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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.

Births Deaths and Marriages information for North Ayrshire from 1855 - present day, website: north-ayrshire.gov.uk.

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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.

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This page contains Posts from 2005 - 2009

Cullens|Collins 08. 12. 2009

Anyone have a connection with a Thomas Cullens|Collins who originally was from Ireland but lived in s|w Scotland for a period before sailing to Nova Scotia, Canada in the mid 1800's?Would love to trade info. Carole. Email: stanandcarole@sympatico.ca.

Wilson / Ayr 01. 12. 2009

Hello - I am looking into my wife's family and would appreciate any assistance to get started in picking up the trail in Scotland. I am looking for information on James Wilson, born 1854 in Ayr, Ayrshire. He died Feb 3, 1893 in St. John's, Newfoundland. We know that when he came to Newfoundland he was a ship's captain but unfortunately I don't know which ships he was on. In Newfoundland he married Sarah Jane Bartlett on August 31, 1882. She was born March 13, 1860 in Trinity, Newfoundland. Email: tandj_johnson@hotmail.com.

Nash / Maybole - Troon 26. 11. 2009

Hi I am researching my family tree and would appreciate any information on Stephen and Charlotte Nash. Stephen was born in 1853 in England (Wiltshire I think). He married Charlotte Finch Baker in India in 1878, they moved to Maybole then Troon, had 9 kids one of which was my grandfather Henry. Cahrlotte died in Troon February 10th 1903. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you very much. Jean McKee. Email: jeanmckee@lineone.net.

Ferguson / Coylton 23. 11. 2009

I am the Great Grandson of John Robert Ferguson and Margaret McFadgen Ferguson, who immigrated to Linton, Indiana, USA from County Ayrshire, Civil Parrish of Coylton, District of Black Bull. He was born on June 18, 1851 and she was born on July 14, 1859. I cannot find any history on John's parents, but Margaret's were Jaes or James McFadgen, born in 1827 in Ireland and her mother, also named Margaret, was born in 1832, also in Ireland. My Great Grand Mother had a Sister named Jean. I do not know my Great Grand Mother's maiden name. My Great Grand Father was a coal miner, as well as my Grandfather and my Father. I know I must have relatives in the area and if anyone can provide information or assist me locating them, I would appreciate it very much. Thank you. John Ray Ferguson Warren, Michigan USA. Email: 62john@comcast.net.

Wood Family / Ayrshire 20. 11. 2009

Hello, I am looking for any information available on James* Morgan Wood. His father was also James Wood, mother Jeanie McDonald Morgan. My father-in-law James* was born in Ayrshire on December 2, 1913. He had two brothers, John who now lives in Inverness and Robert (Bob) who was killed during the war. I would greatly appreciate any information someone might have about this family. We have been struggling to find information for several years and I just today found this website. Thank you so much for any help you can give. Joan K. Wood. Email: joankwood@yahoo.com.

William Livingstone / Riccarton 12. 11. 2009

I am tracing my family tree and I am trying to find the birth record and parents for my ggg grandfather William Livingstone. According to the Scotland 1871 census he was born in 1823 in Riccarton, Ayrshire. Using Scotlands People web site I was unable to locate him in the Scotland 1851 & 1841 census and unable to find a birth record. He married Annabella Craig on 30 Dec 1853 in Riccarton, Ayrshire. They had 6 children: James, Annabella, Elizabeth, John, William, and Margaret. He had a brother, John born about 1827. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Email: ram88doc@aol.com.

Anthony Hogg 05. 11. 2009

Does anyone know of Anthony Hogg born approximately 1902, I think his mothers maiden name was Moore, she may have died in childbirth with her second child. There was talk when I was young that she was connected to Moores mineral mine #9 in Ayr. I would love to know more of my dads heritage. From Heather "nee Hogg" Penny. Email: hpenny@rogers.com.

Craig Family/ Dalmellington 01. 11. 2009

I would like to make contact with a member of the Craig family of Dalmellington . Robert Wilson Fergusson and Margaret English had daughters Mary and Ruth.. Ruth married William Craig they had children William, b 1902, Mary Ewing b1908 and John b1904 all children's births were registered Dalmellington. John Craig was living at 3 Ayr Road Dalmellington in 1944..I am researching the Fergusson family originally from St John's Town ,Dalry and Tynron Dumfrieshire. I live in Melbourne Australia.

The marriage certificate that I have for Robert W Fergusson and Margaret English is a bit fuzzy, I was hoping that someone would be able to correct my interpretations please. It states that they were Married on the 23rd Day of October 1868 at /Patra?/ at /Bridge End?/ Parish of Dalmellington in the County of Ayr. Another bit seems to read Patria Chapel. It also mentions that Robert and Margaret's usual address was /Dennison Mill. Dalmellington /Is this spelling correct? What type of mill would it have been and would they have lived there as well? Hope someone will be able to help me understand the document. Judy Briggs. Email: scraps@st.net.au.

Andrew and Agnes Cocrane/ Ayr 01. 11. 2009

We are trynig to find information about Andrew and Agnes Cochrane and their decendants, especially a Daughter Elizabeth McClelland Cochrane born September 9, 1937 in Ayr, Scotland to Andrew and Agnes Cochrane. She was married in Scotland to
Roswell Claypool, an American Military Serviceman in the Air Force. She died March
30, 1965, my wife is her daughter Linda. We would like to find out as much as we
can about the family still in Scotland, as well as the family geneology. Thank you for your response and help, Sid Whiteside. Email: sidwhiteside@embarqmail.com.

Macdonald 25. 10. 2009

I am trying fo fill in some missing pieces in my family tree. John Macdonald the head of our line was a Clanranald Macdonald. He fought in the Battle of Culloden, survived and lived for another 24 years and died in 1770. His son John, was born in Athol in 1749 and died in 1839. He was a ship owner and lime merchant at in Perth. He was one of the largest shipowners in Perth in those days. His son John Robert was born in Perth in 1799 and died in Norway in 1838. He was a Master Mariner and Master of the brig "Lively" owned by his father. He married in 1821 to Jean Bell who died the following year giving birth to their son John Robert. He was born in Ayr on 19th May 1822, and he was bought up by his grandfather in Perth. He was my great great grandfather, and emigrated to South Australia where he settled and raised 10 children with his wife Prudence Brown. As I live in South Australia, I have detailed knowledge from then on. Because of the number of John Robert Mcdonalds down the line, and being a very popular name I have hit the brick wall, but would be very interested to find if I have any relatives anywhere else in the world. Thanking you Pauline Campbell. Email: rantline@bigpond.com.au.

Hannah family 18. 10. 2009

My ggg grandfather, James Hannah, was born in Ayrshire in 1754. He lost his wife and infant child in a drowning accident and decided to join the British army fighting the revolutionists in America. He married Lucy Staples of Castine, Maine and eventually settled in New Brunswick, Canada in 1784. I know nothing about his birth family in Scotland and would be grateful for any Hannah information. Email: bonniejean1948@live.com.

Macklem Family 07. 10. 2009

My name is Jamie Macklem. I am trying to trace back the origin of my family name. I believe they came from the Ayrshire area. They settled in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario Canada. Any help would be appreciated. Attached is a photo of a head stone in a local cemetery, thanks Jamie Macklem. View Image. Email: jsmack27@rogers.com.

Milligan Family 30. 09. 2009

I am researching the Milligan family in the Carnegie Library in Ayr, Scotland. I was born John Ogden Milligan. My great-grandfather was John Augden Milligan, b. 1840, d. 1926. He fought in the Illinois 93rd Infantry in the Civil War. I came to Ayr hoping to connect with the generation that came from Ayr to the U.S. I had found one John Milligan who came to the U.S. in 1825. I don't know more about him. Do you have information on this branch of the Milligan family? (I don't know that John Augden Milligan's father's name was necessarily also John. It could have been James or William, or something else). The John Augden Milligan branch settled in Scribner Nebraska. I have stood on the graves of both John Augden Milligan and his son, also John Augden Milligan, my grandfather, in the Scribner, NE cemetery. I have of course seen their gravestones, but it was interesting to find a web site that has the names of all the people buried there, and that is where I found my GG's birth year, 1840. Any help you can be will be greatly appreciated. I'm particularly interested in where the "Augden" came from. I'll be in Ayr until Thursday afternoon. Warm regards, John Omaha PS: I changed my name legally to John Omaha (that is where I was born) in 1977. Email: John@Johnomahaenterprises.com.

Main/Morrison/Roxburgh Families 26. 09. 2009

I am looking for relatives of Daniel Main of Ayr who was involved in a rescue of a Greek ship in the 1800s off of Ayr. A picture of Daniel Main is in the Ayr Library. Any info would be helpful. Email: bmorrison59@shaw.ca.

McClatchie's 26. 09. 2009

Are there any McClatchie's still residing in Ayrshire? My Great Great Grandfather emigrated to Canada in 1805. His name was John McClatchie and his occupation was listed as a ship's carpenter on the immigration papers. I have also been told that the original spelling of the family name was McCletchie but I have no proof of the veracity of that statement. Thanks to anyone who sees this and responds. Keith Keith McClatchie . Email: keith.mcclatchie@facsniagara

Gibb family/ Auchinleck 26. 09. 2009

Hi, My ancestor Andrew GIBB was factor to James Boswell at Auchinleck House around the late 1700's to approx 1830's. I would like to find out any information about the Gibb family connected to this Andrew. I am in Australia and I am very keen to know more of the Gibb family dating back before the mid 1700's in particular. Also my grandfather used to tell me of an association between the Gibb family and the famous Robbie Burns. If any one is related to this line of Gibb or can provide any info. I would be very appreciative. Thankyou Andrew LEE. Email: andrewlee7@bigpond.com.

Moodie Family/Old Cumnock 22. 09. 2009

I am tracing the Moodie Family from Old Cumnock. James Moodie (born 1729 died 25/12/1794) married 1755 Jean Wylie. The Family were Weavers and in later generations Cotton Handloom Weavers and Journeymen/Agents. I have a lot of information on this family who eventually came out to Australia in 1852 on the "Cuthbert" to Melbourne Victoria where we have another four generations here in Australia. Robyn Randles (nee Moodie). Email: robrandles@bigpond.com.

Jamieson/ Largs 07. 09. 2009

I am attempting to delineate my grandmother's family. Her name was Jean Moodie Jamieson and she was born in Doune, Perths in 1877. Her father was a doctor in Doune as was her grandfather and both were named Thomas Jamieson. Her grandfather was born into Largs in a family of 3 children, William, Thomas, and Archibald Moodie Jamieson. His father was named William who was to have died before 1865. I hope that it was long before as his first child(William) was born in 1789 in Largs! The trail has gone cold as we say in Canada and I wonder if anyone currently in the area has any further information. I am as interested in existing family as much as in the family tree itself. Thank you, Brian Saunders, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Email: riverwest@shaw.ca.

Affleck/Robertson/ Ayr 07. 09. 2009

I am trying to trace my maternal g-g-granparents family. EUPHEMIA GALBRAITH AFFLECK was born c. 1814 in Ayr and married Robert Robertson in 1838 at Ayr. I don't know who Euphamia's ancestors are but the following death notice for Euphemia gives some indication that her husband ROBERT ROBERTSON came from Ayrshire and has a potential connection to the LAIRD OF STRUAN/ CLAN DONNACHAIDH The Age (Melbourne, Australia) newspaper, 2 January 1901 death notice reads as follows: "ROBERTSON - On the 31st December at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr John McNeil, "St Vincent", High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria. Euphemia Robertson nee Euphemia Affleck, eldest daughter of the late William Affleck, of Ayr, Scotland, and widow of the late Robert Robertson, grandson of the last Laird of Struan, Perthshire, Scotland, of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Kilmarnock, Scotland, aged 90 years. Please contact Ian Watkins if you have any information. Email: watkinsi@ozonline.com.au.

Barron Family/ Girvan 30. 08. 2009

Hello: I am looking for any information on the Barron Family of Girvan. Archibald Barron and Eliza Jane Allan had the following children: James Barron Mar 3 1819 Girvan, Jemima Barron Mar 11 1817 Girvan, John Wesley Barron Feb 19 1823 Girvan, James Barron married C/Katherine Powell abt 1838 Girvan. They had the following children, Elizabeth Barron 1839 Girvan, Mary Barron 1841 Girvan, James Barron 1843 Dailly, Archibald Barron 10/1844 Girvan, Thomas Barron 9/1846 Giran D: before 1851, Margaret Barron 7/1848 Girvan. I am looking for any information on the Barron family and a possible reason why James Barron 1819 would have changed name to Burns after immigrating. Any help, or info would be greatly appreciated gwilannne. Email: lmcarlos@rogers.com.

Samuel Moffat/ Ayr 30. 08. 2009

I have read that one Samuel Moffat born 1650 Ayr, was a Presbyterian Covenanter who fought at Bothwell Bridge. He is said to have fled to Ireland 1679 with a wife and child. He is thought to be the progenitor of our Moffet line there. Son William Moffat born 1678 Ayr is said to have gone to New Jersey USA but I have his children born in Ayr, buried in Ireland. Specifically Samuel Moffat 1710-1765 buried at Ballylig Antrim. Gathering information to shed more light on this "tradition." Abigail McIntyre (nee Moffat). Email: abigailmcintyre@live.com.au.

Thomas Jamieson/ Largs 30. 08. 2009

I am interested in discovering any information about my great great grandfather, Thomas Jamieson who was born in Largs, Ayrs in 1803. His father was a farmer, Willian Jamieson and his mother was Jane Moodie. He also had 2 brothers named William Jamieson and Archibald Moodie Jamieson. If anyone has any information about these distant relatives of mine, I would be delighted to correspond. Brian Saunders. Email: riverwest@shaw.ca.

Paton, Dixon, Seymour, Wight/Wright, Jeffery 28. 08. 2009

I am tracing my family tree. Any information on any of these Surnames is very much appreciated,Willing to share my genealogy with you. John Henry Murphy m Hannah Wright/Wight Seymour JEFFERY/Jeffrey my ggrandmother. I was told that nana's names were family names hence Wright/Wight Seymour, they came from Scotland her father was Henry Seymour Jeffery b1850 Shetland Isles Scotland m 3Feb.1877 Ellen Dixon (Ellen's parents were Edward Dixon m Margaret Paton) Henry Seymour JEFFERY s31/12/1839 Girvan, Ayr, Scotland, parents were Frederick JEFFERY m Hannah Wright/Wight SEYMOUR. I have no further information as yet to add except they settled in Yarraville/Footscay Victoria Australia. Kind regards Sandra Boubis. Email: sandra.boubis@three.com.au.

Watson/Waterside 16. 08. 2009

Hi. Can anyone please tell me where Waterside district is or was in the early 1900s. My family were from this district [on my fathers side] the family name is Watson. Regards, Robert Watson. Email: samuska.siamese@btinternet.com.

McCambridges 16. 08. 2009

I just visited Ayrshire and enjoyed it very much. However, I did not find any information about where Catholics might have been buried, eg. John William McCambridge, born about 1811 in St. Quivox. An 1841 census listed him as a coal trimmer, Ayrshire City. He's also listed in the 1851 census. His death certificate said he died November 4, 1860, age 50, and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery of Ayr, registered at Sundernaid 5/11/1860. In Ayrshire I hired a very competent guide. We checked at the Ayr city cemetery, no luck, too early. They recommended St. Margaret's Catholic church. Their records go back farther, but their small cemetery quite obviously didn't hold any poor Catholics. I would welcome any suggestions as to where John William McCambridge's remains might have been deposited. I would really appreciate your help. Thanks very much. . Email: ditrip@msu.edu.

David Shaw and Mary Clarke/Kilmarnock 03. 08. 2009

I would appreciate any assistance that you can give me in tracing the relatives of David Shaw (14 August 1828-22 July 1886) and Mary Clarke(1880-1911). David Shaw was the son of a David Shaw and Janet Paton. On 6 June 1851, David Shaw married Mary Clarke; daughter of William Clark(e) and Janet McGregor. Their first son son David Thomas Shaw was also born in High Street Kilmarnock in 1854. All three migrated to Australia on 23 November 1854 aboard the Athletae. David and Mary went on to have 7 more children and were one of 4 founding founding familes in Yarck (Gobur), Victoria, Australia. I believe that either David or Mary's sibling joined them in Australia. Any help with tracing relatives or other information relating to the Shaw or Clarke families would be very much appreciated. Regards Irene and Colin. Email: derbyfour@optusnet.com.au.

John McKenzie/ Ayrshire 03. 08. 2009

Hi I am looking for information of John Mckenzies parents.......John was born 1797 in Aryshire Scotland......he married Mary McNaire of Argylshire Scotland,in 1827 in Bonaventure Quebec. I have not been able to find any information about his parents or any siblings......I would appreciate any help. Thankyou Kaye McKenzie. Email: kayemac@telusplanet.net.

David Spence Deally/ Alloway 01. 08. 2009

Looking for information on my grandfather, David Spence Deally who was born 11/05/1905 and immigrated to Canada. David was from Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland, and I would appreciate any information that someone might have on the family name or history. Don Deally. Email: ddeally@hotmail.com.

James Anderson/ Ayr 27. 07. 2009

Hi, My name is Nigel Anderson and I am looking for any information regarding a James Anderson Born in Ayr (I Think) in about 1888. His father Charles Anderson, occupation Engineer married a Jessie Clark. I am looking for any information about this couple. Regards. Nigel Anderson. Email: nigel.lesley@wave.co.nz.

James Smith and Ann Ritchie/ Stevenston 23. 07. 2009

James Smith (b 1813), son of James Smith and Janet Crawford and Ann Ritchie (b 1814), daughter of James Ritchie and Jane Barclay were married, presumably in Stevenston, where both families lived, some time around 1830. After their marriage they emigrated to Virginia, USA. I have searched the ScotlandsPeople website for a record of the marriage, and also asked at the High Kirk in Stevenston when I visited there a few years ago, all without finding anything. Although Ann's parents are buried in the High Kirk cemetery, it appears that James' parents are not, although other members of the extended family are. Was there another church in Stevenston in the 1830s where James and Ann might have been married? If so, how could I contact the church or whatever depository might have their records? Margaret Smith, Colorado, USA. Email: fairplaymargaret@gmail.com .

Alexander Doo from Ayrshire 23. 07. 2009

Hello. I am the Great-great granddaughter of Alexander Doo. I have been researching this family many years and am at a standstill with Alexander. I know he was born on or about 1813 in Ayrshire, Scotland according to the 1861 Census of Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. I have no record as to what year he went to Canada, but he did not marry until 28 Oct 1845 in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, so he would have left Scotland before that date. I also do not know his parents' names. I did find a Duncan Doo on the 1861 census in New Brunswick, but I do not know if he was a relative. If anyone could give me some help on this Doo family and/or the history of this last name, I would most appreciate it. Unfortunately, I do not know which town or village in Ayrshire that Alexander Doo was from. Thank you in advance for your help. Dee Estrella. Email: dee@realestate4sedona.com .

John Fleck and Jean Dunn /West Kilbride 14. 07. 2009

I'm interested in clan names. I can trace my family tree of John Fleck and Jean Dunn to Scotland back to 1745 Scotland. He had children born in Crosbie Parish of West Kilbride, Ayrshire. However, I am at a loss to fit into any clan by the name of FLECK. Thank you Wendy Hovdestad. Email: hovdestad7@hotmail.com .

Hunter family / Girvan 29. 06. 2009

Hi, I have been tracing my family history and I have discovered that they come from Girvan, Ayrshire. They are: James Hunter-Gt Grandfather, John Hunter 1840-Gt Gt Grandfather, Charles Hunter 1805- Gt Gt Gt Grandfather, Hugh Hunter 1756- Gt Gt Gt Gt Grandfather. They are shown as Boot Makers in the records I can find and would be grateful if you could give me a link that would take me further back. Kind regards Kelvin Hunter, New Zealand. Email: hunters3@xtra.co.nz .

Robert Craig and Annie Aitken / Ayrshire. 29. 06. 2009

I am seeking information on my great grandparents who were both born in Ayrshire (regret no further detail. Robert Craig was probably born 1856 and Annie Aitken 1862. The married shortly after emigrating to Australia. They arrived in Sydney on the "Aberdeen" on 13 April 1886 and married on 13 Aug 1886. I know Annie had a sister Jeanie and I think a brother Robert. TONY JENSEN. Email: tony.jensen@aon.co.nz .

Adam James Boyle / Kilmarnock. 24. 06. 2009

Adam was my grandfather said to have been born and lived in Kilmarnock, migrated to Australia approx 1891. He had a sister Charlotte, other than that i don't know much. Family legend is that his father was a language professor or tutor in Russia at some time. Adam "ran away to sea" about age 20 or 21 and ended up in Sydney where he married Lillian Ann Chandler. Is anyone aware of any connections? Robert Bowen. Email: wreiserv@bigpond.net.au .

Eultcoatt, Ayrshire. 24. 06. 2009

I have a relative as born Eultcoatt, Ayrshire. Not sure if that was a town, road or house. It was Samuel Bennett abt 1816 Head of household in the civil parish of Gorbals County Lanarkshire. This information was from Ancestry.com and 1851 Scotland census. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Frances Bennett Maddox. Email: cmaddox7325@charter.net.

McCartney family/ Stonehouse. 18. 06. 2009

I am seeking information and possibly living relatives of the McCartney family. We lived in Stonehouse until 1973 when we emmigrated to Australia. My fathers name is Colin Campbell McCartney, his father Robert, his father Robert Tweed McCartney. I am particularly interested in Roberts siblings and descendants. Thomas, Bill or William, Mary Tweed Blackwood, Margaret (Peggy) Crisp, Jean Mckay and Lilias McCartney. If any one has any info please contact me Shaun McCartney. Email: shaunmccartney@westnet.com.au.

Stevenson. 17. 06. 2009

I was recently in Greenoch and Gasgow, but failed to get to Ayrshire for family research. I am the son of John Douglas Stevenson, originally of Ontario, Canada. His parents were Andrew Stevenson and Mary MacDonald, also of Ontario. I believe his grandparents were William (Willie?) and Elizabeth Stevenson, who emigrated from Ayrshire County. This would be in the early 1800s. This is as close as I have come to making the Scottish link with my family. My father informed me that his line was from Ayrshire County, but didn¹t tell me where. Another bit of information is that Robert Louis Stevenson is supposed to be a shirt tail relation of ours. If anyone can pick up a thread from the Stevensons where I have left off, I would appreciate a note. I can provide more information about Dad¹s siblings, if it is needed. Sincerely, John Donald Stevenson. Email: johndstevenson@att.net.

Dunlop/Dunlap Clan. 14. 05. 2009

I am a _?_ great-granddaughter of Alexander Dunlap, Jr birth: abt 1716 and Anne Macfarlane (McFarland or Elizabeth Ann McFarland) birth abt 1720. They came to America between 1737 (marriage year) and before Alexander's death in 1744 in Great Calf Pastures, Goshen, Virginia (aka.. Augusta or Rock Bridge County, Virginia). If you know of any real evidence please email me at : marengodog@hotmail.com. I am looking for information on ancestor and descendents.

Moffat Clan. 12. 05. 2009

I am interested in any information available on the Moffat Clan that flourished in the 12th thru 16th century. They served Wallace until his fall, then transferred their allegiance to Bruce. Watson C. Smith. Email: wcsmith8936@earthlink.net.

McBurnie/McBirnie of Ayrshire. 10. 05. 2009

I am researching this family who lived primarily in Crosshill, Maybole and Kirkmichael. They were descendants of James McBurnie (born c.1784 Ireland) and Ann Thomson. He was one of the Irish weavers. If anyone thinks they have a connection I would be happy to assist with research. I am organising the McBurnie/McBirnie Family Gathering to be held 8 & 9 August 2009, at Manor Park Hotel, Prestwick, Ayrshire. Hence we are endeavouring to make the tree as complete as possible and get it printed out in readiness for the gathering. More information on our family and the gathering can be found at: www.mcbirnie.myevent.com. Robyn. Email: mcbirnie@lycos.com.

Robert WALKER / Tarbolton. 06. 05. 2009

Robert WALKER reportedly lived in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland before 1665, when he was arrested for selling "lining cloth". He had been raised near Glasgow and migrated to Ireland prior to 1688 as he is reported to have been on the rolls of inhabitants of Londonderry during the siege by James II. He is reportedly my 7th gr. grandfather and I would like to find out more about this person if possible, given the lack of records for that time period. Don French. Email: flynx.pip@verizon.net.

James BOYD,1799 + Jean (N; WILSON ). 30. 04. 2009

James BOYD, 1799, who md jean WILSON, 12-10-1822 ? any info appreciated, from either side , anything. I have him being born 23-12-1799, Beith, Ayrshire. James was son of William + Mary ( n; BARR ) and Jean was son of Hugh . Will always love any help, from Bindi, Email: bindi@mcmedia.com.au.

SHAW family history, Muirkirk. 21. 04. 2009

My husband's mother's family are from Muirkirk, Ayrshire. They are the SHAW family. They originated from Mingingaff and Stevenston however. We have thought long that there must be a SHAW tartan, but have reason to believe that the family was known as the Territorial Shaws!. I'm not sure what this means exactly. The earliest family in Muirkirk were DAVID SHAW b 11 Jan 1820. He was one of the twelve children born to JOHN SHAW and JANET THOMSON, prior to this time the family were in Mingingaff. Earlier generations had been in Bannahill, Ayrshire. David Shaw married Jennet Waddell Walker of Glasgow, in 1869. Has anyone any knowledge of the TERRITORIAL SHAWS, and/or how they came by this title? I would really be pleased to find out as I'd like to get something special for my husbands 75th birthday next year. Something that will remind him of his mother's family and links to Ayrshire. Thank you, and blessings from New Zealand Phyllis Pearson. Email: len_phyllis@slingshot.co.nz

Mary Robertson b. 1890. 19. 04. 2009

My paternal grandmother was Mary Robertson b. 1890 in Ayershire, Scotland.? She immigrated to the US in 1909 and married my grandfather.? My father was born in 1919.? At the time she immigrated her father?is listed as living?at 19 Kings St., Ayer, Scotland.? I am adopted (mother died after my birth) and met my father and a half-sister as a young adult.? Unfortunately my grandmother, who ironically lived right down the street from where I grew up with my adopted parents, died shortly before I met my father.? I am seeking any relatives in the area that may be grandchildren of a brother or sister of Mary Robertson.?If you have any information, please contact me at Email: caroljean776@aol.com? Thank you! Carol

John BARR, and Mary N; SHEDDON. 19. 04. 2009

Seeking any info, about my 5 x great grandparents, John BARR, and Mary ( N; SHEDDON / SHEDDEN ), i dont have parents for them, or dates, im descended from their daughter Mary ( 1772 ), who md Mr William BOYD, someone said john may be son of alexandr Barr and agnes STIRLING, ? ? ? who md kilwinning, 24-8-1758, But my BARR family is from Beith, i havnt been able to find Mary BOYD ( n; BARR ) death or burial. from bindi . Email: bindi@mcmedia.com.au.

Jane Jones Collins McDowell/Catrine. 19. 04. 2009

My Mother, Jane Jones Collins McDowell is from Catrine...Brothers...Briney, Jim, Francis...et al. Married Robert Patton Martell, Nova Scotia, Canada. Please forward any living relativesin Catrine, Ayrshire, etc. James Andrew Martell. Email: jimmartell@eastlink.ca.

Rev. Thomas Robertson 1650's. 31. 03. 2009

Looking for info on Rev. Thomas Robertson from Ayrshire, Scotland. Having emmigrated to Jamestown, Virginia, USA approx. 1650's Thank you, Lisa Feinberg Ellicott City, Maryland, USA. Email: cootiecat@aol.com.

Robertson family info from 1500's. 31. 03. 2009

We are looking for any info on Thomas Robertson family from 1550 A.D. from Ayrshire, Scotland. He & his wife left for U.S. around year 1550 & probably sailed to Jamestown, Virginia, USA. Thank you, Lisa Feinberg, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA. Email: cootiecat@aol.com.

Michael Hailey. 29. 03. 2009

My great grandfather, Michael Hailey was born in Kilbirnie in 1861. He married Catherine Bridget McCafferty in 1884. Catherine was born in County Durham, UK in 1863. Michael's parents were Joseph Hailey and Ann Connolly. They were both born in Ireland. The Hailey's moved to the U.S. in 1904, when my grandmother was 3 years old. My grandmother, Annie Hailey married Leslie Ross. His grandfather, James Stewart was also from Kilbirnie, born in 1829. James' father was Henry, born in 1787 but I do not know where. My son and I are visiting Scotland next summer. If anyone believes they may still be related to us, we would love to visit them. Our name is Ross. Email: nancyjaneross@gmail.com.

James Gray & Christina Irons Anderson. 22. 03. 2009

Please Help! I found some notes made by my mother in 1932 concerning her grandparents in Scotland. The note reads "The family of James Gray and his wife Christina Irons Anderson lived in Bonnie Brae, Erdire, Ayrshire, Scotland. The family was of Presbyterian faith and had eleven children; nine girls and two boys. The children names are Mary, Lizzy, Ellen, Marge, Gennie, Agnes, Nellie, Janet, Christina, Alexander, and Robert. Mary was born November 4, 1851. She was the sixth daughter. She came to the United States in about 1871. She lived most of her life in Bonnie Brae, Erdire, Ayrshire, Scotland. She was born in Rugtherland near Glascow. The notes came from talking to Mary Gray in 1932. If someone could help me make sense of where Mary and her family lived and where she was born I would be greatly appreciative. The only places I can find are Scotland, Ayrshire and Glascow. I can not find any reference to Rugtherland or Erdire. I thought maybe these were places that no longer existed or possibly the note had Spelling errors. My goal is to complete some family records my deceased mother started many years ago and to visit Scotland in July of this year. Thank you, Bob Leathers, Casper, Wyoming, U.S.A. Email: bob29@bresnan.net.

Samuel McBurney. 19. 03. 2009

My great grandfather, Samuel McBurney, claims in different censi that
his birth occurred between 1820 and 1824 in, variously, a) Ayr, b)
Gallowshire, Ayr and c) Wigtown Can anyone help me decipher this ? Are
these all part of one county? Many thanks for any clarifications. Karin in Ottawa, Canada. Please email me directly at: Keystone@ca.inter.net.

Thomas Bickerstaff. 19. 03. 2009

Hi I am looking for information on a Thomas Bickerstaff b1806 (according to the 1851 census it says place of birth Ayr Scotland) I cant find him in Scotlands People, By 1828 he was married and living in Birmingham England. I have no information on siblings or parents, i wondered if anybody could help Mary Hathaway. Email: mlmnhathaway@yahoo.co.uk.

Willingham family in ayrshire scotland. 16. 03. 2009

Im working on a Willingham family tree. And a fellow Willingham descendent passed on the results of a DNA test to me and it turns out the possibility of our ancestors coming from Scotland. So if there are any Willinghams in Ayrshire that had ancestors that went to Va in the 1600's, here is my email address. appreciate any help and have a great day Phillip Barr. Email: pharb2@msn.com.

Moffat/Easton/Hunter/McKnight. 13. 03. 2009

Looking for any connection between the following families: Moffat/Easton/Hunter/McKnight. My grandmother was Jane Easton Hunter McKnight, born 1893, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland to Agnes Moffat and Alexander Easton McKnight. Siblings were David, Alexander Easton, Elizabeth 'Betsy', Helen 'Nellie', Mary and Agnes McKnight. Thank you!! Barbara Woodside. Email: woodsideb@peoplepc.com.

Woodside Family. 13. 03. 2009

I am interest in any information about the Woodside families living in Ayrshire, Scotland before the 1800s. I have traced my family to Ireland (northern) after 1799 but believe they were originally from Scotland. Thank you for any information. Barbara Woodside. Email: woodsideb@peoplepc.com.

Tracy Finnie. 10. 03. 2009

Hello, I am looking for any information on Hugh Finnie born in 1848 in Ayr, Ayrshire. He immigrated to the U.S somewhere around 1882. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks so much, Tracy Finnie. Email: trayseefin@yahoo.com.

John Stirratt. 02. 03. 2009

Hi, My name is John Stirratt of Florida, USA. I am really unsure what part of scotland my family is from. I had heard the origins might be from Ayrshire. Do you happen to know? Any info would be great. Thanks -John Stirratt, Jr. Email: jstirratt@yahoo.com.

Thomas Burden. 27. 02. 2009

Hi, Does anyone have any information regarding my great grandfather Thomas J. Burden born app 1860 married to Catherine. I am looking for date of death. I am also looking for his wife's maiden name. I can trace the Scottish Census until approximately 1901 and his age at that time was 41. His birth place was Kirkoswalk, Ayrshire and his father's name was Thomas. He is listed as Gamekeeper at Auchans Cottage. Thank you so much if you can shed some light on my ancestry, Judy Oliver. Email: judyoliver25@shaw.ca.

Barracks; South Quay; Ayr - 1863. 22. 02. 2009

Hi I'm trying to identify which regiment my ancestor Samuel Haynes was with when he married in 1863. The marriage record is very difficult to read - it could be 41st or 4th regiment. Can you help? Regards Chris Judson. Email: chris.a.judson@googlemail.com.

Gavin Ralston Craig. 22. 02. 2009

My ancestor, Gavin Ralston Craig, is according to family history from Ayrshire County, although none of us have been able to find out about him. He was married to a Mary Campbell and came to the United States via Londonderry, Ireland. His sons were Gavin William Craig, who became a judge here in California, and Charles Morse Craig, my great grandfather. Do you know of where genealogical information might be available there in Ayrshire? Family stories said he was from the same town as Bobbie Burns, but then all Scottish families I know here in the US claim to be related to Robert Burns. Thanks, Michele Craig. Email: mcraig@afes.com.

Rachel McMasters & Robert Brown. 22. 02. 2009

My name is Bill Slaven, I am doing research on the family name. I found that we were from the Ayrshire area under the name of Rachel McMasters and Robert Brown. Then a daughter (other siblings unknown) Rachel Brown who married a James Slaven. My best guess is 1800-1860 time frame. Is there a contact somewhere in Ayshire that maintains records, or is it the individual churches. I will be schedluling a trip over that way within two years. I know this is a strange request however if someone there can give me a start it would be greatly Appreciated. I live in Safety Harbor Florida United States. Thank you for your help in this matter, Bill Slaven. Email: BSlavenFSI@aol.com.

Campbell Family 1800s. 22. 02. 2009

Looking for information on my ggg grandfather Neil Campbell who was a Handloom Weaver and married Catherine Whitelaw. I have no idea of their BMD's at all. I do know that three of their children were born in Girvan - Sarah 1825, Jane 1828 and Catherine 1831. Would appreciate any help in solving this mystery! Thanks Kay from Australia. Email: gcinspect@bigpond.com.

Looking for relatives of George Clark. 17. 02. 2009

My father George Clark was born in Ayr 3rd March 1927. He has since passed away and am curious to know about , perhaps my Scottish family. I know his parents were George and Marie Clark, and he had at least 3 sisters. 2 of whom I believe migrated to the USA. My father joined the Merchant Navy at an early age (told mistruths about his age in order to join), He served with the MN during WWII. Eventually migrating to Australia. i'm not sure where to start in my search, but I figure here is as good a place as any. any Information would be greatly appreciated. Regards Christine. Email: cbell25@bigpond.com.

Great grandfather David Blair. 17. 02. 2009

I am looking for information on David Blair - he emigrated to Canada sometime around 1860 - he had a daughter named Annie Louise Blair - I think she was born in Canada in 1882. Seems he was connected somehow to Blairquhan in Ayrshire. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Lynette. Email: sheltielove@shaw.ca.

William Robert Hamilton WOOD. 31. 01. 2009

Hello, I am trying to discover some information of my paternal grandfather,
W.R.H.Wood. The information that I have been able to find is sparse and I genuinely believe that his intention may have been "never to be found". The records that I have are from his migration to Australia in about 1911 to his death in 1928 in Melbourne. He appears to been very poor with his mathematics, as I have five years of birth [from 1869 to 1874] depending on which form he completed. On his Australian marriage certificate he gives his birth place as Ayrshire and his parents as William and Agnes Wood. On the birth certificates of his first 2 children he lists Dalmellington as the town of his birth, but with different dates for his birth. His marriage certificate lists him as a batchelor aged either 40 or 42. I have found on in the 1901 census a Robert Wood born in Dalmellington in about 1869, but he had a family of 5 and that doesn't match with the documents in Australia; although he may have been the same person. Has anyone any knowledge of this man, I would be very greatful, In July 2009 I will be visiting Ayr in an effort to discover more about this man. Donald Wood. Email: andon@1earth.net.

Mick Harrald. 20. 01. 2009

While searching the internet one day, I came across an obscure mention of my family surname originating in Aryshire Scotland. If anyone could provide information regarding this, please contact me at: harrald4@altelco.net.

Greg Lemmex. 15. 01. 2009

Hello my name is Greg Lemmex, I am the grandson of Jeannie McWhirter who was born in Maybole on July 24 1890. She was the daughter of David and Sarah Mcwhirter. Davids parents were John McWhirter and Margaret LaPraick, John was from Girthon. I have a little more but it starts to get vague. My grandmother had at least one brother, his name was John, he was born on September 30 1885. Hope someone knows more thank you for any help. There is a gravestone at Newton Stewart in my familys name if that helps. Email: kodiakk1@hotmail.com.

Christina Kyle. 12. 01. 2009

Greetings! My father, Harry Walter Stinson Jason Painter Kyle, was the son of a full Scotsman whose family located to the Black Log Valley in Pennsylvania. His father's name was the same, with an explanation for the numerous middle names being that it was custom for sons to take the mother's maiden name as a middle name. My grandfather had three brothers, and his wife's maiden name was Van Scoyc. Does this sound familiar to anyone? God bless all who visits here and leaves any information. Christina Kyle U.S.A. . Email: ckcasteel@attglobal.net.

MYvonne McLoughlin. 23. 12. 2008

I am trying to contact family members in and around Ayr and Prestwick. My mother is Margaret Don, daughter of May. I look forward to hearing from you, Yvonne McLoughlin. Email: ymcloughlin@mach1global.com.

Patricia Caldwell. 23. 12. 2008

Hi, I am looking for information on Alexander Caldwell (b: 1558 Ayreshire Scotland; d: 1570 Firth Orkney Scotland). His son was William Caldwell (b: 1577 Sraton, Ayreshire Scotland; d: 1664 Enniskillen, Fermangah Ireland). Any information about his parents and their parents would be helpful. Thank you.-- Patricia Caldwell. Email: madampc@msn.com.

Murdoch/Wallace. 16. 12. 2008

Hi I'm looking for information about John Wallace Murdoch, his mother Frances Wallace, and Frances' mother. John Wallace Murdoch was born in 1801 at Glasgow, Lanark. He traveled to Tasmania and finally settled in New Zealand. His mother Frances Wallace was born 1767 in Kelly, Ayrshire. Frances' mother was either Janet Colquhoun or a Miss Porterfield. Both of these women had been married to John Wallace, grandfather of John Wallace Murdoch. I would welcome any confirmation or information. Thank You, Joanne Morris, Australia. Email: joannemorris@exemail.com.au.

Agnes Dunlop born on/about 1880 Ayshire. 12. 12. 2008

Hello, I am seeking any information regarding Agnes Dunlop or information pertaining to her. Agnes Dunlop supposedly was born on or about 1880 in Ayshire, Scotland. She is the daughter of William Barr and Agnes Dunlop. What I know for a fact is that she was living in Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) and had passed on or about 1975 plus or minus a year or two. Samoan Islands is also where Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote a well known Treasury Island Novel (a scottsman) is also buried there. She supposed lived in the village of Lotofatu(?). She had two daughters (that I am aware of)-Jessie and Kaite (presumably Dunlop maiden names or possible last names-I don't know for sure). Katie is my maternal and biological mother as I was adopted at a young age. I myself was born and raised in American Samoa and currently interested in trying to trace down my maternal line. Both my adopted parents have passed on and therefore have become interesting in finding out who my maternal parents are. My half brother provided me the information about my grandmother Agnes Dunlop whom he visited in Samoa and was supposedly at his funeral. I also supposedly have a half brother in New Zealand. I do not know any of them as these are all new revelation for me and my journey begins to trace where exactly in Scotland my mother's family is from. Perhaps one day, I'd like to visit the motherland and see the beautiful countryside including Eindingburgh. Supposedly Agnes Dunlop married a native of Samoan but unsure of the Dunlop name, either it was her's or a gentleman's. Thank you, Misi Tuumalo (this is my adoption name, and Agnes Dunlop is my grandmother.)
Email: tuumalom@hotmail.com.

David McMurray/Murray. 12. 11. 2008

Seeking information about family of David McMurray/Murray born 5DEC1838, Ayershire, Scotland. David immigrated to USA at the age of 12. His father was Gilbert McMurray (1805-1886) and his mother was Janet/Jennett Mulrick (1809-1891). Other children of Gilbert & Janet: John, Gilbert, James, Thomas, William, Peter, Jean, Mary, Margaret and Helen. All the children were born in Ayeshire between 1827-1849. Submitted by Linda LieVan Martin, Bradenton, Florida USA. Email: LMLIEVAN@aol.com.

Osborne Hamilton. 12. 11. 2008

Looking for any information about Osborne Hamilton (1750 - 1822) son of John Hamilton and Elizabeth Stewart who migrated to America around 1770. Lived in Frederick Maryland and married Mary Davis and migrated to Bath County Virginia. Family researchers have listed Osborne's place of birth as Ayrshire around 1750. I have not definitively placed him there. He came to American around 1770. Phil Grabowski CME, Wachovia, Charlotte, North Carolina. Email: phil.grabowski@wachovia.com

Thomas Dawson. 07. 11. 2008

I am researching my family tree and wish to find out more information regarding my great grandfather Thomas Dawson born in Kilmarnock, Scotland. He later married Ada Jensen and moved to New Zealand where my grandmother Mavis was born and she had a brother Aubrey and Peter. Any information would be of great assistance to me. My email address is: cheryl.baty@bigpond.com Thanks.

Tracy Mattie (Smith). 13. 10. 2008

My name is Tracy Mattie, I live in Canada. I was raised in Antigonish county, Nova Scotia by my maternal grandmother. Mary Margaret (Smith) Mattie. She use to tell me of her paternal Grandfather Rorie Smith who came to Canada at the age of 8 on ships. I know he had a son Hughie Smith, my great grand father. My grandmother said our family was from Ayrshire and that there was a bible containing the Smith family history. If any one can give me any information on this and our family's Scottish heritage please get back to me. Thank you very much. Eagerly waiting for response Tracy Mattie . Email: tracy_mattie@yahoo.ca.

Thomas Coyle. 02. 10. 2008

Dear people im`e trying to find out about my Grandfather Hugh Bradley 35661,12th Bn., Royal SCOTS he died at ARRAS in France on Dec.10 1916 age 28. Frank was also killed in France but I can find no information on Frank on the CWGC site,they came from Stevenston and worked as coal miners, the sons of John Bradley coal miner, and Mary Bradley, maiden name Culhane. Hugh and Franks names { I think are on the remembrance roll of honour in Stevenston } If someone could help me with information on any of these loved folks I would be eternally gratefull. Yours Sincerely Thomas Coyle , Calgary / Alberta / Canada. Email: tecoyle@shaw.ca.

Mure/Muir. 23. 09. 2008

I am wondering if anyone knows of a group of the Mure clan leaving Ayrshire in the late 1500' to early 1600's, and settling in the Midlands in Northamptonshire. Any info is appreciated! Thanks, J Moore. Email: jmoore@elkcreek.net.

Caldwell, Millar, Kerr Family. 23. 09. 2008

Looking for information on Robert Caldwell born about 1810 Ayrshire, Sccotland. Robert married /Barbra Millar /, Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland 14 January, 1837. Barbara was born about 1811 - her parents were /Willam Millar and Margaret McKillop. Barbra had three siblings that I have found: Walter, Bryce and Peter. Walter and Bryce immigrated to Canada and settled in Megantic County, Quebec. Robert and Barbra had 4 living children : Barbra ( 1836 - 1911 ) Marjory ( 1839 - ) Robert ( 1849 - 1910) Mary ( 1859- ). Robert and Barbra Millar immigrated to Canada and settled in North Halifax, Megantic County, Quebec. I have no record of when they immigrated, however I do have a record of their children Barbra, Robert and Mary arriving in Canada in 1866. Robert died: March 7, 1876 and was buried at the Inverness Presbyterian Church, Megantic County, Quebec. Barbra died: October 2, 1887 and was buried there as well. I have no records of Barbra ever marrying, however Mary married Robert Kerr in 1901 at the Inverness Presbyterian Church, Megantic county, Quebec. Robert married Adelaide Malvina Bernstil August 18, 1888 at the Ireland Anglican Church, Megantic County, Quebec. Robert died in 1910 and was buried at Adderley cemetery of the Inverness Presbyterian Church, Megantic County, Quebec. Robert and Adelaide ( known as Ida) had 7 children: Walter Earnest (1889 - ) {my great grandfather) Bryce (1892 - 1989) Antoinette Whilimene (1893 - ) Robert (1898 - 1989) un named infant son ( 1901 - 1902) Albert Manillion ( 1902 - 1903) Ida Malvina (1904 - 1918) I would appreciate any information of Robert and Barbra, their parents, siblings and immigration to Canada. Thank you. Betty Bull . Email: bebull@shaw.ca.

Russell Relatives. 17. 09. 2008

I am looking for desendants of Robert Russell Sr. Who fought on the side of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745-6. He and his sons left Scotland with the other 1000 "transports" after the uprising. His son Andrew is my relative. He also had two brothers Hugh and John. All of them settled in Pennsylvania within 10 years. Andrew married Isabel Mayes who was born in Ireland. Any information would be greatly apprieciated. Email: samandcheryl@prodigy.net.

Looking for McGill Napier Roots- Ayr. 17. 09. 2008

Hi, We are looking for any living relatives of my Mum. Her mother was born in 1925 at 29 High St Girvan. Ayrshire. She was one of 7 siblings born to Alexander Napier and Barbara McGill - they married in 1920. We know a girl called Girvan was born, and sons Walter, Dougie, Robert (he tragically died in a motorcyle accident aged 28 in 1953) Later on in years we can trace Girvan to liverpool and my mother has memories of her Aunt going to America with a G.I. We are not sure if they were married before they left. If anyone has any memories,names anything at all, we would me most grateful. Thankyou Emma . Email: emmaw@campus.ie.

McMillan. 17. 09. 2008

I am looking for information regarding the McMILLAN, MacMILLAN, ETC family. Neil was born in 1777 Tarbolton, Ary, Sct, father was John and mother was Janet Fisher. Johns father was probably Thomas. Neil married JANET IRVINE in Jan 1800 then immigrated to North Carolina, USA before 1810. Email: zeman@charter.net.

McCann Clan. 17. 09. 2008

I'm so confused. I have checked Scottish Clans and there is a MacCann. I have checked Irish Clans no MacCann. My father-in-law mentioned something about the McCann's being kicked out of Scotland because they were sheep stealers. When they arrived in Ireland could it be they dropped the "a" in Mac and became Mc? Can anyone out there help me please? Gloria McCann. Email: GMccann115@aol.com.

Arthur William Robinson. 01. 09. 2008

I am trying to find out any info on my late father, Arthur William Robinson who was born at Ayr Barracks July 1901 and had a twin sister Nellie, he also had a brother in the Air Force and 2 other sisters Kathy and Eva. His father was in the army and my father subsequently joined the forces, Duke of Wellington Regiment, where he became Sergeant Major and acting Bandmaster. He saw service in Egypt, Afghanistan and India from where he returned just before the outbreak of the 2nd World War and was then stationed in varius places, Aldershot, Catterick and Iceland. Perhaps there may be someone out there who has some info on him. Susan Juffs. Email: susanjuffs@yahoo.co.uk.

William Callister died 11 December 1883. 24. 08. 2008

My above named ancestor died in a shipwreck around "Keille" in Ayrshire on the above date. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to locate the burial location? Many thanks, Ian de Montault. Email: ian.de.montault@telenet.be.

David Blair of Ayrshire born approx 1610. 22. 08. 2008

Hello, my name is David Wesley Blair of Florida, USA and I am looking for information pertaining to my ancestor David Blair of Ayrshire Scotland. I have traced back and found I am the 12th generation now from David's The Blair of Blair's line. The only information I have on David Blair of Ayrshire is he migrated to Aghadowey Ireland around 1641 with the Scottish troops. There is no record of David Blair's family prior to the Irish Rebellion on October 23, 1641. David had 2 sons named Abraham and James. Any information is appreciated and you can contact me anytime via email: dblair8@cfl.rr.com.

William Bynner Campbell 12. 08. 2008

Hello, I am seeking relatives of my paternal grandfather, William Bynner Campbell. He was born on November 21, 1881, at Heaton Norris, Stockport, England, and died in New York in 1934. According to his obituary, his "family estate" was "Dalhama," Cumnick, Ayrshire, Scotland (though such place seems to not exist). He died when my father was a teenager, and my first cousins and I are trying to put together a family tree. When he died he had been the senior executive partner of Price Waterhouse, a major American accounting firm. His obituary also said that in 1905 he became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Any advice or leads would be most welcome! Jeanne Campbell Sedgwick Woodside, California. Email: jcsedgwick@yahoo.com.

Christina Stewart 12. 08. 2008

Hi everyone, My name is Christina Stewart, I am a New Zealand-born granddaughter of Bill "Bronc" Stewart from New Cumnock, who immigrated to NZ around 1939 leaving behind 10 brothers and sisters, their descendants still plaging the area so I see. I'm trying to solve a family mystery that has puzzled my family ever since my grandfather passed away in the late 1950's. In his will he made mention of a mysterious Mary Ballantyne of a Burnside Farm. This was the first anyone had heard about her. It was not til a month ago when I paid a visit to New Cumnock, and went to visit my last remaining 90 something great-aunt that I discovered a secret. According to her, Mary Ballantyne was an old girlfriend of my grandfathers, whom he had a female child (name unknown) with out of wedlock. Because of family politics, and the stigma of illigitimacy etc, she wasn't able to tell me much more than that, other than Mary had been a bus conductoress, and her family were likely from the Cumnock area?. We surmise Mary is probably long deceased by now, but my father and uncles would like to make contact with their long lost half sister, born some time in the 1930s, or any descendants. If anyone has any information that could help, please email me on: zealoussouljah@hotmail.com. Thanks,

Richard Eugene Ruy-Gamble 04. 08. 2008

My name is Richard Eugene Ruy-Gamble. My paternal grandfather's name was Orrie Joseph Gamble and his father's name was Michael Gamble born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA on 9-10-1849,and was married to Elizabeth Carnahan born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 9-7-1858. I have been told that my ancestors originated in or around Ayrshire, Scotland. Any information you could provide would be appreciated in tracing my roots back to Scotland. I would really like to know what clan we belonged to so perhaps I could contact relatives descended from the same clan. Thanks, Rich. Email: rgamble@dc.rr.com.

George Drysdale 29. 07. 2008

My name is Derek Drysdale and I am trying to put together my family history. As far as I can tell, my great grandfather was George Drysdale who was born January 9, 1863 in the Parish of Kilwinning in Ayrshire. He came to America in about 1881 with his brother( and possibly his father ). If anyone has information on this I would love to hear from you. Thank you. Email: derek.drysdale@yahoo.com.

Duncan Glendinning 28. 07. 2008

Hello from Australia, I have a relative, Duncan Glendinning who was married to Mary Smith in 1905 at what appears to be Dallmillingham Ayre. If anyone can relate to him I would appreciate some more information. I am writing my Glendinning family history and although they are strictly 'Borderers" Duncan's father William, born 1830 went to Argyle and married there. I lost track of him after the Census of 1881. Maybe someone can help? Sincerely Betty O'Reilly nee Glendinning. Email: bettymarg30@hotmail.com.

Andrew Barr 28. 07. 2008

Hi there I was wondering if anyone could give me any information about any lords who had the name of Barr. My great great grandfather was apparently a lord in Scotland and I've been trying to get information on him so that I might find out more about my family's history. I'm not sure if maybe he changed his name before he came here to Canada but I suppose it could be possible since I have once in awhile come across the title lockhart of Barr. If anyone could provide me with some sort of starting point that would be most appreciated. Email: Andrew.Barr@avisbudget.com.

Robert and John Templeton 25. 07. 2008

My name is Dennie Templeton and I reside in the USA in Radford, Virginia.I have been tracing the Templeton family history for the past several months and have reach three generations for John and Robert Templeton in Ayrshire in the early 1700's. Most of the Templeton family in the US is from Virginia and West Virginia. I am trying to identify any links to the lineage and history that I may be able to communicate with anyone from Ayrshire and surrounding areas.Any information or inquires would be appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you. Will be glad to send any tree information that I have and it is also posted on Ancestry.com as the Templeton Family tree. Email: dtemplet@radford.edu.

Trent Barr 20. 07. 2008

My name is Trent Barr. I guess Barr is a pretty common name there in Scotland. I am a huge golfer too. Anyway, I met Allan McNish last year in Monterey California for the ALMS races and I noticed that his helmet has the tartan colors that reflect his last name or his district in Scotland where he is from. Does Barr have a tartan color or colors like that too? Can someone send me a picture of the pattern so I can show my 5 month old son when he is older where his name comes from? Thanks much, Trent Barr Roseville, CA. Email: tpbarr@hotmail.com.

Ritchie Family 16. 07. 2008

My ggggg- grandfather was JAMES RITCHIE born 8 May 1757 in Stewarton Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland. His father was ALEXANDER RITCHIE III born in 1739 in Ayrshire, Scotland. His mother was MARGARET WILSON born on 4 Jan 1729 in Stewarton Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland. James went to Liverpool, England and then in 1774 he immigrated to America on a ship called "Marigold" with his brothers. Any information on the Ritchie family would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Lissa Ritchie(California) Email: llibertyordeath@yahoo.com.

Peter Davon 16. 07. 2008

I have been trying to trace the ancestor/s of my great great grand father, Peter Davon born Kilmarnock or Ayr 1819 and who came to Australia in 1848. I would like to establish the link to his parentage to allow me to build a family history beyond the point where I am now. So far i have had no luck as it seems that records were not compulsory in Scotland prior to 1855. Can anyone help in this matter. Please reply, but money making schemes need not reply. TD Bendigo Australia. Email: bartel@impulse.net.au.

George Morton Paterson 14. 07. 2008

My name is George Morton Paterson, the eldest son of George Martel Paterson and Edna Kornder. My father was born (March 3rd, 1903) and raised in Upper Kennetcook, Hants Cty, Nova Scotia, and his parents were Alexander Paterson and Mary White, both, I believe, from Stranraer (sp?), Ayrshire, Scotland. My grandfather Alexander (Sandy) was born about 1870, and I know nothing about him. If anyone can help me in my search, please email me at: morton.paterson@gmail.com.

Jerry Castille 14. 07. 2008

I am Jerry Castille Married To Tommie Jean Mclemore. I have traced her family to William Mcilmorrow Born about 1635 Died 1679 ? in Glassal Columwell Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland. Married Mary Aitken Born about 1635, Died About 1700 Glassal Columwell Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland. Any Information on this family would be appreciated. Thanks Have a good day. Jerry Castille, 1134 Hebert Lane, St. Martinville, Louisiana, 70582 U.S.A. Email: castillejf@cox.net.

Margaret Green 09. 06. 2008

I wonder if anyone can help me to find descendants of David Caldwell b Kirkmichael Ayrshire 1859 who married Elizabeth Davidson. They moved to Helensburgh and had a family of five sons and one daughter. The family went to the USA between 1907/1920 the last son to go was William R Caldwell and his wife Jean. The family settled in Cleveland Ohio. They were joiners and plumbers. William died in 1963 aged 73 years. His brother Andrew died three days before William. William had lived for nearly twenty years at 644 E 260th St. Euclid and was a member of the Forest Hills Masonis Lodge. He was survived by his wife Jean and son William R Jnr. and three daughters Mrs Helen Spicer Mrs Ann Arant of Lima, Ohio and Mrs Betty English of Raleigh N.C. His sister Mrs Cecilia McLellan of Indianapolis survived William. I would love to find this family. Thanks, Margaret. Email: margaret.green8@btopenworld

Sheryn M. Carew 03. 06. 2008

I am looking for any information about the Jamiesons from Beith or the Carews from Dalry.? Elizabeth Jamieson and Pierce Carew both emigrated to Waterbury, Connecticut USA in the early 1900s.? They were married there.? Pierce, my grandfather, was one of six children ~ the youngest I think.? Elizabeth Jamieson was one of 13 ~ several of whom did not survive to adulthood. I'd be interested in knowing if there are any remaining Jamiesons or Carews in the Beith/Dalry area and how I can contact them.? I'd love to be able to put together some of the pieces of the puzzle.? Unfortunately, my dad was the last of his generation that we know of over here and he passed away last August. Thank you. Sheryn M. Carew. Email: kelonac@aol.com.

Carolyn Anderson 21. 05. 2008

I am searching for the McMillian's of Dundonald Ayr, Scotland James McMillian married Elizabeth Buchanan on 17 Feb 1795. They had three children that I can find. Ann Davis bapt. 6 Dec 1795 Hugh Baillie McMillian bapt. 22 Jan 1798 Alexander McMillian bapt. 12 Dec 1800. I am particularly interested in info on the two sons. I believe both went to Herefordshire and worked as gardeners at Stanage Park in Brampton Bryan. Hugh Baille McMillian married Anne Bryan 01 Mar 1828 Caynham, Sjropshire and Alexander McMillian married Mary Cane 1834 in Brampton Bryan. I have found Hugh on the Census of 1841 and his name is spelt MacMillian but that is no big deal. Alexander died in 1838 in Brampton Bryan. I am hoping that this is the right family. If anyone has information on them I would appreciate it. Thank you Carolyn Anderson. Email: 5anderson@comcast.net.

Kaye MacKenzie 16. 05. 2008

I am interested in serching for the parents of John McKenzie born 1787 in Ayrshire Scotland, he immingrated to Canada in 1804 he married Mary McNair, who was born in Scotland, she had also immigrated to Canada. I am interested in his parents names.......his oldest sons name was William,that might be a clue, and there oldest daughters name was Margaret. Thankyou for your time....Kaye Mckenzie. Email: kayemac@telusplanet.net.

Lynda 04. 05. 2008

I am interested in any information relating to the history surrounding the surname - Eaglesham. I have managed to find a connection between the name and the Ayrshire district. I am hoping someone can enlighten me as I know one of my relatives gave their eldest child Eaglesham as a second name so that this side of the child's family heritage would never be lost. Any help would be great. Cheers. Lynda (Australia) at: lynda2ron@yahoo.com.au.

Letitia McMillan 09. 04. 2008

Hi, my name is Noelene Neilson and I am from Queensland, Australia. I am looking for any information on a lady by the name of Letitia McMillan who was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1837 and her parents names were Samuel McMillan and Janet (Jannet) Clarke. She came to Australia and was married at 16 to John Jones in Melbourne in 1853. I believe she was my great grandmother and would greatly appreciate any information on her or her family. I can be contacted at the following email address: noeleneneilson@yahoo.com.au.

Barr/Faddis Family History 09. 04. 2008

I am looking for family members who are related to Annie Barr and Robert Faddis. Both were from Ayrshire and immigrated to Canada in 1928. Each had 7 or 8 siblings, some of whom are still in Scotland. I would like some information as I am hoping to travel to the area in the summer of 2008 and would like to look up some long lost relatives. Please contact me at: loonladymir@yahoo.ca Thank you.

Blain Family 20. 03. 2008

I'm trying to find any information about the Blain family name origin. The Ayr region has come up a few times. If anyone has information about any Blain's in Ayr or that immigrated to Ontario Canada in the late 1800's please contact me. Jason Blain. Email: jason.blain@sympatico.ca.

Clive Bevan 18. 02. 2008

I am interested in hearing from anyone with connections to the Foulds
family, in particular John Foulds a gamekeeper on the Auchans Estate by Dundonald until his death in 1847. John was born c1788 and married Isabel Strang
in 1802. Other family members settled in Eaglesham and Tarbolton. Email: clivebevan70@hotmail.com.

Hugh Walker 30. 01. 2008

I am hoping to find information and descendants of the Walkers from Ayr. I have found that my ggf James Gray Walker was born in 1845 to James Walker and Alison (Gray) Walker. He had an older sister Alison born in 1839 and a younger brother Andrew born in 1847, both in Ayr. My ggf James Gray Walker came to Alaska through Canada some time before 1879. That is the date I have for my gf James Walker born in Alaska. Hope to hear from someone. Email: walkerzoo@alaska.net.

Cunningham research 28. 12. 2007

Looking for any information on Cunnignham relatives migrating to the USA. I have three generations of information they lived in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Thanks for any possible leads. Respectfully. David. Email: davwv@yahoo.com.

Kennedy family 26. 12. 2007

I am searching for any details on Nicholas Kennedy born 1793. Place of birth is listed as 'Ejir'. I am not sure if this is an old spelling or misprint of Ayr. He travelled to Ireland and married Sarah in 1815 in Armagh. They had 4 children in Ireland before immigrating to New Jersey. There they had 1 son before moving on to Halton County Ontario Canada where their final child was born. Nicholas would be my gg grandfather. We have been unable to find any information of his parents or siblings. Can anyone shed some light on this? I can be reached at ahaslock1@cogeco.ca. Really looking forward to any data. Regards, Karen Haslock, Halton County Ontario Canada

Rob Bennethum 28. 11. 2007

My great grandparents came from Ayrshire Scotland. My grandfather, born in Canada was Archie F Baird. My great grandfather was John Baird from Ayrshire. Any information you may have would be wonderful. Thank you Rob Bennethum Reading, PA USA. Email: RBennethum@LOOMISCO.com.

Wilson Family 27. 11. 2007

I am researching my family history. Great great great grandfather Thomas Wilson was born about 1767, one of his children, Hugh born 1798 was my great great grandfather, his son David ((1837) was my great grandfather and his son George (1879) was my grandfather. As far as I can tell all were born in Girvan, Ayrshire up to my grandfather who I believe to have been born in England. I would dearly love to hear from anyone who may have any information about the family, or maybe related. Regards, Barbara Sellars (Wilson) Brisbane Australia. Email: sellars@powerup.com.au.

Michelle Turner 26. 10. 2007

Hello my name is Michelle Turner I am trying to find out any information on my great grandmother Agnes McFadzen born on 29 July 1892 (Kingcase Prestwick). Her father was James Mcfadzen who had something to do with the railways. Her mother was Elizabeth Murchie who was a domestic servant. Agnes had a younger sister named Elizabeth. Agnes, Elizabeth and there mother immigrated to Australia about 1911 to Queensland. Agnes married John Dean on 16 May 1918 in Victoria. Agnes had cousins who also immigrated to Australia. Lilly, Selina, Jock, Charles, James, Alexander & Jean McDowell. If any one can assist me please contact me on : turnerm4@optusnet.com.au.

Donna Johnson 17. 10. 2007

Hello, my name is Donna and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have traced my family back to Ayrshire Scotland to Andrew Dunlop born about 1796. The civil parish was Kilwinning, county was Ayrshire, and the parish number is #599. Andrew Dunlop's wife was Jean, he had a son Andrew Greig born about 1829 and William Reyburn born July 18 1837 (year is approx). I would love any and all help as how I can research from abroad, (I am a member of Ancestry) or even better, have someone contact me who have these people in their family tree. I know that Andrew brought his family over to Canada in about 1842. I have no idea if Andrew or Jean (unknown maiden name) left siblings/parents behind. Please contact me. If I can I will gladly return the favour and help someone research here in Canada. Sincerely, Donna. Email : deejay2@telus.net.

Robert.Hancock 17. 10. 2007

Does anyone know of the parents of William David McMail Born 1902 believed to be Ayrshire. William Davis McMail married a Welsh lady called Kathleen Gulliford both are now deceased. William David had 2 brothers a Lewis or Louis McMail and a Jock McMail. Lewis was the elder Brother we believe he may have serves in a Scottish Regiment? Jock McMail Married a Welsh Lady Margaret and died Burry Port South Wales.He had 3 Sisters Bella (Isabella?), Lottie and Barbara. I am trying to get some information for the daughter of William McMail i.e. Jeanette Irene McMail.. Please e-mail : robert.hancock1@tesco.net if you can assist, many thanks.

Ailsa McKenzie 07. 10. 2007

Hi, I live in New Zealand but my father was born in Ayrshire - at 'Turnberry Lodge'. I have viewed this lodge from the road, but would be very interested to know just what sort of lodge it was and why he was born there. Was it a maternity home at that time? Any information would be very much appreciated, Ailsa. Email : ammck@xtra.co.nz.

Dianne McHarg 07. 10. 2007

I Dianne McHarg is having trouble with family tree. I am looking for
any information on William Dunlop McHarg who was born in Ayr, Scotland
in 1888, married Margaret Ann Alcroft, she and her family travelled out
on the S. S. Barradine in March 1924 and he arrived 2 years before but
I don't know the name of the ship. Their childrens names were: Margaret
Ann McHarg born 1910 Ayr Scotland William Henry McHarg born 1913 Ayr
Scotland James Hendry McHarg born 1915 Ayr Scotland John William McHarg
born 1917 Ayr Scotland Robert McCullough McHarg born 1919 Ayr Scotland
Samuel McHarg born 1921 Ayr Scotland. They had 3 others who were born
in NSW Australia and they were David McCullock McHarg, Agnes Parkes
McHarg and Flora McPherson McHarg. If you can help with anything on
this family it would be greatly appreciated. You can reach me at : deep_springs@bigpond.com. Dianne McHarg.

Wendy Wade 21. 09. 2007

Hi from Australia. I am looking for JOHN BARR born 1798 in Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland. He married JEAN GILMORE born 1807 in Dundonald Ayrshire, Scotland. Their son FRANCIS BARR was born in 1830 in Beith and he married AGNES GIBB ALLISON, from Barony, Lanark, Scotland. They were married in Scotland on the 24th Dec.1827 when they were about 20 and soon after immigrated to Australia FRANCIS BARR was my GGGG Grandfather. Any information would be greatly appreciated from anyone knowing of any descendants, family crests or tartans. Please email me at: wendy2411@hotmail.com. Many thanks, Wendy

Katherine McIlwain 15. 09. 2007

I am looking for information on the McIlwains and Scotts of Aye, Scotland. My ancestors emigrated from Scotland to Belfast, Ireland and then emigrated to South Carolina, USA in 1790. The first names on my pedigree are James McIlwain and Caty Scott. Their offspring (some born in Scotland) were John, William, Andy, Nancy, Betsy and Jenny. Any information you might provide about either family would be much appreciated. I can be reached at: katherinemcilwain@comcast.net. Thank you, distant cousins!

Irene Russell 13. 09. 2007

I am looking for information on my grandfather James (MCrae or McCreadie)Russell born april 12,1885 at 169 Rankinston Coylton Ayrshire. I am particularly interested in his mother and father Charles Russell married at Annabank Church Tarbolton Apr.11 1873 to Annie Clark (great grandparents) and Ann Russell mother of Charles Russell. She was not wed to Charles' father?. Email: catherine.russell@sympatico.ca.

The McKenzie Family 10. 09. 2007

I am looking for any records concerning my father Thomas McKenzie. He states he was born in Ayr. Thomas migrated/worked on ship to Australia around 1926. I have various papers that give his birthdate as one of 2 September 1904, 7 September 1907 or sometime in 1911 (unlikely). Thomas' parents are John or Thomas McKenzie and Mary McNeilly. OR these are his brother and sister. John/Thomas McKenzie was a tailor. Any information would be most appreciated. Email: pmc84525@bigpond.net.au.

James Hillis 09. 09. 2007

I have begun researching my family bloodlines and have succeeded in finding my Great-Great Grandfather. Thomas hillis was his name and was born in Scotland Feb 1835 or close to that date. Canadian Census show him here in 1871 but not before that and in tracing him i believe, from the records available, that he was from Ayrshire Scotland. Little is known of the man and with most of our family unsure of our history it has fallen upon me to dig up the past and find our roots. If there is any hillis's left in Ayrshire i would love to hear from them and find out if they know whether i am barking up the right tree[i know a bad pun]. And if this is not the family line then i will continue to look. Thank you very much...James D. Hillis Email: jimhillis57@rogers.com.

Stephanie Mayes 09. 09. 2007

I am wondering what you can tell me on the threshing mills in Aryshire history. I am looking for specific information regarding a threshing mill business run by William Stewart of the Isle of Bute. He used have the Nether Ardroscadale and Upper Ardroscadale farms there. Any information you have would be great! Thank you, Stephanie Mayes Email: mayes1402@yahoo.com.

Giffen Stevenson 21. 08. 2007

I am looking for two different surnames connected to me, all with roots in Ayrshire. Specifically, line of ALEXANDER GIFFEN (1809 - 1885), son of Margaret & (unknown) Giffen. He had several siblings, including: Jane (Muir), Fleming, Agness, and Hector. I am trying to figure out who Alexander's father was, and further back from there. I am also interested in the parentage of Elizabeth STEVENSON (GIFFEN), Alexander's wife, also of Ayrshire. I know her mother's name was Janet (maiden name unknown), but I am not sure of her father's name, etc. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! Email: scarletbegonia417@hotmail.com.

Brad Barr 21. 08. 2007

hello from canada,i am getting married in june 2008 and i am looking for any information on the "BARR" clan tartan. also i am looking for our coat of arms and any info anybody can give about my last name. Hope to get a little help from anyone who cane give it!! I live in a little town in Ontario Canada called "Almonte" please help me make my wedding be one for the books here in this little town. Thank you!! Brad Barr Email: cruscher@primus.ca.

Karen 31. 07. 2007

In the late 1700's James Denniston came to America. I've been told that he may have come from Ayeshire, Scotland. Can anyone help? Email: kdenniston@charter.net.

Marie Hawthorn 28. 07. 2007

I am trying to find any photographs of the Italian Fish restaurant owned by
the Guidi brothers in the early part of the 20th century. They came over
from the Barga, Tuscany area in Italy. The restaurant was located at the
top end of Kilmarnock near the railway bridges I believe. My grandfather,
Basilio was one of the brothers and I believe he ran the chip shop in
Hurlford until his untimely death. I have never managed to get an exact
location for the Kilmarnock restaurant but feel someone out there might have
a photo. If anyone can help please contact me at: removed@lycos.co.uk. Many thanks, Marie Hawthorn xxx

Diane DeWitt 04. 07. 2007

Hi, I am Diane DeWitt and I am trying to find information regarding my great-great-grandfather JAMES WILLEY DICKIE who I believe was born in Ayr or Ayrshire around 1839 or 1840. He emmigrated to the Boston, MA. and fought for the North during the Civil War. At some point he married ELIZABETH MCKEY, a Scotswoman. If you have any information regarding him or his wife, please contact me at: Email: dewittdiane@hotmail.com. Thank you for your consideration.

Charlie Hubbard 19. 06. 2007

I'm so hoping someone can help me. I'm trying to find information on my Great Great Great Grandfather. This bit of information came from a slip of paper in a family bible. James Hepburn was born in Ayrshire, Scotland 12 Jan 1838. He married Margaret Lyon Crichton in the states. She was from Dundee, Scotland born 22 Nov 1840. Margaret Crichton came to the United States in 1846 with her family. In 1855 James Hepburn came to the United States, it's unknown if it was alone or with family. I can not find any information on either of these two people once I hit Scotland. Any little bit of information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Charlie Hubbard "Blessed Are The Cracked, For They Shall Let In The Light." ~Groucho Marx~ Email: Sardonic@ezeeweb.com.


My two daughters, one daughter-in-law & I are travelling to Scotland in September. We would be interested to hear from any decendants of my grandfather's or grandmother's families. My grandfather was David Herron, born at midnight June 21st,1876 at Balvaird. His father was Alexander Herron, his mother Jane (Thomson) Herron; they were maried on October 21st, 1853 at Kirkoswald, County of Ayr. Grandpa's birth registry is signed by "Wm Herron, Registrar" We also have a copy of Grandma & Grandpa's marriage register. Grandma was Mary Sneddon, born November 1, 1875 at Girvan, Ayrshire. They were married on March 11, 1898 at Kirkoswald. Grandma's parents were William Sneddon & Jane (McDougall) Sneddon. David & Alexander Herron are said to be "woodsmen", while William Sneddon was "gas. manager" at Culzean, Kirkoswald. We think they emmigrated to Canada in early 1904. We would be grateful for any help we might get. Email: maryhawes@shaw.ca.

Glen Dobbie 09. 06. 2007

My family name is DOBBIE. After some research I have found that the family roots are in the Maybole/Kirkmichael area. I have just about gone as far as I can tracing the Family tree and would love to swap any info with any Dobbie's still in the area. Did you know we had a Lord Mayor in the Family? Email: glen-d@tiscali.co.uk.

Mae Conlan Myers 12. 05. 2007

I was born in Darvel Aryshire (november 1947) My mum was Anne Richmond and my father was John H. Truesdale. I still keep in touch with a few family members, but am interested in finding more. I am just starting to do a family geneology. Let me know if we are related. Mae Conlan Myers. Email: mae.myers@comcast.net.

James B Macclanahan 01. 05. 2007

Hello, I am looking for information on the parents and other relitives of John MacDonald. He was born in Ayr Scotland on 17 February 1854, and lived in Kilwinning. In his daughters notes, she said his parents are Noah MacDonald who was born in Scotland and died around 1856,and Betsy (Barker) MacDonald who was born in England and died around 1864. Noah was a surgeon. John went to Edinbourgh like his father and came to the U.S. in 1885. In 1893 he married Ida Battel who work for Clara Barten, the founder of the Red Cross. I thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Jim MacClanahan (I live in Sacramento, California, USA) Email: jmacclanahan@sbcglobal.net.

Steve Selig 10. 04. 2007

Hello, I’m researching the American naval architect Henry Eckford (1775 – 1832) and his various ship designs and builds. He was born in Kilwinning, Scotland then immigrated to Canada and later would become America’s premier ship designer during the War of 1812. He moved to Turkey in 1831 to build ships for the Sultan and died in Constantinople (Istanbul) Turkey on November 12, 1832. Any help with information would be appreciated Thanks. Email: redtitan78@yahoo.com.

Gwen McCord 10. 04. 2007

My ansestors are from Ayr....Lots of them...My Grand ma ma Jane Clinton was born in Ayr 1873,...Her father Patrick Clinton was born around 1840...died 1926 in Ayr, Brian Clinton and Ann Stanley were his parents from Ayr...I really doubt any long lost relatives are left who may know of the family....My great grandfather was said to be the Harbor Master from Ayr....I suspect a pretty good position at the time.....perhaps it's not really true ...who knows?? As fate would have it, my husband and I will be spending 4 nights inAyr starting on June 14, 2007.....I wonder if there are folks/historians out there who have a command of the names mentioned....thank you Gwendolyn McCord....from florida, USA. Email: gwenmccord@hotmail.com.

Donald Allen (Allan) 20. 03. 2007

I am looking for family descendants or parents of Alexander Allan who lived
in Girvan, Ayrshire during the 1841 Census and was born in 1806. His wife's
name is Jannet and she was born in 1811. They had 6 children, one of which
was my great-grandfather, James, born in 1839, who came to America around
1863-1868 and settled in Red Bud, IL. If you have any information concerning
this family, please let me know at. Email: don.allen@navy.mil.

Maggie 18. 03. 2007

I have many Ancestors from Ayr. James Brackenridge b. 1762, Ayr married Margaret McDowell and had a son James ABT 1788. James married Sarah McClure b. ABT 1804 Tarbolton. Any information on this family gratefully received. Email: maggiemay@onwight.net.

Pauline Hortle 05. 03. 2007

Hi I am from Tasmania, Australia and seeking any information on Robert Craig born about 1864 and his wife Annie Craig nee Aitkin born about 1861. They were both born in Ayrshire, Scotland and later came to Australia. Their daughter Ann Roy was born on 2nd May 1887 and they lived in Lithgow, NSW, Australia. Many thanks, Pauline. Email: pauline.hortle@bigpond.com.

Jay Hoglund 28. 02. 2007

Hi! I am looking for genealogical information on: My Great-great grandfather: John Cunningham who died in 1846 in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. He married Elisabeth Reyburn on January 9, 1829, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. Their children were named Alexander, Grizzell (Grace), Elisabeth C., and John (my great grandfather). My Great Grandfather: John Cunningham was born on March 8,1834 in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. He came to the US in (or before) 1864. I have more information on the descendents of the the above, if anyone is interested. I would like more information on the people listed above, if it is available. Thanks! Email: jhoglun@burnsmcd.com.

Barbara Boyd Martin 27. 02. 2007

My Boyd ancestors emigrated from Scotland to Northern Ireland - perhaps Ballybay - probably in the mid-1700's. As nearly as I can tell, Robert Boyd's family lived in Ayrshire, or in that vicinity. A Presbyterian minister, also Scottish, Dr. Thomas (?) Clark went to America with his congregation, which included the Boyds, in the late 1700's. They were lumbermen in New York State, and by 1895 had migrated south to Pennsylvania. I have many details about this Boyd branch after they arrived in New York State, but haven't yet determined their origin in Scotland. I'd be grateful for any information. I realize "Robert Boyd" is a common name - there are many of them. Other names associated with them in Central New York are Rowley, Campbell, Ingersoll and Butler. Email: boydmartin@peoplepc.com.

David Clark 22. 02. 2007

My grandfather, Robert Walker Emslie Clark, deserted my grandmother in 1903
leaving a three year old son. He was never heard of or seen again but I have
managed to trace his death certificate showing that he died in Mauchline in
1950 aged 79 years. His address was given as 21 Beechwood Road, Mauchline.
It is just possible he used the name Robert Walker as his marriage to my
grandmother was never anulled. If anybody remembers the family I should be
very pleased to hear from them.. Email: david.clark@bowleaze.me.uk.

Deane Gemmell 19. 02. 2007

I would like a bit of history about the Templehouse Farm and the Thorn Farms in Dunlop. My ancestors, the Gemmells seem to be born and die at these locations for centuries. Also, does anyone know where a place called Dunish might be? My great grandfather whose father was the last born at Thorn Farm, has Dunish, Ayrshire, Scotland as his birth place. Thanks much. Email: iamasara@comcast.net.

Melissa Seymour 18. 02. 2007

My grandmother, Betty Seymour nee. Armour left me her collection of handwritten notes for her family history. Her great great grandfather Matthew Armour came to Australia in 1841 with his wife Jean (nee. Nesbitt/ Nesbit) and their children. They were from Fenwick and Louden, Ayrshire. I have since found Matthew's father, Alexander who married Alison Foulds. They were from "Tyburn" Alison Fould's father was Allan Fowlds? and mother was Mary Wallace. Alexander's father was also Alexander from Kilmarnock b. 21 Dec, 1736 and he married Margaret Young. His father was James Armour who died 28 Mar 1757. James married Janet Auld on 8 Dec 1726. Isn't the internet marvelous! Matthew sailed from Greenock and it took 3 months to travel to Australia. It has taken me a few hours to travel more than 300 years in time. I would like to hear from any potential "relo's" back in the old country to say a virtual cheers and g'day to! Melissa Seymour. Email: ausko22@hotmail.com.

Jessica Alderwood 16. 02. 2007

Hi, My name is Jessica Alderwood, I have recently been trying to trace my family name, Alderwood, and found that I have some ancestors that have lived in Ayrshire, as far as I know, my family and I are the only Alderwoods left in the world, A.K.A. my brother is the last male to pass the name on. If anyone has any info. on the Alderwood lineage, I would be extremely interested. Email: cbaroud@actionsansfil.ca.

Sue Lawrence 25. 10. 2006

I am trying to trace my Family Tree back further than Alexander WATT (b 24.4.1790) m (1) Jean SHEDDON (d 1838). They farmed in the Fenwick area and had at least nine children, the eldest son also being Alexander WATT (b 5.8.1821) - my Great, Great Grandfather. I believe Alexander married a Helen (or Ellen) ORR after Jean Sheddon died and they seem to have had at least four further children. I have a note that suggests Alexander's parents may have been Hugh WATT and Janet KIRKLAND - but I have no proof and no details. Any help, suggestions etc gratefully received Sue Lawrence (nee Watt). Email: c.s.lawrence@btconnect.com.

Lois Bodsworth 24. 09. 2006

hi, my mums family all come from ayrshire. I have a photo of my great great grandad, Gilbert Brackenridge, standing outside of his shop in ayrshire and the address is 45 Cassillis road, Ayrshire. I would like to know what the shop is now used for, whether it is now a house or another shop. If anyone has any information about it or its current owners that would be brilliant. When my Gilbert owned it, it was called 'J & G Brackenridge' and it was a grocers. Also, on the other side of the family was a lady called Margaret Mcnaught. She was my great great gran. She had my great grandad, Hugh campbell mcnaught, out of wedlock and was disowned by the family and never seen again. Hugh was brought up thinking his grandparents were his parents. We dont know whether she changed her name or where she lived. She gave birth to Hugh in 1901 but her brith date is unknown. His fathers last name was Campbell. If anyone has any information it would be much appreciated. thank you, LoisHear about latest news and freebies first when you join The Insider Club. Email: bod16@hotmail.com.

Sylvia McMillen 18. 09. 2006

Hi, I am looking for William McMullen he was born in Scotland, not sure the town, not sure the year, and not sure of his parents. He died in 1820 in Kentucky. But I do know he married on 12-25-1792 in Nelson County, Kentucky (USA). To Sophia Kimbley Born 1774 in Northumberland County, Virginia (USA) and she died in 1822. They had 8 children all born in Kentucky (USA). William is my ggggrand father. I have seen several spelling of our name. McMullen, MacMullen, MacMillian, McMillian, McMillan,McMillen. Does anyone have any information on this line? Email: SJWoosley@aol.com.

Lyn de Klerk 12. 09. 2006

Hi, I'm looking for any information about ancestors and descendants of a David Wightman. As far as I know David, was most probably the son of John and Margaret Wightman (nee McCartney), and was born 21 June 1854 in Kilbirnie, Ayr, Scotland. David Wightman was possibly a policeman. David married Elizabeth Quinn on 10 December 1880 in Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland. Elizabeth Quinn, daughter of Thomas and Martha Quinn (nee Prendergast), was born 20 March 1861 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland. After their marriage David and Elizabeth Wightman moved to Lancashire, England and had about 10 children before returning to Ayrshire in later life. David Wightman most likely died 10 September 1922, and was buried 13 September 1992, in Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland. Elizabeth Wightman most likely died 5 May 1946 and was buried 8 May 1946, also in Dalmellington. Any information on the above persons or their ancestors and/or descendants would be appreciated. Email: lyndeklerk@home.netspeed.com.au.

Jim Russell 05. 09. 2006

Hi, I am looking for any info of a Alfred James Cochrane and his wife Elizabeth Cochrane nee Dawson. Alfed died 7 October 1933 at Prestwick Ayr. Elizabeth died 20 July 1932. Alfred was also a Provost at Prestwick from 1915 to 1919. They had 3 children Edith, Alfred, & William Teaill Cochrane.

29. 09. 2006. Further to my postings 05. 09. 2006 re the Cochrane Family. Alfred James Cochrane at the time of his passing (1933) lived at 30 Main Street Preswick Ayr. The son William Teaill Cochrane lived at 121a Preswick Road Ayr, and the other son Alfred died In France in W.W.I. If any one can help please contact me.
Email: jimmag1@bigpond.net.au.

Krystle Neill 01. 09. 2006

My name is Krystle Neill from Washington State. My sister, Rachelle, and I were curious if we had any family left in Ayr Scotland. Our great grandfather was born in Ayr his name was Hugh Burns Neill born in 1865 he had a sister named Agnes Neill. Huge had two daughters and their names were Merle Neill and Agnes Neill. Email: NeillGirls2@aol.com.

Carolyn Langley 10. 08. 2006

I am a descandant of David Bryce from Ayr, Scotland whose son William Bryce (born dec 12, 1773 in Ayr) and wife Mary Ellen Orr Bryce (born June 9, 1774, daughter of James Orr and Agnes Fulton) immigrated to the Union District of South Carolina in the United States in 1799. Their first daughter, Agnes Bryce, was born in Ayr, Ayr, Scotland and christened on February 9, 1794. Soon after they moved to Lanark, Gorbals, Scotland where three more children were born: Mary Bryce (born October 18 1795), Thomas Jimison Bryce (born July 23, 1797, and Elizabeth, christened June 19, 1799.) If you are related to any of this Bryce family, please contact me as I am researching my genealogy connections in Scotland. I currently live near Carrollton, Georgia, USA where William and Mary Bryce lived in 1827 where it is believed they are buried near their youngest son. Thank you for any assistance. Carolyn Langley ggggg grandaughter of David Bryce Email: langlec@mindspring.com.

Gillian Hamilton Pook Lawrence 24. 06. 2006

My name is Gillian Lawrence(maiden name Pook) the daughter of Shena Hamilton and Alan Walter Pook. I am interested in finding out more about my mother's family. Her parents were James and Mary Hamilton. She also has a brother Stanley who married a Canadian girl named Anne from Winnipeg, Manitoba. My parents and grandparents immigrated to Peterborough, Ontario Canada on October 22, 1966. I also have a brother named Christopher James Pook. We still have some family in the Ayrshire area, Jim and Edith Brown who live in Symington; Bob and Maureen McCroskie (not sure where they live, only have email address). Both my grandfather and uncle were very involved in Scottish music. In fact my uncle had his own Scottish Country Dance band call "Stan Hamilton and the Flying Scotsman" I now live in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. I recently met a "Hamilton" at my work place and her family also comes from the Ayrshire area; and has the name of James going back through her family history. We are wondering if we are related, many lines back. Both my mother's parents were buried at St Quivox church near the old Hannah Research Dairy. There is a little stone cottage (which at last report is still owned by, a woman who breeds Corgi dogs. Mary Hamilton was only interred there September of 2003. The funeral was attended by my brother Christopher Pook, Anne and Stan Hamilton. My parents, Shena and Alan, are both deceased. Some of my father's family Alan Pook spent some time in Troon when growing up but they were originally from Devon, England and had a dairy farm there at one time. If you have any information to share, please contact me at this email address. Email: wlawrence000@sympatico.ca.

Rich Ebens 16. 06. 2006

I am trying to trace a John Smith - not an easy name. Some information I have indicates that he was born in Ayrshire 20 May 1781. I do know that he died St. Stephens, New Brunswick, Canada on 27 Dec 1834. Any assistance would be appreciated. Email: RmjEbens@verizon.net.

Patricia Kennedy Jewett 01. 05. 2006

Looking for information on Andrew Glass and family who ran the Tam O' Sahanter Inn in Ayr about 1870. Related to Elizabeth Glass (his sister), William Kennedy (brother-in-law) and Thomas Kennedy (his nephew). Elizabeth died about 1870. Thomas Kennedy came to the United States about 1880. William Kennedy's date of death and location unknown. Any information, suggestions or reerrals appreciated. Thank you. Email: pat@patriciajewett.com.

Scotty Roberge 24. 04. 2006

Looking for any record of James Magill, born 1784, who married Elizabeth Stewart/Stuart born 12 Oct. 1792. I know that Elizabeth Stewart's father was John Alexander Stewart. She had a sister Emily Stewart who Married a William Lowery. James and Elizabeth Magill emigrated to New York Mills New York from Dromore , Co. Down Ireland in 1844. Their children were William Alexander Magill, born 1818, John Magill, born 1824, Ellen or Eleanor Magill born 1826, Ann Jane Magill, born 1829, Hugh Stewart Magill born 10 June 1830, Martin George Magill born 1833, David Boyd Magill born 26 May 1836, Elizabeth Magill born 1837. There was also a Margaret Magill, either born earlier or died in Ireland. This family was Presbyterian, they were involved in the weaving business and lived for a time at Quilly house in Dromore, Co. Down Ireland. They came to the US on the "ROCHESTER" I James Magill knew well a Samuel Campbell from Ayrshire Scotland and was born in 1809. Samuel Campbell came to New York Mills NY in 1831. Does anyone out there recognize this family? Email: Scotty Roberge Roberge@pa.net.

Karen Hancock, 21. 04. 2006

I am looking for information on my grandfather's family (John Hamilton, b. 1912), in or around Ayr. He emigrated to Canada (around 1918) with his parents and siblings, Robert, William, and others I can't remember. About 30 years ago when my family was living in Wales we took the three surviving brothers up to Ayrshire to locate old homesteads etc. I was too young to remember much of what we found and my parents have passed away. I do remember finding a gravesite (in Troon?) for an Ann Hamilton, who was a schoolteacher and possibly my gggrandmother. I would appreciate any information anyone might have on relatives in the area. Email: klhancock@sbcglobal.net.

Barbara Rodenbach, 26. 02. 2006

Greetings from California, America. My Scotish ancestors were from Kilbirnie Parish, Ayrshire. They immigrated to America in the late 1800s. My great grandfather's name was Gavin Riddet and he married Jeannette Aitken also from Kilbirnie. Other relatives had sir names of Cowbray and MacGonegal. Are there any Riddets in the Ayrshire area now, and did the Riddets belong to a clan? Email: brodenbach@adelphia.net.

Josephine Wyatt, 22. 02. 2006

I am looking for any info re my HAMILTON ancestors from Ardrossan/Stevenston area. My gggmother Jane Hamilton FULTON who came to QLD AU in 1870 was the granddaughter of Peter or Patrick and Jane or Jean HAMILTON [depending on which area] last found Greenock in 1841. Peter's parents were John and Margaret [SNODGRASS] HAMILTON of Ardrossan/Stevenston area. John's parents appear to be John and Mary [ARMOUR] HAMILTON who had been in Argyll prior to Stevenston. Kind regards Josephine from QLD AU. Email: josephinefwy@aapt.net.au.

Pam Helm, 06. 01. 2006

Looking for information regarding James McFadzen and Mary Ward. They had a
son James who is my greatgreatgreat grandfather. I believe that James was 2
or 3 when his mother Mary married James.

The first James (1813 Coylton, Ayrshire) Married to Mary Ward (1787 Ayrshire)were married in Ayrshire. Their children were James 1813, John 1814, William 1817, Jean 1819, Margaret 1821. These children were all born in Ayrshire. Somewhere between 1821 and 1829 they moved to Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada as Susanna was born there. My great grandfather was born in Quebec and then moved to Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. My great grandfather James got married and my grandmother was born. From Brandon, the family moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is where I live. Well about an hour northwest of Edmonton.

If any one has any information with regards to any McFadzen I would love to hear from you. Email Pam.Helm@gov.ab.ca.

Margaret Helen Harrison, 02. 01. 2006

My name is Margaret Helen Harrison. My dad was Richard (Dick) Harrison of the
Catrine/Sorn Harrisons. My paternal grandparents were Helen Buchanon Boyle Harrison MacDonald and James (Jimmy) Harrison of Catrine.

My grandfather was one of 13, so I know there is someone out there!

My parents moved to Detroit, Michigan USA in 1967, I was 7 years old. Both have
since passed away. I know I have family out there.........hope to hear from some of
you. Email: mags4115@msn.com.

Kathy Lockhart Carter, 02. 12. 05.

Hi, I am a Lockhart. I am planning on visiting Scotland in the near future and would love to have some contact with a member of the Lockhart family there in Ayrshire. My lineage goes back to Scotland and I understand that Ayrshire is the home to the original Locard (Lockhart). I would love hearing from some of my relatives. Email: kack8152@yahoo.com.

Cindy Baker, 28. 11. 2005.

I'm looking for information on my Great Grandmother. Her name is Margaret Allen Porter. She was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. She died 19-Jun-1965 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I'm not a hundred percent sure if she had died in Hamilton, but that is all i've got on that. She married Archibald Everett Baker, who was from St. Osyth England. They married on 26-Jun-1906. They had three sons George, Melville and Wilson.

She also had 2 sisters and 3 brothers. I only have two names Jack Porter &
Mrs. W. Fraser. I had heard from my father that she was from a well-to-do
family. I would appreciate any information sent.. Email: bluewolf7@gmail.com.

Avril Mortellite, 20. 11. 2005.

My family is from Ayr. I am trying to find my cousins since we have lost
touch over the years. Sharon Carson (maiden name) and Ian Carson. My Uncle, John Carson, and my Aunt, Sadie Conlin. My name is Avril Mortellite (maiden name Avril Conlin Macdonald Smith) and I live in the USA. I also have lost touch with my cousin Roger Conlin who moved away from Ayr many years ago.

The other family I would like to get in touch with is the MacSwan family,originaly from Paisley. Email: AMortel891@aol.com.

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