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17-06-19, 06:18
Looking for any members of John A.E. McLean extended family. He died in April 1869 at Gateshead and married 18.4.1850 Barrhead to Jean Harley ELLIOT. He had a number of children but the first three were Jane.b.1851Neilston, Agnes bc.1852 and Isabella.b.9.7.1854 Barrhead.
Isabella married James Scott CAIRNS who was born Glenhowl/Wigton 26.12.1841 and he was baptised 2.1.1842 Old Luce Wigton.

Cheers Jack Gee

18-06-19, 10:06
Have been looking. Difficult to find a definite link to parents. He married before stat records of 1855 and unfortuntely for both reasons died in England, so again no record of parents.
The 1851 census gives place of birth as Gatehouse, the 1861, Galloway.
Bit of a stab in the dark but on Scotlands People there is a baptism of a
John McLean 11/11/1820 Girthon parsh, of Gatehouse, parents William McLean Shoemaker and Jean Gibson.

They are on 1841 with son Andrew? John. The family are on the 1851 minus Andrew.

1841 living Fleet St, Anworth, Kirkudbrightshire
William 55 Shoemaker b England
Jane 40 b Kirkudrightshire
Andrew 15 possibly +/-5. "
Alexander 10. "
Georgina 10. "
William 9. "
Agnes 7. "
Jane 5 "
Elizabeth 3. "


18-06-19, 10:29
Can now see that Andrew was b 1822 So not John Andrew. Will check for a death for John.


Matt Muir
18-06-19, 11:18
Re the McLean family of Gatehouse of Fleet, there is a large grave marker for them in Old Anwoth church yard.( a few miles from Gatehouse)
It is engraved on 3 sides as follows,

a. Erected by William McLean in memory of Mary McLean his daughter who died 1820 aged 20 (?) years. Janet Richardson his mother who died 1806 aged 60 (?) years. John his brother died at Nassau, N.P. 1799 aged 25 years. Jane his sister died in Liverpool 1856 aged 72 years. Also the erector who died 27th Feb 1865 aged 85 years.
b. Also in memory of John McLean who died in 1825 aged ? Years : Agnes, his daughter, who died 1858 aged ? Years : Georgina his daughter who died 1866 aged 37 years: Maggie, his daughter who died 1871 aged 30 years: Jane Gibson, his wife, who died 5 June 1874 aged 78 years.
c. Also his son Alexander who died at Victoria, B.C. 1888 aged 61 years. William his son died at Gatehouse 23rd May 1892 aged 61 years. Andrew his son died at Gatehouse 22nd Jan'y 1895 aged 73 years. Jane his daughter who died at Gatehouse 25th February 1906.
It would appear that this is a different family.

18-06-19, 11:47
What a font of information Matt. Thanks. So not the family of John the Slater m to Jean Elliot.


18-06-19, 13:10
Thanks Vera and Matt for your efforts. Cheers Jack

18-06-19, 14:27
Remember in your searches you are looking for Wigtown / Wigtownshire and not Wigton as the latter is in Cumberland, England. One letter missing in an exact search and you might miss something vital.
Glenhowl is sometimes spelled Glenhoul.

18-06-19, 14:51
Here’s another possibility of roughly the right age in Galloway. Rerrick parish is east of Kirkcudbright and south of Castle Douglas.


18-06-19, 15:15
This is the only other I can find in the Kirkcudbrightshire section of Galloway. Kells parish is to the north of Gatehouse of Fleet. There are other parishes in between the two but not that far away really.