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Harkness family Wigtownshire
« on: Wednesday 25 April 07 20:58 BST (UK) »
My ancestors are William and Catherine Harkness (nee Hamilton) from Leswalt. William was born in 1813 and worked at Calhame House, Logan Mains in the parish of Kirkmaiden. His son Robert born 1840 was one of my ggg grandfathers.
I would love to hear from anyone who is related to this family or may have information about them. I have census returns back to 1841.

Best wishes Mercel  ;D
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Connelly - Ireland,
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Re: Harkness family Wigtownshire
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 July 07 17:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Mercel,
I am not related but found this in the MI booklet for Kirkmaiden
(column with draped urn)
Erected by James and Ellen HARKNESS in memory of their beloved sons, William W. HARKNESS died 28th Decr. 1908 aged 30 years, James HARKNESS drowned 16th Jany. 1885 aged 11 years and 4 months, David HARKNESS died Octr. 1883 aged 1 year and 4 months. Also the above Ellen HARKNESS who died 19th Jany. 1922 aged 86 years. Also the above James HARKNESS who died 3rd Feby. 1926 in his 89th year. 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord'.     CLIVE & Sons (Sculptors)

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Re: Harkness family Wigtownshire
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 July 07 18:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for that information Beenie. It is very sad but very useful. Thank you for taking the time to look

Best wishes Mercel
Hepworth - Yorkshire and Durham,
Forster, Thompson, Heatherington- Durham,
Harkness and Devlin- Glasgow,
Bolton and Smiths Sunderland,
Galey, Norfolk and Sunderland.
Cory - Heacham Norfolk
Connelly - Ireland,
Carson - Ireland,
McKay, Glasgow and Ireland,
 Tait,Ireland
Turley, Sunderland and Ireland, Devlin Londonderry Ireland, Higgans, londonderry Ireland, Hamilton, Ireland

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Re: Harkness family Wigtownshire
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 December 17 04:34 GMT (UK) »
Greetings Mercel  ;D
I've just seen your post and am wondering if we're looking for the same Robert Harkness from Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotland. He would have been born between 1835 and 1855. His son John (who preferred to be called "Jack") was born in Scotland in 1872 and married Mary Gertrude Enright Harkness in Illinois, U.S.A. in 1895. (They were my Great Great Grandparents). I'm hoping we can help each other as I've been researching this for quite a while without any luck! Sincerely, Jane

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Re: Harkness family Wigtownshire
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 December 17 10:32 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Janesjoynt.

I am sure Mercel will contact you soon.

There is this John with father Robert living in Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire;

1881 Census
Robert Harkness, 47, Head, Ag Lab
Eliz Harkness, 47, Wife
Andrew Harkness, 21, Son, Ag Lab
David Harkness, 19, Son, Ag Lab
Robert Harkness, 12, Son, Ag Lab
JOHN Harkness, 9, Son, Scholar

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Mercels connection William and Catherine Harkness (Catherine maiden name Hamilton) are too old to be your Johns Parents as they were born c 1811-15 and c 1807-1811.

William/Catherine had a Son Robert 1840 who must have died as on Census after 1841 they name another Son Robert in 1848.

1881 this Robert is married and in Renfrewshire. He has no Son John.

1881 Census
Robt Harkness, 33, Head, Mar, Seaman, born Kirkmaiden, Wightonshire**
Mary Harkness, 26
Mary Ann Harkness, 8
Cathrine Harkness, 6
Agnes Harkness, 4
Robt Harkness, 2
Elizth Harkness, 6 mths

Trish :)

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Re: Harkness family Wigtownshire
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 17:34 GMT (UK) »
Trish1120, Thank you soooo much for your information! I've been stumped for a while on this and appreciate your research and help! I've now got another avenue to venture! Thank you and blessings to you and yours!!!  :)

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Re: Harkness family Wigtownshire
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Your welcome, I'm glad I could help :)
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