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Source reference N1 :

Individuals : Boyd Alexander
I have some info on Margaret Davidson daughter of John Davidson and Janet Fergusson. Margaret Davidson was born on the 23rd February 1843 and baptised on the 8th March 1843 at Kirkoswald.
          She appears in the 1851 Census aged 8 years and again in the 1861 Census aged 18 years. The following year aged nineteen years, Margaret gave birth to natural son - John at 10.15pm on the 1st January 1862 at Drummuck Farm. Margaret was working as a Domestic Servant. Five years after John was born, Margaret married Alexander Boyd from Maybole on the 29th March 1867. Margaret was now aged 24, Alexander her spouse was 23 years. Margaret and Alexander were living at Maybole and in the 1868, a year after they married Margaret gave birth to a son William and then two years later in 1870 a daughter named Jessie. In the 1871 Census Margaret's son John aged 9 years was recorded as living at Drummuck Farm with his grandparents and other family members including grandchildren - John's cousins. For whatever reason, John stayed at Drummuck and never joined his mother or step-father in later years. He would have been aged 5 years when his mother married, but he had been born and brought up at Drummuck, his cousins - Janet Scobie, James, Jessie and John were his playmates at the farm, so it may have been decided that Margaret's son John would be happier to stay at Drummuck.
          By 1874 they were living at Straiton where a son James was born and two years later on the 25th June 1875 a daughter Maggie, at that time they were living at Gatehead, Kilmaurs with Alexander Boyd employed as a ploughman, as it is mentioned in the Will of Margaret's father John Davidson. Margaret was left One pound Sterling in her father's Will in 1876. By 1879 they had moved to old Cumnock where on the 19th November 1879 their daughter Jane was born. Alexander Boyd was working as Toll Keeper at Benston Toll at Old Cumnock.
          By 1891 the family had moved to 1, Dailly Road in Maybole. Archibalds occupation was Spirit Merchant. Living at the address was Alexander aged 48, Margaret aged 48 and their children Jessie aged 21, James aged 17 working as an assistant chemist,and their youngest daughters Maggie aged 15 years and Jane aged 11 years who were attending the local school in Maybole.
          In the 1901 Census Alexander Boyd aged 58, wife Maggie 59 years and daughter Maggie aged 25 unmarried were living in the cottage at Dailly Road.
          Alexander Boyd died on 1st December 1920 aged 78 years and nine years later on the 1st August 1929 Margaret died aged 86 years.

 

Source reference N2 :

Individuals : Bryden John
Died Young

 

Source reference N3 :

Individuals : Clachrie John Hume
From M/C - Master Joiner.Usual address 50 Castle Street,Kirkcudbright.His brother-in-law Frederick Rudd at the same address registered his death.

 

Source reference N4 :

Individuals : Craig Elizabeth
Elizabeth Craig was born circa 1796 at Inch, Wigtonshire, .5 She was born circa 1798 at Inch, Wigtonshire, .6 She was born circa 1798 at Ayrshire, .7 She was born circa 1799 at Stranraer, Wigtonshire, .8,4 She was born circa 1801 at Inch, Wigtonshire, .9 She was born on 16 August 1801 at Inch, Wigtonshire, .1,3 She was the daughter of Samuel Craig and Jessie Munro.3,4 Elizabeth Craig lived on 2 June 1821 at Dailly, Ayrshire, .10 She married James Scobie, son of William Scobbie and Barbara Murdoch, on 15 June 1821 at Dailly, Ayrshire, .1,2,10 As of 15 June 1821,her married name was Scobbie.1,2 As of 15 June 1821,her married name was Scobie.1,2,10 Elizabeth Craig and James Scobie appeared in the 1841 census at Dundonald, Ayrshire, .7 As of 7 June 1841, Elizabeth Craig was also known as Helen Scobbie despite the discrepancy in forename, I think this is the correct family as all children's names and ages match, as does James' name, age and occupation.7 She was listed as a member of the household of James Scobie in the 1851 census at Crosshouse, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, .1,9 Her child Robert married Jane Black on 2 March 1855 at Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, ; after Banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland by Robert Lockhart, Minister of Kilmaurs. The witnesses were John Scobbie and Robert Allan.11,12,13 Her husband James died on 24 February 1860 at Hurlford, Riccarton, Ayrshire, , at age 62; at 1.30pm. The cause of death was asthma and old age which was certified by John McLatchey and registered by his son William.14 She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at Galston Road, Hurlford, Riccarton, Ayrshire, ,, when the family of four was living in one room.8,15 Her child Agnes married Robert Wilson on 24 October 1862 at Henrietta Street, Galston, Ayrshire, ; after Banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland by Rob't Stirling, minister. The witnesses were Andrew Falconer and Margaret Haddow.16,17 As of 3 April 1871, Elizabeth Craig was also known as Elizabeth Scobby.6 She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at Galston Road, Hurlford, Riccarton, Ayrshire, ,, when the family of four was living in one room.6 Her child William died on 3 October 1875 at Hurlford, Ayrshire, , at age 51; at 11:45 am. The cause of death was abscess of the wall of the chest implicating the lung - 3 months; certified by William Baxter, Surgeon, Crookedholm.18 Elizabeth Craigappeared in the 1881 census at Cadgers Rd, Riccarton, Hurlford, Ayrshire, .5 She died on 16 February 1886 at Waterside Cottage, Catrine, Sorn, Ayrshire, , at age 84; at 0h 40m pm. The cause of death was renal dropsy, certified by D Sloan MDCM

 

Source reference N5 :

Individuals : Craig Samuel
Samuel Craig married Jessie Munro before 1801.2 Samuel Craig was a carpet weaver before 16 February 1886.2 He died before 16 February 1886.2

 

Source reference N6 :

Individuals : Cumming Marie Marion
Address on M/C - Dunragit.
          She had an illegitimate child George Lewis Game Cumming born 10Jul1870 Old Luce.
          Death registered by her son Norman.

 

Source reference N7 :

Individuals : Davidson Agnes
Parish Records:
          Birth-Ayrshire Dailly.4th.January 1807. Agnes Davidson lawful of Joseph
          Davidson at Kilgramy by Janet Welsh,his wife was born and baptized.
          1881 Census - Living Craigoch,New Luce with son John and his family.
          !Cause of death-Apoplexy.John Wilson,her son,signed death certificate.
          Did not leave a will.
          M.R.-Kilgramy 248018 O.S.Sheet 76

 

Source reference N8 :

Individuals : Davidson Andrew (7040)
OPR Kirkoswald.Betwixt Andrew Davidson and Helen Brown both in this parish 22Nov1697

 

Source reference N9 :

Individuals : Davidson Andrew (880)
OPR Dailly-Andrew son lawful to James Davidson was born 16th.Oct. and baptised
          23rd.Oct.1762.This information was not given in till 9th.Nov.
          Andrew Davidson,married,Kilgrammy died 17Dec1820 age 60.

 

Source reference N10 :

Individuals : Davidson Barbara
OPR Dailly - Barbara daughter lawful to James Davidson,collier at Bargeny
          born 23Dec1773 and baptized 26Dec1773.

 

Source reference N11 :

Individuals : Davidson Elizabeth
OPR Dailly - Elizabeth daughter lawful to James Davidson,collier at
          Barganyheugh born 18th.Jan. and baptized the 20th.Jan1765.
          OPR Dailly - Elizabeth daughter lawful to James Davidson,collier at
          Barganyheugh born 18th.Jan. and baptized the 20th.Jan1765.

 

Source reference N12 :

Individuals : Davidson Ellen Vicarstaff McDade Watson
Died March 8th 9am at 527 Baltic Street Glasgow Scotland aged 9 Months

 

Source reference N13 :

Individuals : Davidson Helen
OPR Dailly - Helen and Isobel twin daughters lawful to James Davidson at
          Kilgramy were born 12 Sep1787 and baptized 13 Sep1787.

 

Source reference N14 :

Individuals : Davidson Hugh Fergusson
1884 jeweller in Ayr

 

Source reference N15 :

Individuals : Davidson Isobel
OPR Dailly - See Helen.

 

Source reference N16 :

Individuals : Davidson James (1760)
Farmed at Drummuck.The farm was sold in the 1876.The Davidsons had been the tenants there for about 40 years.Gt.grandfather of Anne Anderson contacted Dec2005.
          When the weather improves I am taking my mother aged 82 years to the Daiily and Kirkoswald area and to look at the MIs at Dailly and Kirkoswald. Her grandfather James born 1855 used to tell her tales of the area as he lived with her family when he was elderly and he had always told the family of the connection to Souter Johnnie, but in these days there was not the same access to information as there is nowadays. My Great Uncle used to go to relatives all over the area and ask them all that they knew so we had a beginning and my elderly aunt before she died had collected some information
          that has become so helpful for me to carry this out for my mother.All the above from Anne Anderson.
          Drummuck Farm John Davidson b1805 signed a 19 year lease expiry 1877.78 signed Nov 1859. I have two death dates for him but i think the correct date was 187612 july or 10 Oct 1879 ...do you have the correct date Fraser? Well the rent was 100 per year and although this was the lease for the next 19 years i have the rent books from 1840 so this would be the second lease signed. I have 1840 - 1875.
          Ten years later 1884 my grandfather James sold up and there was a Roup Sale and all the items on the farm listed. (I have that) That was in 1884. We understood that the reason that my great grandfather had to sell was that he had lost three fingers in a farming accident (sheep sheering) and could not fully work the farm as the other brothers had left John to Australia, hugh was a jeweller in ayr and William born 1853 worked on the farm and I'm not sure about Archibald
          As you know Archibalds father John Davidson died in 1876, five years after Archibald left and married Betsy. Do you have a copy of the Will of John Davidson? If not I will send it to you. Jessie, William and James and two grandaughters of John and Jessie worked the farm until October 1884. On the 29th October 1884 Drummuck Farm was no longer in the hands of the family. (The Davidsons were actaully Tenants of the farm, it was owned by The Duchesse De Coigny from the Bargany Estate) From there the family moved to Ladybank Cottage near Kirkoswald. William and James left to get married and only Jessie and her two grandaughters stayed there at Ladybank until Jessie died 5th April 1892 aged 77 years.
          James moved with his wife to Newton, Ayr where my grandmother was born Margaret in 1890. James at that time was working as a Dairyman. The following year they moved to Crossburn Farm at Dundonald, James was employed as an Agricultural Labourer. They stayed in that area where they then had John in 1892 then James 1894 and then William at Irvine. By this time James was recorded as being a Ploughman. I think it was around this time that James had his farming accident - he lost his three fingers on his left hand shearing sheep and therefore could no longer work on the land. The family moved toArdrossan where James worked at Ardeer Iron Works where he worked until he retired.
          Emily and James lived there until Emily died in 1923 from heart failure and James then moved in with his daughter Margaret (my grandmother) and her family until he died in 1941 form pneumonia. He lived there with the family and my mother (now aged 83) said that he was a very quiet man, reliving storied of the farm and his life at Drummuck and used to sing her to sleep everynight. As youths the boys (including Archibald I expect) used to walk down to the Maidens (near Turberry) and Crossraegal Abbey to play and possibly do their courting when they were older !

 

Source reference N17 :

Individuals : Davidson James
OPR Dailly - James son lawful to James Davidson,collier at Bargany was born
          15th.Sept. and baptized the 18th.Sept1768.
          1851 Census Index - N/F Ayrs.

 

Source reference N18 :

Individuals : Davidson James
OPR Dailly:James lawful son to Joseph Davidson at Kilgramy by Janet Welch his
          wife was born Feb13th. and baptized the 17th.Feb1805.

 

Source reference N19 :

Individuals : Davidson James
Colliery Oversman

 

Source reference N20 :

Individuals : Davidson John
John Davidson-1 was born on 31 May 1805 in Kilgrammie, Dailly Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died
          on 12 Jul 1876 in Kirkoswald, Dailly Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland.
          Notes for John Davidson:
          General Notes:
          OPR Dailly - John son lawful to John Davidson collier at Kilgramy by Mary Stewart his wife born
          31May and baptized 2Jun1805.
          Moved to Drummuck Farm about 1835.
          Occupation Dec1839 farmer.
          Had 12 children. Was at Drummuck Farm, Kirkoswald in 1841 and 1851
          From Anne Anderson Dec 2005. According to John Davidson born: 1805 (my great great grandfather
          from Drummuck farm born at Kilgrammie Dailly Parish, he said that his grandfather was James
          Davidson born: 1738 son of John Davidson and Marion McConachie and that his father John
          Davidson b: 1778 was the uncle of John Davidson (Souter Johnnie) the cobbler from Kirkoswald and
          the brother of Bryce Davidson so that he himself (James) was a cousin of Souter Johnnie. I checked
          the dates of birth for all the family and noted there was a James Davidson born at Kilgrammie Dailly
          Parish 1738.
          When the weather improves I am taking my mother aged 82 years to the Dailly and Kirkoswald area
          and to look at the MIs at Dailly and Kirkoswald. Her grandfather James born 1855 used to tell her
          tales of the area as he lived with her family when he was elderly and he had always told the family of
          the connection to Souter Johnnie, but in these days there was not the same access to information as
          there is nowadays. My Great Uncle used to go to relatives all over the area and ask them all that they
          knew so we had a beginning and my elderly aunt before she died had collected some information
          that has become so helpful for me to carry this out for my mother
          Drummuck Farm John Davidson b1805 signed a 19 year lease expiry 1877.78 signed Nov 1859. I
          have two death dates for him but I think the correct date was 1876 12 July or 10 Oct 1879 ...do you
          have the correct date Fraser? Well the rent was 100 per year and although this was the lease for
          the next 19 years I have the rent books from 1840 so this would be the second lease signed. I have
          1840 - 1875.
          Ten years later 1884 my grandfather James sold up and there was a Roup Sale and all the items on
          the farm listed. (I have that) That was in 1884. We understood that the reason that my great
          grandfather had to sell was that he had lost three fingers in a farming accident (sheep sheering) and
          could not fully work the farm as the other brothers had left John, to Australia, Hugh was a jeweler in
          Ayr and William born 1853 worked on the farm and I'm not sure about Archibald

 

Source reference N21 :

Individuals : Davidson John
OPR Dailly - John son lawful to James Davidson,collier at Kilgramy born
          17Apr1778 and baptized 18Apr1778.
          1851 Census Index - Not Kirkoswald 486-17-3

 

Source reference N22 :

Individuals : Davidson John
John Davidson was born on the 8th September 1838 at Bargany Mains in the parish of Dailly. John
          was the natural, eldest of Janet Fergusson a year before Janet married John Davidson at Bargany
          Mains, Dailly. John did not appear in the 1841 Census at Drummuck Farm, Kirkoswald, but in the
          following Census of 1851 he is noted as aged 12 years and attending school. In the 1861 Census he
          is aged 22 years. It may have been an error in the 1841 Census omitting John's name or he may
          have been being looked after by a relative.
          Aged 25 years and working and residing at Drummuck Farm, John married on the 25th January 1864
          Eliza Kerr from Ayr, aged 24 years who was employed as a Domestic Servant. Eliza was the daughter
          of William Kerr a Railway Goods Foreman and Sarah McKnight. At the time of John and Eliza's
          wedding Eliza's mother was deceased.
          They did not appear in the 1871 Census so we can presume by that date they had moved to Australia
          as noted in the Will of John's father 19th October 1876. John and Eliza settled on the North East of
          Australia at Rock Hampton, Queensland. They had a daughter Elizabeth Davidson who is believed to
          have been born either on the passage over to Australia on board ship or soon after and then a son
          James Kerr Davidson who was born 1867.
          ames when he married had a son Colin Andrew Roderick Davidson and James had a son Allan John
          Davidson.
          John is mentioned in his father's Will in 1876 and was bequeathed 1 Sterling. John was mentioned
          in the Lease of Drummuck Farm as noted earlier so there had been a serious rift between John and
          his father and that may have been one of the reasons why he left for Australia.
          Emigrated to Australia soon after marriage.
          Eliz Kerr daughter of William Kerr and Sarah McKnight was born in 1840 in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.
          John Davidson and Eliz Kerr met. They had the following children:
          i. Elizabeth Davidson.
          8. ii. James Kerr Davidson was born about 1867 in Rock Hampton, Queensland, Australia.
          Emigrated to Australia soon after marriage.

 

Source reference N23 :

Individuals : Davidson John Souter
He is generally supposed to have been the prototype of 'Souter Johnnie' in 'Tam o' Shanter'. He lived at Glenfoot of Ardlochan, near the farm called Shanter. Latterly he lived in Kirkoswald, where he was buried. A shoe-maker to trade, he was a man known for his wit and jests. He married Anne Gillespie in 1763, who at one time had been in service to Gilbert Broun or Brown, Burns's maternal grandfather. The poet was a frequent visitor at their home. Davidson's mull (for snuff) is preserved in the Burns Monument in Edinburgh. http://www.robertburns.org/encyclopedia/DavidsonJohn17281511806.275.sh tml
          More About John Davidson:
          Occupation: Shoemaker.

 

Source reference N24 :

Individuals : Davidson Joseph
Parish Records:
          Birth-Ayrshire Dailly.Davidson Joseph son lawful to James Davidson coallier at
          Kilgramy was born 1st.February 1781 and baptised.
          1799 Miners were freed from serfdom.
          Marriage-Ayrshire Dailly.Joseph Davidson and Janet Welch both in this parish
          were booked in order to marriage June 12th.were thrice proclaimed and married
          the 25th.January 1802.
          Joseph moved to Auchinleck between 1824 and 1831.
          1851 Census.Auchinleck Village.Joseph was now retired.He was living with his
          wife Agnes Walker and two grandsons,Joseph Kennon age 7 born in Auchinleck
          Parish and John McCubray age 2 born in Tarbolton Parish.I could not find their births in the parish records.577-2-30
          !Occupation:Collier on his son Joseph Walker Davidsons marriage certificate.
          Coal miner on his death certificate.He was living in the same house as
          Joseph Walker Davidson when he died. No will.
          There is a Janet Welsh Davidson b.5Jan1833 Kilgrammiehill,Dailly to William Davidson and Elizabeth Syme m.2Dec1831Dailly.Was William a son of Joseph Davidson and Janet Welsh? Janet's father was called William.He may have been born 1806 or 1808.Cannot find him in the records.
          Parish Records:
          Birth-Ayrshire Dailly.Davidson Joseph son lawful to James Davidson coallier at
          Kilgramy was born 1st.February 1781 and baptised.
          1799 Miners were freed from serfdom.
          Marriage-Ayrshire Dailly.Joseph Davidson and Janet Welch both in this parish
          were booked in order to marriage June 12th.were thrice proclaimed and married
          the 25th.January 1802.
          Joseph moved to Auchinleck between 1824 and 1831.
          1851 Census.Auchinleck Village.Joseph was now retired.He was living with his
          wife Agnes Walker and two grandsons,Joseph Kennon age 7 born in Auchinleck
          Parish and John McCubray age 2 born in Tarbolton Parish.I could not find their births in the parish records.577-2-30
          !Occupation:Collier on his son Joseph Walker Davidsons marriage certificate.
          Coal miner on his death certificate.He was living in the same house as
          Joseph Walker Davidson when he died. No will.

 

Source reference N25 :

Individuals : Davidson Margaret
I have some info on Margaret Davidson daughter of John Davidson and Janet Fergusson. Margaret Davidson was born on the 23rd February 1843 and baptised on the 8th March 1843 at Kirkoswald.
          She appears in the 1851 Census aged 8 years and again in the 1861 Census aged 18 years. The following year aged nineteen years, Margaret gave birth to natural son - John at 10.15pm on the 1st January 1862 at Drummuck Farm. Margaret was working as a Domestic Servant. Five years after John was born, Margaret married Alexander Boyd from Maybole on the 29th March 1867. Margaret was now aged 24, Alexander her spouse was 23 years. Margaret and Alexander were living at Maybole and in the 1868, a year after they married Margaret gave birth to a son William and then two years later in 1870 a daughter named Jessie. In the 1871 Census Margaret's son John aged 9 years was recorded as living at Drummuck Farm with his grandparents and other family members including grandchildren - John's cousins. For whatever reason, John stayed at Drummuck and never joined his mother or step-father in later years. He would have been aged 5 years when his mother married, but he had been born and brought up at Drummuck, his cousins - Janet Scobie, James, Jessie and John were his playmates at the farm, so it may have been decided that Margaret's son John would be happier to stay at Drummuck.
          By 1874 they were living at Straiton where a son James was born and two years later on the 25th June 1875 a daughter Maggie, at that time they were living at Gatehead, Kilmaurs with Alexander Boyd employed as a ploughman, as it is mentioned in the Will of Margaret's father John Davidson. Margaret was left One pound Sterling in her father's Will in 1876. By 1879 they had moved to old Cumnock where on the 19th November 1879 their daughter Jane was born. Alexander Boyd was working as Toll Keeper at Benston Toll at Old Cumnock.
          By 1891 the family had moved to 1, Dailly Road in Maybole. Archibalds occupation was Spirit Merchant. Living at the address was Alexander aged 48, Margaret aged 48 and their children Jessie aged 21, James aged 17 working as an assistant chemist,and their youngest daughters Maggie aged 15 years and Jane aged 11 years who were attending the local school in Maybole.
          In the 1901 Census Alexander Boyd aged 58, wife Maggie 59 years and daughter Maggie aged 25 unmarried were living in the cottage at Dailly Road.
          Alexander Boyd died on 1st December 1920 aged 78 years and nine years later on the 1st August 1929 Margaret died aged 86 years.

 

Source reference N26 :

Individuals : Davidson Marion
OPR Dailly - Marion lawful daughter to James Davidson at Kilgramy born
          23Mar1785 and baptized 27Mar1785.
          Record of Deaths:Marion Davidson a child of James at Kilgramy died
          April15th.1786.

 

Source reference N27 :

Individuals : Davidson Mary
Mary Davidson was born circa 1841 at Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, .2 As of before 1857,her married name was Scobie.2 She married Archibald Scobie, son of John Scobbie and Elizabeth McBlain, on 28 January 1859 at Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, .2,1 Mary Davidson and Archibald Scobie appeared in the 1861 census at "Gilmour's Sg", Riccarton, Ayrshire, .2 Mary Davidson died in 1861 at Riccarton, Ayrshire, .3

 

Source reference N28 :

Individuals : Davidson Robert
OPR Dailly - Robert son lawful to James Davidson,collier at Bargany was born
          19th.Oct. and baptized the 22nd.Oct1766.

 

Source reference N29 :

Individuals : Davidson Thomas
Merchant.Stone in Girvan churchyard.B17.All his family on the stone and his wife.

 

Source reference N30 :

Individuals : Davidson William
1884 worked on Drummuck farm.
          William Davidson was born 26th June and baptised on the 6th July 1853 at Drummuck Farm,
          Kirkoswald. In the 1861 Census it was recorded that he was aged 6 years and a scholar. In the 1871
          Census aged 16 years and 1881 Census aged 27 years.
          When William's father John Davidson made his Will in 1876, John made provision for the balance of
          his Estate to be divided between William, Helen, Hugh, James and Janet Davidson Scobbie, the
          daughter of Mary Davidson, after all the payments were made. William worked on the farm with his
          younger brother James until the eventual sale of Drummuck Farm in 1884.
          Six years later William aged 36 years married Margaret Shennan on the 3rd of June 1890. Margaret
          was the daughter of James Shennan a shepherd, and Agnes McDowell and was born on the 5th April
          1859 at Dailly. James Shennan and Agnes McDowall were married on the 24th November 1837 at
          Straiton, Ayrshire.
          William and Margaret's wedding took place at Bridge Mill, Girvan. Wedding invitations were sent by a
          Mr and Mrs. Shennan to the wedding of their 'sister' Margaret. It was sent to William's brother James.
          The invitation was dated 21st May 1890 for the evening of Tuesday 3rd June 1890 at eight o'clock at
          [Brigmill], Girvan. Margaret's family home was Enoch Farm where her mother was living, her father
          James Shennan being deceased. On the marriage certificate it has Margaret's name as Shinnan and
          not Shennan and also William's mother as a Margaret Fergusson and not Janet Fergusson which
          gave me numerous problems while researching.
          1884 worked on Drummuck farm.

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