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William McClelland and Margaret Chessnut
My 4G grandparents William McClelland, Sherriff Officer (sometimes listed as McLelland or McLellan), and Margaret Chessnut (or Chesney or Chesnay) moved in about 1801 to Muirkirk where their daughter Agnes and son John were born (in 1801 and 1803 respectively). Previously they lived for a while in Sanquhar, Dumfries, where daughters Jean and Lilias (my 3G grandmother) were born (in 1796 and 1799 respectively). Janet (1787), Elizabeth (1789) and Hugh (1790) were born at the Lead Mines in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright. I'd be interested to contact, and share information with, anyone else researching these families.
George Park and Agnes Samson
My 3G Grandparents George Park and Agnes Samson married in Muirkirk 14 August 1795. They had 7 children that I know of, all born in Muirkirk: James (b. 1796), George (my 2G grandfather, b.1800), Margaret (1802), Robert (1805), Andrew (1807), Jean (1810) and Hugh (1814). I'd like to contact, and share information with, anyone researching these families.
John and Rosanna Hill
Census 1841 shows my 3G Grandfather John Hill (b. Ireland abt 1786) working as a labourer in Muirkirk; his wife Rosanna (whose maiden name may have been Shakespere) was also apparently born in Ireland. Their children Arthur (b. 1818) and Charlotte (1825) were born in Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire; daughter Elinor was born abt 1830 in Ayrshire. Arthur Hill, my 2G Grandfather, married Elizabeth McCartney (b. 1823) in Muirkirk (1843); the couple moved to Patna, Dalmellington. I would like to hear from, and share info with, anyone else interested in these families.
red mail GIBSON Muirkirk 1851
I am trying to locate information on my gg grandfather James Gibson. His parents were Ann Weir and William Gibson. I am trying to get information on William and his ancestors. A Weir cousin told me there was a William Gibson baptised on May 29, 1808 in the Muirkirk Parish. His parents were William and Jane Russel Gibson. I am trying to determine if this is my William. Does anyone have any info on this family? Thank you.
red mail JOSEPH STEWART b 1811
Any info on Joseph Stewart born in Muirkirk in 1811 would be greatly appreciated. Resident at 38 Sunnyside Row, Wishaw, in the 1861 Scottish census with his wife Margaret (b 1814 Johnston Lanark) and son James (b 1846 Bothwell Lanark).
red mail conniss
I am looking for any information on Edward Johnston Conniss dob ?1883 he married Isabella Barr Greenwood dob 1877 they lived in Troon at 12 Portland st Troon they married 2/6/1909 in Muirkirk he was a master shoemaker .Could anyone tell me if he was born there if not when he moved to Troon . Thankyou
red mail Catherine Fearon
I am looking for information about the life and career of Mrs Catherine Fearon headmistress of St Thomas' RC Primary School in the early/mid Twentieth Century.I have found a reference to her being headteacher for over 20 years.
red mail Davidson of Muirkirk
I am looking for ancestors of James Davidson (miner) and Christian Jamieson who married in Muirkirk on 28 August, 1789.
red mail Logie/Loggie of Muirkirk
I am looking for ancestors of John Logie and Elizabeth Alison Blyth who married in the parish of Muirkirk on 30 September 1836
David Brown (Gamekeeper)
Looking for any info on David Brown born 1846 in Ochiltree but moved to Muirkirk As a gamekeeper with his wife Janet(Jessie) nee McLanachan
Logie/Loggie's of Muirkir
Seek parents of William Logie and his wife Jean Goldie, married in Muirkirk in 1810. I have names and dob's of their 7 children.
Looking for any information in regard to Isabella Miller who was born in Muirkirk in 1841, her parents were William Miller and Martha Carruthers, she married Cochrane Pllu and died in Saltcoats in 1913.
red mail Covenanters
I'm looking for details of anyone who may have fought at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge in 1679. James Lambie or Lamie in particular.
red mail family search
seeking relatives of Andrew Paterson born 1873 fathers name Archibald Paterson mothers maiden name Mary Begg Andrew migrated to Australia 1887 I am Andrews grandson 57yrs age contact if you may be of assistance to my search
Greenock Mains, Muirkirk
Looking for contacts/relatives of David Ferguson who lived at Greenock Mains circa 1900. Also information about the farm

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