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Offline Mars Barr

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BARR Greenock can you help?
« on: Thursday 03 November 05 13:57 GMT (UK) »

Searching for any information about my paternal ghrandfather

JAMES BARR Born 1869 Greenock, son of Neil Barr and Janet Nee Cameron

James had the middle name of Gilmour, but seems to have dropped the use of it.

He married in 1896 to Sarah Boyd, daughter of William Boyd & Catherine Carmichael
as of 1901 I have found three children Neil, Catherine  &  Cameron, were there any more?
In the 1901 census (Scottish) wife Sarah was described as "wife of soldier-reservist" which I have taken to mean that he may have been involved in the Boer War, at present trying to obtain more information on that

James died in 1913. Some years later Sarah remarried to William Southon, she died in 1949, informant on death certificate was her son C.Barr
she was at that time living at Campbell Street, Greenock.

Would love to contact any descendants to share our family history, are there any out there?  Please contact me
Gartland (Canada)  Copeland (Derby & Leicester)  Barr (Greenock-Scotland)
Geoghan(Ireland)  Jarvis (Essex)

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Re: BARR Greenock can you help?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 18 March 11 19:03 GMT (UK) »
How odd.    I have a desendent John Cathcart who married a "Janet Barr"  This is renfrew area.  She died 1853 born abt 1806.  The other name you mentioned of middle name Gilmour, is a desendent of mine Ann Gilmour who had a son James.   I did notice the Gilmours living with one of my Cathcart relatives.  Not sure if there is a link anywhere.  But if you happen to have those names you can contact me .
Elliot, Mullen, Colquhoun, Smith, Moore, Coleman, Marshall, Cathcart, Gilmour, Gibson, Whitehead, McGeachie, Caldwell

Scotland, Fife, Lanarkshire, Paisley, Glasgow,  Ireland,  Armagh, Donegal

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Re: BARR Greenock can you help?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 18 March 11 20:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mars Barr
1881 census
Neil Barr                       42    Engine Fitter  Govan Glasgow
Janet C                         40                           Kilmichael Argyle
Janet                             8                            Greenock
Catherine                      6                            Greenock
Peter                             4                            Greenock
Christina                      11 mnths                 Greenock
Archibald McColl            19   Strapper          Greenock
John                              17   App Baker        Greenock
Archibald and John are children from Janet's first marriage
address 14 Mill street

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Re: BARR Greenock can you help?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 18 March 11 20:51 GMT (UK) »
I'm not sure if MB is still active on the boards - the original post is nearly six years old and MB was last online with Rootschat 2 years ago.
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Re: BARR Greenock can you help?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 29 October 11 13:15 BST (UK) »
Neil Barr & Janet Cameron - Children
Janet Barr married George Aitken, Peter married Flora Beatson, Cameron married Ann Sutherland they had three children Ann 1915, Cameron 1921, John 1927

Sarah Boyd was my Grand Aunt, she lived at 26 Crescent St, her parents lived at 25 Crescent St Greenock
Northern Ireland;Carson,Coulter,McKeown,Boyd
Lochwinnoch;Orr (Of the Kaim)
Lanarkshire;Duncan, Duckett (shoe shops)
Canada;McCorquodale of Vancouver

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Re: BARR Greenock can you help?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 May 12 14:16 BST (UK) »
i have a 2 members of the barr family in my tree with the name gilmore as part of the family name seems parents added wife or grandparents maiden to a child every so often worth taking a look good luck. malcolm ingram husband of diane yvinne barr barnsley south yorks.
the wardrop family from stonehouse  in scotland