Re: Need names of some old Farms c1857 in Cathcart, Renfrewshire RFW, Sct
Thankyou Josephine. I have three trees up for McArthur. the main one is McARTHUR/STEVENSON etc Laing/WEBBER etc Family Tree they had 9 children all born in the Upper Nile area, near Evandale. Isabella 1858 (conceived in Scotland), Margaret, Mary, John, George, William (iur Line, Peter Duncan and Robert Russell McARTHUR. the family arrived in Tasmania 31 March, 1857 on the Broomielaw. I have never found a photo of the ship and have always comeup withe the Dock Brooielaw when goggling. Beed to Quebec where she was built as well to see if they had any photos of her. I saw the log book she was mentioned in but no photo.
I have done a bit of seach n the whereabouts of Cathcrt but havent found any farms as wyet. I did finda young fellow John CUNNINGHAM aged 21 and single on the Broomie law lso from Cathcart and thought he may of been working with our Joh and put a post over AUS-TAsmania.rootsweb but to no avail. There was no reply for any cunnigham families who had this John in their family tree. I though there was a town or farm name in front of Cathcart for his entry, but cannot seem to find where I saw it now. It would be a starting point for me to find the little village or farm near Cathcart where John was working I knw Cathcart is only about 2miles by 4 miles.
Another thing is I was in touch with a lady who lives overseas whose family came fromBarrhead very close to Cambuslang. Her family came out to Sydney and were into the Shipping business. she did give me her families and there were a few Thomas which we do not have in our family.andshe isnt planing to having any DNA tested I think only her father and a little baby are the males and the father is in a nursing home, so close but so far.
Thanks for all of the help given so far.