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Details of the nine children of James Weir and Ann Menzies including intermarriage with the Paterson family can be found here. Three of the nine children went to America and one, Robert fought in the Civil War.

The Weir family originally came…

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These papers chronicle the story of Richard Park whose connection with Carsphairn was probably relatively shortlived but it is a fascinating story of upward mobility in Victorian times in the Glasgow area.

Richard is in the Woodhead leadmine…


Peter Milroy and his wife and nine children came to the village when he was appointed as policeman in the early1890s. The family played a big part in village life for the next 30 years or so.

Some of the boys were very keen sportsmen as they took…


James McTaggart was born in Carsphairn but probably left as a young man as he married in the parish of Tynron in 1839. From then the family moved to Ayrshire and most of these records relate to the parish of Barr. The Laing family is also included…


Three generations of the McGill family lived in Carsphairn from before 1841 until after 1881 but not a great deal is known about them and we would welcome more information.

Thomas McGill, his wife Mary Douglas and son Archibald are all buried in…


Within our card index containing records of the leadminers there are 17 McDonalds whose lives are linked with the Mitchell, Bone and Hastie families. Again Megan Hastie has kindly allowed us to use her research notes.

Within these the name Sophia…


This information on the McCormick family is primarily a collection of gravestone inscriptions in Carsphairn Kirkyard together with some 1871 census extracts from the Glenkens parishes with correspondence regarding missing links in the family tree.

The descendants of Alexander MacCaul and Margaret Williamson are given here with a focus on Margaret McCall, their granddaughter who married William Lammie. Their descendants are listed.

Birth, marriage and death registrations of Thomas,…


This family who lived at the Mine spread themselves far and wide. Alexander Martin 1808-1871 married Christina Park 1798-1867 a woman ten years older than himself.

Out of their 11 children the first two died in infancy, the first being born when…


Jamieson letters.

1,400 letters are stored in the family office at the farm in Western Victoria. These come mainly from members of the family in Scotland to Robert and William, the two brothers who went to Australia.

These letters have been read…


The papers here are extracted from the Old Parish Registers,
census records from 1841 to 1901and marriage and death
registrations. Details of the descendants of James Hunter and his
wife Isabella McCartney are included.

There was a lot of…


Megan Hastie has done some superb research into her ancestors
who worked at the Woodhead leadmine. Her Hastie family came
there near the beginning of the lead mining operations in 1839 and
they were joined by many of their friends and relatives,…


This rich collection of material about this family comes mainly from Australian sources which is hardly surprising given that eight of the nine children who reached maturity went to either Australia or New Zealand.

Their father who was a carter in…

The Good family were in Carsphairn as far back as 1714.

There are three separate family trees for Thomas Good (1755)
Adam Good (1813) and William Gilchrist and Margaret Good.

There is intermarriage between the Good family, the Hope,


The descendants of William Gilchrist (1789 — 1851) are noted. His
son Robert, whose marriage certificate is included went to
Breconshire in South Wales to work for John McTurk’s family
who owned a large estate there. William’s daughter…


The information on this family starts with Robert Germerie who
married Isobel Wilson in 1758. Some of the information focuses
on Fergus Clement highlighted on the family tree who emigrated
to Australia. The fascinating story of his descendants…

Both these families were related to the Hastie family and it is again
thanks to Megan Hastie for her research.

Their history focuses on the story of families who moved around
for work with the aim of gaining a better life. They came…

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There are two family trees included here. One starts when James
Affleck married Agnes Chapman at Crawfordjohn in 1791 and
follows the line through Agnes Affleck, the daughter of James
Affleck and Janet Murdoch. The second follows other
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