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GEORGE, Moses (DNA Linked)
(About 1755-)
REID, Margaret (DNA Linked)
(About 1765-1837)
REID, John?
(About 1765-)
(About 1765-)
GEORGE, Samuel (DNA Linked)
REID, Rebecca (DNA Linked)
(1794-Before 1851)
(1817-Between 1851/1854)


Family Links

1. McLEAN, Mary

GEORGE, Moses 1

  • Born: 12 July 1817
  • Baptised: 10 August 1817, Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): McLEAN, Mary on 17 April 1847 in Dalry Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: Between 1851 and 1854

  General Notes:

Old Parish Register
Newton On Ayr Parish Ayrshire
Baptisms 1817

"AUG 10th
Samuel George labourer and Rebecca Reid his wife both belonging to the Church had a son baptized. Born the 12th day of July last and named Moses."

Moses George was recorded in the 1841 census in Mauchline parish, Ayrshire, at Rodinghead. He was employed as an agricultural labourer aged in the 20 years age group, that is between 20 and 24 years old. Three others, presumably fellow workers were recorded with him: James Anderson, in the 25 years age group, also an agricultural labourer; Helen Hodge, in the 20 years age group, a farm servant; and Jane Morton aged 15 years, a farm servant like Helen. These three were born in Ayrshire.

Moses, however, had a special birth entry:
1 no entry was made at all in the first column which requires a yes/no answer about whether the individual was born in the county where the census was taken

2 in the second column, usually reserved for the name of a country, if the birth was not in Scotland, the entry for Moses was "Born in sea".

The 1851 census for Kilmarnock parish recorded Moses George, his wife, Mary, and their son, John, living at Braefoot Scots Lane. Moses was 33 years of age and had been born in Newton, Ayrshire. He was an engine keeper.

Mary George, wife of Moses, remarried in June 1854, before statutory reporting of deaths. We know therefore that Moses George was dead by then.

Moses was dead when his son Samuel married at Newmains, Lanarkshire in 1872. He was recorded in the marriage certificate as a labourer.

In 1886 Moses George was recorded as having been an engineman, in the death certificate of his wife, Mary.

When his son, Samuel, died in 1924, Moses George was recorded in his death certificate as 'Moses George engine driver deceased'. 2 3 4 5

Moses married Mary McLEAN on 17 April 1847 in Dalry Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 (Mary McLEAN was born in 1819 in Campbeltown, Argyllshire, Scotland 4 5 6 7 and died 3 June 1886 at 7.30 am in Robert's Wynd, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland 5.). The cause of her death was mitral disease of the heart over 6 months.


1, Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910.

2 1841 UK Census, Mauchline Ayrshire v 604 En D 7 page 1.

3 GRO Scotland, Marriage certificate Cambusnethan parish 1872 RDS 628 NO 129.

4 1851 UK census, Kilmarnock 597 en d 16 page 21 Braefoot Scots Lane.

5 GRO Scotland, Death Falkirk 1886 no 132.

6 1861 UK census, Glasgow Calton Lanarkshire; ED: 60; Page: 16.

7 1871 UK census, Cambusnethan parish Lanarkshire; ED: 5; Page: 42.

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