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red mail Tidsbury, Tidsberry
Left Ayr in around 1869-70 for Canadian Prairies. Newly married to a Gillis woman before departure.
McHardy Young, Ayr
I am researching the family of John McHardy Young born in Ayr in 1900. He moved to Newcastle upon Tyne where he later married. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
red mail mcginley
my grandparents were divorced and I am trying to find information on my grandfather's family, name of McGinley. They were from the Ayrshire area, my grandfather was Charles Mcginley born in 1919 and he had 4 sisters and 2 brothers. His parents were John and Mary but I know no more about them. Can anyone help me? His siblings were Mary, Kate (catherine?), James, Violet, Millicent and Albert. Thanks
red mail Alice Kirkpatrick
Alice Kirkpatrick ,lived with daughter 57 Church Street .Ayr .Daughter Esther Amelia . later married James Aitken Kerr . Esther Amelia Kerr died . Mauchline ,East Ayr . age 84.
red mail Simmons Esther Amelia
Looking for our great grand parents . Esther Amelia Simmons , ( Esther Amelia Murfin , first marriage ) Born 1855 UK Married ! William Simmons .Children . Agnes M, Alice , Annie , Fred , George . Lived . Lower Bridge of Doon . William was employed as a coachman . Esther was a cab driver , at The Mount Charles Stables . Also lived 6 Content Street .Ayr .1901. 44 Church Street , Ayr.
red mail Lost half Uncle
I am interested in finding out about my lost uncle Frank. Sadly I know he is dead but I am curious to know about his life. He was the illegitimate son of Isabel Savage and internet research has led me to believe he was one Frank Jones Savage b 1936 in Ayr. The full name in conjecture but I know he was called Frank, born 1935 or 6 in Ayr and adopted by a cousin of some kind of Isabel's so I do not know for sure what his surname was at birth or later. I believe they moved to Wales at some stage and he died in 1975.
red mail McLean,Smylie
I am looking for family of David McLean born 1868 and wife, Ellen Smylie born 1875. They moved from Ireland to Ayr, Scotland around 1900. They had 8 children, one was Jean McLean (my mother). Jean went to Toronto, Canada around 1930 and married my father..George Cooper. All the rest of her brothers and sister stayed in Scotland. The brothers were Robert, William, Alex, David, Joe and one that died in infancy, I believe. The sister was Rebecca (Beck). I recall that their home in Ayr was called 'Scenery Hill'.I have old pics and a great family portrait. Would love to hear from family.
red mail Kay
Any info on the Kay family (Janet and her sister Agnes) who lived at 25 Barnes Street Ayr, from about 1900. Father John Kay.
red mail Ayr
I have just found out from the 1911 census that my G.Grandmother called Mary Cochran was born in Ayr. As I am having trouble finding a marriage for her because I thought she was born in England. Her husband was called John Dixon. Also I understood from family that she was Irish. She was born about 1864. Any information appreciated
red mail Fultons of Loudon
Looking for descendents of my gggg grandfather John Fulton (1796 to 1836) married Agnes Young (1770 t0 1824) in Loudon in February 1790. They had 9 children - my ggg grandfather Hugh Fulton (married Barbara Paton of East Kilbride) - and Mary, Agnes, Janet, John, Marion, Robert and James.
red mail William Wilson
married to Jean Gibson 1758,son Joseph Wilson born1759 my G G G grandfather in Irvine,he married Agnes Colvin and moved to Tynron,Dumfriesshire.ploughman.any other information would be appreciated.
red mail Coulter Fleck family
Would like contact with any one knowing anything about the above families,My mother was Agnes Ellen Fleck Coulter born 1903.She had 2 sisters that lived (several Others Died Young ) Jean & Marion.Their Dad was John Coulter & Their Mother was Ellen Fleck They lived in Patna for sometime .Their Dad worked in a coal mine there.They came to America in 1913. ,sailing from Glasgow
red mail Samuel Douglas
Seeking info. on Samuel Douglas, merchant in Jamaica, who was admitted as a "burgess & guildsbrother of Ayr" on 4 April,1751. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail hamilton/langlands
Helen Hamilton registered my uncle's death in 1947. Her address was 69 John Street Ayr. My uncle was a missionary to seamen. She states in cert. "intimate Friend". Does anyone recognise her name or the address. Any help would be appreciated. Ann
red mail McInnes
Victoria Mcinnes nee Potter of 11 Marchmont Rd Ayr died in a nursing home in Glasgow in 1936 age 39. Her husband Charles , continued to live in Ayr with , I believe , 3 sons. I would love to know more about this family.
red mail Martha McDowall
Looking for info on Martha McDowall b1879 - daughter of William McDowall and Martha McTaggart.
red mail Murdoch/McDonald/Boyle/Riddle/Fulton
David Boyle c1760 and Katharine Fulton c1760 had children William 1783, Alexander 1790, John 1792, Catharine 1796, Andrew c1800 and James c1800 all born Ayr. Catharine married John/Peter Murdoch in Stewarton and had son John 1837. John married Margaret McDonald (B 1843 Kilmarnoch) in Kilbirnie. Margarets parents were Charles c1820 and Agnes Riddle c1820. John and Margaret Murdoch had children Agnes 1870, Catherine 1872, Margaret 1876 and John 1879 all born Kilsyth Stirlingshire. Hoping someone recognises something!
red mail kerrs/wards
im researching my family kerrs wards mcghees devlins from ayr and surrounding my gran on mums side was jeannie kerr fae ayr my dads mum was lucy mcghee kerr fae ayr grannie jeannies dad was hamilton ward mother annie gilmour any one out there with these names id be happy to share info
red mail boyle
red mail long lost half brother
i am looking for any information that will hopefully lead me to my half brother. i don,t know his name, all i know is that he was born at the home for unwed mothers in glasgow in 1953 or 1955. his mothers name was Marion Weir Davidson, and, i do believe that she was sent there by her parents, Marion(Masie)Davidson and her father James(jimmy)Davidson. Anyone that has any info regarding his whereabouts, could they please enlighten me
red mail Robert Alexander Kerr
In search for the background of my grandfather Robert Alexander Kerr, born in Ayr, Scotland around the early 1980's. If someone has any background on him it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
red mail Bara Ayr
Bara was a photographer in Ayr Scotland. He was Ambrose Bara and photos with Bara in the bottom left corner were dated c 1900. I have one such photo whom I have no idea whom the sitter could be
red mail Master Marinor
William Stanger master marinor buried at Whitby Abbey Yorkshire aged 92 years 19th February 1855 along with it looks like Jane Hannah Stanger april 1848? aged 52 anyone have any further information.
red mail BROWN, John m. Sarah Williamson
I am searching for information on John Brown, b. about 1808 in Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland. M. Sarah Williamson 11Dec1837 in Girvan.
red mail LIMOND,Joseph
Iam searching for family of Joseph LIMOND from Ayr.He arrived in NSW Australia about 1830's.The first date I have is 1839 when he married Catherine SLATTERY/SLATER in Sydney.They had five children one of whom was my g.grandmother. His occupation at that time was a shoemaker.I would be grateful for any information regarding this family from Ayr.
red mail Bruce, Milne
A gr.grandfather of mine I only know his surname, Milne. He left Scotland for South Africa. He worked in the Diamond Mine in Kimberley, Cape Province (1870-1880?). His wife (also only a surname, Bruce) I believe her family ran an Inn somewhere around Ayr or Ayrshire. In 1885 my grandmother Lily Milne was born in Kimberley after which her father (Milne) left them for the Gold fields in Johannesburg. Is there anybody who knows of a family member who left for South Africa and worked in diamond/gold fields. Maybe returning to Scotland. Would appreciate any information over the Bruce family who had an Inn somewhere in Ayrshire in the 1820's?. Also information about the family Milne, Ayrshire?
red mail Baird & Bicker
My great x5 grandparents were Thomas BAIRD and Grizel BICKER who were born around 1729, possibly in Ayrshire. They had 3 daughters, Anna, born 1749 in Ayr, Marion, born 1751 in Ayr, and Grace (or Grizel), born 1770 in Ayr. Grace BAIRD, my great x4 grandmother married Peter YOUNG in 1793 in Ayr. Peter may have been a soldier. They had a son, John YOUNG who was born in St Quivox, Ayrshire, in about 1802. John YOUNG was a Supervisor of Excise, and he died in 1878 in St Quivox. He married Agnes FARQUHAR in 1826 in Ayr. Does anyone have any relevant information, or can I assist anyone who is researching the same people? In particular I’d be interested to get more details on Peter YOUNG and on Grizel BICKER. Update May 06 - Grizel BICKER's parents were John BICKER (1709 app) and Isabell WILSON (1709 app)who were married in 1725 in Ayr. Isabell's father was William WILSON (1689 app).
red mail Ary, N.B.
I have an old photo of an ancestor. Bara is printed in large letters in the bottom left corner. (which I think may be the name of the photo studio). In the bottom right corner is printed AYR, N.B. Could anyone help me location. Ayr, Scotland or Ayr, New Brunswick???
red mail WHYTE and LOCK
Seeking anyone researching William WHYTE (b 1825 Kippen, son of William and Wilhelmina) and Agnes INGLIS (b 1830, daughter of Robert Inglis and Mary Lock)- Daughter of William and Agnes, Mary Lock WHYTE baptised Ayr, 1854.
red mail Another John Reid...
I'm looking for ancesters of my great-great grandfather John Reid who was sent to Canada as an orphan at age 13. He was born June 25, 1871 in Blythswood, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland to father John Reid (b:1831, Ayrshire) and mother Mary McKee/Mackie/McKie (b:1832, Ayrshire) He also had 8 sisters: Mary(b:May 22,1854-Stair), Jackie(b:1857), Anne(b:Oct.24,1859- Kirkmichael), Elizabeth(b:Feb.5,1862-Renfrew), Jane/Jean (b:March 24,1864-Goven), Agnes(b:April 26,1866-Goven), Margaret(b:April 5,1868-Goven) and Isabella(b:Nov.24,1873) We know that Agnes married William Hogg and had no children. If anyone has information I would be super greatful!!
red mail Burnett
I am looking for family in Ayr. My great grandfather left Ayr - a sheep farm - to come to London in 19th century, he had a pub in London but left to go to Australia in the gold rush, leaving wife, daughters and son Thomas to run the pub. He came back twice, losing gold on the way but on his third trip a message was received by his wife that he had died in Australia. Any info would be helpful
red mail Extremely Curious
I am looking for anyone who might be related or have any knowledge of following family...Charles and Cathy Maxwell of dalmillimg Ayr. Charles Maxwell originally from Ayr born Feb 1929, Cathy MacDonald from Pollockshaws Glasgow born Jan 1930 (circa). Had 5 children ,Charles, Thomas, Angela, Audrey, Kathleen. All siblings attended Mainholm academy in or around late sixties/early seventies. Charles Maxwell was son of Elizabeth and James and had sisters May and Elizabeth and brother James and grew up in Whitletts/Lochside before settling in westwood Avenue and later Drummond Crescent with Cathy.His sister May would go on to marry an american and move to Texas USA.All his children still live and work in Ayr. Any information whatsoever greatly appreciated.
red mail shearer
I have a few shearers in my family tree not very much know about them. Isabella c1877, James c1852, James again c 1818 and Hugh c1798. Isabella married an Alex Young. Would like to know if this means anything to anyone. Names being researched - Mccaulum, McHughter, Mckay, Young. Many thanks.
John Dinning
Looking for info on John Dinning a carpet weaver married to Margaret father of Frank Dinning who was born 1851 in Scotland and who married Sarah O'Donnell in Felling Co Durham 1875.
red mail Colligan
Researching the Colligan / Henderson family who had a pawnbrokers shop in Bridge St 1890's.
red mail Mc Skimming
Our ancestor was James McSkimming married 1821 Kirkoswald Ayr Scotland his spouse was Janet Powell their children Archibald 1832 John 1831 Alexander 1833 any info appreciated.
red mail Industrial Schools 1888
Ross, A Mr 1888 Superintendent Ayr Industrial School for Boys Ross, A Mrs. 1888 Matron Ayr Industrial School for Boys Bell, Mr 1888 Schoolmaster Ayr Industrial School for Boys Laing, Miss 1888 Superintendent Ayr Industrial School for Girls Chalmers, Miss 1888 Schoolteacher Ayr Industrial School for Girls Imrie, Miss 1888 General Assistant Ayr Industrial School for Girls
red mail Maitland, Merchant In Trinidad
I am looking for more info on Jahn Maitland born 1829 in Saltcotes. Was a merchant in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Died 1902 Park Circus, Ayr
red mail George Gibson, Katherine Blain
I am interested in any information on the following family and would like to know if what I have is correct. George Gibson, b 24 Apr 1748, first of Maybole & then Ayr; was a gardener at the Monkwood estate. His father was possibly Mathew Gibson of Tarbolton. George Gibson's wife was Katherine Blain. Their children: 1. Mathew b Monkwood 9 Nov 1774, 2. John Hutchinson b Monkwood 5 Feb 1771, 3. Margaret b Monkwood 3 Dec 1777, 4. Mary b Monkwood 8 Oct 1779, 5. Alexander b Monkwood 30 Mar 1784, 6. Ann b Monkwood 30 Mar 1784, 7. John b Ayr 1 Apr 1781, 8. Jean, b Ayr 26 Dec 1788. Thank you for any information you can provide.
John Shearer - Taylor And Clothier
John Shearer (parents James Shearer & Isabella Hall)was born abt 1841 in Ayr and christened 7 Feb 1841. He was a Tailor & Clothier and had his own business at 23 Newmarket Street, Ayr employing quite a large number of staff. He married on 1 Feb 1865 in Ayr to Helen Buchanan (c1845-1934) of Ayr. He lived in Kirk Port and at no2 Carrick Park, Ayr. Their children were: Lilias McCormick Shearer born 1865. James Shearer born 1868. Helen Barr Shearer born 1870. John Shearer born 1873. Robert Shearer born c1876. Thomas Shearer born c1879. Isabella Hall Shearer born c1881. Elizabeth Shearer born c1885. If you have infromation about the business or descendants, please get in touch. Thanks

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