William MOORE and Mary GRIERSON are my 3 times great grandparents. From Census entries they were both born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, William about 1811 and Mary about 1812. Williamís parents were William MOORE and Elizabeth WEYMES. William & Mary moved to Dumfries and had at least 4 children,

1. Thomas MOORE born abt 1836 in Maxweltown, Troqueer, Kirkcudbrightshire (now part of Dumfries Town). Thomas married Mary KERR in 1853, Dumfries. (Mary was previously married to Francis GALLOWAY and had 1 child, Jane born 1853). Thomas and Mary had at least 7 children, including Josephene MOORE who also married twice.

2. William MOORE born about 1838 in Dumfries, died 1875. William married Isabella MILLAR in 1864 in Dumfries. Isabella MILLAR can be found in the 1891 Census in Dumfries. Isabella died on 6th Feb, 1900. These are my direct ancestors. I am descended from their daughter, Helen Millar MOORE, born 1865 who married William Henry McQUEEN in 1888. Another daughter, Isabella MOORE born 1869 in Dumfries had an illegitimate child, Lena MOORE born 1886 in Dumfries. Isabella married John THOMSON and was in South Leith, near Edinburgh in 1901.

3. Joseph MOORE born about 1841 Dumfries.

4. Mary MOORE born abt 1851 Dumfries. Mary married John WELSH about 1875. They were living in Dumfries with 3 children in 1881.

Please contact me if you recognise any of the above.

Ian Stirling Malcolmson