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The McClleland family of Mossblown, Ayr Scotland

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The McClleland family of Mossblown, Ayr Scotland
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  A. Schuyler replied 3 years ago.

Hello,

 

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for contacting us. What is it specifically that you want to know about your McClelland family? We also need to know some particulars, such as complete names, dates and places of birth, marriage and death for at least two generations of the family in order to begin to research.

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
The following is all I know about the McClleland family, my grandmother Jesse Stewart McClleland was the oldest of 9 children, her father Andrew McClleland married XXXXX XXXXX at Tarbolton, Ayrshire on November 26, 1897, I think my grandmother Jesse was born December 26, 1900 or 01, she came to Canada as a war bride when she was 19. Her siblings names areXXXXX Charles, Meg, Hector, Christina and Elizabeth. They lived in Mossblown, Ayr. I hope you can help me as I am going there in June of this year and I have no idea where to start looking.
Expert:  A. Schuyler replied 3 years ago.

Hi,

 

Thanks for the additional information. As you know, there isn't much online for Scotland since the 1901 census (and that is only an extraction, not the images). Here is what I have found from the bits that are available.

 

In the 1901 census for the UK, here is the family listing for Registration Number 619, Registration district Tarbolton, civil parish Tarbolton, county Ayrshire, addressXXXXX:

 

Andrew McClelland 28 M

Maggie 24 F

Jessie 3 F

Charles 1 M

 

That puts Jessie's birth at around 1898 rather than 1900/1901. That also fits more in line with biology (i.e. the odds that a couple married in Nov 1897 would not have a first child within 3 years if they weren't infertile).

 

In the 1891 census, Andrew is listed as 19 unmarried working as a "farm servant" in the employ of Hugh and Christina Hunter and their family in Mossbog[sic], Ayrshire. In both 1891 and 1901 censuses Andrew is listed as having been born in Tarbolton.

 

Margaret "Maggie" Stewart is probably the daughter of John and XXXXX XXXXX. She is the only XXXXX XXXXX born about 1877 in Tarbolton. Here is the 1881 census:

 

XXXXX XXXXX 36 M Head, born Dull, Perthshire, occupation: ploughman

Elizabeth 30 F Wife, b Coylton, Ayrshire

James 7 M Son, b Tarbolton, Ayrshire

Elizabeth 5 F Dau b Tarbolton, Ayrshire

Maggie 4 F Dau b Tarbolton, Ayrshire

John 6 months M Son b Monckton, Ayrshire

XXXXX XXXXX 25 M Brother, b Dull, Perthshire, occupation: general labourer

 

 

Be sure to check out the historical and genealogical sites below:

 

http://www.ukgenealogy.co.uk/ayr.htm

 

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

 

Robert Burns was made a freemason in Tarbolton and helped form a debating club (The Bachelor's Club) there. This link has some interesting information and an imbedded link to a street map of Tarbolton.

 

http://www.ayrshireroots.com/Towns/Tarbolton/Tarbolton.htm

 

I really envy your trip. Ayrshire is a beautiful part of Scotland. I haven't done much personal research in that part of the country, but we have vacationed there and at Newton Stewart in Wigtownshire. Mostly we have holidays in the north part of Scotland. I hope you are renting a car to make getting about a lot easier for you.

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi

Thank you for the information, I will accept the answer so you can get paid, but if you can find anything else about my family, please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated. I am so looking forward to this trip. Thanks again.

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