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Offline shebalee

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mcwilliam family
« on: Tuesday 18 June 13 21:45 BST (UK) »
looking for information on agnes mcwilliam and family ,she was my 5xs great grandmother .
Her parents were John Mcwilliam&Mary Davitts.
There daughter Agnes married married a John Brown from  Petershill,Antrim,Ireland.
I would like to know about the family pleased.
I know that they lived in Kirkcudtbrightshire,and not much else .
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Durham,london,middlesx
Sharp-kent,
HOLLAND, BAGHDAD,ENGLAND
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Brown,Sale
Hicksons ,CHESHIRE
cLAYTON.....

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Re: mcwilliam family
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 June 13 23:07 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome

Have you posted on the Midlothian board in error or is there some connection to that county?

Is this Agnes - born 1803

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYLL-Q6X

She had quite a number of siblings - follow the instructions below for their details

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Re: mcwilliam family
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 11:08 BST (UK) »
Hi shebalee,

As CaroleW suggested,this may get a better response in Kirkcudbrightshire than Midlothian, if it turns out more history in Midlothian, it can be moved again.

Tom
Scotland - Buchanan, Thomson, Pat(t)erson, Stewart, Ritchie, Tracey
Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: mcwilliam family
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 July 13 23:48 BST (UK) »
I believe that this inscription from Girthon Old Kirkyard relates to your Mary Davitts & John MacWilliam. No mention of Agnes
Inscription 146 :
 Elizabeth Davitts wife of James Davitts died 23 October 1776 aged 40. James Davitts, husband of Elizabeth, died in Gatehouse on 8 January 1806 aged 72. Captain John Davitts, 42nd Royal Highland Regiment, and son of James Davitts, died 5 July 1805 aged 34 years. Mary Davitts daughter of James Davitts and wife of John MacWilliam, died in Belfast 8 April 1808 aged 41 years. Mary MacWilliam, daughter of John MacWilliam died 27 May 1817 aged 31 years. Thomas James MacWilliam son of John MacWilliam died 29 January 1809 aged 8 months.

If you use this link there is a photo of the stone (Table stone)

http://www.kirkyards.co.uk

In the book of Pre 1855 MI's for the same inscription,there is a note from the editor which states James Davitts who died 1806 was  "the manager of the Tannery,later bought it & realised a small fortune".
Hope this helps.
Rgds Matt.
Muir,McDill/Dill,Payne,Hepburn,Ireland,Rae all in Kirkcudbrightshire.
Cotter,Liddane,Gibson all in Co Clare,Ireland.

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