The county of LANARK Scotland
is where many of my father's ancestors were from.
(includes Glasgow, Rutherglen and the nearby towns of Eastwood & Cathcart in Renfrew)
Rutherglen is now part of the new South Lanark Council (shown in dark green).
Greenock is shown in the extreme upper left corner ~~
this is where many Scots boarded ships to emigrate to other countries.
(Map copyright South Lanarkshire Council)
My AIRTH family has been traced to South Leith Midlothian circa 1700.
Ed's ALVES family has been trace to Kinloss Moray circa 1773.
Ed's ALLEN family has been traced to Edinburgh Midlothian circa 1598.
Ed's other ALLAN family has been traced to New Spynie Moray circa 1716.
Ed's CLIMIE family has been traced to Kilbarchan Renfrew circa 1648.
My CRAWFORD family has been traced to RUTHERGLEN circa 1715.
My HALL family has been traced to EASTWOOD Renfrew circa 1740.
(Eastwood is only 3.2 miles from Rutherglen!!)
Ed's KERR family has been traced to Forres Moray circa 1751.
My PARK family has been traced to EASTWOOD/CATHCART Renfrew circa 1739.
Ed's PARK family has been traced to GLASGOW Lanark circa 1590.
My SMELLIE family has been traced to RUTHERGLEN circa 1685.
My URIE family has been traced to RUTHERGLEN circa 1715.
My thanks to JOHN URIE for passing on a wealth of genealogical info on my URIE family.
His GR GR GR GR grandfather (John), and mine (James) were brothers!
He is presently working on a 1--NAME study of the surname URIE
and welcomes any inquiries and information!
He sent me a photo of the NEWCOMEN STEAM WINDING ENGINE
operated at FRAME COLLIERY in RUTHERGLEN, which you can view!