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RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« on: Friday 26 November 04 08:30 GMT (UK) »
Posting a request for information on the RISKS of Stirlingshire and
Dunbartonshire. Also Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire or ANYWHERE!
What started as a general enquiry into my RISK ancestry has now become an ambition to try to connect all these families who lived in these areas.
From copies of family notes I have been given, it seems there were several brothers who first resided in these areas. Having searched several OPR films I have 3 substantial trees of RISK descendants, but as yet am unable to find a connection.
As these are now going back to mid 1600-1700 it is most likely
this link will never be established.
I would really love to hear from anyone with a connection to the RISK family in any way.
Am also more than happy to share information.
TIA,
Coline Murphy,
Brisbane.


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Re: RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 March 05 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Coline,

I'm not connected to the RISK name and I'm not researching it either.

I came across two gravestones in Denny Cemetery, Denny, Stirlingshire recently which have the following inscriptions:

In loving memory of THOMAS YOUNG, Farmer, Snaghead, Bannockburn
Who died 26th August 1910
JANE GENTLES his wife who died 26th July 1915
And their family
JEAN RISK died 10th November 1871
GEORGE died 29th November 1872
ARCHIBALD died 3rd April 1878
WILLIAM died 10th April 1878
ROBERT died 14th April 1914
JANE died 29th January 1933
THOMAS died 5th November 1937
MARGARET died 4th August 1944
JOHN died 13th February 1960                                                                                                       


The next one:

(Right Side of Stone)
CATHERINE ARCHIBALD RISK died 7th May 1881 aged 16 years
JANE KNOX RISK died 2nd April 1882 aged 16 years
JAMES CHARLES RISK died 3rd February 1888 aged 11 months
Interred at Dennyloanhead

(Centre of Stone)
In memory of MARGARET KENNEDY wife of James Risk
Died 28th June 1860 aged 29 years interred at Dennyloanhead
JAMES RISK died 24th May 1898 aged 76 years
JEANIE KNOX wife of James Risk who died at Edinburgh on 1st June 1922 aged 87 years
JAMES RISK youngest son of James Risk died 24th January 1961 aged 86 years
Cremated in Edinburgh

(Left Side of Stone)
MARGARET RISK eldest daughter of James Risk
Who died at Stirling on 21st December 1936 aged 81 years
MARY RISK daughter of James Risk who died at Stirling on 22nd November 1950 aged 91 years

(Bottom of Stone)
The Burial Ground of JAMES RISK of Bankier

I have photographs of both stones too - I can send you them if you're interested.

Anne                                                                           



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Re: RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 June 06 21:40 BST (UK) »
Hi Coline - found some more Risks for you. (This time in Larbert Old Parish Churchyard, Larbert, Stirlingshire)

Inscription is as follows:

Erected by James Risk in memory of his wife Mary Paterson Risk
Who died 21st December 1876 aged 34 years
Also their children
Elizabeth Hall died 25th November 1876 aged 4 1/2 years
Mary died 25th December 1876 aged 18 months
Margaret died 7th April 1877 aged 5 months
Robert Leslie died 31st August 1884 aged 16 months
John died 9th September 1887 aged 10 1/2 months
The above james Risk died 23rd december 1919 aged 74 years
Christina Brown died 20th March 1924 aged 72 years widow of James Risk

I've sent you a PM also.

Anne


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Re: RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 June 06 23:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Coline,

not related to me but I have a James RISK m Elizabeth BROWN 1838 Larbert.

Thier daughter Margaret McKendrick RISK b 1843 married James AITKEN 1866 in Larbert.  I have their marriage certificate and if you would like it, let me know & I will send you a copy.

Dano
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Re: RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 June 06 00:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Dano,

If you're interested, I've got photos of existing stones in Larbert Churchyard. 

Many of them were transcribed in the pre-1855 MI Books but there are also some which were missed or mis-transcribed and obviously lots more post-1855.

Anne




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Re: RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 29 June 06 12:48 BST (UK) »
Hello Anne,
Thank you for your messages and info which I have just received, having just returned from 3 mths in Europe. I did manage a week in Scotland but didn't get to the areas you mention. I would love copies of anything connected with "Risk" you have. Thank you so much for all the work you do. I have just been looking through the Stirlingshire list in an effort to find your message and noted your amazing photos and descriptions of headstones. I sympathise with the prickly heat and, although not a sufferer, I hate the heat - not a good thing for someone living in Brisbane, Australia!
Thank you again and best wishes,
Coline.

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Re: RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 29 June 06 17:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Coline,

There are 5 stones in total for Risks in Larbert Old Parish so I'll PM you after posting this.

Anne

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Re: RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 20 June 07 05:50 BST (UK) »
This is mainly to Coline.

Christian/Christina Cockburn married James Risk in Lanark and they had four children that I know of, among them Alexander Gardner Risk and Margaret Cullen Risk who was born in 1867, in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.
Margaret married William Hamilton in the late 1880s.

If these figure in the family trees you have i'd love to know more about them.

Christina Cockburn is a direct descendant of Gavin Cockburn b c 1803 and I am a direct descendant of his brother David. A distant cousin and I are rying to complete an entire picture.

kind regards
Sue




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Re: RISK Surname - Mainly Stirling, Dunbarton, Renfrew & Lanark.
« Reply #8 on: Friday 22 June 07 08:03 BST (UK) »
Hello Sue,
Great to hear from someone with a Risk interest. All has been quiet for a while.
I don't know of any direct connection but the name Alexander Gardner Risk interests me, as there was a James Risk married Ann Gardner and Gardner is a name which appears quite a lot amongst the Risk descendants. This lot were in Kilmaronock, Dunbarton however 100 yrs later descendants could be anywhere.
I'll give it some more thought and get back to you.
Thanks for the contact.
Regards,
Coline.