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Anyone know Stirrat Blackwood ?

With a name like that ,i know he is a relative of mine . 8)
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Hi Hammy,

Here's my connection to the Stirrat Blackwood you mentioned. I only found this out a few years ago though I had known him at Eglinton school a few classes behind me.

James McCracken (born Ireland) married Isabella HOSE at Kirkmichael, Ayrshire in 1873 - Isabella was born at Dailly in 1849. Their large family moved to Ardrossan where more were born. Their daughter Jessie McCracken married John BOYCE at Ardrossan and from that union four children were born including my grandfather Robert Boyce.

After John's death on the last day of 1904, Jessie married Thomas Stirrat Blackwood and four more children were born. So with such a unique name as Stirrat Blackwood it seems we share the same great grandmother in Jessie McCracken.
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Would that be from Isabella Stirrat and John Blackwood.Married 14.12.1866.
Isabella parents were Thomas Stirrat and Isabella Scott(Scotts being my side)from Stevenston
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Yes it is Caroline,and we are related :lol:

My great Grandfather was James C Stirrat,his Sister was Isabella Stirrat ,who married John Blackwood,Isabella my great/great Aunt died 22/3/1898 at 67 Montgomerie lane Ardrossan,i have her death Certificate.

Isabellas siblings were in age, Helen,James,Alexander,HERSELF,Thomas,Agnes.

Their Mother was Isabella Scott,her parents were James Scott &Isabella Biggart ,James Scott was born 2/8/1783 Stevenston.
They were married 7/1/1809.
James Scott's parents were Adam Scott &Jane Glen born 17/48,17/50.

Jame's Scotts father was Robert Scott born approx 17/23.
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Hughie i think Tomas Stirrat Blackwood is my Grand Father Thomas Stirrat's Cousin. :?
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Hi Hammy.
I'm from James Scott 1783's brother John Scott 1775 :lol: so we share Adam Scott and Jane Glen,And Robert Scott and Janet Wright. :lol:
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Hi again Hammy.
Are you from Thomas Stirrat and Isabella Gordon ? James C Stirrat and Jean Love ?
Is that the Gordon's from Co.Down.Not Newtownards ? :D
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Yes Caroline,Thomas Stirrat,and Isabella Gordon are my Grandparents.
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Hi Hammy,
Do you know what part of Co Down the Gordon's came from?
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Hello Caroline,

Havent a clue where in Ireland they came from.
Researching my family tree i was astonished they were Irish as Gordon is such a Scottish name.
What i know is my GG/Grandfather Michael Gordon was married to Mary Bone both born in Ireland,Sarahs parents were John Bone and Sarah Mearns.
I never found Michael Gordon's death certificate,so i know no more about them.
If you have any information i'd love to hear it ,surely your not related to the Gordon's as well :shock:
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Hi Hammy ,Not that i know of,but my Grandfather came from Newtownards.I know there are Gordons in Newtownards,marrying into Boals as my side did :lol: This may be where the Gordons in Co.Down started

Rev. James GORDON . Comber arrived from Scotland in 1645 with Scots Army & minister at 1st Comber Presbyterian Church ; deposed for nonconformity in 1661; plotted against English king & imprisioned in 1663 taken from the "Rosdavis" site.

I do have a contact with someone connected with my Irish side ,and my 3t's side. :D
My Irish side
STEVENSON family . came over from Ayrshire, Scotland with James Hamilton as part of the Ulster plantation in 1607
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Hi Hammy surprised you don't have Michael's death .Here is what i have .

1851 Census at Dalry?
1861 Census at Stevenston
1881 Census at Schoolwell St,Punn,Stevenston
1891 Census at the Punn,Schoolwell St,Stevenston
Gordon Michael 73 Ireland 2213 2170885 Poor Relief Record
Gordon Michael 71 Ireland 944 2170849-3 Poor Relief Record
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