Good news, back issues of bulletins and journals are now available online for our members. To access click on Latest Journal drop down tab.
I am enjoying reading your back issues but I cannot see the Issues 200104 and 200208. the link seems to be broken.
Will you be putting any more back issues on here?
This is my first visit to the site as I have just received my “entry” details, found it reasonably easy to get in.
Now a question. My grandmother Marion Morton was born in Darvel C1867 and Married my Grandfather Peter Craig who was a school teacher in Darvel in the late 1890’s. I have been told many times there are very many Mortons in Darvel and that it is difficult to sort out which are the right lot. Her Father and Grandfather were shoemakers. My Name is Marion Smith and I look forward to any comments. Thanks
Hello cousin Marion
I have just joined this site – and you are the 2nd post on the list!!!
Marion MORTON who married Peter CRAIG are on my database with Marion’s father as Archibald and Helen nee Craig. My data base goes back (on this line) to Hugh MORTON b.c1746.
Marion has siblings:
James MORTON 1870-1891
Archibald MORTON 1875-1882
Nicol MORTON 1879-1941
Catherine MORTON 1887 – ?
I am descended from John MORTON who m. Margaret FINDLAY in 1695 –
John MORTON 1724 and Barbara MILLAR
John MORTON and Christian WILSON
John MORTON and Mary SANDILANDS
James MORTON and Helen GILCHRIST
Thomas MORTON and Janet WOODBURN (came to AUS)
James MORTON and Lucy LEWIS
Thomas William MORTON and Mabel ROACH
Glenys Savage nee MORTON
Adelaide, South Australia
Good Morning from Adelaide!
A big thank you to Ian Wilson for the info on Scottish Directories, I searched and found two Good brothers who are mine. I would advise all to search them as there is a lot of Killie names in those directories. Also need help I am stuck at John Good( M) jean Brown 1792 after sin of antinuptial fornication. (sad) I am trying to find any other info, death dates, Parents, jobs, poor house app’s anything you can help me with would be much appreciated. I know they had William Good 1793. Thank You
Hope to be at the February meeting.
While researching recently, I came across William Hunter’s family living at 4 Dundonald Road, Kilmarnock in the 1911 Census.
3 rooms with more than 1 window. Married for 24 years. 8 children born alive; 7 still living.
Name Rel’n Sex Cond Age Occupation Where born
William Hunter Head M Mar 51 Engine Fitter Railway Co Tarbolton, Ayrshire
Janet Hunter Wife F Mar 50 Galston, Ayrshire
Helen Hunter Daur F S 23 Milliner Own account Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Mary Hunter Daur F S 22 Machinist Boot/Shoe Factory Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
William Hunter Son M S 18 Drapers Labourer Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
James Hunter Son M S 16 Engine Fitter Railway Co Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Jane Hunter Daur F S 15 Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
David Hunter Son F S 9 School Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Janet Hunter Daur F S 5 Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
It occurred to me that some member of EAFHS will know of this Hunter family, maybe have been friends with one of the children of the family or know about their ancestors? if so, I’d like to hear from you.
I have just joined the Ayrshire FHS.
I am researching the following names – CUTHBERTSON, URIE, WILSON, WALLACE, DICK, BOYD.
I live in New Zealand and my great grandparents arrived in New Zealand in 1861 by the ship Robert Henderson. Most of the Scottish family lived in the Kilmarnock area.
Hugh CUTHBERTSON and his wife Marion URIE left a few days after their marriage and had thriteen children, all born in New Zealand. There were nine daughters and four sons.
I am sure that there will be some people who will be related to the family?
Beryl Miller from Oamaru New Zealand
There was Cuthbertson who moved to Greensboro, Vermont, USA, in 1850’s. Urie is a known family here also: a John Urie was hired along with a whole textile factory of Paisley in the 1830’s. So he moved first to Lowell, Massachusetts and then to Vermont. There are dozens of his descendants here still.
My grandfather’s mother here in Vermont was Ann Boyd. Her father Robert Boyd was born Irvine Oct 19, 1791 to Robert Boyd/ Isobel Hamilton. I know nothing else of them. Robert senior’s occupation listed as sailor. My Robert enlisted in Seaforth Highlanders about 1811, served for about 16 years then invalided out and moved to Greensboro, Vermont, USA.
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