James Millar1

(circa December 1780 - 11 May 1863)
FatherDavid Millar2 (say 1745 - )
MotherElizabeth Chrystal2 (say 1750 - )

BMDB data

     James Millar was born cir. Dec 1780 Kippen, STI, SCT.1,2,3 He was baptized on 17 Dec 1780 Kippen, STI; entry shows James as child of David MILLAR and Eliz CHRISTAL. Wit.: Cong.1
     James Millar died on 11 May 1863 Cauldhame, Par. of Kippen, STI, SCT; cert. shows James as 80 pauper formerly mason, s/o David MILLER wright, & Elizabeth m.s. CHRYSTAL, both dec'd; d. 4am of acute bronchitis, chronic myocarditis of long standing; inf. John ?GRAHAM?, Inspector of Poor; Reg; 16th.2
     With admittedly distant DNA matches between just one descendant each from James' brother Robert, and sister Margaret, to a small number of descendants (3) of James and Amelia (MILLAR) HENDERSON it is very tempting to identify this James as Amelia's father, BUT the matches seem to be too distant, and too few given how many tested descendants we have for James and Amelia Henderson.
Would love to hear from more tested descendants from the David / Elizabeth family.4

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Millar appeared on the census of 1861 High St (4), Kippen, STI, SCT, enumerated as MILLAR: James 80 mason (pauper) b. Kippen, STI; Niece Elizabeth 35 b. Kippen.3


     In 1863 his surname was recorded as Miller.2

External links

     Click here to see James's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.5
Last Edited18 Mar 2019


  1. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 17 Dec 1780 James s/o David MILLAR & Eliz CHRISTAL, Kippen, STI, 484/ 10 211, copy d/loaded Dec 2018.
  2. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 11 May 1863 James s/o David MILLER & Elizabeth CHRYSTAL, Kippen, STI 484/00 Pg 7 #19, copy d/loaded Dec 2013.
  3. 1861 Census transcripts, Scotland, via Ancestry.com, Kippen, STI; Reg. 484 ED: 1; Page: 10; hsehold of James MILLAR, extracted Jan 2015.
  4. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2018.
  5. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Millar-1968, loaded Dec 2018.

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.