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Re: Gemmill-Young-Wylie

Posted: 1381697408000
Classification: Query
Thank you Mary,

That makes your connection to the Gemmill-Youngs at High Gainford Farm very clear. Whereas, I am not yet sure I AM connected. My GGGrandfather James Gemmill, 1776-1857, lived in Kilmarnock where he was a muslin agent. He had a sister Margaret who lived in an area of Kilmarnock called "Beansburn" and was married to a Thomas Andrew who was a "thatcher". They had at least 2 sons, John and William. The first son, John, m Ann Wallace of Dundonald and in the 1850's this family emigrated to Halton County in Ontario, Canada. Margaret is buried in Kilmaurs. Another brother and sister to James Gemmill lived out their lives in Riccarton, Andrew Gemmill 1800-1869 and Agnes Barnes 1806-1889. Andrew m Margaret Urie and had a family of 5 girls, one of whom emigrated to America. Agnes Gemmill m Robert Barnes and had one surviving son, John. I believe she sometimes acted as a midwife in Riccarton. The parents of THIS family were John Gemmel and Jean Richmond who married in FENWICK (1775), but I don't yet know what families they were connected to. I understand that you are now living in Wigtonshire, although you have connections to the Youngs of Kilmaurs and Fenwick. One of James Gemmill's children, Margaret Hopkin Gemmill (Lambie), moved to Wigton to join one of her daughters, who raised a family there, and she died in Newton Stewart. That was c 1912. How long have YOU lived in Wigtonshire? I don't suppose you know who now owns the farm at High Gainford, or even if it is still in the Young-Gemmill family. We visited in Fenwick just over a year ago and stayed at a B&B farm there called West Tannacrief, but I'm sure the area has changed almost entirely from 100 years ago! Thanks for getting back to me. Hugh
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