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CLIMIE of Kilbarchan Renfrewshire Scotland

Question by Rosiemadhu

I am trying to find out how Margaret CLIMIE who married James ALLISON in 1839, at "Collochant" Kilbarchan, came to Australia. They were here by 1840 according to letter I have, written by Rev.John Dunmore LANG in 1860, stating that they were in his congregation in Sydney in 1840. I can find the death of their first child, a son, but nothing of his birth.

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on 2012-03-17 04:52:26

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by asheppard on 2012-03-17 19:36:59

have you tried Scotland's People site.

It has a child listed for a James & Margaret Allison in 1838 unfortunately it is a pay per view site so I can't see the details but it may be worth a look.

Is the death of the son for Alexander Allison 1890 Warialda.

by asheppard on 2012-03-17 19:56:25

I also found the marriage on Scotland's People for James Allison in Kilbarchan 1839, but it was to an Elizabeth Climie.

There are three James Allison marriages to Margaret's between 1835 & 1839 but not with Surname Climie the only one is to Elizabeth 1839.

by Rosiemadhu on 2012-03-17 20:20:37

Hi, I have tried virtually all the sites on the internet. James and Margaret were not married until 1839. I think that Elizabeth CLIMIE may be Margaret CLIMIE. My Family History Chart is not on my laptop unfortunately but I am working on getting it from my old computer to this new laptop SOON!
No, Alexander ALLISON not the one!
Thank you for your time!!

by andyclimie on 2012-04-17 06:03:35

Margaret much more likely. Collochant, also found as Colochant, Culliochant and other variations, is a farm just outside Kilbarchan which was occupied as tenant farmers by the Climies for a period of nearly two hundred years. Elizabeth and Margaret were two of twelve children of James Climie and Mary Campbell. Elizabeth was christened in 1811 and died in 1871 in Paisley unmarried. Emigration was not unknown in the family. Daniel (b.1814)and his family moved first to Australia and then on to NZ in the 1860's. John (b.1821) headed that way too. Interestingly Margaret's great grandmother was called Elizabeth Allison.

by Rosiemadhu on 2012-04-17 09:45:05

Margaret ALLISON (nee CLIMIE) was my great-great grandmother. It took me some time to work out the family tree but then I found some papers that were written by Margaret's daughter, Janet Campbell ALLISON who married George Frederick PHILLIPS, in Australia. I have just begun to add my family tree to the My Heritage website, unfortunately I have a long way to go to finish it...transferred from an old computer...and quite old programme which I cannot just transfer!! I have lots of old written records about the CLIMIEs of Collochant Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire so I know they are correct. I also have a photo of their farmhouse and several of which was written in 1836 I think. Also have some letters written by Daniel CLIMIE in NZ, also some paper cuttings about his work as an engineer I think. Where do you come from Andy? I have been in touch with a Tony CLIMIE but have now lost touch with him...he lived in England

by bobval on 2012-06-06 08:18:42

I've been following up on this group mainly due to all their locations being near my own home in Renfrewshire.Also I had a colleague Wardrop and James older sister Mary Married Alexander Wardrop on Dec 1832 and they had 5 boys and 2 girls so there are lots of Wardops around this area. I'm on the same line as andyclimie. His grandfather John was my cousin.Anyway I have a Descendancy Chart starting at James Allison /Janet Arthur married 23 June 1780 Houston/Killellan, Renfrewshire.I share the problem of puzzlement over emigration in that my uncle John Climie, a confectioner lived in Barrhead, near here till 1912 then took his family off to Melbourne.The motivation is nearly always economic/political if not obviously to join family members.I have a nephew who emigrated to Alberta over 20 yrs ago who was very unhappy about any future in U.K. He's far more prosperous than he would have been here.

by Rosiemadhu on 2012-06-07 03:25:07

Thanks for your interest...we must be distantly related??? I have my family tree now on "My Heritage" site. I'm not sure how you can access it, but you can try if you want. I know there are Wardrops somewhere back in the distant past but I haven't got them on the tree, yet! Climie is a much more relevant great aunt was Beatrice Climie PHILLIPS

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