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Family Trees:
 McClymont, Simpson, Crone, Slaven

 

McClymont

The McClymont family history commences circa 1824. According to future census returns James McClymont was born in the parish of Kirkmaiden. His parents were John McClymont and Janet Gaw.

A search of the Scottish Old Parish Records found the following record. John McClymont and Janet McGaw had a son named James born  the 19th October 1823 in the parish of Kirkmaiden.

John McClymont and Janet McGaw had previously married in the parish of Kirkmaiden on the 5th December 1822.

John and Janet had a further five children all born in the parish of Kirkmaiden.

David 16th September 1827

Ann McClymont 14th February 1831

Jean 23rd Feb 1834

Susan 22nd Jan 1837

Janet 11th Apr 1841

The direct line of descent continues with the marriage of James McClymont to Mary Stevenson in the parish of Stoneykirk on the 30th November 1848.

The census of 1851 finds James and his family residing at Landmile in the parish of Stoneykirk.

Name

Position in Household

Status

Occupation

Age

Birthplace

James McClymont

Head

Married

Agricultural Labourer

26

Kirkmaiden Wigtownshire

Mary Stevenson

Wife

Married

 

26

Stoneykirk

John McClymont

Son

 

 

1

Stoneykirk

You will note that James’s wife is recorded with her maiden surname. This was a tradition in the South West of Scotland.

The same census found James McClymont’s mother residing at Altogue in the parish of Stoneykirk.

Name

Position in Household

Status

Occupation

Age

Birthplace

Janet McGaw

Head

Widow

The Board Receiving of Poor Relief

55

KIrkmaiden

Elizabeth Hamilton

Visitor

Unmarried

Agricultural Labourer

24

Ireland

Janet McClymont

Daughter

Unmarried

Scholar

10

KIrkmaiden

Kelly  McDonald

Lodger

Unmarried

Not Recorded

58

Argyleshire

With reference to Janet McGaw and her receiving poor relief.

The Poor Law Scotland Act 1845 established parochial boards in all parishes in Scotland. The board consisted of heritors (those holding heritable property), representatives of the Kirk session and some members elected locally. They were entitled to impose a poor rate on the community for the upkeep of the poor of the parish.   

Returning to James and Margaret. They went on to have a further five chidren.

Samuel born circa 1853.

James circa 1855. we could find no record of his birth.

On the 20th August 1856 at Kilbreen in the parish of Stoneykirk James McClymont, agricultural labourer and his wife Mary McClymont M/S Stevenson had a daughter named Janet Muir.

It was noted that the birth was recorded as “McClyment”. As the fathers signature is clear this would indicate that he had been brought up thinking that was how his name was spelt.  Because of this we searched for her brother James using alternative spellings of the surname without success.

On the 19th March 1859 at KIlbreen in the parish of Stoneykirk James McClymont and his wife Mary McClymont M/S Stevenson had a daughter named Elizabeth recorded as McClyment

On the 14th September 1861 at Caldons Park in the parish of Stoneykirk Janes McClyment, agricultural labourer and his wife Margaret McClyment M/S Stevenson had a son named Hugh Hannay. Parents married 20th November 1848 Ardwell Inn Stoneykirk

The family was traced on the1861 census residing at Caldenpark Farm Agricultural Labourers cottage.Stoneykirk

Name

Position in Household

Status

Occupation

Age

Birthplace

James McClymont

Head

Married

Agricultural Labourer

37

KIrkmaiden

Mary

McClymont

Wife

Married

 

35

Stoneykirk

John McClymont

Son

 

 

11

Stoneykirk

Samuel McClymont

Son

 

 

8

Stoneykirk

James McClymont

Son

 

 

6

Stoneykirk

Janet McClymont

Daughter

 

 

4

Stoneykirk

Elizabeth McClymont

Daughter

 

 

2

Stoneykirk

H Hannah McClymont

Son

 

 

8 Months

Stoneykirk

Janet McClymont died in 1861.

On the 2nd JUly 1861 at Altogue in the parish of  Stoneykirk Janet McClymont died aged 66. She was the widow of John McClymont, agricultural labourer and the daughter of Samuel McGaw, weaver deceased and Margaret McGaw M/S Brown deceased.Death registered by son James McClymont.

Between 1861 and 1871 a further child was born.

On the 12th October 1863 at Stoneykirk James McClymont, agricultural labourer and his wife Mary McClymont M/S Stevenson had a son named David. Parents married 20th November 1847 Ardwell Inn Stoneykirk

Recorded as McClyment

The family were traced on the 1871 census residing at Cults Wigtownshire

Name

Position in Household

Status

Occupation

Age

Birthplace

James McClymont

Head

Married

Agricultural Labourer

47

Kirkmaiden Wigtownshire

Mary McClymont

Wife

 

Agricultural Labourer’ Wife

45

Stoneykirk

John McClymont

Son

Unmarried

Agricultural Labourer

21

Stoneykirk

Daniel McClymont

Son

Unmarried

Shepherd

18

Stoenykirk

Elizabeth McClymont

Daughter

Unmarried

Scholar

12

Stoneykirk

Hugh Hannah McClymont

Son

 

Scholar

9

Stoneykirk

David McClymont

Son

 

Scholar

7

Stoneykirk

You will note that there is a Daniel McClymont recorded as a son. On investigation we found only one Daniel McClymont born in Wigtownshire.

On the 17th December 1855 at Port Logan in the parish of Kirkmaiden William McClymont, carrier and his wife Elizabeth McClymont, previously McCulloch M/S Robb had a son named Daniel.

This is either an error on the part of the census enumerator or James and Mary had taken Daniel into their family.

James McClymont died in 1874.

On the 23rd August 1880 at Culls In the district of Inch James McClymont, agricultural labourer died aged 56. He was married to Mary McClymont M/S Stevenson and the son of John McClymont, agricultural labourer deceased and Janet McClymont M/S Gaw. Death registered by son Samuel McClymont his mark

You will note the recording of the mother’s maiden name as “Gaw”. It is not uncommon to find that informants were unaware of the correct names of individuals.

The McCclymont family were found on the 1881Census residing at  Culls in the parish of Inch Wigtownshire

Name

Position in Household

Status

Occupation

Age

Birthplace

Mary McClymont

Head

Widow

Agricultural Labourer

54

Stoneykirk

Samuel

Son

Unmarried

Agricultural Labourer

28

Stoneykirk

Elizabeth

Daughter

Unmarried

Agricultural Labourer

21

Stoneykirk

Hugh Hannah

Son

Unmarried

Agricultural Labourer

19

Stoneykirk

 

The direct line of descent continues with the marriage of James McClymont who had married in 1876.

On the 16th June 1876 at Auch??? Port Patrick after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland.

James McClymont, ploughman, bachelor aged 21, residing at Less??? The son of James McClymont, ploughman and Margaret McClymont M/S  Stevenson.

Married Margaret Slaving, domestic servant, spinster aged 20 residing at Auch??? Port Patrick. The daughter of Peter Slaving, ploughman and Sarah Slaving M/S Jess

On this record Margaret has been able to sign her name and it clearly shows the surname as “Slaving” rather than “Slaven”. This can be attributed to phonetics. Future record will show the spelling as “Slaven”. We have used “Slaven on the family tree.

Between 1876 and 1881 James and Margaret had three children.

On the 11th June 1877 at Challoch Leswalt James McClymont, farm servant and his wife Margaret McClymont had a daughter named Mary. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatrick

On the 6th March 1879 at Challoch Leswalt James McClymont, farm servant and his wife Margaret McClymont M/S Slaven had a daughter named Janet McMillan. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatrick

n the 12th May 1880 at Challoch Leswalt James McClymont, farm servant and his wife Margaret McClymont M/S Slaven had a daughter named Sarah. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatric

The McClymont family were found on the 1881 census residing at 2 Challoch Cottages North side of Main Road Leswalt.

Name

Position in Household

Status

Occupation

Age

Birthplace

James McClymont

Head

Married

Agricultural Labourer

25

Stoneykirk

Margaret McClymont

Wife

Married

Agricultural Labourer’s Wife

25

Portpatrick

Margaret McClymont

Daughter

 

 

3

Leswalt

Janet Mcclymont

Daughter

 

 

2

Leswalt

Sarah McClymont

Daughter

 

 

10 Months

Leswalt

I believe that the child named Margaret on the census is in fact Mary born in 1877.

A further five children were born between 1881 and 1891.

On the 17th August 1882 at Challoch in the district of James McClymont, farm servant and his wife Maggie McClymont   had a daughter named Maggie. Parents married 16th June 1876 Port Patrick.

On the 18th September 1883 at Challoch Leswalt James McClymont, ploughman and his wife Maggie McClymont M/S Slaven had a daughter named Jessie Robertson. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatrick

On the 22nd November 1885 at Challoch Leswalt James McClymont, ploughman and his wife maggie McClymont had a son named James. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatrick

On the 21st December 1887 at Challoch Leswalt James McClymont, ploughman and his wife Maggie McClymont M/S Slaven had a son named David. Parents married 16th June 1875 Portpatrick

On the 5th March 1890 at Challoch Leswalt James McClymont, ploughman and his wife Maggie McClymont had a son named John McCaig. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatrick

The 1891 census found the family residing at The Cot House North side of Main Road Leswalt

Name

Position in Household

Status

Occupation

Age

Birthplace

James McClymont

Head

Married

 

Agricultural Labourer

Stoneykirk

Margaret McClymont

Wife

 

 

Agricultural Labourer

Portpatrick

Sarah McClymont

 

 

Scholar

10

Leswalt

Margaret McClymont

 

 

Scholar

8

Leswalt

Jessie McClymont

 

 

Scholar

7

Leswalt

George McClymont

 

 

 

5

Leswalt

David McClymont

 

 

 

3

Leswalt

John McClymont

 

 

 

1

Leswalt

I believe that the child named George on the census is in fact James born in 1885.

Between 1891 and 1901 a further four children were born.

On the 9th December 1891 at MIlhouse Kirkcolm James McClymont, farm servant and his wife Margaret McClymont M/S Slaven had a son named Peter. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatrick.

On the 9th April 1893 at MIlhouse Kirkcolm James McClymont, farm servant and his wife Margaret McClymont M/S Slaven had a son named William Blair. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatrick

On the 21st May 1898 at East Challoch Glenluce James McClymont, ploughman and his wife Maggie McClymont M/S Slaven had a son named Alexander Wilson. Parents married 16th June 1875 Portpatrick.

On the 10th September 1900 at Aries Kirkcolm James McClymont, farm servant and his wife Maggie McClymont had a daughter named Kate McCrorie. Parents married 16th June 1876 Portpatrick.

The direct line of descent continues with Maggie McClymont marrying in 1905.

On the 17th November 1905 at the public Hall Glenluce after banns according to the forms of The Established Church of Scotland.

John Simpson, dairyman, bachelor aged 25, residing at Garthland Old Luce. He ws the son of Alexander Simpson, dairyman and Margaret Simpson M/S Cronie.

Married Maggie McClymont, domestic servant, spinster aged 23, resident at Challoch Kirkcolm. The daughter of James McClymont, ploughman and Margaret McClymont M/S Slaven.

James McClymont died in 1924.

On the 14th November 1924 at South Milton Glenluce James McClymont, ploughman died aged 69. He was married to Margaret McClymont M/S Slavenson  and the son of James McClymont and Mary McClymont M/S Stevenson.

His wife Margaret died in 1931.

On the 23rd November 1931 at South Nieton in the parish of Old Luce Maggie McClymont died aged 75. She was widow of James McClymont and the daughter of Edward Slaven and Sarah Slaven M/S Jess

It was noted that the fathers Christian name differed from previous records. I believe that this is due to a lack of knowledge on the part of the informant.

The 1901 census found the family residing at The Cottage Aires in the parish of Kirkcolm Wigtownshire.

Name

Position in Household

Status

Occupation

Age

Birthplace

James McClymont

Head

Married

Ploughman

45

Stoneykirk

Margaret McClymont

Wife

Married

 

44

Portpatrick

Sarah McClymont

Daughter

 

Farm Worker

19

Leswalt

Jessie McClymont

Daughter

 

Domestic Servant

17

Leswalt

George Slaven McClymont

Son

 

Farm Worker

15

Leswalt

David McClymont

Son

 

Scholar

13

Leswalt

William Blair McClymont

Son

 

Scholar

8

Kirkcolm

Peter Slaven McClymont

Son

 

Scholar

6

KIrkcolm

Alexander Wilson McClymont

Son

 

 

2

Glenluce

Kate McCrorie McClymont

Daughter

 

 

6 Months

Kirkcolm

Draft research by: David Roseburgh-Genealogist.  enquiries@grscotland.fsbusiness.co.uk  January 2006