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Robert McWilliam1

M, #15674, b. 23 September 1827, d. 21 September 1911
Last Edited: 11 Sep 2018


Father*: William McWilliam1 b. 5 May 1805, d. 16 Jan 1886
Mother*: Barbara Newall1 b. 5 May 1809, d. 22 Jul 1853
  • Marriage*: Robert McWilliam married Elizabeth McKinlay.2
  • Birth*: Robert McWilliam was born on 23 September 1827 at Ayrshire, Scotland, .1,2
  • He was the son of William McWilliam and Barbara Newall.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: Robert McWilliam died on 21 September 1911 at age 83.2
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of William McWilliam on 16 January 1886 at Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, .3
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Robert McWilliam is commemorated on the headstone erected by Janet McWilliam in 1886 at St Nicholas Churchyard, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, . Inscription reads Er by Jessie McWilliam in affectionate remembrance of her father and mother William McWilliam b 5 May 1805 d 16 Jan 1886; Barbara Newall b 5 May 1809 d 22 Jul 1853; the above Jessie McWilliam b 30 Jan 1840 d 20 Jul 1898; also her sister Jean widow of the late Robert Stevenson Maryport b 29 Dec 1831 d 10 May 1909; also of Elizabeth McKinlay the beloved wife of Robert McWilliam d 23 Apr 1905 aged 71; the above named Robert McWilliam b 23 Sep 1827 d 21 Sept 1911 'Thy Will Be Done.2'

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household6 June 1841Robert McWilliam was listed along with William McWilliam and Barbara Newall in the 1841 census at Prestwick Proper, Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland, . William McWilliam Male 35 1806 cotton handloom weaver Ireland; Barbara McWilliam Female 30 1811 Scotland
others listed on this sheet:
Samuel     Porter     Male     27     1814 cotton hlw     Ayrshire, Scotland
Elizabeth     Porter     Female     30     1811     Ayrshire, Scotland
James     Porter     Male     3     1838     Ayrshire, Scotland
Isabella     Porter     Female     0     1841     Ayrshire, Scotland
William     Quail     Male     80     1761     cotton hlw Ireland; Robert McWilliam Male 13 1828 cotton hlw ap Ayrshire, Scotland.1
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of William McWilliam and Barbara Newall in the 1851 census at West Side of Village, Kirk Street, Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland, . Robert McWilliam Son Unmarried Male 22 1829 Hand Loom Weaver Cotton Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland; William McWilliam Head Married Male 45 1806 Hand Loom Weaver (Cotton) Ireland; Barbara McWilliam Wife Married Female 41 1810 Weavers Wife Lanarkshire, Scotland.4


  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census Prestwick Proper, Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland URL of this page: h0ps://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id= GBC/1841/0016893998 [Sept 2018].
  2. [S44] Monumental inscription (St Nicholas, Prestwick, Ayrshire) No 83 page 12.
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Death 1886 Monkton & Prestwick 606 /4 image held [Sep 2018].
  4. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) 1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census West Side of Village, Kirk Street, Monkton, Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland URL of this page: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id= GBC/18 51/0021328404 [Sept 2018].