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Kilmaurs marriage - Wyllie, Morton
Jean Wyl(l)ie was born in Stewarton in Sept 1821. Her parents were Thomas Wyl(l)ie and Jean Morton who were married at Kilmaurs in Apr 1806. Jean married James Whiteford in Campbeltown in 1849 and they emigrated to Australia in 1852 with their two children, Mary Reid Whiteford and George Whiteford. Jean's siblings were: Margaret, bn 12 Feb 1813, Dunlop; John, bn18 APR 1815, Dunlop; Thomas bn 14 May 1817, Dunlop; David bn 22 June 1819, Stewarton. Margaret married Robert KERR (i) b.1808, m. 25 May 1837(?). Children: Jane b. 1838; Margaret x. 31 May 1840; Mary x. 24 Jul 1842; Robert (ii) b. 16 Nov 1844 m. Elizabeth HAMILTON. Elizabeth HAMILTON b. 1845 d. 16 Jun 1888; Janet x. 18 Apr 1847 m. Archibald GRAY 23 Dec 1875 d. 21 Sep 1935. Archibald GRAY b. 01 Jan 1841 d. 22 Apr 1918 (second wife). John b. 02 Sep 1849; James x. 01 Mar 1852 m. Janet ????? before 1881; Elizabeth x. 25 Jun 1854; Robert (ii) and Elizabeth HAMILTON Children: James b. 1866 d. 5 Jan 1896; Elizabeth b. 1869; Robert (iii) b. 1872; Mary b. 1875 d. 04 Jul 1885; John b. 1878 d. 04 Jul 1885. Thomas Wyl(l)ie farmed at or was associated with Skellyhill (Darvall), Caddle Park or Farm at Ardrossan, and East Muirsheil Farm. Would be very pleased to hear from anybody connected to these families or who knows of/has an interest in the farming families in Ayrshire. Anne
Posted: 2006, Member logged in: 2021
Richard McClintock married Janet Smith McGill around 1900. Lived 7 Dean Road, Kilmarnock. Had daughters Jessie, Margaret Fitzsimmons, Mary Affleck McGill and sons James McGill and William Caskie (McClintock). Looking for any information re: these families.
red mail The Dutch connection
My great grandfather Archibald Cook married a Janet Sloan who was Dutch. Her mother who was Dutch born in Middelburg married a Mungo Sloan who was born in Ochiltree. Mungo Sloan's mother was Janet Keirs and his father William Sloan was born in Ochiltree. How come this Dutch connection? Surely that was rare in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Anyone have any explanations or suggestions?
red mail Archibald Cook
This Archibald Cook was born in the Kilmaurs District of Ayrshire in 1863 His father was Archibald Cook and his mother was Janet Sloan. I have have followed him up to the 1881 census when he was living with his mother and father and the rest of the family in Kilmaurs District. He was listed in the census as a brickmaker which was a departure as he came from a long line of coal miners. I can find no further trace of him. I suspect he may have emigrated. Anyone have any information?
red mail Smith family of Buntenhill
Looking for information on the Smith family who farmed at Buntenhill for many generations in particular John Smith (1833 - 1911) and his son James (born 1848).
red mail REID Family , from Australia
Seeking info on my GGGGfather & family. JOHN REID bapt1786/1789 Beith, Ayr, Scotland. marr JEAN OR JANE STEEL Bapt: 24.6.1785 on 11 May 1805 at Kilmaurs, Scotland. Had 11 children James, Alexander, William, Jean, John, Agness, John McCreadie Smith Reid. One child John McCreadie Smith Reid Bapt 26.3.1820 at Kilmaurs, marr: Catherine Borland b:circa 1823/25 on11 Dec 1841 at Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland. Had 5 children Jane, Fanny, Euphemia, John Alexander, Jemina before coming to Australia. John & Catherine came to Ballarat, Victoria, Australia between 1851/1854. no info how he came. He had 4 more children born in Ballarat. My ggrandfather is John Alexander bapt: 1849 Kilmaurs, Scotland. Would like to know more about John and Jean/Jane Reid marriage their parents, or other family members. Susan
red mail Smith
Looking for info on ggg aunt Lizzie Smith born 1890 to Catherine Law and Thomas Smith. Catherine and Thomas married in Kilmarnock in 1886. Lizzie had a full brother, Thomas Smith (1887 to 1964) and a full sister, Mary Smith (1895 to 1964) -all born in Kilmaurs. Also four half brothers, John Spiers and Willliam, James and David Martin. Lizzie's parents and brother died in Stevenston in Ayrshire.
red mail help please
any info on the Ross, Nicol, and Murray families of Kilmaurs please, thankyou
red mail Wylie
searching for information on Wylie family from Kilmaurs. David Wylie had a cottage in a row called Hayside in the country near Kilmaurs, mid-late 19th c.
red mail Info on Wilson brothers
Looking for info on Wilson family born in Kilmaurs or Kilmarnock from Matthew, 1813 to John 1828, mostly miners.May be friends of Jonnie Walker.

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