Saturday, November 18, 2017

Robert YOUNG, Father and Son, of Ayrshire, Railwaymen.

My grandmother, Janet Howatson YOUNG, emigrated to South Australia in 1912, where she married my grandfather, Peter GORRIE, of Edinburgh, M.D.

[Last known photograph of Janet Howatson GORRIE (left), taken in the weeks leading up to her death in 1936. 
She is with her sister Mrs Janey MACKIE.]
Janet died well before I was born, so I have no knowledge of her other than what I have learned of her from my late mother, and from more recent research that I have conducted into her life.

But I have a great deal of admiration for the way she dealt with the difficulties that life presented her - from her mother's death when Janet was just 5 years of age, the consequent dose of the "wicked step-mother" syndrome, and with a degree of alienation from her father that went with that (she had to put her age up to circumvent him from stopping her from entering the nursing profession, and he disapproved of her going to Australia) - to the rigours of bearing her first child in a relatively "remote" outback location thousands of miles away from her remaining close female relations (including her sister Janey MACKIE in India, and her maternal grandmother Janet Burns Howatson THOMSON then living in Essex ) - to the final indignity of having to see her marriage end in a welter of whisky and wallopings, and packing her pickled and estranged Peter off, back to Scotland, not once, but twice, the second time just months before she died, aged 53, and understandably well nigh exhausted.

I had originally intended this article to be my tribute to her, and dedicated to her memory.
But, as the amount of information is getting a bit unwieldy, I have now decided to publish her story on her own, at this link:

But Janet's origins were in Ayrshire in Scotland, where her father and grandfather both made careers as Railwaymen.

This article will now concentrate on those origins.

And we start at the beginning in Kilwinning, in the YOUNG residence in the Byres, when the newly a-building Railways virtually went past their front door, but with a journey even further back in time.
Her direct ancestors are highlighted in bold type.


Thomas YOUNG was an Agricultural Labourer, residing at Blacklands, in Kilwinning Parish, when he had children born there and baptised in the Kilwinning Parish Kirk, between 1784 and 1788; by 1791, he was living in the Byres, in Kilwinning Town. See [A] below.
His parentage is not yet established, but there are two candidates in Kilwinning Parish records, although naming traditions suggest that neither of them are certainties for our Thomas:
i. Thomas YOUNG, baptised at Kilwinning, 11 June 1751, son of Alexander YOUNG and Ann CUNNINGHAM.
ii. Thomas YOUNG, born in Nethermains, and baptised at Kilwinning on 15 September 1756, son of George YOUNG and Mary YOUNG.


[A] Thomas YOUNG and Margaret CUNNINGHAM, both of Kilwinning, gave in their names for marriage on Friday 24 January, 1783, and were duly proclaimed in the Kirk, and married there on 14 February following. Margaret was born at Lower Fergusshill, in Kilwinning Parish, on 22 January 1755, a daughter of Robert CUNNINGHAM and Janet FERGUSSON.

No details have yet been found of the deaths of either Thomas or Margaret.

They had issue:

1. Robert YOUNG, born at Blacklands, 13 January 1784. See [B] below.

2. Thomas YOUNG, born at Blacklands, 9 December 1785, and baptised at Kilwinning Kirk, 11 December; evidently died young.

3. Mary YOUNG, born at Blacklands, 13 May 1788 (her mother recorded, evidently in error, as Agnes CUNNINGHAM); perhaps the Mary INNES, aged 60, living with Robert and Thomas YOUNG in the 1841 Census?

4. Janet YOUNG, born at the Byres, 20 January or June 1791, and baptised at Kilwinning Kirk, 3 July; she died at Bridgend, Kilwinning, 26 November 1868, aged 77 (parents named); she was married at Kilwinning, 7 November 1812, to James SERVICE, Blacksmith, of Bridgend; they were at Bridgend, 1841 census, with three children; ditto, 1851, with a son; ditto, 1861, with a grand-daughter; they had issue:
     a. William SERVICE, born at Kilwinning, 10 April 1814; of Carsehill, Kilwinning pasrish, 1851 Census, aged 36, Blacksmith, with his wife and five children; he was probably married at Kilmaurs, 24 May 1839, to Mary MILLER; with issue:
          i. Charles SERVICE, born at Kilwinning, 1844.
          ii. Janet SERVICE, born at Kilwinning, 1846.
          iii. James SERVICE, born at Kilwinning, 1850.
          iv. Margaret SERVICE, born at Kilwinning, 1855.
          v. William SERVICE, born at Kilwinning, 1858.
     b. Margaret SERVICE, baptised at Kilwinning, 15 October 1816.
     c. James SERVICE, baptised at Kilwinning, 16 August 1818.
     d. Margaret SERVICE, born at Kilwinning, 6 August 1820; with her parents, 1841; she died at High manor, Kilwinning, 19 March 1896, aged 77 (parents named), the death informed by her son-in-law Robert BRYSON; she was married at Kilwinning, 3 February 1843, to James HUNTER; they had issue:
          i. a daughter; married Robert BRYSON.
     e. James SERVICE, baptised at Kilwinning, 24 November 1822.
     f. Janet SERVICE, baptised at Kilwinning, 4 September 1825.
     g. Agnes SERVICE, baptised at Kilwinning, 17 December 1826; with her parents, 1841; at Carsehill, Kilwinning, 1861 Census, aged 34, Widow, Shirt and cap maker (Pauper), with four children; she was married at Kilwinning, 22 April 1845, to James WILSON; with issue:
          i. Janet WILSON, born in 1846.
          ii. John WILSON, born in 1847.
          iii. Margaret WILSON, born in 1850.
          iv. James WILSON, born in 1852.
          v. Sarah WILSON, born in 1854.
          vi. James WILSON, born in 1858-59.
     h. Janet (?) SERVICE, baptised at Kilwinning, 25 April 1830.
     j. Thomas SERVICE, baptised at Kilwinning, 20 May 1832; with his parents, 1841; with his parents, 1851, Blacksmith; ditto, with his mother, 1861.

5. Thomas YOUNG, born at the Byres, 29 November 1793, and baptised at Kilwinning Kirk, 1 December; aged 45+, a Cotton Hand Loom Weaver, residing with his brother Robert in the 1841 Census; aged 55, Silk Weaver, with his brother Robert in the 1851 Census; at Townhead, Kilwinning, 1861 Census, aged 67, Silk Weaver; ditto, 1871, aged 78, Cotton Weaver; at Townhead Road, Kilwinning, 1881 Census, aged 87, formerly Silk weaver; he died at Town Head, Kilwinning, 22 September 1884, Weaver, aged 90 (parents named), the death informed by his grand-nephew, Robert YOUNG, of Winton Place, Beith; unmarried.


William RAMSAY; he was proclaimed, at West Kilbride, Ayrshire, 6 May 1715, for marriage to Janet ANDERSON, both of the parish; they had issue;
1. Robert RAMSAY, "procreat betwixt" the above, was "... born 11 April 1716, and bapt. by Mr John ADAM, at West Kilbride, 15 Apr." [Parish register]; he was at Woodside, West Kilbride, 1738; he was in third Part, West Kilbride, 1741; he was married at West Kilbride, by the Rev Mr John ADAM, 22 June 1738, to Jean STEVENSTON; they had issue:
     a. Janet RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 2 September 1739.
     b. Hugh RAMSAY, born 8 November 1741, and baptised at West Kilbride, 11 November; a twin. See below.
     c. William RAMSAY, born 8 November 1741, and baptised at West Kilbride, 11 November; the other twin.
     d. Margaret RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 28 September 1743
     e. Jean RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 2 August 1747.
     f. Duncan RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 17 September 1749.
     g. Mary RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 2 August1752.
     h. Adam RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 11 October 1758.
     j. Alexander RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride,26 October 1765.
2. Mary RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 19 December 1725.

Hugh RAMSAY, born 1741; he was in Kirkton, West Kilbride, 1769, 1775; Cotton Weaver in Kilwinning; he gave his name for proclamation at West Kilbride, 26 Febraury 1767, for marriage to Elizabeth KING; they had issue:
1. Margaret RAMSAY, born at Kirktonhead, 6 January 1769, and baptised at West Kilbride, 11 January.
2. William RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 24 December 1771.
3. Jean RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, 10 August 1775.
4. Elizabeth RAMSAY, born at Kilwinning, about 1785; married Robert YOUNG. See [B] below.
5. John RAMSAY, baptised at West Kilbride, about 1779.



[B] Robert YOUNG was enumerated in the 1841 Census at the Byres, Kilwinning, as a Hand Loom Weaver, aged, with his wife Elizabeth, his brother Thomas, his three unmarried daughters, and Mary INNES, aged 60(+), Independant, and born in the county, perhaps a relation. Robert was still there in 1851, with his wife Elizabeth, aged 66, a Dressmaker, his brother Thomas, and his two unmarried daughters.

Robert YOUNG, Cotton Weaver, died at Byres Street, Kilwinning, on 23 February 1857, aged 73 (of disease of the Bladder, 19 months), the death informed by his daughter Elizabeth (both his parents named in the Register); he was buried in the Kilwinning Kirkyard.

Robert YOUNG and Elizabeth RAMSAY, both of the parish of Kilwinning, "... gave in their names in order to be proclaimed for marriage, upon 21st May 1808, and thence married" [Kilwinning Register; images on the web-site]

His widow Elizabeth YOUNG died at Byres Street on 3 October 1860, aged 75 (of Bronchitis), informed by her son Thomas YOUNG of Greenock Road, Port Glasgow (who identified her parents as Hugh RAMSAY, Cotton Weaver, and Elizabeth KING, both deceased); she was buried with Robert in Kilwinning Kirkyard.

Robert and Elizabeth had issue:

1. Thomas YOUNG, born 4 May 1809, and baptised at Kilwinning Kirk, 21 May; he was at East Greenock, 1851 Census, a Clerk in a Sail Cloth and Cordage Manufactory, with his wife and three children; he was residing at Greenock Road, Port Glasgow, October 1860, when he informed his mother's death; he was at Hawthorn Cottage, Port Glasgow Road, East Greenock, 1861 Census, aged 51, Clerk in a Cordage Manufactory, with two children; in 1863 he informed the deaths of his two sisters - Janet (in June) and Elizabeth (in December); Thomas was at Clydeside, Greenock, 1871 Census, aged 61, Commercial Clerk, with two children; he was in Port Glasgow, May 1878, when his nephew, Robert YOUNG Junior, visited him after his journey to Paris.
Thomas died at Clydeview, Port Glasgow, Greenock, 27 January 1881, aged 71 (parents named), the death informed by his son Robert.
Thomas was married at Port Glasgow, 2 April 1841, to Mary SERVICE (born in Kilwinning, a daughter of George SERVICE, Farmer, by his wife Margaret CRAWFORD); Mary died at Clydesdale Place, Port Glasgow, 3 July 1866, aged 56.
Thomas and Mary had issue:
     a. Robert YOUNG, baptized at Port Glasgow, 3 April 1842; aged 9, Scholar, with his parents, 1851; aged 16, Clerk in a Jute Factory, with his father, 1861; at 8 Ardgour Street, Greenock, 1871 Census, aged 29, Clerk at a Rope and Sail Makers, with wife and two children; he was residing near Peckham Rye Station, London, in May 1878, when hid uncle and cousin (the two Robert YOUNGs) visited him in transit to Paris; he was at 35 Carden Road, Camberwell, Surrey, 1881 Census, aged 39, Sailcloth Merchant, with his wife and six children; he was at Elm Villas, Kirkley, Suffolk, London Agent for a Rope and Sail Cloth Factory, with two of his daughters (and a daughter of his SOMERVILLE Camberwell neighbour); he was back at 35 Carden Street, Peckham Rye, Camberwell, 1901 Census, aged 59, Linen Merchant, with his wife and five children; he was married at the Glen, Clydeside, Port Glasgow, 25 February 1868, to Flora DAVIE, aged 27 (daughter of Robert DAVIE, Coal Merchant, by his wife Margaret GALBRAITH); she was at 35 Carden Street, Camberwell, 1891 Census, aged 50, with five of her children; she probably died at Billericay, Essex, June quarter 1906, aged 46; they had issue:
          i. Margaret Galbraith YOUNG, born at Greenock, 1868; unmarried in 1901.
          ii. Thomas Thomson YOUNG, born at Greenock, 1870.
          iii. Mary Service YOUNG, born at Camberwell, Surrey, 1873.
          iv. Robert Davie YOUNG, born at Camberwell, 1876.
          v. Annie Catherine YOUNG, born at Camberwell, 1877.
          vi. Alister Cameron YOUNG, born at Camberwell, 1879.
          vii. Florence Georgina YOUNG, born at Camberwell, 1882.
     b. Margaret YOUNG, born at Port Glasgow, 14 May 1848; aged 17, with her parents, 1861; aged 26, with her father, 1871; aged 37, unmarried, with her brother Robert in Camberwell, 1881 Census; she died at Springhill, Barra Brae, Port Glasgow, 26 October 1884, aged 40 (parents named), in childbirth, the death informed by John BARCLAY, the husband; she was married at Camberwell, Surrey, June quarter 1881, to the said John BARCLAY.
     c. George Service YOUNG, born at Port Glasgow, 14 May 1848; aged 12, Scholar, with his parents, 1861; aged 22, Commercial Clerk, with his father, 1871 Census; he was residing near his brother Robert in Peckham Rye, May 1878, when the two Robert YOUNGs visited on their way to Paris; he was at Muschamp Street, Camberwell, Surrey, 1891 Census, aged 40, Estate Book Keeper, with his wife, two children, and his mother-in-law; at 30 Tresco Road, Camberwell, 1901 Census, aged 52, Commercial Clerk, with his wife and two daughters; he was married at 8 South Wellington Street, Glasgow, 23 June 1875, to Mary Jane GRAY (daughter of Thomas GRAY, Timber Merchant, by his wife Mary CAMERON); she was at 20 Scylla Road, Camberwell, 1881 Census, aged 27, Married, with her mother Mary (67) and two daughters; they had issue:
          i. Mary Cameron S. YOUNG, born at Camberwell, September quarter 1877; a Shorthand Typiste in 1901.
          ii. Marguerite Lilian S. YOUNG, born at Camberwell, June quarter 1879; a Milliner in 1901.

2. Elizabeth YOUNG, born at Kilwinning, about 1811; aged 30 (+), Sewer, with her parents, 1841; aged 39, Sewing Muslin, with her parents, 1851; she witnessed her sister Helen's marriage in 1855; she was still residing at Byres Street in 1857 when she informed her father's death; she was aged 49, Hand Sewer, 1861 Census, residing with her married sister Janet and the brother-in-law; she died at Byres, Kilwinning, 14 December 1863, aged 52, Muslin Sewer (parents named), the death informed by her brother Thomas YOUNG, of Port Glasgow; unmarried.

3. Margaret YOUNG, born at Kilwinning, about 1812; she died on 20 May 1886, aged 73 (parents named); she was very young when she married at Kilwinning, 29 December 1837, to James PATON, of Kilwinning, Farmer; he was at Whitehurst, Kilwinning, 1851 Census, aged 36, Farmer of 20 acres, with his wife and their three children; at Whithurst, ditto, 1871, aged 60, with his wife and a son; he was at Byres Road, Kilwinning, 1881 Census, with his wife; he died at Ashgrove, Kilwinning, 2 August 1886; they had issue:
     a. William PATON, born at Kilwinning, 31 December 1838.
     b. Samuel PATON, baptized at Kilwinning, 10 November 1841; he was at Bridge Street, Kilbirnie, 1881 Census, a Thread Bleacher, with his wife and four children; he informed his mother's death in 1886, then residing in Kilbirnie; he was at Bank Street, Kilbirnie, 1891 Census, a Linen Thread Bleacher, with his wife and five children; he was married at Kilbirnie, 4 June 1866, to Margaret ORR; with issue:
          i. Elizabeth Kirkwood PATON, born at Kilbirnie, 27 February 1867.
          ii. Margaret Young PATON, born at Kilbirnie, 23 April 1868.
          iii. Samuel PATON, born at Kilbirnie, 1 November 1870.
          iv. Mary Orr PATON, born at Kilbirnie, 31 May 1874; she married Robert FAULDS.
          v. Jane PATON, born at Kilbirnie, about 1876.
     c. Jean Knox PATON, baptized at Kilwinning, 20 June 1845; she died at Ashgrove, Kilwinning, 8 December 1886; she married William FERGUSON, Master Blacksmith; they had issue:
          i. Matthew FERGUSON, born at Galston, Ayrshire, about 1877; aged 3, with his parents, 1881.
          ii. James FERGUSON, born at Galston, about 1879; aged 2, with his parents, 1881.
     d. Elizabeth PATON, baptized at Kilwinning, 30 July 1849; with her parents in 1851 and 1861.
     e. Robert PATON, baptized at Kilwinning, 25 June 1852.
     f. Alexander PATON, born Kilwinning, about 1856; with his parents, 1861.

4. Janet YOUNG, born in Kilwinning, about 1816; she was at Byres, Kilwinning, 1841 Census, aged 25+, with her husband and daughter; she died at Glenbridge Street, Port Glasgow, 9 June 1863, aged 48 (parents named), the death informed by her brother, Thomas YOUNG; she was married at Kilwinning, 1 June 1837, to William DUNLOP; he was at Byres Street, Kilwinning, 1841, Agricultural Labourer, 1851 Census, with his wife and daughter; he was at the same address, 1851 Census, a Rail Plate Layer, with his wife and son; he was at Burns, Port Glasgow Road, 1861 Census, Carter for a Sail Cloth Factory, with his wife and a sister-in-law; they had issue:
     a. Elizabeth DUNLOP, baptized at Kilwinning, 28 October 1838; aged 2, with her parents, 1841.
     b. James DUNLOP, baptized at Kilwinning, 5 August 1841; with his parents, 1851.

5. Jean YOUNG, born at Kilwinning, about 1820; as Jane, aged 20+, with her parents, 1841; aged 31,  Sewing Muslin, with her parents, 1851; she was at Gillespie Lane, Port Glasgow, 1861 Census, with her husband, his three sons, and their two daughters; she was at 4 William Street, Port Glasgow, 1871 Census, with her husband, his son, and their two daughters; she was the Aunt INGLIS who was visited in 1878 by her nephew Robert YOUNG Junior after he returned from his trip to Paris; she was at Belhaven Street, Port Glasgow, 1881 Census, aged 64, House Factor, with her daughter; ditto, 1891, aged 70, Private Means, with her grand-daughter; ditto, 1901, age 81, Own Means, with another grand-daughter; she was proclaimed for marriage at Port Glasgow, 3 September 1852, to Andrew INGLIS, Joiner (born at Inverkeithing, Fife, son of James INGLIS, Toll Keeper, by his wife Catherine PATON), a widower with three sons by his first wife (Andrew, John and Maxwell, all born in Port Glasgow, 1839-1848); Andrew Senior died at William Street, Port Glasgow, 7 May 1877, aged 64, Foreman Joiner; by Jean, he had further issue:
     a. Elizabeth INGLIS, born at Port Glasgow about 1854; she informed her mother's death in 1904; she was married in Port Glasgow, 1875, to William McDONALD; they had issue:
          i. Jeannie McDONALD, born at Port Glasgow, about 1876; with her grand-mother, 1891.
          ii. Thomas McDONALD, born at Port Glasgow, about 1878.
          iii. Elizabeth McDONALD, born at Port Glasgow, about 1884.
          iv. Margaret McDONALD, born at Port Glasgow, about  1886; with her grand-mother, 1891.
     c. Catherine INGLIS, born at Port Glasgow, about 1855; with her parents, 1861.
     d. Jean INGLIS, born at Port Glasgow, about 1860; with her mother, 1881.

6. Robert YOUNG, born at Kilwinning, about 1823. See [D] below.

?. Mary YOUNG, born at Kilwinning, about 1826; aged 25, Shop Keeper for John KNOX at Bridgend, Kilwinning, 1851 Census, unmarried and born in Kilwinning (but perhaps instead a daughter of Archibald and Mary YOUNG of Doura Mains, Kilwinning); aged 34, same address, 1861 Census, Shopwoman; at Howgate, Kilwinning, 1871 Census, aged 44, Grocer.

8. Agnes YOUNG, born at Kilwinning, about 1829; aged 12, with her parents, 1841; not at home in 1851 - but probably at Bridgend, Kilwinning, aged 22, House Servant to John KNOX, Merchant, Grocer, Spirits and Provision Dealer (and his wife and infant child), along with Mary YOUNG (see above); she died at 8 Muirhead Place, St James's Street, Govan, Lanarkshire, 4 July 1866 (parents named); she was married at Kilwinning, 10 January 1854, to Hugh SMITH, Railway Pointsman; he was at Goolston Hall Farmhouse, Govan, 1861 Census, with three children; he was at New Street, Stevenston, 1871 Census, Agricultural Labourer, with four children; they had issue:
     a. James SMITH, born at Govan, 30 May 1855.
     b. Robert SMITH, born a Govan, 1857.
     c. Thomas SMITH, born at Govan, 1859.
     d. Ann SMITH, born at Govan, 1862.
     e. Elizabeth SMITH, born at Govan, 1864.

9. Helen YOUNG, born at Kilwinning, about 1831; aged 10, with her parents, 1841; possibly at Ardoch Farm, Kilwinning, 1851 Census, aged 20, House servant to William MUIR and his wife; she died at Fergushill Farm, Kilwinning, 18 July 1877, aged 46 (parents named); she was aged 24 when she was married at Kilwinning, on 24 December 1855, to John BICKETT (born Kilwinning, 24 September 1820, son of James BICKETT and Margaret MILLER), witnessed by her sisters Elizabeth and Janet YOUNG; he was at Fergushill Farm, 1881 Census, with six children; they had issue:
     a. Margaret Miller BICKETT, born 28 September 1856; with her father, 1881.
     b. James BICKETT, born 22 April 1858.
     c. Robert BICKETT, born 2 April 1860; with his father, 1881.
     d. John BICKETT, born 30 July 1862.
     e. James BICKETT, born 2 November 1864; with his father, 1881.
     f. David BICKETT, born 19 November 1866; with his father, 1881.
     g. Thomas BICKETT, born 16 February 1869; with his father, 1881.
     h. William Glasford Walker BICKETT, born 25 December 1871; with his father, 1881.

Hugh PATON was a Workman and Indweller in Peatland in 1776-1788, in Oldrome in 1791, and in Fourthacres in 1793-1796, all in Dundonald Parish, Ayrshire; he was recorded as a General labourer on his son Robert's death registration; Hugh was married in about 1775 to Margaret FERGUSSON; and they had issue:
1. Janet PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 4 February 1776.
2. Hugh PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 3 May 1778; died young.
3. Mary PATON, borna t Peatland and baptised at Dundonald, 6 February 1780
4. Jean PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 10 January 1782.
5. Hugh PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 21 December 1783; at Dangar Street, maybole, ayrshire, 1841 Census, Agricultural Labourer, aged 55+, Widow; he died at Brechloch, Maybole, 9 November 1857, Farm Servant, Widower, aged 75 (parents named), informed by his son John; he probably married Agnes LYMBURNER, with issue:
     a. John PATON, born at Kilmarnock, 20 December 1802; he informed his father's death, 1857.
5. Cathrine PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 25 December 1785.
6. John PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 7 October 1787.
7. Robert PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 14 December 1789; died young.
8. Robert PATON, born at Oldrome, and baptised at Doundonald on 5 August 1791. See [C] below.
9. Margaret PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 7 July 1793.
10. Agnes PATON, baptised at Dundonald, 14 February 1796.


John ALLAN was Tenant and Farmer in Harpercroft, Dundonald Parish, 1791-1807; he moved to Craigie Parish about 1810; he died before 1841; he was married at Craigie by Kilmarnock, 11 April 1790, to Jean TEMPLETON; she was at Craigie Village, 1841 Census, aged 70+, Widow, with her daughter Mary; they had issue:

1. Janet ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 31 July 1791; she went to the U.S. in 1872; she was married at Craigie, 2 June 1810, to George PORTER (born in Galston, Ayrshire, 1778); he died in Ayrshire, 1872; they had issue:
     a. John PORTER, born in Kilmarnock, 1811; he married Ann SMITH.
     b. James PORTER, born in Kilmarnock, 1813; h married Elizabeth LINDSAY.
     c. Thomas PORTER, born in Kilmarnock, 1815; he married Margaret MILLER.
     d. David PORTER, born in Kilmarnock, 1817; died young.
     e. Mary PORTER, born in Kirkoswald, 1819; she married Archibald SMITH
     f. Jean PORTER, born in Kirkoswald,  1822; was married at Straiton, Ayrshire, in 1853, to Robert INGLIS; they went to the U.S. and lived in Ohio; with issue.
     g. Margaret PORTER, born in Loudon, Ayrshire, 20 July 1824. 
     h. David PORTER, born in Galston, Ayrshire, 9 August 1826; he married Elizabeth MEIKLE.
     j. George PORTER, born in Galston, 21 December 1828.
     k. William PORTER, born in Loudon, 14 June 1830; he married Susan JACK.
     l. Robert PORTER, born in Loudon, 19 December 1834; he married Mary WYLLIE.

2. David ALLAN, born at Harpercroft, and baptised at Dundonald, 11 November 1792; he was at Burnside Farm, Craigie, 1851 Census, aged 58, Farmer of 58 acres, with wife and four children; he died there, 22 February 1855 (parents named); he was married at Craigie, 26 January 1817, to Agnes HUMPHREY; they had issue:
     a. Agnes ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 31 August 1817.
     b. Jean ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 5 July 1819.
     c. John ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 13 May 1821.
     d. David ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 25 May 1823.
     e. Agnes ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 19 March 1826.
     f. Janet ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 4 May 1828, a twin; she married James BOWDEN.
     g. Mary ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 4 may 1828, the other twin.
     h. William ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 18 January 1832; he married Anne SMITH.
     j. Robert ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 2 October 1835; he was married at Largs, 14 November 1859, to Ann CRAWFORD; with issue, including a son David who emigrated to Queensland.

3. Margaret ALLAN, born at Harpercroft, and baptised at Dundonald, 1 June 1794; she married Robert PATON. See [C] below.

4. Robert ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 14 February 1796.

5. Jean ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 17 December 1797.

6. Mary ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 13 October 1799; with her widowed mother, 1841.

7. John ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 16 July 1801; died young.
8. Archibald ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 1 August 1803.

9. James ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 24 June 1805; at Hurst, Craigie parish, 1841 and 181; he died there 17 June 1873, informed by his son John; he was married at Caigie, 12 April 1828, to Barbara JAMIESON; with issue.

10. George ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 8 November 1807; at Craigie, 1841; at Colyton, Ayrshire, 1871; he died at Cutshaws, Stewrarton, Ayrshire, 20 march 1878, informed by his son David; he was married at Kilmaurs, 28 November 1829, to Elizabeth BRUNTON; with issue:
     a. Ann ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 19 June 1830.
     b. Jean ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 20 June 1831.
     c. Elizabeth ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 16 June 1833.
     d. John ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 18 October 1835; he married Catherine (-?-).
     e. George ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 4 April 1838; he married Mary YOUNG.
     f. Janet ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 7 November 1843.
     g. David ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 21 January 1848; he married Agnes McCRINGLE.

11. William Campbell ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 4 February 1810; probably at Crawford hill, Kilmaurs, 1881 census, aged 71, with wife Agnes (aged 69) and grand-daughter Agnes RAMSEY (aged 22).

12. John ALLAN, baptised at Craigie, 20 March 1812.

13. Elizabeth ALLAN, baptised at Dundonald, 8 March 1815.


[C] Robert PATON was in Craigie Parish 1817-1836; at Colliebarlees, Craigie, 1827-1836; he was at Scargies, in Riccarton Parish, 1841 Census, Limestone Miner, with his wife and family; he still at Scargies in 1851, as an Agricultural Labourer, with wife and children, and in 1861, as a Surfaceman  with wife and children, and in 1871 as a Labourer, with his wife.
Robert died at Scargies, in Riccarton, on 11 July 1877, aged 85 years [Kilmarnock Standard, 21 July].

Robert PATON and Margaret ALLAN, both of the parish, entered their names for proclamation of marriage on 8 November 1817, at the Craigie Parish Kirk; she was at 9 Colton Street, Abbey, Paisley, 181 Census, aged 86, Widow, residing with her son-in-law.
Margaret died at 5 Christie Street, Paisley, on 7 March 1883, aged 88, of old age (parents named), the widow of Robert PATON, Road Surfaceman, the death informed by Hugh HAIR, her son-in-law.

They had issue:

1. John PATON, born at Craigie, 14 September 1818; with his parents, 1841; in Kilmarnock, 1871, Seed Store Man; he died at Kilmarnock, 29 January 1878; he was married at Riccarton, 24 January 1853, to Jean ALLAN; they had issue:
     a. Robert PATON, born at Dalry, Ayrshire, about 1854.
     b. John Walker PATON, born a Kilmarnock, about 1864.
     c. Jeannie PATON, born at Kilmarnock, about 1866.

2. Hugh PATON, born 23 September 1820, and was baptised at Craigie, 24 September.

3. Elizabeth PATON, baptised at Craigie, 14 July 1822; she died at 8 Whitehead Street, Paisley, 22 January 1902 (parents named); she had issue a natural daughter by James STEEL:
     a. Margaret STEEL, baptised at Stewarton, 13 December 1844; she was with her grandparents at Riccarton, 1851 Census.
Elizabeth was married at Kilwinning, 26 December 1851, to Hugh HAIR; he was at 9 Colton Street, Paisley, 1881, Inspector of the Way, aged 54, born Ochiltree; they had issue:
     a. John HAIR, born at Kilmarnock, 15 November 1851.
     b. Robert HAIR, born at Kilmarnock, 29 December 1853.
     c. Hugh HAIR, born at Kilmarnock, 30 September 1856.
     d. William HAIR, born at Dundonald, 11 October 1858; he married firstly, Mary ANDREWS; he married secondly, Helen DAVIE.
     e. Agnes HAIR, born at Dundonald, 27 January 1861; she died in 1865, and was buried in Robert YOUNG's Lair at Woodside Cemetery, Paisley.
     f. Hugh HAIR, born at Paisley, 14 May 1863.
     g. James HAIR, born at Paisley, 19 May 1865.
     h. Elizabeth HAIR, born at Paisley, 1869.

4. Robert PATON, baptised at Craigie, 6 November 1825; he died at Dunlop, Ayrshire, 12 April 1900, Railway Roadsman (parents named); he was married at Riccarton, 10 August 1849, to Marion WILSON (daughter of William WILSON and Mary YOUNG); she died at Dunlop, 1897; they had issue.

5. Jean PATON, born at Colliebarlees, 29 November 1827, and baptised at Craigie Kirk, 9 December; she was with her parents in 1841; she married Robert YOUNG. See [D] below.

6. Margaret PATON, born 19 January 1830.

7. Janet PATON, born 30 March 1832; with her parents, 1841.

8. James PATON, born 2 May 1836; with his parents, 1841.


[Robert YOUNG Senior.]

[D] Robert YOUNG Senior, was born at the Byres, in Kilwinning, in about 1823, the second born but eldest surviving son of Robert YOUNG the elder, and his wife Elizabeth RAMSAY.
Young Robert had already left home before the 1841 Census, when his father was enumerated at the Byres, in Kilwinning, recorded as a Handloom Weaver (with wife Elizabeth, brother Thomas, and Robert and Elizabeth's three unmarried daughters.
Also in the Byres was the Kilwinning Railway Station, opened just twelve months earlier, on 23 March 1840, on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.

Robert was not at home in 1841; there were eight Robert YOUNGs of near age recorded in Ayrshire in that Census, but it is not possible to identify which, if any, might be our Robert. He may have been in another County.

In about 1845, aged about 22, he was employed by the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company on the permanent way near Kilwinning. In the 1851 Census, he was enumerated back at Byres Street, Kilwinning, as a Rail Layer, with his wife and infant son.

In 1852, Robert was "elevated from the ranks" and appointed Permanent Way Inspector, of the Way and Works Branch, for the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway. He moved his family to Paisley.
In 1861, he was at 19 St James's Street, Paisley, Railway Inspector, with his wife and family; and in 1871, he was at 19 Underwood Street, Paisley, Inspector on Railways, again with his wife and family.
Directories record him at 19 Underwood Street, Paisley, 1861-1863, as Foreman, Railway; at 22 Underwood Street, 1865-1866; at 19 Underwood, 1866-1869; and at 19 Underwood Street, 1874, as Railway Overseer.

By 1874, Robert's employer, the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Company had purchased the Glasgow to Kilmarnock line, and due to the heavy increase of traffic on both, decided to appoint a second Inspector, to share the workload. This meant that Robert was "promoted" to take responsibility for the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.

Robert was the guest of honour at a banquet held on 14 November 1874 at the Globe Hotel, Paisley, where he was presented with a clock, a purse of sovereigns, and Mrs YOUNG with a brooch and ring, to mark their transfer from Paisley. The chair of the occasion, Mr William AUCHERLONIE, the Superintendent of Paisley Station, referred to Robert's "... sound judgment and good common sense" and his "... discretion" and noted his faithful service to the Company, the respect and esteem in which he was held by his men, and his quite and unobtrusive worth as a friend. AUCHERLONIE also said of the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway that "... better kept roads and a safer and more complete system of signally is not to be met with any other line in the Kingdom (Applause), and all this had been carried out and constructed under the immediate eye of Mr YOUNG."
At the presentation, Mr James NIVEN, of Glasgow, added his own accolades, referring to Robert's "... industry, perseverance and steadiness, combined with a superior intelligence" which had led to his elevation from the ranks to be inspector of way and works, to the "... utmost satisfaction he has given to his employers," and to the "... universal respect and esteem with which he was held by all with whom he came in contact." [Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette, 14 November 1874].

Robert moved his family to Tetwood House, in Haggs Road, Pollokshaws; he was enumerated there in 1881, Railway Inspector, with his wife, two unmarried daughters, his four younger sons, and a boarder William PATON (Joiner, aged 24, born Dundonald), who may have been his wife's relation; and he was still there in 1891, a widower, with his son.

Robert died at his son's residence, Station Cottage, Beith, on 17 February 1909, aged 86, (of Senile Decay), Railway Inspector Retired, late of Haggs Road, Pollokshaws, informed by his son Robert YOUNG Junior, present at the death.

[The head-stone on Robert YOUNG Senior's Lair, Woodside Cemetery, Paisley.]

[Robert YOUNG Senior's Lair, against the eastern boundary wall, on the path leading south from the entrance gates down to the Railway easement, which marked the northern boundary.
The head-stone marking it is the nearest on the left.]

Robert YOUNG, Rail Layer, was married at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, on 27 September 1850, to Jane PATON, a daughter of Robert PATON and Margaret ALLAN. See above.
Jane PATON died at Tetwood Cottage, Haggs Road, Pollokshaws, Eastwood District, on 6 July 1880, aged 53, of Diabetes; she was buried in the YOUNG Lair at Woodside Cemetery.


1. Robert YOUNG, born at the Byres, Kilwinning, on 2 December 1850. See [E] below.

2.Hugh YOUNG, born at Paisley, Renfrewshire, 5 December 1852; scholar, with his parents, 1861 Census; died 24 January 1864, and buried in the Robert YOUNG Lair (or Plot), Woodside Cemetery, Paisley, 28 January.

3. Margaret YOUNG, born at Paisley, 24 February 1855, a twin; Warper, with her parents, 1861; she died at Haggs Road, Pollokshaws, 6 October 1877, aged 22, and buried in her father's Lair at Woodside Cemetery; she was married at Paisley, 20 November 1874, to Simon Adam NIXON, Power Loom Warper, of 27 Canal Street, Paisley, aged 28 (son of John NIXON, Shawl Manufacture, and Isabella ADAM); they had issue:
     a. Jeannie P. NIXON; buried on 18 July 1878 in Robert YOUNG's Lair at Woodside.

4. Thomas YOUNG, born at Paisley, 24 February 1855, the other twin; Machinist Apprentice, with his parents, 1861; he was at Clyde View Terrace, Middle Church Parish, Paisley, 1881 Census, aged 27, 2nd Engineer S.S. Fitzclarence, with his wife and two children; he was married at Paisley, 12 August 1874, to Annie McGOWN (daughter of Robert McGOWN, Railway Porter, and Elizabeth BLACKWOOD); they had issue:
     a. Robert YOUNG, born at Paisley, 17 November 1874; aged 6, Scholar, with his parents, 1881; he arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, 7 March 1911, on the ship Parisian; Naturalised on 2 June 1916; at East Sixth Street, Boston, 1920 Census, aged 47, Auditing Clerk, Steam Railway, with wife and two children; he died in 1925; he married Isabel GRAHAM; she was at East Sixth Street, Boston, 1930 Census, aged 60, Widow, with two children; they had issue:
          i. Agnes YOUNG; aged 12, with her parents, 1920; aged 22, with her mother, 1930.
          ii. Robert YOUNG, born at Boston, 19 September 1916; aged 3 years 11 months, with his parents, 1920; aged 14, with his mother, 1930; died in March 1983, late of Marston Mills, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
     b. Thomas YOUNG; aged 3, with his parents, 1881. Married with issue.
     c. William YOUNG, born about 1877; died at 2 Niddry Street, Paisley, on 5 April 1880, and buried in the YOUNG Lair at Woodside.
     d. Elizabeth Blackwood YOUNG, born in December 1879; died at 2 Niddry Street, Paisley, on 7 March 1880, and buried with her brother at Woodside.
     e. Jeannie YOUNG; married William WILSON; with issue:
          i. Jackie WILSON.
     f. Annie YOUNG, born at Paisley, 1883; she died at Greenock, 1968; she was married at Eastwood, Renfrewshire, on 3 January 1911, to Hugh McNIVEN (son of John McNIVEN, Cartwright, and Agnes LINDSAY).
Thomas was of Titwood House, Polokshaws, aged 33, Engine Fitter, when he was married secondly, at Haggs Road, Pollokshaws, 9 November 1888, to Elizabeth ANDERSON, aged 27, Power Loom Weaver (daughter of George ANDERSON, Coal Miner, and Margaret PARKER).

5. Elizabeth YOUNG, born at Paisley, 23 February 1857; with her parents in 1861; Housekeeper, with her father, 1881; she died at Grahamfield Cottage on 15 December 1902, and was buried in Beith Cemetery; she married at Tetwood, Pollockshaws, 1 September 1886, Andrew CROSBIE, aged 29, Widower, Railway Clerk, of Kirkintilloch (son of John CROSBIE, Coal Clerk, and Mary CRAIG); issue:
     a. John CROSBIE, born at Thomchard, Renfrewshire, 1 May 1889; married Nan ROBINSON, with issue.
     b. Robin CROSBIE; went to Boston; married without issue.
     c. Mary CROSBIE; died unmarried.
     d. Elizabeth CROSBIE; died unmarried.
     e. Andrew CROSBIE; married Peg; with issue.
Andrew married thirdly, Mary DUNLOP; he died on 5 June 1939, and was buried at Beith.

6. Jane YOUNG, born at Paisley, 1 October 1860; with her parents, 1861, 1871; House-worker, with her father, 1881; married at Titwood House, Pollokshaws, 9 July 1889, to George URIE, aged 33, Joiner Journeyman, of 6 Matilda Terrace, Strathbungo (son of Thomas URIE, Blacksmith, and Mary COWAN; they had issue:
     a. Robert Young URIE, born in 1892; Coal Merchant, of Langside Road, 1930, when he confirmed the will of his uncle Robert YOUNG of Beith (my great-grandfather); he died on 13 May 1961; he married Alexandrina JOHNSTONE; she died in 1965; they had issue:
          i. George URIE; of Dunoon, Argylleshire; unmarried.
          ii. Betty URIE; married William McINTYRE; he died in 1976, with issue.
     b. Mary Cowan URIE, born on 15 January 1894; died on 15 May 1977; married Richard MACAULAY; he died in 1971, without issue.
     c. Jane Paton URIE, born on 14 February 1896; living in 2989; married Robert PARKER (1880-1962); with issue.

7. John YOUNG, born at Paisley, 14 November 1862; he was with his parents, 1871; Joiner's Apprentice, with his father, 1881; he was at 41 Pollok Street, Eastwood, 1891 Census, aged 28, Joiner, with his wife; he was married firstly, at 30 Pleasance Street, Pollokshaws (the bride's residence), 30 July 1885, to Margaret Ann McDOUGALL, aged 21, Spinster (daughter of John McDOUGALL, Dairyman, and Margaret KERR); she died at 41 Pleasant Street, Pollokshaws, in 1894, aged 30, of "Alcoholism, nervous exhaustion," married to John YOUNG, Joiner Journeyman, the death informed by her father.
John emigrated to Connecticut in December 1891, and settled in New Haven; he applied for a U.S. Passport in July 1910, intending to visit relatives in the U.K. [this record, viewable on, has his physical description and a photograph]; he was a Carpenter, and I last have him in Clarke Avenue, New Haven, in the 1940 Census, with his wife Joan, widowed daughter Esther and grand-daughter Joan REVELY; they had issue:
     a. Robert McLean YOUNG, born in New Haven on 9 April 1903; he died on 8 April 1988, late of 16 Clark Street, New Haven; he married Alice M. PERDRIZET.
     b. Esther P. YOUNG, born in New Haven on 31 March 1907; she died at Milford, New Haven, on 3 April 1986; she was married to Irvin G. REVELY; with issue:
          i. Joan REVELY.

8. James Paton YOUNG, born at Paisley, 22 January 1865; he was with his parents, 1871; Railway Clerk, with his father, 1881 and 1891; Pharmaceutical Chemist, passing his Junior Examination of the Pharmaceutical Society, in July 1900, then of Airdrie, and after at Westgate, North Berwick; he went to the Cape Colony in 1892; he went to Rhodesia in 1900; he died at Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, on 23 February 1933, Retired Chemist; he married on 8 June 1898, Margaret WOOD; with issue two children [see South Africa Who's Who, 1916].

9. Hugh YOUNG, born at Paisley, 5 April 1867; he was with his parents, 1871; Scholar, with his father, 1881; he emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; he was at Holmes Street, Pittsburgh, 1900 Census, aged 33, Patternmaker, with wife and four children; at Carnegie Street, Pittsburgh, 1910 Census, aged 42, with wife and three children; at Pittsburgh, 1920 Census, aged 51, Pattern Maker, Iron Foundry, with wife and three adult children; at Fish Street, Pittsburgh, 1930 Census, aged 63, Pattern Maker, with wife and daughter; he died on 31 October 1949, a Widower, late of 201 South Millvale Avenue, Pittsburgh; he was married at Pollokshaws, 5 September 1890, to Maggie DICK (alias Margaret McLAUGHLAN, and recorded in her marriage registration as daughter of Rebecca McLAUGHLAN maiden surname DICK, and her father was "reputed" to have been Allan EWING]; she was born in Scotland, about 1868; they had issue:
     a. Rebecca YOUNG, born in Scotland, June 1891; aged 8, with her parents, 1900; she died in 1905.
     b. Jean P. YOUNG, born in April 1893; aged 7, with her parents, 1900; aged 16, with her parents, 1910; aged 25, Stenographer, Steel Manufacturer, with her parents, 1920; aged 35, Stenographer at Mill, with her parents, 1930; she informed her father's death, 1949, of 201 South Millvale Avenue, Pittsburgh.
     c. Robert YOUNG, born at Scottsdale, Pennsylvania, 9 August  1895; aged 4, with his parents, 1900; aged 14, with his parents, 1910; aged 24, Travelling Salesman, with his parents, 1920; at Maple Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1940 Census, aged 44, Executive, Steel Mill, with wife and four children; he died in October 1977; married Ann Zella JORDAN; with issue.
     d. George YOUNG, born in February 1897; aged 3, with his parents, 1900.
     e. Ruth YOUNG, born in 1906; aged 4, with her parents, 1910; aged 23, with her parents, 1920; she married firstly, Clarence John BEIGLE; with issue; they were at Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, 1930, Clarence, aged 25, Music Teacher, with their son; Ruth married secondly, R.Y. HALL.
10. George YOUNG, born at Paisley, 7 July 1869; with his parents, 1861; Scholar, with his father, 1881; went to South Africa; he died at Conradie Hospital, Pinelands, Cape District, on 7 March 1953, aged 83, late of 5 Merindol, Molenvleit, Wynberg District, Cape Province, Retired Accountant; Mary YOUNG who informed his death may have been his wife.

Alexander DICKIE; of Killochhead, Mauchline parish, Ayrshire; he was probably buried at Mauchline Kirk, 7 March 1781, late of Killochhead; of Mauchlen, when he gave his name for proclamation of marriage, at Dreghorn, Ayrshire, 12 Janaury 1753, with Marion BARR of Dreghorn, consigning 5 shillings sterling for the marriage paun; they had issue:
1. Hugh DICKIE, born at Killochhead, and baptized at Kilmaurs U.P. Church, 23 January 1755; he was probably buried at Mauchline, 9 July 1785, late of Killochhead.
2. Francis DICKIE, born at Mauchline, 16 June 1758; Master Joiner; probably at Meikleyard, Galston parish, 1841 Census, aged 70+, Sp. Dealer, with Martha DICKIE (aged 60+); he was probably married at Mauchline, 28 April 1784, to Margaret CAMPBELL, of Meikleyard; they had issue:
     a. Hugh Campbell DICKIE, born at Cockmans, Galston, 4 April 1790; probably at Shore Street, Port Glasgow, 1851 Census, Weigher, H.M.'s Customs, with wife Mary.
     b. James DICKIE, born at Galston, 13 July 1794.
     c. David DICKIE, born at Galston, 7 November 1796.
     d. Marion DICKIE, born at Galston, 9 March 1799.
     e. Margaret DICKIE, born at Galston, 15 November 1801.
     f. Jane DICKIE, born at Galston, 16 December 1806; she died at Blackside, Sorn, 10 March 1886; she was married by proclamations at Auchinleck and Kilmarnock, 1 December 1837, to James WEIR; he died at Blackside, 15 March 1878; with issue two sons and three daughters.
3. James DICKIE. See below.
? Walter DICKIE; buried at Mauchline, 24 March 1784, late of Killochhead.
? Andrew DICKIE; buried at Mauchline, 18 January 1792, late of Killochhead.

James DICKIE; Farmer in Killochhead, Mauchline, when he was married, at Newmilns, Galston, 20 February 1798, to Margaret WILSON, of Bargour, Mauchline parish.
They were probably dissenters - an entry in th Mauchline Parish Register recorded:
"In obedience to an Act of Parliament for taking the population of the Kingdoms, the Schoolmaster, in proceeding from house to house, found sundry dissenters within the parish who had neglected to get the baptisms of their children registered, but now desire that the same may be done, and are as follows..." The family names were FRAZER, TOD, THOMSON and DICKIE, and of these, their two eldest DICKIE children, Janet and Alexander, were named in the list.
James and Margaret had issue:
1. Janet DICKIE, born at Killochhead, 6 December 1798; she was married to William THOMSON. See below.
2. Alexander DICKIE, born in Mauchline, 29 December 1800.
3. William DICKIE, born at Mauchline, about 1804; he died at Rutheran, 16 October 1861, aged 56 (parents named), informed by the son James; he was married at Milwell, Glassford, Lanarkshire, 16 March 1834, to Jane WATTS; with issue.
4. James DICKIE, born at Mauchline, 11 July 1805.
5. John DICKIE, born at Mauchline, October 1807.
6. Gavin DICKIE, born about 1808; he died at Killochhead, 10 August 1888, aged 78 (parents named), informed by his son Hugh; he was married at Mauchline, 17 January 1834, to Flora McKENZIE (born Kilmorie, Buteshire, daughter of Hugh McKENZIE and Mary CURRIE); she died on 10 November 1895, aged 85; they had issue.

William THOMSON was a Labourer in Killockhead, Mauchline Parish, 1819-1828; he was Cottar in Cessnock, Galston parish, 1836-1840; he died about 1840, aged about 45; he and Janet DICKIE, both of Hillockhead, in the Parish of Mauchline, were booked on 3 July 1819, and were married on 16 July by Mr BROWN of Newmilns; Janet was at Bank, Galston, 1841 Census, aged 40(+), Pauper, with six of her children; she was at Henrietta Street, Galston, 1851 Census, aged 52, Widow, Hand sewer, with two daughters and a grand-daughter; she was still there in 1861, with daughter and two SMITH grand-daughters; she was there in 1871, aged 72, Widow, Retired shirt Maker; Janet died at Henrietta Street on 14 February 1875, aged 76, widow of William THOMSON, Ploughman, the death informed by her son William THOMSON.
They had issue:
1. Margaret THOMSON, born at Hillockhead on 27 February 1820, and baptised at Mauchline on 26 March; she was at 11 Polworth Street, Galston, 1901 Census, a widow, residing with her nephew James HADDOW; she died in Galston, 2 June 1902, aged 82, Widow (parents named), the death informed by her nephew James HADDOW; she was married at Galston, 20 May 1849, to William FINDLAY (born in Sorn, about 1828, son of William FINDLAY, Stone Quarrier, and his wife Janet); he was at West Town End, Galston, 1851 Census, with his wife and two sons; at Brewland Street, Galston, 1861 Census, Coal Miner, with wife and two children; at 16 Polworth Street, Galston, 1881 Census, keeper of Brown's Institute, with his wife, two daughters, a grandson and the HADDOW nephew; ditto, 1891, Janitor of Brown's institute, with wife and the HADDOW nephew; Wiilliam died in Galston, 13 January 1895; they had issue:
     a. William FINDLAY, born in Galston, 16 June 1869; he was married in Galston in 1871 to Margaret HOWAT, with issue.
     b. Thomas FINDLAY, born in 1851; aged 2 months, with his parents, 1851 Census.
     c. Janet Dickie FINDLAY, born in Galston, 3 September 1853; she had an illegitimate son Thomas Ross FINDLAY, born in Galston 5 December 1880; she was married in Galston, 4 June 1887, to John ANDERSON.
     d. Margaret FINDLAY, born in Galston about 1858; a Milliner, with her parents, 1871 and 1881.
2. Janet THOMSON, born at Hillockhead on 16 January 1822, and baptised at Mauchline Kirk on 18 February; probably died young.
3. Jean THOMSON, born at Hillockhead, 31 May 1824; probably died young.
4. William THOMSON, born at Hillockhead on 17 March 1826, and baptised at Mauchline Kirk on 17 June. He married Janet Burns HOWATSON. See below.
5. Janet THOMSON, born at Hillockhead, 26 May 1828; possibly as Jean, aged 11, with her mother, 1841; Jean THOMSON was married at Galston, 4 December 1857, to Andrew SMITH, of Ashgrove, Galston parish; he was a Potato Merchant, Henrietta Street, Galston,1871, with his wife and three children; ditto, at the Knowe, Mauchline parish, 1881, with his wife and son; they had issue:
     a. Janet SMITH, born at Henrietta Street, Galston, 19 January 1858.
     b. Margaret SMITH, born at Galston about 1860.
     c. Robert Young SMITH, born at Galston, about 1665; he died at Mauchline, 20 March 1924, aged 62 (parents named), leaving a wife Mary and a son Andrew.
6. Agnes THOMSON, born at Burnhead, Galston parish, 31 December 1831, baptised at Galston Kirk on 13 January 1832.
7. Mary THOMSON, born at Burnhead, 19 March 1834; aged 7, with her mother, 1841; she died at Mansfield, Galston parish, 23 June 1901, aged 63 (parents named); she was of Ashyard, Galston, aged 25, when she was married at Henrietta Street, Galston, 28 June 1861, to William FISHER, 24, of Hurlford (son of John FISHER, postmaster, and his wife Margaret GEMMELL), wihnessed by her sister Flora THOMSONhe was at Duke Street, Galston, 1871 Census, Engine Keeper at Colliery, with his wife and two children; at Mansfield, Galston, 1881 and 1891, with wife and children (and in 1881, with John HOWATSON, Ham Curer); they had issue:
     a. Margaret FISHER, born at Galston, 1862.
     b. John FISHER, born at Galston, 1864; died aged 7 years.
     c. Agnes FISHER, born at Galston, 1866; died aged 5 years.
     d. William Thomson FISHER, born at Galston, 1868; died aged 2 years.
     e. Matthew FISHER, born at Galston, 1870; with his parents until 1891.
     f. Mary FISHER, born at Galston, 1872; with her parents in 1881.
     g. William Alexander FISHER, born at Galston, 1874; with his parents until 1891.
8. Elizabeth THOMSON, born at Cessnock, Galston parish, 23 February 1836, and baptised at Galston Kirk, 29 March; aged 5, with her mother, 1841; she was married at Galston, 22 July 1859, to James GALLACHER, Ploughman (son of Thomas and Catherine GALLACHER); at Mitchell's Lane, Riccarton, 1871 Census, Brick Burner, with wife and five children; at 5 Union Park, Cockpen, Edinburgh, 1901 Census, Paper Mill Laborer, with wife and son; they had issue:
     a. Janet GALLACHER, born at Kilmarnock, about 1860.
     b. Thomas GALLACHER, born at Riccarton, about 1862.
     c. William Thomson GALLACHER, born at Riccarton, about 1864.
     d. Catherine GALLACHER, born at Riccarton, about 1869.
     e. John GALLACHER, born at Riccarton, about 1873.
     ? Elizabeth Thomson GALLACHER, born at Riccarton, about 1876.
9. Marion THOMSON, born in Galston, about 1838; aged 3, with her mother, 1841; aged 12, with her mother, 1851; she died at Knockden, Kilavor, Barmore, Argyllshire, 25 January 1877, aged 37 (parents named); she was of Boghead, Tarbolton, when she was married at Bargour, Mauchline parish, 30 November 1860, to John DUNLOP, of Dykehead, Riccarton, Engineer (son of William DUNLOP and Mary ASTON).
10. Flora THOMSON, born in Galston, about 1840, aged 1, with her mother, 1841; aged 10, Scholar, with her mother, 1851; she died at Garden street, Galston, 21 November 1872, aged 31 (parents named), as the result of childbirth; she was married at Galston, 3 October 1862, to John HADDOW, of Burnbank, Loudoun, 26, Coal Miner (son of Henry HADDOW and Janet TURNER); he was at Garden Street, Galston, 1871 Census, with his wife and seven children; he is said to have gone to Canada; they had issue:
     a. Richard HADDOW, born in Riccarton, about 1860.
     b. Henry HADDOW, born in Galston, 10 December 1862; Coal Miner in Cambuslang; he was married in Ochiltree, 1885, to Jeannie Thomson GOURLAY; with issue 12 children.
     c. Janet HADDOW, born in Galston, 29 July 1864; she was married at Cambuslang, 1889, to Hugh CUTHBERT, with issue 6 children.
     d. Jeannie HADDOW, born in Loudoun, 22 April 1866, 
     e. William HADDOW, born in Loudoun, 25 September 1867; he emigrated to N.S.W.
     f. John HADDOW, born in Galston, 1 June 1869; he was married at Cambuslang, 1897, to Jessie ARCHIBALD.
     g. James HADDOW, born in Galston, 24 January 1872; residing with his aunt Margaret FINDLAY, 1881 Census, and informed her death in 1902. 
     h. Andrew HADDOW, born in Galston, 15 March 1872; he was married at Cambuslang, 1906, to Elisabeth ARCHIBALD.
John may have visited N.S.W., and there married secondly, with further issue; he is said to have returned to Scotland, before emigrating to Canada.
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John HOWATSON; tenant in Borland Mains, parish of Old Cumnock, Ayshire; he was married to Margaret LENNOX; they had issue:
1. John HOWATSON, born at Borland Mains, was baptized 1 November 1761.
2. James HOWATSON, was registered in order to baptism 19 April 1764, and baptised 22 April.
3. Margaret HOWATSON, born at Borland Mains, 15 April 1766, and baptised 20 April.
4. Jean HOWATSON, born at Borland Mains, 29 May 1771, and baptized June 2; died young.
5. Jean HOWATSON, born at Mains, 28 February 1774, and baptised the 6 March.
6. William HOWATSON, born at Mains, 8 October 1776, and baptized 11 October. See below.

William HOWATSON; Blacksmith, in Glaisnock, Old Cumnock, 1798; in Auchingilsie, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, 1809; he was married firstly, in Old Cumock Kirk, on Friday 28 July 198, to Janet PARKER, of the Parish of Auchinleck, after giving their names proclamation on 15 July; they had issue:
1. John HOWATSON, born in Old Cumnock about 1799; Farmer at Nether Robertland, Stewarton, Ayrshire; he died on 29 March 1870, aged 71; he was married at Kilmarnock, on 12 Juy 1826, to Elizabeth PICKEN; she died on 20 May 1883, aged 87; they had issue:
     a. William HOWATSON; Farmer at Nether Robertland; died on 1 July 1903; married at Stewaton, 17 June 1854, Janet Logan DUNLOP, with issue.
     b. Mary HOWATSON.
     c. Ann HOWATSON.
     d. Andrew HOWATSON.
     e. Janet HOWATSON.
2. Hugh HOWATSON; married Marion BARR; with issue:
     a. David HOWATSON.
     b. William HOWATSON; married Elizabeth WALKER, with issue.
3. David HOWATSON, born 26 May 1809, and baptised at Old Cumnock Kirk, 6 July. See below.
William married secondly, after proclamations in Old Cumnock and Sorn parishes, 16 February 1812, to Jean McREA, of Sorn; William HOWATSON in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, had issue there, by his spouse Mary McRAY (probably the same as Jean McREA?), as follows:
4. Margaret HOWATSON, born at Sorn, about 1816; married Hugh BICKERSTAFF, of Old Cumnock; with issue.
5. Agnes HOWATSON, born 28 April 1819, and baptised 7 May.
6. William HOWATSON, born 26 October 1829, and baptised 3 Nov 1820.
7. Mary HOWATSON, born 30 July 1823, and baptised 9 August.
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James LINDSAY; of Cleuchbrae, Parish of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, 1695 Poll Tax; this farm, 2 miles from Waterhead, lay near Skellyhill; he married Janet WHITE, and they had issue:

Thomas LINDSAY, baptised at Douglas Parish, 16 June 1696; Farmer in Waterhead of Kype, parish of Lesmahagow; he died at Nether Skellyhill, and was buried at Lesmahagow on 9 October 1762; he he was married at Lesmahagow Kirk, after proclamation on 13 May 1721, to Jean YOUNG, daughter of Andrew YOUNG of Auchrobert, Parish of Lesmahagow; she died at Nether Skellyhill, and was buried on 4 Octeber 1772; they had issue:
1. James LINDSAY, baptised at Lesmahagow, 3 March 1723; died in infancy.
2. James LINDSAY, baptised at Lesmahagow, 28 March 1725; Farmer at West Dykehead, Parish of Avondale; an Infeftment, dated 16 March 1765, to James LINDSAY, lawful son of Thomas LINDSAY in Kypeswaterhed, in a 13 shilling land in Dykes, on a disposition by James BROWNING dated 15 March (and witnessed by David JACK in Dykehead and his son James, and Thomas JACKSON in Laigh Dykes); James was Infeft by his Superior on a Charter of Resignation, Registered 7 March 1760; he was Elder of the Associate Congregation, Strathaven, "... from its establishment in 1766"; James was dead before 4 May 1819, when his grandson was Infeft in his estate [Sasine Registers]; James was married at Avondale, after Proclamation on 31 July 1757, to Margaret WATSON (born on 20 March 1737, daughter and coheir of John WATSON of Langkype, Avondale, by Catherine LEIPER, and sister of Jean WATSON, the wife of James ALLISON of Windyedge); they had issue:
     a. Catherine LINDSAY.
     b. Jean LINDSAY.
     c. Jean LINDSAY.
     d. Thomas LINDSAY, born 28 October 1764; Farmer at West Dykehead, Avondale; died before May 1819; married, by Proclamation on 1 January 1789, to Janet BURNS. See below.
     e. Margaret LINDSAY.
     f. John LINDSAY.
     g. Margaret LINDSAY.
     h. James LINDSAY, born on 14 September 1773; emigrated to Rockbridge County, Virginia; he was married there on 30 June 1797, to Nancy CAMPBELL, daughter of WIliam CAMPBELL of Rockbridge; with issue four sons and five daughters.
     j. William LINDSAY, baptised at Avondale, 8 July 1776; Farmer at Clearmount and Woodhead, Parish of Loudon, Ayrshire; he died at Woodhead, 14 March 1870, aged 93, and was buried at Newmilns; he was married at Avondale, 23 May 1807, to Jean GRANGER (daughter of John GRANGER and Ann WILSON); she died on 20 June 1847, aged 87; they had issue seven sons and five daughters,
3. Margaret LINDSAY; married in 1751, William PEACOCK, of Nether Skellyhill, with issue.
4. Jean LINDSAY.
5. Janet LINDSAY; married in 1760, Robert MORTON of Galston, Ayrshire, with issue.
6. Grizzel LINDSAY; married in 1761, Thomas STEEL, of Birkenhead, Lesmahagow, with issue.
7. Isobel LINDSAY; married in 1763, Robert STEEL, of Middleholm, Lesmahagow.
8. Marion LINDSAY; possibly married in 1765, Robert STEEL of East Kilbride, Ayrshire.

Thomas LINDSAY and Janet BURNS had issue:
1. Marion LINDSAY, born at Avondale about 1791; she married at Avondale, 9  January 1813, Andrew HAMILTON (?), with issue.
2. Margaret LINDSAY, born about 1793; at Braehead, Glassford, on 28 July 1871, aged 78; she married at Avondale, 22 July 1815, James BLACK, with issue.
3. James LINDSAY, born about 1795; Farmer at West Dykehead; he married at Avondale, 31 July 1819, Jean ALLEN; with issue.
4. John LINDSAY, baptised at Avondale, 5 December 1795; possibly died young?
5. Gavin LINDSAY, baptised 4 or 9 April, Strathaven Congregation; Farmer at East Newton, Loudon, Ayrshire, 1841 Census; at Newton Farm, ditto, 1851; at Carmelbank, Kilmaurs, 1861; at Overton, Dreghorn, 1871; died on 29 February 1872, aged 70; married at Kilmarnock, 12 September 1843, Jean ROBERTSON, with issue.
6. Mary LINDSAY, baptised 17 March 1807, Strathaven Congregation; she was married in 1830 to David HOWATSON. See next below.
7. Margaret LINDSAY, baptised on 17 March 1809.
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David HOWATSON, born in 1809; Agricultural Labourer, Hill Farm, Loudon Parish, 1841 census, aged 30(+), with wife and 5 children; a Farmer there in 1851, with wife and 6 children; Lime Burner, 1873; he and Mary LINDSAY (see above) were proclaimed for marriage at Loudon Kirk, 27 November 1830; she was at Hill Farm, 1861 Census, aged 53, Farmer and Occupier of Nether Newton Lime-works, with 4 children; she was still there in 1871, but not as head of the family; she died at Third Part, Beith Parish, on 32 January 1873, aged 66, of Dropsy, the death informed by her son William.
David and Mary had issue:
1. Janet Burns HOWATSON, born in Kilmarnock, about 1831. She married William THOMSON. see below.
2. Mary HOWATSON, born 1833; she died on 27 January 1914, with confirmation to her executors, sons Peter WRIGHT of Meikleyard and William WRIGHT of Kirkwood, Strathaven; she married at Hill Farm, Loudon, 29 December 1856, William WRIGHT (son of Robert WRIGHT and Ann DUNLOP); Farmer, at Meikleyard, Galston; they had issue:
     a. Peter WRIGHT, born at Meikleyard, 18 February 1858; farmer at Meikleyard; married Sarah JAMIESON, of Witchrow, Riccarton.
     b. Mary WRIGHT; born at Meikleyard, 10 January 1860; married Mr BRIGLAND.
     c. Annie WRIGHT; born at Meikleyard, 27 May 1862; married at Galston, 5 February 1891, Alexander BARCLAY, of Rigghead, Galston; with issue.
     d. Jessie WRIGHT, born at Meikleyard, 27 August 1865; married W. TIVENDALE, of Burnhouse, Galston.
     e. John WRIGHT, born at Meikleyard, 25 June 1867; died young.
     f. Isabella WRIGHT, born at Meikleyard, 17 March 1870,; married W. YOUNG of Threepwood, Galston.
     g. John WRIGHT, born at Meikleyard, 19 July 1872; went to London as a "Scotch Cuddy."
     h. William Craigmills WRIGHT, born at Meikleyaard, 25 March 1875; married at Auchbrain Farm, Mauchline, 4 June 1901, Helen Mair GIBSON; with issue.
3. William HOWATSON, born 1835; Lime Master at Hill Farm, Loudon; later Farmer and Innkeeper at Lugton; he died at Lugton on 12 June 1898; he married at Auchinleck, 26 January 1864, Agnes WELSH (daughter of Robert WELSH and Elizabeth ALEXNADER); she died at Riglaw Farm, Uplawmoor, 15 February 1924; they had issue:
     a. David HOWATSON, born at Beith, 30 January 1875; Grocer's Shopman, 1881; married Jean FINDLAY.
     b. Elizabeth Alexander HOWATSON, born at Thirdpart, Beith, 24 March 1867; she was married at Lugton Inn, 20 August 1890, to George GEMMELL, Land Steward; with issue.
     c. Mary HOWATSON, born at Thirdpart, 15 May 1869; died at Muirhouse Farm, Uplawmoor, 22 May 1949; she was married at Lugton Inn, 29 March 1990, to Alexander WATSON, Blacksmith; issue.
     d. Robert Duncan HOWATSON, born at Beith, 3 July 1871, a twin; married at Dalry, 1895, Margaret Frame ROBERTSON; with issue.
     e. William HOWATSON; born at Beith, 3 July 1871, the other twin; died at Lugton Inn, 1915, Innkeeper.
     f. Agnes Kerr wilson HOWATSON, born at Thirdpart, 21 May 1874; died at Burnside of Roughwood, beith, 14 January 1941; she was married at Lugton Inn, 8 October 1908, to Robert DOBIE, Police Sergeant; with issue.
     g. Jane Welsh HOWATSON, born at Beith about 1876; she was married at Lugton Inn, 29 September 1905, Robert ORR.
     h. Janet HOWATSON, born at Beith, about 1880; she was married at Lugton Inn, 29 September 1905, to John BARBER.
4. Marion HOWATSON, born May 1838; died at Hill Farm, Loudon, of fever, 28 April 1858, aged 19.
5. Elizabeth HOWATSON, born 23 May 1841; she died in 1926; she was married firstly, at Loudon, 11 November 1861, to Boyd GILMOUR, Coalmaster at Hurlford, Riccarton, a Widower (with previous issue); they had issue:
     a. Elizabeth GILMOUR, born at Riccarton, 24 March 1862.
     b. Janet Lindsay GILMOUR, born at Loudon, 19 April 1864.
     c. Andrew GILMOUR, born at Loudon, 23 June 1866.
Elizabeth married secondly, at Riverside Cottage, Loudon, 20 february 1871, Hugh WILSON, Master Flesher, of Bridge Street, Galston, and also a Widower; they had issue:
     d. Mary Lindsay WILSON; born 5 March 1872; died young.
     e. David WILSON, born at Loudon, 2 October 1874.
     f. Mary WILSON, born at Loudon about 1877.
6. Thomas HOWATSON, born 1844; Colliery Labourer, 1868; at Hill Farm, 1871, Manager, with wife and 3 children; married Janet GEBBIE.
7. John HOWATSON, born 1848; married at Loudon, 15 July 1881, Jean RANKIN.
8. James HOWATSON, born 1848; died 1936; married in 1889, Elizabeth McCALL.
David appears to have died at 22 East Street, Mossend, West Calder in West Lothian, on 13 February 1881, but according to the informant, his son Matthew HOWIESON, he was only aged 50 years, which is 20 years too young for our David - but Mathew also informed the Registrar that David's parents were William HOWIESON, Farmer, and Janet HOWIESON m.s. PARKER - and further, when Mathew himself was born, as HOWAT, in 1862, his father David was recorded as a Lime-burner. It appears that all the evidence indicates that David HOWATSON and David HOWIESON were the same man, despite him starting a second family while his first wife was still living, although David and his second "wife" Elizabeth did record in Mathew's birth registration that they had been married in Ballantrae on 10 December 1860, but which marriage does not appear to have been registered under either surname.
David HOWIESON had a second family by Elizabeth McKINNON or McKENNA (she died at Mossend, West Calder, on 28 July 1888, aged 48), as follows:
9. Mathew Thomson HOWAT or HOWIESON, born 1862; died 1927; married in 1899, Jane McGonigal SMITH, with issue.
10. Robert HOWIESON, born in 1864; died 1934; married in 1884, Sarah SHORE, with issue.
11. Allan HOWIESON; born 1866; died in 1891, unmarried.
12. Agnes HOWIESON, born in 1868; died in 1885, unmarried.
13. Andrew HOWIESON, born in 1870; died in 1889, unmarried.
14. David HOWIESON, born in 1872; died in 1933; married in 1898, Elizabeth Donaldson FORREST, with issue.
15. Joseph HOWIESON, born in 1875; married in 1899, Jessie A. BROWN.
16. Margaret HOWIESON, born in 1877; died in 1902, unmarried.
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William THOMSON, born at Hillockhead on 17 March 1826, and baptised at Mauchline Kirk on 17 June; Tile Maker, of Galston, Ayrshire, 1841 Census; at Polworth Street, Galston, 1851 Census, aged 21, Ploughman, with his wife and daughter; Stone Quarryman, Burnbank Farm, Loudoun parish, 1855-61; at Burnbank, Loudoun, 1861 Census, Limestone Miner, with wife and six children; Bower, East Newton Farm, Loudoun, 1864; he moved to Highgate Farm, Beith parish, about 1866; at Highgate Farm, 1871 Census, aged 44, Farmer, with his wife and eight children; at West Highgate, Beith, 1881 Census, aged 55, with wife and three children; at Highgate, 1891 Census, aged 66, with wife and three children; at Wester Highgate, 1901 Census, aged 76, with wife and daughter.

William died at Wester Highgate, 27 January 1907, aged 82 (parents named), the death informed by his son Gavin; he was buried in Beith Cemetery, in a Lair purchased by his son Gavin; confirmation of his will Kilmarnock, 20 May 1907, to his son Gavin Lindsay THOMSON, of Wester Highgate, the executor dative qua next-of-kin, estate valued at £171:15:0.

William was married at Hill Farm, Loudoun, by proclamations dated 1 June 1850, to Janet Burns HOWATSON.; she was at Warder's Farm, High Ongar, Essex, 1911 Census, residing with her grandson William KERR; she died at Ongar Park Hall, Stanford Rivers, Essex, 25 December 1818, aged 88, informed by James KERR, the son-in-law; she was buried at Bobbingworth churchyard (without a monument).

William and Janet had issue, including:
1. Mary Lindsay THOMSON, born at Loudoun, January 1851; aged 3 months, with her parents, 1851 Census; she was with her parents in 1861 and 1871; she was buried at Bobbingworth churchyard, Essex, 14 March 1940, aged 89, late of Silver Beech, Withdean Road, Brighton; she was married to William CALDERWOD, with issue.
2. Janet THOMSON, born at Loudoun, 1853; with he parents in 1861 and 1871; she was married to William MILLER.
3. Marion THOMSON, born at Burnbank Farm, Loudoun, 5 August 1855; she was with her parents in 1891; she was buried at Bobbingworth churchyard, Essex, 10 January 1940, aged 85 [Monumental Inscription].
4. William THOMSON, born at Burnbank Frm, 9 March 1858, at 7.45 a.m., a twin; with his parents, 1861, 1871, 1881; he died at the Infirmary, Kilmarnock, 9 March 1891, aged 34 years exactly, of Disease of Spine; he was married to Eliza ANDERSON; she married secondly, to Robert YOUNG, the widower of her late husband William's twin sister Elizabeth. See below.
5. Elizabeth THOMSON, born at Burnbank Farm, 9 March 1858, at 8.15 a.m., the other twin; she married Robert YOUNG. See below.
6. Margaret THOMSON, born at Burnbank Farm, 4 November 1859; with her parents, 1861, 1871; she was buried at Bobbingworth churchyard, Essex, 9 March 1938, aged 78, late of Home View, Ongar Park; she was married to James KERR; with issue.
7. Gavin Lindsay THOMSON, born at East Newton Farm, Loudoun, 16 March 1864; he was with his parents, 1871, 1881, 1891; he witnessed the marriage at Newton-on-Ayr, 1889, of James HOWATSON; Gavin was married to Jane HENDRY.
8. David THOMSON, born at Beith, 19 January 1873; he died at Highgate, Beith, 30 January 1873, aged 11 days, of Spina Bifida, informed by his father.


[Robert YOUNG Junior.]

[C] Robert YOUNG was with his parents in 1851; he was a Scholar, with his parents, 1861; and in 1864, he was employed as a Clerk at Paisley Railway Station.
He was recorded in Directories at 40 Broomlands, Clerk, Railway Station, 1867-68; at 19 St James's Street, Booking Clerk, Railway Station, 1868-69; and at 1 St James's Street, Booking Clerk, Railway Station, 1869-70 (perhaps with a typo in the street number?).

The Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway had been authorised in 1869, by the Glasgow and South West Railway and the Caledonian Railway Companies, to build and operate a line from Neilston through Uplawnmore, Lugton and Dunlop to Stewarton, which opened in 1871, and this was extended to Kilmarnock by 1873.
In February 1871, Robert was promoted to the new post of Station Master at Lugton Station in Dunlop Parish, Ayrshire; this station was the nearest one to Highgate Farm, where his future wife Elizabeth lived with her THOMSON family.
In the 1871 Census, he was boarding at the Smithy, in Lugton, aged 20, Station Master, with the Blacksmith Andrew McGILL and his family.

In May 1878, Robert accompanied his father on a Railwayman's version of a "Busman's holiday" to Paris, via a stay in London with relations.

In the 1881 Census, he residing at Station House, Lugton, aged 30, Railway Station Master, with his newly married wife Elizabeth, aged 23, born in Loudon.

Later in 1881, Robert was again promoted, this time to the Terminus Station at Beith Town.

In the 1891 Census, he was residing at Station House, Lugton Road, Beith, aged 40, a Widower, with his three young children, and a domestic servant named Jane SNODGRASS, aged 68, and a Beith local.

In the 1901 Census, he was at Dalry Road, Beith, aged 50, Railway Station Master, with his second wife Eliza (aged 44, born at Dalry, Ayrshire), and his three children.

In the 1911 Census, he was at Station House, Beith Town, aged 60, with wife Elizabeth (53), and two younger children.

[The old Railway Station Master's residence, Beith Town.
Image courtesy of the web-site.]

Robert retired in June 1923, aged 72; he removed from Station Cottage, Winton Place, into Westfield, King's Road, Beith. He died at Westfield on 5 April 1930, aged 80 (Pulmonary embolism); and was buried at Beith Town Cemetery.

[Robert YOUNG Junior's plot in Beith Town Cemetery.]

[Robert YOUNG Junior's headstone in Beith Town Cemetery.]

His will, dated 31 May 1928, was recorded at Kilmarnock on 5 September 1930, with confirmation dated 10 September to John CROSBIE, of Cumnock Sreet, Clerk; Robert Young URIE, of Langside Road, Glagow, Coal Merchant, and John Alexander Anderson LOVE, Writer, the executors. Value of estate, £1313 15s 6d.

Robert YOUNG was married firstly, at Highgate Farm, Parish of Beith, after Banns according to the Forms of the Established Church of Scotland, on 28 December 1880, to Elizabeth THOMSON, daughter of William THOMSON, Farmer, of Highgate Farm, and his wife Janet Burns HOWATSON. See above.

Elizabeth YOUNG died at Station Cottage, Beith, on 26 January 1888, aged 26, of Phthisis, Pulmonitis; she was buried in Robert YOUNG Senior's Lair in Woodside Cemetery, Paisley.

[The only photograph I have seen of Elizabeth THOMSON, with her husband and three children, probably taken shortly before her death.

Was this a typical family photo, or was this the consumptive being "isolated" from her children?]

Robert was married secondly, at Highgate, Beith, 8 June 1894, to Eliza ANDERSON otherwise THOMSON, the widow of his late wife's brother, William THOMSON.

[Robert YOUNG (right) with his second wife Eliza (left) and his three children by his first wife - Janet (rear left), Janey (rear right) and Robert Junior (seated).
I estimate that the photo was probably taken about 1898.
I might not have recognized this from Janet's image alone - but I have no doubt that it is Robert Senior, and the arrangement of the whole indicates that the others could only have been his immediate family.
The dark background (and consequent lack of any distracting detail) and the very good quality of the lighting does indicate that it was a studio shot, and so perhaps not taken in Beith.
Image courtesy of David CRAIG, a great-grandson of Eliza's sister Margaret ANDERSON, 
from a family album in his possession.]

Robert and Elizabeth had issue:

1. Janet Howatson YOUNG, born at Winton Place, Beith, on 14 February 1883.
See her separate blog post at this link:

2. Jane (Janey) Paton YOUNG, born at Wester Highgate Farm on 26 September 1884; she was aged 6, Scholar, with her father, 1891; aged 16, Scholar, with her father and step-mother, 1901. Miss Jane P. YOUNG completed her studies at Glasgow University in April 1906, majoring in Moral Philosophy, and in both German and French Literature and Languages [Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 13 April 1906], and was due to "... be capped" for her M.A. degree on Tuesday 1 May. She was aged 26, Teacher, School Board, with her father and step-mother, 1911.

Janey visited Adelaide in 1936, and spent some time with her sister Janet GORRIE at Victor Harbour in the weeks before her death. She arranged for Janet's younger daughter Jan GORRIE to join her when she and Jim had settled into retirement in Essex.
Janey died at "The Elms," 28 Well Lane, Stock, Essex, on 9 May 1973, her death being informed by her niece Sadie Biggar McFARLANE of Hendon.
Jane Paton YOUNG, aged 26, a Teacher residing in Scotland, was married in the Wellesley Square Church, Calcutta, by a Minister of the United Free Church of Scotland, on 7 November 1911, to James MACKIE, aged 26, Mining Engineer, of Jamadolio, Manbhum District, India.

He was born at Cross of Beith, Ayrshire, in January 1885, a son of Robert MACKIE, Grocer and Coal Master, and Elizabeth WALLACE. Jim worked for the Eastern Coal Company in Bihar, which supplied coal for ships of the Peninsular and Oriental Shipping Company in Indian ports. They lived at Bihar, 200 km north-west of Calcutta, and 8 km south of the River Ganges near its confluence with the River Ganda at Patna.
In 1915, her sister Janet GORRIE, with her two infant children Bob and Betty, visited the MACKIEs and spent time with them while Peter GORRIE served with the R.A.M.C. in the Mediterranean - the visit included a trip into the foothills of the Himalayas.
In 1927, Janey and Jim MACKIE visited the GORRIEs in Mount Lofty, near Adelaide - their visit included a motoring trip to Canberra with the GORRIEs for the official opening of the newly constructed Parliament House.
James MACKIE retired as a Collier in India in about 1937, and he and Janey settled in Stock, near Chelmsford, in Essex.
Jim died there on 23 April 1968. They had no issue.

2. Robert YOUNG, born at Winton Place, Beith, on 26 December 1885; he was aged 5, Scholar, with his father, 1891; aged 15, Railway Clerk, with father and step-mother, 1901; aged 25, Clerk, with father and Step-mother, 1911.
Robert was a Shipping Agent in Glasgow; he was residing at 78 Westmorland Street, Glasgow, in April 1730, when he informed his father's death; his last residence was 96 Croftpark, Glasgow.
Robert died at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow on 24 July 1933, aged 47, whilst under anaesthesia during an operation for cancer of the pharynx; he was buried in his wife's family plot at Beith Cemetery [M.I.].
Robert was married in Beith, 4 October 1911, to Agnes Henry MILLER, aged 25, Seamstress (daughter of James MILLER, Farmer at Over Hessilhead, and his wife Ann STIRRAT). She died on 14 March 1955, aged 68
Robert and Agnes had issue:
     a. Robert YOUNG, born on 11 January 1912, and baptised at Crosshill United Free Church, Glasgow, 27 March; he married Jenny CAMPBELL, and had issue. I had the pleasure of visiting Robert and Jenny in Nottingham in 1983.
     b. Agnes YOUNG, born in Glasgow, 12 January 1916; she married Jim BROWN, with issue.
     c. James YOUNG, born in Glasgow, 15 March 1922; he married Marion BOYD, with issue.

1 comment:

Stewart Young said...

Chris, this is wonderful work!
I am updating and formatting the Young family tree my dad, Bruce Young, put together. He is descendant of Robert Sr-Hugh-Robert, all listed in your blog.
If you have any further information, or would like any further information related to these Young families, please feel free to contact me.
Stewart Young