James & Helen (MCNAB) MUIR Family

Please check this page again as it is being revised [12 January 2015]

[This post last edited, new information and / or images added 22 July 2013]

James MUIR was born 26 January 1843 in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland; he died 26 December 1924 in Dean Cottage, 11 Maybole Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, Scotland. [Story not posted yet]

On 21 November 1865  in Crosshill Village, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland he married Helen MCNAB born 21 October 1844 in Glenluie Farm, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 23 May 1929 in Brickrow Farm, St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland.  [Story not posted yet]

Photos of James Muir and Helen McNab from the author’s collection; taken in Ayr, Scotland about 1900. For a photo showing the actual size of the photos see post 20 July 2013 for MUIR, James (1870-1947).

Children (10) of James and Helen MUIR:

WATSON1914-002-3-6001. Jane MUIR was born 19 December 1865 in Crosshill Village, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 29 July 1933 in Saskatchewan, Canada; on 20 January 1887 in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland she married Thomas WATSON who born 2 May 1854 in York Street, Newton On Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 6 March 1932 in Saskatchewan, Canada.  [Jane MUIR’s and Thomas WATSON’s stories and those of their children have been posted; please check the posts in April and May 2012 in the Archives section of this blog]

Photo of Jane Muir from the author’s collection; taken in Saskatchewan, Canada, 1914. For photograph of complete WATSON family see post 29 April 2012.

Children (8) of Jane Muir and Thomas Watson: i. Thomas (Tom) WATSON (1887-1951) married Mary Copeland BELL (1894-1971); ii. James (Jim) Muir WATSON (1888-1965) married Agnes (Nancy) Elizabeth ACTON (1892-1981); iii. Helen (Nell) McNab WATSON (1890-1967) married Joseph (Joe) Francis ACTON (1886-1972); iv. William (Bill) Watson Muir WATSON (1892-1973) married Sarah May (May) ACTON (1898-1982); v. Alexander (Alex) Hunter WATSON (1895-1934)  married Sarah Mae/May (Mae) ACTON (1898-1982); vi. Mary Hunter WATSON (1897-1900), died as child; vii. Jane (Jean) Muir WATSON (1899-1988), unmarried; viii. John McConnell Muir WATSON (1903-1994), unmarried.

2. William MUIR was born 6 June 1868 in Damside, Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland; he died after 1891 in Hamilton?, Ontario, Canada. Wife of William unknown. [Story not posted yet]

3. James MUIR was born 13 June 1870 in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland; died about 1947 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England; on 17 January 1888 in Birmingham, England he married Margaret Helen McCUTHION who born about 1868 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England; died between April – June 1907 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. [Story posted 20 July 2013]

4. John MUIR was born 30 April 1872 in Beoch, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 9 December 1921 at Dean Cottage, 11 Maybole Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; on 12 December 1902 at the Athole Arms [Hotel], Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland he married Agnes Wilson RUSSELL who was born 8 November 1875 in New Barns, St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland, died 30 December, 1945 at 82 Brownside Drive, Glasgow, Scotland. [John MUIR’s and Agnes Wilson RUSSELL’s stories posted 1 September 2012]

WATSON1924-000-600-15. Helen Ramsay MUIR was born 19 February 1874 in Knockdon Cottage, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 24 March 1951 in Cleughearn Lodge, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland; on 12 December 1894 at Mainholme Farm, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland she married John (Pa) ORMSBY who was born 14 May 1856 at Brickrow Farm, St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 4 October 1927 at Brickrow Farm, St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland. [Helen Ramsay MUIR’s and John ORMSBY’s stories and those of their children have been posted; please check the posts in October – December 2012 in the Archives section of this blog]

Photo of Helen Ramsay (Muir) Ormsby from the author’s collection; taken in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1924.

Children (8) of Helen Ramsay Muir and John Ormsby: i. Helen (Nellie) McNab Steel ORMSBY (1895-1976), unmarried; ii. Mary Manson Muir ORMSBY (1896-1900), died as child; iii. Jane Muir ORMSBY (1897-1983), married to James (Jimmy) Crawford MCGUIRE (1894-1969); iv. Jessie Ross ORMSBY (1899-1921), unmarried; v. James Muir ORMSBY (1901-1902), died as child; vi. Margaret (Peggy) Wilson ORMSBY (1904-1992), unmarried; vii. John (Johnnie) Muir ORMSBY (1906-1924), unmarried; viii. Henry (Harry) ORMSBY (1911-1983), married to Annie Young SPROAT (1907-1993).

6. David MUIR was born 3 June 1876 in Low Milton, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland; died after 8 February 1907 in Kenya?, Africa.  [Story not posted yet]

7. Mary MUIR was born 18 May 1878 at Slaphouse Farm, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 9 June 1906 in Summerbank, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; on 27 August 1903 at Mainholme Farm, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, she married Duncan GRANT who was born about 1878 in ?, Islay?, Scotland; died after 9 June 1906 in Scotland ? [Story not posted yet]

8. George Kennedy MUIR was born 6 August 1880 at Slaphouse Farm, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 13 December 1941 at 1 Midton Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; on 4 December 1906 in The Manse, Wallacetown, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland he married Helen (‘Nelly’) McGill Carnochan DICKSON who was  born 17 March 1879 at 225 High Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 14 May 1955 at 3 Leslie Crescent, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. [Story not posted yet]

9. Gilbert MUIR was born 23 October 1882 at Slaphouse Farm, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 18 August 1970 at Dean Cottage, 11 Maybole Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; on 8 February 1907 at Mainholme Farm, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland he married Alison (‘Alice’) GILMOUR who was born 14 June 1888 in Newton Lodge, Newton Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 15 September 1956 at Dean Cottage, 11 Maybole Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. [Story not posted yet]

10. Thomas MUIR was born 7 January 1886 in Robbsland by Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died after April 1901 in Australia? Wife of Thomas unknown. [Story not posted yet]

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