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McKills in Dumfries

McKills in Dumfries

Posted: 16 Nov 2003 3:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKill Grierson Boddan Shaw
I'd be pleased to hear from anyone with any connections to anyone mentioned below

ROBERT McKILL [Born About 1800 Died 12 April, 1876]

William McKill, a farmer, and Janet McKill [nee Grierson] were the parents of Robert McKill. Robert was born around 1800 in Keir, Dumfriesshire.
[There is a record of Janet Grierson, born 9 March, 1773 in Kirkpatrick Durham, the daughter of John Grierson and Margaret McGuffey. This may be Robert McKill’s mother.]

Nicholas Boddan was born about 1803 at Crossmichael, Kircudbrightshire, the daughter of James Boddan, a farm labourer, and Janet Boddan [nee Shaw]. James and Janet were married in Crossmichael on 7 April, 1791.
[This may be James Boddan, who was christened in Parton on 17 October, 1768. He was the son of Robert Boddan in Over Dalling.]

Robert McKill and Nicholas Boddan married and prior to the 1841 Census had the following children:
· Jannet McKill, born 2 November, 1827, Kircudbrightshire
· Mary McKill, born 24 September, 1829, Kircudbrightshire
· James William McKill, born 10 February, 1832, Kircudbrightshire
· Robert McKill, born 4 March, 1834, at Kirkpatrick Durham, Kircudbrightshire
· Nicholas McKill, born 4 February, 1836, at Kirkpatrick Durham, Kircudbrightshire
· John McKill, born 24 April, 1838, at Kirkpatrick Durham, Kircudbrightshire
· George McKill, born 2 August, 1840, at Kirkpatrick Durham, Kircudbrightshire

In the 1841 Census the family were living in Old Bridge of Urr, with Robert’s job described as a male servant. Two more children then appeared:
· Alexander McKill, born 18 December, 1842, at Kirkpatrick Durham, Kircudbrightshire
· Peter McKill, born 2 June, 1846, at Kirkpatrick Durham, Kircudbrightshire

In 1851 the family had moved to Borgue and lived at the Knockbrecks [Knockbrex?] Coachhouse. Robert’s occupation was coachman. Living with Robert at the coachhouse were his wife Nicholas, sons Robert, John, George, Alexander, Peter and daughter Nicholas.
Son Robert was seventeen and employed as a mason. Daughters Jannet, Mary and son James William were not listed.

At the 1871 Census Robert, wife Nicholas and daughter Nicholas were living at Church Street, Castle Douglas. All the rest of the family had left home. Robert was described as a retired gardener.

Robert and Nicholas’ son, James William McKill, a mason died on 4 November, 1873.

[8 November, 1873 Dumfries and Galloway Standard - Death Notice. “At Church Street, Castle Douglas, on the 4th instant,Mr James William McKill, mason aged 41, eldest son of Mr Robert McKill - much regretted.”]

Robert’s wife, Nicholas, died on the 30 January, 1876, at Church Street, Castle Douglas.

[1876 Kelton Death Register - 869 - 11. “Nicholas McKill, aged 73, wife of Robert McKill, lately a gardener. Died 30 January, 1876 at Church Street, Castle Douglas. Parents - James Boddan, farm labourer, deceased, & Janet Boddan, m.s. Shaw, deceased. Cause of death - caries of the vertebrae several years. Informant - Peter McKill, son.”]

Robert died on 12 April, 1876, at Church Street, Castle Douglas.

[1876 Kelton Death Register - 769 - 32 “Robert McKill, aged 76, gardener, widower of Nicholas Bodden. Died 12 April, 1876 at Church St, Castle Douglas. Parents - William McKill, farmer, deceased, & Janet McKill, m.s. Grierson, deceased. Cause of death - old age. Informant - Peter McKill, son.]

David Walker

Re: McKills in Dumfries

raena McKill (View posts)
Posted: 19 Feb 2004 12:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
David after reading your notes I would like to tell you I am married to a Peter Bernard Boden Mckill from Dumfries His fathers name was Peter Bodden ,his brothers name is George 9dont know his middle name)
We have been trying to get information on his grandfather who was Peter Boden as well all we get are brick walls Peter's grandparents split and he has no information on his grandfather His grandmother was a Lena Thompson from Dumfries Her father was Jock Thompson who was into cattle in a big way Hoping you might be able to help us
Raena Mckill

Re: McKills in Dumfries

Posted: 1 Oct 2004 2:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Raena

Did I ever reply to this?

My computer crashed some time ago and I lost everything! I'm still trying to catch up.

David Walker

Re: McKills in Dumfries

Posted: 3 Aug 2006 10:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Aug 2006 11:31AM GMT
While looking for Alexander McKILL in Lancashire, I came across these:

7 Clarendon Road, Salford, Lancashire Source 1881 RG11/3969 Folio 12 Page 17
Name Rel Con Age Sex Occupation Where Born
Alexander McKILL Head M 37 M Joiner & Grocer Scotland
Mary Ann McKILL Wife M 34 F Lincoln, Lincoln

6 Bexlley Sq, Greengate, Salford, Lancashire Source 1901 RG13/3728 Folio 117 Page 1
Name Rel Con Age Sex Occupation Where Born
Alexander McKILL Head M 58 M Stationer Bridge of Urr, Scotland
Mary A McKILL Wife M 52 F Lincolnshire
Sarah E WILLIAMSON Serv S 23 F General Servant Domestic
I think the above belongs to your lot!
I am searching for the following Alexander McKILL's parents, if you can help please let me know:

184 Yorkshire St, Wardleworth, Rochdale, Lancashire Source 1861 RG9/3045 Folio 22 Page 36
Name Rel Con Age Sex Occupation Where Born
William McKILL Head U 27 M Draper Scotland
Alexander McKILL Brother U 29 M Draper Scotland
Margaret Stephenson Servant U 34 F House Keeper Scotland

28 West St, Wardleworth, Rochdale, Lancashire Source: 1861 Census RG9/3044 Folio 132 Page 44 @
Name Rel Con Age Sex Occupation Where Born
John McBURNIE Head U 35 M Draper Travelling Scotland
Mary McBURNIE Niece U 25 F Servant Scotland

9 South St, Wardleworth, Rochdale, Lancashire Source 1871 RG10/4125 Folio 145 Page 19
Name Rel Con Age Sex Occupation Where Born
Alexander McKILL Head M 38 M Draper Scotland
Mary McKILL Wife M 37 F Scotland
William McKILL Son 3 M Rochdale, Lancashire
Mary Jane McKILL Dau 3m F Rochdale, Lancashire
Mar 1866 4Qrt Alexander McKILL Rochdale 8e 151 Mary McBURNIE
Birth 1867 4Qrt William McKILL Rochdale 8e 52
Birth 1871 1Qrt Mary Jane McKILL Rochdale 8e 55
Death 1871 2Qrt Mary Jane McKILL 0 Rochdale 8e 40

9 South St, Wardleworth, Rochdale, Lancashire Source 1881 RG11/4115 Folio 50 Page 14
Name Rel Con Age Sex Occupation Where Born
Alexr McKILL Head M 48 M Linen & Woollen Draper Scotland
Mary McKILL Wife M 47 F Scotland
William McKILL Son 13 M Scholar Rochdale, Lancashire
James MAXWELL Border U 29 M Woollen Draper Scotland
Birth 1867 4Qrt William McKILL Rochdale 8e 52
Death 1882 2Qrt Mary McKILL 48 Dewsbury 9b 390_ West Riding of Yorkshire

2 Kent St, Castleton, Rochdale, Lancashire Source 1891 RG12/3331 Folio 34 Page 13
Name Rel Con Age Sex Occupation Where Born
Alexander McKILL Head W 59 M Travelling Draper Scotland
William McKILL Son S 22 M Salesman Canadian? Bussiness Rochdale, Lancashire

18 Talbert St, Rochdale, Lancashire Source 1901 RG13/3834 Folio 154 Page 33
Name Rel Con Age Sex Occupation Where Born
Alexander McKILL Head W 68 M Travelling Draper Scotland
Sarah BUTTERWORTH Housekeeper S 66 F Housekeeper Rochdale, Lancashire
Death 1907 3Qrt Alexander MCKILL 75 Rochdale 8e 28

All the best
Claire

Re: McKills in Dumfries

David Walker (View posts)
Posted: 4 Aug 2006 9:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: mckill
Claire

I think that you're right - the top two are mine!

In my search for the McKills I came across the attached death certificate for a William Mckill. He was formerly a shepherd and widower of Jane Beck and Agnes Hutchison. He was 75 years old when he died on 11 April 1866. His parents names are shown as William McKill, also a shepherd and Mary Mckill, maiden surname Grierson. Now here's the big clue that this could be your ancestor - the informant of his death is Alex McKill, his son, of West Street, Rochdale.

Alexander McKill, son of William McKill and Agnes Hutcheson was born at Dalry on 9 July, 1832.

Mary McKill, daughter of William McKill and Agnes Hutcheson was also born at Dalry on 9 July, 1832

William McKill, son of William McKill and Agness Hutchison was born at Dalry on 8 July, 1834

I've also attached the census returns for 1841, 1851 and 1861 and Agnes'death certificate.

Do you think this is the family you are after?

David Walker
PS I've replied direct with certificates
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