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David Kennedy (abt. 1695 - 1768)

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David Kennedy
Born about in Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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Occupation ¶Place: Merchant in New Galloway ¶See source 3 for this person ¶Page(s): 84

  • DAVID, who bought Knocknalling from his cousin, as named above, in 1740. He married Elizabeth Chapman, who died 16th December 1782, aged 91, and by her had one son (Robert) and three daughters. He died on 15th April 1768, aged 73 years. from “Kennedy” notes
  • “On a tombstone, in Kells Kirkyard, is the following inscription: óìIn memory of David Kennedy, of Knocknalling, merchant in New Galloway, who died 15th April, 1768, aged 73; of Elizabeth Chapman, his spouse, who died 16th December, 1782, aged 91; of Robert Kennedy, of Knocknalling, their son, who died 12th May, 1779, aged 49; of Margaret Alexander, his spouse, who died 17th December, 1801, aged 73; of Robert Kennedy, who died 10th February, 1794, aged 6; and Mary Kennedy, who died 15th January, 1800, aged 2 years, children of David Kennedy of Knocknalling, 1808; also of David Kennedy, his son, who died 21st February, 1812, aged 19 years, and also of the said David Kennedy, son of Robert Kennedy of Knocknalling, who died at Knocknalling on the 12th November, 1836, aged 72 years; also of Mary MíMillan, daughter of James MíMillan, Esq., of Barlae, spouse of the said David Kennedy, who died on the 27th July; 1855, in the 95th year of her age.î
  • From “Scottish Surnames; a contribution to genealogy” by James Paterson 1866, page 84:

“Every search has been made to discover the parentage of John Kennedy of New Galloway. The defective state of the parisg registers, however, has baffled all our exertions. It is on record, that David, merchant in New Galloway, who purchased Knocknalling was the cousin of the former proprietor. The arms on the gravestone of John of New Galloway show that his father was of Ardmillan stock, and there can be no doubt of the fact; but owing to the ciscumstance already alluded to , the precise descent cannot be traced.”

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Source 1 ¶Author: J Douglas Kennedy; Lancaster Scotland; 1884 ¶Title: “Kennedy” 1142 to 1883

Source 2 ¶Title: Burke’s Landed Gentry 1875

Source 3 ¶Author: James Paterson ¶Title: Scottish Surnames; a Contribution to Genealogy

<Sources for the family of David Kennedy and Elizabeth Chapman:>

Source 1 ¶Author: James Paterson ¶Title: Scottish Surnames; a Contribution to Genealogy

  • WikiTree profile Kennedy-3139 created through the import of kennedy.ged on Nov 11, 2012 by Katharine E. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Katharine and others.

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