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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart MOFATT plumber
« Reply #9 on: Friday 27 July 12 17:14 BST (UK) »
Here is a reference to Moffat the plumber on the new church in 1878.
http://www.stoneyburn.ca/Wigtownshire/News/PG01_18780718_NewUPChurch.php

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 28 July 12 10:03 BST (UK) »
burklegs,

Thank you so much :D. Very interesting and, I will add it to my family tree.

That is my GG Grandfathers business mentioned in the John Harding's (1881-1963) Scrapbook. I live near the Quarry where the red stone (sandstone) would have come from, back then.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 29 July 12 12:36 BST (UK) »

burklegs,

Do you know if the U.P. Church still exists, in Newton Stewart.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 29 July 12 15:58 BST (UK) »
I don't know. I live in Texas. Maybe someone else can tell us.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 29 July 12 20:08 BST (UK) »

I didn't realise that.

Thank you for all your help :).

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 02 August 12 10:49 BST (UK) »

burklegs,

Thought I would let you know I have found the church.

It is now the Newton Stewart Museum, which is housed in the former Newton Stewart, Presbyterian Church.

Thank you once again for your help.

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 08 September 12 16:05 BST (UK) »

Kathy,

This may be of interest,
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ainsty/parishes/penninghame/penninghame2.html

The parish of Penninghame covers a large area, and includes the town of Newton Stewart, the main street of which is Queen Street, and also the village of Penninghame which lies several miles to the north of the town on the road from Newton Stewart to Girvan. Your reference to Queen Street will be that in Newton Stewart. Penninghame village, and Knowe is very small and has no 'main street' as such. It is mainly centred around Penninghame House, which was for a time used as an open prison.

http://www.sacredscotland.org.uk/church/penninghame-st-johns-church-newton-stewart

There is also the church at Challoch which stands in a very isolated spot, between Newton Stewart and Penninghame.

http://www.sacredscotland.org.uk/church/all-saints-church-challoch

Hope this helps re your address issue
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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 23 July 16 09:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Kathy & Burklegs,

My maiden name is Ferguson (Greenock), I've just started researching our family tree and found out we originally came from Wigtownshire, just early days but my Dad's grandfather was John Ferguson Sr born 1842.

Joined Root chats today and looking forward to finding out more and connecting with others.

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Jan
Ferguson, McGugan, Fitzpatrick, Robb, Harper, Currin/Currie
McDiarmid, Kane, Wilkie, Roach

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Re: Penninghame/Newton Stewart
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 26 July 16 23:49 BST (UK) »
Do you have any other info on John Ferguson b Wigtownshire? Parents? Maybe you can find them in the 1851 census of Wigtownshire. cm