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Query by patmotty

Hi this is my first post and I am wanted to get some help in establishing the connection between the Riggs and Maxwell families in Scotland. The Riggs were mainly in the Kirkcudbrightshire and Dumfries area. I have a 1803 Robert Maxwell (Breoch) married Mary Rigg (Halketleaths) and here is additional information

Robert Maxwell married, on the 8th January 1803, Mary, the daughter of John Rigg in Halketleaths, by whom he had issue----&#8232; ALL BUITTLE
Francis, born 3d February 1804.&#8232;1851 Terregles
Elizabeth Feb 1806.&#8232;B24/2/1806
Mary Ann 28/8/1807.&#8232;B29/8/1807
Margaret 11/4/1809.&#8232;B11/4/1809
Robert, born 21st May 1811.&#8232;
Agnes.&#8232;John, born 16th July 1815.&#8232;James, born 2d July 1817.&#8232;Lucy.

Any help please in establishing which John Rigg this is so I can connect it with my tree.

My RIGG line starts with James RIGG born 1765 Twynholm Scotland Died Highbanks Twynholm 1841 - his father was John Rigg Born about 1732 and his mother was Ann. His first marriage was to Margaret Breckenridge who died at Highbanks in 1789 - he remarried Grace Taggart in 1796 and there are 10 children. My direct line is with son John RIGG who came to Australia after marrying Isabella Campbell/McTaggart in 1838.

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on 2012-08-24 00:59:58

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by Westwood01 on 2014-09-27 04:24:07

My family is a line of the Riggs . My great grandfather was Gregory Brennan Rigg son of john RIgg who came. To melbourne via New Zealand and. Nova Scotia . I have the rigg photo album and there is a photo of Robert Maxwell and his wife Mary . I also have a picture of Francis and Robert . I may have a picture of the girls but the two boys have their names on the back . Photos were taken in dumfries .
Are you in Melbourne ? Let me know if you would like to swap information . I have a photo of a john RIgg who lived in Melbourne and then migrated to New Zealand as a young man and represented the Labour Party in New Zealand . I believe him to be of your line . I would be interested in any photos to try to identify the rest of the photos . My email is [email protected]
Thanks Amanda

by patmotty on 2014-09-27 05:01:13

Hi Amanda

I am aware of this John Rigg in New Zealand but as yet I am unable to link to my tree. I would definitely like to exchange information but I live in Ballarat not Melbourne. I would love to see the photo of Robert Maxwell and Mary and anything else you are able to send by email. I will contact you by email.



by patmotty on 2014-10-04 21:44:58


Please contact me.


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