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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)
(1815-Before 1851)


Family Links

1. WHATTERS, Susan

GEORGE, John 1 2

  • Born: 20 February 1815
  • Baptised: 26 March 1815, St Quivox Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): WHATTERS, Susan on 26 August 1836 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: Before 30 March 1851 3

  General Notes:

Old Parish Register
St Quivox Parish Ayrshire
Baptisms 1815

John lawful son of Samuel George and Rebecka Reid born 20 February and baptised 26 March 1815"

The 1841 Census recorded John George and his family living in Ayr. There were four people inhabiting the dwelling in High Street, Ayr, including John: Susan, Thomas, and Elizabeth. John was aged 25 years, a labourer, and was born in Ayr. Susan was 30 years of age, and born in Ireland, as was Elizabeth, aged 20 years. Little Thomas, aged 3 years, was born in Ayr. The age recorded for John in the 1841 census corresponds with that of Samuel George and Rebecca Reid's son, John, born, 1815.

John's wife, Susan George, was recorded as a widow in the 1851 census.

John was deceased when his son, James, married at Kilmaurs in 1862. He was recorded in the marriage lines as a wool marker.

In the 1892 death certificate of his wife Susan, John George was recorded as a factory worker. 1 3

  Research Notes:


St Quivox is sometimes known as St Evox, but at an earlier time was sometimes written Kevoch. The population in 1755 was 499.

Sir Thomas Wallace of Craigie then began to feu on the north side of the river Ayr and the population rose to 5348.They were chiefly of the poorer class of Irish settlers, and colliers, labourers and weavers employed by the manufacturing houses of Glasgow and Paisley.

This is the description given in the Statistical Account dated 1837. It refers to Wallacetown and Content in the towns of Ayr and Newton on the north of the river Ayr. There was in this part three Presbyterian churches, Antiburgher, United Secession and Reformed presbyterian, an Episcopal chapel and a Roman Catholic chapel. Wallacetown was disjoined from the parish of St Quivox in 1836.

The remainder of the parish is entirely agricultural and contains the Agricultural College at Auchincruive, and the Agricultural Research Station 4

John married Susan WHATTERS, daughter of John WATERS and Jane KEITH, on 26 August 1836 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 (Susan WHATTERS was born in 1817 in Ireland 5 6 7 8 and died 24 February 1892 at 7.00 am in Rose Lane, Queensferry, Fife, Scotland 9 10.). The cause of her death was senile debility.


1 LDS Family Search, IGI.

2 1841 UK Census, ED3 Ayr.

3 GRO Scotland, Marriage certificate 1862 Kilmaurs RDS 598 No 10/son James.

4 James Edward Shaw, Ayrshire 1745-1950: A social and industrial history of the county (1953), pages 20-21.

5 1841 UK Census, Ayr 578 en d 3a page 58 High St.

6 1851 UK census, Kilmarnock Thompson's Land 597 en d 7 page 15.

7 GRO Scotland, Marriage Dreghorn 589 no 4 1857.

8 1871 UK census, Dalmeny parish West Lothian; ED: 1; Page: 7.

9 GRO Scotland, quick look.

10 GRO Scotland, Death Queensferry 670 no 9 1892.

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