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Family [F6]

GREGG

Parents

John GREGG {M} [P19] = Jean MCKAY {F} [P22]

Married 24 Sep 1803, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11586-2

John GREGG

Born Nov 1777, Dalmellington Ayrs(OPR)
Christened 24 Nov 1777, Dalmellington(OPR)
Died 1 Dec 1855, Dalmellington(Death Cert.)
OCCUPATION: Weaver/Hostler
SOURCE: OPR
IGI - John Greg gender: Male baptism/christening date: 24 Nov 1777 baptism/christening place: , DALMELLINGTON, AYR, SCOTLAND father's name: Ivie_ Greg indexing project (batch) number: C11586-2 system origin: Scotland-VR source film number: 1041337

OPR Births: DALMELLINGTON. 'John a son born to Ivie Greg'. No mother stated - But on John's Death Certificate both Ivie Gregg and Elspeth McCulloch are named as parents. John Gregg married Jean Mckay 24th September 1803 at Dalmellington. Although stated as a weaver on earlier OPR's John was described as a Hostler and was buried aged 79 a pauper. His Death Certificate[No.63] stated he had no medical attendance and the informant was his grandson John Gemmel[P40].

JOHN GREGG appears on the The Dalmellington Volunteers roll in 12th June 1800. All able-bodied men were required to serve as volunteers under the various 'Defence of the Realm' Acts of Parliament in force. At the time of Hodgkinson's visit, the most recent and prevailing Act was 38 Geo. III c. 27 (1797, Defence of the Realm). Records of enrolment in the parish of Dalmellington under a subsequent, similar Act have survived, and are transcribed below. The terms of engagement were printed, and followed by the signatures of the subscribers.
See FULL ARTICLE: Ayrshire History. http://www.ayrshirehistory.org.uk/Shorts/dalmellvols.htm

Jean MCKAY

Alias Jean GREG (24 Sep 1803)
Alias Jean GREGG (24 Sep 1803)
Born EST 1780, Dalmellington Ayrs

Children

Helen GREGG {F} [P30] = Alexander Crawford GEMMEL {M} [P32] > Family [F9]

Married 9 Sep 1823, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11586-4

Helen GREGG

Alias Helen GEMMEL (9 Sep 1823)
Born Jul 1804, Dalmellington
Christened 7 Jul 1804, Dalmellington Ayrs
Died 28 Mar 1876, Dalmellington
SOURCE: OPR
OPR DALMELLINGTON: 'Helen Gregg. John Gregg weaver had a daughter baptised named Helen 7th July 1804'.

Alexander Crawford GEMMEL

Born 16 Feb 1798, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland IGI-Rel.
Died 10 Mar 1837, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland
OCCUPATION: Carrier
IGI - ALEXANDER CRAWFORD GEMMIL birth 16 FEB 1798 Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland Source Information: Batch Number: 7319415 Sheet: 01 Source Call No.: 0822837

Alexander's PARENTS were Alexander Gemmell, Birth 13 Aug 1758 Old Cumnock, who married Mary McWhirter, b. 19 Aug 1762, Dalmellington, on August 13 1758 in Dalmellington.
Alexanders siblings were:
GEMMELL Thomas (1784-)
GEMMELL Margaret Mcwhirter (1786-1861)
GEMMELL John (1788-)
GEMMELL William (Abt.1791-1865)
GEMMELL Agnes (1796-)
GEMMELL Alexander Crawford (1799-)*****
GEMMELL Hugh (1802-1878)

.Alexander's Grandparents: William Gemmel, b. Abt 1730. Mother Elizabeth McClirie, b. Abt 1730

Probable connection: DALMELLINGTON: (Ayrshire Directories 1837 - by Pigot & Co).
CARRIERS : To Ayr JOHN HOUSTON, every Monday JOHN ORR, every Tuesday and ALEXANDER GAMMEL, every Friday
To Castle Douglas Thomas Willet from the Black Bull every alternate Monday and David McClure every alternate Saturday.
To Glasgow Thomas Willet and David McClure from the Black Bull every alternate Tuesday.
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(NOTE: A Jane Gemmel married James Gregg in Greenock 21 Sept 1825.)

Margaret GREIG {F} [P31] = James RAE {M} [P90] > Family [F26]

Married 26 Apr 1831, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland IGI-M11586-4

Margaret GREIG

Alias Margaret RAE
Alias Margaret GALBRAITH
Born 1806, Dalmellington?
Christened 13 May 1806, Dalmellington Ayrs
SOURCE: OPR/SCR FR147(GREIG/GREGG?)
OPR DALMELLINGTON: 'Margaret Gregg.-John Gregg weaver had a daughter baptised named Margaret 13th May 1806' Mother not named on SCR but same d.o.b

Margaret married James Rae in 1831 but is recorded as having an illigitimate? child in 1842:-
1) OPR DALMELLINGTON:' Macadam Galbraith natural child of Margaret Gregg or Mrs. Rae born 21st August 1842'.
Margaret may well have been a widow in 1842 when MacAdam was born

A Margaret Gregg is also recorded as having an illegitimate child in 1843.
2) OPR DALMELLINGTON:' Alexander natural child of Margaret Gregg the father of whom she declared to be Alex. Willett weaver. The child was born on ? and baptised in the sessions on 5th Feb. 1843 to herself by the name of above. By Mr Houston minister here'.

The two births are only 6 months apart so possibly there were two Margaret Gregg's involved?

James RAE

Born EST 1806, Dalmellington?

    = J_____ GALBRAITH {M} [P1553] > Family [F471]

Married EST 1840

J_____ GALBRAITH

Born EST 1810
Possibly first name = James

On Son MacAdam's death certificate his FATHER listed as MacADAM Galbraith, Army Sergeant (deceased) and Margaret Gregg Rae Galbraith (deceased)

Elspie GREGG {F} [P34]

Born 1809, Dalmellington
Christened 7 Feb 1809, Dalmellington Ayrs
SOURCE: OPR/IGI
Also known as GRIGG.
OPR DALMELLINGTON: 'Elspie Gregg. John Gregg had a daughter baptised 7th February 1809 named Elspie'.

William GREGG {M} [P35]

Born 1810, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland
Christened 28 Dec 1810, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland IGI - C11586-2
IGI - William Gregg gender: Male baptism/christening date: 28 Dec 1810 baptism/christening place: , DALMELLINGTON, AYR, SCOTLAND father's name: John Gregg indexing project (batch) number: C11586-2 system origin: Scotland-VR source film number: 1041337

OPR DALMELLINGTON: 'William Gregg. John Gregg had a son baptised 28th December 1810 named William'.

Sarah GREGG {F} [P36]

Born 1813, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland
Christened 24 Feb 1813, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland IGI - C11586-2
The following two IGI records would suggest birth and baptism dates for the SAME Sarah Greg
IGI - Sarah Gregg gender: Female baptism/christening date: 24 Feb 1813 baptism/christening place: , DALMELLINGTON, AYR, SCOTLAND father's name: John Gregg indexing project (batch) number: C11586-2 system origin: Scotland-VR source film number: 1041337
IGI - Sara Greg gender: Female baptism/christening date: 03 Mar 1813 baptism/christening place: , DALMELLINGTON, AYR, SCOTLAND father's name: John Greg indexing project (batch) number: C11586-2 system origin: Scotland-ODM source film number: 1041337

OPR DALMELLINGTON: 'Sarah Gregg. John Gregg weaver had a daughter baptised 24th February 1813 named Sarah'.
SCR states bapt=3 mar 1813

Agnes GREGG {F} [P37]

Born 19 Aug 1818, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland SCR/OPR
Christened 19 Aug 1818, Dalmellington Ayrs Scotland SCR/OPR
SCR FR Agness GREGG (F) B: 19 Aug 1818 Father: John GREGG Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland Mother: Jean MCKAY
OPR DALMELLINGTON: 'Agnes Gregg a daughter to John Gregg weaver and Jean McKay baptised 19th August 1818'. (note 27 Aug IGI)
There is a five year gap between the birth of Agnes and the previous child Sarah.

Family

IGI Marriage: John Gregg bride's name: Jean Mckay 24 Sep 1803 Dalmellington, Ayr, Scotland: M11586-2: Scotland-ODM
OPR DALMELLINGTON: 'John Gregg and Jean Mckay both in this parish registered this day for proclamation of banns in order to marriage 24th September 1803'

There may have been more children than the 6 listed to this family.

1841 CENSUS: on 6 June 1841:Piece: SCT1841/586 Place: Dalmellington -Ayrshire Enumeration District: 4
Civil Parish: Dalmellington Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Dalmellington. Folio: 4 Page: 6
Address: -
    Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born
    GREGG John M 63 Ayrshire
    GREGG Jean F 65 Ayrshire
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1851 census Dalmellington: On 30 March 1851
    Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born
    John Greig M 73 head married hostler Dalmellington
   Jean Greig F 73 wife " Dalmellington

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