RECORDS JUST ADDED 2019

Find the yellow arrow below to indicate where I am currently adding Gillespie records. New additions are listed all year long below to the bottom of each country section, or subject. The total number of records within a section is changed as new records are added. 

Monthly focus listed at bottom of page, as records conclude for now for some areas.  Focus switches to the big four nations: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, USA,  and also Military. 

January:

Beginning balance of all records posted to this site at end of second year:  26,085 records as of Jan 1st, 2019. Totaling all records for every area.

GOALS, VISION, FOCUS – Miscellaneous check of all links, and review of interest by visitors to this website.  Just finished  Africa, Asia and Australia in December. Setting goals for 2019. 10,000 records to add for 2019.

AFRICA

Ghana:  added one marriage record 1943

Namibia:  added Dutch Reformed church membership

South Africa:  19 more death records; 29 marriage records; one baptismal record

Zimbabwe – home page, maps & flag,  with 15  Gillespie death records

All Gillespie records from Africa Mormon online databases rechecked. 

Non specific Africa deaths:  4 records of US citizens  (non military)

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ASIA 

China:  Marriage Records for two Scots in Hong Kong 1844.

India:  19 Birth Records; 20 Marriages; 5 Deaths

Philippines:  Added birth record for Rolland R Gillespie, 1905. World War II USA soldier

Russia:   added Russia birth record for Rose Gillespie, living in 1940 in Hartford, Connecticut with her mother, Ida Gillespie and other family members.

Turkey: added 1 marriage record in Constantinople.

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AUSTRALIA

Capital Territory:  14 more birth records

New South Wales: 19 more death records, including oldest birth for an early  Gillespie in Australia, Dominic Gillespie, 1793-1856 Greater Cessnick area

Queensland:

  • 43 birth records
  • 30 marriage records

South Australia:

  • 12 more death records
  •   7 marriage records

Tasmania:

  • 13 more birth records

Victoria:

  • 40 more death records

Australian Soldiers, World War II – another 269 records

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CANADA

British Columbia:  added 76 marriages records, including those born in Ontario, New Brunswick and Yukon, plus China, England, Ireland, Scotland and several USA states. Many children named with marriages.

Manitoba:

New Brunswick:

  • 12 birth records
  • 48 death records

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nova Scotia:

  • 1901 census with link to Bermuda
  • an  early immigrant  to NS by 1867.
  • 6 births & baptisms
  • 72 death records

Ontario

  • Corrected Ontario Death Records layout and proofreading. Adding sources of records, and new records:
  •   7     death records for Northern Ontario
  • 42    death records for Carleton Co
  • 10    death records for Lanark Co
  •   8    death records for Stormont Co
  •   5    death records for Dundas Co
  • 14   death records for Leeds/Grenville
  • 23   death records for Frontenac Co
  •   1    death record for Prince Edward Co
  • 13   death records for Peterborough
  •   2    death records for Northumberland Co
  • 15   death records for Victoria Co
  • 30   death records for Ontario Co
  • 66   death records for the City of Toronto
  •   1    death record for Halton/Peel Co.
  • 35   death records for Simcoe Co
  • 31   death records for Grey County
  •   9    death records for Bruce County
  • 10   death records for Dufferin County
  • 16   death records for Wellington Co.
  • 12   death records for Huron County
  • 28  death records for  Waterloo  County
  •   2  death records for Perth County
  •   2   death records for Brant County
  • 28  death records for Oxford County
  • 11  death records for Wentworth Co
  •   3   death records for Lincoln Co
  •  3    death records for Welland Co
  •  1    death record for Haldimand Co
  •  1    death record for Norfolk Co
  •  2    death records for Elgin County
  •  5    death records for Middlesex County
  • 26  death records for Kent County
  • 11 more death records for South/Western Ontario

Note: There seems to be three cemeteries with the most Gillespie burials in one location in the Province:

  • Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough
  • The Old Stone Church Cemetery in Beaverton
  • Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co

10  Ontario Marriages added

Prince Edward Island

  • 74 death records

Quebec:

  • 31 death records added

Saskatchewan:

Added part of charts for Dominion Land Grants in Western Canada,  giving names of the first settlers on the land in Western Canada.

May 15 – International Family Day world-wide

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CARIBBEAN

JAMAICA

Early deaths of two Gillespies, Thomas Gillespie, a merchant from Wiston, Lanarkshire,  Scotland d 1799, and James Gillespie, a ship master, died 1827. Both died in Kingston.

PUERTO RICO 

Added record for Jessie B Gillespie b 1902 Puerto Rico. Became World War I soldier from Tennessee

ST VINCENT

A will 1820 for a Scot who died there,  from Argyll, Scotland.

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CENTRAL AMERICA 

  • Panama – 1 Gillespie marriage

No records yet found for Gillespies in:  Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Hondurus, Nicaragua.

No new Gillespie records found for Central America

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ENGLAND

  • 96  birth records; 18 marriage records; 19 death records
  • 3 more Great Britain births & baptisms


Peerage Records

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EUROPE

 

Non specific death records – 10 

Austria:  added 1 marriage record

Current records in bold:

Albania, Austria (3), Belgium (59), Bosnia & Hertzogevenia, Bulgaria (1) Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark (1), Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France (53), Germany (12), Gibraltar, Greece (4), Hungary, Iceland, Italy (12) , Latvia, Leichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta (1), Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands (4), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,  Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

No new Gillespie records found for Europe

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IRELAND 

Hundred of bodies are still being buried today in Irish graves with no identification. I stopped adding records with only the name “Gillespie”  because I don’t see how anyone would be able to identify these people for family history research.

  • Co Antrim:                 2 birth records; 3 marriage records
  • Co Carlow:                10 births;  4 marriage records
  • Co Cavan:                    9 birth records; 1931 Trade Directory
  • Co Clare:                      4 birth records
  • Co Cork:                        7 marriages
  • Co Donegal:                3 birth records; obit Aug 2019 Pete Gillespie
  • Dublin                             44 baptisms; 10 marriages; 1 death
  • Co Fermanagh           23 births; 1 marriage record
  • Co Galway:                  11 Births
  • Co Kerry:                      8 birth/baptism records;  1 marriage record
  • Co Kildare                    2 births
  • Co Kilkenny:              1 birth record; 2 marriages
  • Co Kings (Ofaly)      2 birth records; 1 marriage
  • Co Laois:                      2 births
  • Co Leitrim:                35 birth records; 2 marriages 1 death record
  • Co Longford:             4 birth records: 1 marriage for 1780
  • Co Limerick:            18 birth records
  • Co Meath:                21 marriage records
  • Co Monaghan:       38 births; 6 marriages
  • Co Roscommon:   20 births; 12 marriages
  • Co Sligo:                    17 births; 19 marriage records
  • Co Tipperary:           1 birth record; 3 marriage records
  • Co Westmeath:       2 births; 1 marriage
  • Co Wicklow:             5 births; 5 marriage records

Very unusual, Latin-sounding, Catholic names in Co Sligo I have found no where else, which in itself may be a new clue for genealogists. 

A discovery of Penders Census of 1659 is of particular interest to researchers of early Ireland inhabitants, and identifies for us where some of the earliest  Gillespies occurs on the Island. See next entry.

A discovery of the 1630 Muster Rolls of Counties in Northern Ireland –  listing the Gillespie Scots who immigrated to Ireland – a huge find!!!!! The earliest records found so far for that region.

  • Online obit March 14, 2019 for Brigid Quirke, nee Gillespie, who died in Manchester, but came from Linsfort, Buncrana, Co Donegal, Ireland.
  • 10 Gillespie remembered on War Memorials in Ireland
  • 48 more World War I soldiers from Ireland
  • 13 Early Irish Soldiers
  • 1876 Gillespie land owners in Ireland
  • 1765 Religious Census
  • 1775 Dissenters Petitions

(The) MIDDLE EAST

No additional records found for: Cyprus; Gaza Strip; Iran; Iraq; Kazakhstan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey; Yemen. One new death record for Israel for 1918.  Note: All cemeteries in Israel have now been transcribed,  and are online.

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 NEW ZEALAND

  • Added 59 birth records 
  • Added 59 marriage records
  • Added 60  death records 

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OCEANIA

  • 2 death records for Islands of the Pacific Ocean

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SCOTLAND

  • Aberdeenshire:   14 births/chrstn         21 marriages
  • Angus:                       20 births                         18 marriages
  • Argyll:                          4 births (not Islay);  1 marriage
  • Ayrshire:                  12  births;                     15 marriages
  • Banffshire:              13 births;                        8 marriages
  • Berkshire:               16 births                         8 marriages
  • Bute:                             3 births                           none found
  • Caithness:              15 births                         4 marriages
  • Clackmannanshire: 17 births                39 marriages       1 death
  • Dumfriesshire:         20 births                    9 marriages 
  • Dunbartonshire:      20 births                  31 marriages
  • East Lothian:              19 births                     3 marriages
  • Fife:                                                                         13 marriages
  • Inverness-shire:      20 births                      9 marriages
  • Kincardineshire:     20 births                   23 marriages
  • Kinross-shire:           15 births;                    6 marriages 
  • Kirkcudbrightshire  20 births                 14 marriages
    • 1792 census Parish of  Balmaclellan – 6 Gillespies
  • Lanarkshire:                                                      13 marriages
    • City of Glasgow     9 births                    16 marriages
  • Midlothian:                   9 births                    13 marriages    
    •   City of Edinburgh                                    11 marriages             
  • Morayshire:                19 births                  1 marriage      
  • Nairnshire:                     1 births                   none found
  • Orkney:                           8 births                  1 marriage
  • Perthshire:                  20 births              18 marriages
  • Renfrewshire:                                              10 marriages
  • Ross & Cromarty                                           1 marriage
  • Roxburghshire:           20 births            19 marriages
  • Selkirkshire:                    7 births              none found
  • Shetland                        none found           none found
  • Stirlingshire                                                14 marriages
  • Sutherland:                    16 births            2 marriages
  • West Lothian:               20 births        10 marriages
  • Wigtown:                        19 births         18 marriages

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SOUTH AMERICA

No new Gillespie records found at this time. Current ones from:  Brazil & Uruguay

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

 

  • Alabama:            1 birth record;    19 marriage records
    • obit for James Kelly Gillespie of Milltown
  • Alaska:                Home Page with 6 marriages & 6 death records.  No birth records found.
  • Arizona:           14 birth records;    6 marriages
  • Arkansas:           1 birth records;  20 marriages
  • California:        46 birth records
  • Colorado:          19  marriage records
    • obit for Lauren Renee Gillespie
    • Family History of “The Living Farm”  George & Margaret Gillespie Eastern Colorado
  • Connecticut:  19 birth records
  • Delaware:        22 birth records
  • District of  Columbia, or Washington, DC:
  • Florida:                7 birth records
  • Georgia:               2 birth records
  • Hawaii:                Home page; 2 marriage records
  • Idaho:                    3 birth records
  • Illinois:                  Home page , 133 birth, marriage & death records.   
    • Obituary Gerald Gillespie, a Korean War vet, who died last week and whose funeral is January 30th.
    • Obituary  Tom Gillespie 1944-2019 Claremont, IL
    • Obituary Sharon Gillespie in Florida, born Ilinois. Burial Colorado
    • Retirement Joe Gillespie, Benton Co.
    • Gillespies in Macoupin Co, Illinois
  • Indiana :                    Home page with 20 births, 20                                                       marriages, 20 deaths
  • Kansas                       17 births
  • Kentucky:                18 birth records
    • Family History of Hal Bradley of Gillespies from Kentucky to Illinois
  • Louisiana:                obit for Dr Cynthia Gillespie                                                      Vernon March 26, 2019
  • Maine                         19 marriages
  • Massachusetts     20 death records
    • obit for Charles Gillespie, died June 2019
    • Mayflower Gillespie descendants
  • Michigan:                10 birth records; 30  marriages
  • Minnesota:             20 marriage records
  • Mississippi:            home page & birth records
  • Montana:               13 marriage records
  • Nebraska               19 marriages
  • Nevada                    21 marriages
  • New Mexico:         1 birth record; 20 deaths
  • North Carolina: obit for James Gillespie, Salem-Winston died May 28, 2019
  • North Dakota:     18 marriages
  • New York:              Obit for Donald Gillespie, died March 28th, 2019 Published The Wave, Rockwood, Long Island.  14 more early marriages NYC
  • North Carolina:  15 birth records
  • Ohio:
    • obit of Howard K Cusick, his mother, a Gillespie, of Petersburg
    • obit of Sharon Gillespie of Bowling Green
  • Oklahoma          home page & death records
  • Oregon:             Recent online obit for Jack Gillespie  of Albany.
  • Pennsylvania:     20 birth records
    • Obit Professor Carmen Gillespie of Bucknell University, Aug 30, 2019
  • South Carolina:    Obit for Norman Gillespie, died April 2019
  • South Dakota:      20 marriages
  • Tennessee:            10 birth records 20 death records Herald News recent article with photo of Colonel Dr James Wendell Gillespie, (1819-1873) Mexican War & Civil War Confederate leader

J. W. Gillespie Camp

  • Texas:                      Home page; 4 Biographies
    • Obit for Betty Ann Gillespie Lewis, d May 16, 2019 Houston
  • Utah                        20 marriages
  • Virginia:                20 birth records
  • Washington State 20 births; 3  marriages
  • West Virginia:
    • 20 birth records
    • Obit Sheila Gillespie Sayers, May 6th, 2019
    • Obit Helen Gillespie
  • Wisconsin         20 births; 20 marriages
  • Wyoming:            7 marriages

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WALES

  • 53 birth records
  • 26 marriage records (earliest record is 1690)
  • 28 death records

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IMMIGRATION & PASSENGER LISTS

 

1712 & 1720 – the earliest Gillespies to America, both from Scotland, and both named George Gillespie.

Canada Border Entry Forms. Library & Archives, Canada website.  These are border crossings from the USA to Canada and may not be immigration records, although listed under that title. Records begin on page 2341 with 2nd page of record appearing each time before main page of individual records. Gillesby spelling slightly before those pages of Gillespie names.

  • May Gillesby, 1925, wife of Bernard Gillespie of Owen Sound returning home from Michigan
  • A. L. Gillespie admitted July 25, 1919 female, French origin, US citizen, to Sutherland, brother in Milford, Saskatchewan, heading on train to Winnipeg.
  • Albert Gillespie, USA citizen, b PA, admitted Oct 1920 coming to Canada to work as a machinist in Minden (?)
  • Albert James Gillespie, USA citizen, crossing 1924 into British Columbia  by motor vehicle to work for an employer in Port Haney
  • Alfred Gillespie from Ohio, admitted August 1920 to work on a Saskatchewan farm.
  • Alfred W Gillespie from Ohio crossing at Detroit 1924 en route his uncle’s farm in  Saskatchewan
  • Angus Gillespie, 57, returning 1922 to his own cottage in Kingsville from USA
  • Anna Gillespie, from PA, entered Canada 1922 from New York City en route to Montreal to seek work as a waitress.
  • Mrs Beulah Gillespie, wife of Paul V from Minot, North Dakota 1922 to Edmonton, Alberta to visit her father in Alberta
  • Carl Gillespie  born West Virginia, from Ohio through North Dakota 1919 via ferry with wife, Alice, to visit her father in Alberta.
  • Charles Gillespie, born Ireland, from North Dakota 1919  to take up land in Alberta
  • Claude Gillespie from Texas to Alberta by automobile looking for his brother.
  • David Graham Gillespie from Massachusetts going to visit his Canadian parents in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 1930.
  • Mrs Elsie Gillespie of Ohio crossing ferry at Detroit 1922 going to Saskatchewan. (Record too smeared to copy, page 2368)
  • Mrs Elsie Gillespie of Troy, Ohio going to uncle in Saskatchewan 1921, crossing border at Windsor. Husband and sister mentioned,  (as settlers)
  • Frank J Gillespie, b Prince Edward Island, from Alaska returning to Canada 1921 to mine and prospect. Has lived in Dawson, Yukon & PEI.
  • Glenn E Gillespie, 1924, from Alaska to British Columbia.

(Continue next time from page 2376 Mrs Hannah Gillespie; this link will help you find originals that I am copying)

  • 53 more immigration records to Canada. Gives birth date & origin, arrival date and location and name of ship. Expanding other records with more details.

Ships List website:  checking for every Gillespie record. Added 31 new records so far.

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MILITARY

 CONFLICTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

The Gulf War:  1990-1991. Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm – no Canadian Armed Forces members died in this Middle East War.  However more than 1,800 soldiers have died since then, but those records are not for public viewing. The  Books of Remembrance in Ottawa remembers these soldiers. No Gillespies are listed from these later conflicts.

Operation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan 2001-2014

Liberation of Kuwait During Persian Gulf War : News Photo

1, 625 Gillespies remembered on website, “Lives of the First World War” and links to other research

  • British Army Pensioners Abroad, 1772-1899
  • 20 USA Draft Registration World War I
  • 32  Ireland soldiers, World War I
  • 17 more death records USA soldiers, World War I
  • 165 more USA Enlistment Records World War II  
  • 269 Nominal Roll of Australian soldiers World War II
  • 10 Gillespies remembered on War Memorials in Ireland World War 1 & II
  • June 6, 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day Landing World War II
  • The Battle of Trafalgar: Nelson/Napoleon 1805 & Dr Leonard Gillespie
  • Added all 242 records for WW I Canada Gillespie soldiers and 32 records for those who died. Reviewed Canada WWII casualties. No database found yet for those sent overseas for Canada, just those who died.
  • Loyalist & British soldiers, 1772-1784
  • North West Mounted Police, Canada 1893-1904
  • War Medals Britain: World War I
  • British Prisoners of World War II
  • It was Sept. 1, 1939. The Second World War had begun. 80th Anniversary 2019  See website Forces War Records

PERSONAL FAMILY HISTORY – added link to the work of Morgan Mulligan who has researched my Mulligan grandmother, Elizabeth Mulligan from Co Down, Ireland who married John Gillespie of Carleton Co, Ontario Canada.  See Library Archives left menu bar.

 

          Norma Gillespie & Banner, raised from a foal. We spent many happy years together. Participated as outrider for the Canadian lead wagon in a long, wagon train with about 200 Americans & others that made its way slowly from Niagara Falls to Toronto to celebrate the USA 200th Centennial. Enjoyed participating in  horse shows together,  and quiet trail rides. My last ride on Banner was enjoying the countryside near home,  with my daughter following on her pony.

               New Records Added    Total Records

  • Beginning              0                         26, 085
  • January             943                        27, 028
  • February          668                         27, 696
  • March                534                        28, 230
  • April                1,106                        29, 336
  • May                     644                        29, 980

Corrected Balance                           31, 320

  • June                      574                      31, 894
  • July                       446                       32, 340
  • August                   47                        32, 387

Major travelling during July & August

  • September          52                        32, 439

Summary of Work Done During 2018 and interesting Discoveries

Summary of Work Done During 2017 – getting established.

 

This website began December 6, 2016

 

 

Website for Gillespie records world-wide