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Thomas PAGAN

Thomas PAGAN was born about 1741. He died on 21 March 1818 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland and is buried in the cemetery there. Also in the same cemetery as Thomas is a Isabella PAGAN who was also born about 1741 and died on 3 November 1821. It is believed that Isabella is Thomas's sister.

Thomas was married to Mary Hunter and they had four children:

  • Mary PAGAN was born on 3 October 1773 in Muirkirk, Ayshire.
  • Archibald PAGAN was born on 4 April 1776 in Muirkirk, Ayshire.
  • Thomas PAGAN was born on 2 November 1778 in Muirkirk, Ayshire.
  • Janet PAGAN was born on 23 February 1781 in Muirkirk, Ayshire, and it is known that she was baptised in the same town.

 

Mary PAGAN

Mary PAGAN was born on 3 October 1773 in Muirkirk, Ayshire and she was baptised in the same town on 10 November 1773. She died on 9 July 1827 in Muirkirk, Ayshire, and she is buiried in the cemetery there.

At the time of her wedding to John GREIG on 29 September 1797 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, she was living in Netherwood, and John was living in Burnfoot.

John GREIG was born about 1774 and died on 30 July 1835 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, and is buried in the cemetery there

Mary PAGAN and John GREIG had eight children. These were:

  • Thomas GREIG was born about July 1827 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
  • Mary GREIG was born about October 1802 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
  • Jean GREIG was baptised on 30 June 1805 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
  • Jean GREIG was baptised on 28 November 1807 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.  She married George MURDOCK
  • Janet GREIG was baptised on 29 April 1810 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
  • Isobel GREIG was baptised on 25 January 1813 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.
  • Sarah GREIG was baptised on 8 December 1815 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.

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William GREIG

William GREIG was born on 4 May 1798 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire and was baptised there on 15 July 1798. In 1851, he was living with his family as a shepherd in the town of Applecross, Ross and Cromarty. In addition to the family on the 1851 census, there was also an Anna STEWART living in the house, who was his cousin. For the 1861 census, he was still a shepherd, but was living in the town of Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. He died on 13 February 1880 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty.

(William GREIG)

William married Margaret McKENZIE on 24 January 1823 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty.

Margaret McKENZIE was born about 1797 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty and was baptised in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty on 24 March 1804. Her parents were believed to be Thomas McKENZIE and Hellena McKENZIE. Nothing else is know about her family. On the 1851 Census she was living with her husband in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty.

William and Margaret had five children. These were:

  • Helen GREIG was born about 1826 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty.
  • Thomas GREIG was born about 1828 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty.
  • Mary GREIG was baptised on 8 April 1830 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty.
  • John GREIG was born about 1832 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty.
  • Anabella GREIG was born about 1840 in Kintail, Ross and Cromarty. In 1851, she was still at school in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty. In 1861, she was a domestic servant in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, and for 1881 and 1891, she was a grocer in Locharron, Ross and Cromaty. She has one known son, William PRIMROSE, who was born about 1870 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty. He was with his mother for the 1881 census.

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Helen GREIG

Helen GREIG was born about 1826 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty and was baptised on 23 April 1826 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty. In 1871, she was with the rest of her family in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty. She died on 2 December 1916 in Temuka, New Zealand and was buried on 5 December in the Burke's Pass Cemetery, South Canterbury, New Zealand.

She married Donald BAIN on 3 March 1852 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty.

Donald BAIN was baptised on 14 May 1822 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty. With the rest his family, he was at Locharron in 1871. In the early 1880's he had his own farm, which was the Highfield station, at Burkes Pass in South Canterbury, New Zealand and was still here when he died 6 April 1904. Donald was buried on 8 April 1904 in the cemetery at Burkes Pass.

Both Donald, and especially Helen, had detailed obituary notices published in The Timaru Herald which had some information about them. Click here to see transcripts of those obituary notices.

Donald and Helen had seven children. These were:

  • Alexander BAIN was born about 1853 in Scotland.
  • Thomas BAIN was born about 1855 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland and died about 1907 in the Mount Cook Registration District in New Zealand.
  • William BAIN was born on 26 May 1856 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. He died on 17 August 1926 in Fairlie, New Zealand and was buried in the Fairlie Cemetery on 19 August1926. William married Annie McMILLAN on 22 September 1887 in Geraldine, New Zealand. Annie was born about 1869 and died on 19 january 1917 and is buried in the cemetery at Fairlie, New Zealand. They had three daughters. William also had a detailed obituary notice published. Click here to see that notice.
  • Isabella BAIN was born on 17 February 1859 in Kirkhill, Inverness, Scotland and died about 1943 in Timaru, New Zealand, and was buried inthe Pleasant Point Cemetery on 30 November 1943. She married Angus McMasteron on 16 May 1889. Angus was born about 1849 in Scotland and died about 1915 in Cave, South Canterbury, New Zealand. They had at least one daughter
  • Johanna BAIN was born on 29 May 1861 in Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland and died on 19 February 1953 in Oamaru, New Zealand. She married Malcolm McLEOD on 4 November 1885 in Burke's Pass, South Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • John BAIN was born on 20 October 1863 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.
  • Mary Ann BAIN was born on 6 June 1866 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. She died on 10 April 1893 in Burke's Pass, South Canterbury, New Zealand and is buried at the cemetery in Burke's Pass. It is known that she did not marry, or have any children.

In 1874, Donald BAIN, with his wife Helen GREIG, with their seven children emigrated from London on 29 August 1874 on the ship Pleides, arriving in New Zealand in Lyttleton on 17 December, 1874. Helen's neice, Mary GREIG also came in the ship with them.

(The Pleiades, photo taken about 1869. Note: According to the source of the photo, the spelling of the ship is Pleides.)

 

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Thomas GREIG

Thomas GREIG was baptised on 28 April 1828 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. His first wife was Margaret MacKENZIE. There was one child from this marriage. She was:

  • Mary GREIG was born about 1854 in Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland and according to the IGI, she was baptised there on 25 December 1854. In 1874, Mary came to New Zealand with her aunt, Helen GREIG, along with Helen's family.

(Portrait of Mary GREIG, with her husband Elijah SMART)

Thomas's second wife was Ann McLENNAN, whom he married on 24 March 1864 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. Ann McLENNAN was born about 1840 in Locarron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland and was baptised on 10 January 1841 in Contin, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.

From this marriage, there were two children:

  • John GREIG was baptised on 28 May 1865 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. He was still in Locharron for the 1871 and 1881 census, but by 1891, he with living in Midlothian, Scotland.
  • Eliza GREIG was baptised on 11 July 1867 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, and was still here in 1881.

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John GREIG

John GREIG was baptised on 26 November 1832 in Lochalsh, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. He died on 25 November 1905 in Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand and was buried in the cemetery at Pleasant Point on 28 November 1905

In the 1905 Cyclopedia of New Zealand, some information was published about John, as well as some details in his obituary notice. Click here to see transcripts of those messages.

He married Christina McINTOSH about 1861, somewhere in Scotland. Christina McINTOSH was born about 1838 in Glen Urguhart, Invernes, Scotland. She died on 10 March 1923 in Claremont, South Canterbury, New Zealand and was buried in the cemetery at Pleasant Point on 13 March 1923.

(John and Christina GREIG, photo from Cyclopedia of New Zealand)

On 2 September 1861, John and Christina emigrated from England on the ship Sebastapol, arriving in Lyttleton on 14 December 1861.

Once in New Zealand, John and Christina had eight children. These were:

  • William GREIG was born on 15 February 1863 on the Opawa Station, near Timaru in New Zealand and was baptised at St Marys Church in Timaru on 2 October 1863. He died on 28 October 1912 in Pleasant Point, and was buried at the cemetery in Pleasant Point on 30 October 1912
  • Thomas GREIG was born about December 1866 in Pleasant Point, New Zealand. He died on 2 June 1934 and was buried in the cemetery in the Timaru Cemetery on 3 June 1934. Thomas married Martha GREEN on 2 July 1908 in her parents house at Gleniti, Timaru, New Zealand. She was born on 23 March 1883 in Timaru, New Zealand. She died on 20 August 1949 in the Timaru Hospital and was buried in the cemetery at Timaru, two days later. Thomas and Martha had three sons and one daughter.
  • James GREIG was born about 1867 and died on 15 November 1918 in Timaru, New Zealand. He married Sheila Morgan GREEN (sister of the Martha who married his brother Thomas) in her parents house at Gleniti, Timaru, New Zealand on 8 October 1907. Sheila was born on 4 July 1886 in Timaru, New Zealand.
  • Alexander John "Sandy" GREIG was born about 1869 in Christchurch, New Zealand and died about 1949 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He married Stella RUTHERFORD in 12 October 1899 in her parents house in Gleniti, Timaru, New Zealand. Stella was born on 3 March 1878 near Nelson, New Zealand and died about 1969 in Christchurch, New Zealand. They had three children.
  • Helen GREIG was born about October 1871 and died at a rest home in Timaru, New Zealand on 1 June 1968, and was buried three days later in the cemetery at Timaru. It is known that she did not marry or have any children.
  • Maggie GREIG was born about 1874 and died in Timaru, New Zealand the next year and was buried on 8 February 1875 in the cemetery at Pleasant Point.
  • Mary GREIG was born about September 1876 in Pleasant Point, New Zealand and died on 13 August 1926 in Christchurch, New Zealand (Timaru has been suggested) and was buried in the cemetery at Pleasant Point on 16 AUgust 1923. It is known that she did not mary or have any children.
  • George GREIG was born on 16 September 1877 in Pleasant Point, New Zealand. Nothing else is known about him other than that he was working for the civil service.

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John BAIN

John BAIN was born on 20 October 1863 in Locharron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland. With the rest of his family, he came to New Zealand in 1874. He died on 19 March 1916 in Burkes Pass, New Zealand and is buried in the cemetery at Burke's Pass.

On 17 April 1893, John married Ellen Isabel BURGESS. Ellen was born about 1867 in Burke's Pass New Zealand and died on 6 April 1926 in South Canterbury, New Zealand and is buried in the cemetery at Burke's Pass.

They had nine children:

  • Mary Ethel BAIN was born about 1894 in the MacKenzie Country area of New Zealand and died on 18 September 1938. She married Thomas STEPHENS about 1917 in New Zealand.
  • Donald John BAIN was born about 1896 in the MacKenzie Country area of New Zealand. He served in Word War One as part of the 34th Reinforcements in the Otago Infantry Regiment D Company. After the War, Donald was a Shepherd in the MacKenzie Country. Donald died on 27 December 1965. He married Hilda Helen Marion BARCLAY about 1925 in New Zealand.
  • William "Bill" BAIN was born about 1897 in the Mackenzie Country area of New Zealand and died on 19 July 1968 and is buried in the cemetery at Timaru, New Zealand. He served in World War One as part of the 30th Reinforcements of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment C Company. William was married to Ann ?, who was a school teacher at Burke's Pass, New Zealand.
  • James Gilbert "Jim" BAIN was born about 1899 in the Mackenzie Country area of New Zealand. He died on 15 June 1981 and is buried in the cemetery at Fairlie, New Zealand. James married Ivy Bell Emma SHUTE about 1926 in New Zealand. Ivy was born about 1900 and died on 13 December 1971 and is buried in the cemetery at Fairlie, New Zealand.
  • Lawrence Alexander BAIN was born about 1901 in the MacKenzie Country area of New Zealand and died on 27 March 1982. He married Caroline Elizabeth KING about 1924 in New Zealand.
  • Thomas Albert "Tom" BAIN was born abour 1903 in the MacKenzie Country area of New Zealand and married Thelma Frances KING about 1927. Nothing else is known about him.
  • Ruby Helen BAIN was born about 1905 in the MacKenzie Country area of New Zealand and died on 14 July 1991 and is buried in the Fairlie Cemetery at Fairlie in New Zealand. It is known that she did not marry or have any children.
  • John Greig BAIN was born about 1907 in the MacKenzie Country area of New Zealand at the age of eleven weeks. He is buried with his parents in the cemetery at Burke's Pass, New Zealand.
  • John Burgess BAIN was born on 2 January 1910 in Kimbel, South Canterbury, New Zealand and died on 8 June 1993. He married Margaret Ethel DORWARD about 1931 in New Zealand. Margaret was born on 16 October 1905 in Balclutha, New Zealand and died on 18 April 1991. T hey had two children.

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Thomas GREIG

Thomas GREIG was born about July 1800, and baptised on 27 July 1800 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.  He died about 1860 and is buried in the cemetery at Muirkirk, Ayrshire.  Thomas married Margaret THOMSON on 29 December 1826 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire.

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Mary GREIG

Mary GREIG was born about October 1802 and was baptised on 24 October 1802 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire. She married Alexander REID on 1 November 1822 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire. They had the following known children:

*    John REID was born on 9 January 1825 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

*    James REID was born on 4 April 1826 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

*    Thomas REID was born on 8 October 1826 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

*    John REID was born on 16 March 1828 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

*    Thomas REID was born on 20 February 1830 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire

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(Last updated 26 May 2016)