The 1851 census for Elba Street, Wallacetown in the parish of St Quivox, Ayrshire recorded the Buchanan family. It consisted of Samuel Buchanan, his wife Elizabeth, and their four children: Elizabeth, James, Samuel and Mary. Samuel senior was an agricultural labourer aged 33 years. His birthplace was Ireland, as it was for all the household except the very youngest who was 6 months old. 4
1 GRO, St Quivox parish Ayrshire; ED: 29; Page: 34.
2 GRO, Ayr parish Ayrshire; ED: 20; Page: 15.
3 ancestry.co.uk, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
1851 UK census, St Quivox Ayrshire 612 en d 3f page 19 Elba Street Wallacetown.