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red mail The MCALPINE family in Lanarkshire, Dumbartonshire and Stirlingshire
I am seeking more information about the ancestors of Thomas MCALPINE who was born around 1805 in Shotts, Lanarkshire. He was probably the son of David and Helen (nee NISH/NEISH) who had several other children between 1803-1811 in Airth, Stirlingshire, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, and Denny, Stirlingshire including Clementina MCALPINE (1803) and Matthew Gardner MCALPINE (1811). Thomas, a collier is known to have married and the IGI indicates he had a number of children baptised at Denny, Stirlingshire, with the mother's name given as Catherine ROBERTSON from 1826-1847 - ie Jean in 1826, and Helen in 1828, then a big gap to Thomas in 1842, William in 1844, and the last being James in 1847. However, in searching for that marriage the only possibility is one Christian ROBERTSON in 1825 who the PR states married a Thomas MCALPIN, Collier of Hagg at Denny. Absolutely all the details fit except her first name! There is strong evidence to suppose this must be the same woman, though why she changed her name is not known. The 1841 census lists Thomas, Catherine and daughter Helen at Haggs, together with a daughter Clementina and a son David. Confusingly again the IGI shows their likely parents as being David and Helen who had married in 1837! Could these two children have been adopted by Thomas and Catherine? On the other hand they could indeed be Thomas and Catherine's children as there is a gap for that period when Catherine had no known children. Very strange. In the 1851 census Clementine and David are still in Thomas' household, now living at Skinflatts, Bothkennar in Stirlingshire and described as his children. Thomas died some time between 1851-1854 but it is believed that his wife lived into her 70s. Thomas' son, another Thomas (b 1842 Haggs) lived variously at Denny and Skinflatts, and married Margaret NICOL in 1867 at Bothkennar. He lived for a time in Glasgow, then at Kirkintilloch, and latterly in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, where he is thought to have died sometime between 1901-1909. One of Thomas' sons, William MCALPINE (1880), married Mary RALSTON (1885) in 1909 at Blythswood, Glasgow. Do any of these names ring a bell? I would love to learn more.
red mail McLaren of Lanarkshire & Dunbarton
Seeking any info concerning Alexander McLaren & Barbara Morton McLaren possibly married about 1900. Resident at some time in Old Kilpatrick Dunbartonshire Parents of John Morton McLaren 1909 - 1942 and Edward George Morton McLaren 1913 -1941
red mail McLelland
William McLelland married Margaret Bell 22 September 1858. Any one with any info would be appreciated
red mail Looking for Marion Paterson and Family
Marion Paterson b c 1825. Married John White (Forester at the Murdestoun Estate) m January 1848. 5 children born whilst at this locality - Christopher, James, Mary Jane Hamilton, John and Mary Martin. Mary Martin d 1849 and buried in the Shotts Kirk graveyard. All christened by the Rev Peter Brown. Have detailed history of John and Marion's descendants. Anxious to research Marion's family
red mail Looking for Ure / Gray / Hughes / Shaw kin
I am tracing my family through my grandfather's line. John Gray Ure or Ure Gray was born in Shotts (1897) to Robert Ure or Gray and Jeanie Hughes. Robert Ure or Gray was born to Robert Ure and Elizabeth Shaw. He had a sister, Elizabeth, and their father died young. Elizabeth Shaw remarried to John Gray. I know that Elizabeth and John had more children but I don't have detail on them. I am keen to hear from anyone who connects to this family or recalls these families from the shotts area. My grandfather came to New Zealand vis Australia in 1925 as did some of the Hughes men. My grandfather died before I realised the importance of discussing family history.
red mail William Marshall
William Marshall was born 26.4.1868 in Shotts,Lanark,Scotland. 6th child of Robert Marshall (1839-1914) and Martha Mc Donald (1839-1923) His siblings were Elizabeth, Robert, Daniel, William, James, Elizabeth, John, Wilson, Thomas & Duncan. I beleive William went to New Zealand (Otago?) and I beleive he had 3 sons???. Does anyone know this William Marshall? who he married? (In Scotland or New Zealand) I think he died in new Zealand, does anyone know? Lois.
red mail James Weir - Salsburgh
I am tring to trace my familly history and would appreciate any one who knows any furtehr information about relations/history of my Great Grandfather James Weir born in Salsburgh, Shotts 21.05.1875,he married Grace Carswell in 1905 and had two sons my Grandfather John Carswell Weir born 25.06.1911 and his brother William Weir born 3.9.1906 who died of pluracy 20.08.1930.
red mail Martin Prentice, Shotts
I would be glad to have any information regarding Martin Prentice. He came to Shotts from Armadale some time around 1925-1927 and was manager of Shotts Miners' Welfare Institute until his death in 1935.
red mail Johnston Family
Looking for information on Charles and Mary Ann Johnston (nee Brown). They were Irish, born in the 1830's. Charles was a miner. His daughter, Eliza emigrated to Australia prior to 1887.
red mail CLYDE
James CLYDE b. 1798, his father John CLYDE married Christian GOURLAY b. 1759
red mail Gardiner/ Gardner/ Lindsay, Ravenshole, Shotts
Looking for connections to Walter Gardiner, b 1782, Ravenshole,Shotts, married Cecelia Lindsay,(parents unknown) b 1783, on August 13, 1815, Shotts. Walter's father's name was William Gardner (no info) and Mary Brown (no info). They came to Ont. Canada in 1821. Walter's obit, located in Scotland says in part "Died on Monday the 21st of April last, in Ramsay, Canada West, in the 62nd year of his age, Walter Gardner. He was born of religous parents, both members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland. His father was ruling elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation under the pastoral care of the late Rev. Archibald Mason, D.D. His grandfather adhered to the covenanted Reformation under the faithful ministry of our martyered Renwick, and remained with the societies when left without a fixed Pastor after the Revolution settlement. He was instructed in the principles of the convenated testimony.He was formerly a member of the Wishawton congregation and latterly of the Reformed Presbyterian congregation of Ramsay. Walter was my gg grandfather and would love to connect to his or his wife's parents. Any pointers to any Church records re "ruling elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation " would be appreciated.
anything on Rosina Heaney born 1904,died 1957,father was patrick ,mother was grace
Anyone with knowledge of Alex and Mary LEES who married in 1921 at Cambusnethan.They had 5 of a family;Alex Jennie,Lucy,William and John who then moved to the pits in Fife
Dykehead Inn
Does anyone have any information regarding the publicans Willie and Nellie Gardner who ran the pub in the 1950's. They had three daughters, Ella, Doris and May. I am a relative seeking to complete tree. This is my aunt and uncle.

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