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looking for any relatives Agnes McWilliam of Girthon,Kirkcudbrightshire,Scotland.
Born 11/05/1803
Parents;John McWilliam /Mary Davitts
In 1823 Agnes married Alan Gardner Brown in Belfast,Antrim,Ireland.
As far as know there was 1 son names Robert ,but it is summarised that there maybe more[ not sure on this]
Agnes is said to have come from a large family of at least 10.
Any help would be grateful

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by AuntyGene on 2013-06-03 06:05:12

Hi

Here is a little more info on Agnes McWilliam and her family:-
Agnes MacWilliam[1, 2]
Female 1803 - 1865

and her husband Allan Gardner Brown born 1800 died 7 March 1869.


Agnes McWilliams was Christened 11 May 1803 Girthon, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Died 6 Nov 1865 Plymouth, Devon, England
Buried Plymouth, Devon, England
&#9702;CHRISTENING: IGI - Extraction> Batch No. C118662; Name: Agnes MCWILLIAM; Gender: female; Father: John MCWILLIAM; Mother: Mary DAVITTS; Christening: 11 May 1803 Girthon, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.


Father John MacWilliam, of, Gatehouse of Fleet, Girthon, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Yes, date unknown
Mother Mary Davitts,



Allan Gardner Brown, b. 7 Mar 1800, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland d. 7 Mar 1869, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
Married 28 Apr 1823 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland

Children
1. John Brown, b. 15 Feb 1824, Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 15 Apr 1850, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
2. Mary Brown, b. 22 Jun 1825, near, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland d. 14 Sep 1869, Greenisland, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland
3. Captain Henry Brown, b. 5 Feb 1827, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland d. 30 May 1866, London, Middlesex, England
4. Sarah Lyons Brown, b. 25 Mar 1828, near, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland d. 11 Jun 1889, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
5. Agnes Brown, b. 15 Apr 1830, Kilroot, Antrim, Ireland d. 6 Jul 1914, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
6. Harriet Anne Brown, b. 21 Nov 1831, Troup House, Gamrie, Banffshire, Scotland d. 22 May 1856, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
7. Catherine Ashmore Brown, b. 6 Apr 1833, Troup House, Gamrie, Banffshire, Scotland d. 18 Dec 1897, Manchester, Lancashire, England
8. Richard William Brown, b. 20 Nov 1834, d. 22 Apr 1882, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9. Alan Gardner Brown, c. 24 Jul 1836, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland d. 8 Jul 1857, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
10. Robert Brown, c. 28 Sep 1837, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland d. Yes, date unknown
11. Margaret Jane Brown, c. 28 Sep 1838, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland d. Yes, date unknown
12. Mildred Elizabeth Brown, c. 14 Jun 1840, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland d. 21 May 1880, Knock Erin, Jordanstown, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland










2.[S162] International Genealogical Index (IGI), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (online database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)), Batch No. C118662, FHL Microfilm 1067974.


3.[S162] International Genealogical Index (IGI), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (online database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)), Batch No. C118662, FHL Microfilm 1067974.
IGI - Name: Agnes MCWILLIAM; Gender: female; Father: John MCWILLIAM; Mother: Mary DAVITTS; Christening: 11 May 1803 Girthon, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.


Father John MacWilliam, of, Gatehouse of Fleet, Girthon, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland d. Yes, date unknown
Mother Mary Davitts, d. Yes, date unknown


Family Alan Gardner Brown, b. 7 Mar 1800, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 7 Mar 1869, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
Married 28 Apr 1823 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
Children
1. John Brown, b. 15 Feb 1824, Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland d. 15 Apr 1850, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
2. Mary Brown, b. 22 Jun 1825, near, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland d. 14 Sep 1869, Greenisland, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland
3. Captain Henry Brown, b. 5 Feb 1827, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland d. 30 May 1866, London, Middlesex, England
4. Sarah Lyons Brown, b. 25 Mar 1828, near, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. 11 Jun 1889, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
5. Agnes Brown, b. 15 Apr 1830, Kilroot, Antrim, Ireland d. 6 Jul 1914, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
6. Harriet Anne Brown, b. 21 Nov 1831, Troup House, Gamrie, Banffshire, Scotland d. 22 May 1856, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
7. Catherine Ashmore Brown, b. 6 Apr 1833, Troup House, Gamrie, Banffshire, Scotland d. 18 Dec 1897, Manchester, Lancashire, England
8. Richard William Brown, b. 20 Nov 1834, d. 22 Apr 1882, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9. Alan Gardner Brown, c. 24 Jul 1836, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland d. 8 Jul 1857, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
10. Robert Brown, c. 28 Sep 1837, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland d. Yes, date unknown
11. Margaret Jane Brown, c. 28 Sep 1838, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland d. Yes, date unknown
12. Mildred Elizabeth Brown, c. 14 Jun 1840, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland d. 21 May 1880, Knock Erin, Jordanstown, Carnmoney, Antrim, Ireland

We can see that in 1851, the family were living in Kircudbrightshire in Scotland, as can be seen in the 1851 Scottish Census:-


1851 Scotland Census
about Allan Gardner Brown




Name:
Allan Gardner Brown

Age:
51

Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1800

Relationship:
Head

Spouse's Name:
Agnes Brown

Gender:
Male

Where born:
Ireland

Parish Number:
168B

Civil Parish:
Old Machar

County:
Aberdeenshire

Address:
116 High Street

Occupation:
Proprietor Of Houses Le

ED:
5

Page:
15 (click to see others on page)

Household Schedule Number:
79

Line:
14

Roll:
CSSCT1851_41

Household Members:


Name

Age

Allan Gardner Brown 51
Agnes Brown 46
Catherine Brown 17
Robert Brown 13
Margaret Brown 12
Meldred Brown 10
Isabella Jenkins 28
Elizabeth Walker 18


So it appears he is a gentleman of property, living on the High Street,maybe he had an office there with rooms above. He also had 2 servants so obviously a wealthy man.
He dies in 1869 but before that, he appears to have quite a few issues regarding land in Ireland, as can be seen on the IGI:-

Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1828 Antrim, Ireland






Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: Antrim, Ireland






Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1828 Antrim, Ireland






Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1828 Antrim, Ireland




Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1828 Antrim, Ireland



Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: Antrim, Ireland




Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: Antrim, Ireland







Allen Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1828 Antrim, Ireland






Allen Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1828 Down, Ireland




Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1852 Antrim, Ireland




Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1864 Antrim, Ireland

Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1864 Antrim, Ireland


Alan Gardner Brown
Ireland, Landed Estate Court Files, 1850-1885

probate: 1667 Antrim, Ireland


there are more, please cut and paste this link into the search box on the IGI to see:

https://familysearch.org/search/record/results#count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22allan%20gardner%22~%20%2Bsurname%3Abrown~%20%2Brecord_country%3AIreland&offset=20

It is believed that he died in Belfast in 1869 and his wife Agnes died in Plymouth, Devon on 6 November 1865.


Name:
Allen Gardner Browne

Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1800

Date of Registration:
1869

Death Age:
69

Registration District:
Belfast

Death Country:
Ireland

Volume:
1

Page:
235

FHL Film Number:
101584

I also came across this gravestone that mentions your Allan Gardner Brown who died in 1869, and also his daughter Mildred Elizabeth Brown who we saw on the 1851 census in Scotland, above, aged 10. Here is the link, it is the second gravestone down:-

http://www.historyfromheadstones.com/index.php?id=522&page=84&prevStartQuery=415&theme=Infant&Send=Send

Here is another link which has a lovely photo:-

It says:-

Lyons memorial, Knockbreda Cemetery, Belfast Large memorial to various members of the Lyons family. Mentioned is one John Brown (1750-1801), another prominent Belfast citizen in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He served as High Sheriff of County Antrim in 1783 and later became Sovereign of Belfast. He lived in Peter's Hill.

Read more at http://www.geolocation.ws/v/W/File%3ALyons%20memorial%2C%20Knockbreda%20Cemetery%2C%20Belfast%20-%20geograph.org.uk%20-%20799593.jpg/-/en#73J24XOtkQpxRdeA.99
http://www.geolocation.ws/v/W/File%3ALyons%20memorial%2C%20Knockbreda%20Cemetery%2C%20Belfast%20-%20geograph.org.uk%20-%20799593.jpg/-/en


From this gravestone, we can see that Allan's father was a very important man and held the position of High Sheriff of County Down in 1783 and also later as Sovereign of Belfast. John Brown, who no doubts from that information, you will be able to find out more and highly likely find a portrait of him, so father of Allan was John Brown born 1750 in Petershill, Belfast, died November 1801. His wife was called Ann and she was born 1760 and died 18 January 1809. Allan had twin siblings, Margaret and Jane who died aged 14 and also a brother called Henry, born 1796 and died 5 March 1801. Also mentioned is Allan's daughter Mildred who was born 1841 and died 21 May 1880. I wonder why his other children were not mentioned?

There are lots of mentions of Allan Brown's father on the internet so know doubt you can go quite a way back on the family tree now.

If I can be of further assistance, please contact me but I think the above will give you a good start on the family tree of Allan Gardner now.

Best Wishes
Aunty Gene

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