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People Connected to Dumfries-shire

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  • James DALZELL (1825 - 1920)
  • Janet McMicking (Mulwain) (1713 - 1784)
    Janet Mulwain immigrated to America in 1775 with her daughter Sarah, daughter Janet McMicking Cooper and her two grandsons. She is recorded as being the "first burial" at Stamford Presbyterian Church C...
  • Robert Kerr Barton (1880 - 1916)
    BARTON, ROBERT Rank: Private Service No: 40162 Date of Death: 15/09/1916 Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 10th/11th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 15 C. Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL C...
  • James Armstrong Murray, Snr. (1818 - 1885)
    1820 British Settler James Murray 2, together with his parents and 7 siblings, were members of Parker's Party of Settlers on the East Indian . Party originated from Cork, Ireland. Departure Cor...
  • Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding GCB, GCVO, CMG (1882 - 1970)
    Sir Hugh Dowding formed the new RAF Fighter Command C-in-C from July 1936 to its scuess during the Battle of Britain, May 1940. He famously wrote to Churchill in May 1940....... “if the ...

People Connected to Dumfries-shire

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - Dumfries-shire within Scotland in 1890

See also

Dumfries-shire - Main Page
Historic Buildings of Dumfries-shire
Dumfiriesshire - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards
Dumfries-shire Genealogical Resources
  • ** The 1851 Census Returns for Dumfries-shire, 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

How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Dumfries-shire to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Dumfries-shire Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Dumfries-shire can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Dumfries-shire can also be linked to the following projects.


Historical and Political people

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

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 Dumfries-shire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Dumfries-shire 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 "Dumfries-shire 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.

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Heads of Dumfries-shire Families on Geni

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Emigrants from Dumfries-shire

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South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

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