On 25 July

Happy birthday to Nicole in Canada! Nicole shares a birthday with three Ayrshire ancestors, as well as one of my Yorkshire relatives.

25 July 1812
Birth of John Haggerty at Muirkirk, son of my ggg grandparents Joseph Haggerty and Jean Orr and sister of Margaret Haggerty who married my gg grandfather Robert Strachan. In 1835 he married at Dundonald to someone named, in the OPR, as Mary Googles, and in 1840 a child Helen Haggerty was baptised in Dundonald to John Haggerty and Mary Gogle. John Hegerty (as it is spelled) is in the 1841 census at Fullerton Street, Dundonald, a coal miner with wife Mary and daughter Ellen. A daughter Jane was then baptised at Irvine in 1843. The family then become difficult to find but I suspect Mary Googles/Gogle was actually Mary Coghill. In 1851 there is a Helen Haggerty age 11 and Jane Haggerty age 7, both born Irvine, living with Daniel Coghill and his sister Mary, again both born Irvine, at Guildry Court, Glasgow St John. There is also a John Haggerty age 3 born Glasgow. Nothing found for John Haggerty born 1812, so it seems he died sometime between 1847 and 1851.

25 July 1818
Birth of Margaret Sampson Reid Jamieson at Irvine, Ayrshire, who became the wife of my gg uncle Samuel Strachan. Her sister Janet Jamieson married Samuel’s cousin Munro Strachan. Samuel and Margaret had 11 children. Samuel Strachan died in 1877 age 62, and in 1881 his widow Margaret is at Niven’s Land, Dreghorn with a daughter and 2 grandchildren. In 1891 and 1891 she is on her own in Dreghorn, occupation housekeeper, and she died there in 1905.

25 July 1856
Birth of Margaret Strachan at Dreghorn, Ayrshire, great granddaughter of my gggg uncle Robert Strachan and Jean Kelly. Robert’s son Andrew had a son Robert who was Margaret’s father so Margaret is my 3rd cousin twice removed (phew!). She’s in Dreghorn with her parents and siblings in 1861, and with them in 1871 at 22 Auchenharvie Row, Saltcoats. In 1875 she married John Freeburn (or Freaburn or Freebairn) at Stevenston, and they are at Auchenharvie Row, Saltcoats in 1881 with 3 children. They moved to Glasgow in about 1890 and were in Bothwell, Lanarkshire in 1891 with 5 children. Margaret Freeburn nee Strachan died in 1894 at the age of 38 at Bothwell.

25 July 1921 (born 1901)
Amberson Dennis Athorne was born in 1901, birth registered in Barnsley, Yorkshire, son of John Amberson Athorne and my gg aunt Hester Green. He is with his parents in Carlton in 1901 and at Longcar Street, Barnsley in 1911, his father a colliery fitter’s labourer. Amberson married Mary Altass in July 1921 in Barnsley but died age 28 in 1929.

25 July 1993
The birthday girl Nicole was born in Windsor, Ontario, granddaughter of my cousin Colin.

One response to “On 25 July

  1. Kay Louise Lewis

    Mary Altass is my Great Grandmother on my Mum’s side. Her daughter was Alice who was married to Walter Whitworth. They had 3 children Denise (my mum, who married Malcolm Gray), John and Stephen.
    Kay Lewis (Gray)

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