Looking for information on Donald Campbell, m. Mary Campbell, and their son James b. Bonhill c1793, who married Janet McGregor. Any information on Donald or Mary's parents/siblings or other family connections welcome.
Posted: 2006, Member logged in: 2021
Born 1886 Bonhill, does anyone know who Isabella married or even if she married?
I'm struggling to find anything on her life.
Posted: 2011, Member logged in: 2018
Bonhill In 1793
From the Old Statistical Account for Scotland 65 Bonhil
p 453 Miscellaneous Observations : Inchmarin, one of the islands
in Loch Lomond is at equal distance from the parishes of Bonhill,
Luss, Kilmarnock and Buchanan. From this circumstance it is not
clear to what county it belongs, and as it pays no stipend, it is
equally undetermined to what parish. It is the largest island in
the lake, about 2 miles long and from half to a mile broad. TheMontrose family use it as a deer park, where they keep 200 fallow
deer. The ruins of the castle, formerly belonging to the Lennox
family, are still upon this Island. The person who has charge of
the woods and the deerresides with his family upon it.
Some years ago, many persons disordered in their senses, were sent
to it as to a place of confinement; and those of the fair sex, who
were so unfortunate as to give - pregnant proofs of theirfrailty,
were sent here as to avoid the reproach of the world. At that time
the neighbouring clergyman, who happened to be a strict disciplinarian
and very zealous against fornicators, claimed Inchmarin as belonging
Posted: 2003, Member logged in: 2016
Looking for any information at all (including photos of tombstones) for the Gay family. The only names I have to date are Walter Gay (married Feb 6, 1798 in Bonhill, Dumbarton to Catherine McFarlane). Also Peter Gay, b. Nov 3, 1809, Bonhill. Also Walter Gay b. Dec 19, 1905 at Bonhill, m. June 23 1832 Flora Glenn born 1805, Alexandria Cty, Dumbartonshire (daughter of Walter Glenn and Jean Allen). Walter Gay and Flora Glenn had a son, James, b. June 10, 1838. James emmigrated to Australia, and married Emma Savage (b. 1840 at 14 Surrey St, Strand, London) in Rokewood, Victoria, Australia on Jan 1, 1869.
Peter (Patrick) Ewing and Elizabeth Lindsay
Am looking for information on Peter Ewing (born about 1779) - possibly the son of Peter Ewing and Ann Cook of Bonhill, or Archibald Ewing and Catharine Nielson of Paisley. I believe Peter married Elizabeth Lindsay in Dumbarton on 11/02/1815. The OPR marriage record actually records Peter as Patrick, but I'm fairly sure this was an error, as Peter (not Patrick) and Elizabeth had two children (James Ewing 1816 and William Ewing 1817) and elements of the family were recorded at the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses. It is likely that Peter Ewing died prior to the 1851 census, while Elizabeth died 8/10/1863. It seems likely that James Ewing never married, but William Ewing married Helen Sweeney in Dumbarton on 17/03/1839 and they had 8 children (Agnes, Peter, Helen, John, Mary, Catherine, William and James).
As Peter Ewing would have been aged about 36 when he married Elizabeth Lindsay he may have had a prior marriage, possibly to a Janet Ferrier of Cardross.
Campbell, McCallum, Burns
Mary Campbell born abt 1829 Greenock (Father Dugald Campbell; Mother Mary Thomson) married/handfasted to Donald McCallum. Known children - Duncan McCallum born abt 1850 Luss; Dugald McCallum born abt 1852 Bonhill; possibly Margaret McCallum born ?. Donald was a gamekeeper and probably died between 1852 and 1855 in Bonhill parish. Mary married/handfasted Thomas Burns (printfield foreman at time of Mary's death in Bridgeton in 1878) Known verified children - Agnes born Bonhill 1861; Annie born Bonhill (from census records 1871 Bridgeton) 1865.
The family may have been in Hamilton before 1861 as there are as yet unverified births of James 1957 and John 1860 born Hamilton to Thomas Burns and Mary Campbell (LDS)
In 1871 the family were in Bridgeton:-
Duncan McCallum (head) 21yrs Fancy Dyer born Dunbartonshire Luss.
Dougall (brother) 18yrs Bleacher born Bonhill
Mary (mother) widow 40yrs born Renfrewshire, Greenock
Agnes (sister) 9yrs born Bonhill
Annie (sister) 6yrs born bonhill
John McNicol (boarder) 20yrs ? born Bonhill
Thomas Burns (visitor) 36yrs seaman born England, Manchester
Dugald married Jessie Primose Semple in Bridgeton 1873; Duncan married Mary Torrance (formerly McFaydon)in Bridgeton in 1883; Agnes Burns married William Chanters/Charters Bridgeton 1882
Any information on this family would be great. I am stuck with the McCallum side. Assuming that Duncan is the eldest son Donald father is probably Duncan McCallum. If Margaret is eldest daughter mother is possibly Margaret. Campbell for Greenock seems no birth records/marriage records OPR which fit. Family were possibly dissenters (Free Church; Evangelists; Baptists)
McFarlane, John b. 1805/6 in Bonhill
Lopking for info on Parents/ family of John McFarlane b.1805 or 1806 in Bonhill. Moved to Glasgow, baker, m. Margaret ? b.1808, had 3 children Grace b. 1851, Margaret b.1849 and James b.1847
Trying to find out if John Sutherland died in bonhill ?
on the 1901 census he lived at 29 Burn Street North at that time he was known as a street musician his wife Ann (mc caroll) two of their cjhildren were bleachfield hands
thank you Ann
"Auld" John Dykes 1760->1841
Cited in the Bonhill census of 1841, age 81, living on Burn St. John Dykes married Margaret McAllister 8 July 1781, John then living in Cardross, Margaret in Dumbarton.
7 children born of the union surnamed Dykes:
Margaret b. 1782
*Peter 1798 (my line) + Rebecca Lindsay 17 August 1822 Bonhill parish.
Searching for birthplace of John Dykes, family line of Margaret McAllister, and Rebecca Lindsay.
Walter McFarlan(e) of Bonhill
Walter, born about 1753. Joined the 74th Regiment of Foot (Argyll Highlanders) raised by Colonel Campbell in 1777. The regiment fought in the American Revolutionary War 1778-1784. Walter settled in New Brunswick and died 1833. Have not been able to find any records of his birth in Bonhill apart from military records made during the Revolutionary War. Would appreciate contact with anyone who might be able to help.