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Couper or Wallace, Ochiltree
Does anyone have any information on Gilbert Cooper/Couper who married Margaret Wallace in Ochiltree in June 1826? I'd like to find out if these are the same Gilbert and Margaret who were the parents of Jane (Jeannie) Couper who married James McDonald in Glasgow in 1866; Gilbert is noted on the marriage record as a labourer.
Posted: 2007, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Wilson
Agnes Maider Wilson died in Ochiltree in 1910. Her children James, Mary Smith, John and Margaret Smith remained and our found in the 1911 census. James as a blacksmith, John and apprentice grocer and Margaret as an apprentice tailoress. Any idea of what happened to them after this?
Posted: 2014, Member logged in: 2016
red mail BEAUMONT, CURRIE, SEMPLE anyone?
I'm interested in tracing ancesters/descendants of Alexander SEMPLE and Agnes CURRIE, m 22 Jan 1822 Ochiltree, Ayr. Alexander was a thatcher. They had at least one daughter Mary SEMPLE who married a soldier Samuel HUNT from the Ayrshire barracks. Agnes was b abt April 1799 to John CURRIE and Margaret BEAUMONT (IGI ref), and Margaret was born abt 1765 to William BEAUMONT (IGI ref), himself b abt 1739, all in Ochiltree.
red mail BROWN Descendants - Ochiltree
Would like to hear from any descendants of the following. The children of James and Margaret (nee CAMPBELL) BROWN, all born in Ochiltree, Ayrshire, Scotland. Robert Campbell BROWN (b.1826); William BROWN (b.1828); Catherine BROWN (b.1831); James Campbell BROWN (b.1833); David BROWN (b.1835); Margaret BROWN (b.1837); Marianne (Mary Ann?) BROWN (b.1839); Janet Hannah BROWN (b.1843) ____ Robert married Janet Hutchison BAIRD, and they emigrated to Australia in 1854. ____ James may also have emigrated to Australia. ____ Janet Hannah married a David REID, and moved to Lanarkshire. ____ They are all listed on the 1841 Census for Ochiltree & 1851 Census for Ochiltree and Dalrymple (Could not find Margaret and Catherine, either or both may havebeen married.) ____ The parents James and Margaret BROWN, were listed in the 1861 Census for Kirkmichael at Cassillis Mill. ____ (Have not seen the 1871 Census as yet.) ____ By 1881 James BROWN Snr. is still on the Kirkmichael Census, at Old Cassillis Mill. Margaret his wife is not listed (possibly deceased), David (widower), Mary Ann, and grandchildren Douglas, Robert and Jessie). ______ Other Ayrshire surnames linked to this family include: HUTCHISON, BURNS, WYLIE, GUTHRIE, KEAN, COWAN.
red mail Hutchison of Ochiltree
Looking for family of William Hutchison and Jane Simson. Their daughter Helen married Robert Murdoch and they immigrated to NZ with their young family. Other families connected, McGaan, Wylie, Lambie and Mitchell
red mail McCrorie
trying to find information on Mary McCrorie dob 1879, married Thomas deacon in 1900 in Ochiltree, she was previously married to mathew McLaughlan.
red mail Howatson / Darntaggert Farm
I am interested in the Howatson family which farmed Darntaggert (various spellings) Farm nr Ochiltree, from about 1750 to about 1890. This family also held the farms of Burnock Head, Mains, Little Burnock Head, Auchencloigh and Auchinleck (subject to spelling errors) at various periods from about 1680 to about 1890 when it appears to have died out or left the area. Associated names are Smith of Barturk Farm (fl about 1780 to about 1850) and Patrick Simson, Ochiltree schoolmaster and sessions clerk (fl 1760 to 1850) There is a book called 'Ochiltree...' published about 1930 which mentions many many Ochiltree and district names.
red mail Dutch connection
My gg grandfather, Mungo Sloan was born in Ochiltree and married the Dutchborn Elizabeth Decoque or De Kok. They were married in Middelburg, Holland. I am looking for a likely explanation for this Dutch Scottish liaison.

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