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The McEwan Family

The McEwan family has been traced back to the early 18th Century, residing in Madderty and Fowlis Wester, both in Perthshire.

The following McEwans are in Calum's ancestry:

Peter McEwan  (1750 approx - ????)
Jean McEwen  (1772 - ????)
Peter McEwen  (1774 - 1840)  married Janet Carmichael
William McEwen  (10/5/1776 - 1853)
Andrew McCewan  (1778 - 1853)  married Ann Reid
Janet McEwan  (21/1/1781 - ????)
Janet McEwan  (18/2/1810 - 1856)  married William Morrison
Peter McEwen  (6/11/1811 - ????)
Jean McEwan  (1812 - ????)
James McEwan  (1816 - ????)
James McEwen  (18/4/1816 - ????)  married Elizabeth Key
Peter McEwan  (1819 - ????)
Helen McEwan  (18/2/1820 - ????)
Helen McEwan  (18/8/1820 - ????)
Annie McEwan  (1821 - 21/8/1873)  married Peter Comrie
Catherine McEwan  (1823 - 10/1827)
Andrew McEwan  (1827 - ????)
Mary McEwan  (1827 - ????)
John McIntyre McEwan  (25/4/1830 - 30/11/1914)
Helen McEwan  (1847 - ????)
William McOwan (1853 - ????)
Catherine McOwan  (1854 - ????)  married Thomas Birrell
Andrew McEwan  (7/1/1856 - ????)
 

ASSOCIATED NAMES:
 
Allanson   Anderson   Appleton   Atkinson   Bastion   Bear   Beh   Birrell   Blacka   Bratt   Brislen   Brooks   Buchanan   Butler   Carmichael   Carr   Charlton   Christian   Clarke   Clifton   Collins   Comrie   Corr   Crocker   Crook   Darnley   Davie   Davies   Dickie   Dunnett   Edwards   Elridge   Elvins   Fenton   Ferguson   Finnie   Florey   Ford   Fortey   Godfrey   Goodall   Gregg   Grisdale   Halley   Harper   Harris   Hartman   Henderson   Hutchinson   Hyde   Jackson   James   Keelan   Key   Leetch   Lewis   Lillas   Lim   Ludwig   Lundie   Mackie   Maple   McCaskill   McCormick   McCulloch   McDonald   Montgomery   Morgan   Morrison   Murray   Myles   Nairne   Nash   Noon   Ossington   Parker   Parnell   Parry   Paterson   Pearce   Phillips   Pickens   Piper   Pippin   Preedy   Ramsay   Ray   Reid   Reilly   Robson   Ross   Sharpe   Smith   Stageman   Tattersell   Taylor   Thomas   Thompson   Uden   Wall   Ward   Weir   Wilkie   Willetts   Wren   Young 
 

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NB: Family history charts can be accessed at http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/chrispaton
 
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Peter McEwan or McOwan
1750 (approx) - ????

Peter McEwan was Calum's and Jamie's six times great grandfather.

Peter was perhaps born approximately in 1750. The names Peter and Patrick are commonly interchangeable in 18th century Perthshire, and so it may be that he is the Patrick McEwan who was christened in Crieff on November 5th 1749. In favour of this theory is the fact that Peter named his first son Peter in 1774. The Patrick born in 1749 was the son of a weaver called Patrick McEwan, and if the naming pattern holds, with the first son named after the father's father, then this is a strong candidate. 

However, it is also possible that Peter was in fact married twice, initially to a Mary Wilson in 1757. The first three children of Peter McEwan and Mary Wilson were born in Arbenny, Madderty, the last two, Peter and Mary, were born in Westhill, which is where our Peter and his wife Janet lived and had their children shortly after. If this is the case, Mary Wilson must have passed away prior to March 1771.

What is known for certain is that our Peter married Janet Leetch on 24th March 1771 in Trinity Gask, Perthshire. The OPR for Trinity Gask records the proclamations (GROS: 396/1):

Sabbath March 24: Received for proclamation money from Peter McCouan in the parish of Madertie and Janet Litch in thy parish two shillings sterling. Peter McCouan and Janet Litch proclaimed pro 1mo.

Sabbath March 31...Peter McCouan and Janet Litch proclaimed pro 2do.

Sabbath Aprile 7th...Peter McCouan and Janet Litch proclaimed pro 3ho.

In Bessie MacLagan's 1932 "A Short History of an Ancient Parish", she mentions that the name Peter McEwan is written in a list of people connected with the old parish church at Madderty that was found in a sermon book kept by the Reverend James Ramsay, the son of the the minister of the church. Written in 1821, it is believed that this is either our Peter or his son, also called Peter.

Peter and Janet had at least five children, who were raised in the parish of Madderty in Perthshire.

CHILDREN of Peter McEWAN and Mary WILSON: Unconfirmed connection
i) John McEwan
b. 20/11/1758
 
John was born in Madderty in November 1758 (OPR 378/1):
Born 20/11/1758   Bap 3/12/1758
Peter McEwan and Mary Wilson in Arbenny had a child born and the 26th baptized John
 
ii) Andrew McEwan
c. 29/6/1760
 
Andrew was born in Madderty in about June 1760 (OPR 378/1):
Born 29/6/1760
Peter McEwan and Mary Wilson in Arbenny had a child bapt anmed Andrew
 
iii) Ann McEwan
b. 20/11/1758
 
Ann was born in Madderty in December 1761 (OPR 378/1):
Born 12/12/1761   Bap 22/12/1761
Peter McEwan and Mary Wilson in Arbenny had a child bapt 22 DEC named Ann
 
iv) Peter McEwan
c. 13/11/1763
 
Peter was born in Madderty in about November 1763 (OPR 378/1):
Born 20/11/1758   Bap 3/12/1758
Peter McEwan and Mary Wilson in Westhill had a child bapt named Peter
 
v) Mary McEwan
b. 10/8/1765
 
Mary was born in Madderty in August 1765 (OPR 378/1):
Born 10/8/167   Bap 17/8/1765
Peter McEwan and Mary Wilson in Westhill had a child born and bapt named Mary
 
 
CHILDREN of Peter McEWAN and Janet LEITCH:
1) JEAN MCEWEN
c. 17/1/1772 
 
Jean was born in Madderty in January 1772 (OPR 378/1):
7 Jan 1772 - Peter McEwan and Janet Leetch in Westhill had a child born and the 26th baptized Jean
 
2) PETER McEWEN or McOWAN
b. 17/1/1774
 
Peter was born in January 1774:
17 Jan 1774 - Peter McEwan and Janet Leetch in Westhill had a child born and next Sabbath named Peter.

Peter married Janet Carmichael (born Abbey, Madderty 18/5/1788), daughter of James Carmichael and Helen Clark, on May 7th 1809, in Madderty parish (GROS: OPR M 378/20 515 Madderty).
May 7 (1809)
 
Peter McUan & Janet Carmichael, both of this parish, were proclaimed at church door & gave [i.e. to the poor]
 
The couple are known to have had at least four children. From the death certificate of their son James in 1883, it is known that Peter was a cartwright. In a book entitled Perthshire in Bygone Days - One Hundred Biographical Essays by Peter R. Drummond, Chapter 30 concerns itself with a gentleman called John Scott, of the Mill of Gask. Prior to moving to Gask, Scott worked at Dubheads Farm, and had dealings with Peter McEwan, with some anecdotes on the pair making its way into Drummond's book:
While at Dubheads, Mr. Scott's oracle was Peter McOwan, the district cartwright. No wooden plough passed from Peter's hands without being subjected to the critical eye of Mr. Scott. "Too much beam, laddie", meaning the beam was too much to the land. "Keep her left line straight". When Peter Barclay produced the first iron plough made in Strathearn, these two were at their wits' ends, but kept very reticent, in case of committing themselves; and when Wilkie of Uddingston's plough became famous, and Meikle had set up his new thrashing machine at Alloa, McOwan was despatched as a deputation to examine and report, and when he returned, the pair met in solemn conclave. The diplomatist began to make a speech, but was interrupted: "Where are your drawings, laddie?" "Drawings! I have no drawings Mr. Scott." "No drawings! Then how are we to get on?" "No fear of that," said the deputy, striking his forehead with the palm of his hand, "It's all here!" "Well, perhaps it is all there, " said Mr. Scott ; but giving an incredulous look at the smitten brow, he added slowly, "I have some fear that it will remain there". (p.194-195)
 
 
Many years after he had left Madderty, Mr. Scott was riding one Hansel Monday morning past Dubheads, on his way to Kintocher, while a shooting raffle was was going on. "What is this," enquired he. "It's Peter McOwan's shooting," was the answer. "Oh, I must give Peter a shot;" and dismounting, he made his way to the crowd. "What's to pay? What's to pay?" "A shilling for three shots," he was answered. A target or door, as it was called, with a centre nail, was set up in a field, away from danger, and forty yards from it a cart, without the back and front boards, was placed, bearing direct on the target. A piece of turf was placed on the back bar of the cart, andthe shooters went in between the shafts. "Mill o' Gask" was supplied with a loaded gun, and laying himself down on the cart, he fixed the gun at a point near the muzzle over the piece of turf, and settling himself as if he were going a long journey. Two minutes elapsed. "Fire away, Mill o' Gask." "Give me time, bairns; give me time." Another two minutes.- "Fire away, Mill o' Gask." "Give me time; this is no field o' battle." Another two minutes. "Fire away, Mr. Scott; the people are impatient and angry." "Give me time; give me time; give me time." Another minute, and down came the flint. The crowd watching the target collapsed, and a shout got up, "The nail's out! Hurra! the nail's out." The judge came running to the cart, crying excitedly, "Mr. Scott, you have gained the prize; the nail's out." Mr. Scott did not move a feature, but handing the gun to its owner, said with the greatest coolness, "I thought so!" He began to move off, but the clerk cried, "You want another two shots." "Oh no, I'll give them to Peter." "But your prize, this arm-chair. "Oh, give it to Peter." The sly wisdowm of this was great, for he felt that if he tried another shot, the ball would in all likelihood not light in the park where the target was placed." (p.196-197)
(John Scott died in 1857).
 
CHILDREN of PETER McEWAN and JANET CARMICHAEL:

1) Janet McEwan
b: 18/2/1810  d: 1856
 
Janet was born in 1810 (GROS: OPR B 378/10 216 Madderty):
February 18th (1810)
 
Peter McEwan and Janet Carmichael in Hardfold had a child baptized named Janet
David Oswald session clerk.
 
Janet married Auchterarder road surfer man William Morrison (born 6/10/1805), eldest son of Douglas Morrison and Grizel McDougall, on December 22nd 1833, in Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland. The couple had ten children, all born in the Craig area of Madderty.
 
Janet eventually died in 1856, whilst William survived until June 8th 1864, living in St. David's, Auchterarder. 

*** I have discovered many descendants of Janet and William in the last few years and have made a great deal of use from the research that they have already done, in addition to my own. Gregg Morrison was the first descendant of Janet McEwan discovered since this project began in 2000, and his help has been invaluable in charting our own history. Gregg's websites can be viewed at the following links: Gregg Morrison's Family Tree and Morrisons in Australia, USA, Canada & Scotland.

Also, a big thanks to whoever entered their genealogical info to the Carmichael Family History Project, which lists further info on Janet's and Willam's descendants. This can be found at: Carmichael Family Tree 221.

And finally another site listing info can be found at The Gregg Family History Project: Morrison.

 

CHILDREN of JANET McEWAN and WILLIAM MORRISON:

i) James Morrison
b: 12/10/1834  d: 1888
 
The following is taken from Greg Morrison's research on James Morrison.
 
In the 1851 census, James was reported as living with the McEwan family in Hardfold, Madderty, Perthshire. But at some stage in the next six years he moved south from Perthshire, to Glasgow.
 
James was married twice, his first marriage being with 20 year old Agnes McCulloch on December 31st 1857. Agnes was the 23 year old daughter of joiner John McCulloch and Mary McMillan and at the time of the wedding was living at 39 Crown Street, Hutchesonstown, Glasgow, as was James, who at that point was a journeyman joiner himself. The wedding was performed at 2 Apsley Place, Glasgow, in a ceremony according to the Free Church of Scotland, the minister being the Reverend Dugald MacColl, and the witnesses being Robert Livingstone and Douglas McCulloch (GROS:1857/644/9/12).
 
The couple had three children, and at some point prior to July 1863 seem to have moved to Greenock in Renfrewshire.
 
James migrated to the USA in approximately 1864. Gregg Morrison's website suggest that he may have travelled there with his uncle Peter McEwan, and his aunt, Helen Carmichael. Peter is known to have been in Dehi, Delaware in 1880, but the census records for Dehi would in fact seem to show him there as far back as 1850, and so it may be that James in fact travelled to stay with his uncle, rather than travel over with him in 1864.
 
James arrived in Chicago and established a highly successful meat distribution business there, becoming quite wealthy in the process, and soon diversified into estate agency. At some stage in 1868 he married an Irish lady, who became Mrs Anna Jane Morrison - her maiden name is not known.
 
In the 1870 Census for Cook County Chicago, Illinois (6th Ward, p.416, dwelling 1336) James Morrison was listed as a carpenter, with real estate value of $1200, and his personal estate at $200. Also listed were his wife Anna, aged 25, and his son Willie, aged 2, who was born in the state.

The couple had three other kids, all born in Illinois, but in 1880, Anna died, leaving James with their upkeep. In 1888, James eventually died himself, whilst on a business trip to San Francisco in 1888.
 
CHILDREN of JAMES MORRISON and AGNES McCULLOCH:
 
(a) William Morrison
b: 16/7/1858
 
William was born at 7.10am on July 16th 1858 at 51 Muirhead Street in Hutchesonstown, Glasgow, Scotland. His father informed the registrar on the 19th (GROS:1858/644/10/1108).
 
 
 
(b) Mary Morrison
b: 11/8/1861
 
Mary was born in Hutchesonstown, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
 
 
 
(c) Janet McEwan Morrison
b: 19/7/1863
 
Janet was born in the Middle or New Parish of Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
 
 
 
CHILDREN of JAMES MORRISON and ANNA JANE MORRISON:
(d) William Wallace Morrison
b: 29/7/1868  d: 12/7/1941
 
William was born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA on July 29th 1868.
 
In approximately 1899, William married Blanche H. Hartman (born 14/2/1874, Illinois, died 12/2/1963). He is then to be found recorded at Main Street in the 1910 census for Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin (E.D. 106, sheet 7, lines 3-6). The census entry lists him as a 40 year old Scottish doctor (although the 1870 census listed him as 2 years old!), and living in his rented property with wife Blanche, and daughters Ethel and Grace. William's parents were incorrectly stated to both be Scottish.

In the 1920 census, William was living at 301 Albion Street, Edgerton City, Rock County, Wisconsin (E.D. 102, sheet 1, lines 82-85; dwelling 21, family 22). His profession was listed as Doctor - Medicine and Surgery, and also in the housewere his wife Blanche, his 13 year old daughter Grace, and his 8 year old son William.

There is also listed at the same address (line 86) but in a seperate dwelling, an unreadable entry, which seems to state another Morrison family member: a single white female, with the age difficult to decipher, possibly 70, 75 or 15. Whoever she was, and however she may have been related, she was born in Wisconsin, of parents from Vermont.
 
William died on July 12th 1941 at Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA.
 
CHILDREN of WILLIAM MORRISON and BLANCHE HARTMAN:
 
I) Ethel Boyd Morrison
b: 23/9/1899  d: 7/7/1963
 
Ethel was born in Illinois, USA on September 23rd 1899.
 
She married Roy Hubert Marsden on February 22nd 1919 in Edgerton, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA. Roy was born February 22nd 1919 in Albion, Dane County Wisconsin. The couple went on to have three children.
 
Ethel eventually passed away on July 7th 1963 in Albion, and was survived by her husband until his own death in Madison, Dane County, on May 14th 1989.
 
 
CHILDREN of ETHEL MORRISON and ROY MARSDEN:
i) Robert Lowell Marsden
b: 19??
 
 
ii) Helen Muriel Marsden
b: 19??
 
 
iii) Marjorie Marsden
b: 19??
 
 
 
II) Grace D. Morrison
b: 23/11/1906 - Born in Edgerton, Wisconsin, USA.
 
 
 
III) William W. Morrison
b: 1912 - Born in Edgerton, Wisconsin, USA.
 
________________________________
 
 
(e) Florence Morrison
b: 1871 approx
 
Florence was a highly reputed school teacher in Chicago. It is known that she visited relatives in Australia at the turn of the 20th Century, but it is not known who was specifically visited.
 
 
 
(f) Grace Morrison
b: 1873 approx
 
Like her sister Florence, Grace was also a school teacher in Chicago. She married as a young woman, but it is not known who she married.
 
 
 
(g) Helen Morrison
b: 1875 approx  d: prior to 1895
 
Little is known of Helen's progress, but she died at some point in her teens, after collapsing due to overworking at college.
 
Jessie Mae Breslin recalls Helen's last words:
Helen's mother died several years earlier, and I recall that Florence (Helen's sister) wrote to my mother that the last time Helen spoke, the nurse was washing her and she said, "That is good. Wash and dress me nice, Im going home to mother".
___________________________________________
 
 
ii) Janet Morrison  
b: 14/8/1837
 
Janet Morrison was present in Madderty, Perthshire, at the age of 14 when her mother died. Jessie Mae Brislen (see below) remembers her mother Mary Ann, who was 6 weeks old at the time, repeating what had been told to her about the moment of death. When Janet (the mother) knew she was going, she called to her daughter Janet and told her to take responsibility for her wee sister Mary Ann - "Take her Janet, she is yours now".
 
On June 6th 1859, Janet married William Halley, a stone mason from Gavelmore Street in Crieff, Perthshire, and son of John Halley and Ann Carmichael. The wedding took place in St. David's, Madderty, and shortly after, the couple took Mary Ann to live with them for a few years. Janet and William had six children, most of whom may have migrated to Australia in later years.
 
Janet died at 6.00am on August 29th 1872 at 7 Bedford Street, Edinburgh, the cause being dropsey and peretenitis of some three months. The informant to the registrar on the 29th was her husband, William (GROS:1872/685/1/934).
 
CHILDREN of JANET MORRISON and WILLIAM HALLEY:
 
(a) John Halley
b: 20/9/1860
 
John was born in Leith, Edinburgh. In the 1881 census, he was living at 94 North Street, St Marylebone, London, England. He was working as a carpenter, and was a lodger at the property. (Source: FHL Film 1341035 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 0160 Folio 38 Page 7)
 
 
 
(b) Janet Halley
b: 6/2/1862
 
Janet was born in Leith, Edinburgh. In the 1881 census, Janet was living at 28 Royal Circus Edinburgh St Stephens, Edinburgh, Scotland. She was a servant in the house, working as a house and table maid. (GROS:1881/685/1/103/p.6)
 
 
 
(c) Ann Halley
b: 26/10/1863
 
Ann was born in Leith, Edinburgh. In the 1881 census, she was listed at 3 Marchmont Street, Edinburgh, in the parish of St. Cuthberts, where she was working as a domestic servant. (GROS:1881/685/5/113/p.4)
 
 
 
(d) Grace Halley
b: 30/7/1865
 
Grace was born in Crammond, Edinburgh. In 1881 she was listed as an unmarried domestic servant at 16 Glengyle Terrace in Edinburgh, Scotland. (GROS:1881/685/4/93/p.20)
 
 
 
(e) William Halley
b: 6/4/1867
 
William was born in Crammond, Edinburgh.
 
 
 
(f) Andrew Halley
b: 20/5/1869
 
Andrew was born in Crammond, Edinburgh.
 
 
 
(g) James Halley
b: 11/5/1871
 
James was born in Edinburgh.
 
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iii) William Morrison  
b: 13/1/1839  d: 3/8/1892
 
William was born in Craig, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland on January 1st 1839. He belonged to St.James Lodge of Freemasons in Perthshire Scotland, and spent much of his life in public service in the Borders town of Hawick.
 
On Tuesday, January 14th 1862, William married 27 year old widow and poetess Margaret Gregg in South Leith, near Edinburgh, Scotland  (IGI:M116921). Margaret born on Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, on September 13th 1834, as the only daughter of Robert Gregg and Jane Jack, had previously been married to compositor Alexander Lundie in Leith, Scotland, on June 6th 1857. Alexander had subsequently died in 1860, leaving Margaret to raise their only son, also called Alexander, who was born on August 16th 1859. Margaret was a poet of some reknown and a short biography of her appeared in the Third Series of Modern Scottish Poets - published 1881, in which Margaret claimed to have been 'orphaned at a very young age'.
 
In the 1881 census, William and Margaret were recorded as living at Myrselaw House, Hawick, Roxburghshire (GROS:789/11/34). William, 42 years of age, was a printer and publisher born in Madderty, whilst Margaret, 46, employed 8 men and 9 lads. Also listed were there 21 year old stepson Alexander Lundie (from Margaret's previous marriage to Alexander Lundie), who was a newspaper reporter;their son William, a 17 year old compositor; their 15 year old compositor son Ivie; and their 17 year old Irish domestic servant Catherine Campbell.  
 
Towards the end of his life William retired and moved to Seattle, Washington, USA, where he died on August 3rd 1892, and was subsequently buried in Lakeview Cemetery in the town (Space 5, lot 704). The following obituaries were printed in his honour:
"The Hawick News" 26th August 1892
 
DEATH OF EX-BAILIE MORRISON
 
On Monday intelligence reached Hawick (in the form of a brief letter to Mrs Morrison) from Kent. Washington, United States, of the death of Ex-Bailie Morrison on 3rd August, and of his interment on the 5th, with Masonic honours. A prominent figure on the stage of local affairs has thus unexpectedly passed away. Mr Wm. Morrison had a somewhat remarkable career. He was born at Madderty, Perthshire; and was for some years a detective in the Leith Constabulary, receiving a gold watch on leaving. About 27 years ago he came to Hawick, and for 11 years filled the offices of Superintendent of Police and Procurator-Fiscal for the burgh, bringing a good deal of ability to bear upon the discharge of his professional duties. He was also Firemaster, and received a handsome gift in acknowledgment of his services in that capacity. About a year before he resigned these appointments in 1876 - he became proprietor of the Hawick Advertiser, in succession to the late Mr Jas. Haining. During the fourteen years he managed this business, he started two other newspapers, the Border Standard, published in Langholm, and the Hawick Advertiser, but both of these ceased to exist some years ago.
 
He was also for a time a coal merchant in Hawick, and secretary of a society for the abolition of the State regulation of vice. His numerous private engagements did not prevent him from taking a prominent part in public affairs. For a dozen years at least he was a member of Hawick Town Council; and many being of opinion that his experience in the police department admirably fitted him for the bench, he was during the greater part of that period a bailie. When Provost Milligan resigned in November 1890, Bailie Morrison was a candidate for the premier honour. Provost Hogg being elected by a majority of only two votes. Besides all this, he was chairman of Hawick Parochial Board, and a member of the School Board. He was a member of Hawick Bowling Club, St James' Lodge of Freemasons, and other local societies. In politics he was a Liberal, and in various social movements he also took a leading part. About a year and a half ago, as noticed at the time, he suddenly left the town, and his whereabouts was for a considerable period, a matter of curious conjecture to those who had known him.
 
Shortly before that time, he had made the advertiser a limited liability concern under the style of "W.Morrison & Co.," and the business is still carried on by this company. The deceased, who was 53 years of age, leaves a widow, who still resides in Hawick, and one son, who went abroad some years ago.
 
Bailie Morrison possessed to a remarkable extent the faculty of ingratiating himself either with an individual or with a body of people, and invariably secured a considerable following for the various projects of one kind and another in which he interested himself. While in Hawick, he took an interest in almost every movement which enlisted the sympathies of any section of the community, and really did a good deal of service to the town in the various aspects of its municipal work, being not only a Bailie, but Convener of the Lighting Committee, besides representing the Council at the Gas Company's board. He had the gift in a unique degree of giving any scheme a most plausible appearance, and thus securing for it a corresponding amount of support from the public at large, completely capturing an unreflecting audience, and at the same time demolishing all opposition that was not very pronounced. Not only was he able to make others see a subject from the point of view that he desired them to take, but he seemed to be capable of working up in himself the firm belief that any undertaking he engaged in was the only and absolutely certain means of accomplishing the desired end. Whether at an evangelistic meeting, a Masonic social, a Town Council picnic, a philanthropic gathering, or a political demonstration, he appeared to feel fully convinced that he was the right man in the right place. Indeed. he seemed to have laid very deeply to heart the apostolic motto to be "all things to all men". It was almost impossible for any one to ruffle his outward composure. He met all opponents in public with the blandest of smiles, and evinced quite a fatherly solicitude for the welfare of his constituents. No one ever consulted him on any subject without taking away with him the impression that he was the man to rectify his grievance or help him towards the attainment of his object. Acting continually in the belief that it was possible to achieve success in business within a short time, not so much by hard work as by a clever combination of circumstances, he always strove to utilise the "tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune," and in the pursuit of this aim gave evidence of an astonishing fertility of resource. Such was Bailie Morrison as he was known to the public of Hawick during the quarter-of-a-century in which he lived amongst them.

Further intelligence from America, contained in a letter from a brother of the deceased to another brother in Greenock, states that on the 3rd of August, Mr Morrison fell off a log, injuring himself so severely that he was unable to reach the house. One of his neighbours heard him calling for help, and found him lying at the side of the log. They carried him to the house, and he died in the evening at nine o'clock. He was interred by the Freemasons of Seattle on the 5th.
 

And in the Seattle Post-lntelligencer:
August 5, 1892
 
Captain William B. Seymour of the Steamer Grace brought word of the death of WILLIAM MORRISON of Chico as the result of an accident Wednesday. Morrison was living on a ranch a little distance from the town. Edward Bethel, a neighbour of Morrison's, heard a noise like a man shouting in the woods behind Morrison's house Wednesday afternoon. As night came on, he still heard the noise and proceeded to see what the cause was. He found Morrison lying between two logs and in response to his inquiry as to what the matter was, he said he had been hurt by a log. Bethel and another man carried Morrison to his house, but he died by morning. Captain Seymour did not learn any more particulars, but he will bring the body over on the steamer this morning and it will be buried from Bonney and Stewart's undertaking rooms. Morrison was born in Scotland and was 53 years of age. He was a member of a Masonic lodge in Scotland, but whether he joined any lodge in this country is not known. He had a brother name James who is supposed to be somewhere in Washington.
Andrew Morrison, William's brother, was appointed to administer his estate after death. Gregg Morrison in Australia has managed to trace the relevant court records, from microfilmed copies at the Kitsap County Courthouse, Port Orchards on November 14, 1989.
Kitsap County Probate Record # 118, William Morrison
 
Record No. 1:
Fred M. Comstock of said County of Kitsap and State of Washington being duly sworn says that on the 24th day Of September 1892 he posted correct and true copies of the above notice in three of the most public places in said county, to wit: One of said places where court is held. the County Building and the hotel in said County. (All in Port Matison, then the County seat.)
October 5th. 1892
 
Record No. 2
Notice is hereby given that Andrew Morrison has filed in the Superior Court of Kitsap County, Washington, a petition praying for letters Of administration upon the estate of William Morrison, deceased.
 
Record No. 3
Know and these men present that we, Andrew Morrison as principal. and J.P. P. Shepherd and J. R. Hobbs as sureties are jointly and severally bound unto the State of Washington in the sum of Two Hundred Dollars. conditioned that the above bonded, Andrew Morrison, who has been appointed administrator of the estate of William Morrison, deceased.
 
Record No. 4:
Order appointing administrator. William Morrison died intestate and the value of said estate does not exceed $100.
 
Record No. 5:
Andrew Morrison of King County says that the estate consisted of real and personal property. The estate: A part of Lot 10 in Section 2, Range 24 North, Range I West, and the whole of Lot 11 in said section containing 44 acres. Value $540. Lot 1. Block 42, Port Washington, valued at $50. One (cabin?) # ($) 210 located within 10 (?) and some household property of no value. (see note:1) There is also some property in Scotland and its precise location is unknown. The deceased also received a homestead in Kitsap County. Total estate value this country, $602. That the next of kin of said deceased and whom your petitioner is advised and believes. Said deceased had a widow and one son aged about 26 residing in Hawich (sic Hawick); Scotland. (One other only living) The son, William Morrison resides in Sidney, (sic Sydney) Australia. The said petitioner is a brother of deceased.
(The attorney for the case Was F. J. Foster, Seattle.)

 
In August 2000, William's descendant William Douglas Morrison made a trip to Scotland and di some extensive research into William and Margaret's loife story. Their extensive account, including relevant photos, can be found on Gregg Morrison's website in an article entitled Tracing William's Footsteps.
 
CHILDREN of WILLIAM MORRISON and MARGARET GREGG:
 
(a) William Morrison
b: 9/8/1863  d: 11/3/1913
 
William was born at 6 Kirkgate, Leith, on August 9th 1863.
 
William emigrated to New South Wales, Australia, arriving in Sydney on board the Pericles, on Christmas Eve 1883. He took up work as a New South Wales government printer.
 
On April 22nd 1885, William married English woman Eliza Ann Appleton, originally from Durham, in a Church of England ceremony at Christ Church, Sydney.
 
The couple settled initially in Victoria, where they raised a family, and ultimately ended up in Paddington, New South Wales, living at "Marwood", 29 Gordon Street.
 
William died on March 11th 1913 at his Gordon Street home, and was buried at Rookwood Cemetary, Lidcombe. New South Wales.
 
William's wife Eliza eventually died herself on September 14th 1942, at "Strathglass", 102 Lang Rd, Centenial Park, New South Wales, at the age of 83.
 
CHILDREN of WILLIAM MORRISON and ELIZA APPLETON:
 
I) Ivy Alexander Gregg Morrison
b: 9/9/1886
 
Ivy was born September 9th 1886 in Gold Street, Brunswick, Victoria.
 
On October 21st 1916, Ivy married Janie Priscilla Bastion in the All Souls Church of England in Leichhardt.
 
CHILDREN of IVY MORRISON and JANIE BASTION:
 
Beryl Morrison
b: after 1916
 
Little is known of Beryl, other than that she married a gentleman of the name Tom Maple.
 
CHILDREN of BERYL MORRISON and TOM MAPLE:
 
Caroline Maple
b: 19??
 
 
II) William Morrison
b: 28/3/1888  d: 20/6/1956
 
William was born on March 28th 1888 at Strawberry Hills, Sydney. Throughout his lifetime he was more colloquially known as "Will" or "Morrie".
 
William married 18 year old Edith Lydia Tattersell, daughter of Albert Tattersell and Norah Webster, on June 3rd 1914. Edith was born on March 4th 1896 in Randwick, New South Wales.
 
William eventually died on June 20th 1956 in Engadine, New South Wales.
 
Edith survived another 40 years, eventually dying at the age of 100 at Garrawarra Hospital, Waterfall, New South Wales, on March 28th 1986.
 
CHILDREN of WILLIAM MORRISON and EDITH TATTERSELL:
 
William Alexander Robert (Rob) Morrison
b: 10/4/1915  d: 19/4/1994
 
Rob (William) was born on April 10th 1915 at "Balmoral", Australia St, Woolahra, New South Wales.
 
On December 26th 1942, Rob married 29 year old Violet Pearl Elridge, in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
 
Violet tragically died on July 28th 1968, in Engadine, New South Wales. On November 7th 1970, Rob remarried to Edna Jane Fenton, in Engadine. Rob managed to survive until April 19th 1994, when he finally passed away in Gymea Bay, New South Wales.
 
CHILDREN of WILLIAM MORRISON and VIOLET ELRIDGE:
 
William Douglas Morrison
b: 4/6/1944
 
William was born on June 4th 1944 at Belmore, New South Wales, Australia. William is more colloquially referred to as "Doug".
 
Doug married Estelle Irene Phillips on September 3rd 1966, in Hurtsville, New South Wales.
 
It was Doug who did the initial research into the Morrison family history that was later taken up by his uncle Gregg and cousin Ewan, and which has been the basis of most of the information on the Morrisons recorded here.
 

CHILDREN of WILLIAM MORRISON and ESTELLE PHILLIPS:

Rachel Morrison
b: 17/9/1967
 
Rachel was born on September 17th 1996 at Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia.
 
Rachel married Robert Morgan on March 30th 1996, in Gladesville, Australia.
 
CHILDREN of RACHEL MORRISON and ROBERT MORGAN:
 
Hannah Estelle Morgan
b: 6/1/2003
 
Hannah was born at 10.30pm on January 1st 2003.
 

Carla Morrison
b: 23/5/1971

Carla married 30 year old Steven Mark James on May 6th 2000, at St Ignatius College, Riverview, Australia.

 

 
Peter Alexander Morrison
b: 5/3/1947
 
Peter married Janice Elizabeth Montgomery on April 30th 1977, in Huntsville, New South Wales. 
 
Although the couple have no children of their own, Peter is the stepfather of three children from Janice's previous marriage. They are Steven Mark Bear, Andrew Paul Bear, and Renee Elizabeth Bear.
 
 
 
Mark Lewis Morrison
b: 25/6/1951
 
Mark married 21 year old Susan Lee Florey on August 23rd 1980, in Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. 
 
CHILDREN of MARK MORRISON and SUSAN FLOREY:
 
Alexander Lewis Morrison
b: 22/5/1990
 
 
 
 

Jessie Edith Morrison
b: 20/7/1917
 
Jessie was born on July 20th 1917 in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia.
 
On May 7th 1949, Jessie married John Douglas (Darby) Fortey in Sydney's Scots Church.
 
John died on September 17th 1996 in Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia.
 
CHILDREN of JESSIE MORRISON and JOHN FORTEY:
 
Donella Lenith Fortey
b: 27/5/1951
 
Donella was born on May 27th 1951 in the Crown Street Women's Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
 
On September 27th 1971, Donella married 25 year old Robert Eric John Beh (born October 3rd 1944), better known as "Bob".
 
CHILDREN of DONELLA FORTEY and ROBERT BEH:
 
Eric John Beh
b: 4/10/1971
 
Eric married Shoalhaven woman Rosemary Heather Ferguson on March 16th 1995.
 
CHILDREN of ERIC BEH and ROSEMARY FERGUSON:
 
Alexander John Beh
b: 30/11/1998
 
 
Emma Jesslyn Beh
b: 24/6/1974
 
Emma married Gavin James Blacka.
 
 
Lindon John Fortey
b: 29/7/1953
 
Lindon was born on July 29th 1953 in Engadine, New South Wales, Australia.
 
CHILDREN of LINDON FORTEY and [NAME WITHDRAWN]:
 
Sarah Kirsteen McTaggart
b: 27/11/1977
 
Sarah was born at the Simpson Memorial, Edinburgh, Scotland, on November 27th 1977. Shortly after her birth, she was the youngest baby at the time to fly LONSYD, aged 17 days old.
 
 
 
Jean Marguerite Gregg Morrison
b: 7/1/1919  d: 5/6/1920
 
Jean was born on January 7th 1919 in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.
 
Jean eventually died on June 5th 1920, at Prince Henry Hospital, New South Wales.
 
 
 
Donald McEwan Gregg Morrison
b: 20/5/1922
 
Donald was born on May 20th 1922 in Maroubra, New South Wales.
 
On July 9th 1949 Donald married 21 year old Nita Stageman in St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Sydney.
 
CHILDREN of DONALD MORRISON and NITA STAGEMAN:
Ewan Maxwell Morrison
b: 9/6/1951
 
Ewan was born on June 9th 1951 in Engadine, New South Wales, Australia.
 
Ewan married 22 year old Dianne Elizabeth Sharpe on October 24th 1975 (Dianne was born on November 2nd 1952). 
 
CHILDREN of EWAN MORRISON and DIANE SHARPE:
 
Garth Mathew Morrison
b: 16/11/1977
 
Garth was born in Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia.
 
 
 
Danielle Renee Morrison
b: 29/1/1980
 
Danielle was born in Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia.
 
 
 
David Lindsay Morrison
b: 15/7/1955
 
David was born on July 15th 1955 in Engadine, New South Wales, Australia.
 
David married Ann Bronwyn Ludwig on November 19th 1977 in the Presbyterian Church of Caringbah, New South Wales, and the couple produced a son. It is not known what ended the marriage.
 
He later married Raelene Terese Keelan, but the couple produced no children. It is not known what ended this marriage.
 
On November 9th 1991, David married then for a third time to Sherryl Fay Carr, at St Peter's Anglican Church, Campbelltown, New South Wales. The couple had one son together.
 
CHILDREN of DAVID MORRISON and ANN LUDWIG:
 
Ryan Luke Morrison
b: 11/5/1980
 
Ryan was born in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia.
 
CHILDREN of DAVID MORRISON and SHERRYL CARR:
 
Liam William Morrison
b: 4/3/1995
 
 
 
Eunice Gregg Morrison
b: 10/6/1925
 
Eunice married 32 year old Colin Roberts Clarke on January 7th 1950, at the Presbyterian Church in Sutherland, New South Wales.
 
Colin died on July 9th 1984 - it is not known whether Eunice is still alive.
 
CHILDREN of EUNICE MORRISON and COLIN CLARKE:
 
Crystal Clare Clarke
b: 26/11/1950
 
Crystal married Ross Anthony Grisdale on September 22nd 1972 in Lakemba, New South Wales (Ross was born on June 7th 1950).
 
CHILDREN of CRYSTAL CLARKE and ROSS GRISDALE:
 
Paul Anthony Grisdale
b: 19/3/1977
 
 
 
Michelle Ruth Grisdale
b: 11/4/1980
 
 
 
Colin Ross Grisdale
b: 18/10/1983 
 
 
 
Priscilla Jean Clarke
b: 20/6/1952
 
Priscilla was born in Engadine, New South Wales, Australia.
 
Priscilla married Stephen John Myles on December 13th 1975 in Lakemba, New South Wales.
 
CHILDREN of PRISCILLA CLARKE and STEPHEN MYLES:
 
Andrew James Myles
b: 26/10/1977
 
 
 
Belinda Jean Myles
b: 14/3/1980
 
 
 
Tania Louise Myles
b: 22/1/1982
 
 
 
Bruce Albert Thomas Gregg Morrison
b: 9/4/1928
 
Bruce was born on April 9th 1928 in Maroubra, New South Wales.
 
On March 8th 1952 Bruce married Lorna May McDonald, in St. Matthew's Church of England, Bondi.
 
CHILDREN of BRUCE MORRISON and LORNA McDONALD:
 
Craig Andrew Morrison
b: 24/9/1957
 
Craig married Helen Maria Nairne on September 24th 1988 in Gulgong, New South Wales (Helen was born February 4th 1954).
 
CHILDREN of CRAIG MORRISON and HELEN NAIRNE:
 
David William Morrison
b: 7/11/1989
 
 
 
James Ernest Morrison
b: 17/9/1992
 
 
 
Hannah Louise Morrison
b: 9/3/1994
 
 
 
Janine Lynda Morrison
b: 22/3/1985
 
Janine married Timothy Richard Lillas on September 28th 1985, in St. Paul's, Burwood (Timothy was born August 14th 1958).
 
CHILDREN of JANNINE MORRISON and TIMOTHY LILLAS:
 
Stephen James Richard Lillas
b: 28/1/1990
 
 
Rachel Nicole Lillas
b: 5/10/1994
 
 
 
Malcolm Sydney Frederick Gregg Morrison
b: 10/6/1931
 
Gregg was born on June 10th 1931 in Sydney, Australia.
 
In 1949 Gregg met Muriel Davies in Engadine, New South Wales. Gregg was employed as in Registered Nurse. The couple had a child, Lorraine, but did not marry. They went their separate ways and their daughter was raised by Muriel.
 
On June 21st 1952 Gregg remarried to Joyce Mavis Christian in Sydney, Australia, and the couple went on to have four children.
 
On May 23rd 1975, Gregg married for a third time, to Kerry Dawn Charlton (nee Elvins), again in Sydney. Kerry has three children by her first marriage to Noel Walter Charlton. They are Kevin Maxwell Charlton, Gary Walter Charlton and Alan Richard Charlton.
 
CHILDREN of GREGG MORRISON and MURIEL DAVIES:
 
Lorraine Mary Morrison
b: 18/7/1950
 
From Gregg Morrison's website:
"Lorraine did not know that the man she believed was her father was not, until she was in her 30s. She waited until after his death, and she was in her late 40s, to search for her birth father. She made contact with Gregg for the first time on New Years Eve 1999 and they met for the first time in January 2000. Lorraine and her daughter Morgan met the Morrison family on 20 May 2000 at her father Gregg and his wife Kerry's 25th Wedding Anniversary and Family Reunion."
Lorraine's current partner is a Manxman called Iain Crellan. She also has a daughter.
 
CHILD of LORRAINE MARY (MORRISON):
 
Morgan (unknown)
b: 1975
 
Morgan was born in South Australia.
 
 
CHILDREN of GREGG MORRISON and JOYCE CHRISTIAN:
 
Ian Malcolm Gregg Morrison
b: 3/4/1953
 
Ian was born in Sydney, Australia.
 
Ian married Susan Margaret Nash on December 9th 1983 in Sydney, Australia.
 
CHILDREN of IAN MORRISON and SUSAN NASH:
 
Katya Rachel Nash-Morrison
b: 21/7/1978
 
Katya was adopted by Ian and Susan.
 
 
 
Alex Malcolm Paul Gregg Morrison
b: 15/2/1987
 
 
 
 
Kel Douglas Gregg Morrison
b: 28/10/1954
 
Kel was born in Sydney, Australia.
 
Kel married Helga Ossington on December 12th 1977, with whom he had two children.
 
Kel later married Tina Noon and had a further child.
 
CHILDREN of KEL MORRISON and HELGA OSSINGTON:
 
Harley Morrison
b: 28/5/1978
 
 
 
Gabriel Morrison
b: 25/4/1980
 
 
CHILDREN of KEL MORRISON and TINA MOON:
 
Thomas Edward Morrison
b: 5/3/1988
 
 
 
 
Lachlan William Graeme Gregg Morrison
b: 15/3/1957
 
Lachlan was born in Sydney, Australia.
 
Lachlan married Margaret Hutchinson on January 3rd 1981 in Sydney, Australia  (Margaret was born on November 16th 1957).
 
CHILDREN of LACHLAN MORRISON and MARGARET HUTCHINSON:
 
Michael Lachlan Gregg Morrison
b: 24/7/1984
 
 
 
Marc Christopher Gregg Morrison
b: 31/12/1986
 
 
 
Matthew William Gregg Morrison
b: 11/1/1989
 
 
 
 
Naomi May Morrison
b: 7/9/1961
 
Naomi was born in Engadine, New South Wales, Australia.
 
Naomi married David Collins on March 1st 1986 in Sydney, Australia, but later divorced him.
 
Naomi continues to work in Australia today as a veterinary nurse.
 
 
 
Gordon Lenzie Gregg Morrison
b: 10/10/1933
 
Gordon was born on October 10th 1933 in Engadine, New South Wales.
 
Gordon married Margaret Osmond Ray on June 22nd 1957 in St.George's, Hurstville, New South Wales.
 

CHILDREN of GEORGE MORRISON and MARGARET RAY:

Heather Jayne Morrison
b: 18/5/1958
 
 
 
Grant William Morrison
b: 19??

Grant is officially the Reverend Grant Morrison, and was the Youth pastor at Carlton Kogarah Baptist Church from 1987 to 1990. From 1990 until 1994, he was at the Kempsey Baptist Church, and then from 1994 to 1996 the Turramurra Baptist Church. Since 1996 Grant has been at Maitland.

Grant married Susan Louise Allanson on January 22nd 1983. Susan is the Internal Auditor for Newcastle City Council. She was peviously with the New South Wales Treasury and the Audit Office of New South Wales.
 
CHILDREN of GRANT MORRISON and SUSAN ALLANSON:
 
Jonathan Morrison
b: 9/10/1988
 
 
 
Rachel Jayne Morrison
b: 1/4/1991
 
 
 
Finlay Alfred Morrison
b: 7/10/1961
 
Finley married 22 year old Debra Lee Lewis on August 6th 1989 in Orange, New South Wales.
 
CHILDREN of FINLAY MORRISON and DEBRA LEWIS:
 
Christopher Ross (Lewis) Morrison
b: 24/9/1984
 
 
 
Mathew Keiran Morrison
b: 25/6/1990
 
 
 
Morgan Luke Morrison
b: 26/4/1993
 
 
 
Alesha Jade Morrison
b: 15/8/1994
 
 
 
Yvonne Elnor Gregg Morrison
b: 29/10/1935

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Yvonne Ward, nee Morrison, approx 2000

Yvonne married Walter Maxwell (Max) Ward on November 26th 1960 in Perth, Western Australia.
 
Yvonne is a brilliant artist, and her work, which covers a variety of subjects on canvas, china, etc, can be seen at the following page of Gregg Morrison's website: The Artist.
 
Yvonne can be contacted by e-mail at Yvonne Ward.
 
CHILDREN of YVONNE MORRISON and WALTER WARD:
 
Juliette Louise Norel Ward
b: 13/1/1967
 
Juliette has one child.
 
CHILD of JULIETTE WARD and (UNKNOWN):
 
Jesse John Ward
b: 16/5/1989
 
 
 
John William Maxwell Ward
b: 14/2/1970
 
John has at least one daughter.
 
CHILDREN of JOHN WARD and (UNKNOWN) PIPPIN:
 
Tayla Beverly Joan Pippin
b: 14/6/1995
 
 
 
 
Graeme Lewis Gregg Morrison
b: 19??
 
Graeme married Norah Irene Bratt on December 5th 1958 in Penshurst, New South Wales.
 
CHILDREN of GRAEME MORRISON and NORAH BRATT:
 
Ross Gregg Morrison
b: 15/7/1959
 
Ross married Donna Marie Corr on December 6th 1980, in Sutherland, New South Wales.
 
CHILDREN of ROSS MORRISON and DONNA CORR:
 
Paul John Morrison
b: 16/11/1984
 
 
 
Brett Gregg Morrison
b: 7/11/1986
 
 
 
Jillian Lee Morrison
b: 6/10/1988
 
 
 
 
Murray Lee Morrison
b: 14/2/1961
 
Murray was born in Engadine, New South Wales, Australia.
 
Murray married 23 year old Tracey Ann Crocker on July 29th 1989, in Engadine, New South Wales.
 
CHILDREN of MURRAY MORRISON and TRACEY CROCKER:
 
Korynn Lee Morrison
b: 29/3/1991 
 
 
 
Vanessa Ann Morrison
b: 2/11/1993
 

III) John Sydney Morrison
b: 12/2/1890  d: 13/10/1940
 
John was born on February 12th 1890 in Sydney, Australia.
 
On October 14th 1916, John married 28 year old Edith Caroline Young, in St. Clements, Marrickville, Australia. The couple went on to have a family of four children.
 
John died on October 13th 1940, in Stanmore, Sydney. His wife Edith survived until 1964.
 
CHILDREN of JOHN MORRISON and EDITH YOUNG:
 
Gwenda Morrison
b: 27/2/1919
 
Gwenda married Leslie James Hyde on January 10th 1942, and went on to have four children.
 
CHILDREN of GWENDA MORRISON and LESLIE HYDE:
 
Dianne Gwenda Hyde
b: 10/3/1946
 
Dianne married Geofrey William Atkinson on September 17th 1966, and went on to have three children.
 
CHILDREN of DIANNE HYDE and GEOFREY ATKINSON:
 
Kimberley Gaye Atkinson
b: 26/10/1970
 
 
 
Melissa Jane Atkinson
b: 4/10/1972
 
 
 
Mark Geofrey Atkinson
b: 10/3/1980
 
 
 
Allen James Hyde
b: 10/9/1948
 
Allen married Robyn Anne Taylor on May 19th 1979, and had two children.
 
CHILDREN of ALLEN HYDE and ROBYN TAYLOR:
 
Adam Stuart Hyde
b: 19/1/1981

 
 
David Allen Hyde
b: 5/3/1983
 
 
 
Gregory John Hyde
b: 5/5/1951
 
Gregory married Julie Margaret Pearce on May 20th 1978.
 
 
 
Margaret Caroline Hyde
b: 19/2/1953
 
Margaret married Ross Arthur Smith on December 28th 1979. The couple currently are known to have one child.
 
CHILDREN of MARGARET HYDE and ROSS SMITH:
 
(Unknown) Smith
b: 1/1/1982
 
 
Allen Sydney Morrison
b: 25/8/1921
 
Allen married 33 year old Dorothy Ross on March 5th 1955. The couple had one child.
 
CHILD of ALLEN MORRISON and DOROTHY ROSS:
 
Rosslyn Morrison
b: 21/2/1957
 
Rosslyn married Brian Reilly on April 19th 1978, and the couple have one child.
 
CHILD of ROSSLYN MORRISON and BRIAN REILLY:
 
Larissa Gay Reilly
b: 29/7/1983
 
 
 
Jean Morrison
b: 15/6/1925
 
Jean married Ronald Piper on November 12th 1949 in the Holy Trinity Church of England, Dulwich Hill, Australia. The couple had three children.
 
CHILDREN of JEAN MORRISON and RONALD PIPER:
 
Janeen Piper
b: 21/12/1950
 
Janeen married Terry Clifton and had three children.
 
CHILDREN of JANEEN PIPER and TERRY CLIFTON:
 
James Clifton
b: 31/10/1974
 
 
 
Bryan Clifton
b: 11/1/1977
 
 
 
Cherelle Clifton
b: 11/10/1980
 
 
 
Denise Piper
b: 24/4/1953
 
Denise married Garry Edwards and had four children.
 
CHILDREN of DENISE PIPER and GARRY EDWARDS:
 
Brett Edwards
b: 26/12/1974
 
 
 
Caroline Edwards
b: 4/5/1976
 
 
 
Luke Edwards
b: 7/12/1979
 
 
 
Brihony Edwards
b: 2/10/1981
 
 
 
William Piper
b: 16/7/1955
 
William married Gail Harris and had four children.
 
CHILDREN of WILLIAM PIPER and GAIL HARRIS:
 
Lyndal Piper
b: 17/2/1976
 
 
 
Scott Piper
b: 19??
 
 
 
Matthew Piper
b: 14/3/1978
 
 
 
Kelly Anne Piper
b: 19/7/1983
 
 
 
Betty Margaret Morrison
b: 20/4/1927
 
Betty married Reginald Wall on September 18th 1948 in St. Clements, Marrickville, Australia.
 
CHILDREN of BETTY MORRISON and REGINALD WALL:
 
Suzanne Margaret Wall
b: 3/2/1951
 
Suzanne married Graham Parker on April 15th 1972, and had three children.
 
CHILDREN of SUZANNE WALL and GRAHAM PARKER:
 
Jonathan Graham Reginald Parker
b: 31/10/1977
 
 
 
Stuart Reginald Parker
b: 10/10/1980
 
 
 
Brendan James Parker
b: 23/11/1983  d: 25/11/1983
 
 
 
John Reginald Wall
b: 20/11/1955
 
Nothing is as yet known about John.
 
 
IV) Margaret Eliza Morrison
b: 1/6/1892
 
Margaret married Len Buchanan.
 
 
 
V) Jessie Morrison
b: 17/2/1894
 
Jessie married Arthur Ernest Darnley. (With thanks to Russell Darnley OAM in Aug 2009)
 
CHILDREN of JESSIE MORRISON and ARTHUR ERNEST DARNLEY:
 
Nola Darnley
b: 19??
 
 
 
Allen Darnley
b: 19??
 
 
 
VI) Eliza Ann Morrison
b: 26/8/1895  d: 16/12/1895
 
Eliza tragically died in infancy.
 
 
 
VII) Robert Gregg Morrison
b: 10/10/1896
 
Robert married Florie Parnell and had at least four children.
 
CHILDREN of ROBERT MORRISON and FLORRIE PARNELL:
 
Rob Morrison
b: 19??
 
 
 
Neville Morrison
b: 19??
 
 
 
Doreen Morrison
b: 19??
 
 
 
Valerie Morrison
b: 19??
 
 
 
VIII) James McEwan Gregg Morrison
b: 12/1/1899  d: 25/7/1916
 
James was born on January 12th 1899 in Leichhardt, Australia. He died on July 25th 1916 in Pozieres, France, during the First World War.
 
James' name is recorded on the Villers-Brettoneux Memorial by the Somme, France:
In Memory of Private JAMES MACEWAN MORRISON
3960, 1st Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F

who died aged 17 on Saturday 22 July 1916
.
Private MORRISON, Son of William and Eliza Ann Morrison,
of "Marwood", of 29 Gordon St., Paddington, New South Wales.
Remembered with honour
VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL
 
 
 
IX) Eunice Morrison
b: 1/10/1901  d: 18/12/1907
 
Eunice only survived for six years, and was subsequently buried with her father in Rookwood Cemetery.
 
 
 
X) Eliza Ann Morrison
b: 12/11/1904
 
Eliza, known colloquially as "Annie" was born on November 12th 1904 in Leichhardt, Australia, and named after her deceased sister. She married Norman Willets.
 
 
 
XI) Reginal Joseph Morrison
b: 19/2/1907  d: 1953
 
Reginald was buried alongside his mother in Rookwood Cemetery.
 
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(b) Robert Gregg Morrison
b: 5/12/1864  d: Jan 1865
 
Robert was born in Kirksgate Leith on December 5th 1864, but died in infancy the following month.
 
 
 
(c) Ivie Alexander Gregg Morrison
b: 1/12/1865  d: 3/12/1886
 
Ivie was born in Kirksgate Leith on December 1st 1865. He worked as a newspaper clerk, but tragically died of lupus at Myrselaw House, Hawick, Roxburghshire, on December 3rd 1886. He was 21.
 
 
 
(d) Robert Gregg Morrison
b: 4/12/1866  d: 10/5/1867
 
Robert was born at 12 Lochend Road, Leith, but like his namesake brother, he did not survive infancy. He died on May 10th 1867 in Leith.
 
 
 
(e) James McEwan Morrison
b: 4/2/1868  d: 10/7/1868
 
James was born at 40 Coatfield Lane, Leith, on February 2nd 1868, but died tragically in infancy on July 10th later in the year.
 
 
 
(f) Margaret Gregg Morrison
b: 23/9/1869  d: 1869
 
Margaret was bon at 4 Dovecot Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire, on September 23rd 1869, but like most of her brothers and sisters, died in infancy, later in the same year.
 
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iv) Peter Morrison
b: 23/8/1840
 
Peter was born on August 13th 1840 in Craig, Madderty, Perthhsire, Scotland, and baptised there on the 23rd.

In 1862, Peter was a witness to his brother William's Marriage in South Leith, Scotland.

Peter emigrated to the USA, initially it is believed to Chicago. He took up work as a private detective and in 1870, in his late 20s, he was shot and killed in an ambush by a criminal he was pursuing in West Kansas.

 

v) John Morrison 
b: 3/8/1843
 
John was born on July 20th 1843 in Craig, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland.

John became a school teacher and eventually the headmaster of Greenock High School in Scotland. For five years after that he taught at Gobroch, before migrating to the USA in 1915 with his sister Hellen. Upon their arrival they lived for a time with their brother Andrew in Seattle, Washington, with Hellen acting as their housekeeper. John tried to set up various businesses, but was not very succesful.

In the aftermath of their home being burgled and ransacked, John and Hellen decided to move into Kenney Presbyterian Nursing Home, Seattle. It was here that John died, in about 1925. He never married.

 
 
 
vi) Grace Morison   
b: 23/12/1845  d: 1879
 
Grace was born on December 23rd 1845 in Craig, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland. She emigrated to the USA, settling in Rockford, Illinois, and married a wealthy farmer called Charles Pickens, who was quite a bit older than her, and with whom she raised a family of three children.
 
At some stage before in the 1870s, Grace suffered a fall that caused her to suffer several broken ribs and punctured her lungs. The injury caused her to develop a serious lung ailment, so serious that her sister, Mary Ann, returned to Illinois from Kansas to look after her, bringing her own young son with her. Mary Ann looked after Grace for several months, but in 1879 Grace was to finally die from the injury.  
 
CHILDREN of GRACE MORISON and CHARLES PICKENS:
 
(a) Anetta Pickens (twin)
b: 1860
 
Anetta was more colloquially known as "Netta". She grew up to marry John McDonald, with whom she raised a family of four children.
 
CHILDREN of ANETTA PICKENS and JOHN McDONALD:
 
I) (Unknown) McDonald
b: 19??
 
 
 
II) (Unknown) McDonald
b: 19??
 
 
 
III) (Unknown) McDonald
b: 19??
 
 
 
IV) (Unknown) McDonald
b: 19??
 
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(b) George Pickens (twin)
b: 1860
 
George never married.
 
 
 
(c) Charles Pickens
b: 1862
 
Charles never married.
 
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vii) Margaret Morison (twin)  
b: 26/8/1847
 
Margaret, better known as "Maggie", was born in St. David's, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland.
 
At the age of 20, Maggie and her twin brother Andrew emigrated to the United States of America, arriving initially in Illinois. Whilst Andrew moved out west to Decatur County in Kansas to take up some land, Maggie stayed to help her sister Grace for a while, before ultimately joining Andrew in Kansas.
 
Maggie married Ben Butler and had four children, two of whom died in infancy. She lived the rest of her life in Beloit County, Kansas.
 
CHILDREN of MARGARET MORISON and BEN BUTLER:
 
(a) (Unknown) Butler
b: ????
 
 
 
(b) (Unknown) Butler
b: ????
 
 
 
(c) John Butler
b: ????
 
John married and raised a family at Larned, Kansas.
 
 
 
(d) Helen Butler
b: ????
 
Helen never married.
 
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viii) Andrew Morison (twin)
b: 26/8/1847
 
Andrew was born on August 26th 1847 in St. David's, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland.
 
Andrew and his twin sister Maggie migrated to the USA in the mid 1860's, staying initially with their sister Grace in Rockford, Illinois. Andrew moved to Kansas and purchased property there, before selling up and moving on to King County, Washington, where he operated a timber property at Puget Sound, which he may have obtained from the Estate of his brother William, who was killed there in 1894. Andrew attended William's funeral and made all the arrangements about the disposal of hisproperty.
 
It is not know if Andrew ever married or had kids. It is known that he owned some land in Seattle,and that he died there on March 8th 1921. He had wanted his sister Maggie to have his estate, but for some reason she never received it.
 
 
 
ix) Hellen Morison   
b: 17/6/1849  d: 0/1931
 
Hellen was born on June 17th 1849 in St. David's, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland, and for several years battled with ill health as a child, and remained quite frail throughout her life. 
 
Hellen acted as housekeeper for her brother John whilst he worked as a teacher in Greenock, and later on when he worked in Gobroch, Scotland.
 
Hellen migrated to the USA with John in about 1915. She never married, and it is believed that she was a resident of the Kenny Presbyterian Home in Seattle, Washington, until her death there in September, 1931. 
 
Hellen's niece Jenny Mae Brislen recalls (on Gregg Morrison's website) "We have all had a kindly feeling toward this Auntie, her Christmas packages helped brighten things a lot when we were young".
 
 
 
x) Mary Ann Morison 
b: 29/5/1854
 
Mary was born on September 24th 1854 in St. David's, Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland.
 
Again, from Gregg Morrison's website, Jessie Mae Brislen noted her recollections of her mother:
Her (Mary Ann) mother died when she was six weeks old, and her early life had a great many hardships. When her sister Janet married at 18, she took the four year old Mary Ann with her to a new home in Scotland, and remained there until she was nine her brother (John) decided she was being overworked and took her to a sister of their mother, (Helen McEwan), who promptly put her to work in a mill. (This auntie used to smoke a pipe secretly!).

Mary Ann then spent some time at home with her father until his death in 1864. After that, her brother John made a home for her until she was around 16, when she left to go to work. She was heard to say that she was never happier in her life than while she was second maid for a family who lived in an old castle. She had the tower room, and loved to tell about those days.

In 1873, Mary Ann sailed for America, staying initially with her sister, Grace, in Rockford, Illinois.

Three years later Mary Ann married Neil Brislen. The couple moved to Plymouth, Kansas, in 1878, to a farm four miles north of the town, where they raised a family.

Again, Jessie May's recollections:

After living in Plymouth for a little over a year, Mary Ann Morrison and Neil Brislen bought and moved to a farm north of the little town, where they lived until 1910. Kansas was practically frontier the earlier years of their life there crop failures and many other hardships took their toll through the years, leaving her something of an invalid, house bound through the winter months, away back in my memory. Although like a dream, I recall thinking she was very pretty in her old brown taffeta dress, and a little bonnet she wore this was when I was a small child.

In November of 1910, the parents of Grace (Mary Ann & Neil Brislen) moved to Pasadena, California. This is where Grace died early in 1931. She loved beautiful things and craved a good education for her family. Her life was not easy.

Mary eventually died on March 31st 1931 in Pasadena, California, USA.
 
CHILDREN of MARY MORISON and NEIL BRISLEN:
 
(a)  John Brislen
b: 25/8/1878  d: 3/1927
 
 
 
(b) Edward Neil Brislen
b: 22/6/1880  d: 3/1937
 
 
 
(c) Margaret Ellen Brislen
b: 17/9/1872  d: 29/3/1943
 
 
 
(d) Jessie May Brislen
b: 8/10/1886
 
Jessie married someone, name unknown, in 1906.
 
It is thanks to Jessie's contact with her Australian cousin Gregg Morrison that so much is known about her family. 
 
 
 
(e) Grace Brislen
b: 25/5/1894
 
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2) Peter McEwan
b: 16/11/1811  d: aft. 1880

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Peter McEwan

Peter was born in Hardford on November 16th 1811.
 
Peter emigrated to the United States of America at some point, possibly with his sister Helen McEwan.
 
In the 1850 census for Delhi, Delaware, New York State, Peter is listed as a 39 year old Scottish farmer, with 37 year old wife Isabel, also from Scotland. Also in the house were 3 year old Sarah G. McEwen, 6 months old Ann McEwen, and 17 year old labourer William Middlemesh, also from Scotland. The real estate value was $1000.
 
Ten years later, in 1860, the family are again found in Delhi, Delaware. In this case Peter is a 48 year old Scottish farmer, with real estate to the value of $1500, and personal estate valued at $900. Isabella McEwen, a 6 year old Scot is listed, again presumably his wife, and then the children - Sally M. McEwen aged 12, Anna aged 10, Peter Jr aged 8 and Ellen, aged 3 - again, all listed as born in New York State.
 
In approximately 1864, Peter's photo was taken at Maurice Farrington's Picture Gallery in Delhi and is reproduced on the right. (Thanks to Doug Morrison in Australia for supplying the image from his family album.) 
 
In the 1870 US Federal census for New York State, a 58 year old Peter McEwen is listed as residing in Delhi, Delaware, as a farmer with real estate worth $8000, and with US citizenship. In the same household were Sarah McEwen, as 22 year old house keeper, 20 year old Ann McEwen keeping house, 18 year old Peter McEwen at home, and 13 year old Ellen McEwen, at home. All bar Peter senior are noted as having been born in New York.  
 
In 1880, Peter McEwan Jr is the head of the household, listed as a 28 year old farmer in Delhi, with his wife Anna, aged 26 and from Scotland. Also present were his daughters Isabella M. McEwan, aged 2, and 1 year old Jessie M. McEwan. His father Peter senior was also there, aged 69 and by now a widower.
 
The 1890 census was unfortunately destroyed by fire, and cannot be consulted.
 
 
 
3) James McEwan
b: 18/4/1816  d: ????
 
James was christened in Madderty in 1816.
 
He married Janet SIMMIE on May 16th 1851 at Madderty (OPR M 380/0060 0067, 3/5/1851 Methven - also OPR M 380/0060 549 Methven):
James McEwan in the Parish of Madderty and Janet Simmie in the Parish (five days) 3rd May 1851.
and
James McEwan in the Parish of Madderty and Janet Simmie in the Parish (two days) 3rd May 1851.
 
The couple went on to have at least six children. In the 1861 census, James and Janet were resident at 71 Princes Street, Dundee, with James listed as a 46 year old wright born in Madderty, and Janet as 36, and from Methven in Perthshire (Ancestry 1861 Census 1861 282/1 26).
 
In 1881, James is again listed as a 66 year old cartwright from Madderty, residing at 25 Robertson Street, St. Andrew, Dundee, with his wife Janet, aged 56, and four of his children, Mary, Janet, John and Andrew (Ancestry 1881 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 18 p.16).
 
James eventually died at 95 Johnston Street on 15 APR 1883 in the St. Andrews district of the burgh of Dundee. His wife was recorded as Jessie SIMMIE, and the informant to the registrar on the 16th was his son John. The cause of death is illegible. His father was noted as a cartwright on the cert, though a word after this description also remains illegible (GROS D 1883/282/462).
 
 
Children of James McEWAN and Janet SIMMIE:
i) Peter McEWAN
b: abt 1852
 
Peter was born in Madderty in about 1851 or 1852, as noted from the 1861 Census for Dundee, where he was resident at 71 Princes Street. His birth is not listed at the GROS or on the IGI, suggesting his family may have been dissenters. On this census he was noted as a scholar (Ancestry 1861 Census Dundee 282/1 26 line 2).
 
In 1871, Peter was recorded as a 19 year old machine fitter at 11 Craigie Street, in the St. Andrew district of Dundee. (Ancestry: 1871 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 27 p.3)
 
 
 
ii) William McEWAN
b: abt 1854
 
William was born in Madderty in about 1853 or 1854, as noted from the 1861 Census for Dundee, where he was resident at 71 Princes Street. His birth is not listed at the GROS or on the IGI, suggesting he may his family may have been dissenters. He was noted as a scholar (Ancestry 1861 Census 1861 282/1 26 line 3).
 
In 1871, William was recorded as a 17 year old machine fitter at 11 Craigie Street, in the St. Andrew district of Dundee. (Ancestry: 1871 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 27 p.3)
 
 
 
iii) Mary McEWAN
b: 2/8/1855
 
Mary was born at Newmiln, Scone, Perthshire at 1.00am on August 2nd 1855. her father James was noted as a 40 year old wright, born in Madderty, and her mother as Janet Simmie. The couple are noted as having married in Madderty in 1851, and as already having had two sons. The birth was registered in Scone on August 10th by Mary's father (GROS B 1855 394/00 0030). 
 
In the 1861 Census, Mary was 5 years old and living at 71 Princes Street, Dundee (Ancestry 1861 Census 1861 282/1 26 line 4).
 
In 1871, Mary was recorded as a 15 year old factory worker at 11 Craigie Street, in the St. Andrew district of Dundee. (Ancestry: 1871 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 27 p.3).
 
In 1881, Mary was listed at 25 Robertson Street, St. Andrew, Dundee, as a 25 year old jute weaver(Ancestry 1881 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 18 p.16).
 
 
 
iv) Janet McEWAN
b: 14/2/1858
 
Janet was born at 2.00am on February 14th 1858 at 238 High Street, Perth. Her father James was noted as a cart wright, and her mother Janet Simmie McEWAN was the informant to the registrar in Perth on March 15th (GROS B 1858 387/1 0182).
 
In the 1861 Census, Janet was 3 years old and living at 71 Princes Street, Dundee (Ancestry 1861 Census 1861 282/1 26 line 5).
 
In 1871, Janet was recorded as a 13 year old factory worker at 11 Craigie Street, in the St. Andrew district of Dundee (Ancestry: 1871 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 27 p.3).
 
In 1881, Janet was listed at 25 Robertson Street, St. Andrew, Dundee, as a 23 year old flax spinner (Ancestry 1881 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 18 p.16).
 
 
 
v) Jean McEWAN
b: 6/7/1860
 
Jean was born on July 6th 1861 in Dundee (Source: IGI). She was noted in the 1861 census for Dundee as having been born in the city in 1860, and as being resident at 71 Princes Street (Ancestry 1861 Census 1861 282/1 26 line 6).
 
In 1871, Jean, noted as Jane, was recorded as a 10 year old scholar at 11 Craigie Street, in the St. Andrew district of Dundee. (Ancestry: 1871 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 27 p.3)
 
 
 
vi) John McEWAN
b: 8/7/1862
 
John was born at 1.00am on 8 JUL 1862 at 73 Princes Street, Dundee, Angus. His father James was recorded as a mill wright (journeyman), his mother as Janet SIMMIE, and the couple married 15 MAY 1851 at Madderty. James informed the registrar in Dundee on 28 JUL 1862 (GROS B 1862 282/01 1028).
 
In 1871, John was recorded as an 8 year old scholar at 11 Craigie Street, in the St. Andrew district of Dundee (Ancestry: 1871 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 27 p.3).
 
In 1881, John was listed at 25 Robertson Street, St. Andrew, Dundee, as an 18 year old sawyer (Ancestry 1881 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 18 p.16).
 
 
 
vii) James McEwan
b: abt 1864
 
In 1871, James was recorded as a 6 year old scholar at 11 Craigie Street, in the St. Andrew district of Dundee. (Ancestry: 1871 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 27 p.3)
 
 
 
viii) Christina McEWAN
b: 12/12/1866  d: 20/9/1867
 
Christina was born on December 12th 1866 in Dundee (IGI).
 
Christina tragically died at the age of nine months at 11.20am on 20 SEP 1867 at 23 Cotton Road, Dundee, the cause being diarrhoea of 12 days, as certified by Peter Young. Her father James was recorded as a millwright, and he informed the registrar on the same day (GROS D 1867 282/01 1002).
 
 
 
ix) Andrew McEWAN
b: 8/10/1869
 
Andrew was born on at 5.00pm on 8 OCT 1869 at 11 Craigie Street. His father was recorded as a journeyman joiner, and his mother as Janet SIMIE, and it was she who registered the birth on 21 OCT 1869 (GROS B 1869 282/04 1172).
 
In 1871, Andrew was recorded as a 1 years old at 11 Craigie Street, in the St. Andrew district of Dundee (Ancestry: 1871 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 27 p.3).
 
In 1881, Andrew was listed at 25 Robertson Street, St. Andrew, Dundee, as an 18 year old scholar(Ancestry 1881 Census Dundee 282/4 ED 18 p.16).
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4) Helen McEwan
b: 18/2/1820  d: ????
 
Helen also emigrated to the United States.
 
 

 
3)  WILLIAM McEWAN
c: 10/5/1776 (OPR: 378/1) d: 1853

17 Jan 1774 - Peter McEwan and Janet Leetch in Westhill had a child born and next Sabbath named Peter

William was born in Madderty, Perthshire, and was to become a soldier in the 72nd Regiment of Foot. He joined on March 17th 1801, aged 24, and was discharged August 4th 1822 at Horse Guards, Woolwich, the reason being that he had chronic rheumatism. At the time of his discharge, he was five foot ten and half inches tall, had sandy hair, blue eyes, and was a weaver by trade. His discharge papers contain his own signature, showing he was literate. The papers also show that William served in either the East or West Indies between November 25th 1810 and June 27th 1814, and then again on September 2nd 1815 until February 17th 1816 (TNA: WO97/842).

Subsequent to his discharge, the 1841 and 1851 census returns list William as a Chelsea Pensioner, meaning that he was a retired soldier. He lived with his brother Andrew in Bellyclone.

 

 

4)  ANDREW McEWAN
c: 15 Aug 1778 (OPR: 378/1) d: 1853 (approx)

August 15th - Peter McEwan and Janet Leetch in Westhill had a son born and the second Sabbath after baptized named Andrew

Andrew married 23 year old Fowlis based woman Ann Reid, daughter of farmer James Reid and Catherine Robertson, on 16th July 1815 in Madderty. Andrew worked as a wright, and after the wedding he raised a family with Ann in Bellyclone area of St. David's district of Madderty parish, where they remained for the rest of their lives.

In 1841, Andrew is recorded in the census at Bellyclone as a 60 year old carpenter, along with his wife Anne, 45. his brother William (P. Army, meaning "army pensioner"), and his children, James aged 20, Mary aged 10, and John aged 8 (Ancestry: 1841 Madderty ED3, p.4).

In 1851, Andrew is again recorded at Bellyclone as a 72 year old wright, along with his wife Ann aged 60 (born Trinity Gask), his brother William aged 75 (Chelsea Pensioner, late soldier, 72nd Foot), and his son John, a 21 year old wright, and daughter Mary, a 22 year old dressmaker (Ancestry 1851: Madderty, ED3, p.9,line 3).

Having spent the whole of his life working as a wright, Andrew finally died in St. David's, Madderty, in 1853, although with civil registration not coming into effect until two years after his death, details about the cause are not known. 

Andrew's widowed wife Ann continued to live in St. David's until her own death two years later, on April 17th 1855. The death entry in the register tells us that she had lived in St. David's, Madderty, for 15 years, and that she was born in Fowlis. It also lists her seven children (see below) and the cause of her death was dramatically listed as "instant death" with no medical attendant. She was buried in Madderty, presumably alongside her husband. The informant to the Madderty registrar on April 26th was her youngest son, John (GROS:1855/378/00/3).    

** A modern day descendant of Andrew McEwan and Ann Reid is Annie Comrie Crook, who can be contacted at 60 Needless Road, Perth, Scotland, PH20 LA. Annie's research can be accessed as an ancestral file on the website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Key in a wedding date search for Andrew and Ann, and the connections between them and the modern day descendants can be viewed. Again, many thanks to Annie, whose own research has been phenomenal. 

CHILDREN of ANDREW McEWAN and ANN REID:

1) Jean McEwan
b: 1812  d: ????
 
Jean was christened in Madderty on April 12th 1812.
 
 
 
2) James McEwan
b: 1816  d: ????
 
James was christened in Madderty on July 15th 1816.
 
 
 
3) Peter McEwan
b: 1819  d: ????
 
Peter was christened in Madderty on January 3rd 1819.
 
Peter married Agnes McINTOSH in December 1844 at Auchtergaven, Perthshire (Source: S. Edgar).
 
After their deaths Peter and Agnes were buried in Muthill Old Kirkyard. Their headstone, which still stands, reads as follows:
Erected by
Jane McEwan in memory of
her father Peter McEwan
died Invergowrie
29 October 1892 aged 71
also Agnes McIntosh his wife
died Muthill 25 July 1907 aged 81
Jane McEwan died June 1936 aged 83
 
 
 
 
4) Annie McEwan
b: Feb 1821  d: 21/8/1873

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Annie McEwan's and Peter Comrie's gravestone (picture courtesy of Tony Wren)

Annie was born in Madderty, Perthshire, and christenend in the parish on February 25th 1821.
 
Annie married Peter Comrie (born 18/5/1815 in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire) on April 16th 1843, in Muthill, Perthshire, and settled at Drummie Farm, Fowlis Wester, Perthshire.
Annie eventually died on August 21st 1873 at 4.10am at Drummie, having suffered from an uncertain disease of the stomach, as certified by Dr James Gairdner. Her husband Peter informed the registrar on the 26th.
 
Peter himself died on November 13th 1891 in the farm at Fowlis Wester.
 
Both Annie and Peter are buried in Fowlis Wester graveyard, Perthshire.
 
Their gravestone reads:

Sacred to the memory of Peter Comrie, farmer, Drummie, who died 13th November 1891 aged 76, and of his wife Anne McEwan, who died 21st August 1873 aged 51, and of his son James who died 20th January 1918 aged 68, also of his son Peter who died 21st August 1928 aged 76, and his daughter Janet who died 20th March 1937 aged 78.

 

CHILDREN of ANNIE McEWAN and PETER COMRIE:
William Comrie
b: 14/6/1843
 
William was born at Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, Scotland, on June 14th 1843, and was baptised at Methven on July 2nd 1843.
 
William went on to become a farmer, and on March 5th 1878 married Isabella Pirney (born 1843) in Crieff, Perthshire.
 
 
 
Andrew Comrie
b: 28/3/1845

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Andrew Comrie at Drummie Farm, Fowlis Wester, 1898

Andrew was born in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland, on March 28th 1845, and grw up to become a farmer at the family farm of Drummie.
 
Andrew married Janet McPherson (born 1845), and the couple went on to have five children.
 
In the 1881 census, Andrew is described as living in the village of Fowlis Wester, and as a 36 year old agricultural labourer, born in Muthill. Also present in his household were his wife Janet, 33, and four children - Ann aged 11 months, Helen aged 6 years old, and a scholar, John aged 3, and Peter aged 5, a scholar. (GROS:1881/357/1/4)
 
In the 1901 census, Andrew is described as a 55 year old farmer resident at Drummie Farm, Fowlis Wester. Also present were his 53 year old wife Janet his five children, his brother Peter, described as a "Farmer's Brother", and a farm servant, David Allan, aged 14, from Errol in Perthshire (GROS:1901/357/2/1).  
 
Andrew eventually died at Drummie Farm on July 26th 1906, and was buried in Fowlis Wester Cemetery. His wife Janet passed away at Drummie on May 30th 1927.
 
 
CHILDREN of ANDREW COMRIE and JANET McPHERSON:
(i) Helen Sorlie Comrie
b: 3/5/1874  d: 1971

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Helen Comrie at Drummie Farm, 1898

Helen was born in Fowlis Wester, in Perthshire, on 3 MAY 1874.
 
On 26 MAY 1879, Helen started school, though unfortunately the school's name is not noted in the surviving register now hosted on Ancestry (Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, CC1/5/8/91. Perth & Kinross Council Archive, Perth, Scotland). Her father was noted as Andrew Comrie, her date of birth as 3 MAY 1874, and her address as Fowlis. No previous school has been attended, and her date of leaving was not noted.
 
In the 1881 census, Helen was recorded as a six year old scholar at Fowlis Wester (GROS:1881/357/1/4). And in the 1901 census, aged 26, Helen was recorded with the family as a Farmer's Daughter, and a worker, at Drummie Farm, Fowlis Wester (GROS:1901/357/2/1).
 
On 19 AUG 1920, Helen married 48 year old farmer John Murray Ritchie at Shannocher, Fowlis Wester, with Helen noted as a spinster. John was the son of the late Robert Ritchie, farmer, and Euphemia Gordon Drummond Murray, and was resident at Tail Farm, Fowlis Wester. The minister was J. Crystal Muir and the witnersses, Annie McEwan Comrie and Nicol Sinclair. The wedding was registered on 20 AUG 1920 at Fowlis Wester (GROS M 1920 357/00 004).
 
John eventually passed away in 1944 at Fowlis Wester, with Helen surviving until 1971.
 
 
 
 
(ii) Peter Comrie
b: 7/2/1876  d: 18/2/1967

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Peter Comrie at Drummie Farm, 1898

Peter was born in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire on 14 FEB 1876.
 
On 2 MAR 1881, Peter started school, though unfortunately the school's name is not noted in the surviving register now hosted on Ancestry (Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, CC1/5/8/91. Perth & Kinross Council Archive, Perth, Scotland). His father was noted as Andrew Comrie, his date of birth as 14 FEB 1876, and his address as Fowlis. No previous school has been attended, and his date of leaving was not noted.
 
In the 1881 census Peter was recorded as a five year old scholar in Fowlis (GROS:1881/357/1/4). And in the 1901 census, he was recorded at Drummie Farm as a 25 year old Farmer's Son, and a worker (GROS:1901/357/2/1).
 
Peter continued working at Drummie Farm throughout his life. He eventually died on February 18th 1967 and was buried in Fowlis Wester Cemetery.
 
 
 
 
(iii) John Comrie
b: 11/2/1878

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John Comrie at Drummie Farm, 1898

John was born at Drummie Farm, in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, at 3.00pm on 11 FEB 1878. His father was Andrew COMRIE, farmer, his mother Janet MacPHERSON, married 31 DEC 1873 at Fowlis Wester. His father informed the registrar at Fowlis Wester on 2 MAR 1878 (GROS B 1878 357/00 003).
 
On 15 JAN 1883, John started school, though unfortunately the school's name is not noted in the surviving register now hosted on Ancestry (Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, CC1/5/8/91. Perth & Kinross Council Archive, Perth, Scotland). His father was noted as Andrew Comrie, his date of birth as 1878 only, and his address as Fowlis. No previous school has been attended, and his date of leaving was not noted.
 
John became a farmer and married Jeanne Elizabeth Crawford in Perth in 1920.
 
The couple remained at Drummie until their eventual deaths. Jeanne passed away on October 24th 1933, whilst John survived until March 8th 1959. Both were buried in Fowlis Wester Cemetery, Perthshire.
 
 
 
CHILDREN of JOHN COMRIE and JEANNE CRAWFORD:
[1] Andrew Crawford Comrie
b: 1921
 
Andrew was born in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, in 1921.
 
Andrew married Kathleen Taylor in Perthshire in 1954 and had at least two children.
 
 
CHILDREN of ANDREW COMRIE and KATHLEEN TAYLOR:
Charles Comrie
b: 23/11/1954
 
Charles was born on November 23rd 1954 in Perthshire, Scotland. He married Caroline Foster on November 5th 1990, again in Perthshire.
 
 
 
Crawford Comrie
b: 23/7/1957
 
Crawford was born in Perthshire, Scotland on July 23rd 1957. In 1981, Crawford married Jan Thom in Perthshire. The couple currently have three children, all born in Perthshire.
 
 
CHILDREN of CRAWFORD
COMRIE and JAN THOM:
Katrina Ann Honor Comrie
b: 24/11/1981
 
 
 
Andrew James Comrie
b: 20/6/1984
 
 
 
Stewart Crawford Comrie
b: 19??
 
 
 
[2] Jean Comrie
b: 19??
 
 
(iv) Annie McEwan Comrie
b: 4/4/1880  d: 27/12/1955

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Annie Comrie at Drummie Farm, Fowlis Wester, 1898

Annie was born in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, on 4 APR 1880 and lived her life at Drummie Farm.
 
In the 1881 census, she was recorded in Fowlis as an eleven month old baby (GROS Cen :1881/357/1/4).
 
On 8 JUL 1885, Annie started school, though unfortunately the school's name is not noted in the surviving register now hosted on Ancestry (Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, CC1/5/8/91. Perth & Kinross Council Archive, Perth, Scotland). Her father was noted as Andrew Comrie, her date of birth as 4 APR 1880, and her address as Drummie. No previous school has been attended, and her date of leaving was not noted. Her name appears to be noted as Annie C. Comrie.
 
In the 1901 census, Annie was listed at Drummie as a 20 year old Farmer's Daughter, and a worker (GROS:1901/357/2/1).
 
Annie eventually died in December 1955 and was buried in Fowlis Wester Cemetery, Perthshire.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(v) Andrew Comrie
b: 5/8/1885  d: 10/2/1967

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Andrew Comrie, junior, at Drummie Farm, 1898

Andrew was born in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, Scotland, on 5 AUG 1885.
 
On 30 JUN 1890, Andrew started school, though unfortunately the school's name is not noted in the surviving register now hosted on Ancestry (Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, CC1/5/8/91. Perth & Kinross Council Archive, Perth, Scotland). His father was noted as Mr. Comrie, his date of birth as 5 AUG 1885, and his address as Drummie. No previous school has been attended, and his date of leaving was not noted.
 
In the 1901 census, Andrew was listed as a 15 year old scholar at Drummie Farm, Fowlis Wester (GROS:1901/357/2/1). In Novermber 1904 he sailed from Liverpool, England, on board the Bavarian, with St John New Brunswick his destination. He was noted as a 19 year old bank clerk, and from Perthshire, Scotland. (Ancestry.co.uk: Canadian Passenger Lists 1865-1935).
 
In 1909, Andrew decided to emigrate to Canada. He was photographed with the station master and his brother John at Abercairney Station as he prepared to make his way to Perth, the first stage of his journey. He set sail from Liverpool on board the Empress of Ireland for Quebec, with his ultimate destination St. John, New Brunswick. His occupation was noted as a clerk (Ancestry.co.uk: Canadian Passenger Lists 1865-1935).
 
At some stage after, he made his way south to the United States, eventually settling in Oregon.

On February 10th 1967, Andrew died in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, in the United States of America. His social security number was 543-38-4242. Andrew's ashes were returned to Scotland and scattered in Fowlis Wester Cemetery, Perthshire.

 
 
Alexander Comrie
b: 2/3/1847  d: 7/8/1913

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Alexander Comrie, his wife Mary Paterson, and children, approx 1890 (pic: Tony Wren)

On May 22nd 1873, Alexander married 22 year old domestic servant Mary Paterson (1851 - 30/11/1930), daughter of overseer David Paterson and Jessie Copeland in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire. The wedding, performed by the Reverend Thomas Hardy, took the form of an established church service, taking place at the Manse in Fowlis Wester in front of two witnesses, James Comrie and Ian Paterson. In the wedding entry, Alexander was described as a ploughman (GROS:1873/357/00/0003). 
 
At some stage after the wedding, the newlyweds moved to Perth, where they raised their family.
 
Alexander died at 11.05am on August 7th 1913, at 9 Speygate, Perth, aged 66. The cause was chronic ascending paralysis asthemia, as certified by Dr. R. Menzies. His son, David P. Comrie, of 4 Sunnyside Road, Aberdeen, informed the registrar on the 8th (GROS:1913/387/00/367).
 
 
CHILDREN of ALEXANDER COMRIE and MARY PATERSON:
 
Annie McCowan Comrie
b: 5/2/1874  d: 25/2/1951

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Annie McCowan Comrie, approximately 1890

Annie was born at 115 South Street, Perth, at 9am on February 5th 1874. At this point her father was a grocer, and he registered the birth in the town on the 21st (GROS:1874/387/00/118).
 
Annie married printer compositor James Ford on December 28th 1900 in Perth (GROS:1900/387/00/299), and the couple went on to have three children.
 
Annie eventually died at 11.00pm on February 25th, 1951, at her home of 3 Gannochy Green in Perth. The cause was arterio-sclerosis, hypertension and cerebral thrombosis, as certified by Dr. J.T. Simpson. The informant to the registrar was Annie's son, W. A. Ford, who was resident at 1 Cairns Crescent, Perth (GROS:1951/387/00/175)
 
 
CHILDREN of ANNIE COMRIE and JAMES FORD:
 
Mary Paterson Ford
b: 19/1/1902
 
Mary was born at 43 Canal Street, Perth, at 6.00am, January 19th 1902. Her father James, a printer compositor, registered the birth in Perth on the 28th (GROS:1902/387/00/0061).
 
 
 
Agnes Simpson Ford
b: 1904 
 
 
 
W. A. Ford
b: 19??
 
This son of Annie's is believed to be still alive. He registered his mother's death on February 26th 1951, and at the time was resident at 1 Cairns Crescent (GROS:1951/387/00/175).
 
 
 
David Paterson Comrie
b: 17/10/1875  d: 5/12/1935

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David Paterson Comrie, approx 1890

David was born at 56 Meal Vennel, Perth, on October 17th 1875.
 
David married Aberdonian Isabella (Bella) Anderson at 9 Great Northern Road, Woodside, Aberdeen, on April 27th 1900. The couple went on to have four children.
 
David died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on December 5th 1935, at 7.20am. The cause of his death was carcinoma ventricular and post operative broncho-pneumonia, as certified by Dr J. Davidson. At the time of his death, David had been living at 4 Sunnyside Road in Aberdeen. His son James informed the registrar on the 5th (GROS:1935/168/01/1155). 
 
David's wife Bella lived a further 26 years, and finally passed away on July 28th 1961 at Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen.
 
CHILDREN of DAVID COMRIE and ISABELLA ANDERSON:
 
David Paterson Comrie
b: 11/10/1900
 
David was born at 62A Bedford Road, Aberdeen, on October 11th 1900, at 4.55am. His father informed the registrar of the birth on the 30th (GROS:1900/168/2/1854).
 
On January 7th 1943, David married Wilhelmina (Minnie) Leith Anderson.
 
David died in approximately 1963 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
 
CHILDREN of DAVD COMRIE and WILHELMINA ANDERSON:
 
Robert Taylor Comrie
b: 1944
 
Little is known of Robert at present.
 
 
 
Annie (Anne) Chalmers Comrie
b: 15/9/1902
 
Annie was born at 62A Bedford Road, Aberdeen, on September 15th 1902, at 3.25am. Her father informed the Aberdeen registrar on October 3rd 1902 (GROS:1902/168/2/1704).
 
Annie married 26 year old William Henry Wren (born 20/3/1901) on August 23rd 1927, at the Registry Office, 17 Union Terrace, Aberdeen.
 
In 1946, several years after the birth of their son Anthony, Annie and William moved to Edinburgh. In 1971 they then moved over the border south to Leeds in England.
 
William passed away on June 4th 1976, at 15A Hollin Gardens, Leeds, England, and after his death, in 1979, Annie moved to West Sussex.
 
Annie eventually passed away herself on July 21st 1994, at 5 Hoathly Hill, West Hoathly, West Sussex, England.
 
CHILDREN of ANNIE COMRIE and WILLIAM WREN:
 
Anthony Wren
b: 17/7/1936
 
Anthony was born on July 17th 1936 at 261 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen, Scotland.
 
Anthony married 23 year old Anne Felicity Thomas (known more colloquially as Felicity) at St. John the Baptist's Church, Chester, England, on July 25th 1964.
 
Today Anthony continues to live in Harrogate, England.
 
A huge thanks to Anthony for his kind assistance in furthering the Comrie line of descent from the McEwans,a nd for permission to use certain photos on this page. Thanks Tony! For further information, Anthony can be contacted by e-mail at: wrentony@onetel.com
 
CHILDREN of ANTHONY WREN and ANNE THOMAS:
 
Andrew James Wren
b: 2/2/1968
 
Andrew was born at Leeds Maternity Hospital in England on February 2nd 1968.
 
Andrew married 31 year old Judith Elizabeth Ross (born:4/2/1969) at Westminster Register Office on November 4th 2000.
 
 
 
David Owen Wren
b: 14/6/1970
 
David was born on June 14th 1970 at Leeds Maternity Hospital, England.
 
David married 25 year old Katherine Rose Tan Lim, from the Phillipines, on March 9th 1997 at San Fernando Rey de Espana, Los Angeles, USA.
 
CHILDREN of DAVID WREN and KATHERINE LIM:
 
Charlotte Victoria Wren
b: 22/6/2002
 
Charlotte was born on June 22nd 2002 in San Diego, California, USA.
 
 
 
Alexander (Alex) Comrie
b: 28/10/1906  d: 16/4/1979
 
Alexander was born at 98 Sunnyside Road, Aberdeen, at 5.45pm on October 28th 1906. His father informed the registrar on the 15th (GROS:1906/168/2/2004).
 
On January 16th 1934, Alex married 24 year old Ethel Mary Harper (b:23/12/1909), in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.
 
The couple moved to Bombay, India, where they raised a family, before eventually returning to Scotland, and settling in Aberdeen.
 
On April 16th 1979, Alexander finally passed away in Aberdeen, aged 72. Ethel continued to live in Aberdeen, eventually passing away herself on April 16th 1991, exactly 15 years to the day her husband died.
 
CHILDREN of ALEXANDER COMRIE and ETHEL HARPER:
 
Alexander (Sandy) Harper Comrie
b: 17/12/1936
 
Sandy was born on December 12th 1936 in Bombay, India.
 
Having returned to Aberdeen, on June 30th 1963 Sandy married 22 year old Margaret (Margot) Ramsay (b: 18/7/1940) at Woodside North Church in the city.
 
CHILDREN of ALEXANDER COMRIE and MARGARET RAMSAY:
 
Graham Alexander Comrie
b: 28/3/1965
 
Graham was born in Aberdeen on March 25th 1965.
 
On June 26th 1986, Graham married 26 year old Heather Georgina Margaret Davie (b: 19/3/1960), in Aberdeen. 
 
CHILDREN of GRAHAM COMRIE and HEATHER DAVIE:
 
Kim Alison Comrie
b: 3/3/1987
 
Kim was born in Aberdeen on March 3rd 1987.
 
 
 
Nicola Ann Comrie
b: 31/1/1991
 
Nicola was born on January 31st 1991 in Aberdeen.
 
 
 
Alison Margaret Comrie
b: 28/4/1968
 
Alison was born on April 28th 1968 in Aberdeen.
 
Alison married 25 year old Malcolm Thompson (b:25/4/1966) on July 17th 1991, in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
 
CHILDREN of ALISON COMRIE and MALCOLM
THOMPSON:
 
Lee Alexander Thompson
b: 30/9/1992
 
Lee was born on September 30th 1992 in Aberdeen.
 
 
 
Cara Margaret Thompson
b: 24/2/1995
 
Cara was born on February 24th 1995 in Aberdeen.
 
 
 
Isobel Anderson Comrie
b: 1/6/1942
 
Isobel was born on June 1st 1942 in Bombay, India.
 
On August 18th 1967, Isobel married 27 year old Wick man, James Sutherland Dunnett (b:29/10/1939) in the High Hilton Church in Aberdeen.
 
CHILDREN of ISOBEL COMRIE and JAMES DUNNETT:
 
Keith Dunnett
b: 31/3/1970
 
Keith was born on March 31st 1970 in Aberdeen.
 
Keith married 23 year old Aberdonian Aileen Isobel Finnie (b:13/10/1969) on July 10th 1993.
 
CHILDREN of KEITH DUNNETT and AILEEN FINNIE:
 
Heather Isobel Dunnett
b: 10/1/1999
 
Heather was born on January 10th 1999 in Aberdeen.
 
 
 
Keira Louise Dunnett
b: 30/11/2000
 
Keira was born on November 30th 2000.
 
 
 
Mark Dunnett
b: 26/2/1973
 
Mark was born on February 26th 1973 in Aberdeen.
 
 
 
Isabella Anderson Comrie
b: 28/10/1908  d: 13/11/1908
 
Isabella was born premature in Aberdeen on October 28th 1908. Tragically she died two weeks later on November 13th at 12.45 am in her home at 98 Sunnyside Road. Her father informed the registrar on the same day (GROS:1908/168/02/0966). 
 
 
 
James MacCowan Comrie
b: 2/1/1912  d: 3/2/1994  
 
James was born in Aberdeen on Januray 2nd 1912.
 
James married 26 year old Aberdonian Lily Mackie (b:19/4/1909) on February 5th 1936, in Aberdeen.
 
On December 5th 1935 James had the unfortunate task of registering his father's death. At the time, he was living in the family home of 4 Sunnyside Road, Aberdeen (GROS:1935/168/01/1155).
 
James and Lily moved to Berkshire, England, in the late 1960s.
 
Lily eventually died in Runnymede, Surrey, England, on March 23rd 1977. James continued to live in England, eventually passing away himself on February 3rd 1994, in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
 
CHILDREN of JAMES COMRIE and LILY MACKIE:
 
Gillian Mary Comrie
b: 24/8/1940
 
Gillian was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on August 24th 1940.
 
On March 24th 1962, Gillian married William Craig McCaskill, at Mannofield Church Aberdeen. The couple had two children over the next two years, in England and Kenya, but divorced on January 29th 1970.
 
Four years later, Gillian remarried to Michael John Ward, in Maidenhead. This wedding also ended in divorce on January 5th 1978.
 
On September 27th 1985, Gillian married for a third time, this time to 41 year old Bristolian David Parry. The marriage took place on September 27th 1985 at Surrey Registry Office.
 
Tragically David died on August 22nd 1999 in Toronto, Canada. Gillian still survives.
 
CHILDREN of GILLIAN COMRIE and WILLIAM McCASKILL:
 
Craig McCaskill
b: 22/8/1963
 
Craig was born in Slough, Berkshire, England, on August 22nd 1963.
 
On September 27th 1989, Craig married 29 year old Canadian Marion Alison McCormick (b:9/1/1960) in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
 
CHILDREN of CRAIG McCASKILL and MARION McCORMICK:
 
Mitchell Craig McCaskill
b: 1/10/1990
 
Mitchell was born on October 1st 1990 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
Shelby Elisabeth McCaskill
b: 30/8/1992
 
Shelby was born on August 30th 1992 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. 
 
 
 
Colin James McCaskill
b: 18/10/1995
 
Colin was born on October 18th 1995 in Bracerringe, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
David Boyes Comrie
b: 23/12/1943
 
David was born in Aberdeen on December 23rd 1943.
 
David married 20 year old Jennifer Anne Dickie (b:20/8/1945) in January 1966, and had two sons with her in the following years. However, he divorced Jennifer before 1984, and later remarried to Clare Uden (b:2/1/1953) in 1984.
 
CHILDREN of DAVID COMRIE and JENNIFER DICKIE:
 
Martin David Comrie
b: 20/11/1966
 
Martin married Jessica Jackson and currently has two children.
 
CHILDREN of MARTIN COMRIE and JESSICA JACKSON:
 
Ellie Comrie
b: 2/8/1994
 
 
 
Sonny Comrie
b: 13/8/2001
 
 
 
Sean Comrie
b: 28/3/1968
 
Sean married Melissa Jane Goodall and currently has two children.
 
CHILDREN of SEAN COMRIE and MELISSA GOODALL:
 
Faye Jennifer Comrie
b: 4/8/1993
 
 
 
Lola Jane Comrie
b: 25/1/1997
 
 
 
Anne Chalmers Comrie
b: 16/11/1945
 
Anne was born on November 16th 1945 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
 
Anne married an Englishman, 20 year old Robert James Godfrey (b:23/7/1947), from Poole, on August 19th 1967, in the Registry Office at Windor, Berkshire.
 
The couple have since gone on to have three children.
 
CHILDREN of ANNE COMRIE and ROBERT GODFREY:
 
Nicholas Richard Godfrey
b: 17/12/1967
 
Nicholas was born on December 17th 1967 at Eton, Buckinghamshire.
 
Nicholas married 20 year old Kirsty Preedy, from Liss, Hampshire (b:4/5/1969) on March 23rd 2000, in the City Hall Registry Office in Central Hong Kong.
 
CHILDREN of NICHOLAS GODFREY and KIRSTY PREEDY:
 
Eleanor Godfrey
b: 4/12/2000
 
Eleanor was born on December 4th 2000 at High Wycombe, Berkshire, England.
 
 
 
Stephen Boyes Godfrey
b: 4/11/1968
 
Stephen was born on November 4th 1968 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England.
 
 
 
Kirstin Emma Godfrey
b: 12/12/1975
 
Kirstin was born on December 12th 1975 in Bracknell, England.
 
On August 24th 2003, Kirstin married Christopher Brooks.
 
 
 
Jessie Paterson Copeland Comrie
b: 26/9/1877  d: 26/3/1948

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Jessie Paterson Copeland Comrie, approx 1890

Jessie was born in Perth on September 26th 1877.
 
On June 17th 1910, 32 year old dyer's clerk Jessie married 32 year old master butcher William Graham Murray, son of factory engineman John Murray (deceased) and Grace Graham. At the time of the wedding, William was living at 30 George Street, Perth, whilst Jessie was resident at 8 Mill Street in the city, where the marriage was performed. The officiating Church of Scotland minister was the Reverend P. R. Landreth, of St. John's West Church parish, and the witnesses were Alexander Brown and Elizabeth Robertson Murray. The marriage was registered on the 21st (GROS:1910/387/00/124). 
 
Jessie died at 7.56pm on March 26th ?1948 at her home of 21 Unity Terrace, Perth. The cause was chronic pulmonary tuberculosis, as certified by Dr. J. Simpson. In the death entry she is described as a widow of William Graham Murray, butcher master, and daughter) of ??Alexander Comrie, brewer's bottler, and Mary Comrie, afterwards Petrie, ms Paterson (GROS:1948/387/00/174). Jessie was buried in Perth.
 
 
 
 
Peter William Comrie
b: 17/4/1881  d: after 1907

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Peter William Comrie, approx 1890

Peter was born in Perth on April 17th 1881.
 
On 18 OCT 1889, Andrew started school at Perth North Port (Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, CC1/5/8/67. Perth & Kinross Council Archive, Perth, Scotland). His father was noted as Alexr. Comrie, his date of birth as 17 APR 1881, and his address as 8 Mill Street. No previous school has been attended, and his date of leaving was not noted.
 
On October 25th 1907, 26 year old Peter, resident at 16 Shiprow, Aberdeen, and working as a cooper (journeyman), married 25 year old linen weaver Flora Gray Harris, daughter of mason James Harris and Mary Jane Gray, and resident at 48 George Street, Perth, where the marriage ceremony was performed. The officiating Church of Scotland minister was the Reverend Walter E. Lee, and the ministers were Alexander Comrie and Jeannie Harris. The wedding was registered on the 26th (GROS:1907/387/00/241).
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helen Hardy Comrie
b: 4/4/1883

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Helen Hardy Comrie, with mother Mary Paterson, approx 1890

 Helen was born in Perth on April 4th 1883.
 
On 21 AUG 1889, Helen, noted as 'Nellie', started school at Perth North Port (Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, CC1/5/8/67. Perth & Kinross Council Archive, Perth, Scotland). Her father was noted as Alexr. Comrie, her date of birth as 4 APR 1883, and her address as 8 Mill Street. No previous school has been attended, and her date of leaving was not noted.
 
 
 
 
Alexander Comrie
b: 19/4/1886  d: 22/1/1954

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Alexander Comrie, approx 1890

Alexander was born on April 19th 1886.
 
On 15 APR 1890, Alexander started school at Perth North Port (Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, CC1/5/8/67. Perth & Kinross Council Archive, Perth, Scotland). His father was noted as Alexr. Comrie, his date of birth as 19 APR 1886, and his address as 8 Mill Street. No previous school has been attended, and his date of leaving was not noted.
 
On March 4th 1910. Alexander married 21 year old woollen factory darner Euphemia Kelty Wilkie, daughter of Glassworks packer James Wilkie and Margaret Jane MacDonald. At the time of the wedding, Alexander, working as a dyer's finisher, lived at 8 Mill Street, Perth, whilst Euphemia lived at 56 Pomarium. The witnesses were David Sinclair and Ruby Leathley, and the minister was the Reverend John Addie, of the Wilson United Free Church, Perth. The service took place at 56 Pomarium (GROS:1910/387/00/48), and was registered on the 7th.
 
CHILDREN of ALEXANDER COMRIE and EUPHEMIA WILKIE:
 
Mary Paterson Comrie
b: 1914
 
Mary was born in 1914 and named after her aunt, who had died at the age of 3 in 1924.
 
But this Mary was to have an equally tragic lifespan. At 10.00am on November 9th 1924, Mary died at the City Hospital in Perth from scarlet fever, as certified by Dr. L. P. Stewart. Her father, residing at 7 Paul Street in the city, informed the Perth registrar on the following day.
 
 
 
Mary Paterson Comrie
b: 18/5/1888  d: 3/12/1891
 
Mary was born in Perth on May 18th 1888.
 
Mary lived a short life, passing away at 8 Mill Street Perth, on December 3rd 1891, at 6am, after suffering two days convulsions. Her father informed the Perth registrar on the same day (GROS:1891/387/00/571). 
 
 
 
Jeannie Owen Comrie
b: 31/8/1893  d: 23/6/1923
 
Jeannie was born in Perth on August 31st 1893. No school record has been found for Jeannie.
 
On March 30th 1922, Jeannie, at this stage working as a dyer's despatcher, married 34 year old gardener George McKenzie Weir, son of farmer John Weir and Georgina McKenzie.  The wedding was carried out by the Reverend P. K. Landreth, minister of St. John's West Church, Perth, at 8 Barossa Place in the town. The witnesses to the event were Isabella McDougall of 217 High Street, Perth, and John Weir, of 488 Cathedral Street in Glasgow. At the time of the wedding, George was resident at Collenan, Troon, whilst Jeanie was living at 8 Barossa Place. The marriage was registered on April 3rd (GROS:1922/387/00/74).
 
After the wedding, the couple moved to Ayrshire, intending to raise a family.
 
But tragically, Jeanie died in the infirmary at Kilmarnock at 4.45am, on June 23rd 1923, her usual residence being recorded as No. 5 Holiday Loans, Troon. She was only 29. The cause of her death was eclampsia (post natal), suffered for three days, as certified by Dr. Elizabeth I. Inglis. Her husband George registered the death on the same day (GROS:1923/597/00/230).
 
Jeannie is buried in Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, whilst George, who died on April 1st 1962, was later buried in Kilmarnock.
 
 
 

James Comrie
b: 29/8/1849  d: 20/1/1918
 
James worked throughout his life as a joiner, and never married. He died at 9.10pm on January 20th 1918, at Fowlis Village. The cause was arterio sclerosis and a cerebral haemhorrage, as certified by Dr. Alex Stuart. James' nephew, Alexander Comrie, informed the registrar on the 22nd (GROS:1918/357/000/001). James is buried in Fowlis Wester graveyard.
 
 
 
Peter Comrie
b: 15/8/1852  d: 21/8/1928
 
Peter was born in Muthill, Perthshire, in approximately 1852.
 
Peter worked on Drummie Farm, in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, for his brother Andrew. In the 1901 census he is recorded there as a Farmer's Brother, aged 48, and as a worker (GROS:1901/357/2/1).
 
Peter died in 1928 and was buried in Fowlis Wester graveyard.
 
 
 
Ann Comrie
b: 25/2/1855
 
Ann was born on February 25th 1855 in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland.
 
On January 12th 1888, Ann married John Kinloch, son of Robert Kinloch and Amelia Morris, who was born 14/11/1842 at Madderty, Perthshire.
 
The couple went on to have five children at Ferneyfold Farm in Madderty, Perthshire.
 
Annie eventually died on August 3rd 1925 at Ferneyfoild, and was buried at Madderty church, where her grave can still be seen. The inscription reads:

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Stone at Madderty Parish Church (photographed July 2004)

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOHN KINLOCH
Farmer Ferneyfold
WHO DIED 18TH DECR 1923
AGED 80 YEARS
AND OF HIS WIFE
ANNIE COMRIE
WHO DIED 3RD AUGUST 1925
AGED 70 YEARS
THEIR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
JANETTA HELEN
WHO DIED 22ND JANY 1936
THEIR YOUNGER SON
PETER COMRIE KINLOCH
LATE OF FERNEYFOLD & DRUMPARK
DIED AT PERTH 24TH DECR 1959
AGED 87 YEARS
 
"I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE;
HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE
DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE"
 
THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER ANNIE McOWAN
WHO DIED AT PERTH 29TH NOVEMBER 1961
THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER AMELIA MARY (EMILY)
WHO DIED 29TH DECEMBER 1968
 
CHILDREN of ANN COMRIE and JOHN KINLOCH:
 
Annie McEwan Kinloch
b: 9/6/1890
 
Annie was born in Madderty, Perthshire, Scotland.
 
 
 
Robert Kinloch
b: 26/7/1890 (? - check)
 
Robert was born in Madderty, Perthshire, on July 26th 1890.
 
Robert married and had six children, although little is known about his wife and family.
 
CHILDREN of ROBERT KINLOCH and ANN COMRIE:
 
(Unknown) Kinloch
b: 19??
 
Known to have married.
 
 
 
Annie Comrie Kinloch
b: 19??
 
 
 
(Unknown) Kinloch
b: 19??
 
 
 
(Unknown) Kinloch
b: 19??
 
 
 
(Unknown) Kinloch
b: 19??
 
 
 
(Unknown) Kinloch
b: 19??
 
Known to have married.
 
 
Peter Comrie Kinloch
b: 30/5/1892
 
Peter was born in Madderty, Perthshire.
 
 
 
Amelia Mary Kinloch
b: 30/7/1894
 
Amelia was born in Madderty, Perthshire.
 
 
 
Janetta Helen Kinloch
b: 7/5/1896
 
Janetta was born in Madderty, Perthshire.
 
 
 
 
Janet Comrie
b: 9/2/1859  d: 20/3/1937
 
Janet never married, and died at 11.50pm on March 20th 1937, at Ochilview, Fowlis Wester village, aged 78. The cause was senile degenration, as certified by Dr. A.H.Kintoul. Her nephew Alexander Comrie informed the registrar at Fowlis Wester (GROS:1937/357/000/004). Janet is buried in Fowlis Wester graveyard.
 
 
 
Mary Comrie
b: 5/5/1861  d: 13/9/1942
 
Mary was born in Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, Scotland, on May 5th 1861.
 
Mary married farmer Andrew Crerar Walker (born 1869), in Methven, Perthshire. Andrew passed away on November 21st 1940, and was buried in Methven New Cemetery.
 
Mary eventually passed away on September 13th 1942 in Methven, and she too was buried in Methven New Cemetery.
 
CHILDREN of MARY COMRIE and ANDREW WALKER:
 
Andrew Laurence Walker
b: 1903  d: 13/12/1961
 
Andrew was born in Methven, Perthshire, Scotland.  He died in December 1961 and was buried in Methven New Cemetery. According to the gravestone, Andrew was the youngest son, indicating the existence of siblings as yet unfound.
 
 

Catherine McEwan
b: 1823  d: 10/1827
 
Catherine was christened in Madderty on December 11th, 1823.
 
 
 
Mary McEwan
b: 1827  d: ????
 
Mary was christened in Madderty on January 14th, 1827. 
 
 
 
John McIntyre McEwan (McCowan)
b: 25/4/1830  d: 30/11/1914

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John's signature in 1881

John was born in Madderty on April 25th 1830. He worked as a joiner throughout his life, and married Mary Murray prior to 1853.
 
On April 26th 1855, John registered the death of his mother Ann Reid at Madderty registry office (GROS:1855/378/00/3).
 
John died on November 13th 1914 at 12.05pm, at his home in Dabheads, Madderty, aged 84. He was a widower at this point. The cause was senile decay and cardiac failure, as certified by Dr A. Stewart. The death was registered by his son-in-law Thomas Birrell.
 
CHILDREN of JOHN McEWAN and MARY MURRAY:
 
William McOwan
b: 1853 in Madderty
 
 
 
Catherine McOwan
b: 1854 Monzie
 
Catherine married Thomas Birrell on July 20th 1877 in Madderty, Perthshire.
 
Catherine and Thomas had at least one child.
 
CHILDREN of CATHERINE McOWAN and THOMAS BIRRELL:
 
Thomas Birrell
b: 28/4/1881
 
Thomas was born at St. David's, Madderty, at 1.00pm on April 28th 1881. His grandfather, John McOwan, informed the Ardbennie registrar on May 15th (GROS:1881/378/0/6).
 
 
 
Andrew McEwan
b: 7/1/1856 in Madderty
 
Andrew was born at 2.00pm on January 7th 1856, in Madderty, Perthshire. His father John, listed as a carpenter, and present at the birth, informed the registrar on the 17th (GROS:1856/378/00/001).
 
 

 

5)  JANET McEWAN
c: 28 Jan 1781 d: ????

Janet was Calum's and Jamie's geat great great great grandmother - see below.

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Janet McEwan
21/1/1781 - bef 1851

Janet McEwan was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great great grandmother.

Janet was born on 21st January 1781 in Madderty, Perthshire, and christened a week later (OPR: 378/1). The OPR record states the following:

Jany 21 - Peter McEwan and Janet Leetch in West Hill had a child born and on the 28th baptised named Janet

Janet married a farmer called Andrew Henderson on 19th March 1809 in Madderty. The following is the Old Parochial Register entry for the wedding:

1809
March 19 Andrew Henderson and Janet McUan both in this parish were proclaimed and gave to the poor 20

Although it is not yet knwon exactly when Janet died, it is known that she died from cardiac failure, as identified in a family medical history recorded in the asylum records for her son William Henderson. Janet was certainly dead before the 1851 census at Forgandenny, where her husband Andrew is noted as a widower.


CHILDREN of JANET McEWAN and ANDREW HENDERSON:

Janet Henderson
b: 22/11/1810
 
Janet was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great grandmother.
 
Janet was born in Kinclaven, Perthshire.
Henderson - Janet Henderson Daughter of Andrew Henderson and Janet McEwen was born Nov 22nd 1810
For more on Janet visit the Henderson page, and also the Mount Stewart Farm Murder page.
 
 
 
William Henderson
b: 29/3/1813
 
William was born in Kinclaven, Perthshire.
Henderson - William Henderson son of Andrew Henderson (Airntully) and Janet McEwen was born March 29th 1813.
For more on William visit the Henderson page, and also the Mount Stewart Farm Murder page.
 
 
 
Isobel Henderson
b: 6/3/1814
 
Isobel was born in Kinclaven, Perthshire.
Henderson - Isobel Daughter of Andw Henderson and Janet McEwen (Airntully) was born June 6th 1814
For more on Isobel visit the Henderson page.
 
 
 
Margaret Henderson
b: 15/12/1817
 
Margaret was born in Kinclaven, Perthshire.
Henderson - Margaret Daughter to Andrew Henderson and Janet McEwen was born Dec 15th 1817
For more on Margaret visit the Henderson page.
 

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Connecting to Calum and Jamie

Janet McEwan married Andrew Henderson in 1809.

Daughter, Janet Henderson, married James Rogers in 1836.

Daughter, Janet Rodger, married William Hay Paton
in 1859.

Son, David Hepburn Paton, married Jessie McFarlane in 1889.

Son, Charles Paton, married Jane Currie in 1934.

Son, Colin Paton, married Charlotte Harper Graham in 1969.

Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia Giles in 2000.

Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton.

 

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