I am researching my family tree and have run into a brick wall. Allan was born in 1850 in Dalry, Ayrshire. He was married to Janet McIlroy and they had two sons, he then married mary murphy who had 3 daughters from her previous marriage to david muir , and together they had 3 children annie, winifred and david. His son William had daughters whose middle names i think were family names, Jane FOTHERINGHAM McKinstrey, Elizabeth McILROY/McELROY COGHILL McKinstrey and Margaret WELSH McKinstrey. Williams wife was Margaret Welsh so we are sure that the middle names are maiden names. William immigrated to australia on board the ship the Roscommon. They arrived at the port of Brisbane on the 27th August 1912.