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Family [F52]



John GREIG {M} [P157] = Margaret MCNAB {F} [P172]

Married 19 Feb 1833, Kirkmichael Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11600-4


Born 1798, Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland
Christened 14 Apr 1798, Munteoch, Straiton Ayrshire, Scotland
Died 18 May 1888, Gardenhall, Dalmellington, Ayrshire, Scotland
OPR STRAITON: 'John lawful son to John Greig and Mary McCulloch in Munteoch baptised 14th April 1798.' Again the surname has now changed to GREIG.
John married Margaret McNab in 1833 and produced three children. Margaret and her baby daughter Margaret, the last child, died within a few days of the birth. John remarried to Mary McGaan in 1840 but an illegitimate child[Ivie Gregg] was born to a John Gregg and Agnes Bone in 1839. This may have been a child to this John Gregg between marriages. The boy appears to have been 'adopted' or 'sponsered' by the Murray family with whom he lived into his twenties.

PROBABLE: Greig John 18-05-1888 Gardenhall, Dalmellington D 90yrs, Kirkmichael b.1798

Margaret MCNAB

Alias Margaret GREIG (19 Feb 1833)
Born EST 1810, Kirkmichael?
Died 26 May 1837, Woodhead Kirkmichael
SOURCE: OPR/Marriage
OPR KIRKMICHAEL: 'Margaret McNab farmers wife Woodhead Kirkmichael died in childbed 26th may 1837 aged 29 years'.


William GREGG {M} [P173]

Born 12 Feb 1834, Kirkmichael Ayrs Scotland IGI-C11600-4
Christened 18 Feb 1834, Kirkmichael Ayrs Scotland IGI-C11600-4
IGI - name: William Gregg baptism 18 Feb 1834, KIRKMICHAEL, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 12 Feb 1834 father's name: John Gregg mother's name: Margaret Mcnab C11600-4
OPR KIRKMICHAEL: 'William son of John Gregg farmer in Berwicks (or Benwicks) and Margaret McNab spouse. Born 12th and baptised 18th February 1834 by Rev. David Kennedy minister of parish Kirkmichael.'

Ayrshire 1841 Census : Reg.Dist. Kirkmichael : Piece No HS41\0600 Folio 0 Page 5 Sched - Whitehill
GREGG Mary- F 35 Farmer AYR -
GREGG William- M 6 AYR - (Son to first wife Margaret McNab)
HOWSTAN Agnes- F 18 Ag Lab AYR -
MCMURTRIE Martha F 10 Ag Lab AYR -

William is Also recorded on a census at Dalmellington in 1851 aged 17 living with his father John Gregg and John's second wife Mary McGaan

Margaret Mcnab GREGG {F} [P175]

Born 18 May 1837, Kirkmichael Ayrs Scotland IGI-C11600-4
Christened 28 May 1837, Kirkmichael Ayrs Scotland IGI-C11600-4
Died 31 May 1837, Woodhead Kirkmichael
OCCUPATION: Died infant
IGI - name: Margaret Mcnab Gregg baptism 28 May 1837, KIRKMICHAEL, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 18 May 1837 father's name: John Gregg mother's name: Margaret Mcnab: C11600-4

OPR KIRKMICHAEL: 'Margaret Mcnab daughter of John Gregg in Woodhead and Margaret McNab his late spouse. Born 18th and baptised 28 May 1837 by Rev. John McEwan minister of parish Kirkmichael.'
NOTE: The childs mother died in childbed 26th May 1837, followed shortly after by the death of the child.
OPR KIRKMICHAEL: 'Margaret McNab Gregg(infant), Woodhead Kirkmichael. Cause unknown died 31st May 1837 - John Gregg the father'.


IGI Marriage: John Gregg bride's name: Margaret Mcnab 19 Feb 1833 marriage place: , Kirkmichael, Ayr, Scotland: M11600-4: Scotland-VR
OPR KIRKMICHAEL: 'John Gregg and Margaret McNab both in this parish booked in order to marry 16th February 1833 and married 19th February by Rev. D. Kennedy minister Kirkmichael.'
I have not proved this is the correct John Gregg for this marriage but it will be assumed until further studies ADG[1997].
Tragically Margaret McNab died a few days after the birth of her second child Margaret in 1837, the child then died 5 days later.
It appears John then remarried to Marry McGaan

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