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Family [F142]

GREG

Parents

JAMES GREG {M} [P437] = JANET HENDERSON {F} [P438]

Married ABT 1753, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

JAMES GREG

Born 28 Aug 1718, Ayrs, Ayrshire, Scotland IGI C11578-4
Christened 28 Aug 1718, Ayr Ayrshire Scotland IGI-C11578-7
Died 29 Jul 1817, .Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
OCCUPATION: Master of Manners/Surveyor/Dance Ma
SOURCE: Old Parish Registers - Ayr

IGI - James Greg baptism, AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 28 Aug 1718 : father's name: James Greg mother's name: Elizabeth Kirkwood: C11578-4 system origin: Scotland-VR
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950: Name: James Greg. Gender: Male Birth Date: 28 Aug 1718. Birth Place: , Ayr, Ayr, Scotland. Baptism Place: , Ayr, Ayr, Scotland. Father: James Greg. Mother: Elizabeth Kirkwood
FHL Film Number: 1041329 Reference ID: 2:16C8JCP

A Transcription from the original OPR 28 Aug 1718: 'James Greg son lawful to James Greg ... .... Deacon of the taylors of Air and Elizabeth Kirkwood his spouse, a son was born on Thursday the twenty eighth day of August seventeen hundred.and eighteen years, and was baptised that same day by Mr John McDermit. Witnesses were Mr John Moor master of ..... school of Air, and David Campbell late Deacon of the Taylors there'
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James is recorded as Land Surveyor/ Master of Manners and Dance Master in various documents. His son William is also described as a 'Dance Master'
OPR records for children's births are a further source for this James' existence
The Scottish Musical Museum: Consisting of Upwards of Six Hundred Songs, with Proper Basses for the Pianoforte, Volume 6. W. Blackwood and sons, 1839 - Ballads, Scots

MY LADY’S GOWN THERE'S GAIRS UPON'T.

This song was written for the Museum by Burns in 1788. The words are adapted to a well-known strathspey, or reel tune, composed by the late Mr James Gregg, an’ eminent teacher of dancing in Ayrshire. Gregg composed the strathspey, called “ Gregg‘s Pipes,” and many other excellent dancing tunes. He had a taste for painting, mechanics, and natural history; made and improved telescopes; he was also skilled in the mathematics, and was frequently employed as a land-surveyor. He taught dancing, until, by old age, he could scarcely see his pupils, or hear the tones of his own violin. He died, regretted by all who knew him, in November 1817, at a very advanced age. Johnson long hesitated to admit this song into his Museum; but, being blamed for such fastidiousness, he at length gave it a place in that work. '

The Gentleman's Magazine Volume XXXVIII - Part two - page 636 (1817) - Obituary
At Ayr at a very advanced age, Mr James Gregg, who for many years was well known in Ayrshire, Galloway and Dumfriesshire, as an eminent teacher of dancing, he was a man of happy temper, and of considerable originality of genius.
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Thanks to William Douglas Morrison (Doug) of NSW Australia for the following information:
The Gentleman's Magazine -: The Gentleman's Magazine Vol LXXXVII Part II p.636 (1817)

Obituary of James gregg:
" At Ayr, at a very advanced age, Mr. James Gregg, who for many years was well known in Ayrshire, Galloway, and Dumfriesshire, as an eminent teacher of dancing. He was a man of happy temper, and of considerable originality of genius. He was remarkably skilled in musick,(sic) and performed with great taste and execution on the violin; and besides "Gregg's Pipes" and "Strathspeys", which bear his name, he composed many other excellent pieces, which, his modesty prevented him from acknowledging, though he contributed to many musical publications. He had a taste for Painting, Mechanics, and Natural History, made and improved telescopes, and no inconsiderable knowledge of Mathematicks, and was frequently employed as a measurer of land, until his advanced years rendered him incapable of bearing the fatigue. He taught dancing until, by old age, he could scarcely see his own pupils, or hear the tones of his own violin."
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Proving the fact that James Gregg wrote music for the famous Bard Robert Burns: POEMS AND SONGS.

G3 My lady's dink, my lady's drest, The flower and fancy o' the west ; But the lassie that a man lo'es best, that 's the lass to mak him blest. My lady's gown, &c.

[This is a production of the same class with that immediately preceding, executed with even more felicity. It paints too true a picture of aristocratic life as it prevailed in the days of Burns, and which perhaps too often found imitation in a lower scale of society. It was furnished to Johnson at an early date in the progress of his undertaking, and Stenhouse accounts for the late publication of it by telling us that "Johnson long hesitated to admit the song into his work ; but being blamed for such fastidiousness, he at length gave it a place there.

"The air is a very lively strathspey by James Gregg, a distinguished performer and composer in Ayrshire, who died at an advanced age in 1817.

As it is not much known, we have pleasure in subjoining the melody.]

Chorus. Strathspey by James Gregg.

BOOK: The Works of Robert Burns - With His Life Vol 2 Page 451 Is the same wording as The Works of Robert Burns - Complete In One Volume. With Selected Notes: Page 248

BOOK: The Works of Robert Burns - Complete In One Volume. With Selected Notes: Page 248 My Ladies Gown - Theres Gairs Up Front. To the tune of " Greggs Pipes"

[The idea of this song is believed to be old, and some of the words also; most of it, however, is the workmansship of Burns.

The air to which it was writen was the composition of James Gregg, a musician belonging to Ayrshire. whos memory still

lives in the west as an improver of the telescope, a mechanist and a painter. He is still more remembered by this tune

which is often called for, when the dancers are on the floor --- "and all goes merry as a mariage bell" ]

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Scottish_Song/My_Lady%27s_Gown

BOOK: EXCERPT: From' The Book of Scottish Song (1843) edited by Alexander Whitelaw' - My Lady's Gown.

[This song was written by Burns in 1788 for Johnson's Museum, but it does not appear in that work till near the close. It is supposed that Burns was indebted for the idea and some of the words of the song to an old licentious ditty. The tune to which the song is sung is a popular strathspey or reel tune, composed by James Gregg, a teacher of dancing in Ayrshire. Gregg was a very ingenious man, and distinguished in particular for his skill in mechanics. He died in 1817.]

My lady's gown there's gairs upon't,
And gowden springs sae rare upon't;
But Jennie's jimps and jerkinet,
My lord thinks meikle mair upon't.

My lord a-hunting he is gane;
But hounds and hawks wi' him are nane;
By Colin's cottage lies his game,
If Colin's Jennie be at hame.

My lady's white, my lady's red,
And kith and kin o' Cassilis' blude;
But her ten-pund lands o' tocher gude
Were a' the charms his lordship lo'ed.

Out ower yon muir, out ower yon moss,
Where gor-cocks throush the heather pass,
There wons auld Colin's bonnie lass,
A lily in a wilderness.

Sae sweetly move her genty limbs,
Like music-notes o' lovers' hymns;
The diamond-dew in her een sae blue,
Where laughing love sae wanton swims.

My lady's dink, my lady's dress'd,
The flower and fancy o' the west;
But the lassie thrtt a man lo'es best,
O, that's the lass to mak' him blest.

Source: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Scottish_Song/My_Lady%27s_Gown
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JANET HENDERSON

Alias Janet GREG (EST 1752)
Born 12 Jan 1731, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died 19 Jan 1814, .Louisville, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire Scotland
Janet Henderson's existance is further verified from her Childrens OPR's

ALTERNATIVE POSSIBILITY BIRTH: Janet HENDERSON Sex: F Birth: 5 Nov 1732 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Parents: Father: John HENDERSON Mother: Beatrix CADDELL Film Number: 177912 Page Number: 1096 Reference Number:42328 )

ALTERNATIVE POSSIBILITY BIRTH: Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Janet Henderson. Gender: Female. Birth Date: 4 Jul 1732. Baptism Date: 6 Jul 1732. Baptism Place:, Abbey (Paisley), Renfrew, Scotland. Father: James Henderson. Mother: Agnes Stinson. FHL Film Number: 1041088. Reference ID: 2:17DF20V

OPR DEATH: 19 January 1814 - Louisville, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland at an advanced age, at her son's house, Louiseville, Kilmarnock, on 19th inst. Mrs Janet Henderson, wife of Mr James Gregg, senior, late of Ayr

Children

James GREG (1) {M} [P444]

Born 4 Aug 1754, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Christened 18 Aug 1754, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Died BEF 1756, A 2nd James born 1756
IGI - James Greg baptism: 18 Aug 1754 AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 04 Aug 1754 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7: Scotland-ODM

ALSO SCR FR060. First child to James Greg and Janet Henderson.

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. James Greg Gender: Male. Birth Date: 4 Aug 1754. Baptism Date: 18 Aug 1754. Baptism Place: Ayr, Ayrshitre, Scotland. Father:James Greg. Mother: Janet Henderson. FHL Film Number: 1041330

James would have been named after his father. It is assumed the boy died before 1767 when another James was born.

Margaret GREG {F} [P445] = William BAIRD {M} [P452] > Family [F144]

Married 22 Jul 1775, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI M11963-2

Margaret GREG

Alias Margaret BAIRD (27 Jul 1775)
Born 18 Feb 1756, Ayr Ayrshire Scotland IGI-C115787-7
Christened 19 Feb 1756, Ayr Ayrshire Scotland IGI-C115787-7
IGI - ' Greg baptism: 19 Feb 1756 AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 14 Feb 1756 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson ' : C11578-7: Scotland-ODM

On a torn page in the Ayr parish register a child is recorded to have been born in 1756 to James Greg & Janet Henderson.
OPR AYR: '......... ....... to James Greg and Janet Henderson his spouse born 18th and baptised 19th February 1756'.
Unfortunately the Name and genre was missing but an OPR birth entry for 1775 at Ayr was found by Matthew Greig[Giffnock] for a Margaret Greg marriage to William Baird
.
Later The OPR Marriage for Margaret reads: 'William Baird sailor and Margaret Greg daughter of James Greg Dancing Master gave in their names to be proclaimed in order to marriage and after proclamation they were married accordingly on 22nd July 1775'. They also named their first child JAMES. It is very likely the marriage refers to Margaret daughter of James and Janet, where the birth entry is torn.

William BAIRD

Born Mar 1754, Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 19 Mar 1754, Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died .
OCCUPATION: Sailor
OPR Birth Monkton and Prestwick 19 Mar 1754: 'William Baird son lawful to Thomas Baird workman in Kirktown? was baptised upon the 19th day of March by Mr William Walker before these witnesses William Hunter in Barylie and William Lawson weaver there'

James GREG (2) {M} [P2612]

Born 8 Aug 1756, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 18 Aug 1756, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died BEF 1761, A 3rrd James was born 1761
Birth O.P.R. 8 August 1756 - Ayr Ayrshire Scotland James Greg, son: lawful to James Greg, Master of Manners and Janet Henderson his spouse, was born August 8th 1756, baptised 18th by Mr John Hunter - witnesses John Bowie and Archibald Kirkland

This James would have died before 1767 when another sibling James was born.

Marion GREG {F} [P446]

Born 13 Apr 1758, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Christened 14 Apr 1758, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
IGI - Marion Greg baptism14 Apr 1758 AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 13 Apr 1758 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7 system origin: Scotland-ODM
OPR AYR: ' Marion Greg lawful daughter to James Greg and Janet Henderson his spouse born 13th April 1758. baptised 14th'.
SCR FR385.
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Marion Greg. Gender: Female. Birth Date: 13 Apr 1758. Baptism Date: 14 Apr 1758. Baptism Place: Ayr,Ayr,Scotland. Father: James Greg. Mother: Janet Henderson. FHL Film Number: 1041330

Lillias Margaret GREG {F} [P447]

Born 11 Oct 1759, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Christened 12 Oct 1759, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
IGI - Lillas Greg baptism 12 Oct 1759 AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 11 Oct 1759 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7: Scotland-ODM
OPR AYR: 'Lillias Greg lawful daughter to James Greg and Janet Henderson his spouse. Born 11th October 1759. Baptised 12th October by Mr Robert Ferguson Witnesses Alex Kennedy & Wm Robison '.
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Name: Lillas Greg. Gender: Female. Birth Date: 11 Oct 1759 Baptism Date: 12 Oct 1759. Baptism Place: Ayr,Ayr,Scotland. Father: James Greg. Mother: Janet Henderson. FHL Film Number: 1041330

Possible Marriage:(Although Lillias would have been 60 years old at this time)
Marriage 11 Oct 1819 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Lillias Margaret Greg to Spouse Thomas MacWhirter(1783-

Jean GREGG {F} [P380] = William BROWN {M} [P382] > Family [F127]

Married 31 Aug 1779, Kilmarnock Ayrs(IGI)

Jean GREGG

Alias Jean BROWN (EST 1774)
Born 8 Sep 1761, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Christened 9 Sep 1761, Ayr Ayrs Scotland. IGI C11578-7
Died 6 Oct 1796, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
SOURCE: OPR and IGI
IGI - Jean Greg baptism 09 Sep 1761: AYR,AYR,SCOTLAND birth date: 08 Sep 1761 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7 Scotland-ODM

OPR AYR: 'Jean Greg lawful daughter to James Greg Dancing Master and Janet Henderson his spouse born 8th September 1761 and baptised 9th September'. This Jean is probably the Jean Gregg[P380] who married William Brown[P382] C.1779

OPR - 1791 Birth Ayr Ayrshire, Scotland. Jean Greg daughter: Law(Lawful) to James Greg, Dancing Master, and his spouse Janet Henderson, born Sep. 8th 1761, baptised 9th, by Mr William Dalrymple; witnesses were: Peter Millar and William Robison

We know that Jean's father was a Land Surveyer as stated on the birth record of her son William Wallace Brown. It is suggested by Matthew Greig[Gifnock] that Jean may have been daughter to James Greg[P437] and Janet Henderson[P438][F142-Ayr]. Likely in that two children to this marriage named James and Janet.
James was known as a Master of Manners and a Dance Master but Jeans father was also described as Land Surveyer on the birth record of her son William Wallace.
Jean had died by 1798 when a Petition raised on behalf of her daughter Janet DELLA Brown described Jean as the late spouse of William Brown

DEATH Kilmarnock Ayrshire Scotland. 6 Oct.1796. Death of Mrs Jean Gregg spouse to William Brown, writer in Kilmarnock in the 35th year of her age. Edinburgh Magazine for 1797

William BROWN

Born 2 Jan 1752, St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland
Buried 7 Oct 1805, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
OCCUPATION: Writer/Solicitor
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. NameWilliam Brown Gender Male. Birth Date 02 Jan 1752 Birth Place Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Baptism Place Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Father James Brown. Mother Helen Allan. FHL Film Number 1066753 Reference ID2:17R9Z55
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Birth of William Brown 1744 Banchory-Ternan, Kincardine

1779, 29 Oct Edinburgh Advertiser Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland_land sales 29 Oct 1779. Edinburgh, Scotland. Farm for let

1780, 14 July EdinburghAdvertiserEdinburghMidlothianScotland_land sales- 14 July 1780. Edinburgh, Scotland. sale of land

1801 Edinburgh Advertiser Scotland_Sale of Woods in Ayrshire. 10 Apr 1801. Edinburgh, Scotland

Elected 1803 Kilmarnock, Ayr County, Scotland. Magistrate, treasurer, Kilmarnock
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Posted 07 Jun 2011 by Anne England on https://www.ancestry.co.uk/mediaui-viewer/tree/5304829/person/-1461282686/media/c4eb5de6-d6ba-4086-b64d-9ec39bb81916
1783 Edinburgh Advertiser Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland - injuryInjury
11 Apr 1783 - Nethertown, Caithness, Scotland. He & younger brother assaulted; brother dies - news story Friday 4-18-1783

News Story of Assault of William Brown & Death of Brother 1783
April 18, 1783. News Story of Assault of William Brown & Death of Brother 1783. Edinburgh Advertiser (Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland)
Last week a most melancholy accident happened at Kilmarnock; Mr. William Brown, writer, and his brother, being at Ayr, and coming home late, the toll-man at Nethertown demanded toll, as he said it was after twelve. A scuffle ensued, when the toll-man and his step-son struck them in such an inhuman manner, that the younger brother is dead, and Mr. Brown in the utmost danger. Both toll-man and step-son were confined in Ayr jail on Saturday last.

Apr 1783 Death of Half-Brother Brown(1748-1783) Apr 1783 - Nethertown, Caithness, Scotland
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Alexander GREG {M} [P449]

Born 10 Sep 1763, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Christened 21 Sep 1763, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
IGI - Alexander Greg baptism: 21 Sep 1763: AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 10 Sep 1763 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7: Scotland-ODM

OPR AYR: 'Alexander Greg laful son to James Greg Master of Manners and Janet Henderson his spouse born 10th September 1763 and baptised 21st September by Mr Wiliam Dalrymple'.

SCR FR424 states baptised 21 Sep 1763.

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Name: Alexander Greg. Birth Date: 10 Sep 1763. Baptism Date: 21 Sep 1763. Ayr,Ayr,Scotland
Father: James Greg. Mother: Janet Henderson. FHL Film Number: 1041330

WILLIAM GREGG {M} [P439] = AGNES CURRIE {F} [P440] > Family [F143]

Married 26 Sep 1788, Ochiltree Ayrshire Scotland IGI-M11609-2

WILLIAM GREGG

Alias William GREIG
Alias William GREG
Born 28 Apr 1766, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI-C11578-7
Christened 29 Apr 1766, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI-C11578-7
Died 19 May 1841, Failford Tarbolton Ayrshire Scotland
Buried 19 May 1841, Church Yard Tarbolton Ayrshire Scotland
OCCUPATION: Mason/DanceMaster/Master of Manners
SOURCE: OPR's
IGI - William Greg: baptism: 29 Apr 1766 AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 28 Apr 1766 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7 : Scotland-ODM - SCR FR446 Also

OPR Ayr Ayrshire Scotland: James Greg, son lawful to James Greg Master of Manners and Janet Henderson his spouse was born April 28th 1766, baptised 29th 1768 by Mr William Dalrymple'.

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Name: William Greg. Gender: Male. Birth Date: 28 Apr 1766. Baptism Date: 29 Apr 1766. Baptism Place: Ayr,Ayr,Scotland. Father: James Greg. Mother: Janet Henderson. FHL Film Number: 1041330
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OPR TARBOLTON 1841: 'William Gregg from Failford Hospital was interred at Tarbolton 19th May 1841'.
First census in Scotland was 6 June 1841 just too late to include him. William's age would have been 75 when he died [assuming the birth details and parents accredited to him are correct-1997 Alec Gregg].

William's name was spelled 'Gregg' at the time of his death.
William was the son of James Greg and Janet Henderson as above. Both William and his father James are known to have been 'Dancing Masters, 'Master of Manners' and Musicians.

THE GREGG FIDDLE: William is recorded to have been a 'Dancing Master' and 'Master of Manners' and musician, and is generally credited as having been the Dance Master and fiddle tutor to ROBERT BURNS at the Tarbolton Bachelors Club in the 1770's. A fiddle said to be the one used by William was presented to the Scottish National Trust in 1997 by the late Major John Weir, who acquired the long 'lost' fiddle from a local source in Tarbolton, Ayrshire.

[Note Alec Gregg Sep 2001] - I feel that this William, taking nothing away from his own talents, was too young to have been the Dance Master and fiddle tutor to Burns, and it is more likely that it was his father James who should be credited as such. James too was reported in various articles after his death in 1817, to be a " Master of Manners, eminent teacher of dancing, remarkably skilled in musick(sic), and performed with great taste and execution on the violin, a taste for painting, mechanics, and natural history, made and improved telescopes, and was frequently employed as a measurer of land. "

On The death certificate of Agnes Currie(his wife) in 1855, she was declared as a ' Dancing Teachers Widow,
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In various documents referring to WIllam his name was spelled as Greg, Greig and Gregg.
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William's son John Gregg[P457] inherited the 'Gregg Fiddle' which was passed down though the generations to somehow become 'lost' in the mid 1900's, later to be 'found again'
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AGNES CURRIE

Alias AGNES GREGG (26 Sep 1788)
Born 1766, St Quivox Ayrshire Scotland
Died 2 Oct 1855, Failford Ayrshire Scotland
Buried 1855, Tarbolton Church Yard - Ayrshire Scotland
OCCUPATION: Weaver
BIRTH:
Many family details have been confirmed from Agnes' Death certificate[1855] giving information for husband,children and names of her parents. It also confirmed her own birth place to have been St. Quivox Ayrs. Agnes and William lived the latter years of their lives at Failford Alms Houses, also known as Failford Hospital and as Coopers Trust, where Agnes outlived William by 14 years, and died of 'Natural Decay' aged 90 - 2 October 1855. Informant - Son William.
The 1855 Death Certifications included information on children born to the deceased. Listed were:
1. James deceased abroad
2. Elizabeth living
3. William deceased infant
4. John deceased age 42
5. William living
6. Agnes living
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1841 and 1851 census at Failford Hospital shows Agnes as being Dancing Teachers widow age 75 and 84* respectively.

Elizabeth Currie b.17 APR 1774 - St Quivox and Newton,? Ayrshire,? Scotland. DEATH Unknown. Father William Currie. Poss Sister

According to details on her Death Cert.(1855 ) Agnes was born in St Quivox(1766). Parents William Currie(wright) and Elizabeth Reid.
Details of a Margaret also born in St Quivox(1774) to William Currie / Elizabeth Reid suggests she was most likely sister to Agnes.
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1841 CENSUS the night of 6 June 1841: Piece: SCT1841/619 Place: Tarbolton-Ayrshire Enumeration District: 4
Civil Parish: Tarbolton Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Folio: 0 Page: 9
Address: Coopers Hospital Failford
Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
HUMPHREY James M 83 Inmate Ayrshire
**GREGG Agnes F 75 Inmate Ayrshire [M/S Currie]
CREE Barbara F 47 Ayrshire
PEDEN Alexr. M 74 Inmate Ayrshire
MCGILBREY Daniel M 70 Outside Census County (1841)
MCGILBREY Agnes F 68 Ayrshire
HILLHOUSE Elisabeth F 89 Inmate Ayrshire
GUTHRIE James M 30 Agr Labourer Ayrshire
GUTHRIE Sarah F 30 Ayrshire
GUTHRIE Jean F 7 Ayrshire
GUTHRIE Margaret F 4 Ayrshire
GUTHRIE Janet F 2 Ayrshire
AULD Thomas M 25 Tile Mounter Ayrshire
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1851 Census the night of 30 March 1851: Piece: SCT1851/619 Place: Ayr -Ayrshire Enumeration District: 6
Civil Parish: Tarbolton Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Tarbolton Folio: 0 Page: 1 Schedule: 0
Address: Failford Hospital
Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
George Crossan Head 36 Ay Lab Ireland
Agnes Crossan Wife 35 Ay Lab Wife Ireland
Robert Crossan Son 17 Ay Lab Ireland
James Crossan Son 11 Scholar Ireland
Mary A Crossan Daughter 8 Scholar Ireland
Agnes Crossan Daughter 6 Scholar Ireland
John Crossan Son 1 Tarbolton, c ayr
Thomas Murray Lodger 20 Ay Lab Ireland
Michael Murray Lodger 18 Ay Lab Ireland
Susan Graham Lodger 8 Embroiderer Muslin Girvan, c ayr
James Folley Lodger 30 Ay Lab Ireland
MCGRIGOR Margret Mother W F 65 Innkeepers Widow Ayrshire - Tarbolton She does not reside in the hospital.
CREE - Ptient U F 55 Formerly Farm Servant Ayrshire - St Quivox(Originally: Ayrshire - St Evox) Forename incomplete, maybe Sara.
CREE - Visitr U F 22 Stocking Knitter Ayrshire - Cumnock Disability: Blind Page torn, forename possibly Christina.
STEWART - Ptient W F 75 Formerly Farmers Wife Ayrshire - St Quivox(Originally: Ayrshire - St Evox) Page torn, forename missing.
MORTON - Ptient W M 79 Formerly Old Farmer Ayrshire - Mauchline Pg torn, forename missing. Status uncertain.
MCILVRAY - Ptient M M 78 Formerly Ag Lab Ayrshire - Mauchline Page torn, forename missing.
MCILVRAY - Ptient M F 81 Formerly Ag Labs Wife Ayrshire - Mauchline Page torn, forename missing.
GIBBS - Ptient W F 76 Formerly Ag Labs Widow Ayrshire - Mauchline Page torn, forename missing.
** CURRIE - Ptient W F 84 Dancing Teachers Widow Ayrshire - St Quivox(Originally: Ayrshire - St Evox) Page torn, forename missing. [Now listed under maiden surname]
CRAWFORD Martha Ptient U F 57 Formerly Infant Teacher Ayrshire - Mauchline Page torn,part of forename missing.

James GREGG {M} [P381] = Lewis BROWN {F} [P385] > Family [F126]

Married 17 May 1790, Kilmarnock Ayrs Scotland IGI-M19908-2

James GREGG

Born 27 Dec 1767, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Christened 1 Jan 1768, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
Died 8 Aug 1837, Rutland Square, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
OCCUPATION: Writer/lawyer/Barrister
IGI - James Greg baptism: 01 Jan 1768 AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 27 Dec 1767 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7 : Scotland-ODM

SCR FR461
OPR 1768: Ayr Ayrshire Scotland: James Greg, son lawful to James Greg Master of Manners and Janet Henderson his spouse was born December 27th 1767, baptised January 1st 1768 by Mr William Mcgill'.
SCR FR446 Also

Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Name: James Greg. Gender: Male. Birth Date: 27 Dec 1767. Baptism Date: 1 Jan 1768. Baptism Place: Ayr,Ayr,Scotland. Father: James Greg, Mother: Janet Henderson. FHL Film Number: 1041330

OPR Kilmarnock DEATH 8 Aug 1837: 'Mr James Gregg Writer in Kilmarnock from number 1 Rutland Square is Buried in the New Ground. Died aged 68 of Apoplexy'


Although relationship to James Greg and Janet Henderson is recorded in parish records, it is assumed[ADG1997] that this is the same person who married Lewis Brown. James is later described as a writer - being lawyer/solicitor in Scotland. James named his first two children after his wifes parents - Anne and William. His next two were named James and Janet after his own parents.
In June 1807 James Gregg was known as Writer and Town Clerk, Kilmarnock

This James was the third boy to be named James. The older brothers must have died prior to 1767.

May 2004. From The archives of Gebbie & Wilson Solicitors of Starthaven. 'William Gebbie - Founder of Gebbie & Wilson Solicitors of Starthaven. 'On 1st June 1807, William was apprenticed as a Lawyer to JAMES GREGG, Writer and Town Clerk, Kilmarnock. After a five years apprenticeship, from which he was honourably discharged on 13th June 1812 (aged 18), he proceeded to Glasgow where he found congenial work at the University and in the office of Grahame & Mitchell, Writers.

For reasons not entirely clear, Strathaven was chosen as the place to set up his own practice and he arrived in September 1816. Interestingly, the original of the letter to his mother is, together with copies of his first business correspondence dated 5th September 1816, still held in the archives of the firm. He was formally admitted as a Procurator before the Sheriff Court in Hamilton on 22nd November 1816 and continued to practice until his death on 11th April 1865 in his 72nd Year.'

Lewis BROWN

Alias Lewis GREGG (17 May 1790)
Alias Lewis SYM (16 Sep 1822)
Born 27 Sep 1771, Kilmarnock Ayrs
Christened 7 Oct 1771, Kilmarnock
OPR KILMARNOCK: 'Brown Lewis. William Brown writer in Kilmarnock and Anne Hunter spouses had their 2nd child born and baptised 27th September 1771 named Lewis by Mr Robertson''.
The name may have been Lervis/Lowis[ADG1997]. The register showed Lewis as being a male but it is believed Lewis was a female and later[aged 19] married James Gregg 17th May 1790 .
Also record for William Wallace Brown[half brother to Lewis] born 28th November 1780 states He was 3rd SON to William Brown

OPR birth Lewis brown Daughter to WIlliam Brown-Ann Hunter
'William Brown writer in Kilmarnock and Ann Hunter spouses had their second child born Sept 27 1771 and baptised Lewis October 10th 1771'

CENSUS: 1851. Piece: SCT1851/611 Place: Riccarton-Ayrshire Enumeration District: 23
Civil Parish: Riccarton Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Riccarton
Folio: 0 Page: 34 Schedule: 127. Address: Wallacehill
GREGG Lowis Head W F 79 Annuitant Ayrshire - Kilmarnock [P381]
GREGG Lilly Dau U F 38 Ayrshire - Kilmarnock [P406]
SYM Lowis Dau W F 47 Annuitant (Visitor) Ayrshire - Kilmarnock [P402]
SYM Lowis Grndau U F 24 (Visitor) Ayrshire - Kilmarnock [P1423]
HOOD Mary Servnt U F 15 House Servant Ayrshire - Symington
MATHIE Margt Nurse U F 45 Laundress Wigtownshire - Galloway

Ivy GREG {M} [P451]

Born 15 Oct 1771, Ayr Ayrs Scotland. IGI C11578-7
Christened 28 Oct 1771, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI C11578-7
IGI - Ivy Greg gender: Male baptism 28 Oct 1771 AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 15 Oct 1771 father's name: James Greg mother's name: Janet Henderson: C11578-7 : Scotland-ODM

OPR AYR: 'Ivy Greg lawful son to James Greg Master of Manners and Janet Henderson his spouse born 15th October 1771 and baptised 28th October by Mr William McGill'. Note: Ivy and Ivie were popular names for males in Ayrshire during this period.

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