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Agnes (Stirling) Bankier (abt. 1725 - aft. 1764)

Agnes Bankier formerly Stirling
Born about in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
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Wife of — married 7 Jul 1758 in Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotlandmap
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Died after in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jun 2011
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Biography

Agnes Stirling was born about November 1725 and christened on 21 November 1725 in Kilstyth, Stirling, Scotland. [1][2]
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Agnes (Stirling) Bankier was born in Scotland.
Her parents are John Stirling and Jonet Auchie.[2] Little can be known of Agnes' childhood, but several events occurred that may have impacted Agnes and her family. Kilsyth was the scene of several major religious revivals during Agnes' childhood. The noted evangelist James Robe wrote of his ministry in Kilsyth.[3] According to Robe, the people of Kilsyth faltered in their godliness after a puerile fever killed about fifty of the citizens of Kilsyth during December 1732 and January 1733. This was followed on the 27th of June, 1733, by a tremendous hail and thunder -storm which wiped out the corn crop and a flood which carried stones from the mountain, swept away houses, and destroyed the lowland crops.[4] On the other hand, Agnes and her family must have been excited when Bonnie Prince Charles spent the night in her hometown in January of 1746.[3]

On 7 July 1758 she married James Bankier in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland. [5] [6] [7] As Agnes was 33 at the time of this marriage, one wonders what her life was life between childhoood and marriage. Most of the industry in the area during this period involved dairy farming, handloom weaving, and tambouring (embroidery).[3] Perhaps Agnes worked in one of these industries.

Agnes and James had two known children: 1. A son, Robert, who was born 19 April 1761,[8] and christened on 26 April 1761,[9] and 2. a daughter, Marion, born about 1764 and christened on 22 January 1764 in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland.[10]

Agnes was James second wife. His first wife, Janet Cuddie probably died between 1754 and 1758. They had 5 children ranging in age from 13 to 4. Although there is no census available to document this, it is quite likely that Agnes raised all or most of the children of James and Janet.

There is no date nor place of death found for Agnes. However, death had to occur after the birth of her last child, Marion, in 1764. How soon or long after is not known.Kline-1865 21:31, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

Research notes

Note that spouse's name is spelled Bankeer on the Scottish Peoples references. Dates for death of Agnes were not located. Alternate mother may be Agnes Brown although documentation found identified Jonet Auchie as mother.Kline-1865 01:27, 5 June 2021 (UTC)


Sources

  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1L2-ZMQ : 11 February 2020), Agnes Stirling, 1725.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Church of Scotland: Old Parish Registers - Births and Baptisms" database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople (https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/: accessed 20 May 2021), Agnes Stirling, 12 November 1725, Kilsyth; citing Parish Number 483
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Wikipedia contributors, "Kilsyth," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kilsyth&oldid=1024601521) (accessed June 5, 2021).
  4. Robe, James (1790). Narratives of the extraordinary work of the spirit of God, at Cambuslang, Kilsyth, etc., begun 1742. Written by James Robe and others, with attestations by ministers, preachers etc. Glasgow: D. Niven. pp. 65–320. (https://archive.org/details/narrativesofthe00robeuoft/page/n83/mode/2up?view=theater) Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  5. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY7D-249 : 11 February 2020), Agnes Stirling in entry for James Bankeer, 1758.
  6. "Church of Scotland: Old Parish Registers - Banns and Marriages" database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople (https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/: accessed 20 May 2021), Agnes Stirling and James Bankeer, 7 July 1758, Kilsyth; citing Parish Number: 40 181
  7. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY7D-24S : 11 February 2020), Robert Stirling in entry for James Bankeer, 1758.
  8. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT28-4XM : 11 February 2020), James Bankier in entry for Robert Bankier, 1761.
  9. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQW6-1PX : 11 February 2020), Robert Bankier, 1761.
  10. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQW6-K8N : 11 February 2020), Marion Bankier, 1764.


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Stirling-203 and Stirling-205 do not represent the same person because: Lower number 42

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