Our Muir Family Genealogy

Muir Family History

  • Muir Family Web Site
    This is Barry's Paternal line with the main focus being the many descendants of John MUIR who married Orsla WALLACE. This Lowland family was originally from Ayrshire, having been moved by the Duke of Argyll to settle the unrest at Campbeltown, Kintyre, and moved to Glasgow where a later John Muir set up business as a Master Shoemaker in Tradeston. This line of the family later settled in Hartlepool where they were left-handed riveters working in the Ship-yards.

    Barry's great grand-father Robert Muir served in the Crimea War where he gained the Crimean War Medal with all the clasps. His regiment was stationed in Nottingham and we believe that it was here at the Goose Fair that he met and later married Ann Limb. Robert and Ann after a spell in Scotland, later settled in Derby.

    Surnames include: Langwell, Langwill, Rodgers, Clapp, Land, Clark. Many other surnames are listed.
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Miller Family History

  • Miller Family Web Site
    This is Barry's Maternal line of Miller, Bilson, Batts, Bird, Hackett, Mason, Clarke, Irving, Webster, Walkerdine, Alton, Yeavley, Desborough, Hancock, Bacon, Holt, Kiddey. Many other surnames included. The family was originally Derbyshire/Nottingham/Stafford families.
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Jones Family History

  • Jones Family Web Site
    This is Jill's Maternal line. My four maternal ancestral lines - the Jones, Davies, Raymonds and Lloyds all lived in in the lower part of the parish of Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan.

    The parish consisted of two valleys of outstanding beauty which was mostly cut off from the outside world. It was to become by 1861 the industrialised area known as the Rhondda Valleys, and by 1871 was teeming with people.

    The valley people had spoken their own dialect Welsh since time immemorial and incomers from outside Wales had to learn a smattering of this Welsh to understand what their orders were as they worked underground at the coal face.

    Additional surnames include Bevan, Thomas, David and Curtis. Many other surnames appear in these histories.

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Knight Family History

  • Knight Family Web Site
    This is Jill's Paternal line with the main focus being the many descendants of Elisha Gosling who was a Somerset man. Many of his descendants went to the South Wales Coalfields for work when agriculture was so depressed in Somerset.
  • The history also shows an illegitimate line via a Knight branch.
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