[Note: The Muirhead Clan Society database was altered in 2006, and the family of John Muirhead and Margaret Donaldson, noted below, was moved from this lineage to that of Robert Muirhead and Agnes Wilson. Information was not provided to explain why the change had been made. The information submitted prior to the change was attributed to Robert Muirhead; the information submitted after the change was attributed to the same Robert Muirhead. In view of the fact that the database managerís stance is that she is not obligated to perform any types of checks on lines, but merely merge in anything that was/is submitted, I assumed that perhaps the change was made in error. I contacted Robert Muirhead, himself, who noted that he and other researchers of the line could not prove the connections without doubt; it had been based somewhat on guesswork. Therefore, I have left this lineage as it was originally submitted in the assumption that, as in so many other cases, Susan Shaw, the Muirhead Clan Society database manager, had simply made another gross error.]
A man by the name of John Muirhead was born circa 1680 in the parish of Bothwell, Lanarkshire.(3.30) He married Grizell Pollock circa 1708 at Bothwell. Grizell was born on 23 September 1672 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Grizell was a daughter of Andrew Pollock and Grizell Gordon. The couple gave birth to two children: John, born 07 December 1712; and Grizell, born 26 February 1716.
John Muirhead, son of John and Grizell Muirhead, married Margaret Donaldson on 23 March 1737. Margaret was a daughter of Andrew Donaldson and Marion Anderson. She was born on 14 October 1718 at Govan, in Lanarkshire. The couple gave birth to: Marion, born 19 December 1739; Robert, born 02 August 1742 and died prior to 1748; Andrew, born 08 January 1743; John Jr., born 13 June 1745; Robert, born 22 April 1748; and Agnas, born 22 May 1751.
Marion Muirhead, daughter of John and Margaret Muirhead, married James Campbell. They moved to Glasgow. There they gave birth to: John, born 07 May 1764; Charles, born 19 January 1768; Anna, born 24 October 1769; Margaret, born 15 December 1770; Jean, born 07 November 1773; Robert, born 05 May 1776; Andrew Donaldson, born 01 May 1777; Agnes, born 01 May 1777; James Morehead, born 06 June 1778; Lillias, born 12 May 1781; and Charlotte Marion, born 18 September 1782. (Note: The Muirhead Clan Society database gives Agnesí birthdate as 03 May 1777. Apparently, she was a twin of Andrew Donaldson, and therefore born on 01 May of that year. Iím not sure if it would be possible for the mother to give birth to one twin and not give birth to the other twin for two days. Instead, I would assume that the databaseís record is incorrect.)
Anna Campbell, daughter of James and Marion Campbell, married Lockhart Muirhead on 19 June 1804 at Glasgow. Information on this family, and their descendants is included in the chapter titled: Patrick Muirhead.
Robert Muirhead, son of John and Margaret Muirhead, married Elizabeth Weir circa 1780 or 1781. They gave birth to a son: Robert Jr., born 06 March 1781. (Note: The Muirhead Clan Society database gives the parentsí wedding date as 06 March 1781, the same day as the childís birthdate.I really doubt that a woman would want to walk down the aisle to get married while she is giving birth to a baby. Apparently the database information is incorrect.)
Elizabeth Muirhead, married Agnes Hyslop on 03 January 1804 at Avondale / Cambusnethan, in Lanarkshire. Agnes was born in 1784 at Kirkconnel, the daughter of John Hyslop. The couple gave birth to: Agnes, born 22 July 1805; Agnes (2), born 11 October 1807; Agnes (3), born 22 July 1809; Mary, born 23 February 1812; John, born 21 January 1814; and Mary (2), born 01 October 1815. The first child was born at Cambusnethan, in Lanarkshire. The second was born at Saint Cuthberts Parish, Edinburgh, in Midlothian. The third and fourth children were born at Dairsie, in Fifeshire. The fifth was born in Linlithgow. And the last child was born at Queensferry, in West Lothian.
Agnes Muirhead, third daughter of Robert and Agnes Muirhead, married John Leckie on 31 January 1827 at Saint Cuthberts, in Edinburgh. They gave birth to: John, born 29 October 1829 at Kirkintilloch in Dumbartonshire; Agnes, born 03 January 1832 at Gorbals in Lanarkshire; Elizabeth, born 21 March 1839 at Old Monkland in Lanarkshire; and Jane, born 22 August 1841 at Monkland in Lanarkshire.
John Muirhead, son of Robert and Agnes Muirhead, married Mary Ann Hill on 11 November 1853 at Glasgow. Mary Ann was born in England in the year 1820. The couple took up residence in the city of Edinburgh, where John made a living as a tailor. They gave birth to: Robert James, born 12 April 1855; Mary Ann, born 18 June 1857; and John Jr., born 26 October 1859. The son, John, made a living as a bricklayer. He apparently never married.
Robert James Muirhead, son of John and Mary Ann Muirhead, was married twice. His first wife was Jessie Stewart. The union did not result in any children. After Jessieís death, Robert married Margaret Runcie on 07 February 1877 at Newington, Edinburgh. Margaret was a daughter of James Runcie and Elspet Dickie. The couple gave birth to two sons: Robert, born 13 September 1877; and John, born 1880. Robert died in the year 1948.
Robert Muirhead, son of Robert and Margaret Muirhead, was married three times. Robertís first marriage was to Mary Brown Halkerston on 10 November 1899 at Balerno, Currie, Scotland. Mary was the daughter of Frank and Mary Halkerston. She was born in the year 1878 at Colington, Edinburgh. Robert and Mary gave birth to: Frank; Robert; Catherine; Earnest, born 18 September 1901 and died 1925; and Helen Halkerston, born 18 March 1906. His second marriage was to Allison Dickie Brodie. Allison was a daughter of John Brodie and Ann Runcie. She was born in 1880 at St. Andrews, Edinburgh. According to family history, Allison was previously married to ----- Moore. They resided in South Africa and had a family there, but Allison left and returned to Scotland alone. The couple gave birth to one son: John Brodie, born 26 May 1918. Allison died in the year 1933. Robert married Mary ----- at some time after Allisonís death. Robert died in the year 1948 at Edinburgh. (Note: The Muirhead Clan Society database lists the wives in different order, placing Allison Dickie Brodie as the first, Mary Brown Halkerston as the second, and Mary ----- as the third. The childrenís birthdates reveal the incorrectness of that order.)
Frank Muirhead, son of Robert and Mary Muirhead, married Mary Moffat. They gave birth to: Margaret.
Margaret Muirhead, daughter of Frank and Mary Muirhead, married David Oliver Watson. They gave birth to: David Jr., Denise, and Dana.
Denise Watson, daughter of David and Margaret Watson, married Randy Lovelace. They gave birth to: Heather, and Rachael.
Dana Watson, son of David and Margaret Watson, married Jenifer -----. They gave birth to: Nicholas, Buddy, and Ryan.
Robert Muirhead, son of Robert and Mary Muirhead, married Doris -----. They gave birth to: Shirley Ann.
Shirley Ann Muirhead, daughter of Robert and Doris Muirhead, married Arthur Crowley.
Catherine Muirhead, daughter of Robert and Mary Muirhead, married Albert Dumble. They gave birth to: Ian, and Rosemary.
Ian Dumble, son of Albert and Catherine Dumble, married Margaret -----. They gave birth to: Lee, Rachael, and Rebecca.
Rosemary Dumble, daughter of Albert and Catherine Dumble, married Mike Pomfrit.
Helen Halkerston Muirhead, daughter of Robert and Mary Muirhead, married William Stewart Wilson on 12 April 1930. William was born in 1903, a son of James Wilson and Elizabeth Young. They gave birth to: Rosemary, William Stuart, Robert Muirhead, Derek, and Francis John Muirhead. Helen died in 1962.
Rosemary Wilson, daughter of William and Helen Wilson, married John Moses. They gave birth to: John.
William Stuart Wilson, son of William and Helen Wilson, married Honor Tansey. They gave birth to: Mark, Stuart, and Niel.
Mark Wilson, son of William and Honor Wilson, married Marion Heaverham. They gave birth to: Michael, and Steven.
Robert Muirhead Wilson, son of William and Helen Wilson, married Julie Tansey. They gave birth to: Robert, Helen, Francis, David, and Julie.
Helen Wilson, daughter of Robert and Julie Wilson, married Christopher Dingle. They gave birth to: Christopher Jr., and Kelly.
Derek Wilson, son of William and Helen Wilson, married Marina Amed. They gave birth to: Kevin, and Stephen.
John Brodie Muirhead, son of Robert and Allison Muirhead, married Agnes Purdie Price. She was a daughter of Joseph Price and Margaret Whitelaw. The couple gave birth to: Robert John, and Margaret Whitelaw.
Robert John Muirhead, son of John and Agnes Muirhead, married Susan Jane Hammerton, a daughter of John Hammerton and Jane Brundell. The couple gave birth to: Jane Elizabeth, and John Brodie.
Margaret Whitelaw Muirhead, daughter of John and Agnes Muirhead, was married twice. Her first husband was Jim Ford. Her second husband was Graham Stark. Graham and Margaret gave birth to: Suzannah, and Clare.
Suzannah Stark, daughter of Graham and Margaret Stark, married Walter Farrell. They gave birth to: Christopher Walter.
Clare Stark, daughter of Graham and Margaret Stark, married Frank Hardie. They gave birth to: Connor James.
Mary Ann Muirhead, daughter of John and Mary Ann Muirhead, was married twice. Her first husband was ----- McEwen. Then, on 29 December 1873, Mary Ann married George Gibson. They gave birth to: Robert James, born 11 October 1874; and Marion Stevenson, born 15 September 1878. The first son was born at Edinburgh. The second son was born at St. Georges, Hulme, in Manchester, England.
Mary Muirhead, the youngest daughter of Robert and Agnes Muirhead,married Hugh Hunter on 09 October 1843. They gave birth to one daughter: Helen, born 18 May 1845 at South Leith, Edinburgh.
Helen Hunter, daughter of Hugh and Mary Hunter, married David Jamieson on 24 November 1871.
Agnas Muirhead, daughter of John and Margaret Muirhead, married James Hamilton. They gave birth to two sons, both of whom were named James. The first James Jr., was born 22 November 1767. The second James Jr., was born 07 February 1770.
3.30 The information for this section on the life of John Muirhead of Bothwell and his descendants was derived primarily from the Muirhead Clan Society database in 2005. The source in given in the database was the family records of Robbie Muirhead. Susan Shaw, the database manager, changed the information in 2006, again citing the family records of Robbie Muirhead.