The McMORRANs of Peebleshire
This page was created 10 April 2000 and last updated 6 February 2001

It is not yet known if there is any connection between this family which originated in Skirling, Peebles and the family of James McMORRAN who married Annie Hall, also of that town which is covered on the McMorrans of Pebbelshire/Lanarkshire site.
First Generation

1. WILLIAM McMORRAN occupation Agricultural labourer, m. 18 DEC 1789, in Skirling, Peebles, AGNES COSSAR, bap. 29 SEP 1767, Skirling, Peebles, (daughter of WILLIAM COSSAR and ISABEL LAMB). WILLIAM died <1852.
    Children:
      i ISABEL McMORRAN bap. 15 SEP 1790, Skirling, Peebles.
    2. ii JAMES McMORRAN b. 1792/3.
      iii ISABEL McMORRAN bap. 7 DEC 1794, Skirling, Peebles, m. 24 DEC 1817, in Skirling, Peebles, JOHN BROWN.
      iv CHRISTIAN McMORRAN bap. 11 JUN 1797, Biggar, Lanark.
      v MARION McMORRAN bap. JAN 1802, Biggar, Lanark, m. 3 JUN 1831, in Skirling, Peebles, GEORGE YOUNG.
      vi AGNES McMORRAN bap. 10 JAN 1804, Biggar, Lanark, d. 1858, Symington, Lanark.

Second Generation

2. JAMES McMORRAN b. 1792/3, Skirling, Peebles, bap. 20 JAN 1793, Skirling, Peebles, occupation Ploughman, m. 14 MAY 1824, in Dolphinton, Lanark, HELEN STARK, d. <1852.  JAMES died 10 APR 1869, Douglas, Lanark.
    Children:
      i ELIZABETH McMORRAN b. 1 JUL 1824, Barnhill, Lamington, Lanark, bap. 25 JUL 1824, Lamington, Lanark.
    3. ii JAMES McMORRAN b. 20 NOV 1825.
    4. iii AGNES McMORRAN b. 18 JUL 1827.

Third Generation

3. JAMES McMORRAN b. 20 NOV 1825, Lamington, Lanark, bap. 18 DEC 1825, Lamington, Lanark, occupation Van Driver, m. 16 NOV 1855, in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, AGNES DICKSON, b. 31 MAR 1833, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, (daughter of JAMES DICKSON and JEAN EARSEMAN). (see Census 1881 entries for father & wife, two of the sons with their uncle)
    Children:
      i JAMES McMORRAN b. 4 FEB 1856, Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
      ii ADAM McMORRAN b. 25 OCT 1857, Wiston, Lanark, occupation Joiner.
    5. iii WILLIAM McMORRAN b. 29 APR 1860.
      iv GEORGE McMORRAN b. 6 MAY 1862, Crawford, Lanark, occupation Grocer.
      v AGNES McMORRAN b. 14 JUL 1864, Crawford, Lanark, d. 1864, Crawford, Lanark.
      vi JANE EARSEMAN McMORRAN b. 19 AUG 1865, Crawford, Lanark.
      vii AGNES McMORRAN b. 20 DEC 1867, Crawford, Lanark, d. 1868, Crawford, Lanark.
      viii JAMES McMORRAN b. 20 JAN 1873, Crawfordjohn, Lanark.

4. AGNES McMORRAN b. 18 JUL 1827, Lamington, Lanark, bap. 26 AUG 1827, Lamington, Lanark, m. 1 JUN 1849, in Covington, Lanark, JAMES HUNTER, b. 1821, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, occupation Shepherd, d. >1880.  AGNES died <1882.  (see Census 1881 entry below)
    Children:
      i JAMES HUNTER b. 1851, Lamington, Lanark, occupation Shepherd.
      ii JEAN HUNTER b. 1855, Douglas, Lanark.

Fourth Generation

5. WILLIAM McMORRAN b. 29 APR 1860, occupation Farm Servant, m. 8 JUN 1883, in Peebles, AGNES BROWN BURTON, b. 1 FEB 1860, Eddleston, Peebles, (daughter of THOMAS BURTON and MARY BROWN). (see Census 1881 entry below)
    Children:
      i JAMES McMORRAN b. 1884, Douglas, Lanark.
    6. ii THOMAS McMORRAN b. 26 APR 1886. Emigrated to Australia
      iii WILLIAM McMORRAN b. 1889, Douglas, Lanark. Apparently emigrated to Canada and never married
    7. iv AGNES DICKSON McMORRAN b. 4 FEB 1896.
      v GEORGE McMORRAN. Emigrated to New Zealand
      vi MARY McMORRAN.

Fifth Generation

6. THOMAS McMORRAN b. 26 APR 1886, Douglas, Lanark, m. 12 OCT 1912, in St Andrew's, W. Perth, Western Australia, AGNES BAIRD LOUDON CONDIE, b. 27 MAR 1885, Bishopbriggs, Scotland, d. 24 SEP 1977, Northam, Western Australia.  THOMAS died 24 MAY 1971, Northam, Western Australia. Emigrated to Australia
    Children:
      i WILLIAM McMORRAN b. 19??.
    8. ii MARY LOUDEN CONDIE McMORRAN b. 24 JUL 1915.
    9. iii ISABELLA LOUDON CONDIE McMORRAN b. 7 AUG 1917.
    10. iv ROBERT CONDIE McMORRAN b. 23 JUL 1919.
      v ALICE MARGARET McMORRAN b. 24 SEP 1921, Western Australia, d. 8 MAY 1956.
      vi THOMAS BURTON McMORRAN b. 12 MAY 1923, Goomalling, Western Australia.
    11. vii GEORGE McMORRAN b. 18 OCT 1928.

7. AGNES DICKSON McMORRAN b. 4 FEB 1896, Scorieholm, Lesmahagow, Lanark, m. 28 NOV 1924, in Westercalder, Lanark, WILLIAM ROBB, b. 15 DEC 1889, Littlegill, Wandell, Lanark.
    Children:
    12. i AGNES BURTON Mc MORRAN ROBB b. 28 MAY 1925.
    13. ii ALEXANDRA LINDSEY ROBB b. 27 APR 1931.

Sixth Generation

8. MARY LOUDEN CONDIE McMORRAN b. 24 JUL 1915, Goomalling, Western Australia, m. 5 MAR 1938, WALTER LONGMIRE RICHARDS.
    Children:
      i DOROTHY MAXINE RICHARDS b. 15 MAR 1940.
      ii ALLEN BARRY WALTER RICHARDS b. 26 MAR 1942.
      iii ELAINE MARY RICHARDS b. 16 MAY 1943.
      iv BETTY ANN RICHARDS b. 26 JUL 1944.
      v ROBERT CHARLES b. 3 OCT 1945.
      vi KATHLEEN MARGARET RICHARDS b. 19 OCT 1946.
      vii IAN GORDON RICHARDS b. 17 OCT 1947.
      viii IRENE DENISE RICHARDS b. 8 DEC 1948.
      ix PHILLIP GEORGE RICHARDS b. 18 JAN 1950.
      x PETER JOHN RICHARDS b. 12 MAR 1951, d. 1973.

9. ISABELLA LOUDON CONDIE McMORRAN b. 7 AUG 1917, Goomalling, Western Australia, m. 1943, HENRY LEVI CHATFIELD, d. 1971.
    Children:
      i HAZEL CHATFIELD b. 2 OCT 1943.
      ii DUDLEY THOMAS CHATFIELD b. 1946, Wyalkatchen, Western Australia.

10. ROBERT CONDIE McMORRAN b. 23 JUL 1919, Goomalling, Western Australia, m. 18 FEB 1957, JANE FLORENCE MANNS.
    Children:
      i ROBERT JOHN McMORRAN b. 12 DEC 1957, Northam, Western Australia.
      ii WILLIAM THOMAS McMORRAN b. 13 JUN 1959, Northam, Western Australia.
      iii JOANNE MARGARET McMORRAN b. 4 AUG 1961, Northam, Western Australia.

11. GEORGE McMORRAN b. 18 OCT 1928, Goomalling, Western Australia, m. 12 MAR 1956, in Perth, Western Australia, CYNTHIA THORNETT.
    Children:
      i KAREN LYNETTE McMORRAN b. 17 OCT 1956.
      ii JEFFREY STEPHEN McMORRAN b. 11 JUN 1959.
      iii ALSION MARINA McMORRAN b. 18 JUN 1960.
      iv ROBYN LEIGH McMORRAN b. 21 OCT 1961.

12. AGNES BURTON Mc MORRAN ROBB b. 28 MAY 1925, m. ALEXANDER GRAHAM MILLAR, b. 14 APR 1921.
    Children:
    14. i RUTH MILLAR b. 10 OCT 1954.

13. ALEXANDRA LINDSEY ROBB b. 27 APR 1931, Arnburn Luss, m. JOHN WOOD.
    Children:
      i JOHN WOOD.
      ii BILLY WOOD.
    15. iii ALEXANDER WOOD.

Seventh Generation

14. RUTH MILLAR b. 10 OCT 1954, Glasgow, m. 27 AUG 1976, in Alexandria, GORDON MURDOCH, b. 29 MAY 1949, Alexandria.
    Children:
      i LIANE MURDOCH b. 5 JAN 1981.
      ii CRAIG MURDOCH b. 4 SEP 1984.

15. ALEXANDER WOOD m. CARROL DUNLOP.
    Children:
      i CAROLYN WOOD.


CENSUS 1881
Dwelling: Meadowbank
Census Place: Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203624     GRO Ref    Volume 636    EnumDist 7    Page 3
 
  Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
James MC MORRAN Head M 55 M Van Driver Lamington, Lanark, Scotland
Agnes MC MORRAN Wife M 48 F Van Driver Wife Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland
Jane MC MORRAN Daur U 15  Scholar Crawford, Lanark, Scotland
James MC MORRAN Son M Scholar Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland

CENSUS 1881
Dwelling: 27 Port Dundas Rd
Census Place: Barony, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203658     GRO Ref    Volume 644-8    EnumDist 75    Page 1
 
  Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
John DICKSON Head U 32 M Goods Porter Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland
Robert DICKSON Bro U 26 M Railway Guard Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland
Adam MC MORRAN Nephew U 18 M Joiner Wiston, Lanark, Scotland
George MC MORRAN Nephew 18 M Grocer Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland
Jane DICKSON Sister U 42 Housekeeper Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland
Marion DICKSON Sister 28 F Dressmaker Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland
Margaret RUSSELL  Boarder U 23  Waitress Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland

CENSUS 1881
Blackwood Cottage, Douglas, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203628     GRO Ref    Volume 641    EnumDist 1    Page 12
 
  Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
James HUNTER Head W 59 M Shepherd Crawfordjohn, Lanark, Scotland
James HUNTER Son U 29 M Shepherd Lamington, Lanark, Scotland
Jane HUNTER Daur U 25  Housekeeper Douglas, Lanark, Scotland
Elizabeth MC GILL Serv U 13 F Dom Serv Douglas, Lanark, Scotland

CENSUS 1881
Dwelling: Middle Hangingshaw
Census Place: Culter, Lanark, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203624     GRO Ref    Volume 637    EnumDist 4    Page 2
 
  Rel Marr Age Sex Occ Birthplace
George YOUNG Head M 46 M Farmer Lanark, Lanark, Scotland
Agnes YOUNG Wife M 47 F Largo, Fife, Scotland
Jane YOUNG Daur F Wishaw, Lanark, Scotland
Robert ANDERSON Nephew M Scholar Largo, Fife, Scotland
William MC MORRAN Serv U 22 M Farm Servant Wiston, Lanark, Scotland
Jane SINCLAIR Serv U 17 F General Servant Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

Family members on the internet:
Gordon Murdoch (husband of Ruth #14) Helenburgh, Scotland gordon@gjmurdoch.freeserve.co.uk

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