McMillan, Black, McCreadie, Orr families.

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Post by Jayjay1 »

Thank you so much for all that info, S.C.

Yes, William did remarry. William's death notice refers to his second wife, Eliza Penny previously to Agnes Orr.
Ref: Scotland's People S R Deaths 1872 Statutory Deaths McCreadie, William 576/02 0025
District of New Ardsrossan, County of Ayr.

Unfortunately I haven't found a death notice for Agnes, but it was obviously between 1851 when she appeared in the Census and 1858 when William married Eliza Pennie. As you indicate, it was probably between 1851 and 1855.

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1851 Census ,With William and Agnes McCreadie

Mary Licker 9
Margaret Gicker 5
Martha Gicker 2
Agnes Gicker 11

I think these could be Margaret McGreadie and Robert Dickie's children.I presume Robert has died
Name: Margaret Dickie
Age: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Saltcoats, Ayrshire
Registration number: 644/7
Registration District: Milton
Civil Parish: Glasgow St George
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 16 Abercorn St
Occupation: Press Maker
ED: 49
Household Schedule Number: 4
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1861_107
Household Members: Name Age
Margaret Dickie 37
Anges Orr Dickie 19
Martha K Mc Dickie 13
1871 Census Martha K McDickie?

Name: Martha Hamilton
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Donald Hamilton
Gender: Female
Where born: Ardronan, AYR
Registration number: 560
Registration District: Cathcart
Civil Parish: Cathcart
County: Renfrewshire
Address: 10 Hilton Terr
ED: 6
Household Schedule Number: 130
Line: 3
Roll: CSSCT1871_96
Household Members: Name Age
Donald Hamilton 25 -c1846Kilmory, bade-Managing Fair Clerk
Martha Hamilton 21
Margaret M Hamilton 2 -c1869 Cathcart,Renfrewshire
spouse: Donald Hamilton

Name Donald Hamilton
Birth Date
Spouse's Name Martha Dickie
Spouse's Birth Date
Spouse's Birthplace
Spouse's Age
Event Date 20 Oct 1868
Event Place Tradeston,Glasgow,Lanark
father: Donald Hamilton
mother: Martha Dickie

Name Margaret Mccreadie Hamilton
Gender Female
Christening Date
Christening Place
Birth Date 16 Dec 1868

Name: Martha Hamilton
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : Donald Hamilton
Gender: Female
Where born: Ardrossan, Ayrshire
Registration number: 646/1
Registration District: Govan Church
Civil Parish: Govan Church
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 26 Kensington Ter
Occupation: Registrars Wife
Dau.Margaret M C Hamilton -c1869 Crosshill, Renfrewshire
Mary Dickie- c1843 Adrossan, Ayrshire-Sister in law(To Donald Hamilton)-Teacher In Board School

County: Lanarkshire
Address: 43 Kyle Park "Brandon"
Donald Hamilton -c 1846 Arran,Bute.-Registrar of Booths Beath Manage
Martha Hamilton-c1848Ardrossan, Ayr
Margaret Hamilton- c 1870Crosshill, Renfrew
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Thanks S.C

I wondered about the Lickers and the Gickers in the Census. There often seem to be other names at the bottom of the list. I notice Margaret is listed as a "Press" Maker. Jessie was listed as dressmaker in the 1851 census so I wonder if Press is a transcription error?

It's interesting to see all the family connections. I wonder if many have stayed in the area?

Thanks, again, Jayjay1
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I came across the following family intimation which may be of interest to someone. It doesn't seem to appear in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald:-



McMILLAN: Suddenly at 6 Derby Terrace (Glasgow), JESSIE McCREADIE, wife of Captain James McMillan, late of Ardrossan.
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Post by stewymac »

Hi Jayjay1,

My name is Stewart McMillan and having been living in Perth since 1990. My Great Grandfather was William McMillan born 1863 who was the brother of your Great Grandfather Thomas Orr McMillan. I have only started looking at our family tree which I bought over from England when we emigrated and which had been compiled by Betty Garrett. Betty visited us from Australia sometime in the 1970's when she was working on the McMillan Family Tree. The reason I have become interested is that my father's brother, William Roy McMillan (WRM), came to Australia in 1950, joined the ADF in 1951 and was unfortunately KIA in Korea in 1953. I have received information from the ADF regarding WRM as I am applying for a Last Post Ceremony and within the information received is a letter from Thomas Orr McMillan written on behalf of my grandmother, Grace McMillan, requesting his military service medals. Co-incidentally my father Kenneth Ian McMillan has (aged 91 and living in England) has only just received these medals and so this has sparked my interest in our family tree here in Australia.

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