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David Gourlay Gillies,

Article by Trish4892

David Gourlay Gillies, whose father was born in Midlothian, married Ann(a) Deas, daughter of Captain Davis Deas September 13,1805 in New Brunswick NY. I'd like to find information about her parents; don't know her mother's name. Her father was possibly a shipmaster, known as "Captain Davis Deas" but that's all I know. Would also like to know the parents of David Gourlay Gillies. His mother's name was either Gourlay or de Gourlay, possibly French.
Added note: My father also stated that Anna Deas was "born at sea". This, coupled with the fact that DGG was in the shipping business, impport and export,is why I thought he might be a shipmaster. However,in researching "Davis Deas" I discovered that several men in that search were in the military; perhaps that's where the title of "Captain" enters the picture. Another route to pursue!

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on 2012-02-26 16:45:53

Trish4892 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2010. is researching the following names: GILLIES, GOURLAYGILLIES.

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by Trish4892 on 2012-05-26 20:24:09

No response in three months in spite of 153 viewers? Kind of discouraging....

by ALV on 2012-05-26 22:51:49

Name: David G. Gillies
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 07 Jul 1818
Death Place: New York, New York
Age: 34
Birth Date: 1784
Birthplace: Halifax

by ALV on 2012-05-26 22:54:38

name: Ann DEES
gender: Female
birth: Feb 1788, NY

Marriages (2)

spouse: David Gourley GILLIES (AFN: N4TT-3H )
marriage: 13 Sep 1805 NY

spouse: Aaron KING (AFN: N4TT-15 )
marriage: 22 Jan 1820

by ALV on 2012-05-26 23:50:35

Try accessing NovaScotiaGenealogy.com for details on David Gourley (Gourlay) and his parents.

and http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/genealogy.htm for Ann(Anna) Dees (Deas) and her parents.

by Trish4892 on 2012-05-27 13:57:57

Thank you for your prompt response, ALV! I recently discoverd a site whic gave the history of the Gourlay name in France. It was originally De gourlay. many of them moved to Scotland and England. Some of them dropped the "De", others changed the spelling to Gourley or Gurley. I'll try to find that site again and post it here if you'd like to read it. I just now edited my original post, adding a couple of things I didn't have before. I can't help but wonder if we're related through the Goodwills; if so we possibly have more things to share here!

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