The McMORRANs of DUMFRIESSHIRE
  
Above: Closeburn and Sanquhar churches, photos taken August 2005 by Marcel Safier
This page was created 8 April 2000
last updated 2 February 2008

1841 Census
Old Tollhouse, Moffat, Dumfriesshire
Name Age Occupation BirthPlace
Robert Carruthers 1   Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Christian McMoran 40   Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Mary McMoran 13   Scotland
Robert McMoran 15   Scotland
William McMoran 40 Road M Scotland
William McMoran 5   Scotland

Name Estimated Birth Year BirthPlace
Helen McMorine abt 1836  Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Janet McMorine abt 1841  Dumfriesshire, Scotland
John McMorine abt 1811  Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Margaret McMorine abt 1816  Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Samuel McMorine abt 1839  Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Jane Patterson abt 1756  Dumfriesshire, Scotland

First Generation

1. JOHN McMORRAN.  He married MARGARET BROWN, m. 26 AUG 1838, in Sanquhar, Dumfries, d. 1855, Sanquhar, Dumfries.
    Children:
      i JANET McMORRAN, b. 4 OCT 1838, Sanquhar, Dumfries.
    2. ii JAMES McMORRAN b. 1 MAR 1841.
    3. iii BARBARA McMORRAN b. 2 JUL 1843.
      iv MARY McMORRAN, b. 4 JAN 1848, Sanquhar, Dumfries.
    4. v GEORGE McMORRAN b. 24 JUN 1854.

Second Generation

2. JAMES McMORRAN, b. 1 MAR 1841, Sanquhar, Dumfries, bap. 28 MAR 1841, Sanquhar, Dumfries, occupation Shepherd.  He married JANET BROADFOOT, m. 20 MAY 1868, in Kirkconnel, Dumfries, b. 1842, Kirkconnel, Dumfries.
    Children:
      i JOHN McMORRAN, b. 23 FEB 1869, Crawford, Lanark.
      ii Unknown McMORRAN, b. 18 SEP 1871, Crawford, Lanark.
      iii JAMES BROADFOOT McMORRAN, b. 22 SEP 1872, Crawford, Lanark.
      iv JOHN McMORRAN, b. 1878, Kirkconnel, Dumfries.

3. BARBARA McMORRAN, b. 2 JUL 1843, Sanquhar, Dumfries.  She married JAMES BLAIR, m. 20 APR 1860, in Biggar, Lanark, b. 1824, Libberton, Lanark, occupation Draper, d. 1883, Biggar, Lanark. Barbara d. 1902, buried: Dannevirke Cemetery, Hawkes Bay, NZ. Emigrated to New Zealand with her brother George following the death of her husband.
    Children:
      i JAMES BLAIR, b. 1 SEP 1862, occupation Tailor.
      ii JOHN BLAIR, b. 1864, Biggar, Lanark, occupation Draper.
      iii ALEXANDER BLAIR, b. 1866, Biggar, Lanark, occupation Tailor.
      iv ROBERT BLAIR, b. 1870, Biggar, Lanark, d. 1899, Pahiatua, NZ
 
CENSUS 1881
Main Street, Biggar, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203614     GRO Ref    Volume 623    EnumDist 2    Page 1
Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
James BLAIR Head M 57 M Draper & Clothier Master Emp 1 Boy Liberton, Lanark, Scotland
Barbara BLAIR Wife M 37 Glensular, Inverness, Scotland
James BLAIR Son U 19 M Tailor Biggar, Lanark, Scotland
John BLAIR Son U 17  M Draper Apprentice Biggar, Lanark, Scotland
Alexander BLAIR Son 15  Tailor Apprentice Biggar, Lanark, Scotland
Robert BLAIR Son 11 M Scholar Biggar, Lanark, Scotland

4. GEORGE McMORRAN, b. 24 JUN 1854, Sanquhar, Dumfries.  He married MARGARET GLEN.  GEORGE died 6 OCT 1920, NZ. George McMorran worked as an elementary school teacher in Glasgow before emigrating to New Zealand with his widowed sister Barbara Blair and her four children. In NZ he continued teaching and became a distinguished head master. He was the author of a book "Some Schools and Schoolmasters of Early Wellington" that was published in 1900.
    Children:
      i JACK MacMORRAN, d. Christchurch, NZ.
    5. ii ROBERT GLEN MacMORRAN b. 12 JUN 1887.
      iii MARGARET MacMORRAN, d. Wellington, NZ.
      iv JAMES MacMORRAN, d. 1918, France.
    6. v GEORGE BROWN MacMORRAN b. 4 AUG 1891.
 
CENSUS 1881
130 Nth John St, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203648     GRO Ref    Volume 644-6    EnumDist 6    Page 4
Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
Archibald SINCLAIR Head M 57 M Joiner Kilmelfort Parish, Argyll, Scotland
Elizabeth SINCLAIR Wife M 49 F Kilninver, Argyll, Scotland
Jane BROTHERTON Servant U 14  F General Servant (Domestic) Campsie, Stirling, Scotland
Geo. MAC MORRAN Lodger U 26 M Teacher Elementary Sanquhar, Dumfries, Scotland
Thomas GREENLEES Lodger U 25 M Potato Salesman Lochwinnoch, Renfrew, Scotland
Robt. Haldane GOULD Lodger 22  M Lithographic Draughtsman Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Third Generation

5. ROBERT GLEN MacMORRAN, b. 12 JUN 1887.  He married JESSIE FLEMING WATSON, d. 14 NOV 1946.  ROBERT died 19 DEC 1968.
    Children:
    7. i GLEN WATSON MacMORRAN b. 7 JUL 1920.
    8. ii ALISON MacMORRAN b. 26 MAY 1924.

6. GEORGE BROWN MacMORRAN, b. 4 AUG 1891.  He married ETHEL McGAHY OGILVIE.  GEORGE died 1968.
    Children:
    9. i MARY DEAN MacMORRAN.
    10. ii GEORGE HAMISH MacMORRAN.

Fourth Generation

7. GLEN WATSON MacMORRAN, b. 7 JUL 1920.  She married GRAEME PURVES GILBERT SIM, d. MAR 1982.
    Children:
    11. i ROBERT GRAEME SIM b. 2 NOV 1947.
    12. ii ALEXANDRA MARY SIM b. 19 OCT 1953.

8. ALISON MacMORRAN, b. 26 MAY 1924, NZ.  She married WARWICK JOHN STANLEY GRAY.
    Children:
    13. i WYNNE WARWICK GRAY b. 14 NOV 1953.
    14. ii TIMOTHY MacMORRAN GRAY b. 6 JUN 1957.

9. MARY DEAN MacMORRAN.  She married HERB ROOPER.
    Children:
      i CLEVELAND ROOPER.
      ii DONALD ROOPER.
      iii HERBERT ROOPER.
      iv HILARY ROOPER.
      v JONATHON ROOPER.

10. GEORGE HAMISH MacMORRAN.  He married BARBARA ELIZABETH HADFIELD.
    Children:
      i JANET MARY MacMORRAN.  She married DAVID JAMES COPELAND.
    15. ii DUNCAN BROWN MacMORRAN.

Fifth Generation

11. ROBERT GRAEME SIM.  He married SHARYN URRY.
    Children:
      i VICTORIA JOY SIM.
      ii JEREMY SIM.
      iii GEORGE SIM.
      iv THOMAS SIM.

12. ALEXANDRA MARY SIM.  She married ROGER HOLMES MILLER.
    Children:
      i JENNIFER MARY MILLER.
      ii JAMES MILLER.

13. WYNNE WARWICK GRAY.  He married ERIN JULIE BAYLISS.
    Children:
      i TIMOTHY WARWICK GRAY.
      ii EMMA ELIZABETH GRAY.
      iii SAMUEL PAYTON GRAY.

14. TIMOTHY MacMORRAN GRAY.  He married MILDRED MAXEY FACTURAN.
    Children:
      i NICHOLAS GRAY.
      ii ANGELA MELEEN GRAY.

15. DUNCAN BROWN MacMORRAN.  He married PRUDENCE JANE HAMMOND.
    Children:
      i DAVID GEORGE MacMORRAN.
      ii ALEXANDRA ROSE MacMORRAN.
      iii KATHRYN PRUDENCE MacMORRAN.
      iv THOMAS DUNCAN MacMORRAN.


Family members who I have been in contact with:
Glen Sim (#7 above) 25A Friend Street
Karori
Wellington,    NZ
Alison Gray (#8 above) 29 Awatere Ave
Hamilton  2001  NZ 
Duncan MacMorran duncan@palladium.co.nz
Philip Walley (great grandson of #3iii above) philwal@xtra.co.nz Auckland, NZ

CENSUS 1881
53 St Patricks Sq, Edinburgh Buccleuch, Edinburgh, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0224005     GRO Ref    Volume 685-4    EnumDist 51    Page 17
Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
John MC MORRAN Head M 74 M Cab Hirer Castle Douglas, Dumfries, Scotland
Isabella MC MORRAN Wife M 46 F   Melrose, Roxburgh, Scotland

CENSUS 1881
70 George St, St Quivox, Ayr, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203591     GRO Ref    Volume 578    EnumDist 24    Page 7
Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
George MC MORRAN Head M 46  Cabinet Maker Torregles, Dumfries, Scotland
Jane MC MORRAN Wife M 56 Cabinet Makers Wife Sorn, Ayr, Scotland

CENSUS 1881
Elvanfoot Toll, Crawford, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203624     GRO Ref    Volume 635-1    EnumDist 2    Page 1
Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
James MC MORRAN Head M 31 M Shepherd (Out Of Employ) Closeburn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elizabeth MC MORRAN Wife M 35  F Sanquhar, Dumfries, Scotland
Isabella MC MORRAN Dau 5 F Morton, Dumfries, Scotland

CENSUS 1881
Eskrigg, Dryfesdale, Dumfries, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0224047     GRO Ref    Volume 820    EnumDist 3    Page 10
Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
Christina RICHARDSON Head W 76 F Farmer 112 Acres 75 Arable Employing 1 Man Dryfesdale, Dumfries, Scotland
Thomas R. MC MORRAN Nephew U 35 M Farm Manager Kirkpatrick Juxta, Dumfries, Scotland
James WILSON Servt U 28 M Agricultural Labourer Penpont, Dumfries, Scotland

BAPTISMS AND BIRTHS  -  DUMFRIESHIRE
SURNAME FIRST NAME EVENT DATE PARISH FATHER MOTHER
MCMORINE (F) Agnes C: 14 Oct 1803 Carlaverock Andrew MCMORINE  
MCMORRINE (M) Alexander C: 22 Sep 1839 Kirkconnel By Sanquhar Robert MCMORRINE Cathrine BURNET
MCMORRAN (F) Barbara C: 24 Feb 1762 Sanquhar Samuel MCMORRAN Barbara HAINING
MCMORINE (F) Barbara C: 1794 Sanquhar John MCMORINE Nicholas KERR
MCMORAN (F) Betty C: 17 May 1807 Moffat William MCMORAN Margaret HENDERSON
MCMORRIN (M) Ebenezer B: 14 Feb 1786 Closeburn Andrew MCMORRIN Grizle LORIMER
MCMORINE (M) George B: 23 Apr 1818 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORINE Isobel KELLOCK
MCMORRAN (M) George B: 24 Jun 1854 Sanquhar John MCMORRAN Margaret BROWN
MCMORIN (F) Helen C: 11 May 1778 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORIN Helen WATSON
MCMORINE (F) Helen C: 23 Mar 1825 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORINE Isabel KELLOCK
MCMORINE (F) Helen C: 2 Jun 1836 Morton By Thornhill John MCMORINE Margaret WALKER
MCMORRINE (F) Isabella B: 8 Mar 1844 Morton By Thornhill John MCMORRINE Margaret WALKER
MCMORRINE (F) Isabella B: 16 Nov 1853 Morton By Thornhill Robert MCMORRINE Jane BENNOCH
MCMORRIN (M) James B: 16 Jun 1792 Closeburn Andrew MCMORRIN Grizzle LORIMER
MCMORRON (M) James B: 27 May 1813 Closeburn James MCMORRON Sarah WILSON
MCMORINE (M) James C: 28 Mar 1841 Sanquhar John MCMORINE Margaret BROWN
MCMORRAN (M) James B: 1 Mar 1841 Sanquhar John MCMORRAN Margaret BROWN
MCMORRAN (M) James B: 5 Jul 1850 Closeburn Peter MCMORRAN Isabella DICKSON
MCMORRINE (M) James Wilson C: 7 May 1845 Holywood Alexander MCMORRINE Margaret HUNTER
MCMORRINE (F) Jane C: 25 Jan 1847 Holywood Alexander MCMORRINE Margaret HUNTER
MCMORRAN (F) Janet C: 23 Mar 1760 Sanquhar Samuel MCMORRAN Barbara HAINING
MCMORINE (F) Janet C: 8 Dec 1803 Sanquhar John MCMORINE Nicholas KERR
MCMORIN (F) Janet B: 5 Nov 1838 Wamphray Robert MCMORIN Janet IRVING
MCMORRAN (F) Janet B: 4 Oct 1838 Sanquhar John MCMORRAN Margaret BROWN
MCMORRINE (F) Janet B: 6 Jun 1842 Morton By Thornhill John MCMORRINE Margaret WALKER
MCMORIN (F) Jean C: 19 Dec 1780 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORIN Helen WATSON
MCMORINE (M) John C: 11 Feb 1810 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORINE Isobel KELLOCK
MCMORRINE (F) Margrat C: 7 Jan 1681 Dumfries Robert MCMORRINE  
MCMORRAN (F) Mary B: 4 Jan 1848 Sanquhar John MCMORRAN Margaret BROWN
MCMORRINE (F) Mary B: 18 Jun 1850 Morton By Thornhill Robert MCMORRINE Jane BENNOCH
MCMORRAN (F) Mary B: 17 Nov 1852 Closeburn Peter MCMORRAN Isabella DICKSON
MCMORRAN (M) Matthew C: 8 Dec 1829 Moffat William MCMORRAN Christian COWAN
MCMORRINE (F) Nicholas B: 3 Sep 1847 Morton By Thornhill John MCMORRINE Margaret WALKER
MCMORINE (F) Nicholus C: 19 Feb 1814 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORINE Isobel KELLOCK
MCMORRAN (M) Robert C: 16 Jul 1758 Sanquhar Samuel MCMORRAN Barbara HAINING
MCMORINE (M) Robert C: 16 Dec 1792 Sanquhar John MCMORINE Nicholas KERR
MCMORINE (M) Robert B: 28 Jan 1821 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORINE Isobel KELLOCK
MCMORRON (M) Robert C: 10 Nov 1825 Moffat William MCMORRON Christian COWAN
MCMORRIN (M) Samuel C: 8 Nov 1774 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORRIN Helen WATSON
MCMORINE (M) Samuel C: 10 Apr 1791 Sanquhar John MCMORINE Nicholas KER
MCMORINE (M) Samuel C: 12 Jun 1808 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORINE Isobel KELLOCK
MCMORINE (M) Samuel B: 17 Mar 1816 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORINE Isobel KELLOCK
MCMORRINE (M) Samuel B: 6 Aug 1839 Morton By Thornhill John MCMORRINE Margaret WALKER
MCMORRINE (F) Sarah C: 31 Aug 1848 Holywood Alexander MCMORRINE Margaret HUNTER
MCMORINE (F) Susanna C: 20 Jul 1800 Sanquhar John MCMORINE Isabel MCMORINE
MCMORAN (M) Thomas C: 7 Aug 1748 Kirkpatrick Juxta Walter MCMORAN  
MCMORRAN (M) Thomas Richardson C: 24 Sep 1845 Kirkpatrick Juxta John MCMORRAN Jean LOCKERBY
MCMORINE (M) William C: 5 Jan 1812 Morton By Thornhill Samuel MCMORINE Isobel KELLOCK
MCMORRAN (M) William C: 4 Oct 1834 Moffat William MCMORRAN Christian COWAN
MCMORINE (M) William Smith C: 29 Oct 1854 Dumfries Andrew MCMORINE Margaret SMITH

MARRIAGES  -  DUMFRIESHIRE
SURNAME NAME DATE PLACE SPOUSE
MCMORINE (F) Agnes 5 Aug 1822 Dumfries Peter MCDONALD
MCMORRIN (M) Alexander 23 Nov 1849 Dumfries Jean CLARK
MCMORRIN (M) Andrew 2 Apr 1786 Closeburn Grizzle LORIMER
MCMORINE (M) Andrew 27 Sep 1852 Dumfries Margaret SMITH
MCMORINE (F) Barbara 5 Jan 1817 Sanquhar William COWAN
MCMORREINE (M) Edward 24 Dec 1670 Dumfries Jeane THOMSONE
MCMORINE (F) Elizabeth 12 Jun 1826 Dumfries Francis HOPKINS
MCMORINE (F) Isabella 4 Oct 1852 Dumfries Robert MCGREGOR
MCMORIN (M) James 5 Jul 1748 Kirkmahoe Elizabeth WALKER
MCMURRAN (M) James 31 May 1752 Moffat Magdalen VEITCH
MCMORRAN (M) James 24 May 1813 Closeburn Sarah WILSON
MCMORINE (M) James 6 Nov 1826 Dumfries Jane GRAHAM
MCMORRAN (F) Jane 23 Dec 1842 Annan Robert BEATTIE
MCMORRIN (F) Jane 22 Jul 1853 Kirkpatrick Juxta Andrew IRVING
MCMORRINE (F) Janet 17 Mar 1776 Sanquhar George WHIGHAM
MCMORINE (F) Janet 6 Dec 1818 Carlaverock Peter HUTCHISON
MCMORRINE (F) Jean 28 May 1775 Sanquhar James BROADFOOT
MCMORINE (F) Jean 21 Oct 1825 Morton By Thornhill John JOHNSTON
MCMORINE (M) John 8 Sep 1835 Morton By Thornhill Margaret WALKER
MCMORINE (M) John 26 Aug 1838 Sanquhar Margaret BROWN
MCMORINE (M) John Bell 22 Sep 1853 Dumfries Helen MCGREGOR
MCMORRON (F) Marrion 30 Jul 1847 Moffat Robert TELFERD
MCMORN OR IRELAND (F) Mary 6 Mar 1706 Dumfries James ANDERSON
MCMORINE (M) Robert 16 Dec 1815 Sanquhar Katharine BURNET
MCMORAN (M) Robert 14 Jun 1833 Applegarth Janet IRVING
MCMORAN (M) Robert 14 Jun 1833 Moffat Janet IRVING
MCMORRINE (M) Robert 13 Jun 1848 Morton By Thornhill Jane BENNOCH
MCMORRINE (M) William 4 Nov 1798 Dumfries Mary CLINGAN
MCMORRIN (M) William 1 Jan 1849 Dumfries Isabella JARDINE

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Marcel Safier, P.O. Box 239, Holland Park 4121, Queensland, Australia, msafier@ozemail.com.au