Maria Maxwell
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Maria Maxwell

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Maria Maxwell
Born 1940s.
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Maria Maxwell has Irish ancestors.

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Biography

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Maria Maxwell was born in Scotland.

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."

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 it 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,


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.

http://dirtymodernscoundrel.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/build-and-build-and-build-and-build.html


Relationships

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
Robert Burns Poet - 10th cousin 6 times removed
Gavin Maxwell Author of Ring of Bright Water - 13th cousins
Sir William Keith 1st Earl Marischal of Scotland 6th cousin 18 times removed.

Scottish Nobility

Sir James Kennedy of Dunure direct ancestor 15th Great Grandfather
William 1st Lord Crichton direct ancestor 16th Great Grandfather.
William Douglas 1st Earl of Douglas 19th Great Grandfather
George Leslie 4th Earl of Rothes 20th Great Grandfather
Alexander Stewart 4th High Steward of Scotland - 22nd Great Grandfather
Sir Gilbert de la Hay 3rd Laird of Erroll - 22nd Great Grandfather.

Declaration of Arbroath 1320

(According to the relationship finder !! )

Duncan MacDuff 7th Earl of Fife - 2nd cousin 22 times removed.
Patrick Dunbar - 8th Earl of Dunbar - 2nd cousin 22 times removed.
Malise 39th Jarl of Orkney - 6th cousin 19 times removed.
Malcolm Lennox 5th Earl of Lennox - 3rd cousin 21 times removed.
William Ross 3rd Earl of Ross - 24th Great Grandfather.
Sir Walter Stewart 6th High Steward of Scotland -21st Great Grandfather.
Sir James Douglas The Black Douglas - 21st Great Grandfather.
Sir David de Brechin - 2nd cousin 23 times removed.
Sir David Graham of Kincardine - 22nd Great Grand Uncle
Sir John (Stewart) Menteith Lord of Arran - 24th Great Grandfather.
Lord Alexander Fraser Lord Chamberlain of Scotland - 3rd cousin 24 times removed.
Gilbert de la Hay Constable of Scotland - 1st cousin 22 times removed
Robert Keith - Marischal of Scotland -23rd Great Grandfather.
Henry St Clair Baron of Roslin - 23rd Great Grandfather
John Graham Lord of Dalkeith, Abercorn & Eskdale -2nd cousins 23 times removed.
David Lindsay Lord of Crawford - 20th Great Grand Uncle
John de Fenton of Baikie and Beaufort - 23rd Great Grand Uncle.
William de Abernethy 2nd Baron of Saltoun - 23rd Great Grandfather.
Sir David Wemyss of Wemyss - 22nd Great Grandfather.
Sir Andrew Leslie 6th Lord of Leslie - 5th Cousin 24 times removed.
Donald Campbell Domhnall mac Cailein - 3rd cousins 22 times removed.

to be continued !! amazing

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

Worldwide

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 !!

Wikitree

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 !! We're 10 degrees from each other though !!
Sir William Arbuthnot - 6th cousins 6 times removed (84 common ancestors within 25 generations !! - We are cousins again.
Mike Pichler 7th Cousins once removed.
Gavin Bowie - 8th cousins 4 times removed
Mark Curtis 13th 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.


Sources

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Hi Maria,

As you will have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the Wales Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address? I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders, are in the Google Group, and receive an invitation to join our Discord server.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Wales Project that you respond to these check-ins.

Many thanks,

Susie, Wales Project Co-Leader

posted by Susie MacLeod
Hi Susie, Hope you are well.

I'd prefer just to leave the Wales Project as I have no family connections there.

Thanks,

Maria

posted by Maria Maxwell
I just want to say thank you for the extensive work you do on a daily basis to grow the understanding of our Maxwell ancestors. I tried to award a badge but you already have it. lol Many thanks for the dedication and contributions. - Karyn
posted by Karyn (Weltzin) Taylor
Maria, Good morning! I am contacting you with a request. I have affiliated with a number of other genealogists in my Clan "Menzies". We have put together an incorporated non profit organization called Menzies INternational Genealogy Under Study "MINGUS'. The MINGUS project is dedicated to building a connected Menzies and interelated family tree. I have been a loyal WikiTree person for a number of years and have under the Clan Menzies category thousands of profiles. Now for my request we would like to have a protected project similar to the Acadians Project for example. Can you help me with this and or send me to the proper person? I only ask this because we are having problems with our profiles being changed to build lineage that ties to our Clan Chief lines. Thank you so much!
posted by Anthony Hare
Have just looked at the winter schedule and found I/m down for Thursdays 4-5 pm (which I didn't do last year) and am still unable to do this year.

Ok for Fridays 2-4. Sorry - Valerie Crowley

Hi Maria, I'm trying to sort the Maxwells in Cavan but hit a road-block. While categorizing to a lower level Wikitree would not accept the numbers in other last names. For example '11th Baron Farnham' in Arthur Maxwell. It seems that Wikitree's preference is to include '11th Baron Farnham' as another Nickname. I haven't changed these yet before advising you. Steve.
posted by Steve Thomas
Maria, I am following instructions from the Irish Project to move individual profiles out from 'County Cavan' to a lower category. You manage a number of Maxwells born in Farnham Estate. I am changing the category to 'Urney Parish, County Cavan'. I hope this is not a concern, Steve Thomas.
posted by Steve Thomas
Maria, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
looking to join the diaspora group - France and Canada
posted by Phil Jourdeuil
G'morning, Maria!

THANK YOU for taking me on. I'll certainly do what I can to help. Since I've never done such a thing, I'll need a bunch of guidance.

Just checked my tree on MyHeritage for MAXWELLs:

https://www.myheritage.com/site-651994901/brittingham

Seems that I'm the 20th great-granddaughter of Robert Maxwell, of Carlaverock, via the Abercrombies!!!

Back in 1986, my late husband & I spent several days near where you live during our Silver Wedding Anniversary trip. We really loved Scotland & wished that we could have been there longer.

Regards -

Judy Drew-2083

hello I'm not sure I responded about which part of the Irish project I wanted to be involved with. I have difficulty in accessing the wili group

KKind regards Anon

posted by Anon Cormack
Hi Maria, I'm catching up on old messages after spending summer offline. You asked about sub-Projects for Irish Roots and I never responded, but I did sign up for County Donegal. Thanks for your support and keeping the project organised!
posted by Tracy (Frisken) Hope
Hi Maria,

I have the following errors on my suggestion list and was hoping you could direct me on how to correct the errors on the list of profiles. 931 ProjectBox Without Project Account -Forbes-93, Forbes-554, Gordon-659, Bannerman Elsick-2 and Gordon-2864 Thanks

posted by SM Reaper

Maria is 23 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.