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Jamieson, Paisley
looking for family of John Jamieson B:1823, wife Ann Clelland, children Ann1850,John 1853, William 1855, David 1858, Margaret 1860 and James 1862. Living in Pailsey, also John's sister Mary B:1821. Many Thanks
Fyfe, MacFarlane
Looking for parents of John Fyfe and Janet Macfarlane who married on 22/11/1825 in Paisley Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.. They had two sons (that I know of) George ch. 1826 Paisley Abbey and John b about 1832. I have family tree from son John Fyfe to present day but cannot find any information of his parents births or earlier families.
McMaster, Agnew
looking for McMaster family. John and Margaret Agnew were born and married in Down Ireland. Children were born in Stranraer Scotland - Andrew 1778, John 1780, Janet 1782 and Hugh 1787. Hugh died 1827, he was a plasterer according to Poor Law records of his son Hugh B: 1813. All research avenues are drawing a blank, anyone else chasing McMasters with any information ??
looking for William ROBERTSON and wife Margaret KING, married 1795 Paisley. I think there was only a daughter Margaret b. 1801 who married David JAMIESON. Would like to know where they lived and ancestors of William and Margaret. Many Thanks
looking for descendants of John McMASTER b. 1844. Father John, Mother Janet JAMIESON Married Margaret Caldwell McAUSLAND in 1870 Paisley Renfrewshire. Margaret was born in 1848 to Robert and Helen McAUSLAND. Children were Robert b. 1870, Helen Harvey 1872 and Mary 1874. None of these are showing up on census records in Scotland or England, other details are also scarce. Any help would be appreciated
red mail HOLM, Margaret, married with BARR, John.
Dau Jean was baptised in 1761 Father: John Barr Mother: Margaret Holm Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland D: Unknown, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Jean would marry SCLATTER, John, and their children would be Martha Sclater 1777 Jean Slater 1779 Mathew Slater 1781 Wallace Slater 1783 Margaret Slater 1784 Elizabeth Slater 1786 David Slater 1788 John Slater 1790 David Slater 1792 Martha would marry Gavin Hamilton 1773 died 5 January 1837. HOLM, Margaret, does seem to have been daughter to William, 25 Oct 1730  Kilmacolm,Renfrew,Scotland a HOLM Margaret dau to William was baptised; am not sure as to the distance separating Kilmacolm and Paisley, and thus not sure whether Holm is the right Margaret, although the dates seem to match reasonably well and a BARR Jean isn't baptised to any other person in the local vicinity and era. Does anyone have any idea save as to Margaret's mother- whoever was married to William?
red mail SCLATTER, John, married with CRAIGE, Maren.
Mr John Sclatter married Ms Maren Craige at Abbey Paisley in Paisley, and they had a son David, who would in turn have a son also David, with a GEMMILL, Bessie. Here are the details on the SCLATTER and CRAIGE wedding at Paisley. Name: John Sclatter Gender: Male Marriage Date: 16 Jan 1672 Marriage Place: Abbey Paisley,Renfrew,Scotland Spouse: Maren Craige FHL Film Number: 1041087, 0102048 As yet have no details on who Maren and John were; there's a Marion Craige in Edinburgh who's mother is a Ms Elizabeth Broun, but she doesn't seem likely given the distance and the time period we're talking about, here. As said in another post here, Sclatter would over time become Sclater. Their son would marry a Bessie GEMMILL, the dau to GEMMILL, William, and a WYLIE, Jonet. Their son David would eventually marry PINKERTON, Margaret, and then their son John would have a dau Martha who would marry into HAMILTON. To put it a little more simply: Maren Craige 8th great-grandmother  David Sclatter (1692 - ) son of Maren Craige  David Sclatter (1720 - ) son of David Sclatter  John Sclater (1756 - ) son of David Sclatter  Martha Sclater (1777 - ) daughter of John Sclater  John Hamilton (1801 - ) son of Martha Sclater  Isabella Bell Hamilton (1835 - 1921) daughter of John Hamilton  Lavinia Campbell Mullins (1879 - 1947) daughter of Isabella Bell Hamilton
red mail PINKERTON, Margaret and SCLAT(t)ER, David (1720- death date unknown).
Wonsering whether anybody could locate anything on PINKERTON, Margaret. Already have the records on their children John and Jean. David was the son of David, and have his baptismal record saved already. His mother's maiden was GEMMILL, and it's likely that the correct GEMMILL, a woman with the name Bessie, is the one is the genealogy tree. Thus only require help with the PINKERTON side, please. It's likely that there were John and Jean either as parents or aunt and uncle, given the Scottish traditions, though can't be certain as it didn't alwayd work out like that. Would sincerely appreciate any help you could give, thankyou. Please also note, the surname Sclatter seems to lose a t when Jean comes along, and that's why it's so puzzling with regard to tracing the above people.
At the time of her death in 1959 my great grandmother Rachel Nicholson was living at 8 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley. I believe that her son Roderick may also have lived there as he gave the same address when reporting the death.( When he died in 1977 however, his address was shown as 32, Barterholm Road, Paisley.)Rachel's daughter Kate/Catherine Russell was also living at 8, Wellmeadow Street, at the time of her death in 1970. Her husband Robert Miller Russell had died in 1965 also at 8 Wellmeadow Street. I am desperate for any information that anyone may have in regard to any of these people, or any children. My father grew up not knowing that he had living relatives in Scotland. His own father moved to England circa 1934. Can anyone out there help at all?
red mail Renfrew family circa 1783
I am researching Jean Renfrew, my great great great grandmother who married John McFadyen (my line) in the High Church, Paisley in September 1806. I know she was born on 27 Aug 1783 and christened the following day in the Low Church, Paisley. Her parents were James and Margaret (Stewart) Renfrew.
red mail campbell
I would like to trace Colin Campbell married Jessie McDavid & had a son James who moved to Australia in 1890's,he married in Broken Hill NSW 1895 at the age of 29. Colin & Jessie seem hard to follow but both were listed on James wedding cert,as well as Paisley Renfrewshire. Welcome any news. ron
red mail Middleton
Looking for information on Angus Middleton. I believe he married Mary Campbell. They had 5 children, Alex, James, Margaret (Peg), Lillian and Net. James moved to England and married Madge Copley. Alexander moved to Canada, never married. Peg moved to Canada married August Yanch, Lillian married William Reid and Net married "Jim"? Bruce. Angus was a house painter by trade.
red mail Information
Trying to locate burial site of Peter Calderwood reside at 106 seedhill road paisley. Also his daughter Rubina Calderwood ,maiden name, Hooles Married name. Any information would be appreciated would like to find both Gravesites. Thanks Ian
red mail Breen, James
Searching for either any relations, or friends, of the above born 1897 (recorded in Scotlands People as 573/1 - 178), married Maggie McMcluskey (S P 573/1 - 32). Address in 1943 given as 18 Crawford Drive, Ferguslie Park, Paisley, Scotland. Also son William McCluskey born 1921 (S P 573/1 - 1511) , daughter Margaret McCluskey born 1928 (S P 573/1 - 1491) and second son Edward (?McCluskey) born 1933 (S P 573/1 - 1040) all born in Paisley
red mail John Connelly and Ellen Duffin
I am looking for descendants of John Connelly or Conally and Ellen Duffin aka Helen Duffy who were married in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire in 1873 and moved to Paisley. They appear on the 1881 Census at 28 Maxwellton Street, Paisley. They had at least 9 children that I know of Francis born 1874 and Jane born 1876 in Old Monkland Parish. The younger children were born in Paisley. John born 1877, Catherine born 1880 married John Stevenson, Daniel born 1884 and died 1885, James born 1886 and died 1920, Mary born 1888 and died 1889, Helen born 1890 and Michael born 1894 and died 1955. Francis married Maggie Cherry in 1897 and they were living at 17 Lady Lane in 1901. Jane married Alexander McConnell in 1900 and were living in Clippens Row, Kilbarchan in 1901. She died 1944 in Johnstone.Michael married Catherine McConnachie. Ellen Duffin died in tragic circumstances in her home at 28 Maxwelton Street in 1901 aged 47.
red mail Arneil
Looking for Arneil have got back to John Arneil & Jane Gowdie , He was a shawl weaver in1841 would like to fined out more
red mail Barr & Lees
My 4xgreat-grandparents were John Barr b 1791 and Agnes Lees b 1787. John and Agnes married in 1808 in Paisley.
red mail Helen and James Young and family
I am looking for information on my great grandparents who moved to Paisley from the Hamilton area around 192ish to 1931 they are on the 1911 census The daughters worked in the mills not sure if it was coates or clarks I know everything about them from birth right through every census until 1931 and the last thing I am looking for is where and when they died. I have drawn a complete blank on this. I would be grateful if anyone could help me put closure on this. The daughters names were Helen Annie and cannot remember the others They lived in Black something street. Sorry I am away from home at the moment and this is all I remember
red mail Jean Steven Agnew
Jean Steven Agnew b 1886 in Paisley, married a Harry Edward Marris in Leicester in 1905. Know very little about Jean father may have been James Agnew. anything would be helpful thanks Graham.
red mail Shaw/Spear
I'd welcome information regarding the ancestors and siblings of John Shaw (1799-1866) and/or his wife, Elizabeth Spear (or Speare). Shaw was a weaver; he married Elizabeth (in Paisley) on 24 May 1797. They emigrated to the US in 1816. Thank you.
Mary Stewart b.c. 1835
Searching for family origins of Mary Stewart documented birthplace Paisley c 1835 daughter of Daniel Stewart occ. farmer. Mary moved to Manchester Lancs marrying William Taylor in 1858, he died 1861. Later in 1861 she married Francis Rutter, manager of smalllware company situated in Blackley village where she lived until her death in 1885. Any information about Mary and father Daniel appreciated. Best wishes Jeff
red mail Christina Orr nee Stewart
Christina Stewart bc1823 Lanarkshire, Scotland I believe! Christina married a gent with the surname of 'Orr'. I have no information re the spouse nor have I found any relating to the marriage. I presume based on the children's age 1846-1847 period. Christina Orr nee Stewart married James Palmer b1805 County Tyronne, Ireland on 5 jan 1851 @ Abbey (Paisley) Renfrew, Scotland (found family search). From an extract taken off the 1851 Census of Scotland (March 1851) for Abbey Parish, Paisley, Renfrew for a single entity address 9 Brick Lane; there is James Palmer 39, Benjamin Palmer 10 (son of James), Elizabeth Palmer 2 (dau of Christina), Christina Palmer 25 (wife), James Palmer 4mths (son of Christina). RBTL; James and Christina both had prior marriages, I have no information about Benjamin Palmer except from the census, the other 2 children I presume were born to Christina's first marriage Elizabeth b1848, James b1850 I have recorded with surname Orr. I base my scenario on a first marriage to a mr Orr on family feedback, I have no source or facts to support this detail. In 1852 James & Christina had dau Christina born in Paisley, James and Christina then immigrated to NZ their next 11 Children (1854-1869 whew) were all born in NZ. I would like to find out what may have happened to the 3 children from Christina & James prior marriages; in the family documents I have seen and from feedback via descendants there is only mention of Elizabeth & James Orr but no record of them coming to NZ. Nothing at all re Benjamin. Also if I could resolve Christina's first spouse's details. Thanks - Brian Further info from the 1851 census record it shows that James Palmers Son Benjamin was born in Gibraltar. James Palmer served in the Brit Army Disch June 1844 1st Reg Foot 1 Battalion. according to records he served 9 & 5/12 overseas years the last 2 5/12 in Gibraltar which sort of coincides with Birth of son Benjamin. I cannot find any reference to a wife or the birth on the records I have for James. it looks like his number was 365 he joined 28 Jan 1826.
red mail mary jane mcarthur nee mcgrath
Hi,I am looking for details of my grandmother who married Jack Mcarthur and lived in Tobermory Road Cambuslang. She was Mary Jane McGrath of Andrew Street before she married and had three children. One was margaret McGrath who was brought up by her grandmother but when Mary Jane got married she had two further children by the names of Sheila and Jack. We have tried searching for death certificates but to no avail. Mary, as she was known, had several siblings who were born in Albert Street, Andrew Street Paisley. As far as I can recollect there were 8 siblings and two children who died, Patrick and Agnes. Can anyone give me some information.
red mail William Motherwell 1797 - 1835
William Motherwell, who served as Sheriff-Depute of Paisley and then of Renfrewshire, was my ancestor. He never married, but I have the documentary evidence that he had a son by the same name at about the time that he became Editor of a Glasgow newspaper. William is buried in the Glasgow Necropolis and his monument is listed on the official Necropolis trail. He was regarded as one of the "Paisley Poets" and his work was widely published. I have more information to share.
red mail Burns family
Does anyone know the whereabouts of the Burns family who lived at Craigielea Drive in Paisley in the 1940s?
red mail William, William and John Scott 1780's
I would greatly appreciate any information on this family . I am researching the family of WILLIAM SCOTT ,b.1725 in Paisley,Renfrewshire Scotland . His wife's name was Mary or Margaret. . They had a son named WILLIAM SCOTT,b. 4 Feb.1752. He married ANN HAMILTON ,20 Mar. 1767. in Low Church .Paisley. William and Ann had one son named John Scott , b.1768,chrisened in Low Church, Paisley,Renfrewshire,Scotland. They all imegrated to New Jersey in late 1770's or early 1780's. Thanks greatly, Martha.
red mail hainey
old sneddon paisley
We are searching for our ancestors, the parents of George Bickley Cole who was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire on 13th February 1866. We are unable to trace our family tree back any further and are desperate to do so. We have searched the BDM records in Scotland but there is no record of his birth and no census records of George Bickley Cole until 1901 with his wife and family in Co.Cork, Ireland. If anyone has any knowledge of the Cole family from Paisley at this time, George's parents names and any details of siblings to George, we would be pleased to hear from you, to enable us on our search. Thank you.
red mail Barry Jackson
I'm keen to make contact with anybody who knew me or might remember me and the various members of my family, mother Gertrude(Cissy), brothers Christopher,Raymond & Colin whilst living on the Hunterhill estate during the period 1950-60. We were the first family to occupy a house (No 8) in Whiteford Road (in 1946-47). I attended Williamsburgh Primary School and moved on to Camphill High in 1953.
red mail Andrew Muir of Paisley
Can anyone give any more details about this grave in Paisley Oakshaw East (also called Oakshaw Street United Free Church & France's Kirkyard, Meetinghouse Lane? Details from Happy Haggis website say "This is the burial place of Andrew Muir, late wright in Paisley, died 9th October 1782 and his family." I'm looking for Andrew Muir, father of James Muir (b1771) and Andrew Muir (b c1778), both born in Paisley but lived later in Greenock. Andrew Muir senior's wife may have been Isabel or Isobel Mitchell. Many thanks for any info you can give.
red mail Margret McFarlane
We have Margret's it, it says "left Paisley in 1939". We know she married someone named Charles Murray. The two of them made their way to the USA. They had a daughter named Susan Elizabeth who married Silas Elias Yocum in 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky. I found a marriage record in Edinburgh for the same names on 17 Aug 1848. Our family is looking for information on Margret McFarlane and Charles Murray as to their birth and parents, etc. We certainly appreciate any information you may be able to find. I've been searching and searching and all we have is the Bible with her handwriting.
red mail woods family
i'm looking to find anything on my family tree about my grandfather his name was richard woods from paisley he was married to annie cairns and had 3 sons richard(dick) joseph,and charlie but apart from that i know nothing else about him and was wondering if anyone can help
red mail alexander lyons robertson
died in paisey on 25 december 1999 aged 67
red mail Mc/MacDonald / Mc/MacGibbon / Wilson / Paisley
Searching for ancestors of (3 x great-grandparents) James Mac/McDonald & Janet Mc/Mac Gibbon who married in Paisley 1807. Their 7 Children - John b.1808 - Mary b.1810 - Janet b.1813 - James b.1815 - Neil b.1817 - Jean b.1819 - William b.1821 James McDonald (b.1817) married Margaret Wilson in Paisley abt.1842 (Margaret was daughter of Henry Wilson & Agnes Munro). Their 6 Children - Henry b.1842 - Janet b.1845 - Agnes b.1849 - David b.1851 - John b.1853 - Margaret b.1856 - Family lived at 13 Abbey Close Paisley (1851 Census) - Later they lived in Calton-Glasgow (1861 Census) John McDonald (b.1853) married Margaret Gilchrist in Paisley in 1883 (Margaret daughter of James Gilchrist & Helen Gemmell). Thier 3 Children - James b.1887 - Helen b.1890 - Margaret b.1894 - Family lived at 17 Ochard Street, Renfrew (1901 Census) Particularly interested in the origins of James Mac/McDonald & Janet Mac/McGibbon married 1807. Thanks - George
red mail Elizabeth Elven & Robert Hardie
Elizabeth Elven born c 1821 Ireland to parents Charles & Francis Elven. Elizabeth & Robert Hardie had a son also named Robert Hardie born in 1841 Parish of Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire. Elizabeth married Robert Gilmour a widdower with children in 1843. Robert & Elizabeth had a daughter Fanny Gilmour 1851 & son Charles Gilmour in 1853. Looking for connections to son Robert Hardie.
red mail Lewis and Muir families
Arthur Henry Lewis b 1819 in Killead moved to Scotland and m Janet Muir (b 1824 in Paisley). Their son William b 1849 in Paisley became a doctor; so did William's grandson, Arthur William Lewis; and Arthur's granddaughter Jennifer. William Lewis m Annie Johnston (b 1850 in Aughnabrach, Co. Antrim). We have plenty of more recent family history to share but can't find out more about Arthur Henry Lewis' ancestors, except that his parents were John Lewis b ca. 1795 (presumably in Ireland) and Martha McIlroy. Similarly, I know Janet Muir's father was William Muir b 1800 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire; and her mother was Catherine Galbraith b ca. 1800. We think William Muir's dad was Robert Muir b ca. 1765 in Ireland and m Esther McClung b ca. 1770; but would love to check details and push further back. Anyone able to help?
red mail Ian Campbell from Renfrew, Scotland
Hello there, Looking for information on an old friend of mine called Ian Campbell. Ian lived at North lodge Road in Renfrew and worked in Renfrew Post Office for a while around 1965/66. His father worked at Glasgow Airport and Ian was a member of the Glasgow Flying Club(I think that was it's name) He had 1 sister, I believe who eventually moved to Paisley, Renfrewshire. We were also friends with Lem Greenwood of Renfrew, John Corrigan (antique dealer) of Paisley and John McGregor of Paisley. He had relatives in Morar, Mallaig and my last known location for Ian was Fort William. Any snippet of information would be invaluable. Thank you in anticipation, Regards, P
red mail Young
Can anyone help me find my granddad. His father was a sawyer in Paisley around 1884 when my granddad was born. Does anyone know if there was a wood yard in Paisley around that time. I have no other details re the Young family.
red mail John & Susan Gardner
I am looking for information on the family of John and Susan (nee Patterson) GARDNER and their daughter Mary who arrived in South Australia on 3rd April, 1839 on board the "Welcome" Any information would be gratefully received
red mail william and grizzell kennedy
would like information or portraits concerning my family.such as death and marriage records and anything on their parents.william was born in 1730 and possibly died 1785.grizzell was born 1745 and possibly died 1810.they lived in paisley,renfrew county,scotland.their children were james, william, james, david, matthew, mary, john, anne, joseph, grizzel, and thomas.
red mail Family search: Currie,McAuston, Stewart
Daniel Currie, B abt.1791 married Mary McAuston 25 Aug.1815 at Abbey Parish, Paisley. Mary died leaving a son John. Daniel re-married in 14 July 1820 to Jane Stewart in Kilbarchan at Johnston Church. In 1821 they emigrated to Canada,settling west of Ottawa in Lanark County, Ontario if my research is correct. I'm looking for information on this family either in Scotland or elsewhere. Daniel and Jane had four children; Agnes, Mary, Daniel, and Stewart. I have nothing on son John or Daniel Sr. before the first marriage.
red mail Seeking Lapraik Family
My Great Grandfather John Lapraik (La Praik and other various spelling) was born in Paisley c. 1839. m. 1882 to Jessie Stewart Barton also born Paisley c. 1854. His father David Lapraik born 1802 & died 1863 in Paisley, mother Sarah Stein/Steen d. 1867 Paisley. Jessie's father William Barton m. Janet Hamilton c. 1852. All the families appear to have been involved in the textile industry. Does anyone have any information on these families and are there any family members still living in the area?
red mail White, Jane b.1832 - died 1897
I am looking for my Great Great Great Grandparents. Jane White born in 1832 in Paisley. She married Pasquale Vassetti. They immigrated to Alabama, She died in 1897. Children: Vincenzo, Jessie, Anna Emma, Regina Jane,Luiji J.Vassetti
red mail Hume ancestors
I'm looking for any information on the parents of James Hume born approx 1639 in Paisley. He was exiled to the colonies in 1682 as a covenanteer along with his wife (Marjory Johnston?) and young daughter Barbara b. cr 1669. James and his wife both died on the voyage over, but Barbara survived. I am decended from this line and it is very well documented from the time Barbara arrived in Perth Amboy NJ, but I can find no documentation for this particular family in Scotland. Family legends say that James was related to the Humes of Ninewells and also some relation to David Hume of Godscraft. Also, the story was that he was imprisoned and stripped of land and title before being exiled. Supposedly, he had a brother who was a royalist and close to the King which is why he was banished and not executed. Any information would be much appreciated. Thankyou!
red mail Herd John
John Herd (my great Grandfather)emigrated to Australia in about 1880. His father was also a John Herd. The John Herd that came to Australia had children named Marion;Jean;John;Robert;Adam;Margaret;Jessie;Nora. There may have been more. Can anyone assist with filling in the Family Tree from the time prior to emigration please?
red mail Cuthbertson
Looking for informaion on Robert Cuthbertson b 1836, his father James and Robert's son Robert b 1874, Robert jnrs parents Agnes and Robert were married in New Miln 1872. Agnes's maiden name was Paterson Robert moved to Stoke on Trent in late 1800s early 1900s and married Elizabeth Heaslet from Gartsherrie in 1907 (in Stoke). Robert Snr was a weaver.
red mail looking for kenneth sellars
looking for kenneth sellars known to live in paisley, need to get in touch very delicate circumstances but will appreciate any small info. he would be in his early sixties, nothing sinister just need some info of his whereabouts and believing that he would want to get in touch
red mail Helen Gordon McFarlane ( MacFarlane)
My Grandmother, Helen Gordon McFarlane, British Home Child born 1892 Paisley Scotland parents are Daniel McFarlane and Helen Doole. They were married 12 August 1891. I am searching for where and when they were born.I'm also searching for information about Grandma's half sister from scotland. Grandma searched for her half sister after she came to Ontario in 1909 with the Quarrier party without any luck. Does anyone have any imformation on this McFarlane family? Debra
Seeking information on Alexander Gilchrist b. 1849. He married Agnes Cairns in 1871.
James Kirkwood
My maternal great - grandfather, James Kirkwood (1887 - 1962) immigrated to Canada around 1911 from Paisley with his wife Mary Ann "Minnie" Costello (1887 - 1982) and first born Elizabeth Scott Kirkwood (1910 - 2005), once in Canada they had two more children William (my grandfather) and James Victor (all deceased now). James Snr's, brother William (1896 - 1967) also came to Canada around the same time, they left behind in Scotland a brother Harold (I believe Harold married someone by the first name of Yvonne and had a girl born August 1943 Helen Jean) and two sisters one was named Madge. Wondering if anyone has more info on my Scottish Kirkwood roots, thanks in advance.
red mail Docherty, James & Margaret (1910)
I am tracing my family tree and have found details of my great grandfather's parents on his wedding certificate. However, I am encountering difficulties tracing the address. In 1910, his parents, James & Margaret (nee Allan), both formerly of Alexandria, Bonhill, are recorded as now living in Paisley, at 11 Hosie (?) Street (the handwriting is vague - it might be Stobie, Thobie, or even Rosie Street). Can anyone help. James Docherty was a labourer.
red mail Lt. Col. William Nelson, OBE, TD
William Nelson was born in Blythswood, Scotland - June 15, 1864. He was the son of James Nelson(1822-1887) and Janet Macfarlan(1832-1916). His siblings were Mennie (b.1860), Walter (b.1862), Frank (b. 1866), Alek (b.1868), John (b.1870), Norman (b. 1873) and Mary Louise (b.1876) all in and around the Glasgow area. Willam Nelson married Mary Benzie (1867-1946) in Glasgow on Aug. 24, 1892. They had 7 children - Graham, Olive, Myra, William Kenneth,James, Robert Marr,and Walter (in order of their births). The Colonel was my grandfather and I invite any relatives near or far to contact me. Thanks.
red mail Neilson or Nelson
James Neilson fathered a son with Marion McCallum in Paisley. He was born May 28, 1822 and later changed his name to family name to Nelson. His forename was also James and like his father he later became a Wine and Spirit Merchant in the Glasgow area. James Junior married Janet Macfarlane on March 27, 1857 in Tarbert, Argyll. (Please note that Marion is also spelled Marrion in differing entries and Macfarlane is also Macfarlan, dependending on where it was entered.
red mail McKendrick's of Renfrewshire
Looking for relatives of Robert McKendrick born in Greenock in 1801. Married in Paisley 1824 to Helen Paton 1801. Worked as a weaver in Paisley and immigrated to USA in 1845. Possible mother and father were William McKendrick and Margaret Alexander of Greenock born approx. 1775-1780.
red mail Cochrans from Paisley to ??
I'm researching the Cochran side of my family tree and would welcome any help! My gg grandfather Robert b.1873 Paisley, d.1942 Hamilton had at least 8 siblings (all born in Paisley). Their parents were Robert and Agnes (nee Anderson / Henderson) Agnes b. 1869 Allan b.1871 John b.1876 Lily b.1881 William b.1883 Margaret b.1886 Dugald b. 1888 Janet b.1890 I'd like to establish what became of them - it seems the records disappear after 1901 (in Scotland at least) so I suspect they moved (as I'm also struggling to find death records). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Helen Maxwell Family
I am looking for information about Helen Maxwell. Born on Febuaury 11, 1900. I beleive in Paisley, Scotland. She was a WWI war bride. She traveled by ship to a wharf in Halifax, NS. This is where she and Herbert King married. They lived in Charlottetown, PEI.
James Wilson Illegimate Son of John Wilson (Carter) and Sarah Jane Tierney(House Keeper) I found a marriage in 1900 in Milton Glasgow for a John Wilson and Mary Jane Tierney, but not sure if right one. On the 1901 Census in 19 McAdams Lane Milton John Wilson Bn abt 1858 Carthewsshire? Carter Sarah Jane Wilson Bn abt 1872 Greenock Renfrewshire Rose Ann Wilson Bn abt 1894 Paisley Listed as Step Daughter to John Sarah Jane Wilsom Bn abt 1895 Paisley Listed as Daughter of John and Sarah James Wilson Bn abt 1897 Age 3 Paisley Does Anyone have any Information or Certificates on this Family. Any information would be very gratefully recieved. With Thanks Louise
red mail Abercorn Oil Works
Looking for any information on the Abercorn oil works owned by a family called Handyside and managed by a Robert Scott. I would like to trace descendents of this Scott family - Robert and Tom Scott
red mail William McGregor Stewart
I am researching my ancestors and William is my parternal Grandfather. He married in Australia and settled in Newcastle, New South Wales. I would like to hear from anyone with information regarding the family.
red mail Wards of Paisley
My Grandfather Joseph Ward born 1843 the son of Robert Ward and Rebecca Osborne married Mary McIntyre in Paisley on 11 Dec 1866. They had 4 children, Joseph born 1865, Robert born 1869 who died 1872, Colin born 1870 and Agnes born 1871. My Grandfather Joseph died in 1872 and Mary McIntyre remarried in 1878 a Alexander Muir and had a son Thomas Muir. Son Joseph married Margaret Wright and had 8 children Son Colin married Annie McCombes and had 12 children. Daughter Agnes married James Ramsay and had 2 children. If there are any living relatives would love to hear from them.
red mail john jack
my grandmother recently passed away among her things her mothers wedding certificate her name was maria foulder peace nee woodhouse. Her mother was maria foulder woodhouse nee jack her mother and father were maryanne jack and john jack. I have no information on their births or deaths but their daughter married in 1894 aged 20 and they were both deceased.
red mail John Alexander c.1833
Trying to trace John Alexander c.1833 born in Paisley, occupation joiner. Went to Liverpool and married Ellen Brady c.1834 from Dublin.
red mail Gilmours of Paisley Shawl/Yarn Merchants
I am seeking info about James Watt Gilmour (ship carpenter)who married Julia Martin on the Isle of Man 1863. On this cert. his father was Thos Gilmour Manufacturer. James and Julia are next found in Greenock 1865 where their first son died James Thomas Watt Gilmour. Their next son James Albert Gilmour birth 8 Oct 1865 Middle or New Parish, Greenock, Renfrew is my ancestor. Julia died 1866 Greenock and from then there is no trace of James Watt Gilmour. I believe James Albert Gilmour was then adpoted by John Knox (glazier master) and brought up in Glasgow. For years I have searched for James Watt Gilmour birth but cannot find it. However, I have found a Thomas Gilmour Shawl Manufacturer born about 1789 who married Margaret Watt 1808 Abbey Paisley.They had a large family Marion, Archibald, Thomas, John, George and William and I have followed them in the censuses to 1901. No mention of James Watt apart from Thomas Gilmour's will 1863 where his son's names include James. Can anyone help me to solve this riddle.
red mail Kirks/Kings from Paisley
We are looking for more information on our ancestors Sarah Kirk and David King. They emigrated to Paisley between 1851 and 1857 after being married in Londonderry, Ireland in 1843. David was a weaver. Sarah died in Paisley in 1862. We are trying to find a way of tracing when they got to Paisley and where they lived and worked in Ireland before they arrived. David's father was named Samuel but we have no other information on him. Sarah's father was named Thomas.
red mail marriage
I wish to find the marriage of colin campbell & jessie McDavid,they had a son james who died in 1933,he gave paisley as home address.thankyou
red mail Tyre/ Campbell
I would be interested in anyone with a connection or information on my great,great grandfather James Tyre. He married Isabella Campbell in 1858 and in 1860 they had my great grandfather Colin Campbell Tyre. I know that at the time of colins birth they lived at 7 gordons lane paisley and i have traced my family from 1860. His parents are a mystery as they both disappear abroad possibly canada leaving colin with isabellas parents Angus and Isobel Campbell according to 1871 census.Any info would be appreciated
red mail McKeg/McKaig/McKeig
I would be interested to hear from anyone who has a connection with the McKeg/McKaig/McKeig family names. My gggg grandfather Daniel McKaig (according to Banns) married Ann Morrison in Paisley and they later emigrated to Yass, New South Wales, Australia in abt 1853. Daniel's father (listed on Bann's as McKeg) m Mary Black in Paisley 1812. Family name later changed to McKeig. Would be grateful for any information. Thank You Lisa
red mail Gray or Davidson
Davidson Family from Inkerman.Grandfather Thomas Married to bridget Dollaghan(1892)Family name changed to Gray ? why. Last address of Thomas 18 Sandholes St.Paisley. Can anyone give me more info on my Family
red mail McGhee
Looking for William McGhee (c1849)He may have been born in Ireland but married a Christina Wilson (born c1848 in Donegal)they were married in Paisley
red mail Henderson
Am looking for information on on Hendersons and Thomsons. My Grandparents migrated to Australia in 1911. His name is William Henderson and hers is Elizabeth Thomson. My Grandmother had 5 brothers and 3 sisters.Their names were James,John,Edward, William and an unnamed son.The girls were,Helen Catherine,Margaret.
red mail Knox
I'm looking for any information on a Thomas Knox born 1824 in Paisley. His parents are i THINK James Knox and Janet (aka Jessie) Petigrew/Pettgrew. Thomas moved to Australia abt 1850-1854 and married Elizabeth Spafford in Melbourne Vic Australia. I'm trying to trace the knox family back so any info on Thomas and James would be great. I'm looking for James Parents most of all.
The Robert Gourley family of Paisley had 7 children, Robert, John, Mary,Margaret, Janet, William and Betty. The daughter (Elizabeth I presume) married a Niven/Nevin first name unknown, Perhaps those of you searching for Nivens can connect.
red mail Family Tree
Looking for any information on the Lyons Family, The Vesey family, the McCaffery family and the Earley family am doing a family tree and need as much information as possible (dates, names etc)
Betty Burns
Looking for information on Betty Burns from Paisley who was a bus-conductress in the mid to late 1940's
red mail James Gordon grant
Trying to locate my father in law. Last known address was in Paisley. We would like to get in contact with him.
red mail Robertson Jam Factory
I am interested in the old Robertson Jam Factory that used to be located in Stevenson Street. I would like to know of the early days and pictures if there are any I believe James Robertson Died in 1914
red mail Allan Carswell
Trying to trace the Carswells of Paisley from Maxwelton street / Ferguslie / Cochrane Street and Love Street - would appreciate any help.
red mail Wallace/Steel-Robertson
Im looking for information on a John Wallace and Jane Steel Robertson who married in I think 1898. They had two children and I am trying to find out if thier children married,and had children and so on to this day.I am a descendant of John Wallace. Thank you!.
red mail Millar/Miller---Ferguson
Looking for a Vere Miller/Millar that was born in Paisley 1810, married a Robert Ferguson 1832, had 2 children, Thomas and James. Robert worked as a cotton spinner at the Mile-End mill. He supposidly died in Australia 1838. Anyone with info. on these 2 people, i would greatly appreciate. Hit a brick wall. Thank you.
red mail Ingram from Paisley
Looking for information about my grandfather, John M Ingram, born in paisley in 1909, immigrated to US with his sister margaret and lived briefly with sister Mary(Ingram) Wright in Massachusetts. Looking for John's parents names.
red mail Mclay family of Barony, Glasgow
Am looking for the antecedents of John Mclay (or Maclay) cotton spinner of the Barony district in Glasgow, who died of Cholera in 1832. He was married to Ann Bell. Also, looking for his son James (b.1823) and daughter Ann (born 1829) because I don't know whether they died young or not, or possibly emigrated.
red mail Paton family of Paisley
The Paton family were linen and woollen drapers in Paisley for a hundred years or so, between about 1760 and 1860. Keen to make contact with anybody also researching them. Preferred Christian names were Alexander, Joseph, William, Jean, Janet, Ann. There were lots of children in each generation but very few seem to have made old bones or made it beyond 1854!
red mail Davis family in Ralston, Paisley.
Seeking info on Davis family who owned dairy from 1930s to 1960s, in Ralston. First names: Albert, Graham, Roger, Clifford, Eric, Russell, Helen, Ellen, Raymond, Calvin, May, Anne, Leonard, Doreen, Lynne, Audrey, Florence. Maiden names: Elvis, Gallagher. Street names: Netherdale Dr, Atholl Cr, Drums Ave. Other: Hawkhead Cemetery.
red mail Herdman
Info sought on families descended from my great great grandfather William Herdman (1802 to 1871) married Helen/Elen McKinlay in 1829. Had six children, Robert b 1829, Johnston b 1831, William b 1833, James b 1835, Helen b 1840. Family lived in Paisley, Saltcoats and Glasgow areas. Branches of the family emigrated to Moose Jaw Canada and Lowell, Mass. USA
red mail BARR/REID
Looking for details about the families of James Barr who married Jane Reid in Paisley, Renfrewshire in 1819. When were they born, who were their parents, when did they die? I know they had at least three children one being Jessie Barr born c1837.
red mail Kerr's of Paisley
William Kerr, an Upholsterer Master born 1799 son of James Kerr & Grisel Kennedy: married (1) Mary Kelson Russell (2) Ann Wilson and (3) Margaret Stewart (nee Shaw). Lived Barclay Street, paisley: 84 High Street; 2 Wardrop St. Children of William & Mary were Elisabeth McLennan Kerr; James Russell Kerr; William Kerr (jnr) married Mary Provan 1826; Grace Kerr; Mary Kerr; Daniel Kerr; Jess (Janet) Kerr; Ann Kerr. Children to Margaret Stewart (nee Shaw)and her (1st husband) Alexander Stewart: Margaret Stewart born c 1838 and Jane Stewart born 1841. Children with William Kerr (snr) were Robert Kerr, Allan Kerr (may have married Minnie Robertson). William Kerr (Jnr) and his wife & family left Scotland for Australia in 1857.
red mail Roderick White 1900-before 1906
My great grandfather was married once before he married my great grandmother. He was Thomas Leitch White, born in Ireland in 1874, came to Greenock in 1875. He married Mary Carr in Greenock in 1899, and they had a son Roderick, probably born in Paisley in 1900. They show up in the 1901 census in Paisley. By 1906, we know Tom was back in Greenock - he married my great grandmother Lizzie Brymner there in April. It appears to have been a bigamous marriage (no evidence yet found of divorce or annulment), and he almost immediately left for Canada, with wife to follow later. We know that Mary Carr went back to live with her parents, and when she remarried in 1911, she called herself a spinster, rather than a divorcee. What we don't know is what happened to young Roderick. We have to assume he died prior to 1906. Would anyone have access to death listings from 1901-1906 for Greenock or Paisley. I've tried and it might be that the many ways to spell Roderick is what's giving me grief.
red mail stewart of abbey paisley
looking on info of james stewart married jean cowan/couan in 1808, their children were; james 1809,janet 1810,thomas 1813, jean 1815, margaret 1818, ellen 1824, helen 1824, william 1830 and andrew 1833, on census records they stay at low old bar/barn, would love to hear of any info regarding this family or whereabouts low old bar/barn is in paisley. thanx leona
red mail John and Jean Brennan
Trying to find descendants of John and Jean Brennan, who lived at 23 Crawfurd Drive, Paisley, Glasgow in the 1960s - 80's. John Brennan was born approx 1913. Jean Brennen was born Jane Taylor in 28 Jun 1916 at Swinton, Ballieston, Glasgow. Both died around 1984 in Paisley. John and Jean Brennan may have had children that I would like to contact, as Jean is a newly found Aunt. Any help would be greatly appreciated. regards, JEFF
Cochrane Family
Hi Everyone. I have a William Cochane that was born at Abby,Paisley, Renfrewshire Scotland in 1673. He Married Margaret Patison 28 Apr 1698 at Paisley, Renfrewshire. The thing is I have know info on William Cochrane parents, but anyone out there that is related and has any info or can help, please write I would like to here from you. Thank you. From Annette.
red mail jane buchanan
looking for info on jane buchanan born 1838 in paisley to parents john buchanan and jane macallum. jane married james king born 1836 in carlow ireland and they married in melbourne aust. in 1858. james kings parents john king and mary murphy.
red mail Walmsley, Randolph
Married and left Paisley around 1890 for Rhode Island, USA - 13 children
red mail Looking for address
Can anyone tell me if there is still a shop at: 17 Sandholes Street in Paisley?
red mail James Ferguson
I am looking for a relative James Ferguson who married Georgina Collins and had a daughter Margaret in 1887. He was a Scottish Swimming Champion. Lived in Paisley and worked as the Bath manager at Paisley Swimming Club.
red mail McNabb, Duncan (1790)
I am looking for information on my fourth great grandfather Duncan McNabb, who was born in Paisley in 1790. His first wife was Isabella McCauley and his second was Margaret Gillespie. I believe he emigrated to Canada around 1830, to McNab Township in Ontario, where he died in 1881. I have information on Duncan's children and descendents, and I am looking for any information on his parents and siblings.
The Glen Cinema Disaster
I was wondring if any one on this site had any family members etc involved in the disaster in Paisley 31/12/1929
Niven / Gardner
My Gt Grandfather was an Alexander Niven who was born in Paisley in 1824/5. His parents were Alexander Niven b. 1798 and Christina Gardner b. 1801 and they were also born in Paisley. I have traced 2 other of their children - Merriam 1827, and Elizabeth 1839. I know very little of them except that in 1861 my Gt X 2 grandfather was a joiner. I would love to make contact with anyone who has connections with the family.
Carlin and Thomson of Paisley
Looking for the descendants of George Thomson (b 1867 Paisley) and Catherine Burns (b 1868 Glasgow) - their first two children were George (b 1889 Paisley) and Mary (b 1891 Paisley). Also descendants of Daniel Carlin (b Paisley 1864) and Sarah Ann Burns (b Glasgow 1870). Their first four children were Catherine (b Paisley 1893), Samuel (b Paisley 1895), James (b Paisley 1897) and John (b Paisley 1900).
red mail Stewart families of Paisley
Looking for any information regarding Allan Stewart b. April 1802. Wife's name Marion. Children were John b. 1827, John b. 1828, Robert b. 1830, Margaret b. 1833, Allan b. 1835, Marion b. 1837, Allan b. 1840, Elizabeth b. 1844, Charles b. 1845.
red mail MCGIRR

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