SCOTLAND: Miscellaneous Births

A

Child born to Agnes Gillespie, of  Low Riggend by Airdrie. Mother filed in court to acknowledge paternity by father Owen McLaughlin, Airdrie Court. No date given. Scotland

Child born February 3, 1835 to Agnes Gillespie or Barron, Kirkcaldy. Mother filed a paternity claim in court acknowledging baby’s father as  John Heggie. Cuppar Court, Scotland

Child born to Agnes Gillespie of Liverpool October 3, 1855. Filed a paternity suit claiming father as Robert Johnstone. Court Kircudbright, Scotland

Child born November 19, 1853 to Agnes Gillespie or Thomson of Minnigaff, Filed a paternity suit claiming father as William Hannay, Wigtown Court, Scotland

Child born to Agnes Gillespie of Kennedy Cottage, Borgue, on May 4, 1859. Filed paternity suit claiming father as Andrew Manson. Kirkcudbright Court, Scotland

Child born to Ann Gillespie of Inch Farm near Clackmannan on August 11, 1873. Filed paternity suit claiming father as John More. Alloa Court. Scotland

Child born to Annie Gillespie or MacFarlane of Auchenbowie, by Bannockburn on July 10, 1892. Filed suit claiming father was John Kenny, Stirling Court, Scotland

B

Child born to Bessie Gillespie of 27 Belhaven Street, Port Glasgow on December 14, 1907 at 11 Albert Road, Gourock.  She filed a paternity suit claiming father as Charles Brodie Brown. Greenock Court, Scotland

C

Child of Catherine Gillespie (no residence given) born October 13, 1862. She filed paternity suit claiming the father as William Wallace. Glasgow Court, Scotland

Child born to Catherine Gillespie (no residence given) on December 17, 1866. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as David Campbell. Stirling Court.

Child of Catharine Gillespie (no residence given) born January 23, 1873. She filed paternity suit claiming the father as Kenneth McCaskill. Hamilton Court, Scotland

Child born to Catherine Gillespie of Lockerbie, formerly Corsegreen, Lochmaben on March 26, 1876 at
Templand, Lochmaben. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as William Murray. Glasgow Court, Scotland

Child born to Catherine Gillespie of Cowdenbeath on August 3, 1886 Cowdenbeath. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as James Milne. Kirkcaldy Court.

Child born to Catherine Gillespie of Hosies Land, Govanhill, Glasgow, on May 8, 1888 at Maternity Hospital, Glasgow. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as George Gallacher. Glasgow Court.

Child born to Catherine Gillespie of 8 Donald’s Court, Schoolhill, Aberdeen on February 26, 1891. She filed  a paternity suit claiming the father as Alexander Lock. Edinburgh Court.

Child born to Catherine Gillespie of 19 Centre Street, Springburn, Glasgow born June 15, 1891 at 19 Centre Street, Springburn, Glasgow. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as James Gibson. Glasgow Court.

Child born to Catherine Gillespie or Hutton of Railway Road, Coatdyke, on May 31, 1906 at 5 Gourlays Lane, Shanks Street, Airdrie. Airdrie Court.

E

Child born to Elizabeth Gillespie (residence not given) on July 20 1867. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as James Hoatson. Dumfries Court, Scotland

Child born to Elizabeth Gillespie on June 26, 1872. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as Malcolm McDonald. Glasgow Court, Scotland

Child born to Elizabeth Gillespie of Kelton Grange, Dumfries on May 26, 1875. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as George Payne. Dumfries Court, Scotland

H

Child born to Helen Gillespie of St Andrews on January 2, 1845. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as David Todd. Cupar Court.

Child born to Helen Gillespie on November 2, 1865. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as Andrew Stewart. Stirling Court.

Child born to Helen Gillespie of 2 Branford Place, Duke Street, Glasgow on June 21, 1867. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as Andrew Stewart. Stirling Court, Scotland

Child born to Helen Gillespie on March 29, 1871. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as David Mitchell. Cupar Court, Scotland

Child born to Helen Gillespie of Lochrutton on May 13, 1875. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as John Burnie. Dumfries Court.

Child born to Helen Gillespie of Nicolls Land, Milnbank Road, Dundee, on October 22, 1879. She filed a suit claiming the father as James Cairnes. Dundee Court, Scotland.

Child born to Henrietta Gillespie of West Glenarm, Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire on August 16, 1854 . She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as James Carruthers. Dunfries Court, Scotland

I

Child born to Isabella Gillespie on September 26, 1867.  She filed a paternity suit claiming as father Robert Howie. Airdrie Court, Scotland

J

Child born to Jane Gillespie  on May 30, 1863. She filed a paternity suit claiming as father Angus Roy. Glasgow Court, Scotland

Child born to Jane Gillespie on December 19, 1864. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as Thomas Halliday. Kirkcudbright Court, Scotland

Child born to Jane Gillespie or Paterson of Craigton Cottages, by Govan on May 31, 1874 at  Thorntons Row, Fauldhouse, West Lothian. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as David McKinnon. Glasgow Court, Scotland

Child born to Janet Gillespie of Overton, near Polmont born on June 26, 1855. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as William Tripney. Falkirk Court, Scotland

Child born to Janet Gillespie, on November 12, 1858. She filed a paternity suit claiming the father as Hugh Kelly. Glasgow Court, Scotland

Child of Janet Gillespie born on July 19, 1867. She filed a paternity suit naming as father Daniel Jackson. Lanark Court, Scotland

Child of Janet Gillespie of Rooneys Land, Plains, near Airdrie, born Aug 21, 1899 Plains, near Airdrie. She filed a claim for support naming as father George Pringle. Hamilton Court, Scotland

Child of Janet Gillespie of Rires, Colinsburgh, born April 20, 1903 Rires, Colinsburgh. She file for maintenance claiming as father  William Robertson. Cupar Court, Scotland

Child of Jean Gillespie of Slatehouse, Kirkmichael, born March 25, 1839. She filed for maintenance at court claiming as father Thomas Eskdale. Dumfries Court, Scotland

L

Child of Lilias Gillespie of 78 English Street, Dumfries born December 20, 1881. She filed for support naming the father as James Brown. Dumfries Court.

Child of Lizzie Gillespie of Allander Toll, Milngavie, Baldernock born February 2, 1900. She filed a claim for support naming the father as Andrew Reid.  Glasgow Court, Scotland

M

Child of Margaret Gillespie of 1 Holyrood Street, Edinburgh born March 27, 1841. She filed a claim for support in court naming as father Samuel Gourlay. Edinburgh Court, Scotland

Child of Margaret Gillespie of Auchenbowie born August 2, 1846. She filed a claim for support at court, naming the father as James Cowan. Stirling Court, Scotland

Child of Margaret Gillespief of Crown Inn Close, High Street, Dumfries, born April 3, 1851. She went to court to get support maintenance support, claiming the baby’s father to be Robert Buchannan. Dumfries Court.

Child of Margaret Gillespie born March 18, 1860. Father listed as James Buchanan. Glasgow Court.

Child of Margaret Gillespie born December 3, 1860. Father listed as Richard Burk. Glasgow Court.

Child of Margaret Gillespie or Fleming of North Queensberry Street, Dumfries (date of birth not given). She filed for support naming the father as Thomas Forsyth. Dumfries Court, Scotland

Child of Margaret Gillespie born October 29, 1861. Father listed as Andrew Hay. Ayr Court.

Child of Margaret Gillespie born November 22, 1869. Father listed as James Dunlop. Kilamock Court.

Child of Margaret Gillespie of residence 52 Jane Street, Leigh, Scotland born August 4, 1890. Father listed as William Brunton. Edinburgh Court.

Child of Margaret Gillespie of 100 Wellington Street, Glasgow born Feb 5, 1912 at Maternity Hospital, Glasgow. Father named in court as Robert McLeod. Glasgow Court.

Child of Margaret Dunn Gillespie of 69 Maitland Street, Dunfermline. born August 25, 1911 at 69 Maitland Street, Dumfermline. Father named as Robert Dickson. Dumfermline Court.

Child of Margaret Graham Gillespie or Tidd of 53 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, born Feb 12, 1916 at 53 Buccleuch St, Dumfries Father named as Frank MacKenzie.  Dumfries Court.

Child of Margaret McCredie Gillespie of Garlieston, Sorbie, born June 15, 1870. Father named as Thomas McClure. Wigtown Court.

Child of Marion Gillespie of North Woodside Road, Glasgow, born November 1, 1851. Father named as Peter Ray.  Glasgow Court.

Child of Martha Gillespie born July 30, 1864. Father named as William Archer.  Glasgow Court.

Child of Martha Gillespie of 54 Keir Street, Glasgow born June 17 1900 at 54 Keir Street. Father named as Arthur Stewart in Paisley Court.

Child of Mary Gillespie of Malcolmstone,  Dalrymple, born March 13, 1839. Father named in court as John McHallum. Ayr Court.

Child of Mary Gillespie of 55 Shaw Street, Greenock born August 3, 1883. Father named in court as Michael Mourne. Greenock Court.

Child of Mary Gillespie of 43 Crammond Street, Glasgow born  August 4, 1899 Lochwinnoch. Father named as James Hamilton. Glasgow Court.

Child of Mary Gillespie of Kells Farm, near Port Askaig, Islay, born October 29, 1902 at Kells Farm. Father named as John McArthur. Dunoon Records.

R

Child of Rachel Gillespie of 28 Townhead, Kilsyth, born March 24, 1909 at 28 Townhead, Kilsyth. Father named as George Jacobelli.  Stirling Court Record


Total records:  59

Source:  Sheriff Court Paternity Decrees, Scotland (held in National Records of Scotland) . When a child was born illegitimate, the mother could take the father to court for maintenance payments.