Maria  Maxwell

Maria Maxwell

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Maria Maxwell
Born 1940s.
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I was born in Taylor Street, Townhead Glasgow. (Spookily enough just round the corner from where Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in Parson Street) I love everything to do with CRM especially the jewellery designs !!

Taylor St, Townhead, Glasgow Taylor St, July 1955

Wikipedia Townhead Glasgow

Crookston Castle, Pollok, Glasgow

Crookston Castle

Wikipedia Crookston Castle

I lived in Pollok Glasgow from 3 months old till I was 15. Our house was a five minute walk away from Crookston Castle. It was the meeting and play place for local children. Many's a time I climbed up the tower and looked out over "my kingdom."

Amazing film from 1961 Mungo's Medals - featuring lots of places from my life !!

  • Glasgow Gorbals - where my dad was born and lived.
  • Crookston Castle and Pollok where I grew up
  • Moss Heights where my family lived from early 1960's
  • East Kilbride - where I lived from early 1970's to 2006.

Pollok House

Pollok House

When I travelled into the City of Glasgow my route took me past Pollok House.

When I started working as a Civil Servant I moved to East Kilbride and lived near Calderwood Castle estate for years.

Little did I know (or care) then that Pollok and Calderwood were two of the ancestral homes of the Maxwell Clan. I seem to have been following my roots for years.

I now live on a farm in West Lothian Scotland on land once owned by a direct ancestor on my maternal line one Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.

I'd been meaning to start a family tree for years but is took the birth of my great-grandson in 2012 to start my serious interest in genealogy. I then discovered how little I actually knew about my own family !! By that time my parents were no longer here to answer questions. I've now discovered and am in contact with relatives in Canada, Australia, USA, Ireland and England as well as here in Scotland.


Famous Scots

Sir Maccus de Maccuswell Maccus de Maccuswell (1130- )- direct ancestor 28 generations
Sir Aymer de Maccuswell 2nd Lord of Caerlaverock Sir Aymer de Maccuswell 21 Great Grandfather.
Duncan 1 - King of Scotland (Alba) - direct ancestor 29 generations
Robert the Bruce King of Scotland - 22nd great grandfather - direct ancestor
King Robert 2nd Stewart - direct ancestor 21 generations (19th GGF with 10 common ancestors within 25 generations)
King Robert 3rd (John) Stewart King Robert III of Scotland - direct ancestor 20 generations (18th GGF with 13 common ancestors within 25 generations)
King James 1 of Scotland - 17th Great Grandfather
Gavin Maxwell Author of Ring of Bright Water - 13th cousins

Scottish Nobility

Sir James Kennedy of Dunure direct ancestor 15th Great Grandfather
William 1st Lord Crichton direct ancestor 16th Great Grandfather.
George Leslie 4th Earl of Rothes 20th Great Grandfather
Alexander Stewart 4th High Steward of Scotland - 22nd Great Grandfather

Magna Carta Surety Barons

(According to the relationship finder !! )

William d'Aubigny - 2nd cousin 25 times removed.
Hugh le Bigod - 25th Great Grandfather.
Henry de Bohun - 1st cousin 25 times removed.
Gilbert de Clare - 26th Great Grandfather.
John Fitz Robert- 2nd cousin 26 times removed.
Robert FitzWalter- 2nd cousin 25 times removed.
William de Huntingfield- 2nd cousin 25 times removed
John de Lacy -26th Great Grand Uncle
William de Lanvallei - 1st cousin 26 times removed
William de Mowbray - 2nd cousin 26 times removed
Saher de Quincy - 26th Great Grandfather
Geoffrey de Say - 4th cousins 25 times removed
Robert de Vere - 2nd cousins 25 times removed

In Ireland

John Maxwell 1st Baron Farnham (County Cavan Ireland) 15th cousins 4 times removed
Somerset Henry Maxwell 10th Baron Farnham and 13th Baronet of Calderwood 19th cousins
Robert Perceval Maxwell 19th cousins


Queen Elizabeth ll of UK (House of Windsor) - 13th cousins.
King Alfred the Great of England - direct ancestor 37 generations
King Edward 1st England - direct ancestor 36 generations
Charles Stewart Rolls - Founder of Rolls-Royce Motor Corporation - 10th cousins twice removed.
Queen Bertha de France de Bois (964-1015) - direct ancestor 32 generations
A J Jacobs - now 39 steps - I am a cousin !!


Barb Clarke-Brown - First cousin once removed.
Josephine (Boyle) Black wife of 1st cousin once removed.
George Smith - 4th cousin
Roberta Muir - still trying to work out which cousins we are !!
Sir William Arbuthnot - 6th cousins 6 times removed (84 common ancestors within 25 generations !! - We are cousins again.
Mike Pichler 7th Cousins once removed.
John Vickery - 13th cousins twice removed
Terry Wright - 14th cousins three times removed (79 common ancestors within 25 generations)
Mary Richardson -15th cousins twice removed (88 common ancestors within 25 generations)
Chris Whitten 16th cousins 4 times removed.
Mags Gaulden 22 cousins once removed !!
Henrik Ledin 22 cousins once removed.

Thoughts for today

"The best part about Genealogy is searching for ancestors and finding friends." - Lawrence Dillard

Genealogists don't die they just lose their census.

Genealogists are time unravellers

Only a Genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.

Quote of the week from WikiTree member

This could take a while.

21/12/15 - In Wikitree I seem to have found a site run by people who care about accuracy and respect.

The URL for the United Kingdom google community is:-

Google Community

The URL for the Scottish Clans project google group is:-!forum/wikitree-scottish-clan-project

The URL for the Irish Roots google+ community is

The URL for the Irish Roots Project google group is :-!forum/wikitree-irish-roots-project


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My mother's maiden name. Her family were from Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
My paternal grandmother's maiden name. Also Bowie's way back in my maternal line.My earliest known maternal Bowie is first located being married in Falkirk, Stirlingshire in 1620. My earliest known paternal Bowie was born around 1750 Tulliallan, Perthshire
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Ancestors are from St Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland. One Name Study started 27 Apr 2017
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Where my paternal Maxwell line is from
Co-lead for Genealogy in the Media - New Project
Project member
Project co-leader
Project Leader
One of the Project Leaders. My paternal Maxwell's came from Fermanagh. My maternal Black line started in Ireland c1780 - possibly Antrim. Can't get over these brick walls !!
Member of WikiTree volunteer Leaders.
My paternal Maxwell's were originally from Fermanagh, Ireland before my GGM moved to Glasgow, Scotland some time before 1881. There are also Maxwell's way back in my maternal line !!
Project Leader.
Maxwell (in Ireland ) , Also Bowie, Dick and Shearer - all in Scotland.
Project member. Leader for Thursday - Thors Daisies
Scotland was my maternal grandmother's maiden name. Known line starts in Tulliallan, Perthshire, Scotland. Also one of the Scotland Project Leaders.
One of the Project Leaders. Part of UK Project
One of the Project Leaders
One of the Project Leaders.


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On 19 Mar 2018 at 15:55 GMT Robynne (Thompson) Lozier wrote:

Maria, I added the GITM to Annie Lennox as requested, and removed myself as manager, but I have stayed on the trusted list. Robynne.

On 10 Mar 2018 at 13:46 GMT Alastair Hooper wrote:

Thanks for the Irish Roots Badge. Next Saturday, St. Patrick's Day, my local library is having a multimedia presentation on "Digging Your Shamrock Roots" which will hopefully give me more ideas and information about the available resources.

On 4 Mar 2018 at 14:39 GMT Lindsay (Stewart) Register wrote:

Maria, I am I interested in the Scottish Clans project also. Thank you for your help.

On 13 Feb 2018 at 02:20 GMT Mary Yetter wrote:

Maria, I found the Scottish Clans badge on my profile! Thank you!

Mary Yetter

On 13 Feb 2018 at 01:50 GMT Mary Yetter wrote:

Maria, thank you for adding me to the Scottish Clans Project! I don't see my badge on my profile yet.

On 11 Feb 2018 at 22:05 GMT Ron Norman BSN, RN wrote:

Thanks for the comment on McDonald-5913 about his spouse. They are already linked. Let me know if there are other changes needed.

Thanks! Ron

On 9 Feb 2018 at 18:27 GMT Dianne (Clark) Miller wrote:

I am looking for help with my Irish Great-grandmother. Her name is Mary Christina Byrne. She and her twin sister Elizabeth were born on June 12, 1885. Mary married Arthur Joseph O'Toole in Dublin. They had 4 children, Mary, Theresa, Arthur, and Cathleen. Elizabeth married Joseph Kelly. I cannot find anything before their birth, or even a record of birth. Please help I'd you can. Thank you!

On 2 Feb 2018 at 13:01 GMT Kirk Haggerty wrote:

Hi Maria.

I would also like to be a project member of Irish Roots. Thanks. Kirk Haggerty

On 27 Jan 2018 at 07:44 GMT Michael Geary wrote:

Hi Maria,

Thank you for the welcoming note. I am not aware of the reason you believe I recognized you. I do not recognize your name. Thanks just the same. I have just recently dipped my toe into genealogy, jump-started by extensive records created and preserved by my late mother, who expressed a desire to be "a good newspaper woman", and majored in journalism in college at Oklahoma A&M. I have thus far traced ancestors back to Cork County Ireland. A notable person is John Armstrong Sr. who played an important role as a military leader during the American Revolutionary War and early US government. Michael Stuart Geary

On 27 Jan 2018 at 02:50 GMT A Downes wrote:

Thank You

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