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John WRIGHT & Margaret GEMMELL

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John WRIGHT & Margaret GEMMELL

Charmaine ANDRESEN (View posts)
Posted: 1088030540000
Classification: Query
"Emigration to America is still continuing from Fenwick.
John Wrigh[t], Warnockland, is Married to Margaret
Gemmell, Lamlaird, on the 3 of July. the[y] left Fenwick
on the 5th with John Wallace late of Damhead and Agnes
Taylor his Wife and 2 children. Margaret Calderwood,
Clonfin, goe[s] along with them to be Married in America."

This John & Margaret WRIGHT belong to my family, I would like to make contact with descendants if possible please.
I have a huge WRIGHT Tree from Fenwick,Ayrshire with two lines (almost completed) coming to New Zealand.


>Also, there's a Lookup Volunteer from Lake Co. I believe. His name is John Wright and he's at<

Is this John WRIGHT still on email?? Contact would be great!
The full copy of where my information came from!

Paul & Mary DALZIELL
19 June 2004

[AYR]Letters to Matthew Dalziel and Agnes Boyd.

My husband is a descendent of Matthew Dalziel, the son of Gavin Dalziel and
Martha Currie; and Agnes Boyd, the daughter of John Boyd and Jean Wright.
Their son William L Dalziel, born in Rangiora, New Zealand, 26 March 1866,
emigrated to the US about 1884. I would be very much interested in finding
out about their other descendents and their lives in New Zealand.

I've recently received photocopies of letters written to Matthew and Agnes
after they left Fenwick, between 1852 and 1855. The letters were written by
John Boyd and Maggie Boyd, Agnes's father and sister; Janet A. Dalziel,
Matthew's sister; and William Orr, The minister of the United Presbyterian
Church at Fenwick. There is a lot of information in them, not only about the
family, but other friends and neighbors living in Fenwick. I am preparing a
list of people that are mentioned in the letters that I plan to post later.

Here's the list

Matthew's family
brothers and sisters:

William B. - Goodale, Lake County, Illinois
John and his wife
Robert, his wife and 6 children
Gavin in Kingswell
James and wife Jane Grey of Uddingston [Bothwell Parish, Lanarkshire]
Agnes and husband John Craig at Caperton

[William, John, and Robert, all emigrated to Lake County, Illinois. After
the death of their father in 1857, I believe their mother Martha and sisters
Janet, and Harriet all emigrated to Lake County, Illinois]

old Aunt Agnes


Agnes's family



David Gemmell of Aikenhead and wife Jean Reid
Margaret Brown of Kilmarnock and sister Mrs. Dalziel [in Australia?]
Alexander Dickie of Tannahill
David Dickie
Mary Dickie at Gainhill
Alexander Dickie
Mary Dickie
David Dickie
Robert Dickie
William Barr and John Scouler
David Boyd
William Barr
Robert (Bob) Dale and wife Janet Wylie (Wyllie) of High Rushie
John Findlay and his Brother in Law at Carrick
Walter Barr of March Bank
Jean Wallace
Mary Esdale at Duntocher
Wm Cameron
Andrew Fulton the Shoemaker and his son Matthew
William Fulton and his wife Isabella Alexander
Mrs. Orr in the Manse
Robert Stevenson
Mr. Dickie, minister, and wife Anna Cuchton
John Wrigh[t] of Warnockland and his wife Margaret Gemmell of Lamlaird
John Wallace late of Damhead and wife Agnes Taylor and 2 children
Margaret Calderwood of Clonfin
James Craig son of Jas Craig the thatcher
Hilhead youngest daughter Mary [I think Hilhead is the place and the surname
is missing]
Andrew Gemmill of Aithkenhead
Mrs. Campbell
James McIntosh of Bridgend

Some entries are about BMD's and emigration, while others are not very
important genealogically.

You can contact me for further information at

The letters are located at the
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Tamaki Paenga Hira
Private Bag 92018
New Zealand
0064 9 306 7062

DALZIEL, Matthew ( A690 )
NRAM Reference
DALZIEL, Matthew
Type of record
Dates covered
12 items
Level of description
Letters to Matthew and Agnes Dalziel after their emigration, from residents
of Fenwick, Scotland.
Access conditions
Not restricted
Name Entries
Dalziel, Agnes
Immigrants and immigration
Social affairs
Great Britain

For photocopies contact

Bruce Ralston
Manager, Library and Information Services
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