(1970s - unknown)]
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Maria Maxwell has Irish ancestors.
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.
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
- 22nd great grandfather - direct ancestor
Robert the Bruce King of Scotland - direct ancestor 21 generations (19th GGF with 10 common ancestors within 25 generations)
King Robert 2nd Stewart King Robert 3rd (John) Stewart King Robert III of Scotland - direct ancestor 20 generations (18th GGF with 13 common ancestors within 25 generations)
- 17th Great Grandfather
King James 1 of Scotland
Robert Burns Poet - 10th cousin 6 times removed Author of Ring of Bright Water - 13th cousins
Sir William Keith 1st Earl Marischal of Scotland 6th cousin 18 times removed.
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
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.
Elissa Scotland 4th cousin
George Morgan 4th cousin
George Smith - 4th cousin
Roberta Muir - still trying to work out which cousins we are !! We're 10 degrees from each other though !!
William Jamieson 6th cousins once removed
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.
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