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Family [F150]

HENDERSON

Parents

John HENDERSON {M} [P441] = Margaret LOGAN {F} [P442]

Married 6 Feb 1729, Ayr Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11963-1

John HENDERSON

Born 5 May 1695, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 5 May 1695, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
OCCUPATION: Deacon to weavers
Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
Name John Henderson
Baptism 05 May 1695 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland
Father John Henderson
Mother Janet Neper *
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John Henderson[P441] verified from Childrens OPR's
OPR MARRIAGE AYR 1729 To Margaret Logan '.......... 'John Henderson son to John Henderson weaver in Newton-on-Ayr and....'
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A POSSIBLE DEATH ?
England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
Name: John Henderson
Gender: Male
Burial Date: 28 Dec 1771
Burial Place: Alston, Cumberland, England
Father: John Henderson
FHL Film Number: 252529

Margaret LOGAN

Alias Margaret HENDERSON (6 Feb 1729)
Born 27 Oct 1707, Ayr Ayrshire Scotland IGI-C11578-4
Christened 9 Nov 1707, Ayr Ayrshire Scotland IGI-C11578-4
Died Possibly: Alston, Cumberland, Eng.
IGI - Margaret Logan baptism 09 Nov 1707, AYR, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 27 Oct 1707 father's name: John Logan, mother's name: Agnes Richmond: C11578-4: Scotland-VR.

Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
Name: Margaret Logan Gender: Female. Birth Date: 27 Oct 1707. Baptism Date: 9 Nov 1707 Baptism Place: , Ayr, Ayr, Scotland. Father: John Logan. Mother: Agnes Richmond. FHL Film Number: 1041329. Reference ID:2:16C7V9V

Children

John HENDERSON {M} [P443]

Born EST 1730, Ayr Ayrs Scotland

JANET HENDERSON {F} [P438] = JAMES GREG {M} [P437] > Family [F142]

Married ABT 1753, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

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

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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Family

IGI Marriage: John Henderson Bride's Name: Margarit Logan 06 Feb 1729 Ayr, Ayr, Scotland Groom's Father's Name: John Henderson Bride's Father's Name: John Logan : M11963-1

OPR AYR 17 Jan 1729 Marriage. ' John Henderson, son to John Henderson, Weaver in Newton Upon Ayr & Margrit Logan daughter to the deceased John Logan, Late Deacon of the weavers in Ayr, gave in their names to be proclaimed in order to marriage'

OPR AYR 6 Feb 1729: 'John Henderson son to John Henderson weaver in Newton-on-Ayr and Margarit Logan daughter to deceased John Logan late deacon of the weavers in Ayr proclaimed 17th January and married 6th February 1729' by Mr John McDermiit'

Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910
Name: John Henderson
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 6 Feb 1729
Marriage Place: Ayr,Ayr,Scotland
Father: John Henderson
Spouse: Margarit Logan
FHL Film Number: 1041331

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