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The Gillespie Family of Scotland

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Here is the earliest Gillespie family I have in the Stirlingshire/Lanarkshire area. I would love to find descendants of all the children of Robert and his unknown first wife, and of Robert and his second wife Jean/Jane Melrose.

Descendants of Robert GILLESPIE - 22 Nov 2001
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Robert GILLESPIE was born about 1789- 1796 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. He died on 2 Apr 1868 in Falkirk Poor House, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. He was a Mason/journeyman in Lanarkshire, SCT. He was widower  with children before his marriage to Jean Melrose. Robert was the son of Robert Gillespie of Falkirk and Margaret Millar of Carriden.

Robert GILLESPIE was married to an "unknown woman" about 1817 in either the Glasgow or Falkirk areas of Scotland. Robert GILLESPIE and Mrs. GILLESPIE had the following children:

1.1. Janet GILLESPIE was born in 1817 in SCT. She resided in 1864 in USA.

1.2. Alexander GILLESPIE was born in 1821 in SCT. He was a Laborer in 1864 in SCT. He was 3 children in 1864 in SCT.

1.3. Margaret GILLESPIE was born in 1823 in SCT. She resided in 1864 in Australia.

1.4. Millar/Miller GILLESPIE was born in 1826 in SCT. He was a Soldier in 1864 in SCT.

1.5. David GILLESPIE was born in 1830 in SCT. He was a Sailor in 1864 in SCT.

Robert GILLESPIE was married to Jane/Jean MELROSE on 16 May 1842 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. Jane/Jean MELROSE was born about 1817 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, SCT. She was a Letter Carrier in 1881 in Dennyloanhead, Stirlingshire, SCT. She died on 4 Feb 1900 in Lorns Buildings, Larbert, Stirling, Scotland. The cause of death was senile decay on 4 Feb 1900 in Lorns Buildings, Larbert, Stirling, Scotland.  About 1837, Jean Melrose had a child, Jean Moncrieff before marrying Robert Gillespie. Robert GILLESPIE and Jane/Jean MELROSE had the following children:

1.1. Catherine GILLESPIE resided with her husband at home of Agnes Dewar in 181 in Glosgowin, SCT. She was born on 16 May 1842 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. She was christened on 12 Mar 1843 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. She was a domestic servant in 1863 in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT. She applied for poor relief in 1892 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCT. She resided at 13 Renfrew Lane in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT.

Catherine GILLESPIE was married to James Young PHILLIPS on 16 Dec 1863 in Monteith Row, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCT. James Young PHILLIPS was born about 1837. He resided at 44 Renfrew Lane in 1863 in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT. He was a joiner in 1863 in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT.

1.2. John GILLESPIE was born on 21 Jun 1845 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. He was christened on 27 Jul 1845 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. He was an Iron Moulder Journeyman in 1870 in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT. He resided in 1881 in Denny, Stirlingshire, SCT. He died on 5 Dec 1915 in Lorns Buildings, Larbert, Stirling, Scotland. His cause of death was carcinoma of the liver-jaundice in Lorns Buildings, Larbert, Stirling, Scotland.

John GILLESPIE was married to Margaret WOOLER on 26 Aug 1870 in 21 Abbotsford Pl. Glasgow, SCT. Margaret WOOLER resided 35 Hill St. in 1870 in Anderston, Glasgow, SCT. She was a Cotton Factory Winder in 1870 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCT. John GILLESPIE and Margaret WOOLER had the following children:

1.2.1. Robert GILLESPIE was born on 15 Apr 1871 in 24 John St. Coatsdyke, Greenock,SCT.

1.2.2. John Fleming GILLESPIE was born on 13 Mar 1874 in 40 Arthur St, Greenock, SCT.

1.2.3. Frederick GILLESPIE. 

1.3. Agnes GILLESPIE was born on 25 Nov 1847 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. She was christened on 9 Jan 1848 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. She was a Millworker in 1864 in SCT.

1.4. James GILLESPIE was born on 4 Nov 1857 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT. He was an Iron moulder journeyman in 1882 in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT. He resided at 370 Cumberland, Glasgow, SCT in 1882 in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT. He resided at Stewartfield Pl. in Feb 1900 in Larbert, Stirling, Scotland. He died on 18 Jan 1903 in Stewartfield Place, Larbert, Stirlingshire, SCT. He resided at 370 Cumberland St. at time of marriage in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT. His cause of death was gastric cancer, cardiac failure.

James GILLESPIE was married to Mary DUNCAN on 24 Oct 1882 in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT. Mary DUNCAN was born on 28/29th Feb 1862 in Muirhouses, Linlithgowshire, SCT. She was a Domestic Servant in 1882 in Slammen, Stirling, SCT. She immigrated about 1905 to Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN.  She died on 10 Nov 1925 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN and was buried at Hamilton Cemetery. She resided at 370 Cumberland St. at time of marriage in Glasgow, Dist. of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, SCT. She was a member of Clyde Parish. James GILLESPIE and Mary DUNCAN had the following children:

1.4.1. Jean Melrose GILLESPIE was born on 1 Jan 1883 in Loanhead, Dist. of Denny, Stirlingshire, SCT. She died on 28 Apr 1952 in Ontario, CAN. She was a Domestic servant in Stewartfield Place, Larbert, Stirlingshire, SCT. She was also known as Jeanie.

1.4.2. Robert GILLESPIE was born on 25 Feb 1884 in 226 S. Wellington St. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCT. He resided at 129 Lottridge St. in 1918 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. He died on 3 Nov 1959 in Hamilton, Ontario, CAN. He was buried in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario, CAN.

1.4.3. John Duncan GILLESPIE was born on 6 Nov 1886 in Loanhead, Dist. of Denny, Stirlingshire, SCT. He immigrated about 1905 and lived on  Wellington N St., Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. He was a steel moulder between 1916 and 1923. He immigrated about 1924 to Huntingon Park, Los Angeles Co, CA. . He died on 27 Nov 1951 in Huntington Park, Los Angeles Co, CA. 

1.4.4. Mary Duncan GILLESPIE was born on 29 Jun 1889 in Broomridge, Haggs, SCT. She died on 30 Oct 1965 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. She was buried  Nov 1965 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario, CAN. Her cause of death was a heart attack.

1.4.5. James Philip GILLESPIE was born about 24 Dec 1892 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He resided at 14 Duke St. Apt. 17 in 1954 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. He died on 6 Mar 1954 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. His funeral was at Brown Brother's Funeral Home in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. He was buried in Hamilton Cemetery in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN.

1.4.6. Alex.Melrose GILLESPIE was born on 10 Oct 1893 in Loanhead, Dist. of Denny, Stirlingshire, SCT. He immigrated about 1909 to Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. He may have worked at Westinghouse abt 1911/12 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. He resided at 147 Wentworth N. Hamilton, Ont. Canada between 1916 and 1923. He served in the military in 1917 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. He resided between 1924 and 1933 in Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, CAN. He resided at 3420 Duffield in 1966 in White Lake Twp, Pontiac, Oakland Co, MI. He died on 17 Jan 1966 in White Lake Twp, Pontiac, Oakland Co, MI. He was buried on 21 Jan 1966 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI. He was a steel moulder/ aluminum industry in Hamilton, Ontario, CAN & Detroit, Wayne Co, MI.

1.4.7. Katie Smith GILLESPIE was born on 7 Nov 1895 in Denny, Stirlingshire, SCT. She died Sep 30, 1897 in Loanhead, Dist. of Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

1.4.8. William Duncan (Bill) GILLESPIE was born on 14 Nov 1900 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, SCT. He died on 7 Jan 1990 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI.

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