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Looking for descendants of DALGLEISH family previously of Timaru, New Zealand

Query by susancomber

I am interested in links with descendants of Thomas Virtue and Margaret Dalgleish, previously of Timaru, New Zealand, who came to NZ from Galasheils, Scotland.

This relates to family history research re my great grandparents, Richard and Lilias Jamieson (nee Bruce - daughther of George Bruce, grocer and flourmiller, of Phoenix Mill, Oamaru)

Richard Jamieson emigrated to Dunedin 1881 from Galasheils,Scotland. His parents were James and Margaret Jamieson, nee Smith. His sister Margaret married Thomas Virtue Dalgleish and also came to NZ, and lived in Timaru. Their younger sister, Christina Sophia Jamieson married Thomas Hoole and they emigrated to Canada. Christina,(Aunt Tina) visited NZ from time to time.

My mother Nyra McMaster, (nee Jamieson) was born in Dunedin and had many visits to her grandparents home, Inglenouk in Drivers Rd, Maori Hill. She remembered being taken to visit relatives in Timaru and Oamaru when she was young. Her cousin Tig, John McCaig, is still alive in Dunedin, and I have some contact with Christina's descendants in Vancouver, Canada.

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on 2011-06-19 01:02:06

susancomber has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2011. is researching the following names: JAMIESON, DALGLEISH, BRUCE and 5 other(s).

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by raewynrevell on 2011-10-26 03:54:15

May not be any help to you but my ancestors were James Jamieson who was married to janet Porteous in 1865. They had thirteen children and my grandfather Hugh Barbour Jamieson was the youngest. He was born in Invercargill in 1890 and died in 1967. He married Dorothy Humphries in 1922 and my Father was their eldest son, John Maurice Jamieson.

by KentishScot on 2012-09-15 06:56:11

Hello Susancomber.
I am not a direct descendant of Thomas Virtue Dalgleish, he is my 2nd cousin 3 times removed. I am most interested in following up this branch of the family. I have a lot of information on Thomas' ancestors. May father was born in Galashiels and i know the town fairly well. When I was in New Zealand recently I was able to obtain military records of various members of this branch of Dalgleish's. You can find my tree on Ancestry, Rootsweb, Tribal Pages or Genes Reunited.
Iain Dalgleish

by StewartG on 2015-04-24 21:44:27

Thomas Virtue was my great grandfather on my mothers side. His son, William was my grandfather. He married Alice McGeorge and they had two daughters, Una, (my mother) and Jean. Am happy to communicate further if you wish. Another son, John, was killed at Gallipoli - hence my current interest.


by rejm86 on 2015-05-28 01:26:36


Not related to that branch of the family but Richard and Lilias Jamieson are my Great-great-grandparents! I have just started researching and hadn't got further back then them so the info on your post has been helpful and just wanted to say thanks :)

Kind regards,


by jedidiah616 on 2016-03-11 00:47:14

hi im a grandson of tom dalgleish dont know if im directly related to you all but curious to know if anyone knows what ship the dalgleish name originaly came to new zealand on

by KentishScot on 2016-04-15 09:41:07

The New Zealand Shipping Co
Schedule B
Form of Passenger list
Ships Name Aorangi
Where Bound Port Chalmers NZ
Date 7th Dec 1892
Port of Embarkation London
No of Contract Ticket A1
Name of Passengers DALGLEISH Mr TV
Profession Occupation or Calling Farmer
Age A
Name of Passengers DALGLEISH Ms M
Profession Occupation or Calling Houswife
Age A
Name of Passengers DALGLEISH Mast RW
Age 11
Name of Passengers DALGLEISH Miss V
Age 6
Name of Passengers DALGLEISH Mast JJ
Age 4
Name of Passengers DALGLEISH Mast W
Age 2
Name of Passengers DALGLEISH Mast J
Age Inf

by dalglas on 2016-06-28 01:44:57

Thomas Dalgleish was killed in a railway accident at Palmerston (Otago) in 1900.
Thomas and Margaret had 5 boys and 2 girls, the girls (Winnifred Una & Ivy Dorothy) both died as infants.
All 5 boys served with the Defence Force in the war effort; all served in action overseas except the eldest, Richard who served from Napier.
John (Jack) Alexander, the youngest boy, was killed in Gallipolli on 9 August 1915.
The Defence Force file indicates that he was wounded in the shoulder in the Dardenelles in May of 1915 and was sent to a hospital in Cairo, and was then returned to the Dardenelles.
My grandfather, Virtue, was in France and Belgium for 4 years during WW1.
After the war he studies jewellery in Sydney and set up a business in New Plymouth in 1919, where he married Elizabeth Edith Lynch. They had one child, Ian, who married Lillian (Betty) Frethey and subsequently had three children.
The other brothers:
James Jamieson married Vida Pertonella Lamberg and had one son.
William married Alice Helen McGeorge and had two daughters, Una and Jean ( as mentioned by the third respondent).
William is a witness in his mothers probate, as he was living at the family home in Timaru at the time. Margaret died on the 18 May 1916, not long after her son Jack was killed in Gallipolli.
It would have been tough bringing up the boys without a husband in the early 1900s, they possibly sent out to work at a young age?
My grandfathers first name of Virtue is taken from his grandmothers maiden name, or in other words, his father Thomas had a mother whose maiden name is Jean (Jane) Virtue. Thomas's father William married Jean at Polwarth in 1846.
Hope this is of help.

by taliehwilliams on 2017-08-14 00:24:45

Hi Susan
Tig McCaig was my Grandfather, He died in 2014.
Feel free to message me if you would like to connect.
Kind regards

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