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Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« on: Wednesday 04 May 11 19:04 BST (UK) »
Hello,
Please can you help me because I am confused  :-\ I am researching my family of Livingston and Milroy, I cannot understand if they lived in Penninghame or Newton Stewart as both addresses seem to merge.  The address is Queen Street Penninghame or Queen Street Newton Stewart. 

If anyone can help either with the address problem or the families I would be most grateful.
many thanks
Kathy
GREENOCK.  Mitchell, Foley, Ferguson, Sweeney, Beckett, Sheekey, Branchfield, McDermid, Crighton, Canavan
LIVERPOOL. Otty, Holmes, Crighton
CO TYRONE, FERMANAGH, ANTRIM, DERRY.   Mitchell, Elliott,Dowds, Mcguire, McFall
COUNTY CARLOW. Foley, Doyle
DENMARK. Holm
WIGTOWNSHIRE.  Ferguson, Milroy, Dickson, Gunlock, Aitcheson/Hutcheson

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Re: Fergusons at Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 May 11 02:29 BST (UK) »
Kathleen
I noticed you have surname Ferguson. My Fergusons came from Wigtownshire, Penninghame and Newton-Stewart too. I know very little about the addresses but if I'm not mistaken Penninghame is a church parish, Wigtownshire is a county, and Newton-Stewart is a town.
Like my Andrew Ferguson who was a grocer in Newton Stewart lived (and worked) at 27 & 29 Arthur St., Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland. His death is listed Newton-Stewart, Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotland. That's the best I can describe it.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 May 11 02:44 BST (UK) »
Just confirming what burklegs said - this might help:
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/WIG/Penninghame/index.shtml
(includes plenty of useful links and excellent maps)

Queen Street, Newton Stewart is viewable on google maps, so you can take a 'walk' down there.

PS. Welcome to rootschat burklegs.  :)

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 July 12 12:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Kathy,

I have Milroy's from Newton Stewart in my family tree. I have the addresses as Penninghame, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.

William MILROY was a plumber and married Anne McLean MOFFAT - Moffat being my ancestors. Anne was a daughter of Joseph MOFFAT (my GG Grandfather) who was also a plumber.

William Milroy & Anne Milroy (Moffat) had a daughter Catherine Johnstone MILROY -she married a a Willam Mitchell.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 July 12 15:19 BST (UK) »
I have 1800's letters from Newton Stewart and the surrounding crofts but unfortunately they do not mention Moffat or Milroy. I will be glad to look for other surnames.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 July 12 15:31 BST (UK) »
I just noticed that you also have MCLEAN  as a second name so it was probably a family name. I do have letters mentioning variations of that name if you are interested.
Lettter from Oct 1864 says "John McClean and his wife are both well but their family scattered likewise." It was from father in Scotland giving news of friends in Scotland. Sorry it did not give more detail but all of these people mentioned lived around the crofts of Baltersan or Clary just a couple of miles south of Newton Stewart.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 July 12 15:53 BST (UK) »
burklegs,

I don't know where the McLean came from. My family tree is MOFFAT. My GG Grandfather Joseph Moffat had his plumbing business, in Newton Stewart.

My GG Grandparents Joseph Moffat, his wife Catherine Johnstone and family are buried in Penninghame Old Kirkyard as well as some Milroys.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart MILROY
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 July 12 20:51 BST (UK) »
I posted this in another spot but it didn't go into your stream about Milroy. MILROY is mentioned several times in Gordon Fraser's humorous booklet about Wigtown Whithorn and the N-St area.

http://archive.org/stream/wigtownwhithornh00frasrich

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 26 July 12 19:10 BST (UK) »

burklegs,

Thank you very much much, found it most interesting. However, I am not sure if the Milroy mentioned, is connected.

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