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KING GENEALOGY


KING, ____ 1
m  ____ ____
b ____      d ____
b ____      d ____
  KING, WILLIAM 2
m  ELIZABETH ____
b 1725      d ____
b ____      d ____
  KING, MARGARET 3
m  JAMES MCNAUGHT
b 1750      d 1791
b 1745      d 1816


Introduction

The 6 Jul 1770 marriage record of Margaret King to James McNaught specifies that she lived in Stevenston Parish, and so the baptism of a daughter Margaret to William King in Stevenston 23 Dec 1750 most likely is hers. There were other Margaret Kings born in the previous decade elsewhere in Northern Ayrshire, but I feel fairly confident that William must be her father.

There are 95 records of a William King born between 1710 and 1730 in Ayrshire, Scotland (and more outside the shire) who could be the father of our Margaret King. However, no records of a birth in Stevenston have been found. The nearest geograhically is the William King baptised 21 Mar 1724 in Kilwinning, where our Gulliland and Whitefoord lineages resided, less than three miles from Stevenston. This William's parents were William King and Anne Ross, married 7 Jun 1723.

A William King was baptised 29 Jan 1726 in West Kilbride, about six miles north-west along the coast from Stevenston. That William's parents were William King and Janet Jonstone. A third possibility is William, son of William King (no mother recorded) born 2 Dec, baptised 4 Dec 1715 in Beith, which is about twelve miles inland from Stevenston.

Whether or not any of these three William, Jr.s is the father of our Margaret King is not established at the present time. All of their birth dates and locations are about right for someone having a daughter born in Stevenston in 1750.


____ King  &  ____ ____
____ 1, William 2, Margaret 3   Top  


____ King

____ and ____ were married. 

____ ____


A son of ____ and ____ (____) King:   William

1    King, William was born about 1725.    


William King  &  Elizabeth ____
____ 1, William 2, Margaret 3   Top  


William King was born about 1725 in Ayrshire?, Scotland. 

William and Elizabeth were married 3 Jun 1748 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

Elizabeth ____


Unfortunately, during the period of Margaret's birth, the minister of the church in Stevenston did not record the mothers’ name in the baptismal registers. So we don’t have the name of Margaret's mother to identify her siblings, and must rely only on the identification of William four times as a cooper, and lastly as a wright in 1757, to identify Margaret’s siblings (cooper and wright both being woodworkers). There were other children born to a William King from 1758 on, but that man was identified as a mason, and so it’s unlikely that he was Margaret’s father.

James McNaught, who married Margaret, was also described as a wright at the births of their children. It’s not inconceivable that James apprenticed to William, as it appears likely he was a newcomer to Stevenston, and that he then married his mentor’s eldest daughter.

Elizabeth's given name was provided to me [2011] by Stephen Reid of Giffnock, Glasgow. I don't know the source of this bit of information. There is a contributed record on familysearch.org of the marriage of William King and Elizabeth Wilson in Stevenston 3 Jun 1748. Since our William and Elizabeth's first son was born 18 Nov 1749, this could well be their marriage. Chris Levy, a descendant of William's son Alexander, wrote to me in December, 2011, and mentioned that William's daughter Ann is described on Ancestry.com as possibly the daughter of Elizabeth Wilson, but neither he nor I have seen any primary sources to confirm this. Given the defective Parish Register, some other kind of source, such as a monumental inscription, would have to be found to confirm the maiden name of William's wife Elizabeth.

The five children of William and Elizabeth (____) King:   William †, Margaret, Ann, William and Alexander. 

1    King, William † was born 18 Nov 1749 in Stevenston. 

From the Stevenston Parochial Registers for 1749:

William son to Will King Cooper in Stev. bor. Novr 18th Bap. 19th

This William's death as an infant (and so marked with †) is inferred from the naming of their next son as William in 1755.

2    King, Margaret was born 23 Dec 1750.    

3    King, Ann was born 28 Feb 1753 in Stevenston.  She and Charles Frazer were married 13 Aug 1775 in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

From the Stevenston Parochial Registers for 1753:

Ann dautt to William King Cooper in Stev. bor. 28th Febr Bap 3th March

A web page of ayrshireoots.com reports the marriage 13 Aug 1775 of Charles Frazer and Ann King. It goes on to say that her possible parents are William King and Elizabeth Wilson who married 3 Jun 1748. However, the record places the marriage in Largs, Ayrshire, some 14 miles up the coast from Stevenston. This would be very unusual for a woman to marry outside of her home parish.

However, on 15 Dec 2011 Chris Levy sent me an image of the marriage record. It described Charles Frazer as a Servant at [can't read blurred image], and Ann King as a servant. This would explain the marriage location, as she was living away from home, most likely in the home of her employer. This suffices in my view to accept the marriage record for this sister of Margaret.

4    King, William was born 12 Apr 1755 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

From the Stevenston Parochial Registers for 1755:

William son to Will King Cooper in Stev. bor. Apr 12th Bap 13 Day

5    King, Alexander was born 14 Sep 1757 in Stevenston. 

From the Stevenston Parochial Registers for 1757:

Alexr son to Will King wright in Stev. bor. 14th Bap 17 Septr

There is a record on the familysearch.org site of the marriage of an Alexander King on 21 Aug 1783 in Stevenston to a Marion McBride. Alexander the son of William and Elizabet would have been three weeks short of his 26th birthday at that time, a not unreasonable age for marriage. The original parish record when examined should identify the groom's parents one way or the other.


Margaret King  &  James McNaught
____ 1, William 2, Margaret 3 McNaught Top  


Margaret King was born 23 Dec 1750 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland and died 9 Mar 1791 in Stevenston. 

Margaret and James were married 6 Jul 1770 in Stevenston. 

James McNaught was born 4 Aug 1745 in Greenhill, Ochiltree Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland and died 12 Dec 1816 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland.  He was the son of ____ and ____ (____) McNaught. 


From the AyrshireRoots.com transcriptions of the Stevenston monumental inscriptions, we find

High Kirk JAMES McNAUGHT died 12-12-1816 aged 71

and thus born 1745. Margaret Scott writes that the monument is "on the left hand side as you enter the churchyard facing the main door" of High Kirk.

Their marriage record in the 1770 Stevenston Parochial Registers reads:

IMAGE: McNight_King_marriage.gif
James McNight and Margt King both in this par give in their Names June 16th mar July 6th

The phrase "give in their names …" is an indication of the posting of banns, which in later years evolved to "gave in their names for proclamation of banns in order to marriage …".

All of the ten children of James and Margaret, born every two years (precisely), were recorded in the Stevenston Parochial Registers as children of James McNaught wright in Stevenston and Margt King. Only for Mary, the first, was the surname spelled McNight.

From these birth records of his children, we know that James worked as a wright. Iain Brown calls him a "wright (joiner)", and scotsfamil.com/occupations defines a Wright as a Joiner or Carpenter. His son William was also a wright in Stevenston.

James and Margaret lost four of their children while they were still infants. Children in a family who died young, as evidenced from their given name being reused as well as from explicit records, are herein marked with the symbol †. Between May 10th to Sep 16th, 1778, sixteen deaths due to the pox were recorded in Stevenston, about one per week, and their daughter Janet died of the pox during that time. The parish experienced about the same rate between October 1781 and July 1782, when son James died, and again between July and December 1797, just after Robert's death. That, however, was the beginning of the end of the scourge of small-pox, as the English physician Edward Jenner developed his cow-pox vaccine and made it available to the world.

As pointed out by Margaret Scott, James' parents should be James and Elizabeth, according to Scottish naming conventions, and Margaret's parents possibly William and Mary. I haven't identified James mother, and Margaret's was, instead, Elizabeth, but Margaret Scott points out that many factors enter into choosing baptismal names, so the conventions can be only a guide.

Also, James doesn't fit into the various McNaught families otherwise recorded in Stevenston. He must have been born 1775 or before, but no births are recorded in Stevenston or Ardrossan that could have been his. The closest in time in Ayrshire is the son born 18 Sep 1764 in Old Cumnock to James McKnight and Janet Creighton/Crichton. This submitted record claims that this James was one of triplet sons, but two of the three records do not give any source information at all.

Birth records for Elizabeth and Margaret are also not obvious. There was a baptism recorded 23 Sep 1759 in both Stevenston and Ardrossan parish records for an Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Walker and Agnes Kerr who also had a daughter Margaret baptised 12 Mar 1761 in Stevenston, but these daughters would have been in their thirties to fifties when the McNaught children were born.

Finally, James and Elizabeth's granddaughter Elizabeth Conn, daughter of Janet, is reported to have married an Alexander Brown in Kilwinning.

Margaret's birth appears in the Stevenston Parochial Registers for 1750:

IMAGE: Margaret_King_birth.gif
Margt Dawt to Will. King Cooper in Steven born Decr 22th Bap 23th

The ten children of Margaret and James (McNaught) King:   Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret, Janet †, James †, William, James †, John, James and Thomas. 

1    McNaught, Mary was born 8 Jun 1771.    

2    McNaught, Elizabeth was born 29 Jul 1773 in Stevenston.  She and John Paton were married 10 Jun 1793 in Stevenston. 

Elizabeth's birth record in the 1773 Stevenston Parochial Register:

Eliz. dau to James McNaught wright in Stevenston & Margt King bor July 29th Bap Do privately

and her marriage record in 1793:

John Paton in the parish of Dundonald and Elizabeth McNaught give in their Names May 31th June 10 marr.

Dundonald is the next parish south along the coast from Stevenston. No birth records for John or their children were found in the IGI.

3    McNaught, Margaret was born 15 Aug 1775 in Stevenston.  She and Peter Wilson were married 8 Aug 1794 in Stevenston.  Peter was born 5 Nov 1770 in Barony Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland and died before 1851.  He was the son of David and Jean (Dick) Wilson. 

Margaret's birth record in the 1775 Stevenston Parochial Register:

Margt dautt to James McNaught wright in Stevenston and Margt King bor Augt 15th Bap 20th

and her marriage in 1794:

Peter Wilson and Margaret McNaught both of this parish give in their names July 19th marr. August 8

This is the lineage of Stephen Reid of Glasgow, who provided the information on Peter, and the names of the children of this family and of many of their descendants [Reid, 2011]. He wrote that much of his information came from a Janet Brown on www.genesreunited.co.uk. However, his brother in Australia who had collected that information was unable to get a response when trying to contact her for source information. I thank him for generously sharing with me the results of his research on his line.

The ten children of Margaret and Peter (Wilson) McNaught:   Margaret, Elizabeth, James, Wiliam †, Wiliam, Marrion †, Alexander, Agnes, Peter and Marrion. 

i    Wilson, Margaret was born 17 Oct 1795 in Barony Parish. 

ii    Wilson, Elizabeth was born 17 Oct 1797 in Barony Parish. 

iii    Wilson, James was born 22 Dec 1799 in Barony Parish.  He and Isabella Haddow were married 11 Jul 1824 in Barony Parish.  Isabella was born 10 Oct 1791 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland and died 25 Feb 1879 in Lenzie, Kirkintilloch, Scotland.  She was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Reid) Haddow. 

Stephen Reid lists six children of James and Elizabeth, born 1825 through 1838., and descendants through many more generations.

iv    Wilson, Wiliam † was born 9 Apr 1802 in Barony Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland and died 1802. 

v    Wilson, Wiliam was born 27 Dec 1803 in Barony Parish. 

vi    Wilson, Marrion † was born 3 Mar 1806 in Barony Parish and died before 1816. 

vii    Wilson, Alexander was born 1 Jul 1808 in Barony Parish. 

viii    Wilson, Agnes was born 20 Oct 1810 in Barony Parish. 

ix    Wilson, Peter was born 12 Jul 1813 in Barony Parish. 

x    Wilson, Marrion was born 25 Aug 1816 in Barony Parish. 

4    McNaught, Janet † was born 8 Aug 1777 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland and died 11 Jul 1778 in Stevenston. 

Janet's birth record in the Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Janet Dau to James McNaught wright in Stev & Margt King br Augst 8th Bap Do

and ten months later on 11 June the next year:

Janet Dau to James McNaught wright in Stev. died June 11th pox.

5    McNaught, James † was born 26 Jun 1779 in Stevenston and died 12 Oct 1781 in Stevenston. 

James' birth record in the 1779 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

James son to James McNaught wright in Stev & Margt King bor June 26 Bap 27th

Then, in 1781,

James son to James McNaught Wright in Stev. died Octr 12 pox

His was one of the first of 33 deaths in the parish in a nine month period due to small pox.

6    McNaught, William was born 27 May 1781 in Stevenston and died 20 Apr 1870 in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland.  He and Margaret Walker were married about 1801.  Margaret died 13 Nov 1869 in Ayrshire, Scotland.  She was the daughter of and (____) Walker. 

William's birth record in the Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Willm son to James McNaught wright in Stev & Margt King bor May 27th.

That no baptism was entered for William in the register is probably simply an oversight, but the date cannot be inferred.

Margaret Scott's notes indicate that in the 1861 census William, 80 and a joiner, lived at approximately 28 School Well Street with his wife Margaret 82, daughter Agnes Fleming 47, muslin sewer, and grandaughter Margaret Fleming 22, a dress maker. She also reports that he sold his house to the Orr family for £45, apparently with the right to rent it for life for payments of £2 [Scott, 2002].

William died of "debility euribelas" at the Cunninghame Combination Poor House 20 Apr 1870 at the age of 90 [Scott, 2002]. Margaret had died just five months previously on 13 Nov 1869.

There is no marriage record around 1801 in the Stevenston Parochial Registers for William McNaught and Margaret Walker. However, there is a record for Elizabeth Walker and James McNaught. Their children were all born and baptised in Stevenston, Janet 1793, Robert 1795, Agnes 1797, Jane 1799 and Ann 1802. William McNaught and Margaret Walker's children were born from 1802 to 1818. I’m assuming that this Elizabeth Walker is sister to the Margaret Walker who married William McNaught, but she may have been an aunt, instead. James does not appear on the Rev. Landsborough’s parish lists, but Eliz. Walker McNaught was listed as a widow living on Schoolwell Street in 1819, 1822 and 1837. The first two years she had her daughter Ann living with her.

Also, James doesn't fit into the various McNaught families otherwise recorded in Stevenston. He must have been born 1775 or before, but no births are recorded in Stevenston or Ardrossan that could have been his. The closest in time in Ayrshire is the son born 18 Sep 1764 in Old Cumnock to James McKnight and Janet Creighton/Crichton. One of the submitted record claims that this James was one of triplet sons, but two of the three IGI records do not give any source information at all.

Birth records for Elizabeth and Margaret are also not obvious. There was a baptism recorded 23 Sep 1759 in both Stevenston and Ardrossan parish records for an Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Walker and Agnes Kerr who also had a daughter Margaret baptised 12 Mar 1761 in Stevenston, but these daughters would have been in their thirties to fifties when the McNaught children were born. Margaret Walker and William McNaught had a son James who married an Agnes Kerr. Coincidence?

The eight children of William and Margaret (Walker) McNaught:   James, Robert †, Margaret, Janet †, Robert, Agnes, William † and Janet. 

i    McNaught, James was born 7 May 1802 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland and died 4 May 1835 in Stevenston.  He and Agnes Kerr were married about 1821.  was the daughter of James and Ann (Reid) Kerr. 

James' birth record in the Stevenston Parochial Registers:

James Son to William McNaught wright in Stevenson & Margaret Walker born 7th May Bap 9th.

Among the McNaught-Kerr families in Stevenston, there were two James McNaught and Agnes Kerr families whose childen need to be identified. The earlier couple was James, son of James McNaught and Margaret King, and Agnes, daughter of William Kerr and Janet Hunter. That earlier James, born 1787, and who I'll refer to as James (A), was uncle to this second James, born 1802, whom I'm denoting as James (B).

See McNaught-Kerr Families (new window) for a full discussion of these two families.

The four children of James and Agnes (Kerr) McNaught:   Ann †, Margaret †, Ann and William †. 

1    McNaught, Ann † was born 27 Aug 1822 in Stevenston and died 19 May 1826 in Stevenston. 

I find that I recorded this Ann's birthdate as 27 Aug 1822, and her baptism as 20 Aug 1822. I don't know which is correct, but a guess might be that I mistyped what should have been a 30 Aug baptism, as that fits the pattern of the other children, each baptised a few days after their birth.

2    McNaught, Margaret † was born 15 Sep 1824 in Stevenston and died 17 May 1826 in Stevenston. 

3    McNaught, Ann was born 9 Apr 1829 in Stevenston. 

4    McNaught, William † was born 1833 in Stevenston and died 1833 in Stevenston. 

ii    McNaught, Robert † was born 8 Feb 1804 in Stevenston and died 23 Sep 1805 in Stevenston. 

Robert's birth record in the 1804 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Robert Son to William McNaught wright in Stevenson & Margaret Walker was born Feb 8th and Bap 12

and the next year:

William McNaughts Child Died Septr 23

iii    McNaught, Margaret was born 22 Mar 1806 in Stevenston. 

Margaret's birth record in the 1806 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Margaret Daughter to William McNaught wright in Stevenson & Margaret Walker born March 22th May Bap 23.

This is one of two Margaret McNaughts who could have been the wife of William Kerr, born 23 Mar 1800, married 2 Aug 1834, and with daughter Ann Kerr born 31 Dec 1837, all in Stevenston. That other Margaret, daughter of John McNaught and Janet Auld, is more likely, as her sister married a John Kerr.

It is possible that this Margaret married John Gibson [IGI]. However, the ages are quite disparate, John being 15 years younger, so such a marriage is unlikely.

iv    McNaught, Janet † was born 14 May 1808 in Stevenston and died before 1818. 

Janet's birth record in the Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Janet Daugt to William McNight wright in Stevenson & Margt Walker born May 14th Bap 15th.

v    McNaught, Robert was born 4 Jun 1810 in Stevenston. 

Robert's birth record in the 1810 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Robert Son to Wm McNaught wright in Stevenson & Margt Walker born June 4th Bap 6th.

See the note for Robert, son of John McNaught and Janet Auld, as to the marriage of a Robert McNaught to an Ann Miller.

vi    McNaught, Agnes was born 16 Jul 1813 in Stevenston.  She and Neil Fleming were married 29 Jan 1836 in Stevenston. 

Agnes' birth and baptism is recorded in the Stevenston Parochial Register for 1813:

Agnes Daughter to Wm McNight in Stevenston & Margt walker born July 16th Bap 18th.

and her marriage record in 1836:

Neil Fleming, seaman in the parish of Ardrossan and Agnes McNight in this parish gave in their names for proclamation Jany 29th Married.

Also, in the Ardrossan Parochial Register:

Neil Fleming Sailor in this parish and Agnes McNaught in the Parish of Stevenston gave In their names for proclamation of banns this 30th day of January were ______ proclaimed and married by the Revd Landsborough.

A daughter of Neil and Agnes (McNaught) Fleming:   Margaret. 

1    Fleming, Margaret was born 1838/1839 in Stevenston. 

Margaret's birth year comes from her age of 22 when she and her mother Agnes were censused living with her grandparents William and Margaret McNaught.

vii    McNaught, William † was born 14 Apr 1816 in Stevenston and died 15 Feb 1820 in Stevenston. 

From the 1820 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Wm son to Wm McNight Stevenston died Feby 15th.

viii    McNaught, Janet was born 5 Dec 1818 in Stevenston. 

From the 1818 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Janet daughtr to Wm NcNaught and Margt Walker Born Decr 5th Bap 13th.

7    McNaught, James † was born 6 Jul 1783 in Stevenston and died 1786 in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

James' birth record in the Stevenston Parochial Registers:

James son to James McNaught wright in Stev & Margt King bor July 6th Bap the Same Day.

and in 1786 (I failed to copy the month):

James son to James McNaught Wright in Stevenston died 27th.

8    McNaught, John was born 11 May 1785 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland and died 20 Jul 1857.  He and Janet Auld were married 14 Mar 1807 in Stevenston. 

John's birth record in the 1785 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

John son to James McNaught wright in Stevenston and Margt King born May 11th Bap Do privately

and his marriage in 1807:

John McNight and Janet Auld both in this parish gave in their names March 14th.

From the Rev. Landsborough's lists, we find that John was a wright, like his father, living on School Well Street. However, at the baptism of his daughter Margaret in 1812 he was described as a joiner. For the other children's births he was noted as a wright, in accordance with the Landsborough list. In the 1819 list the living children were Janet, James, Margaret, Elizabeth and John; in 1822 there were six children in the family, and in 1837 three. All of the parish records of the births of his children spell his surname McNight, but Landsborough in his the 1819 list spelled it McNaught. His brother William in the parish records was also alternately McNight and McNaught.

The eleven children of John and Janet (Auld) McNaught:   James †, Janet, James, Margaret, Elizabeth, Robert †, John, Agnes, Robert, Ann and Mary Innes. 

i    McNaught, James † was born 13 Jul 1807 in Stevenston and died 28 Jan 1809 in Stevenston. 

From the 1807 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

James son to John McNight Wright in Stevn & Jance Auld born July 13th Bapt Do 19th.

and in 1809

John Macnight's childe in Stevenston Died Jany 28th.

ii    McNaught, Janet was born 12 Sep 1808 in Stevenston.  She and John McClae / McLean were married after 9 Feb 1828 in Stevenston. 

Janet's birth and baptism in 1808 appeared at the beginning of the 1809 Stevenston Parochial Registers as one of six records inserted there:

Janet daught. to John McNight Wright in Stevenston & Janet Auld Born Sepr 12th Bapd 15th 1808.

Her marriage record in 1828, where the end of the entry is unreadable:

Robt McClae in this parish of Irvine and Janet McNight in this parish gave in their names Feby 9 … .

The Arshireroots.com Genealogy database gives Janet's birth as about 1805, Robert's name as McClay, and lists the marriage as 10 Feb 1828 in Stevenston and Irvine. Robert McLean and Janet McNaught, with three children, were listed in 1837 by the Rev. Landsborough. (The IGI for Scotland does not equate the three surname spellings.)

iii    McNaught, James was born 31 Aug 1810 in Stevenston and died after 1874.  He and Margaret Ritchie were married 30 Sep 1831 in Stevenston.  Margaret was born 1805/1807. 

From the 1810 "Stevenston Parochial Registers":

James son to John McNight Wright in Stevenston & Janet Auld Born Augt 31st Bap Sept 2d.

Then, in 1831:

James McNight and Margt Ritchie both in this parish Registered Sep 16th Mar 30th.

From the 1861 and 1871 census indexes, Margaret was born 1805/07, and they had a granddaughter Jean McNaught born 1853/54 living with them both years. James was a cotton weaver, and they lived on Schoolwell Street [Scott, 2002].

From the Town Crier's Account Book:

"James McNaught of Stevenston was the town crier (of Saltcoats?). This well-worn account book is his record (about half in ink, half in pencil) of the events he ‘cried’, and how much he was paid, during the period 1863 to 1874. Many events were regular ones, such as colliers meetings, sales of goods, sales of meat, vegetables, fish etc, as well as unusual ones such as missing children, lost property, temperance meetings etc etc. These events plus misc payments received for odd jobs cover 31pp of this account book. Elsewhere in the book James recorded much family detail including his marriage to Margaret Ritchie in 1831, and births (and some infant deaths) of children. He also records "my father John McNaught got his thigh splintered by a fall on the frost on the 14 February 1838 and died on 20th July 1857. ... Elsewhere it is recorded that John Hammel had married Jean McNaught in 1875. ..." .

The seven children of James and Margaret (Ritchie) McNaught:   John, Jean, James Ritchie, Janet, Margaret, Elizabeth and James. 

1    McNaught, John was born 1 Feb 1835 in Stevenston. 

2    McNaught, Jean was born 1834/1835 in Stevenston.  She and John Reid were married 1861 in Stevenston.  John was born 1838/1839.  He was the son of Alexander and Isabella (Robertson) Reid. 

Although no birth was recorded for Jean, her marriage record clearly identifies her [Scott, 2002] citing Linda Nordby citing Ken Reid:

"11/10/1861 wedding of John Reid of Stevenston, son aged 22 of Alexander Reid and Isabella Robertson, to Jean McNaught of Stevenston, daughter aged 26 of James Mcnaught and Margaret Ritchie."

I don't know which way dates in this format are to be read, so this might be 11 Oct or 10 Nov, 1861.

3    McNaught, James Ritchie was born 10 Dec 1837 in Stevenston. 

James Ritchie was followed by James in this family, but I don't know whether or not that implies he died young.

4    McNaught, Janet was born 27 Apr 1840 in Stevenston.  She and Alexander Stevenson were married 10 Jun 1859 in Stevenston.  Alexander was born 1840. 

Janet's husband and marriage date are from the Arshireroots.com Genealogy database.

5    McNaught, Margaret was born 21 Mar 1843 in Stevenston and died 1901 in Lonaconing, Allegany, Maryland.  She and James Allerdice were married 22 Aug 1863 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland.  was the son of Thomas and Janet (Frew) Allerdice. 

Posted on the Ancestry.com boards 7 Jan 2001 by Ruth Sprowls :

"My gr-gr-grandmother Margaret McNaught b. abat. 1842, Scotland, married James Allerdice b. abt 1842, married August 22, 1862 Stevenston, Ayreshire, Scotland. … Moved to Allegany County Maryland about 1875?"

Margaret Scott has this information also, from Ruth, and lists six children Janet, Margaret, Agnes, Elizabeth, Agnes and Jemima Allerdice born 1863 through 1874.

6    McNaught, Elizabeth was born 27 Jun 1847 in Stevenston. 

7    McNaught, James was born 3 Sep 1850 in Stevenston. 

iv    McNaught, Margaret was born 20 Dec 1812 in Stevenston.  She and William Kerr were married 2 Aug 1834 in Stevenston.  William was born 23 Mar 1800 in Stevenston.  He was the son of James and Ann (Reid) Kerr. 

From the 1812 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Margaret daughter to John McNight Joiner in Stevenston & Janet Auld Born dcr 21st Bapd 25th.

This is one of two Margaret McNaughts who could have been the wife of William Kerr, the other being the one who married John Gibson in 1831. Since this Margaret's sister Elizabeth married John Kerr, she is somewhat more likely to be William Kerr's wife, and I have assumed that's so for now.

William Kerr in the parish of Kilmarnock and Margt McNight in this parish registered Augt 2d [SPR].

Magaret and William had several children, in addition to Ann, below, who are listed in the IGI, but I have not seen the primary source records.

A daughter of William and Margaret (McNaught) Kerr:   Ann. 

1    Kerr, Ann was born 31 Dec 1837 in Stevenston. 

v    McNaught, Elizabeth was born 18 May 1815 in Stevenston.  She and John Kerr were married after 19 Dec 1840 in Stevenston. 

From the 1815 Stevenston Parochial Regisgters:

Elizabeth Daught to James McNight wright in Stevenston & Janet uld born May 18th Bapd 21st.

where Janet's maiden name was clearly written uld. Elizabeth's marriage record in 1840:

John Kerr in West Parish Greenock & Elizabeth McNaught in this parish gave in their names for proclamation this 19th Decr mard.

John's parish, also known as Old Greenock Parish, is in Renfrewshire, about four miles south of the town of Greenock, and about 18 miles due north of Stevenston.

vi    McNaught, Robert † was born 20 Mar 1817 in Stevenston and died before Feb 1823. 

From the 1817 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Robert son to John McNight Wright in Stevenston and Janet Auld Born March 20th Bapd 23d.

vii    McNaught, John was born 20 Mar 1818 in Stevenston.  He and Isabella Niven were married 22 Oct 1844 in Stevenston. 

From the 1818 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

John son to John McNight Wright in Stevenston and Janet Auld Born March 20th Bapd 22d.

John married a girl who was also of Sevenston, but their marriage took place clear on the other side of Scotland. From the 1844 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

John McNaught Mariner and Isabella Niven both in this parish gave in their names for proclamation of banns in Order to Marriage this 19th Oct and were Married Oct 22d at Dundee by the Rev. George Gilfillen.

Dundee, on the Firth of Tay, is in County Angus, or Forfarshire. We can well imagine that Isabella, although living in Stevenston, had her marriage performed back in her home town.

viii    McNaught, Agnes. 

From the Stevenston Parochial Registers for 1822 we have a daughter Agnes baptised 1822, father John McNight [SCR]. I missed this when reading the film, so don't know what the birth date was, nor whether a blank space was left for the mother's name or it was just omitted altogether.

ix    McNaught, Robert was born 25 Feb 1823 in Stevenston.  He was married to Ann Miller.  Ann was born 1823/1824 in Ayrshire?, Scotland. 

From the 1823 Stevenston Parish Registers:

Robert McNight Wright in Stevenston & Janet Auld born 25th Feby Bap Jany 2d.

This baptismal month seems to have been the result of absent mindedness on the part of the minister, as previous and subsequent baptisms on that page were in the month of March. That, of course, is consistent with a birth at the end of February.

Robert McNight and Ann Miller both in this parish give in their names for proclamation July 29th.

The first five children in this family are from the 1861 Stevenston census and the last from a Poor Relief record, both forwarded to me by Linda A. Nordby [Personal communication, Oct 2002]. The large intervals among the last children may indicate that other siblings died young.

The Poor Relief Record, Stevenston 1866, reads:

"466 1866 Robert McNaught Fullerton Place Stevenston 29th June Tailor married above 40 partially disabled wife Ann Miller (in fever) 40 son John 20 collier lying with fever some days past Charles 19 Isabella 16 Applicant laid up with fever though better although weakly Wife at present ill for last days James 11yrs Janet 5yrs Alexander 2yrs Settlement Stevenston Relieved"

Not all of the ages agree exactly with the census record, but considering that both Robert and Ann were laid up with the fever, the numbers are remarkably good.

The six children of Robert and Ann (Miller) McNaught:   John, Charles, Isabella, James, Janet and Alexander. 

1    McNaught, John was born 1844/1845 in Stevenston?, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

2    McNaught, Charles was born 1846/1847 in Stevenston?. 

3    McNaught, Isabella was born 1848/1849 in Stevenston?. 

4    McNaught, James was born 1854/1855 in Stevenston?. 

5    McNaught, Janet was born 1859/1860 in Stevenston?. 

6    McNaught, Alexander was born 1863/1864 in Stevenston?. 

x    McNaught, Ann was born 23 Apr 1825 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

From the 1825 Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Ann daughter of John McNight Wright of Stevenston and Janet Auld born 23rd April Bapd 1 May.

xi    McNaught, Mary Innes was born 7 Aug 1827 in Stevenston.  She and James Lyle were married 2 Jul 1847 in Stevenston. 

This daughter was one of the few in our Scottish heritage to have been baptised with two given names. From the Stevenston Parochial Registers for 1827:

Mary Innes daughter to Jno McNight Wright in Stevn and Janet Auld born 7th Bapd 11th Aug.

And, in 1847,

James Lyle in the Low Church Parish of Kilmarnock and Mary Innes McNight in this Parish gave in their names for proclamation of banns in Order to Marriage the 12th day of June

9    McNaught, James was born 7 Jun 1787 in Stevenston.  He and Agnes Kerr were married about 1816.  was the daughter of William and Janet (Hunter) Kerr. 

James' birth record in the Stevenston Parochial Registers:

James son to James McNaught wright in Stev & Margt King born June 7th Bap 10th

There were two James McNaught and Agnes Kerr families in Stevenston, both of whom named children James and Ann. I am designating the husband of this present couple as James (A). The other, a nephew of this James, I've denoted as James (B). See McNaught-Kerr Families (new window) for a full discussion of these two families.

James born 1787 was a sailor living on Boglemart Street with his wife Agnes Kerr in 1819, and on Schoolwell Street (which intersects Boglemart) with her in 1822. The 1819 list of the Rev. Landsborough names children James and Ann, and the 1822 list indicates two children. The family did not appear on the 1837 list.

Agnes' birth record in the Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Agnes Dau to William Kerr indweller in Saltcoats and Janet Hunter born Sept 27th Bap Oct 5

Indweller means tenant, as contrasted to owner, of his residence.

The four children of James and Agnes (Kerr) McNaught:   James †, Ann, James † and James. 

i    McNaught, James † was born before 1819 in Stevenston and died 1819/1820 in Stevenston. 

ii    McNaught, Ann was born before 1819 in Stevenston. 

iii    McNaught, James † was born 10 Oct 1820 in Stevenston and died before Nov 1826. 

iv    McNaught, James was born 2 Nov 1826 in Stevenston. 

10    McNaught, Thomas was born 5 Dec 1789 in Stevenston. 

Thomas' birth record in the Stevenston Parochial Registers:

Thomas son to James McNaught wright in Stev & Margt King born 5th Bap 6th

No marriage was found for Thomas in the IGI.



McNAUGHT, MARY
m  ALEXANDER BROWN
b 1771      d 1837
b 1771      d 1836
  BROWN, HAMILTON
m  MARY BIGGERT
b 1806      d 1868
b 1811      d ____
  BROWN, JANE
m  JAMES W. SWAN
b 1839      d 1922
b 1827      d 1910
  SWAN, JAMES ALBERT
m  MARGUERITE "MAGGIE" MARKLEY
b 1874      d 1937
b 1875      d 1949
  SWAN, PAUL REESE
m  MILDRED LOUISE HARTZELL
b 1903      d 1953
b 1903      d 1989
  SWAN, PAUL REESE
m  MILDRED LOUISE "MILLIE" HAMILTON
b 1929      
b 1930      d 1998

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