Rev William MENZIES, married Margaret PAGAN in East Greenock Parish on 9.10.1831. Here the couple had nine children. It seems that Rev William MENZIES was a minister of the East Parish in Greenock. His son John James Menzies was born and baptized in East Parish, Greenock (b 14.2.1843 c 12.3.1843) It was after this that the family moved to Maybole in Ayrshire. The IGI online includes the record of his son - Peter Sinclair Menzies who married Mary Begg in Falkirk, Stirling on 4.7.1865, 2 daughters listed - Helen Amelia 8.6.1866 and Margaret Evelyn 20.10.1867, both born Govan, Lanark. Peter was minister of the Scots Church, Melbourne Australia in 1874 and died at age 34.
Below is the Fasti write up on Rev William MENZIES
Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticaniae Volume 3 page 54 Maybole and Kirkbride, Presb. of Ayr
William Menzies, born at Dunkeld; assistant to the Rector of Grammar School there; educated at Univ. of St Andrews; M.A. (1822); licen. by Presb. of Dunkeld 29th June 1819; ord. to East Parish, Greenock, 20th April 1826; pres. by Queen Victoria; trans. and adm 7th Dec 1843; D.D. (Glasgow, 17th March 1851); died 15th April 1870. He marr. 10th Oct. 1831, Margaret Pagan, who died 17th Aug. 1871, and had issue- William Alfred, born 30th June, and died 20th July 1832; William Cunningham, banker, Halifax, Nova Scotia, born 14th June 1833, died at Hyeres, France, 10th April 1876; Jemima, born 24th June 1834, died 3rd June 1835; Jane Campbell, born 3rd March 1836; Robert Hair, born 20th May 1837, died 27th Sept. 1852; Elizabeth Pagan, born 12th Aug. 1838, died 29th April 1843; Peter Sinclair, min. of St George's-in-the-Fields, Glasgow, afterwards of Scots Church, Melbourne, born 1st Nov. 1839; Margaret Pagan, born 21st Feb. 1841; James John, born 14th Feb. 1843; Janet Helen, born 9th April 1846, died 6th Oct. 1858; Charles, born 16th April 1847; Mary Josephine, born 2nd Feb. 1849.-- [Smiths's Scottish Clergy, ii., 386]
The information about Rev William MENZIES and his 9 children born in East Parish, Greenock, was obtained from LDS microfilm # 1041060 - see below. Two more children are recorded as being born in Maybole - also below.
Greenock East microfilm # 1041060
Pg 192 #1-757 William Alfred son of William Menzies Minister of the East Parish and Margaret Pagan born 28th June 1832 and bapt 16th July Died on the 20th July
Pg 205 #1-856 William Cunningham son of William Menzies, Minister of this Parish and Margaret Pagan born 16th Jun bapt 10th July 1833
Pg 223 #2-013 Jemima dau of Rev William Menzies, Minister of this Parish and Margaret Pagan born the 24th June and bapt the 13th July 1834
Pg 245 #2-214 Jane Campbell dau of the Rev William Menzies, Minister of this Parish and Margaret Pagan born 3rd Mar & bapt 27 1836
Pg 260 #2-354 Robert Hair son of the Rev William Menzies of this Parish and Margaret Pagan born 20th May and bapt 18th Jun 1837
Pg 270 #2-447 Elizabeth Pagan dau of William Menzies, Minister of the East Parish and Margaret Pagan born 12th Aug & bapt the 7th Sept 1838
Pg 287 Peter Sinclair son of the Rev William Menzies, Minister of this Parish and Margaret Pagan born 1st Nov and bapt 3rd 1839
Pg 302 Margaret Pagan dau of William Menzies, Minister of this Parish and Margaret Pagan born 21st Feb and bapt 21st Mar 1841
Pg 318 James John son of the Rev William Menzies, Minister of this Parish and Margaret Pagan born 14th Feb bapt 12th Mar 1843
All above in Greenock, East Parish. In Maybole two more children are recorded as Janet Helen (b24 .5.1846) Mary Josephine (b 4.3.1849).