Family of George Cairncross, born c1821, Gladsmuir.
(This family tree was formerly
"Family of John Cairncross,
Gladsmuir.". Information kindly supplied by Diane Peebles, nee
Middlemass in January 2010, has enabled me to update this tree, taking
back by one generation. Also, Norah Glaus created an Ancestry version
of this family tree, in January 2013, enabling me to add more detail.)
George, born c1821, in
Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland. Died Mar 18, 1890, aged 69. Married
to Elizabeth Neilson Craig 24 Feb 1843. Elizabeth was born c1819, in Garveld,
Haddingtonshire. She died 18 Mar 1900, at Esperston Limeworks, Parish
of Borthwick, Mid Lothian, Scotland. Elizabeth's parents were Thomas
Craig, born 1790, and Maggie Burn, born 1792.
a. Margaret Burn,
born Mar 6, 1844, in Gladsmuir. Christened 27 Mar
1844. In the 1851 census she is age 7 living in Haddington. See her birth
b. Thomas, born Mar 3, 1846, in Dirleton, Haddington, Mid Lothian.
c. John, born Mar 23, 1848, in Gladsmuir East Lothian. Died 25
Feb 1931. Married Catherine Bremner 2 Dec 1881. Catherine was born
c1855, and died 24 Feb 1942. John was employed by an Insurance Company,
Session, Clerk & Sunday School Superintendent at the
Church at Viewforth, Edinburgh.
1. George Thomas b.
1887. awarded OBE. 1.1.1947. Was at one
time Principal at GPO HQ. Retired as Postal Controller of the Home
Counties Region 1948. Lived in Croydon.
a. Annette. Toured
West Indies & South Africa with England
Netball Team. Played 50 times for England. Captain for 2 years.
Organising Secretary of all England Netball Association 1964.
Administrative Officer Central Council of Physical Recreation 1974. Has
appeared in Guinness book of Records England netball achievement.
b. Joan Margaret was
at one time Asst. Director of the Old
Vic Theatre School, Bristol. Trained at the Guildhall School of music
& Drama. m 1952. H.F.Jones.
2. John Bremner, born
1 Aug 1889, in Edinburgh, and died 17
Oct 1968. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. In the
1930's was Chief Accountant of Vickers Armstrong Ltd at their London
Head Office. Keen amateur Actor and holds the National Operatic and
Drama Association Long Service Medal and 5 bars, representing 55 years
service. Lives in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, also associate of the
a. Ian George Little,
born 30 Jul 1916. Accountant. RAF Pilot
4/5 years during WW2. Member of the Institute of Costs & Works
known as Management) Accountants. Lives in Bredbury. Cheshire.
1. Kathryn Diston,
born 6 Jun 1955. B.Sc.(Hons) Edinburgh.
Dip.Ed. now a schoolteacher.
2. Barbara Bremner,
born 17 Jun/Jul 1957. Certificated teacher
studied for B. Ed. Sheffield University.
3. Margaret Scott,
died August 1963.
4. Elizabeth Craig,
born 1891, died Jul 17, 1892.
d. Margaret, born
c1850, in Gladsmuir. In 1861, aged 11, was living at
Ballencrief, Aberlady, East Lothian. (Margaret not listed in
e. Elizabeth Hutton
(Neilson), born Sep 25, 1853, in
Haddington, East Lothian. Died 1908, aged 55, Dunblane. In 1861 was
living at Ballencrief, Aberlady, East Lothian. Married Nov 23, 1877 to
Archibald Bathgate, born Jul 14, 1855.
Elizabeth Bathgate, born c.1878.
Archibald Craig Bathgate, born apr 13,
1880, Gladsmuir. Died 1947, Linlithgow.
Archibald Bathgate, born 1881.
George Bathgate, born 1882,
Elizabeth Bathgate, born 1889.
f. George, born Nov
30, 1855, in Gladsmuir, Haddington. In
1861, aged 6, was living at Ballencrief, Aberlady, East Lothian.
g. Mary Brown, born
Mar 13, 1859, in Gladsmuir,
Haddington. she died Jan 14, 1893, aged 33, in Edinburgh. In 1861 was
living at Ballencrief, Aberlady, East Lothian. In 1871 and 1881 was
living at West Bank, Gladsmuir. Married Nov 13, 1888 to Frederick
Augustus Lyon, born 1842, died May 5, 1900. There is a note in the
records, 'Free Church 2nd wife'. (See
certificate, also see a copy of
and an enlargement
of it. Here is a copy of Mary's
h. Isabella Hutton,(the name Hutton not
in Nora’s tree), born
Apr 19, 1861, at
She died 14 Jul 1952, at Rose Place, Earlston, Berwickshire, aged 91.
She was married to George Orphant 25 Apr 1879. George was born 20 Feb
1855 and died
8 Jan 1941, aged 85. His occupation: labourer. In 1881 they lived at
West Bank, Gladsmuir. In 1891 they
lived at Ormiston Road, Buxley Farm Serv’s Cottage, Tranent,
Lothian. In 1901 they lived at Hoprig Farm Cottage, Gladsmuir, East
(Here is the Right of
Burial certificate for Isabella,
and the Title
the burial plot.)
George Cairncross, born Nov
30, 1885 at 10 Bryson Road, Edinburgh. In the 1891 census, he is aged 6
living at Edinburgh
Cuthberts with his aunt and uncle Archibald and Elizabeth Bathgate. In
aged 16, he is employed as a Locomotive Guard Cleaner. He arrives in
New south Wales, aged 18, on Apr 15, 1904. On Mar 13, 1916, he is in
Imperial Force 12th
Battalion, at Black Boy Hill. He
married Jun 3, 1916 to Margaret Helen McNeill, at St. John’s
Freemantle, WA. George died Oct 6, 1917 at Westhoek, 3 miles east of
is likely he was the illegitimate son of Mary and an unknown father.
there is a photo of George's grave,
in Belgium, there is also a plaque.
And here is a slightly better photo of George. Here is a photo of Margaret and
her sister Mary
Ann. Here is George’s
Australian Imperial Force enlistment paper,
he joined Apr 4, 1916,
aged 30. Here are some more documents related to George; Birth Notice, Enlistment
Medical Certificate, Forces Nominal
Roll, and lastly his Will.)
March 2021 - here I have added a detailed story of the lives of George and Margaret, that was sent to me by Norah Glaus in October 2016.
THIS IS THE LINK
2. Elizabeth Mary Lyon, born
Aug 21, 1891 School
House, Merchiston, Edinburgh. Died Aug 30, 1891. Spina Bifida.
Thomas Craig Cairncross Orphant, born
c.1880 Gladsmuir. Died Jul 16,
1965 Queensland. Married Jul 12, 1905 to Sophia Anderson Lawson, born
15, 1883, died Nov 26, 1995, aged 112.
a. James Orphant, born Apr 17, 1906.
Isabella Orphant, born Jun
5, 1907, died Aug 31,
1997 aged 90.
c. Sophia Anderson Orphant,
born Apr 24, 1909, died
Apr 15, 1994 aged 85.
Jemima Orphant, born c.1886,
East Lothian. Jemima
was aged 5 in the 1891 census. In the book “From Witches to
Patricia Coupe, on page 79, there is the following reference,
”Ten years later,
in 1901, Rev. Turnbull’s family employed Jemima B. Orphant
aged 15 as domestic
house maid. Jemima’s parents, George and Isabella, lived in
Ormiston and they
had two other children.
Adam Bridges Orphant, born Nov 11, 1891, Trenant, Haddington. Married
Adam. Died while serving in World War 2 as a private in the
George. Dates of birth and death not known.
Lizzie Orphant, born c.1893, in Earlston, Berwick.
Mary. Buried in Earlston Cemetery.
Ella. Buried in Earlston Cemetery.
Wellwood. Nothing known.
George James Orphant, born Mar 5, 1896, at Buxley, near Tranent. Died
Jun 20, 1974, at East Fortune Hospital, East Lothian, aged 78. George,
a ploughman, married Mar 18, 1921 at The Square, Dalhousie Mains,
Dalkeith, to Mary Margaret Wright Graham, a dairymaid. Mary died Apr
16, 1939, aged 42.
Isabella Cairncross Orphant, born May 26, 1921. Isabella, of Riggonhead
Farm, Tranent, married Dec 27, 1947 at Tranent Old Parish Church to
John Elliot Hogg, a coal miner, of 60 Lindores Drive, Tranent. Isabella
died Nov 1, 2009, aged 88, at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and is buried
alongside her parents at Liberton Cemetery, Edinburgh.
Mary Margaret Hogg, born 1950.
Alexander George Hogg, born 1958.
Angela Isabella Hogg, born 1962.
George Orphant. Married Ella Martin.
Died Nov 4, 1999, aged 76.
Buried at Tranant Cemetery. Ella died Oct 3, 1999, aged 74.
George. Nothing known.
Robert. Nothing known.
Robert Orphant, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Married Dora.
Ella. Nothing known.
Alexander. Nothing known.
Rhoda. Nothing known.
Nora. Nothing known.
Robert. Nothing known.
John Orphant, Dalkieth, Midlothian. (Here is a bill of sale
appears to be a burial plot. In pencil at the top is the name John
Cairncross Orphant. The document states that he is a Boiler Engineman.)
i. Catherine, born Oct 6, 1864 Aberlady, East Lothian.
George. Nothing known.
Betty. Nothing known.
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