Girvan Surname Message Board
(Girvan/ Girvin/ Gervan and other variations)
This board was closed down January 2, 2005 because it had reached the limit of 250 messages posted. It had been in operation since early 2001.
I have taken many hours to save all the messages below so the information they contain will not be lost. In the email addresses, the @ has been replaced with XX, to avoid spambots collecting them. Keep in mind that some addresses are no doubt out of date.
In the future, I suggest you use the Girvan Surname Message Board at Rootsweb. Thanks very much for participating on this board. Quite a few connections have resulted!
Please also read MORE Girvan correspondence
- Barb Girvan Horak
MESSAGES 1 - 40 (with responses)
1. Girvan Family Tree/ Northern Ireland to Australia/ 1600's to present - Matthew Girvan December 21, 2004, 3:21 am
Posted by Matthew Girvan on December 21, 2004, 3:21 am
This is my Girvan family tree. I hope this can help other Girvan's searching for their family history. This family started with David Girvan who came from Girvan in Scotland. The tree then covers family in Northern Ireland and finally Australia. I do have some further information about my Great Great Grandfather Hugh Girvan and his descendants to the present day, so if anyone has questions about them i may be able to help if you post the questions here. Also if anyone has further information about these family members i would really appreciate it if you could post it here. Thank you from Matthew
Girvan Family Tree
1. David Girvan
David came from Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland then settled in Raloo, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1606.
9X Great Grandfather
- David *
2. David Girvan, (Of Ballyriland Parish, Raloo)
David sailed on “Eagle Wing” 1636, destination America. Weather intervened, landed in Northern Ireland.
8X Great Grandfather
Married: Mary Moore
- John *
- David (David was left money by Lord Downshire.)
3. John Girvan
7X Great Grandfather
Married: Mary Moore (cousins)
- James *
4. James Girvan
6X Great Grandfather
Married: Annie Donald
- David *
5. David Girvan
5X Great Grandfather
Married: Mary Long (Islandmagee)
- David (Killed by falling tree) (Canada or U.S.A.)
- Robert (Married Sarah Vaughan) (Canada or U.S.A.)
- William *
6. William Girvan
4X Great Grandfather
Married: Jane McDowell (Woodburn.)
- David (b. 1834) (d. 1893) *
7. David Girvan
3X Great Grandfather
Married: Mary Clements (b. 1834) (d. 10/07/1913) on 18/09/1855. (Mary Clements of Ballysnod. Descended from Englishman Henry Clements. Larne 1210.)
- Hugh (b. 1857) (d.1926) *
- William (b. 1864) (d. 1923)
.....o Married: (i) Mary (b.1868) (d. 1903)
.....o (ii) Emily
.....o Children: w/ Mary
.....o Hugh (d. Infancy)
.....o James (d. Infancy)
8. Hugh Girvan
Hugh was a builder from Larne, Northern Ireland. Had the building company Hugh Girvan & Sons, which his son John took over.
2X Great Grandfather
Died: 1926 (Larne, Northern Ireland)
Married: Mary Morris (b. 1853) (d.1930) in 1878.
- Anne (b. 1879) (d. 1956)
.....o Married: (i) James Funston (d. 1925) in 1923.
.....o (ii) Robert Miller (d. 1941) in 1934.
- David (b. 1880) (d. 1958) *
- Elizabeth (b. 1882) (d. 1969)
.....o Married: Frederick George Davis (b. 1883) (d. 1951) in 1911.
.....o Children: (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
.....o Charles (b. 1913) m. Edna Creighton in 1939
.....o Frederick (b. 1915) m. Vera Algar in 1945
.....o William (b. 1917)
.....o Robert (b. 1920) m. Phyllis Potter
.....o Carson (b. 1922) m. Betty Dunlop
- Agnes (b. 1884) (d.1970)
.....o Married: Robert Robinson (b. 1877) (d. 1967) in 1914.
.....o Children: (Larne, Northern Ireland).
.....o William (b. 1915) m. Nan Heslop in 1943
.....o Evelyn (b. 1916) m. Reginald Fidler in 1936
.....o Margaret (b. 1922) m. James McCausland in 1947
.....o Robert (b. 1925) m. Eileen Paget in 1952
- Hugh (b. 1886) (d. 1887)
- John (b. 1888) (d. 1958)
.....o Married: Elizabeth Alexander (b. 1888) (d. 1957) in 1918.
.....o Children: (Larne, Northern Ireland)
.....o Winnifred (b. 1914) m. John Adair in 1944
.....o Irene (b. 1916) m. Ronald Turner
.....o Aubrey (b. 1917) m. Lilian Taylor in 1944
.....o Isobel (b. 1919) m. William Minford in 1941
.....o Pauline (b. 1921) (d. 1923)
.....o Joan (b. 1924) m. James McGookin in 1953
- William (b. 1890) (d. 1963)
.....o Married: Evelyn Connor (b. 1895) (d. 1955) in 1917.
.....o Children: (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
.....o Elizabeth (b. 1918) m. James Leeson in 1946
.....o William (b. 1920) m. Muriel Ewing
.....o Margaret (b. 1923) m. Henry Menzel in 1951
.....o Esther (b. 1937)
.....o Anne (b. 1940) m. (i) Terrance Croskery, (ii) Peter Drake
- James (b. 1892) (d. 1961) He migrated to Canada from Larne and was an officer in the Canadian Army who served in France before going back to Larne and then moving to Sydney.
.....o Married: Sarah Higgins (b.1889) (d. 1974) in 1920, Sydney.
.....o Children: (Sydney, Australia)
.....o Doreen (b. 1921) m. Benjamin Harwood
.....o Hilda (b. 1923) m. Rodney Simons
.....o Jean (b. 1926)
- Evelyn (b. 1893) (d. 1946)
.....o Married: William Jenkins (b. 1895) (d. 1962) in 1920, Nth Ireland.
.....o Children: (Perth, Australia)
.....o Maureen (b. 1921) (d. 1968) m. Alwyn Johnson
.....o Evelyn (b. 1922) m. Raymond Burtt in 1949
.....o William (b. 1927) m. Pauline Jones in 1950
.....o John (b. 1930) m. Jean Rennie in 1956
- Wesley (b. 1895) (d. 1923, Larne, Northern Ireland)
.....o Married: Mabel Francis (b. 1900) (d. 1981)
.....o Hugh Francis (b. 1923) m. Margaret
- Fred (b. 1899) (d. 1924)
9. David Girvan
David came to Australia in 1912 from Larne due to the ill health of his wife Lily, who needed to live in a warmer climate. Formed Girvan Bros. Builders with his brother Jim in 1919.
Born: 15/12/1880 (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Died: 04/08/1958 (Sydney, Australia)
Married: (i) Lily Macauley (b. 1877) (d. 1916) in 1904, Northern Ireland.
(ii) Florence Edwards (b. 19/07/1888, Australia) (d. 1969) in 22/06/1918, Sydney.
- Olive (b. 06/05/1919) m. John Kerle in 1942
- Hugh (b. 06/05/1919) m. (i) Helen Warren (1945), (ii) Shirley Baghurst (1959)
- Norman (b. 20/03/1921) (d. 01/06/1972) m. Joan Fullagar in 1944
- Wesley (b. 08/01/1924) m. Marjory Hood in1948
- Valerie (b. 12/09/1927) m. Peter Sutton in 1951
1a. Re: Girvan Family Tree/ Northern Ireland to Australia/ 1600's to present - Doug Tilley December 22, 2004, 2:51 pm
Posted by Doug Tilley (dtilleyXXbigpond.net.au) on December 22, 2004, 2:51 pm, in reply to "Girvan Family Tree/ Northern Ireland to Australia/ 1600's to present"
My Grandmother Agnes Jeannie Girvan Married an Australian Soldier, Leslie Herbert Martin 21/12/1918 in London,her father was James Girvan then deceased at the time of marraige in a Registry Office.Mothers name not known yet,Agnes Jeannie is in the West Tce Cemetary , Adelaide, SA
Posted by Doug Tilley (dtilleyXXbigpond.net.au) on November 19, 2004, 7:40 pm
I forgot to add that Agnes Jeannie Girvan died aged 44years old 5th October 1939 from Cancer of the Cervix at Morris Hospital Adelaide Australia.
Means she was born 1895 somewhere in Ireland
Posted by Doug Tilley (dtilleyXXbigpond.net.au) on November 19, 2004, 7:32 pm
I have recently found more information as to records of my Grangmother Agnes Jean/Jeannie Girvan,her remains are in an unmarked grave at the West Terrace Cemetary Adelaide S.A. Australia.On the death Certificate it states that she apparently came from Ireland, town unknown.no relatives known, of course thats incorrect or i would not be here. She married a Leslie Herbert Martin [Australian] in London Dec 1918.She arrived at Pt Adelaide aboard the ship H.M.A.T Port Lincoln under name Martin. URL shows my Mother's birth certificate.I hope this information helps others.
2. Girvan- Sanaghan/Ireland- Motherwell/ 1800's - Cath McQuade December 14, 2004, 2:26 pm
Posted by Cath McQuade (imcquadeXXaol.com) on December 14, 2004, 2:26 pm
Is anyone else researching Kate Girvan married to Michael Sanaghan in Dungannon, Ireland on 14th Dec., 1860? They moved to Scotland and raised a family in the Motherwell area.
3. Girvan/Manchester/2004 - Katherine Girvan December 11, 2004, 6:40 am
Hello! My name is Katherine and I am daughter of Elaine Girvan (Manchester, England). I am 14 years old and I was born on 2nd October 1990. My Grandfather was Robert Girvan, married to Elizabeth Flemming. If you are related to me, please E-Mail. Thankyou.
4. Girven/Belfast & Co Armagh/1920's - emma November 16, 2004, 2:53 pm
Posted by emma (SisterNoXXaol.com) on November 16, 2004, 2:53 pm
re: Girven's in Belfast. My Great-great-grandmother was named Evelina Girven and was born and lived in Belfast from 1898-1989. She married a man called Davies and had three children. She is buried at Carnmoney cemetary along with many other Girven's. Hope this helps!
5. Agnes Violet Girvan - Doug Tilley October 21, 2004, 7:24 am
Posted by Doug Tilley (dtilleyXXbigpond.net.au) on October 21, 2004, 7:24 am
I have a URL here that will take you to my Mothers Birth certificate, Also if anyone has Knowledge of Agnes Jeannie Girvan , she would have been about 24 y/o in 1917
5a. Re: Agnes Violet Girvan - Keith Girvan January 6, 2005, 7:40 am
Posted by Keith Girvan (k.girvanXXblueyonder.co.uk) on January 6, 2005, 7:40 am, in reply to "Agnes Violet Girvan"
did Anges have any brothers or sisters? Lads names Duncan or John???
6. Girvan/Brixton/Lambeth/Knowle Rd/1916/1919 - Doug Tilley October 17, 2004, 8:26 pm
Posted by Doug Tilley (dtilleyXXbigpond.net.au) on October 17, 2004, 8:26 pm
My Mother was a Girvan. Born at Clapham Maternity Hospital on
Gefferys Rd .on 27/02/1917. She came to Australia when she was very young,about
1919/20 I do not know what Ship as yet but she taken from her mother when about
4y/o by the State of South Australia, Welfare Dept. Her mother's name was Agnes
Jeannie Girvan, a Milliner who lived at 56 Knowle Road , Brixton.UK. Father
Unknown as listed on my Mother's birth certificate so i would presume he could
have been an Australian Soldier.
My Mother's name was Agnes Violet Girvan.[deceased] married name Violet Agnes Tilley. Unfortunately i never traced my unknown Grandmother when Mum was alive but now would like to know what happened to her . So i am needing info about Agnes Jeannie Girvan .[deceased], Please let me know if you have any details.
7. Girvan Scotland / Penn - Earlene September 13, 2004, 12:32 am
Posted by Earlene (earlene051XXyahoo.com) on September 13, 2004, 12:32 am
Looking for Alexander David William Girvan who married Maggie Elen Glenn in Scotland. Daughter Agnes Girvan was born in Darrel, Scotland 27 May 1900 and came to US when she was 5 years old. Agnes married William McCrane and had three children: Rita Agnes, Margaret, and William. Agnes lived in Philladelphia, Wilkes Barre, Sugar Notch and Ashley Penn.
8. Girvan of Girvan, ayrshire scotland - michael ceates July 4, 2004, 1:20 pm
Posted by michael ceates (d1veXXaol.com) on July 4, 2004, 1:20 pm
I am trying to get back from a Robert Girvan (in Grivan,
Ayrshire) who married a Janet hannah. Can anyone help please?
best wishes - michael ceates
8a. Re: Girvan of Girvan, ayrshire scotland - Barb August 4, 2004, 6:05 pm
Posted by Barb on August 4, 2004, 6:05 pm, in reply to "Girvan of Girvan, ayrshire scotland"
Just in case you have not found it - message #1 on the below URL appears to deal with the same family - and contains Robert Girvan and Janet Hannah in it. It was written in 1999, but perhaps the email address is the same. Maybe they have solved their questions by now and can help you ......
Good luck - Barb
9. jim girvan - jim girvan June 28, 2004, 9:41 pm
Posted by jim girvan (jmgirvanXXhotmail.com) on June 28, 2004, 9:41 pm
just thought to add to messages i hail from newcastle tyne & wear but at present work in kure ship yard japan as a machinery supervisor
j m girvan
10. girvan/glasgow/1890s /presentday - rosemarylaw June 11, 2004, 1:59 pm
Posted by rosemarylaw on June 11, 2004, 1:59 pm
i am trying to find any relations of my grandmother,rose girvan who was married to tommy law. she was the youngest of eleven children . john and james were her brothers name . i think they lived in cambuslang area of glasgow. any info welcome
11. girvan/law/southlanarkshire/1890-1900s - rosiencoXXamserve.co June 11, 2004, 11:59 am
i am trying to find my grandmothers family, her name was rose girvan she was born on 31st july 1915, the youngest of eleven children. her fathers name was patrick girvan (aka paddy with the locks) due to his curly hair. her mothers name was mary though i dont know her maiden name, she had two brothers john and james. i only know so many of her sisters names, katherine, mary, jeannie, hannah, bridget, roseanne, peggy. here eldest sister moved to america her name was mary. any information would be appriecated especially about my great granparents who im sure were born in ireland.
11a. Re: girvan/law/southlanarkshire/1890-1900s - Doug Tilley (dtilleyXXbigpond.net.au)October 17, 2004, 8:40 pm
My Mother was a Girvan. Born at Clapham Maternity Hospital on Gefferys Rd .on 27/02/1917. She came to Australia when she was very young,about 1919/20 I do not know what Ship as yet but she taken from her mother when about 4y/o by the State of South Australia, Welfare Dept. Her mother's name was Agnes Jeannie Girvan, a Milliner who lived at 56 Knowle Road , Brixton.UK. Father Unknown as listed on my Mother's birth certificate so i would presume he could have been an Australian Soldier.
My Mother's name was Agnes Violet Girvan.[deceased] married name Violet Agnes Tilley. Unfortunately i never traced my unknown Grandmother when Mum was alive but now would like to know what happened to her . So i am needing info about Agnes Jeannie Girvan .[deceased], Please let me know if you have any details.
11b. Re: girvan/law/southlanarkshire/1890-1900s - Doug Tilley December 22, 2004, 3:05 pm
Further Info recently obtained is;
Agnes Jeannie Girvan Married an Australian Soldier in London on 21/12/1918 his name was Leslie Herbert Martin from South Australia, he did return from the war.Agnes came to Australia on the ship named Port Lincoln arrived at Port Adelaide 11/12/1919 under name of Martin with my mother Agnes Violet Girvan/Martin.
Agnes Jeannie Girvan died of Cancer of the Cervix 5/10/1939 aged 44 and is intered at West Tce Cemetary , Adelaide , SA (URL of death certificate was included, but does not work)
12. Girvan/ Dublin / early 1900's - Jamie-Lee May 27, 2004, 9:47 am
Posted by Jamie-Lee on May 27, 2004, 9:47 am
I am looking for any Girvans who are related to William Girvan who was married to Ellen Lynch. We would
13. Girvin - Melissa Girvin DeScala (mdescala76XXyahoo.com) May 6, 2004, 1:42 pm
My family of Girvin's hails from the Seattle area. My paternal grandmother has done extensive research into Girvin and my aunt has recently taken the reigns. I would love to hear from any of you. We might have some missing information!
13a. Are you related to Vancouver, BC Girvans? - Barb May 27, 2004, 10:13 am
There was a branch of our Girvans, originally from Campbeltown, Argyll, that eventually ended up in British Columbia. I have always wondered if the "Seattle" Girvans were related. My parents met some Girvans there - I believe they owned a restaurant?
Just in case you might come from "Vancouver" Girvans - here is an excerpt from a 1953 letter written to a relative.
".....The Girvans have a cousin in Vancouver (James Girvan). He is a painter. He used to have his painter & paperhanging shop in Royal Ave. ...... He came to Canada when Munro was minister of Big Kirk. That is not today or yesterday. I visited him last time I was there. He has a swell big house called "Dalriada", also a sunken garden. He may be retired now. When I went to his door and knocked, he did not know who I was. I asked him for a drink of Crock-na heilan water. He said "I dont' know who you are, but come in anyway." I had a nice visit with him.
14. EAST BELFAST ...NEWTOWNARDS ROAD - ROBERT GAWN (robertandkerryXXbtinternet.com) April 28, 2004, 3:42 pm
MY NAME IS ROBERT GAWN GIRVIN MY FATHER WAS CALLED BOBBY HE
WAS A VETERAN OF THE BATTLE OF ARNHEM.GAWN IS AN OLD FAMILY NAME.I HAVE TWO
SONS..ROBERT PHILLIP WILLIAM GIRVIN..AND CRAIG GAWN GIRVIN MY BROTHERS AND
ROY [ROBERT]..its a long story
RICHARD AND JAMES
I NEVER MET MY GRAND PARENTS THEY DIED BEFORE I WAS BORN 
CAN ANYBODY TELL ME ANYTHING OR EVEN HOW TO START LOOKING?
14a. Re: EAST BELFAST ...NEWTOWNARDS ROAD - William Girvan (billyXXgirvan3.freeserve.co.uk) August 26, 2004, 8:55 am
I have corresponded with Phyllis Williams of Ontario who came originally from Northern Ireland. She is related to Gawn Girvan from just outside Belfast. Gawn Girvan's grave is in St Elizabeth's graveyard in Dundonald, 6 miles south of Belfast. I went to the grave on Phyllis's behalf and noted the details. There is some correspondence elsewhere on the Girvan message board - look for Williams.
Do you live in Northern Ireland? I too am from the Newtownards Road (Bryson Street).
15. girvan/scotland-ireland/1895-99 - patricia girvan (ribblevalleyXXbtinternet.com) April 4, 2004, 6:42 pm
am trying to locate the origins of my paternal grandfather.
His name was John West Girvan,as recorded on my Father's birth-certificate in
1919. He was married to Audrey Hallsworth from Derby and they had one son
Wilfred Everard Girvan (my Father), Soon after, he returned to Ireland we are
told ,and the marriage ended.He has two grandchildren, my brother Andy and
myself,3 gt.grandchildren & 5 gt.gt.children!
My brother and I often wonder if John remarried and we have step-relations someplace.I think John may have been in the services, when he met my grandmother, as years ago we had a photo of him ,in some sort of uniform in a hot country.(This has gone now but his resemblance to my father was unmistakable.)Maybe he is one of Barb Girvan's missing Johns ?
16. Girvin/Missouri/1800s - MLawrence (mjzlawrenceXXsbcglobal.net) March 31, 2004, 11:49 pm
Looking for Girvin family in New Madrid Missouri. Message posted by Charles Girvin in 1999 had email returned. Thanks for your help.
16a. Re: Girvin/Missouri/1800s - Melissa Girvin DeScala (mdescala76XXyahoo.com) May 6, 2004, 1:47 pm
Hi there. My name is Melissa Girvin DeScala. My family of Girvin's is from the Seattle area. My paternal grandmother has done extensive research into the Girvin history and my aunt has recently taken up the reigns. I will find out if either one of them has anything from Missouri.
Hope I can be of some help.
Melissa Girvin DeScala
Please feel free to email me at any time.
17. Gervan/Canada - Matthew Gervan (mgervanXXburkerobertson.com) March 31, 2004, 12:20 pmI'm a lawyer in Ottawa, Canada. I'm trying to hunt down the origins of my "Gervan" family line. My father is William Stewart Gervan born 1944 in Ottawa, Canada. His father was Llyod Gervan - details are sketchy on him. He abandoned my grandmother, Winnifred Gervan, in the 1940's. If anyone knows anything about Lloyd Gervan, please drop me a note. Thanks, Matt Gervan
17a. Re: Gervan/Canada - Sylvia Hatton (travelsylvXXaol.com) November 19, 2004, 2:34 pm
My grandfather was John Edwin (Jack) Gervan. His brother Fred had a son Lloyd Alexander who married Winnifred Prowten. Their children were Gerald, Robert, Stewart, born 1944, Ross.
Would this be the connection you are looking for?
18. Girvan/Pomeroy County tyrone/ 17.04.2004 - Paul (girvanXXgortacladdy50.fsnet.co.uk) March 17, 2004, 7:01 am
contact me if you think you know anything about my family tree
18a. Graham - Steve (thedragoonXXbellnet.ca) December 23, 2004, 1:01 pm
Looking for family who came from pomeroy Cty Tyrone. My Grandfather had a general store in the square of Pomeroy then moved to Belfast. this was prior to the First World war. Large family, most of them died young or were killed in the war.
Barrie Ont Canada
19. Girvan Antrim 1880+ - Margaret Vickers March 8, 2004, 9:46 pm
I am looking for the family of Margaret Girvan married John
Nesbitt In Antrim 1896 they lived in Lisndill Armagh after there marriage, but I
donnot no anything of her family She died 1924.
19a. Re: Girvan Antrim 1880+ - barb March 9, 2004, 5:53 am
Have you seen at the following the Nesbitt information? There is also a link there to a Nesbitt page, from where I got the information (doesn't work any more). It doesn't give information on Maragaret Girvan's family however. If you know the order of birth of their children, perhaps the second son is named after Margaret's father and would give you a clue. The first daughter may be named after Margaret's mother.
JOHN NESBIT b. Northern Ireland ? (father of Robert John Nesbitt, Albert Nesbitt, Samuel James Nesbitt and Emily Nesbitt) farmer of Limekiln Farm (ca 56 acres), Lislea Co Armagh, d. 14 April 1922, m. Margaret Girvan, d. 14 Jun 1923,
with issue 3s 1d.
ALBERT NESBITT b. Northern Ireland? (son of John Nesbitt by his wife Margaret Girvan) migrated to New Zealand.
EMILY NESBITT b. Northern Ireland ? (dau. of John Nesbitt by his wife Margaret Girvan) migrated New Zealand.
SAMUEL JAMES NESBITT b Kilcam, Co Armagh 10 Feb 1901 (son of John Nesbitt by his wife Margaret Girvan; and father of Sarah Margaret Nesbitt) migrated to New Zealand ca 1925 in the ship Ruahine ex Southampton, m........., with issue known 1d.
Irish Bio. Directory - http://www3.mistral.co.uk/helmstone/nisbett/nesbio.htm (link no longer works)
20. Griffiths Valuation - N. Ireland - Listing Girvan, Girvin, Girven, Garven, Garvan, Garvin - barb February 7, 2004, 4:06 pm
Through the kindness of another genealogist, I have received a
listing of all the above surnames in The Griffiths Valuation (mid-1800's) in
Northern Ireland, and have posted the lists at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/4081/griffiths/griffiths_girvan.htm
I hope the lists will be useful to someone in locating "where" their ancestor lived in Ireland/Northern Ireland. Too bad my Girvans had already left!
- Barb Girvan Horak
21. Edward Garvan, Ballyshannon, Donegal to St. John, NB; maybe to USA or PEI? - Barb Girvan Horak February 2, 2004, 6:45 pm
Listed on below link is Edward Girvan, age 23, from
Ballyshannon (Donegal, Northern Ireland). Just posting it because I vaguely
remember reading about someone looking for an Edward Garvan from Donegal.
Ship, Elizabeth, 770 tons, (J.& J. Cooke), Captain D.
Gillespie, from Londonderry April 6th 1862, arrived St. John, N.B. April 29th
1862. ( 127 passengers)
New Brunswick Courier, St. John, New Brunswick, May 3, 1862
ARRIVAL OF EMIGRANTS On Tuesday last, the ship Elizabeth arrived at this port from Londonderry, after a voyage of 23 days, with 126 passengers on board, all in good health. Thirty of these went to the United States in the steamer "Relief" on Wednesday; twenty-six go to Prince Edward Island by railroad and steamer. The remainder, it is hoped, will remain here.
22. Girvan - Brian February 2, 2004, 10:19 amGrandparents name was Girvan,Liverpool !860-70
Please contact the above - thanks
22a. Re: Girvan - Sue Gordon (segordonXXportables1.ngfl.gov.uk) December 26, 2004, 4:06 pmMy grandmother was Elizabeth Margaret Girvan born in Liverpool January 6, 1896. Younger sister Maud and brother Jack. Her father was a Girvan from Scotland, name not known and opened a pharmacy in Scotland Road. Her mother was also called Elizabeth and worked as a teacher at a local Board School (presumably only until she married).
Elizabeth Margaret (Elsie) went to school at Blackburn House/Place near Rodney Street and later married James Buffel. They had one child Heather Maud, my mother.
Jack Girvan inherited the family pharmacy upon the death of my great grandfather.
Interested to know if this links to your Girvan tree in Liverpool.
22b. Re: Girvan - Brian Girvan Wheelton (b.g.wheeltonXXbtinternet.com) December 27, 2004, 3:36 amHi Sue
Your mail makes interesting reading however as far as I know we have no christian names similar to those of your ancestors in my side of the family! I cannot say for certain that we haven't as I have not researched too far back. My own father died when I was quite young and my mother unfortunately lost contact with his mother's side - the Girvans. I am staying with my daughter away from home at the moment but would be delighted to pass on any info that you think might help you in your researches, please contact in the new year if you think I can help.
Compliments of the season
23. Girven / Scotland / England / Rhode Island - Nancy Tolley (wptolleyXXaol.com) January 10, 2004, 12:49 am
Does anyone recognize any of these names:
My Grandfather was Samuel Girven.
b.1874, Brooklyn, NY
d. 1946, Westerly, RI
Great-grandfather: William Henry Girven
b.1830, No. Ireland
b. 1838, London Eng.
G-g-grandfather: Henry Girven
b. 1767, Chatham, Kent, Eng.
d.1850,Killyleagh, No. Ire.
Ann Jane ?
b. before 1809
d. 1889, Killyleagh, No.Ire.
John (m. Edith Theobald)
Samuel and John died in Central
Falls, R.I. Robert's widow lived
in Fairhaven, MA.
24. Jon Garvin John Jameson. - Tom Harper (mconway5XXaol.com) January 8, 2004, 3:04 pm
Hi. I am justfinished my family tree top
branch John Garvin. His Daughter Agnes.born 1710 who Wed John.Jameson.(NO dates
yet.) Had a Daughter
Isobella Jameson 1749 who wed a John Harper. my connection. could you please help me with John Garvin. my ancesters came from Carnmoney.Co.Antrim. I have found a Charles Girven who wed Agnes Harper 18.Dec.1803 at Carnmoney. Jane.Garvin born Carnmoney.abt.1693.
wed Sam.Duffield.19.Aug.1714..at Carnmoney.
Robert Girvin wed Agnes Stirling 1732 Son.Alex 1757 Mary 1735 atCarnmoney Preb.Church. John Jameson wed Agnes Girvan 6.Sept.1731. and a
Hugh Garvin born 1652. and a John Garvin.(could this be him ) born 1678. at Mill.Row.Pres.Church Co.Antrim. Thos.Garvin wed Marg.Lewis of Carnmoney Pres Church. 1774.Son Thomas born 1776.
Hope you can help. Tom Harper
Happyhunting Belfast Nth,Ire
24a. Have you read the "Girvan Correspondence" pages - Barb January 22, 2004, 5:55 pm
Thanks for posting all the info you have found on the Girvans of Carnmoney and Co. Antrim. I, too, am stumped on my early Girvan ancestors. They moved from County Antrim to Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland (a short trip by boat) sometime before 1820 and I have been unable to find where they came from in Antrim. The family story is that they moved from Ayrshire to Antrim, but I haven't yet proved it - maybe never will.
If you haven't already done so, take a look at the collected correspondence over the past years at my genealogy site - there are two web pages of emails and "old" board postings, some of them very informative. Perhaps you might find something there.
The link for the Correspondence pages are located at the bottom of my "Girvan" page. Good luck!
- Barb Girvan Horak
25. Gervan, Latin America - Argentina - Mariano Gervan (gervanXXdatamarkets.com.ar) January 6, 2004, 11:14 pm
I am born in Argentina, and trying to research for our
ancestry. My father, John Edmond, and grandparent, Patrick Edmond, also were
born in Argentina.
I´ll be very please if I have the possibility to obtain some information about Gervans that came to Latin America!
26. (no subject) - john girvan jfgirvanXXmacunlimited.net) December 26, 2003, 7:52 pm
well - where do i start, first time i viewed this site, my fathers from campbeltown, he is a robert girvan and i'm a john girvan do all these anmes keep reocurring?
26a. Campbeltown Girvan - Barb December 26, 2003, 11:03 pm
John - I have sent you an email. My father is a Robert Girvan from Campbeltown as well (born 1910). No doubt we are related at some point in the past.
Barb Girvan Horak
26b. Girvan @.Harper. - Tom.Harper. January 28, 2004, 2:13 pm
Hi . You will find a lot of the above names on the Morman web.site.check outI.G.I.on Co.Antrim
26c. Re: Girvan @.Harper. - Barb January 28, 2004, 4:58 pm
I have checked the IGI ad naseum. I know my earliest John Girvan (m. to Margaret Black) were both from Antrim. Margaret's father was Thomas Black and her mother's maiden name was Margaret Hart. I have been unable to find Margaret's family in Antrim, however.
I have not been able to find John Girvan's father's name, nor do I know his eldest son's name, which could give a clue to his father's name. A death certificate might give his parents' names, but we believe he died before 1855 when they started keeping death records. We think he died sometime between the 1851 Census and 1855. At any rate, until I can verify John's parents names, it is difficult to figure out which Antrim Girvan family he comes from.
The search goes on! :-) http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/4081/girvan.html
26d. Girvin ? Harper Carnmoney Pres.Church Co.Antrim. - Tom.Harper January 30, 2004, 2:18 pm
Hi. These names are all from the church records from the the above Parish.
John Garvin born 1708 father.John. and another John born 1737 father James Garvin.and a John Garvin died 23.Aug.1779. was born abt 1799 Parents Wm Garvin.@.Janet Harper. Hugh Girvan.born 1652.@John Girvan 1678
at Millrow Pres,Church also Jennet.a daughter to John Garvin.1705.and a son John 1707
1.St.Antrim Pres Church.had a Hugh.Garvin of Masareen a son John 5.May.1678.
If you have a name to check let me know and date.Happyhunting Tom
27. Eliza Jane GIRVIN married to ? McGrattan - Bonnie (bonsmailXXyahoo.com)December 11, 2003, 2:47 pm
I was recently given an entire family tree of Girvin's if anyone is interested. It starts with Charles Girvin b 1779, husband of Rachel Carleton. However, the Eliza Girvin I am looking for might be this Charles Girvin's YOUNGER SISTER but I can't find any info back that far as she was born in aprox. 1786. Also, she married into the McGrattan family and moved from Ireland to Ontario Canada. Childrens names were: Alexander GIRVIN Grattan, (name shortened) David, Peter, and Mary and maybe others. Eliza Jane Girvin Grattan is buried in the Pentland cemetary on Amherst Island in Ontario Canada.
28. Descendents of Robert Girvan 1849- - Alvy Newman (alvy.newmanXXkcl.ac.uk) December 1, 2003, 3:04 am
Message modified by board administrator December 3, 2003, 6:08 am (Dates on living people removed)
Descendants of Robert Girvan
Generation No. 1
1. ROBERT3 GIRVAN (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1849 in Campletown, Argyll, Scotland, and died Bet. 1889 - 1891 in Campletown, Argyll, Scotland. He married CATHERINE CAMERON 31 Dec 1874 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, daughter of JOHN CAMERON and ROSETTA FULLARTON. She was born 26 May 1852 in Sanda, Southend, Argyll, Scotland.
Children of ROBERT GIRVAN and CATHERINE CAMERON are:
2. i. JOHN4 GIRVAN, b. Abt. 1877, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland; d. 21 Jan 1957, Vancouver, B.C Vital Records Index Reg# 1957-09-001527 BC Archives Microfilm # B13231 GSU Microfilm # 20331.
3. ii. ALEXANDER CAMERON GIRVAN, b. 14 Aug 1879, Dalaruan Terrace, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland; d. 8 Jul 1940, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
iii. ARCHIBALD GIRVAN, b. Abt. 1883, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.
iv. ROSETTA GIRVAN, b. Abt. 1885, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland; m. CUTHBERSON; b. Renfrew, Scotland.
v. CHARLES GIRVAN, b. Abt. 1890, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland; d. 1950.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN4 GIRVAN (ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1877 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, and died 21 Jan 1957 in Vancouver, B.C Vital Records Index Reg# 1957-09-001527 BC Archives Microfilm # B13231 GSU Microfilm # 20331. He married GRACE ROBB GIRVAN. She was born 1881, and died 26 Dec 1980 in Burnaby, Vancouver, B.C.
Children of JOHN GIRVAN and GRACE GIRVAN are:
i. ROBERT5 GIRVAN, d. 1989, Scotland.
ii. JAMES GIRVAN.
3. ALEXANDER CAMERON4 GIRVAN (ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 14 Aug 1879 in Dalaruan Terrace, Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, and died 8 Jul 1940 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He married CATHERINE (KATIE) CAMERON 3 Apr 1902 in Scotland, daughter of ALEXANDER(SANDY) CAMERON and JANET MCPHAIL. She was born 23 Feb 1883 in Glenborrodale, Acharcle, Argyll, Scotland, and died 10 Jan 1965 in Vancouver, BC Reg# 1965-09-001149 BC Archives Microfilm # B13270 GSU Microfilm # 20337.
Children of ALEXANDER GIRVAN and CATHERINE CAMERON are:
i. CATHERINE CAMERON5 GIRVAN,
4. ii. ALISTER CAMERON GIRVAN,
5. iii. MARGARET GIRVAN,
6. iv. JESSIE MCPHAIL GIRVAN,
7. v. ROBERT A GIRVAN,
vi. ARCHIBALD CAMERON RITCHIE GIRVAN.
8. vii. ALAN IAN CAMERON GIRVAN
9. viii. JOHN GIRVAN
Generation No. 3
4. ALISTER CAMERON5 GIRVAN (ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and died Edmonton, Alberta. He married BEATRICE ALMA OSTREM in Bentley,, daughter of HJALMAR(JACK) OSTREM and ADABELLE WINCHELL. She was born in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Sawyer, Wisconsin, and died Hines Creek, Alberta.
Children of ALISTER GIRVAN and BEATRICE OSTREM are:
10. i. ARCHIE ALLISTER6 GIRVAN
ii. RICHARD GIRVAN
11. iii. ROBERT WINCHELL GIRVAN
12. iv. CATHERINE ADA MARIE GIRVAN
13. v. BEATRICE GLADYS GIRVAN
14. vi. DONALD BRUCE GIRVAN
15. vii. ALVINA JOAN GIRVAN
16. viii. DAVID NEIL GIRVAN
5. MARGARET5 GIRVAN (ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died in Edmonton, Alberta. She married (1) ? SICHKY. She married (2) ANDREW COYLE in Edmonton, Alberta.
Children of MARGARET GIRVAN and ANDREW COYLE are:
17. i. CATHERINE6 COYLE.
18. ii. ANDREW CHARLES COYLE
iii. BRUCE GIRVAN COYLE.
19. iv. JESSIE VIOLET COYLE
20. v. RONALD JOHN COYLE.
21. vi. ROBERT COYLE.
6. JESSIE MCPHAIL5 GIRVAN (ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1). She married EDWARD JAMES PEDEN in Edmonton, Alberta.
Children of JESSIE GIRVAN and EDWARD PEDEN are:
22. i. ALEXANDER (SANDY)6 PEDEN.
23. ii. JEAN MAWHINNIE PEDEN
24. iii. MARY ANN PEDEN
7. ROBERT A5 GIRVAN (ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) . He married FLORENCE ALMA DARBY in Edmonton, Alberta.
Child of ROBERT GIRVAN and FLORENCE DARBY is:
25. i. ALEXANDER A6 GIRVAN.
8. ALAN IAN CAMERON5 GIRVAN (ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He married (1) MURIEL BILLETER. He married (2) NORENE KEMP-GOULDEN in Wilson Heights, Vancouver, BC.
Child of ALAN GIRVAN and MURIEL BILLETER is:
i. ALANA6 GIRVAN
Children of ALAN GIRVAN and NORENE KEMP-GOULDEN are:
ii. DONALDA ANN6 GIRVAN, m. W TURKINGTON.
iii. IAN GIRVAN,
iv. CAMERON ALEXANDER GIRVAN
9. JOHN5 GIRVAN (ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1). He married (1) MURIEL ROLLO. He married (2) SHIRLEY TORRENCE in Willingdon Heights, Vancouver BC.
Children of JOHN GIRVAN and MURIEL ROLLO are:
i. KATHY6 GIRVAN.
ii. SHANNON GIRVAN.
iii. DANIEL GIRVAN.
Children of JOHN GIRVAN and SHIRLEY TORRENCE are:
iv. KATHY6 GIRVAN,
v. SHANNON LEE GIRVAN,
vi. DANIEL GIRVAN
Generation No. 4
10. ARCHIE ALLISTER6 GIRVAN (ALISTER CAMERON5, ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) born in Waterhole, Fairview, Alberta, Canada, and died in Nanaimo, B.C. He married (1) EDITH(EVE). He married (2) KATHERINE
Children of ARCHIE GIRVAN and EDITH(EVE) are:
i. JOHN7 GIRVAN,
ii. ENOCH GIRVAN,
iii. NATHENEAL GIRVAN, .
iv. MARTHA HELEN NAOMI GIRVAN,
v. JUANITA LOUISE CATHERINE GIRVAN,
Child of ARCHIE GIRVAN and KATHERINE is:
vi. SAMUEL7 GIRVAN,
11. ROBERT WINCHELL6 GIRVAN (ALISTER CAMERON5, ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died in Fairview, Alberta. He married SHIRLEY BUDD
Children of ROBERT GIRVAN and SHIRLEY BUDD are:
i. KEITH7 GIRVAN,
ii. RUSSELL GIRVAN.
iii. DARYL GIRVAN.
iv. ALISTER GIRVAN
v. ALMA GIRVAN,
vi. ELIZABETH GIRVAN,
12. CATHERINE ADA MARIE6 GIRVAN (ALISTER CAMERON5, ALEXANDER CAMERON4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JOHN1) born Hines Creek, Alberta. She married LLOYD EDWARD BJORKLUND
Children of CATHERINE GIRVAN and LLOYD BJORKLUND are:
i. AUDREY MARIE7 BJORKLUND
ii. ALVINA JEAN BJORKLUND
iii. CHRISTINE LOUISE BJORKLUND
iv. BEATRICE GAIL BJORKLUND
v. SHARON ELAINE BJORKLUND
vi. CAROL ELIZABETH BJORKLUND,
vii. DUANE EDWARD BJORKLUND
viii. ALISTER NEIL BJORKLUND
ix. DANIEL ANDREW BJORKLUND,
x. JAMES MATTHEW BJORKLUND
28a. Re: Descendents of Robert Girvan 1849- - Barb December 1, 2003
Thanks for posting on the Girvan Message board. Your "Robert" is a brother to my great-grandfather James Hunter Girvan. I have placed your information on the Girvan database (Family Tree Maker software) that I have been keeping for many years. I will contact you via email. - Barb Girvan Horak
29. Girvan - George Girvan November 7, 2003, 4:15 pm
Hi I would like to find out how far our name goes back I stay in laurieston In Falkirk Scotland
29a. Falkirk Girvans - Barb January 22, 2004, 6:01 pm
I don't know how far the name goes back, but some say it is from Gaelic.
I ran into a Ray Girvan some years ago via email, and I think he said he was from Falkirk, and that his step-father or step-grandfather came from Campbeltown, Argyll. Since my Girvan family lived in Campbeltown for generations (and some are still there) I was hoping we were related, but I never heard from him again. Are you related to Ray?
- Barb Girvan Horak
30. Condie and associated names/Ontario/Canada - Alice Garner (garneraXXnbnet.nb.ca)October 2, 2003, 8:08 pm
Looking for parents of Thomas Girvan who married Elizabeth Condie, dtr. of Alexander Condie and Barbara Grieg 22 Nov 1844 Bathurst District, Ontario. Elizabeth died 23 Feb 1861 in Beachburg, Ontario (Perth Courier, Perth, Ontario, issue of 15 Mar 1861). Would also like a list of Thomas and Elizabeth's children.
31. Girvan fron 1912 backwards - Susannah (susiezilXXtpg.com.au)October 1, 2003, 1:30 am
Just going to start researching my family tree, I am a Girvan
born in 1937 in Newmilns Ayreshire, to William Girvan ,and his wife Janet,( Nee
White )unfortunatley my father was killed in 1940 his name is on the war
memorial in Newmilns ,,his fathers name was George Girvan,, and his mother, was
Susannah Maria Zillah ,who I am named after,
my Grandfather was active in The Scottish Lace and Textile workers union and a long time alderman in Newmilns eventually becoming the Provost does anyone have any information that can give me a kick start in my quest
32. Girvin - living in Florida - Lorna Girvin Wolfkill (lornawolfkillXXearthlink.net) July 11, 2003, 9:44 am
I just wanted to add my name to the list of Girvins. My immediate family lives in Panama City, Florida and Daytona Beach, Florida
32a. Re: Girvin - living in Florida - Nancy January 10, 2004, 12:53 am
Are you related to any Girvens who lived in Rhode Island?
32b. Re: Girvin - living in Florida - Judy (jam33XXcharter.net)October 17, 2004, 4:19 pm
Help! My great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Girvan, was born in Fernandino, Florida, on December 23, 1860. Her parents were John Girvan and Martha Agnew who were married in 1846 at Ruloo Presbyterian Meeting House, Ruloo Parish, Antrim Co., N. Ireland. Their marriage certificate lists both John and Martha's fathers names both to be John.
Family tradition says that John and Martha ran away from Scotland and got married in Ireland because she was underage. Family lore also states that John and Martha both died in Florida while Mary Elizabeth was very young.
I am desperate for ANY Florida Girvan information. Hope this message reaches you.
Judy in Massachusetts
33. Girvan Any/any - Katie ( kitty_8326XXhotmail.com) May 28, 2003, 7:10 pm
Looking for any info on grivan that may be related to me.
All i know is that my father's mother was Zita Girvan she died in 1995.I was born in 1983 to mick girvan and my father's father died before i was born.His name was Wallace Girvan.My dad has 6 brothers and one sister.Ther is also a sister and a brother fom my grandfathers first marraige there names are des girvan who died of cancer and his half sister i do not know the mane.
33a. Re: Girvan Any/any - Barb June 6, 2003, 4:23 pm
Katie - I don't recognize any of the names you posted. However, you may get a better response if you add what area/areas your people live or lived, since there are Girvan families all over the world. You might try to find your grandparents' obituaries to find out more and find the family on census records. Church records sometimes provide information as well.
33b. Re: Girvan Any/any - Nancy Tolley (wptolleyXXaol.com) January 10, 2004, 12:58 am
My great-grandfather had a son Robert, whose son married a Zeta Caine (sp.)She lived in Massachusetts.
34. Girvin - Stevenson - R Haley (bob_haleyXXexcite.com) May 6, 2003, 11:22 amLooking information on a Lord Girvin (Garvin or Givin) of Ireland? He had two daughters one named Hannah (m, James Stevenson) born in abt 1801, the other daughter was named Sarah (m. Hawthorne) and one son (name unknown). Thanks
35. Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - Francis Hanley (francis_hanleyXXhotmail.com) April 4, 2003, 5:33 amHi: searching for any information re;My Grandfather Samuel Girvan/Girvin's other family members.He Married Hessie Brownlee 27/11/1903 had(17)children and lived at Old Mill, Dunturkey Ballynure.His father and mother were Matthew Girvan/Jane Moore.I think he had two Sisters one of which was called Mary Ann and a few Brothers of which William and Robert A M are two.These connections are in Co Antrim but others could be in Co Down.There is also thought to be links with Little Patrick Street,Belfast.There is a large Girvan connection around this area.If you think you are related in any way please contact me.
35a. Re: re Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - matthew girvan April 20, 2003, 11:10 pm
my great grandfather, david girvan, was born in Larne, Antrim, Northern Ireland in around 1880/90's. He moved to Australia by 1920's. So there is a possible link.
35b. Re: re Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - Francis hanley April 21, 2003, 6:10 am
Hi Matthew: I know about Girvans living in Larne but can not find any connection between those Girvans and our own Girvan family however one never knows there may be a connection somewhere. Thanks anyway for takimg the time to reply. - francis
35c.re Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - David Girvan (dgemdXXindigo.ie) November 11, 2004, 4:33 pm
My Grandfather Girvan was from Larne, Northern Ireland. Is this a link to Matthew ?
35d. re Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - William June 6, 2003, 11:46 am
I was born in 1989 Robert am Girvan is my great grandad i think I live in N.ireland
35e. re Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - William Girvan June 6, 2003, 11:55 am
My Great Grandad if its the same robert Girvan lived in 137 duncurn gardens Belfast joined the rir in 1914 came back from france in 1918 after being tempourarely by mustard gas had a brother called walter whos nickname was limpy he died in 1944 after being shot in the leg by a german
35f. re Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - Thomas Harper. November 15, 2003, 9:23 am
Hi. I am looking.for.a.John.Girvan.who lived in Carnmoney.Co.Antrim and all i.know.is.that he had.a.daughterAgnes.born 1710.who wed a John.Jameson born.1705. i.would like to have more information.about.family .many thanks Tom.Harper
35g. re Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - Francis Hanley (francis_hanleyXXhotmail.com) Jan 2, 2005
Hi Willam----Sorry I did not reply to your Girvan message sooner.If your Great Grandfather R A M Girvan owned a Public House in Ballyclare and the A M Part of his name stands for Andrew Moore then we are related as this same R A M Girvan and my Grandfather Samuel were Brothers .Since you are only about 15-16 years old you may have to get someone to confirm this and then you could let me know if we are related
35h. Re: re Girvan/Co Antrim,Co Down/N Ireland - Matthew Girvan (eyorebabe2XXaol.com)October 28, 2004, 3:58 pm
Sorry about the e-mail address its my girlfriend's. I am proud to be a member of the Girvan family and am also proud to be part of the only Girvan family in Manchester(according to the bt phone directory). My dad's name is Graham and his dad was Robert married to Elizabeth Girvan who passed away not so long ago.
I am not in contact with any other of my dad's side of the family such as my great uncle or aunt as i think hey live in ireland somewhere.
36. Girvan, Maybole, Ayr m. 4 Apr 1794 - Charles
Johnston (cdfjohnstonXXhotmail.com) March 7, 2003, 10:41 am
I am searching Johnston ancestors but have found a reference to Jean Johnstone married Hugh Girvan 4 Apr 1794. Any descendants around?
37. Charles Girvin/Ontario and Michigan/1848-1912 - Jim Arnold (jsarnoldXXaol.com)March 6, 2003, 7:18 pm
I'm not a Girvin but came across Charles Girvin,
Civil War vet, and hope someone already has a connection, or finds one and adds
Charles to their tree. I'd also like to hear from someone that this vet is
buried in a grave that indicates he's a CW vet.
Charles was born Apr 1845 in Canada and immigrated to the US in 1856. He served in the Union Army in the 12th Mich Inf. Charles married Jane/Jennie Steward 13 July 1883 in Goderich, Huron Co, Ontario. Charles and Jennie were enumerated in the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Manistique, Schoolcraft Co, Michigan. No children. He died about 1912 in Manistique.
My connection: my g grandfather, Robert Cochran, married Jane (second marriage for both) 20 Jan 1916 in Manistique.
If anyone wants sources for the above info please contact me.
All responses will be appreciated.
37a. Re: Charles Girvin/Ontario and Michigan/1848-1912 - Robert L. Mc Call (rjmac1XXchartermi.net)April 3, 2003, 6:50 pm
Charles Girvin was my great-great grandmother, Anna Girvin Shaws brother and did died in Schoolcraft county, Mi. I have his Civil War records and other information concerning him if you are at all interested. His father was John Grivin and mother was Grace Darlington and both of the parents were born in Ireland. Grace later married Ira Soper after the death of John Girvin in 1860.
37b. Re: Charles Girvin/Ontario and Michigan/1848-1912 - john girvin (jagtincondoXXaol.com) October 29, 2004, 5:52 pm
The Charles Girvin you are referring to was my grandfather's brother and he is buried in the cemetery in Manistique Mi. Charles father was John Girvin buried in Minden City Mi and his mother was Grace Darlington who married Ira Soper after death of John Girvin and she is buried in cemetery in Manistique Mi.
37c. Re: Charles Girvin/Ontario and Michigan/1848-1912 - Jim Arnold October 29, 2004, 8:21 pm
Thanks for responding. I'm pleased to know that CW vet Charles is recorded in your family tree.
38. Girvin - Jayne February 7, 2003, 3:17 am
We have lived in Dungannon in Co.Tyrone, N.Ireland for
generations. My father was Thomas Girvin, now deceased and his father was Joseph
Girvin. There were quite a few Terence Girvins before that.
I have two brothers, Joseph and Francis and a sister Briegeen. Joseph has four children.
If it were not for my dad our branch of the Girvin family would now be extinct as he was the only one out of his brothers(Pat and John)to have children.
My computer is not printing the symbol for 'at'so I just had to write it instead.
38a. Re: Girvin - Jim Girvin (jimsuegirvXXaol.com)November 5, 2004, 11:07 pm
I have newspaper notices of the death of my great grandfather, Joseph Girvin, on December 26, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan.
The notices say that he was born on June 19, 1843 in Tyrone County, Ireland, and came to America with his parents when he was seven years old. They settled on a government tract in Hamtramck township at 11587 Hawthorne avenue in Detroit, Michigan. One of the notices includes a photo of him in his later years.
40. Girvan - Alatashe Girvan (alatasheXXhotmail.com) 2/2/2003, 5:10 pm
I am a decendant of John Girvan of Ayrshire in Scottland who came to jamaica in 1824 . he married Anne Grey of jamaica and there are many descendants in jamaica and also canada and australia , one of John's grand-daughters , margret girvan married willian hunter of scotland .The hunters eventually migrated to austriala.
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