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Alexander mcmillan and mary currie ancestry

Title: Alexander mcmillan and mary currie ancestry
Posted by: Duncan Kean on 02-02-2016

Discussion: I am looking for information on Alexander Mcmillan and his wife Mary Currie, they were my 3x grandparents, they lived, I believe in the parish of bornish, Alexander was born any 1798, and mary any 1800,I can't seem to get much further than this, so if anyone can help, I would be very grateful, I know there are many mcmillans in south uist , and a few curries too
MARY CURRIES father may have been Alan currie, and her mother's name may have been Marion, thankyou

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Posted by: Bruce Duckett on 01-03-2020

G'day Duncan. Alexander McMillan c 1800 - 14.7.1860 and Mary Currie c1799 - 27.2.2855, were my Great Great grandparents. They had 7 children twins Alexander and Marion in 1826, Alex died as infant, John 1827. he moved to Perth, Scotland where he married 3 times, Donald 1829 (my g-grandfather) moved to Australia, and died, Gundurimba, near Lismore, NSW Aust. ;Allan 1831 Moved to Singleton NSW Aust, Michael 1834 died either 1836 or 1835, Catherine 1835.
I have quite a lot of info, and can also give you more contacts. private msg me please.

Posted by: Duncan Kean on 13-01-2017

Hi Ann Marie, I know this reply is very late, about 9 months, simply because I had given up about a reply, I have since found mary curries death certificate, she died in south uist in 1855 {February} and it states her father as Donald currie and her mother as peggy macquarrie, I don have further info on any siblings as I'm struggling to find records, it was her son, john McMillan { 3x grandfather} who moved to perth , Scotland, but I know a few of her sons went to austrailia, she also had a daughter Catherine

Posted by: Anne Marie (MacKinnon) on 12-03-2016

Hi Duncan,

Can you please give us the names & circa dates of any children born to the couple?

Have you managed to locate the family on any census records? If so, this will give you a time frame of their deaths which hopefully was after 1855 (statutory registration) which would give the names of both parents including mothers maiden name provided the informants of the deaths knew those details.

Anne Marie

Posted by: Anne Marie (MacKinnon) on 07-03-2016

Hi Duncan,

Have you found the family on any census records? If so you can conclude a circa date of death from there.
The death cert. will most likely give parents names if the informant knew those details.

Can you post some more info. please with names & dates of children born to Alexander & Mary as I may be able to help further.

Anne Marie

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