Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Dumfriesshire - Family Heads

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

Top Surnames

view all


  • Archibald Gracie (1755 - 1829)
    ) Archibald Gracie (June 25, 1755 – April 11, 1829) was a Scottish-born shipping magnate and early American businessman and merchant in New York City and Virginia whose spacious home, Gracie M...
  • Sir Crispin Hamlyn Agnew of Lochnaw, 11th Bt
    √ Burke's Peerage - page 45 Volume 1 107th edition Sir Crispin Hamlyn Agnew of Lochnaw, 11th Bt , QC (1995), Chief of the Name and Arms of Agnew [address]; b 13 May 1944; s f 1975; educ Uppi...
  • William Millar (c.1824 - d.)
    need to find Alisha 1851 Census, 1861 for family; recheck 1851 for william see sourcing on William Millar found with Brother-in-law RECORD: 1. Entry Forn For Individual Ordances, p. 713342974, Late...
  • Agnes or Elizabeth Maxwell (c.1840 - 1921)
    PROBABILITY AS A DAUGHTER - Scotland Census Schedules, 7/8 Apr 1861. partial listing is - full below Name: Janet Maxwell Age: 43 Estimated birth year: abt 1818 Relationship: Head Gender: Male Where...
  • Alexander 'Alexr' Maxwell, > need parentage proof (1815 - 1861)
    This is found thorugh - no doucmentation connecting Agnes Maxwell who had the illitimate child Janet Maxwell has been found to this couple other than the census records. RECORD: 1. S...

People Connected to Dumfriesshire

Historic County

Image right - Dumfriesshire within Scotland in 1890


See also Dumfriesshire - Main Page

People connected to Dumfriesshire can be placed in the following groups.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historic Dumfriesshire (Link to follow) which covers the History of Dumfriesshire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Families with their roots in Dumfriesshire.

Please add the earliest head of the family to the list of Dumfriesshire Families on Geni below and link their profiles to the project. These should be male! Adding anyone with a Dumfriesshire birthplace to the project would cause the project to be a little cluttered, so please restrict this to the earliest head of family!

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Dumfriesshire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Dumfriesshire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Dumfriesshire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project - there is no point in duplicating the list.

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Non-bold links take you to other biographical web pages.

How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles in projects.

Dumfriesshire Genealogical Resources

  • Historical Indexes Friends of the Archives of Dumfries and Galloway
    • The 1851 Census Returns for Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire
    • Dumfries Kirk Session and Presbytery Minutes 1689 - 1838
    • Troqueer Kirk Session Minutes 1698 - 1771
    • Mouswald Kirk Session 1640 to 1659
    • Dumfries Jail Books and Bail Bond Registers 1714-1810
    • Dumfries Town Chamberlains' Accounts 1793-1801
    • Dumfries Dean of Guild Plans 1892-1974
    • The Shipping Registers for Dumfries 1824-1904, Kirkcudbright 1824-1841, Stranraer 1824-1908 and Wigtown 1836-1908
    • Dumfries Poor Board Minutes

Dumfriesshire Families on Geni
























Emigrants from Dumfriesshire

Please add the names of people from Dumfriesshire who settled in the "New World"


  • Archibald Gracie (1755 - 1829) Scottish-born shipping magnate and early American businessman and merchant.



South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Other Pages Scottish Family Heads