North Ayrshire is from Irvine to Largs in the north. I am looking for relative's in Ayrshire of my Grandfather's.
Records of ships and their passengers before the 1890s can be hard to find.
To post a message on this page, email: [email protected] am looking for any information on the Mc Dowall family who were living in South Ayrshire in 1852. Born about Sep 1853 in Scotland and died, I assume in the United States, about 1920. His son, my grandfather, Samuel Amonette (Amonete, changed to Allen) Burns was born in Athens, Texas, USA in 1906. I see there is the likelyhood of a long history in the United States and then on to Scotland but all I know is my Great Grandmother is Fannie M Tannehill born in Athens, Texas .
My great great Grandfather William Mc Dowall was living in Colmonell at the time he married. Email: [email protected] to research several prominent nautical families from Saltcoats and surrounding area from the 1775 - 1850 period. James Shanks and Jean Ferguson, daughter of Walter Ferguson and Janet Barclay. Email: [email protected] Great-Grandfather was born 1861 in Ayrshire. Parents seem to be Amonette (Amonete) Sucre Tannehill and Frances Marion Bass. I don't know for sure at this time how far back in the United States the Tannehills go though but would love to find the information going into Scotland for both sides.
I believe his widow Ann continued to live in Scotland.
His three sons Charles P, Michael and Edward J along with their sister Rose Ann immigrated to the United State some time around 1860. Email: [email protected] my name is Joanne Blair , I'm trying to trace the family of Hugh Henry Williamson and Jane Fergurson they had a son Hugh Henry Williamson born 1854 Ayrshire Scotland.
The reason i am trying to trace the records is because I have pen friends who live in Ballarat , Australia and they are trying to locate details of Ronald Graham so when they are over here in July 2017 I can take MARION KERR one of my penfriends to visit her husbands Grave somewhere in a Kilmarnock cemetry.