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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 17 August 21 12:28 BST (UK) »
It is getting more complicating  :(

I now have three William Lawson families.  Spouses Marion Macrae, Mary Spence and Jane Lawson - Within timescale. All name pattern throughout 🧐🥴

Fear not! Neale1961's last post gave the family of William Lawson and Marion McCrae. It includes sons William (born 1808) and Adam (born 1815). Their ages match those given in the register of seamen's tickets, so this is your Adam, his parents and brothers and sisters.

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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 17 August 21 15:08 BST (UK) »
Even though William is buried on the Isle of Man, his death is registered in 1857 as a marine registration on Scotlands People. It confirms his mother as McCrae.
So don’t let other names confuse you.
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland & New York)

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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 17 August 21 15:24 BST (UK) »
Great finds, Neale  ;)

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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 17 August 21 15:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks all for all the above information to found so far. I just found Marion Macrae birth in 1783 to an Allan Macrae=Agnes Lawson!!  Another little part of the puzzle 😆


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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 17 August 21 16:09 BST (UK) »
Even though William is buried on the Isle of Man, his death is registered in 1857 as a marine registration on Scotlands People. It confirms his mother as McCrae.
So don’t let other names confuse you.


Printed two certs.  One for marine register, one for statutory

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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #23 on: Friday 20 August 21 10:36 BST (UK) »
Hi again!

So much progress on the families and forever greatful for the info from everyone  :)

Another wee query!

Adam/Margaret’s son William b3 Jan 1850 at Newton-on-Ayr.  I have him on the 1871 census living in Govan with his sister/husband, ages 20 and listed as a “seaman” and I’ve never found anything further.  Any help?

Thanks in anticipation 😁


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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #24 on: Friday 20 August 21 10:55 BST (UK) »

Adam/Margaret’s son William b3 Jan 1859 at Newton-on-Ayr.  I have him on the 1871 census living in Govan with his sister/husband, ages 20 and listed as a “seaman” and I’ve never found anything further.  Any help?

William lawson born 1849? Or 1859?
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland & New York)

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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #25 on: Friday 20 August 21 11:39 BST (UK) »

Adam/Margaret’s son William b3 Jan 1859 at Newton-on-Ayr.  I have him on the 1871 census living in Govan with his sister/husband, ages 20 and listed as a “seaman” and I’ve never found anything further.  Any help?

William lawson born 1849? Or 1859?



Sorry, should have been 1850!

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Re: Adam Lawson Ayr /Gibraltar
« Reply #26 on: Friday 20 August 21 14:39 BST (UK) »
In 1851 William is a pilot (ship’s pilot?)

He may have guided vessels in & out of Ayr harbour. Went out in a small boat to a larger vessel.
Newton on Ayr is on the north side of the River Ayr and Ayr harbour.
Coal from the Ayrshire coalfields was transported to Ireland from Ayr port. 1839 railway at Ayr harbour.  https://www.ayrshirescotland.com/ayr-history.html
Added. 2 modern photos of harbour on here. Clicking on large image of either on Flicker and then going on to view more pics of the harbour on Flicker shows one which has foundations of the old railway line bridge. 

A modern description of the approach to the harbour on visitMyHarbour.com. "... the harbour is best avoided in strong onshore winds  ... Approach is best made from a long way off   ...  Various shallow patches and rocky outcrops ... " History is lower down the page.
https://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbours/west-scotland-northern-ireland/ayr/expanded.asp
Ayr Harbour Memories is a Facebook group.

There was a busy coastal trade for goods and passengers from western ports, up & down the River Clyde, to Scottish islands, along the coast of Britain and across to Ireland and Isle of Man. A steamer carried passengers from Ardrossan in the north of Ayrshire to Liverpool (later destination was Fleetwood in Lancashire). Local newspapers in port towns carried shipping news - names of vessels leaving & arriving, destinations, cargoes, storms disrupting shipping, shipwrecks.   
 
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