The PORTEOUS family of Lamington, Lanarkshire
This page was created 10 October1998 and last updated 23 January 2008

The Porteous name is found fairly commonly throughout the south of Scotland.  Early recorded references to the name include the family of Porteous of Hawkshaw in Peebleshire. Glen Potwis held the lands of Glenkirk in 1478-84. John Portewis had a charter in 1513 of the lands of Glenkirk and Quhitslaid. Sir William Portus was the chaplain in the parish church of S. Bega of Kilbucho in 1550. 

I have Porteous ancestry in two lines. One line of my ancestors were farmers in the parish of Lamington in Lanarkshire, at least back to the early eighteenth century. The Lamington parish registers which date from 1645 record a Patrick Porteous having sons John in 1647 and William in 1649. Rolland Porteous married Mary Baillie in nearby Wiston & Roberton parish in 1691 and they had a son John baptised at Lamington in 1696 and a daughter Janet there at Harlside in 1698.  As the Wiston & Roberton parish records only exist from 1689 details of Rolland's origins are not recorded. 

Other early Lamington residents include John Porteous who married Marion Tod on 23 January 1697.  No children of this marriage are recorded. William Porteous from Wigtown parish married Christian Moffat of Lamington there on 26 January 1698 although their children were all baptised in Wiston & Roberton.  James Ramsay married Janet Porteous at Lamington on 15 June 1702. 

Thomas Porteous and his wife Jean Forrest lived in Cold Chapel, Lamington and had four daughters baptised: Jean (17 May 1749), Janet and Margret (both on 3 May 1752) and Barbra (6 June 1756).  A baptism record for Thomas has not been located so he cannot be directly linked to the previous generations of Porteous families in the Lamington area although he could be a sibling to James, the only son of James Porteous who was baptised at Lamington in 1721. As people tended not to move far from where they lived in the 18th century a connection to these earlier Porteous' seems likely.  The graves of Thomas and his wife Jean are in the Lamington churchyard cemetery but the inscribed dates are indecipherable. 

Thomas's daughter Janet Porteous went on to marry Adam Watson, a wright in Lamington during 1787 and their story appears in the account of the Watson family (see the WATSONs of Lamington, Lanarkshire site).

My other Porteous line concerns Jean Porteous of Lamington who may have been a sister to Thomas.  Jean married Robert McMorran at Crawfordjohn in 1746.  They lived at Netherhill and had the following children baptised: Mary (1747), a female, name unreadable in the register (1748), Elizabeth (1750), a son probably Robert (1751), Agnes (1753), William (1755), Jean (1759) and John (1761).  Another Robert McMorran, grandson of the above Robert, married in 1810 at Crawfordjohn to  Elizabeth Watson the daughter of Adam Watson and Janet Porteous mentioned above (see the McMORRANs of Crawfordjohn, Lanakshire site). 

Robert and Elizabeth McMorran of Crawfordjohn were my great-great-great grandparents. 


FIRST LINE

First Generation

1. THOMAS PORTEOUS m. JEAN FORREST, buried: Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  THOMAS buried: Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    Children:
      i JEAN PORTEOUS b. 1750, Lamington, Lanark, bap. 17 MAY 1750, Cold Chappel, Lamington, Lanark.
    2. ii JANET PORTEOUS.
      iii MARGARET PORTEOUS b. Lamington, Lanark, bap. 3 MAY 1752, Cold Chapel, Lamington, Lanark.
      iv BARBARA PORTEOUS b. Lamington, Lanark, bap. 6 JUN 1756, Cold Chapel, Lamington, Lanark.

Second Generation

2. JANET PORTEOUS b. Lamington, Lanark, bap. 3 MAY 1752, Cold Chapel, Lamington, Lanark, m. ADAM WATSON, b. Lamington, Lanark, bap. 1 DEC 1745, Eastertoun, Lamington, Lanark, (son of JOHN WATSON and Unknown) occupation Joiner in Townfoot, d. 29 DEC 1814, Lamington, Lanark, buried: Lamington Churchyard Cemetery.  JANET died 21 FEB 1832, Lamington, Lanark, buried: 24 FEB 1832, Lamington Churchyard Cemetery.
    Children:
      i ELIZABETH WATSON bap. 7 FEB 1779, Lamington, Lanark, m. 7 JUN 1807, in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, ROBERT McMORRAN, bap. 31 MAR 1776, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, (son of ROBERT McMORRAN and ELIZABETH FRENCH - see tree below) d. 25 FEB 1849, Overton, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried: Overton, Crawfordjohn, Lanark.  ELIZABETH died 5 NOV 1860.
      ii ELIZABETH WATSON bap. 25 FEB 1781, Lamington, Lanark.
      iii CATHERINE WATSON bap. 25 FEB 1781, Lamington, Lanark.
      iv LILLIAS WATSON b. 1787, bap. 5 DEC 1787, Lamington, Lanark.
      v GRIZEL WATSON b. 1790, bap. 28 FEB 1790, Lamington, Lanarkshire, m. ROBERT STEELE, b. 1791, Roberton, Lanark, d. 22 OCT 1867, Druidpark, Holywood, Lanark, buried: Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  GRIZEL died 21 OCT 1851, Roberton Manse, Lanarkshire, buried: Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      vi JOHN WATSON b. 1791, Lamington, Lanark, bap. 10 DEC 1791, Lamington, Lanark, occupation Joiner/Wright, m. (1) MARGARET ELIZABETH MURRAY, b. 1796, d. 7 APR 1832, Lamington, Lanark, buried: 10 APR 1832, Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, m. (2) 7 FEB 1834, in Lamington, Lanark, JANET McDONALD, b. 1807, Leadhills, Lanark, d. >1890.  JOHN died 19 JUN 1876, Lamington, Lanark, buried: Lamington Churchyard Cemetery.
      vii WILLIAM WATSON b. 1792, Lamington, Lanark, m. JANET RAMSAY, b. 1802, Wiston, Lanark, d. 18 AUG 1876, Lamington, Lanark, buried: Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  WILLIAM died 6 MAR 1876, Hillhouse, Lamington, Lanark, buried: Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      viii THOMAS WATSON b. 1794, bap. 26 OCT 1794, Lamington, Lanark.
      ix JEAN WATSON bap. 22 DEC 1796, Lamington, Lanark.


SECOND LINE

First Generation 

1. ROBERT McMORRAN, (son of JAMES McMORRAN and MARGARET WATSON) baptized 28 MAY 1710 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.  Married 12 JAN 1746 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, JEAN PORTEOUS, b. in Lamington, Lanark.
    Children:
      i. MARY McMORRAN, baptized 20 JAN 1747 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
      ii. Unknown McMORRAN, baptized 29 JUN 1748 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
      iii. ELIZABETH McMORRAN, baptized 20 JAN 1750 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
    2. iv. ROBERT McMORRAN.
      v. AGNES McMORRAN, baptized 20 MAY 1753 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
      vi. WILLIAM McMORRAN, baptized 16 FEB 1755 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
      vii. ELIZABETH McMORRAN, baptized 4 MAR 1757 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
      viii. JEAN McMORRAN, baptized 10 JUN 1759 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
    3. ix. JOHN McMORRAN.

Second Generation 

2. ROBERT McMORRAN, baptized 26 JUL 1751 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.  Married 23 JUN 1775 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, ELIZABETH FRENCH.
    Children:
    4. i. ROBERT McMORRAN.

3. JOHN McMORRAN, baptized 24 JUN 1761 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.  He married CHRISTIAN TODD.
    Children:
      i. MARGARET McMORRAN, baptized 28 MAR 1779 in Wandell & Lamington, Lanark.
      ii. ROBERT McMORRAN, baptized 8 JUL 1781 in Wandell & Lamington, Lanark.
      iii. JANET McMORRAN, baptized 4 OCT 1783 in Wandell & Lamington, Lanark.
      iv. SARAH McMORRAN, baptized 19 NOV 1786 in Wandell & Lamington, Lanark.
    5. v. ADAM McMORRAN.

Third Generation 

4. 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.
    Children:
    6. i. JANET McMORRAN b. 27 APR 1808.
      ii. ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 1 AUG 1809 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
    7. iii. ELIZABETH McMORRAN b. 13 APR 1811.
      iv. ADAM McMORRAN, b. 28 DEC 1812 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 14 FEB 1864 in 5 New St, Edinburgh, cause of death Typhoid fever, occupation Dairyman.
    8. v. JAMES McMORRAN b. 19 OCT 1814.
      vi. LILLEAS McMORRAN, b. 11 JAN 1817 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 1898 in West Linton.
    9. vii. JANE McMORRAN b. 10 MAY 1819.
    10. viii. SARAH McMORRAN.

5. 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 Acute Bronchitis.
    Children:
    11. i. JOHN McMORRAN.
      ii. THOMASINA McMORRAN, b. 25 AUG 1829 in Crawford, Lanark, baptized 23 SEP 1829 in Crawford, Lanark.
      iii. JANET McMORRAN, baptized 31 DEC 1832 in Crawford, Lanark.  Married 5 SEP 1862, JOHN WIGHT.
      iv. CHRISTINA McMORRAN, b. 11 SEP 1833 in Crawford, Lanark, baptized 10 OCT 1834 in Crawford, Lanark.
      v. ROBERT McMORRAN, baptized 15 JUN 1837 in Crawford, Lanark.
      vi. AGNES McMORRAN, b. 27 FEB 1839 in Crawford, Lanark, baptized 19 MAR 1839 in Crawford, Lanark.
    12. vii. THOMAS GIBSON McMORRAN.
    13. viii. CHARLOTTE McMORRAN b. 7 FEB 1846.
    14. ix. WEIR STODDART McMORRAN b. 1848.

Fourth Generation 

6. 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.
    Children:
      i. JOHN DICKSON, b. 10 MAR 1832 in Goosedubs, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 18 MAR 1832 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
    15. ii. ELIZABETH DICKSON b. 30 OCT 1834.
      iii. LILLIAS DICKSON, b. 30 OCT 1839 in Goosedubs, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 17 NOV 1831 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.  Married 1862 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, JOHN FORREST.
      iv. JEAN DICKSON, b. 27 DEC 1843 in Goosedubs, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 4 JAN 1844 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.  Married 1869 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, THOMAS BROWN.
      v. SARAH DICKSON, b. 8 APR 1845 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 16 APR 1871 in Ellen Dale, Chamberlain Rd, Edinburgh, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, cause of death Diptheria.
      vi. ROBERT DICKSON, b. 3 MAR 1847 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 7 MAR 1851 in Crawfordjohn Village, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, cause of death Irritability of Stomach, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      vii. JANET DICKSON, b. 25 JAN 1849 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 8 FEB 1850 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      viii. ROBERT DICKSON, b. 7 JAN 1851 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 7 MAR 1861 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.

7. 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.
    Children:
      i. JOHN SOMERVILLE, b. 31 MAY 1840 in Douglas, Lanarkshire.
    16. ii. ELIZABETH SOMERVILLE b. 10 JUL 1842.
    17. iii. ROBERT SOMERVILLE b. 6 OCT 1844.
      iv. CATHERINE SOMERVILLE, b. 24 SEP 1848 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, d. 13 SEP 1850 in Douglas, Lanarkshire.
      v. ADAM SOMERVILLE, b. 14 JUN 1851 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, baptized 29 JUN 1851 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, d. 4 NOV 1853 in Douglas, Lanarkshire.

8. 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.
    Children by JANE GOWANS:
      i. ELIZABETH WATSON McMORRAN, b. 26 FEB 1861 in 3 Queen's Place, Edinburgh.
    18. ii. ROBERT McMORRAN b. 19 SEP 1862.
      iii. JAMES McMORRAN, b. 15 JAN 1865 in Edinburgh, d. 2 APR 1866 in Edinburgh.
      iv. JANE WHITE McMORRAN, b. 4 JUN 1866 in Edinburgh, d. 5 AUG 1956 in Vancouver, Canada.
      v. JANET McMORRAN, b. 17 DEC 1867 in Edinburgh, d. 23 AUG 1868 in Edinburgh.

9. 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.
    Children:
      i. ELIZABETH McMORRAN, b. 1843 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 8 MAY 1911 in Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, cause of death Strangulated femoral hernia/Post operative Shock.
    19. ii. ALEXANDER McMORRAN b. 3 OCT 1854.
      iii. ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 1855 in Edinburgh.
      iv. JOHN McMORRAN, b. 1856, d. 17 JAN 1912 in Redfern, Sydney.

10. 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 Calder, Lanark.
    Children by ARCHIBALD WEIR:
      i. ELIZABETH WEIR, baptized 20 SEP 1846 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
      ii. SARAH WEIR, b. 3 AUG 1848 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 17 AUG 1848 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
    Children by THOMAS HAMILTON:
      iii. JANET HAMILTON, b. 22 JUN 1858 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.
      iv. ROBINA McMORRAN HAMILTON, b. 2 DEC 1860 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, d. 18 DEC 1883 in Craiglockhart Poorhouse, Colinton, Edinburgh, occupation Domestic Servant, cause of death Abscess of the internal ear and meningitis.
      v. ROBERT McMORRAN HAMILTON, b. 2 DEC 1860 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.

11. 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.
    Children:
      i. JANET McMORRAN, b. 2 DEC 1850 in Carmacoupfoot, Douglas, Lanark.
      ii. CHRISTINA McMORRAN, b. 13 MAY 1853 in Carmacoup, Lanark.
      iii. JANE McMORRAN, b. 20 JUL 1855 in Douglas, Lanark.
      iv. ADAM McMORRAN, b. 2 JAN 1857 in Douglas, Lanark, d. 1879 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright.
      v. ALEXANDER McMORRAN, b. 11 FEB 1859 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright, occupation Shepherd.
      vi. AGNES McMORRAN, b. 20 OCT 1860 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright.
      vii. JOHN HARPER McMORRAN, b. 24 JAN 1863 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright.
      viii. SARAH GRACE McMORRAN, b. 24 JAN 1863 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright, d. 1915 in Kirkmabreck.
      ix. WILLIAM YOUNG McMORRAN, b. 26 SEP 1864 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright.
      x. ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 14 SEP 1866 in Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright.

12. 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.
    Children:
    20. i. JEANNIE McMORRAN b. 1871.
      ii. ISABELLA MARGARET McMORRAN, b. 1873 in Otago, NZ.  Married 25 NOV 1908 in NZ, ALEXANDER BARRIE, b. 23 JAN 1871 in Larbert, Stirling, (son of GEORGE BARRIE and CHRISTINA McINTYRE CLARK).
      iii. CHARLOTTE LOUISE McMORRAN, b. 1879 in Otago, NZ.
      iv. THOMAS GIBSON McMORRAN, b. 1881 in NZ, d. 1903 in NZ.
    21. v. WILLIAM FRANK McMORRAN b. 26 NOV 1887.
    22. vi. EDITH MYRA CAMILLE McMORRAN.

13. 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.
    Children:
      i. JEANIE MILLAR.

14. 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.
    Children:
      i. ADAM McMORRAN, b. 19 DEC 1867 in St. George, Edinburgh, d. 20 DEC 1867 in 17 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh, cause of death Premature Birth.
      ii. HELEN HUNTER McMORRAN, b. 14 JUN 1869 in St. Andrews, Edinburgh, d. 20 JUN 1870 in 14 South St. James St, Edinburgh, cause of death Acute Tubercular Meningitis.
      iii. ADAM McMORRAN, b. 30 MAR 1871 in St. Andrews, Edinburgh.
    23. iv. JEAN GIBSON McMORRAN b. 30 MAR 1873.
      v. WEIR McMORRAN, b. 1875 in NZ.
      vi. WILLIAM JOHN GUN McLEAN McMORRAN, b. 1877 in NZ.
      vii. ANGUS GUN McMORRAN, b. 1886 in NZ, d. 1941 in NZ.
    24. viii. JOHN BUNKLE McMORRAN b. c.1888.
      ix. ELSE McMORRAN.

Fifth Generation 

15. 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, occupation Coachman/Gardener.
    Children:
      i. JOHN PORTEOUS, b. 1873 in Cathcart, Renfrewshire, occupation Bank Clerk.
      ii. JANET PORTEOUS, b. 1875 in Kilmailie, Argyle, occupation Dressmaker.
      iii. ELIZABETH PORTEOUS, b. 1877 in Campsie, Stirling.

16. 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.
    Children:
      i. JOHN JACK, b. 5 MAY 1871 in Leith, Edinburgh.
      ii. ELIZABETH McMORRAN SOMERVILLE JACK, b. 30 MAR 1873 in Edinburgh.
      iii. HELEN STEWART JACK, b. 24 MAY 1875 in Edinburgh.
      iv. WILLIAM JACK, b. 24 MAY 1877 in Edinburgh.
      v. AGNES WALLACE JACK, b. 13 SEP 1879 in Edinburgh.
      vi. ROBERT JACK, b. 27 SEP 1886.

17. 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.
    Children:
      i. JOHN SOMERVILLE, b. 4 MAY 1871 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, occupation Law Clerk.
      ii. SARAH WALLACE SOMERVILLE, b. 31 MAR 1873 in Leith, Midlothian.
      iii. ALEXANDER WALLACE SOMERVILLE, b. 21 MAY 1874 in Leith, Midlothian.
      iv. FRANK SOMERVILLE, b. 1875 in Leith, Midlothian.
      v. ROBERT SOMERVILLE, b. 1888 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.

18. 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.
    Children:
      i. JAMES McMORRAN, b. 22 FEB 1888 in South Leith, Edinburgh.  Married 1921 in St. Andrews, Edinburgh, MARTHA W. ALEXANDER.
      ii. THOMAS BAILLIE McMORRAN, b. 1889 in St Andrew, Edinburgh, occupation Spirit Dealer.  Married 25 FEB 1913 in 28 Howard Place, Edinburgh, ALICE LITTLE, b. 1891, (daughter of ALFRED LITTLE and AGNES SPENCE) occupation Envelope Maker.
      iii. ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 25 MAR 1892 in 2 Elliot St, Edinburgh, occupation Baker, military Private S/4070295 A.S.C., B.E.F., France.  Married 6 JUN 1917 in 14 Derby St, Leith, HARRIET SWANSON, b. 1895, (daughter of GEORGE McBETH SWANSON and HARRIET ROSA MATHER).

19. 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. (seeThe Falconer Family of Edinburgh site)
    Children:
      i. ALEXANDER McMORRAN, b. 25 MAR 1881 in 29 St John's Hill, Edinburgh, d. 26 JUL 1881.
      ii. HENRY FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 31 MAR 1882, d. 13 MAY 1883.
    25. iii. ELIZABETH WATSON McMORRAN b. 10 JUL 1883.
    26. iv. CATHERINE IRVINE FALCONER McMORRAN b. 28 JAN 1885.
    27. v. ROBERT ADAM McMORRAN b. 13 NOV 1886.
      vi. GEORGE FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 12 OCT 1888 in Tranent, Edinburgh.
      vii. JANE WATSON McMORRAN, b. 12 AUG 1890, d. 5 AUG 1960.
    28. viii. ALEXANDRA McMORRAN b. 23 DEC 1892.
      ix. JOHN FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 19 JUN 1895, d. 2 OCT 1918 in France, killed in action WW1, buried in Grave VII. A. 4, Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France, military Serjeant 5th/6th Battalion, Royal Scots Regiment. Awarded Military Medal.
      x. HENRIETTA FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 9 SEP 1897, d. 17 JUL 1898.
      xi. JAMES McMORRAN, b. 11 MAY 1899, d. 6 JUN 1899.
      xii. JANET McMORRAN, b. 11 MAY 1899, d. 27 MAY 1899.
      xiii. MARGARITE (DAISY) McMORRAN, b. 10 SEP 1900, d. 23 MAR 1920 in City Hospital, Colinton, Edinburgh, cause of death Septicemia from septic sore throat, occupation Draper's Assistant.

20. 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, NZ.
    Children:
    29. i. MABEL ANNIE SOUNESS b. 16 APR 1894.
      ii. AGNES ETHEL SOUNESS, b. 27 OCT 1895 in Caversham, NZ.
      iii. JOHN COLLIN SOUNESS, b. 29 NOV 1897 in Caversham, NZ, d. 1987 in Wellington, NZ.
      iv. JAMES GORDON SOUNESS, b. 1907.

21. WILLIAM FRANK McMORRAN, b. 26 NOV 1887 in Dunedin, New Zealand, baptized 1892 in First Church of Otago, NZ, occupation Railway Guard, d. 1927 in NZ.  Married 25 NOV 1908 in Dunedin, New Zealand, OLIVE MAY WEST, b. 1889.
    Children:
      i. WILLIAM FRANK McMORRAN, b. 1909 in NZ, d. 1927 in Timaru Hospital, NZ.
    30. ii. ROBERT JAMES McMORRAN b. 1910.
      iii. JACK McMORRAN, b. 1912 in Dunedin, NZ.  He married OLIVE Unknown.
      iv. ISOBEL FLOSSIE McMORRAN, b. 1915 in NZ, d. 193?.
    31. v. GORDON WEST McMORRAN b. 18 MAY 1922.
      vi. ISLA MAY McMORRAN, b. 1926 in NZ.

22. EDITH MYRA CAMILLE McMORRAN, baptized 1892 in Church of Otago, NZ.  (1) She married HENDRY JAMES MERNS.  (2) Married 1927 in NZ, BERTRAM GUY RANDELL.  (3) She married Unknown IRESON.
    Children by HENDRY JAMES MERNS:
    32. i. HENDRY JAMES McMORRAN b. 1917.
    33. ii. OLIVE JEAN McMORRAN b. 1919.

23. 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 ANN GIBSON).
    Children:
      i. ELLEN JEAN MILLICENT COULTER, b. 19 OCT 1899.
      ii. DAPHNE ANITA COULTER, b. 1903.
      iii. ALFRED WILLIAM COULTER, b. 1904.
    34. iv. ARCHIBALD LYALL GIBSON COULTER b. 28 JUL 1905.
      v. STANLEY STUART COULTER, b. 30 JUN 1911.

24. 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, NZ.
    Children:
      i. ADAM McMORRAN, b. 1924 in Wellington, NZ, d. 1925 in Wellington, NZ.
    35. ii. HERBERT JOHN McMORRAN b. 17 OCT 1926.
    36. iii. RICHARD WILLIAM McMORRAN b. 14 JUL 1929.

Sixth Generation 

25. 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.
    Children:
    37. i. IRIS MAY PERRY b. 24 APR 1918.
      ii. FLORENCE EILEEN PERRY, b. 11 OCT 1920 in Summer Hill, Sydney, d. 26 APR 1925, buried in Rookwood Cemetery.
    38. iii. HUBERT ALEXANDER PERRY b. 13 NOV 1922.
    39. iv. LESLEY GORDON PERRY b. 12 JAN 1927.
    40. v. RUTH MARGARET PERRY (details excluded).

26. 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.
    Children:
      i. MARY LEITH SCOTT, b. 15 JAN 1912 in Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, d. 199? in Lawson, NSW, occupation Registered nurse.  Married 30 NOV 1942, RODERICK HUGH MACKAY, b. 18 JUN 1902, d. 1974.

27. 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.
    Children:
    41. i. MAY DUNLOP McMORRAN b. 8 JAN 1917.
      ii. GORDON McMORRAN, b. 27 DEC 1918, d. 23 JAN 1919 in Dundee, cause of death Prematurity.
      iii. MAUDE McMORRAN, b. 2 DEC 1919, d. 14 JAN 1920.
    42. iv. JEAN WATSON McMORRAN b. 31 OCT 1924.

28. 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 MARTIN KELLY.
    Children by ARTHUR MURRAY CRIMSON:
      i. WINIFRED CRIMSON, b. 23 APR 1914 in Sydney, NSW, d. 7 MAY 1968 in Cammeray, NSW, buried 10 MAY 1968 in Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney.
      ii. VICTOR JOHN CRIMSON, b. 10 JAN 1917 in Sydney, NSW, d. 25 DEC 1969.  Married 1941 in New Lambton, NSW, RUBY HITCHCOCK.
    Children by MARTIN KELLY:
      iii. BRIAN MARTIN KELLY, b. 28 FEB 1927.

29. MABEL ANNIE SOUNESS, b. 16 APR 1894 in Caversham, NZ, d. 1929 in Whangarei, NZ.
    Children:
      i. RUSS COOK, (details excluded).

30. ROBERT JAMES McMORRAN, b. 1910 in Dunedin, NZ.  Married 1934 in NZ, RITA SMALLRIDGE.
    Children:
    43. i. MARGUERITA ANN McMORRAN (details excluded).
      ii. FRANCES ROSE McMORRAN, (details excluded).  She married PETER GUNDESON.

31. GORDON WEST McMORRAN, b. 18 MAY 1922 in Timaru, New Zealand.  He married AUDREY WARD.
    Children:
    44. i. JANET McMORRAN (details excluded).
    45. ii. LINDSAY McMORRAN (details excluded).

32. HENDRY JAMES McMORRAN, b. 1917 in Dunedin, NZ.  He married GWEN CRAWFORD-COMPTON.
    Children:
      i. PATRICIA McMORRAN.  She married JOEL TELLINGHUSSEN.
      ii. CHERYL McMORRAN.  She married ANTHONY NELSON.

33. 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.
    Children:
      i. FRANK MALCOLM GOULD, (details excluded).
      ii. JENNIFER ELLEN GOULD, (details excluded).  She married BASIL CLAUSON HOWELL.
      iii. PHILIP JAMES GOULD, (details excluded).  (1) He married DOROTHY PORTER.  (2) He married NASRIN TOUYOURI.
      iv. RUSSELL JOHN GOULD, (details excluded).  He married MARGARET MILNE.
      v. ALAN BRUCE GOULD, (details excluded).  He married ANNE ROKER.
      vi. ALISTER MARSHALL GOULD, (details excluded).  He married MARGARET HELEN PEATTIE.

34. ARCHIBALD LYALL GIBSON COULTER, b. 28 JUL 1905, d. 1964.  Married 1931 in Napier, New Zealand, DULCIE MAY BERGSTROM.
    Children:
      i. JILL ELIZABETH COULTER, (details excluded).  (1) She married WILLIAM McRAE ROYSE.  (2) She married GARTH PRITCHARD.

35. HERBERT JOHN McMORRAN, b. 17 OCT 1926.  Married 6 SEP 1952 in Wellington, NZ, EDNA MAY SHERIDAN, b. 3 MAR 1923 in Sydney, NSW.
    Children:
      i. GRAHAM ROWLAND McMORRAN, (details excluded).
    46. ii. BRONWYN LINLEY McMORRAN (details excluded).
      iii. FIONA ELSPETH McMORRAN, (details excluded).

36. RICHARD WILLIAM McMORRAN, b. 14 JUL 1929 in Wellington, NZ, d. 13 MAR 2000.  He married AILSBETH.
    Children:
      i. LEIGH McMORRAN.
      ii. KIM McMORRAN.
      iii. JOANNE McMORRAN.
      iv. KATRINA McMORRAN.
      v. HELEN McMORRAN.

Seventh Generation 

37. IRIS MAY PERRY, b. 24 APR 1918 in Crown St Woman's Hospital, Sydney.  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.
    Children:
    47. i. ADELE ANNE McCROHON (details excluded).
    48. ii. COLIN ROSS McCROHON (details excluded).

38. HUBERT ALEXANDER PERRY, b. 13 NOV 1922 in Summer Hill, Sydney.  Married 26 FEB 1949, ANN-MARIE EASSON, b. 7 OCT 1923.
    Children:
      i. GREGORY JAMES PERRY, (details excluded).  He married Unknown.
      ii. MARK PATRICK PERRY, (details excluded).  He married KATHLEEN TOGNETTI.
      iii. DAMIEN JOHN PERRY, b. 28 DEC 1955, d. 2 SEP 1979.
      iv. DEBORAH ANNE PERRY, (details excluded).
      v. ELIZABETH THERESE PERRY, (details excluded).
      vi. JOHN JOSEPH PERRY, (details excluded).

39. LESLEY GORDON PERRY, b. 12 JAN 1927.  He married ELIZABETH VIOLET LACEY, b. 16 AUG 1926.
    Children:
      i. DENNIS LESLEY PERRY, b. 15 MAR 1950, d. 10 OCT 1953.
      ii. KENNETH WAYNE PERRY, (details excluded).
      iii. JANICE DIANNE PERRY, (details excluded).
      iv. SUSAN MARIE PERRY, (details excluded).
      v. BRETT ALLAN PERRY, (details excluded).  (1) He married UNKNOWN.  (2) He married UNKNOWN.

40. RUTH MARGARET PERRY, (details excluded).  She married OSCAR SAFIER, b. 11 OCT 1925 in Krakou, Poland.
    Children:
    49. i. SIMON PAUL MOSES SAFIER b. 24 SEP 1959.
      ii. SHANE OSCAR EREN SAFIER, (details excluded).
      iii. MARCEL GLEN SAFIER, (details excluded).
      iv. KLARA LEE SAFIER, (details excluded).
      v. YVETTE MIA SAFIER, (details excluded).

41. MAY DUNLOP McMORRAN, b. 8 JAN 1917.  Married 25 OCT 1941, JOHN GOODFELLOW.
    Children:
      i. ALISON GOODFELLOW.
      ii. LESLIE GOODFELLOW.

42. JEAN WATSON McMORRAN, b. 31 OCT 1924.  Married 6 DEC 1954, HAROLD JONES.
    Children:
      i. ANDREW JONES.
      ii. SIMON JONES.
      iii. STEPHEN JONES, d. 15 APR 2007.

43. MARGUERITA ANN McMORRAN, (details excluded).  She married Unknown FRASER.
    Children:
      i. JOHN FRASER, (details excluded).
      ii. CAROLINE FRASER, (details excluded).

44. JANET McMORRAN, (details excluded).  She married GARY MONTGOMERY.
    Children:
      i. PAUL MONTGOMERY, (details excluded).
      ii. SARAH MONTGOMERY, (details excluded).
      iii. JONATHON MONTGOMERY, (details excluded).

45. LINDSAY McMORRAN, (details excluded).  He married VYVETTE ALLISON.
    Children:
      i. HAMISH McMORRAN, (details excluded).
      ii. NADIA McMORRAN, (details excluded).

46. BRONWYN LINLEY McMORRAN, (details excluded).  She married NICHOLAS DYMOCK.
    Children:
      i. JONATHAN RUSSELL DYMOCK, (details excluded).
      ii. STEPHANIE RHEA DYMOCK, (details excluded).

Eigth Generation 

47. ADELE ANNE McCROHON, (details excluded).  She married TONY NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
    Children:
      i. LUKE GABRIEL NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
      ii. YASMIN LOUISE NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
      iii. KRISTIAN CHE NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
      iv. ANNELISE SKYE NICHOLLS, (details excluded).

48. COLIN ROSS McCROHON, (details excluded).  He married LYNETTE ELIZABETH FROST, (details excluded).
    Children:
      i. KYLIE ELIZABETH McCROHON, (details excluded).

49. 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.
    Children:
      i. MIA SAFIER.


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