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From: "Geraldine Curran" <>
Subject: Re: [AYR] GOLDIE,, DOWNEY, MORTON, TORRANCE, CRAIG
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:07:11 +0100
Now heres a funny old thing!
I sat down last night to go through the Riccarton Goldies on the IGI, to put
them in some sort of order to try and work out who belonged to who
My Mary GOLDIE born 1768 was in Batch No C116112 so I looked at all the
Goldies in that batch number
They are all female births!
I then had a look at all the entries in that batch no, for all surnames, and
there are no males listed at all
My William GOLDIE born 1764 is on the IGI as a LDS entry, although the
details are absolutely correct, as I checked with ScotlandsPeople
Has anybody any idea why only female births/christenings are on that batch
number? Did someone pick out the male births before they let LDS transcribe
the data? Its a real mystery!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Amor" <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:12 PM
Subject: [AYR] GOLDIE,, DOWNEY, MORTON, TORRANCE, CRAIG
> Just to confuse the issue I thought I would flag up my GOLDIE's in
> Riccarton, Ayrshire in case there are any links.
> My ancestral line has Hugh GOLDIE b 1733, married to Grizzel TORRANCE at
> Riccarton in 1758. Their son John GOLDIE married a Jean DOUNIE (Downie,
> Downey) in 1789 and they had daughter Lillias GOLDIE in 1790.
> This Lillias Goldie married a farmer at South Onthank, Kilmarnock, called
> Hugh MORTON, and they had children William, Ann, Lillias, Robert, Sarah,
> Jeanie and Hugh. Their daughter Jeanie MORTON married Matthew CRAIG who
> one of the brothers of J&M Craig Ltd in Kilmarnock.
> If anyone has any links to these people it would be good to hear from you.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Paton" <>
> To: "Irene Mitchell" <>; <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [AYR] GOLDIE
>> Hi Ruth and Irene,
>> Thanks for your replies. Goldies in Ayrshire are quite a mystery as
>> they seem to me to be thinly spread across the county! I don't know
>> how to connect those in the 1700s and by the 1800s as far as I know I
>> have no male Goldies so the name disappears. I don't even know why
>> the apparently eldest daughter was given the first name Douglass.
>> You'd imagine that after only one child they'd still have hopes of a
>> boy to name Douglas.
>> Of course their surname was Andrew but Douglass named her children:
>> Hugh (for Douglass' father)
>> Elizabeth (for Douglass' mother)
>> Thomas (maybe for William's father - I don't know who his parents were)
>> William (Douglass' husband)
>> Ann (maybe for William's mother)
>> I have just found a message on the list from Wendy back in February:
>> <<SURNAMES - McGuire, Lamont, Goldie, Doctor, Powrie
>> The 1861 census for Ardrossan at 34 Drakemere Street for the home of
>> James McGuire and his wife Margaret listed their children as well as
>> the following GOLDIE children. Does anyone know how to find out who
>> their parents are?
>> Name Relation Age Occupation Place of Birth
>> John Goldie visitor 12 scholar Ayrshire Dalry
>> Hugh Goldie visitor 12 scholar Ayrshire Dalry
>> Janet Goldie visitor 9 scholar Ayrshire Dalry>>
>> It looks as if John and Hugh were twins. Any Hugh Goldie is of
>> interest to me so if anyone can see where they came from??
>> Unfortunately born before compulsory registration.
>> At 07:33 AM 12/08/2008, Irene Mitchell wrote:
>>> > I have an 1859 Marriage certificate John MCONNACHIE m Grace Matilda
>>> > GOLDIE,
>>> > Patna, Ayrshire.
>>> > Grace's F: James GOLDIE , inn keeper, M: Marion Goldie Ms RAMSAY.
>>> > I am curious to know WHERE James GOLDIE was an inn keeper?
>>>According to the 1861 Census, James Goldie was Inkeeper at No. 6 Patna
>>>Village, Parish of Straiton. Will send you full Census details
>>>Irene in BC
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