Muir Family of Campbeltown, Argyll.

All entries up until 1817 are taken from the Longrow Parish Church, Campbeltown, Argyll and thereafter as shown, where known.

The "tree" is proved back to the marriage of Walter MUIR, baptised 20 Jul 1751, to Margaret MORRISON baptised 6 Feb 1755. She is found on the 1841 Census aged 85 (bc 1756 Argyll), living with her son John MUIR (bc 1776 Argyll) and his daughter Helen (bc 1824 Lanarkshire), at 37 Commerce Street, Tradeston, Glasgow.

Earlier generations are conjectured, taken from the Longrow Parish Church, Campeltown, Argyll.


Photograph of a heather spring

John MUIR married Orsla WALLACE of Southend Parish on 27 Apr 1696 and they had the following children:

  • Agnes born 15 Aug 1697
  • Betty born 6 Oct 1698
  • William born 16 Nov 1701
  • John born 9 Jul 1704
  • Agnes born 25 Jan 1707

William MUIR, born 16 Nov 1701, married Janet MAITLAND [date unknown] and they had the following children:

  • Margaret born 9 Apr 1727
  • John baptised 21 Feb 1730
  • David baptised [-]Oct 1732
  • Janet baptised 1 Aug 1736

John MUIR, baptised 21 Feb 1730, married Katherine BARR (baptised 22 Aug 1725 to William BARR and Jean DICKIE who married 25 Nov 1724) on 21 Jul 1748 and they had the following children:

  • James baptised 19 Jun 1749
  • Walter baptised 20 Jul 1751
  • Barbara baptised 18 May 1756
  • William baptised 9 Nov 1758
  • Robert born 26 Feb 1761 baptised 1 Mar 1761
  • Robert born 15 Mar 1764 baptised 18 Mar 1764
  • Katherine born 27 Aug 1767 baptised 30 Aug 1767

Walter MUIR, baptised 20 Jul 1751, married Margaret MORRISON, (baptised 6 Feb 1755 to John MORRISON and Janet WALLACE who married 16 May 1736) and they had the following children:

  • John born 26 May 1776 baptised 28 May 1776
  • Janet born 21 Feb 1779 baptised 22 Feb 1779
  • William born 11 Dec 1780 baptised 13 Dec 1780
  • Katherine born 23 Nov 1783 baptised 25 Nov 1783

Walter MUIR, baptised 20 Jul 1751, was described as Cooper in Town when his daughter Katherine was baptised.


John MUIR, born 26 May 1776, Shoemaker in Town, married Janet LANGWILL ( born 12 Apr 1782 to Peter LANGWILL and Katherine McMURCHY ) on 19 Aug 1799 and they had the following children:

  • Margaret born 12 Oct 1800 baptised 13 Oct 1800
  • Peter born 16 Oct 1802 baptised 20 Oct 1802
  • Catherine born 25 Oct 1803 baptised 26 Oct 1803, died 16 May 1876, married George GALBRAITH 6 Jan 1827
  • Walter born 16 Dec 1805 baptised 18 Dec 1805
  • William baptised 10 Apr 1808
  • John born 28 Jul 1810 baptised1 Aug 1810, died 4 Dec 1861, married Isabella FULTON 26 Jan 1833
  • Janet born 3 Jan 1813 baptised 5 Jan 1813
  • Janet born 12 May 1815 baptised 14 May 1815
  • James born and baptised 23 May 1817
  • Helen born circa 1824 Glasgow, died 28 Jun 1872, married John LOWE 17 Dec 1841

John MUIR (bc 1776 Argyll), was a Master Shoemaker, appearing in the 1841-42 Glasgow Post Office Directory, at 37 Commerce Street, Tradeston, Glasgow.


Walter MUIR, born 16 Dec 1805, died 15 Sep 1870 at Govan Poor House, Glasgow,
married Clarinda WALKER ( bp 7 Sep 1806 at Whitehaven to Robert WALKER and Elizabeth McCRACKEN, she died 20 May 1861 aged 55, at 18 Victoria Street, Govan ) on 12 Jun 1827 and they had the following children:

  • John born 12 Mar 1828
  • Robert baptised 30 Apr 1830
  • George Galbraith born 3 Aug 1832
  • Janet born 21 Jan 1833
  • Clarinda born 31 Mar 1835
  • Walter born 3 Nov 1840
  • Elizabeth born 17 Jul 1843
  • Helen born 4 Mar 1846, died 6 Jan 1865

Walter, born 16 Dec 1805, at Head of Back Street, Campbeltown, was a Shoemaker


Robert & Ann MuirRobert MUIR baptised 30 Apr 1830, married Ann LIMB
( baptised 3 Aug 1837 Kirkby in Ashfield, Notts to William LIMB and Leah BENNISTON married 16 Dec 1833 ) on 7 Nov 1858 New Radford, Nottingham and they had the following children:

  • Walter born 20 Nov 1860 Govan
  • Leah born 12 Sep 1863 West Hartlepool married Tom SALT 26 Jul 1890 Derby
  • Robert born 1865 West Hartlepool, died 1941 married Elizabeth WARD
    1900 Derby
  • Ann baptised 7 Oct 1868 Derby, died 3 Jan 1937 Derby
  • John born 1871 Derby, Saddler & Harness Maker, died 2 Sep 1954 Derby
  • Helen born 1874 Derby, died 8 Nov 1952 Derby
  • Mary born 1877 Derby, died 1 Mar 1950 married Richard Arthur GARRATT (bc 1870, died 29 Sep 1936) on 6 Jun 1903 Derby

Robert, baptised 30 Apr 1830, was a Boilermaker by trade and enlisted in the Royal Artillery at Glasgow on 23 Nov 1847 and was discharged at Woolwich on 27 Jul 1860, service completed. He served in the Crimea War and was awarded the Campaign Medals, with the Clasps for Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol.


 

Muir Family Photo Album
Walter Muir
Walter Muir son of Robert & Ann.
Walter MUIR, was born 20 Nov 1860 at 18 Victoria Street, Govan, Scotland and
married Fanny Rodgers
in Derby.
Fanny Muir nee
				Rodgers
Fanny Rodgers,
wife of Walter Muir.
Fanny RODGERS,
was born 10 Mar 1864 at Mercaston, Derbyshire and married Walter Muir on
24 April 1886
in Derby.
Walter and Fanny Muir had the following children.
Walter Carl Muir
Walter Carl Muir,
born 12 May
1887 Derby, died 10 May 1948 Nottingham,
married (i) Dorothy Ellen HARDY
(born 1896 died 1919),
(ii) Bessie SHERRIN
(born 18 Feb 1900 married 1930,
died 1 Mar 1960), Derby.
He was known as Walter.
Annie Geddes nee Muir
Anne Muir born
19 Apr 1889 Derby,
died 4 Oct 1975 Leicester,
married Joseph GEDDES (born 26 Apr 1894 Nottingham,
died 7 Oct 1968 Leicester) on 19 May 1919, Derby.
She was known as Annie.
Robert Muir
Robert Muir born 20 Mar
1891 Derby, died 13 Jan 1966 Chilwell,married
Bertha HALLSWORTH (born 1 Oct 1888, died 27 Dec 1965 Chilwell)
on 29 Jun 1912, Derby.
Leah Poyser nee Muir
Leah Muir
born
12 Jan 1894
Derby
married Ernest
POYSER 1937
in Derby
Dorothy Irene Evans nee Muir
Dorothy Irene Muir born 17 Dec 1897 Derby, died Jun 1945 Derby, married Leslie EVANS 1929, Derby. She was known as Dorrie.
Fanny Grace nee Muir
Fanny Muir born 10 Mar 1899 Derby, died 11 Dec 1979,married Joseph Arthur GRACE (born 4 Aug 1902 died 26 May 1994) 8 Dec1926 Derby
Alexander MacDonald Muir
Alexander MacDonald Muir born 3 Mar 1900 Derby, died 19 Mar 1977, married Annie PHILLIPS (born 16 Nov 1909, died 10 Sep 1977) on 2 Apr 1923. He was known as Mac.
Hellen Redshaw nee Muir
Hellen Muir born 1901 Derby, died 23 Feb 1929, married Reginald REDSHAW Dec 1926
Photo of a young man, Conrad Muir
Conrad Muir born 19 Apr 1904 Derby, died 27 Jul 1956, married Florence Ellen MILLER (born 3 Feb 1903, died 7 Feb 1966) on 7 Sep 1929
Ronald Muir
Ronald Muir born 28 Mar 1906 Derby, died 17 Oct 2002, married Irene BONNER (born 4 Apr 1908, died 17 Mar 2001) on 14 Feb 1931

Conrad Muir married Florence Ellen Miller

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