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Kirkcudbrightshire, The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, East Galloway, Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt (County, KKD, Scotland)
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County town: Kirkcudbright Other major towns: Origins of Name: CuthbertÕs Church, Scottish Gaelic, Norse/ Anglo Saxon Population 1801: 29,211 Population 1961: 28,870 Acreage: 574,024 Urban Land 1961: 0.6 %
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Looking for JANET SKENE born in 1824 to GEORGE and JANE SKENE (IRELAND) who married JAMES KENNEDY about 1853 in Liverpool,England. They emigrated to Australia after their marriage, I am extremely interested in gaining knowledge of the SKENE family history. I am especially interested in ALEXANDER SKENE born to JANET SKENE in August 1849 at Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright Scotland. Family history passed down has stated that ALEXANDER SKENE was born out of wedlock to JANET SKENE and left behind with family in Kirkcudbright after JANET married JAMES KENNEDY and emigrated to Australia. I am trying to confirm if this ALEXANDER SKENE became a Minister in the Presbyterian Church and migrated to Victoria around 1880. I would be interested and very grateful for any family history relating to my ancestors.
Elizabeth Wallace 1836-?
Born in Kirkcudbrightshire. Married to John Waterston (1830 - ?) of Ayr, Ayrshire. Some of their decendants continue to live in the area, many others immigrated to Canada in the early 1900s. I have lots to share about their decendants and am very iterested in any other information about this family. They are my Great, Great Grandparents.
red mail Dickson
I am looking for information on the Dickson family from this area. James DICKSON was born in April 1800 in Kirkcudbright. He married Mary Ann Turner in July 1821 (marriage registered in Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll). He moved to Liverpool but died in Kirkmabreck. His and Mary Ann's son, John, was born in October 1827 and migrated to Australia in 1853. John died in Aramac, Queensland, in 1901. Any information on James and his parents would be very welcome.
red mail Kirkpatrick
Looking for anyone researching the Kirkpatrick family of Lochrutton parish. Bob.
mcwilliam family
I am looking for members of the mcwilliam /macwilliams families . not much is known about them by the family so I was wondering please if someone might know something about them this is all that I know of them which isn't much parents john McWilliams & mary davits children james ,mary,anne,sarah,john,margaret,harriet ,agnes,patricia McWilliams agnes married alan gardner brown mary married walter Campbell harriet married a William wright any information please even if its a snippet is very important as it will open up another new porthole into the history of the family,and also if anybody knows what the father John McWilliams did for a living would be most appreciated also thank you
red mail Murphy Arthur /Jane MCKnight, & Heron .
Looking for Arthur Murphy who married Jane MCknight on 1815 Buittle , Arthur from Ireland born 1795, Jane born 1798 Kincardineshire , & Heron Family .
red mail Heron
I am looking for the John Heron that fled to Ireland after the Bothwell Bridge Battle one of his sons Robert or John is the begining of our line. They left Ireland went back to Gatehouse to catch the ship from Straener in 1774. James Herren with his four sons Samuel b. 1752, John b. 1758, Robert b. 1760, and James Hooper Heron b. 1762. My Heron line backwards: James Hooper Heron b. 1762 s/o James Heron b. 1734 so James Heron b. 1700 baptised in the Broadmills Presbyterian Church in Down County Ireland, He was s/o Robert Heron, who is the son of John Heron brother to Robert and Patrick? John Heron participated in the Bothwell Bridge Battle in 1679, I think John died in Ulster in 1689 during the Jaobite uprising in March or April.
Interested in finding out more information on Isabella Campbell McTaggart married John Rigg 10/4/1838 Kirkcudbright - they moved to Australia. First child Grace was born 1839 in Kirkcudbright prior to leaving Scotland. I know John's parents were James Rigg and Grace Taggart but I cannot find any information on her father or mother. Her DC here in Australia says she was born in Jamaica and her father was Mac Taggart a Planter. Many thanks Pat Australia
Looking for details of William CORSON born c1827-1832 in Kirkcudbrightshire, possibly in Parton. He went on to marry Agnes MCVANE in 1852 in Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright. They had several children, many of whom emigrated to the USA. William himself went to the USA after Agnes' death, and died there in 1911. I've not been able to find any birth or marriage records for William Corson - if anyone has information, that would be great.
red mail Curran Family
The Curran's were one of many Irish families who came to Scotland looking for a better life. My Currans settled in Kirkcudbrightshire in around 1830. Any info or connections are appreciated. Willing to share my research
red mail Douglas
My great grandfather, James Stuart Douglas ,left Kikcudbright in 1857 on board the "Saxon" for the colony of NSW, Australia. He was a master buidler, and built the railway stations from Sydney Central along the western line. He settled in Orange, NSW. I am interested to know if there are any relatives still in Kircudbright
red mail McCulloch/Carsphairn
Looking for any info re Thomas McCulloch born in Shropshire in 1846 returned to Carsphairn in 1852 {after the death of both parents} to live with his Grandfather who was Thomas Moffat McCulloch . Any info would be great
red mail McCONCHIE
Resarching McConchie family from Kirkmabreck Kirkcudbright SCT
red mail IRELAND
Researching the IRELAND families of Dee Bridge/Balmaghie Kirkcudbright Scotland
red mail SKENE
SKENE/SKIEN/SKEEN/family of Kelton Kirkcudbright.
red mail McKinnon
I am searching on behalf of my cousin. She is trying to find ancestors and decendants of her father HUGH McKINNON born 1910 died 1964. As she was only 9years old when he died she only knows a limited amount of info: My Fathers name was Hugh McKinnon His Mothers name was Mary I think his father may have been a butcher or slaughter man and the family came from Scotland kirkudbright area I think, he had several sisters and I think he was born in about 16th July around 1910? Mum was 1915 and she always said he was 5 years older than her. His fathers name may have been Ian or Colin but I may be guessing here and his wife Mary may have been Smart maiden name but again I may be guessing! His first wife in Scotland was called Margaret I think and she had a son called Graham and I think she got cancer and died around the war period, my father was in the war at Dunkirk but I have no idea of his regiment but my Mum said he was desperate to get across London and back home at the end war because she was so ill. He came south and settled in maidstone and remarried I believe his second wife was called Pat he had a daughter who I think is called Valerie and a son I think was called Colin...they divorced. Hugh McKinnon and my Mum met in about 1951. That's about all I know and really, I do not know where to begin! Would really really appreciate any help.
red mail Pollock - William Dixon Pollock
My interest is in William Dixon Pollock. My gg grandfather is William Dixon Pollock, born probably 1815 in Glasgow and was a mariner. Finding info on him has been a brick wall. Any information, even the smallest bit, will be GREATLY appreciated.
red mail carruthers
looking for john johnson carruthers who was born 1874 his wife was margaret rae any info please contact me
red mail Mollance
My gt. grandmother,Margaret Smith (ms.Walker), widow of Peter Smith, died at Mollance in 1934. Can anyone give me any information about the family at Mollance at that time? Who was living there, and are there any photographs of the place?
red mail McLean; Gribben
Looking for descendants of David McLean and Elizabeth Gribben m 1875; children include; James,John,Robert, Hugh, Mary Jane, and William
looking for information on Robert Campbell b. abt.1809 married to Janet Dickson b.abt 1811, their children-Adam b.1839,Garlies b.1849, Homer b.abt.1846,Martha b.1847. My ggggrandfather was Homer buried in Rock Creek Cemetery Washington DC. Any information on this family would be great, Ill share what I have. Robert was a farmer of 400 acres, and employed 4 servants. He was from the Parish of Colvend
Homer NEWALL b. abt 1815 Dalbeattie. m. Janet McKenzie abt 1837-38 in Dalbeattie?. Who were his parents? Bros? Sisters? Homer and Janet immigrated to Toronto, Can abt 1838. All info appreciated.
red mail Hughan
Looking for any info on the following: Stewart Hughan born kirkmabreck 1828. Married Elizebeth in 1846 , had the following children: Stewart , James ,Elizebeth , Jane , Margaret , Thomas
red mail HERON family
I'm researching my Heron ancestors. I'm looking for 3 brothers: Andrew, John and Samuel; all born around 1760 - 1770 in Kerroughtree in Kirkcudbrightshire. They all ended up in the York, Ontario, Canada area. Andrew and Samuel are noted in many historical papers from there in the late 18th, early 19th century.
red mail MCGILL
ARCHIBALD MCGILL married GRACE MARTIN 19 august 1859, CARSPHAIRN, KIRKCUDBRIGHT children: thomas 1860 christina 1863 grace 1865 sarah 1867 alexander martin 1869 mary jessie jamieson 1871 james 1873 sarah mcgill married james hugh anderson 3 jan 1902 newton ayrshire. james parents: david anderson c1828. margaret anderson nee livingstone c1826. married 19 mar 1853 saline parish, saline fife
red mail Hastings of KKD
Looking for data on William Hastings,1805,Samuel Good, Jean Craig and Hewetson family. All in the area of KKD. some immigrated to Canada in the 1860's. I have some data on all of these and want to break the "stone wall" I am up against. Jim
red mail George Maxwell & Agnes Brown
GEORGE MAXWELL b 1859 Ireland d November 10 1934, 12 Atkinson Square, Kirkcudbright. Wife - AGNES BROWN b May 21, 1864 Springholm, Parish of Urr. d May 31, 1920 in Tugleston Cottage Parish Twynholm. George and Agnes had 7 children; William (my grandfather) - b April 14, 1885 High Borland. Immegrated to Canada about 1902. Thomas - b November 28, 1886 Burnfoot. Wife - SARAH JANE MUIR TURNBULL b October 8, 1915. Parents SARAH HENRY AND JOSEPH TURNBULL. Ann Jane - b March 18, 1888 in Chapelton Cottage, Parish Rerrick. Husband PETER JACKSON b November 28, 1911 Manse of Kells. Parents JANE KELLS & JAMES JACKSON. George - b March 12, 1890 Barharrow Lindsay - January 14, 1893 Balgredden. Occupation 1922, Farm Manager, The Marks. Wife - MARGARET LITTLE SCOTT. Residence 1922 Greenwood Hall, Moffat, Parents JESSIE CARANTHERS LITTLE and JAMES STEWART SCOTT. Agnes - b April 22, 1896 in Portmary Cottage, Parish of Rerrick Nellie - B June 16, 1899 Craigaploch, Parish of Rerrick
Looking for info of my G Grandfather william Pollock born Gatehouse kirkudbright c1839 married Jane Hill of Glasgow in 1866 William,s father was William Dixon Pollock a mariner
red mail Kelton
Robert Smith b.1827,father James Smith/mother Janet Douglas. Did he marry Jane woods in Kelton 31/5/1842? Interested in family of Robert.
red mail Aughterson
Hello, I am looking for details of parents or sibblings of John Aughterson, born 1784, died 1845 in Bogfoot. He was a stonedyke and had 12 children in two different marriages. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
red mail Wilson - Kirkpatrick Irongray, 1848
Names: Wilson
red mail Watson And Mckean Family Search
Looking for information on James Watson and his wife, Nicholas McKean. James was born in Rerrick in 1777, and they were married in Twynholm February 7, 1797. They had at least one child, John Brown Watson, who was born in Kirkcudbright June 8, 1803.Any information would be great!

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