Grandfather's Will

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Grandfather's Will

Post by Hughie » Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:43 am

----- Original Message -----
From: "Irene Stirling" <skitag@n.........au>
To: <threetowners@topica.com>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 6:45 PM
Subject: [3T] Grandfathers Will


Hi everyone,
I just received my 3 Gr. Grandfathers Will from New Register House in
Edinburgh. There are lots of names in the Will and as he owned many
tenements in the town of Stevenston, I have 3 pages of tenants names, who
were in arrears with their rent, when he died. Do you know anybody?
Grandfather was Robert Hamilton Gilmour: Auctioneer
b.1800-1865 He had a shop with a back room in Boglemart St. Stevenston
Mar: Mary Purdie 1823-1857
Hugh Gilmour b. 1824 m: Mary McGowan 1846 dau: Mary b. 1847 All migrated to
Newcastle Australia.
Grace Gilmour b. 1826-1830
Robert Gilmour b. 1829- 1908
Richard Alexander Oswald Gilmour b. 1834-1873 single.
Robert H.Gilmour Mar: Mary Stirrat b.1824-1864

The Will was hand written by William Macarthur, collated by Thomas Kerr &
recorded by Robert Goudie Jr C.C.
Executors were Charles Smith, Merchant. & James Campbell Lochart, Justice of
the Peace.
The tenement in Schoolwell St. was possessed by William Frew (in the 1861
census G/f had a servant called Janet Frew u/m age 19, was this Wm's
daughter?). Also The Glengarnock Iron Company & other tenants.
The tenemant in Grange St was bought from the heir of the late William King
(abt 1850/60)
Hugh was given 5 years to come back & claim his inheritance, or it was
divided between the other 2 sons.
Robert & heirs were given the tenement in Schoolwell St.
Richard got the property in New St or Cowrodding.
The occupant being John Love.
To Robert King Barbour, Writer & friend 3 books valued at 10 pounds. He had
an apprentice - Gabriel Armour.
Below is a list of tenants, but I will leave out the debts, unless you
really want to know???

Samual Docherty Stev. Sarah Anderson Stev.
John McGee Stev. Maureen Bannerman
Misses Jack Archie Tait Ard.
George Scott Kilw David Hayman Stev.
Sarah Nicol Tom Scott
William Dick James Halbert S/coats
Agnes McKechan Stev. William Duff
Robert Smith William Husband Kilm
William Pennell Stev. Ann Young
Miss C. Smith John Harrison
John Spence Crosshill David Carr Stev.
Mrs Hinds Mrs Col Edmonstone
Dr. McCulloch James Carr
Luke Farrell James Beverage
Margaret Watson

Arrears of rent for half year ending 28 May 1964:-
.... Hinds Gordon Wilson
Alex McKechan William Frew
John Watson Thomas Auld
John Frew David Arnott
William Burns George Murray
William Scott David McLelland

Arrears Rent for year ending Whit Sunday 1865
The Boglemart property:-
Lauchlin McLaughlin Mrs Duncan
Hugh Spiers JohnGordon
Widow Hind Widow Alex Wilson
Mrs Hugh Conan Edward McCann
Widow Connolly Alex McKechan
Robert Gilmour Jr. John Alexander
Janet Walker

Kings Land Grange St.:-
William Frew John Watson
John Fitzcharles Wid. Thomas Auld
Samual Love William Nelson
John Millar Wid. John Hamilton
James Nelson David Arnott
William Barnes Peter McCartney
David McDonald John McNaught

Hamilton land Schoolwell St:-
Barry McCardie, David Frew, John Frew

New St First Row:-
James Gordie William Docharty
William Gilmour George Murray
Charles Docherty William McKinnon
Widow Burns Joseph McGann
Gilbert Morrison William Scott

New St Second Row:-
William McKinnon John Love
Adam Scott Robert Love

Campbells Land New St:-
Michael Cassidy Felix McAnnely
Charles Bradie Alex McLachan
David McLelland

Auctioneers fees due to deceased by failing parties.
James O'Mack - Ardossan. Hugh Orr - Glasgow.
Janet Walker - Stevenston for fittings.

Collated by Robert Gordie.
Enjoy! Irene Stirling.

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Post by Hughie » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:00 pm

Thought this might be worth a bump to the top again for those family researchers who hadn't seen it. :)

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Re: Grandfather's Will

Post by jean coulter » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:46 pm

HI IRENE DID YOU USEDTO LIVE IN KERR AVENUE SALTCOATS I LIVED IN MILLAR ROAD HAVE SISTER SALLY MCLELLAN FROM JEAN

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Post by Hughie » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:07 pm

Hi Jean,

The Irene Stirling who posted that was born and raised in Australia from what I understand.
Could you post in "lower case" please, Jean. Posting all in UPPER CASE is looked upon as shouting. :wink:
Hope you have results with your other posts. :)

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Re: Grandfather's Will

Post by bobbydarg » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:20 am

This is very interesting, You grandfather must have owned half of Stevenston. There are second names on the list that still live in Stevenston, but whether they are related to anyone on your list is another thing. a lot of the buildings are still standing to this day.
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Post by Anne McBride » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:06 pm

First of all Hugh, re: confirmation code - my eyes are never going to work again, very jazzy!!!!!!!! Can ye no turn it doon a wee bit for us visually impaired folk ?

There is a David Mclelland on your list (My Dad's name) hopefully it wasn't him , under Campbells Land New Steeet but he wasn't born until 1915 and that was Mount Pleasant , or as Bernard Walsh said at one time 'Doo Hill'

Anne

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Post by Hughie » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:38 am

Anne McBride wrote:First of all Hugh, re: confirmation code - my eyes are never going to work again, very jazzy!!!!!!!! Can ye no turn it doon a wee bit for us visually impaired folk ?
Anne, What are you doing posting as a guest? Login and post, there are no hoops to jump through when you're logged in.

We have to make it just a wee bit difficult for guests posting, otherwise we get inundated with spam bots. (computers posting spam). I'll see if I can tweak it a wee bit. :wink:

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Re: Grandfather's Will

Post by Anne » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:10 pm

Sorry about that, technically challenged. Anyway do we owe you any rent? I think I have spent it by now

Anne

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Re: Robert Gilmour

Post by miriamhancock » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:58 am

Hi

I found this post about Robert Gilmour. I believe he is also my Great Great Grandfather. I would love to be in contact with people who are interested in this line of the family. My family line comes from:

Robert Gilmour
Hugh Gilmour (b. 1824 - moved to Australia in 1849 with Mary McGowan)
William Hugh Gilmour (b.1868)
William Hugh Gilmour (b. 1899)
John Gilmour (b. 1938)
Miriam Gilmour (that's me)

I have a few photos and certificates etc and would love to hear from others too.

Edited out e-mail address - Hi Miriam. It's preferred you don't post your ISP e-mail address here. Why not register so you can make contact with others - or just reply through this part of the forum.
Oops I see you joined I'll link this to your username. :wink:
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Re: Grandfather's Will

Post by Christina » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:52 am

Hello Irene. Are you still looking at this family information? I am also descended from Robert Gilmour and am particularly interested in his Father, Hugh Gilmour aka 'Blind Gilmour' who was a musician. If you have any information about him I would be grateful. Christina (Gilmour).

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Re: Grandfather's Will

Post by Hughie » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:20 am

Hi Christina, welcome! The post that started this topic was copied from when we were a mailing list back in 2000, haven't heard from Irene for many years.

Hugh Gilmour the blind musician is mentioned in a couple of topics here on threetowners. This topic by Downsouth (Susan) is one you should find interesting: viewtopic.php?p=107051#p107051

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