Macmorland – Second generation

Jane Elliot Macmorland

Jane Elliot’s husband’s name was McGarva. They had a daughter who married a man called McCulloch. The McCulloch’s had a daughter called Nellie who married a man Scorbie in Dailly.

JGMW writes

I met Nellie Scorbie at the funeral of Aunt Nellie (U8) when she died in Maybole at Corriebruaich the farm of her daughter-in-law Peggy Rodger (Christine’s mother) (JGMW p.126)


i      Daughter (name unknown).

Robert Macmorland

Robert married – wife’s name unknown.

Robert was known as Uncle Bob. He went to America and was married there. They had a family of three daughters: Emma, Ella and Jessie and some sons. A grandson of Uncle Bob’s was Major Edward Macmorland who used to carry on correspondence with May Bone a daughter of Quintin Macmorland of High Craighead (U3) and third wife of John Bone. (JGMW p.126).


i      Emma Macmorland.

ii     Ella Macmorland.

iii    Jessie Macmorland.

James Macmorland

Born ca. 1849., Kirkmichael, Ayrshire., Occupation: Farmer, married ca. 1869., in Dailly, Ayrshire., Margaret Kennedy, born circa 1847, died 29 Sep 1921. James died 2 Oct 1919, buried: Dailly New Cemetry.

James married Margaret Kennedy They lived in Maxwelltown Farm and had seven children:John, Frank, James, Rosie, Betty (or Lizzie), Willie and Meg. James was 82 when he died.

JGMW writes

I don’t know the date of his death. He is buried in dailly New Cemetery, Ayrshire. His name is on his father’s tombstone but the particulars are illegible. He died after his wife, Margaret Kennedy who died on 29 Sep 1921 aged 74. Her name is on the same tombstone. (JGMW pp. 127,128)


i      John.

ii     Frank.

iii    James Macmorland.

James was not married. He went to Africa but came back to Scotland and died 3-10-1919 aged 44 in Glengall Asylum many years ago – sunstroke. He is buried in Dailly New Cemetery, Ayrshire. His name is on his grandfather John Macmorland’s tombstone. (JGMW pp.127,128)

iv    Rosie Macmorland.

Rosie trained as a nurse and was a companion to Lady Talbot for many years. (JGMW p. 128)

v     Betty.

vi    Willie Macmorland.

Willie married Nellie Robertson whose father was a doctor in Patna, Ayrshire. Willie was in the Boer war . Afterwards he was in the farm of Enfield Lock, Enfield, Essex. They had no family. (JGMW p.130).

vii   Meg Macmorland.

Meg married Tom Farr a farmer in Bedfordshire. They had two girls: one died after eating deadly nightshade; the other died in infancy. Tom Farr died of tuberculosis. Meg Farr lived later at Dedham in Essex. (JGMW pp.129,130).

Lizzie Macmorland

Born ca. 1850, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire[4].

Lizzie was married to Hugh Galloway. They lived at Kilkerran Station, Ayrshire. While Anna was attending Girvan School she cycled from Straiton to Kilkerran Station on Monday mornings to catch the train to Girvan and she left her bicycle at Aunt Lizzie’s house till she got back on Friday. They had seven children: Nellie, Sandy, Tilly, Bob, Jimmie, Bessie and John. (JGMW p. 138/140).


i      Nellie Galloway.

Nellie is married to a policeman in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. (JGMW p. 138, 140).

ii     Sandy Galloway died c 1951.

Sandy was married but died from cancer in Glasgow in 1951.

iii    Tilly Galloway.

iv    Bob Galloway.

v     Jimmie Galloway

Jimmie was a stationmaster but lost his job. (JGMW p. 140).

vi    Bessie Galloway married David Brown.

Bessie was married to David Brown in Pinmore, ayrshire. They had two sons. (JGMW p. 140).

vii   John Galloway.

Mirian Macmorland

Born 20 Aug 1851, Dailly, Ayrshire., married ca. 1870., in Troon, Ayrshire, William C. Kennedy. Mirian died ca. 1907., Troon, Ayrshire.

Mirian and William Kennedy had six children: Mary, John, James (in New Zealand), Ned (killed in the 1914-18 war), Tilly (married to Jim Brechin), and Ivy (a coal merchant in Troon) (JGMW p. 140) .


i      Mary Kennedy.

ii     John Kennedy.

iii    James Kennedy.

iv    Ned Kennedy.

v     Tilly Kennedy

Tilly married Jim Brechin who worked in Govan Post Office, Glasgow (JGMW p.140).

vi    Ivy Kennedy.

Quinton Macmorland

Born 5 Jan 1853, Dailly, Ayrshire,[5] Occupation: Farmer, married ca.1879, in Hutton, Berwickshire., Mary Hattle, born ca. 1852., Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwickshire., (daughter of Joseph Hattle and Elizabeth Hogg Davidson) died 28 Mar 1932, Mains of Park, Wigtownshire.  Quinton died 23 Jul 1917, High Craighead Farm, Girvan, Ayrshire., buried: Dailly New Cemetry.

Quintin and his wife, Mary Hattle, lived at High Craighead near to Killochan which is just north of Girvan. Quintin died at High Craighead on 23-7-1917 aged 64 and is buried in Daily New Cemetery, Ayrshire. Anna used to go to High Craighead for holidays and she used to visit there when she was at Girvan School. She was very fond of her Uncle Quintin. He and Aunt Mary were very religious people. He used to tell Anna to eat “to put some flesh on her banes”. They had seven children: Joe, John, James, Lizzie, Mary (May), Grant and Kenny (or Margaret).  His wife Mary Hattle died at Main of Park, Glenluce, Wigtownshire on 28-3-1932 aged 80 and is buried in Dailly New Cemetery. (JGMW pp.129, 130).

Mary Hattle‘s parents were Joseph Hattle born 15-11-1822 and Elizabeth Hogg Davidson born 25-11-1822 who were married on 9-2-1848 in the parish of Torenahan in the county of Devon. Elizabeth Davidson died on 27-4-1908. (JGMW p. 129).


i      Joe MACMORLAND born ca. 1881, Dailly, Ayrshire. Joe died ca. Jun1949, Well Lane, Stock, Essex.

Joe Macmorland was married to Molly Beattie (Aunt Molly) from whom I got a lot of my information about the Macmorlands. Her brothers and sisters were in the farm of Woodfoot, near to Lochmaben for many years. Joe was a farmer in Essex and after he died Molly lived at ‘Rhosilli’ Greenacre Stock, Ingatestone, Essex. They had no family. (JGMW p. 130)

ii     John Alexander born 17 Feb 1884.

iii    James born 21 Jun 1886.

iv    Lizzie Davidson Bone born ca. 1888.

v     Mary Hattle MACMORLAND

Born ca. 1891, Dailly, Ayrshire., married John Bone, (son of Quintin Bone whose wife’s name is not known). Mary died ca. 1958.

Mary (May) Bone (née Macmorland)  was the third wife of John Bone. She was interred in Kirkmichael New Cemetery beside her husband John Bone. (JGMW pp. 135, 136)

John was a cousin of Quintin Macmorland (U3) and also a cousin of William Macmorland (U6) Anna’s father. Lizzie Davidson married John Bone who used to be in the farm of Mains of Park, Glenluce, Wigtownshire. He was son of Quintin Bone (X2) who was a butcher in Kirkmichael, Ayrshire and who was known as ‘Cutty Bone’. Quintin was a brother of Elizabeth Bone (X1) who was Anna’s Paternal Grandmother. Arthur (when a small boy!) called her ‘Old Cones’ because she used to gather fir cones. John Bone was a very successful farmer. His first farm was Merkland Farm, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire. He was first married to Agnes Morrison, an aunt of Jean Black, Whinstanes, Silverburn (near Pencuik).

JGMW writes

I think she would die soon after they were married. His second wife was Lizzie Macmorland (U3-4). By her he had five children. She died after the fifth was born and then he married Lizzie’s sister, May. At that time it was illegal to marry a deceased wife’s sister and they had to go to the Channel Islands to get married, a very justifiable procedure for John was left with his five young children and May made an excellent mother for them. Anna and I used to visit them when we lived in Whithorn. Later they moved to Aston Farm near Henley-on-Thames The names of John and Lizzie’s children were: Quintin, David, Ian, May and Willie. (JGMW pp. 132, 134, 187, 188).

Copied from Tombstone in Kirkmichael Old Cemetery: “Agnes Morrison died 24-3-1908 aged 45; Elizabeth (Lizzie) Macmorland died at Merkland on 28-12-1918 aged 30; Youngest son William J Bone died on active service 18-5-1943, Major IAOC, interred in Bagdad; John Bone died  Aston Farm, Henley-on-Thames on 14-12-1950 aged 81, interred in the New Cemetery (Kirkmichael)” (JGMW P.133).

Elizabeth Davidson Bone (Lizzie) (U3-4) died at Merkland Farm, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire on 28-12-1918. Her name appears on Quintin Macmorland’s (her father’s) gravestone in Daily New Cemetery and she may be buried there (but see above). (JGMW pp. 132, 133, 134, 136).

vi    Grant born ca. 1893.

vii   Margaret Kennedy born ca. 1899.

William Macmorland

Born 21 Jan 1855, Dailly, Ayrshire, Occupation: School Master, married 26 Aug. 1880, in Straiton, Ayrshire, Agnes Jack, born 15 May 1861, (daughter of John Jack and Annie Wyllie) died 27 Apr 1931,  The Retreat, Straiton, Ayrshire.  William died 18 Mar 1935, Priory Croft, Whithorn, Wigtownshire, buried: Straiton cemetery, Ayrshire.

William Macmorland was Anna’s father and known in the family as Papa. He trained as a teacher and was appointed Schoolmaster in Straiton in 1877. He played the violin well and was accompanied on the piano by his wife. He was an elder of the church in Straiton where he played the organ for many years. He was a keen curler and won a cup which was later given to the school to be held by the dux of the school for one year. He was appointed Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and Inspector of the Poor (or as Fred used to call him ‘the Poor Inspector’).

JGMW writes

As I remember him he was a patient man, very tolerant of other people’s views. I am sure he never said anything derogatory about anybody. He had always a good sense of humour. He was 65 on 21 Jan 1920 but continued teaching till May of that year, probably because of the shortage of teachers following the war. When he retired the family moved to Craigfad, a farm house belonging to Captain Hunter Blair of Blairquhan, who was a good friend. The farm itself was farmed by Gilbert Macfarlane of Craig. It was in July 1919 that the family came to Balantrae for a holiday – otherwise I might not have been writing this! About November 1928 he and his wife (Grandpapa and Grandmama as we called them) flitted from Craigfad to the Retreat  the last house on NE side of Straiton village street. The family had all gone their several ways by that time. He came to Whithorn to live with us in priory Croft during the last months of his life and he died there on 18 Mar 1935. He was buried in Straiton New Cemetery beside his wife on 21 March 1935 (JGMW p.140 – 142).

William Macmorland was a keen curler and he won a cup at one time. It was a replica of Nastor’s Cup, so called because one similar to one described in The Iliad as belonging to King Nestor was found in the excavations of the Gravel Circle at Mycenae in Greece. It is now in the museum in Athens. Less than six inches high the cup has handles one on each side adorned with golden doves. Nancy gave Papa’s cup to Straiton School to be held for a year by the dux of the school.

JGMW writes

I saw another replica of the cup in the Ashmolean Museum on 25 March 1983 (JGMW p. 139).

Copied from Gravestone in Straiton New Cemetery: “In loving memory of Agnes Jack who died 27 April 1931 aged 69 years wife of William Macmorland schoolmaster, Straiton. William Macmorland died 18 March 1935 aged 80 years. Their son James Macmorland died 16th April 1975 aged 88 Years. Their daughter Anna Elizabeth Macmorland died 14th October 1981 wife of John G McWhirter”. (JGMW p. 141).

JGMW writes

Later the name of my father was added thus John Gairdner McWhirter died  27 November 1985.  (RWPMW 2000 Dec 16)

The IGI records confirm the above details of date and place of birth. (Source info.: Batch No.: C115851, 1855-1875, Source call No. 6035516) (RWPMW 2002 Oct. 8). Agnes:

Agnes Macmorland (nee Jack) used to entertain the family on the piano by accompanying her husband, who played the violin. She was severely crippled with rheumatoid arthritis during her latter years. Despite this she was always cheerful. She died of pulmonery tuberculosis at ‘The Retreat’ in Straiton –  their retirement home. (Adapted fromJGMcW’s Saga page 196).

  I (RWPMcW) remember visiting their retirement home in Straiton and seeing her as a very old lady sitting up in bed.


i      John Jack (known as Jack) born 29 Aug 1881.

John Jack MACMORLAND, b. 29 Aug 1881. He married (1) Constance Muriel LEVYNO, married 10 Mar.1909 in South Africa., b. circa 1890.  He married (2) Eilidh Macdonald, b. ???? 1897 in Glasgow, d. ?? Nov 1984.  He married (3) Daintry Johnson.  John died 5 Nov 1953 in Richmond, Surrey.

Jack as he was known in the family was the first child of Agnes Jack and William Macmorland. He was born on 29 August 1881 in the School House, Straiton. I have very little information about his schooling but he would certainly have gone to his father’s primary school in Straiton and probably on to secondary school in Girvan or possibly Ayr. After leaving school he was an apprentice for a short time with the Ayr solicitors, Messrs Kilpatrick and Wilson. However, as my father (JGMW) expresses it, ‘he was clearly more interested in an outdoor life and when he got the chance would career up Straiton street on one of his grandfather’s horses’. He soon gave up the solicitor’s office and volunteered to go to the South African (Boer) War (1899 – 1902). He joined the 6th battalion of the 17th (Ayrshire) Company of the Imperial Yeomanry (see Encyclopaedia Britannica vol. 27 page 205a for a note about the raising of the Imperial Yeomanry for the South-African wars) as a private (Number 1469) at the beginning of January 1900. He had been passed fit for service with his height recorded as 6ft. 1in. and weight 139 pounds. He saw service in South-Africa from 23 Febuary 1900 to 25 June 1901 and was awarded the campaign medal (S. Africa 1899-02, Cape Colony, O. Free State, Transvaal 1901). He returned to Ayr on 26 June 1901 to be discharged on 1 July with the stated intention of returning home to Straiton. His conduct and character were described as ‘very good’. His special qualifications for employment in civilian life are described as ‘solicitor’.

He must then have returned to S.Africa very soon as I next found him as a private with the Cape Police, District 2. This must be the same as the Cape Mounted Police which he joined on 24 August 1901. There is a record of various misdemeanours thus: 7 May 1902 absent without leave, 4 January 1908 absent from stables and 15 May 1908 insolent to the C.O. He seems to have damaged his knee in a fall from a ladder and as a result is discharged as unfit for service on 29 June 1908 with a gratuity of £73-4-0p and with a certificate of character stating that his conduct during service was ‘indifferent, his knowledge of police work poor and showing little interest in his work but steady and a good clerk’.

On 10 March 1909 he married Constance Muriel Levyno (aged 17) and they had two children: a son Jackie and a daughter Dorothy. Only Dorothy married but didn’t have any children of her own although she adopted some. On the 11 February 1919 Constance Muriel started divorce proceedings against Jack on the grounds of adultery. He is there described as Captain, King’s African Rifles. Her complaint is given in the plaintiff’s declaration which includes the statement: ‘At diverse times and places but more particularly during the month of February 1919 and at the City Mansions Private Hotel, Hope Street, Cape Town, the defendant lived in and committed adultery with a certain woman whose name is to the plaintiff unknown’. The court found in favour of Constance thus: ‘The court grants judgement for plaintiff for dissolution of said marriage, declares plaintiff entitled to the custody of the minor children of the marriage, defendant to have access to them at all reasonable times and places. Defendant to pay £4 a month for the maintenance of each child until each child attains the age of 18 years with leave to either party to apply to vary the order as to maintenance on good cause shown. First payment to be made on 15 February 1919 and thereafter on 15th of each succeeding month at the office of attorney A.F. du Tait. Defendant to pay cost of suit.’

I was very fortunate to have been put in touch with June Levyno to whom I am grateful for the following information sent in a letter dated 25 November 2003: ‘Aunty Connie was a lovely lady, and was dearly loved by my husband, and he was her blue-eyed boy. She often came to tea with us, and was thrilled to be with our four daughters. She died in 1964 after bravely coping with cancer of the kidneys. Her two children, Jackie (died 1972) was unmarried and Dorothy (died 1999) married three times and never had children. She lived in Grahamstown. A lovely lady, but we only saw her occasionally when she visited Cape Town. For years she had back problems, and was confined to a wheelchair some time before she died. Her third husband was a doctor, and she was happily married to him for years. He died sometime before her’. (RWPMW, 22 Apr. 2004).

On the outbreak of the First World War he joined the Third South African Mounted Brigade and fought in German South West Africa (1914-1915) and later with the First South African Mounted Brigade in German East Africa (1916-1917). In the latter regiment he had number 2522 as a private (acting sergeant). Father (JGMW) records a story about him that in order to escape capture by the Germans he swam well out to sea and then landed on friendly territory. At the beginning of 1918 he applied successfully for a temporary commission in the regular army. He was appointed as a temporary lieutenant in the King’s Africn Rifles with effect from 27 September 1917. In 1919 he had an argument with the authorities about his pay claiming that he had not been paid properly to the extent of £230.2.4. He must have returned to the UK about this time (between 15 February and 14 August 1919) pursued by creditors claiming that some of his cheques had been dishonoured.  The Army authorities tried to send him back to South Africa but he relinquished his commission on 1 February 1920 (retaining the rank of lieutenant). It must have been about this time that he was in the Victoria Hospital, Edinburgh with a swelling of the lumber region of his back. Father (JGMW) went to see him while he was still a medical student and diagnosed a tuberculous abscess. Mother remembered being entertained by him to tea in a Glasgow restaurant presumably when he had recovered. She told me how very proud she was to be with an army officer. (It is possible that this was Tom.)

On the 18 December 1920 he married Eilidh Campbell MacDonald in London giving his ‘Rank or Profession’ as ‘Captain, South African Defence’. They had two children Betty and John. I (RWPMW) am in touch with John’s daughter Susy (now Gallegos). Eilidh and Jack were divorced on 5 Dec. 1927 on the grounds of his adultery and Eilidh was given custody of the children. He then married Daintry Johnson. They had no children. He worked at Liberties the department store in London and later with the local government in Richmond. Wendy (MNIWMW) has contributed the following about him: ‘I first remember meeting him in London while I was doing a secretarial course in 1952, He was the commissionaire at Liberty’s store in London and had a magnificent uniform with epaulettes and fringes dangling therefrom. He was a handsome chap and I can understand how he won the hearts of all his wives and lady-loves!’

On 6 Nov. 1953 Jack died at his home 24 The Heritage, Richmond, Surrey.(RWPMW, 23 Dec. 2003).

 Children (of John Jack):

 i     Jackie MACMORLAND.

ii     Dorothy MACMORLAND.

iii    Betty b. 7 Jul 1921.

iv    John b. 21 Dec. 1923.

ii     Willie born 1884.

iii    James Macmorland born 18 Feb 1884, died 18 Feb 1884

iv    James born 8 Jun 1886.

v     Arthur born 8 Oct 1888.

vi    Thomas J Macmorland

Born 26 Dec 1891, Occupation: : Banker and soldier, died 9 Jul 1921, buried: St Mary’s Church, S. Baddesley, Hants.

Tom was a banker; first in Ayr and later in London. He joined the army at the outbreak of the First World War and was commissioned in the Northumberland Fusiliers and later transferred to the King’s African Rifles. He was wounded in the head and when convalescent was sent to Pylewell House, South Baddesley near Lymington, Hampshire. On 9th July 1921 he went to Bournemouth with Major O’Donnell in a motor cycle and side car to buy fruit. Tom was driving. Coming back in the dark they crashed into a gate at Ilford Bridge (Grid ref: SZ136936). Tom was so badly injured that he died soon afterwards. He was buried at St Mary’s Church, South Baddesley (Grid ref SZ353967). Major O’Connell survived. On 21-6-1955 Anna and I visited the cemetery at St Mary’s Church South Barddesley where Tom was buried. The gravestone reads thus: “In Memory of Thomas J Macmorland Lieut N.F. and K.A.R. Aged 29 years. Accidentally killed at Ilford Bridge 9th July 1921”.

JGMW writes

Afterwards Anna and I called at the Lodge of Pylewell House and introduced ourselves to the Hon. Mrs Whittaker who had given Pylewell House for convalescent officers during the 1914-18 war. The Hon. Mrs Whittaker’s own home before she was married was Melville Castle near Edinburgh. (JGMW’s Saga page 164).

vii   Anna Elizabeth born 2 Feb 1897.

viii  Robert Macmorland

Born 1 Aug 1899, Occupation: : Soldier, died 1 Oct 1899, France, buried: Unmarked grave.

After leaving school Robert worked in a bank in Dalmellington. He tried to join the army when the war broke out but was prevented by his father. He worked in Weir’s engineering works in Glasgow till he was able to join up without his father’s permission. He joined the Highland Light Infantry and was killed in action in France. His name is engraved at Vis en Artois Memorial in France. JGMW quotes from a letter from Ro’s (the family’s name for RJM) brother Jim who was a chaplain in the army in France to his (J’s) wife Bea as follows: ‘Had a letter from the padre of the 15th H L I. It is now quite certain that Ro was killed along with the three boys in his Lewis gun team. They were so badly shattered that they buried them just beside the trench where they lay. So I needn’t go searching again. I have the map reference of the trench but that wouldn’t help to find the bodies. In a sense it is better that way. They won’t be disinterred again as so many will be to be taken to the big cemetries and it is certain that he was killed instantaneously: that’s another comfort.’ (Adapted from JGMcW’s Saga p.180). See DOC number 94 for part of Jim’s letter mentioned above. On the opposite page (179) there is a printed annaouncement as follows: “Killed in action in France on 1st Oct 1918, Robert J MacMorland aged 19 Lce./Cpl. H.L.I. second youngest son of Mr and Mrs MacMorland, Straiton.” In JGMW’s cylindrical container for scrolls there is a commemorative sheet with the following inscription: “MacMorland, Lce. Cpl. Robert, 58007. 15th Bn. Highland Light Inf. 1st Oct., 1918. Age 19. Son of William and Agnes MacMorland of Craigfad, Straiton, Ayrshire.”

ix    Nancy born 23 Jun 1902.

x     Fred born 13 Apr 1906.

Maggie Macmorland

Born ca. 18 Mar 1857, Dailly, Ayrshire,., married (1) ca. 1880, in Crief, Perthshire., Peter Rutherford, married (2) William Green, Occupation: Architect.

Maggie (Mag) was first married to Peter Rutherford (no family) and second to William Green. He was an architect and worked on the railways.They lived in London, York, Liverpool, Weymouth and for some time in Aberdeen. He was first married to an actress but divorced her. Both Aunt Meg and Uncle Willie are buried in Weymouth. They had three children: Willie, Jessie Charlotte and John. (JGMW p.142 -144). The IGI records give Margaret MCMORLAND: birth about 18 Mar. 1857 Dailly, Ayr, Scotland. (Source info.: Batch No, and dates – C115851 1855-1875; Source call No.: 6035516. (RWPMW 2002 Oct. 8).

Children by William Green:

i      Willie Green.

        ii     Jessie Charlotte.

iii    John Macmorland Green.

John Macmorland (Morley)

Went to Canada and joined the Canadian Mounted Police. He died of cancer. (JGMW p.144-6).

Ivy Macmorland

Born 27 Jan 1859, Dailly, Ayrshire., married ca. 1886., in Riccarton, Ayrshire., Margaret McFadzean. Ivy died ca. 1911., Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

Ivy married Margaret McFadzean whose father was in the farm of Laigh Langside, Riccarton, Kilmarnock. A descendant may still be in the farm. Uncle Ivy drank heavily. They have five children: Helen, Bob, Ivy, Peggy, and Tilly. (JGMW p. 148)

The IGI records give: Ivie Willet MCMORLAND, birth: 27 Jan. 1859, Dailly, Ayr, Scotland. (Source info.: Batch No. C115851 1855-1875, Source call No.: 6035516). (RWPMW 2002 Oct. 8).


i      Helen Macmorland.

ii     Bob Macmorland.

iii    Ivy Macmorland.

iv    Peggy Macmorland.

        v     Tilly.

Nellie Macmorland

Born 16 Mar 1861, Daillt, Ayrshire., married David Rodger. Nellie died ca. Feb. 1952, Corriebruaich, Maybole, Ayrshire.

Nellie was married to David Rodger who had a drapers business in Crieff, Perthshire. Anna and I stayed one night with them in Crieff while on holiday in September 1927. Aunt Nellie lived for the last years of her life with her daughter-in-law Peggy (Jim’s wife) at Corriebruaich in Maybole where she died in February 1952. Aunt Nellie and Uncle David had four of a family: James (Jim), David, Ethel  and Betty. (JGMW p. 146)


i      James Andrew.

ii     David Rodger married Jessica.

        iii    Ethel.

iv    Betty Rodger.

Alex Macmorland

Born 11 Mar 1864, Dailly, Ayrshire.

Alex was married to Emma. He was a ‘Scotch Cuddy’ in Wales and did quite well but arrived at High Craighead, his father’s farm, at one time after he had failed either through drink or gambling. Emma died about this time. They had an only son Ronald who landed at Maxwellton his Uncle Jimmy’s farm, down and out and stayed there and at High Craighead for some time. Later he went to USA and married a school teacher. His father went to USA to join Ronald and seemed to get on quite well. (JGMW p.148). The IGI records give: Alexander MCMORLAND, birth: 11 Mar. 1864, Dailly, Ayr, Scotland. (Source info.: Batch No. and dates: C115851, 1855-1875; Source call No. 6035516.) (RWPMW 2002 Oct. 8).


i      Ronald Macmorland.

The third generation follows here

[4]  Diana Domai 2002 Oct.

[5]  email from Diana Domai 2002 Mar 11