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John GREIG {M} [P684] = Mary PAGAN {F} [P685]

Married 29 Sep 1797, Muirkirk Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11607-2


Born 1774, Ayrs
Died 30 Jul 1835, Muirkirk Ayrs
Buried Old Churchyard Muirkirk Cemetery


Alias Mary GREIG (25 Sep 1797)
Born 3 Oct 1773, Muirkirk Ayrs
Christened 10 Nov 1773, Muirkirk
Died 30 Jul 1827, Muirkirk Ayrs
Buried Old Churchyard, Muirkirk cemetery
Mary Pagan:- PARENTS = Thomas PAGAN who was born about 1741. He died on 21 March 1818 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland where he is buried in the cemetery. Also in the same cemetery is one Isabella PAGAN who was also born about 1741 and died on 3 November 1821. It is believed that Isabella is Thomas's sister.
THOMAS Pagan was married to Mary Hunter and they had four children:
Mary PAGAN [P685] : born on 3 October 1773 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
Archibald PAGAN: born on 4 April 1776 in Muirkirk, Ayshire.
Thomas PAGAN : born on 2 November 1778 in Muirkirk, Ayshire.
Janet PAGAN : born on 23 February 1781 in Muirkirk, Ayshire, and was baptised there.


William GREIG {M} [P931] = Margaret MCKENZIE {F} [P699] > Family [F199]

Married 24 Jan 1823, Lochalsh Ross & Cromarty IGI-M110744

William GREIG

Born 4 May 1798, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 15 Jul 1798, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died 13 Feb 1880, Locharron Ross & Chromarty
The following info was obtained from Chris Mahoney's website <> - (Additional info added ADG 2005)

William Gregg 10/12/1816 Glasgow Commissary Court 3 pages CC9/7/82. farmer, Muirmill + Testament Dative and Inventory

William Gregg 10/12/1816 Glasgow Sheriff Court Inventories. 1 page SC36/48/11 residing at Muir Miln in parish of Muirkirk in co of Ayr

In 1851, William was living with his family as a shepherd in the town of Applecross, Ross and Cromarty. In addition to the family on the 1851 census, there was also an Anna STEWART living in the house, who was his cousin.
For the 1861 census, he was still a shepherd, but was living in the town of Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. He died on 13 February 1880 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty.

William Married Margaret McKenzie(b.1797) at Lochalsh Ross & Chromarty on 24 Jan 1823.
Their Children:
* HELEN GREIG [IGI-C110742] was born about 1826 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty. Baptised 23 APR 1826 Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland [IGI-C110742]. Died 2 DEC 1916 in Temuka, New Zealand Buried 5 DEC 1916 Burke's Pass, New Zealand. Helen Married Donald BAIN (b.1823 - MAR 1852) in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.

THOMAS GREIG was born 1828 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Baptised 28 APR 1828 Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. [IGI-C110742]. Thomas married Mary MACKENZIE at Ross and Cromarty. They had Mary GREIG b.1854, Baptised 25 DEC 1854 Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Died 3 FEB 1940 in Dornie, Burkes Pass, New Zealand. Buriied 5 FEB 1940 Burke's Pass Cemetery, Burke's Pass. Thomas then married Ann MCLENNAN ( b.1840 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland) on 24 MAR 1864 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Daughter Mary married Elijah Page SMART (b: 16 APR 1846 in Moulton, Northamptonshire, England) on 28 AUG 1878 in Andrew Burnett's House, Timaru, New Zealand. Mary & Elijah had 8 children. Thomas maried again to Ann MCLENNAN (b.1840 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Baptised 10 JAN 1841 Contin, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland) on 24 MAR 1864 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

MARY GREIG was baptised on 8 April 1830 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. [IGI-C110742]

* JOHN GREIG was born about 1832 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. Birth: 7 Nov 1832 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Baptism: 26 NOV 1832 Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland [IGI-C110742]. Died 25 NOV 1905 in Pleasant Point, New Zealand. Burried Pleasant Point Cemetery, Pleasant Point. Married Christina MCINTOSH (b: 1838 in Glen Urguhart, Inverness, Scotland ) in 1861 in Scotland.

ANABELLA GREIG was born about 1840 in Kintail, Ross and Cromarty. In the 1851 census, she was a scholar in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty,1861, she was a domestic servant in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, and for 1881 and 1891, a grocer in Locharron, Ross and Cromaty. A son, William PRIMROSE, was born about 1870 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty. He is shown on the 1881 census with his mother .

* John & *Helen emigrated to New Zealand with their niece Mary Gregg - where they are all interred.


Alias Margaret GREIG
Born 1797

Thomas GREIG {M} [P686] = Anne STALEY {F} [P702] > Family [F228]

Married 28 Apr 1817, Muirkirk Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11607-4

Thomas GREIG

Born 18 Jul 1800, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 27 Jul 1800, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died 29 Jun 1860, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Buried Muirkirk Cemetery
Married Margaret Thomson in 29 December 1826. [ADG 2005]
We have Thomas Greig who married Anne Staley 28 April 1817 in Muirkirk Ayrs. Question: Is this the same Thomas Greig who married Margaret Thomson in 1826?
Additional info - <> and <>


Alias Anne GREIG (28 Apr 1817)
Born 17 Mar 1791, Muirkirk Ayrs Sc. [IGI C116072]
Christened 27 Mar 1791, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died 11 Oct 1842, Reputedly - Age 51 - Cork Ireland
SOURCE: IGI, Certs, Family Bible
Update Alec Gregg Aug 2020:
Name Anne Staley. GenderFemale. Birth Date17 Mar 1791. Baptism Date 27 Mar 1791. Baptism Place, Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland. Father Thomas Staley - Mother Mary Richie. FHL Film Number1041399Reference ID2:15GJDDK

Anne's Siblings:
1. Female Margaret STALEY 17 AUG 1788 Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland. IGI C116072. Married John McGEE McGhee in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. Died Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1876; age 87 [OPR 15007504].
2. Female Fortune STALEY 23 SEP 1792 Muirkirk, Ayr, Scotland IGI C116072 . Married 1. Robert STEWART in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. 2. Patrick JAFFRAY. Born abt 1786 in Ireland. Died Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, in Oct 1863; age 71[OPR 11607378].
3. Male Jonathan STALEY. 9 Jul 1794 in Parish Of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Married Mary GOLDIE in Coltburn, Ayrshire, Scotland.Died Greenburn, Parish Of Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, on 27 Feb 1847; he was 52.Occupation: Miner.["Irregular Registrations" 1799-1819 Parish Register of Muirkirk]
4. Male Thomas. STALEY Born on 17 Jun 1796 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland. [Information in Family Bible, Owner: Thomas Staley]. Thomas died in Parish Of St.Anne's, Orange Valley Estate, Jamaica, on 18 Apr 1818; age 21.
Email from Noel Staley 10 October 2010: Anne STALEY {F} [P702]. I found Anne in the 1841 Census, she was living in Shettleston, Glasgow with her married sister Fortune Jaffray[Nee Staley] and Fortune's 2nd husband Patrick Jaffray[Born Ireland].
From information given to me, reputedly from a family Bible, Anne died in Cork, Ireland on 11 Oct. 1842. Regards, Noel Staley.
[Info from Noel Staley June 2012]Edinburgh Gazette April 10 1868;
The Subscriber , Thomas. STALEY Greig, has retired as of this date from the Firm of Francis Troy & Company, Oil Cloth, Tarpaulin and Waggon Cover Manufacturers in Glasgow. THOMAS S GREIG
Email from Noel Staley 30 June 2012:

Hi, I've been in touch before re the family of Thomas Greig and Anne Staley, every now and then this couple needle me and I try to dig a bit further, attached are a couple of things that seem to tie the
Greig Hogg family of Muirkirk together. (do you have access to Muirkirk Death Records?).

Mary Campbell, 21, January 29, 1872 at Muirkirk, Domestic Servant, Single, Illegitimate, Robert Campbell, Nail Maker and Isabella Greig, James Hogg, Cousin.
Muirkirk Deaths.
Noel Staley - .(in brackets are my thoughts as to what they are):
Mary Campbell, 21, January 29, 1872 at Muirkirk, Domestic Servant, Single, Illegitimate, (father) Robert Campbell, Nail Maker and (mother) Isabella Greig, (informant) James Hogg, Cousin

Is Isabella Greig related to Thomas Greig ? a James Hogg is a 2nd. Cousin of Thomas Staley Greig, James lived Main St. Muirkirk, 1893, Informant on T S Greig's Death Certificate.
James is living Main St. Muirkirk, in the 1891 Census, a 47 yo Coalminer, with his family. Possibly James is the son of Thomas/Thomson Weir Hogg and Sarah Greig [P695]
I'd love to sort them all out, no doubt you would too.
Regards, Noel Staley.

    = Margaret THOMSON {F} [P689] > Family [F221]

Married 29 Dec 1826, Muirkirk Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11607-4

Margaret THOMSON

Alias Margaret GREIG (29 Dec 1826)
Born EST 1800, Muirkirk

Mary GREIG {F} [P688] = Alexander REID {M} [P691] > Family [F223]

Married 1 Nov 1822, Muirkirk Ayrs IGI-A457938


Alias Mary REID (1 Nov 1822)
Born 1802, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 24 Oct 1802, Muirkirk Ayrshire, Scotland IGI-116074

Alexander REID

Born ABT 1800
Died Poss before 1841 Census

Jean GREIG {F} [P687]

Alias Jean MURDOCK (EST 1823)
Born 1805, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 30 Jun 1805, Muirkirk Ayrshire, Scotland IGI-C116074
Died BEF 1807, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
OCCUPATION: died before 1807
This Jean Greig [P687] Must have died before 1807 when a sibling[P920] of the same name was born in Muirkirk in 1807

Jean GREIG {F} [P920] = George MURDOCH {M} [P690] > Family [F222]

Married EST 1830, Muirkirk Ayrs IGI


Alias Jean MURDOCK (EST 1823)
Alias Jean MURDOCH (EST 1830)
Born 1807, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 28 Nov 1807, Muirkirk Ayrsshire, Scotland IGI-C116074
This Jean Greig was born after a sisterr[P697] bearing the same name was born in 1805 at Muirkirk and Must have died beore 1807.


Born ABT 1797, Muirkirk Ayrs IGI-Film456520

Janet GREIG {F} [P924] = Andrew MURDOCH {M} [P700] > Family [F227]

Married 24 Dec 1830, Muirkirk Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11607-4


Alias Janet MURDOCK (24 Dec 1830)
Alias Janet MURDOCH (24 Dec 1830)
Born 1810, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 29 Apr 1810, Muirkirk Ayrs IGI-C116074
Buried 16 Feb 1891, Muirkirk Ayrs Scotland


Born ABT 1810

Isabel GREIG {F} [P914]

Born 1813, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 25 Jan 1813, Muirkirk Ayrshire, Scotland IGI-C116074

Sarah GREIG {F} [P929]

Born 1815, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 8 Dec 1815, Muirkirk Ayrshire, Scotland IGI-C116074


IGI Marriage: John Grieg bride's name: Mary Pagan 29 Sep 1797 Muirkirk,Ayr,Scotland : M11607-2: Scotland-ODM
At the time of their marriage on 29 September 1797 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Mary Pagan was living in Netherwood, John GREIG was living in Burnfoot.

John Gregg
BIRTH 1774
DEATH 30 Jul 1835 (aged 6061)
BURIAL Muirkirk Old Kirkyard Muirkirk, East Ayrshire, Scotland Show Map
'Find A Grave' MEMORIAL ID:32940273
 Inscription: Erected by William and Thomas Gregg. In memory of their Mother MARY PAGAN who died the 9th day of February 1827 aged 55 years.
Also JOHN GREGG their Father who died the 30th day of July 1835 aged 61 years.

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