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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.
Posted: 2012, Member logged in: 2021
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.
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2021
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.
Posted: 2010, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Janet McFarlane 1813 - 1891
I'm trying to find a birth record for Janet McFarlane who according to her Death Certificate was the daughter of Grace Gibson and John McFarlane (who were married, he was a Coal Miner). According to Census 1851-1891 Janet was born in Ayrshire, but lived in Sorn. I've heard that Grace is a nickname for Grizel. Have located two gents who were the sons of Grizel/Grizal Gibson and John McFarlane (Scotlands People and FamilySearch). James McFarlane (1810-1835) and Dougal McFarlane (1821 - ?) were born in Muirkirk. Given that there is an eleven year age gap, there is a strong possibility of further children. Both James and Dougal were also Miners and were in Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.
Posted: 2019, Member logged in: 2020
red mail Ann Chapman Vernal died Muirkirk 1946
Hi I am researching an ancestor of my husband's. She lived in Glasgow but died in Muirkirk. The address was 138 Main StreetMuirkirk. Trying to find out who lived there at that time and if it was another member of the family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Posted: 2018
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
Posted: 2007, Member logged in: 2018
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.
Posted: 2007, Member logged in: 2018
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 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 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.

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