The McMORRINEs of Kelton, Kirkcudbright
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WILLIAM McMORRINE b. 1828, Penicuik, Midlothian, occupation Stone Mason, m. MARY McGEORGE, b. 16 FEB 1834, Kelton, Kirkcudbright, (daughter of DAVID McGEORGE and AGNES WEIR).

    Children:
      i JAMES WEIR McMORRINE b. 24 SEP 1857, Kelton, Kirkcudbright, d. 1859, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      ii JANET McMORRINE b. 25 OCT 1859, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      iii JAMES WEIR McMORRINE b. 25 NOV 1860, Kelton, Kirkcudbright, d. 1861, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      iv JOHN McMORRINE b. 18 DEC 1861, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      v AGNES WEIR McMORRINE b. 27 JUL 1864, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      vi WILLIAM McMORRINE b. 1 JUL 1866, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      vii JOHN McMORRINE b. 2 JUL 1868, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      viii JAMES WEIR McMORRINE b. 21 SEP 1870, Kelton, Kirkcudbright, d. 1873, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      ix MARY GEDDES McMORRINE b. 13 APR 1872, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      x SAMUEL McMORRINE b. 4 MAR 1874, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.
      xi HENRY K. McMORRINE b. 1877, Kelton, Kirkcudbright.

CENSUS 1881

Dwelling: 38 Cotton Street
Census Place: Kelton, Kircudbright, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0224057     GRO Ref    Volume 869    EnumDist 2    Page 22
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William MC MORRINE M 52  M Penicuik
 Rel: Head
 Occ: Stone Mason
Mary MC MORRINE M 47  F Kelton, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
 Rel: Wife
William MC MORRINE U 14  M Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
 Rel: Son ((Daur))
 Occ: Scholar
John MC MORRINE U 12  M Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Scholar
Mary MC MORRINE U 8  F Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
 Rel: Daur
 Occ: Scholar
Samuel MC MORRINE U 7  M Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Scholar
Henry K. MC MORRINE U 4  M Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Scholar
Agness WEIR U 70  F Cummertrees, Dumfries, Scotland
 Rel: Mother In Law
 Occ: Laundress

I have been unable to trace the birth or baptism of William or his marriage and have so far not made contact with descendants of this family.  A number of references to them have however been found in indexes of local newspapers and these will be researched eventually.


JOHN MCGEORGE was born 1 Jul 1790 in Lochrutton KKD Sct, and died 9 Jun 1869 in Kirkpatrick Durham KKD Sct. He married (1) CATHERINE MCMORRINE Abt. 1813. She was born Abt. 1785, and died 30 Apr 1817 in Kirkpatrick Durham KKD Sct. He married (2) JANET JOHNSTON Abt. 1818 in Kirkpatrick Durham?. She was born Abt. 1800 in Ruthwell DFS Sct, and died 7 Jan 1886 in Kirkpatrick Durham KKD Sct.

Notes for JOHN MCGEORGE:
John was a veterinary surgeon according to the census and birth death and marriage certificates of the family. I doubt whether he had any formal training although in the 1851 census he had written veterinary surgeon, Vet Sch Ed. The Veterinary School at Edinburgh did check their lists 1794-1866 but there were no McGeorges.
John and his family lived in Durham Street, Kirkpatrick Durham Village in the parish of Kirkpatrick Durham, KKD Scotland. His son John was a blacksmith and lived close to his father in Durham Street.  John married twice, first to Catherine McMorrine who died in 1817 and secondly to Janet Johnston. They are all buried in the Kirkpatrick Durham churchyard. This information was taken from Kay Campbell's website and Kay can be contacted for further info about this family.

Kay Campbell  (Perth Australia)

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