis 1642 / Craigie / 25. 01. 2017

In 1642 my ancestor, Robert Wallis and his wife Rebecca, landed in York county Virginia with a party of 14. I think they are from Craigie, Ayrshire, Scotland but have not been able to prove it. I am looking for any documents or information about them. Thank you in advance for any help you could provide, Donald Wallace. Email: pubpro@juno.com

Campbell Family / Kilbirnie / 04. 01. 2017

Hello, I’m trying to find out some information about my Great-Grandfather’s family. John Campbell was born 25th January, 1845 at Kilbirnie in Ayrshire, the eldest of seven sons. He later migrated to Australia, while his six brothers chose to go to America. Apparently his grandmother had a property in Northern Ireland where John spent some time as a young man. I’m hoping to find out more about John’s parents and grandparents so any suggestions or info is welcome! Fiona Hayward,. Email: airjambin@yahoo.com.au

Portrait of Eliza Longmuir / 19. 12. 2016

I have inherited a portrait (see below) of a woman named Eliza Longmuir (probably Langmuir) who was born in Scotland in 1729. The family would love to know who might have painted this portrait. We believe Eliza lived in Irvine in Ayrshire. The frame of the portrait comes from Belfast. It is a magnificent portrait that cannot have been generations. It was removed from Scotland during the second world war when the bombings began in 1940, and was sent to relatives in the United States where it has remained. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Who were the portrait painters in the area at the time? Allan Ramsay? Archibald Skirving? Thank you for looking into this, Polly P.S. I should probably add that there is another Eliza Longmuir in the family, but she would have been born around 1840 and her name was Elizabeth Longmuir Cochrane after her marriage. My mother thinks the portrait might be of her because of the clothing, Again, any light you can shed. Portrait Image. Email: polly.baumer@comcast.net

Elizabeth McDonald b. 1729 or 1730 / 16. 12. 2016

I am looking for my 5GGrandmother, Elizabeth McDonald. I know she married Samuel Craig about 1752 who was a LT in military; they lived in New Jersey and she was buried there in 1764, possibly dying from a baby born the same year. (Mary) My understanding is she is from Ayrshire, Scotland? There is an Eliz. McDonald who came to America in 1745 as a prisoner. I’m wondering if that is she, since in all the history written about Samuel Craig, all that is ever said is that Elizabeth McDonald was his wife. She is listed on many SAR applications as a mother. Her daughter, Esther who married William McClellan is my 4GG. If anyone knows anything, I am willing to share anything in my genealogy that may connect us. Thank you and hope to hear from someone. Cyndi Vandiver. Email: cyndivan@mac.com

John Kennedy b1772 / Ayrshire / 07. 11. 2016

I am interested in any information that you can provided about my ggg grandfather named John Kennedy b1772 left for the U.S.A. he died in 1832 and was buried in Scotland. The elder John b 1743 lived in Dailly, married in Scotland 1768 no information on spouse who d 20 Aug 1809. His son John b 1772 in Scotland, he married in Scotland then moved to Dromore (near Belfast), Ireland, where his only child John Eddie Kennedy was born in 1801 who married Jean Burns in Scotland 15 Feb 1822. Moved to Canada in 1854 with wife and family. I have searched forever to fill in these gaps with no luck. I am grateful for any bit of information you can give. Thanks very much.. Email: sadiebg1@hotmail.com

William (Billy) Clark Born 1845 / Maybole / 15. 10. 2016

Billy Clark was born in Ayrshire and grew up around Maybole, Ayrshire. Came to America on the ship called "The Seven Brothers" in 1870. Son of William Robert Clark and Mary Milligan they had eight children my gg grandfather William(Billy) being one. In 1861, according to the census, Wm. Robert and his family had moved to a cottage on the grounds of Kilhenzie Castle. After William Robert death Mary worked as a cowfeeder at Killoch Cottage on Midton Road in Ayr. I will be visiting this area the summer of 2017 with my granddaughter and would be interested in doing some research while I am there, any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Meanwhile if anyone has more information on this family. Thanks in advance, Darryl Morrison. Email: Darryl.Morrison@rsd.edu

McDonald, Calderwood / Ayrshire / 24. 09. 2016

Catherine McDonald emigrated to America late 1700's. She married a James Calderwood who emigrated on same ship. Any help would be appreciated, finding their parents, siblings etc. Thank you, Elaine. Email: emrus718@aol.com

McKnights / Largs / 21. 09. 2016

I am looking to contact a Ralph G. McKnight, from Grass Valley, Nevada, California, in regards to McKnight genealogy. Any help appreciated. John Mills, for my wife Barbara (MacKnight) Mills: Email: millsj@nbnet.nb.ca

Ms. A.G. ("Nan") Higgins / Largs / 18. 09. 2016

About what happened to my friend, Ms. A.G. ("Nan") Higgins of Largs, Scotland. I stopped hearing from her in about 2007 (?), and I never knew what happened to her. She lived alone and used to take care of retired seeing eye dogs. I wish I knew what happened. Can someone tell me? Thank you. Merrily Duncan: Email: merrduncan@gmail.com

Coopers / Ayrshire or Galloway / 16. 09. 2016

I've been searching for my ancestors for a long time now and the farthest back I can go is a document that states there was a family of Coopers in Ulster, Ireland in the early 1600's, and that they came from a John Cooper who was born in about 1516, "probably from Ayrshire or Galloway. Any information on this family would be apreciated.: Email: liverkickcooper@gmail.com

Andrew Hunter / Ayrshire / 30. 08. 2016

Looking for any info on Andrew Hunter 1752-1830 married to Sarah McAnage. Leaving for America from Londonderry. Possibly an Ulster Scot. K: Email: kathyslimmer51@gmail.com

Mitchell Family / Ayrshire / 29. 08. 2016

I have traced my family tree back to my 3x great grandfather Robert Mitchell. He served in the British Army 97th Regiment of Foot from around 1824/5 until he died in Colombo, Ceylon in 1832. His Army death record gives his place of birth as what looks like "Irvin, Ayrr", but gives no date of birth or age. His wife was called Mary, but I don't know her maiden name, as I can't find their marriage. I have found a baptism for a possible Robert Mitchell in Irvine in 1802, parents Robert Mitchell and Margaret Stewart. They appear to have many other children, but I can't find a marriage for the parents or trace them forward in the Irvine area to confirm or rule them out as the correct Mitchell family. I would be grateful to hear from anyone who may be connected to this family or for any suggestions of how to progress my search. Many thanks.: Email: mitchell@hotbase.co.uk

John Gibson / Ayrshire / 23. 08. 2016

I was interested to learn anything about John Gibson, who married a woman named Agnes. They are supposed to have emigrated to America in 1860. I recently bought an 1854 US Cent whose back had been removed and replaced with "John Gibson Kilwining Chapter No. 97" --- suggesting that he had been a Mason and belonged to that Lodge. I would apprciate any information that I can find. Thank you Chip Fortenberry: Email: chipfortenberry6@gmail.com

Hannah Family / Ayrshire / 21. 07. 2016

I am attempting to trace the family of John Hannah (b. March 21, 1819) and Janet (Murdoch) Hannah (b. April 4, 1829). The couple was married on March 23, 1855 in Ballantrae, Ayrshire. They had 7 children James (January 7, 1856 Ballantrae), Ann (January 1, 1858 Ballantrae), Agnes Jane (April 13, 1861 Ballantrae), Mary (1863 Ballantrae), Andrew (April 14, 1865 Ballantrae), John (b. 1867 Ayr-d. 1941 Calgary, AB, Canada), and William (January 10, 1873 Ayr). Son John Hannah married Annie Duff (b.1868 Old Cumnock, Ayrshire- d,1942 Calgary, AB, Canada), and they had 10 children, William, John Duff, Jean, Annie, Hugh, George, Sarah, James Duff, Thomas, and David. The family immigrated to Canada in 1912, settling in Calgary, Canada. William was born on September 11, 1887, in Ayr, and died April 9, 1917, in France, as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. John Duff Hannah was born June 16, 1889, in Ayr and married Annie McNaughton Swanson in 1912. John Duff died in Lens, France, also as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Jean was born in 1891, in Ayr, and died in 1895, in Ayr. Annie was born in 1894, In Ayr, and married James McCracken (b. August 2, 1887, in Ayr, Scotland-d. May 7, 1917, Boulogne-sur-mer, France). Annie died in 1972, in Calgary, Canada. Hugh Hannah was born May 5, 1897, in Ayr, and died in 1958 in Calgary. George was born in 1899 in Ayr, and died in 1916, in Calgary. Sarah was born in 1901, in Ayr. James Duff was born in 1903, in Ayr, and died in 1920, in Calgary. Thomas (1905) and David (1907) were both born in Ayr, and little is known of them. When John Duff Hannah died on July 10, 1917, an article was written in a newspaper in Ayr......"News has reached the town of the death, on 10th July, of Private John Hannah, Canadians. He was a joiner to trade, and before emigrating to Canada some years ago, was employed by Mr James Forrest, Ayr. John Hannah, who was a member of the Central Branch YMCA, will be best remembered by townspeople through his record of lifesaving, he having several times rescued various people from drowning....." It was often mentioned in the family that John Duff Hannah had a plaque with his name on it, on a bridge on Harbour Street, and that his father had received the Humane Society's certificate for gallantry, for his own lifesaving event. The paper also mentioned the family once living on Content Street, in Ayr. Any information on the family history in Scotland would be appreciated.. Email: digger.duncan@hotmail.com

McIllmorrow family / Ayrshire / 13. 07. 2016

I wanted to post to ask if anyone knew anything/had details on the McIllmorrow family from Ayrshire. I descend from McLemore’s in the US and have found that we originated from McIllmorrow’s in Scotland, but cannot seem to find much information about them. I know we are from John McIllmorrow/Sir John McIllmorrow in the 16th Century. Thank you! Best, Lauren Benson. Email: laurenbenson721@gmail.com

Wallace Family / Ayrshire / 08. 07. 2016

Just wondering if anyone has any additional information on: Richard Youngest Son" WALLACE son of Richard WALLACE Laird of Riccarton and Margaret BUCKINGHAM was born circa 1211 in Riccarton, Ayr, Scotland and died in Scotland. Richard married Elizabeth CATHCART, daughter of William de CATHCART and unknown. Richard I understand was my 25th Great-Grandparent. Adam "The Eldest" WALLACE son of Richard "Youngest Son" WALLACE and Elizabeth CATHCART was born in 1220 in Riccarton, Ayr, Scotland and died in 1246 in Scotland at age 26. 24th Great Grandparent Sir John WALLACE son of Sir John WALLACE and Elizabeth EGLINGTON was born in 1315 in Riccarton. John married Margaret LINDSEY Heiress of Craigie, was born in 1320 in Craigie, Ayr, Scotland 21st Great Grandparent I have always been of the understanding the William WALLACE was my family, however, as most people would realise is is difficult to find and definite information on him and parentage. I was hoping someone could shed some light on it foe me. My family later moved to County of Tyrone, Northern Ireland around 1660 - later moving to Australia. Email: gailsproule@hotmail.com any information would be wonderful to receive. Regards Gail.

William Murdoch / Ayr / 23. 06. 2016

My 4th great-Grandather was William Murdoch who married Kathleen McMurtrie on June 10, 1797 in Ayr. They had 2 sons, John born in 1799 and Charles born in 1801. Charles at some point emigrated to Nova Scotia as my 2nd great-GrandfatherFinely was born there in 1826. I am traveling to Scotland on June 24 and hope to visit Ayr and did not know if there are any Murdochs still there that me be my relatives. Thank you Patricia Eagan Email: coastalcandy@gmail.com

Morton family / Newmilns / 02. 06. 2016

Hello—I am trying to find information about my family that lived in Newmilns. James Morton ( March 17, 1854 ) married Janet Smith McGill (April 19, 1861). They had 3 daughters—Isobel Smith, Helen Hamilton and Ann Smith before coming to Canada in 1889. I can’t find any record of them leaving Scotland. The parents of James were Robert Morton (May 1, 1834-1898) and Elisabeth Clewes Stirling (1836-1890). He was known as Fiddler Bob. I believe they were weavers. any information would be appreciated, thank you, Kathryn Email: kathryn_a@hotmail.com

Gordon & Murchie surname / Ardrossan / 29. 04. 2016

Hello , I am trying to find parents or family members of a Janette Murchie Gordon 29 Jul 1901 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland and I am assuming Murchie would be her Mother's surname. If you can help me with our family tree I would be grateful. Thank you. Michele Email: mitchy1121@gmail.com

Alexander Kerr / Ayrshire / 26. 04. 2016

Hello, I’m looking for any information about Alexander Kerr born 16 June 1819 at Girvan or Grovin Ayrshire. He married Jean Dunlop at Riccarton, Ayrshire on 30 Dec 1842. They had 13 children. Alexander died 27 June 1861 at Largs, Ayrshire. They had 13 children on , James Dunlop Kerr was my Great Grandfather. I believe has was also married to a Jane Simpson, but not sure about that. I appreciate any information about the Kerr family for the Ayrshire area anyone can supply. Especially old pictures, family stories, picture of headstones, etc.. Thank you in advance and would love making contact with any Kerr family members. Dan Stuart Fishers, Indiana, USA Email: jdrintnt@hotmail.com

Closs / Kirkoswald / 18. 04. 2016

I am trying to find out more about my family roots... and it has taken years to get to this point... My great great great grandfather William Closs was born abt 1792 somewhere in Scotland. He married Sarah Printer born 1801 Ireland.They had quite a few children.. John, David, James, Helen, etc. all born in Kirkoswald in the 1820s-1830s and the entire family migrated to the U.S. about 1847. Any additional information that anyone would graciously share would be much appreciated. Documents, Fact, photos of people/places/things, maps, historical facts of the period, etc.Anything... I believe I have reached farther than any of my known relatives.. and I've discovered a few new ones along the way.So we are all up against a wall. Of course if anyone would like the information I have collected on their descendants I would be happy to share..... Email: jdrintnt@hotmail.com
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Crawford / Ayrshire / 05. 04. 2016

I am inquirying about John Crawford born in 1687 and left for America and settled in Pennsylvania in USA. Email: yorkies3@rcn.com
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Andrew Ritchie / Sorn / Ayrshire / 31. 03. 2016

Am looking for information of possible relatives still living in Scotland. Andrew Ritchie - born around March of 1814 in Sorn, Ayr to father Thomas and mother Jennette Ritchie. Andrew left home at around age 11. Apparently studied in Edinburgh or Glasgow to be a physician. Worked in mines. Immigrated to CANADA around 1839, then moved to the U.S., New York where he met and married Anna O’Brien. Does anybody have more information about Andrew’s parents, siblings? Anybody who may be part of that Ritchie line? Thank you, Gail (Ritchie) Frailey. Email: rdfrailey@gmail.com

Ancestors / Ayrshire / Kilmarnock 29. 03. 2016

I have recently been researching my mother's side of the family (Brady) and found that my great grandmother's maiden name on her father's side was Sneddon. Her full name was Mary Sneddon; it may even have been Mary Shields Sneddon, although I am not sure where "Sheilds" fits in. It could easily have been her grandmother's maiden name. I have not gotten that far yet. I believe that Mary Shields Sneddon's mother's maiden name was Carolina/Caroline McFarlane. She married John Sneddon and they had two children that I have been able to find: Janet and Mary. It is difficult to know if I am on the right track, because all of the "key players," if you will, in my family have long since passed. However, here is some information I have. My Mother: Helen Brady Barbera B: 3/26/1924 D: 6/18/1977 Helen's Parents: Elizabeth V. Morrissey (B: 3/12/1901; D: 3/20/1937) and James Sneddon Brady (B: 10/25/1896; D: 10/15/1987) James Brady's parents: John Brady and Mary Sneddon ---- John's birthplace is listed as Northern Ireland and Mary's is listed as Scotland. James had a few siblings, but not all lived. Siblings include: John, Thomas, and possibly George and Caroline. I have family photos that show James (my grandfather) and his two brothers, Johnny and Tommy; however, I have no photos that include George or Caroline. My information comes strictly from census records, and James Brady is a common name, so verification is a painstaking process. Immigration records show that Mary Sneddon came to the United States in 1887. I have no idea if she met John Sneddon in Scotland and married him there, or if they were married in the U.S., as I cannot find anything on him. If anyone has any knowledge of this family, I would greatly appreciate any kind of information that would help me with my ancestry research. Thank you for your time. Carol, Email: carole1231@gmail.com

Elizabeth Steel / Ayrshire 25. 03. 2016

My grandmother Elizabeth Steel gave birth to a baby girl somewhere around 1905 possibly in Ayrshire. If there is anyone out there who has information concerning the child who would probably have passed away now, but maybe there is a child or grandchild still living in this area. I would love to make contact with them so we can reconnect our family. Thank you for your time, Beth Brown, Email: bethschan66@hotmail.com

Aird family / Cumnock / Muirkirk 27. 02. 2016

My name is Margaret Elcich and I live in BC Canada. I am trying to locate information on Matthew Aird. He was born in Cumnock in 1812-1813. He was a carpenter by trade. He belonged to no. 358 Bombardier for the Royal Artillery. He joined the services on September 18, 1833. He served 6 years in Canada and 2 years in the Crimea. He was discharged in 1858 with a disability. He married a Mary from Muir Kirk, Scotland. They had 3 sons, David' born in Canada in 1847, William, born 1848 in Canada and James born 1850. In 1861 Matthew was residing in Woolwich, Kent, England. If anyone knows anything about this family I would love to talk to them. Thanks from Marg , Email: edge_of_twilght@icloud.com

David and Elizabeth Andrew / Ayrshire 09. 02. 2016

Hello On 21 May 1848, David and Elizabeth (nee Wilson) Andrew sailed from Plymouth and arrived at Port Phillip, Melbourne, on 18 August 1848. David Andrew was 27 years of age at the time. He was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. David and Elizabeth belonged to the Free Church of Scotland. Love to hear from anyone who has further information. Regards Jennifer Andrew, Email: jennifera@netspeed.com.au

James Rankin - 1755-1835 / Kilwinning 29. 01. 2016

We are planning a quick trip to Scotland in September to specifically look for the family line there. Our focus is in Ayrshire based on what I think happened based on research. I have tried Scotlands Peopleand all the Ancestry sites, but have not been able to prove. I even have a DNA kit to go with me in hopesI can find a suspect to check their relation. Have traced my 3X great grandfather to a farm in County Tyrone, Ireland. There is reason to believe he came from Ayrshire. I know he was in Ireland by 1787 as I have his name on a farm lease from the Earl of Abercorn. In researching, I have a guy pegged, but cannot prove it. We are headed there in September and want to plan my search. Is there a resource in the area where I might do more research? Just looking for a few tips. This is who I think it is: James Rankin Born Nov.11, 1755 in Kilwinning, Ayr, Scotland Father: JohnRankin Mother: MaryColvin Spouse: Rosana (and think last name was Semple) email: Rob Rankin at: rankin2010@yahoo.com

Donald King / Ayrshire 28. 01. 2016

Donald King (born in approx. 1922 + or – 5 yrs.) migrated to Australia and then returned to Scotland where he later died in approx. 1986. Had a sister Elizabeth she was a spinster (believed to be a school teacher), also a brother who served in the RAF during WW2. His first wife (also Scottish) and several children for many years lived in Melbourne when he was in Australia. After moving back to Scotland he had a relationship (l believe it was long term) with a woman whom bore him a son. He was named Ewan (l'm not sure of the spelling of Ewan) Donald King was in the merchant navy as a young man and sadly l know very little else. Any knowledge or information would be greatly accepted.. Email: pauljames172@bigpond.com

Joseph Caldwell / Dalry 28. 01. 2016

I am looking for the parents of: Joseph Caldwell Birth around 1752 in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland and the parents of his wife Mary Boyl Married March 17, 1777. Any leads or information would be fantastic. Wayne Scott. Email: HAG4FISH@aol.com

John Patrick 1429 / Ayrshire Scotland 17. 01. 2016

I am trying to find out John Patrick of 1429 Ayrshire or Edinburgh Scotland is listed as dead 1463 Ayrshire Scotland, Parents name , where they are from. John was a notary, this job in that time would be in high demand from Nobles, Churches, Courts and such it was an educated occupation, some think he must have been schooled in England. ..but everyone has hit a brick wall and unless we find out at least a fathers name, we can go no further...there has to be school records, royal records, church records, birth records, death records, census records, tax records. ..somewhere we just can't find them, and by the word we..I mean hundreds of people hitting the same brick wall...he has a son John Patrick Jr, 1460 Edinburgh sScotla. died..1498 at age 38..can you please help. Email: jackie.white4026@ymail.com

Craig Grant son of John Grant / Ayrshire 14. 01. 2016

Searching for Craig Grant son of John Grant. You came to Tacoma Washington, USA as an exchange student. I would love to hear from you again. Email: Joananelson@msn.com

McGill sisters / Kilmarnock 11. 01. 2016

I'm trying to gain information about 3 older sisters of my grandfather. Their names were Jeannie, Agnes and Margret McGill. I have census records dated from 1891 that show that Jeannie was 21 at that time...the two others were 19 and 18 respectively and unmarried. A family member, who gave me these records, said he'd heard that the 3 woman came to the USA in late 1890's or early 1900's to the northern Ohio area. These ladies would have been my fathers aunts as their younger brother was my grandfather. Somewhere in my grandfather's history, he changed his name to Templeton which is my last name. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Email: dtempleton987@gmail.com

Sinclair Family / Ayrshire 05. 01. 2016

Hello - though I have lots of Ayrshire relatives on my Anderson side (and of course would love to find out more / contact living relatives) I am searching for connections on the Sinclair side of the family. An aunt, Sarah Sinclair Gray (husband William) appears to have lived in this area and passed in 2002. Her sister Christina Sinclair Cornock also seems to have a connection (husband Robert Cornock). Their parents were Sarah Preston & John Sinclair (Glasgow). Years ago I met some of the family who visited Canada but it seems contact was lost. I'd appreciate any help in filling in the missing pieces to our family tree. Kind Regards Kim. Email: horsemom91@rogers.com

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