Gilbert WILSON, ,of Glenvernoch,Parish of Penninghame, Scotland

Male 1643 - Abt 1704  (61 years)


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  • Name Gilbert WILSON 
    Suffix ,of Glenvernoch,Parish of Penninghame, Scotland 
    Born 1643  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1704 
    Notes 
    • Although the Kirkpatrick/Wilson family chart deposited in PRONI states the Wilson family members who settled in Northern Ireland ,were reportedly from Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland, there is no evidence to date that Gilbert was actually born there. He lived and farmed in Glenvernoch, belonging to the laird of Castle Stewart,in the Parish of Penningham, and Shire of Wigton,
    • (Research):Recent research suggests that four of Margaret Wilson's brothers (like many other Covenanters) had fled to Ulster in the early 1680s.

      In the 16 page pamphlet Margaret Wilson the Martyr; a Genealogical Account of the Wilson Family of Penninghame Parish by John G Wilson (House of Kilwinnet Publications, 1998), it says: "...in the McKinney Papers, which are held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. A correspondent of mine examined the papers in 1984... a tradition that three brothers, Robert, Samuel and John, arrived in Ireland in an open boat in 1684. Robert married and had a daughter Margaret, and little more is known of him.

      Samuel married Martha Kirkpatrick in 1732.

      John (b. 1660 or 1666) having arrived in County Antrim in 1684 (bringing with him an oak chair and chest) was at Carrickfergus in 1690 to meet William of Orange. John was given lands at Rashee, Ballyclare.

      If the McKinney papers are correct then it would appear that the three brothers were older children of Gilbert Wilson in Glenvernoch...

      William Wilson married Elizabeth McIlroy and went to Ulster with his brothers Robert, Samuel and John - though not to the same part of Ulster. The Kirkpatrick family tree in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland records a William as one of the three brothers who crossed in an open boat. This William died in 1721..."

      Ref "The Covenanters in Ulster"
    Person ID I6545  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2016 

    Father John WILSON,   b. 1603, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Katherine,   b. 1607, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Abt 1627  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jonet MCILWIAN,   b. 1647, Wigtown, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1711  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1666 
    • Some records list Isabell RAMSEY as the wife of Gilbert, yet others Beatrix CRAIB. In the Parishioners Roll of 29th September, 1684 , Gilbert is recorded as the husband , Jonet McIlwian as his wife ,and as such she is recorded here as the spouse.I have seen no other validated record for the others .An Isabell Ramsey is indeed listed in the above parishioners Roll,but as a servant woman of the Laird of Stewart Castle,,under a list for Castel Stewart the Mains.(both locations are within the Parish of Penighame.)
      Ref -"A List of the Parishioners' names within the Parish of Penighame. September 29, 1684"-The Scottish Record Society.

      In 1684, Gilbert Wilson, a Wigtonshire farmer and his wife attended conformist services. However, their children, Margaret (18), Thomas (16), and Agnes (13), became attracted to the teaching of the Covenanters and attended illegal 'conventicles' to hear their prayers and sermons. Mr Wilson was fined for his childrens' nonconformity, and treated like outlaws, the children took themselves into the hills of upper Galloway and spent months hiding from the troopers.Four brothers of Margaret Wilson, the Wigtown Martyr, fled to Ulster for refuge.
    Children 
     1. John WILSON, ,of Wastland,Ayrshire,and Rashee ,Ballyclare,   b. 1666, Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736, Birney Hill, Skerry, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Margaret WILSON, The Wigton Martyr,   b. 1667, Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1685, Solway Firth , Wigton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     3. Samuel WILSON,   b. Abt 1668, Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas WILSON, ,of Glenvernoch,Parish of Penninghame, Scotland,   b. 1669, Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1734, Penninghame, Wigtown.Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. William WILSON,   b. Abt 1670, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721, Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     6. Robert WILSON,   b. Abt 1671, Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Agnes WILSON,   b. 1672, Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F2059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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