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red mail Stonemason.
I am looking for any information about John Aitken, 1850, who lived with an aunt and uncle in 1861 - Gasstown Village and 1871 Gateside Dumfries Burgh. It is possible that he went to U.S.A. in 1902 on the Furnessia. His census return says he was born in England?! Thank you. Hazel
Rev. Robert Herries and Mackison family
I'm researching my father's family.Who are the Herries. If any one can help with information, This is about 1582 in Scotland.he was a minister of Drysdale and died in the Castle Terregles.
Looking for any detail on the six offspring of James Galloway and Janet Hair circa 1818 to 1831 Dumfries: viz Henrietta Galloway b1818 m.Thomas Coltart 1838 Alexander Galloway b 1821 Mary Galloway m 1826 Janet Galloway b1828 Ninian Galloway b1830 George Galloway b 1831 Any info appreciated
red mail James Kirko - Covenanter shot 1685.
In researching my family tree I have now traced it back as far as a James Kirk b.1733. I am now trying to trace his parents, which I think might be around the Durisdeer area of Dumfries. In looking up the names of either James or John Kirk around this period, I seem to have many hits of a James Kirko, the famous Covenanter. His parents were John and Agnes Kirko. A million to one that I am related to him, but there again somebody is. It would be nice to establish some further facts and details about him. James Kirko was served heir to his father John in 1647, laird of Sundaywell, Dunscore. On one occasion he asked John Osbtirn to bring his youngest son to see him, so by inference he had at least two. On 13th May 1685 he was shot on the sands of Dumfries. When was he born, did he marry, where any of his children christened or baptised?
red mail Alexander Kirk of Tynron Parish, Dumfries.
This thread is specifically with reference to a James Kirk born about 1757. He died on 11 July 1813 in Quaas, Dumfries, Scotland. He married Mary McLean. She was born about 1755. She died on 19 December 1830 in Tweedshaws, Dumfriesshire. James Kirk was buried in July 1813 in Moffat Churchyard, Dumfries (Verified by memorial inscription). There are various prospective families he might have originated from: James Kirk born 1733 married to an Elizabeth Broun/Brown born 1738 Alexander Kirk born 1718 Tynron, Dumfries Alexander Kirk married to a Janet Baxter 15 January 1750 Alexander Kirk married to Janet Walker, with a christening of a James Kirk 24 December 1750 in Tynron, Dumfries Alexander Kirk married 15 June 1759 to Katherine Hunter in Tynron, Dumfries Alexander Kirk married to Ann Millar 13 August 1722 in Tongland, Kirkcudbright Alexander Kirk married to Grizel McMonies 22 April 1729 in Tongland, Kirkcudbright Does anyone have any direct, substantive proof they are linked to any of the above please?
red mail Walkers from New Abbey
Mr Walker was headmaster at New Abbey and before that at Balmaclellan would like any info on their family Ian, Alan and Jim
red mail Mary Waugh/formerly Julian
I'm looking for info: on my g aunt Mary Waugh formerly Julian. She was born in south shield UK in 1876 & married a William Waugh & moved to the Dumfries area where she stayed until her death in 1961. I am also interested in her father (my g grandfather) Elijah Julian/julier b.1841 & d.1925, who was a mariner from Caister, Norfolk! If anyone knows anything about Mary could they please make contact as I am trying to obtain family photos (inc Elijah julian & daughter mary)! They would be returned etc. Roger.
red mail David Bell
David married Margaret Bryden. These people are my GGGG Grandparents who came to Canada in 1832 with their 8 children. David was born in 1787 St. Mungo, Dumfries. I believe his father was named William and was a lawyer. I am wanting to continue my research but I can not find any more history on either of them. Can anyone help me? Barb
red mail Mary Mitchell
I am looking for the family of my great grandmother, Mary Mitchell, born 1857, daughter of James Mitchell of Bankhead Dalswinton. She married James Alexander Jones Smith of Stornoway at Barony Church Kirkmahoo, Dumfries 22.9.1881. I have her photograph album containing about 100 photographs on cards with the photographer's name on the back. She died 1936 in Warwickshire. James Mitchell may have been a farmer in the area.
red mail Jessie Gillies Martin Dumfries
looking for information on the Martin family Father unknown (possibly Gillies) mother Elizabeth Martin, with siblings David, Elizabeth and Margaret Martin. Grandfather William Martin and Helen (Harper) Martin also names Corson, Dinwoodie, Kirkpatrick and McMartin are in the line...any info? Please let me know.
red mail Jane Irving Graham
Looking for information on Jane Irving Graham born 1803/1804 in Dumfries. Jane married Thomas Fiddler in Thursby Cumberland in 1829 and lived in that village the rest of her life, being the Innkeeper at the Horse and Farrier Inn until her death in 1887. Has anyone any clue as to who her parents and siblings were?
red mail Creighton
Looking for any info on the Creightons/Crichtons from Dumfries, Scotland. In particular I am seeking for particulars on a Samuel Creighton b. 1773 -- wife unknown, son Andrew emigrated to Pictou, NS, Canada.
red mail Thomas McMurdo
Hello, I have traced my McMurdo history definitely to George McMurdo born in Dumfries 1789, died 1869. His father was Thomas McMurdo born in Durisdeer Dumfriesshire in 1748 or 1751, mairred to Marion Lorimer at Kirkmahoe Dumfriesshire in 1773. It would appear that the family had a long history in Dumfriesshire. I am trying to confirm that Thomas's father was Wiliam (who had 16 children and was a Baile of the Burgh and married to Mary Blacklock) and his father was Rev John McMurdo married to Mary Muir, then Alison Charteris. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Carmel
red mail Samuel Clemison / Sarah Campbell
Looking for ancestry of Samuel Clemison born in Dumfries Scotland on September 27, 1822 and married Sarah Campbell of Kircudbright, East Galloway on February 25, 1817
red mail mc garrie/mc garey
my grandfather was named william mcgarrie(formerl mcgarey,i believe he came from stranraer,marriesd sarah-jane tweedie in dumfries,children,jessie,catherine,eieen,billy,robert and margaret,i believe he was previously married and had other children who would be my aunties/uncles,can anyone help?
red mail John Maxwell 1718
My great x 3 grandfather was John Maxwell who was born in Dumfies, 27 October 1718. The Old Parish Records show his father was also called John and was an innkeeper. I would be grateful for any information about these two. I have traced John's family to the present day. He moved to England and married Ann Kirby of Wath, Yorkshire. The couple are buried in Winksley, North Yorkshire.
red mail Fox/Lenaghan
I am searching for records of any relatives of George Fox/Mary Ann Lenaghan who married on 30th September 1889 and had 3 children...Margaret (b5/7/1894), Annie(b8/6/1896) and George(b1899). In 1905 they resided at 27 English Street in Dumfries but Mary Ann died in 1911 aged 43. Many thanks Ian.
red mail Boe/Porter
Looking for information about these names There used to be a Restaurant or Bakers in Dumfries called Boes if anyone has heard of it
red mail Brown - Dumfries/Aylesbury
I am trying to trace the parents of James BROWN born c.1872 in Dumfries. The only clue I have, is on his marriage certificate in 1906 where his father is listed as James BROWN (deceased) who was a carpenter. James Brown (jnr) was a printers reader who eventually moved to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and married Emily Ruth RAYNER. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.
red mail William Phillips
Searching info on William Phillips b 1689 of Eastmains of Rockhall, Married Janet Mundell, and any info on Ruthwell, or his son William II of Summerville, or his grandson Charles Hutchison Phillips esq. of Summerville Estate. I know they went to Jamaica in late 1700's Would love to get some old Pictures of these areas Garry
red mail Johnson
John Johnson born about Feb. 1823 Dumfries, father Joseph, mother Agnes. Emigrated to Australia early 1800s, made his name on the goldfields in Victoria. Would like any information about his forebears in Dumfries.
Looking for any information on the Woodmas or Stewart families. Mary Woodmas born c 1837, father Robert, originally from Dumfries married Norman Stewart, date of birth unknown,also from the Dumfries area, they both travelled to London where a daughter, Mary, was born c1858, Norman Stewart believed to be a dock worker. No trace of Norman Stewart on any census but Mary Stewart (nee Woodmas)appears in 1851 as "wife" of Isaac Wilsher and daughter Mary is residing with them. Isaac and Mary did not marry until 1874, leaving me to believe that husband - or a wife of Isaac - might have still been alive until then. Any information gratefull received.
Any information about DAVID MURRAY, born Dumfries about 1849. Father was George, (in Army). Mother's name not known. David was bandsman in Army. Married ELIZABETH SEAWARD in Portland. David was in prison service from about 1869 in Portland Dorset, then moved to Bournemouth in late 1800s, where he was in Town Band. David and Elizabeth were my great grandparents.
red mail Hooper / Rankin
Looking for any information ref John Hooper my ggggfather who married Elizabeth Rankin, Proclamation of Banns 14th April 1799 Newchurch Dumfries, entry as follows John Hopper Sargeant Oxford Light Dragoons and Elizabeth Rankin, Several other entries on the page are for military personell getting married. I have just looked at an old map of Dumfries dated 1861 and was surprised to see a Militia Depot adjacent to St Mary's Church, In 1799 was it known as the New Church. Can anyone help with possible details of visiting Militia to Dumfries in 1799 or of Local Rankin family. Terry.
red mail rice family
I am trying to trace James and Margaret Rice,4 children, Margaret, William, James and Patrick. Came from Ireland to 30 Southey Street, Workington. William was an Ironworks labourer. Son James married Hannah Thornborrow and they had a son James Martin Rice, June 1909. James senior committed suicide in 1909 in Carlisle. Any help would be welcome. Mary
red mail Blacklock
My grandmother either Dorothy Bell Blacklock or Janet Bell Blacklock (She may have changed her name) who came from Dumfries. Born 1905 and travelled to New Zealand about 1924 where she married Arthur Wells. I am trying to find our Blacklock relatives in Dumfries.
red mail Fraser, John Sergeant 26th Regt of Foot
Looking for information on John Fraser who was a Sergeant in the 26th Regt of Foot. He would have been born abt 1795 and married Ann Dunbar about 1818. They had a daughter Annie Fraser B:1820 in Dumfries, who married James McLachlan of Thornhill. I am looking for more information and ancestors of John Fraser and his wife Ann Dunbar.
red mail James PATTERSON from Eskdalemuir, outside Dumfries
James PATTERSON from Eskdalemuir, outside Dumfries, Scotland and his wife Agnes SMITH and their brood of 8 children born in Scotland between 1827 and 1843, left for Canada where they settled in Oxford County, Ontario. James was a cabinet-maker in Scotland and a joiner in Canada. They lived in or near Ingersoll, Ontario, and some of the family were farmers in East Nissouri Township. Grace Patterson the missionary to India came from this line.
red mail strong\ kelly
grace kelly married henry strong\brother harry sister nell .henry dissapeared thought he went to new york cant find any trail. they had 1 son stanley (my dad)
red mail Carlyle Family - Dumfries, Middlebrie
Hi, looking for info about Thomas Carlyle b.1822 who m. Cecelia Morton who came from Kilbride. It was said that Cecelia came from a wealthy family who disowned her as they did not approve of marriage. Another story tells that she was a midwife to the gentry. One child, Thomas (b. 1852) was born on Lord Bellacloms (?) Estate. They moved to Cornwall with three children by 1863 then had 2 more. Thomas' parents were William and Jean (nee Johnstone). I am looking for any info about Thomas' birth and parents. Happy to exchange info,
red mail county of dumfries
they lived in english street dumfriesthey had nine kids thomas was a mason to trade
red mail Family Tree help
Trying to trace parents etc for Thomas Dudson born 1799 in Scotland? who married Ellen (Helen) Currie (not known where born but believed somewhere in Scotland). Both living in Carlisle (1851 census). Thomas and Ellen had children George (bn Annan 1840/1);William (bn Carlisle);Thomas (bn Carlisle);Charles (bn 1835/6 Scotland);Nichol (bn 1837 Carlisle).
red mail Thomas Robb
I am looking for the parents of Thomas Robb born in Dumfries in about 1803-06. He married Christian and they had five children
red mail Blacklock
Looking for information on Dorothy Bell Blacklock who was born in Dumfries in 1905, she moved to New Zealand in 1924 where she later married Arthur Wells.
red mail Dumfries George Hair
I am trying to find George Hair who was a photographer in Dumfries in 1948. At this time he would have been around 40 years of age. I believe he came from Glasgow & may never have married.
red mail McGregor Anderson Cameron
Looking for information on John Mcgregor born 1831 his wife Isabella McGregor nee Anderson their children my GG grandfather John McGregor came to Australia he was born 1857c his son John Anderson McGREGOR. It is told that the brother's followed him to Australia and they lost touch, would love to hear of anyone researching the same family, Catherine McGREGOR gg Father's sister's married name CAMERON her last known address was Abbotsford Place Glasgow. No other information on where his other brothers and sisters resided.
red mail Walls or Wells, Dumfries
Looking for an ancestor called Arthur Walls or Wells. May have been from Ireland originally. Married Rosy Coulthard around 1818. Possibly the parents of William Wells born 1818 in Torthorwald.
red mail Strong family, Dumfries
Looking for any information re ancestors of Mary Strong, born Dumfries, 1820. According to her birth entry her parents were William Strong and Mary Hannay. She married George Graham in Dumfries in 1836. She was widowed in 1858 and left Dumfries for Birkenhead some time between 1861 and 1871.
red mail Milligan
Hi. I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather, James Milligan(b1872) James left Dumfries to join the Coldstream Guards and in 1898 married Rosa Lizzie Hopcroft (b1871, Oakley, Buckinghamshire) They were married at St Bartholomews, London in 1898. Family history has it that James ran away from home to join up. His Father, James is noted as being a "sadler" on the marriage cirtificate. Thanks, Simon
red mail Porter
James Porter emmigrated to New Zealand, whose father ran Cross keys Inn, Dumfries
red mail COOK Elizabeth Graham
I am looking for Elizabeth Graham Cook she was a nurse at the Criton Royal Dumfries in the 1960s she used to stay at Newbridge caravan park
red mail HOWLETT William
I am looking for any family of William Howlett i beleive he was in Dumfries&Galloway police force in or around the late 1950s or 1960s
red mail Hiddleston
Looking for information on my grandfather William Hiddleston, Heddleson, or Huddleston. born 1770 in Dumfries. Married Martha Philpot who was born in Dublin, Ireland
red mail immegrants Helenslee
Looking for any information on Alexander Scott from Dunfermline a carpenter who came to NZ on the Helenslee in 1864 he was b 1889. He m Mary Ferguson and they came out together with their daughter Agnes who when came of age married William Murray who fought in the Rangiriri Maori war. He became a seargent after the war and moved to Hamilton.
Honan, Honnan, Lavan
Looking for information about anyone of the above names - particualrly details of when the Honans or Honnans arrived in Scotland - I believe they came over from Ireland between 1841 - 1851 at the time of the Great Famine.
Robert Beattie & Maryann Edgar familes
My great grandmother Jane was one of their daughters and was born about 1830. She married William Johnstone who was a widower in 1862. William was born in Edinburgh. Looking for info on this family, willing to share what ever I have with you.
red mail Coupland's from Southwick
My GG grandfather was David Coupland(b. 20 mar 1859). He married Mary Ann Stit (b. 4 Feb 1857) in 1878. David's mother's name was Jane Dalgleish. David and Mary Ann resided in the area of Post Office, Southwick, Scotland and had the following children; Elizabeth, Mary, margaret Jane, Ann Stitt, David Dalgleish, Robert, William John, James Pitt and George. Margaret Jane Coupland(G Grandmother) was born in County Dumfries(15 Apr 1882) and married George Currie on 2 Jun 1903 at Southwick Church, Post Office, Scotland. They had 5 children; Violet, Mary Ann Stitt(known as Moll), Janet McWilliam, Georgina and Coupland. Georgina was my maternal grandmother. I am interested in finding out more about this line of my family tree and possibly try to get farther back. If any of the above information sounds like we might be related or sounds familiar, please contact me, I would be very interested in hearing from you
red mail Currie's from Dumfries
I am researching my family history. My maternal GG grandmother was Violet Currie. Her son George Currie was born in December 1879 in County Dumfries. He married Margaret Coupland in June 1903 at Southwick Church, Post Office, Southwick. Their children were Violet, Mary Ann Stit(went by name Moll), Janet, Georgina(went by Ina) and Coupland. I am a descendent of Georgina. George and his 3 youngest children came to Canada in 1929 and settled in Alberta. Margaret had died in 1924 at New Barn Farm,Colgate, Horsham, Scotland. I would like to connect with any Currie's that were/are from the Dumfries area. Also if any of the above info sounds like you might be related to me, by all means contact me. Unfortunately the farthest I have been able totrace back has been my GG grandmother, so I am stuck right now.
red mail MITCHELL
Seeking details of William Mitchell born 7 May 1847 at Blairoch, Glencairn Parish - natural son of Thomas Mitchell and Agnes Hewe(i)tson. William took his mother's name (Hewitson in 1851 Census detail). Immigrated to New Zealand - married 1866 using name of Mitchell
red mail Industrial School 1888
Macintosh, J Mr 1888 Superintendent Dumfries Industrial School for Boys Copeland, Mrs 1888 Matron Dumfries Industrial School for Boys
Wilson Walter
Walter Wison & Agnes Unknown were the parents of Isabella Wilson , b;1823 M; David Boyle 1841 ,looking for other family members if any & mothers maiden name
red mail James Irving & Isabella Burgess
and their children, Robert, Margaret, Herbert, Janet and William. They left from Durham and emigrated to New Zealand in 1878 aboard the "Northern Monarch". Settled in Washdyke, South Canterbury.
Boyle David John
David John Boyle & Isobella WILSON M; 12 jan 1841 Morton By Thornhill and came to Melbourne Australia Same year 17 july On the "ENGLAND" ANYONE HAVE A CONNECTION TO THIS FAMILY

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