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Updated 4-Feb-2004

     



Are you descended from John McWhirter
(b. cir 1750) and
Jean Sloan

of Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland?


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Here you will find Scottish Records including birth, marriage, and christening records from various parts of Scotland that may help you with your research.

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McWh*rter Birth, Christening and Marriage Records from the Old Parish Registers of Scotland

(Articles reprinted from the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter - Volume 6, Issue 1; Volume 6, Issue 2; Volume 6, Issue 3; Volume 6, Issue 4; Volume 7, Issue 1; and Volume 7, Issue 2)

Prior to 1700

1700 - 1720

1721 - 1750

1751 - 1770

1771 - 1790

1791 - 1800
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     Scots Origins at (http://www.scotsorigins.com) is the online searchable database of the Government Records Office of Scotland (GROS). Through Scots Origins it is possible to search an index of the many records available to the public through the GROS, including the Old Parish Registers [OPR] from 1553-1854, the Statutory Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths from its inception in 1855 to 1899, and the 1891 Census of Scotland.

      Although the actual records are not available online and must be requested via snail-mail, access to the index does provide the McWh*rter researcher with a wonderful tool for locating real and possible ancestors in a convenient manner.

     Using the index I decided to find out just how many McWh*rters were contained in the OPR and Statutory records, what spellings of the surname appear to have been recorded and where in Scotland the names were recorded at various times.

     I will relate the McWh*rters I found recorded in the Old Parish Registers of Scotland to 1800.

     Readers should take note that the dates listed for each event (birth, death, christening, marriage, etc). are often the dates the events were recorded rather than when they occurred. Furthermore, the data related here is only that which is available from the index. Further info concerning each event may well be found from an examination of the original records.

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Prior to 1700

EDINBURGH   (1600-1700)

      The earliest record I could find for McWh*rter in the Scots Origins Index for the Old Parish Registers was for the christenings of two sons of a “Johnne McQuhorter” and his wife, “Bessie Robesone” recorded in the Registration District of Edinburgh. On 19-Oct-1600 their son “Gilbert” was christened and on 2-Dec-1600 a son “Johnne” was also christened.

     Less than a decade later, also in the Registration District of Edinburgh, there occurred 16-Jul-1609 the christening of a “Johne McWharter”, son of “George McWharter” & “Elspaith Hammiltoun”.

     What the connection may have been between the “McQuhorters” and “McWharters” of early 17th century Edinburgh I do not know. The Old Parish Register records shed no further light on the question as the next McWh*rter record in the index occurs in 1648 and comes from Ayrshire.

     Indeed, the only other 17th century McWh*rter record I could find for Edinburgh or vicinity is the 18-Oct-1664 christening of “Agnes McQuhatter”, daughter of “Duncan McQuhatter” & “Catherine Short”.

     Whether the McWh*rters of early Edinburgh were descendants of Ayrshire families or separate families altogether cannot be discerned from Old Parish Registers.

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     Aside from the 3 entries of Edinburgh ALL the rest of the McWh*rter entries in the Old Parish Registers prior to 1700 are from southwest Scotland (Ayrshire or Kirkcudbrightshire) in the Registration Districts of Kirkmichael,  Straiton,  Dalmellington,  Ayr,  Loudoun,  Ochiltree,  Dailly,  Minnigaff, Sorn and Barr.

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KIRKMICHAEL   (1648-1700)

     In the Parish of Kirkmichael there is recorded 4-Jun-1648 the marriage of “Marjorie McQuhirter” & “John Kennedie”.

     There must have been a good sized McWh*rter “clan” already in Kirkmichael by the mid-17th century because on 4-Jan-1649 “John McWhirter” son of “David McWhirter” was christened there; followed on 10-Nov-1650 by “Margarat McQuater”, daughter of “Gilbert McQuater”; on 15-Feb-1652 “Johne McQuater” son of “Johne McQuater”; and, on 27-Mar-1653 “Johne McQuatter” son of “James McQuatter”.

     The variety of spellings that are evident even in the records of a single parish suggest that there was no CORRECT spelling for the surname in 17th century Kirkmichael, or perhaps different recorders simply did their best phonetically with a surname that never had much occasion to be spelled until parish records began to be kept.

     Only a few other Kirkmichael records appear until the beginning of the 18th century [unless I haven’t found them yet]. On 25-Feb-1655 “James McQuater”, son of “John McQuater” was christened in Kirkmichael and on 7-Oct-1655 occurred the christening of “Helen McQuater”, daughter of “James McQuater”. On 13-Sep-1663 there took place the christening of “Georg McQuater”, son of “John McQuater”.

     No other McWh*rter records for Kirkmichael prior to 1700 could be located except for the marriage of “Janet McWhorter” to “John Goudy” on 29-Aug-1697.

     Whether the absence of McWh*rter records in Kirkmichael for over 30 years is indicative of their actual absence from Kirkmichael or merely missing records I do not know.

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STRAITON   (1649-1700)

     The largest group of McWh*rters in 17th century Ayrshire is found at Straiton.

     The earliest record is that of the 15-Jul-1649 christening of “Peter McChurter”, son of “Andrew McChurter” & “Annabill McChurter”. A 2nd child of Andrew & Annabill, “Margaret McChurtor”, was christened 8-Apr-1652 and a 3rd child, “Jeane McChurter” was christened 27-May-1658.

     On 5-Nov-1650 “Jonet McChurter” married “Queintin Shaw”. On 14-Jan-1651 “John McChurtor” married “Margaret Kennedie”. On 6-Nov-1651 a female “McChurtor” married “William Andersone”. On 11-Aug-1653 “Andrew McChurter” married “Jonet McTosh”. On 14-Dec-1658 “Hugh McChurter” married “Jonet Edgar”. Of these marriages no offspring seems to have been recorded as christened in Straiton (or nearby).

     On 19-Nov-1650 “John McChurter”, son of “John McChurter” & “Mary Sinclair” was christened in Straiton. John & Mary also had children christened “Katharine McChurter” 7-Dec-1651; “Margaret McChurter” 20-Jan-1653; “David McChurter” 20-Jan-1659; and “Joanet McQuirtor” 21-Jun-1660.

     A   Jhon McChurter” married “Anable Cunigham” 20-Nov-1655. Their daughter “Marie McChurter” was christened 23-Aug-1656. On 21-Aug-1659 “John McQuirtor” son of the same “John McQuirtor” & “Anabell Chininggame” was christened in Straiton.

     On 30-Aug-1653 “Jhone McChurter” married “Bessie Hunter”. Their daughter “Marie McChurter” was recorded as christened 27-Mar-1659.

     Two children of “Peter McChurter” & “Jonat McDill” were christened in Straiton; “Jhone McChurter” 13-Dec-1655 and “Jeane McChurter” 27-May-1658.

     Jhone McChurter” son of a “David McChurter” & “Marion Logie” was christened 17-Feb-1659.

     On 8-Apr-1652 “Margaret McChurtor” daughter of “Andrew McChurtor” & “Annabill “McChurtor” was christened and on 27-May-1658 “Jeane McChurter”, daughter of  the same Andrew & “Anable”, was christened in Straiton.

     On 2-Nov-1662 “James McQuhirter”, son of “John McQuhirter” & “Marione Sinklar” was christened in Straiton.

     Georg McQuater” & “Isobell Hanna” had a son “James McQuater” christened 3-Jun-1661 and a 2nd son “James McQuater” was christened 7-Aug-1664.

     On 30-Nov-1665 “Marie McQuhorter”, daughter of “David McQuhorter” & “Besie McQuhorter” was christened. And on 18-Feb-1666 “Androwe McQuhorter”, son of “Williame McQuhorter” & “Jenat McKrenkine” was christened.

     After 1666 the OPR McWh*rter christening records in Straiton get sparse. On 12-Mar-1677 the christening of “Jeane McQuater”, daughter of “David McQuater” & “Jenat McQuater” is recorded. On 1-Apr-1682 is recorded the christening of “Mary McQuhirtor”, daughter of “Peter McQuhirtor” & “Isbell Millar”.

     However, a number of McWh*rter marriages are recorded in Straiton late in the 17th century. On 21-Apr-1691 “John McWhorter” married “Agnis McRankine”. On 3-Jun-1694 their son “John McQuhortor” was christened.

     On 14-May-1691 “John McWhortor” married “Jennet Slos”. On 3-Apr-1692 their daughter “Margrat McWhortor” was christened followed on 25-Feb-1694 by son “Peter McQuirtor”.

     On 28-Apr-1692 “Margrat McWirter” married “Robert McCail”.

     On 9-Jul-1693 “William McQuhirter” son of “John McQuhirter” & “Margrat McIlwrick” was christened. On 5-Jun-1694 a “McWhorter” (1st name not given) married “Janat Carsan”.

     On 4-Dec-1695 “James McWhortor” son of “Quintin McWhortor” & “Agnes Hutcheon” was also christened.

     On 25-Feb-1697 “Anna McQuarter” was married in Straiton, but her husband’s name is not given in the record. On 9-Sep-1697 a “Janat McWhirter” was married, but her spouse’s name is also not given.

     On 25-Nov-1697 “Jon McWhorter” married “Margaret Cabreath”. Their daughter “Bessie McQuhertor” was christened 11-Jan-1699.

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DALMELLINGTON   (1650-1700)

     The earliest mention of McWh*rters in the OPRs of Dalmellington occurred with the christening of “Jeane McQuatter”, daughter of “David McQuatter” & “Catharen McDill” on 1-Feb-1650.

     On 16-May-1658 “Jeane McWhirtur”, daughter of “Peter McWhirtur” was also christened there.

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AYR   (1664-1700)

     In the Parish of AyrJohn McQuhirter”, son of “John McQuhirter” & “Marie Kennedy” was christened on 10-Apr-1664.

     On 25-May-1679 “George McQuatter”, son of “Thomas McQuatter” & “Margaret McQuhirtour” was christened. [The different spellings of the last name suggest that perhaps some family spellings were beginning to stick].

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LOUDOUN & SORN   (1677-1700)

     In Loudoun on 26-Apr-1677 “George McWhirter” married “Agnes Wyllie”. It appears that this family removed to the Parish of Sorn at some point as the christening of “George McWhirter”, son of “George McWhirter” & “Agnes Wylie” was claimed there 10-Mar-1695.

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OCHILTREE   (1684-1700)

     In the Parish of Ochiltree on 6-Apr-1684 a “Mary McQuhirtter” married a “Johne Schaw”.

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DAILLY   (1694-1700)

     In the Parish of Dailly the earliest mention is of “Jonnat McWhirter”, daughter of a “John McWhirter”, christened in Dailly 29-Oct-1693.

     The next year, in 1694 [day and month not given], a “John McWhirter” married “Helen McIlwrath”.

     A “Marion McWhirter” was married there 11-Jun-1695 [but the name of her spouse is not given].

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BARR   (1690-1700)

     The Parish of Barr recorded the marriage of “Robert McWhirter” to “Agnes Stewart” on 24-Jun-1690 and the marriage of “Katrian McWhirter” to “James McHarg” on 8-Aug-1692.

     A “William McWhurtur”, son of “William McWhurter” was christened there 20-Jun-1699.

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KIRKOSWALD   (1699-1700)

     In the Parish of Kirkoswald John McWhorter”, son of “Thomas McWhorter” was christened 4-Jan-1699.

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MINNIGAFF   (1696-1700)

     The Parish of Minnigaff lies in Kirkcudbrightshire, bordering the Ayrshire parish of Colmonell. On 4-Jan-1696 there is recorded there the marriage of “William McWhirter” and “Jean McClellan”.

     Less than a month later on 2-Feb-1696 a “William McWhirter”, son of “Alexander McWhirter” is christened there.

 

 1700 to 1720

 

Ayr (1700-1720)     2 occurrences—2 “McQuatter”

     The first 18th century McWh*rter recordings in Ayr were the 1715 marriage of “Thomas McQuatter” and “Jonet Rob” and the 12-Nov-1719 marriage of “Margaret McQuatter” and “William Rankin”.

 

Barr (1700-1720)     23 occurrences—16 “McWhirtor”  5 “McQuirter”  1 “McQuirtor”  1 “McQuhirtir”

     On 20-Mar-1702 “Mary McQuhirtir” married “Andrew McMurtrie”.

     On 2-Jul-1704 an “Agnes McWhirtor”, daughter of “William McWhirtor”, was christened. On Sep-1706 a “James McWhirtor”, son of perhaps the same “William McWhirtor”, was christened.

     Also in Barr, another “Agnes McWhirtor”, daughter of “Robert McWhirtor”, was christened 25-Feb-1705.

     On 2-May-1705 “Elizabeth McQuirtor” married “Thomas Cumin”.

     Margrat McQuirter” married “Heugh McUlleon” on 4-Apr-1709. And, on 9-Nov-1709 “William McQuirter” married “Elisebeth McAlpin”.

     On 11-Jul-1712 “Jean McQuirter” married a “Gilbert Mure”. On 25-Jun-1714 “Jonat McQuirter” married “Gilbert Mclure”. And, on 21-May-1715 “Anthony McQuirter” married “Jean McMiillean”.

     On 1-Feb-1711 “David McWhirtor”, son of one “William McWhirtor” or another was christened. “Andrew McWhirtor”, also son of a “William McWhirtor”, was christened 3-May-1713.

     Three children of a “Hugh McWhirtor” were christened in Barr about the same time. “David McWhirtor” was christened 28-Oct-1711, “Agnes McWhirtor” was christened 9-Jul-1717 and “William McWhirtor” was christened 22-May-1720.

     On 18-Feb-1711 “Jein McWhirtor”, daughter of an “Andrew McWhirtor” was christened.

     The 2-Jan-1720 marriage of “Helen McQuirter” and “Thomas McKnish” is recorded at Barr as well as Dailly where Helen’s surname is recorded as “McWhirter”. This is a good example of the surname of one person be spelled differently depending on who was doing the recording!

 

Dailly (1700-1720)     11 occurrences—11 “McWhirter”

     On 21-Jun-1713 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “William McWhirter” was christened. “Thomas McWhirter”, son of perhaps the same “William McWhirter” was christened 10-Mar-1717.

     Five “McWhirter” marriages are recorded in the space of 8 years in Dailly. On 22-Apr-1712 “Jean McWhirter” married “Thomas McTeir”. On 6-Jun-1717 “Helen McWhirter” married ‘Thomas McCubbine”. Later the same year on 26-Dec-1717 “Jannet McWhirter” married “Thomas Forgie”. A “William McWhirter” married “Mary Heron” on 20-Oct-1719. And on 28-Jan-1720 a “Helen McWhirter” married a “Thomas McKnish”. The marriage of Helen & Thomas is also recorded at Barr where Helen’s surname is spelled “McQuirter”.

     On 27-Mar-1720 a “John McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” was christened.

 

Dalmellington (1700-1720)     5 occurrences—4 “McQuhirtor”   1 “McWhirtor”

     Elizabeth McQuhirtor”, daughter of “Quintin McQuhirtor”, was christened 5-Jan-1701. On 6-Feb-1704 “Peter McQuhirtor”, son of “Hugh McQuhirtor”, was christened.

     On May-16-1720 “Quintine McWhirtor”, perhaps a son of “Quintin”, above, married “Bessie Hook”.

 

Dundonald (1700-1720)     2 occurrences—2 “McQuaters”

     On 25-Nov-1716 “Elizabeth McQuaters”, daughter of “David McQuaters” was christened.

 

Kirkinner (1700-1720)     1 occurrence— 1 ”McWhirter”

     Janet McWhirter” married “Henry Muir” on 2-Mar-1710.

 

Kirkmichael (1700-1720)     2 occurrences—1 “McWhorter”   1 “McQuater”

     Jean McWhorter” married “John Dunlope” on 1-Sep-1702. On 10-Apr-1718 “Agnes McQuater” married “Robert McCosh”.

 

Maybole (1700-1720)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirtor”

     The first recorded McWh*rter in 18th century Maybole was the christening of “Hugh McWhirtor”, son of “John Bothan McWhirtor” on 1-Oct-1719.

 

Minnigaff (1700-1720)     4 occurrences—4 “McWhirter”

     John McWhirter” married “Margret McKie” 15-Apr-1703. Their son “John McWhirter” was christened 21-May-1704, a daughter “Margaret McWhirter” was christened 17-Aug-1718 and a son, “Alexander McWhirter” was christened 3-May-1719.

 

Monkton & Prestwick (1700-1720)     6 occurrences—6 “McQuater”

     On 8-Sep-1706 is recorded the christening of “Issobell McQuater”, daughter of “Thomas McQuater”. On 31-Aug-1718 “James McQuater”, son of “Thomas McQuater” was christened and on 11-Dec-1720 “David McQuater”, son of “Thomas McQuater” was christened.

 

Ochiltree (1700-1720)     3 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”    1 “McWhorter”

     Mary McWhorter” married “John Boyle” 1-Dec-1709. On 22-Jun-1712 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter”, was christened.

 

Penninghame (1700-1720)     3 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”   1 “McWhirtor”

     On 5-Dec-1712 “John McWhirtor” married “Jonet McKie”.

     On 2-Dec-1717 “Agnes McWhirter” married “William McHarg”. “Andrew McWhirter” married “Agnes Douglass” on 25-Mar-1718.

 

Sorn (1700-1720)     5 occurrences—5 “McWhirter”

     On 23-Jun-1702 is recorded the marriage of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Andrews”. Recorded thereafter are the christenings of their children “William McWhirter” on 21-Jan-1705 and “James McWhirter” on 30-Jan-1709.

 

Straiton (1700-1720     3 occurrences—3 “McWhirtor”

     Three “McWhirtor” marriages occurred early in 18th century Straiton. On 26-Nov-1702 “Elizabeth McWhirtor” married “Patrick Miller”. On 17-Feb-1706 a “Margaret McWhirtor” was married but her husband’s name is not given. On 9-Feb-1709 “Marie McWhirtor” married “Danniel Mitchel”.

 

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Ayr (1721-1750)   11 occurrences —- 9 “McQuatter”   2 “McWhirtor”

     On 11-Feb-1724 an “Anna McQuatter” was born. A “David McQuatter” was christened 13-Nov-1726.

     Jane McQuatter” married “John McClelland” 26-May-1733.

     Three children of “James McQuatter” and “Isabell Stewart” are recorded as christened in Ayr, “James McQuatter” on 16-Nov-1735, “Margarit McQuatter” on 18-May-1738 and “George McQuatter” on 1-Mar-1746..

     Agnes McWhirtor” married “James Jamieson” on 7-Jun-1745.

     On 1-Dec-1749 “Hugh McWhirtor” married “Mary Hutcheson”. This marriage is also recorded at Straiton on 28-Nov-1749 with the names spelled “McWhirter” and “Hutchison”.

 

Ballantrae (1721-1750)     18 occurrences —- 18 “McWhirter”

     A “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Thomas McWhirter” and “Margaret Campbell” was christened in Ballantrae on 14-May-1732.

     On 11-Oct-1733 “John McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 17-Apr-1735 “James McWhirter” married “Janet McLwraith”. “John McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter” and “Janet McLwrath” was christened 22-Feb-1737. On 25-Dec-1739 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of the same “James McWhirter” and “Janet McIllwraith” was christened. “Alexander McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter” and “Janet McIllwraithe”, was christened 18-Mar-1746.

     On 24-Jun-1737 “Hugh McWhirter”, son of “Allexander McWhirter” and “Janet Galla” was christened. A daughter of “Alexander McWhirter” and “Janet Galla” [first name not given] was christened 10-Jun-1740.

     The marriage of “Helen McWhirter” and “James McWhirter” is recorded in Ballantrae on 2-Mar-1738. The same marriage is recorded in Barr on the same date.

     On 10-Jun-1740 an unnamed daughter of “Allexander McWhirter” and “Janet Galla” was christened in Ballantrae. The McWhirter/Galla connections must have been close as on 25-Dec-1740 a “Janet McWhirter” married “Hugh Galla”.

     On 10-Jul-1747 an unnamed child of “Thomas McWhirter” and “Jean McMaster” was christened.

 

Barr (1721-1750)     60 occurrences —- 47 “McWhirter”   7 “McQuatter”   4 “McWherter”   1 “McWhorter”   1 “McQuirter”

     On 10-Feb-1723 “Margrat McWhirter”, daughter of “Heugh McWhirter”, was christened in the Registration District of Barr. On 19-Oct-1723 a “Heugh McQuirter” married “Elisabeth McWhanel”.

     George McQuirter” married “Jean McFedrish” 2-Nov-1723.

     On 25-Oct-1724 “Andrew McWherter”, son of a “George McWherter” was christened in Barr. Another “George McWhorter” married an “Agnes McLvraith” on 26-Feb-1726. On 24-Oct-1728 “John McWhirter”, son of a “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened there. Another son of a “Gorge McWhirter”, “William McWhirter”, was christened 16-Aug-1729. “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened 28-Nov-1731. “John McWhirter”, son of “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened 8-Apr-1735. “Jannat McWhirter”, daughter of “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened 16-Dec-1736. “Thomas McWhirter”, son of “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened in Barr on 9-Jul-1738. “Heugh McWhirter”, son of “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened 27-Jan-1740. “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened 12-Mar-1742. “Helleen McWhirter”, daughter of “Gorge McWhirter” was christened 19-Aug-1744. And, “Gorge McWhirter”, son of “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened 6-Jan-1749. Whether just one “Gorge” is responsible for all these children is uncertain.

     On 16-Jan-1725 a “Jane McWherter”, daughter of “Daniel McWherter” was christened. On 20-Apr-1729 an “Andrew McWhirter”, son of perhaps the same “Daniel McWhirter”, was christened in Barr. “James McWhirter”, son of “Daniel McWhirter”, was christened 14-Mar-1731.

     Hellen McWhirter” married “William Calweell” on 23-Dec-1731. This marriage is also recorded in Dailly on the same date though there the names are spelled “McWhirtor” and “Caldwell”.

     On 20-Feb-1732 “Elisabeth McQuatter”, daughter of “John McQuatter” was christened. On 22-Oct-1740 a “Mary McQuatter”, perhaps a daughter of the same “John McQuatter”, was also christened

     On 29-Nov-1734 “James McWhirter” married “Agnas Sloan”.

     On 2-Mar-1735 an “Agnas McWhirter”, daughter of “Robert McWhirter” was christened. And, “Andrew McWhirter”, son of perhaps the same “Robert McWhirter”, was christened 22-Apr-1739.

     William McQuatter”, son of an “Allexander McQuatter” was christened in Barr on 3-Jul-1737.

     The marriage of “Helleen McWhirter” and “James McWhirter” is recorded in Barr on 2-Mar-1738. The same marriage is also recorded in Ballantrae on the same date. “James McWhirter”, son of this or another “James McWhirter” above, was christened 15-Jun-1740. In addition, “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter”, was christened 16-Jan-1743. “Margret McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter”, was christened 17-Jun-1745. “Heleen McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter”, was christened 22-Jan-1748. And, “James McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter”, was christened 30-Jun-1750.

      The marriage of “David McQuatter” and “Marion McMuldrech” is recorded in Barr on 28-Oct-1740. The same marriage is also recorded on the same date in Penninghame though Marion’s name is spelled “McMulderoch”.

     On 7-Jun-1744 “David McWhirter” married “Anna Beggs”. On 30-Mar-1750 a “Margaret McWhirter”, perhaps the daughter of the same “David McWhirter”, was christened in Barr.

 

Craigie (1721-1750)     3 occurrences —- ALL “McQuater”

     On 23-Nov-1727 “Isobel McQuater” married “John Clarke”.

     On 30-Nov-1727 “Mary McQuater”, daughter of “David McQuater”, was christened.

 

Dailly (1721-1750)     14 occurrences —- 11 “McWhirtor”   3 “McWhirter”

     On 15-Jun-1721 “Jean McWhirter” married a “William Lockhart”. On 17-Jun-1722 a “Jannet McWhirter” married “John McMilland”. And, on 4-Jul-1724 “Thomas McWhirter” married “Marion Stewart”.

     On 28-Aug-1726 “Jean McWhirtor”, daughter of “William McWhirtor” was christened.

     Thomas McWhirtor” married “Jean Forgie” 10-Jun-1727.

     Helen McWhirtor” married “William Caldwell” on 23-Dec-1731. This marriage is also recorded in Barr on the same date though there the names are spelled “McWhirter” and “Calweell”.

     On 25-Oct-1739 “Mary McWhirtor” married “James Hog”.

     Agnes McWhirtor” married “John Pollock” on 3-Jul-1740. This marriage is also recorded in Kirkmichael where the names were spelled “McWhirter” and “Polock”.

     On 23-Apr-1741 “Janet McWhirtor” married “John Eglisom”.

     A “William McWhirtor”, son of “Robert McWhirtor”, was christened 6-Feb-1743.

     On 30-Apr-1749 “David McWhirtor”, son of a “John McWhirtor”, was christened in Dailly.

 

Dalmellington (1721-1750)     31 occurrences —- 12 “McWhirter”   7 “McWhorter”   6 “McWhirtor” 2 “McWherter”   2 “McQuhirtor”   2 “McQuherter”

     On 30-May-1721 “John McWhirter” married “Jean Tod”. Thereafter a “Barbara McWhirter” was christened 20-Oct-1723 and “Margaret McWhirter” was christened 21-Jan-1728, perhaps the daughters of the same “John McWhirter”. A “George McWhirtor”, son of a “John McWhirtor”, was christened in Dalmellington on 22-Oct-1721.

     Mary McWhirtor”, daughter of “Quintine McWhirtor” was christened 3-Sep-1721.

     On 11-Jan-1724 “Janet McWhirter” married “William Hunter”.

     On 27-Jun-1721 “Bessie McWhirtor”, daughter of “Hugh McWhirtor” was christened in Dalmellington. “Janet McWhirter”, daughter of a “Hugh McWhirter” was christened 9-Jan-1722. On 14-May-1727 “James McWhirter”, perhaps a son of the same “Heugh McWhirter” was christened.

     On 29-Mar-1724 “Janet McWhirter”, daughter of “Quintine McWhirter” was christened in Dalmellington.

     James McWhorter” married “Mary Stevenson” on 13-Oct-1732. On 3-Aug-1735 “Joseph McWhorter”, son of perhaps the same “James McWhorter” was christened.

     On 7-Nov-1738 a “Gilbert McWhorter” married “Jean Wilson”. On 13-Feb-1743 “Hugh McQuhirtor”, perhaps a son of the same “Gilbert McQuhirtor” was christened. And, on 14-May-1749 “Peter McWherter”, perhaps another son of the same “Gilbert McWherter” was christened.

     Hugh McQuherter”, son of “James McQuherter” was christened 29-Jan1744.

     Jannet McWhorter” married “William McGill” on 10-Feb-1750. And, “Bessie McWhorter” married “Gilbert Kennedy” on 9-Apr-1750.

     On 19-May-1750 “Margaret McWhorter” married “Hugh Paterson”. This same marriage is also recorded at Straiton on 5-Jun-1750 with Margaret’s surname spelled “McWhirter”.

 

Dumfries (1721-1750)     1 occurrence —- 1 “McWhirter”

     On 31-Dec-1750 “James McWhirter” married “Isabel Fraser or Wilson”, the earliest mention of McWh*rter in the OPR records of Dumfrieshire.

 

Edinburgh (1721-1750)     2 occurrences —- 2 “McQuarter”

     On 3-Jul-1726 “Gilbert McQuarter”, son of “Gilbert McQuarter” and “Elizabeth Ritchie” was christened in Edinburgh. This was the first mention of a McWh*rter in Edinburgh OPR records since 1664.

 

Girvan (1721-1750)     4 occurrences —- 2 “McWhortor”   2 “McWhortir”

     On 28-Jan-1739 “Marion McWhortor”, daughter of “James McWhortor”, was christened at Girvan. On 25-Oct-1744 “James McWhortir”, perhaps a son of the same “James McWhortir”, was christened.

 

Glasserton (1721-1750)     1 occurrence —- 1 “McWhirtor”

     In Oct-1748 the marriage of “John McWhirtor” and “Eupheuma Kingan” was recorded at Glasserton. This same marriage is recorded at Minnigaff on 9-Oct-1748, but the names are spelled “John McWhirter” and “Euphemia Kingan”.

 

Inch (1721-1750)     11 occurrences —- 4 “McWhirter”   4 “McWhorter”   2 “McWherter”   1 “McQuirter”

     On 17-Aug-1729 a “John McQuirter” was married, but the name of his spouse is not given in the index. This is one of the earliest recorded mentions of a McWh*rter in the OPRs of Wigtownshire.

     On 29-Mar-1735 a “John McWhirter” married “Martha McMicknie”. A “John McWhirter”, son of perhaps one or the other “John McWhirter” above, was christened 26-Jan-1736.

     On 23-Nov-1738 another, or the same, “John McWhirter” married “Agnes Gordow”.

     On 14-Nov-1739 “Margaret McWherter”, daughter of one “John McWherter” or another, was christened in Inch. “Margrat McWhorter”, daughter of a “John McWhorter”, was christened 10-Nov-1744. “Alexander McWhorter”, son of a “John McWhorter”, was christened 5-May-1745. And, “Magdlen McWhorter”, daughter of a “John McWhorter”, was christened in Inch sometime in 1748.

 

Kilmaurs (1721-1750)     2 occurrences —- 2 “McWhirtur”

     On 22-Jun-1746 “George McWhirtur”, son of “John McWhirtur” was christened.

 

Kirkmichael (1721-1750)     3 occurrences —- 2 “McQuater”   1 “McWhirter”

     Agness McWhirter” married “John Polock” on 3-Jul-1740. This marriage is also recorded at Dailly though there the names are spelled “McWhirtor” and “Pollock”.

     On 20-Mar-1743 “John McQuater”, son of “Hugh McQuater”, was christened in Kirkmichael.

    

Kirkoswald (1721-1750)     25 occurrences —- 24 “McWhortor”   1 “McQuarter”

     On 3-Dec-1724 “John McWhortor” married “Catharine McCubbin”. A “Hugh McWhortor”, son of perhaps the same “John McWhortor”, was christened 30-Jun-1728.

     On 15-Apr-1729 “Agnes McWhortor” married “James Fergussone”.

     Marion McWhortor” married “John Kennedy” 29-Jun-1732.

     Several children of perhaps more than one “John McWhortor” were christened in Kirkoswald during the 1730s; “Jannet McWhorter” was christened 20-Apr-1735; “William McWhortor” on 20-Jul-1735; “Jean McWhortor” on 5-Dec-1736; and, “John McWhortor” on 17-Jun-1739. An “Agnes McWhortor”, also a daughter of a “John McWhortor” was christened 25-Sep1743. Two “John McWhortor”s were married in Kirkoswald with one week of each other. On 6-Jun-1734 one “John McWhortor” married an “Elisabeth Davidson” and on 13-Jun-1734 another “John McWhortor” married an “Agnes Ramsay”.

     Two children of “Daniel McWhortor” were christened there, “Elisabeth McWhortor” on 20-May-1733 and “John McWhortor” on 10-Aug-1735.

     A “James McQuarter” married “Margaret Ramsay” on 17-Jun-1740.

     On 4-Dec-1746 “John McWhortor” married “Jannet McKaill”. Another, or the same, “John McWhortor” married “Mary McNish” on 7-Dec-1749.

     Jean McWhortor” married “William Brown” on 13-Dec-1750.

 

Maybole (1721-1750)    4 occurrences —- 4 “McWhirtor”

     On 8-Jul-1722 “Margaret McWhirtor”, daughter of “John McWhirtor” and “Margaret Bodan” was christened in Maybole. On 22-Nov-1724 a “Jennet McWhirtor”, daughter of no doubt the same “John McWhirtor” and “Margaret Bothan”, was also christened.

 

Minnigaff (1721-1750)     2 occurrences —- 2 “McWhirter”

     On 8-Oct-1748 “Thomas McWhirter” married “Helen McMillan”.

     One day later, on 9-Oct-1748 “John McWhirter” married “Euphemia Kingan”. This same marriage is recorded in Oct-1848 in Glasserton, but the names are spelled “John McWhirtor” and “Eupheuma Kingan”.

 

Old Cumnock (1721-1750)     4 occurrences —- 4 “McWhirtor”

     On 4-Nov-1733 “John McWhirtor”, son of “Andrew McWhirtor” and “Margaret Brunton”, was christened. A daughter of the same “Andrew McWhirtor” and “Margaret Bruntoun”, “Helen McWhirtor”, was christened in Old Cumnock 1-Apr-1739.

 

Old Luce (or Glenluce) 1721-1750     1 occurrence —- 1 “McWhirter”

     A “Jannet McWhirter” married “Andrew McTire” on 27-Nov-1744.

 

Penninghame (1721-1750)     7 occurrences —- 5 “McWhirter”   1 “McQuatter”   1 “McQuhirter”

     Mary McWhirter” married “David McClure” 19-Apr-1722. On 10-Jun-1729 “Janet McWhirter” married “William McConnel”.

     On 4-May-1735 an “Alexander McWhirter”, son of “Thomas McWhirter” and “Janet McKie”, was christened in Penninghame.

     A “Margaret McWhirter” married “David German” on 28-Dec-1738.

     The marriage of “David McQuatter” and “Marion McMulderoch” is recorded in Penninghame on 28-Oct-1740. The same marriage is also recorded on the same date in Barr except that in Barr  Marion’s name is spelled “McMuldrech”.

     On 21-Nov-1745 “Jean McQuhirter” married “William Cowan”.

 

Portpatrick (1721-1750)     1 occurrence —- 1 “McQuater”

     Margaret McQuater” married “Alexander McKnish” on 17-Jan-1721.

 

St. Quivox (1721-1750)     2 occurrences —- 2 “McQuarter”

     In Nov-1748 an “Anna McQuarter” married “Patrick Campbell”.

     Margrat McQuarter” married “Adam Hunter” on 22-Jul-1749.

 

Straiton (1721-1750)     36 occurrences —- 16 “McQuater”   12 “McWhorter”   6 “McWhirter”   2 “McQuhortor”

     The marriage of “James McQuarter” and “Margaret Ramsay” on 17-Jun-1740 is recorded at Kirkoswald, not Straiton, but “William McQuater”, son of “James McQuater” and “Margrat Ramsey” was christened in Straiton on 7-Apr-1745 and “Elisabeth McQuater”, daughter of “James McQuater” and “Margaret Ramsay” was christened there on 3-Apr-1748. An “Agnas McQuater”, daughter of a “James McQuater” and an “Agnas Ramsay” was also christened in Straiton on 23-Sep-1743.

     The 28-Oct-1744 marriage of “David McQuatter” to “Marion McMulderoch/McMuldrech” is recorded in Penninghame and Barr, not in Straiton, but the christenings of three of their children are recorded in Straiton. On 2-Jan-1743 an unnamed child of “David McQuater” and “Merron McMidarach” was christened. “Christian McQuater”, son of “David McQuater” and “Marrion McMuldrach”, was christened 14-Jul-1746. And, “David McQuater”, son of “David McQuater” and Marrion McMuldrach”, was christened 29-Jan-1749.

     On 1-May-1743 an unnamed child of “John McQuhortor” and “Anna Kennedy” was christened in Straiton. On 27-Jun-1745 “Agnes McWhorter”, daughter of “John McWhorter” and “Anna Kennedy” was christened in Straiton. “Elizabeth McWhorter”, another daughter of “John McWhorter” and “Anna Kennedy” was christened on 26-Oct-1746.

     On 31-Jul-1743 “Mary McQuater”, daughter of a “John McQuater” and “Isbell” [last name not given] was christened. On the same date an unnamed child of “Robert McQuater” and “Marion McCrankine” was also christened.

     Peter McWhorter”, son of “John McWhorter” and “Jean Chalmers” was christened 5-Mar-1744. On 23-Jun-1746 “George McWhorter”, son of “John McWhorter” and “Jean Chalmer”, was christened. And,       Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Jean Chalmer”, was christened in Straiton on 1-Apr-1750.

     On 17-Sep-1744 “John McWhorter”, son of “John McWhorter” and “Agnes McClellan” was christened. “William McWhorter”, also a son of “John McWhorter” and “Agnes McClelland”, was christened14-Dec-1746.

     On 28-Nov-1749 “Hugh McWhirter” married “Mary Hutchison”. This marriage is also recorded at Ayr on 1-Dec-1749 with the names spelled “McWhirtor” and “Hutcheson”. “Mary McWhirter”, a daughter of “Hugh McWhirter” and “Mary Hutchison”, was christened in Straiton on 25-Sep-1750.

     On 5-Jun-1750 “Margaret McWhirter” married “Hugh Paterson”. This same marriage is also recorded at Dalmellington on 19-May-1750 with Margaret’s surname spelled “McWhorter”.

 

Stranraer (1721-1750)     3 occurrences —- 2 “McWhirtor”   1 McWhirter”

     On 1-Mar-1722 “Agnes McWhirter” married “James McElvail”.

     Margaret McWhirtor”, daughter of “Thomas McWhirtor”, was christened at Stranraer on 26-Jan-1745.

 

Tarbolton (1721-1750)     2 occurrences —- 2 “McQuatter”

     In Aug-1732 “David McQuatter”, son of “David McQuatter”, was christened.

 

 1751 to 1770

 

Anwoth (1751-1770)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

  Elizabeth McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter” [or “Mullin”] and “Elizabeth Gordon”, was christened 23-Sep-1754.

 

Ayr (1751-1770)     1 occurrence—1 “McWhirter”

     William McWhirter” married “Jean Lawson” on 17-Jan-1755.

    

Ballantrae (1751-1770)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

     A “Hugh McWhirter” married “Jean Cowper” on 14-Feb-1751 and on 13-Apr-1758 “Gilbert McWhirter” married “Isobel McCredie”.

 

Barr (1751-1770)     17 occurrences—17 “McWhirter”

     On 27-Jan-1751 a “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Gorge McWhirter”, was christened at Barr.

     On 29-Nov-1753 “Jean McWhirter” married “Andrew McFydrish” [same marriage recorded at Dailly—different spellings] and on 18-Dec-1755 “Robert McWhirter” married “Jean Pipper”.

     On 16-Jun-1757 a “John McWhirter”, son of “Robert McWhirter” was christened at Barr.

     Andrew McWhirter” married “Elizabeth Milliken” on 30-Jan-1760. “George McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter”, was christened 23-Mar-1761. On 10-Jun-1763 “Andrew McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter” was christened. On 20-May-1765 “Thomas McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter”, was also christened.

     On 9-Apr-1762 “Jean McWhirter” married “John McCubbin. On 10-Jun-1763 another “Jean McWhirter” married “William Maxwell”.

     On 25-Nov-1763 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “Robert McWhirter”, was christened.

 

Colmonell (1751-1770)     24 occurrences—24 “McWhirter”

     Anna McWhirter”, daughter of “David McWhirter” and “Anna Beggs”, was christened 7-Apr-1760.

     On 24-Mar-1762 “John McWhirter”, son of “Robert McWhirter” and “Susanna Kennedy”, was christened. Their son, “David McWhirter”, was christened 20-Apr-1764.

     On 15-Feb-1767 “Hugh McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Galloway”, was christened. “John McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Janet McWhirter”, was christened 31-May-1769.

     On 4-Jan-1768 “Hugh McWhirter”, son of “Robert McWhirter” and “Jean Paterson”, was christened. Their son, “John McWhirter”, was christened 25-Aug-1769.

     William McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and Margaret Galloway”, was christened 13-May-1766. On 15-Mar-1768 an unnamed son of “John McWhirter” and “Margaret Galloway” was christened. Their daughter, “Jean McWhirter”, was christened 14-Feb-1770.

     On 24-Jul-1768 “Andrew McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Margaret McGown”, was christened. And “Isobella McWhirter”, daughter  of “John McWhirter” and “Margaret McGown”, was christened 20-May-1770.

 

Coylton (1751-1770)     2 occurrences—2 “McQuhirter”

     On 14-Oct-1761 “Agnes McQuhirter”, daughter of “John McQuhirter” was christened.

 

Dailly (1751-1770)     6 occurrences—6 “McWhirtor”

     On 29-Nov-1753 “Jean McWhirtor” married “Andrew MacFedries” [same marriage recorded at Barr—different spellings].

     On 2-Jan-1757 “Janet McWhirtor”, daughter of “James McWhirtor”, was christened. On 10-Jun-1759 “Agnes McWhirtor”, daughter of probably the same “James McWhirtor”, was also christened.

     On 20-Dec-1763 “Agnes McWhirtor” married “Hugh Galloway”.

 

Dalmellington (1751-1770)     22 occurrences—22 “McWhorter”

     On 22-Jun 1754 “Barbara McWhorter” married “William Clark”.

     On 10-May-1757 an unnamed child of “Hugh McWhorter” was christened. On 18-May-1759 another unnamed female child of “Hugh McWhorter” was also christened.

     John McWhorter”, son of “Gilbert McWhorter”, was christened 11-Feb-1759.

     On 2-May-1761 “Sarah McWhorter” married “Mathew Paterson”.

     On 16-May-1761 one “John McWhorter” married “Margaret Milligane”. Barely a month later on 26-Jun-1761 another “John McWhorter” married “Margaret Hannah”.

     On 19-Aug-1762 “Mary McWhorter”, daughter of a “John McWhorter”, was christened. “Alexander McWhorter”, son of a “John McWhorter”, was christened 28-Apr-1765. On 15-Nov-1766 “Margaret McWhorter”, daughter of a “John McWhorter”, was christened. And “James McWhorter”, son of a “John McWhorter”, was christened 15-Oct-1769.

     On 2-Jan-1764 “Helen McWhorter”, daughter of “Hugh McWhorter”, was christened. “Anne McWhorter”, daughter of “Hugh McWhorter”, was christened 8-Dec-1766. And “Jannet McWhorter”, daughter of perhaps the same “Hugh McWhorter”, was christened 2-Mar-1769.

 

Dumfries (1751-1770)     8 occurrences—8 “McWhirter”

     On 31-Dec-1750 “James McWhirter” and “Isabel Fraser or Wilson” were married in Dumfries, the earliest mention of McWh*rter in those records. On 2-Jul-1752 a “James McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter”, was christened. “Isabel McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter”, was christened 4-Apr-1755. “Margaret McWhirter”, daughter of probably the same “James McWhirter”, was christened 24-Mar-1758.

     On 2-Nov-1768 “Peter McWhirter” married “Margaret Carruthers”.

 

Girvan (1751-1770)     10 occurrences—10 “McWhirtor”

     On 17-May-1761 “Robert McWhirtor”, son of “Gilbert McWhirtor” and “Mary Templeton”, was christened.  James McWhirtor”, son of a “Gilbert McWhirtor”, was christened 29-May-1763 and “Gilbert McWhirtor”, son of a “Gilbert McWhirtor”, was christened 28-Apr-1765. On 16-Jul-1767 a second “Robert McWhirtor”, son of “Gilbert McWhirtor” and “Mary Templetoun”, was christened. “Gilbert” and “Mary” had another daughter “Rabina McWhirtor” christened 27-Dec-1768.

 

Inch (1751-1770)     1 occurrence—1 “McWhorter”

     On 16-Feb-1760 “Gilbert McWhorter” married “Elizabeth Blain”.

 

Kirkmaiden (1751-1770)     6 occurrences—6 “McWhirter”

     On 5-Mar-1767  John McWhirter”, son of “Gilbert McWhirter”, was christened.

     Margrat McWhirter”, daughter of “Patrick McWhirter”, was christened 4-Sep-1769. “Elizabeth McWhirter”, daughter of “Patrick McWhirter”, was on christened 24-Jan-1770.

 

Kirkmichael (1751-1770)     9 occurrences—6 “McWhirter”   3 “McQuater”

     On 1-Feb-1759 “Ann McWhirter” married “Robert Cowan” and on 5-Jun-1759 “John McWhirter” married “Jannet McClure”.

     On 28-Mar-1756 “James McQuater”, son of “Hugh McQuater” was christened. “Hugh McWhirter”, son of “Hugh McWhirter”, was christened 30-Dec1759. “Alexander McWhirter”, son of “Hugh McWhirter”, was christened 29-Sep-1762.

     On 24-Dec-1761 “Marion McQuater” married “John Muir”.

    

Kirkoswald (1751-1770)     17 occurrences—7 “McWhortor”, 6 “McQuater”, 2 “McWhorter”, 2 “McWhirter”, 1 “McWhirtor”

     On 21-Jul-1751 “Agnes McWhortor”, daughter of “John McWhortor”, was christened. Two dates, 2-Sep-1753 and 14-Oct-1753 are given for the christening of “Margaret McWhortor”, daughter of perhaps the same “John McWhortor”.

     John McWhorter”, a son of “Hugh McWhorter”, was christened 17-Oct-1756. In Feb-1759 “Hugh McWhortor”, son of “Hugh McWhortor”, was christened. On 6-Nov-1762 “Thomas McWhirter”, son of “Hugh McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 27-Nov-1759 “John McQuater” and “Margaret Dunlop” were married [christenings of children recorded at Straiton—different spellings].

     On 7-Jan-1762 “Janet McWhortor” married “Thomas McQueen”.

     On 6-Feb-1763 “Jean McQuater”, daughter of a “David McQuater”, was christened.

     James McQuater”, son of “Robert McQuater” and “Isobel Nielson”, was christened 30-Jul-1769.

     On 8-Nov-1770 “Jean McWhirtor” married “Thomas McMurry”.

     On 13-Dec-1770 “John McQuater” married “Agnes Gray”.

 

Leswalt (1751-1770)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

     John McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter”, was born 4-Jan-1766.

 

Maybole (1751-1770)     10 occurrences—8 “McWhirtor”, 2 “McWhirter”

     Three children of “William McWhirtor” and “Jean Gibson” were christened; “Antony McWhirtor” 20-May-1764, “John McWhirtor” 2-Jun-1766”, and “Elizabeth McWhirtor” on 11-Dec-1768.

     On 3-Feb-1765 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Hugh McWhirter” and “Mary McNish”, was christened.

     On 2-Jun-1770 “Thomas McWhirtor”, son of “Hugh McWhirtor” and “Janet McRonald [sic]”, was christened.

 

Monkton & Prestwick (1751-1770)     16 occurrences—10 “McWhorter”, 2 “McWhortor”, 2 “McWharter”, 2 “McQuater”

     On 19-May-1755 “Janet McWhorter”, daughter of “William McWhorter”,  was christened. “Elizabeth McWhorter”, also a daughter of “William McWhorter”, was christened 21-Jan-1760. “William McWhorter”, son of “William McWhorter’, was christened 9-Nov-1762. On 16-Oct-1765 “Grizal McWhortor”, daughter of “William McWhortor”, was christened.

     On 17-Jul-1757 “John McWharter”, son of perhaps the same “William McWharter”, was born.

     On 30-Mar-1755 “Thomas McQuater”, son of “David McQuater”, was christened.

     On 21-Apr-1767 “Jean McWhorter”, daughter of “Andrew McWhorter”, was christened.

     On 16-Jan-1769 “James McWhorter”, son of “William McWhorter” and “Jean Lawson”, was christened.

 

Old Cumnock (1751-1770)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

     On 23-Nov-1755 “Andrew McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter” and “Agnes Coats”, was christened.

 

Old Luce (Glenluce) (1751-1770)     4 occurrences—4 “McWhirter”

     On 10-Aug-1759 “Grizel McWhirter”, daughter of “David McWhirter” and “Agnes Baird”, was christened. “John McWhirter”, son of “David McWhirter”, was christened 8-May-1761.

 

Stoneykirk (1751-1770)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

     On 19-Apr-1767 “Janet McWhirter”, daughter of “Patrick McWhirter” and “Mary Kimmin”, was christened.

 

Straiton (1751-1770     19 occurrences—10 “McQuatter”, 7 “McWhirter”, 2 “McQuater”

     Hugh McWhirter” and “Mary Hutchison/Hutcheson/Hucheson” christened three children; “John McWhirter” 17-Feb-1752, “Hugh McWhirter” 20-Mar-1753, and “George McWhirter” 5-Sep-1754.

     On 1-Sep-1751 “John McQuatter”, son of “David McQuatter” and “Marrion McMuldrach”, was christened. Their son, “Alexander McQuatter”, was christened 9-Sep-1753.

     On 10-Nov-1751 “David McQuatter”, son of “James McQuatter” and “Margaret Ramsay”, was christened. Their daughter, “Mary McQuatter”, was christened 17-Jul-1755.

     John McQuatter”, son of “John McQuatter and “Margaret Dunlop”, was christened 7-Sep-1760. [Marriage recorded at Kirkoswald 1759—different spelling]. “David McQuater”, son of “John McQuater” and “Margaret Dunlop”, was christened 7-Jan-1763.

 

Stranraer (1751-1770)     4 occurrences—4 “McWhirter”

     On 10-Aug-1765 “Andrew McWhirter”, son of “David McWhirter”, was christened. “David McWhirter”, son of “David McWhirter”, was christened 14-Feb-1769.

 

                                            1771 to 1790

 

Ayr (1771-1790)   6 occurrences —- 5 “McWhirter”   1 “McQuater”

     On 25-Nov-1775 “Hugh McWhirter” married “Margaret McClorg”.

     On 8-Apr-1776 “William McWhirter” married “Jean McMurray”.

     On 15-Jun-1776 “James McWhirter” married “Ann Nielson” [Marriage is also recorded in Dumfries between “James” and “Anne Nelson” 12-Jun-1776]. On 15-Mar-1777 “Thomas Wilson McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter and “Ann Nielson”, was christened. [See other children in St. Quivox.]

     On 13-May-1787 “William McQuater”, son of “John McQuater” and “Mary Blew”, was christened.

 

Ballantrae (1771-1790)     18 occurrences —- 12 “McWhirter”   4 “McWhirtor”   2 “McQuirter”

     On 14-Dec-1781 “Gilbert McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter” and “Margaret Ross”, was christened. “Ann McWhirtor”, daughter of “James McWhirtor and “Margerat Ross”, was christened 31-Jun-1784. “Margaret Fergus McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter” and “Margaret Ross”, was christened in Ballantrae on 27-Sep-1789. “Margaret McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter” and “Margaret Ross”, was christened in Ballantrae on 26-Dec-1790.

     On 5-Jan-1783 “John McQuirter”, son of “Hugh McQuirter” and “Agnes Howetson”, was christened. [See marriage in Dalmellington.]

     Jean McWhirtor”, daughter of “John McWhirtor and “Ann McWhinnie”, was christened 24-Sep-1784. On 24-May-1788 “John McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Ann McWhinnie”, was christened.

     On 13-Feb-1790 “John McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” and “Agnes Caldwell”, was christened.

     On 20-Dec-1790 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “Andrew McWhirter” and “Jean Aird”, was christened. [See other children in Colmonell.]

    

Barony (1771-1790)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

     On 4-Jul-1790 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of “Anthony McWhirter” and “Margaret Kennedy”, was christened. [See other children in Maybole.]

 

Barr (1771-1790)     20 occurrences —- 15 “McWhirter”   4 “McWhirtor”   1 “McQuater”

     On 5-Jun-1773 “Jean McWhirter” married “William McKenna”.

     On 26-Dec-1777 “Margarat McWhirter” married ‘Thomas Ramsay”.

     On 5-Jun-1779 “John McWhirter” married “Agnass Ramsay”. “Jean McWhirtor”, daughter of a “John McWhirtor”, was christened 27-Jul-1780. “Marrion McWhirter”, daughter of a “John McWhirter”, was christened in Barr on 3-Nov-1781. And “John McWhirter”, son of a “John McWhirter”, was christened there 28-Nov-1786.

     On 11-Dec-1779 “Robert McWhirter” married “Margarat McConnall”. “David McWhirtor”, son of a “Robert McWhirtor”, was christened 19-Jun-1780. “James McWhirter”, son of a “Robert McWhirter”, was christened 12-Feb-1788.

     On 19-Nov-1785 “John McWhirter” married “Marrion McNarron”.

     On 18-Jun-1787 “James McWhirter” married “Jean McIlvine”.

     On 11-Apr-1789 the marriage of “Agnes McWhirter” and “John Knox” is recorded at Barr. [It was also recorded at Girvan on 21-Apr-1789.]

     On 9-Aug-1789 “Ivie McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter”, was christened at Barr.

     On 12-Jun-1790 “Christian McQuater” married “John Pringle”.

 

Chirnside (1771-1790)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

     On 16-Jul-1780 “John McWhirter”, son of “David McWhirter” and “Abigail Hair”, was christened.

 

Colinton (or Hailes) (1771-1790)     4 occurrences—2 McWhirter”    2 “MacWhirter”

     On 24-Dec-1783 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “Hugh McWhirter” and “Jean Black”, was christened. “George MacWhirter”, son of “Hugh MacWhirter” and “Jean Black”, was christened 26-Jan-1786.

 

Colmonell (1771-1790)     52 occurrences—52 “McWhirter”

     On 21-Feb-1771 “Alexander McWhirter”, son of “Robert McWhirter” and “Susanna Kennedy”, was christened.

     On 17-Jul-1771 a second “Alexander McWhirter”, this time son of “John McWhirter” and “Jean Sloan”, was also christened. “John McWhirter” and “Jean Sloan” also had a son “Andrew McWhirter” christened 12-Oct-1772, a daughter, “Janet McWhirter”, christened 11-Oct-1774, a daughter “Martha McWhirter” christened 24-Mar-1776, a son “William McWhirter” christened 20-Aug-1778, and a son “John McWhirter” christened 9-Aug-1780. On 6-Sep-1782 “Hugh McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Jean Sloan”, was christened in Colmonell.

     Helen McWhirter”, daughter of a “John McWhirter” and “Jean McWhirter”, was christened 21-Nov-1777.

     On 17-Feb-1772 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Margaret Galloway”, was christened. “John” and “Margaret” also christened son “John McWhirter” on 17-Aug-1772, another? son “John McWhirter” on 5-Aug-1774, a son “David McWhirter” christened 16-Sep-1776,  a daughter “Mary McWhirter” 28-May-1782 and a son “Gilbert McWhirter” christened on 18-Apr-1786..

     On 14-May-1772 “John McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Margaret McGown”, was christened. Their daughter “Margaret McWhirter” was christened 12-May-1775.

     On 14-Sep-1773 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Robert McWhirter” and “Jean Paterson”, was christened.

     On 20-Jul-1774 “William McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” and “Margaret Forgie”, was christened. “William” and “Margaret” also christened son “John McWhirter” on 23-Dec-1776, daughter “Margaret McWhirter” on 24-Oct-1778, son “Alexander McWhirter” on 1-Nov-1780, a daughter “Mary McWhirter” on 11-Aug-1783, and son “William McWhirter” on 25-Sep-1789.

     On 3-Nov-1777 “Janet McWhirter”, daughter of a “James McWhirter” was christened.

     On 13-Nov-1780 “William McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter” and “Jean Aird”, was christened. [See other children in Ballantrae.]

     An unnamed female “McWhirter” was christened at Colmonell on 3-Jul-1781.

     On 11-Jun-1781 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Janet McWhirter”, was christened.

 

Coylton (1771-1790)     1 occurrence—1 “McQuater”

     On 7-Dec-1780 “Margaret “McQuater” married “Alexander Crawford”.

 

Dailly (1771-1790)     17 occurrences —- 11 “McWhirtor”   6 “McWhirter”

     On 14-Mar-1771 “John McWhirtor” married “Agnes McIlwrath”. On 3-Sep-1772 “Anne McWhirtor”, daughter of a “John McWhirtor”, was christened. “Janet McWhirtor”, also a daughter of a “John McWhirtor”, was christened 14-Jul-1774. And “Agnes McWhirtor”, also a daughter of a “John McWhirtor”, was christened 11-Mar-1778.

     On 22-Dec-1774 “Margaret McWhirtor” married “Thomas Cummin”.

     On 23-Nov-1775 “James McWhirtor” married “Mary Hyslop”.

     On 5-Feb-1781 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Mary McQuaker”, was christened.

     On 20-Jul-1781 “John McWhirter” married “Mary Gowdie”.

     On 27-Nov-1783 “Helen McWhirter” married “James McIlwrath”.

     On 22-Sep-1785 “Mary McWhirtor”, daughter of “William McWhirtor” and “Isobel McConnel”, was christened.

     On 4-May-1786 “Rosina McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter”, was christened in Dailly.

 

Dalmellington (1771-1790)     37 occurrences —- 31 “McWhorter”     3 “McWhortor”    2 “McWhirter” 1 “McWhirtor”

     On 9-Feb-1771 “Jean McWhorter” married “William Wilson”.

     On 8-Mar-1771 “Gilbert McWhirtor” married “Jean Haggow”. On 11-Jan-1772 “William McWhorter”, son of “Gilbert McWhorter”, was christened. “David McWhorter”, also a son of a “Gilbert McWhorter”, was christened 14-Jan-1778. On 5-Dec-1781 “John McWhorter”, son of “Gilbert McWhorter”, was christened. “Elizabeth McWhorter”, daughter of “Gilbert McWhorter”, was christened 14-Aug-1785 and “Agnes McWhorter”, daughter of a “Gilbert McWhorter”, was christened 8-Jan-1789.

     On 26-Oct-1771 “Hugh McWhorter” married “Agnes Howatson”. On 2-Oct-1772 “Jean McWhorter”, daughter of a “Hugh McWhorter”, was christened in Dalmellington. [See other children in Ballantrae.]

     On 18-Jul-1773 “Mary McWhorter”, daughter of “Andrew McWhorter”, was christened.

     Jannet McWhortor”, daughter of “John McWhortor”, was christened 6-Dec-1772. On 14-Sep-1773 “Jannet McWhorter”, daughter of a “John McWhorter”, was also christened. “Elizabeth McWhorter”, daughter of a “John McWhorter”, was christened 30-Jun-1777. And “Jean McWhorter”, daughter of a “John McWhorter”, was christened 17-Sep-1780. On 8-May-1783 “Helen McWhorter”, daughter of “John McWhorter” was christened. “John McWhorter”, son of “John McWhorter”, was christened 2-Mar-1786.

     On 6-Jul-1782 “Catherine McWhorter” married “Walter McCosh”.

     On 21-Dec-1782 “Jannet McWhorter” married “John Bone”.

     On 16-Aug-1783 “Mary McWhirter” married “Alexander Gemmel”.

     On 2-Jun-1787 “Mary McWhorter” married “Robert Mearns”.

     On 14-Jun-1788 the marriage of “Helen McWhirter” and “William Miller” is recorded at Dalmellington. [The marriage is also recorded in Straiton.]

     On 8-Jan-1789 “Alexander McWhortor” married “Agnes Key”.

     On 4-Aug-1789 “Jean McWhorter”, daughter of “Alexander McWhorter”, was christened.

    

Dumbarton (1771-1790)     5 occurrences—4 “McQuater”    1 “McWhirter”

     On 21-Dec-1781 “Janet McQuater” married “Daniel Grant”.

     On 26-Mar-1784 “John McQuater” married “Jean McFarlane”. On 6-Feb-1788 “Martha McQuater”, daughter of “John McQuater” and “Jean McFarlane”, was christened.

     On 15-May-1789 “Hugh McWhirter” married “Isabel Mair”.

 

Dumfries (1771-1790)     6 occurrences —- 6 “McWhirter”

     On 13-Jun-1776 “James McWhirter” married “Anne Nelson”. [Marriage is also recorded in Ayr between “James” and “Ann Nielson” on 15-Jun-1776]. [See children in Ayr and St. Quivox.]

     On 2-Sep-1776 “Isabel McWhirter” married “Richard Allan”.

     On 18-Dec-1778 “Elisabeth McWhirter”, daughter of “James McWhirter”, was christened. “Patrick Douglas McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter”, was christened 3-Feb-1782.

 

Girvan (1771-1790)     21 occurrences —- 18 “McWhirter”   3 “McQuater”

     On 14-Se-1774 “David McQuater”, son of “David McQuater” and “Mary Ralston”, was christened. Their son “John McQuater” was christened 25-Sep-1776.

     On 3-Jul-1778 a “Robert McWhirter”, parents names not given, was christened at Girvan.

     On 29-Oct-1779 “Hugh McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Lymburner”, was christened. On 23-Jun-1783 “Janet McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Lymburner”, was christened. “Ross McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Lymburner”, was christened in Girvan on 26-Jul-1785. “John McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Lymburner”, was christened 21-Oct-1787. “Helen McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Lymburner”, was christened 30-Jul-1790.

     On 23-Aug-1782 “Peter McWhirter”, son of “Hugh McWhirter” and “Elizabeth Givans”, was christened. On 11-Aug-1784 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Hugh McWhirter” and “Elisabeth Givans”, was christened at Girvan.

     On 30-Dec-1784 “John McQuater” married “Jean Maitland”.

     On 21-Apr-1789 the marriage of “Agnes McWhirter” and “John Knox” is recorded at Girvan. [It is also recorded at Barr on 11-Apr-1789.]

 

Inch (1771-1790)     4 occurrences —- 1 “McWhirter”   1 “McWhorter”   1 “McQuater”  1 “McWhirtor”

     On 9-Dec-1773 “Marey McWhorter” married “Alexander Morroy”.

     On 27-Oct-1774 “Janet McQuater” married “John Hannay”.

     On 30-Apr-1779 “Patrick McWhirtor” married “Elizabeth Hunter”. [See possible children in Stranraer.]

     On 18-Oct-1788 “Margaret McWhirter” married “Daniel McMurray”.

 

Kilmarnock (1771-1790)     14 occurrences—8 “McQuater”    4 ”McWhirter”   2 “McWherter”

     On 11-Jan-1789 “Janet McWhirter”, daughter of “William McWhirter” and “Jean McMurrah”, was christened.

     Marrion McWherter”, daughter of “John McWherter” and “Marrion Wyllie”, was christened in Kilmarnock 18-Dec-1782. On 4-Aug-1790 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Marion Wyllie”, was christened.

     On 28-Apr-1782 “Janet McQuater”, daughter of “David McQuater” and “Marrion Templeton”, was christened. Their son “David McQuater” was christened 16-Nov-1783, and another daughter, “Janet McQuater”, was christened 4-Jun-1786.

     On 15-Apr-1787 “Agnes McQuater” married “Hugh Black”.

     On 17-Jun-1787 “Jean McQuater” married “Robert Gillies”.

 

Kilwinning (1771-1790)     2 occurrences—2 “McQuaters”

     On 4-May-1788 “Margaret McQuaters”, daughter of “Duncan McQuaters” and “Mary Wilson”, was christened.

 

Kirkmichael (1771-1790)     15 occurrences —- 11 “McWhirter”   4 “McQuater”  

     On 13-May-1777 “John McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 10-May-1781 “Marion McWhirter” married “Gilbert Nay”.

     On 31-Jan-1782 “John McWhirter” married “Marion Caldwell”. On 4-Apr-1783 “Jannett McWhirter”, daughter of a “John McWhirter”, was christened. “Margaret McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter”, was christened 3-Jul-1785. On 3-Sep-1789 “James McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 23-Jan-1785 “Nowgen McQuater”, son of “David McQuater”, was christened. On 13-Apr-1787 “John McQuater”, son of “David McQuater”, was christened.

     On 27-Dec-1787 the marriage of “Andrew McWhirter” and “Janet Macknight” was recorded in Kirkmichael. [His marriage to “Janet McKnight” is also recorded the same date in Straiton.]

     On 13-Nov-1790 “Alexander McWhirter” married “Agnes Clark”.

    

Kirkoswald (1771-1790)     20 occurrences —- 20 “McQuater”

     On 13-Dec-1770 “John McQuater” married “Agnes Gray”. On 27-Oct-1771 “James McQuater”, son of a “John McQuater”, was christened. “Margaret McQuater”, daughter of a “John McQuater”, was christened 5-Apr-1773. “William McQuater”, son of a “John McQuater”, was christened 8-Aug-1776. “Andrew McQuater”, son of “John McQuater”, was christened in Kiroswald on 25-Jun-1778. On 9-Aug-1780 “John McQuater”, son of “John McQuater”, was christened. “David McQuater”, son of “John McQuater”, was christened in Kirkoswald 2-Aug-1783. “Andrew McQuater”, son of “John McQuater”, was christened 21-Jan-1786. “Agnes McQuater”, daughter of “John McQuater”, was christened 14-Nov-1787. And, “Marion McQuater”, daughter of “John McQuater”, was christened 29-Oct-1789.

     On 11-Mar-1779 “Mary McQuater” married “Hugh Kennedy”.

 

Leith South (1771-1790)     2 occurrences—2 “MacWhirter”

     On 23-Feb-1783 “Hugh MacWhirter”, son of “Peter MacWhirter” and “Margaret Carruthers”, was christened. [See other children in Mousewald.]

 

Maybole (1771-1790)    16 occurrences —- 8 “McWhirtor”   6 “McWhirter”   2 “McWherter”

     On 22-Sep-1771 “William McWhirtor”, son of “William McWhirtor” and Jean Gibson”, was christened. Again, on 4-Jul-1773 a “William McWhirtor”, son of “William McWhirtor” and “Jean Gibson”, was christened at Maybole. “Jean McWhirtor”, daughter of “William McWhirtor” and “Jean Gibson” was christened 16-Apr-1776. And, on 5-Sep-1779, “Hugh McWherter”, son of “William McWherter” and “Jane Gibson”, was born. “Margaret McWhirter”, daughter of “William McWhirter” and “Jean Gibson”, was christened in Maybole on 8-Jul-1782.

     On 26-Oct-1771 “John McWhirtor”, son of “Hugh McWhirtor” and “Janet McRonald”, was christened. “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “Hugh McWhirter” and “Jennet McRonneld”, was christened 29-May-1774.

     On 9-Jun-1788 “Jane McWhirter”, daughter of “Anthony McWhirter” and “Margaret Kennedy”, was christened at Maybole. [See other children in Barony.]

 

Monkton & Prestwick (1771-1790)     4 occurrences—2 “McWhirtor”    2 “McWhorter”

     Agnes McWhirtor”, daughter of “William McWhirtor” and “Jean Lawson”, was christened 13-Nov-1771. On 16-Nov-1774 “Jean McWhorter”, daughter of “William McWhorter” and “Jean Lawson”, was christened. [see St. Quivox for other children.]

 

Mousewald (1771-1790)     6 occurrences—6 “McWhirter”

     On 1-Aug-1771 “John McWhirter”, son of “Peter McWhirter” and Margret Carruthers”, was christened. “James McWhirter”, son of “Peter” and “Margaret”, was christened 14-Jan-1774. And on 19-Jul-1779 a son, “Ivie McWhirter”, was born to “Peter McWhirter” and “Margaret Carruthers” at Mousewald. [See other children in Leith South.]

 

Neilston (1771-1790)     1 occurrence—1 “McWhirter”

     In 1784 “Jean McWhirter” married “John McIntyre”.

 

Ochiltree (1771-1800)     1 occurrence—1 “McWhirter”

     On 2-Jun-1787 “Mary McWhirter” married “Robert Mearns”.

 

Old Cumnock (1771-1790)     2 occurrences —- 2 “McWhirter”

     On 30-Sep-1787 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of “Andrew McWhirter” and “Jean Dickie”, was christened.

 

Old Luce (or Glenluce) (1771-1790)     3 occurrence —- 3 “McWhirter”

     On 2-Feb-1771 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Gilbert McWhirter” and “____ Blain”, was christened.

     Alexander McWhirter” and “Elizabeth McClelan” were married 31-Dec-1772.

 

Paisley Burgh (1771-1790)     4 occurrences—4 “McQuater”

     On 20-Nov-1777 “William McQuater”, son of “John McQuater” and “Marion Rowan”, was christened. Their daughter “Marion McQuater” was christened 27-Jan-1780.

 

Port Glasgow (1771-1790)     1 occurrence—1 “McWhortor”

     On 23-Jun-1787 “Thomas McWhortor” married “Elizabeth Watson”.

 

Portpatrick (1771-1790)     1 occurrence —- 1 “McWhirter”

     On 9-Nov-1773 “Patrick McWhirter” married “Jane Kennedy”. [See children of “Peter” and “Jean” in Stoneykirk].

 

St. Quivox (1771-1790)     17 occurrences —- 17 “McWhirter”

     On 10-Sep-1780 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Agnes McClure”, was christened. “William McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Agnes McClure”, was christened at St. Quivox on 5-May-1782. “John McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Agnes McClure”, was christened 1-Jun-1786. “James McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Agnes McClure” was christened 4-Jan-1790.

     On 18-Nov-1782 “Andrew McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” and “Jean Lawson”, was christened. On 29-May-1785 another “Andrew McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” and “Jean Lawson”, was christened at St. Quivox. [See Monkton & Prestwick for other children.]

     On 19-Jul-1783 “Robert Alexander McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter” and “Anna Nielson”, was christened. [See other children in Ayr.]

     On 12-Oct-1789 “William McWhirter” married “Lily Pedie”. On 29-Aug-1790 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of “William McWhirter” and “Lilly Reddie”, was christened.

 

Stair (1771-1790)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirtor”

     On 25-Apr-1790 “James McWhirtor”, son of “John McWhirtor”, was christened.

 

Stoneykirk (1771-1790)     14 occurrences—13 “McWhirter”   1 “McQuater”

     On 23-Feb-1772 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Patrick McWhirter” and “Mary Kimmin”, was christened.

     On 1-Dec-1774 “Peter McWhirter”, son of “Peter[sic?] McWhirter” and “Jean Kennedy”, was christened. “John McWhirter”, son of “Patrick McWhirter” and “Jean Kennedy”, was christened 25-Jan-1776. On 29-Aug-1778 “Anthony McWhirter”, son of “Patrick McWhirter” and “Jean Kennedy”, was christened. “Alexander McWhirter”, son of “Patrick McWhirter” and “Jean Kennedy”, was christened 13-Apr-1780, and son “William McWhirter” was christened 29-Jul-1781. “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “Peter? McWhirter” and “Jean Kennedy was christened 15-Nov-1784.

     On 7-Nov-1776 “Helen McQuater” married “Patrick Lymburn”.

 

Straiton (1771-1790)     7 occurrences —- 5 “McQuater”   2 “McWhirter”

     On 13-Mar-1785 “Thomas McQuater”, son of “William McQuater” and “Janet Dick”, was christened.

     On 27-Dec-1787 the marriage of “Andrew McWhirter” and “Janet McKnight” is recorded at Straiton, [His marriage to “Janet MacKnight” is also recorded in Kirkmichael the same date.]

     In Jun-1788 the marriage of “Helen McWhirter” and “William Miller” is recorded at Straiton. [The marriage is also recorded at Dalmellington on 14-Jun-1788.]

     On 28-Oct-1788 “William McQuater” married “Marrion McCubben”. On 1-Oct-1789 “John McQuater”, son of “William McQuater” and “Marrion McCubben”, was christened.

    

Stranraer (1771-1790)     7 occurrences —- 7 “McWhirter”

     On 17-Jun-1777 “Janet McWhirter” married “Benjamin Nicalson”.

     On 13-Feb-1780 “John McWhirter”, son of “Peter McWhirter” and “Elizabeth Hunter”, was christened. [Peter or Patrick and Elizabeth married at Inch?] Their son “Thomas McWhirter” was christened 3-Apr-1782, son “Peter McWhirter” was christened in Stranraer on 22-Apr-1784, son “Robert McWhirter” was christened 1-Mar-1787, and son “William McWhirter” was christened 20-Jun-1789.

 

                                                       1791 to 1800

 

Ayr (1791-1800)   1 occurrence —- 1 “McQuatter”

     Elizabeth McQuatter” married “William Bone” 16-Nov-1799.

 

Ballantrae (1791-1800)     12 occurrences —- 12 “McWhirter”

     On 23-Sep-1792 “William McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” and “Ann Caldwell”, was christened. On 23-Jul-1794 “Gilbert McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” and “Ann Caldwell”, was christened. On 1-Jun-1796 “James McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” and “Ann Caldwell”, was christened. Their daughter, “Jean McWhirter”, was christened in Ballantrae on 15-Jul-1798.

     On 5-May-1796 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Hugh McWhirter” and “Agnes McMaster”, was christened.

     On 1-Mar-1799 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “William McWhirter” and “Jean McIlwrick”, was christened.

    

Barr (1791-1800)     11 occurrences —- 9 “McWhirter”   2 “McQuater”

     On 27-Mar-1791 “Robert McWhirter”, son of “Robert McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 15-Jul-1792 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of a “James McWhirter”, was christened at Barr.

     On 24-Dec-1793 “Thomas McWhirter”, son of “Thomas McWhirter” and “Mary Campbell”, was christened.

     On 16-Mar-1794 “James McQuater”, son of “John McQuater” and “Mary McQuacker”, was christened.

     John McQuater” married “Isbal Lowdoun” 30-May-1795.

     On 9-Jul-1795 “David McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter”, was christened.

     Thomas McWhirter” married “Margarat Thompson” 3-Jun-1796.

 

Canongate Edinburgh (1791-1800)     1 occurrence—1 “McQuarter”

     Janet McQuarter” married “John Walker” 1-Oct-1798.

 

Colmonell (1791-1800)     2  occurrences —2 “McWhirter”

     On 25-Jan-1797 “John McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter” and “Elizabeth McQuaker”, was christened. [See also children christened at New Luce]

 

Coylton (1791-1800)     1 occurrence—1 “McWherter”

     James McWherter” married “Agness Thomson” 30-Jan-1796. [Marriage also recorded same day in Dalmellington, but names spelled “James McWhirter” and “Agnes Thomson”.]

 

Dailly (1791-1800)     5 occurrences —- 5 “McWhirter”

     On 23-Sep-1791 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of a “James McWhirter”, was christened.

     Janet McWhirter” married “Alexander Knox” 24-Jul-1798.

     On 15-Oct-1800 “Jane McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Jane McConnochie”, was christened.

 

Dalmellington (1791-1800)     18 occurrences —- 18 “McWhirter”

     On 24-Apr-1791 “Margaret McWhirter”, daughter of an “Alexander McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 3-Sep-1793 “John McWhirter”, son of perhaps the same “Alexander McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 18-Jun-1791 a “William McWhirter”, parents not listed, was christened in Dalmellington.

     William McWhirter” married “Grissal Grant” 1-Feb-1794. [Marriage also recorded at Straiton 14-Feb-1794, name spelled “Grizzel”.]

     On 23-Jan-1795 “James McWhirter”, son of a “William McWhirter”, was christened.

     Margaret McWhirter” married “John McSkimming” 7-Feb-1795.

     On 5-Aug-1795 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Gilbert McWhirter”, was christened.

     James McWhirter” married “Agnes Thomson” 30-Jan-1796. [Marriage recorded the same day in Coylton, but names spelled “James McWherter” and “Agness Thomson”.]

     On 9-Oct-1796 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Alexander McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 1-Jan-1797 “Alexander McWhirter”, son of “James McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 6-Feb-1799 “Elisabeth McWhirter”, daughter of “Alexander McWhirter”, was christened.

 

Dumfries (1791-1800)     2 occurrences —- 2 “McWhirter”

     John McWhirter” married “Mary Nicholson” 18-Nov-1796.

     Hugh McWhirter” married “Jannet Livingstone” 22-Sep-1799.

 

Dundonald (1791-1800)     4 occurrences—4 “McWhirter”

    On 7-Aug-1796 “John McWhirter”, son of a “John McWhirter” was christened.

     On 10-Jul-1798 “James McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Gibson”, was christened at Dundonald.

 

Dunlop (1791-1800)     1 occurrence—1 “McWherter”

     Agnes McWherter” married “James Steven” 21-Dec-1800.

 

Girvan (1791-1800)     3 occurrences —- 3 “McWhirter”

     John McWhirter” married “Janet Brachenridge” 16-Jun-1791.

     On 6-Mar-1792 “David McWhirter”, son of “William McWhirter” and “Ann Campbell”, was christened.

 

Glasgow (1791-1800)     4 occurrences—2 “McWhirter” 2 “McQuater”

     On 30-Aug-1791 “Hugh McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Marion Caldwell”, was born in Glasgow.

     John McQuater” married “Helen Brown” 21-Jul-1793.

     Margaret McQuater” married “John McLeod” 27-Nov-1796.

 

Greenock Middle (1791-1800)     4 occurrences—2 “McWhirter” 2 “McWharter”

     On 1-Jul-1792 “William McWharter”, son of “Thomas McWharter” and “Elizabeth Watson”, was christened. On 16-Feb-1794 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Thomas McWhirter” and “Elizabeth Watson”, was born.

 

Inch (1791-1800)     7 occurrences —- 7 “McWhirter”

     On 17-Jun-1791 “Elizabeth McWhirter”, daughter of “Patrick McWhirter”, was christened.

     David McWhirter” married “Elizabeth Aiken” 1-Feb-1794. [See children christened in Leswalt.]

     On 4-Jul-1797 “Ann McWhirter”, son of “Peter McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 24-Feb-1800 “David McWhirter”, son of “David McWhirter”, was christened at Inch.

 

Kilmarnock (1791-1800)     2 occurrences—2 ”McWhirter”

     On 7-Jul-1793 “John McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Marion Wylie”, was christened.

 

Kilwinning (1791-1800)     10 occurrences—10 “McQuatters”

     On 18-Mar-1792 “John McQuatters”, son of “Duncan McQuatters” and “Mary Wilson”, was christened at Kilwinning. Their son, “Thomas McQuatters” was christened 22-Dec-1793; Their son, “Duncan McQuatters”, was christened 8-May-1796. A son, “Thomas McQuatters” ,and a son, “Duncan McQuatters”, were also christened in Kilwinning, both on 7-Oct-1798.

 

Kirkinner (1791-1800)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

     Margaret McWhirter” married “Alexander Heron” 12-Jan-1793. [Marriage also recorded at Stoneykirk 24-Jan-1793.]

     Mary McWhirter” married “David Kean” 8-Jun-1793.

 

Kirkmichael (1791-1800)     12 occurrences —- 10 “McWhirter”   2 “McQuhater”

     Gilbert McWhirter” married “Margaret Girvan” 11-Dec-1794. [Marriage also recorded at Straiton 12-Dec-1794.]

     Mary McWhirter” married “David Logan” 27-Feb-1795.

     On 27-Mar-1796 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of an “Alexander McWhirter” was christened.

     On 22-Mar-1797 “Mary McQuhater”, daughter of “Alexander McQuhater”, was christened at Kirkmichael.

     On 2-Mar-1798 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of perhaps the same “Alexander McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 14-Mar-1798 “Hugh McWhirter”, son of a “Gilbert McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 18-Jan-1799 “Mary McWhirter”, daughter of “Alexander McWhirter”, was christened.

 

Kirkoswald (1791-1800)     3 occurrences —- 3 “McWhirter”

     John McWhirter” married “Agnes McKelvie” 9-May-1793.

     On 28-Jul-1799 “Ann McWhirter”, daughter of a “Hugh McWhirter”, was christened.

 

Leswalt (1791-1800)     2 occurrences—2 “MacWhirter”

     On 10-Jul-1798 “Thomas MacWhirter”, son of “David MacWhirter” and “Elisabeth Aitken”, was christened. [See marriage in Inch.]

 

Maybole (1791-1800)    22 occurrences —- 14 “McWhirter”   6 “McQuater”   2 “McWhirtor”

     On 29-Apr-1791 “Mary McQuater”, daughter of “Thomas McQuater” and “Agness Murray”, was christened in Maybole. Their son, “James McQuater”, was christened 18-Aug-1797 and their son, “Thomas McQuater”, was christened 28-Aug-1799.

     On 19-Sep-1791 “John McWhirter”, son of “Alexander McWhirter” and “Agness Clerk”, was born.

     On 18-Jun-1792 “Margaret McWhirter”, daughter of “Anthoney McWhirter” and “Margaret Kennedy”, was born. On 25-Aug-1794 “Elisabeth McWhirtor”, daughter of “Anthony McWhirtor” and “Margaret Kennedy” was born. Their daughter, “Mary McWhirter”, was born in Maybole on 19-Dec-1796.  Their son, “William McWhirter” was born there 19-Feb-1799.

     On 16-Jan-1796 “John McWhirter”, son of “Alexander McWhirter” and “Agness McLimont”, was born at Maybole [see other children in Colmonell].

     On 19-Apr-1799 “Jane McWhirter”, daughter of a “William McWhirter” and “Girzel Grant”, was born. [Parents’ marriage recorded at Dalmellington and Straiton.]

     Only a month later, on 22-May-1799 another “Jane McWhirter” was born, this time the daughter of a “William McWhirter” and “Agness Newal”.

 

Minnigaff (1791-1800)     1 occurrence—1 “McWhirter”

     On 24-Jun-1798 “Jane McWhirter”, parents not listed, was born in Minnigaff.

 

New Luce (1791-1800)     2 occurrences—2 “McWhirter”

     On 15-Jan-1799 “Andrew McWhirter”, son of “Andrew McWhirter” and “Elisabeth McQuaker”, was christened. [See also children christened at Colmonell.]

 

Paisley (Abbey) (1791-1800)     1 occurrence—1 “McWhiter”

     William McWhiter” married “Janet Allan” 15-Oct-1796. [Marriage also recorded at Paisley High on 29-Oct-1796, but name spelled “William McWhirter”.][See also children christened Paisley Burgh or Low].

 

Paisley Burgh or Low (1791-1800)     3 occurrences—3 “McWherter”

     Jean McWherter” married “William Beaton” 8-Jun-1793.

     William McWherter”, son of “William McWherter” and “Janet Allan”, was christened on 1-Aug-1799. [See marriage recorded in Paisley High and Paisley (Abbey)].

 

Paisley High (1791-1800)     1 occurrences—1 “McWhirter”

     William McWhirter” married “Janet Allan” 29-Oct-1796. [Marriage also recorded Paisley (Abbey) 15-Oct-1796, but name spelled “William McWhiter”.][See children christened Paisley Burgh or Low.]

 

Sorn (1791-1800)     8 occurrences—8 “McWhirter”

     On 4-Aug-1793 “James McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Symbourner”, was christened. On 3-Jul-1796 “Jean McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Lymbourner”, was christened. On 13-May-1798 “Jannet McWhirter”, daughter of “John McWhirter” and “Jannet Lymburner”, was christened. On 20-Jul-1800 “Thomas McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Janet Limeburner”, was christened.

 

St. Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh (1791-1800)      1 occurrence—1 “McWhirter”

     Grace McWhirter” married “Alexander Murray” 19-Jan-1793.

 

St. Quivox (1791-1800)     14 occurrences —- 12 “McWhirter”   2 “MacWhirter”

     On 25-Dec-1791 “Jean Lawson McWhirter”, daughter of “William McWhirter” and “Lilly Pedie, was christened. Their son, “William Pedie McWhirter”, was christened on 23-Jun-1793.

     Agnes McWhirter” married “William Stuart” on 29-Jan-1794.

     William McWhirter” married “Jean McCaul” 20-Dec-1795.[Marriage also recorded a second time 22-Dec-1795]. On 25-Dec-1796 “Elenora McWhirter”, daughter of “William McWhirter” and “Jean McCaul”, was christened. On 8-Apr-1798 “Lilly McWhirter”, daughter of “William McWhirter” and “Jean McCaul”, was christened. On 30-Mar-1800 “James MacWhirter”, son of “William MacWhirter” and “Jean McCall”, was christened.

     On 1-Jul-1799 “Henry McWhirter”, son of “John McWhirter” and “Agnes McClure”, was christened.

 

Stoneykirk (1791-1800)     1 occurrence—1 “McWhirter”

     Margaret McWhirter” married “Alexander Heron” 24-Jan-1793. [Marriage also recorded at Kirkinner 12-Jan-1793.]

 

Straiton (1791-1800)     7 occurrences —- 4 “McQuater”   3 “McWhirter”

    On 18-Jan-1792 “Julie McQuater”, daughter of “William McQuater” and “Marrion McCubben” was christened in Straiton. Their son, “William McQuater”, was christened 7-Dec-1798.

     William McWhirter” married “Grissel Grant” 14-Feb-1794. [Marriage also recorded at Dalmellington 1-Feb-1794, name spelled “Grizzal”.] [See children christened at Maybole].

     Gilbert McWhirter” married “Margaret Girvan” 12-Dec-1794. [Marriage also recorded at Kirkmichael 11-Dec-1794.]

     Hugh McWhirter” married “Ellie McCulloch” 10-Jul-1795.

 

Whithorn (1791-1800)     4 occurrences—4 “McWhirter”

     On 20-Jun-1794 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of “David McWhirter”, was christened.

     On 4-Apr-1797 “John McWhirter”, son of “David McWhirter” and “Ellen Creddie”, was christened.

 

Wigtown (1791-1800)     4 occurrences—4 “McWhirter”

     On 18-Mar-1792 “Agnes McWhirter”, daughter of “Hugh McWhirter” and “_____ Kevand”, was born. On 17-Oct-1800 “Nicky McWhirter”, son of “Hugh McWhirter” and “Elizabeth Kevand” was christened.

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