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Campbell Family of Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland

My Campbell ancestors have been traced back to the early 19th century to the small Scottish village of Dalry in Ayrshire. My direct line of descent is noted in bold typeface.

The following is a description of Dalry from the 1837 Directory by Pigot and Co:

Dalry a small town, in the parish of its name, and district of Cunningham; 69 miles w by s of Edinburgh, 25 sw of Glasgow, 16 ssw of Paisley, 5 sw of Beith, 4 n of Kilwinning and 7 n by e of Saltcoats; pleasantly situate on a rising ground, surrounded by the rivers Caaf, Rye and Garnock, which run in different directions so near the village, as to give it, when the streams are swelled with rain, the appearance of an island.

The branches of manufacture existing in the town and parish are those of cotton and carpet yarn with silk and harness weaving, in which many of both sexes are employed; while a considerable number of females are occupied in sewing and embroidering, usually denominated "Ayrshire needlework" for the Glasgow and Paisley manufacturers. The dressing and spinning of flax is likewise carried on to some extent, and lime and coal abound in the neighbourhood.

At the beginning of the last century, Dalry village contained only about six dwellings, and a population not exceeding 100; at present there are about 1,000 inhabitants, and the town consists of five streets, three of which diverge from a centre forming a small square; many of the houses are well built, and the shops are neat. There are several public houses for the accommodation of travellers, and two which belong to the grade of Inns; the one called the "Crown" is the principal. The town is lighted by gas, by a Company formed in 1834. There are three public libraries in the parish, viz, the "Dalry Library", the Dalry Church Library" and the "United Secession Library".

At Loansbrea is a reasonably fine spring of water; and from a situation near the church is seen, to the west, a beautiful natural cascade, which has a curious and extraordinary appearance during the continuance of frost. At Auchenflech, on the estate of Blair, two miles from Dalry, is a cave, evidently the work of nature, and well deserving the examination of visitors to the district; it is about 183 feet in length, and from 5 to 12 in height; the roof is encrusted with putrefaction's, and over the entrance projects a vast rock, 30 feet by 27; its exterior resembles Gothic arched work; near the middle it expands into a spacious chamber, 35 feet long by 12 broad, and 12 feet in height; in former times popular superstition peopled it with elves - it accordingly received the appellation of "elf-house"; in later days, under the arbitrary and treacherous reign of Charles II., it afforded a refuge to the covenanters of this parish from the violence of their infuriated persecutors.

In Dalry parish also is "Camp-hill", where the Scottish army is said to have encamped previous to the battle of Largs, in 1263.

Dalry bestows the title of baron upon the eldest son of the Earl of Glasgow.

The weekly market is held on Thursday, and there are fairs in January, May and July.

 

First Generation

 

1. William CAMPBELL. Died Before 1861. Occupation Servant (1828), Gardener (1838) 5.

The earliest record found in Parish Records of William to date, is that of his marriage to Janet Ritchie in 1825 at Dalry in Ayrshire, however there is a record on the IGI of the baptism of a daughter, Martha Orr in 1815.

The Parish Register records prior to 1820 have not been checked as yet, however it would seem most likely, that William was married previously, as he had a daughter:

2 i. Martha Orr CAMPBELL

William married Janet RITCHIE, daughter of David RITCHIE, 16 Jun 1825 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 23 Mar 1806 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 7. Died After 1881 38. Occupation Shirtmaker 18.

William and Janet had the following children:

3 ii. Margaret CAMPBELL

4 iii. Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL

5 iv. Jane CAMPBELL

6 v. Peter CAMPBELL

7 vi. Agnes CAMPBELL

8 vii. Mary CAMPBELL

9 viii. Thomas CAMPBELL

10 ix. Magdalen CAMPBELL

11 x. William CAMPBELL

Although the Census records for 1841 and 1851 have not been consulted as yet, Janet appeared on the 1861 Census residing in North St., Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland as Janet Campbell, she was described as a widow, aged 55 years, a shirtmaker, born Dalry. Her three youngest children were residing with her at the time, namely, Thomas, aged 22 years, an Engineer Smith, William aged 18 years, a Tinsmith and Magdalen aged 20 years, a dressmaker. Two boarders, Jean SIMPSON, aged 12 years, of Wigtown and Joh TURRAL, a 64 year old Cottonweaver were also living in the family home. 18

As Janet appeared on the 1861 Census for Dalry as a widow, William must have died some time between this and the birth of their youngest son, William in 1842.

Janet has also been identified on the 1881 Census Index and was residing with her daughter, Sarah and her family at Old Martnaham, Coylton, aged 75, and described as a Gardener's widow, born in Dalry. 38

To date, a search of the Scottish Death Indexes has failed to identify her death after 1881.

 

Second Generation

 

2. Martha Orr CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL. Christen 25 Jun 1815 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 7.

It is unlikely that Martha is the child of Janet Ritchie, and possible that her father was married previously to his marriage to Janet. Martha's baptism was noted on the IGI, only as the child of William, her mother, was not stated. The Parish Register records have not been consulted prior to 1820 at this time.

She married Allan BOYLE, 21 May 1841 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 7. Occupation Grocer 5.

3. Margaret CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 10 Nov 1825 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 4 Dec 1825 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

At the time of Margaret's baptism, her father William was described as being of Blairmains. 5

She married Samuel MOORE, 21 Nov 1846 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND7. Born Circa 1826 in Ireland 38. Occupation Grocer 38.

They had the following children:

12 i. James MOORE

13 ii. Agnes MOORE

14 iii. William MOORE

15 iv. John MOORE

16 v. Jane MOORE

Margaret and her husband Samuel have been identified on the 1881 Census by the name MUIR at New St, Dalry. Samuel, a grocer, was born in Ireland. Living with them, was their 16 year old son, John, an apprentice Wright and John GRANT a boarder, who was also from Ireland. 38

4. Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 16 Mar 1828 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 13 Apr 1828 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Died After 1882 13.

At the time of Sarah's baptism, Sarah's father was described as a servant of Pitcan. She is the third eldest of their ten known children. The family surname was spelt CAMBELL. 5

She married Alexander MURRAY, son of Alexander MURRAY & Isabella McCULLOCH, 17 Mar 1848 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 12. Born 22 Apr 1820 in Dundonald, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 30 Apr 1820 in Dundonald, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Died 15 Mar 1878 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 2. Occupation Carter 3 , Gamekeeper 12.

Sarah and Alexander were married the day after Sarah's 20th birthday. Alexander was described as a Carter in Borestone and Sarah was residing at Pitcan. 3

They had the following children:

17 i. Isabella MURRAY

18 ii. William MURRAY

19 iii. Alexander MURRAY

20 iv. John MURRAY

21 v. Janet Ritchie MURRAY

22 vi. Martha Orr Campbell MURRAY

23 vii. Sarah MURRAY

24 viii. Alexander MURRAY

25 ix. Jane Campbell MURRAY

26 x. Mary MURRAY

27 xi. Thomas Campbell MURRAY

28 xii. Agnes MURRAY

29 xiii. James MURRAY

They appear to have moved from Sarah's hometown of Dalry where their first child was born to Kirkoswald, some time around 1849 as three of their children were born there. They eventually settled in Dalrymple some time after 1853. Whilst the baptisms of the children born at Dalrymple have been confirmed. No baptism records can be found for the two sons, born at Kirkoswald. A burial record has however been identified for a son, Alexander, who was only an infant at the time of his death. 5

Unfortunately, the 1851 Census has not been consulted at this time.

At the time of the 1861 Census Alexander and Sarah were residing at Dalrymple, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was described as the head, married, aged 38 years and was a Gamekeeper and his birthplace was given as Dundonald. Sarah, was 33 years of age and born in Dalry as was their eldest daughter, Isabella, aged 13. Their two eldest sons, William, aged 11 and John, aged 8, both scholars were both born at Kirkoswald. Their three youngest children, Janet, aged 6; Martha aged 4 and Sarah aged 2 were all born at Dalrymple. 18

Sarah has also been identified on the 1871 Census, at Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple with her husband and 7 of their children, namely, Janet aged 15, Sarah aged 11, Alexander aged 9, Jane aged 7, Mary aged 5, Thomas aged 3 and baby Agnes, aged 1. Sarah was aged 43, and born at Dalry.19

Alexander died on 15 March 1878 at Old Knockjarder in the parish of Dalrymple. He was described as a gamekeeper aged 56, although his baptism would indicate that he was 58 years old. Both his parents were deceased, their names were given as Alexander and Mary (whilst his baptism indicated his mother was Isabella). The informant at his death was his son, John. 2

Sarah has also been noted on the 1881 Census Index residing at Old Martnaham, Coylton, Ayrshire. She was aged 53 years, was born in Dalry, a widow in receipt of an annuity. Also residing with her were 4 of her children, Sarah aged 21, a cook; Thomas, aged 13, a farm servant; Agnes, aged 11, a scholar and James, aged 9, also a scholar, all the children were born in Dalrymple. Sarah's mother, Janet R. Campbell, aged 75, Gardener's widow; born Dalry was also residing with her family at this time. 38 Sarah's unmarried daughters appear to have been in service at this time:

Mary aged 15, servant to Thomas Robertston in Dalrymple.

Jane aged 17, servant to Annie McLeish in Ayr.

Martha aged 23, cook to Christina Miller in Ayr.

Her son John, is believed to be the one described as a joiner with a wife and two children also residing in Ayr. 38

Sarah's date and place of death have not yet been determined. She was not living in Dalrymple at the time of the 1891 Census, however may be recorded on the census for Coylton at the time. 21

5. Jane CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 24 Jun 1830 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 25 Jul 1830 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

Both Jane's parents were named in the Parish Register at her baptism. 5

There are several marriages that may relate to Jane, however only one occuring in Dalry, being to James GAW on 24 Jun 1859. This couple had one child, Anna, born 26 Dec 1859. 63

Searches of census records may clarify this further. There is however no record of a Jane GAW in Ayrshire at the time of the 1881 Census.38

6. Peter CAMPBELL. Son of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 14 Feb 1832 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 19 Feb 1832 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

At the time of Peter's baptism, his father, William was described as a servant of Pitcon. 5

There are two Peter CAMPBELL marriages noted on the IGI, one to Jean McCLATCHIE dated 21 Mar 1852 at Dalmellington and the other to Helen ARMOUR dated 24 Oct 1856 at Kilmarnock. The latter is more probable.

Peter was not listed on the 1861 Census at Dalry. He would have been aged 29 years.

Peter has not been identified on the 1881 Census in Ayrshire. There is a widow, Helen Campbell at Straiton, Ayshire, with daughters, Isabella, Jane and Agness. 38

7. Agnes CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 20 Jan 1834 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 2 Feb 1834 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

There were two Agnes Campbell marriages in Dalry, one to James WALKER on 3 Aug 1855, the other to Thomas GRAHAM on 23 Nov 1855.

Thomas GRAHAM and his wife, Agnes appear on the 1881 Census at Dalry together with 11 children. This Agnes's age, would indicate that she was born c1838, making her slightly younger that our Agnes. A review of the Parish Register indicates that another Agnes Campbell was infact baptised in 1837, the daughter of Archibald and Mary.

There is however no record of an Agnes WALKER on the 1881Census for Ayrshire.

8. Mary CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 13 Feb 1836 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 21 Feb 1836 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

At the time of her baptism, Mary's father, William was described as a servant of Pitcon. Her mother, Janet Ritchie was also named. 5

There is a possible marriage for Mary on the IGI at Dalry to John KERR dated 24 Sep 1858. This couple very likely the parents of Sarah Ferguson KERR baptised at Dalry on 22 Sep 1859 and James KERR baptised on 4 Nov 1868 at Auchinleck63. This family has since been identified on the 1881 Census at Dalmellington 38.

There is also a marriage to Edward Jones 12 Dec 1859. This couple had three known children, Peter baptised 27 Jan 1860; Edward baptised 29 Sep 1861 and Margaret baptised 4 Mar 1864 all at Dalry63. There is however, no record of this family on the 1881 Census in the Southwest of Scotland.38

9. Thomas CAMPBELL. Son of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 20 Apr 1838 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 20 May 1838 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

At the time of his baptism, Thomas's father, William was described as a gardener of Pitcon. His mother, Janet Ritchie was also named. 5

Thomas was listed on the 1861 Census with his mother, Janet and brother, William and sister, Magdalen. He was aged 22 years, unmarried and was an Engineer Smith. 18

There are two Thomas CAMPBELL marriages occurring in Dalry, one to Helen KIRKWOOD dated 7 Apr 1870 and the other to Catherine BRYCE dated 24 Nov 1871. The latter couple have since been identified on the 1881 Census and reveal that this Thomas was much younger and born c1853.

Thomas and Helen had the following children:

30 i. Margarert CAMPBELL

31 ii. Jessie CAMPBELL

32 iii. Daniel CAMPBELL

33 iv. Peter CAMPBELL

Thomas and Helen have been identified on the Census at New St, Dalry. He was aged 42, born in Dalry and his occupation was a Mechanic in Worsted Mill. Helen was 34 and also born in Dalry. Their children include Margaret aged 8, Jessie aged 6, Daniel aged 4 and Peter aged 2. Both Margaret and Peter and names of Thomas' siblings and it is noted that Helen's father who was also named Daniel was also residing with the family. 38

10. Magdalen CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 21 May 1840 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 28 Jun 1840 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

At the time of Magdalen's baptism, her father, William was described as a gardener at Pitcon, her mother, Janet Ritchie was also named. 5

Magdalen was listed on the 1861 Census with her mother, Janet and brothers, William and Thomas. She was aged 20 years, unmarried and was a Dressmaker. 18

She married Alexander RICHARDSON, 18 Oct 1867 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 7.

Neither she, nor her likely husband, has been identified on the 1881 Census in Ayrshire. 38

11. William CAMPBELL. Son of William CAMPBELL & Janet RITCHIE. Born 2 Sep 1842 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Christen 18 Sep 1842 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

At the time of William's baptism, his father, William was described as a gardener at Pitcon, his mother; Janet Ritchie was also named. 5

William was listed on the 1861 Census with his mother, Janet and brother, Thomas and sister, Magdalen. He was aged 18 years, unmarried and was a Tinsmith.18

He married Ann MUIR, 30 May 1862 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 7.

They had the following children:

34 i. Margaret Spier Campbell

35 ii. John Muir Campbell

36 iii. Margaret Campbell

37 iv. Mary Aitken Campbell

It is interesting to note that the entry for Mary Aitken Campbell's baptism gave her father's name as William Aitken Campbell.

There is no record of William and his likely wife, Ann on the 1881 Census in Ayrshire. His son, John and daughter Mary have been identified in Dalry, living with an aunt and grandmother, respectively. It is believed that both William and his wife Ann, were most likely deceased at this time. It is also believed that there is an older, son, Archiblad, who was also living with an aunt. 38

 

Third Generation

 

12. James MOORE. Son of Samuel MOORE & Margaret CAMPBELL. Christen 26 Mar 1857 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 63.

13. Agnes MOORE. Daughter of Samuel MOORE & Margaret CAMPBELL. Christen 14 Aug 1859 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 63.

14. William MOORE. Son of Samuel MOORE & Margaret CAMPBELL. Christen 20 Mar 1862 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 63.

15. John MOORE. Son of Samuel MOORE & Margaret CAMPBELL. Christen 4 Jun 1865 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 63.

16. Jane MOORE. Daughter of Samuel MOORE & Margaret CAMPBELL. Christen 2 Apr 1868 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 63.

17. Isabella MURRAY. Daughter of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born Circa 1848 in Dalry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 18.

Isabella is listed on the 1861 Census at Dalrymple with her parents, brothers and sisters aged 13 years. Her birthplace is given as Dalry, however a baptism for her cannot be located there, despite searches of the Parish Registers and IGI.

Isabella may have married William DUFF on 28 Aug 1874 at Dalrymple. 7 If this is so, a William and Isabella DUFF have been located on the 1881 Census at Stevenston, Ayrshire. He was aged 27, a coalweigher, born Kilwinning and she was aged 30 and born in Dalry. 38

18. William MURRAY. Son of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born Circa 1849 in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 18.

William is listed on the 1861 Census at Dalrymple with his parents, brothers and sisters. He is aged 11 yrs and described as a scholar. His birthplace is listed as Kirkoswald, however a baptism for him is not recorded in the Parish Registers nor on the IGI.

There were several William Murray's aged about 32 listed on the 1881 Census Index in Ayrshire. Unfortunately, none give their birthplace as Kirkoswald, Dalry or Dalrymple, the three parishes that William's parents resided in.

19. Alexander MURRAY. Son of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born Jan 1852 in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Died 25 Oct 1852 in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5. Buried 25 Oct 1852 in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 5.

Alexander died of inflammation aged 10 months, at Kirkoswald. 5

20. John MURRAY. Son of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born Circa 1853 in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 18.

John is listed on the 1861 Census at Dalrymple with his parents, brothers and sisters. He is aged 8 yrs and described as a scholar. His birthplace is listed as Kirkoswald, however a baptism for him is not recorded in the Parish Registers nor is it noted on the IGI.

He married Annie. Born Circa 1856 in Renfrewshire, SCOTLAND 20.

They had the following children:

        1. John A. MURRAY
        2. Charles M. MURRAY

John is believed to be the 27-year-old living at 10 Alloway St, Ayr at the time of the 1881 Census. This John is a joiner and was born in Kirkoswald. He is married to Annie a 25 year old native of Renfrew and they have two children, John A. aged 2 years and Charles M. aged 11 months. 38

21. Janet Ritchie MURRAY. Daughter of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 15 Jul 1855 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 6.

Janet is listed on the 1861 Census at Dalrymple with her parents, brothers and sisters. She is aged 6 yrs and her birthplace is listed as Dalrymple. 18

Janet was living with her parents at Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple at the time of the 1871 Census. She was aged 15 years, born at Dalrymple. 19

It is possible that Janet married James HARRISON on 19 Nov 1872 at New Cumnock, Ayrshire. 7

22. Martha Orr Campbell MURRAY. Daughter of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 12 May 1857 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 1. Died Aug 1896 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND 4. Buried 7 Aug 1896 in Lambhill Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND 4. Occupation Domestic Servant (Cook) 3.

Martha was born at 2pm at the Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple. She was the sixth child of Alexander and Sarah Murray's thirteen children. Whilst she is the couple's third daughter, they do not appear to have not followed strict naming patterns, and it would seem most likely that she has been named after her mother's eldest sister, Martha Orr Campbell, not her mother which would have been usual practice. The two elder girls were named after their respective grandmother's and in fact the next girl, was named after her mother, Sarah.

Martha is listed on the 1861 Census at Dalrymple with her parents, Alexander and Sarah and her brothers and sisters, Isabella, William, John, Janet and Sarah. She is aged 4 yrs and her birthplace is listed as Dalrymple.

Unfortunately, although the 1871 Census has been consulted for Dalrymple, Martha was not living in the family home. It would seem likely that she may have been in service at this time as she would have been 13 or 14 years of age, or she may have been visiting, however she was not noted elsewhere in Dalrymple. 19

At the time of the 1881 Census, Martha aged 23 years was in service as a cook in the home of Christina Miller at Racecourse Rd, Ayr. 38

She married George Graeme McDOUGALL, son of Alexander DOUGAL & Helena Annie FORREST, 24 Nov 1882 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 3. Born 9 Nov 1855 in Girvan, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 1. Died Oct 1924 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND 4. Buried 31 Oct 1924 in Lambhill Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND 4. Occupation Slater 3.

It would seem most likely that Martha was still at the Ayr address at the time of her marriage. Her father was noted as being deceased at this time. Martha's 18 year old sister, Jane was a witness at her marriage along with an Alexander Barclay, possibly a friend of George's. 3 Following their marriage, George and Martha resided in Glasgow at 369 and later 378 Garscube Rd.

They are believed to have had five children:

i. Alexander Murray McDOUGALL

ii. George G. McDOUGALL

iii. John McDOUGALL

iv. Helen Forest McDOUGALL

v. James McDOUGALL

Their grandchildren have identified the names of Martha and George's children. However their births, etc have not been confirmed at this time with the exception of Alexander and Helen's. 25

Martha died in her 39th year, just three months after the birth of her youngest child, James. 4

She is buried in Liar No. 616 at Lambhill Cemetery, Glasgow. A further 4 relatives were later buried in this liar including her son, James, grand-daughter, Cissie, her husband - and his second wife ! 4

Following the death of his first wife, Martha, George married Mary Cassidy, a widower. He predeceased her and died in 1924 just short of his 69th birthday. He is buried at Lambill Cemetery in Lair No. 616. 4

Other members of the family buried in this lair include Martha McDougall ,George's first wife; James McDougall, George and Martha's youngest son; Elizabeth McDougall, George and Martha's grand-daughter; and Mary McDougall, George's second wife.42

23. Sarah MURRAY. Daughter of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 19 May 1859 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 6. Occupation Cook 38.

Sarah is listed on the 1861 Census at Dalrymple with her parents, brothers and sisters. She is aged 2 yrs and her birthplace is listed as Dalrymple.

Sarah was living with her parents at Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple at the time of the 1871 Census. She was aged 11 years, born at Dalrymple and is described as a scholar. 19

At the time of the 1881 Census, Sarah was living with her mother, grandmother and younger brothers and sister at Old Martnaham, Coylton. She was aged 21 years and described as a cook.38

24. Alexander MURRAY. Son of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 19 Apr 1861 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 6.

Alexander was living with his parents at Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple at the time of the 1871 Census. He was aged 9 years, born at Dalrymple and is described as a scholar. 19

25. Jane Campbell MURRAY. Daughter of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 7 Jul 1863 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 6. Occupation General Servant 38.

Jane was living with her parents at Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple at the time of the 1871 Census. She was aged 7 years, born at Dalrymple. 19

It is likely that Jane is the 17-year-old servant to Annie McLeish of 17 Queens Terrace, Ayr at the time of the 1881 Census. 38

26. Mary MURRAY. Daughter of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 13 Oct 1865 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 6.

Mary was living with her parents at Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple at the time of the 1871 Census. She was aged 5 years, born at Dalrymple. 19

It is possible that Mary is the 15-year-old servant to Thomas Robertson in Dalrymple at the time of the 1881 Census. 38

27. Thomas Campbell MURRAY. Son of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 15 Jun 1867 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 6.

Thomas was living with his parents at Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple at the time of the 1871 Census. He was aged 3 years, born at Dalrymple. 19

Thomas was living with his mother, grandmother and brother and sisters at the time of the 1881 Census. He is aged 13 years, a farm servant, born in Dalrymple.38

28. Agnes MURRAY. Daughter of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 21 Apr 1869 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 7.

Agnes was living with her parents at Old Knockjarder, Dalrymple at the time of the 1871 Census. She was aged 1 years, born at Dalrymple. 19

Agnes was living with her mother, grandmother, brothers and sister at the time of the 1881 Census. She is aged 11 years, a scholar, born in Dalrymple.38

29. James MURRAY. Son of Alexander MURRAY & Sarah Cockburn CAMPBELL. Born 27 May 1871 in Dalrymple, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND 6.

James was living with his mother, grandmother, brother and sisters at the time of the 1881 Census. He is aged 9 years, a scholar, born in Dalrymple.38

It is possible that James is the 18-year-old servant residing with William BAIRD and his family at High Balsarrock at the time of the 1891 Census. This James was described as a farm servant and was born in Dalrymple. 21

30. Margarert CAMPBELL. Daughter of Thomas CAMPBELL & Helen KIRKWOOD. Born Circa 1873 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 38.

31. Jessie CAMPBELL. Daughter of Thomas CAMPBELL & Helen KIRKWOOD. Born Circa 1875 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 38.

32. Daniel CAMPBELL. Son of Thomas CAMPBELL & Helen KIRKWOOD. Born Circa 1877 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 38.

33. Peter CAMPBELL. Son of Thomas CAMPBELL & Helen KIRKWOOD. Born Circa 1879 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland 38.

34. Margaret Speir CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Ann MUIR. Born 24 May 1862, Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland 63.

It would seem most likely that as another daughter, Margaret was born in 1867 that Margaret died at a young age.

35. John Muir CAMPBELL. Son of William CAMPBELL & Ann MUIR. Born 12 Sep 1865, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland 63.

John has been noted on the 1881 Census aged 15 years living with his grandmother, Margaret Muir. He was employed as a Warper at a Carpet Weaving Factory. 38

36. Margaret CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Ann MUIR. Born9 Apr 1867, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland 63.

There were several Margaret Campbell's noted on the 1881 Census, and it was not possible to positively identify Margaret, although it would seem most likely that she was one of those in Service.

37. Mary Aitken CAMPBELL. Daughter of William CAMPBELL & Ann MUIR. Born 22 Jan 1870, Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland 63.

It is possible that Mary is the one who was living in the home of Hugh and Mary Logan in New St, Dalry. Mary was described as their niece. Also in their home was a nephew, Arch. Campbell aged 17 years. A baptism for an Arch Campbell, son of William CAMPBELL and Ann SPEIR has been noted on the IGI. It is possible this was Ann's middle name and her surname omitted. This name was also noted as the middle name of their eldest daughter, Margaret.

 

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