Mary Andrew was born at Port Glasgow 13 Oct 1749.
Daughter of William Andrew and Mary Benson
"notes taken from Journal of William Macfie"
Wm. Andrew my maternal grandfather was born a Monkton near Ayr , 9th March 1708 , he was the son of Tho Andrew, blacksmith Monkton. His mother's name was McQuater (McWhirter) .
(phtos compliments of Fenella Dunn)
I think my grandfather was the eldest of the family.
In the parish register there is the name Wm Andrew son of Alex Andrew, shoemaker Prestick, born 1727. This person I conceive was a cousin of my grandfather.
The register does not shew the rest of Tho Andrew's family , but I know of three besides my grandfather.
|1st : James Andrew for many years manager of the Estates of Mr Oswald of Auchancruve Ayrshire, I think he died about 1810 at New Abbey Dumfriesshire & left a large family|
|2 : David Andrew , carpenter in Ayr, he built many ships & left three sons Thomas , David , Robert and two daughters|
|3 : Mrs Tod the mother of Jas Tod & Miss Tod & Mrs Ritchie|
Wm Andrew my grandfather went I presume early to sea & probably served his time at Ayr. He sailed long from Pt Glasgow as a ship master commanding ships in the Virginia trade which belonged to Mr Dunlop of Garnkirk. When this gentleman failed in 1793 my grandfather was a creditor for £700 or £800 . He also was in command of some ships belonging to Jas Gemmil Esq. I have heard Mr Gemmil speak of him. Wm Andrew built a house in Church St., Port Glasgow in 1749 the same year my mother was born, his family were all born in Pt Glasgow
About he year 1774 he came to Greenock, and built as I have been told, the first house in Cathcart St , where he resided till his death about the year 1792.
Extracts from Parish register Pt Glasgow
|Wm Andrew ship master in Pt Glasgow & Mary Benson of Whitehaven, his spouse had the following lawful children|
Margaret Andrew married first , Capt Malcom, & had no family. She afterwards married Mark Khull, who was a sugarboiler long in the Old sugarhouse, he died in 1782 & left a family , viz
Margaret Khull married Hugh Stevenson, they had a family & are both dead
John Andrew , he died in early life in England
Janet Andrew married John McEwen Schoolmaster in Greenock, the had a family
- Margaret McEwen married Wm Brounlie coppersmith Greenock who left a
large family say
- Margaret who married Capt. Tho Little
- Elisabeth who married Mr Jas Little , agent
- Archibald gone to Australia
- Agnes married to Capt Robert Millar
- William McEwen who now resides at Trumpet Hill
- Elizabeth McEwan married Dugald Macfie of Dunoon
- John McEwan , long in his Majesty Navy, he was severely wounded in the Battle of St Vincents at the Peace, he came home & commanded
several ships, he was un married & died about 1818
- Robert McEwan married Jane Cochrane
Mary Andrew who must have died young
Mary Andrew , my much esteemed and very affectionate mother born at Port Glasgow 13 Oct 1749 & died at Langhouse after a very short illness, aged 65 years 10 months & 25 days, she died on the 11 Sept 1815 & is buried in the Greenock burial place
The first sugar refinery in Greenock, other than primitive in type , was erected about 1765, at the foot of Sugar House Lane, on ground previously occupied y Messrs Donals, Whaye & Company, rope and sailcloth makers. The promoters of the venture were Messrs Alex Wilson of Glanderstone, Thomas Hopkirk , Claud Alexander of Newton and Arthur Connel , merchants in Glasgow, with Messrs Thomas Dunlop, Archibald White and William MacCunn, merchants in Greenock. These gentlemen assumed as practical patner or "boiler" Mr Mark Khull , who apparently held one eight share in the concern an who worked in the sugar refining business until his death in 1782. The name of the firm - The Greenock Sugar House Co .-
Mary Ann McEwan
Mary Ann Little
Mary McEwen Millar
Agnes Sarah Millar
Robert Andrew McEwen