SCOTLAND

SCOTLAND MAP Counties Outline E1482956524197

 

INTRODUCTION

A study of the earliest Gillespies in Scotland is found in NEWSLETTERS

Where did Gillespies live in Scotland? They were most numerous in Lanarkshire (including Glasgow) and Stirlingshire,  with none in Shetland. The chart provided below lists the individuals in each country every 10 years between 1841 to 1891. Births vs deaths, and arrival or departure of people affect the total number, as one gets a glimpse of Gillespies over 50 years in Scotland’s history.

Scotland Census
COUNTYCensus 1841Census 1851Census 1861Census 1871Census 1881Census 1891
ABERDEENSHIRE134116165181208213
ANGUS58445886116122
ARGYLL139117114130116125
AYRSHIRE9690129104178207
BANFFSHIRE744604
BERWICKSHIRE30381011
BUTE61817757
CAITHNESS12311140
CLACKMANNANSHIRE677658504843
DUMFRIESSHIRE8613417114699134
DUNBARTONSHIRE34466491148140
EAST LOTHIAN891512119
FIFE64170197195201224
INVERNESSSHIRE157137191
KINCARDINESHIRE151523313232
KINROSS-SHIRE016643
KIRKCUDBRIGHSHIRE365365999787
LANARKSHIRE429548886115312561485
MIDLOTHIAN202221225284318381
MORAYSHIRE234637
ORKNEY0751167
PEEBLESHIRE0010711
PERTH791178594104105
RENFREWSHIRE138148225237285320
ROSS & CROMARTY0010210
ROXBURGHSHIRE2111215138
SELKIRKSHIRE001131
SHETLAND000000
STIRLINGSHIRE235379449405448478
SUTHERLAND1201087
WEST LOTHIAN132437433061
WIGTOWNSHIRE443130342818
TOTALS244329673084344538064248
Additional all Scotland records at bottom of page.

COUNTY RECORDS

Click on greecoloured words to find records

ABERDEENSHIRE:

Births        Marriages        Deaths

Aberdeen Family Histories

Aberdeen Parish Map (shows location of events in yellow)

 

ANGUS   

Births        Marriages         Deaths

 Angus Parish Map

 

ARGYLL 

Births          Marriages             Deaths

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ISLE OF ISLAY:    Births          Marriages             Deaths

MAP of Islay Parishes                      MAP Islay Overview

Passenger Lists        Tenants              Researchers   

Isle of Islay:     Travel Tips

In the 13th Century, Donald of Islay founded the MacDonald Clan.”
Dubhgall, the eldest son of Somerled, Lord of the Isles, was the founder of the MacDougall clan.” 

Note: There are more Scottish Gillespies in Ontario, Canada from the Isle of Islay, than any other Scottish location of origin. Most of them arrived during the 1830s, lessening after 1851.  Islay Immigrants to Ontario

Books: Sketches of Islay by William MacDonald, MD;  Islay, Biography of An Island, by Margaret Storrie

AYRSHIRE 

Births         Marriages       Deaths

Ayrshire Parish Map

 

BANFFSHIRE

Births        Marriages       Deaths

 

BERWICKSHIRE

Births         Marriages       Deaths

Berwick Parish Map

 

BUTE                 

 Births      Marriages    Deaths

 

CAITHNESS

Births       Marriages          Deaths

 

CLACKMANNANSHIRE

 Births      Marriages      Deaths

 

DUMFRIESSHIRE  

Births         Marriages       Deaths

Dumfries Parish Map

 

DUNBARTONSHIRE

Births        Marriages        Deaths

 

EAST LOTHIAN

Births        Marriages        Deaths

 

Edinburgh – see MIDLOTHIAN

 

FIFE 

Births        Marriages          Deaths

 

INVERNESS-SHIRE

Births             Marriages             Deaths

Earliest record for the North of Scotland 1649

KINCARDINESHIRE

Births        Marriages        Deaths

 

KINROSS-SHIRE

Births           Marriages              Deaths

 

KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE

Births           Marriages             Deaths

1792 Census of Parish of Balmaclellan

 

LANARKSHIRE

Births      Marriages         Deaths

Biography of Robert Gillespie, Merchant to Canada

City of Glasgow      Births     Marriages         Deaths

                           1841 Glasgow Police Return:

  • Mrs C Gillespie born Scotland, age 60, 26 years in city, 16 Gibson Street, widow, 2 children born, weekly earnings 1.0, Parish relief 1.0, meals 1, Dwelling 14’X 10′  In bad health and has no work
  • Mrs G Gillespie, born Ireland, age 65, 45 years in city, 109 Old Wynd, widow, monthly parish relief 4.6.temp parish relief 1.0, 1 meal. 12′ x 10′ dwelling size. No bed clothes and in ill health.

 

MIDLOTHIAN  

Births     Marriages         Deaths

City of Edinburgh     Births         Marriages            Deaths                                                    Edinburgh Gillespie Biographies

James Donaldson 1751-1830 married Jane Gillespie. Editor of the Edinburgh Advertiser. Left his fortune to found a school for the poor & deaf children.

James Gillespie Graham 1776-1855 s/o Malcolm Gillespie a writer of Dunblane, became an architech, designed churches and country houses.

MORAYSHIRE   

Births     Marriages        Deaths

 

NAIRNSHIRE

Births          Marriages          Deaths

 

ORKNEY  

Births      Marriages      Deaths

 

PERTHSHIRE    

Births     Marriages        Deaths

 

RENFREWSHIRE  

 Births     Marriages        Deaths

 

ROSS & CROMARTY

Births       Marriages       Deaths

 

ROXBURGHSHIRE          

 Births     Marriages       Deaths

 

SELKIRKSHIRE

Births     Marriages     Deaths

 

SHETLAND

 

STIRLINGSHIRE 

Births      Marriages         Deaths

Stirling Parish Map

 

SUTHERLAND

Births         Marriages       Deaths

 

WEST LOTHIAN                      

Births       Marriages        Deaths

 

WIGTOWNSHIRE            

Births    Marriages      Deaths


Scotland Gillespie Biographies

Scotland Mining Accidents

Scotland Asylum Patients (many with death dates)

School Records for Scotland (all with birth records)


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