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Well known family lines
that had connections
to the
Macfie Family

In order to better understand the family relations ,which at times appear to be very confusing, certain extracts of the books written on or about the families have been incorporated into this web page. It is suggested that if you are interested in the history of that period of time, whether it be Scottish, English, Swedish, European, Canadian or for that matter American you should take the time to obtain the books in question and read them in their entirety.

One must realize also at this time in Scotland, the industrial revolution was beginning to run at full speed, many new inventions were coming into play that allowed adventuristic gentlemen, and others, some very unscrupulous, to embark on schemes that for some of them, made them very very rich . The majority of these families, while not belonging to the upper crust of Society, or to the Aristocracy, managed to find their own level of social interaction. Mingling, associating, and marrying amongst themselves, provided them with the ways and means of enforcing their status and increasing in most cases, their financial portfolios. What Royalty had accomplished in the past to ensure their own strong succession, was now being practiced several social levels below, by the rising industrial entrepreneurial class.

It would be pleasing to the mind to have read in the multitude of documents written of the history, of Scotland, England, Canada, Sweden, Austrailia and New Zealand, that the Macfie family, or individual members there of, played some important role in the development of things , however this was not the case.

Alas, we may only claim small mentions in the records of those families who did play roles ( some of the roles, being major roles) in the development of the above mentioned countries. Certainly we are assured that the Macfie family would have been well aware of the ideas, projects and developments that were being put forth, which would have a major bearing on the future relations of these countries and their friends and foes.

It is very difficult to image, that the Macfie family did not embark upon, nor join forces with these interconnected families in projects that would surely have enriched their personal family fortunes.

What would have been the out come of the family today had the Macfie Family joined with the Fairrie Family, to form a sugar conglomerate, then joined up with the Thorburn Family to form a Sugar and Tea importing - exporting conglomerate, then joined with the Allan Family to develop the ideal transportation system and finally join with the Galt Family to develop the hinterlands of Sweden ,Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Had the principles of big business been then, what they are now, one can only imagine what could have happened.


The following families have been protrayed as best as possible, not all the interconnecting families have been researched, and hopefully as they are found, the necessary changes to this site will be made .













Allan   family

of

Ayrshire, Scotland
Shipping Magnates



The book titled " Ravenscrag ' / The Allan -Royal Mail Line by Thomas E Appleton , 1974 , provides much of the family information that is depicted here. Further confirmation of the closeness of some of the Macfie branches and the Allan family was made by Elizabeth Normand, of the Isle of Mull, Scotland daughter of Sheila Elizabeth Allan . (circa 1993). Also consulted were many other works ,  historical and others  that have been published regarding this famous family.




James Allan
1755-1792
Married
1775
Aryshire, Scotland

Jean Brown
1750-1821

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James Allan
1776-1799
Andrew Allan
1778-1844
Alexander Allan
1780-1854
John Allan
1782-1857
Margaret Allan
1784-xxxx
Janet Frances Allan
1786-xxxx
Fairlie Cuningham Allan
1790-1840


James Allan and Jean Brown acted as Aunt and Uncle to the famous Robbie Burns ( Jean Brown -stepsister to Robbie's mother)

Jean Brown Allan remarried after her  husband's death to  Adam Baird  in 1805

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1st child of James Allan and Jean Brown


James Allan
1778-1799
Married
Feb 1797
Aryshire, Scotland

Jean White
xxxx-xxxx

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2 nd child of James Allan and Jean Brown

Andrew Allan
1778-1844
Married
1789
Aryshire, Scotland

Ann Morton
xxxx-xxxx

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4th child of James Allan and Jean Brown

1782-1857
Married

Aryshire, Scotland

Jean Ritchie
xxxx-xxxx

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5 th child of James Allan and Jean Brown

Margaret Allan
1784-18xx
Married
XXXX
Aryshire, Scotland

Mr Jack
xxxx-xxxx

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6 th child of James Allan and Jean Brown

Janet Frances Allan
1786-xxxx
Married
17XX
Aryshire, Scotland

Mr Stevenson
xxxx-xxxx

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7th child of James Allan and Jean Brown


Fairlie Cunningham Allan
1790-1840
Married
XXXX
Aryshire, Scotland

Mr Findlay
xxxx-xxxx-



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3rd child of James Allan and Jean Brown


Alexander Allan
1780-1854
Married
1806
Saltcoats,Aryshire,
Scotland

Jean Crawford
1782-1856

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James Allan
1807-1880
Hugh Allan
1810-1882
Bryce Allan
1812-1874
Jean Allan
1814-xxxx
Janet Allan
1816-1867
Margaret Allan
1819-1891
Andrew Allan
1822-1901
Alexander Allan (jr)
1825-1892
Unknown


Margaret Allan (1819-1891) married Claud Macfie (1822 -1903) son of William Macfie of Greenock  , known as Claud Macfie of Cogarburn , he is of the Langhouse strain. , nephew to Alexander Macfie of Clarenceville Quebec

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1st child of Alexander (Sandy) Allan  and Jean Crawford



James Allan
1807-1880
Married
1841
Scotland
Eleanora Blair Gilkison
1821-1868

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1st child of James Allan and Eleanor Blair Glikison 

Alexander Allan
1842-18xx
Married

Scotland
Miss Unknown
xxxx-xxxx


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2nd child of James Allan and Eleanor Blair Glikison

Robert Gilkison Allan
1843-1915
Married

Scotland
Miss Unknown
xxxx-xxxx


Obituary-

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3rd child of James Allan and Eleanor Blair Glikison

Eleanor Brown Allan
1846-1918
Married

Scotland
Mr Unknown
xxxx-xxxx

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4th child of James Allan  and  Eleanor Blair Glikison

Jane Crawford Allan
1848-1915
Married
Mar 20, 1867
Greenock, Scotland
William Macfie
1840-1912

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5th child of James Allan and Eleanor Blair Glikison



James Hugh Allan
1849-1918
Married

Scotland
Miss Unknown
xxxx-xxxx

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6th child of James Allan  and  Eleanor Blair Glikison



Mary Gilkison Allan
1851-1918
Married
January 15, 1873
Greenock Scotland

John Graham
1843-1921

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Eleanor Allan Graham
1873-xxxx
John Graham (jr)
1877-1914
Mary Allan Graham
1880-xxxx
Allan James Graham
1883-xxxx




John Graham the son was a Captain in the Liverpool Scottish, he was killed in action at Hill #60 in the German war of 1914

letter

For more on the Graham families click here


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7th child of James Allan and Eleanor Blair Glikison

Janet Charlotte Allan
1855-18xx
Married

Scotland
William Stead
xxxx-xxxx

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8th child of James Allan and Eleanor Blair Glikison

Richard Gilkison Allan
1857-1931
Married
1883
Scotland
Agnes Aitken Murdoch
xxxx-1951


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9th child of James Allan and Eleanor Blair Glikison


Bryce Allan
1859-1922
Married
18 April 1886
Scotland

Annie Smilie Clark
18xx-xxxx


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2nd Child of Alexander ( Sandy) Allan and Jean Crawford

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Father was John Smith of Athelstane Hall, Montreal

Hugh Allan
1810-1882
Married
14 April ,1844
Montreal, Quebec
Matilda Carolyn Smith
1825-1881

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Alexander Rae Allan
1845-1901
Jean Crawford Allan
1849-1931
Phoebe Allan
1852-1904
John Allan
1853-1854
Matilda Isabelle Allan
1855-1932
Florence Adelaide Allan
1857-1942
Margaret Macfie Allan
1859-1939
Hugh Andrew Montagu Allan
1860-1951
Bryce James Allan
1862-1924
Edith Maude Allan
1865-1946
Mabel Gertrude Allan
1867-1932
Arthur E Allan
1871-1983

Elizabeth Allan

xxxx-xxxx




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Alexander Rae Allan
1845-1901
Married

Montreal, Quebec

Miss XXXXX
18xx-xxxx

______________________________

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Jean Crawford Allan
1849-1931
Married

Montreal Quebec
Mr XXXXXXX
18xx-xxxx
____________________


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Phoebe Allan
1852-1904
Married

Montreal, Quebec
Mr XXXXXX
18xx-xxxx



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Matilda Isabelle Allan
1855-1932
Married

Montreal Quebec
Mr XXXXXXX
18xx-xxxx


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Florence Adelaide Allan
1857-1942
Married
18
Montreal, Quebec
Alfred White
18xx-xxxx

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Florence Adelaide Allan first married Alfred White, then Lt Col. James Fredrick Wilson in 1892 ( three children were born of the first marriage) ( no issue of second marriage)


Florence Adelaide Allan
1857-1942
Married
1892
Montreal, Quebec
James Frederick Wilson
18xx-xxxx

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Margaret Macfie Allan
1859-1939
Married

Montreal Quebec
Mr McEachean
18xx-xxxx

__________________________

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Hugh Andrew Montagu Allan
1860-1951
Married
October ,1893
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
Marguerite Ethel MacKenzie
1873-1957

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Marguerite Martha Allan
1895-1942
Hugh Allan
1896-1917
Gwendolyn Allan
1898-1915
Anna Allan
1900-1915


Marguerite Martha, died in Vancouver BC, she was a dramatist and actress
Hugh Allan was killed in action WWI
Gwendolyn and Anna drowned which the sailing ship Lusitania was sunk ( see
page for story)


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Bryce James Allan
1862-1924
Married

Montreal, Quebec
Miss  XXXXX
18xx-xxxx


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Edith Maude Allan
1865-1946
Married

Montreal, Quebec
Mr XXXXXX
18xx-xxxx


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Mabel Gertrude Allan
1867-1932
Married

Montreal Quebec
Mr XXXXXX
18xx-xxxx


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Arthur E Allan
1871-1983
Married

Montreal Quebec
Miss XXXXXX
18xx-xxxx


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Elizabeth Allan
18xx-xxxx
Married

Montreal ,Quebec
Mr XXXX
18xx-xxxx








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3rd child of Alexander (Sandy) Allan and Jean Crawford


Bryce Allan
1812-1874
Married
25 January, 1844
Greenock Scotland
Janet Blair
1818-1895
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Alexander Allan
1844-1927

Bryce Allan was named Baronnet in and was henceforth known as of Aros House, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Janet Blair's brother Robert was involved in the sugar refining business in Greenock

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Obituary- Bryce Allan
Obituary-Robert Blair

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Alexander Allan
1844-1927
Married
18 Sept ,1866
Scotland

Juliana Elizabeth McEwan
1847-1926

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Bryce Allan
1874-1942

Alexander Allan was 1st Provost of Tobermoray, Scotland, Julianna's family was from Islay


Obituary- Julia Allan

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Bryce Allan
1874-1942
Married
14 Feb 1900
Scotland
Hilda Mary Allan
1877-1967

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Alister Hugh Allan
1902-1982

2 nd marriage


Bryce Allan
1874-1942

Married
2 June 1928
Scotland
Margaret May Melles
18xx-1964




Married
XXXX
Scotland
Edward Francis Sykes
1872-xxxx

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Bryce Edward Sykes
1918-xxxx
Helen Agnes Elizabeth Sykes
1922-xxxx

Elizabeth was born in India


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Helen Agnes Elizabeth Sykes
1922-xxxx
Married
John Murray Normand
xxxx-xxxx

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Hugh Normarnd
xxxx-xxxx
Charles Normand
xxxx-xxxx

See letters from Mrs Normand

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4th child of Alexander ( Sandy) Allan and Jean Crawford


Jean Allan
1814-xxxx
Married

Scotland
Mr Unknown
xxxx-xxxx

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5th child of Alexander (Sandy) Allan and Jean Crawford

Janet Allan
1816-1867
Married

Scotland
Mr Unknown
xxxx-xxxx

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6th Child of Alexander ( Sandy ) Allan and Jean Crawford

Margaret Allan
1819-1891
Married
9th Sept 1846
Greenock, Scotland
Claud Macfie
1822-1903

there was no issue of from union

Click on Claud to take you to the respective  Macfie family page

   Obituary   from the Scottish Temperance League journal  Oct 1891

Mrs Claud Macfie,Gogarburn

It is with much regret we intimate the death of Mrs Macfie, wife of Claud Macfie, of Gogarburn, Midlothian. Which occurred on the 16th instant. Mrs Macfie had been ailing for some time, but was thought to be recovering, and no danger was apprehended until the day on which she died. So recently as the 4th of this month, she had remitted to the secretary of the League Mr Macfie�s annual subscription and her own, and payment for the Advisers and other periodicals which her husband and herself sent to a number of schools in different parts of Scotland for free distribution among the scholars. The deceased lady was of exceedingly amiable disposition, distinguished by an inborn courtesy and sensitive consideration for all around her, and was thus much loved by a large circle of  friends, who will deeply mourn her departure. Endowed wit ha deeply sympathetic nature , and inspired with the spirit of Him who went about doing good, Mrs Macfie was profoundly interested in all philanthropic and Christian agencies which seek to promote the well being of the community. In various associations in and around Edinburgh she was a highly-valued and zealous worker, and gave liberally of her means for their support. Many among the poor in her own immediate neighbourhood will sadly miss her kindly presence and sympathising words, which enhanced the value of the benefactions she was ever ready cheerfully to bestow. Mrs Macfie was early identified with the temperance movement.

For about forty years she was a warmly-attached member of the Scottish Temperance League and a most generous subscriber to its funds. By various methods and in a most liberal spirit, she sought to advance the total abstinence cause. The great reform that Mr. And Mrs. Macfie originated in the island of  Islay affords a striking illustration of meritorious and successful work.

For about five years, from 1857 to 1861, Mr and Mrs Macfie resided in Islay House, which became the centre of a most remarkable total abstinence movement, which extended over the entire island, and  embraced a large proportion of its inhabitants. Mr. And Mrs. Macfie engaged agents of the Scottish Temperance League who addressed large meeting in the different localities with wonderful effect. Clergymen, teachers, farmers, and other came forward and took the pledge, total abstinence societies were formed, the children marched in procession from the schools to the place  of meeting , and large additions were made night after night to the ranks of abstainers. The temperance advocates were hospitably entertained by Mr. And Mrs. Macfie at Islay House and were  conveyed by them to the different villages and clachans to address the people on, to them, the novel doctrine of abstinence from alcoholic liquors.

The Beneficent work thus initiated by Mr. And Mrs. Macfie in those bygone years took firm root and bears visible fruit to this day, there being many staunch and zealous temperance reformers in the island.
The efforts of Mr and Mrs Macfie for the good of the inhabitants were not restricted to the promotion  of the abstinence cause. The also manifested  the liveliest interest in the schools in Islay, and monthly supplies of the Adviser and other temperance publications were and are still sent for free distribution among the children. The older inhabitants cherish grateful memories of the considerate kindness of Mrs Macfie during the years of her sojourn among them. Many a public cause in Scotland and elsewhere will suffer by her death, and in private circles more especially, she will be sorrowfully missed.

Mrs Macfie was a sister of Mr Alexander Allan, of the Allan Line, and the fact that Mr and Mrs Allan are now abroad imparts a peculiar feeling of sadness to the melancholy event. With Mr Macfie and the wide circle of relatives we deeply sympathise in the sore bereavement they have sustained in the death of one so much esteemed and loved.

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7th Child of Alexander ( Sandy) Allan and Jean Crawford

Father:- John Smith , of Athelstane Hall  Montreal


Andrew Allan
1822-1901
Married
1846
Montreal, Quebec

Isabella Smith
1830-1881
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Elizabeth (Betsy) Rae Allan
1849-xxxx
Jean Crawford Allan
1852-1922
Alexander Allan
1852--1883
John Smith Allan
1856-1893
Hugh Andrew Allan
1857-1938
Andrew Alexander Allan
1860-1919
James Bryce Allan
1862-1919
William Rae Allan
1864-1926
Brenda Isabelle Allan
1868-1959

.Andrew Married the sister of his sister-in-law  Carolyn who had married Hugh Allan two years earlier

There are 8 children of this union, however only Brenda shows on the 1881 Canada Census, two other children are listed but they appear to be perhaps cousins - Isabella Mackenzie 11 years and Allan Mackenzie 8 years


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8th child of Alexander (Sandy) Allan and Jean Crawford




Andrew Alexander Allan (jr)
1825-1892

Married

Scotland


Jane Service
1831-1892


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Gilkison

family of

Port Glasgow , Scotland

Shipbuilders

Robert Gilkison
1791-xxxx
Married
5th July ,1819
Port Glasgow, Scotland

Eleanora Brown
1792-xxxx
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Robert Gilkison (jr)
1820-xxxx
Eleanora Blair Glikison
1821-1868
Richard Brown Gilkison
1825-xxxx
David Gilkison
1827-xxxx
Mary Walker Gilkison
1830-xxxx

It is believed that Robert (1791) Gilkison's brother William Gilkison (1777) who was best friend to John Galt, and is mentioned in the book titled "The GALTS", a Canadian Odyssey, (part 1 and Part 2) by H B Timothy (1977), as being buried in an unmarked grave close to the tombstone of the great Mohawk indian Chief Joseph Brant . William was married to  Isabella Grant


Robert named his last children after his father David and his mother Mary Walker. It would appear that his first children Robert and Eleanora Blair were named after Robert's wife's parents , Richard Brown and Eleanora Blair ( married 1785).

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Robert Burns

the Poet

and his family


Gilbert Brown
1708-1774
Married

Ayrshire, Scotland
Agnes Raine
1706-1731xxx

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Jean Brown
1750-1821
Agnes Brown
1732-1820

Jean Brown; who married James Allan and Agnes Brown who married William Burns were step-sisters



William Burns
1721-1784
Married
1757
Ayrshire, Scotland

Agnes Brown
1732-1820

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Robert Burns
1759-1796
Gilbert Burns
1760-1827
Agnes Burns
1862-1834
Annabella Burns
1767-1832
William Burns (jr)
1767-1790
Isabell Burns
1768-1771
John Burns
1769-1785 />
Isabella Burns
1771-1858

Robert Burns, Poet Laureate of Scotland, being the most famous of the children of this family


Crawford family

of


Greenock Scotland

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Hugh Crawford
1742-xxxx
Married
1767
Ardrossan, Scotland

Janet Malcom

xxxx-xxxx

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Sarah Crawford
1768-xxxx
Margaret Crawford
1769-xxxx
Janet Crawford
1771-xxxx
John Crawford
1777-xxxx
Jean Crawford
1782-1856
Agnes Crawford
1784-xxxx
Mary Crawford
1785-xxxx
Bryce Crawford
1786-xxxx

Jean Crawford's family provides the names we find in the the Allan family , Hugh , Bryce and perhaps Janet






Galt

of

Irvine, Renfreshire, Scotland
Novelist


The book titled "The GALTS", a Canadian Odyssey, (part 1 and Part 2) by H B Timothy (1977) provides most of the information portrayed on this site, further confirmation of the Galt- Macfie family connection can be found in the book titled "John Macfie of Edinburgh and his family" by JWS Macfie (1938) ( Limited private printing)

In his book H B Timothy writes " Galt's name and that of his birthplace are connected with an event which helped to make both maritime and Canadian history.    On June 1, 1819 the Jean , a square sterned carvel built brigantine with one deck and two masts, sailed on her maiden voyage from Greenock. This famous vessel, which in her time held the record for the fastest crossing from the Clyde coast to Quebec and was for several years one of the main connecting links between Britain and the Canadas was built at the Irvine shipyard by Gilkison, Thompson and Company. The Gilkison member of the firm: James Gilkison  shipmaster of Irvine, who was one of the vessel's owners; and her captain, Alexander Allan , of Saltcoats in the parish of Ardrossan, were all relatives of John Galt.

The main purpose of this particular web page as I stated at the beginning was to relate the different families to the Macfie family of Greenock and Inverkip , but from the above quotation one can clearly see that within these families themselves there are  many inter family relationships that were outside of the Macfie family one


The exercise of tracing the origins of the Galt family is quite willingly left to those interested members of this renown family. Suffice it to state H B Timothy politely begining his history of the Galt family writes

" In the ground of Montgreenan House which lie partly in Stewarton parish are the remains of a Waukmill. It is here that John Galt's grandfather, also named John Galt, lived and worked like his Stewarton forbears as a dyster; and it was here that his seafaring father, Captian John Galt was born in November 1750.( John Galt the grandfather was married in 1743 at Dundonald Ayshire to one Agnes Allan)


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John Galt
1749-1817
Married
1776
Greenock, Scotland
Jean Thompson
1746-1826

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John Galt (jr)
1779-1839
Agnes Galt
1781-1855
James Galt
1783-1798
Thomas Galt
1785-1811

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Agnes Galt married Robert Andrew Macfie, son of Robet Macfie (1746-1827). Robert Andrew is brother of Alexander Macfie of Clarenceville Quebec Canada


Thomas Galt had entered into partnership with his brother John in 1809 , however following an unexpected turn of events, Tom decided to seek his fortunes in Honduras and left Scotland May 18, 1809. He remained and died at Honduras leaving no family.

John Galt (jr)
1779-1839
Married
April 23, 1813
Islington, England
Elizabeth Tilloch
1781-xxxx

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John Galt (iii)
1814-1866
Thomas Galt
1815-1901
Alexander Tilloch Galt
1817-1893

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Thomas Galt went on to become Sir Thomas Galt , Minister of Justice in the Province of Ontario Canada

Alexander Tilloch Galt became known Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt , one of the Father's of Confederation of the Dominion of Canada

The Galt family arrived in New York in mid March 1828, where John met them and brought them first to a house at Burlington Bay, then about September 1828, the family took up permanent residence in the renovated Priory at Guelph, Ont. The three boys were sent to boarding school in Chambly, Lower Canada. Due to the circumstances of John's function with the Canada Company, however the family was obliged to return to England and in June 1830 were established at 29 Halfmoon St . London England.( at a cost of two hundred and fifty guineas per annum). Seeking to solidify his expenditures, the family moved soon afterward to Old Brompton and took up residence in Barn Cottage.


John Galt's three sons decided themselves that the possibilites in Canada were endless and they could not do wrong by returning so in early 1833 John and Thomas , left, John to a farm at Goderich where he later became Register of Huron County. Thomas put in six years at the Toronto headquarters of the Canada Company, then turned to the study of law and went on to become Chief Justice of Upper Canada (Ontario). Alexander Tilloch, took leave in 1834 , was nominated for junior clerkship in the office of the British American Land Company at Sherbrooke, Lower Canada ( Quebec), rose to the position of Commissioner , become involved in the county's politics and is well know as one of the Father of Confederation of the Dominion of Canada (1867).

On the 25 of March 1834, the Galts left Barn cottage with the intentions of taking up a holiday or recuperation period ( John Galt was now suffering from various afflictions) at the home of his father at the corner of Blackhall and West Burn St in Greenock, which up until now was occupied by Agnes Macfie, his sister ( she had inherited the residence at the death of her parents). Agnes (Galt) Macfie offered to assist her brother , by giving him, his father's house, and generously allowing him half her income. Agnes Macfie by this time had already advanced to her brother and his family better that one thousand pounds.


John remained only until August of 1834 in his father's home, as he found the house and garden so surrounded by buildings  that he was unable to "take the air" and so found himself a dwelling at Maybank Gourock.



To appreciate the place of John Galt in the Pre-Confederation period of Canadian history, one must remember what the Canada Company stood for in the story of Upper Canada, for it cannot be too forcibly said that John Galt was the Canada Company. One hundred years ago, Toronto was the grubby little town of York; Hamilton and London were villages; the population of the entire province was only only about one hundred and fifty thousand. Although eleven millions acres, out of a total surveyed area of sixteen million, had been granted to individuals or set aside as Crown reserves, the growth of the population had been very slow since the first influx of Loyalists and there was nothing that could be dignified with the name of an immigration policy . JOHN GALT gave Upper Canada such a policy." ( 'A Family of Nation Builders' L J Burpee, 1927)

That policy applied to or included Lower Canada as well, for writing from Downing St, London, to the Earl of Bathurst on Mar 9 1824, Galt mentioned being informed by Wilmot Horton that the gouvernment had resolved to dispose of the Crown reserves in Canada in connection with a general measure that was intended to embrace the waste lands of all the North American Colonies." ( H B Timothy, 1977)

Unlike our Fathers of Confederation who "builded better that they knew" Galt knew how well he had built. " When my numerous books are forgotten", he said in the Literay life, : I shall yet be remembered - I contrived the Canada Company, which will hereafter be spoken of among the eras of nation destined to greatness". It is said of him that in less than three years he preformed prodigies of enterprise that entitled him to be regarded as the Father of the Eldest Dominion; that more than any other man he was responsible for the development of Canada ; and that he ranks high among those who prepared the ground for Confederation." ( 'Building the Canadain Nation', G W Brown , 1955)

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 John Galt and family

John  Galt (iii)
1814-1866
Married
April 23, xxxx
Goderich  Ontario, Canada
Hellen xxxxxxxx
xxxx-xxxx

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Alexander Casimir Galt
1853-1936
Hellen Lindor Galt
1858-xxxx
Magdalin Galt
1860-xxxx
John Galt (iv)
1861-xxxx

John Galt (iii) became Sir John Galt , High Commissioner of Canada at the Court of St.James.


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Thomas Galt and family

Thomas  Galt
1815-1901
Married
October  1846
  Ontario, Canada
 Francis Louisa Perkins
1825-1902

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George Frederic Galt
1855-1928
Abner Clarence Galt
1853-xxxx
Eliza A Galt
1848-xxxx
Ada A Galt
1850-xxxx
Thomas Perkins Galt
1858-xxxx
Frederic Hubert Galt
1859-xxxx
Alice Galt
xxxx-xxxx
Edith F Galt
1866-xxxx
Ethel Galt
xxxx-xxxx
Lousia E Galt
1863-xxxx


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The Hon. Thomas Galt, Puisne Judge in the Common Pleas Division, is the second son of the late John Galt, and brother of Sir Alexander Galt, of whom mention has already been made. He was born in London, where his father then lived, in August, 1815, and partly educated in England, partly in Scotland. For some time he attended an academy at Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, and was subsequently under the tuition of Dr. Valpy, known a generation ago as a popular teacher and an editor of the classics. In 1828, the family removed to Canada, and young Galt was placed under the charge of Mr. Braithwaite, at Chambly, amongst his fellow-pupils being Bishop Fuller, of Niagara, and Mr. Thos. C. Street. Two years after; he returned to the old country and spent three years there, and then returned to settle in Toronto, only a few weeks before it acquired that name. Mr. John Galt’s connection with the Canada Company afforded an opening for his son, and in its office he remained for about six years. Having resolved to enter the legal profession, Thomas Galt studied under Mr. (afterwards Chief Justice) Draper, and was chief clerk for him, when Attorney-General of Upper Canada, as Chief Justice Harrison subsequently served under Sir John Macdonald. The experience thus gained, notably in criminal practice, was of essential service. In 1845, Mr. Galt was called to the bar, and at once entered upon the practice of his profession. There was much in his favour, besides the thorough training he had undergone. Naturally of a benign disposition, he also possessed a fine presence, and an attractive address. In the practice of criminal law he was amongst the foremost, and his established integrity of character secured for him the legal business of various railway and other corporations—trusts he fulfilled with scrupulous fidelity. As Crown prosecutor, Mr. Galt has been engaged in many causes celèbres in the Western Province, and conducted them with that skill and firmness, which characterize British, as distinguished from French or American conduct of criminal cases. Judge Galt, who married soon after his call to the bar, has a large family all living of five sons and four daughters. In 1858, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel, and in 1869, on the death of Judge John Wilson—a Scot of whom unhappily we have no record—was elevated to the Bench as a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. But for a confirmed stoop in the shoulders, early acquired from study, Mr. Justice Galt is still hale and active, although he rapidly approaches the seventieth year of his age.

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Alexander Tilloch Galt and family

Alexander Tilloch  Galt (iii)
1814-1866
Married
April 23, xxxx
Goderich  Ontario, Canada
Hellen xxxxxxxx
xxxx-xxxx

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FAIRRIE

family of Irvine, Renfrewshire Scotland
Sugar refiners


The booket titled " The Sugar Refining familes of Great Britian" by Geoffrey Fairrie, (1951) provides some of the information used in the web page . Futher confirmation of the Fairrie Macfie family connection was culled from the book "John Macfie of Edinburgh and his family: by JWS Macfie ( 1938) and the book titled " Notes on the Sugar Industry" by John M Hutcheson (1901)


Letters written by Agnes Macfie (ne Fairrie) 1813-1900 to her nephew James Fairrie (1832-1918)

Steam Yacht

MONA

9th Octr

1888.

Dear James,

When Mrs. Ewing of Canada was here she and the London Fairries were speaking a great deal about our ancestors in Irvine. I showed her your letter to me about the James C. Fairrie in Liverpool. She said she had heard of an Alexander Farrie, merchant in Kilbride, subscribing to a book in Glasgow in 1739. This may be the family referred to in Sheriff Blair's record where there were eight children. J. C. Farrie's father or grandfather may have been one of the eight. Mrs. Ewing wonders if the Register books in Irvine coud give some particuars of the Farrie family - I have so many present things to engage my attention that I cannot feel any or much interest in the past.

Eliza Fairrie said her father told her that it was my father who changed the spelling of the name while at school - his Master said that if the word was to be pronounced long there shoud be an 'i' in the first syllable, so it was your grandfather who began to spell the name as we now do, and your Liverpool friend's spelling is the original.

Andrew has gone to Beach and may have little time here on his return, so I thought it better to write this than to explain it to him.

I am your affectionate Aunt

Agnes Macfie

Miss Dumas gave me a note about a Spanish Galleon 'Florencia' which was wrecked off the coast of Scotland after the invasion of the Spanish Armada. The Galleon was commanded by one Fereira, a Spanish Grandee of the first class who is supposed to be an ancestor of the Fairrie family. Edward Fairrie has in his possession an old Armada Medal.



Part 2

Letters written by Agnes Macfie (ne Fairrie) 1813-1900 to her nephew James Fairrie (1832-1918)

Steam Yacht

MONA

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Airds

Appin, Argyllshire

28th January 1892

My Dear James

Yours of the 21st came opportunely when our cousin Mrs Ewing, who is much interested in our ancestors, was here. We did not learn anything new from the papers except the doubt thrown upon the idea that the Fairries came to Scotland in the Spanish Armada. Mrs Ewing remembers Aunty Nan saying that she had in her youth waded out to a gun which lay on the shore between Kilbride and Fairlie, said to have belonged to the Spanish Armada. Now Mrs. Ewing suggests that if anyone was at leisure in London and cared to go to the British Museum, they might look at the Record of the Armada to see whether any of the vessels were wrecked on the Firth of Clyde.


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Mr Hutcheson in his personal notes on the Fairrie family begins " The first Mr James Fairrie of whom I have any notes was born in 1688 and was a shipmaster at Irvine; the second was his son ,born 1730, who was a West India Merchant and shipowner; and the third James in succession, born 1754, was the originator of the firm of Messrs James Fairrie & Co, sugar refiners , Greenock


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James Fairrie
1696-xxxx
Married
July 7, 1714
West Kilbride, Scotland
Marion Thompson
xxxx-xxxx

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Jean Fairrie
1718-xxxx
William Fairrie
1720-xxxx
Anna Fairrie
1722-xxxx
Janet Fairrie
1723-xxxx
James Fairrie
1727-1799


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James Fairrie
1727-1799
Married
October 9, 1751
Irvine, Scotland

Jean Robertson
1730-xxxx

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Marion Fairrie
1752-1815
James Fairrie
1754-1815
Agnes Fairrie
1755-1768
Jean Fairrie
1758-1845
Thomas Fairrie
1759-1760
Thomas Fairrie
1761-xxxx
William Fairrie
1762-xxxx
Robert Fairrie
1764-1816
John Fairrie
1766-xxxx
Agnes Fairrie
1768-1855
Frances Fairrie
1770-1852
Matthew Robertson Fairrie
1772-xxxx
Charlotte Bannatyne Fairrie
1775-1804
Adam Fairrie
1777-1863



Thomas Fairrie went to West Indies


Matthew Fairrie went to East Indies


Marion Fairrie
1752-1815

Married
1777
Irvine, Scotland
David Johnstone
1751-1836

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Jean Johnstone
xxxx-xxxx
Robert Johnstone
xxxx-1823
Jessie Johnstone
1786-1817
David Johnstone
1792-xxxx
Mary Beckwith Johnstone
1792-xxxx
William Johnstone
1794-1829

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Geffory Fairrie begins the story of his family as follows " James Fairrie was the third bearer of the Christian name and of the third generation of the family. He went to sea with his father in 1768 at the age of thirteen. He was later given command of the "Orangefield" and soon experienced the perils and privations of the sea since England was at war with america, France Spain and the Dutch whilst he was on a voyage from Pensacola to Jamaica in 1779. The "Orangefield" was attacked and captured near Point Pedro, on the north coast of Jamaica, by Spaniards from Cuba, and James was struck by bullets in the right arm, which was later a,putated in Green Island Harbour ,Jamaica. The "Orangefield" was recaptured and James regained his ship in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in November 1779. "

>"In August 1781 ,James was in command of the "Dispatch" bound from London to Charlestown, Carolina but his ship was driven ashore by an American Privateer; after considerable hardships he reached Charlestown in a river ship. He left Charletown in October in the "Hope" a British Sloop of War which was bound for New York for repairs. The "Hope" had to be beached on the Island of Saplelo, off the coast of Georiga, but James eventually arrived at Savannah in an English Galley."

"James got a passage in a small, armed merchantman, the "Amazon" of Dublin, bound for Jamaica from Savannah, but this ship was captured after a running fight with an American Privteer the " Marquis de Lafayette" . The .Amazon" wastaken as a prize to Cape Francois , now Cape Haitien, on the north coast of Haiti, where James and the crew ere imprisoned. Eventually he got to Jamaica in december and thence back to the Clyde in July 1782."

"James continued his seafaring life for some further 25 years, during which he spent the winter of 1787-1788 in Quebec, building a ship, the "Alfred" in which on her maiden voyage he carried a cargo of wheat to Barcelona. Eventually he decided that life ashore would be less hazardous so, in 1797, he purchased a site at Cartsdyke Bridge, Greenock, and erected a sugar refinery under the name  James Fairrie & Company"

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1st Marriage



James Fairrie
1754-1815
Married
August 13, 1783
Irvine, Scotland
Janette Patterson
xxxx-xxxx

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John Fairrie
1790-1864
Thomas Fairrie
1795-1858
Jean Fairrie
1793-xxxxx
Adam Fairrie
1798-1879
Jane Fairrie
1789-xxxx
James Fairrie
1786-
xxxx

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2nd marriage

James Fairrie
1754-1815
Married
July 11, 1808
Greenock, Scotland
Mary Colquhoun
xxxx-xxxx

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William Fairrie
1809-1840
Mary Fairrie
1810-xxxx
James Fairrie
1811-xxxx
Agnes Fairrie
1813-1900

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"In 1809 Messers James Fairrie & Co erected a refinery at Cartsdyke Bridge; the site had been purchased or feued by Mr James Fairrie from the Rev William Willis, minister of the Associated Congregation at Crawfodsdyke, in 1797. His firm secured two additional pieces of ground in 1811 and 1815. Mr James Fairrie, who had been a shipmaster from many years, carried on this refinery til his death at Greenock and the 22nd December, 1815. Three of his sons continued it, and although thier ages were then only 25, 20 and 17 , they soon made thier mark- Mr John Fairrie, at first in Greenock and later in London; Mr Thomas Fairrie remained in Greenock all his life; and Mr Adam Fairrie, first in Greenock an then in Liverpool. The three brother continued in thier partnerships while they lived , each at the head of the business they established and carried on in London, Liverpool and Greenock. The refinery was frequently enlarged, and was in full operation until it was destroyed by fire in 1846. after which it was never rebuilt. The site became part of Messrs Scott & Sons' yard. " ( Hutcheson, 1901)


" The Cartsdyke refinery was enlarged from time to time and in 1819, Howard's vacumn pans were installed. This was the first refinery in Scotland, and second out of London, to adopt the vacumn pan. In 1846, the refinery was destroyed by fire and never rebuilt.
During the period 1837-1839 James Fairrie & Company rented a refinery at Shawswater in Greenock. In 1845 they purcahsed a refinery in Ker Street which had been erected about 1831. They made additions to the site in 1846, 1847, 1852 and 1853, and on the death of thomas Fairrie in 1858 the refinery was sold to The Greenock Sugar Refining Comapny which ceased operating in 1865. It was then purchased by Abram Lyle, John Kerr and other who had founded The Glebe Sugar refining Company in that year.
When the Cartsdyke refinery was burnt down in 1846, James Fairrie & Comapny rented a refinery in Sugar House Lane and worked it until 1854. This refinery was built on the site on which the first other than primitive refinery in Greenock had been erected in 1765." (Geoffery Fairrie, 1951)

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John Fairrie
1790-1864
Married
Feburary 8, 1821
Edinburgh, Scotland
Helen McCormick
xxxx-1865

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Elizabeth Crawford Fairrie
1822-xxxx
Edward Fairrie
1825-xxxx
Janette Patterson Fairrie
1826-xxxx
John Samuel Fairrie
1828-1903
Son Fairrie
1830-xxxxx
William McCormick Fairrie
1832-xxxx
Adam Fairrie
1833-1834
 Thomas Fairrie
1834-xxxx
Helen Jane Fairrie
1836-1857

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Helen Jane Fairrie died at Langhouse , Inverkip, Scotland . Langhouse being the home of the Macfie family

The Watt Library in Greenock provided many more children and dates of birth, than do the IGI records, the 1881 British census helped a bit but with out the names it is hard to complete this family..

When John Fairrie went to London he started a refinery in Church Lane, Whitechapel, and worked it unde the name Fairrie Brothers & Company until his death in 1864. Fairrie Brother & Company were the first refiners in Britain to use granular bone charcoal in tank type filters in 1830, and to restore its refining power by burning the charcoal in pipes. The first French beet sugar refined in London was melted in this refinery in about 1856/57." ( Geoffery Fairrie, 1951)




Janette Patterson Fairrie
1826-xxxx
Married
April 26 1855
London England
Henry J Phillip Dumas
xxxx-xxxx

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Elizabeth Henrietta Dumas
1865-xxxx
Beatrice J M Dumas
1859-xxxx
Janet C Dumas
1861-xxxx
Henry J F Dumas
1862-xxxx

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Elizabeth Henrietta Dumas
1865-xxxx
Married
London England
Edward Price
xxxx-xxxx

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Helen Price
xxxx-xxxx
Married
London England
Henry Secombe
xxxx-xxxx




Ralph Seccombe


More information is required to complete this family line




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Thomas Fairrie
1795-1858
Married
June 26, 1832
Greenock, Scotland

Jane Martin
xxxx-1847


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Jean Fairrie
1793-xxxx
Married
29 June 1807
Greenock, Scotland
John Denniston
1776-1833

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John Denniston (jr)
1808-xxxx
Janet Denniston
1810- xxxx
James Denniston
1812-xxxx
Archibald Denniston
1814-xxxx
Hugh Denniston
1815-xxxxx
Thomas Denniston
1821-1897
Elizabeth Denniston
1817-xxxx
Jean Denniston
1818
-xxxxx



Cynthia Landels of New Zealand as descendant of Thomas Denniston has been kind enough to share her family tree with me thus allowing all who visit this page to see much further along the family tree . Cynthia can be reached at  clandels@xtra.co.nz



Adam Fairrie
1798-1879
Married
April 26, 1830
Greenock, Scotland
Margaret Johnstone
xxxx-1873

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James Fairrie
1832-1918

Adam Johnstone Fairrie
1833-1898

Margaret Fairrie
1831-xxxx

Janet Fairrie
1835-xxxxx
John Fairrie
1838-xxxx
Thomas Fairrie
1840-xxxx
Jane Fairrie
1842-1856
Mary Anne Fairrie
1845-1863
William Henry Fairrie
1846-xxxx
Charles Robert Fairrie
1849-1850

Helen Abigail Fairrie
1837-
xxxx


According to IGI records there were 11 children, notes from Watt Library, Greenock , have only 10 children listed and not all the dates match the names.

" When Adam Fairrie went to Liverpool in 1847, he constructed a refinery in Vauxhall Road, and worked it under the name J. T. & A. Fairrie until 1866, when the firm became Fairrie & Company, Limited. On his death in 1789, the business was continued by his sons James (1832-1918) and Adam (1833-1898). When James (the son) retired about 1905 his son James (1861-1926) became the head of the business and operated it in conjunction with his cousins Adam (1866-1941) and Henry (1870-1914). When the fifth James died in 1926, the business was continued by his sons Leslie and Geoffery along with thier cousin Adam, until Fairrie & Company Limited , joined Tate & Lyle Limited in 1929. The company was operated as separated unit until 1937, when the melting of raw sugar ceased." ( Geoffery Fairrie, 1951)



James Fairrie
1832-1918
Married

Liverpool, England

Jane xxxxx
1839-xxxx

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James Fairrie
1861-1926
Septimus Harold Fairrie
1867-xxxx
Beatrice Fairrie
1871-xxxx
Herbert J Fairrie
1873-xxxxx



James Fairrie
1861-1926

Married



Miss Unknown 

xxxx-xxxx 

V.


Leslie Fairrie

xxxx-xxxx

Geoffrey Fairrie

xxxx-xxxx





 Geoffrey Fairrie

xxxx-xxxx

Married



Miss Unknown

xxxx-xxxx 

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Anthony Fairrie

xxxx-xxxx

James Fairrie

xxxx-xxxx





Adam Johnstone Fairrie
1833-1898

Married
September 25, 1862
Liverpool, England

Emma Moore
xxxx-1873

V.


Adam Fairrie
1866-1941

Henry Fairrie
1870-1914


Emmie Fairrie
1873
-xxxx
Helen Jean Fairrie
1873-xxxx




Emmie Fairrie
1873-xxxxx

Married
October 18, 1898
Liverpool England

Andrew Stewart

xxxx-xxxx




Helen Jean Fairrie
1873-xxxx

Married
March 15, 1899
Liverpool England

Ronald P Shaw

xxxx-xxxx




Margaret Fairrie
1835-xxxx

Married
September 12, 1850
Liverpool England

Arthur Moore

xxxx-xxxx






Robert Fairrie
1764-1816

Married
August 1821
Irvine, Scotland

Mary Troop

xxxx-xxxx

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Jean Fairrie
1822-1887







Jean married Mr Blair



John Fairrie
1766-xxxx
Married

Irvine, Scotland

Miss Shaw

xxxx-xxxx

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Janet Fairrie

xxxx-xxxx








Janet married Hugh Cameron



Frances Fairrie
1770-xxxx

Married

Irvine, Scotland

Mr Bruce

xxxx-xxxx









It is understood that Mr Bruce is from Canada



Adam Fairrie
1777-xxxx
Married
August 1807
Irvine, Scotland

Rachel Campbell

xxxx-xxx

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John Fairrie
1808-xxxx
Janet Fairrie
1809-xxxx
Adam Fairrie (jr)
1813-xxxx
John Fairrie
1817-xxxx
Jean Fairrie
1820-xxxx
Robert Fairrie
1822-xxxx
Rachel Fairrie
1824-xxxx
















JOHNSTONE family of Greenock


Father Johnstone
1720-1799
Married

Dumfries, Scotland

Mother Johnstone
1721-1802

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James Johnstone

xxxx-xxxx

David Johnstone
1751-1816

Robert Johnstone
xxxx-1823


Jean Eliza Johnstone
xxxx-1830

Mrs Cruthers
xxxx-1826

Jane Johnstone
xxxx-1818




David Johnstone
1751-1816
Married
1777
Greenock, Scotland

Marion Fairrie
1852-1815
.


Jean Johnstone
1778-xxxx

Robert Johnstone

xxxx-xxxx

James Johnstone

xxxx-xxxx

Jessie Johnstone
1786-1817

David Johnstone
1792-xxxx
Mary Beckford Johnstone
1792-xxxx

William Johnstone
1794-1829




Notes on David Johnstone Esq


Robert Johnstone
xxxx-1823
Married
Feb 17 1810
Beith, Ayrshire , Scotland

Jean Wilson
xxxx-1819
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Jane Johnstone
1818-xxxx




David Johnstone
1792-xxxx
Married
Dec 09, 1817
Glasgow, Scotland

Jane Buchannan

xxxx-xxxx

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Jane Brown Johnstone
1819-xxxx
David Johnstone
1821-xxxx
Marion Fairrie Johnstone
1823-xxxx
John Buchannan Johnstone
1824-xxxx
William Johnstone
1826-xxxx
Frances Buchannan Johnstone
1828-
xxxx
Janet Johnstone
1829-
xxxx
James Johnstone
1831-1854

Thomas Robertson Johnstone
1832-xxxx

Mary Johnstone
1835-xxxx






Mary Beckford Johnstone
1792-xxxx
Married
Jan 4, 1820
Port Glasgow, Scotland

Claud Marshall (jr)
1788-xxxx

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Claud Marshall (iii)
1821-
xxxx
Sarah Paterson Marshall
1822-
xxxx
Marion Fairrie Marshall
1823-
xxxx
David Johnstone Marshall
1824-xxxx
Robert Marshall
1825-xxxx
Janet Fairrie Marshall
1828-xxxx
Mary Marshall
1830-xxxx
James Marshall
1831-xxxx
William Johnstone Marshall
1832-xxxx
Elizabeth Catherine Marshall
1833-xxxx
V W Marshall
1833-xxxx



William Johnstone
1794-1829
Married
August 1821
Irvine, Scotland

Elizabeth Steele

xxxx-xxxx

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Janet Johnstone
1822-
xxxx
David Johnstone
1825-xxxx
Marion Johnstone
1827-xxxx








MARSHALL family of Glasgow



Claud Marshall

xxxx-xxxx

Married
April 23, 1777
Glasgow, Scotland

Janet Fairrie

xxxx-xxxx

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Robert Marshall
1782-xxxx
Sarah Marshall
1784-xxxx
Catherine Marshall
1781-xxxx
Janet Marshall
1786xxxx-
Claud Marshall jr
1788-xxxx
Margaret Marshall
1790-xxxx

It is not believed that Janet Fairrie, wife of Claud Marshall is directly related to the James Fairrie family protrayed on the family connections page , however nothing can be discreditied. There is the story that the first Faiire established in Scotland was a soldier or sailor with the Spanish Armada, who managed to find himself washed ashore from a wrecked Spanish man of war


Robert Marshall
1782-xxxx
Married

Irvine, Scotland

Miss Unknown

xxxx-xxxx 

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Sarah Marshall
1784-xxxx
Married

Irvine, Scotland

Mr Unknown

xxxx-xxxx 

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Catherine Marshall
1781-xxxx
Married

Irvine, Scotland

Mr Unknown

xxxx-xxxx- 

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Janet Marshall
1786-1858
Married

Greenock, Scotland

William Macfie
1776-1854








Claud Marshall (jr)
1788-

Married
January 4, 1820
Glasgow, Scotland

Mary Beckford Johnstone
1792-
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Claud Marshall (iii)
1821-

Sarah Paterson Marshall
1822-

Marion Fairrie Marshall
1823-

David Johnstone Marshall
1824-
Robert Marshall
1825-
Janet Fairrie Marshall
1828-
Mary Marshall
1830-
James Marshall
1831-
William Johnstone Marshall
1832-
Elizabeth Catherine Marshall
1833-
V W Marshall
1833-





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