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Looking for McAulay, McPhail, McMillan, Gilmour Isle of Arran, Shiskine regions Scotland

Query by Trixie

I am trying to research my family who originate from Scotland Isle of Arran area. I have so far traced

John McMillan married Mary Gilmour 28.11.1891 in the District of Greenock Renfrew Scotland. John's father was called Thomas McMillan and his mother Barbara ?Cook?
It appears they had 6 children Alexander Gilmour McMillan 1901, Ann McMillan 1905, Elizabeth Annie McMillan 1896, who was my grandmother and she passed away in 1967, Mary McMillan 1900, Robert McMillan 1909 and Ronald McMillan 1904.

Elizabeth Annie McMillan married John McAulay on 5th October 1916 in the District of Shiskine County of Bute Scotland. John's father was called John McAulay and his mother Mary McPhail both deceased by 1916. Elizabeth's parents were called John McMillan and Mary Gilmour.
They had 4 children John McAulay 1917, Barbara McMillan McAulay 1918, Mary McAulay 1924 and James Brownlie McAulay 1934.
When the family moved to England in the 1930/1940 Barbara remained in Scotland and was married to an army officer. We would presume she remained there as all contact was lost. Can anyone help us trace her or her remaining family?

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on 2008-05-22 02:57:15

Trixie , from Birmingham, Great Britain, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2008. is researching the following names: MCMILLAN, MCAULAY, MCPHAIL and 4 other(s).

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by allycat on 2008-05-22 03:48:15

Dear Trixie, Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles.

As nowadays most people seem to use the internet whilst tracing their ancestors, it would seem advisable to have pertinent subject headings specific to who you are looking for. Therefore I suggest you edit this journal, and change the subject heading from "Scottish Ancestry" to "Looking for MCMILLAN and GILMOUR from Isle of Arran, Scotland". That way if anyone is googling those surnames, the link to this website and your journal will come up in their search engine list.

It can't hurt to goto the genforums ... there is usually one for each surname (but not always).

MCMILLAN Family Genealogy Forum

The Isle of Arran is between Ayrshire and Kintyre.

RootsChat - Ayrshire Family History - Local History. Register as a new user, free site, then post a lookup request. Sometimes people use these sites to look for living relatives and other users send them a personal contact message so as to avoid private details being provided on the world wide web.

GenesReunited is also a great website, and their sister site Friends Reunited is great for finding living people.

Good luck,

by Trixie on 2008-05-27 02:50:01

Thank you, i have now changed my title and hope to obtain more information based on this.

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