William McEwan1

(say 1710 - )
Father-PossRobert McEwan (bef. 1698 - )
Mother-PossAgnes Ferguson (bef. 1698 - )
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William McEwan was born say 1710 ?Par. of St Ninians, STI, SCT, or poss. Kincardine.1,2 It is possible that William McEwan was christened on 27 Apr 1718 Par. of Kincardine, PER, SCT, Wit: Walter McGunn & John fferguson - but that would make William married at 17, not impossible, but a bit on the young side - also doen't fit the indication of William's parents' names from the naming pattern of his children.3
     William McEwan married Margaret Gray on 20 Nov 1735 Par. of St Ninians, STI, SCT, entry for Octr 27th reads: The said day William Mcewan servitor to Arch. Niclson Miller in Kerse Miln & Margt Gray servitrixt to Thomas Robin portioner in St Ninians gave up their names to be proclaimed in order to marriage the said Thomas Robine was Caur for both parties Married Novr Novr (sic) 20th.1,2
     The bap. of William to Robert McEwan and Agnes Ferguson has been demoted to possible baptism only.
This is because the families of William and Margaret (Gray) McEwan baptised in St Ninians, and those baptzied in Kincardine have been merged into the one family, which pushes the likely birth date of William a bit earlier than a 1718 baptism.
No obvious candidates present themselves in the OPRs, particularly if the George McEwan who witnessed at least two of the baptisms was a brother.4

All the other info

     It is possible that William McEwan witnessed the baptism of George McEwan on 1 Feb 1743 Par. of Kincardine, PER, SCT; Twin. Wit: William McEwan & George Malcolm.5

External links

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Family

Margaret Gray (say 1715 - )
Children
  • William McEwan1 (cir. Aug 1736 - )
  • Margaret McEwan6 (cir. Nov 1738 - )
  • John McKewan7 (cir. Apr 1740 - )
  • George McEwan (cir. Jan 1743 - )
  • James McEwan+8 (cir. Aug 1745 - aft. 1788)
  • David McKewan9 (cir. Jun 1748 - )
  • Mary McKewan10 (cir. Feb 1753 - )
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Descendants of William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY
Last Edited29 May 2017

Citations

  1. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 27 Aug 1736 William s/o William McEWAN & Margt GRAY, Broomrigs, at St Ninians, STI, 488/00 0030 0049, copy d/loaded Mar 2016.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 20 Nov 1735 William McEWAN (Kerse Miln) & Margaret GRAY (St Ninians), St Ninians, STI, 488 50 197, copy d/loaded May 2017.
  3. PER, SCT OPR: Kincardine: Kincardine, PER, SCT, Bap. 27 Apr 1718 Wiliam McEWAN to Robert McEWAN and Agnes FERGUSON, Kincardine, PER, 364 10 26.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", May 2017.
  5. PER, SCT OPR: Kincardine: Kincardine, PER, SCT, Bap. 1 Feb 1743 George & Jean, twins, to George McEWAN & Agnes SMITH, Kincardine, PER (copy subsequently d/loaded May 2017).
  6. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 18 Nov 1738 Margaret d/o William McEWAN & Margaret GRAY (Kerse Miln), St Ninians, STI, 488/ 30 74, copy d/loaded May 2017.
  7. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 13 Apr 1740 John s/o William McKEWAN & Margt GRAY (Ochtertyre), Kincardine, PER, 364/ 10 49, copy d/loaded May 2017.
  8. PER, SCT OPR: Kincardine: Kincardine, PER, SCT, Baptisms to William McEWAN and Margaret GRAY, extracted Sep 1994.
  9. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 26 Jun 1748 David s/o William McKEWAN & Margt GRAY, Kincardine, PER, 364 10 58, copy d/loaded May 2017.
  10. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Birth/Bap.? 25 Feb 1753 Mary d/o William McKEWAN & Margt GRAY, Kincardine, PER, 364 10 67, extracted May 2017 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.