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Charles Kinnear linen weaver

M, #4, b. 20 April 1788, d. 19 December 1866
Last Edited: 12 Oct 2020
Stone in Forfar Cemetery reads: Erected by Charles Kinnear in memory of his wife Jean Rea who died 9 Jan 1869 aged 43 years, also their children Charles who died 20 Sept 1859 aged 4 years, Jean who died 27 Sept 1859 aged 18 months, Mary Ann who died 21 May 1869 aged 7 months. The above Charles Kinnear died 8th February 1898 aged 65 Years, his son James died at Salam, Mass. U.S.A 4 May 1904 aged 50 years. Helen Simpson wife of the above died 16 Janaury 1908 aged 81 years. His father Charles Kinnear died 19 November 1866 aged 79 years and his mother Mary Ruxton died 9th April 1888 aged 95 years. Margaret Langlands Kinnear died 21st August 1954 aged 88 years.


Father*: Thomas Kinnear crofter b. 3 Sep 1764, d. b 6 Jun 1841
Mother*: Margaret Hill b. c 1764, d. a Jun 1805
3rd great-uncle of Patricia Catherine Adamson
  • Baptism*: Charles Kinnear linen weaver was baptised on 20 April 1788 at Rescobie, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1788 April 20th Thomas Kinnear in Ward of Turin had by his wife Margt Hill a child called Charles.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Kinnear crofter and Margaret Hill.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Charles Kinnear linen weaver married Mary Ruxton on 13 December 1817 at Kirkden + Rescobie, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; LDS M112982 + M113172 Jan 2006.
  • (Deceased) Death*: Charles Kinnear linen weaver died on 19 December 1866 at 20 (Prior) Road, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 78 cert held; Charles Kinnear linen weaver married to Mary Ruxton; 78; Thomas Kinnear farmer (dec) Margaret Hill (dec); disease of the heart, years, disease of liver, years; inf Charles Kinnear son present.


Mary Ruxton b. c 1792, d. 9 Apr 1888


Isabel Kinnear b. 10 Jan 1819
James Kinnear b. 9 Dec 1820
Mary Kinnear b. 26 Feb 1824
Charles Kinnear warehouseman & cloth inspector+ b. 28 Jan 1827, d. 8 Feb 1890
Elizabeth Kinnear b. 7 Dec 1829


  1. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) OPR births 1786 Rescobie 317/0010 0264 image held [Mar 2007].
  2. [S6] Birthday Book seen and transcribed by PC in about 1988 - now thought to be in the hands of DDB[ID86]'s children [May 2011].