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256 - SMITH - James & Agnes (Laughlin) Smith, James 1820 -1870. Agnes 1824-1899 in Baltimore arrived from Scotland 1845, from Glasgow  & Dundee.  James became a Mason in Knoxville, TN died as elder of 2nd presby and member of city council in Knoxville, TN. Also worked on the Va/Tenn r/r now Southern Railway.  = 3 daughters , Isabella, Catherine & Charlotte, Isabella's son Charles married my grandmother Louise  (Noe) Holland  = 2 sons, George James Smith and Charles Edward Smith
contact Charles Mumman

details - 29 May 2009
255 - SCOTT - I have been searching for some considerable time now for my 2xGreat-Grandfather George Scott, who according to 1881 census says he was born in St Monance, Fife. I have searched the Parish records and 1841 census for that area to no avail. He came to the North East of England and married my 2x Gt-Gm Isabella Reah in Whitburn Co Durham along the coast north of Sunderland in 1847, his father's name given as Robert. In 1851 he is living with his mother Barbary (sic) and his wife and daughter. His occupation is given as Mariner, and later as a Shipwright. My grandmother Youern was George's grand-daughter Barbara, one of 8 children of his only son Robert, my great-grandfather. My father was baptised with name Robert Scott Youern.   Arthur Youern - details - 14 Feb 2007
254 - WAY DICKSON - William Way married Katherine DICKSON at St. Andrews in 1826. He worked as a Tailor and lived in Market Street, St. Andrews. They had 10 children. Two died as infants, 4 emigrated to Australia, 2 remained in Scotland and 2 have vanished. Katherine died in 1878 and William died in 1881.   Alison Gilewski - details - Australia - 6 Feb 2007
253 COURIS - John COURIS and Mary HARLEY had Christian b1809 and Elizabeth b1812 but all these persons then disappear from Fife. Are these names familiar to anyone? Also trying to confirm Mary's parents.   Ross Clarkson   Guelph, Ontario, Canada - details - 20 Jan 2007
252 - MATHEWSON - Mathewson William born 1811 in Kilconqhuar. Brother of James Mathewson of Kilconqhuar. Noted in book of watchmakers that he emigrated to America around 1830. Would like to hear from anyone in USA who may be descended -  Janetta Fairbairn - details - Ayrshire, Scotland - 15 Jan 2007 Ayrshire Scotland
251 - BIRRELL GRIEG FRANKS - Children of Henry Birrell 1785 Culcross & Isabella Bowman 1788 Dunfermline - Ann, Euphemia/Eupheme, Henry, Isabella/Isobel, Margaret, Elizabeth (Betsy), Archibald, Grace, Alexander & James. Margaret 1816 and her husband John Greig c1815 Kirkcaldy & children - Isabella, Agnes, John and Margaret (son Henry Ballarat 1860) plus Margaret's sister Elizabeth 1818 and her husband William Shiels (Shields) 1815 Markinch & children - Isabella, William & Fanny (at sea) arrived Sydney May 1849 "Agenoria" (daughters Elizabeth & Henrietta born Victoria). Margaret & her husband found their way to the Ballarat goldfields and a daughter Agnes (Greig) Franks was a witness to and wrote about the Eureka Stockade. Elizabeth and William Shiels became grocers, storekeepers & hotel-keepers. James Birrell 1826 brother of Margaret and Elizabeth - arrived Melbourne December 1854 "Delgany" with his wife Christina (nee Birrell) Birrell and young Henry. Children of James & Christina born Melbourne - Janet Carter, Isabella Bowman, Margaret Agnes & James Archibald. James Birrell 1803 Abbotshall and father of Christina Birrel is listed 'Victorian Pioneer's Index' as dying at Hotham (North Melbourne) 1881 - stated as being 78. The parents of this James were David Birrell c1778 Abbotshall & Christian Carter c1782 Abbotshall. Sally E Douglas - Australia 15 Oct 2006
250- BELL - Additional Bell names: BELL Robert, b. 1845 Dunfermline d. 1904 Leith m. Eliza Morgan/Ann Taylor - BELL Andrew, b. 1849 Torryburn d. 1914 Dunfermline m. Margaret McDonald - BELL Mary, b. 1856 Dunfermline m. Jim Brimer - BELL Robert, b. 1852 Dunfermline m. Catherine Miller - BELL Agnes, b. 1854 Dunfermline m. William Strang - BELL Alexander, b. 1862 Dunfermline - BELL Christina, b. 1867 Dunfermline m. Magnus Wattes - Kaye -Storer, Queensland, Australia 28 Jul 2006
249 - BLACK - John Black [born about 1781] Dunfermline, Fife married Henrietta Wedderburn [born about 1781 Dunfermline, Fife] on June 11 1813, in Dunfermline, Fife. Children of John and Henrietta: Christian Wedderburn Black 26 April 1814 John Gibb Black 4 June, 1815 Elizabeth born 15 December 1816. John Gibb Black [Born 4 June 1815] married Margaret Mowbray Abt 1840. Children of John and Margaret were all born in Dunfermline, Fife: Janet Inglis Black 21 April 1841. Henrietta Wedderburn Black 7 December 1843. Margaret Mowbray Black 1 April 1845 - [my gg grandmother]. John Black 22 December 1848 . David Black 1851 . Henry Black 13 October 1855.  Margaret Mowbray Black [B 1 april 1845] married James Oseen [b Abt 1827 China d 1868 in Victoria, Australia aged 41] in 1862 in the Presbyterian Manse, in Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia - [Eaglehawk is a "suburb' of Bendigo - which was one site of the gold diggings in Victoria; James was a storekeeper; Margaret was his second wife. - Pam Clay - Georgia, USA & Melbourne, Australia - details - 22 May 2005
248 - DONALDSON - Peter Donaldson,born May 26, 1770 in Aylth, Perth Scotland married Elizabeth Donaldson at Muthill, Perthshire Scotland born abt 1780. I am looking for ancestors of these individuals. Also their son Duncan born 19 May 1798, Perth Scotland who we think was married to a Jean Hepburn Aug. 10, 1821 in Ardoch Chapel Muthill, Perthshire Scotland. She just seemed to vanish off the face of the earth. Duncan came to North America in 1822 or 1827 as a bachelor and married there. My husband is a direct descendent of Duncan's - Carol Donaldson - Canada - details - 24 April 2005
247 - TEMPLE - Robert married (1) "HENDERSON:Margaret (2S - b.1822)" Margaret HENDERSON, daughter of John HENDERSON "HENDERSON:John ( - b.1790)" and Helen WALKER "WALKER:Helen ( - b.1790)" , on 1845 in Dundee. Margaret was born about 1822 in Glasgow. She died 4 Dec 1892 in Port Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. Linda Temple - details - Rosyth Fife, Scotland - 20 July 2005
246 - IRELAND - I am interested in all people with the Ireland Surname from all Parishes in Fife being researched especially those related to Kinglassie, Dysart and Dunfermline based families in 17th, 18th & 19th centuries. - John Ireland - details - United Kingdom - 2 May 2005
245 - PRYDE - I have a very large database of Prydes worldwide, my own family originated in the Ceres area of Fife, and I believe that most Prydes originated around the St.Andrews area, but dispersed in Covenanter times to Lothians, Angus and deeper into Fife. By marriages the Prydes mixed with most of the other Fife surnames at some time, although I haven't followed these up, keeping only to Prydes. I have 'seen' and recorded most of the birth & marriage death certs - 1855 to 1942. If I can be of help please let me know. - Ron Pryde - details United Kingdom - 18 April 2005
244 - RICKIE - Searching ancestry of George Rickie, birthplace and date unknown, buried Logie Parish 1809, Logie Parish Records name him as farmer, Dairsie Mills. Family lore says he died from a shooting accident. His wife Agnes Mackie b.somehere in Fife 1759, d/o Thomas Mackie & Isabel Morris, Kemback, Fife, buried in the Howff, Dundee 1829. The marriage Banns read Fife, married 1783 Mains and Strathmartine Angus 1783. Eldest son David Reekie of London. Second son George and wife Magdalen Coupar to Canada 1847--my 2x gr-grandparents - - Harvey Reekie - details, Ontario - 24 Feb 2005
243- TROTTER - David Kirk Trotter; born 1829 in Lochgelly; son of Walter Trotter and Mary Malcolm or Mary Malcom Kirk; brother was James Leighton Trotter, born 1828 in Lochgelly; David married Janet Drysdale 1851 in Dunfermline; power loom manager [1881 Falkland census]; one known child, Mary Trotter, born 1860 in Dunfermline; possible son David born 1850/51 Dunfermline - Rea Trotter - details - Colorado - USA - 17 Jan 2005

Comments, submissions and suggestions welcome - Hugh Reekie