Maria  Maxwell

Maria Maxwell

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Maria Maxwell
Born 1940s.
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Maxwell-1489 created 6 Oct 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 11 Dec 2017
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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 (2 streets) 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

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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One of the Project Leaders - part of UK Project
Where my paternal Maxwell line is from
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 11 Dec 2017 at 01:05 GMT Jo Gill wrote:

Maria, do you have an update for Gill-3221.

On 4 Dec 2017 at 22:13 GMT Richard Robinson wrote:

Thanks Maria - been frustratingly busy and have not been able to Wikitree much but 2018 is coming! Love your page - very inspiring.

Regards Richard Robinson Australia

On 4 Dec 2017 at 09:14 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Normal service has been resumed. May take a wee while to catch up with things though !!


On 3 Dec 2017 at 10:22 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

I've just lost access to both my e-mail addresses !!!!!!

It may be some time before things are back to normal.

On 3 Dec 2017 at 08:44 GMT Phillip McMahon wrote:

Hi Maria, and thank you for adding me to the Irish roots project, appreciated.

Phil McMahon

On 30 Nov 2017 at 12:59 GMT Chris Goff wrote:

Hi Maria

The United Kingdom project box seems to have stopped generating Categories. Can you point me in the right direction to find out what's going on? I have used this in hundreds (if not thousands) of profiles and all of a sudden I've lost the category links. if I have to redo these by hand it will take months of work.

Thanks in advance Chris Goff

On 24 Nov 2017 at 22:01 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Maria,

Hope you are well, just dropped by to say how much we appreciate your contributions to the community's shared tree. You are doing a wonderful job of support others, through your work, you obviously love what you do. Thank you :)

Best Wishes Janet Wikitree Appreciation Team

On 18 Nov 2017 at 23:29 GMT Brian Lange wrote:

I sent you an email reply to your last message. I may also email you a few e-books that are not directly Maxwell related but have information on at least one Maxwell each.

Thanks, Brian

On 18 Nov 2017 at 13:46 GMT Rita A Gerrard wrote:

Thank you Maria Maxwell for adding me to the UK Essex project as a member.

On 18 Nov 2017 at 08:28 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

I lost internet access on 16 and 17 Nov Thurs/Friday. Now trying to catch up with e-mails and badge requests etc.

Sorry if things take a little longer than normal !!


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