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1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« on: Tuesday 17 November 09 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,
I would be really grateful if someome can please look up the following family
David Chalmers b 1851, Sarah Chalmers b 1850 and their children, Alexander 1872, Elizabeth and Sarah 1873, Annie 1878, Janet 1880, David 1882, Thomas 1886, William 1888 and Mary 1890, all born Kirkmaiden.
Kind regards
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Re: 1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 November 09 11:49 GMT (UK) »
Can't easily see them in 1891 as yet, but this looks like the family in 1901:

David Chalmers 49, harbour master
Sarah Chalmers 49
Thomas Chalmers 14
William Chalmers 12
Mary Chalmers 10
Ronald Clark 43, lodger, Registered Medical Practitioner, b. Port Glasgow

Address: Stair St, Kirkmaiden

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Re: 1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 November 09 11:53 GMT (UK) »
You would need to look at the original for relationship as the Chalmer family are down as children to Alexander (is this Sarah, mother's family?) - entry in 1891:

Alexr Drynan 64, retired farmer b. Old Luce, Wigtownshire
Mary Drynan 65, sister b. Old Luce, Wigtownshire
Mary Galloway 65, sister, b. Old Luce, Wigtownshire
Annie Chalmers 13
Janet Chalmers 11
David Chalmers 8
Thos Chalmers 4
William Chalmers 2
Mary Chalmers 11 Months

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Address: Shore Street, Kirkmaiden
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Re: 1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 November 09 11:55 GMT (UK) »
I see from IGI that mother Sarah is McCrackan so not sure of the connection to the Drynans.

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Re: 1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 November 09 11:58 GMT (UK) »
Mother Sarah is showing as visitor at the David and Janet Hamilton household in 1891:

Sarah Chalmers, 40, visitor b. Kirkmaiden
Address: 14 Bridge St, Stranraer
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Re: 1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 November 09 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Monica,
Thank you so much for this, I don't know of any family connection with the Drynans, but David and Sarah's youngest daughter Mary's middle name was Drynan, I think maybe they were just good friends.
David had a house built "Gladstone Villa" on Stair Street about 1891 so maybe this is why the Chalmers are scattered. I wonder where Alexander "my GrtGrandfather), Elizabeth and Sarah are. It's strange why Sarah would leave Mary who was only a baby and go to Stranraer.
Your help is greatly appreciated, I've always wondered why Mary was Called Drynan.
Kind Regards
Beannie
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Re: 1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 November 09 13:35 GMT (UK) »
Not having much luck with David father, Alexander and Sarah but I think this might be Elizabeth in 1891:

Elizabeth Chalmers, 17, Nurse (Domestic Serv), b. Kirkmaiden at the Whyte household
Address: Westview Cottage Bowling Green Rd, Stranraer

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Re: 1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 17 November 09 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Have you seen this Rootsweb post - quite a recent posting:

I am descended from the Chalmers of Drummore(Kirkmaiden), my G Grandfather was David Chalmers b1852 d1911. He was the Harbour Master in Drummore, his wife was Sarah McCracken b1848 d1928. I am descended from their daughter Elizabeth McCracken Summers nee Chalmers born in Drummore 1874 died in Stretford Lancs 1938. Her brother was William McMillan Chalmers who was married to Harriet and lived at West Didsbury, Manchester. William was killed in the Battle for Loos in 1915. I am looking for any more of the family anywhere in the world

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chalmers/guestbook.html


Added: And this one on the same link:

 Hello I am doing my family tree and I have a David Chalmers who married Sarah McCrackan from Kirkmaiden Drumore on 27 April 1871. Any relatives please let me know Thanks.

And a different thread on David and Sarah www.talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=13946

Lots of family out there Beannie  :)
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Re: 1891/1901 look up Please Chalmers
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 November 09 13:57 GMT (UK) »
There are a number of Ancestry trees for this family. One of them following through Sarah Chalmers. They have her 1891 entry down in Felstead, Essex, England:

Sarah Chalmers, 17, domestic servant b. Kirkmaiden Scotland - working at the Whiteley household
RG12; Piece: 1427; Folio 14; Page 17;

Sarah looks to have married a Walter Ince in Braintree in 1898.
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