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Torrance and Cosh families
My 3g grandmother Mary Torrance was born in Portpatrick, Wigtowwnshire, in 1781, to skipper James Torrance and his wife Margaret Cosh. The couple had 3 other children whose births were registered in Portpatrick: Ann (1758), Jannet (1760) and John (1761). Presumably btween 1761 and 1781, others were born at sea and registered, if at all, on other ports. I'd be interested to contact, and share info with, other people researching the Torrance and Cosh families in this area.
Sproule family
Would love to find out about the origins of my 3g grandfather Andrew Sproule (b. abt 1777, d. 17 Dec 1850 in Stranraer) who was an excise officer in Portpatrick, Wigtownshire (from abt 1811), and also a farmer at nearby North Knockglen. The first Urquhart Census (1832-4) shows that he was born outside Wigtownshire but had lived there for 23 years. Andrew Sproule married Mary Torrance in 1811 and they had 8 children, the youngest of whom was my 2g grandmother, Rachel Torrance Sproule (b. 1824, d. 1888 in Glasgow). Son James (b. 1813) also moved to Glasgow, where he married Elizabeth MacDonald and had 3 children that I know of. The rest of the family seem to have either stayed in Portpatrick or moved to Stranraer. Would be interested to contact, and share info with, anyone researching the Sproule family in this area or in Lanarkshire. And does anyone know how Excise Officers were appointed?
red mail David Armstrong
Armstrongs of Portpatrick. They were fishermen, born in Ireland in 1790s. Brothers David and Robert. David had a son named James, born in Kirkcolm. Any info greatly appreciated, Karla.
red mail Sarah McCarlie(McKerley)
Looking for information on Sarah McCarlie b 1779 Portpatrick and her husband William Ross b 1780 Loudoun, Ayrshire, both antecedants and descendants. Happy to swap information
Samuel was born about 1837 in Stoneykirk, married Elizabeth PORTER from Stoneykirk in Portpatrick in Portpatrick in 1860 and most of their 9 children were born there. My husband's ancestor was their last child, Sarah, born in Clachanpluck in 1880. She married a McChlery from Leswalt. I have some information on the earlier generations of this family - happy to share, but also looking for information on where they died, and what other information there may be on this family.
red mail Campbell, Begg, McKenzie, McKissock, Alexander
1770-1900, all families listed above and related through marriage.. residing in, or born in Portpatrick, Govan, Lanarkshire, Wigtown. Andrew Campbell m Marion Alexander 1848. William Begg m Ann McKenzie 1888. Margaret and Daniel Alexander m 1824. Hoping to find lists of children, siblings, parents etc.
red mail McWILLIAM
Hi, looking for any info re Andrew McWilliam b 1787 Portpatrick married to Agnes Craig b 1791 Ireland died 1874. They had 5 children all born in Portpatrick - John, William, Charles, Forbes Hunter Blair and Elizabeth b 1826, died 1903 Victoria, Oz, married 1860 to William Galbraith. Cheers, Julie
red mail Paterson McGhie
Samuel Paterson who married Margaret McGhie 7/6/1849 at Stoneykirk had the following children:Agnes,Mary,Samuel,Ann,James,Margaret and Hugh.I have the birth dates if you want them. James married Janet Campbell(sister of my g,grandfather)at Kilfillan,Old Luce on 12th Dec.1879.They are on the 1891 census at Inch with a daughter Minnie aged 9yrs. I am currently trying to find where they were by 1901 since they are not recorded on the census for Scotland
red mail Researching in the Portpatrick Leswalt Kirkcolm area
Trying to trace any descendents of Thomas Watson and Mary Ferguson 1812-1874 Samuel Paterson and Margaret McGhie 1826 - 1907 Thomas Gordon and Agnes Paterson 1850 -1919 they all lived in the above area

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