of Scotland, England & Staten Island, NY
McWhirter [db#151] was born abt1830
somewhere in Scotland. He married Sarah Turner [db#152] and had at least seven (7) children.
He engaged in
the boat building business on the
River Clyde a little above Glasgow building wooden sailing
vessels. In 1863 he removed the
business to Erith, Kent, England (about 12 miles south of London Bridge).
In 1883 John came to the United States with his sons John McWhirter [db#154], William McWhirter [db#155] and Robert McWhirter [db#157]. He is said to have started a boat
building business at Staten Island, NY.
Here the mystery begins for further track of John and these three sons is lost.
John may have married a second time and/or returned to England.
Johns son, Henry McWhirter [db#158], remained in England when his father
and three (3) brothers emigrated to the United States in 1883. Henry served as a member of
the Royal Navy for 22 years and found himself in San Francisco at the time of the great
adventures didnt end in San Francisco as during World War I he found himself in the
midst of an historic naval battle and the subject of a visit from the King and Queen
themselves. (see the article from
The Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham News [below] and
the article concerning the naval battle [on the next page]).
Henrys grandson, Alan David McWhirter [db#164], son of Eric
though born in England, removed to
the United States where he married and where several more generations of this branch of
the McWh*rters now reside.
Modified Register Reports which follow relate information
currently in the MCWH*RTER DATABASE.
Anyone with additional information to offer or who believes that a correction to some
of the information is justified should feel free
to offer their assistance.
1. John McWhirter #151 b. abt1829, Greenock,
Scotland, residences: Scot.; co. Kent, Eng;.; Staten
Island ,NY, m. abt1850, in
Turner #152, b. cir1825,
residences: Scotland; England?, died bef1879, Erith, Kent, England,
John d. aft1910 pos. NY, USA.
2. i Mary Ann McWhirter #153 b. ch. 3-Nov-1851, Gorbals, Lanarkshire,
Scotland, residences: Scotland; ?England.
3. ii William McWhirter #155 b. cir1855, Scotland, residences:
4. iii Jane Adams McWhirter #17440 b. 29-Jul-1855, Tradeston, Glasgow,
Scotland, residences: Glasgow, Scotland.
5. iv John McWhirter #154 b. 2-Dec-1857, Huchesontown, Glasgow,
Scotland, residences: Scot.;Eng.;Staten Isl.,NY.
+ 6. v Robert Adam McWhirter #157 b. 11-Dec-1859
+ 7. vi Henry McWhirter #158 b. 10-Apr-1862.
8. vii Thomas W. McWhirter #29165 b. abt1865 in Greenwich, Kent,
England, d. aft1881, resided in Erith, Kent, England.
9. vii Sarah E. McWhirter
#29166 b. abt1871 in Greenwich, Kent, England, d. aft1881, resided in Erith, Kent,
Adam McWhirter #157 (1.John1) b. 11-Dec-1859 in Huchesontown, Glasgow, Scotland,
resided in Scotland; England; Staten Island, NY.
10. i Robert McWhirter #29108, b.
cir1900, resided in London & Sheffield, England
7. Henry McWhirter #158 (1.John1) b. 10-Apr-1860(2), Hutchesontown, Glasgow,
Scotland, residences: Scotland,England, m. 2-Nov-1891, in Chatham, England, Emily Swift #159, b. 1-Sep-1873, England, (daughter of Charles Swift #531) residences: England, d. 24-Aug-1951. Henry died 10-Apr-1940.
11. i Kathleen Doris McWhirter #160 b. 4-Apr-1892, Harwich, co. Essex,
12. ii Harry Roy Swift McWhirter #162 b. 7-Jul-1899, Gillingham, England, d.
13. iii Eric McWhirter #161 b. 24-May-1901, Gillingham, England,
residences: Eng.; NY; Simsbury, CT, m. 27-Dec-1926, in Chatham, England, Mabel Ethel Sly #512, b. 11-Nov-1902, London, England,
(daughter of Charles
Sibley Sly #532) residences:
England, d. -Jun-1994. Eric died 19-Aug-1991,
Fall River, MA.
Researchers of John McWhirter
of Scotland, England & Staten Island, NY.
||Many thanks to Eileen McWhirter Farris of
Washington, NC & Alan David McWhirter of Belhaven, NC for the
information they have contributed to the McWh*rter Database on this family.
[ Home ] [ Database ] [ Newsletter ] [ Family Profiles ] [ Queries ] [ Links ] [ Publications ] [ Announcements ] [ Progenitors ] [ Scotland etc. ] [ African Ancestry ] [ E-mail List ] [ Researchers ] [ Photo Album ] [ McWh*rter Mysteries ] [ Gatherings & Reunions ]