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People Connected to Renfrewshire

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  • John G Reid (c.1895 - d.)
    REID, J G Rank: Private Service No: 4585 Date of Death: 08/06/1915 Age: 20 Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference: V. C. 14. Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY ...
  • Robert Reid (1890 - 1916)
    REID, ROBERT Rank: Second Lieutenant Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 26 Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers 9th Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Grave Reference: F. 53. Cemetery: KNIGHTSBRIDGE CEMETERY, ...
  • James Golder (1778 - 1829)
    JAMES GOLDER Soldier and Cotton Hand Loom Weaver James Golder is the fourth son and youngest child of William Golder of Grange and his wife Marion Semple He was born in about 1778, probably at Gran...
  • Agnes Bower (1838 - 1906)
    Obituary Mrs Hugh Bower Mrs Hugh Bower an old and respected resident of Balclutha passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 68. The deceased went to Christchurch last Easter to visit her second son...
  • Captain David Reid in Holehouse of Eaglesham (deceased)
    CAPTAIN DAVID REID IN HOLEHOUSE OF EAGLESHAM Captain David Reid is the son of David Reid in Holehouse of Eaglesham in Renfrewshire, Scotland. His father was alive in 1684 [Register of the Privy Counc...

People Connected to Renfrewshire

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - Renfrewshire within Scotland

See also

Renfrewshire Main Page
Renfrewshire - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards
Historic Buildings of Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Genealogical Resources

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How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Renfrewshire to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Renfrewshire can be linked the following projects.

Clans

  • Cochrane - Traditionally the original ancestor of the Clan Cochrane in Scotland was a Scandinavian Viking who settled in what is now known as Renfrewshire.
  • Crawford
  • Hamilton Walter fitz Gilbert of Hambledon, moved to Renfrewshire.
  • Ralston This surname comes from the lands or barony of Ralston near Paisley, in Renfrewshire.
  • Ross Clan
  • Sempill The origins of the surname Sempill are unknown, however the name has been recorded in Renfrewshire from as early as the 1100s.
  • Stewart The family were granted extensive estates in Renfrewshire and East Lothian and the office of High Steward was made hereditary in the family.
  • Wallace The name of the clan Wallace is first found in records in the twelfth century as holding extensive lands around Ayrshire and Renfrewshire.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Renfrewshire (Link to follow) which covers the History of Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.

Emigrants

People from Renfrewshire 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 "Renfrewshire 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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Renfrewshire Families on Geni

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