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Findlaters in Marnoch

Findlaters in Marnoch

Tony Crick (View posts)
Posted: 951652800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Findlater, Mair
I am currently researching the family of William Findlater born c. 1863. I am having a problem with the birth. Known facts are he was born in Marnoch possibly has a brother Charles two years older and it was stated on his marriage certificate that his father was Charles a farmer. Mother unknown at the moment. He married Annie Eliz Barron in 1911 in Rainhill Lancs.. I have traced him in 1871, 1881 and 1891 census but birth and mother still remain a mystery. In 1871 aged 8 he was boarding together with a Charles Findlater aged 10 with a family Wilson nee Grant no other Findlaters were in the house though Findlaters were living in farm next door i.e. James Findlater (Unm) and Margaret Findlater (nee Mair Mother Widw). James did have a brother Charles also Unm who shows up as a farmer in the 1881 Census in Gamrie. I would like to hear from anyone who thinks they may have a link.

Wood Mair Watson (Port Knockie

Cameron Wood (View posts)
Posted: 954158400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wood, Mair, Watson
Researching George Mair who married Jean Watson on 2/3 1814
daughter Jean Mair born 22jan 1827 - married Alexander Wood 6.oct 1849

Re: Wood Mair Watson (Port Knockie

Posted: 1095334895000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1106190041000
I have a George Mair and Jean Watson in my family tree, however the OPR I have gives the date of the marriage as 2/3/1815.

I visited the gravestone quite recently in Cullen Old Kirkyard, the writing is illegible but I have a MI giving the following details.

Sacred to the memory of George Findlay late Seaman in Cullen, who departed this life 27 May 1809, aged 77 years. This stone is erected by his affectionate spouse, Janet Wood, as a mark of respect. Janet Wood, above named, died 5 April 1813, aged 77 years; in memory of thier son Captain John Findlay, late of the Cape of Good Hope, who died at Cullen 22 March 1851 aged 73 years.

Next to their tombstone is one which has the following transcription.
In memory of James Mair, Seaman, Portknockie, who died 20 January 1833 aged 17 years. This stone is erected by George Mair and Jean Watson in testimony of their affection for a much loved son; also of their daughter Hellen Mair, who departed this life on 22nd day of March 1839, aged 17 years; and of their son, John Mair who died 25 March 1857 aged 26 years.

My father John Watson Mair (b 7.5.1927) son of George Mair (15/8/1900) and Jessie Ann Mair Findlay (b 31/5/1903) is named after Jean Watson, his gr/gr aunt.

If you think there is a connection I have more information which I am willing to share with you.


Re: Wood Mair Watson (Port Knockie

Posted: 1219748824000
Classification: Query
Hello Lynda,

I have just read your message that you posted in 2004, and I think there is a link. My great great grand mother jane (jean) mair is a daughter of George and Jean. She is buried at Portnockie cemetry.

Regards Cameron

ps I have been a little quiet with the family hx searching but maybe this will get me going again!

Re: Wood Mair Watson (Port Knockie

Posted: 1341452629000
Classification: Query
I have a Andrew Findlay b 1852 in my tree came to Australia with his wife Janet b 1855 and children Margaret b 1880 and Isobella b 1882, in 1883 on a ship called Nebo from Glasgow to Rockhampton. They did not stay in Qld. Moved to Sydney and had more children there. Andrew was a tailor from Cullen Scotland?
Andrew Findlays father was Thomas Findlay (Ships carpenter- Cullen Scotland) who married Jane Grant. Thomas's father was George Findlay of Cullen who married Janet Wood. (ie: your gravestone inscription)
Andrew Findlay b 1852 d 13 Jan 1906 married Janet Scott b 1855 d 1 Jan 1931 in Sydney, they had Margaret b 11 March 1879 Jedburgh and Isabella b 1882 Jedburgh in Scotland and when the girls were only children they migrated to Australia on the ship Nebo Glasgow to Rockhampton 1883. They had Jane Grant Findlay in QLD in 1884.
Jane Grant Findlay b 21 June 1884 Qld - married a Henry T Vass 1905 Sydney
Jane Grant & Henry Thomas Vass on 1930 ER at Vereena, Snape St, Randwick and he was a bread carter.
The family only stayed in Qld 2 yrs and they were assisted passengers
They had more children after moving to Sydney (St Peters). Jane, Mary,Thomas, Alexander Grant, Andrew and Marjorie
Jane G Findlay 1887 Sydney
Alice Mary b 1888 d 1966 aged 78 Bondi
Thomas Findlay 1889 Sydney D. 14 Sept 1891 aged 1
Alexander G Findlay 1892 Sydney - married a Anges M Gehringer 1919 St Peters NSW D. 12 Aug 1934 aged 42
Andrew Findlay 1894 Sydney D. 1 Aug 1894 aged 12
Marjorie Findlay 1897 Sydney - married Horace M Williams 1917 St Peters NSW
Any help appreciated re Findlay seamen and Cullen
Kind Regards Sandra Tamburini (NSW)
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