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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 2013 & 2015

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Robert Boyd Dale / Auchinleck 21. 12. 2015

Looking for information on Dr Robert Boyd Dale from 1800's. Lived Auchinleck Ayrshire . Supposedly worked/studied in the NT Australia. If you can help, please email: tunbridg@bigpond.net.au . Sharon Tunbridge WA

Beattys in Ayrshire 08. 12. 2015

I have our family traced back to a John Beatty born in Ayrshire in 1587, but that's where the story ends. Does anyone have any information on the Beattys that were in this area around 1587?. Email: mjs1988@sbcglobal.net

Thomas Stuart Murray / Ayrshire 05. 12. 2015

Just reminiscing about Stuart Murray from Ayreshire. He was a med student in St Louis, Missouri in the early 60s. I was a friend and have terribly lost track of him. Does anyone remember him or know what he's up to these days ? Terry Jackson. Email: terry.j@cox.net

Nathaniel Baxter query / Ayrshire 04. 12. 2015

We are hoping to substantiate that Nathaniel Baxter (born 1600) (wife = Margaret Ann Middleton born 1603, died 1650) was indeed resident of Ayrshire - we don't know what town. But his son, William Logan Baxter (born 1620) and his Grandson Thomas Baxter (born 1646) are all purported to have been from there. My family line hails back to Alan Fitz Walter, 2nd High Steward (1126-1204) through the Stuart lines. We are hoping to find his family that far back also. Most of the family genealogy has been done by others, so I'm a bit lacking in understanding. Thank you Julie B. The Baxters . Email: habak2_1@yahoo.com

Robert Mitchell / New Cumnock 18. 11. 2015

I am trying to continue my family line and have gotten to my 7 times great grand parents. Their names are Robert Mitchell born about 1698 in New Cumnock and his wife was Mary Ross born in 1702. I would also love to find out if I still have family in Scotland. Email: armysapper31@gmail.com

John Mccaw / Ayrshire 13. 11. 2015

Hello, my name is Pat Mccaw my gggrandfather was born on November 2 1825 in Ayrshire area I have a 1889 trip there of him mentioning of Ayer. Is there any info of him? Also he mentions a childhood friend named Jean Gray who married a Mr Nelson . Thank you Pat McCaw. Email: patmccaws2@yahoo.com

John de Provence / Ayrshire 12. 11. 2015

I am looking for Jon (or John) de Provence who lived in Ayrshire, Scotland in the 1600 and then moved to France. Any information, please contact Virginia Kirby. Email: divinemercyusa@yahoo.com

Grangehill, Beith Ayrshire 06. 11. 2015

Any information on the Love family of Grangehill Beith Ayrshire 1841 to 1860. Email: budvivmac@gmail.com

Robert Lawson born approx 1810 / Ayr 03. 11. 2015

We are trying to find any information regarding our above family member. Robert travelled to Australia on the Superb in 1839 settling in Mt. Barker South Australia. We believe he had at least three brothers killed in The Crimean War. He also owned properties (shops) in Ayr - 99 and 100 Main Street, Ayr, Bell Rock Cottage on the Golf Links and The Clunes Vennal property, a two storey apartment. We believe he was some sort of carpenter by trade. My daughter visited Ayr in approx 1995 and met with a charming elderly gentleman, who I think lived on the golf course and was a local historian. He was able to direct her to see some of the properties, some of which now have different frontages. He would now be deceased I am sure! Previous attempts to try and establish our early family history have always met with the comment that all information was destroyed in a church fire in Edinburgh, where the archives had been transferred to and lost in a fire. We would be very appreciative to receive any information you may have and would be happy to assist with the Australian branch of the family. Regards Andrew Lawson. Email: ala99724@bigpond.net.au

Alexander Calderwood / Stewarton 28. 10. 2015

Hi there, my 3x great grandfather was Alexander Calderwood born November 1800 in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. I was wondering if anyone has information on his parents or family. Thank you for any and all help, Connie. Email: nursemcrum@verizon.net

John Murray and wife Margaret Brackenridge 25. 10. 2015

I'm trying to find out the parents of John Murray-Born Jan. 30, 1783 in Hillhead, Fyvie Parish, Aberdeenshire Scotland. John Murray marries Margaret Brackenridge about 1805 in Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland. Margaret Brackenridge was the daughter of William Brackenridge and Elizabeth McNider. John worked as a weaver in Girvan. All 7 children of John and Margaret were born in Girvan, Girvan Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland. Those years of their birth range from 1806 to 1818. John, Margaret and their children immigrated to Quebec, Canada between 1818-1826 and here he became a very successful dairy farmer. John Murray died April 23, 1858 in Ste Foy, Quebec, Canada and is buried in the Mount Hermon Cemetery in Sillery, Quebec. Margaret "Brackenridge" Murray died on May 10, 1868 in Ste Foy, Quebec, Canada and is also buried beside her husband in the Mount Hermon Cemetery. Since John spent his early married life in Girvan Parish I was hoping that there may be someone with the same ancestry that could shed some light on him- mainly because of the Brackenridge/McNider family connection. I'm happy to share my research with anyone who is interested in these families. Thank you. Rhea Gilbert . Email: bahila1@msn.com

James Mair born 1804 / Newton on Ayr 16. 09. 2015

I'm looking for info for the parents of James Mair who was born in 1804 at Newton on Ayr. Apparently, this James Mair was a seaman. He married Agnes Hunter, who was born July 22, 1805 at At Quivox, Ayr. Any info on this James Mair would be greatly appreciated. Regards, James Mair. Email: jim_mair@hotmail.com

Crawford / Ayrshire 29. 08. 2015

For any Crawford's interested in tracing their Crawford families origins, The clan Crawford association has launched a new Facebook site to help their members with their ancestry research & also to help them understand what their DNA test results mean if taken, Clink on the link below to become a new member, They'll be delighted to hear from you. Facebook Page.

GALT Family History / New Dailly 22. 08. 2015

Attempting to research my fathers family. The following is what little information I have. John GALT (Jr.?) was born circa July 1805 in New Dailly (I believe) and died circa 1871 somewhere in Scotland. His occupation was that of a mason and or builder. He married Mary ROBERTSON in Lanarkshire, Scotland around 1841. Mary was born circa 1805 in Lanarkshire and died 1858 somewhere in Scotland. His father was John GALT and also a mason / builder. He married circa November 1794 in Ayrshire. Also interested in learning more about the name GALT - especially the origin. The GALT name continued in my family as a middle for a couple of generations. Thanks in advance and appreciate any information that will assist me in my research of the GALT and ROBERTSON families. Email: yn9man@yahoo.com

Wales and Ure Family of Ayrshire 16. 08. 2015

Hello from Victoria BC Canada. I have managed to trace my family tree back to 1791. My tree hits a wall at William Wales born 1791 marrived to Margaret Wales Born Margaret Grey 1795. I am not sure if they were from Ayrshire originally, but they had a Daughter , Catherine Ure (born Wales) born in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, April 9th, 1813. Died Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Dec 30th, 1879. Looking for any information to help go further back, and more information on William and Margaret Wales would be so helpful! Wales seems to be a very hard name to research. Thank you so much for any help! Kiara McLennon researching the Stewart Family Tree of William John Workman Stewart. My courageous Grandfather. Email: mrandmrsmclennon@hotmail.ca

James May Brown / Ayrshire 06. 08. 2015

I am looking for information about James May Brown who worked as a brass moulder in the shipyards in Troon. He was born around 1886 but I don't know where. It could have been in Kilmarnock. He married Agnes Pagan Middleton 1st January 1916 and they lived at 58, Portland Street in Troon. Agnes died 14th August 1917 in childbirth and Jimmy emigrated to New York in 1919. Grace. Email: BorderLass@aol.com

Joseph Murchey / Ayrshire 03. 08. 2015

Researching geneology on this ancestor Joseph Murchey, born 1829, Saint Quivox , Ayershire. Email: dorotheaemartin@yahoo.com

John Lindsay / Ayrshire 16. 07. 2015

My gggrandfather was John Lindsay m.Margaret Eggo. Margaret was baptised on 23-2-1783 Cortachy,clova,Angus. Her parents were John &Jannet Eggo. Know nothing re.the Eggos or John Lindsay. John had a son James (1812-1864) who married a Sarah Anne Booth of Manchester. Hoping you can help. Regards to all Ann Ross ( b.Lindsay). Email: annross1936@gmail.com

William Craig / Ayrshire 16. 07. 2015

William Craig b.Ayrshire 1795-1856. All I know is that he had at least one son John Craig b.1830-1908 m.Agnes Dalziel 1830-1884. From there down we have a great deal but of William we have nothing. Email: annross1936@gmail.com

Jean Porter / Crosshill & Hugh Auld / Ayr 09. 06. 2015

I am doing genealogy in preparation for a trip to Scotland. My grandmother, Jane (also known as Jean) Porter was from Crosshill, Scotland. Her parents were George Francis Porter and Helen Bell Porter. Samuel and Agnes Bell were her grandparents. Jane married Hugh Auld from Ayr. Hugh’s parents were John and Jeanie. Siblings: Jean, Burt, John and Tom. Jane and Hugh met in Ontario, Canada. They married and lived in Farmington, Michigan. They retired to Dunedin, Florida. Both are now deceased. My family and I are visiting Scotland and hope to find relatives. Any thoughts on how to make contact with relatives in Scotland is appreciated. Please email me at: jha5415@gmail.com

John Murdaugh / Ochiltree 03. 06. 2015

Greetings, I am researching my family genealogy. John Murdaugh 1750-1852 born Ochiltree, Ayer. Samuel L. Murdaugh Murders 1793. Elizabeth Smith 1761-1852. George Murdoch 1715-1756. Margaret Leitch 1716-1756. If you can assist my search that would be such a blessing. Karen Strickland Kramer granddaughter of Nora Elizabeth Murdaugh. Email: galadrielthoman@gmail.com.

Patrick / Ayrshire 03. 06. 2015

Hello, I've been researching my family from afar for the last several years. My families earliest traces back to Ayrshire. I would like to connect with members or possibly distant relatives in efforts to further our knowledge. My earliest ancestor is John Patric. Born 1429. In 1456, roughly, he was a notary at Kilwinning Abbey. This all I have on this person. Is it possible he is connected to Comes Earl Patrick around 1210? John Patrick born 1460, married to Marion Sample is listed in recors of Cunnighame as Patrick's of Trearne and Hessilhead. This is in Beith Parish. The family is listed here for several generations. My defended from this line, Robert Patrick born 1705. He emigrated to the colonies in 1725. Many say we are alias or Sept of the Lamonts. There is no direct lineage that I'm aware so far but love to find some link. But I'm open to other possible connections. The hard thing with name Patrick, there are many variation and many took variations of the name. Would love to find fellow Patrick's in Ayrshire. If nothing more than to say hello. Please let me know if I can post? Thanks for consideration. James Patrick Email: james.patrick@windstream.net

O'Barr/Barr of Ayrshire 02. 06. 2015

Hello to all- I am researching my O'Barr ancestral roots and have only managed to successfully trace it back to my 8th greatgrandfather, Michael O'Barr, who came to America as an indentured servant around 1750. I've learned that some of the O'Barr family (or just Barr possibly) originally either fled or were sent to Ireland from Aryshire, Scotland in the mid 1600s. I've just recently found out that there are still many Barrs there, and there is even a town named after them. I'm very interested in finding ancestors from the gap between Scotland and Ireland, as well as family that are in Scotland now. I am sure there are many cousins. And help would be greatly appreciated. You can email me at: galadrielthoman@gmail.com with any information. Thank you! Galadriel Thoman America

Matthew Carson /Mauchline 23. 05. 2015

Hello all from New Zealand, I am trying to track down this handsome fellow, Matthew Carson Birth: circa 1846 Mauchline, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Immediate Family: Husband of Mary Carson, Father of Janet Henrietta Clarkson and Jane Carson. It would seem that he is /was my Great Grandfather. Any information appreciated Kindest regards Murray Carson Clarkson Email: murray_clarkson@hotmail.com

John Hunter of Doonholm /Ayr 18. 05. 2015

I am trying to fill in some early years of John Hunter, son of Andrew Hunter of Bonnytoun & Doonholm, who arrived in Australia in 1838. I have his Australian story. I believe he was in China with the 9th Lord Napier, and have some details in Barbarian Eye, but I wonder if he was in Calcutta before 1834 and when he returned home to Ayr after 1834? Thanks, Judy. Email: vikinghunt1@gmail.com

McWhirter / Dailey /Dailly 15. 05. 2015

My great grandfather William McWhirter was conceived into this world in your amazing country in the Parish of Dailey Ayrshire Scotland on February 23, 1825. He went to heaven ( I hope ) on September 03, 1911 from his departure zone here in Canada. His son,( my grandfather )William James McWhirter died on May 23, 1962 at the age of 67. My father Graham McWhirter was born on December 03, 1934, and died on December 17, 2003. I , Gregory Juul Donald McWhirter was born December 20, 1965 and am by the grace of GOD still alive : ) My son Isaiah James McWhirter was born July 27, 1994 and thankfully has no children yet ! I was wondering if there is anybody on your side of the pond that can help me with the McWhirter clan and is it possible that I might still have distant relatives living in my true homeland. any and all help will be greatly appreciated ! You can send any and all information and / or questions to me. thank you for your excellent help, Sincerely, Gregory D. McWhirter. Email: gregorydmcwhirter@gmail.com

Wilson, Fulton, Hutchison / Ayrshire 11. 05. 2015

Looking for information on the following families: Wilson, Fulton, Hutchison - all Presbyterian Covenentors who fled to Pennsylvania directly from Scotland and/or via Ireland in the mid-1700s. I have information that indicates Fulton was from Lanarkshire and Hutchison from Ayrshire. No info on the Wilson immigrant. They settled in different counties in SE Pennsylvania but the fact that their families intermarried indicates that must have know each other, perhaps back in Scotland. Any information of guidance would be most appreciated. Email: cwilson28@me.com

Ross / North Kilbride 06. 05. 2015

My sister and I look forward to visiting Ayrshire during our upcoming trip. We are descended from the de Ross family and are interested in finding more information about them, as our efforts from the US have reached a stopping point. We know that our branch of the Rosses descended from a James Ross who left Scotland for Ireland in the 1600's, and he was descended from the de Rosses of Ayrshire, specifically, we think around the area of North Kilbride. Email: mookienc@hotmail.com Thanks Dr. Connie Ross.

Tannahill / Kilmarnock / Ayrshire 30. 04. 2015

Tannahill DNA Project, United States - Seeking Tannahill DNA from Scotland!

Greetings All, my name is David Tannahill, co-Administrator of the Tannahill-Tannehill DNA Project in the United States. We have two different Tannahill DNA lines from our Tannahill Project members who have tested their DNA with us. Strangely both seem to be coming from the same T-hill family line during the late 1700's and early 1800's out of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. There can only be one!!! Actually, it is possible for there to be two DNA lines but not likely from the same township and/or family line. Since both DNA lines here want to claim Kilmarnock, let us think on that one. Now wouldn't it be a curiosity if another Scottish area claimed one or both lines. We now need DNA Project members from Scotland!

Our Tannahill families have an illustrious history here in America as frontiersmen and pioneer planter families who helped clear this wild land and settle many parts of early America. Land grants were given to these early Tannahill families as reward for their military service as Indian fighters and Revolutionary War soldiers who fought gallantly in America's struggle to become a new Nation. These T-hill families migrated into South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Texas as well as Tennessee and Kentucky, Missouri and all the Great Lakes territorial states. It is now the purpose of our Tannahill-Tannehill Project (both spellings are used here) to reach out and find which is the original Tannahill DNA line that is native to Scotland's Ayrshire region and in particular, the Kilmarnock area, where these family traditions have it as the Tannahill homeland. Is there another area in Scotland where Tannahill families also originated? We want to learn more about our family history in Scotland and the British Isles, therefore we welcome Tannahill-Tannehill family members from all areas of Scotland, Britain and Northern Ireland to join us. Family Tree DNA in Houston, Texas is our testing company for our DNA research. While FTDNA has several DNA tests for both men and women, it is the Y-DNA test (male lineage) that we are now using for this research. So if you are a male Tannahill-Tannehill or know of one who would be interested in participating in our DNA research we would be very happy to have you join our Project. Please contact me for more information, I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

For more information, email me at: familytreedna.com/groups and please direct your inquiry to my attention .: David Tannahill. Best regards, Dave Co-Admin., Tannahill-Tannehill DNA Project

Edward Johnston / Kilwinning 29. 04. 2015

Seeking family of Edward Johnston, (1910-1996), married to Annie Adam Walker Young. Edward would be my great uncle, his sister, Georgina Johnson (Watson, Banks) was my grandmother. I am interested in making contact with descendants of Edward. Please contact Donna Turner at Email: we3turners@gci.net , or 20428 New England Drive, Eagle River, Alaska, USA 99577.

William Boyd b.1846 / Ayrshire 17. 04. 2015

Hello, I'm trying to research my family's ancestry, and I've hit a snag. It stops with a William Boyd, born in 1846 in Stevenson, Ayr and has him residing in Kilwinning, Ayrshire. It also has him married to a Sarah S. Johnson. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Email: smiths782@yahoo.com

Cochrane / Ayrshire 14. 04. 2015

Robert Cochrane born 1829 Ayrshire, married Jean Unknown born 1839 Ayrshire, Brother: Thomas Cochrane born 1841 in Ayrshire. Looking for name of Robert & Thomas Cochrane's Parents. Looking for Jean's Surname & Parents, Regards Lynette.
Email: lyncoltham@iafrica.com

Scott Family / Kilmarnock 09. 04. 2015

Searching for the family of Joseph SCOTT, b. 1800 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He married Jane, b. 1811 Ireland. The family moved to Argyle, LaFayette Co., Wisconsin, USA between 1820 and 1840. They had two known children, Janet (Jeannette) and John T. John married Elizabeth Pennistone of Plungar, Leiesteshire, England.in 1862 and had Rose Ella, b. 1864 in Argyle. My Great-Grandmother. Any assistance with this Scott family search, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Carol Sechrist Email: CarolS5234@aol.com

Henry Mcewan / Monkton 01. 03. 2015

Hi! My great-great-great-grandfather Henry Mcewan was born in Monkton, Ayrshire in the early 1800s, though I know very little else about him. His wife was born in Ayrshire too, Margaret Mcewan, but we’re having trouble sorting out exactly where. I think there were a few Margt Mcewans in that time! I’ll be in Edinburgh in May 2015, and would love to stop by. I’ll try to learn more about my family before then. If anyone would like to meet and chat about all this, I’d be happy to meet up. Thank you for your time. Coming from San Francisco, California, I’m a bit starved for history. Mysti Berry mystiberry.com. Email: mysti.berry@mac.com

Baird Family 19. 02. 2015

I am trying to find any reference to my grandparents who were born in Canada but their parents are from Ayshire. The name is Baird. Could be John or Archibald?? Thanks Rob Bennethum. Email: rbennethum@loomisco.com

The Mcdonald family in Saltcoats Scotland 26. 01. 2015

Trying to find Jeannie Mcdonald met her on the Brittanic cunard ship in the fifties? Email: softlad@verizon.net

Andrew Blair /Cumnock 13. 01. 2015

My Grandfather was Andrew Blair form Cumnock Ayrshire born 24 January 1903, brother was Robert and 2 sisters one I think was named Susan. Came to South Africa in 1925 and was married to Nancy Crawford and had 3 daughters and they had 6 grandchildren. The grandchildren have had 10 children and the next generation has been born. These names are all available if you would require them. Regards Andy. Email: andy@minesrescue.co.za

William & Margaret Hanlon /Ayr 06. 01. 2015

My Great Grandfather, William Hanlon was a sailor born in Dublin in 1870/71. My Great Grandmother was named Margaret, I do not know her maiden name, she came from Ayr in Scotland, born 1871/72. William was Catholic and Margaret was Protestant, she converted to a Catholic. I can only assume that they met and married in or around the ports in Ayr as William was a sailor, as already mentioned. In 1895/96 they had a baby girl named Catherine. Catherine was born in Scotland, presumably in Ayr. The family had moved to Dublin by 1899, my grandmother Mary Hanlon, their second child was born in Dublin in 1899. Thank you for your time reading this email, hopefully you can help me in my search, if only for the maiden name of Margaret, and maybe their wedding cert and a birth cert for catherine Sincerely Yours Liam Doyle. Email: liamswallop@eircom.net

McMurrain Families /Ayrshire 01. 01. 2015

Are there any residents remaining in Ayrshire or vicinity with the surname McMurrain or McMurrian. Records indicate that there were McMurrains there in the mid-1800's and my personal family stories tell of McMurrains in Scotland before they moved to Northern Ireland. I am interested to know if there are any still living there. If there are, would you please give them my email address or, if they do not mind me contacting them, give me their email address. I live in Atlanta, GA and was born in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia. My dad's family is from South Georgia. Supposedly they landed in the north part of the US and migrated into the mountains and then south. Thank you for any help you can give me. Tom McMurrain Atlanta, Georgia Email: tom.mcmurrain@live.com

Thomson /Welch / Welsh / Ayr 31. 12. 2014

I am researching my grandmother's family. Her name was Margaret Fisher Thomson born 28/09/1898 at Ayr, Scotland. She had a brother William Thomson born 02/04/1900 at Ayr, Scotland. Their Parents were William & Helena Thomson (nee Welch/Welsh). Margaret was separated from her brother William after their mother died 22/12/1907 at Paisley, Renfrewshire. I am especially interested in what happened to William. I would appreciate any information regarding this family. Email: glenda.fh@hotmail.com

Margaret Jane Donnelly (or Young ) / Annbank 31. 12. 2014

Hello, I am looking for information on my Grandmother, born Margaret Jane Donnelly, on August 2, 1895 to a Samuel Donnelly and his wife in Annbank, Scotland. Attached is a newspaper clipping from her parents 50 wedding anniversary. Margaret died in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1987. She emigrated to the US through Ellis Island sometime between 1911-1920, settling in Cos Cob, Connecticut and married Archibald Stirling who had emigrated from Scotland during the same time period.They had one daughter, Florence Kinnaird Stirling, my mother, born September 8, 1928. Samuel Donnelly and his wife lived @ 21 Stewart Road Ayr at least on their anniversary, June 7, 1944. They were married by a Rev. Mann Callan and had 5 daughters and one son: Margaret, Agnes, Sarah, Sam, Jr., Jesse(Jessica?) Margaret was the eldest. The puzzle is that her social security card issued here in the USA lists her as : Margaret Young Stirling and we have never known the Surname Young in our family history. Thank you for any information you are able to give. I am one of three children of Margaret's only daughter, Florence, who married Roy L. Blanton in Gainesville, Texas, October 15, 1957. We lived almost our entire childhood in Corpus Christi, Texas and Grandma Margaret moved to Corpus Christi to be with her only daughter and only grandchildren in the early 1960s. Margaret's daughter, Florence Kinnaird Stilring Blanton, died at the age of 78 on January 2, 2007.. Email: lkbd59@gmail.com

Richard Carlteon / Ayrshire 30. 12. 2014

Hi, I live in Murfreesboro, TN. I have been researching my dad's side of the family and discovered that his 5th great grandfather (my 6th) came from Ayershire Scotland. His name is Richard Carleton. He was born circa 1720 there in Ayershire and died in 1790 in Craven County, NC. His son, Thomas Carleton Sr is my 5th great grandfather and is a Revolutionary War patriot. I believe Richard came with a brother from Scotland to PA. I wonder if there are any Carleton relatives that may have traced their ancestry to this branch. Email: vanurse1@comcast.net

McMillan Ancestors / Ayrshire 30. 12. 2014

Hi I'm looking into the McMillans who lived in Ayrshire . Henry McMillan who was born in 1865 he Married Elizabeth chestnut . They had Children. Elizabeth died and he then married Catherine McArther Howie . He had two children with her then he packed up the family and moved to Tasmania. He is my great great Grandfather. He had a Son in Tasmania John Howie McMillan who was my Grand father . He died just after his father was born so dad never new much of him. I would love any information anyone has or if there is any direct relatives alive, Andrew McMillan. Email: AMcMillan@millingtons.com.au

Martha McWhirter / Ayr 18. 12. 2014

I am researching my husbands family. His name : John Phillip Risk 3/6/1947. We live at Fairview Park, South Australia, Australia. His Gr Gr Grandmother was Martha Mc Whirter. She was born 1817 in Ayr Scotland and died 1896 in Creswick Victoria Australia. She married David Risk in 1840 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was born in 1813 in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. I would appreciate any information regarding these two people. Susanne Risk. Email: jprisky@tpg.com.au

Hannah Family Background / Ayrshire 25. 11. 2014

Was trying to follow family tree back to origins in Ayrshire. I believe was a William & Sarah Hannah whose children: William, Edward, Sarah, George & Aggie came to New Zealand aboard ship "Oamaru" September 1876. Would appreciate any information. Cheers Ray Hannah Gore New Zealand. Email: han.fam@xtra.co.nz

Alfred James Cochrane / Prestwick 23. 11. 2014

I am hoping someone can assist me with some information on Alfred James Cochrane who was the Provost from 1915 till 1919 and passed away in Ayrshire in 1933. I believe this to be correct, Alfred James Cochrane was born in Edinburgh, and moved to Prestwick at Ayr and was a wine merchant that lived in Prestwick until his death in 1933. His wife was Elizabeth Dawson. Thanks for your help James Russell. Email: jimmag1@bigpond.net.au

Murry and McQueen / Muirkirk 21. 11. 2014

My great grand parents emigrated to Australia in 1913 then moved to Newzealand. Their names were Marion Murry married to Thomas McQueen. My grandmother was Catherine McQueen married to Robert Lowe. Her sisters name was Helen McQueen married William Kirk who then changed his surname to Russel. My great grandparents lived in Muirkirk before emigrating, any information would help. Email: loweann54@gmail.com

Vernon ancestry 16. 11. 2014

I am trying to trace my ancestry back through the UK to France on the Vernon side of the family. My great great grandfather was William Gordon Vernon (1822-1850) he married Elizabeth Ross Forbes. Unfortunately thats as far back as our framuily tree has gone but I do know that WG Vernon had a father also called William Vernon who came from Ayrshire. Unfortunately I have no more details. I am also trying work back to establish any connection between us here in NZ and the Vernons of Haddon Hall or Tong. Any help is appreciated Richard Vernon. Email: richard@glamorgan.co.nz

McClure Ancestry 15. 11. 2014

Hello, my name is Walter Adams from Jacksonville, Florida. I have just discovered that my fifth great grand-father is from Ayrshire, Scotland. His name is Andrew McClure, born in 1630. His wife was also born there, her name is Jeanne Janet. She was born in 1630 and died in 1720. They may have been the last of this family to be from Scotland, their son James Arthur Andrew McClure was born in Ireland in 1660. Apparently this clan of McClure’s left Scotland before this sons birth? I would appreciate any information you may provide on this family and the county of Ayrshire. I would be happy to reimburse any copying or mailing costs you may incur. Email: waltadams53@att.net

Montgomerie/ery family 14. 11. 2014

Looking for more information re this family. Robert Mongomerie m Mary Lauchlan at Kilbirnie 7.6.1833. His parents were John Montgomerie/ery- and Mary Lauchlan. Robert and Mary had 3 children:- John, born 29.3.1834, Kilbirnie. m Euphemia McCulloch on 7.12.1866 at Lochwinnock. Immagrated to New Zealand Barbara, born c1838 at Beith. Married William Gibson Craig on 4.6.1861 at Lochwinnoch Mary, born c1837 at Beith. Married William Robert Dick on 21.1.1869, Lochwinnoch. Especially looking for the right John who was born around 1763-66 at Kilbirnie. There are so many Johns. I know quite a bit about my family that came to New Zealand. Looking forward to more information. Dawn Groves. Email: ddgroves@xtra.co.nz

Boreland Castle 11. 11. 2014

One of the most important finds for our family was on googlebooks which is free "The history of Ayr" you can download this yourself. It tells the history of Boreland which is where our family once lived. The only real information I have for our earliest Howatson ancestor apart from the marriage is attached. My great x 8 grandmother Sarah Montgomerie was the daughter of the Laird William Montgomerie of Boreland, and my grandfather told me that James was the "Factor" on the estate of Boreland, and that being of lowly statue when it was known he was seeing Sarah they fled the area, hence they moved to Crawford and leadhills, a mining town where they had several children, later they all made up. The Boreland Montgomeries were also related to the Eglinton Montgomeries of Skelmorlie, Sarah being a Montgomerie is also descended / related to the Olivestob Hamiltons etc. From my own research of around this time, there were 10 main Howatson familes, and I have not been able to go back any further on James Howatson ie who his parents were though he was born in Lanark. And all the families have similar first names. Kind Regards Vince. One of my relatives has created this website which you may find interesting. surnamepages.com/Howatson.html Email: rees.vincent@googlemail.com

Mills Ayrshire 10. 11. 2014

Hello! My family has traced our ancestry, via DNA, to Ayrshire and Northern Ireland. The story of our surname, as I'm told, is that we - the Mills - were 'expelled' during the Second Bishops War and sent to Northern Ireland from Ayrshire. It's hard to settle on any particular assumption as to why, due to all the crazy fighting going on during those times. One can assume we were royalists, but why exile to Northern Ireland? Work on Plantation? Just searching for any insight into Scots migration from Ayrshire to Northern Ireland during that time. Update! As to why we were 'expelled' to Northern Ireland during the Second Bishops War: Apparently we were Covenanters fleeing religious persecution...makes sense. The thing is, our highest matches are not Mills. We believe we changed our surname during this time, highest matches are McCullough/McCulloch, McCracken, McTaggart/Taggart, Ferguson, and Boyd.Thanks! Email: jamesmills3000@me.com

Mackrel (Mackrell, Mackerel) family 10. 11. 2014

According to my research the Mackrel family settled in Ayrshire Scotland before a branch of the family moved to Yorkshire West Riding, England to work the lead mines there. The first Mackrels recorded in Yorkshire were born in around 1740-1760, but I do not know whether they were born in England or Scotland. There is a Mackrel coat of arms associated with Scotland and they apparently had a seat in Ayshire. They apparently came over during the Norman invasion and their name derives from their work as fisherman of mackerel. I would be most interested in learning more about this surname. In Yorkshire it appears early on with various spellings, and now has been normalized as Mackwell. Thank you. Sharon Mackwell. Email: sharon_06513@yahoo.com

McDonald & McLeish / Dundonald 08. 11. 2014

Hello I am trying to find information on the following: AGNES MCDONALD MOTHER AGNES MCLEISH/MCLISH/MCCLISH My Grandmother Agnes McDonald at age 6, estimated birth 1894, lived in Ayrshire, in the Village of Dundonald. Her Mother Agnes McCleish listed as a Laundress and Head of the household aged 29 yrs estimated birth was abt 1872. Her parents were James McLish and Elizabeth Calderwood. This information is from the 1891 and 1901 Scottish Census, Parish of Dundonald, ED:1 Page 21, Line:1 Roll No: CSSCT1901_223. Registration No 590/1 Household 102, The Census was taken on the night of 31st March/1st April 1901. Agnes McCleish was an unwed Mother, the father may have been known in the Village as she gave the child her fathers name. The Father is listed as Neil McDonald Farm Servant High Newton Darval. There are no further records for Agnes or her Mother after 1901 Census I am unable to find what happened to them or find further information on Neil McDonald. Thank you Lyn Burley. Email: nlburley1@bigpond.com

Ayrshire Campbell Christening 06. 11. 2014

Attached is an extract of the OPR records for Campbell christenings in Ayrshire. I'm very interested in any help stringing these Campbells together or anyone who knows if any of these individuals emigrated to America. I am particularly interested in either of the James Campbells who married Susanna Campbell or Margaret Jamison in Sorn Parish. Thank you Kevin Campbell. Email: Kevincamp@aol.com . Christening List PDF

James Burns c1778-bef. 1851 Ayr 04. 11. 2014

Have been wanting to find more information on and his ancestors and descendants James Burns. James was born about 1778 in , Ayr, Scotland. He died before 1851 in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, Scotland. RECORD: 1. Scotland Census Schedules, 6 Jun 1841. Name: James Burry Age: 50 Estimated birth year: abt 1791 Gender: Male Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Occupation: M S Parish Number: 601 Name: Sebina Burry Age: 50 Estimated birth year: abt 1791 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601 Name: Jane Burry Age: 20 Estimated birth year: abt 1821 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601 Name: Elisabeth Wilson Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1816 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601 Sebina Wilson Age: 4 Estimated birth year: abt 1837 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601 Name: Margaret Wilson Age: 2 Estimated birth year: abt 1839 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601." Scottish Ancestry research: Kirkoswald - Address: Culzean Demesne James Burns, aged 50; male servant, born in the county of Ayr.; Sebina, 50, born in the county of yr; Jane, aged 20, born in the county of Ayr; Ann aged 15, born in the county of Ayr. 2. http://www.scotsancestry.co.uk/, Scots Ancestry Research Society - B/38,882, 21 Nov. 1978, 16 Jul. 1979 and 7 Oct 1986, Scots Ancestry Research Society, 3 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3PY Scotland. " The Old parochial registers of Straiton and Ayr were searched for the births of children.... In Ayr - Jean born 4th baptised 7.6.1807 - - In Straiton - 1811 John, lawfull son of James Burns and Sibby (sic) McQualter at Slatehouse was born 8th Augst, 1809 ALSO Anne born 14.11.1816, Robert born 14.2.1819." Scotland Census Schedules, 6 Jun 1841 Kirkoswald - Address: Culzean Demesne James Burns, aged 50; male servant, born in the county of Ayr.; Sebina, 50, born in the county of yr; Jane, aged 20, born in the county of Ayr; Ann aged 15, born in the county of Ayr. It is said that the family is tied into Robert Burns (the poet) lineage but missing is at least one generation if not 2 or more to make the connection if at all ever possible I have yet to prove this if the connection even does exist. James married Sabina Sibby Sibbey Sibbald McQualter [McWater, McWaker Qualter McQuater was born about 1778 in Kirkmichael, Ayr, Scotland. She died 14 Sep 1860 in Kirkoswald, Ayr, Scotland. RECORD: 1. Scotland Census Schedules, : 30/31 Mar 1851. " Parish Number: 601 Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Burnside ED: 5 Page: 7 Household schedule number: 19 Line: 4 Roll: CSSCT1851_134 Name: Sibbina Burns Age: 73 Estimated birth year: abt 1778 Relationship: Head Gender: Female Where born: Kirkmichael, Ayrshire Occupation: Formerly House Maid Name: Jean Burns Age: 41 Estimated birth year: abt 1810 Relationship: Daughter Mother's name: Sibbina Gender: Female Where born: Ayr, Ayrshire Occupation: Dress Maker Name: Ann Burns Age: 31 Estimated birth year: abt 1820 Relationship: Daughter Mother's name: Sibbina Gender: Female Where born: Straiton, Ayrshire Occupation: Formerly House Servant. DEATH: 2. http://www.scotsancestry.co.uk/, Scots Ancestry Research Society - B/38,882, 21 Nov. 1978, 16 Jul. 1979 and 7 Oct 1986, Scots Ancestry Research Society, 3 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3PY Scotland. Sabbina (sic) McQualter or Burns, was then found to have died on the 14th September 1860 at Kirkoswald, Ayrshires. According to her death entry, she was then aged 82 widow of a land steward, and the daughter of David McQualter, land steward, and Margaret McIlwraith, both deceased. The imformation for this entry was given (to the registar) by her daughter, Ann Burns." they had: 2 M Hugh Gavin Park Burns was born 18 Jun 1803 and was christened 23 Jun 1803 in Dailly, Ayr, Scotland. 3 F Mary Burns was born 23 Mar 1805 and was christened 24 Mar 1805 in Dailly, Ayr, Scotland. 4 F Jean Burns was born 4 Jun 1807 in Ayr, Ayr, Scotland and was christened 7 Jun 1807 in Ayr, Ayr, Scotland. 5 M David Burns (1808-1884 was born 2 Sep 1808 in Colmonell, Ayr, Scotland and was christened 6 Sep 1808 in Colmonell, Ayr, Scotland. He died 7 Aug 1884 in Thornhill, Morton, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. married (MRIN:104) Janet (Jessie) Boswell "Jessie", daughter of James Boswell *-321 and Elizabeth (Eliza) Walls *-322 (MRIN:219), on 17 May 1822 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland. Jessie was born 1801 in Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland. She died 7 Feb 1876 in Thornhill, Morton, Dumfries, Scotland . 6 John Burns was born 8 Aug 1809 in Straiton, Ayr, Scotland. 7 Anne Burns was born 14 Nov 1816 in Straiton, Ayr, Scotland. 8 Robert Burns was born 15 Feb 1819 in Straiton, Ayr, Scotland. Judith E. Burns Email: reibur@centurylink.net

Thomas Family of Muirlirk 27. 10. 2014

1. Patrick Peter (Peter or Patrick) Thomas was born between 1840 -1844 in Mayo, Ireland/Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died 26 Feb 1902 in Burnside, Murikirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Patrick married Mary Mullin [Mullen] daughter of Edward Mullin [Mullen Molan] *-448 and Cecelia McCann on 2 Apr 1860 in Ayr, Scotland. Mary was born 1844 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. And grandson or Patrick and Mary had the following children:
2 M i. Michael Thomas was born 6 Feb 1863 in Burnside, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died ?1918 certificate #43? in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Michael married Janet Maxwell daughter of Agnes or Elizabeth Maxwell , on 13 Jun 1884 in Murkirk, Ayr, Scotland. Janet was born 21 Mar 1864 in Durrisdeer, Thornhill/ Clenchside, Dumfries, Scotland
3 F ii. Ann J. Thomas-289 was born 23 Jul 1861 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. She died before 1871.
4 M iii. Edward Thomas-290 was born 30 Oct 1864 in Burnside, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, 1
5 F iv. Helen ( Ellen Ston) Thomas-11292 was born 14 Dec 1868 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Helen married Michael Fox . Michael was born 1871 in Longriggind / Glenmavis, Lanarkshire. He died 1949 in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland . Helen also married James Fox son of Matthew Fox and Mary Dolan on 31 Dec 1891 in Muirkirk Ayrshire Scotland. James was born about 1868 in West Calder, Edinburghshire, Midlothian, Scotland.
6 M v. Peter Thomas was born 6 Oct 1866 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died before 1870 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland.
7 F vi. Mary Thomas was born 6 Oct 1866 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. She died 24 Jan 1893 in Cumnock, Ayrshire ( East Ayrshire), Scotland. Mary married Robert McAllister son of Robert McAllister and Rosanna Devlin on 26 Jun 1884 in St.Thomases, Muirkirk, Ayrshire. Robert was born 4 Mar 1861 in Townfoot Cumnock / Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died 18 Sep 1915 in Railway Station Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.
8 F vii. Margaret Thomas was born 13 Dec 1872 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland.
9 F viii. Bridget Elizabeth Thomas was born 6 Nov 1874 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Bridget married William Donochie , son of James Donochie and Sarah O'Hear on 13 Oct 1899 in St. Sophia's R C Church, Galston, Ayrsihre, Scotland. William was born about 1872 in Newmilns, Scotland. He died in Newmilns, Scotland.
10 F ix. Ann Jane Thomas was born 7 Sep 1876 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Ann married Robert Higgins Robert was born 1877.
11 M x. Peter Thomas was born 9 Jan 1881 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland.
12 F xi. Celilia Thomas was born 21 Dec 1883 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Celilia married James Devlin , son of Hugh Devlin and Hannah Ms Hugh Devlin James was born about 1882 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He died about 1954 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
13 M xii. Edward Minnie Thomas was born 3 Apr 1887 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died before 1891.
14 F xiii. Edith Thomas-473 was born 1888 in Muirkirk Ayrshire Scotland.
1. Edward Mullin (Eddie) Thomas- was born 19 Sep 1904 in Garronhill, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died 21 Feb 1975 in Murikirk, Ayr, Scotland and was buried 1975 in Muirkirk Cemetery Murikirk, Ayr, Scotland FAG # 106108030. He was the son of Agnes Maxwell Thomas born 27 Mar 1884 Garronhill, Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland died 12 Jan 1955 Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana buried 14 Jan 1955 Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver, Marshall, Indiana she was the only child of Micheal Thomas and Janet Maxwell and grandson of Patrick Peter (Peter or Patrick) Thomas and Mary Mullin [Mullen] Family tradition says his father was a coalminer and that he and Agnes were engaed to be married but he was killed in a mine explosion. David said that he was to come to America with his parents but the grandparents took him off the boat just before it sailed and raised by Michael and Janet (Maxwell) Thomas his grandparents Eddie married Martha A (Mattie or Mat) Kirkwood on 18 Jul 1924. Mattie or Mat was born 26 Jul 1903. She died 13 Jul 1978 in Rownsly/Stafford, Staffordshire, England and was buried in Muirkirk Cemetery Murikirk, Ayr, Scotland FAG # 106109326. England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 Name: Martha Cunning Thomas Birth Date: 26 Jul 1903 Date of Registration: Sep 1978 Age at Death: 75 Registration district: Stafford Inferred County: Staffordshire Volume: 30 Page: 0964 Eddie and Mattie or Mat had the following children:
2 F i. Annie K Thomas-267 was born 7 Dec 1922 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. She died 28 Jan 2006 in Tampa, Hillsborough, FLordia and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard, Illinois FAG# # 34967840. Annie married Dallas L Schaad son of Albert M Schaad and Lola B Thasher . Dallas was born 25 Aug 1917 in , , Illinois. He died 22 May 1988 in Petersburg, Menard, Illinois and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, Menard, Illinois FAG# 34967848. Tec 4 US Army Air Corps World War II.
3 M ii. Michael Thomas was born 6 Nov / 7 Dec 1924 in Probably Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died 4 Mar / 6 Mar 1987. Michael married (MRIN:190) Helen ----
4 M iii. William Gourlay (Bill, Scotty) Thomas Sr.-260 was born 7 Mar 1928 in Probably Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. was buried in Woodland Cemetery McHenry, McHenry, Illinois. Bill married Margaret Mary (Maggie) Hall- on 7 Mar 1953 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Margaret was born 13 Jul 1931 in Londonderry, North Ireland. She died 27 Sep 2006 in Crystal Lake, McHenry, Illinois and was buried Oct 2006 in Woodland Cemetery McHenry, McHenry, Illinois FAG # 74568359.
5 M iv Janet (Jenny) Thomas was born 16 Apr 1930 in Probably Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died 11 Feb 2011. Janet married Walter Muir .
6 M v. Edward (Eddie) Thomas was born 21 Dec 1934 in Probably Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland.
7 F vi. Jean Thomas was born 31 Aug 1936 in Probably Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Jean married James (Jimmy) Paterson
8 F vii. Agnes Thomas was born 2 Dec 1939 in Probably Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Agnes married James McCabe
9 M viii. Robert (Bobby) Thomas-258 was born in Probably Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died 4 Oct 1993. Robert married Nan --- Email: reibur@centurylink.net

Cannon Familly of Muirkirk 27. 10. 2014

1. Agnes or Elizabeth Maxwell was born 6 Sep 1840 Abt 1840/1841 in Thornhill / Shornbelt, Dumfrieshire Scotland She had the following children:
2 M i. William Walker Maxwell- was born 23 Dec 1860 in Durrisdeer, Dumfries, Scotland. He died Probably BEF 1871.
3 F ii Janet Maxwell was born 21 Mar 1864 in Durrisdeer, Thornhill/ Clenchside, Dumfries, Scotland Janet married Michael Thomas son of Patrick Peter (Peter or Patrick) Thomas and Mary Mullin [Mullen], on 13 Jun 1884 in Murkirk, Ayr, Scotland. Michael was born 6 Feb 1863 in Burnside, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Agnes also married William Cannon , son of James Cannon and Mary Gillespie, on 29 Dec 1868 in Durisdeer, Dumfries, Scotland. William was born 6 May 1839 in Plascow Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland and was christened 17 May 1839 in Kirkgunzeon, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. He died before 1891. William and Agnes had the following children:
4 M iii. Alexander Maxwell Cannon- was born 28 Feb 1869 in Morton by Thornhill / Carronbridge, Dumfriesshire.
5 F iv. Jane Cannon was born 6/7 Jun 1871 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland.
6 F v. William Cannon was born 22 Nov 1873 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland.
7 F vi. Isabella Cannon was born 1877 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland.
8 M vii. Adam Cannon was born 8 Mar 1881 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died before 1891. Email: reibur@centurylink.net

Andrew Patrick / Janet Neilson / Irvine 24. 10. 2014

Andrew Patrick and Janet Neilson were married in 1787 at Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. They had 9 children all born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. James PATRICK born 1788 Irvine. John PATRICK born 1791 married Ann STEVENSON in 1821 and had 8 children born in Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland Andrew PATRICK born 1792 married Agnes FLETCHER in 1828. Janet PATRICK born 1797 Isabella Patrick BORN 1798 Robert PATRICK born 1801 married Janet DICKIE. Lived Kilmarnock 1841- 1887. Jean PATRICK born 1803. Hugh PATRICK born 1805 in Dreghorn Any information on family would be appreciated. Lynette Patrick. Email: lepatrick16@gmail.com

Searching for Muir ancestors / Kilmaurs & Fenwick 19. 10. 2014

Hi there I am searching for ancestors of James Muir born Kilmaurs, 1798 and married to Agnes Fulton in Fenwick, 1823. His parents were James Muir and Janet Wilson, for whom I have no dates and cannot find any information. Regards Jacqui Duthie Email: duthie4@xtra.co.nz

McDade's / Kilmarnock 18. 10. 2014

Hi, I am looking for *any* family. My Dad is Edward(1923-2013) his twin Thomas(1923-1977) and sibling Patrick(1926-2011) McDade. Their Father is George(1886-1971) and Mother Margaret Meehan Campbell McDade. Margaret passed in 1963 of gangrene among other things. She had 3 daughters; Sarah, Margaret/Maggie(?-1988) and Mary Campbell. I know Patrick did not marry or have children. He was a POW during WWII. Thomas married but the only child(Alexander Caddis) I found was from his wife's(Letitia Baird Caddis) previous marriage. Edward married Alice Mair, they had 2 children Margaret Rose and George Edward. They left Scotland for America in the mid to late 50's. They settled in Connecticut and I was born in 1962 :) Thank-you for any help in my search!! In appreciation, -- *Mari* Email: wryrwmn@gmail.com

My Campbell Family 15. 10. 2014

Hi my names Cheyenne Jouavel I'm really interested in finding out my heritage. My mother is a Campbell and i've always been fascinated in her geneology because i'm a history buff. And what i've gathered from my grandfather is that, he is from the Argyle Campbell Clan from Ayr and that somewhere and at some point in time his family line were Scottish missionaries for the church of Scotland who ended up in Fiji. If you have any knowledge of who these Campbell's were that left Scotland, and how we are part of the Campbell clan, I would love to know. my grandfather also has some very old photographs of his great grand parents who may have been the ones who had left. many thanks. would love to hear back Email: cheyennejouavel@gmail.com

Armstrong / Flaherty 15. 10. 2014

Looking for relatives of Frederick Armstrong b. 1894 Ireland, married Mary Flaherty in 1924. Arrived Scotland c. 1925, a son John Fred b. 1919, Patrick b. 1926 and Kathleen Mary ( Bellamy) b. 1928, possibly more. They setlled in Cardenden, Fife, kathleen and patrick were born in Auchterader. John Fred was born in Ireland. Frederick had a son Patrick, he died in 2011, he lived in Kilmarnock. Email: byrneeve@yahoo.com

Hamilton & Craig, Ayrshire 30. 09. 2014

CRAIG Peter 1853 - 1928 Stevenston, Ayrshire; married Ellen Hamilton; 10 children. His grandparents were John Craig & Barbara McBride both originally from Kilmory Bute but Barbara was born in Ardrossan. Any info on John Craig 1798-abt 1851 would be appreciated - he was a seaman. Barbara's parents were Charles McBride & Barbara McMillan. Email: carolekb@gmail.com

Hamilton & Craig, Ayrshire 30. 09. 2014

HAMILTON & CRAIG; Joseph H 1830 (Ireland) - 1879 Kilbirnie, Ayr & Jane Craig (1826 (Ireland) - 1902 Stevenston; had 7 children in Dalry; any info appreciated. Email: carolekb@gmail.com

McNair Family, Dalry, Ayrshire 27. 09. 2014

I am searching for information on Robert McNair born abt 1820, he married(possibly) Mary McMarr(?). They came to Australia 1854, Mary and daughter Marion died on the voyage, but James and Barbara (my great grandmother) survived. I think Robert's father was James, he had siblings; James, Andrew, William, and Margaret. His mother was Marion, I think. They lived in Dalry, 32 Main St according to the census 1851. Any information would be appreciated. Email: maureenp458@gmail.com

Peter Brown born 1760 / Ayrshire 26. 09. 2014

Hello I am in dyer need of info on a Peter Brown whom is presumably to have been born in Ayrshire Scotland and came to America late 1780's. Any info on his father/mother would be greatly appreciated as it will help in my genealogical research for my family. Any info is welcomed. Thank you Brandon Surber. Email: surber777@gmail.com

Clark relatives / Ayrshire 23. 09. 2014

Sidney George Clark, married to Mary Jane Coughlin Doran. Moved to western Canada in the 20s to have a son of the same name. Originally of Kilmarnoch, birth dates I'm not sure of. Email: sidclarkpark@gmail.com

Blackwood name / Ayrshire 08. 09. 2014

I'm looking for information on the Scottish branch of our family. We don't know a lot about where people came from, but we've been told there is a relation to Rob Roy McGregor (or MacGregor). I'm not sure how far back in our ancestry that relation might be... There was a Margaret Love Blackwood born in 1924 (either in Scotland or the U.S.), who spent most of her life in the U.S. She married Vernon A. Smith, then later became a widow, then re-married. She passed away a few years ago. Recently I came across a webpage claiming that the Blackwood family name came from Ayrshire. I wonder if this is where her parents lived? I'm trying to preserve the privacy of family, by only putting a few details here. But I hope there are enough details for someone to give me a lead. I used to be part of the Ancestry.com website; had to break from that when my files became "messy." I'm cleaning up files, and hope to get back on there. However in the meantime, please let me know about a lead (if you have one)! Thank you! -- Christina Email: lucilliere@yahoo.com

Kirkpatrick / Ayrshire 03. 09. 2014

I am researching the Kirkpatrick line, specifically Andrew Kirkpatrick said to have been born in Ayshire in 1803 and later fled to Scotland. His parents were Andrew and Margaret Jane Law, possibly. This line finally settled in Canada in New Brunswick. I would love to find out how to find vital records that early in Ayshire. Email: judygailh@att.net

James Hamilton McIlwain-Mary Ann Cassidy 27. 07. 2014

James McIlwain born abt. 1827, lived in Dublin Ireland where he married Mary Ann Cassidy of Ayrshire Scotland ancestors. Have some knowledge her ancestory lines goes back to king of Scotland? I can only assume Hamilton was James mother's family name. Email: martywhitney@sbcglobal.net

Taylor family from Ayr 15. 07. 2014

The earliest record we have is of Mathew Taylor, b. c. 1690 near Londonderry, Ireland. He married Janet (probably Wilson) and they came to Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA, in 1719. Tradition says that this Presbyterian family was originally from Ayr, Scotland, but some left there around 1620 and went to Ireland. I know there isn' t much data from those very early days but I'm still optimistic. I have DNA and extensive information to share if only I could find some Taylor family. Email: busybee1952@hotmail.com

Jon De PurVaiance/Ayrshire 09. 07. 2014

My relatives go back to 1570, Jon De PurVaiance or a close variation. He went to France and then his children to Ireland and America. He cane from this area in Scotland but I find no connection of name or relatives. The variation is also De Provience, etc. Virginia (Province) Kirby. Email: divinemercyinc@dishmail.net

David Cooper/Toronto Canada 06. 06. 2014

I have managed to trace my Fathers line back to John Cooper who was born in 1733 in Lincoln, Ayrshire and Died in 1772 in Wigtown,Wigtownshire He married Janet McMicking and in 1768 he had the first of 2 Sons- Thomas Cooper Born 1768 in New Luce, Wigtownshire and Died in 1811 in Queenstown , Lincoln County, Upper Canada and James Born in 1770 in New Luce, Wigtownshire and Died in 1856 in Queenstown, Upper Canada John Thomas Cooper was the first to be Born on Canadian soil in 1802 at Stanford, Upper Canada. His father Thomas Cooper was a United Empire Loyalist and looks to have arrived in Upper Canada in 1792 from New York State he married Anne Conkle in the Wilderness and later their marrige was recorded Any further info on John Cooper's family in Lincoln, Ayrshire would be most appreciated. Interesting in that I am a Canadian but served a period of time in the British Army having attended the Royal Military Academy and served in a Scotish Regiment! At the time I did not fully understand the depth of my Scotish roots (On both side of my family) I travel regulariy to Scotland and would love to do further research in the area!. Email: dcooper@octagoncap.com

Bowes family of East Ayrshire 05. 06. 2014

I'd apperciate any information anyone may have on: Robert Bowes (husbandmen) who married Elizabeth Finlay on July 16 1657. This is from the book "A Register of Marriages performed by me. -R.F. " In the collection, "Midlothan: Edinburgh - Register of Marriages, 1595-1700". Email: stephenmbowes@gmail.com

Andrew Dalrymple, South Ayrshire 03. 06. 2014

Would appreciate any info for Andrew Dalrymple born 1684 in Drummerchut, South Ayrshire. Searching for his parents. Thank You. Email: dfrazee3@cox.net

Sarah BAIRD b1811 Irvine, Ayrshire 31. 03. 2014

Hi: I am in search of parents and family of Sarah Baird born 24 Aug 1811 in Irvine, Ayrshire. She died 9 Nov 1878 in Buchanan, Iowa. Sarah married William Wallace (born 1809 Dundonald) on the 10th of April 1829 in Ayrshire. They had three children in Scotland then emigrated to Quebec in 1834. This family lived in Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada until circa 1865 when they traveled to Buchanan, Iowa where they lived out their lives. They had a sizeable family and I have a large tree on Sarah Baird and William Wallace once they emigrated to Canada. I am trying to find out more about Sarah Baird and the Baird line. This family was presbyterian and the occupation was carpenter and farmer. Any help would be gratefully excepted. Also any leads would be helpful. I check with the Baird.net website along with the Ayrshire site. I have posted on rootsweb and other surname message boards. I have a copy of William Wallace's Bible with the dates and correct childrens names. I also have copy of William Wallace's Will. However, no details of any Bairds. Did any of Sarah's siblings also emigrate? I have checked the ships records and have created trees on Bairds in Ontario, Canada hoping for find a connection with out luck. Any researchers with tips? So grateful to have the Ayrshire Website, Ann. Email: annstewart@wildblue.net

James Close, Ayrshire 08. 01. 2014

I am looking for information about my Great Great Grandfather James Close, and his father William Closs. James was born Jan 13, 1831 in Ayrshire, migrated to the U.S. and died Jan 17,1898 in Eckhart, Maryland. William was born 1788 in Ayrshire and died 1872 in Aryshire. WIlliam's wife was "Mary". That is all the information I have. If any one has any information they can share I would greatly appreciate it. David. Email: jdrintnt@hotmail.com

McClure family Irvine, Ayrshire 25. 11. 2013

My grandmother was Ann McClure b. 13/8/1866. She came to Australia (by herself) in 1886 and married in Sydney in 1888. Am having difficulty tracing her siblings William b. 1857; Janet b. 1859 John b. 1861 Thomas b. 1864 James b. 1870. Their parents were William b. 1823 and Mary (Cook) b. ? d. 1888. Would love to hear from anyone who may be able to help. Many thanks. Deirdre. Email: dqdiddles@yahoo.com.au

Daniel Brown (1753-1853) Largs, Ayrshire 18. 11. 2013

My family has been linked by DNA to Daniel Brown, born 1753. I am looking for possible male siblings that he might have had, or siblings of his son, Daniel Brown, born 1789 in Largs. My gg grandfather was James Henderson Brown, born about 1820, but we do not know where. We first find him on St. Vincent Island in the British West Indies. Would love more information. Email: pbleonard@netzero.net

Pam and Karen Armstrong/ Ayr 15. 09. 2013

I am trying to trace two cousins who were Pam and Karen Armstrong living in Ayr when I last saw them in 1956 age about 12 and 15 years old. Father's name was Willie and Mother Rose. Email: lilian_mitchell@talktalk.net

John Carmitchel 07. 09. 2013

I am looking for information regarding my great great grandfather, John K CARMITCHEL. I show him as born on 9 February 1943 in Scotland, which is the date on his headstone. I know he arrived in America on or before October 1861, as he was a soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He lived in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania, worked in the coal mines in and around that area. He married and had 21 children, 13 of whom survived to adulthood. He passed away on 15 April 1897. I suspect he emigrated with a brother or cousin named Robert CARMITCHEL. Both were residents of Mt. Carmel (a small town), both served in the same unit in the Civil War and both are buried in the same cemetery. Robert's headstone specifically mentions that he was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. Any information regarding John, his birth place, parents and siblings, and reason and date of emigration, would be greatly appreciated. Jams L. Stover Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA . Email: stoverjl@cox.net

Boyd 21. 08. 2013

I am looking for information concerning a John (Jock) Boyd b. ~1895, he served in the Black Watch for WW1, and married Sarah Lowe, all out of Ayrshire Scotland. He emigrated to Canada in the 1920's. Three of his 8 children were born in Scotland, the remainder, including my grand per, were born in Canada. Any information would be appreciated! Amanda . Email: amanda.seebeck@gmail.com

Gilmore/McClure/Kilpatrick 28. 07. 2013

I am coming from California to Belfast and then hopefully to Ayr. The information I have on ancestry led me to the name Gilmore and to Ayrshire. I'm interested to learn anything I can about my ancestry and would appreciate any information. I have listed my family names in the subject line. My family were Ulster-Scots and landed in the Carolinas in the 1700's. Another name that was prominent in our family was Knighten. Hope to get to Ayrshire in September. Melanie Bous. Email: drydocked1951@yahoo.com

William Dunn Born Approx 1780 . 03. 07. 2013

Son James was born 1803 Monkton Ayrshire and christened in Mauchline unfortunately Mothers name was not on the certificate any information on William or his wife would be appreciated. Email: pandmdunn@gmail.com

Albert Trainer/ Irvine/Ardrossan 13. 06. 2013

I have been trying to contact a friend of mine who I cannot seem to get a hold of. Background: I was born in Ayr Scotland in 1942. From 1943 till 1950 I lived with my Grandparents Mr and Mrs Sam Campbell, until I was adopted in the United States. I at that time lived at 62 Ayr Road in Irvine. My Childhood friend Albert Trainer who lived in the upstairs of the same house and whom after many years I was able to contact, 12 years ago to be exact through I believe it was the Scottish Heritage Association. Albert lived in Ardrossan and we have visited several times and have had telephone contact at least once a month. Recently after returning from a visit in the United States, I tried to contact Albert at his Tel # was 00441294608523. The recording now stated that there was no connection to this number. Since I have never met any of the other family members, His Son whom I believe lived in Edinburgh and who works for a large distillery as a sales rep I was also never able to contact . I am trying to determine what happened to Albert. I know we were very happy to be in contact after so many years and if he changed his number he would have contacted me. Unfortunately as stated above I was out of the country for almost 8 weeks. Albert and I are the same age 70 and one never knows what will happen one day to the next. I just hope that nothing serious has happened to him. I was in hopes that you would be able to help me even if the news is bad. Albert and I were like Brothers through our eighth birthday at which time I was adopted in the US. If you can help me here or give me an email address were I may be able to find out Albert's status I would appreciate it very much. I thank you in advance for you help in this matter and remain. Sincerely yours Donald W. Evans Obermichelbach Germany. Email: a-d-evans@t-online.de

John Crawford circa 1600, 27. 04. 2013

I'm looking for the parents of John Crawford, born about 1600, emigrated to America with his son David in the 1640s, did not bring a wife. He was from Ayrshire, Scotland. Email: Mommypower@comcast.net

Donald Family, 15. 04. 2013

My friend here in Nz has just found out her mum was adopted out at birth and just found out her mums grandparents were Elizabeth Donald born around 1830 in Ayrshire and she married a Andrew Taylor from Buteshire. I am afraid thats all we know. regards Sue. Email: LesT@xtra.co.nz

Mair, 24. 03. 2013

Some of my family members immigrated from Ayrshire to America and I and my son want to visit Ayrshire and find what family members might be left. The family name is Mair, my father being John Allen and his father being George who married Annie Barnes of Aberdeen . I have been told that there are members of the Mair clan that still live in Ayrshire so I would very much like to get in touch with them. Charlene A. Wynn, Salt Lak

Robert Barbour and his wife Mary Orr, 18. 03. 2013

Hi I am trying to locate information on my great great grandparents Robert Barbour and Mary Orr. Both Robert and Mary were born about 1806 in Ardrossan and they moved to Ontario, Canada with their 8 children. My great grandfather, Ephraim Barbour moved to Australia. I would love to learn more about Robert and Mary's families but have struck a brick wall. Strangely enough my mother's family also originated from Ayrshire and my great grandfather's name was Hunter. I haven't looked too deeply into that side as yet but I found it strange that my parents, of which only my mother, knew originally came from Scotland actually came from the same region. Would appreciate any help or information you might be able to offer me. Many thanks Andrea Berner (nee Barbour) Email: legally_blonde1626@hotmail.com

McReynolds / McCrindle, 16. 03. 2013

Dear Girvan, County Ayr People, I am researching my McReynolds / McCrindle ancestors from Scotland who immigrated many years ago to Ireland, before 1666. They left Ireland in 1737 for the William Penn Colony of Pennsylvania in the Americas. This was the colonial period in America. This family appeared in records in Virginia but I have been able to trace them back to their Scottish homeland. Many early records were lost over the years, just as has happened in Scotland. With the help of Dr. Tyrone Bowes who created the website called Scottsh Origines I think there is a good chance that my ancestors came from County Ayr as McCrindle and have been situated there for several centuries before moving to Ireland in 1666. To prove that my McReynolds, sometimes spelled McRannells, in Irish records, were originally from the Ayrshire area, I am asking that a few of the McReynolds / McCrindle males from County Ayr oblige me by taking a Y-Chromosome DNA test which I will supply. Dr. Tyrone Bowers will help interpret the results of the test and prove a conclusive link. There are several cousins in the United States that have already taken this test and it is probable that their DNA will match one of the early McCrindle lines in County Ayr. This comes about because the Y-Chromosome carried by males was inherited from their father who inherited it from his father, who inherited it from his father - remaining virtually unchanged going far back in time, hundreds, if not thousands, of years. When two people's DNA matches, they are genetically related. To participate in this project, any male with the surname McCrindle can request one of the several test kits available. This person should give a good description of their McCrindle ancestry including the names of great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, and further back (if known) for their McCrindle line. This information is confidential and will only be used for genealogy and family history purposes. DNA tests for genealogy are different than the usually DNA tests as they only test markers that point to ancestral information. The person testing is given a barcoded kit number and not referred to by name. You can see the McReynolds DNA Project at familytreedna.com /public/mcReynolds. When there, go to Y-DNA Results along the top and then select Classic. Here you can see all the kit numbers of the participants, their most distant ancestor, and their DNA results. Please send your letter of application to: William Andrew McReynolds 3834 Creswell Ave. Shreveport, LA USA 71106 Or email me at: bill4csa@bellsouth.net

Hugh Turner & Jean Wilson / Kirkmicheal, 10. 03. 2013

My name is Peter Webster, & my Mother's maiden name was Turner, her ancestor's came from Ayrshire, they were located in Kirkmicheal & Dalrymple in the 18th & 19 century, I have been unable to find any other than the fact that a Hugh Turner & Jean Wilson were married in Kirkmicheal on the 22nd November 1771, & later moved to Dalrymple. I have been unable to find out anything else about this couple, any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks Peter Webster. My email address is : webster20@dodo.com.au

Pollock Family, 07. 03. 2013

Requesting any information on Robert Pollock born 1743 in Ayrshire. A son Robert Pollock born 1784 in Wakefield married a Grace Wilkes, b 1789 Cove in Cork, Ireland. One son a Robert Pollock born 1813 emigrated to NZ and he married an Ellen Fuller. A daughter Grace Wilkes Pollock was my g-grand mother. Just trying to put together a picture of the early relatives, Regards Jeannette Caldwell, nee Robertson Whangarei NZ. Email: caldwell-theabbey@xtra.co.nz

Jane Roxburgh / Irvine, 01. 03. 2013

I am seeking information on my ggg aunt Jane Roxburgh, born in Irvine 29\5\1804, her parents were Daniel and Janet Auld, brothers Daniel and Allan, would greatly appreciate any info on her, Heather nz contact: heathergee@xtra.co.nz

Ferguson/Cunningham/Reese, 01. 03. 2013

I am searching for info on the Ferguson family that lived at "Mossdale", New Cumnock. My mother, Wilhelmina Cooper Cunningham, was born Dec.11/21 and resided at the above address with her mother, Agnes Cooper Cunningham (nee Ferguson, born Nov. 19, 1901) till they immigrated to Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 1924 (?). Agnes married Robert Cunningham, of Prestwick in 1921. She had two sisters, Margaret and Chrissy (other siblings unknown). In 1985 I met the William Reese family of Kilmarnock on a visit with my mother and would like to contact them. I know there were two sons, Colin and John. I are trying to find further information on the grandparents, Wilhelmina and William Ferguson, ie their birthdates, relatives names, etc. They resided at Mossdale till their deaths (dates unknown), William Ferguson was a miner, they were married in 1896. Please contact Nancy to provide or share info at:. nancy3116@gmail.com Thank you

Bell Family in/near Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, 27. 02. 2013

I'm looking for family of John Bell (b. 16 Sep 1733) in Kirkmichael. We think his father was Thomas (b. est. 1707). John was apparently impressed into the British Navy and ended up in Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania. Any information of hints would be appreciated. Email: blackroberte@hotmail.com

Isabella Hamiltson, 21. 02. 2013

I am trying to find any information about Isabella Hamiltson, b 1814 Ayrshire, Scotland and d 4 Apr 1863 Ayrshire Scotland. She married John Fairlie b 1811 Ireland and d 28 Apr 1879 South Australia. Email: oak@keynesconsulting.com.au

Lost Mother Myra Crawford, 21. 02. 2013

My name is Scott Greig and I am trying to get in touch with my birth mother or any other family that she might have. Her name is Myra Crawford and I think she and her family are from the Ayrshire area. She would probs be in late 60's by now and I think her dad's name was John. I am unsure if any of them are even still alive. Myra lived in Easterhouse with my dad (Tam Greig) in the early 70's before they split. My brother and I have never seen her since. I was born in 73 and my brother (Grant Greig) was born in 75. He was only 18 months when she left. I am 40 this year and now haven't seen her in roughly 37 years. If anyone has anything at all they might know please please do get in touch with me. Email: 73scottyg@gmail.com

Andrew Hugh Peden (Isabella Robb), Ayrshire, 12. 02. 2013

I am seeking information on my ancestor, Andrew Hugh Peden and his wife, Isabella Robb, born about 1590 in Ayrshire, Scotland. Their son, James Peden has death record in Virginia, USA, in 1694. I have found a lot of conflicting information on the ancestors of Andrew Hugh Peden, and am looking for anyone who has more accurate information. My line of ancestors from James Peden are: Elizabeth Peden, John Arrington, Ann Arrington, Leonard Holt, Louisa Emelia Holt, Sarah Tennessee Buckner, Robert High James, Dewey Dow James, Carl Wayne James, and myself, Tamara Denise James Barton. Thank you for any information. Email: tammy1833@yahoo.com

Thomas Muir (Thomas Moore) / Catrene, 10. 02. 2013

I am seeking information on Thomas Muir (Thomas Moore). Thomas and his wife Jean McAdam left Scotland in January 1838 for Australia. Thomas lived or was born in Catrene. His parents were William Muir and Helen (Ellen) Mcgreggor. They may be the couple listed on Ayrshireroots and being married in 1795 in Craigie. Thomas later married Jessie Wighton Millar. I would like to find more information on the family. Regards, Pam. Email: pam.neill@gmail.com

James Mackay / Ayrshire, 08. 02. 2013

Hello. I'm looking for a gggggreat grandfather, James Mackay, born in Ayrshire Scotland in 1720 according to my family's records. We are trying to confirm this (son Angus or possibly grandson George immigrated to U.S.). We don't have clear names/dates until you reach my gggreat grandpa, George Washington McCoy (last name was changed so I'm told.). And his son James Edwin McCoy, finally his son, Clinton Waldo McCoy. We've been doing research for years...any help would be greatly appreciated! :) Melonie McCoy. Email: meloniemccoy@hotmail.com

John Douglass / Ayr, 06. 02. 2013

I have recently discovered a descendant whom was born in Ayr on around 1687, his name was John Douglass. Can anyone advise me where I can find any further information, Kath and Mac Douglas. Email: kathdouglas@sky.com

Galt Irvine & Kilmarnock, 29. 01. 2013

James GALT, shoemaker, of Kilmarnock, and Elizabeth YOUNG ( my great-great-great-grandparents) had 5 known children -- James 1823, Barbara (or Agnes) 1825, James Jan 1828, Elizabeth Dec 1828, Elizabeth 1836. In 1851 James & Elizabeth were living in Glasgow Vennel, Irvine, with youngest daughter, who c 1852 had an illegitimate daughter, Elizabeth, then died in 1858 still single. James died in Kilmarnock in 1868 and his wife and granddaughter were still there in 1871. My great grandmother, their granddaughter, was married in Kilmarnock in 1873 to William McIntyre, giving her name as Elizabeth Galt JOHNSTONE, though no Johnstone connection has been found. From Nov 1861 James GALT had been receiving parish relief owing to a disabled hand. He died in 1868 and his wife continued to receive relief until 1875 when she went to the Cunningham Combined Poorhouse in Irvine on her own accord. She died there in 1877. I would like any information on the other children, James and Barbara/Agnes. Jill Smith. Email: jscorindi@westnet.com.au

Barr family information, 22. 01. 2013

I am looking for any information about William Barr (born about 1807) Elizabeth Barr (born about 1810) and Agnes Barr (born about 1851) the only information I have is that they came from Ayrshire. The arrived in Australia (Port Adelaide ) on 26 December 1862 the name of the vessel was the Castle Eden. Kind regards Lisa Clancy. Email: lisa_clancy@yahoo.com.au

William Close or Closs / Kirkoswald, 08. 01. 2013

I am seeking information on one of my great grandfather's William Close or Closs. He was married to Sarah Printer(?spelling). He has a son named David that was born in KIRKOSWALD, Ayrshire Scotland about Feb. 18, 1923 and moved to the U.S. Any information is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Carol L. Werdebaugh-Corbin. Email: ccorbin66@yahoo.com

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