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Biggar at Castle Douglas,Dumfries and Balmaclellan

Journal by kered

Looking for info on the following family members ?

Hamilton Biggar married to Marion McKie
Son William b 1798 d 1866 married to Lydia Murdock b1809 d 1889
Grandson James b 1839 d 1907 married 1864 to Mary Browridge b 1840
G Grandson William in 1907 was a police inspector at Castle Douglas
Granddughter Marrion b1843 at Balmaclellan d 1872 at Barnwaris, Balmaclellan
G Grandson William McQueen Biggar b 1868 d 1952 at The village shop Balmaclellan
married 1896 to Agnes Moffat Edgar fron Dunscore, Dumfries.

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by SilverVixen on 2012-09-08 06:13:06

Scottish 1851 census living at Shawknolls Farm,Balmaclellan
William Bigger, head, married, 50 (1801), Agricultural Labourer, born Lochrutton, Kirkudbright
Lydia, wife, 44 (1807) Herdswoman of 100 acres, born Balmaghie, Kircudbright
James; son, 14 (1837) Agricultural Labourer, Balmaclellan, Kircudbright
William, son, 10 (1841) Scholar, Dalry, Kirkudbright
Marion, daughter, 7 (1844) scholar, Dalry

In 1861 they are living at Tulloch Hole, Balmaclellan
William as above
Lydia now a Farmers Wife
James as above
Marion now an Agricultural Labourer

in 1861 William the son was visiting James Maxwell at Starryheugh, Troqueer (Landwad) Kirkudbright, he is a Ploughman

Cannot find Lydia in 1871 but in 1881 she isliving at Barmurray, Balmaclellan, she is a 72 year old Pauper;; her grandson William is with her aged 12 (1869) a scholar born Balmaclellan

by SilverVixen on 2012-09-08 06:36:40

James Bigger born 1837
In 1871 Scottish census living at Cleughshead, Dornock, Dumfries
James, Head, married, 33 (1838) Coachman (Domestic) Born Balmaclellan
Mary, wife, 33 (1838) Glencairn, Dumfries
William, son, 5 (1866) Scholar, Glencairn
Helen, daughter, 3 1868) Buittle, Kircudbright
James, son, 1 (1870) Dornoch

In 1881 UK Census, living at Nunwick Hall, Salkend Great, Cumberland, England
James as above but now a Butler
Mary as above
William, as above now a Groom (Domestic)
James, as above a scholar
Robert son, 9 (1872) scholar born Scotland
Mary, daughter, 4 (1877) Scotland
George W, son, 2 (1879) Gt Salkend, Cumberland
John A, son, 0 (1881) Great Salkend
Brownbridge Ellen, mother-in-Law, 80 (1801) Scotland

In 1891 Scottish census, living at College Street, Troqueer, Maxwelltown, Kircudbright

James a Dairy Man
Mary Dairy man's wife
Robert Dairy man's son
Mary Anne, Dairy man's daughter
George Whithorn Lawrence, Scholar
John Anderson, Scholar
Susan Ann, daughter, 7 (1884) scholar, born Great Sankland

1901 Scottish census living at 50 Brewery Street, Dumfries
James as above now a "Posting Master"
Mary, as above
George an Ostler born England
John an Ostler, born England
Susan a House Assistant
Janet, grand-daughter, 6 (1895) scholar, born Troqueer
Lydia E M, grand-daughter, 2 (1899) Dumfries

by kered on 2012-09-08 06:43:45

Hi many thanks William Daughter Marrion was my gg Grandmother her son also William married Agnes Moffat Edgar from Dunscore Dumfriesshire and from 1900 to 1952 had the village shop in Balmaclellan Kirkcudbrightshire. Hamilton Biggar and son James who I know was in the police in Castle Douglas in the 1990s are the family connection I would like more info on.Many thanks for your help.

by SilverVixen on 2012-09-08 06:48:26

William born 1869
1891 Scottish Census living at West Scotland Street, Govan, Lanarkshire
an Unmarried lodger, a "Carter"

In 1901 Scottish census, living at 2 Main Street, Balmaclellan
William McQueen, head, married, 32 (1869) Bussman, born Balmaclellan
Agnes, wife, Bussman's wife, 29 (1872) born Keir, Dumfries
Elizabeth, daughter, 3 (1898) Glasgow, Lanarkshire
James, son, 2 (1899) Glasgow

by kered on 2012-09-08 08:14:00

What a lot of Help Many Thanks again will be back in touch. I now Live in Norwich, Norfolk, England. [email protected]

by SilverVixen on 2012-09-08 08:27:21

Cannot find Marion in 1871 census under the name Biggar, did she marry? On scotlands people there is 1 marriage of a Marion Biggar between 1861 and 1871

by SilverVixen on 2012-09-08 08:48:40

Woa Derek : I have Dickson's in my family tree

by kered on 2012-09-08 09:08:11

Hi Marrion did not marry but had 2 children William McQueen Biggar b 1868 d 1952 and Ellan died in infancy,I have a certificate No 69494 state that William McQueen is the Father of William McQueen Biggar ( my grandfather ), in the resister of Marriages at the Closburn in the County of Dumfries. Marrion Died in 1872 headstone is in the old churchyard in Balmaclellan Kirkcudbrightshire with her father William and Lydia and Brother William who Died in 1860 are on the headstone erected by son James. Derek william Biggar Dickson

by kered on 2012-09-08 09:10:33

Oh forgot have tryed to find William McQueen but no luck yet derek

by SilverVixen on 2012-09-08 10:22:38

If you get back to me and I do not respond quickly it is because I am off on holiday tomorrow and not taking laptop with me, nor husband nor dogs :) Girls week in Spain doing NOTHING

by kered on 2012-09-08 11:54:07

Where do you live and why not a holiday in Scotland ? Derek but have a good time

by SilverVixen on 2012-09-08 12:11:30

I live in France, can drive to Spain, much easier. Have a cousin who lives in Norwich

by kered on 2012-09-08 17:13:31

Its a small world I have lived in Norwich since 1954 ex Balmaclellan Kirkcudbrightshire have a good holiday Derek have a lot to go at now. [email protected]

by kered on 2012-09-21 10:49:59

Thanks for your help I have located George Withorn Laenence Biggar b 1879 father John David Andrew Biggar and his son Alan. Have spoken to Alan on the phone help me a lot. thanks again will be in touch if no when I stuck again. Derek

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