Ancestors of Annie Cunningham
This page is dedicated Annie Cunningham and all her ancestors.
Ann Cunningham married James Epps Woodall and their son James Woodall married Lilian Greatorex.
Ann Cunningham and immediate ancestors
There are 2 "Ann Cunningham's" born in the early 1880's in Eyemouth. They were cousins (daughters of brothers John and Walter Cunningham). Previous versions of this page indicated the other cousin; but I am now fairly confident that John Cunningham's daughter Ann is correct.
Nicol Cunningham (1827-abt 1885) was a cooper living around Musselburgh (just east of Edinburgh on the banks of the Firth of Forth). He had at least 9 children; the eldest appear to have been born in Fisherrow, later children in Cockenzie and in 1881 the family was living in Port Seton (very close to the site of the battle of Prestonpans).
Nicol's two eldest sons (Walter and John) moved to Eyemouth around 1875. Walter married Margaret Clements from Dunbar and was a fisherman, initially in Eyemouth and later in Dunbar; finally in 1901 he was a farmer (cattle) in Berwick.
His brother John was initially a baker and married a local girl called Agnes Blackie (or Blaikie). Later he became a fish monger and appears to have stayed in Eyemouth for the rest of his life.
Inveresk is just east of Edinburgh, directly south of Musselburgh. For genealogy info go here
Fisherrow is very close to Inveresk (more info here). Appears to be famous for its brewery and a song (more info here). For modern pictures of Fisherrow hit me.
Have a tentative line from Margaret Scott back to a Jhone Herpar born about 1585 in Inveresk (see tree on World Connect for details).
- 1882 - Annie Cunningham born in Eyemouth.
- 1880 - John Cunningham marries Agnes Blackie in Eyemouth.
- 1860 - Agnes Blackie born in Eyemouth
- 1858 - John Cunningham born in Fisherrow.
- 1858 - Robert Blackie marries Elizabeth Lyall in Eyemouth
- 1836 - The Alamo.
- 1834 - Elizabeth Lyall born in Eyemouth
- 1827 - Nicol Cunningham born in Inveresk
- 1822 - Robert Lyall marries Agnes Nesbit in Eyemouth.
- 1816 - Walter Cunningham marries Jane Weir.
- 1815 - Battle of Waterloo
- 1799 - Agnes Nesbit born in Eyemouth
- 1796 - Jane Weir born in Inveresk.
- 1795 - Walter Cunningham born in Inveresk.
- 1762 - Margaret Scott born in Inveresk.
- 1745 - Battle of Prestonpans
- 1733 - Jean Anderson born in Inveresk.
- 1723 - James Anderson marries Mary Davidson in Inveresk.
- 1698 - Mary Davidson born in Inveresk.
- 1679 - John Davidson marries Grissel Skirvin in Midlothian
- 1657 - Grissell Skirvin born in Inveresk.
- 1647 - Alexander Skirvin marries Janet Harper in Inveresk.
- 1618 - Alexander Skirvin born in Inveresk.
- 1616 - Janet Harper born in Inveresk.
- 1609 - Jhone Herpar marries (spouse unknown) in Inveresk.
- 1585 - Jhone Herpar born in Inveresk.
- Birth Certificate: Ann Cunningham.
- Marriage Certificate: John Cunningham and Agnes Blackie.
To Do list
- Nicol Cunningham's wife is either Christina Blaikie or Ann Blackie (I'm guessing that she was called Ann Christina - Blackie and Blaikie seems to be synonomous in early records). There are alot of Blaikie's in the Edinburgh area.
- There remain some inconsistences; Nicol Cunningham's stated age in the 1881 census is 49, but should be 53 according to my records. Also, one of Nicol Cunningham's sons was called James White Cunningham; White more than likely being a family name but no White's appear in my version of his past.
- Verify line back from Margaret Scott.
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