This is the second of Scotty’s pages with lines based in Scotland along with the pedigree chart. I have been working the Rae line fairly hard in the last year and I’m pretty comfortable with what I have put together. I have been fortunate enough to work with one of Scotty’s second cousins and she has been very generous in filling in some of the blanks. I have been working in the parish records of Lesmahagow, Knocken, Symington, and Douglas, in Lanarkshire. My favorite name so far has been Somerville Gilchristson.
The Smart and Cameron lines will be a little more difficult. William Smart was from County Clare in Ireland and while I have his parent’s names, I have no clue about Irish research pre-1850. Jane Cameron is the daughter of John Cameron and Janet Malcolm. I know from documentation that John Cameron died before 1869 and he was a fisherman, but that’s it. While Jane and her mother Janet Malcolm are both from Ayrshire, there is no guarantee that John Cameron is. It’s off to the parish records this summer to try to determine the answers on this line.
I’ve provided a link for a downloadable PDF for the current family tree of Jean MacKenzie’s family here: JMacKenzie