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Some Ayrshire Deaths in 1855

Transcribed by George M. McCaig  casagem@sympatico.ca

 

Info as follows:

Name, age, date and place of death, place of birth

Marital status, trade (if any) Parents

Spouce, children

 

James Anderson, Age 60, March 31, 1855 at Ayr, Born in Thornhill, Dumfries

Parents: Hugh Anderson and Janet Richmond

No spouse noted.

 

John Craig, Age 20 mos, February 19, 1855 at Dailly, Born in Dailly

Parents: Thomas Craig and Agnes Richmond

 

Mary Young, Age 53, June 27, 1855 at Kilmarnock, Born in Dundee

Parents: Francis Bain and Mary Richmond

Spouse: George Young - 13 children, 9 living

 

John Hay, Age 5 days, February 22, 1855 at Kilwinning, Born in Kilwinning

Parents: John Hay and Martha Richmond

Informant: Margaret Richmond, Grandmother.

 

Elizabeth Crawford, Age 81, Feb 17, 1855 at Loudoun, Born in Loudoun

Parents: Matthew Skellie and Ann Richmond

Spouse: James Crawford, No children listed.

 

Margaret Steel, Age 1 yr,11 mos., at Loudoun, Newmilns, Born Loudoun, Newmilns,

Parents: Hugh Steel and Bethia Richmond

 

Archibald Nisbet, Age 82, July 7, 1855 in Loudoun, Born in Loudoun

Parents: James Nisbet and Janet Richmond

 

Thomas Findlay, Age 12 yrs, 3 mos, January 27, 1855 at Sorn, Born in Sorn,

Parents: James Findlay and Margaret Richmond (dec)

 

John Hamilton, Age 34, December 11, 1855 at Stewarton, Killed in Mill Accident. Born in Closeburn

Parents: James Hamilton and Mary Halliday,

Spouse: Sarah Richmond, Child: Sarah age 1

Informant: John Richmond, brother-in-law

 

William McGill, Age 18, February 7, 1855 at Dundonald, Born in Kilmaurs

Parents: James McGill and Jane Richmond

Unmarried. Killed in Fairlie Colliery in a Rock Fall

 

Jean Lachlan, Age 50, January 28,1855 at Galston, Born in Loudoun

Parents: John Nisbet (dec) and Mary Richmond (dec)

Spouse: William Lachlan, 9 children, all living.

 

John Young, Age 11 mos, May 1, 1855 at Galston, Born in Greenholm, Galston

Parents: James Young and Janet Richmond

 

 Andrew Richmond, Age 76, March 29, 1864 at Mauchline

Parents: John Richmond and Jean Lindsay

Spouse: Jean Goldie

 

Thomas Brownlie, Age 7, April 15, 1864 at Mauchline

Parents: John Brownlie and Elizabeth Crawford.

 

Elizabeth Hillhouse, Age 51, April 18, 1864 at Mauchline,

Parents: Thomas Murray and Jean Guthrie,

Spouse: Robert Hillhouse (deceased)

 

Margaret Farrel, Age 26, July 18, 1855 at Galston, Born in Galston

Parents: William Ramage (dec) and Catherine Bryden (dec)

Spouse: Samuel Farrel (dec) Left William age 4, and Katherine age 2

 

Janet Scott, Age 29, July 21, 1855 at Galston, Born in Galston

Parents: John Scott and Janet McKerrow (dec)

Unmarried.

 

Anne Richmond, Age 9, July 27, 1855 at Galston, Born in Galston,

Parents: David Richmond and Jean Smith,

 

Allison Hunter, Age 22, April 27, 1855 at Kilmarnock, Born in Kilmarnock

Parents: John Hunter and Ellen Lucas

Unmarried

 

Mary Smith, Age 22, April 27, 1855 at Kilmarnock, Born in Kilmarnock

Parents: William Smith and Isabella Murray

Unmarried

 

Elizabeth Richmond, Age 52, April 27, 1855 at Kilmarnock, Born in Old Cumnock,

Parents: David Richmond and Margaret Campbell

Unmarried.

 

John Richmond, Age 47, November 12, 1855 at Kilmarnock, Born in Kilmarnock,

Parents: J. Richmond and Elizabeth Higgins,

Spouse: Janet Millar, 8 children, 7 living.

 

Mary Paton, Age 89, November 12, 1855 at Kilmarnock, Born in Kilmarnock,

Parents: Unknown, but maiden name Fleming.

Spouse: John Paton (dec)

 

Rebecca Thomson, Age 12, November 13, 1855 at Kilmarnock, Born in Kilmarnock,

Parents: William Thomson and Margery Moore.

 

 George Boyle Richmond, Age 26, December 10, 1855 in Kilwinning, Born in Kilwinning

Parents: Matthew Richmond (dec) and Mary Hume

Spouse: Isabella Walker, Left two children Mary Boyle age 4 and Matthew age 3

 

Charles Brackenridge, Age 16 months, December 10, 1855 in Kilwinning, Born in Kilwinning

Parents: Charles Brackenridge and Ann Armour

Cause of death: Whooping Cough and Teething

 

John Ramsay, age 15 months, December 12, 1855 at Kilwinning, Born in Kilwinning

Parents: Robert Ramsay and Jean Jeffrey

Cause of death: Scarlatina

 

George Richmond, age 2 days, May 24, 1855 at Fenwick, Born in Fenwick

Parents: John Richmond and Janet Meikle

 

 

Mary McClatchie, age 75, June 9, 1855 at Fenwick, Born in Cumnock

Parents: Andrew Samson (dec) and Elizabeth Hay (dec)

Spouse: James McLatchie (dec) -Spellings are as in register.

 

Jean Gemmell, age 25, June 12, 1855 at Fenwick, Born in Fenwick

Parents: Matthew Gemmell and Jean Dickie Unmarried

 

James Stewart, age 17, March 13, 1855 at Galston, Born in Fenwick

Parents: George Stewart and Agnes Lymond

 

Janet Young, age 29, March 13, 1855 at Galston, Born in Loudoun

Parents: James Richmond (dec) and Margaret Jackson

Spouse: James Young, 6 children, 5 living

 

Hugh Richmond, age 84, March 20, 1855 at Galston, Born in Sorn

Parents: Henry Richmond (dec) and Margaret McGhee (dec)

Spouse: Margaret Dykes - 9 children, 5 living

 

James Richmond, age 52, March 10, 1855 at Dalry, Born in Kilmarnock

Parents: James Richmond (dec) and Agnes Brown (dec)

Spouse: Janet Muir - 9 children, all living

 

Thomas Knox, age 29, March 11, 1855 at Dalry, Born in Dalry

Parents: William Knox (dec) and Agnes Barr

Unmarried

 

Agnes Stevenson, age 9 years, March 13, 1855 at Dalry, Born in Dalry,

Parent: Margaret Stevenson (dec)

Informant: Robert Stevenson - Grandfather

 

James Richmond, age 74, August 27, 1855 at Ayr, Born in Sorn

Parents: unknown

Spouse: Mary Campbell - 7 children, 1 living

 

Robert Dougall, age 1 yr 6mos, August 29, 1855 in Ayr, Born in Newton

Parents: Robert Dougall and Agnes Buchanan (dec)

 

Barnard Sanhain, age 70, 29, 1855 at Ayr, Born in County Tyrone, Ireland

Parents: John Sanhain (dec) and Mary Campbell (dec)

Spouse: Isabella Rankin (dec) 3 children living

 

Margaret Tile, Age 83, March 14, 1855 in Kilmarnock, Born in Maybole

Parents: William Duncan (dec), mother unknown

Spouse: James Tile (dec) 5 children, one living

Informant: Elizabeth Calderwood - niece.

 

Janet Richmond, age 33, March 14, 1855 at Kilmarnock, Born in Kilmarnock

Parents: Robert Martin and Janet Smith (dec -possibly both the way it is written)

Spouse: Matthew Richmond, 3 children, all living.

 

Adam Brown, age 9 months, March 16, 1855 in Kilmarnock , Born in Kilmarnock

Parents: James Brown and Margaret Train,

 

Jemima Templeton, age 15, July 8,1855 at Dundonald, Born in Kilmarnock

Parents: Robert Templeton (dec) and Elizabeth Kennedy

 

Margaret Cumnock, age 2 months 3 weeks, July 13, 1855 at Dundonald, Born in Oldrome

Parents: Samuel Cumnock and Margaret Bennie

 

John Richmond, age 51, July 14, 1855 at Dundonald, Born in Oldrome, Dundonald

Parents: John Richmond (dec) and Helen Wilson

Spouse: Mary Murray - 3 children, two living

   

Margaret Richmond, 2 yrs 1 mo (or 11 mos), November 2, 1855 at Muirkirk, Born In Muirkirk

Parents: James Richmond and Elizabeth Richmond

Cause of death: Scarlett Fever

 

Christian Edgar (female), age 55, November 25, 1855 at Muirkirk, Born in Muirkirk

Parents: Robert Edgar (dec) and Agnes Findlay (dec),

Spouse. James Rennie - no children listed

 

James Blackwood, age 78, November 24, 1855 at Muirkirk, Born in Muirkirk

Parents: Hugh Blackwood (dec) and Jean Boyce (dec)

Spouse: Marion Ferguson, 7 children - 2 living

 

John Brown, age 16 hours, August 12, 1855 at Galston, Born in Galston,

Parents: David Allan Brown and Anne Jamie

 

Marion Todd, age 13, August 20, 1855 at Galston, Born in Galston

Parents: James Todd and Agnes McCardle

 

Mary Richmond, age 71, August 22, 1855 at Galston, Born in Sorn

Parents: Unknown

Spouse: Andrew Richmond, 7 children, 2 living

 

John Howie, age 72, August 23, 1855 at Loudoun, Born: Unknown

Parents: James Howie (dec) and Agnes Findlay

Spouse: Janet Mair, 12 children, 7 living

 

William Richmond, age 68, September 1, 1855 at Loudoun, Born in Galston

Parents: John Richmond (dec) and Sarah Jamieson (dec)

Spouse: Agnes King, 7 children, 5 living

 

Jean Miller, age 10 mos, September 6, 1855 at Loudoun, Born in Tradeston, Glasgow

Parents: John Miller and Margaret Meikle

 

Elizabeth Paterson, age 81, February 2, 1855 in Coylton. Born Carrickislane, Monaghan, Ireland.

Parents: John Liviston (dec) and Agnes Clark (dec)

Spouse: John Paterson (dec) No family listed.

Informant: Agnes Hammond - a niece.

 

Jane (Mc)Cosh, age 78, February 19, 1855 at Coylton. Born in Coylton.

Parents: Alexander Richmond (dec) and Isabella Patrick (dec)

Spouse: Robert McCosh (dec) 2 children - Jane age 39 and Isabella age 37

 

John Harbison, age 83, February 20, 1855 at Coylton. Born Ireland.

Parents: Very poor copy-cannot make out father, mother was Mary Hart

Spouse: Mary Sloan - 10 children, 6 living

 

Jane McDowall, Age 78, February 10, 1855 at Maybole, Born Kirkmichael.

Parents: Alexander Richmond and Jane Fulton (no notations if deceased)

Spouse: John McDowall - 10 children, 4 living

 

Susannah Donaldson, age 72, February 12, 1855 at Maybole, Born Clagher or Clogher, Co. Tyrone, Ireland

Parents: Charles Lisk and Susannah (no maiden name given)

Spouse: Alexander Donaldson - 5 children - 3 living

 

Helen Rop or Rols, age 67, February 18, 1855 at Maybole, Born in Maybole

Parents: James McClymont and Isabella McCall (again no deceased notations)

Spouse: William Rop or Rols - no children listed,

Spouse was informant.

 

Gilbert Sittler, age 10, July 7, 1855 at Dreghorn. Born at Coylton

Parents: David Sittler and Margaret Fadies (?)

 

Elizabeth Richmond, age 73, July 5, 1855 at Dreghorn, Born at Irvine

Parents:  Fathers first name unknown Morris, Jean Currie

Spouse: John Richmond - 6 children, all living.

 

Margaret Lambie, age 4, July 15, 1855 at Dreghorn, Born at Dundonald

Parents: Hugh Lambie and Helen Tannoch 


Fenwick Deaths, 1855


#19 - Thomas DUNLOP, Farmer and Horse Dealer, 41y.  Born
Thorn, Fenwick,
lived there 41 years.  Parents were Adam DUNLOP, Farmer & Horse Dealer
decd & Janet DUNLOP ms MILLER.  No spouse was listed.  Died July 26,
1855 at 5:15pm at
Thorn, Fenwick of Inflamatory Fever, Disease of the
Lungs continuous 8d.  He was seen by Charles Skeack, Surgeon, Stewarton
on July 26.  Buried in
the Churchyard of Fenwick, cert'd by Alex'r
Cuthbert, Sexton.  Informant was the brother, Andrew DUNLOP. Reg'd July
30 at Fenwick.  John Fairlie, Reg'r.



#20 - John FULTON, Shoemaker 75y. Born
Kirkton, Fenwick, lived there 75
years. Parents were William FULTON, Shoemaker decd & Agnes FULTON ms
BOYD decd.  No spouse listed.  Died Aug 25, 6:45pm at
Kirkton, Fenwick
of Disease of the Heart continuing 25d, cert'd by David Reid, Surgeon,
last saw dec'd Aug 25.  Buried
Churchyard of Fenwick, cert'd by Alex'r
Cuthbert, Sexton.  Informant was William FULTON, Nephew.  Reg'd Aug 28,
Fenwick.  John Fairlie, Reg'r.



#21 - William SYM, Road Surfaceman, 60y. Born
Sandbed Mill in Fenwick,
no mention of how long he lived in this district.  Parents were Thomas
SYM
, Farmer decd & Catharine SYM ms FRASER decd.  Married Mary SYM ms
WYLIE
decd.  Children of this marriage were James, now 30, Catharine
decd.  Jane decd.  William now 20.  Janet now 18.  Died Sept 7, 1:30am
at Upper Fenwick of Pthisis, Pulmonalis, 8d, cert'd by David Reid,
Surgeon who last saw decd Sept 6. Buried
Churchyard of Fenwick, Alex'r
Cuthbert, Sexton. Informant was James SYM, son.  Reg'd Sept 8 at
Fenwick.  John Fairlie, Reg'r.

 

1855 Deaths, Kilmarnock

 

#73 - Mary ALLAN, ms BEVERIDGE, 35y born Stewarton. Parents George
BEVERIDGE
, decd Carter & Martha BEVERIDGE ms PICKEN. Married John ALLAN,
Mason. Children at her death were James 10 living.  Martha 8 living.
George 6 living.  John 3 living and Mary an infant.  Died Feb 4, 1pm at
Waterside, Kilmarnock of Inflamation & fever, 18d. Cert'd Dr Thomson who
saw decd Feb 3. Burial at
Stewarton Churchyard cert'd Alex'r Brown,
Grave Digger. Informant was John ALLAN, husband. Reg'd Feb 6 at
Kilmarnock. Jas Gregory Reg'r.



#74 - Mungo Douglas CRAIG, 16m born
Riccarton to William CRAIG, Labourer
& Ellen CRAIG ms DOUGLAS.  died Feb 5 at 3:20pm at
Riccarton, Campbell
St
of Inflammation of the Chest, 8d ill.  Bronchitis. Cert'd Dr Paxton
who saw decd Feb 5. Burial at
Riccarton Churchyard cert'd D--
Templeton? Sexton. Informant was the father. Reg'd Feb 6 at Kilmarnock.
Jas Gregory Reg'r.



#75 - Ellen HUMPHREY, 4yrs old born
Kilmarnock to John HUMPHREY, Weaver
& Jean HUMPHREY ms PATRICK decd.  Died Feb 7 at 1pm at
Robertson Place,
Kilmarnock
of Consumption, 12m ill.  Cert'd Dr Borland who saw decd Feb
6. Burial at
St Andrews Burying Ground, cert'd Thos Hendry, Sexton.
Informant was the father.  Reg'd Feb 7 at Kilmarnock Jas Gregory, Reg'r.

 


#259 - William GRIEG, Book Deliverer, 41y. Died Parish of Nav? [Nen?],
Machar, Aberdeenshire.  Had lived in
Kilmarnock 8m. Parents were
Alexander GRIEG, Farm Servant & Jane GRIEG ms FRASER. Married to Jessie
ADAMS,
children at death were Alexander, 8, living & William, 6, living.
Died May 22 at 5:15pm at
Robertson Place, Kilmarnock of Inflamation of
the Brain, 10d. Cert'd D-- Whitleland, who saw decd May 21.  Buried
St
Andrews Burying Ground
, cert'd Thomas Hendry, Sexton. Informant was the
brother, Alexander GRIEG. Reg'd May 23 at Kilmarnock. Jas Gregory Reg'r.



#260 - Rosa REILLY, Maiden name DUNARIE aged 32y.  Born County Cavan,
Ireland, lived Kilmarnock 6y. Parents were James DUNARIE, Farmer & Mary
DUNARIE ms FEY
.  Married Charles REILLY, Labourer, children at her death
were Mary, died at 5y. John, died aged 1m and Mary, age 3 now living.
Died Mary 23 at 1pm,
Kilmarnock, Fou? Street of Consumption, 5w lying.
No medical attendant. Buried
St Andrews Burying Ground, cert'd Thos
Hendry, Sexton. Informant was Charles REILLY, husband. Reg'd 23 May,
Kilmarnock, Jas Gregory, Reg'r.



#261 - Sarah DREGHORN ms AITKEN, 81y.  Born
Ayr, lived Kilmarnock 59y.
Parents were James AITKEN, Writer? Clerk & Mary AITKEN ms WALLACE.
Married to James DREGHORN, Muslin Weaver. Children at her death were
Maryann 56 living.  Agness 40 dead. Sarah 38 dead. Elisabeth 50 living.
James 34 dead. Three children died in infancy.  Died May 23 at 3:55am at
Bank St, or
Bank St, Kilmarnock of Cancer of the Stomach, a
considerable time. Cert'd D--- Aitken, saw decd May 2. Burial in
St
Andrews Burying Ground
, certd Thos Hendry, Sexton. Informant was Maryann
DUNCAN
, Daughter, her Mark [X].  Reg'd May 23 at Kilmarnock. Jas
Gregory, Reg'r.

 
 

#343 - Elizabeth McGUGAN, 7m born Kilmarnock to Thomas McGUGAN, Broker's
Assistant & Jean McGUGAN ms HILL. Died 22 July, 6am at Clerk's Lane,
Kilmarnock of Inter--?--ception of Intestines, duration 9d. Buried St
Andrews Burying Ground, Informant was the father.  Reg'd 23 July at Kilmarnock. 



#344 - Barnard COSGROVE, 2y born Kilmarnock to Patrick COSGROVE, Cooper
& Ann COSGROVE ms BAILLIE. Died 22 July, 2m at Fon [Fox?] St of
Consumption duration 7m. Buried at
St Andrews Burying Ground. Informant
was the father.  Reg'd 23 July at Kilmarnock.



#345 - John BAILLIE, Calico Printer 19y born County Antrim, Ireland
[resided Riccarton only 6w], son of Thomas BAILLIE, Calico Printer &
Barbara BAILLIE ms OLIVER. Died 23 July, 11:30am at Academy St,
Riccarton of Pulmonary Consumption, duration 6m.  Buried in
St Andrews
Burying Ground
, informant was the father.  Reg'd 23 July at Kilmarnock.

 


 

 

 
 

 

 
 

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