Maria Maxwell

Maria Maxwell

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



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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 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,

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.


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.
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


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.
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.

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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
Leader of Genealogy in the Media Project - WDYTYA
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One of the Project Leaders. My paternal Maxwell's came from Fermanagh. My maternal Black line started in Ireland c1780 - possibly Antrim. Still working on 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 1875. There are also Maxwell's way back in my maternal line !!
Project Leader.
Maxwell (in Ireland ) , Also Bowie, Dick, McKerrow 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.
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On 12 Jan 2019 at 13:00 GMT Beth (Brown) Golden wrote:

Thanks for adding me to the Irish Roots Project!

On 10 Jan 2019 at 15:58 GMT Amy (Crawford) Gilpin wrote:

Thanks for the Badge! I love helping out here

On 30 Dec 2018 at 19:30 GMT Ruth (Reeves) Adkins wrote:

Thank you for adding me to the Scottish Clans Project I appreciate this very much. I am searching for my mom's ancestors.

On 17 Dec 2018 at 20:57 GMT Kathy (McKennon) Landi wrote:

Maria, Thank you for trying to help me with my great grandmother Lizzie Gill aka Elizabeth J. Jebb. What a mystery.

On 12 Dec 2018 at 20:52 GMT Rob Graham wrote:

Maria, Could you take a quick look at the following profiles, and let me know if the approach I am taking is acceptable to the Scottish Clans project and WikiTree in general?

Graham-16914 David Graham Graham-17510 John Graham (father of David) Watson-21946 Elspeth (Watson) Graham (mother of David)

On 30 Nov 2018 at 18:21 GMT Clarence Cooper II wrote:


I am supposed to ask you for a badge. I am still sorting out the logistics of completing the volunteering element; and I have already posted my answer to the corresponding G2G forum.

On 13 Nov 2018 at 12:11 GMT Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson wrote:

I got someone to adopt the profile and add the information Thanks!

On 12 Nov 2018 at 18:30 GMT Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson wrote:

I have some sources and would like to write a biography for but need a pre 1500 person to add it.

I wonder if the family shouldn’t be Project protected as there is some confusion about children

On 6 Nov 2018 at 18:40 GMT Dona Gravesande wrote:

Thanks for adding me to the India project. It would be really nice if we could ad an indentured labourers in the Caribbean link.

On 5 Nov 2018 at 21:03 GMT Dona Gravesande wrote:

Thank you for adding me to the United Kingdom Project!

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