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Scotch marriage record of my ancestors (my Smith grandfather’s great-grandparents)

 

 

John Gilchrist-Agnes Christie marriage record.jpg

 

 

I am one fourth Scotch through my paternal grandfather Thomas Gordon Smith (1885-1967).

Posted here is the marriage record of my grandfather’s great-grandparents on his paternal grandmother’s side.

My grandfather’s great-grandfather on his paternal grandmother’s side was John Gilchrist of Scotland. John Gilchrist married my grandfather’s great-grandmother Agnes Christie. Their daughter Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (my grandfather’s paternal grandmother) emigrated to the United States in 1872.

The marriage of John Gilchrist and Agnes Christie took place in Paisley, Scotland in 1833. “MC” on the marriage record stands for Middle Church. Middle Church describes the area around a parish and also the religious denomination associated with that area. The couple were Presbyterian.

If any family member ever goes to Scotland, they might want to check out Paisley. The newlyweds John and Agnes lived on North Croft Street in Paisley in the late 1830. They later moved to Niddry Street in Paisley, where they were living as recorded in the 1841 Scotch census.

Paisley is where their daughter Jane, my grandfather’s maternal grandmother, was born in December 1834. She died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1907.

Paisley was at one time famous for its weaving and textile industries. Prior to emigrating, Jane (Gilchrist) Smith, my grandfather’s maternal grandmother, was employed as a “winder of cotton.”

Jane’s father John Gilchrist, whose marriage record is posted here, is described as a blacksmith in early records and later as a “boilermaker journeyman.” He was born 1811 to 1815 (a range of years deduced from ages shown on later records). The year 1811 is likely. There was a John Gilcrhis [sic] baptized to a John Gilcrhis and Jean Cameron on 1 Dec 1811 in Paisley (Abbey). This is probably my ancestor.

 

— Roger W. Smith

    May 2018

 

 

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See also my post:

 

“Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907)”

https://rogersgleanings.com/2016/04/02/jane-gilchrist-smith-1834-1907/

 

Thomas Smith and Jane (Gilchrist) Smith, from Scotland to Boston, MA, 1872

 

 

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Posted here above as a downloadable Word document is a report about my great-grandparents Thomas Smith (1837-1902) and Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907). They emigrated from Scotland with their children in 1872.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

     February 2017

 

 

 

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ship on Liverpool to Boston route

 

 

 

 

 

Smith gravestone Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA

Smith family gravestone, Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA. Buried here are Thomas Smith, great-great grandfather of Roger W. Smith (he emigrated from Scotland in 1872); his wife Jane (Gilchrist) Smith; their son Thomas Smith, Jr. (Roger W. Smith’s great-grandfather); and their son William G. Smith.

 

 

See also:

 

The family of Thomas Smith (1837-1902) and Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907) of Boston, MA

https://rogersgleanings.com/2015/11/04/smith-family-2/

 

 

Thomas Smith, Jr. (1861-1894) and Jennie (Wright) (Smith) Simpson (1863-1948)

https://rogersgleanings.com/2015/11/04/thomas-smith-jr-1861-1894-and-jennie-wright-smith-simpson-1863-1948/

 

 

Thomas Smith (1837-1902)

https://rogersgleanings.com/2016/04/02/thomas-smith-1837-1902/

 

 

Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907)

https://rogersgleanings.com/2016/04/02/jane-gilchrist-smith-1834-1907/