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The image above is a view of Ailsa Craig in the Clyde estuary from the coast of Ayrshire with the Mull of Kintyre in the background

 The Genealogy of the McWhirter family, originally of South Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, and associated branches including the Willis-Fleming family.

This website centres on Peter and Joy McWhirter (née Willis-Fleming) now of Oxfordshire.  Peter’s mother was Anna Elizabeth Macmorland. Joy’s father (Edward Willis-Fleming) on the other hand was descended from established English landed gentry going back to Thomas Willis (1621-1675) who was a famous neurosurgeon and to Sir Thomas Fleming (1544-1613) one of the Commissioners at the trial of Guy Fawkes of gunpowder plot fame.

Joy’s mother’s first husband, Ralf Ruck Keene, also descended from English country gentry, was killed in the First World War. Her mother, Christina de la Paz Garsia, claimed descent from the Count or Duke of Burgos in Spain. 1)This part of the family has been traced back to Aaron Garsia (1785-1848) and his father Jacob Garsia de Paz. Aaron was a doctor in Kingston, Jamaica, where he fathered at least nineteen children. In 1830 Aaron married Sarah Ann Melhado (1810-1888) and she bore him ten of the nineteen

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1. This part of the family has been traced back to Aaron Garsia (1785-1848) and his father Jacob Garsia de Paz. Aaron was a doctor in Kingston, Jamaica, where he fathered at least nineteen children. In 1830 Aaron married Sarah Ann Melhado (1810-1888) and she bore him ten of the nineteen