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Andrew & Ann GILLIES of Ardnamurchan -Argyllshire Scotland.

Journal by vinsdotter

Andrew Gillies was born 1797 & his wife Ann (nee MacEachen) 1800. In the 1841 & 1851 census in Scotland, they were living Back of Keppoch Ardnamurchan Inverness.

They left Scotland in 1852 with their family for South Australia. There were 6 young adults & 3 children in the family, however I think two of the young women were cousins - not siblings.

Arriving with Andrew & Ann on the Medina were -
1. Anne 27
2. Angus 25
3. Mary 18
4. Donald 15
5. Christina 13
6. Ewen (Hugh) 10
7. John 7
8. Ann 25*
9. Catherine 22*

Both John & Catherine* married into my family.

1. Anne married James Palmer in 1862 in Adelaide - but died five years later - no issue.

2. Angus Gillies married Mary Jane Kelly in 1879 at Jamestown S.A. They had a son William John in 1880.

3. Mary married John O'Donohue in 1864 at Morphett Vale S.A. Their children were Joseph 1865, John 1867, Maryanne 1869, Ann 1873, Andrew 1875 & Margaret 1878.

4. Donald married Elizabeth Dickson in 1862 also at Morphett Vale. They had one son Nicholas in 1863.

5. Christina Gillies was unmarried & died 1915 - no issue.

6. Hugh married Sarah Stock in 1882 at Maitland S.A. They had Frances Ann 1882, Christina 1885, Clara Edith 1888, William Andrew 1890, Mary 1893, Hugh 1895, Victor John 1897 & Florence Monica 1899.
(Hugh & his family used GILLIS as the surname.)

7. John married Catherine Kenihan - the daughter of an early South Australian colonist Hugh Kenihan. Their daughter Rose May was my grandmother.

8. I have found no information on Ann* (the sister of Catherine).

9. Catherine* married my paternal great grandfather Patrick O'Neil. Their children Mary Anne 1864, John (Jack) 1866, Catherine 1868, Andrew 1870 & Michael 1873 were born at Willunga, S.A. lived in Port Elliott then Broken Hill.

I would love to hear from anyone who could help me add to my tree.

*Cousins not siblings - most likely.

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on 2006-12-25 11:46:02

vinsdotter , from Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia., has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2006. is researching the following names: ONEIL, GILLIES, CLARK and 6 other(s).

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by allycat on 2006-12-25 15:23:52

Dear Vinsdotter, Hi there. Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles. I feel you should still be able to find out much more information to add to your family tree.

Sign up as a free member of RootsChat - Genealogy, Family History, Local History, Messaging Forum and more. It is a FREE genealogy website as well. Have the same username as on here in case someone is looking for you.

Goto their Emigrants to Australia board - rootschat and start posting some new topices (like journals here).

Lots of rootschatters have indexes to all the bdms in each State of Australia.

Make sure you also have a look at the links/resources for each State. I have found local family historical societies to be of great assistance.

Kind regards,
Alison in QLD.

by allycat on 2006-12-25 15:27:02

Oh, and please edit this journal and place a commar and a space in between GILLIES/GILLIS so that it becomes a clickable link back to the surname wiki pages.

by vinsdotter on 2006-12-25 19:09:41

Thank you Allycat - I hope so. I have been investigating & recording for many years. There is still so much information I need before I even consider what part of Ireland or Scotland my ancestors came from.

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