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Compiled by Tina Gemmell

This branch of the Gemmill / Gemmell family had roots in Ayrshire, Scotland,
includes two lines and seven generations and were among the early pioneers who settled at
Union Hall in Ramsay Twp., Lanark Co., Upper Canada.

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John
Gemmell
of
New
Cumnock,
Ayrshire
m.
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Jean Hair/Hare
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John
Hutcheson
of Ayr,
Ayrshire
m.
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Jane Blair
?-?
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William
Gemmell
1722-?
bpt.
New
Cumnock
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John
Gemmell
1724-?
bpt.
New
Cumnock
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George
Gemmell
1726-?
bpt.
New
Cumnock
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Andrew
Gemmell
1731-?
bpt.
New
Cumnock
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Agnes
Gemmell
1734->1771
bpt.
New
Cumnock

m.
1754
Stevenston
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James
Hutcheson
1725->1771
of
Stevenston,
Ayrshire
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James
Hutcheson
c1755-<1764
bpt.
Stevenston
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Mary
Hutcheson
c1762-?
bpt.
Stevenston
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James
Hutcheson
c1764-<1771
bpt.
Stevenston
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Agnes
Hutcheson
c1765-?
bpt.
Stevenston
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James
Hutcheson
c1771-?
bpt.
Stevenston
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Jean / Jane
Hutcheson /
Hutchison
1759-1801
bpt.
Stevenston
bd. Mauchline

(James and Jean were
neighbours of
Robbie Burns
1784-1786)

m.
<1774
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James
Gemmel
?-1796
bd. Mauchline
Herdsman,
Day Labourer
lvd. in various parishes
throughout Ayrshire

John Robertson
1785-1867
b. Lanarkshire, Scotland
d. Lanark Co., Ontario
Weaver of Glasgow.
Veteran of
Napoleonic Wars,
79th Regiment of Foot.
Emigrated to Canada on
"David of London" 1821
Farmer and Reeve of
Ramsay Twp.,

m.
1806
Glasgow,
Scotland
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Jane Kyle
1790-1856
b. Ireland
d. Lanark Co.
Canada West
9 children
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Jennet
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6x1.gif (49 bytes)c1774-1845
6x1.gif (49 bytes)bpt. New
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d. Stranraer,
Wigtownshire
m. 1792
Alexander
McWhinnie
1763/4-1851
Clockmaker &
Merchant
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12 children
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Christina
Gemmel
c 1776-1842
bpt.
Dundonald
d. Ayr, Ayr
m. 1795
William
Hendrie
1772-1853
Farmer of
Gateside
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12 children
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Mary
Gemmell
1779-1862
bpt.
Dundonald
d. Catrine
m. 1809
Robert Reid
c1778-1851/5
Cowman &
Weaver



6 children
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Hugh
Gemmill
c 1782-?
bpt. Mauchline
Farmer of
Catrine,
Ayrshire
moved to
Co. Wicklow, 
Ireland
m. Eleanor
Bowland
1789-1839
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1 child
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Robert
Gemmel
c 1785->1806
bpt. Mauchline
Clothlapper
of Glasgow
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Peter
Gemmel
c 1789-?
bpt. Catrine
Gunner,
5th Batt.
Royal Rgt.
of Artillery
during
Napoleonic
Wars
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John Gemmil
1795-1874
bpt. Catrine, Sorn, Ayrshire
d. Lanark Co., Ontario
Unassisted emigrant
from Ireland to
Upper Canada c1821
Yeoman Farmer of
Ramsay Twp., Lanark Co.,
Ontario
m. (2) 1863
Priscilla Lumsden (wid.)

m.
1830
Ramsay Twp.
Lanark Co.
Upper Canada
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Margaret
Robertson
1807-1861
b. Weeley
Barracks,
Essex.
d. Lanark Co.,
Canada West
All children
born
Ramsay Twp.
Lanark Co.
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Jane
Gemmill
1831-1884
m.
James
Kellough
Farmer of
Lanark Twp.
Lankark Co.,
Ontario
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7 children
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James
Gemmill
1833-1833
b. Ramsay
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James
Hutchison
Gemmill
1834-?
Farmer and
Innkeeper
(at Clayton) of
Ramsay Twp.

m.
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Harriet M.
Chamberlain
c1839-?
b. New York
State, USA

(James and
Harriet
are believed
to have gone
to the USA
in the early
1860's)
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Agnes
Gemmill
1836-1902
Telegraph
Operator,
Milliner and
Dressmaker
m. 1867
Michael
MacInnes
c1839-?
Farmer &
Butcher of
Renfrew
Village
no issue
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William
Gemmill
1837-1913
Farmer of
Cobden,
Renfrew Co.
m. 1869
Margaret
Miller
1850-1922
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10 children
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John
Gemmill
1839-1922
Innkeeper of
Davis Hotel,
Clayton;
Proprietor,
Almonte
House,
Almonte
m. 1864
Anne Jane
Coulter
1837-1914
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6 children
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Archibald
Gemmill
1841-1934
Farmer of
Cobden
m. 1894
Christina
McLeese
c1853-1896
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1 child
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Mary
Gemmill
1843-1886
m. 1868
John
McDiarmid
1840-1923
Farmer of
Cobden
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9 children
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Christina
Gemmill
1845-1870
d. Renfrew
Village
unmarried
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George
Robertson
Gemmill
1847-1933
Farmer of
Cobden
m.
Ellen Woods
1862-1939
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3 children
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Margaret Jane Gemmill
1858-1925
b. Ramsay Twp.
d. Arnprior, McNab Twp.
m. 1890
Robert Whyte Moir
1866-1935
Farmer of Arnprior
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4 children
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John Robertson Gemmill
1860/1-1932
b. Ramsay Twp.
d. Whitefish, Sudbury
Tax Collector,
worked with brother on
farm at Whitefish, Sudbury
Bachelor
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James Dean Gemmell
1863-1938
b. Ramsay Twp.
d. Whitefish, Subury
Butcher of Cobden; CPR
Section Foreman; Merchant,
Farmer and Postmaster of
Whitefish, Sudbury;
Reeve of Drury,
Dennison and Graham
Twps.

m. 1898
Whitefish
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Alice Lavinia Gordon
1866-1946
b. Elma, Perth Co., Canada W.
d. Whitefish, Sudbury
All children born Whitefish
(dau. of
Arthur Gordon
1824-1902
and
Annie Morrison
1839-1923)
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Agnes H. Gemmill
c1864->1910
born USA
m. 1886 Almonte
Richard Stewart
c1863->1918
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Lanark Co. to USA c1890
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5 children
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Ralph
Gordon
Gemmell
1898-1970
Science
Teacher of
Port Perry
m. 1930/1
Doris
Alexandria
Sandy
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2 children
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Winnifred
Irene
Gemmell
1900-1991
Nurse of
Ottawa
Spinster
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Sydney
Dean
Gemmell
1901-1983
INCO
Paymaster
of Sudbury
m. 1927
Beryl
Francis
Barker
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3 children
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James Arthur Gemmell
1903-1997
b. Whitefish, Sudbury
d. Scarborough, Ontario
Grad. Queens U. 1929
Mechanical Engineer,
of Montreal, Ajax and
Toronto

m.
1929
Weston,
Ont.
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7 children

Winnifred Margaret Foster
1905-1991
b. Kent, England
d. Scarborough, Ontario
England to Canada 1913,
S.S. Corinthian
(dau. of
George William Foster
Seaman R.N.
and
Susan Seeley)
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Marion
Isabel
Gemmell
1904-1993
Nurse
m. 1933/4
Douglas
Mosher
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no issue
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William
Nelson
Gemmell
1907-1966
Tourist
Outfitter of
Lake
Penage
m. 1932
Alice
Crawley
School
teacher
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6 children
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Welland
Stewart
Gemmell
1910-1954
M.P.P.
Minister of
Mines 1949
Minister of
Lands &
Forests 1951
m.
Freda
Hamilton
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2 children

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