William McEwan

(say 1735 - )

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     William McEwan was born say 1735 Par. of Kincardine, PER, SCT, by naming pattern, son of a Wiliam McEWAN and Margaret - who could possibly be Margaret GRAY
There's also a William bap. 12 Feb 1736 to John McEWAN and Jean DOG at Kilmadock.1,2
     William McEwan married Janet Ferguson say 1760 ?Kincardine, PER, SCT.
     William is included on these pages because investigations into a DNA match led back to his family.
Which led to a review of the family of William & Margaret (GRAY) McEWAN, and the possibility that their William, baptized 1736 St Ninians might just be William married to Janet FERGUSON.
The May 2017 Ancestry DNA match that brought this family to my attention couldn't be analysed further as Ancestry, unlike all the other main genetic genealogy DNA testing companies, does not provide segment data (chromosome browser).
May 2018 saw another match from the same extended family join the merry group of matches, and has uploaded to GEDmatch where further analysis is possible.
We now have a fully triangulated match sharing a segment of DNA on chromsome 7 between several descendants of Archibald HENDERSON & Margaret McEWAN, and at least one descendant of William McEWAN and Janet FERGUSON.
It's not a huge match, some share abt 12cMs, one 17cMs, and we may never prove that the bits of DNA definitely come from those branches of our respective ancestors, but it is a good hint of a connection.3

All the other info

     William McEwan baptized St Ninians 1736, the son of William McEwan and Margaret Gray who later moved to Kincardine and William McEwan having children with Janet Ferguson in Kincardine (Ochtertyre for at least one) from 1762 to 1782 in 1736 are possibly the same person.2

External links

     Click here to see William's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.4

Family

Janet Ferguson (say 1740 - )
Children
  • William McEwan (cir. Jun 1762 - )
  • James McEwen5 (Aug 1764 - )
  • Mary McEwen6 (cir. Jan 1767 - )
  • Margaret McEwen7 (cir. Sep 1769 - )
  • John McEwan (cir. Feb 1772 - )
  • Thomas McEwan (cir. Dec 1776 - )
  • Alexander McEwan+8 (cir. Jun 1782 - Oct 1858)
ChartsDescendants of William McEWAN & Janet FERGUSON
Last Edited11 May 2018

Citations

  1. PER, SCT OPR: Kincardine: Kincardine, PER, SCT.
  2. "Lorna's Family History Musings", May 2017.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", May 2017 updated May 2018.
  4. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McEwen-841, created May 2017.
  5. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Birth/Bap.? 23 Aug 1764 James s/o Willm McEWEN & Janet FERGUSON, Kincardine, PER, 364 10 86, extracted May 2017 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  6. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Birth/Bap.? 18 Jan 1767 Mary d/o Willm McEWEN & Janet FERGUSON, Kincardine, PER, 364 10 91, extracted May 2017 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  7. Births deaths marriages index (pre 1855): Scotland, Birth/Bap.? 17 Sep 1769 Margaret d/o Willm McEWEN & Janet FERGUSON, Kincardine, PER, 364 10 94, extracted May 2017 , Microfiche and http://scotlandspeople.gov.uk
  8. PER, SCT OPR: Kincardine: Kincardine, PER, SCT, Bap. 16 Jun 1782 Alexander s/o William McEWAN & Janet FERGUSON (Ochtertyre).

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.