6 February

Today is a Marshall from Ayrshire who I can’t trace beyond birth, a Strachan from Ayrshire who died in early childhood, and a Strachan from Ayrshire who married a grocer and moved to Glasgow.

6 February 1757
Birth or baptism of my gggg uncle Alexander Marshall at Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, son of Alexander Marshall and Agnes Gibson. Unfortunately I cannot find anything in that records that I can say is definitely him.

6 February 1821
Birth of Agnes Strachan at Riccarton, Ayrshire, daughter of my ggg uncle Thomas Strachan and Elizabeth Nisbet. Agnes died in November 1822 at Riccarton.

6 February 1858
Birth of Mary Muir Strachan at Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, daughter of coal miner John Strachan and Elizabeth Gilmour and granddaughter of my gggg uncle Samuel Strachan and Ann Miller. She is with her family at Crawford Hill Cottages, Crosshouse, Kilmaurs in 1861, 1871 and 1881, and earned her living as a dressmaker. In April 1881 she married James Boyd, a commercial traveller, and they are in Hutcheson Square, Govan, Glasgow in 1891 and 1901. They had 3 children and James Boyd was a grocer.

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