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McilWraith of Auchen Flower, Knockdolian & Colmonell

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McilWraith of Auchen Flower, Knockdolian & Colmonell

Posted: 24 Oct 2007 1:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mcilwriath
I am looking for people with connections to the following belowmentioned Mcilwraith names: If you have any link to these names please contact me. Also I am looking for grave stone inscriptions and pictures of Mcilwraith graves in Ayrshire. Lastly I am interested in various Mcilwraith origins, so if you have a rather early bit of information on people named Mcilwraith please let me know:

Data of persons of interest (but I am also interested in other Macilwraith trees):

Gilbert Makilwraithe, alive 18 April 1526, he is grandfather to Gilbert Mcilraith of whom below;

Gilbert Mcilraith, appears in Auchenmmaddie with his spouse Marion Niccampbell, both alive 1611, they had issue, Gilbert and Andrew of whom follows M1.

Gilbert Mcilraith, son of Gilbert and Marion Mcilraith appears at Pinannet with his spouse Margaret McFadzean, alive 1632.

M1. Andrew Mcilraith, in Meikle Shallock and his spouse Nans Mcilraith are alive in 1621. Andrew now over 75 years old fought at Bothwell Bridge in 1679 with his two sons and was exiled to Ireland, where he died soon after. Andrew was the first to hold land at Auchenflower; his tack there was recorded 21 January 1674. Andrew Mcilraith and his spouse Nans were succeeded; Matthew of whom below and Hugh, follows M2.

Matthew Mcilraith; ‘I Matthew Mcilraith in this parish of Colmonell by bloody Claverhouse I fell, who did command that I should die, for owning Convenanted Presbyterian, my blood, a witness still doth stand gainst all defections of this land.’ This appears on his epitaph and shows the troubled times that he his brother and father lived in.

M2. Hugh Mcilraith, his life and fortune were declared forfeit on
8 October 1681, for his part in the battle of Bothwell Bridge, he was banished to Ireland but returned around 1690 to settle his last Will. Hugh died in 1693. His son James, follows M3, succeeded Hugh.

M3. James Mcilraith, upon his father’s death in 1693 he inherited Auchenflower. James died well after 1710 and was succeeded by his son Hugh, follows M4.

M4. Hugh Mcilraith, born 1710, died October 1770, Hugh married 23rd June 1748 at Ballantrae to Sarah Maxwell of Monreith, Sarah died on New Year’s Day 1772, and they left issue:

Hugh Mcilraith, born 30 March 1749, died 24 February 1784 at Knockdolian Castle.
Helen Mcilraith, born 6 October 1751, follows below.
Alexander Mcilraith, born 28 September 1754, died at Tobago 17 July 1782.
Robert Mcilraith, born 2 November 1755, follows M5.
Mary Mcilraith, born 30 March 1758, married James McNider and died without issue.
James Mcilraith, born 17 February 1759, died at Tobago 2 September 1778.
Andrew Mcilraith, born 11 October 1761, died 27 June 1824 at Knockdolian Castle.
Elizabeth Mcilraith, born 3 April 1763, no further record of her has been found. Probably died young.

Helen Mcilraith married David Ewen of Ewenfield and had issue; David and Sarah Ewen.

David Ewen married Jane (Jean) Young the daughter of Rev. Stephen Young of Barr who died age 74; 21 February 1819, he spent 39 years in the ministry, Rev. Stephen’s wife was Elizabeth Paterson. The date of David and Jean’s marriage appears on the Young family grave as 22 December 1812, David Ewen is mentioned as ‘of the customs, Ayr.’
Jane or Jean appears also as born 7 December 1792.

David and Jane Ewen had issue:
David Ewen, died in childhood around 1815.
Stephen Ewen, married Mary Steel, they had issue; one daughter, no further record found.
Robert Ewen, married Christina Hart and had issue; David, Harry, Robert, Stephen, Herbert Maxwell, Winton and Maude.



Sarah Ewen, daughter of Helen and David Ewen, married James Donaldson, they had issue:

Hugh Donaldson, died unmarried.
Helen Donaldson, died unmarried.
David Donaldson, married and had issue; one daughter.
Sarah Donaldson, married Mr. Wilson and had two children; William and James.

M5. Robert Mcilraith, born 2 November 1755, died at Auchenflower 2 October 1845, Robert married 26 September 1785 at Knockdolian Castle to Ann Mochrie, daughter of Rev. James Mochrie. Ann Mochrie died at Knockdolian Castle 10 July 1832.

Ballantrae grave number 56 reads: Ann Mochrie died 10 July 1832, age 72, her husband Robert Mcilraith of Auchenflower died 2 October 1845, age 89, daughter Marion died 27 March 1822, age 22, three more children died in infancy, Helen Mcilraith died 22 April 1864, age 76, her husband Alexander McTier, died 11 May 1859, age 73. Ann Mochrie Mcilraith ‘eniment and peculiarly interesting powers of intellect, affectionate and amiable disposition of mind exhibited in her life and conversation; and above all, her unceasing and ardent yet unassuming devotional affection to her God.’

Robert and Ann Mcilraith had issue:

Jean Mcilraith, born 17 November 1786, follows below.
Helen (Nelly) Mcilraith, born 3 July 1788, see above.
Elizabeth Mcilraith, born 2 June 1790, follows below.
Sarah Mcilraith, born 24 April 1792, died 17 May 1792.
James Mcilraith, born 27 May 1793, follows M6.
Mary Mcilraith, born 20 April 1795, see below.
Ann Mcilraith, born 11 May 1797, see below.
Marion Mcilraith, born 21 April 1799, died 27 March 1822.
Sarah Mcilraith, born 2 August 1802, died 5 October 1802.

On the death of Marion Mcilraith, Ann Mochrie Mcilraith gave her daughter Ann a pearl ring enclosing a lock of Marion’s hair, inscribed on it was ‘M Mcilraith died 27 March 1822, age 22.’

Jean Mcilraith married Edward Wallace in 1810, and had issue; Robert, Nancy, Anne, Alexander, Thomas, James, Charles & Helen.
Robert Wallace married Mary Jeffrey 4 October 1837 and had issue;

Isabella Jane Wallace married John Halket and had issue; John
Gilbert James Halket who married Margaret Shearer, they also
had issue; Edward, James, Ernest, Hilda and Kenneth.
2. Mary Wallace died age 20.
Edward Wallace died age 12.
Agnes Wallace died age 4.
Agnes Annie Eleanor Wallace died age 3.
Jane Wallace married William Henchman and had issue; Mary, Muriel, Mabel, Edith & Hereward.
Annie Agnes Eleanor married George Johnston and had issue; George and Mary Ethel.
Robert Wallace married b. Apps and had issue; Thomas, Robert, George and Fred.
William Wallace married Margaret Ridley and had one daughter.
Jessie Wallace married Charles Holliday and had issue; Charles, Emily, Mary, Muriel and Jessie.
Charles Wallace died unmarried.

Jean Mcilraith Wallace wife of Edward Wallace died 18 May 1858.

Helen (Nelly) Mcilraith married Alexander Mctier in 1836 and died without issue on 22 April 1864, age 76, her husband died 11 May 1859, age 73.

Elizabeth Mcilraith married around 1820 to John Jamieson, the following grave was found at Colmonell; Samuel Jamieson late from Auchencarroch Kirkmichael, died Colmonell 5 November 1848, age 78, wife Elizabeth Tennant died Colmonell 4 March 1847, age 76, son John Jamieson died Glasgow 30 November 1872, age 72, his wife Elizabeth Mcilraith died Auchenflower 15 February 1875, age 84, their daughter Marion Mcilraith Jamieson died Royal Bank House, Ayrshire 21 May 1892, age 68, she was the widow of John Barton Irmie of Columbus Ohio USA, son Samuel died Colmonell 27 February 1874, age 69, his wife Agnes McClymont died Colmonell 5 July 1886, age 84.

Elizabeth Mcilraith and John Jamieson had further issue; Elizabeth who died in childhood, Annie and Thomas. Annie Jamieson married Robert Henry in 1873 and died without issue.
Mary Mcilraith married 1st Dr. Murray and had no issue; married 2nd 19 March 1833 Dr. David Dick and had issue; Anne, & David Crawford John. Dr. Murray died 7 August 1831, Dr. David Dick died 1 July 1840 and Mary married 3rd William Blair who died April 1852 without issue. Mary Mcilraith died 3 May 1869, age 74.

Anne Dick died in childhood, her brother David Dick married Louise Revell and had issue; Julia, David, Mary Louise, Harry, James, Charles, Helen, Mary Mcilraith, Annie Louise & Louise Revell.

Ann Mcilraith born 1797 married Thomas Haldane 4 May 1829 at Knockdolian Castle. Thomas Haldane born 11 June 1796 at Carleton Mains, Ayrshire met Ann Mcilraith at Barhill church in the 1820s. After their marriage Thomas and Ann moved to Truro, England for a few years then to Girvan, Scotland and finally immigrated to Australia. They sailed in 1852 on the clipper ship ‘Lord Stanley’ to Adelaide where they spent sometime with Thomas Haldane’s brother John. Thomas and Ann then moved to Fitzroy, Victoria. Thomas Haldane died 9 March 1878 at his home in Smith Street. Ann Mcilraith Haldane died 19 August 1882, also in Smith Street, she was age 82.



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