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(About 1765-)
(About 1768-About 1811)
LINESS, Arthur
DONNLEY, Isabella
QUIGLY, John (DNA Linked)
(About 1796-Between 1841/1851)
LYNAS, Catharine (DNA Linked)
QUIGLY, James (DNA Link)


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1. MILLAR, Jean

QUIGLY, James (DNA Link)

  • Born: 16 June 1830, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland 1
  • Baptised: 20 June 1830, St Mirin's RC Chapel, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): MILLAR, Jean on 29 February 1856 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Died: 27 February 1911, 585 Mississippi Avenue, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA 2 3 4 5 6
  • BuriedMale: St Mary's Cemetery, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA 7

   Other names for James were QUICKLEY, James,3 QUICKLY, James,2 QUIGLEY, James,1 4 8 TWIGLEY, James 9 and TWIGLY, James.10

  General Notes:

Roman Catholic Records
St Mirin's Parish Paisley

"Baptismal Register 1830
Birth date June 16
Baptism date June 20
James lawful son of John Quigley and Catherine Linas born the 16th June 1830 was baptized by me the 20 Peter Linas and Margaret McCann sponsors
(signed) William Stewart"

"James Twigley" was recorded by the 1841 census living with his mother and siblings at 11 Main Street, Anderston in the Barony parish of Glasgow. James, like his brothers, had been born outside the census county and was aged 10 years. He worked as a "half boy Glass work".

On 8 December 1850 a "James Twigly" was a sponsor at the baptism of John, son of Peter Twigly (Quigley) and Margaret George in St Joseph's RC parish Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. It was probably this man. The other sponsor was Suzan Clark.

In the 1851 census for Old Monkland a young man named James Tweedley was recorded. He was living in Coathill at the home of the Miller family. He worked as an underground roadsman. He was recorded as 21 years old. Although his birth place is noted as Ireland, it may very well be this James - the head of the house was an old lady aged 79 years who may have believed James was born in Ireland as he had Irish antecedents. James was not recorded with his mother and brothers in the family entry in Ayrshire, and his sister lived in the Monkland area.

James, who had been present where the birth occurred, was the informant of his daughter Catherine's birth in June 1856 before William Bell, registrar, at Galston. He made his X mark. The birth certificate recorded him then as a coal miner. This daughter seems later to have been called Elizabeth by the family, with a later child being named Catherine - possibly a matter of her being named after the wrong grandmother!

James Quigley was the informant of the birth of his son John in 1858 at Newmilns. He made his X mark before the registrar, Andrew Campbell, on 27 March 1858.

The 1860 US Census for Clark County, Washington Territory, recorded James Quigley, his wife and three children living at Lake River next to his brother Arthur and his wife and family. It is clear that since James had registered his son's birth at Newmilns in Ayrshire, Scotland on 27 March 1858, and the census for Clark County was taken on the 5th June 1860, that the family could not have been long arrived there. Their youngest child Arthur was 3 months old and had been born in Washington Territory so they had been there for at least that length of time. James was recorded as a farmer. His age was noted as 29 years and his place of birth as Scotland. His real estate was valued as $300 and his personal estate as $100.

In 1870 the census for Oregon, Multnomah County, recorded James Quickly, his wife, and their eight children living at Portland (post office area). James was recorded as 39 years of age and working as a farmer. His real estate was valued at $200. He had been born in Scotland.

James Quickley was recorded by the 1880 US Census for Oregon living with his family at Willamette Slough in Multnomah County. As well as his wife, nine of his children were living there in June 1880, their ages ranging from 20 years to 4 years. James was recorded as a Scottish born farmer whose parents were also born in Scotland. His age was recorded as 50 years.

The Twelfth Census of the United States in 1900 recorded James Quigley living as head of a household of one at Clatskanie Precinct in Columbia County Oregon. A white male, James was recorded as aged 73 years at his last birthday, making his birth date in June 1826. He was a widower. He worked as a 'day laborer'. The census record reads that he was born in Scotland as were both of his parents. The house he lived in was owned. Although James Quigley lived alone, the next family to him were very probably his daughter Nellie, her husband and three children.
[Note: James overestimated his age by about 4 years, but June was his month of birth.]

George B. Cutler was the head of a household recorded by the 1910 US Federal Census living at Rockwood in Multnomah County, Oregon. There were three people in the household, George, his wife Jean, and Jean's father James Quigley. James Quigley was recorded as a widower of 80 years of age. He and both of his parents were of Scots descent. He could read and write. 1 2 3 4 9 10

  Research Notes:


This term may relate to the process of using moulds in glass bottle making. Apprentices. or boys, opened and closed the moulds for the gaffer, a craftsman or skilled glassblower.

A variation on the simple mould method was the half-post method where the gather of glass is expanded and dipped again into the glass pot to apply a second layer of glass for a more sophisticated finish. Some moulds were hinged or fitted, the base of the glass bottle then formed in equal halves by each side of the mould.

In these situations boys were employed to do the ancillary or menial work, which was hot and dirty, not to say dangerous, work. 'Half boy' probably refers to the type of glassmaking the boy assisted. Glassmaking had its secrets, and glassmaking in Glasgow was in the forefront of the skill in the mid 19th century.

  Noted events in his life were:

sponsor at baptism, 8 December 1850, St Joseph's RC Chapel, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. 11 John Quigly was born on 3 November 1850 to Peter Quigly and Margaret George. He was baptised by Fr Thomas Wallace and his sponsors were James Quigly and Suzan Clarke.

sponsor at baptism, 30 March 1851, St Joseph's RC Chapel, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. 12 John, son of Henry McAlroy and Cath. Rooney, was born on March 9 1851, and baptised by Fr Thomas Wallace. His sponsors were James Quigly and Mary Burns.

NOTE:It may not be this James Q. It may be the son of Catherine McQuellan or another James Q.

James married Jean MILLAR, daughter of William MILLAR and Elizabeth JAMIE, on 29 February 1856 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. (Jean MILLAR was born on 18 June 1836 in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, baptised on 27 July 1836 in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, died on 16 October 1880 in Willamette, Slough, Multnomah, Oregon, USA 1 2 3 4 13 and was buried on 18 October 1880 in Oregon, USA 13.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage took place in Kilmarnock according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church. The marriage was solemnised by Fr John McLachlan RCC. The witnesses were Agnes Crawford and Catherine Paterson.

The groom, James Quigley, who made his X mark, was an unmarried man of 24 years, a coal miner, living at Titchfield Street Galston. James's father was deceased and his mother living.

The bride, Jean Millar, was aged 19 years, of Titchfield Street Galston, and was an unmarried woman working as a cotton weaver. She signed her name. Both of her parents were alive.

The marriage was registered at Kilmarnock on 3 March 1856, James S. Gregory being the signing registrar.

Note:There is an odd thing about this entry. The index says the marriage is between James Quigley and Jean Millar. The certificate itself, however, has written 'James Millar' instead of 'Jean Millar'. The handwriting of the two versions of 'James' are identical. Perhaps it was connected with the fact that the marriage took place on Leap Day!


1 1860 US Census, Territorial Soldiering in the North-East of Scotland during 1759-1814 by J. M. Bulloch (1914).

2 1870 Oregon Census, Multnomah County, Post office: Portland Oregon page 66.

3 1880 US Census, Multnomah Co Oregon Williamette Slough 9 June en d 92 p 212.

4 1900 US Census, Oregon Columbia County Clatskanie Precinct 20/21 June 1900.

5 Newspaper Announcement, Oregonian 1911.

6 Cemetery Records, St Mary's Cemetery Portland Oregon.

7 Internet Site,

8 GRO Scotland, v 597 no 22 Galston 1856.

9 1841 UK Census, Barony Lanarkshire 622 en d 17 p 15 114 Main St Anderston.

10 Roman Catholic Records, St Joseph's RC Parish Kilmarnock Baptisms. 0.

11 National Records of Scotland, 1850 St Joseph's Kilmarnock Baptisms/sponsor.

12 National Records of Scotland, 1851 St Joseph's Kilmarnock Baptisms/sponsor.

13, Oregon, Biographical and Other Index Card File, 1700s-1900s.

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