McMORRANs of Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire
Last updated 14 January 2020
The McMorrans of Glespin
Glespin (also spelt Glaspin) i.e. Greenhill is found in names of places in Crawford, Douglas, Crawfordjohn, and elsewhere in the Upper Ward of Lanarkshire
The McMorran surname is recorded in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire from the 16th century. A William Makmorane of Glaspin, an estate situated between Crawfordjohn and the neighbouring village of Douglas is recorded there in 1538. Patrick Macmorran, son to John Macmorran in Glaspin was apprenticed to James Wood, baxter of Edinburgh 4 January 1603. James McMorran was the Laird of Glespin from the early 17th century. Patrick Macmorran, son to the late James Macmorran of Glaspin was apprenticed with Robert Childers, saddler 21 Mar 1655. William Robertson, son to the late John Robertson, servitor to the Lord Duke Hamilton, was apprenticed to Patrick M'Morane saddler 25 November 1667.
The estate of the Laird passed to his son James McMorran of Glespin who is mentioned in probate records having died10/10/1668 being of Glespin & Cairn currishaw in the barony of Crawfordjohn. James M'Morraneof Glespen, parish of Crawford (probably the son of the Laird referred to above) had probate granted 23 Nov 1691. Claud McMorran of Glespin is mentioned in probate records as the son and heir of this James McMorran. He and his wife Elizabeth Paton or Sitoun (? Seton) had sons James (bapt. 19 Sep 1695) and John (bapt. 3 Aug 1696). William Black entered upon the farm of Sheriffcleugh and on the 13th November 1694 he is recorded to have paid his rent at Douglas to Claud Macmorran of Glespin as tacksman (sic) for the said farm. Claud's probate was sworn in 1712.
The Crawfordjohn Kirk session records make several further references to the McMorrans of Glespin, all in respect of alleged illegitimate children.
"June 28 1727. Katherine Stewart and acknowledged herself to be with child to Robert Mcmorrane son to the Laird of Glespen and that the child was begot Octr 20 1726 in her mother's house, The session exhorted her to repentance but delay her compearance in regard the said Robert Mcmorrane is in England and appoint the moderator to write a letter to him." Robert Mcmorrane denied responsibility and eventually on his return to Crawfordjohn in 1729 the summonds to get him to appear before the kirk session was abandoned after he attacked the officer trying to serve it. (Scottish Record Office. CH2/397/2 pp. 63-66)
"Janry 7 1733. Compeared voluntarily James Mcmorran of Glespen and acknowledged himself to be the father and guilty with Elisabeth Stewart, conformed to her confession." (Scottish Record Office CH2/397/2 pp. 70 & 72)
"May 6 (1770). Which day the session met & constitute by prayer compeared Hanna McDonald late servant to the Laird of Glespin and acknowledged she was with child and that William Mcmorran merchant in Douglas was the father of her child. Being interrogate where he was guilty with her she answered at Glespin about four months ago was asked if she had told him that she was with child to him answered in the affirmative and say he did not deny it. She was suitably exhorted to repentance. The session considering that the said William Mcmorran did not reside in this parish appointed their clerk to write him concerning the affair and require an answer when he will wait on the session." (Scottish Record Office CH2/397/2 pp. 169)
"May 20th 1770. The session met & constitute by prayer compeared William Mcmorran antemeridian and after Hanna McDonald's confession was read over to him he acknowledged had been guilty with her. He was exhorted by the moderator to repentance and desired to make his first publick appearance this day. This day William Mcmorran was rebuked primo fernoon for the sin of fornication with Hanna McDonald and afternoon was rebuked pro secundo." (Scottish Record Office CH2/397/2 pp. 169)
"30th (May 1791) This day the session met and constitute compeared voluntarily Nicholas Howatson late servant to Mr Mcmorran of Glespine and acknowledged herself to be with child. Being asked why she had refused to own herself with child when she was spoke to formerly in a private manner answered she had reasons for it which she did not choose to mention. She was exhorted to be ingenuous in her confession and to repentance. Being therefore interrogate who had been guilty with her answered Edward Mcmorran of Glespine had been guilty with her in the latter end of December last. Being asked if she had told him she was with child to him, said she had about a month ago and that he said not much to her either ways as to owning or denying it, but the .... he said she thought he meant owning it. She was dismissed in the meantime and the session agreed to take steps for having Mr Mcmorran to be acquainted with the above confession in order to his waiting on the session respecting the affair." (Scottish Record Office CH2/397/2 pp. 236) (see family tree below)
"June 2nd (1791) Received a letter addressed to the Minister from Mr Mcmorran of Glespine of this date acknowledged the above charge the tenor whereof follows: Revd Sir. I receved yours per Mr Black and am truly sorry for the occasion but since it has so happened truth and honour will not allow one to deny being guilty with her. I am Revd Sir Your most obedient. Edward Mcmorran. Glespine June 2 1791. (Scottish Record Office CH2/397/2 pp. 236)
"August 5th (1792) This day the session met and constitute compeared voluntarily Margaret Forsythe the late servant with Mr Mcmorran of Glespine acknowledged herself to be with child. Being exhorted to repentance and to be ingenuous in her confession she was asked who had been guilty with her and when the guilt was commited. She answered Mr Edward Mcmorran her late master and that the guilt was committed about the 1st of January. She was further asked if she had told Mr Mcmorran, answered no. She was dismissed and nothing was agreed upon about their further measures on acct of Mr Mcmorran being out of the place." (Scottish Record Office CH2/397/2 pp. 240)
"Octr 21st (1792). The Minister reported to this meeting that he had
recd a letter addressed to him or any of the members of the session by
the hands of Robt Ramage from Mr Edwd Mcmorran of Glespine imparting
his acknowledgment of guilt with Margaret Forsythe his late servant the
tenor whereof follows viz.
"Septr 14th (1794) This day the session being met and constitute compeared Agnes Forsythe an unmarried woman servant to Mr Mcmorran of Glespine and acknowledged herself to be with child. She was suitably exhorted to repentance and to be ingenuous in her confession. Being then asked who had been guilty with her said Robt Mcmorran Junr, son of Robt Mcmorran now concerned in the Cotton works at Balfrone. Being asked when the guilt was commited said about the beginning of April last when he was in this country. She was dismissed and the Minr in the place where the said Robt Mcmorran Junr resides ordered to be wrote to."
"March 8 (1795) This day the session being met and constitute the Minr
reported that he had wrote to Mr Jeffrey Minr of Balfrone and that the
Clerk had also afterwards written to Mr Graham Minr of Killairn but that
a return had been recd from neither, the minister however produced to the
session a letter he had recd from Robt Mcmorran Junr himself, which being
read it was agreed that it should be inserted into the minutes of this
sederunt the tenor of it is as follows
"May 31st (1795) Agnes Forsythe was rebuked pro primo." (Scottish Record Office CH2/397/2 pp. 254-256)
The following is an extract about Glespin taken from "History of the Parish of Crawfordjohn, Upper Ward of Lanarkshire. 1153 to 1928." by Thomas Reid. Printed by Turnbull & Spiers, Edinburgh, 1928.
"The earliest recorded notice of the lands of Glespin indicate that in the first half of the seventeenth century this property was held by a family of the name of Macmorran, and alludes to an incident not connected with the Laird, But with the Lady of Glespin. The latter had given expression of opinions at the time of Montrose's descent upon the Lowlands favourable to the Highland host and contrary to those of the Presbytery of Lanark. Cited for her utterances on 3rd September 1646 before the court, the "Lady of Glespin compears and confesses she said, 'If Montrose and his people were present she would not be worse used than be our awine.'" She was "ordained to confess her fault privately before the Session, and being humbled, to be received."
Prior to 1654, James Macmorran, probably this lady's husband, was then laird. In The Inquis. Speciales, 250, February 27, 1654, "James Macmorane of Glespin, heir of James Macmorane of Glespin, his father, in the 9 merk lands of Glespin, 0. E. 9 m, N. E. 36 m; the ane merk land of Cairnecureshaw, within the barony of Crawfordjohn, 0. E. 1 m., N. E. 4 m."
One has to pass over a hundred years ere there is found any reference to the lands of Glespin. It was then the time of the '45, and Scotland was in a state of disorder quite equal to the confusion attending Montrose's campaign. The disorderly ranks of Prince Charles Stuart's army on their retreat from Derby passed through the Upper Ward, marching from Drumlanrig by Lamington, Crawfordjohn, Douglas and Lesmahagow to Glasgow, and onwards to the Highlands and Culloden Moor. On this occasion the then Laird of Glespin is found on the side of the Government. He was one of those who mustered at Lamington for the purpose of capturing the disorganised forces of Prince Charles. One of the parishioners of Crawfordjohn is said to have violently taken possession of a musket snatched from the enfeebled hands of a Highland soldier.
The Macmorran family appear to have ceased to be proprietors of Glespin about the commencement of the nineteenth century. They have left behind them little trace of family history, except that, according to popular tradition, Glespin was long possessed by lairds who had the reputation of being miser and spendthrift alternately.
The old house of the Macmorrans was one of considerable extent and appears to have been coeval with the lifetime of the two James Macmorrans mentioned under date 1654.
The successor to the Macmorrans of Glespin was a Glasgow merchant, who in turn disposed of it to Messrs Inglis & Wood, lawyers in Edinburgh. Before the old house of Glespin was demolished these new proprietors were wont to derive a fair rent for the right of shooting over the moor on the estate. For such tenants outhouses, stables and barns of considerable extent were erected for their horses and attendants, and these are still standing. From the firm of Inglis & Wood, Glespin came into the hands of the Douglas family about 1840. On the valuation roll of 1858-59 it appears as belonging to Lady Montague of Douglas, sister of the then Countess of Home."
The Glespin McMorran succession appears to be as follows:
William Makmorane of Glespin
A Jacob McMorane is recorded in Crawfordjohn in 1621. Geillis M'Morrane, in Onsett, in Crawfurdjohn had probate granted in 13 Apr 1635. James McMorran and Jean Ruan had a son David baptised in Crawfordjohn in November 1694. Another James McMorran married Margaret Watsone at Crawfordjohn on 19 December 1699 and they had the following children baptised: Margaret (2 February 1702), Elizabeth (6 May 1705) and Robert (28 May 1710) (this is the line of the
maintainer of this site Marcel Safier - see below).
More rare images of Crawfordjohn are available on James Bell's site: http://www.crawford-john.freeserve.co.uk which also includes a complete transcription of Thomas Reid's "History of the Parish of Crawfordjohn, Upper Ward of Lanarkshire1153 to 1928" that was published in 1928 and is partly extracted from above: http://www.crawford-john.freeserve.co.uk/reid.htm.
Crawfordjohn is in proximity to Crawford, Roberton, Wiston and Quothquan (see the McMORRANs of Wiston, LKS) and Biggar, all areas where McMorran families resided. Skirling, just over the border in Peebleshire is another village where McMorrans lived (see the McMORRANS of Peebleshire and the McMORRANs of Peebleshire/Lanarkshire).
1. JAMES McMORRAN. Married 19 DEC 1699 in Crawfordjohn,
Lanark, MARGARET WATSON.
2. ROBERT McMORRAN, baptized 28 MAY 1710 in Crawfordjohn,
Lanark. Married 12 JAN 1746 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, JEAN PORTEOUS,
b. in Lamington, Lanark. (see the Porteous
Family History Page)
3. ROBERT McMORRAN, baptized 26 JUL 1751 in Crawfordjohn,
Lanark. Married 23 JUN 1775 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, ELIZABETH FRENCH.
4. JOHN McMORRAN, baptized 24 JUN 1761 in Crawfordjohn,
Lanark. He married CHRISTIAN TODD.
5. ROBERT McMORRAN, baptized 31 MAR 1776 in Crawfordjohn,
Lanark, d. 25 FEB 1849 in Overton, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Overton,
Crawfordjohn, Lanark. Married 7 JUN 1807 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark,
ELIZABETH WATSON, (daughter of ADAM WATSON and JANET PORTEOUS) baptized
25 FEB 1781 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 5 NOV 1860 in 5 New Street, Edinburgh,
cause of death Bronchitis, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard, Lanark. (see
of Lamington, Lanark)
6. ADAM McMORRAN, baptized 8 MAY 1790 in Douglas, Lanark,
d. 30 APR 1863 in 26 South Richmond St, Edinburgh, occupation Shepherd,
cause of death Hemiplegia (stroke). He married JANE GREENSHIELDS
GIBSON, (daughter of THOMAS GIBSON and JANET HOPE) baptized 16 DEC 1805,
d. 26 AUG 1870 in 17 South St. James Street, Edinburgh, cause of death
7. JANET McMORRAN, b. 27 APR 1808 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark,
d. 24 MAR 1878 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard
Cemetery, Lanark. Married 22 APR 1831 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, JOHN
DICKSON, b. 1809 in Crawford, Lanark, (son of JOHN DICKSON and ELIZABETH
WALLS) baptized 23 FEB 1809 in Crawford, Lanark, d. 12 JAN 1886 in Grange
Lodge, Bothwell, Lanark, cause of death General Paralysis, buried in Crawfordjohn
Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Farm Labourer/General Labourer.
8. ELIZABETH McMORRAN, b. 13 APR 1811 in Crawfordjohn,
Lanark, d. 11 OCT 1887. Married 2 JUN 1839 in Douglas, Lanarkshire,
ADAM SOMERVILLE, b. 28 DEC 1809 in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, (son of JOHN
SOMERVILLE and KATHRINE WATSON) baptized 5 JAN 1810 in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire,
d. 13 MAR 1880, occupation Ploughman.
9. JAMES McMORRAN, b. 19 OCT 1814 in Montharrick, Crawfordjohn,
Lanark, baptized 30 OCT 1814 in Montharrick, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 21
MAR 1886 in Greenside, Edinburgh, occupation Dairyman. (1) Married
12 JUN 1840 in Melrose, Roxburgh, JANET DOUGLAS, b. 1818, (daughter of
WALTER DOUGLAS and JANE BELL) d. 15 NOV 1859 in 3 Queen's Place, Greenside
Row, Edinburgh, buried in New Calton Burying Ground, Edinburgh, cause of
death Chronic Bronchitis. (2) Married 28 FEB 1860 in St Andrews parish,
Edinburgh, JANE GOWANS, b. 1827 in Edinburgh, (daughter of JAMES GOWANS
and JANE WHITE) d. 14 MAY 1889 in 8 Cheyne Lane, Greenside, Edinburgh,
cause of death Asthma and Bronchitis.
10. JANE McMORRAN, b. 10 MAY 1819 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark,
d. 23 JAN 1871 in 36 New Street, Edinburgh, cause of death Cancer of the
uterus, occupation Dairy Worker.
For the past twenty five years I believed the children
below, that includes my great grandfather Alexander (Sandy) McMorran were
the children of Alexander McMorran and Jane Watson. These parent's names
are stated on the marriage certificate of Alexander and the death certificates
of two of the children, Alexander and Elizabeth. I have never been able
to find a baptism for this Alexander McMorran even though the baptisms
of the other children of Robert McMorran and Elizabeth Watson are all recorded.
There is no record of an Alexander McMorran marrying a Jane Watson and no record
of their deaths. They do not appear in the 1841, 1851
or 1861 censuses. Jane/Jean McMorran does appear in the 1841 census as
a farm servant to Peter and Martha Haddow at Netherhill, Crawfordjohn and
in the 1851 census she is listed at New St, Edinburgh at the house of her
brother Adam along with their mother Elizabeth who was widowed two years
previously and Elizabeth McMorran, stated as Adam's niece aged 9. In the
1861 census Adam is listed at 5 New St along with his nieces Eliza McMorran
aged 19, dairy maid and Sarah Weir, aged 12. Jean McMorran, an unmarried
dairy woman aged 38 is listed at 49 Potter's Row, Edinburgh along with
Alexander aged 6, Robert aged 5 and John aged 4 all listed as sons. Jean/Jane
died in early 1871 and at the census taken in April, Elizabeth McMorran
is listed as the head of the house caring for her younger brothers John,
Robert and Alexander. The gap in ages between Elizabeth and her brothers
might suggest different fathers. Why the family went to such lengths to
cover up the birth status of the children is unknown. Alexander McMorran,
whose christian name has no family precedent even named
his first (and illegitimate) son Alexander so perhaps this name draws from
his unknown father's family. Perhpas his father was named Alexander Watson? The next child Henry Falconer McMorran is named for
Alexander's mother's father,
then Elizabeth Watson McMorran for his father's grandmother, then Catherine
Irvine Falconer for her mother's mother and Robert Adam for his father's McMorran grandfather as well as his father's uncle.
11. SARAH McMORRAN, baptized 3 JUN 1821 in Crawfordjohn,
Lanark, cause of death Typhus, d. 22 OCT 1868 in 33 New St, Edinburgh.
(1) She married ARCHIBALD WEIR, d. 1 JAN 1849 in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire.
(2) Married 5 MAR 1858 in Edinburgh, THOMAS HAMILTON, b. c.1831 in West
12. JOHN McMORRAN, baptized 14 NOV 1827 in Crawford, Lanark,
d. 25 AUG 1893 in Marbrack, Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright, occupation Shepherd.
Married 2 JAN 1850 in Douglas, Lanark, SARAH MILLAR, b. 1825 in Douglas,
Lanark, d. 1900 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright.
13. THOMAS GIBSON McMORRAN, baptized 1 SEP 1844 in Crawford,
Lanark, Scotland, d. 29 JAN 1903 in Dunedin Hospital, NZ, buried 31 JAN
1903 in Plot 0006, Block 143G, Southern Cemetery, Dunedin, NZ, occupation
Dealer/Butcher. Married 19 MAR 1868 in Clyde, Otago, NZ, ANNIE ROBERTSON,
b. 11 APR 1847 in Logie Buchan, Aberdeen, Scotland, (daughter of ROBERT
ROBERTSON and MARGARET HENDRY) d. 7 NOV 1929 in Caversham, NZ, buried 9
NOV 1929 in Plot 0006, Block 143G, burtonbutrSouthern Cemetery, Dunedin,
NZ. Emigrated to New Zealand
14. CHARLOTTE McMORRAN, b. 7 FEB 1846 in Crawford, Lanark,
baptized 10 MAR 1846 in Crawford, Lanark, d. 16 NOV 1924 in The Cottage,
Forbes Rd, Edinburgh, cause of death Acute Bronchitis/Bronchopneumonia.
Married 17 JUN 1870 in 39 India Place, Edinburgh, ROBERT MILLAR, (son of
ALEXANDER MILLAR and CATHERINE EDMOND) baptized 9 JUN 1839 in Duddington,
Midlothian, d. <1925, occupation Plasterer/Builder.
15. WEIR STODDART McMORRAN, b. 1848 in Edinburgh, Scotland,
d. 27 DEC 1930 in Wellington Hospital, Wellington, NZ, cause of death Cerebral
Thrombosis (stroke), buried 29 DEC 1930 in Karori Cemetery, NZ, occupation
Engine Driver. Married 17 JUN 1867 in Edinburgh, Scotland, ALISON
COGHILL, b. 1848 in Edinburgh, (daughter of ANGUS COGHILL and HELEN HUNTER)
d. 23 JUN 1928 in 51 Pipitea St, Wellington, NZ, cause of death Cancer
of the Uterus, buried 26 JUN 1928 in Karori Cemetery, NZ. Weir
and his family sailed from Greenock on the City
of Dunedin to Otago, NZ on 27th September 1873
16. ELIZABETH DICKSON, b. 30 OCT 1834 in Goosedubs, Crawfordjohn,
Lanark, baptized 23 NOV 1834 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 28 JAN 1927 in
Rowanlea, Clydesdale Street, Hamilton, Lanark, cause of death Acute Pleurisy.
Married 7 SEP 1871 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, DAVID PORTEOUS, b. 4 DEC 1832
in Tinwald, Dumfries, (son of RICHARD PORTEOUS and JANET BELL) d. <1908,
17. ELIZABETH SOMERVILLE, b. 10 JUL 1842 in Douglas, Lanark,
d. 25 JAN 1922 in Edinburgh, cause of death Acute Bronchitis. Married
29 JUL 1870, JOHN JACK, b. 1839 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, (son of JOHN JACK
and ELISABETH STEWART) occupation Dairyman, baptized 20 OCT 1839 in Crawfordjohn,
Lanark, d. <1923.
18. ROBERT SOMERVILLE, b. 6 OCT 1844 in Douglas, Lanarkshire,
occupation Draper. Married 2 AUG 1870 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, AGNES
WALLACE, b. 1849 in Berwick, Berwick.
19. ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 19 SEP 1862 in Edinburgh, Midlothian,
occupation Dairyman, d. 25 APR 1942 in 148 Albert St, Leith. Married
2 JAN 1888 in Leith, Edinburgh, JESSIE BAILLIE, b. 3 AUG 1870 in Dalkeith,
Midlothian, (daughter of THOMAS BAILLIE and MARY PATERSON) d. 6 AUG 1949
in 52 Madeira St, Leith, Edinburgh, cause of death Cancer of pancreas.
20. ALEXANDER McMORRAN, b. 3 OCT 1854, d. 19 MAR 1926
in 12 Dalgety Street, Edinburgh, occupation Letterpress Printer.
Married 22 APR 1881 in 29 St John's Hill, Edinburgh, JANET FALCONER, b.
24 JUL 1861 in 1 Water's Close, Leith, Edinburgh, (daughter of HENRY FALCONER
and CATHERINE IRVINE) d. 15 MAY 1928 in Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, cause
of death Cerebral Hemorhage and Bronchopneumonia. (see the Falconer
Family of Edinburgh)
21. JEANNIE McMORRAN, b. 1871 in Clyde, Otago, NZ, d.
NOV 1929 in NZ. Married 26 APR 1893 in Caversham, NZ, JAMES SOUNESS,
b. 1865, (son of JOHN SOUNESS and AGNES ROBERTSON) d. 18 SEP 1911 in Palmerston,
22. WILLIAM FRANK McMORRAN, b. 26 NOV 1887 in Dunedin,
New Zealand, baptized 1892 in First Church of Otago, NZ, occupation Railway
Guard, d. 1975 in New Zealand. Married 25 NOV 1908 in Dunedin, New
Zealand, OLIVE MAY WEST, b. 1889.
23. EDITH MYRA CAMILLE McMORRAN, baptized 1892 in Church
of Otago, NZ. (1) She married HENDRY JAMES MERNS. (2) Married
1927 in New Zealand, BERTRAM GUY RANDELL. (3) She married Unknown
24. JEAN GIBSON McMORRAN, b. 30 MAR 1873 in St. George,
Edinburgh. Married 21 OCT 1897 in Wellington, NZ, DAVID GIBSON COULTER,
b. 12 MAR 1869 in Killarney, Ireland, (son of ARCHIBALD COULTER and MARY
25. JOHN BUNKLE McMORRAN, b. c.1888 in Wellington, NZ,
d. 1976 in Wellington, NZ, occupation Tally Clerk. Married 24 JAN
1924 in Registrar's Office, Wellington, NZ, MABEL MARIA ROWLAND, b. 1890
in Foxton, NZ, (daughter of HENRY ROWLAND and MARY DEMLER) d. 1949 in Wellington,
26. ELIZABETH WATSON McMORRAN, b. 10 JUL 1883 in Edinburgh,
d. 18 OCT 1972 in Chesalon Home, Summer Hill, Sydney, buried in Rookwood
Cemetery. Married 7 JUL 1917 in Hornsby, NSW, HUBERT ANDREWS PERRY,
b. 17 FEB 1895 in Charlton, Wraxall, d. 14 OCT 1950 in Templeton, California,
buried 20 OCT 1950 in Atascadero District Cemetery, Calif., occupation
Butcher/Greengrocer. Both had migrated to Australia
27. CATHERINE IRVINE FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 28 JAN 1885
in 3 High Street, Edinburgh, d. 1 OCT 1930 in 3 Trevenar Street, Ashfield,
NSW, buried in Grave 719 K, Rookwood Baptist Cemetery. Married 30
SEP 1909 in Old St Paul's Church, Edinburgh, JOHN GEORGE SCOTT, b. 8 JAN
1883, d. 29 JUN 1970.
28. ROBERT ADAM McMORRAN, b. 13 NOV 1886 in Edinburgh,
d. 21 NOV 1967. Married 24 DEC 1915, MARY DUNLOP, b. 07 JUL 1888,
d. 29 JUL 1981.
29. ALEXANDRA McMORRAN, b. 23 DEC 1892, d. 2 APR 1980,
buried 10 APR 1980 in Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood. (1) Married
27 SEP 1913, ARTHUR MURRAY CRIMSON, b. 1889 in Redfern, NSW, (son of JOHN
CRIMSON and ELIZABETH Unknown) d. 1918 in Boorowa, NSW. (2) She married
30. MABEL ANNIE SOUNESS, b. 16 APR 1894 in Caversham,
NZ, d. 1929 in Whangarei, NZ.
31. ROBERT JAMES McMORRAN, b. 1910 in Dunedin, NZ.
Married 1934 in NZ, RITA SMALLRIDGE.
32. GORDON WEST McMORRAN, b. 18 MAY 1922 in Timaru, New
Zealand. He married AUDREY EILEEN WARD.
33. HENDRY JAMES McMORRAN, b. 1917 in Dunedin, NZ.
He married GWEN CRAWFORD-COMPTON.
34. OLIVE JEAN McMORRAN, b. 1919 in NZ, d. 8 JUL 2004
in Dunedin, NZ. She married FRANK MARSHALL GOULD, b. 21 JUN 1916
in Dunedin, NZ, d. 12 JUN 1998 in Dunedin, NZ.
35. ARCHIBALD LYALL GIBSON COULTER, b. 28 JUL 1905, d.
1964. Married 1931 in Napier, New Zealand, DULCIE MAY BERGSTROM.
36. HERBERT JOHN McMORRAN, b. 17 OCT 1926. Married
6 SEP 1952 in Wellington, NZ, EDNA MAY SHERIDAN, b. 3 MAR 1923 in Sydney,
37. RICHARD WILLIAM McMORRAN, b. 14 JUL 1929 in Wellington,
NZ, d. 13 MAR 2000. He married AILSBETH.
38. IRIS MAY PERRY, b. 24 APR 1918
in Crown St Woman's Hospital, Sydney, d. 15 JUN 2008 in Woy Woy, New South
Wales, buried 18 JUN 2008 in Point Clare Cemetery, New South Wales.
Married 28 APR 1941, JACK BERTRUDE McCROHON, b. 6 FEB 1917, d. 22 JUL 1988
in Canterbury General Hospital, Campsie, buried 25 JUL 1988 in Catholic
Lawn Cemetery, Rookwood, occupation Inspector of Transport.
39. HUBERT ALEXANDER PERRY, b. 13
NOV 1922 in Summer Hill, Sydney. Married 26 FEB 1949, ANN-MARIE EASSON,
b. 7 OCT 1923.
40. LESLEY GORDON PERRY, b. 12 JAN
1927 in NSW, d. 19 DEC 1999 in Queensland. He married ELIZABETH VIOLET
LACEY, b. 16 AUG 1926 in NSW.
41. RUTH MARGARET PERRY, (details
excluded). She married OSCAR SAFIER, b. 11 OCT 1925 in Krakou, Poland.
42. MAY DUNLOP McMORRAN, b. 8 JAN
1917. Married 25 OCT 1941, JOHN GOODFELLOW.
43. JEAN WATSON McMORRAN, b. 31
OCT 1924. Married 6 DEC 1954, HAROLD JONES.
44. MARGUERITA ANN McMORRAN, (details excluded).
She married Unknown FRASER.
45. JANET McMORRAN, (details excluded). She married
46. LINDSAY McMORRAN, (details excluded). He married
47. BRONWYN LINLEY McMORRAN, (details excluded).
She married NICHOLAS DYMOCK.
48. ADELE ANNE McCROHON, (details excluded). She
married TONY NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
49. COLIN ROSS McCROHON, (details excluded). He
married LYNETTE ELIZABETH FROST, (details excluded).
50. SIMON PAUL MOSES SAFIER, b. 24 SEP 1959 in Southport,
QLD, d. 17 JAN 1994 in Southport, QLD. He married ARLENE DOHINOG,
b. in Negros, Phillipines.
Thankyou also to Iris McCrohon (deceased) (#38), Alex Perry (deceased)(#39), Les Perry (deceased)(#40), May Goodfellow (deceased)(#42), Jean Jones (#43) & Tamea Willcocks, a Coulter relative of David Gibson Coulter, husband of Jean Gibson McMorran (#23).
1. EDWARD McMORRAN, b. Lanark. Partner NICHOLAS
HOWATSON. Partner MARGARET FORSYTHE, b. Lanark.
2. SUSANNA McMORRAN, bap. 23 AUG 1791, Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
She married DAVID HENDERSON, in Lanark, bap. 17 OCT 1789, Drumelzier, Peebles,
d. 12 JUL 1874, Muirkirk, Ayrshire. SUSANNA died 30 MAR 1883, Main
St, Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
3. SUSANNA HENDERSON, b. c.1833, Sanquhar, Dumfries.
She married ANDREW MURRAY, 16 DEC 1859, in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, b.
3 NOV 1834, Crawford, Lanark, (son of ROBERT MURRAY and JANET LAUDER) occupation
Shepherd, d. 7 JUN 1911, Tweedsmuir, Peebles. SUSANNA died 12 JAN
1908, Cambusnethan, Lanark.
4. AGNES MURRAY, b. 16 OCT 1871, Glenlee, New Cumnock,
Ayrshire. She married JOHN RUSSELL, 5 JUN 1894, b. 13 DEC 1868, Eskdalemuir,
Dumfries, d. 16 JAN 1935, Newton Cottage, Moffat, Dumfries. AGNES
died 3 APR 1939, Moffat, Dumfries.
5. JAMES RUSSELL, b. 22 NOV 1904, Newton Cottage, Moffat,
Dumfried. He married MARGARET NEWLANDS LINDSAY ELLIOT BROWN, 26 JUN
1936, in Moffat, DFS, b. 20 NOV 1911, Drumelzier, Peebles, (daughter of
JAMES BROWN and MARGARET McMORRAN) d. 19 MAY 1975, Drumelzier, Peebles.
Thankyou to John Russell (deceased)(#5i) of Brisbane for much as this information.
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