McGiffords & Stewarts of Govan Scotland
Hi my name is John. Great Grandparants are James McGifford & Mary Carson [from Ireland] My Grandparents are Arthur McGifford & Margaret O,Hara Arthur re-married Jane Barclay, my father Hugh McGifford came from this marriage. Hugh married Isobella Clark Stewart, daughter of John Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart [maiden name Clark] on December 25th 1913 at Govan, Lanark. My parants resided at 53 Copland Rd. Govan. Witness,s to this marriage were Jeanie McGifford, M. S. Barclay, M.S. Clark, Helen Stewart, Alexandra Findlay with John MacGilchrist as Minister and F. B. Crawford as the Registrar. Other relatives noted are Aunt Joan Bramma of Glasgow,
Betty Georgeson of Warwickshire England,a Lizie and George Cameron
with no address. Five children were born to Hugh & Isobella in Scotland, Elizabeth, Isobel, Allan, Jean and William. My Parents
immigrated to Canada in 1925, living in Saskatchewan until 1945 where
another five children were born, Helen, [twins] Margaret & Mary, John
and Edwin. By 1945 Elizabeth married James Hoare, Isobel married
Clifton Brown, Allan married Jean Watson, Jean married Reg Williams
and William married Edna Musser. In 1945 the rest of the family moved to British Columbia, at future dates, Helen married John Starrett, Margaret married Lawrence Burns, Mary married Sigurd Larson,John married Lauretta Hasleoh and Edwin married Pat Burns.
I am presently living in Nova Scotia and anybody having information on relatives, distant or otherwise would be appreciated.