Does anyone else have information on Erskine families in Renfrewshire?.

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My g.g.g. grandmother,Jane Erskine was b.c. 1801 in Renfrewshire.Her first known child was said to be born(no baptism found as father was Episcopal in religion) in Port Glasgow so this may be Jane's birth place as well.Possible parents are James Erskine/Jean Pollock,Robert Erskine/Elizabeth Holme,Thomas Erskine/Violet Grieg and James Erskine  or James Erskine and Anne Stevenson.                                                                                                        Is anyone descended from these couples from Port Glasgow or surrounds?.

Myself and other family in this line have been dna tested but cannot get close enough matches in common.
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Do you have the name of Jane Erskine's first child, and the estimated birth year? Assuming that Erskine is Jane's maiden name, would you know her husband's first name and his surname? Would you have the year of Jane's marriage?
Thanks for replying Frank.

Jane Erskine had children with William George? Irwin/Irvine b. Ireland.Their first daughter,Jane Irwin married name Leonard was born in Port Glasgow c. 1826 and were followed by Olivia Mary Smith Irwin,William Erskine Irwin,Sussannah Irwin and Cecilia Irwin.

Jane Irwin later Leonard,Sussannah and Cecilia emigrated to Australia.Jane Leonard moved back to Scotland with her husband William who managed an iron works at Coatbridge.They moved back to Australia leaving a son Henry. Olivia married Thomas a son of the famous cartographer William Bald and died in Kent,England.We don't know what happened to William Erskine Irwin. He disappeared before the 1851 Census as did the parents.William was too young to leave home so I am guessing he died.There may have been other sons who left home before the 1841 Census we do not know about.

I don't know where William and Jane Irwin nee Erskine were buried.Episcopalians don't usually get buried in their Church yards I am told.William died at Coatbridge but I don't know where Jane died.

I have a brickwall.

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There is a Scotland Project, if you are looking to trace Jane Erskine back a generation or so. If you go up to Find at the upper right of this page and open the Find menu, take it down to Projects. Click there, and look for the Scotland Project. There are at least eight resource persons to contact.

Regarding Episcopal Churches, I was Christened in one and prior to that, my parents were married there. Their ashes are at another Episcopal church.
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