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Isabella (Neilson) Millar (abt. 1810 - 1876)

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Isabella "Elizabeth" Millar formerly Neilson aka Miller
Born about in Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Wife of — married in Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Jul 2018
06:30: Lorna Henderson edited the Biography for Isabella (Neilson) Millar. (added Migrating Ancestor template) [Thank Lorna for this]
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Contents

Biography

Isabella was born about 1810 [1]. She passed away in 1876.

Birth date varies somewhat depending on source used!

Earliest is abt 1810, which is comparable with husband William's age and comes from her given age at death in 1876, and is consistent with the 30 given in the 1841 census (which could be understated by up to 5 years, due to the rounding enumerators were meant to apply for that census)
Latest is "abt 1820" from her age in the 1851 census

Died 7 or 8 Sep 1876 Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

cert. shows Isabella MILLER as 66, widow, b. Stirlingshire, SCT; cod diarrhea 6 wks. Inf. Jas N MILLER, carriage maker, Galt; Presby. Dth date is an 8 and 7 superimposed. Registered 9th [2]

Family

Married 3 Apr 1840 Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Husband: William Millar
Wife: Isabella Neilson
recorded in both the Stirling and Kippen Parish Registers;
entry in Stirling OPR for 22 March reads: William Millar in this parish and Isabella Neilson parish of Kippen 2 (?shillings?).
Kippen entry for same date shows persons proclaimed William Miller Isabella Neilson both in Kippen married at Buchlyvie by the Rev ?Mr/Wm? Russell April 3 [3] [4]
Children:
Robert b. abt 1840 [5] Marr. Elen Morten [6]
Margaret b. abt 1843 [7]
James Neilson b. abt 1845. Marr. Mary Gilhully
Isabel [8] aka Elizabeth Weight [9] [10] b. abt 1848 Marr. John Kay
William b. abt 1849 [11]
Ellen b. abt 1851 [12]
John b. abt 1855 [13]

Census

1841 Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland

MILLER: William 30 baker b. Stirlingshire; Isobella 30 b. STI; Robert 0 [14]

1851 Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland

MILLAR: William 31 baker b. Fintry, STI; wife Isabella 32 b. Buchlyvie, STI; Children: Robert 10, Margaret 8, James N 6, William 2, Isabel 4, all b. Buchlyvie, STI; Servants: Isabel McEWAN b. Buchlyvie, Andrew ORR 33 baker b. Stilring, STI [15]

1861 Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

MILLER: Wm 47 baker, marr. b. SCT; Isabella 47 marr. b. SCT; Assumed children: Margt 18, Robert 19 baker, Jas 15, Elizabeth 13, Wm 12, Ellen 10, all b. SCT; John 6 b. West Canada; [16]

1871 Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

MILLER: William 53 baker b. SCT marr.; Isabella 54 marr.; Assumed children: Margaret 25, Eliza W 22, William 19, John 15 b. ONT; Robert 29, wid. baker b. SCT; Assumed grdson: William M 6 b. ONT; All U. Presb. [17]

DNA

Would love to hear from DNA tested descendants of this family.
A dna match to a descendant of son James to myself ( Lorna and at least two of my "cousins" where the shared ancestry from our side for the segments concerned are James Henderson and Amelia Millar comes the closest we've ever come in 40+ years to cracking the Amelia Millar brickwall. (see category link above)

Research Notes

Although no parents are provided on Isabslla's death cert. (there's no question for them to be provided) the Scottish naming pattern often provides a good hint as to at least their names.
Her first daughter is named Margaret and her second son, James.
As the first son is Robert and 2nd daughter Eliza W, which fits with husband William's parents, it seems highly likely they followed the naming pattern.
How handy that there's a couple of the right first names with a daughter Isabel baptized in Jul 1810 Kippen, Stirlingshire, parents James Neilson and Margaret Strang living at Buchlyvie, where William Millar and Isabella Neilson married in 1840.
And 1810 is one of the many dates derived from other records for Isabella Millar's birth.

Sources

  1. 1841 Census transcriptions for Scotland, via FindMyPast: hsehold of William & Isobella MILLER, Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire
  2. Dth cert. 7/8 Sep 1876 Isabella MILLER, aged 66, reg. 9 Sep 1876 Galt, Ontario, image from Ontario Deaths collection on Ancestry.com
  3. Scottish OPR images via ScotlandsPeople: Marr. 3 Apr 1840 William Miller & Isabella Neilson, Kippen, Stirlingshire, 484 / 20 184
  4. Scottish OPR images via ScotlandsPeople: Marr. proclamation 22 Mar 1840 William Millar & Isabella Neilson, Stirling, Stirlingshire, 490 / 70 147,
  5. 1841 Census for Scotland, transcriptions via FindMyPast: Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, hsehold of William & Isobella MILLER
  6. Onatario, Canada Marriages (index via Ancestry.com): Robert s/o William Miller & Isabella Neilson; Ellen d/o John Morten & A Gatt, Galt, Waterloo, Ontario
  7. 1851 Census for Scotland, images via ScotlandsPeople: hsehold of William & Isabella MILLAR, Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, 486 / 6 / 4, Sched 17
  8. 1851 Census for Scotland, images via ScotlandsPeople: hsehold of William & Isabella MILLAR, Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, 486 / 6 / 4, Sched 17
  9. 1861 Census images for Canada via Ancestry.com: hsehold of Wm & Isabella MILLER, Galt, Waterloo
  10. 1871 Census for Ontario, Canada, images via Ancestry.com
  11. 1851 Census for Scotland, images via ScotlandsPeople: hsehold of William & Isabella MILLAR, Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, 486 / 6 / 4, Sched 17
  12. 1861 Census images for Canada via Ancestry.com: hsehold of Wm & Isabella MILLER, Galt, Waterloo
  13. 1861 Census images for Canada via Ancestry.com: hsehold of Wm & Isabella MILLER, Galt, Waterloo
  14. 1841 Census transcriptions for Scotland, via FindMyPast: hsehold of William & Isobella MILLER, Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire
  15. 1851 Census for Scotland, images via ScotlandsPeople: hsehold of William & Isabella MILLAR, Buchlyvie, Kippen, Stirlingshire, 486 / 6 / 4, Sched 17
  16. 1861 Census images for Canada via Ancestry.com: hsehold of Wm & Isabella MILLER, Galt, Waterloo
  17. 1871 Census for Ontario, Canada, images via Ancestry.com


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