Hi I am really amazed and very excited that I have managed to connect with one of our Paton family members.
The info that I mentioned in my previous message is all that I know of.
I have actual copies and transcripts or photocopies of most of the marraiges- ie your William and Marys' my Thomas and Janes and Elizabeth Paton and her James Mc Nab. I also have the 1881 Census for Lochwinnoch,1881/91 for the McNabs and the 1901 for my Patons living in Ballinlea (near Mosside) the farm that the house is on is called Island McCallion- this was 'owned by a Daniel McVicar in the land and tax &tithes records for 1850sGriffiths Evaluations- possibly a relation of John Pattons wife-Jane McVicar?
I do not know if John and Jane Patton resided there or not.
The house is still standing and we were over in Scotland and N Ireland last year and visited the house and took photos'.
According to family info all of the Thomas Paton children were born there- except of course the oldest John who was born in Renfrew
The marriage cert that I have of Thomas Paton says they were md in the Pres Church Ramoan (also md in the Parish of Ramoan) and registered in Ballycastle- though his place of abode is either Rittal or Kittal Kettal/ Rettal- I cannot find it anywhere- hers is Carnlelis.
So thats why I mentioned Ballycastle-however I have no idea where John Patton and Jane McVicar were md or where they were from, also I had no idea that there was another son called Robert.
According to my Thomas Pattons marriage cert in 1880 John Patton was alive- though I do not know if N Irish marraige certs would give you info about them being deceased. However Elizabeth Patons marriage cert shows in 1883 that both John Paton and his wife Jane McVicar is dec. So IF the marriage cert of my Thomas is correct in the fact that John Paton is alive then sometime inbetween 1880 and 1883 he died- this would give us his father at least I think.
Now how am I connected:
Thomas Patton and Jane Nevins son James Paton is my grandfather.
James Paton md Mary Eadie Morton,
they had 6 daughters and one son,most of them red heads- Mary Eadie Morton had red hair.
Most of them still reside in Bonnybridge in Scotland.
My mother and her husband Christine Paton and John Bell imm to Australia along with her sister Winnifred Paton and Thomas Johnstone in the early 1960s.(They used to go to Ballycastle and the house in the early 40s' on holidays with their father& family- visiting Portrush ect and the beautiful Antrim Coast)
I started this research about three years ago and have had a lot of success particularly in the Scottish side of things as records are readily available.So I am particularly pleased to have a bit of a breakthrough on the Irish side
Please email me at our email firstname.lastname@example.org
I could possibly send you over transcripts and info that you are missing and we could exchange info if that is suitable.
Great to hear from you. Looking forward to your reply.
Christine McManus (from a very hot and sultry Brisbane)