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red mail Fitzsimmons - Beattie
I believe the Fitzsimmons were living at 10 Darnley Rd Neilston in early 1900. My aunt Annie has a middle name of Fitzsimmons and my uncle Hugh was born at this address. I would like to know more about the family (I believe the couple Fitzsimmons were without children). Annie & Hugh's parents were James and Isabella Beattie. If anyone has any info about this I would be very much obliged if you would share it. Kind regards Jenn
Samuel Ormiston (born 1810, Neilston)
Birth record lists him as third son of Alexander Ormiston and Katherine Low; born 21 Feb 1810, and baptised 25 Feb in Neilston. I am trying to find if this is the same person as Samuel ARMSTRONG (born approx. 1813), who served in army and then arrived in Van Diemens Land (now Tasmania) in 1836 as a convict, aged 23, sentenced in Kingston (Upper Canada) for desertion. Further information or contact with relatives is welcome.
Samuel Armstrong (born approx. 1813)
Served in army. Arrived in Van Diemens Land (now Tasmania) in 1836 as a convict, aged 23, sentenced in Kingston (Upper Canada) for desertion. Convict register has note Nelston, suggesting he was born in Neilston. Further information or contact with relatives is welcome.
red mail Caldwell, McDonald, Finnigan, Whyte, Munro
Looking for information on: Jane Whyte CALDWELL- married David Nicoll MCDONALD (MacDonald) on 15 Aug 1902 in Neilston, Renfrew, Scotland. Jane's parent unknown. David parents were Robert McDonald and Mary MUNRO Jane and David had a son named Henry Caldwell McDonald on 11 Jun 1904 in Neilston, Renfrew. Henry married Agnes Boyce FINNIGAN abt 1934 in Alexandria, Dunbarton. Information on any of these names will be very much appreciated. Thank you
red mail John C. Smith, wife Mary, child James C. Smith
I'm looking for ANY information on the Smith Family detailed below including the Surname of Mary and any info that leads me further into their ancestors. John C. Smith (born in Scotland) married to Mary (born in Scotland) their son James C. Smith born 12/25/1852 or 1854 in Renfrew, Neilston, Scotland. James C. Smith moved to the United States and married Ellen A Thompson 4/17/1875 in Manchester, NH. They had at least 13 children (George A., Mary E.J., Hattie F, Dora J, Frank, Martha Ellen, Alexander, Ada I, Annie M, Laura P, Agnes Elizabeth, William Frederick and Aleck) I'm a decendent of Ada I Smith and am building our family tree. Thanks for any information you have to share.
red mail Stewart/ Hutchison
I am looking for the parents of John Stewart (Stuart) born 1784-1787 in Neilston. John Married Marion Hutchison in 1817 in Neilston. They had 11 children. (John also had a natural daughter Margaret born in 1809 by Margaret McCallum). Marion must have died before 1847 when all of her children (except Robert born 1818) immigrated to the US in 1847. John came later in 1849 when a son John went back to get him. They settled in Cincinnati and New Orleans. There are several John Stewarts born in Renfrewshire at that time. I think his parents are Robert Stewart and Elizabeth Pollock but need to confirm. John died in Cincinnati in 1854 (no death records). I would like to find the son Robert Stewart too. A Robert Stewart married a Catherine McLaren from Kirkton Field in 1844. They had a daughter Janet Bowie Stewart born 1845. They disappeared. Did they immigrate first to the US? I would also like to know what happened to Margaret. John had her baptized in 1820 ( I believe her mother Margaret McCallum married Thomas Cochran).
red mail Wallace and Pendergast
Looking for details about my Gt Gt Grandfather WILLIAM WALLACE (aged 63 B.1813 in Dunlop) residing at Mossneuk Farm, Neilston who married ELIZABETH PENDERGAST (aged 44 B.1832 ) residing at Caplaw Farm Neilston who were married on 30th May 1876 in Paisley. As this was his second Marriage (M Cert says Widower) would like to find any details about his first wife (BMD etc and location etc). These 2 farms are next door to each other but unsure if they were family farms or both worked and lodged there etc.
red mail Fell or Fall , Edward and Mary Agnes found in 1901 Census
I am researching my dad's family tree and have found a listing for his grandfather Edward in 1901 census of Scotland. In the census he is listed as Edward Fall, his wife was Mary A. and children were William E., Harold , and Leonard C. It lists Edward as a Spool Turner. They were born in England. Edward was born in 1867 in Staveley, Westmorland, England. He married Mary Agnes Cannon in Kendal England in 1889. In England their surname was written as Fell. Any information would be very helpful as this family tree it hard to trace. Thanks Linda
red mail whiteman
Searching for info about William Whiteman soldier, married to Catherine. They had 8 children and lived in Neilston in 1840 and probably for quite a few years before that,they were also in co Down Ireland. Several daughters worked in mills and Catherine was recorded as a vagrant in 1841 census ,William died before 1837 but where??
Can anyone help me with info on Margaret Heron b1900c in Neilston. SHE HAD A DAUGHTER b1922 who was put up for adoption. The adoption was handled by a Sister Louise which makes me wonder if Margaret was a catholic. Not much to go on, but hope someone can help. jen
red mail 1879 Marriage
I have a marriage certificate for James Johnstone, son of William and Ann who married Isabella Harrison on 12th Sep 1879 in Neilston. Her mother's maiden name looks like Hamilton. Can anyone give details of her and her family and was that the correct name? I should appreciate some help in this matter.
red mail Carswell, Lang
Mary Carswell christened 7th.Dec.1806 in Neilston. parents John Carswell & Mary Lang. Can anyone give me any further info. on this family?
red mail Macfarlane, Brown, Neilston and Kilmarnock
Margaret Brown b abt 1811,?Irvine and John Macfarlane b abt 1805 ?Kilmarnock, were married 1 Sept 1826 in Neilston. Unfortunately they were married `in the Vestry` with no witnesses or family details.They had their family of 7 in both Kilmarnock and Neilston - Marion(Mirren), William, Daniel, Margaret, Christina, Alexander and James. John and Marg d in Edinburgh 1874. any help appreciated.
red mail family Begley
I've previously post about the marriage in Neilston Renfrew Scotland, since then I've found more information. John Begley is the son of James Begley and Mary McGinnis. Born In Ireland Donegal, John approx 1810, James approx 1781. Immigrated to scotland around 1825 and lived and died there, John died in 1855 and is buried at Dalbeth Cemetery and I also found all of Alexanders siblings, James(his twin brother) John and Archibald, they lived on McAlpine St, as of 1861 Isabella Begley still lived there with her youngest son Archibald. Can anyone help? Thanks Karen
red mail Thorpe
trying to trace my family tree Andrew Thorpe married Mary Young 25 June 1858 Neilston Scotland
red mail Finlayson, John 1871 on
I am trying to trace information re John William Finlayson who may have been born in or around Neilston in approx 1871. He was a pro footballer who later moved to Luton and married Sarah Louisa Daniels. I have letter from his brother or sister in 1923 giving a Neilston address. His father was William Finlayson as per marriage cert. Any info appreciated.
red mail Richmond/Smith family
Searching for information re: John Richmond, a quarrier, and Mary Smith. They were married in Neilston about Apr.30/1869, and had at least 1 daughter Helen (Ellen?) Smith Richmond, b.1874 in Neilston. I have information to exchange with other family members...
red mail Hepburns from Donegal
Am looking for information on Hepburns with connetions between Renfrewshire and Donegal, IRE. Robert HEPBURN & Rhoda SMITH from Castlefin Donegal moved to NEILSTON/BARRHEAD c. 1840, then Paisley. Children: Mary Jane; Robert m. Janet TAYLOR; Sarah m. Robert KIRKPATRICK; Rebecca m. Samuel ALEXANDER; Fanny m. John SHAW.
red mail looking for the finiie family neilston
trying to trace the family of colin finnie who was born in neilston 1805. had two marriages - christina aitkin and janet dunlop. he had 9 children - margaret, christina, jane, colin, john, robert, andrew, isabella and janet. any information would be appreicated
red mail Helen King Born 26/12/1830 m James Campbell
married James Campbell Renfrew greenoch middle or new parish parents John king and Janet holiday married 25/6/1829 renfrew john kings parents Alexander King and Elizabeth Barclay have more info on the descendants of james and helen but would really appreciate info on offspring dates of birth deaths marraige etc.
red mail Neilston
looking for ancestors of james melville born abt 1781, married elizabeth taylor 7/21/1821 in neilston parish. first child named james babtised 6/14/1822 in neilston
red mail Carswells Of Neilston Parish Renfrewshire.
Carswells have been tenent farmers in & around Neilston for many centuries. Timothy Ponts 1590 hand drawn map of Renfrewshire shows the farms Nether Carswell, Karswell & Craig of Neilston. Records show that my family farmed at the Craig of Neilston from 1717 to 1878 . In 1845 Allan Carswell b.1814 at Lonefoot farm moved to Cheshire with his family. I would be interested to exchange information with descendants of this family.

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