Descendants of David Biggar
kilmarus, Ayrshire, Scotland

Ten Generations 

Bigger, Thompson, Harper, Smith, Miller, Russell, Black Donald, Boyde, Lang, Smith

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David Biggar Cutler In Kilmarus

Of what follows continues to be drawn from secondary sources and supposition, which I recognize is not an ideal situation. The first documented proof of a cutler, named David Biggart, living in Kilmaurs comes from 1681 when he witnessed the will of a fellow cutler, John Smith mentioned earlier. 10 years later, in 1691, the Scottish government imposed a one off “Hearth Tax” of 14 /- per hearth, to raise funds to pay off loans advanced to them by the shires and burghs, and to reduce the arrears of the army.

 

All householders were due to be listed, including those deemed to be exempt due to poverty. Consequently, these lists (28) represent the most accurate picture of the Scottish population prior to the national census being introduced in the 19th century. In the list for Kilmaurs, David Bigger (sic) is shown as being liable to the tax, having 3 hearths. At a time when the vast majority of the houses in the parish had only 1 hearth, this would seem to indicate a man of some wealth, with a significant property, i.e., perhaps a skilled craftsman. Another possible explanation for the number of hearths is that they represent “forges” for metal work, although this is unlikely as a forge would not be considered as a hearth under the legislation. Unfortunately, the Hearth Tax list rarely gives the occupation of the householder, so there is no way of being certain that this David Bigger is the cutler of 1681, but it seems a reasonable presumption.

 

The status of David Bigger (sic) is further shown by a reference for 6th June 1699 - “. Town court of Kilmaurs (sic) holden, le supra be William Watson and David Bigger .” (29) . To preside at the Town Court, both William Watson and David Bigger would have had to be Baillie’s/Burgesses in the town i.e., people of rank such as craftsmen or merchants. This then, would seem to be the David Biggart who has been credited with the various pieces of cutlery, stamped “DB” as well as the “Hanger” sword, in the collection of Kelvingrove museum. However, I would suggest that some caution needs to be taken in this respect.

 

In 1719, a Baillie of Kilmaurs signed himself as David Bigger (sic), and it seems that his Baillie-ship lasted for two decades in the early 18th century. He seems to have played a part in the collection of funds to erect a clock in the town. The subscription list for this showed his occupation to be a cutler. Interestingly, the list of subscribers included two other cutlers with the same surname, Bigger. (30) Unfortunately, as with so many of the original sources from this period, this subscription list has been lost. In 1731, David Biggar (sic) appears as a signatory to a bond on the customs of the burgh of Kilmaurs, with his occupation given as cutler. (31)

 

Given the life expectancy in the 17th and early 18th centuries, the question must be asked whether someone who had reached maturity and achieved status by 1681, as had David Biggart, was likely to still be active by 1731.

In the 17th century, apprenticeships tended to start at the age of 15, and last for 6 years. At 21, therefore, David would start on his career as an independent tradesman. It seems a reasonable presumption that it would be some years later before he reached a level of reputation to fulfil the role of witness to a fellow, and very well established, cutler's will in 1681, and to have amassed enough wealth to have 3 hearths in 1691. If this is the case, as seems probable, then I would suggest that there were 2 cutlers with the initials “DB” whose work spanned the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Further evidence suggesting the existence of 2 “D.B.s” comes from the subtle change in the decoration of the pieces bearing these initials, as will be seen later.

 

http://www.incorporationofgoldsmiths.org/content/media/Kilmaurs-Cutlery-Article.pdf

1.  DAVID1 BIGGAR was born in 1635.  He married MARIA THOMPSON on December 04, 1660, in kilmarus, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

       

Children of DAVID BIGGAR and MARIA THOMPSON are:

                   i.    DAVID2 BIGGER, b. 1663.

Generation No. 2

 

2.  ALEXANDER2 BIGGAR (DAVID1) was born in 1665.  He married JEAN HARPER on December 13, 1693, in kilmarus, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

 

Notes for ALEXANDER BIGGAR:

However, even looking out with Kilmaurs itself, I have been unable to find David Biggart's origins. What I have found in the church records for the parish of Kilmaurs is the mention of Alexander Biggart and his family. Could this be the “AB” of the recently discovered fork and knife? His first appearance is on 13th December 1693 when he married Jean Harper. Unfortunately, no mention is made of Alexander's parents, nor of his occupation.

 

 It is significant that he does not appear in the Hearth Tax lists for 1691, compiled only 2 years earlier. Either he was not resident in the village at that date or else he was not a householder. I can find no record of an Alexander Biggart elsewhere in Scotland. If he was living in Kilmaurs, his absence from the lists would be the case if he was an apprentice, or else still living with his parents. It was not uncommon for sons to follow in their father's trade, especially when the right to practice a trade in any village at this time was strictly controlled. It is therefore at least possible that Alexander's father was an existing cutler in Kilmaurs, perhaps even David. This possibility is further supported by the similarity between the cutlers' marks” on the “DB” and “AB” pieces, which will be described in more detail later, along with the close similarity in the decoration on the respective tortoiseshell handles. In fact, there seems to be a line of continuity in the design of the pieces illustrated later, to the extent that they could be described as a “family style.  

 

Subsequent entries in the parish, record the birth of 3 sons to Alexander and Jean - Alexander in 1694: David in 1697 and Robert in 1698. To illustrate the point of sons following in their father's footsteps, Robert, the third son, is buried in the churchyard of Paisley Oakshaw East church, some 20 miles from Kilmaurs. The stone records “Here lies the remains of Robert Biggar (sic), cutler late in Kilmaurs who died Dec the 9th 1773, aged 75 years.” (35) Although there are no contemporary records which show Alexander Biggart as being a cutler, there is the following mention - “... Mrs. Thomson produced from a leather case ….a small silver-mounted knife and fork of very plain make but having the appearance of considerable antiquity. The knife is worn in the blade and stamped near the handle with the letters A and B, which is affirmed to stand for Alexander Bigger (sic), the maker. The fork is two-pronged and has much the appearance of a miniature hayfork, the make and finish being most primitive. These specimens of ancient cutlery belonged to the great-grandmother of the late Mr. Thomson by whom they were much prized.” (36) As will be seen later, “primitive” is not an adjective that could be used to describe the recently discovered pieces!

       

Children of ALEXANDER BIGGAR and JEAN HARPER are:

3.                i.    JAMES3 BIGGAR, b. 1690.

4.               ii.    ALEXANDER BIGGAR, b. September 22, 1694, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

5.              iii.    DAVID BIGGAR, b. March 24, 1696/97, Kilwinning, Ayrshire.

6.              iv.    ROBERT BIGGAR, b. October 08, 1698, Cutler late in Kilmaurs; d. December 09, 1773.

                  v.    WILLIAM BIGGER, b. December 03, 1704; m. DOUNS HUNTER.

Generation No. 3

 

3.  JAMES3 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born 1690.  He married JANET MILLER July 31, 1717, in West Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland, daughter of DAVID MILLER and AGNES BRUCE.  She was born February 06, 1691/92, in Clackmannon, Scotland.

       

Children of JAMES BIGGAR and JANET MILLER are:

7.                i.    WILLIAM4 BIGGAR, b. March 15, 1717/18, West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

                  ii.    ALEXANDER BIGGAR, b. 1719.

                 iii.    DAVID BIGGAR, b. November 15, 1721, West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

                 iv.    JANET BIGGAR, b. April 29, 1722, West Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland.

                  v.    AGNES BIGGAR, b. January 03, 1723/24, West Kilbride, Ayrshire; m. ROBERT TODD, August 21, 1756.

8.              vi.    JAMES BIGGAR, b. December 03, 1725, West Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland.

                vii.    MARGARET BIGGAR, b. September 24, 1727, West Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland.

               viii.    JEAN BIGGAR, b. April 19, 1730, West Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland.

 

 

4.  ALEXANDER3 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born September 22, 1694, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.  He married MARY SMITH August 02, 1718, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. 

       

Children of ALEXANDER BIGGAR and MARY SMITH are:

  9.                i.    ALEXANDER4 BIGGER, b. March 28, 1732, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

10.               ii.    WILLIAM BIGGER, b. April 01, 1734, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland.

 

 

5.  DAVID3 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born March 24, 1696/97, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire.  He married ELIZABETH HARPER 1724. 

       

Child of DAVID BIGGAR and ELIZABETH HARPER is:

11.              i.    ROBERT4 BIGGAR, b. December 14, 1726, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

 

 

6.  ROBERT3 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born October 08, 1698, in Cutler late in Kilmaurs, and died December 09, 1773.  He married JEAN MILLER July 21, 1724, in Riccarton, Ayrshire, daughter of DAVID MILLER and ANES BRUCE.  She was born July 06, 1707, in Clackmannan, Clackmannan, Scotland.

 

More About ROBERT BIGGAR:

Burial: Oakshaw Street United Free Church & France's Kirkyard)

       

Children of ROBERT BIGGAR and JEAN MILLER are:

                   i.    ALEXANDER4 BIGGAR, b. October 24, 1725, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

                  ii.    SARAH BIGGAR, b. November 19, 1727.

                 iii.    JEAN BIGGAR, b. October 14, 1733, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

 

More About JEAN BIGGAR:

Christening: October 14, 1733

 

                 iv.    ELIZABETH BIGGAR, b. February 27, 1736/37, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire; m. WILLIAM WALLACE, Paisley, Renfrew.

                  v.    MARY BIGGAR, b. March 28, 1731, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland.

                                               Generation No. 4

7.  WILLIAM4 BIGGAR (JAMES3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born March 15, 1717/18, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.  He married MARY THOMSON November 25, 1743, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

       

Children of WILLIAM BIGGAR and MARY THOMSON are:

                  i.    JANET5 BIGGAR, b. September 08, 1745, West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

                 ii.    MARGARET BIGGAR, b. February 06, 1750/51.

                iii.    MARY BIGGAR, b. June 28, 1755, West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

12.           iv.    ADAM ROBERT BIGGAR, b. November 28, 1759, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland; d. April 26, 1835, Stevenson,                                      Ayrshire, Scotland.

 

 

8.  JAMES4 BIGGAR (JAMES3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born December 03, 1725, in West Kilbride, Ayr, Scotland.  He married JEAN RUSSELL December 23, 1756, in Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland. 

       

Children of JAMES BIGGAR and JEAN RUSSELL are:

                   i.    JAMES5 BIGGAR.

                  ii.    JANET BIGGAR, b. July 03, 1758, Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland.

 

More About JANET BIGGAR:

Christening: July 06, 1758, Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland

 

     13.       iii.    MARGARET BIGGAR, b. September 13, 1760, Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland.

 

 

9.  ALEXANDER4 BIGGER (ALEXANDER3 BIGGAR, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born March 28, 1732, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.  He married GRIZEL ANDREWS June 07, 1760, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.  She was born May 17, 1741, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

       

Children of ALEXANDER BIGGER and GRIZEL ANDREWS are:

                   i.    JEAN5 BIGGER, b. September 16, 1770, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.

    14.         ii.    JOHN BIGGER, b. March 25, 1775, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire; d. April 05, 1857, Abbey Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

 

 

10.  WILLIAM4 BIGGER (ALEXANDER3 BIGGAR, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born April 01, 1734, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland.  He married MARY THOMSON November 25, 1743, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire. 

       

Child of WILLIAM BIGGER and MARY THOMSON is:

                   i.    JANET5 BIGGER, b. September 08, 1745.

 

 

11.  ROBERT4 BIGGAR (DAVID3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born December 14, 1726, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire.  He married HELEN BORLAND June 04, 1757, in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. 

 

More About ROBERT BIGGAR:

Baptism: December 14, 1726, Kilmaurs, Ayr, Scotland

       

Children of ROBERT BIGGAR and HELEN BORLAND are:

                    I.    ELIZABETH5 BIGGAR, b. April 05, 1761, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

  15.            ii.    MARGARET BIGGAR, b. April 10, 1763.

  16.           iii.    ROBERT BIGGAR, b. April 03, 1765, Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire; d. January 15, 1828.

                  iv.    ANN BIGGAR, b. May 21, 1767; m. PETER EASTON, November 25, 1785, Eckford, Roxburgh, Scotland.

                  v.    ALEXANDER BIGGAR, b. January 26, 1770, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

Generation No. 5

 

12.  ADAM ROBERT5 BIGGAR (WILLIAM4, JAMES3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born November 28, 1759, in West Kilbridge, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died April 26, 1835 in Stevenson, Ayrshire, Scotland.  He married MARGARET THOMSON July 01, 1782, in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland, daughter of WILLIAM THOMSON.  She was born December 19, 1763 in Crawford and Lead hills, Lanark.

       

Children of ADAM BIGGAR and MARGARET THOMSON are:

17.              i.    ISABEL6 BIGGAR, b. April 11, 1783.

                  ii.    MARY BIGGER, b. June 18, 1786.

18.            iii.    WILLIAM BIGGAR, b. January 27, 1795; d. 1841, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland.

                 iv.    ADAM BIGGAR, b. February 24, 1797, Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland; d. September 20, 1850, Lockport, Clinton County,                                             Pennsylvania, USA; m. AGNES MCDONALD, February 09, 1821, Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland; b. April 28, 1801, Ardrossan, North                           Ayrshire, Scotland; d. January 02, 1875, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

 

More About ADAM BIGGAR:

Arrival: 1841, Allegany Co., Maryland

Burial: Dunnstown Cemetery

Census: 1850, Woodward, Clinton, Pennsylvania

 

More About AGNES MCDONALD:

Burial: Dunnstown Cemetery

Census: 1860, Woodward, Clinton, PA

 

                  v.    JOHN BIGGAR, b. April 20, 1788.

                 vi.    ISOBELLA BIGGAR, b. April 11, 1783, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland; d. 1841.

                vii.    MARY BIGGAR, b. June 18, 1786.

19.          viii.    WILLIAM BIGGART, b. January 27, 1795, Stewerton, Ayrshire; d. 1841.

 

 

13.  MARGARET5 BIGGAR (JAMES4, JAMES3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born September 13, 1760, in Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland.  She married THOMAS ALLAN February 06, 1788 in Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland.  He was born September 30, 1757, in Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland.

 

More About MARGARET BIGGAR:

Christening: September 14, 1760, Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland

       

Child of MARGARET BIGGAR and THOMAS ALLAN is:

20.              i.    WILLIAM6 ALLAN, b. February 10, 1795, Beith, Ayr, Scotland.

 

 

14.  JOHN5 BIGGER (ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3 BIGGAR, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born March 25, 1775 in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, and died April 05, 1857 in Abbey Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.  He married MARY GREENFIELD in 12 Children.  She was born 1775 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, and died April 02, 1836.

 

More About JOHN BIGGER:

Babtism: April 23, 1775, St Quivox, Dunlop, Ayrshire

Burial: April 06, 1857

Census: 1851, Thorn Hill House, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Occupation: H L Weaver

Will: March 16, 1860, Paisley Sheriff Court

 

More About MARY GREENFIELD:

Will: April 02, 1836, Paisley Sheriff Court

       

Children of JOHN BIGGER and MARY GREENFIELD are:

                   i.    JANET6 BIGGAR, b. November 01, 1801; d. 1871, Abbey Burgh, Paisley, Renfrewshire.

                  ii.    JEAN BIGGAR, b. October 12, 1803.

21.            iii.    MARY BIGGAR, b. August 13, 1808, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

22.            iv.    JOHN BIGGAR, b. June 01, 1810, Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland.; d. July 21, 1892, Lilybank, Uddingston, Lanark, Scotland.

                  v.    ROBERT BIGGART, b. May 08, 1814.

                 vi.    ROBERT BIGGAR, b. July 07, 1816, Abbey, Pailey, Renfrewshire; d. 1816.

                vii.    AGNES BIGGAR, b. September 06, 1818.

               viii.    MARION BIGGAR, b. January 14, 1821.

                 ix.    WILLIAM BIGGAR, b. November 09, 1823, Abbey (Paisley), Renfrew, Scotland.

23.            x.    ANNE BIGGAR, b. March 05, 1826, Abbey Pailey, Renfrewshire; d. March 20, 1907, Lilybank, Johnstone, Renfrew, Scotland.

 

 

15.  MARGARET5 BIGGAR (ROBERT4, DAVID3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born April 10, 1763.  She married JAMES NAIRN June 17, 1780 in Abbey Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. 

       

Children of MARGARET BIGGAR and JAMES NAIRN are:

                   i.    ARCHIBALD6 NAIRN.

                  ii.    MARY NAIRN.

                 iii.    JOHN NAIRN.

 

 

16.  ROBERT5 BIGGAR (ROBERT4, DAVID3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born April 03, 1765, in Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire, and died January 15, 1828.  He married MARY (MARION) KERR September 10, 1791, in Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire.  She was born 1772 in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

 

More About ROBERT BIGGAR:

Cause of Death: Consumption

Occupation: Weaver

 

More About MARY (MARION) KERR:

Census: 1841, No 14 Wellmeadow St

       

Children of ROBERT BIGGAR and MARY KERR are:

                   I.     JOHN6 BIGGAR.

24.             ii.    THOMAS BIGGAR, b. 1799, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

25.            iii.    ROBERT BIGGAR, b. April 01, 1792, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

                  iv.    ANN BIGGAR, b. October 16, 1794.

 

More About ANN BIGGAR:

Baptism: October 20, 1794, High Church, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland

 

                  v.    BORLAND BIGGAR, b. March 26, 1801, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland; m. EMMA HAYES, August 24, 1847, High Church, Paisley, Renfrew,                                          Scotland; b. 1822, Lewes, Kent, England.

 

More About BORLAND BIGGAR:

Census: 1851, 15 Paisley High, Renfrew

Occupation: 1851, Assist Inspector of Poor Chelua

Generation No. 6

 

17.  ISABEL6 BIGGAR (ADAM ROBERT5, WILLIAM4, JAMES3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born April 11, 1783.  She married JAMES SCOTT January 07, 1804, in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland.  He died 1841.

       

Children of ISABEL BIGGAR and JAMES SCOTT are:

                   i.    ADAM SCOTT, b. November 17, 1804.

                  ii.    JOHN SCOTT, b. January 04, 1807.

                 iii.    MARGARET SCOTT, b. 1811.

                 iv.    AGNES SCOTT, b. March 06, 1814.

                  v.    ISABELLE SCOTT, b. August 21, 1816.

                 vi.    JAMES SCOTT, b. November 03, 1822.

                vii.    PETER SCOTT, b. June 16, 1826.

 

 

18.  WILLIAM6 BIGGAR (ADAM ROBERT5, WILLIAM4, JAMES3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born January 27, 1795, and died 1841 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland.  He married JANE BOYDE November 05, 1824, in Stevenson, Ayrshire.  She was born 1783 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died September 09, 1866, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire.

 

More About WILLIAM BIGGAR:

Census: 1840, Boglemont , Stevenston, Ayrshire

Occupation: Weaver

       

Children of WILLIAM BIGGART and JANE BOYD are:

                   i.    GRIZEL THOMPSON7 BIGGAR, b. February 24, 1828, Stevenston, Ayrshire; d. March 17, 1902, Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland; m.                                         JAMES  KELLY, January 19, 1850, Stevenston, Ayrshire.

 

More About GRIZEL THOMPSON BIGGARChristening: March 02, 1828, Stevenston, Ayrshire

 

26.             ii.    MARGARET THOMPSON BIGGART, b. January 19, 1825.

 

 

20.  WILLIAM6 ALLAN (MARGARET5 BIGGAR, JAMES4, JAMES3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born February 10, 1795, in Beith, Ayr, Scotland.  He married JEAN STEWART July 26, 1851, in Beith, Ayr, Scotland.  She was born in Beith, Ayr, Scotland.

       

Children of WILLIAM ALLAN and JEAN STEWART are:

27.              i.    THOMAS7 ALLAN, b. August 16, 1817, Beith Ayr, Scotland; d. April 11, 1891, Harper, Keokuk, IA.

28.             ii.    GEORGE ALLAN, b. August 16, 1820, Beith, Ayr, Scotland.

29.            iii.    WILLIAM ALLAN, b. October 21, 1829, Beith, Ayr, Scotland.

30.            iv.    MARGARET ALLAN, b. June 22, 1834, Beith, Ayr, Scotland.

                  v.    ELIZABETH ALLAN, b. July 01, 1836, Beith, Ayr, Scotland.

 

More About ELIZABETH ALLAN:

Baptism: July 31, 1836, Beith, Ayr, Scotland

 

 

21.  MARY6 BIGGAR (JOHN5 BIGGER, ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3 BIGGAR, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born August 13, 1808, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.  She married JOHN MCMILLAN June 30, 1832, in Abbey (Paisley),Renfrew, Scotland. 

 

More About MARY BIGGAR:

Christening: August 21, 1808, Abbey, Paisley

Residence: 1851,  Lanarkshire, Scotland

       

Children of MARY BIGGAR and JOHN MCMILLAN are:

                   i.    ARCHIBALD7 MCMILLAN, b. 1834, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland; d. January 25, 1892, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United                                 Kingdom.

                  ii.    MARY MCMILLAN, b. 1836.

                 iii.    MARGARET MCMILLAN, b. 1840.

                 iv.    JAMES MCMILLAN, b. 1848, Lanarkshire, Scotland; d. January 07, 1878, Milton, Glasgow, Scotland.

                  v.    ELIZABETH MCMILLAN, b. June 26, 1850.

                 vi.    JOHN MCMILLAN, b. July 27, 1852, Barony, Lanarkshire; d. December 26, 1870, Milton, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

 

22.  JOHN6 BIGGAR (JOHN5 BIGGER, ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3 BIGGAR, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born June 01, 1810, in Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland., and died July 21, 1892 in Lilybank, Uddingston, Lanark, Scotland.  He married MARY LANG November 22, 1836, in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, daughter of JAMES LANG and GRACE JOHNSTON.  She was born January 17, 1813 in Abbey Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland, and died December 26, 1886.

 

More About JOHN BIGGAR:                                                        More About MARY LANG:

Burial: Glasgow Cathcart Cemetery                                      Burial: Glasgow Cathcart Cemetery

             Cause of Death: Debility of Old Age                                     Cause of Death: Bronchitis Asthma           

                          Medical Information: William Crawford M.D                       Medical Information: Aged 74yrs                      

 

    

Children of JOHN BIGGAR and MARY LANG are:

                   i.    GRACE7 BIGGAR, b. January 21, 1838; d. January 03, 1890, Glasgow City, Scotland.

                                      More About GRACE BIGGAR: Burial: Glasgow Cathcart Cemetery

 

31.             ii.    MARY LANG BIGGAR, b. February 17, 1840, Abbey, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland; d. December 26, 1886, Helensburgh Row, Dumbarton,                                 Scotland.

32.            iii.    JAMES LANG BIGGAR, b. February 16, 1843, Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire; d. December 31, 1889, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

                 iv.    ELIZABETH BIGGAR, b. December 22, 1846.

                  v.    ANN ELIZABETH BIGGAR, b. February 14, 1847; d. August 04, 1848.

                 vi.    ANNIE GRAHAM BIGGAR, b. May 09, 1852, Gorbals, Lanark; d. June 05, 1927, Lilly Bank, Uddingston, Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland; m.                                 JOHN  LANG, September 21, 1849, Abbey, Pailey, Renfrewshire.

33.           vii.    JOHN LANG BIGGAR, b. April 13, 1854, Merryhill, Wishaw, Glasgow, Lanark , Scotland; d. January 21, 1917, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

               viii.    MARGARET BIGGAR, b. 1857; d. 1857, Greenock, Renfrewshire.

                 ix.    ALEXANDER LANG BIGGAR, b. 1859; d. 1859, Greenock, Renfrewshire.

34.             x.    ROBERT BIGGAR, b. Abt. 1838.

 

 

23.  ANNE6 BIGGAR (JOHN5 BIGGER, ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3 BIGGAR, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born March 05, 1826 in Abbey Pailey, Renfrewshire, and died March 20, 1907 in Lilybank, Johnstone, Renfrew, Scotland.  She married JOHN LANG September 21, 1849 in Abbey, Pailey, Renfrewshire, son of JOHN LANG and ISOBELLA.  He was born September 19, 1825 in Abbey, Pailey, Renfrewshire, and died April 15, 1906 in Lilybank, Johnstone, Renfrew, Scotland.

 

More About JOHN LANG:

Census: 1851, Thorn Hill House

Occupation: 1851, Machine Maker Engineer

       

Children of ANNE BIGGAR and JOHN LANG are:

                   i.    MARY7 LANG, b. 1851.

                  ii.    JOHN LANG.

                 iii.    JAMES LANG.

                 iv.    MARY JANE LANG.

                   v.    CHAELES RUSSELL LANG.

 

 

24.  THOMAS6 BIGGAR (ROBERT5, ROBERT4, DAVID3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born 1799 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.  He married (1) JANE DONALD October 16, 1831.    He married (2) ISABELLA BLACK March 18, 1843 in Low Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.  She was born 1814 in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

 

More About THOMAS BIGGAR:

Census: 1861, 18 Oakshaw St, Paisley High

Occupation: 1861, Retired Manufacturer

 

More About ISABELLA BLACK:

Census: 1901, 18 Oakshaw St

Occupation: 1901, Living on Own Means

       

Children of THOMAS BIGGAR and JANE DONALD are:

                   i.    ROBERT7 BIGGAR, b. April 20, 1834, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

                  ii.    JANET ANN BIGGAR, b. October 09, 1836, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

 

More About JANET ANN BIGGAR:

Census: 1881, 18 Oakshaw St

Occupation: 1881, Teacher

 

                 iii.    MARY BIGGAR, b. June 09, 1839.

 

More About MARY BIGGAR:

Census: 1881, Listed as an Orphan

 Children of THOMAS BIGGAR and ISABELLA BLACK are:

                 iv.    THOMAS7 BIGGAR, b. 1844.

 

More About THOMAS BIGGAR:

Census: 1881, 18 Oakshaw St, Paisley High

Occupation: 1881, Costume Manufacturer

 

                  v.    ANN SMITH BIGGAR, b. October 13, 1845, Oakshaw East Associate Congregation, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.

 

More About ANN SMITH BIGGAR:

Census: 1861, 18 Oakshaw St

Occupation: 1861, Assistant Teacher

 

                 vi.    ROBERT BIGGAR, b. 1848.

 

More About ROBERT BIGGAR:

Census: 1891, Arthur Street, Paisley

Occupation: 1891, Weaver Harness

 

                vii.    WILLIAM BIGGAR, b. December 13, 1852; d. June 19, 1903, Paisley, Scotland.

 

More About WILLIAM BIGGAR:

Census: 1881, 18 Oakshaw St, Paisley High

Occupation: 1881, Costume Manufacturer

 

 

25.  ROBERT6 BIGGAR (ROBERT5, ROBERT4, DAVID3, ALEXANDER2, DAVID1) was born April 01, 1792 in Renfrewshire, Scotland.  He married MARGARET SMITH June 27, 1815.  She was born in 1801 in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

 

More About ROBERT BIGGAR: Census: 1841, No 14 Wellmeadow St, Renfrewshire

       

Children of ROBERT BIGGAR and MARGARET SMITH are:

                   i.    ROBERT7 BIGGAR, b. February 01, 1816.

                         More About ROBERT BIGGAR: Christening: February 11, 1816, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland

 

35.            ii.    ANDREW BIGGAR, b. September 13, 1818, St Cuthbert, Edinburgh.

                 iii.    ROBERT BIGGAR, b. March 22, 1822, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland; m. JANE RUSSELL, June 17, 1868, Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland.

                         More About ROBERT BIGGAR: Baptism: March 31, 1822, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland

 

                 iv.    ISABELLA BIGGAR, b. 1825.

More About ISABELLA BIGGAR: Christening: April 17, 1825, Middle Church, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland

 

                  v.    JOHN BIGGAR, b. November 14, 1827.

                         More About JOHN BIGGAR: Christening: November 25, 1827, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland

 

                 vi.    MARGARET BIGGAR, b. December 28, 1829.

More About MARGARET BIGGAR: Christening: January 03, 1830, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland

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